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Blood Magic

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Blood Magic
Keystone Passive Skill
Blood Magic passive icon.png
  • Removes all mana
  • Spend Life instead of Mana for Skills
Lay open your veins, and draw power from your own spilled life.

Blood Magic is a keystone passive skill which removes all mana, and causes you to spend life instead of mana for skills. Skills that reserve mana will now reserve life instead. The cost of skills is calculated normally, so reduced mana cost or reduced mana reservation modifiers will reduce the amount of life used.

Casting a spell that would reserve 100% of your mana with this keystone will kill the player instantly. For example Spell Totem + Purity of Elements (250% cost multiplier of a 40% reserve aura for a 100% reserve cost, which will reserve all your health).

Eldritch Battery will not give you back your mana, it will merely remove your energy shield. Mana regeneration will have no effect on a character with Blood Magic.

When combined with Chaos Inoculation, using a skill with a mana cost above 1 is impossible due to insufficient life. If a skill costs exactly 1 mana, activating it will kill the player instantly. Reserving any percentage of your life under Chaos Inoculation will also kill the player (unless the reserve would be more than 100% in which case the skill cannot be activated).

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Blood Magic
It was a sliver of Malachai's soul
that animated the first Eternal Guardian.
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Blood Magic
"My Soul is your Strength
My Price is your Blood"
have Blood Magic. Prism GuardianPrism Guardian
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Gems in this item have Blood Magic
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When blood is paid, the weak think twice.
has Blood Magic for skill gems in this item. These items allow the use of Blood Magic without the keystone, and without the extra cost from the mana multiplier in the Blood Magic support gem.

There are also maps with the Blood Magic suffix.

Location

Blood Magic is located in the bottom left corner of the tree. It is required to reach the notable passive, Mortal Conviction.

Class Distance from start
Marauder 9
Duelist 12
Templar 15
Scion 15
Ranger 18
Witch 21
Shadow 24