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Death's Oath

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Death's Oath
Astral Plate
Quality: +20%
Armour: (2133 to 2417)
Requires Level 62, 180 Str5% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
+(8-12)% to all Elemental Resistances
Grants level 20 Death Aura Skill
+(40-50) to all Attributes
(10-15)% increased Attack Speed
(180-220)% increased Armour
+(60-70) to maximum Life
1% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life
You take 450 Chaos Damage per second for 3 seconds on Kill
Gore Footprints
Tears of blood, aching heart,
My dear Isildria must depart.
Death's Oath inventory icon.png
Purchase Costs
Unique8x Chaos Orb
Sell Price
10x Alchemy Shard
14x Alteration Shard

Death's Oath is a unique Astral PlateAstral PlateArmour: 711Requires Level 62, 180 Str5% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
+(8-12)% to all Elemental Resistances
.

Mechanics

The chaos damage over time aura is a skill that activates on equipping Death's Oath, and is modified by socketed support gems as well as modifiers that affect auras, area of effect, damage over time, and chaos damage. The tool tip damage does not display damage increases from X% increased effect of Non-Curse Auras you Cast modifiers from unique items such as Dying BreathDying Breath
Iron Staff
Staves
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: 19.256.4
Critical Strike Chance: 6.40%
Attacks per Second: 1.20
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 18, 35 Str, 35 Int18% Chance to Block18% increased Cast Speed
18% increased maximum Mana
18% increased Area of Effect of Aura Skills
18% increased Area of Effect of Curse Skills
Nearby Enemies have 18% increased Effect of Curses on them
Nearby allies gain 18% increased Damage
18% increased effect of Non-Curse Auras you Cast
The whispers of the dead
Carry wisdom for the living,
If you are willing to give your life
To listen.
and from the passive tree, but the actual damage of the skill is affected by these modifiers.[1]

Currently, there are five support gems that naturally affect Death Aura:

  • Concentrated Effect SupportConcentrated Effect SupportSupport, AoE
    Icon: o
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 18Supports any skill with an area of effect, regardless of whether that skill deals damage.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area Damage
    Supported Skills have 30% less Area of Effect
    Supported Skills deal (35-54)% more Area 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.
  • Efficacy SupportEfficacy SupportSupport, Duration
    Icon: a
    Mana Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill that deals damage or has a duration.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage over Time
    Supported Skills deal (10-20)% more Spell Damage
    Supported Skills deal (15-24)% more Damage over Time
    Supported Skills have (10-16)% increased Skill Effect Duration
    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.
  • 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.
  • Void Manipulation SupportVoid Manipulation SupportChaos, Support
    Icon: v
    Mana Multiplier: 120%
    Requires Level 8Supports any skill that deals damage.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Chaos Damage
    Supported Skills deal (20-39)% more Chaos Damage
    Supported Skills deal 25% reduced Elemental 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.
  • Item Rarity SupportItem Rarity SupportSupport
    Icon: R
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill that can kill enemies.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Rarity of Items Dropped by Enemies Slain from Supported Skills
    (40-59)% increased Rarity of Items Dropped by Enemies Slain from Supported SkillsThis 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.
  • Item Quantity SupportItem Quantity SupportSupport
    Icon: Q
    Requires Level 24Supports any skill that can kill enemies.Per 1% Quality:
    0.35% increased Quantity of Items Dropped by Enemies Slain from Supported Skills
    (17-36)% increased Quantity of Items Dropped by Enemies Slain from Supported SkillsThis 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.
    (currently unobtainable normally)

Additionally, Arcane Surge SupportArcane Surge SupportSupport, Spell, Duration
Icon: N
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Each supported spell will track how much mana you spend on it, granting a buff when the total mana spent reaches a threshold. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell Damage
Arcane Surge grants (10-20)% more Spell Damage
Arcane Surge grants (10-19)% increased Cast Speed
Arcane Surge grants (0.5-1)% of maximum Mana Regenerated per second
Arcane Surge lasts 4 seconds
Gain Arcane Surge when you spend (15-400) Mana with Supported Skills
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.
can be used in a socket to support the Death Aura. While this gem does not provide any direct damage increase (since the Aura is not a casted spell), the hidden "duration" tag that it adds will enable use of the following support gems:

  • Swift Affliction SupportSwift Affliction SupportSupport, Duration
    Icon: r
    Mana Multiplier: 125%
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill that has a duration, or can hit enemies to inflict ailments on them.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage over Time
    Supported Skills deal (25-44)% more Damage over Time
    15% reduced Duration of Supported Skills and Damaging Ailments they inflict
    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.
  • Less Duration SupportLess Duration SupportSupport, Duration
    Icon: d
    Mana Multiplier: 120%
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill that has a duration.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% reduced Skill Effect Duration
    Supported Skills have (40-49)% less Skill Effect Duration
    Supported Skills deal (10-19)% more 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.

Divination cards

  • A set of 4 The BodyThe Body4Body ArmourThey say it is the head that leads, but all must flow through the body at some point. can be exchanged for a random unique body armour.
  • A set of 4 Jack in the BoxJack in the Box4ItemTurn the crank,
    close your eyes,
    and pray to the gods
    for a pleasant surprise.
    can be exchanged for a random unique item.
  • A set of 6 The OathThe Oath6Death's OathAn oath once made is an oath never broken. Do not delay in keeping it, for I take no pleasure in fools. can be exchanged for Death's Oath.

Supporter attribution

Death's Oath was created by supporter isildria.[citation needed]

Legacy variants

Death's Oath has legacy variants.

Version Discontinued Modifiers
3.0.0


Grants level 20 Death Aura Skill
+(40 to 50) to all Attributes
(10 to 15)% increased Attack Speed
(180 to 220)% increased Armour
+(60-70) to maximum Life
1% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life
1% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
Deals 450 Chaos Damage per second to nearby enemies
You take 450 Chaos Damage per second for 3 seconds on Kill
Gore Footprints
2.0.0


+(40 to 50) to all Attributes
(10 to 15)% increased Attack Speed
(180 to 220)% increased Armour
1% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
Deals 450 Chaos Damage per second to nearby enemies
You take 450 Chaos Damage per second for 10 seconds on Kill
Gore Footprints

Gallery

Version history

Version Changes
3.0.0
  • The chaos damage-over-time aura is now a skill that activates on equipping Death's Oath, and is modified by socketed support gems as well as modifiers that affect auras, area of effect, damage over time and chaos damage.
  • It now also grants +60-70 Maximum Life, and the Physical Attack leeched as Life is now Attack Damage leeched as Life.
2.0.0
  • The Debuff applied upon killing an enemy now only lasts 3 seconds.
  • Life leech decreased from 5% to 1%.
0.11.6
  • Fixed a bug where the aura from Death's Oath would activate when a player was revived in a PvP match even if the item was disabled.
0.11.5
  • Added 3D art.
0.11.1e
  • Introduced to the game.