Mana Cost: (11-26)
Cast Time: 0.60 secRequires Level 16Desecrates the ground, summoning corpses and dealing chaos damage to all enemies in the area. The corpses will be chosen from the monsters in the current area and any Spectres that have existed in this instance.Per 1% Quality:12341% increased Cast Speed10% increased Chaos Damage3% chance to spawn an additional CorpseEach Corpse spawned has 0.1% chance to be a Forgotten CorpseBase duration is 4 seconds
Deals (8.2-294) Base Chaos Damage per second
Spawns 5 corpses
Spawns corpses up to Level (20-100)
Maximum of 10 corpses allowedPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.Acquisition
Level: 16Purchase Costs
|Normal||1x Orb of Alteration|
1x Scroll FragmentMiscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemDesecrate
Skill functions and interactions
- Note that the levels stated beneath are maximum levels of the corpses created by Desecrate. The real level of the spawned corpses is still capped by the zone level.
- Desecrate's chaos damage over time is not increased by bonuses to spell damage. It is affected by bonuses to chaos damage, damage over time, and area damage. When linked to the Trap SupportTrap SupportSupport, Trap
Mana Multiplier: 110%Requires Level 8Supports spells, or attacks that use bows or wands. Instead of using that skill, you will throw a trap that will use the skill for you when an enemy walks near it. Traps cannot use channelling skills.Per 1% Quality:123Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Trap Throwing SpeedSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased DamageSupported Skills have 1% increased Trap Trigger Area of EffectTrap lasts 4 seconds
Supported Attack Skills cannot be used with Melee Weapons
Supported Skills have (0-19)% increased Trap Throwing Speed
Supported Skills deal (0-38)% increased Trap 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. gem it is affected by trap-related modifiers, and linked to a Spell Totem SupportSpell Totem SupportSupport, Spell, Totem
Mana Multiplier: 200%Requires Level 8Supports spell skills that are not triggered. Instead of casting that spell, you will summon a totem that casts the spell for you.Per 1% Quality:1231% increased Totem Placement speed1% increased Totem Duration1% increased Totem RangeSupported Skills will summon a Totem which uses that Skill
Totem lasts 8 seconds
Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less Damage
Spells Cast by Totem have 30% less Cast SpeedThis 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. gem it is affected by totem-related modifiers.
- Raise SpectreRaise SpectreSpell, Minion
Mana Cost: (15-28)
Cast Time: 0.85 secRequires Level 28Raises a spectral version of a defeated foe as a minion to fight for you in battle.Per 1% Quality:12341% increased Minion Movement SpeedMinions deal 1% increased Melee Damage
1% increased Minion Maximum LifeMinions have 0.5% reduced Enemy Stun ThresholdMinions are Created with maximum Frenzy ChargesMaximum (1-2) Raised Spectres
55% more Minion Movement Speed
Minion Movement Speed is Capped
Raised Spectres are Level (31-76)
Minions have (150-1109) additional Accuracy Rating
Minions have +30% to all Elemental ResistancesPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.: Desecrate may also spawn corpses which can be raised as spectres the player can bring into a zone. Desecrate also has a corpse spawn table based on the monsters found in the area. In areas without monsters, a specific table is used.
- Spell Cascade SupportSpell Cascade SupportAoE, Spell, Support
Mana Multiplier: 140%Requires Level 4Supports spell skills that apply an effect to an area around a targeted location. Cannot support Vaal skills, minion skills, or skills used by totems, traps, or mines.Per 1% Quality:123Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of EffectSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased DamageSupported Skills have 1% increased Area of Effect
Supported Skills have 5% increased delay between affected AreasSupported Area of Effect Skills also affect areas in front of and behind the targeted area
Supported Skills have (25-16)% less Area of Effect
Supported Skills deal (40-21)% less 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.: causes Desecrate to spawn the maximum of 10 corpses at one cast. Because this skill is mainly used to create corpses, the penalties of Spell Cascade like reduced AoE or reduced damage are irrelevant.
- When Triggered by Cast when Damage Taken SupportCast when Damage Taken SupportSupport, Spell, Trigger
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 0.25 secRequires Level 38Each supported spell skill will track damage you take, and be triggered when the total damage taken reaches a threshold. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills, channelling skills, and skills that reserve mana cannot be triggered.Per 1% Quality:123Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased DamageSupported Skills have 1% increased Skill Effect Duration1% more Damage required to TriggerTrigger Supported Spells when you take a total of (528-3272) Damage
Supported Skills deal (-70-6)% more Damage
This Gem can only Support Skill Gems requiring Level (38-70) or lower
You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directlyThis 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. alongside an Offering, corpses will not be consumed on the first trigger, as corpses must exist at the time of corpse consuming skills triggering to function.
- Totems share a pool of 10 corpses with each other, and most likely the player.
- On a PC, you can press and hold the "A" key to see the type of corpse when you hover your mouse over it.
- Having spectres with high base life will increase the chance of getting high life corpses. These corpses provide more damage for skills like Detonate DeadDetonate DeadSpell, AoE, Fire
Mana Cost: (5-20)
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 160%Requires Level 4Targets a corpse, and deals spell damage to enemies around the corpse, as well as causing the corpse to explode, dealing fire damage. The explosion is not affected by modifiers to spell damage and cannot be reflected.Per 1% Quality:1230.5% increased Cast Speed3% of Fire Damage Converted to Chaos DamageExplosion deals 4% increased Damage if the Corpse is IgnitedExplosion deals base Fire Damage equal to 6% of the corpse's Maximum Life
Deals (15-798) to (22-1197) Fire Damage
+(0-4) to radiusPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.. These high life corpses will also make enemies who use detonate dead do more damage to the character.
Gem level progression
This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:
|6||The FoxThe Fox6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."|
- Ezomyte Proverb
|random level 20 gem||Automatic|
|13||The CataclysmThe Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem|
CorruptedThe mighty warriors traded in blows, the nimble archers in arrows, yet it was the brazen thaumaturgists who would bring catastrophe to all.
|random corrupted level 21 Spell gem||Automatic|
|3||Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Superior Gem|
Quality: +20%"I swore to use my position to help the people. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?" - Erasmus, Imperial Gemcutter
|random superior gem (Q20)||Automatic|
This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:
|Intruders in Black|
This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:
|The Root of the Problem|
|A Fixture of Fate|
|Fallen from Grace|
Related helmet enchantments
The following helmet enchantments affect Desecrate.
|Enchantment Desecrate Additional Corpse 1||66||Desecrate Spawns 2 additional corpses||helmet 100|
|Enchantment Desecrate Additional Corpse 2||75||Desecrate Spawns 3 additional corpses||helmet 100|
Related passive skills
The following passive skills are related to Desecrate:
|Undertaker||30% increased Damage if you have Consumed a corpse Recently|
Desecrate and Unearth have +2 to Maximum number of corpses allowed
Regenerate 2% of Life per second if you've Consumed a corpse Recently 
Alternate skill effects
Desecrate has the following alternate skill effects:
|Stygian Desecrate EffectStygian Desecrate EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Desecrate becomes a Stygian Effect.||Your Desecrate becomes a Stygian Effect.|
|Tombstone Desecrate EffectTombstone Desecrate EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Desecrate summons a cluster of necrotic tombstones||Your Desecrate summons a cluster of necrotic tombstones|
|Void Desecrate EffectVoid Desecrate EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Desecrate becomes a Void Effect.||Your Desecrate becomes a Void Effect.|
- Mark_GGG (March 6, 2014). "Skill Feedback - Desecrate". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
- Learned by experimentation