There is a twitch promotion allowing you to get Purple Footprints Effect inventory icon.pngPurple Footprints EffectPurple Footprints EffectBoots Modifier
Stack Size: 20
Adds purple footprints to a pair of boots.Right click this item then left click some boots to apply it.
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, Purple Weapon Effect inventory icon.pngPurple Weapon EffectPurple Weapon EffectWeapon Effect
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Adds a Purple effect to a weapon.Right click this item then left click a weapon to apply it.
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Buff

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Buffs are a type of effect that can modify a creature's statistics and can be identified by having a specific green border around the icon.[1] Those with primarily detrimental effects are typically referred to as debuffs and have a red border.[2]

Identifying a buff

Onslaught Buff icon with green border

Each buff affecting the player will display an icon with green border in the top-left of the screen.[1][2] This is one way to determine whether or not an effect is a buff - if it does not show an icon, it is not a buff that is attached to the player. For other icons shown there see active and temporary effects.

The functioning of buffs

A buff simply adds statistics and modifiers to the creature it is attached to. Although a buff may increase the damage of the that the affected creature deals with hits, a buff itself cannot deliver hits or take any action. A buff may include degeneration or damage-over-time effects. For example, if a monster is attacked by a player using the Wrath inventory icon.pngWrathWrathAura, Spell, AoE, Lightning
Radius: 36
Mana Reserved: 50%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
Cast Time: 1.20 sec
Requires Level 24Casts an aura that adds lightning damage to the attacks of you and your allies, and makes your spells deal more lightning damage.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Area of Effect
You and nearby allies deal (2-16) to (37-248) additional Lightning Damage with Attacks
You and nearby allies deal (15-21)% more Lightning Damage with Spells
(0-40)% increased Area of Effect
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Wrath skill icon.png
Wrath inventory icon.png
aura, the monster is not "hit" by the aura, or the buff, it is the player that hits the monster:

  1. Wrath is a spell that is cast by the player.
  2. The spell creates an aura that applies a buff to any allies within range.
  3. The buff contains a modifier that adds lightning damage to the player's attacks
  4. The player hits the monster, dealing the added lightning damage

Buff duration

All buffs have a duration, which can be infinite (as in the case of auras). This duration is affected by Buff Duration modifiers, and can also be affected by Skill Effect Duration modifiers if the buff was applied by a skill.

The passive skills which increase buff and debuff duration apply not to buffs on you but to buffs (including debuffs) you create, either on yourself or other entities. This includes all the above as well as such things as the debuffs placed on cursed monsters.

Buff effect

The effect of a buff can also be increased or reduced. Modifiers that increases Buff Effect increase the bonuses from buffs that affect yourself, that includes both positive and negative bonuses. Therefore one has to be careful when amplifying two-sided buffs.

Currently, the ony source of #% increased Effect of Buffs on you comes from Ichimonji inventory icon.pngIchimonjiIchimonji
Corsair Sword
One Hand Swords
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (50 to 64.5)(186 to 215)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: (1.86 to 1.94)
Weapon Range: 9
Requires Level 58, 81 Str, 117 Dex40% increased Accuracy Rating(80-95)% increased Physical Damage
Adds (5-10) to (13-20) Physical Damage
(20-25)% increased Attack Speed
10% increased Effect of Buffs on You
5% reduced Mana Reserved
Allies' Aura Buffs do not affect you
Your Aura Buffs do not affect allies
Master yourself before you seek to master others.
Ichimonji inventory icon.png
. This will for example increase:

  • The amount of mana regeneration granted by the Clarity inventory icon.pngClarityClarityAura, Spell, AoE
    Radius: 36
    Mana Reserved: (34 to 279)
    Can store 1 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
    Cast Time: 1.20 sec
    Requires Level 10Casts an aura that grants mana regeneration to you and your allies.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Area of Effect
    You and nearby allies regenerate (2.9-17.2) Mana per second
    (0-40)% increased Area of Effect
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Clarity skill icon.png
    Clarity inventory icon.png
    aura.
  • The amount of Fire Damage per second taken by the player using Righteous Fire inventory icon.pngRighteous FireRighteous FireSpell, AoE, Fire
    Radius: 18
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 16Engulfs you in magical fire that rapidly burns you and nearby enemies. Your spell damage is substantially increased while under this effect. The effect ends when you have 1 life remaining.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Spell Damage
    (40-59)% more Spell Damage
    Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
    You Burn for 90% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
    Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
    You Burn for 70% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
    +(0-5) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Righteous Fire skill icon.png
    Righteous Fire inventory icon.png
    . It does not increase the amount of Fire Damage per second dealt to enemies since the mod specifies "on you".
  • The spell damage bonus provided by a player using Righteous Fire inventory icon.pngRighteous FireRighteous FireSpell, AoE, Fire
    Radius: 18
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 16Engulfs you in magical fire that rapidly burns you and nearby enemies. Your spell damage is substantially increased while under this effect. The effect ends when you have 1 life remaining.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Spell Damage
    (40-59)% more Spell Damage
    Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
    You Burn for 90% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
    Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
    You Burn for 70% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
    +(0-5) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Righteous Fire skill icon.png
    Righteous Fire inventory icon.png
    .
  • Blood Rage inventory icon.pngBlood RageBlood RageSpell, Duration
    Mana Cost: (17 to 21)
    Can store 1 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Cast Time: 0.25 sec
    Requires Level 16Adds a buff that deals Physical Damage over time, while increasing Attack Speed and Life Leech. Killing an enemy while this buff is active refreshes the buff duration, and can grant a Frenzy Charge.Per 1% Quality:
    0.25% increased Attack Speed
    (5-15)% increased Attack Speed
    1.2% of Physical Damage from Attacks Leeched as Life
    You take 4% of your Maximum Life per second as Physical Damage
    You take 4% of your Maximum Energy Shield per second as Physical Damage
    25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
    Base duration is (7-10.8) seconds
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Blood Rage skill icon.png
    Blood Rage inventory icon.png
    increases the life leech amount as well as the attack speed on you, but also increases the total amount of Life and Energy Shields lost.

Debuffs

Bleed Debuff icon with red border

A debuff is a type of effect that only provides a detrimental effect to the debuffed creature and can be identified by having a specific red border around the icon. For instance the damage over time from Bleed or Poison are considered debuffs.[3]

Related Effects

The unique jewel Mantra of Flames inventory icon.pngMantra of FlamesMantra of Flames
Crimson Jewel
Limited to: 1Adds (3-5) to (8-12) Fire Attack Damage per Buff on You
Adds (2-3) to (5-8) Fire Spell Damage per Buff on You
The strong grow stronger still.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Mantra of Flames inventory icon.png
has the unique mods Adds (3-5) to (8-12) Fire Attack Damage per Buff on You and Adds (2-3) to (5-8) Fire Spell Damage per Buff on You.

List of buffs & debuffs

Buffs

Skills:

  • All auras.
  • The added damage from Heralds.
  • The armour bonus from Molten Shell inventory icon.pngMolten ShellMolten ShellSpell, AoE, Duration, Fire
    Radius: 15
    Mana Cost: (8 to 28)
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 200%
    Requires Level 4Summons fiery elemental shields providing additional armour for a short duration. If cumulative physical damage prevented by your blocking or armour reaches a threshold, the shields explode outwards, dealing fire damage to surrounding enemies.Per 1% Quality:
    1% chance to Ignite enemies
    Deals (14-1962) to (20-2943) Fire Damage
    Shields break after (26-1508) total Damage is prevented
    (17-943) additional Armour
    Base duration is 10 seconds
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Molten Shell skill icon.png
    Molten Shell inventory icon.png
    .
  • The physical damage, attack speed, and life leech effects of Blood Rage inventory icon.pngBlood RageBlood RageSpell, Duration
    Mana Cost: (17 to 21)
    Can store 1 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Cast Time: 0.25 sec
    Requires Level 16Adds a buff that deals Physical Damage over time, while increasing Attack Speed and Life Leech. Killing an enemy while this buff is active refreshes the buff duration, and can grant a Frenzy Charge.Per 1% Quality:
    0.25% increased Attack Speed
    (5-15)% increased Attack Speed
    1.2% of Physical Damage from Attacks Leeched as Life
    You take 4% of your Maximum Life per second as Physical Damage
    You take 4% of your Maximum Energy Shield per second as Physical Damage
    25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
    Base duration is (7-10.8) seconds
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Blood Rage skill icon.png
    Blood Rage inventory icon.png
    .
  • The charge timers of Explosive Arrow inventory icon.pngExplosive ArrowExplosive ArrowFire, Attack, AoE, Duration, Bow
    Radius: 15
    Mana Cost: (18 to 27)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Projectile Speed: 3260
    Requires Level 28Fires an arrow which acts as a short duration fuse. Applying additional arrows to an enemy extends the duration. When the target dies or the fuses expire, the arrows explode, dealing fire AoE damage to nearby enemies. The AoE radius is proportional to the number of arrows upon death.Per 1% Quality:
    1% chance to Ignite enemies
    Base duration is 1 seconds
    Explosion deals (44-586) to (66-879) Base Fire damage per Fuse Charge
    +2 to Explosion Radius per Fuse Charge
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Explosive Arrow skill icon.png
    Explosive Arrow inventory icon.png
    .
  • The duration effect placed on enemies by Dominating Blow inventory icon.pngDominating BlowDominating BlowAttack, Minion, Duration, Melee
    Mana Cost: (12 to 16)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 28Attacks the enemy with a melee strike. If a non-unique enemy is killed shortly after being hit by Dominating Blow, that enemy is revived as a minion until the skill duration ends.Per 1% Quality:
    Minions deal 0.5% increased Damage
    Deals (125-164.9)% of Base Attack Damage
    Base duration is 20 seconds
    Minions deal 35% less Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Dominating Blow skill icon.png
    Dominating Blow inventory icon.png
    that turns them into minions.
  • The effect placed on enemies hit by Dominating Blow inventory icon.pngDominating BlowDominating BlowAttack, Minion, Duration, Melee
    Mana Cost: (12 to 16)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 28Attacks the enemy with a melee strike. If a non-unique enemy is killed shortly after being hit by Dominating Blow, that enemy is revived as a minion until the skill duration ends.Per 1% Quality:
    Minions deal 0.5% increased Damage
    Deals (125-164.9)% of Base Attack Damage
    Base duration is 20 seconds
    Minions deal 35% less Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Dominating Blow skill icon.png
    Dominating Blow inventory icon.png
    , Infernal Blow inventory icon.pngInfernal BlowInfernal BlowAttack, AoE, Melee, Fire
    Radius: 15
    Mana Cost: 6
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Hits the enemy, converting some of your physical damage to fire damage. If the enemy dies soon after being hit, they will explode, dealing fire damage to nearby enemies. The damage from this explosion cannot be reflected. Requires a Sword, Axe, Mace, Staff or Unarmed.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (130-160.4)% of Base Attack Damage
    50% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
    Base duration is 0.5 seconds
    Explosion deals base Fire Damage equal to 10% of the corpse's maximum Life
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Infernal Blow skill icon.png
    Infernal Blow inventory icon.png
    , or Power Siphon inventory icon.pngPower SiphonPower SiphonAttack, Projectile
    Mana Cost: (13 to 15)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Projectile Speed: 750
    Requires Level 12Fires your wand, dealing increased damage and granting you a power charge if an enemy is killed by, or soon after, the hit.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Damage
    Deals (130-160.4)% of Base Attack Damage
    Culling Strike
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Power Siphon skill icon.png
    Power Siphon inventory icon.png
    that causes the skill's effects (domination, detonation, and gain power charge respectively) to activate if the enemy dies within a short time after the hit.
  • The damage reduction of Arctic Armour inventory icon.pngArctic ArmourArctic ArmourSpell, Duration, Cold
    Mana Reserved: 25%
    Can store 1 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 0.50 sec
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Requires Level 16Summons an icy barrier that chills enemies when they hit you. You drop chilled ground while moving, and take less Fire and Physical damage while stationary.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Duration
    Chill Enemy for 0.5 seconds when Hit
    (8-13)% less Physical Damage taken when Hit
    (8-12)% less Fire Damage taken when Hit
    Base duration is (2.5-4.4) seconds
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Arctic Armour skill icon.png
    Arctic Armour inventory icon.png
    .
  • Golems grant buffs as long as they are alive.
  • The life regeneration granted by Rejuvenation Totem inventory icon.pngRejuvenation TotemRejuvenation TotemTotem, Aura, Spell, AoE, Duration
    Radius: 10
    Mana Cost: (13 to 32)
    Cast Time: 0.60 sec
    Requires Level 4Summons a totem that has an aura which regenerates life for you and your nearby allies.Per 1% Quality:
    3% increased Aura Area of Effect
    Summons a Totem which uses this Skill
    Totem lasts 8 seconds
    (6.3-162.2) Life regenerated per second
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Rejuvenation Totem skill icon.png
    Rejuvenation Totem inventory icon.png
    .
  • The Punisher buff granted by monsters cursed with Punishment inventory icon.pngPunishmentPunishmentCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration
    Radius: 22
    Mana Cost: (24 to 50)
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Requires Level 24Curses all targets in an area, causing them to grant a buff to anyone they hit with melee attacks. The buff grants more Melee Damage and increased Attack Speed.Per 1% Quality:
    Cursed enemies grant 0.25% increased Attack Speed on Melee hit
    Base duration is (9-10.9) seconds
    Cursed enemies grant (25-35)% more Physical Melee Damage on Melee hit
    Cursed enemies grant (10-19)% increased Attack Speed on Melee hit
    Buff is applied for a Base Duration of 4 seconds
    (0-76)% increased Area of Effect
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Punishment skill icon.png
    Punishment inventory icon.png
    .
  • The increased damage and mana regeneration from Rallying Cry inventory icon.pngRallying CryRallying CryWarcry, AoE, Duration
    Mana Cost: (8 to 27)
    Can store 1 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 4.00 sec
    Cast Time: 0.25 sec
    Requires Level 10Performs a warcry, granting increased damage and mana regeneration to you and your allies if there are nearby enemies. The damage increase is scaled by surrounding enemies. Taunts all nearby enemies to attack the user. Shares a cooldown with other Warcry skills.Per 1% Quality:
    1.5% increased Duration
    (140-178)% increased Damage per one hundred nearby Enemies
    (10-16)% increased Damage
    (1.8-14.8) Mana Regenerated per second
    Base duration is 8 seconds
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Rallying Cry skill icon.png
    Rallying Cry inventory icon.png
    .
  • the life regeneration from Enduring Cry inventory icon.pngEnduring CryEnduring CryWarcry, AoE, Duration
    Radius: 60
    Mana Cost: (17 to 21)
    Can store 1 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 4.00 sec
    Cast Time: 0.25 sec
    Requires Level 16Performs a warcry, adding endurance charges proportional to the number of surrounding enemies and granting life regeneration to you for a short time if there are nearby enemies. Taunts all nearby enemies to attack the user. Shares a cooldown with other Warcry skills.Per 1% Quality:
    3% increased Area of Effect
    (8-36) Endurance Charges granted per one hundred nearby enemies
    Base duration is 0.75 seconds
    (48-394) Life regenerated per second
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Enduring Cry skill icon.png
    Enduring Cry inventory icon.png
    .

Others:

  • Fortify
  • Onslaught
  • Phasing
  • Elemental Conflux
  • Unholy Might
  • Unholy Damage
  • Auras from unique items such as Kingmaker inventory icon.pngKingmakerKingmaker
    Despot Axe
    Two Hand Axes
    Quality: +20%
    Physical Damage: (243.2 to 281.2)(329.6 to 381.1)
    Critical Strike Chance: (6.50% to 7.00%)
    Attacks per Second: (1.39 to 1.46)
    Weapon Range: 11
    Requires Level 66, 140 Str, 86 Dex(200-250)% increased Physical Damage
    (7-12)% increased Attack Speed
    Insufficient Mana doesn't prevent your Melee Attacks
    Nearby Allies have 30% increased Item Rarity
    Nearby Allies have Culling Strike
    (30-40)% increased Critical Strike Chance
    A King and his people are linked together
    like a soul and a beating heart.
    Both can be severed by a same edge,
    then forged anew.
    Kingmaker inventory icon.png
    , Dying Breath inventory icon.pngDying BreathDying Breath
    Iron Staff
    Staves
    Quality: +20%
    Physical Damage: 19.256.4
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.40%
    Attacks per Second: 1.20
    Weapon Range: 11
    Requires Level 18, 35 Str, 35 Int18% Chance to Block18% increased Cast Speed
    18% increased maximum Mana
    18% increased Area of Effect of Aura Skills
    18% increased Area of Effect of Curse Skills
    Nearby Enemies have 18% increased Effect of Curses on them
    Nearby allies gain 18% increased Damage
    18% increased effect of Non-Curse Auras you Cast
    The whispers of the dead
    Carry wisdom for the living,
    If you are willing to give your life
    To listen.
    Dying Breath inventory icon.png
    , Leer Cast inventory icon.pngLeer CastLeer Cast
    Festival Mask
    Quality: +20%
    Evasion: 80
    Energy Shield: 24
    Requires Level 28, 33 Dex, 33 Int30% reduced Damage
    +(20-30) to Dexterity
    +(20-30) to maximum Life
    +(20-30) to maximum Mana
    You and nearby allies gain 15% increased Damage
    For none of us are as cruel as all of us.
    Leer Cast inventory icon.png
    , Victario's Flight inventory icon.pngVictario's FlightVictario's Flight
    Goathide Boots
    Quality: +20%
    Evasion: (79 to 97)
    Requires Level 12, 26 Dex+15 to Dexterity
    +15 to Intelligence
    (100-150)% increased Evasion Rating
    15% increased Movement Speed
    10% increased Movement Speed for you and nearby Allies
    (5-10)% of Damage taken gained as Mana when Hit
    Alive but not unscathed, Victario fled
    as slaughter blossomed at the gates.
    Victario's Flight inventory icon.png
    and Shaper's Seed inventory icon.pngShaper's SeedShaper's Seed
    Agate Amulet
    Requires Level 16+(16-24) to Strength and Intelligence(30-50)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
    2% of Life Regenerated per second
    Nearby Allies gain 2% of Life Regenerated per second
    Nearby Allies gain 40% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
    The first light to grow in the primordial darkness.
    Shaper's Seed inventory icon.png
    .
  • The effects granted by Trinkets.
  • The effects granted by various Ascendancy passive skills.

Debuffs

Passive skills

There are no passive skills that grant #% increased Effect of Buffs on you. The only way to get this modifier is by wielding Ichimonji inventory icon.pngIchimonjiIchimonji
Corsair Sword
One Hand Swords
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (50 to 64.5)(186 to 215)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: (1.86 to 1.94)
Weapon Range: 9
Requires Level 58, 81 Str, 117 Dex40% increased Accuracy Rating(80-95)% increased Physical Damage
Adds (5-10) to (13-20) Physical Damage
(20-25)% increased Attack Speed
10% increased Effect of Buffs on You
5% reduced Mana Reserved
Allies' Aura Buffs do not affect you
Your Aura Buffs do not affect allies
Master yourself before you seek to master others.
Ichimonji inventory icon.png
.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mark_GGG (October 21, 2015). "Does Mantra of Flames only work with Buffs or anything?". Path of Exile subreddit. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mark_GGG (October 5, 2015). "Why flasks aren't considered as buffs ?". Path of Exile forums. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  3. Mark_GGG (October 17, 2012). "Is Puncture affected by buff/debuff duration passives?". Path of Exile forums. Retrieved October 23, 2015.