Charges are counters that are represented as glowing orbs around the creature. Charges can also be identified by having a specific silver border around the icon.
There are three types of charges, each corresponding to a different core attribute:
- Endurance charges are associated with strength.
- Frenzy charges are associated with dexterity.
- Power charges are associated with intelligence.
Each type of charge grants different bonuses. Charge bonuses increase proportional to the number of accumulated charges of that type.
Charges are accumulated by the use of certain skills and equipment, and have a duration of ten seconds by default. This duration can be increased or decreased with specific passive skills and unique items. Gaining a charge resets the duration of all accumulated charges of the same type.
By default, characters can accumulate a maximum of three charges of each type. This limit can be raised or lowered with certain passive skills and equipment. If the character would gain a charge while already at the limit for that type of charge, no additional charge will be gained; however, the duration of all charges of that type will still be reset.
Maximum number of charges can also be lowered by the following sources:
Crimson Jewel-1 to Maximum Endurance Charges
Corrupted"Your flesh will fail you."Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Viridian Jewel-1 to Maximum Frenzy Charges
Corrupted"Your fear will overcome you."Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Cobalt Jewel-1 to Maximum Power Charges
Corrupted"Your desires will mislead you."Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
- Ahn's HeritageAhn's Heritage
Colossal Tower ShieldQuality: +20%
Chance to Block: 29%
Armour: (1074-1390)Requires Level 67, 159 Str+(10-20) to maximum Life
3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)(50-100)% increased Armour
+(60-80) to maximum Life
-1 to Maximum Endurance Charges
-10% to maximum Chance to Block Attack Damage
+6% Chance to Block
+3% to all maximum Resistances while you have no Endurance Charges
You have Onslaught while at maximum Endurance Charges"It's not Karui, Azmeri or even Vaal in origin,
but one thing is certain. It is very, very old."
- Icius Perandus, Antiquities Collection, Item 46
- Ahn's MightAhn's Might
Midnight BladeOne Handed Sword
Physical Damage: (138-180)–(298.8-364.8)
Critical Strike Chance: (5.75%-6.25%)
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 9Requires Level 68, 213 Str, 113 Dex40% increased Global Accuracy RatingAdds (80-115) to (150-205) Physical Damage
(15-25)% increased Critical Strike Chance
-1 to Maximum Frenzy Charges
10% increased Area of Effect
+100 Strength Requirement
+50% Global Critical Strike Multiplier while you have no Frenzy Charges
+(400-500) to Accuracy Rating while at Maximum Frenzy Charges"Impossibly heavy, yet the ancient edge is keen as any modern blade.
A reminder that, in the end, when we lie in the bellies of worms,
it is what we make that makes us."
- Icius Perandus, Antiquities Collection, Item 47
- Ahn's ContemptAhn's Contempt
Praetor CrownQuality: +20%
Energy Shield: (86-124)Requires Level 68, 62 Str, 91 Int+(15-20) to all Attributes
(60-140)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(60-70) to maximum Life
-1 to Maximum Power Charges
Gain (8-12)% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage while at maximum Power Charges
You take 50% reduced Extra Damage from Critical Strikes while you have no Power Charges"To touch it is to be overwhelmed with the need to carve your name into history.
A face no one remembers, yet once you have seen it, you will never forget."
- Icius Perandus, Antiquities Collection, Item 48
With 0 maximum charges, modifiers with "at maximum charge" will be permanently active, since 0/0 charge is technically considered to be at maximum charges. However, 0/0 charge would not trigger "reaching maximum charge" effect.
Totems are able to gain Endurance charges but not Frenzy and Power charges. Since these charges would not have any effect on totems, the maximum Frenzy and Power charges on totems is zero. However, Frenzy and Power charges on the owner of the totems can affect the skills used by totems since their values are based on the user's stats.
Effects on Characters
- 4% Physical Damage Reduction per Endurance Charge
- 4% to all Elemental Resistances per Endurance Charge
- 4% increased Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge
- 4% increased Cast Speed per Frenzy Charge
- 4% more Damage per Frenzy Charge
Effects on Monsters and Minions
- 15% Physical Damage Reduction per Endurance Charge
- 15% to all Elemental Resistances per Endurance Charge
- 15% increased Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge
- 15% increased Cast Speed per Frenzy Charge
- 4% more Damage per Frenzy Charge
- 5% increased Movement Speed per Frenzy Charge