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Despair

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DespairCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration, Chaos
Radius: 22
Mana Cost: (24 to 50)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 24Curse all targets in an area, making them less resistant to chaos damage and causing them to take increased damage over time. Cursed enemies also take additional chaos damage when hit.Per 1% Quality:
Cursed enemies take 0.5% increased Damage from Damage Over Time effects
Base duration is (9-10.9) seconds
Cursed enemies have -(20-29)% to Chaos Resistance
Cursed enemies take (15-25)% increased Damage from Damage Over Time effects
Adds (9-46) to (12-57) Chaos Damage to Hits against Cursed Enemies
+(0-10) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Despair inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 24
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Alteration
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment

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Despair is a spell that curses all targets in an area, making them take increased chaos damage, damage over time, and chaos damage on hit.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Cursed enemies take increased Damage from Damage Over Time effects: Because these stats are an increase to the target's damage taken, they are multiplicative with attacker's damage dealt and additive with any other effects to damage taken on the defender.[1]
  • Adds Chaos Damage to Hits against Cursed Enemies: Skills, passives, and items that grant Increased effect of your Curses will increase the added chaos damage granted by this curse (Note: These increases are not reflected in the tooltip, they only display base values). This added damage is identical in function to other sources of added damage, such as Added Chaos Damage SupportAdded Chaos Damage SupportChaos, Support
    Icon: H
    Mana Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Chaos Damage
    Supported Skills have (18-170) to (26-256) added Chaos 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.
    , and thus can be further increased by any of the applicable increases to the attacker's damage.
  • Cursed enemies have -x% to Chaos Resistance: The reduction to Chaos Resistance granted by this curse (after modifiers) stacks additively with the Occultist's Void Beacon and the Ascendant's Occultist ascendancy passives.
  • Despair can be turned into an aura by linking it with the Blasphemy SupportBlasphemy SupportSupport, Curse, Aura
    Icon: A
    Can store 1 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 0.50 sec
    Requires Level 31Supports curse skills, turning them into auras that will apply their effect to all enemies in an area around you.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Effect of Supported Curses
    Supported Curse Spells are Cast as Auras
    (0-76)% increased Area of Effect of Curse 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.
    .

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.intelligenceMana
Cost
Duration-x% Chaos
Resistance
x% inc.
DoT
Chaos
Damage
RadiusExp.Total Exp.
12458249s-20%15%9 to 12N/A00
22764269.1s-20%16%11 to 13+1118,383118,383
33071279.2s-21%16%12 to 15+1175,816294,199
43377299.3s-21%17%14 to 17+2254,061548,260
53683309.4s-22%17%15 to 19+2359,090907,350
63990329.5s-22%18%17 to 21+3498,5081,405,858
74296349.6s-23%18%19 to 24+3682,0572,087,915
845102359.7s-23%19%21 to 26+4921,7773,009,692
948109379.8s-24%19%23 to 29+41,727,8794,737,571
1050113389.9s-24%20%25 to 31+51,138,8775,876,448
11521173910s-25%20%27 to 33+51,368,2337,244,681
12541214010.1s-25%21%28 to 36+61,638,3388,883,019
13561254210.2s-26%21%30 to 38+61,956,64810,839,667
14581304310.3s-26%22%32 to 40+73,655,18414,494,851
15601344410.4s-27%22%34 to 43+73,017,32717,512,178
16621384510.5s-27%23%36 to 45+87,793,91425,306,092
17641424610.6s-28%23%39 to 48+815,206,03140,512,123
18661464710.7s-28%24%41 to 51+926,185,58266,697,705
19681514810.8s-29%24%43 to 54+962,755,923129,453,628
20701555010.9s-29%25%46 to 57+10211,877,683341,331,311
21721595111s-30%25%48 to 61+10N/AN/A
2274N/A5211.1s-30%26%51 to 64+11N/AN/A
2376N/A5311.2s-31%26%54 to 68+11N/AN/A
2478N/A5411.3s-31%27%57 to 72+12N/AN/A
2580N/A5611.4s-32%27%60 to 76+12N/AN/A
2682N/A5711.5s-32%28%64 to 80+13N/AN/A
2784N/A5811.6s-33%28%67 to 84+13N/AN/A
2886N/A5911.7s-33%29%71 to 89+14N/AN/A
2988N/A6011.8s-34%29%75 to 93+14N/AN/A
3090N/A6111.9s-34%30%79 to 98+15N/AN/A

Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Lost in Love
Act 3
no
no
yes
yes
no
no
no

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Lost in Love
Act 3
Clarissa
no
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
yes
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth
yes

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Despair No results found

Version history

Version Changes
3.1.0
  • Despair added to the game.

References

  1. Mark_GGG (April 16, 2014). "Vulnerability Quality". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved April 16, 2014.