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Elemental Weakness

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Elemental WeaknessCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration
Radius: 22
Mana Cost: (24 to 50)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 24Curses all targets in an area, making them less resistant to elemental damage.Per 1% Quality:
Cursed enemies have -0.25% to Elemental Resistances
Base duration is (9-10.9) seconds
Cursed enemies have -(20-39)% to Elemental Resistances
+(0-10) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Elemental Weakness skill icon.pngElemental Weakness inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 24
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Alteration
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment

Elemental Weakness skill screenshot.jpg

A favorite of Witches and other masters of magic, the Elemental Weakness curse strips away resistances to cold, fire and lightning. Once afflicted by the curse, an enemy will suffer grievous harm from any elemental attack, even if they have natural resistances.

Description on the official Path of Exile website [1]

Elemental Weakness is a spell that curses all targets in an area, making them less resistant to elemental damage.

Skill Functions and Interactions

  • Negative Resistances: This curse can cause resistance values to dip into the negative, if the base values are low enough. This will have the affect of increasing the damage above values listed on the character screen. For example, if a monster has 0% elemental resistances by default and is inflicted with level 1 Elemental Weakness, that monster now has -20% (negative 20%) elemental resistances. Consequently, the monster thus receives 20% more elemental damage than the spell or attack would normally cause. The curse gets even more effective against monsters with higher resistances.
  • The extra damage is multiplicative with other damage modifiers as it is considered to be the monsters damage mitigation, and not due to a buff on any players' elemental skills damage.
  • Elemental Weakness can be turned into an aura by linking it with the Blasphemy SupportBlasphemy SupportSupport, Curse, Aura
    Icon: A
    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.
    .
    The aura version of Elemental Weakness

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.intelligenceMana
Cost
Base
Duration
Added
Radius
reduced
Elemental
Resistance
Exp.Total Exp.
12458249N/A-20%00
22764269.11-21%118,383118,383
33071279.21-22%175,816294,199
43377299.32-23%254,061548,260
53683309.42-24%359,090907,350
63990329.53-25%498,5081,405,858
74296349.63-26%682,0572,087,915
845102359.74-27%921,7773,009,692
948109379.84-28%1,727,8794,737,571
1050113389.95-29%1,138,8775,876,448
115211739105-30%1,368,2337,244,681
12541214010.16-31%1,638,3388,883,019
13561254210.26-32%1,956,64810,839,667
14581304310.37-33%3,655,18414,494,851
15601344410.47-34%3,017,32717,512,178
16621384510.58-35%7,793,91425,306,092
17641424610.68-36%15,206,03140,512,123
18661464710.79-37%26,185,58266,697,705
19681514810.89-38%62,755,923129,453,628
20701555010.910-39%211,877,683341,331,311
2172159511110-40%N/AN/A
2274N/A5211.111-41%N/AN/A
2376N/A5311.211-42%N/AN/A
2478N/A5411.312-43%N/AN/A
2580N/A5611.412-44%N/AN/A
2682N/A5711.513-45%N/AN/A
2784N/A5811.613-46%N/AN/A
2886N/A5911.714-47%N/AN/A
2988N/A6011.814-48%N/AN/A
3090N/A6111.915-49%N/AN/A

Elemental Weakness in maps

Elemental Weakness is one of the curses that can be rolled on maps, the curses affect the entire area and cannot be removed. The level of the curses varies depending on the map tier.

Mid tier maps

For mid tier maps the modifier is called of Elemental Weakness [?], the level of the curse is 10.

High tier maps

For high tier maps the modifier is called of Elemental Weakness [?], the level of the curse is 15.

Quest reward

This skill is not given as quest reward.

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 Elemental Weakness:

Name For 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. Effect(s)
EnchantmentElementalWeaknessCurseEffect16620% increased Elemental Weakness Curse Effect
EnchantmentElementalWeaknessCurseEffect27530% increased Elemental Weakness Curse Effect
EnchantmentElementalWeaknessDuration16630% increased Elemental Weakness Duration
EnchantmentElementalWeaknessDuration27545% increased Elemental Weakness Duration

Version history

Version Changes
2.6.0
  • Increased Area of Effect mod and its progression per level doubled.
2.0.0
  • Mana cost reduced at all levels. Area of effect increases per gem level reduced, but the base area of effect has been increased by 37.5% (from 16 to 22). It now grants 0.25% reduced elemental resistances on cursed enemies per 1% quality (was 0.4% per 1% quality).
1.2.0
  • Now gains -8% Enemy Resistances at 20% quality, instead of -10% at 20% quality.
0.9.4e
  • Fixed a bug where Chance to Ignite did not scale properly under Elemental Weakness.
0.9.2
  • Elemental Weakness has been added to the game.

References

  1. "Intelligence skills". Official Path of Exile website.