Desecrate

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DesecrateSpell, 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.pngDesecrate inventory icon.png

Desecrate skill screenshot.jpg

Desecrate is a spell that summons corpses and a patch of desecrated ground, which deals chaos damage to all enemies in the area.

Skill functions and interactions

Note that the levels stated beneath are maximum levels of the corpses created by Desecrate. The real level of the spawned corpses is still capped by the zone level.[1].

Desecrate's chaos damage over time is not increased by bonuses to spell damage. It is affected by bonuses to chaos damage, damage over time and area damage. When linked to the Trap Support inventory icon.pngTrap SupportTrap SupportSupport, Trap, Duration
Icon: T
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Can store 3 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 4.00 sec
Drop Level: 8
Requires Level 8
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Trap Throwing Speed
Trap lasts 16 seconds
Supported Skills deal (20-39)% more Damage with Hits
Supported Attack Skills cannot be used with Melee Weapons
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.
Trap Support inventory icon.png
support gem it is affected by trap-related modifiers, and linked to a Spell Totem Support inventory icon.pngSpell Totem SupportSpell Totem SupportSupport, Totem, Duration
Icon: T
Mana Multiplier: 200%
Drop Level: 8
Requires Level 8
Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Totem Placement speed
Summons a Totem which uses this Skill
Totem lasts 8 seconds
(35-26)% less Damage
Spells Cast by Totem have 30% less Cast Speed
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.
Spell Totem Support inventory icon.png
support gem it is affected by totem-related modifiers.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityintelligenceMana
Cost
Chaos
Damage
per sec
Corpse
Level
Exp.Total Exp.
116261888.22000
2203122811.32449,72549,725
3243725915.42695,714145,439
4284229920.629169,595315,034
53146321025.532199,345514,379
63450351131.435285,815800,194
73754371238.538401,3441,201,538
84058401246.941554,3791,755,917
9436243135744755,0492,510,966
104666461469471,016,5333,527,499
114970481583.4501,898,6025,426,101
1252745116100.5531,964,0197,390,120
1355785417120.7562,573,7319,963,851
1458825718144.8594,676,43914,640,290
1560845918163.2633,017,32717,657,617
1662876018183.9677,823,00125,480,618
17649062192077115,264,20840,744,826
1866926419232.87526,272,84567,017,671
1968956620261.710062,872,274129,889,945
2070986820294100212,023,122341,913,067
21721007021330.1100N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A22370.3100N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A22415.2100N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A22465.3100N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A23521.2100N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A23583.5100N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A24653100N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A25730.4100N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A25816.6100N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A26912.6100N/AN/A

Ascendancy Passive Skills

This passive skill is dedicated to Desecrate:

Ascendancy Class Name Bonuses
Necromancer
Necromancer avatar.png
Spirit Eater
  • Minions deal 30% increased Damage
  • 40% increased Damage if you have consumed a corpse recently
  • 2% increased Attack and Cast Speed for each corpse consumed recently
  • Desecrate creates 2 additional Corpses


Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Intruders in Black
Act 2
Normal
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
The Root of the Problem
Act 2
Yeena

Cost:
Orb of Alteration inventory icon.pngOrb of AlterationOrb of AlterationStack Size: 20Drop Level: 2Reforges a magic item with new random propertiesRight click this item then left click a magic item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Orb of Alteration inventory icon.png
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes

Alternate skill effects

Name Cost Description
Tombstone DesecrateTombstone DesecrateDesecrate Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Desecrate summons a cluster of necrotic tombstonesRight click this item then left click a Desecrate Skill Gem to apply it.
Tombstone Desecrate inventory icon.png
Tombstone Desecrate inventory icon.png
Shop Item Coin.png75 Adds a cluster of necrotic tombstones to the 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
skill effect.

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Related helmet enchantments

There are helmet enchantments that affect Desecrate:

Name For generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value. Effect(s)
EnchantmentDesecrateAdditionalCorpse166Desecrate summons 2 additional corpses
EnchantmentDesecrateAdditionalCorpse275Desecrate summons 3 additional corpses
EnchantmentDesecrateCooldownSpeed16620% increased Desecrate Cooldown Recovery Speed
EnchantmentDesecrateCooldownSpeed27530% increased Desecrate Cooldown Recovery Speed

Version history

Version Changes
2.3.0
  • Reworked Spirit Eater:
    • Desecrate creates 2 additional Corpses
1.1.0
  • The maximum level of a created corpse has been changed to being higher than the required level of the skill.
    This scales up to a monster level cap of 100 by level 20 of the gem.
  • Desecrate also now enforces a limit of 15 corpses at a time.
1.0.6b
  • Fixed a bug where corpses created by Desecrate weren't limited by the level requirement of the gem.
1.0.6
  • Desecrate has been added to the game.

References

  1. Mark_GGG (March 6, 2014). "Skill Feedback - Desecrate". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved March 7, 2014.