Curse

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Сurses are a type of temporary debuffs.

Mechanics

Curses have a limited duration, but can be refreshed by applying a curse again.

Monsters and maps can have modifiers that make them (or monsters inside of them, in the case of maps) hexproof or immune to curses.

Act and map bosses have 60% less Curse Effect.

The total Curse Effect value can be calculated as the sum of any added Curse Effect, multiplied by the sum of all increases and reductions to Curse Effect, multiplied by all more and less Curse Effect modifiers.

 \pagecolor[RGB]{15,15,15} \color[RGB]{163,141,109} \begin{align}
a & \text{ the total amount of added Curse Effect } & a & \in \mathbb{N}_{0} \\
b & \text{ the total amount of increased Curse Effect } & b & \in \mathbb{N}_{0} \\
c & \text{ the total amount of reduced Curse Effect } & c & \in \mathbb{N}_{0} \\
d & \text{ the total amount of more Curse Effect } & d & \in \mathbb{N}_{0} \\
e & \text{ the total amount of less Curse Effect } & e & \in \mathbb{N}_{0} \\
\end{align}

 \pagecolor[RGB]{15,15,15} \color[RGB]{163,141,109} \begin{align}
\text{Curse Effect}_{total} = & \sum_{i=1}^{a} \text{added Curse Effect}_{i} \times \\
& \left( 1 + \sum_{j=1}^{b} \text{increased Curse Effect}_{j} - \sum_{k=1}^{c} \text{reduced Curse Effect}_{k} \right) \times \\
& \prod_{l=1}^{d} (1 + \text{more Curse Effect}_{l}) \times \prod_{m=1}^{e} (1 - \text{less Curse Effect}_{m})
\end{align}

For more information about the symbols, see sum and product notation.


Curses can be turned into an aura by linking them with the Blasphemy Support inventory icon.pngBlasphemy SupportBlasphemy SupportSupport, Curse, Aura
Icon: A
Mana Reserved: 35%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 0.50 sec
Drop Level: 31
Requires Level 31
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Effect of Supported Curses
(0-38)% increased Radius of Curse Skills
Supported Curse Spells are Cast as Auras
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.
Blasphemy Support inventory icon.png
.

Curse limit

By default, creatures can have one curse active at a time. While a curse is active, casting a different curse will override it. The following can increase the number of curses player can apply on an enemy:

This allows for a theoretical maximum of 8 curses on an enemy at one time.

In addition, Self-Flagellation inventory icon.pngSelf-FlagellationSelf-Flagellation
Viridian Jewel
Limited to: 1(10-20)% increased Damage per Curse on You
You can have one additional Curse
Corrupted
Beg for forgiveness.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Self-Flagellation inventory icon.png
increases the maximum number of curses a player can have on himself.

Curses as map mods

There are several map suffixes that cause players to be affected be a certain curse. They affect the entire area and cannot be removed. The level of the curses varies depending on the map tier.

Mid tier maps:

High tier maps:

Skills

Active gems

There are 12 curse skill gems usable by players. When a player or monster is cursed, a curse icon will appear over their heads; the icon is the same as depicted on the skill icon. The Silence curse is used by monsters only.

A list of active skill gems with the Curse gem tag
Skill gemIconInt.Dex.Str.DescriptionLvl.
Poacher's Mark inventory icon.pngPoacher's MarkPoacher'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 less evasive. Hitting the cursed targets will grant life and mana, and killing them will result in more flask charges and a chance to gain a frenzy charge.Per 1% Quality:
Cursed enemies have a 0.5% chance to grant a Frenzy Charge when slain
Base duration is (6-9.8) seconds
(0-38)% increased Area of Effect radius
Cursed enemies have (30-49)% less Evasion
Cursed enemies grant 100% increased Flask Charges
Cursed enemies grant (5-24) Life when Hit by Attacks
Cursed enemies grant (5-12) Mana when Hit by Attacks
Cursed enemies have a (21-30)% chance to grant a Frenzy Charge when slain
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Poacher's Mark skill icon.png
Poacher's Mark inventory icon.png
Poacher's Mark skill icon.pngN/AyesN/ACurses all targets in an area, making them less evasive. Hitting the cursed targets will grant life and mana, and killing them will result in more flask charges and a chance to gain a frenzy charge.24
Projectile Weakness inventory icon.pngProjectile WeaknessProjectile WeaknessCurse, 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 easier to pierce and to knock back, and increasing the damage they take from projectiles.Per 1% Quality:
Cursed enemies take 0.5% increased Damage from Projectiles
Base duration is (9-10.9) seconds
(0-38)% increased Area of Effect radius
Projectiles have an additional 50% chance to Pierce Cursed enemies
Hits on Cursed Enemies have an additional 25% chance to Knockback
Cursed enemies take (25-44)% increased Damage from Projectiles
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Projectile Weakness skill icon.png
Projectile Weakness inventory icon.png
Projectile Weakness skill icon.pngN/AyesN/ACurses all targets in an area, making them easier to pierce and to knock back, and increasing the damage they take from projectiles.24
Temporal Chains inventory icon.pngTemporal ChainsTemporal ChainsCurse, 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, Slowing them, and making effects on them expire more slowly.Per 1% Quality:
Cursed enemies are 0.5% slower
Base duration is (5-5.95) seconds
(0-38)% increased Area of Effect radius
Cursed enemies are (20-29)% slower
Other effects on Cursed enemies expire 40% slower
40% reduced Effect of Curse against Players
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Temporal Chains skill icon.png
Temporal Chains inventory icon.png
Temporal Chains skill icon.pngyesyesN/ACurses all targets in an area, Slowing them, and making effects on them expire more slowly.24
Assassin's Mark inventory icon.pngAssassin's MarkAssassin'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 (6-9.8) seconds
(0-38)% increased Area of Effect radius
Cursed enemies take 20% increased extra damage from Critical Strikes
Cursed enemies have an additional (5-9)% chance to receive a Critical Strike
Cursed enemies grant (16-25) Life when Killed
Cursed enemies grant (16-25) Mana when Killed
Cursed enemies have a (21-30)% 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 skill icon.png
Assassin's Mark inventory icon.png
Assassin's Mark skill icon.pngyesyesN/ACurses 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.24
Conductivity inventory icon.pngConductivityConductivityCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration, Lightning
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 less resistant to lightning damage and giving them a chance to be shocked by lightning damage.Per 1% Quality:
Shocks on Cursed enemies have 1% increased Duration
Base duration is (9-10.9) seconds
(0-38)% increased Area of Effect radius
Cursed enemies have (-25--44)% to Lightning Resistance
Cursed enemies have +(10-14)% chance to be Shocked by Lightning Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Conductivity skill icon.png
Conductivity inventory icon.png
Conductivity skill icon.pngyesN/AN/ACurses all targets in an area, making them less resistant to lightning damage and giving them a chance to be shocked by lightning damage.24
Elemental Weakness inventory icon.pngElemental WeaknessElemental WeaknessCurse, 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 less resistant to elemental damage.Per 1% Quality:
Cursed enemies have -0.25% to Elemental Resistances
Base duration is (9-10.9) seconds
(0-38)% increased Area of Effect radius
Cursed enemies have (-20--39)% to Elemental Resistances
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Elemental Weakness skill icon.png
Elemental Weakness inventory icon.png
Elemental Weakness skill icon.pngyesN/AN/ACurses all targets in an area, making them less resistant to elemental damage.24
Enfeeble inventory icon.pngEnfeebleEnfeebleCurse, 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 their attacks and spells less effective.Per 1% Quality:
Cursed enemies have 0.5% reduced Accuracy Rating
Cursed enemies have 0.5% reduced Critical Strike Chance
Base duration is (9-10.9) seconds
(0-38)% increased Area of Effect radius
Cursed enemies have (18-37)% reduced Accuracy Rating
Cursed enemies have 25% reduced Critical Strike Chance
Cursed enemies deal (21-30)% less Damage
Cursed enemies have (-21--30)% to Critical Strike Multiplier
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Enfeeble skill icon.png
Enfeeble inventory icon.png
Enfeeble skill icon.pngyesN/AN/ACurses all targets in an area, making their attacks and spells less effective.24
Flammability inventory icon.pngFlammabilityFlammabilityCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration, Fire
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 less resistant to fire damage and giving them a chance to be ignited by fire damage.Per 1% Quality:
Ignite on Cursed enemies has 0.5% increased Duration
Base duration is (9-10.9) seconds
(0-38)% increased Area of Effect radius
Cursed enemies have (-25--44)% to Fire Resistance
Cursed enemies have +(10-14)% chance to be Ignited by Fire Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Flammability skill icon.png
Flammability inventory icon.png
Flammability skill icon.pngyesN/AyesCurses all targets in an area, making them less resistant to fire damage and giving them a chance to be ignited by fire damage.24
Frostbite inventory icon.pngFrostbiteFrostbiteCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration, Cold
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 less resistant to cold damage and giving them a chance to be frozen by cold damage.Per 1% Quality:
Freezes on Cursed enemies have 1% increased Duration
Base duration is (9-10.9) seconds
(0-38)% increased Area of Effect radius
Cursed enemies have (-25--44)% to Cold Resistance
Cursed enemies have +(10-14)% chance to be Frozen by Cold Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Frostbite skill icon.png
Frostbite inventory icon.png
Frostbite skill icon.pngyesyesN/ACurses all targets in an area, making them less resistant to cold damage and giving them a chance to be frozen by cold damage.24
Vulnerability inventory icon.pngVulnerabilityVulnerabilityCurse, 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 take increased physical damage and degeneration.Per 1% Quality:
Cursed enemies take 0.5% increased Physical damage
Base duration is (9-10.9) seconds
(0-38)% increased Area of Effect radius
Cursed enemies take (20-29)% increased Physical damage
Cursed enemies take 33% increased damage from Damage Over Time effects
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vulnerability skill icon.png
Vulnerability inventory icon.png
Vulnerability skill icon.pngyesN/AN/ACurses all targets in an area, making them take increased physical damage and degeneration.24
Punishment inventory icon.pngPunishmentPunishmentCurse, 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, 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
(0-38)% 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.
Punishment skill icon.png
Punishment inventory icon.png
Punishment skill icon.pngyesN/AyesCurses 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.24
Warlord's Mark inventory icon.pngWarlord's MarkWarlord'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 stuns. Hitting the cursed targets will leech life and mana, and killing them will result in a chance to gain an endurance charge.Per 1% Quality:
Cursed enemies have a 0.5% chance to grant an Endurance Charge when slain
Base duration is (6-9.8) seconds
(0-38)% increased Area of Effect radius
Cursed enemies have (21-30)% reduced Stun and Block Recovery
Cursed enemies have an additional 10% chance to be Stunned
Cursed enemies grant 2% Life Leech when Hit
Cursed enemies grant 2% Mana Leech when Hit
Cursed enemies have a (21-30)% chance to grant an Endurance Charge when slain
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Warlord's Mark skill icon.png
Warlord's Mark inventory icon.png
Warlord's Mark skill icon.pngN/AN/AyesCurses all targets in an area, making them more vulnerable to stuns. Hitting the cursed targets will leech life and mana, and killing them will result in a chance to gain an endurance charge.24

Support gems

A list of support skill gems with the Curse gem tag
Skill gemInt.Dex.Str.Lvl.
Blasphemy Support inventory icon.pngBlasphemy SupportBlasphemy SupportSupport, Curse, Aura
Icon: A
Mana Reserved: 35%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 0.50 sec
Drop Level: 31
Requires Level 31
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Effect of Supported Curses
(0-38)% increased Radius of Curse Skills
Supported Curse Spells are Cast as Auras
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.
Blasphemy Support inventory icon.png
yesN/AN/A31
Curse On Hit Support inventory icon.pngCurse On Hit SupportCurse On Hit SupportCurse, Trigger, Support
Icon: &
Drop Level: 38
Requires Level 38
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Effect of Supported Curses
Supported Skills apply supported Curses on Hit
(50-12)% reduced Curse Duration
You cannot Cast Supported Curses
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.
Curse On Hit Support inventory icon.png
yesN/AN/A38

Unique items

The following unique items affect your curses:

  • Asenath's Gentle Touch inventory icon.pngAsenath's Gentle TouchAsenath's Gentle Touch
    Silk Gloves
    Energy Shield: 22Requires Level 25, 39 Int+(20-30) to Intelligence
    +(20-30) to maximum Life
    +(20-30) to maximum Mana
    Curse Enemies with Temporal Chains on Hit
    Cool the head and cool the blade.
    Asenath's Gentle Touch inventory icon.png
  • Asphyxia's Wrath inventory icon.pngAsphyxia's WrathAsphyxia's Wrath
    Two-Point Arrow Quiver
    Requires Level 10(20-30)% increased Accuracy Rating(8-12)% increased Attack Speed
    +(30-40)% to Cold Resistance
    (30-40)% increased Chill Duration on Enemies
    20% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
    (7-10)% chance to Freeze
    40% reduced Radius of Curse Skills
    Curses on Slain Enemies are transferred to a nearby Enemy
    Mist of breath
    Icing to lips and throat
    As the warm ones choke and fall
    Upon the frozen wasteland.
    Asphyxia's Wrath inventory icon.png
  • Atziri's Mirror inventory icon.pngAtziri's MirrorAtziri's Mirror
    Golden Buckler
    Chance to Block: 25%
    Evasion: (484 to 538)
    Requires Level 54, 130 Dex3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)+(40-60) to Intelligence
    (80-100)% increased Evasion Rating
    +(20-30)% to all Elemental Resistances
    50% reduced Duration of Curses on you
    Curse Reflection
    "As long as I see death in my mirror, so will Wraeclast."
    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
    Atziri's Mirror inventory icon.png
  • Chalice of Horrors inventory icon.pngChalice of HorrorsChalice of Horrors
    War Buckler
    Chance to Block: 31%
    Evasion: (163 to 189)
    Requires Level 29, 74 Dex3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)+1 to Level of Socketed Curse Gems
    (30-50)% increased Evasion Rating
    100% increased Curse Duration
    +5% Chance to Block
    10% Chance to Cause Monster to Flee on Block
    An eye for an eye. A curse for a curse.
    Chalice of Horrors inventory icon.png
  • Chernobog's Pillar inventory icon.pngChernobog's PillarChernobog's Pillar
    Ebony Tower Shield
    Chance to Block: 25%
    Armour: (787 to 895)
    Requires Level 61, 159 Str3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)Adds (7-10) to (15-25) Fire Damage to Attacks
    (120-150)% increased Armour
    +(35-50)% to Fire Resistance
    25% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
    10% chance to Curse Enemies with Enfeeble on Hit
    Fire dances with those who doubt
    Licks the skin and flesh from the fearful
    Where there is no fear
    There is no flame
    Chernobog's Pillar inventory icon.png
  • Conqueror's Potency inventory icon.pngConqueror's PotencyConqueror's Potency
    Cobalt Jewel
    Limited to: 18% increased effect of Flasks
    3% increased effect of Non-Curse Auras you Cast
    4% increased Effect of your Curses
    What you earn is almost as important as what you take.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    Conqueror's Potency inventory icon.png
  • Cospri's Will inventory icon.pngCospri's WillCospri's Will
    Assassin's Garb
    Evasion: (1155 to 1365)Requires Level 68, 183 Dex3% increased Movement Speed(120-160)% increased Evasion Rating
    +(17-29)% to Chaos Resistance
    Enemies can have 1 additional Curse
    Your Curses can apply to Hexproof Enemies
    Poison Cursed Enemies on hit
    Curse their vile Council,
    They cast me aside as if I am some bastard child.
    If they only knew the power I possess.
    Cospri's Will inventory icon.png
  • Doedre's Damning inventory icon.pngDoedre's DamningDoedre's Damning
    Paua Ring
    +(20-25) to maximum Mana+(5-10) to Intelligence
    +5% to all Elemental Resistances
    +5 Mana gained on Kill
    Enemies can have 1 additional Curse
    Where her mouth should have been
    there was only a whirling, black void.
    Doedre's Damning inventory icon.png
  • Doedre's Scorn inventory icon.pngDoedre's ScornDoedre's Scorn
    Lunaris Circlet
    Energy Shield: 50Requires Level 39, 83 Int+1 to Level of Socketed Curse Gems
    +(20-30) to Intelligence
    (30-50)% increased Curse Duration
    20% increased Elemental Damage
    (10-20)% increased Damage per Curse on Enemy
    A scar of the flesh you'll never forget,
    A scar of the mind you'll never remember.
    Doedre's Scorn inventory icon.png
  • Dreadarc inventory icon.pngDreadarcDreadarc
    Cleaver
    One Hand Axes
    Physical Damage: (16 to 26)(53 to 58)
    Elemental Damage: (5 to 15)–(20 to 25)
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: (1.28 to 1.32)
    Weapon Range: 9
    Requires Level 16, 48 Str, 14 DexAdds (5-15) to (20-25) Physical Damage
    Adds (5-15) to (20-25) Fire Damage
    5% increased Movement Speed
    (7-10)% increased Attack Speed
    +(15-25)% to Fire Resistance
    Curse Enemies with Flammability on Hit
    The fastest way to a man's heart
    is through his sternum.
    Dreadarc inventory icon.png
  • Dying Breath inventory icon.pngDying BreathDying Breath
    Coiled Staff
    Staves
    Physical Damage: 2348
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.40%
    Attacks per Second: 1.20
    Weapon Range: 11
    Requires Level 23, 43 Str, 43 Int18% Chance to Block18% increased Cast Speed
    18% increased maximum Mana
    18% increased Radius of Aura Skills
    18% increased Radius 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
  • Heretic's Veil inventory icon.pngHeretic's VeilHeretic's Veil
    Deicide Mask
    Evasion: (381 to 415)
    Energy Shield: (227 to 272)
    Requires Level 67, 73 Dex, 88 Int+(40-50) to maximum Energy Shield
    (130-150)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
    +2 to Level of Socketed Curse Gems
    Socketed Curse Gems are Supported by Level 22 Blasphemy
    Socketed Curse Gems have 12% reduced Mana Reservation
    Branded a heretic for your beliefs,
    You stand alone against many.
    May the truth that fuels their anger,
    Carry your blade into their hearts.
    Heretic's Veil inventory icon.png
  • Kiara's Determination inventory icon.pngKiara's DeterminationKiara's Determination
    Silver Flask
    Lasts 2.50 Seconds
    Consumes 40 of 60 Charges on use
    Onslaught
    Requires Level 22Immune to Freeze, Chill, Curses and Stuns during Flask Effect
    50% reduced Duration
    Travelers of the deep wood speak of a witch
    whose ale provides a different kind
    of liquid courage.
    Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
    Kiara's Determination inventory icon.png
  • Kikazaru inventory icon.pngKikazaruKikazaru
    Topaz Ring
    Requires Level 20+(20-30)% to Lightning Resistance+(10-15) to all Attributes
    (13-17) Life Regenerated per second
    (20-40)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
    20% reduced Effect of Curses on You
    Hear no evil.
    Kikazaru inventory icon.png
  • Self-Flagellation inventory icon.pngSelf-FlagellationSelf-Flagellation
    Viridian Jewel
    Limited to: 1(10-20)% increased Damage per Curse on You
    You can have one additional Curse
    Corrupted
    Beg for forgiveness.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    Self-Flagellation inventory icon.png
  • Sentari's Answer inventory icon.pngSentari's AnswerSentari's Answer
    Brass Spirit Shield
    Chance to Block: 30%
    Energy Shield: 43
    Requires Level 33, 82 Int3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)25% of Block Chance applied to Spells
    +(20-30) to Intelligence
    (4-8)% increased Quantity of Items found
    +5% Chance to Block
    Applies level 15 Punishment on Blocking a Melee Attack
    Applies level 15 Temporal Chains on Blocking a Projectile Attack
    Applies level 15 Elemental Weakness on Blocking a Spell
    Open your eyes and you will see the cracks in your enemy's walls.
    Open your mind and you will see the cracks in your enemy's plans.
    Sentari's Answer inventory icon.png
  • Shackles of the Wretched inventory icon.pngShackles of the WretchedShackles of the Wretched
    Chain Gloves
    Armour: 12
    Energy Shield: 4
    Requires Level 7, 8 Str, 8 Int(40-60)% increased Stun and Block Recovery
    Curses in this item are reflected back to you
    You cannot be Chilled for 3 seconds after being Chilled
    You cannot be Frozen for 3 seconds after being Frozen
    You cannot be Ignited for 3 seconds after being Ignited
    You cannot be Shocked for 3 seconds after being Shocked
    You grant (4-6) Frenzy Charges to allies on Death
    Captivity breeds creativity.
    Shackles of the Wretched inventory icon.png
  • Soul Mantle inventory icon.pngSoul MantleSoul Mantle
    Spidersilk Robe
    Energy Shield: (206 to 226)Requires Level 49, 134 Int3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)Socketed Gems are Supported by level 14 Spell Totem
    (20-25)% increased Spell Damage
    (100-120)% increased Energy Shield
    50% increased Totem Life
    Can have up to 1 additional Totem summoned at a time
    Inflicts a random level 20 Curse on you when your Totems die
    The greatest mistakes cause suffering
    long after they have been made
    Soul Mantle inventory icon.png
  • Star of Wraeclast inventory icon.pngStar of WraeclastStar of Wraeclast
    Ruby Amulet
    DROP DISABLED
    Requires Level 28
    +(20-30)% to Fire Resistance(30-50)% increased Cold Damage
    +(10-15)% to all Elemental Resistances
    30% increased Radius of Curse Skills
    You cannot be Cursed with Silence
    Grants level 20 Illusory Warp Skill
    Corrupted
    "I offer to you an eternal oath
    that binds your heart to mine;
    a bond that not even death will break.
    Will you accept?"
    - Daresso, to his beloved
    Star of Wraeclast inventory icon.png
  • The Blood Thorn inventory icon.pngThe Blood ThornThe Blood Thorn
    Gnarled Branch
    Staves
    Physical Damage: 1634
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.40%
    Attacks per Second: (1.37 to 1.43)
    Weapon Range: 11
    Requires Level 4, 12 Str, 12 Int12% Chance to Block12% Chance to Block
    100% increased Physical Damage
    (5-10)% increased Attack Speed
    Reflects (22-44) Physical Damage to Attackers on Block
    Curse Enemies with level 5 Vulnerability on Block
    Touch not the thorn, for only blood and pain await.
    The Blood Thorn inventory icon.png
  • The Deep One's Hide inventory icon.pngThe Deep One's HideThe Deep One's Hide
    Studded Round Shield
    Chance to Block: 26%
    Armour: (76 to 92)
    Evasion: (76 to 92)
    Requires Level 20, 28 Str, 28 Dex3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
    60% increased Block Recovery
    Adds 4 to 8 Physical Damage to Attacks
    Adds 4 to 8 Cold Damage to Attacks
    (90-130)% increased Armour and Evasion
    +(30-50)% to Fire Resistance
    Curse Enemies with level 5 Vulnerability on Block
    The thicker the shell,
    the greater the beast that hunts it.
    The Deep One's Hide inventory icon.png
  • Thief's Torment inventory icon.pngThief's TormentThief's Torment
    Prismatic Ring
    Requires Level 30+(8-10)% to all Elemental Resistances(10-16)% increased Quantity of Items found
    Can't use other Rings
    +(8-12)% to all Elemental Resistances
    50% reduced Effect of Curses on You
    +(20-30) Life gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks
    +15 Mana gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks
    The ring I stole,
    My finger they took,
    A shrouded mind,
    Cut their curses short,
    As I drained their spirit
    And stole their soul.
    A blessing is often a curse.
    Thief's Torment inventory icon.png
  • Chalice of Horrors inventory icon.pngThirst for HorrorsThirst for Horrors
    War Buckler
    Chance to Block: 31%
    Evasion: (163 to 189)
    Requires Level 32, 74 Dex3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)+1 to Level of Socketed Curse Gems
    (30-50)% increased Evasion Rating
    100% increased Curse Duration
    +5% Chance to Block
    10% Chance to Cause Monster to Flee on Block
    1% of Damage Leeched as Life against Cursed Enemies
    What goes out must come in.
    Chalice of Horrors inventory icon.png
  • Timeclasp inventory icon.pngTimeclaspTimeclasp
    Moonstone Ring
    Requires Level 22+(15-25) to maximum Energy Shield(10-15)% increased Attack Speed
    (5-8)% increased Cast Speed
    15% reduced Mana Regeneration Rate
    +(10-25) to maximum Energy Shield
    Temporal Chains has 30% reduced Effect on You
    "To us mere mortals, time is slippery.
    I'm just evening things out."
    - Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturgist
    Timeclasp inventory icon.png
  • Wheel of the Stormsail inventory icon.pngWheel of the StormsailWheel of the Stormsail
    Rotted Round Shield
    Chance to Block: 28%
    Armour: (16 to 21)
    Evasion: 11
    Requires Level 5, 10 Str, 10 Dex3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
    60% increased Block Recovery
    +(5-10) to Armour
    (30-40)% increased Rarity of Items found
    25% increased Curse Duration
    100% increased Duration of Curses on you
    +5% Chance to Block
    Doomed to plunder forever.
    Wheel of the Stormsail inventory icon.png
  • Windscream inventory icon.pngWindscreamWindscream
    Reinforced Greaves
    Armour: (142 to 171)Requires Level 33, 60 Str(50-80)% increased Armour
    +(10-15)% to all Elemental Resistances
    10% increased Movement Speed
    10% increased Elemental Damage
    Enemies can have 1 additional Curse
    The mocking wind, a shielding spell,
    The haunting screams, a maddening hell.
    Windscream inventory icon.png
  • Ylfeban's Trickery inventory icon.pngYlfeban's TrickeryYlfeban's Trickery
    Hubris Circlet
    Energy Shield: (229 to 270)Requires Level 69, 154 IntAdds 1 to (60-80) Lightning Damage to Spells and Attacks
    (130-170)% increased Energy Shield
    +(25-35)% to Lightning Resistance
    10% chance to Curse Enemies with a random Curse on Hit
    5% chance to create Shocked Ground when Hit
    An angry god is one thing,
    but you should really fear a god
    with an unpredictable sense of humour.
    Ylfeban's Trickery inventory icon.png

Passive skills

There are passive skills that grant curse bonuses.

Radius for curses

These passive skills grant increased area of effect radius for curses.

Name Bonuses
Hex Master
  • 5% increased Effect of your Curses
  • 80% increased Curse Duration
  • 20% increased Radius of Curse Skills

Cast speed for curses

These passive skills grant increased cast speed for curses.

Name Bonuses
Curse Cast Speed
    • 10% increased Cast Speed for Curses
    • 15% increased Cast Speed for Curses

Duration for curses

These passive skills grant increased duration for curses.

Name Bonuses
Curse Duration
  • 15% increased Curse Duration
Hex Master
  • 5% increased Effect of your Curses
  • 80% increased Curse Duration
  • 20% increased Radius of Curse Skills

Effectiveness of curses

These passive skills grant increased effect magnitude for curses.

Name Bonuses
Curse Effect
  • 5% increased Effect of your Curses
Hex Master
  • 5% increased Effect of your Curses
  • 80% increased Curse Duration
  • 20% increased Radius of Curse Skills
Skittering Runes
  • 15% increased Effect of your Curses

Additional curses

These passive skill raise the active curse limit by one.

Name Bonuses
Whispers of Doom
  • Enemies can have 1 additional Curse

Ascendancy passive skills

These Ascendancy passive skills affect the player's curses.

Ascendancy Class Name Bonuses
Occultist
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Energy Shield, Curse Duration
  • 8% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 15% increased Curse Duration
Ascendant
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Guardian
  • 3% additional Block Chance
  • Every 5 seconds, remove Curses and Elemental Status Ailments from you
  • You and Allies have 12% increased Attack and Cast Speed while affected

by Auras you Cast

  • You and Nearby Party Members Share Power, Frenzy and Endurance Charges with each other
Occultist
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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
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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
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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
Guardian
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Time of Need
  • 25% reduced Effect of Curses on You
  • Every 5 seconds, remove Curses and Elemental Status Ailments from you
  • Every 5 seconds, 30% of Maximum Life Regenerated over one second

Version history

Version Changes
2.4.0
  • Bosses that had a reduced effect of curses on them now have a multiplier rather than a reduction. Over time, more and more curse effect has been made available to players. With the boss curse effect reduction being additive, the increased curse effect available to players overwhelmed it. Temporal Chains inventory icon.pngTemporal ChainsTemporal ChainsCurse, 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, Slowing them, and making effects on them expire more slowly.Per 1% Quality:
    Cursed enemies are 0.5% slower
    Base duration is (5-5.95) seconds
    (0-38)% increased Area of Effect radius
    Cursed enemies are (20-29)% slower
    Other effects on Cursed enemies expire 40% slower
    40% reduced Effect of Curse against Players
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Temporal Chains skill icon.png
    Temporal Chains inventory icon.png
    and Enfeeble inventory icon.pngEnfeebleEnfeebleCurse, 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 their attacks and spells less effective.Per 1% Quality:
    Cursed enemies have 0.5% reduced Accuracy Rating
    Cursed enemies have 0.5% reduced Critical Strike Chance
    Base duration is (9-10.9) seconds
    (0-38)% increased Area of Effect radius
    Cursed enemies have (18-37)% reduced Accuracy Rating
    Cursed enemies have 25% reduced Critical Strike Chance
    Cursed enemies deal (21-30)% less Damage
    Cursed enemies have (-21--30)% to Critical Strike Multiplier
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Enfeeble skill icon.png
    Enfeeble inventory icon.png
    arguably still trivialise most bosses.
2.0.0
  • Monsters that cast curses which lower player resistances should now do so less frequently. The curses now lower resistances less in Normal and Cruel difficulties.
  • Rogue Exiles no longer reduce the effect of player curses cast on them.
  • Map bosses, meanwhile, reduce the effect of player curses cast on them even more than before.
1.0.0

Map Bosses now have 60% reduced curse effect (up from 50%). Act bosses now have 70% reduced curse effect (up from 40%). Rogue Exiles now have 50% reduced curse effect (up from 0%).

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