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Earthquake

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EarthquakeAttack, AoE, Duration, Melee
Radius: 18 / 25
Mana Cost: 10
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (90%-109%)
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 Physical Damage
Deals (90-109)% of Base Damage
Base duration is 1 seconds
Aftershock deals 70% more Damage with Hits and Ailments
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 Life Leeched per second
    30% increased Mana Leeched per second
    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 the main hand weapon for attacking[1]
  • Aftershock: The aftershock is a specific part of the skill that hits. Damage over time effects do not hit and thus are not affected by aftershock multiplier.[2]

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.strengthDamage
Effectiveness
Damage
Multiplier
Exp.Total Exp.
1286790%90%00
2317391%91%199,345199,345
3347992%92%285,815485,160
4378593%93%401,344886,504
5409294%94%554,3791,440,883
6429695%95%477,4371,918,320
74410096%96%583,7862,502,106
84610497%97%710,3593,212,465
94810998%98%1,355,5114,567,976
105011399%99%1,138,8775,706,853
1152117100%100%1,368,2337,075,086
1254121101%101%1,638,3388,713,424
1356125102%102%1,956,64810,670,072
1458130103%103%3,655,18414,325,256
1560134104%104%3,017,32717,342,583
1662138105%105%7,759,99525,102,578
1764142106%106%15,138,19340,240,771
1866146107%107%26,083,82566,324,596
1968151108%108%62,620,247128,944,843
2070155109%109%211,708,088340,652,931
2172159110%110%N/AN/A
2274N/A111%111%N/AN/A
2376N/A112%112%N/AN/A
2478N/A113%113%N/AN/A
2580N/A114%114%N/AN/A
2682N/A115%115%N/AN/A
2784N/A116%116%N/AN/A
2886N/A117%117%N/AN/A
2988N/A118%118%N/AN/A
3090N/A119%119%N/AN/A
3191N/A120%119.5%N/AN/A
3292N/A120%120%N/AN/A
3393N/A121%120.5%N/AN/A
3494N/A121%121%N/AN/A
3595N/A122%121.5%N/AN/A
3696N/A122%122%N/AN/A
3797N/A123%122.5%N/AN/A
3898N/A123%123%N/AN/A
3999N/A124%123.5%N/AN/A
40100N/A124%124%N/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 ↓
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Clarissa
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.Stats
EnchantmentEarthquakeDamage16625% increased Earthquake Damage
EnchantmentEarthquakeDamage2_7540% increased Earthquake Damage
EnchantmentEarthquakeDuration16620% reduced Earthquake Duration
EnchantmentEarthquakeDuration27530% reduced Earthquake Duration
EnchantmentEarthquakeRadius1668% increased Earthquake Area of Effect
EnchantmentEarthquakeRadius27512% increased Earthquake Area of Effect

Microtransactions

The list below shows microtransactions for Earthquake.

ItemEffect(s)
Crystal Earthquake Effect
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Crystal Earthquake EffectCrystal EarthquakeYour Earthquake becomes a crystal effect.File:Crystal Earthquake Effect inventory icon.png
Your Earthquake becomes a crystal effect.
Gore Earthquake Effect
Gore Earthquake EffectEarthquake Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Earthquake becomes a gory effect.
Your Earthquake becomes a gory effect.

Version history

Version Changes
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. 1.0 1.1 https://www.reddit.com/r/pathofexile/comments/8pi0ru/psa_in_33_earthquake_does_not_alternate_between/
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mark_GGG (June 22, 2016). "Mechanical Questions Thread". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved June 23, 2016.