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Beacon of Corruption

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Beacon of Corruption
Ascendancy notable Passive Skill
Beacon of Corruption passive icon.png
  • 20% increased Chaos Damage
  • +15% to Chaos Resistance
  • Minions have +15% to Chaos Resistance
  • Your Minions spread Caustic Cloud on Death, dealing 10% of their maximum Life as Chaos Damage per second

Beacon of Corruption was a notable Ascendancy passive skill for the Necromancer that grants the user increased chaos damage and chaos resistance to the user and their minions. In addition, the user's minions leave a caustic cloud on death. The base damage of the caustic cloud scales with the dead minion's maximum life.

The base radius of caustic cloud is 20 units.[1]

The damage and area of effect of the caustic cloud can be increased further with minion modifiers, for example minion damage, and support gems that apply to the minion skill gem, such as Minion Damage SupportMinion Damage SupportSupport, Minion
Icon: d
Mana Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 8Supports minion skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.75% increased Minion Damage
Supported Skills deal (30-49)% more Minion DamageThis 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.
, Increased Area of Effect SupportIncreased Area of Effect SupportSupport, AoE
Icon: E
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 38Supports any skill with an area of effect.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area Damage
Supported Skills have (30-49)% increased Area of EffectThis 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.
and Minion Life SupportMinion Life SupportSupport, Minion
Icon: n
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 18Supports minion skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.75% increased Minion maximum Life
Supported Skills have (30-49)% more Minion maximum LifeThis 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.
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A minion destroyed by the Minion Instability keystone will still leave behind a caustic cloud.

Minions which reach the end of their duration will create a caustic cloud. This includes Summon Raging SpiritSummon Raging SpiritSpell, Minion, Duration, Fire
Mana Cost: (4-12)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 4Summons a short-lived flaming skull that rushes at nearby enemies and attacks them rapidly. Enemies will not directly engage these spirits, and can pass through them.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Minion Movement Speed
Base duration is 5 seconds
Can summon up to 20 Raging Spirits at a time
Minions gain 15% less Added Damage
Minions cannot Taunt Enemies
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Summon Raging Spirit skill icon.png
and Summon SkeletonSummon SkeletonSpell, Minion, Duration
Mana Cost: (4-12)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 10Summons a slow moving skeletal minion that dies after a duration. Does not require a corpse to be consumed.Per 1% Quality:
Minions deal 1% increased Damage
Summons 1 Skeleton Warrior
Can summon up to 5 Skeletons at a time
Base duration is 20 seconds
Minions gain 50% more Added Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Summon Skeleton skill icon.png
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Version history

Version Changes
3.2.0
  • Removed from the game.
2.2.2
  • (Unlisted) Fixed a bug where Beacon of Corruption wasn't affected by support gems.[2]
2.2.0
  • Added to the game.

References

  1. Mark_GGG (July 19, 2016). "Mechanical Questions Thread". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  2. Jake_GGG (March 23, 2016). "Beacon of Corruption Support". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved November 5, 2016.