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Desecrate

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DesecrateSpell, AoE, Duration, Chaos
Mana Cost: (11-26)
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Requires 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:
1% increased Cast Speed
Base 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 allowed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Desecrate skill icon.pngDesecrate inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 16
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Alteration
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemDesecrate

Desecrate skill screenshot.jpg

Desecrate is a spell that summons corpses and a patch of desecrated ground, which deals chaos damage to all enemies in the area.

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.[1]
  • 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
    Icon: T
    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:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Trap Throwing Speed
    Trap 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 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.
    gem it is affected by trap-related modifiers, and linked to a Spell Totem SupportSpell Totem SupportSupport, Spell, Totem
    Icon: T
    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:
    1% increased Totem Placement speed
    Summons a Totem which uses the Supported Skill
    Totem lasts 8 seconds
    Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less Damage
    Spells Cast by Totem have 30% less Cast Speed
    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.
    gem it is affected by totem-related modifiers.
  • Raise SpectreRaise SpectreSpell, Minion
    Mana Cost: (15-28)
    Cast Time: 0.85 sec
    Requires Level 28Raises a spectral version of a defeated foe as a minion to fight for you in battle.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Minion Movement Speed
    Maximum (1-2) Raised Spectres
    55% more Minion Movement Speed
    Minion Movement Speed is Capped
    Raised Spectres are Level (31-80)
    Minions have (150-1109) additional Accuracy Rating
    Minions have +30% to all Elemental Resistances
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Raise Spectre skill icon.png
    : 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
    Icon: p
    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:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Supported Area of Effect skills also affect areas in front and behind the targeted area
    Supported Skills have (25-16)% less Area of Effect
    Supported Skills deal (40-21)% less 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.
    : 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.[2]
  • When Triggered, Desecrate creates the corpses instantly, so that the next skill triggered can consume them (unlike UnearthUnearthSpell, Projectile, AoE, Physical
    Mana Cost: (7-20)
    Cast Time: 0.60 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 125%
    Requires Level 10Fires a projectile that will pierce through enemies to impact the ground at the targeted location, creating a Bone Archer corpse where it lands.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Cast Speed
    Deals (25-682) to (37-1023) Physical Damage
    Spawns corpses with Level (12-80)
    Maximum of 10 corpses allowed
    Projectiles Pierce all Targets
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Unearth skill icon.png
    ).[3]
  • Totems share a pool of 10 corpses with each other, and most likely the player.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityintelligenceMana
Cost
Chaos
Damage
per sec
Corpse
Level
Exp.Total Exp.
1162618118.22000
22031221211.32449,72549,725
32437251315.42895,714145,439
42842291420.632169,595315,034
53146321525.535199,345514,379
63450351631.438285,815800,194
73754371738.541401,3441,201,538
84058401846.944554,3791,755,917
9436243185747755,0492,510,966
104666461969501,016,5333,527,499
114970482083.4531,898,6025,426,101
1252745121100.5561,964,0197,390,120
1355785422120.7592,573,7319,963,851
1458825723144.8624,676,43914,640,290
1560845923163.2653,017,32717,657,617
1662876024183.9697,823,00125,480,618
17649062252077315,264,20840,744,826
1866926425232.87726,272,84567,017,671
1968956626261.78162,872,274129,889,945
2070986826294100212,023,122341,913,067
21721007027330.1100N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A27370.3100N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A28415.2100N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A29465.3100N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A29521.2100N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A30583.5100N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A30653100N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A31730.4100N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A32816.6100N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A32912.6100N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A32964.6100N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A331019.5100N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A331077.3100N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A331138.4100N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A341202.8100N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A341270.8100N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A341342.4100N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A341418100N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A351497.7100N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A351581.8100N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
6The 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 gemAutomatic
13The CataclysmThe Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem
Corrupted
The 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 gemAutomatic
3Gemcutter'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

Quest reward

This item is given as quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Intruders in Black
Act 2

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Root of the Problem
Act 2
Yeena
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Desecrate.

NameFor generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Desecrate Additional Corpse 166Desecrate Spawns 2 additional corpseshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Desecrate Additional Corpse 275Desecrate Spawns 3 additional corpseshelmet 100
default 0

Microtransactions

The list below shows microtransactions for Desecrate.

ItemEffect(s)
Tombstone DesecrateTombstone DesecrateDesecrate Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Desecrate summons a cluster of necrotic tombstones
Your Desecrate summons a cluster of necrotic tombstones

Version history

Version Changes
3.8.0
  • Now has a corpse limit of 10 (from 15)
  • Now has a cast time of 0.6 seconds (from 0.8)
  • Now has a base duration of 4 seconds (from 5).
  • No longer has a cooldown.
3.6.0
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 11 (was 8).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 26 (was 20).
3.1.0
  • Now creates 5 corpses (up from 3). The cooldown has been reduced to 3 seconds per stack (down from 5), and the cast time has been reduced to 0.8 seconds (down from 1). Desecrate's maximum corpse level now grows more steadily as the skill gem levels up. It can now create higher level corpses at most levels, except level 19 of the gem, in which the maximum corpse level has been lowered from 100 to 81.
3.0.2
  • Desecrate can now only create monsters that are in the instance it is used in. In areas where no monsters have spawned, a specific desecrate table is used. This fixes a longstanding bug with the desecration list that had further problems introduced due to persistent spectres.
1.1.0
  • The maximum level of a created corpse has been changed to being higher than the required level of the skill.
    This scales up to a monster level cap of 100 by level 20 of the gem.
  • Desecrate also now enforces a limit of 15 corpses at a time.
1.0.6b
  • Fixed a bug where corpses created by Desecrate weren't limited by the level requirement of the gem.
1.0.6
  • Desecrate has been added to the game.

References

  1. Mark_GGG (March 6, 2014). "Skill Feedback - Desecrate". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  2. Learned by experimentation
  3. Learned by experimentation