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EarthquakeAttack, AoE, Duration, Melee
Radius: 18 / 28
Mana Cost: 10
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (85%-120%)
Requires Level 28Smashes the ground with an Axe, Mace or Staff, dealing damage in an area and cracking the earth. The crack will erupt in a powerful aftershock after a short duration. Earthquakes created before the first one has erupted will not generate their own aftershocks.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Damage
Deals (85-120)% of Base Damage
Base duration is 1 seconds
Aftershock deals 70% more Damage with Hits and Ailments
Aftershock deals (30-169) to (46-254) Added Attack Physical Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Earthquake skill icon.pngEarthquake 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/SkillGemEarthquake

Earthquake skill screenshot.jpg

Earthquake is a melee attack dealing damage in an area and leaving a crack in the ground. After a duration, the crack releases an aftershock, dealing more damage in a larger area. Requires an axe, mace or staff.

Skill Functions and Interactions

  • Duration: increases and reductions to duration increase or reduce time between impact and aftershock respectively. The following gems and items reduce skill's duration: 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.
    , 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.
    and Warped TimepieceWarped Timepiece
    Turquoise Amulet
    Requires Level 50+(16-24) to Dexterity and Intelligence(8-12)% increased Attack Speed
    (8-12)% increased Cast Speed
    12% increased Movement Speed
    (12-8)% reduced Skill Effect Duration
    30% increased total Recovery per second from Life Leech
    30% increased total Recovery per second from Mana Leech
    As you have lived, so you shall die
    forever trying to keep up with me.
    Your blood on these hands of mine
    forever makes me the public enemy.
    . Be aware that Warped Timepiece will apply globally and reduce duration to buffs and other effects such as Fortify.
  • Dual Wielding: Using Earthquake while dual wielding will use both weapons for attacking.
  • Aftershock: The aftershock is a specific part of the skill that hits and has a 70% more multiplier to hits and ailments. Ailments such as poison, bleed and ignite will have more damage if applied by the shockwave. The shockwave will however not scale other dots like Decay SupportDecay SupportChaos, Support
    Icon: D
    Mana Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 38Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Chaos Damage
    Supported Skills inflict Decay on Hit, dealing (120-843) Chaos Damage per second for 8 secondsThis 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.
    as it is not a ailment.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.strengthDamage
Effectiveness
Damage
Multiplier
Physical DamageExp.Total Exp.
1286785%85%30 to 4600
2317387%86.8%35 to 53199,345199,345
3347989%88.7%40 to 61285,815485,160
4378591%90.5%46 to 70401,344886,504
5409292%92.4%53 to 79554,3791,440,883
6429694%94.2%58 to 86477,4371,918,320
74410096%96.1%63 to 94583,7862,502,106
84610498%97.9%68 to 102710,3593,212,465
948109100%99.7%74 to 1111,355,5114,567,976
1050113102%101.6%80 to 1201,138,8775,706,853
1152117103%103.4%86 to 1301,368,2337,075,086
1254121105%105.3%93 to 1401,638,3388,713,424
1356125107%107.1%101 to 1511,956,64810,670,072
1458130109%108.9%109 to 1633,655,18414,325,256
1560134111%110.8%117 to 1763,017,32717,342,583
1662138113%112.6%126 to 1907,759,99525,102,578
1764142114%114.5%136 to 20415,138,19340,240,771
1866146116%116.3%146 to 22026,083,82566,324,596
1968151118%118.2%157 to 23662,620,247128,944,843
2070155120%120%169 to 254211,708,088340,652,931
2172159122%121.8%181 to 272N/AN/A
2274N/A124%123.7%195 to 292N/AN/A
2376N/A126%125.5%209 to 313N/AN/A
2478N/A127%127.4%224 to 335N/AN/A
2580N/A129%129.2%239 to 359N/AN/A
2682N/A131%131.1%256 to 384N/AN/A
2784N/A133%132.9%274 to 411N/AN/A
2886N/A135%134.7%293 to 440N/AN/A
2988N/A137%136.6%314 to 470N/AN/A
3090N/A138%138.4%335 to 503N/AN/A
3191N/A139%139.3%346 to 519N/AN/A
3292N/A140%140.3%358 to 537N/AN/A
3393N/A141%141.2%370 to 555N/AN/A
3494N/A142%142.1%382 to 573N/AN/A
3595N/A143%143%395 to 592N/AN/A
3696N/A144%143.9%408 to 612N/AN/A
3797N/A145%144.9%421 to 632N/AN/A
3898N/A146%145.8%435 to 653N/AN/A
3999N/A147%146.7%449 to 674N/AN/A
40100N/A148%147.6%464 to 696N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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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 Earthquake.

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 Earthquake Damage 16625% increased Earthquake Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Earthquake Damage 27540% increased Earthquake Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Earthquake Duration 16620% reduced Earthquake Durationhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Earthquake Duration 27530% reduced Earthquake Durationhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Earthquake Area Of Effect 1668% increased Earthquake Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Earthquake Area Of Effect 27512% increased Earthquake Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0

Microtransactions

The list below shows microtransactions for Earthquake.

ItemEffect(s)
Crystal Earthquake EffectCrystal Earthquake EffectCrystal EarthquakeYour Earthquake becomes a crystal effect.Your Earthquake becomes a crystal effect.
Gore Earthquake EffectGore Earthquake EffectEarthquake Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Earthquake becomes a gory effect.
Your Earthquake becomes a gory effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.7.0
  • Now deals base damage equal to, and has an added damage effectiveness of, 85% at gem level 1 (from 90%), up to 120% at gem level 20 (from 109%).
  • Aftershock now benefits from 30 to 46 added physical damage at gem level one, up to 169 to 254 at gem level 20.
  • Now has an attack speed multiplier of 75%.
  • Radius of the aftershock is now +2 units larger.
  • Now gains 1% increased damage per 1% gem quality (rather than 1% increased physical damage).
3.5.0
  • Earthquake is no longer main hand only.
3.4.0
  • The aftershock now deals 70% (up from 50%) more damage with hits and ailments (as opposed to every form of damage) at all gem levels.
3.3.0
  • The base delay between the initial attack and the aftershock is now 1 second (down from 1.5 seconds).
  • The aftershock now deals more damage as the gem levels, dealing 69% more damage at gem level 20 (up from 50%).
  • (Undocumented) Only uses main hand when dual-wielding
3.1.0
  • Radius has been increased from 25 to 28 for the second stage.
2.6.0
  • Earthquake's initial hit radius has been reduced from 20 to 18 units.
2.4.0
  • Aftershock damage has been reduced to 50% more at all Levels.
  • Mana cost has been increased from 6 to 10.
  • Aftershock area of effect has been reduced by 12%.
2.2.0
  • Added to the game.

References

  1. https://www.reddit.com/r/pathofexile/comments/8pi0ru/psa_in_33_earthquake_does_not_alternate_between/
  2. Mark_GGG (June 22, 2016). "Mechanical Questions Thread". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved June 23, 2016.