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Dying Breath

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Dying Breath
Iron Staff
Staves
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: 19.256.4
Critical Strike Chance: 6.40%
Attacks per Second: 1.20
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 18, 35 Str, 35 Int18% Chance to Block18% increased Cast Speed
18% increased maximum Mana
18% increased Area of Effect of Aura Skills
18% increased Area of Effect 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
Weapon DPS
Physical: 45.4

Phys+Chaos: 45.4

Total: 45.4

Dying Breath is a unique Iron StaffIron StaffStaves
Physical Damage: 1647
Critical Strike Chance: 6.40%
Attacks per Second: 1.20
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 18, 35 Str, 35 Int18% Chance to Block
.

Vendor: 3Alteration ShardsAlteration ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alteration.
Shift click to unstack.
and 18Alchemy ShardsAlchemy ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alchemy.
Shift click to unstack.

Dying Breath has a small chance of being sold by any level 8 forsaken master for 5 Chaos OrbsChaos OrbStack Size: 10Reforges a rare item with new random propertiesRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
.

Mechanics

Dying Breath applies a special aura to the character:[1]

Dying Breath status icon.png
  • Party members and minions within the aura have 18% increased damage. This bonus applies to all damage, including that of spells, traps, and totems.
  • Enemies within the aura are affected by curses from any source with 18% increased magnitude.

Note that the aura given by Dying Breath needs line of sight, unlike auras given by skills. Also, the aura comes from the item, not the player, so it won't be affected by any aura bonuses.

Divination cards

  • 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.
  • A set of 6 The TowerThe Tower6StaffA tower built of the
    strongest stone is not
    eternal; a towering
    intellect is not enlightened.
    can be exchanged for a random unique staff.

Supporter attribution

Dying Breath was created by supporter Lezli.[1]

Legacy variants

Dying Breath has a legacy variant.

Version Discontinued Base Item Modifiers
2.6.0 Coiled StaffCoiled StaffStaves
Physical Damage: 2348
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.20
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 23, 43 Str, 43 Int20% Chance to Block
18% Chance to Block 18% increased Cast Speed
18% increased maximum Mana
18% increased Area of Effect of Aura Skills
18% increased Area of Effect 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

Version history

Version Changes
2.6.0
  • Base type changed to Iron StaffIron StaffStaves
    Physical Damage: 1647
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.40%
    Attacks per Second: 1.20
    Weapon Range: 11
    Requires Level 18, 35 Str, 35 Int18% Chance to Block
    (from Coiled StaffCoiled StaffStaves
    Physical Damage: 2348
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.20
    Weapon Range: 11
    Requires Level 23, 43 Str, 43 Int20% Chance to Block
    ).
2.0.0
  • The radius of the Auras has been increased to 75, to be the same as Leer Cast.
1.2.0
  • Dying Breath now grants 18% increased Aura Effect, instead of 18% increased damage taken. Old copies of the item have been automatically updated.
1.0.6
  • Introduced to the game.

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lezli (January 27, 2014). "Dying Breath 1.0.6 Unique". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved March 16, 2014.