Chaos damage

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Chaos damage is one of the five damage types. It is the rarest damage type and the hardest to get resistance against. Chaos damage bypasses energy shield, reducing life or mana directly. Although chaos damage reduction is based on resistance value, it is not considered elemental damage. One can become immune to chaos damage with the Chaos Inoculation keystone passive.

Poison is a debuff that deals chaos damage over time.

Skill gems

A list of gems with the gem tag: Chaos
Skill gemInt.Dex.Str.Lvl.
Caustic Arrow inventory icon.pngCaustic ArrowCaustic ArrowAttack, AoE, Duration, Chaos, Bow
Radius: 20
Mana Cost: (8 to 16)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Projectile Speed: 3260
Drop Level: 4
Requires Level 4
Fires an arrow which deals additional chaos damage to enemies it hits, and creates a caustic cloud. Enemies in the cloud take chaos damage over time.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
Base duration is (2.8-4.8) seconds
Deals (5.2-550.3) Base Chaos Damage per second
Gain (30-49)% of your Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Caustic Arrow skill icon.png
Caustic Arrow inventory icon.png
N/AyesN/A4
Desecrate inventory icon.pngDesecrateDesecrateSpell, AoE, Duration, Chaos
Mana Cost: (8 to 20)
Can store 3 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 5.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Drop Level: 16
Requires Level 16
Desecrates the ground, summoning corpses and dealing chaos damage to all enemies in the area.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Cast Speed
Base duration is 5 seconds
Deals (8.2-294) Base Chaos Damage per second
Creates 3 Corpses
Creates Corpses up to Level (20-100)
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Desecrate skill icon.png
Desecrate inventory icon.png
yesyesN/A16
Poison Support inventory icon.pngPoison SupportPoison SupportChaos, Support
Icon: o
Mana Multiplier: 135%
Drop Level: 31
Requires Level 31
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Poison Duration
(0-38)% increased Damage with Poison
Supported Skills Poison Enemies on Hit
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Poison Support inventory icon.png
N/AyesN/A31
Viper Strike inventory icon.pngViper StrikeViper StrikeAttack, Duration, Melee, Chaos
Mana Cost: 5
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Drop Level: 1Hits the enemy, adding some of your physical damage as chaos damage and applying poison. Requires a claw, dagger or sword.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack Speed
Deals (130-179.4)% of Base Attack Damage
25% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
Always Poison on Hit
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.
Viper Strike skill icon.png
Viper Strike inventory icon.png
N/AyesN/A1
Void Manipulation Support inventory icon.pngVoid Manipulation SupportVoid Manipulation SupportChaos, Support
Icon: v
Mana Multiplier: 120%
Drop Level: 8
Requires Level 8
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Chaos Damage
(20-39)% more Chaos Damage
25% reduced Elemental Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Void Manipulation Support inventory icon.png
yesyesN/A8
Added Chaos Damage Support inventory icon.pngAdded Chaos Damage SupportAdded Chaos Damage SupportChaos, Support
Icon: H
Mana Multiplier: 130%
Drop Level: 31
Requires Level 31
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Chaos Damage
Adds (18-170) to (26-256) Chaos DamageThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Added Chaos Damage Support inventory icon.png
yesN/AN/A31
Blight inventory icon.pngBlightBlightSpell, Chaos, AoE, Channelling, Duration
Mana Cost: (2 to 4)
Cast Time: 0.30 sec
Drop Level: 1Apply a debuff to enemies in front of you which deals chaos damage over time. Enemies who aren't already debuffed by Blight are also hindered for a shorter secondary duration, slowing their movement. Continued channelling adds layers of damage to the debuff, each with their own duration.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
Deals (1.7-167.5) Base Chaos Damage per second
Base duration is 2.5 seconds
Base secondary duration is 0.8 seconds
80% reduced Movement Speed
Debuff can have up to 20 layers of Damage
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this skill's Damage Over Time
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Blight skill icon.png
Blight inventory icon.png
yesN/AN/A1
Contagion inventory icon.pngContagionContagionSpell, AoE, Duration, Chaos
Radius: 20
Mana Cost: (11 to 28)
Cast Time: 0.85 sec
Drop Level: 4
Requires Level 4
Unleashes a vile contagion on enemies, dealing chaos damage over time. If an enemy dies while affected by Contagion, it spreads to other enemies.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
Deals (3.2-189.4) Base Chaos Damage per second
Base duration is 5 seconds
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this skill's Damage Over Time
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Contagion skill icon.png
Contagion inventory icon.png
yesyesN/A4
Essence Drain inventory icon.pngEssence DrainEssence DrainProjectile, Spell, Duration, Chaos
Mana Cost: (9 to 27)
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 60%
Drop Level: 12
Requires Level 12
Fires a projectile that applies a damage over time debuff when it hits. You are healed for a portion of the debuff damage. The debuff is spread by Contagion.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Chaos Damage
Deals (21.5-809) Base Chaos Damage per second
Regenerate 0.5% of Debuff Damage as Life
Base duration is 3.8 seconds
Deals (6-233) to (9-349) Chaos Damage
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this skill's Damage Over Time
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Essence Drain skill icon.png
Essence Drain inventory icon.png
yesyesN/A12
Summon Chaos Golem inventory icon.pngSummon Chaos GolemSummon Chaos GolemGolem, Chaos, Minion, Spell
Mana Cost: (30 to 54)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 6.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Drop Level: 34
Requires Level 34
Summons a Chaos Golem that grants you Physical Damage Reduction. The Chaos Golem can use a damage over time Chaos aura and a cascade of Chaos spikes in addition to its melee attack.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Minion Maximum Life
1% increased Minion Damage
(0-10)% increased Character Size
Can raise up to 1 Golem at a time
Golems grant (3-4)% additional Physical Damage Reduction
(30-68)% increased Minion Maximum Life
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Summon Chaos Golem skill icon.png
Summon Chaos Golem inventory icon.png
yesN/AN/A34
Wither inventory icon.pngWitherWitherSpell, AoE, Duration, Chaos, Channelling
Mana Cost: (4 to 10)
Cast Time: 0.28 sec
Drop Level: 10
Requires Level 10
Casts a debilitating effect on enemies in an area, Hindering their movement and applying a stacking debuff that increases the Chaos Damage they take. This effect can stack up to 20 times.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Duration
(30-36)% reduced Movement Speed
7% increased Chaos Damage taken
Base duration is 0.5 seconds
Base secondary duration is 2 seconds
(0-19)% increased Area of Effect radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Wither skill icon.png
Wither inventory icon.png
yesN/AN/A10
Abyssal Cry inventory icon.pngAbyssal CryAbyssal CryWarcry, AoE, Duration, Chaos
Mana Cost: (26 to 56)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 4.00 sec
Cast Time: 0.25 sec
Drop Level: 34
Requires Level 34
Performs a warcry, Hindering nearby enemies and causing them to explode when killed. The hinder effect is increased by surrounding enemies. Taunts all nearby enemies to attack the user. Shares a cooldown with other Warcry skills.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Duration
(0.6-0.86)% reduced Movement Speed per Nearby Enemy
(20-26)% reduced Movement Speed
Explosion deals Chaos Damage equal to 8% of the Monster's maximum Life
Base duration is 6 seconds
Damage cannot be Reflected
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Abyssal Cry skill icon.png
Abyssal Cry inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes34

Unique items

Offensive

Adds Chaos damage:

Increases Chaos damage:

  • Breath of the Council inventory icon.pngBreath of the CouncilBreath of the Council
    Carnal Sceptre
    Sceptres
    Physical Damage: (122.4 to 139.4)(280.8 to 319.8)
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.20
    Weapon Range: 9
    Requires Level 66, 113 Str, 113 Int32% increased Elemental Damage(260-310)% increased Physical Damage
    (60-80)% increased Chaos Damage
    10% increased Radius of Area Skills
    40% increased Chaos Skill Effect Duration
    Breathe deep, and give yourself over to eternity.
    Breath of the Council inventory icon.png
  • Cherrubim's Maleficence inventory icon.pngCherrubim's MaleficenceCherrubim's Maleficence
    Triumphant Lamellar
    Armour: (704 to 813)
    Evasion: (884 to 1020)
    Requires Level 69, 95 Str, 116 Dex3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)(10-20)% increased Chaos Damage
    (160-200)% increased Armour and Evasion
    +(70-100) to maximum Life
    100% increased Life Leeched per second
    "The Consort of Chaos descended,
    swiftly, brutally, artfully, she consumed the living,
    leaving naught behind but a Rosemarie bloom,
    to celebrate the massacre."
    - Blass, explorer, hunter, adventurer
    Cherrubim's Maleficence inventory icon.png
  • Eldritch Knowledge inventory icon.pngEldritch KnowledgeEldritch Knowledge
    Cobalt Jewel
    Radius: Medium (1200)5% increased Chaos damage per 10 Intelligence from Allocated Passives in Radius"True Thaumaturgy can only be learned
    by the brilliant or the mad."
    - Shavronne of Umbra
    Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    Eldritch Knowledge inventory icon.png
  • Mutewind Pennant inventory icon.pngMutewind PennantMutewind Pennant
    Enameled Buckler
    Chance to Block: 24%
    Evasion: 241
    Requires Level 42, 103 Dex3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)+(20-40)% to Cold Resistance
    +1 to Level of Socketed Warcry Gems
    10% increased Radius of Area Skills
    (20-30)% increased Chaos Damage
    You gain Onslaught for 2 seconds on Killing Taunted Enemies
    Embrace the snow or be buried.
    Mutewind Pennant inventory icon.png
  • Weight of Sin inventory icon.pngWeight of SinWeight of Sin
    Viridian Jewel
    (15-20)% increased Chaos Damage
    15% reduced Movement Speed
    Corrupted
    Ill will is the greatest of burdens.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    Weight of Sin inventory icon.png

Damage conversion:

Damage over time:

Minion Chaos damage:

  • Vis Mortis inventory icon.pngVis MortisVis Mortis
    Necromancer Silks
    Energy Shield: (250 to 275)Requires Level 59, 160 Int3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)+(20-30) to maximum Mana
    (100-120)% increased Energy Shield
    Minions have 20% reduced maximum Life
    Minions deal 15% increased Damage
    +1 to maximum number of Spectres
    Minions gain Unholy Might for 5 seconds on Kill
    Reap what others have sown
    Muster them from their graves
    Parade them for your pleasure
    Zealots in mortis enslaved
    Vis Mortis inventory icon.png

Defensive

Chaos resistance:

Maximum Chaos resistance:

Damage taken as Chaos damage:

Chaos Damage does not bypass Energy Shield:

Passive skills

Chaos Damage

These passives increase Chaos Damage directly:

Name Bonuses
Chaos Damage
  • 12% increased Chaos Damage
Chaos Resistance and Chaos Damage
  • 8% increased Chaos Damage
  • +4% to Chaos Resistance
Physical and Chaos Damage
    • 10% increased Physical Damage
    • 10% increased Chaos Damage
    • 12% increased Physical Damage
    • 12% increased Chaos Damage
Physical and Chaos Damage and Life
  • 14% increased Physical Damage
  • 14% increased Chaos Damage
  • +12 to maximum Life
Atrophy
  • 25% increased Chaos Damage
  • +8% to Chaos Resistance
  • 4% increased Cast Speed with Chaos Skills
Corruption
  • 15% increased Chaos Damage
  • 15% increased Damage over Time
Fangs of the Viper
  • 20% increased Physical Damage
  • 20% increased Chaos Damage
  • 5% increased Movement Speed
  • +20 to Dexterity
Method to the Madness
  • 22% increased Chaos Damage
  • +8% to Chaos Resistance

Ascendancy Class Name Bonuses
Necromancer
Necromancer avatar.png
Beacon of Corruption
  • 20% increased Chaos Damage
  • +15% to Chaos Resistance
  • Minions have +15% to Chaos Resistance
  • Your Minions spread Caustic Cloud on Death, dealing 10% of their maximum Life as Chaos Damage per second
Occultist
Occultist avatar.png
Energy Shield, Chaos Damage
  • 10% increased Chaos Damage
  • 8% increased maximum Energy Shield
Elementalist
Elementalist avatar.png
Liege of the Primordial
  • +1 to Maximum number of Golems
  • 40% increased Damage of each Damage Type for which you

have a matching Golem

  • Your Elemental Golems are Immune to Elemental Damage
  • 100% increased Effect of Buffs granted by your Elemental Golems
  • Liege of the Primordial - if player have Chaos Golem active.

Miscellany

These passive skills are related to chaos damage, but do not fit into any other category.

Name Bonuses
Force Shaper
  • 25% increased Physical Damage
  • Gain 5% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage

Ascendancy Class Name Bonuses
Necromancer
Necromancer avatar.png
Beacon of Corruption
  • 20% increased Chaos Damage
  • +15% to Chaos Resistance
  • Minions have +15% to Chaos Resistance
  • Your Minions spread Caustic Cloud on Death, dealing 10% of their maximum Life as Chaos Damage per second
Occultist
Occultist avatar.png
Malediction
  • Enemies can have 1 additional Curse
  • When you Kill an Enemy, for each Curse on that Enemy, gain 4%

of Non-Chaos Damage as extra Chaos Damage for 4 seconds

Ascendant
Ascendant avatar.png
Occultist
  • 20% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 1% of Energy Shield Regenerated per second
  • Enemies you Curse have -15% to Chaos Resistance
  • 20% increased Damage if you've Killed a Cursed Enemy Recently
Occultist
Occultist avatar.png
Profane Bloom
  • Enemies you Curse take 10% increased Damage
  • Cursed Enemies you Kill have a 20% chance to Explode, dealing a quarter of their maximum Life as Chaos Damage
Assassin
Assassin avatar.png
Toxic Delivery
  • 10% reduced Damage taken from Damage Over Time
  • 20% of Physical Damage gained as Extra Chaos Damage against Bleeding Enemies
  • Poison you inflict with Critical Strikes deals 100% more Damage
  • Bleeding you inflict on Maimed Enemies deals 100% more Damage
Occultist
Occultist avatar.png
Void Beacon
  • Nearby Enemies have -20% to Chaos Resistance
  • Nearby Enemies have 25% reduced Life Regeneration rate

Monsters

Monsters with chaos damage attacks include: Some Spawns, some Beasts, some Spiders, some Skeletal Archers, some Snakes, some Bandits, some Ghosts, some Undyings, some Spitters, and some Zombies.

Bosses with chaos damage attacks include:

  • Oozeback Bloom (Enemies Lose Life Over Time)
  • Sawbones (Cast Desecrate inventory icon.pngDesecrateDesecrateSpell, AoE, Duration, Chaos
    Mana Cost: (8 to 20)
    Can store 3 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 5.00 sec
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Drop Level: 16
    Requires Level 16
    Desecrates the ground, summoning corpses and dealing chaos damage to all enemies in the area.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Cast Speed
    Base duration is 5 seconds
    Deals (8.2-294) Base Chaos Damage per second
    Creates 3 Corpses
    Creates Corpses up to Level (20-100)
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Desecrate skill icon.png
    Desecrate inventory icon.png
    )
  • Plague Retch (Viper Strike inventory icon.pngViper StrikeViper StrikeAttack, Duration, Melee, Chaos
    Mana Cost: 5
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Drop Level: 1Hits the enemy, adding some of your physical damage as chaos damage and applying poison. Requires a claw, dagger or sword.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Deals (130-179.4)% of Base Attack Damage
    25% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
    Always Poison on Hit
    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.
    Viper Strike skill icon.png
    Viper Strike inventory icon.png
    , Enemies Lose Life Over Time)
  • Black Death (use Viper Strike inventory icon.pngViper StrikeViper StrikeAttack, Duration, Melee, Chaos
    Mana Cost: 5
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Drop Level: 1Hits the enemy, adding some of your physical damage as chaos damage and applying poison. Requires a claw, dagger or sword.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Deals (130-179.4)% of Base Attack Damage
    25% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
    Always Poison on Hit
    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.
    Viper Strike skill icon.png
    Viper Strike inventory icon.png
    )
  • Tailsinger (Throws Posion Bombs)
  • The Weaver (Deals Chaos Damage, Viper Strike inventory icon.pngViper StrikeViper StrikeAttack, Duration, Melee, Chaos
    Mana Cost: 5
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Drop Level: 1Hits the enemy, adding some of your physical damage as chaos damage and applying poison. Requires a claw, dagger or sword.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Deals (130-179.4)% of Base Attack Damage
    25% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
    Always Poison on Hit
    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.
    Viper Strike skill icon.png
    Viper Strike inventory icon.png
    )
  • Spinesnap (Leaves poison clouds)
  • Fleshrend, Grand Inquisitor (Cast Desecrate inventory icon.pngDesecrateDesecrateSpell, AoE, Duration, Chaos
    Mana Cost: (8 to 20)
    Can store 3 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 5.00 sec
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Drop Level: 16
    Requires Level 16
    Desecrates the ground, summoning corpses and dealing chaos damage to all enemies in the area.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Cast Speed
    Base duration is 5 seconds
    Deals (8.2-294) Base Chaos Damage per second
    Creates 3 Corpses
    Creates Corpses up to Level (20-100)
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Desecrate skill icon.png
    Desecrate inventory icon.png
    )
  • Alal the Terrifying (Throws Posion Bombs)
  • Maligaro, The Inquisitor (Cast Desecrate inventory icon.pngDesecrateDesecrateSpell, AoE, Duration, Chaos
    Mana Cost: (8 to 20)
    Can store 3 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 5.00 sec
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Drop Level: 16
    Requires Level 16
    Desecrates the ground, summoning corpses and dealing chaos damage to all enemies in the area.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Cast Speed
    Base duration is 5 seconds
    Deals (8.2-294) Base Chaos Damage per second
    Creates 3 Corpses
    Creates Corpses up to Level (20-100)
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Desecrate skill icon.png
    Desecrate inventory icon.png
    , Vaal Fire Trap)
  • Alpha Paradisae (Cast Desecrate inventory icon.pngDesecrateDesecrateSpell, AoE, Duration, Chaos
    Mana Cost: (8 to 20)
    Can store 3 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 5.00 sec
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Drop Level: 16
    Requires Level 16
    Desecrates the ground, summoning corpses and dealing chaos damage to all enemies in the area.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Cast Speed
    Base duration is 5 seconds
    Deals (8.2-294) Base Chaos Damage per second
    Creates 3 Corpses
    Creates Corpses up to Level (20-100)
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Desecrate skill icon.png
    Desecrate inventory icon.png
    )

See also