Active and temporary effects can be placed on characters. strengthening or weakening the character considerably. They are shown on the top left corner with a short description when hovered over.
Types of effects
Effects can both be negative or positive depending on if it was an enemy, the character or an ally that inflicted it. They're often inflicted by auras, curses, when within ground effects or when the character is hit by special skills. Many of them are active for a short duration, some of them can also stack leading to even stronger effects.
Buffs have a green border and are shown in one row at the upper left corner. These can originate from skill gems, passive skills and unique items.
All the utility flasks and all the affixes on them can create gold bordered temporary effects. Futhermore certain uniques like Doryani's Invitation grant additional temporary effects while other flasks effects are active. Some unique flasks also grant additional effects like Divination DistillateDivination Distillate
Large Hybrid FlaskRecovers 140 Mana over 5.00 seconds
Recovers 510 Life over 5.00 seconds
Consumes 20 of 40 Charges on useRequires Level 30(40-60)% increased Rarity of Items found during Flask effect
(12-18)% increased Quantity of Items found during Flask effect
25% increased Light Radius during Flask effect
+50% to Elemental Resistances during Flask EffectKnowledge is fermented in pain and loss
Distilled with reflection
To quench the thirst of those
who dream of enlightenmentRight click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.. Flask effects overwrite each other the only exception is which shows the implicit mod of an Quicksilver FlaskQuicksilver FlaskLasts 4.00 Seconds
Consumes 20 of 50 Charges on use
40% increased Movement SpeedRequires Level 4Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters. with a of Adrenaline suffix, both count as different effects.
The first number show the duration left, after which the charges expire. The number below is the quantity of those charges.
Certain skills display a icon indicating the current state of some mechanic. The first shows ReaveReaveAttack, AoE, Melee
Mana Cost: 6
Cast Time: 1.00 secRequires Level 12Attacks a small area in front of you. Each Reave that hits an enemy increases the area of effect. The area is reset after a short period without hitting anything. Only works with Daggers, Claws, and One-Handed Swords.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack SpeedDeals (100-138)% of Base Damage
50% more Area of Effect for each stage
+(0-4) to radiusPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket. and the second a shrine, which is considered a skill as well. They have the same border color as charges. There's been no need to distinguish the two thus far.
Minions & Totems
- Mark_GGG (October 4, 2015). "Why flasks aren't considered as buffs ?". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved December 7, 2015.