Assassin's Mark

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Assassin's MarkCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration
Radius: 22
Mana Cost: (24 to 50)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Drop Level: 24
Requires Level 24
Curses all targets in an area, making them more vulnerable to Critical Strikes. Killing the cursed targets will grant life and mana, and a chance to gain a power charge.Per 1% Quality:
Cursed enemies have a 0.5% chance to grant a Power Charge when slain
Base duration is (6.0 to 9.8) seconds
(0 to 38)% increased Area of Effect radius
Cursed enemies take 20% increased extra damage from Critical Strikes
Cursed enemies have an additional (5 to 9)% chance to receive a Critical Strike
Cursed enemies grant (16 to 25) Life when Killed
Cursed enemies grant (16 to 25) Mana when Killed
Cursed enemies have a (21 to 30)% chance to grant a Power Charge when slain
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Assassin's Mark inventory icon.pngAssassin's Mark skill icon.png

Assassin's Mark skill screenshot.jpg
The aura version of Assassin's Mark
"Assassin's Mark, while not terribly strong on its own, gets incredibly effective in the hands of the right player. A character heavily invested in increased Critical Chance and Critical Damage will absolutely decimate their foes when they afflict them with this weakness. While it's not the most direct of curses, Assassin's Mark stands among the best when utilized correctly."
— Description on the official Path of Exile website[1]

Assassin's Mark is a curse that makes enemies more vulnerable to critical strikes.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Increased Critical Chance: The modifier Cursed enemies have an additional x% chance to receive a Critical Strike listed on the gem is additive with your current chance to get a critical strike. If you have a 20% chance to critically strike with an attack or spell, and it hits a monster inflicted with level 1 Assassin's Mark, you will have an an additional 5% chance of the strike being a critical one, for a total of a 25% chance.

The modifier Cursed enemies take x% increased extra damage from Critical Strikes is multiplicative with the characters damage. However, it stacks additively with other increased Damage taken modifiers that the enemy may have, for example shock.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityintelligenceMana
Cost
DurationRadiusCrit
Chance
Life
per Kill
Mana
per Kill
Power
Charge
Chance
Exp.Total Exp.
1242537246.0sN/A5%161621%00
2272841266.2s2%5%161621%118,383118,383
3303145276.4s4%5%171722%175,816294,199
4333449296.6s6%6%171722%254,061548,260
5363652306.8s8%6%181823%359,090907,350
6393956327.0s10%6%181823%498,5081,405,858
7424260347.2s12%7%191924%682,0572,087,915
8454564357.4s14%7%191924%921,7773,009,692
9484868377.6s16%7%202025%1,727,8794,737,571
10504971387.8s18%8%202025%1,138,8775,876,448
11525174398.0s20%8%212126%1,368,2337,244,681
12545376408.2s22%8%212126%1,638,3388,883,019
13565579428.4s24%8%222227%1,956,64810,839,667
14585782438.6s26%8%222227%3,655,18414,494,851
15605984448.8s28%9%232328%3,017,32717,512,178
16626087459.0s30%9%232328%7,793,91425,306,092
17646290469.2s32%9%242429%15,206,03140,512,123
18666492479.4s34%9%242429%26,185,58266,697,705
19686695489.6s36%9%252530%62,755,923129,453,628
20706898509.8s38%9%252530%211,877,683341,331,311
2172701005110.0s40%10%262631%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A5210.2s42%10%262631%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A5310.4s44%10%272732%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A5410.6s46%10%272732%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A5610.8s48%10%282833%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A5711.0s50%11%282833%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A5811.2s52%11%292934%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A5911.4s54%11%292934%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A6011.6s56%11%303035%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A6111.8s58%11%303035%N/AN/A

Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Lost in Love
Act 3
Normal
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Lost in Love
Act 3
Clarissa

Cost:
Orb of AlterationOrb of AlterationStack Size: 20Reforges a magic item with new random propertiesRight click this item then left click a magic item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
no
no
yes
yes
yes
no
no

Version history

Version Changes
2.0.0
  • Mana cost reduced at all levels. Area of effect increases per gem level reduced, but the base area of effect has been increased by 37.5% (from 16 to 22). Normalised the increased duration per gem level.
1.2.0
  • Renamed to Assassin's Mark, previously Critical Weakness.
  • The 'More critical damage' has been heavily reduced
  • Now grant's a chance to gain a power charge on kill
1.0.0
  • The bonus to Critical Multiplier has been reduced by a flat 20% at all levels.
0.10.7
  • Fixed a bug where the additional critical damage applied by Critical Weakness didn't work correctly.
0.9.2c
  • Fixed a bug where Critical Weakness would prevent critical strikes from doing damage.
0.9.2
  • Critical Weakness has been added to the game.

References

  1. Path of Exile. "Intelligence skills". Official Path of Exile website.