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Assassin's Mark

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Assassin's Mark
Active skill gem
  
Attribute(s)Intelligence, Dexterity
KeywordsCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration
Required Level19
Cast time0.5 secs
Radius16
Per 1% QualityCursed enemies have a 0.5% increased chance to grant a Power Charge when slain
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.
Base Duration is x seconds
x% increased Area of Effect radius
Cursed enemies take x% more extra damage from Critical Strikes
Cursed enemies have a x% chance to grant a Power Charge when slain
Cursed enemies have an additional x% Chance to receive a Critical Strike
Cursed enemies grant x life when killed
Cursed enemies grant x mana when killed
Screenshot 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 increase 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.

Increased Critical Damage: The listed extra critical strike damage is multiplicative with the portion of your critical damage multiplier that is over 100%. For example, if your critical strike multiplier is 150% and a monster is inflicted with level 1 Assassin's Mark, any successful critical strike will do 160% of normal damage.

Gem level progression

Level Lvl. Dex. Int. Mana
Cost
Duration Radius Power
Charge
Crit.
Chance
Crit.
Damage
Life on
kill
Mana on
kill
Exp.
1 24 25 37 24 6.0s N/A 21% 5% 22% 16 16 118,383
2 27 28 41 26 6.2s 2% 21% 5% 23% 16 16 175,316
3 30 31 45 27 6.4s 4% 22% 5% 24% 17 17 254,061
4 33 34 49 29 6.6s 6% 22% 6% 25% 17 17 359,090
5 36 37 53 30 6.8s 8% 23% 6% 26% 18 18 498,508
6 39 39 57 32 7.0s 10% 23% 6% 27% 18 18 682,057
7 42 42 61 34 7.2s 12% 24% 7% 28% 19 19 921,777
8  ??  ??  ??  ?? 7.4s 14% 24% 7% 29% 19 19  ??
9  ??  ??  ??  ?? 7.6s 16% 25% 7% 30% 20 20  ??
10  ??  ??  ??  ?? 7.8s 18% 25% 8% 31% 20 20  ??
11  ??  ??  ??  ?? 8.0s 20% 26% 8% 32% 21 21  ??
12  ??  ??  ??  ?? 8.2s 22% 26% 8% 33% 21 21  ??
13  ??  ??  ??  ?? 8.4s 24% 27% 9% 34% 22 22  ??
14  ??  ??  ??  ?? 8.6s 26% 27% 9% 35% 22 22  ??
15  ??  ??  ??  ?? 8.8s 28% 28% 9% 36% 23 23  ??
16  ??  ??  ??  ?? 9.0s 30% 28% 10% 37% 23 23  ??
17  ??  ??  ??  ?? 9.2s 32% 29% 10% 38% 24 24  ??
18  ??  ??  ??  ?? 9.4s 34% 29% 10% 39% 24 24  ??
19  ??  ??  ??  ?? 9.6s 36% 30% 11% 40% 25 25  ??
20  ??  ??  ??  ?? 9.8s 38% 30% 10% 41% 25 25 N/A
21 N/A N/A N/A 57 10s 100% 30% 10% 40% 25 25 N/A
22 N/A N/A N/A 58 10.2s 105% 30% 10% 41% 25 25 N/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
no
no
yes
yes
yes
no
no

Version history

Version Changes
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.