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Pierce Support

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Pierce SupportSupport, Projectile
Icon: p
Mana Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 31Per 1% Quality:
Supported Projectile Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage
50% chance of Projectiles Piercing
(10-19)% more Projectile Damage
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.
Pierce Support inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 31

Pierce is a support gem that grants projectiles created by skills linked to this gem a chance to pierce.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Some projectiles, such as those from Freezing Pulse inventory icon.pngFreezing PulseFreezing PulseProjectile, Spell, Cold
Mana Cost: (4 to 18)
Cast Time: 0.65 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 125%
Projectile Speed: 1800
An icy projectile which has a chance to freeze enemies it passes through. The projectile fades quickly, reducing damage and freezing chance until it runs out of time and dissipates completely.Per 1% Quality:
2% increased Projectile Speed
Deals (7-689) to (11-1034) Cold Damage
(0-19)% increased Projectile Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Freezing Pulse skill icon.png
Freezing Pulse inventory icon.png
and Flame Totem inventory icon.pngFlame TotemFlame TotemProjectile, Totem, Spell, Duration, Fire
Mana Cost: (12 to 42)
Cast Time: 0.25 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 25%
Projectile Speed: 750
Requires Level 4Summons a totem that fires a stream of flame at nearby enemies.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased totem life
Totem lasts 8 seconds
Deals (1-122) to (2-183) Fire Damage
Summons a Totem which uses this Skill
(0-2) additional Projectiles
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Flame Totem skill icon.png
Flame Totem inventory icon.png
, already have 100% chance to Pierce, so increased pierce chance will have no effect. These projectiles will benefit from the more damage multiplier from this support gem (as well as the increased projectile damage from a quality gem). Ice Spear inventory icon.pngIce SpearIce SpearProjectile, Spell, Cold
Mana Cost: (9 to 27)
Cast Time: 0.85 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 80%
Projectile Speed: 1000
Requires Level 12Launches a shard of ice that pierces close enemies, before exploding on a distant enemy with a much higher critical strike chance.Per 1% Quality:
2% increased Projectile Speed
Deals (17-548) to (26-822) Cold Damage
(40-78)% increased Chill Duration on enemies
Second form has 600% increased Critical Strike Chance
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ice Spear skill icon.png
Ice Spear inventory icon.png
also has 100% chance to Pierce in its initial form, but once armed, it loses the pierce chance - this gem will give the projectile's second form a chance to pierce.

The Chance to Pierce from this support gem is additive with other Chance to Pierce modifiers from other sources such as the Piercing Shots notable passive.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexteritymore
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
1315210%00
2345710%285,815285,815
3366011%252,595538,410
4386311%314,394852,804
5406612%388,7341,241,538
6426912%477,4371,718,975
7447213%583,7862,302,761
8467513%710,3593,013,120
9487814%1,355,5114,368,631
10508114%1,138,8775,507,508
11528415%1,368,2336,875,741
12548715%1,638,3388,514,079
13569016%1,956,64810,470,727
14589316%3,655,18414,125,911
15609617%3,017,32717,143,238
16629917%7,720,12624,863,364
176410218%15,058,45539,921,819
186610518%25,964,21865,886,037
196810819%62,460,771128,346,808
207011119%211,508,743339,855,551
217211420%N/AN/A
2274N/A20%N/AN/A
2376N/A21%N/AN/A
2478N/A21%N/AN/A
2580N/A22%N/AN/A
2682N/A22%N/AN/A
2784N/A23%N/AN/A
2886N/A23%N/AN/A
2988N/A24%N/AN/A
3090N/A24%N/AN/A

Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Normal
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
no
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Cruel
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
no

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
yes

Version history

Version Changes
2.4.0
  • Mana multiplier has been increased from 110% to 130%.
  • Damage at high levels only has been reduced. Its damage at level 20 has been reduced from 29% to 19%.
2.2.0
  • Now grants 10% more damage at gem level 1, up to 29% at gem level 20.
  • Grants 50% chance to pierce at all gem levels.
2.1.0
  • Base increased pierce chance starts 10% higher. It now grants 0.5% increased projectile damage per 1% quality (was 0.75% pierce chance per 1% quality).
0.9.6
  • Slightly increased the mana cost multiplier.
0.8.4
  • Added new support gem: Pierce