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Daresso's Defiance

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Daresso's Defiance
Full Dragonscale
Armour: (871 to 1005)
Evasion: (692 to 798)
Requires Level 63, 115 Str, 94 Dex
(160 to 200)% increased Armour and Evasion
+(40 to 60) to maximum Life
(0.4 to 0.6)% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
6% Chance to Dodge Attacks
You lose all Endurance Charges when Hit
You gain an Endurance Charge on Kill
You gain Onslaught for 1 second per Endurance Charge when Hit
"When your back is against the wall,
And your opponent is bleeding you dry,
There is only one appropriate response:
Unbridled, overwhelming violence."
- Daresso, the Sword King
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Daresso's Defiance is a unique Full Dragonscale inventory icon.pngFull DragonscaleFull DragonscaleArmour: 335
Evasion: 266
Drop Level: 63
Requires Level 63, 115 Str, 94 Dex
3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
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Vendor: 9Alteration Shard inventory icon.pngAlteration ShardsAlteration ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alteration.
Shift click to unstack.
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and 13Alchemy Shard inventory icon.pngAlchemy ShardsAlchemy ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alchemy.
Shift click to unstack.
Alchemy Shard inventory icon.png


Daresso's Defiance applies Onslaught for 1 second per endurance charge when the character is hit.

When using Daresso's Defiance with Trigger Gems such as Cast when Damage Taken Support inventory icon.pngCast when Damage Taken SupportCast when Damage Taken SupportSupport, Spell, Trigger
Icon: !
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 0.25 sec
Drop Level: 38
Requires Level 38
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Damage
Casts Supported Spells when you take a total of (528 to 3272) Damage
(-70 to 6)% more Damage
This Gem can only Support Skill Gems requiring Level (38 to 70) or lower
You cannot Cast Supported Spells directly
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but 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.
Cast when Damage Taken Support inventory icon.png
the gem and its linked Skills will take priority before the Onslaught buff is applied.

Divination cards

  • A set of 4 The BodyThe Body4Body ArmourThey say it is the head that leads, but all must flow through the body at some point. can be exchanged for a random unique body armour.
  • A set of 4 Jack in the BoxJack in the Box4ItemTurn the crank,
    close your eyes,
    and pray to the gods
    for a pleasant surprise.
    can be exchanged for a random unique item.

Related items

  • Daresso's CourageDaresso's Courage
    Baroque Round Shield
    Chance to Block: (27 to 30)%
    Armour: (212 to 233)
    Evasion: (212 to 233)
    Requires Level 54, 70 Str, 70 Dex
    120% increased Block Recovery20% increased Physical Damage
    (100 to 120)% increased Armour and Evasion
    +(10 to 20)% to Fire Resistance
    +(10 to 20)% to Cold Resistance
    +(10 to 20)% to Lightning Resistance
    120% of Block Chance applied to Spells when on Low Life
    +(3 to 6)% Chance to Block
    By tourney's end, Daresso bled and shivered. Yet even accursed treachery failed to steal the champion's victory.
  • Daresso's PassionDaresso's Passion
    One Handed Sword
    Physical Damage: (49–84 to 57–94)
    Elemental Damage: (30–40 to 38–50)
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.50%
    Attacks per Second: 1.50
    Requires Level 43, 140 Dex
    +30% to Global Critical Strike MultiplierAdds (30–40 to 38–50) Physical Damage
    Adds (30–40 to 38–50) Cold Damage
    20% reduced Frenzy Charge Duration
    25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
    (60 to 80)% increased Damage while you have no Frenzy Charges
    It doesn't matter how well the young swordsman trains.
    Form and finesse are forgotten when blood first hits the ground.
  • Daresso's SaluteDaresso's Salute
    Citrine Amulet
    Requires Level 16
    +(16 to 24) to Strength and Dexterity50% reduced maximum Energy Shield
    +(30 to 40)% to Fire Resistance
    +(30 to 40)% to Cold Resistance
    10% increased Movement Speed when on Full Life
    +2 to Melee Weapon and Unarmed range
    60% increased Melee Damage when on Full Life
    "A bit short in the arm, are you?
    Then you'll be short of a head soon enough."
    - Daresso the Daring

Supporter attribution

Daresso's Defiance was created by supporter Fiveby5.[1]


Version history

Version Changes
  • Introduced to the game.


  1. Fiveby5 (December 2, 2014). "Designing Daresso's Defiance". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved January 23, 2015.