Temporal Chains

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Temporal Chains
Active skill gem
  
Attribute(s)Dexterity, Intelligence
KeywordsCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration
Required Level24
Mana Cost24 to 50
Cast time0.5 sec
Radius22
Per 1% QualityCursed enemies are +0.5% slower
Curses all targets in an area, making time pass more slowly for them. They will move, attack and cast at a reduced speed, and effects on them will expire more slowly.
Base duration is x seconds
x% increased Area of Effect radius
Cursed enemies are x% slower
Other effects on Cursed enemies expire 40% slower
40% reduced Effect of Curse against Players
Screenshot of Temporal Chains
The aura version of Temporal Chains
"This useful curse warps a small area of space and actually causes time to pass slower within its confines. Any beings who pass through the affected zone will become snared in the warp, slowing their actions to a crawl."
— Description on the official Path of Exile website[1]

Temporal Chains is a curse that makes time pass more slowly for all targets in its area. They will move, attack and cast at a reduced speed, and effects on them will expire more slowly.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Duration: Temporal Chains will make any effect which has a duration on the cursed pass more slowly than it normally would, including itself. The Duration listed is already modified to take this into account, so the listed duration on the skill isn't actually doubled. Included in this list are: other curses, warcries, status ailments, debuffs and other effects caused by skills such as Wither and Viper Strike, and even beneficial effects such as frenzy charges. Health degeneration debuffs will expire more slowly, but will cause the same amount of damage per second they normally would.

Casting this curse on the player himself (using Shackles of the WretchedShackles of the Wretched
Chain Gloves
Armour: 12
Energy Shield: 4
Requires Level 7, 17 Dex
(40 to 60)% increased Stun 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 to 6) Frenzy Charges to allies on Death
Captivity breeds creativity.
) can extend the duration of skills like Immortal Call and Vaal Immortal Call, granting longer periods of invincibility.

Gem level progression

Level Lvl. Dex. Int. Mana
Cost
Base
Duration
increased
AoE Radius
% slower Exp. Total Exp.
1 24 37 25 24 5.00s 0% 20% 0 0
2 27 41 28 26 5.05s 2% 20% 118,383 118,383
3 30 45 31 27 5.10s 4% 21% 175,816 294,199
4 33 49 34 29 5.15s 6% 21% 254,061 548,260
5 36 52 36 30 5.20s 8% 22% 359,090 907,350
6 39 56 39 32 5.25s 10% 22% 498,508 1,405,858
7 42 60 42 34 5.30s 12% 23% 682,057 2,087,915
8 45 64 45 35 5.35s 14% 23% 921,777 3,009,692
9 48 68 48 37 5.40s 16% 24% 1,727,879 4,737,571
10 50 71 49 38 5.45s 18% 24% 1,138,877 5,876,448
11 52 74 51 39 5.50s 20% 25% 1,368,233 7,244,681
12 54 76 53 40 5.55s 22% 25% 1,638,338 8,883,019
13 56 79 55 42 5.60s 24% 26% 1,956,648 10,839,667
14 58 82 57 43 5.65s 26% 26% 3,655,184 14,494,851
15 60 84 59 44 5.70s 28% 27% 3,017,327 17,512,178
16 62 87 60 45 5.75s 30% 27% 7,793,914 25,306,092
17 64 90 62 46 5.80s 32% 28% 15,206,031 40,512,123
18 66 92 64 47 5.85s 34% 28% 26,185,582 66,697,705
19 68 95 66 48 5.90s 36% 29% 62,755,923 129,453,628
20 70 98 68 50 5.95s 38% 29% 211,877,683 341,331,311
21 72 100 70 51 6.00s 40% 30% N/A N/A
22 74 52 6.05s 42% 30% N/A N/A
23 76 53 6.10s 44% 31% N/A N/A
24 78 54 6.15s 46% 31% N/A N/A
25 80 56 6.20s 48% 32% N/A N/A
26 82 57 6.25s 50% 32% N/A N/A
27 84 58 6.30s 52% 33% N/A N/A
28 86 59 6.35s 54% 33% N/A N/A
29 88 60 6.40s 56% 34% N/A N/A
30 90 61 6.45s 58% 34% N/A N/A

Quest reward

This skill is not given as quest reward.

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Lost in Love
Act 3
Clarissa

Cost:
Orb of AlterationOrb of AlterationStack Size: 20Reforges a magic item with new random propertiesRight click this item then left click a magic item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
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Version history

Version Changes
2.1.0c
  • Temporal Chains, Enfeeble, Curse on Hit and Blasphemy have had their quality bonuses returned to normal.
  • A cap of 75% now applies to the action speed reduction caused by Temporal Chains.
2.1.0c
  • Temporal Chains quality now grants 0.5% increased Cast Speed per point of quality instead of slowing enemies by 0.5% per point of quality
2.0.0
  • Mana cost reduced at all levels. Area of effect increases per gem level reduced, but the base area of effect has been increased by 37.5% (from 16 to 22). Duration increases per level slightly modified. The end result is slightly longer duration at level 1 but slightly shorter duration at level 20.
0.10.0
  • Fixed a bug where chilling monsters or cursing them with Temporal Chains could
    prevent their attacks from succeeding.
0.9.13
  • Reduced the effect of Temporal Chains, due to being overpowered in both PvE and PvP.
    This also affects the version that Maps inflict on you
0.9.12
  • The quality bonuses have been corrected to not include movement speed,
    as it is already part of the core effect.
0.9.4
  • Reduced the duration.
0.9.2
  • Temporal Chains has been added to the game.

References

  1. Path of Exile. "Dexterity skills". Official Path of Exile website.