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Dominating Blow

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Dominating BlowAttack, Minion, Duration, Melee, Strike
Mana Cost: 8
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (165%-190%)
Requires Level 28Attacks enemies with a melee strike, applying a debuff for a short duration. If a non-unique enemy dies while affected by the debuff, the enemy's corpse will be consumed and a Sentinel of Dominance with the same rarity, prefix and suffix modifiers will be summoned for a longer secondary duration.Per 1% Quality:
Minions deal 1% increased Damage
Deals (165-190)% of Base Damage
Base duration is 1 seconds
Maximum 9 Summoned Normal Sentinels of Dominance
Maximum 3 Summoned Magic Sentinels of Dominance
Maximum 1 Summoned Rare Sentinel of Dominance
Base secondary duration is 20 seconds
10% Chance to Summon a Normal Sentinel of Dominance when you Hit a Unique Monster
+(0-2) to Melee range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Dominating Blow skill icon.pngDominating Blow inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 28
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Chance
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemDominatingBlow

Dominating Blow skill screenshot.jpg

Dominating Blow is a melee attack that applies a debuff which causes the monster to summon a Sentinel under your control when killed. Sentinels copy the mods of the monster it was raised from.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Sentinels: Sentinels use regular melee attacks, as well as Shield Charge on a cooldown. They can also perform a Crusade Slam if you have the Unwavering Crusade passive.
  • Sentinel types: Magic (blue named) and rare (yellow named) enemies can be made into a Sentinel using this skill, but unique monsters cannot. Magic and Rare Sentinels will keep all special attributes of the enemy it was raised from, including auras which will be applied to the player and all allies.
  • Sentinel mods: the Skill only copies the Prefix and Suffix modifiers from the monster. These are the regular mods that it gets for being magic/rare, just as with Prefixes and Suffixes on items. Nemesis and Bloodline mods are extra mods that are not prefixes or suffixes, andthus are not copied.
  • Support gems: Any support gem that can apply to both an attack as well as a minion skill will apply to both the attack made by Dominating Blow and the Sentinels. For example, Melee Splash Support will grant both the attack made with Dominating Blow and the Sentinel's basic attacks splash damage.
  • Sentinels won't hit additional targets if the skill gems is supported by Ancestral Call Support, but will still receive the "Supported skills deal x% less Damage" penalty.
  • Dual wielding: Dual wielding attacks with Dominating Blow will alternate the weapon being swung.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.strengthintelligenceDamage
Effectiveness
Damage
Multiplier
RangeExp.Total Exp.
1284229165%165%N/A00
2314632166%166.3%N/A199,345199,345
3345035168%167.6%N/A285,815485,160
4375437169%168.9%N/A401,344886,504
5405840170%170.3%N/A554,3791,440,883
6426042172%171.6%N/A477,4371,918,320
7446344173%172.9%1583,7862,502,106
8466646174%174.2%1710,3593,212,465
9486848176%175.5%11,355,5114,567,976
10507149177%176.8%11,138,8775,706,853
11527451178%178.2%11,368,2337,075,086
12547653179%179.5%11,638,3388,713,424
13567955181%180.8%11,956,64810,670,072
14588257182%182.1%23,655,18414,325,256
15608459183%183.4%23,017,32717,342,583
16628760185%184.7%27,759,99525,102,578
17649062186%186.1%215,138,19340,240,771
18669264187%187.4%226,083,82566,324,596
19689566189%188.7%262,620,247128,944,843
20709868190%190%2211,708,088340,652,931
217210070191%191.3%3N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A193%192.6%3N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A194%193.9%3N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A195%195.3%3N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A197%196.6%3N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A198%197.9%3N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A199%199.2%3N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A201%200.5%4N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A202%201.8%4N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A203%203.2%4N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A204%203.8%4N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A204%204.5%4N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A205%205.1%4N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A206%205.8%4N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A206%206.4%5N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A207%207.1%5N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A208%207.8%5N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A208%208.4%5N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A209%209.1%5N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A210%209.7%5N/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 SummonerThe Summoner6Superior Minion Gem
Quality: +20%
To own a piece of the Nightmare, you must first belong to the Nightmare.
random superior Minion gem (Q20)Automatic

Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Clarissa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Dominating Blow.

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 Dominating Blow Additional Magic 166Dominating Blow can summon 2 additional Magic Sentinels of Dominancehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Dominating Blow Additional Magic 275Dominating Blow can summon 3 additional Magic Sentinels of Dominancehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Dominating Blow Additional Rare 175Dominating Blow can summon an additional Rare Sentinel of Dominancehelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.7.0
  • Now deals base damage equal to, and has an added damage effectiveness of, 165% at gem level 1 (from 140%), up to 190% at gem level 20 (from 172%).
  • Now causes minions to deal 1% increased damage per 1% gem quality (from 0.5% per 1% gem quality).
3.4.0
  • Now gains additional melee weapon range every 7 levels, up to +2 at level 20 (and +3 at level 21)
  • Base Damage buffed to (140-171.9)%; Previously was (125-164.9)%; based off level.
  • All minions from this skill now count as sentinels.
  • Now has a max cap of minions (9 Normal, 3 magic, and 1 rare) for a total of 13. This is throughout all levels.
  • Now has a 10% chance to summon a Normal minion on hitting an unique monster throughout all levels.
  • Now shows both duration stats. The debuff time on monsters, and the minion duration.
  • Mana cost was reduced to 8 at all levels. Previously was (12-16) mana.
2.4.0
  • 6% more attack damage at gem level 20 (not minion damage).
2.1.0
  • Dominating Blow's mana cost has been reduced substantially. The attack now deals 125% of base damage at level 1, increasing to 155.4% at level 20. Minions created by it now deal 35% less damage at all levels.
2.0.0
  • Dominating Blow: Minions deal 20% less damage at level 1, with the penalty reduced at each gem level. Base duration set to 20 seconds at all levels. Mana cost reduced at all levels. It now grants 0.5% increased damage per 1% quality instead of affecting duration.
1.3.0b
  • Fixed a bug introduced in 1.3.0 where Dominating Blow wasn't classed as a melee skill.
0.11.4
  • Fixed a bug where Dominating Blow could still apply to targets if the attack missed.
0.9.12
  • Now works with unarmed attacks and has no limit to the number of minions it can create.
0.9.5
  • Fixed a bug where multiple conversions of one monster would not be applied correctly.
0.9.3
  • Dominating Blow has been added to the game.