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Essence of Insanity

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Essence of InsanityStack Size: 9
Essence Tier: 8
Upgrades a normal item to rare or reforges a rare item, guaranteeing one property

Weapon: Casts level 20 Spectral Spirits when equipped
Gloves: Socketed Gems have 16% more Attack and Cast Speed
Boots: 12% increased Movement speed while on Burning, Chilled or Shocked ground
Body Armour: Gain Onslaught for 3 seconds when Hit
Helmet: Socketed Gems gain 50% of Physical Damage as extra Lightning Damage
Shield: 10% chance to gain a Power Charge on Block
Quiver: 10% reduced Reflected Damage taken
Amulet: 10% chance to Recover 10% of Maximum Mana when you use a Skill
Ring: 10% reduced Reflected Damage taken
Belt: 5% increased Movement Speed while using a Flask
Right click this item then left click a normal or rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Essence of Insanity inventory icon.png
Level: 0
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment

Essence of Insanity is an essence. It can only be obtained by using a Remnant of CorruptionRemnant of CorruptionStack Size: 9Corrupts the Essences trapping a monster, modifying them unpredictablyRight click this item then left click a monster trapped by Essences to corrupt them. Corrupted Essences cannot be modified again.
Shift click to unstack.
on a group of monsters trapped by an Essence of Scorn, Envy, Misery or Dread of any level (the purple map-only essences). See here for more info.

Note: the Spectral Spirits skill summons 3 permanent floating skulls similar to Summon Raging SpiritSummon Raging SpiritSpell, Minion, Duration, Fire
Mana Cost: (4 to 12)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 4Summons a short-lived flaming skull that rushes at nearby enemies and attacks them rapidly. Enemies will not directly engage these spirits, and can pass through them.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Minion Movement Speed
Base duration is 5 seconds
Can summon up to 20 Raging Spirits at a time
Minions gain 30% less Added Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Summon Raging Spirit skill icon.png
s, and can be supported by gems socketed in the weapon.

Version history

Version Changes

The gloves mod from Essence of Insanity now grant "Socketed gems have 16% More Attack and Cast Speed" (down from 20%). Existing items will not be changed.

  • Introduced to the game.