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Essence of Insanity

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Essence of InsanityStack Size: 9
Essence Level: 8
Upgrades a normal item to rare or reforges a rare item, guaranteeing one property
Weapon: Triggers 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 when you 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: 10% increased Movement Speed during any Flask Effect
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
Acquisition
Level: 0
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Stackable Currency
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Currency/CurrencyEssenceInsanity1

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.

Modifiers

Note: the Spectral Spirits skill summons 3 permanent floating skulls similar to Summon Raging SpiritsSummon Raging SpiritSpell, Minion, Duration, Fire
Mana Cost: (4-12)
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 15% less Added Damage
Minions cannot Taunt Enemies
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
, and can be supported by gems socketed in the weapon.

Slot Name Affix Type
Quiver 10% reduced Reflected Damage taken Suffix
Helmet Socketed Gems gain 50% of Physical Damage as extra Lightning Damage Suffix
Body Gain Onslaught for 3 seconds when Hit Suffix
Boots 12% increased Movement speed while on Burning, Chilled or Shocked ground Suffix
Gloves Socketed Gems have 16% more Attack and Cast Speed Suffix
Weapon Triggers Level 20 Spectral Spirits when Equipped Suffix
Belt 10% increased Movement Speed during any Flask Effect Suffix
Amulet 10% chance to Recover 10% of Maximum Mana when you use a Skill Suffix
Shield 10% chance to gain a Power Charge when you Block Suffix

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:
AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
1Screaming Essence of MiseryScreaming Essence of MiseryStack Size: 9
Essence Level: 5
Upgrades a normal item to rare with one guaranteed property
One Handed Weapon: (17-19)% increased Cast Speed
Two Handed Weapon: (26-29)% increased Cast Speed
Shield: (50-59)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
Other Armour: +(55-59) to maximum Mana
Quiver: Projectiles Pierce an additional Target
Belt: (11-15)% increased Flask Mana Recovery rate
Other Jewellery: (50-59)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
Right click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
type change corruption outcome
1Remnant 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.
1Shrieking Essence of MiseryShrieking Essence of MiseryStack Size: 9
Essence Level: 6
Upgrades a normal item to rare or reforges a rare item, guaranteeing one property
One Handed Weapon: (20-22)% increased Cast Speed
Two Handed Weapon: (30-33)% increased Cast Speed
Shield: (60-69)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
Other Armour: +(65-68) to maximum Mana
Quiver: Projectiles Pierce an additional Target
Belt: (16-20)% increased Flask Mana Recovery rate
Other Jewellery: (60-69)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
Right click this item then left click a normal or rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
type change corruption outcome
1Remnant 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.
1Deafening Essence of MiseryDeafening Essence of MiseryStack Size: 9
Essence Level: 7
Upgrades a normal item to rare or reforges a rare item, guaranteeing one property
One Handed Weapon: (26-28)% increased Cast Speed
Two Handed Weapon: (39-42)% increased Cast Speed
Shield: (70-76)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
Other Armour: +(69-77) to maximum Mana
Quiver: Projectiles Pierce 2 additional Targets
Belt: (21-25)% increased Flask Mana Recovery rate
Other Jewellery: (70-76)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
Right click this item then left click a normal or rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
type change corruption outcome
1Remnant 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.
1Screaming Essence of DreadScreaming Essence of DreadStack Size: 9
Essence Level: 5
Upgrades a normal item to rare with one guaranteed property
Melee Weapon: +1 to Weapon range
Wand: (34-41)% increased Projectile Speed
Bow: +1 to Level of Socketed Bow Gems
Body Armour: +(139-322) to Armour
Helmet: +(50-90) to Armour
Shield: +(139-322) to Armour
Other Armour: +(30-45) to Armour
Quiver: (34-41)% increased Projectile Speed
Amulet: (17-19)% increased Armour
Ring: +(80-120) to Armour
Belt: +(139-322) to Armour
Right click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
type change corruption outcome
1Remnant 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.
1Shrieking Essence of DreadShrieking Essence of DreadStack Size: 9
Essence Level: 6
Upgrades a normal item to rare or reforges a rare item, guaranteeing one property
Melee Weapon: +2 to Weapon range
Wand: (42-46)% increased Projectile Speed
Bow: +2 to Level of Socketed Bow Gems
Body Armour: +(323-400) to Armour
Helmet: +(91-138) to Armour
Shield: +(323-400) to Armour
Other Armour: +(46-60) to Armour
Quiver: (42-46)% increased Projectile Speed
Amulet: (20-22)% increased Armour
Ring: +(121-200) to Armour
Belt: +(323-400) to Armour
Right click this item then left click a normal or rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
type change corruption outcome
1Remnant 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.
1Deafening Essence of DreadDeafening Essence of DreadStack Size: 9
Essence Level: 7
Upgrades a normal item to rare or reforges a rare item, guaranteeing one property
Melee Weapon: +3 to Weapon range
Wand: (47-52)% increased Projectile Speed
Bow: +2 to Level of Socketed Bow Gems
Body Armour: +(401-440) to Armour
Helmet: +(139-180) to Armour
Shield: +(401-440) to Armour
Other Armour: +(61-75) to Armour
Quiver: (47-52)% increased Projectile Speed
Amulet: (23-24)% increased Armour
Ring: +(201-300) to Armour
Belt: +(420-480) to Armour
Right click this item then left click a normal or rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
type change corruption outcome
1Remnant 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.
1Screaming Essence of ScornScreaming Essence of ScornStack Size: 9
Essence Level: 5
Upgrades a normal item to rare with one guaranteed property
Weapon: (80-99)% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
Gloves: (23-26)% chance to Avoid being Stunned
Helmet: (23-26)% chance to Avoid being Stunned
Shield: (80-99)% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
Other Armour: (3-4)% chance to Dodge Spell Hits
Quiver: +(25-29)% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
Amulet: +(25-29)% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
Ring: +(15-17)% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
Belt: (12-13)% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
Right click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
type change corruption outcome
1Remnant 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.
1Shrieking Essence of ScornShrieking Essence of ScornStack Size: 9
Essence Level: 6
Upgrades a normal item to rare or reforges a rare item, guaranteeing one property
Weapon: (100-109)% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
Gloves: (27-30)% chance to Avoid being Stunned
Helmet: (27-30)% chance to Avoid being Stunned
Shield: (100-109)% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
Other Armour: (5-6)% chance to Dodge Spell Hits
Quiver: +(30-34)% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
Amulet: +(30-34)% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
Ring: +(18-20)% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
Belt: (14-15)% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
Right click this item then left click a normal or rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
type change corruption outcome
1Remnant 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.
1Deafening Essence of ScornDeafening Essence of ScornStack Size: 9
Essence Level: 7
Upgrades a normal item to rare or reforges a rare item, guaranteeing one property
Weapon: (110-119)% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
Gloves: (31-34)% chance to Avoid being Stunned
Helmet: (31-34)% chance to Avoid being Stunned
Shield: (110-119)% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
Other Armour: (7-8)% chance to Dodge Spell Hits
Quiver: +(35-41)% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
Amulet: +(35-41)% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
Ring: +(21-25)% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
Belt: (16-17)% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
Right click this item then left click a normal or rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
type change corruption outcome
1Remnant 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.
1Screaming Essence of EnvyScreaming Essence of EnvyStack Size: 9
Essence Level: 5
Upgrades a normal item to rare with one guaranteed property
Weapon: (0.2-0.4)% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
Armour: +(21-25)% to Chaos Resistance
Quiver: (0.2-0.4)% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
Belt: +(21-25)% to Chaos Resistance
Other Jewellery: (23-26)% increased Chaos Damage
Right click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
type change corruption outcome
1Remnant 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.
1Shrieking Essence of EnvyShrieking Essence of EnvyStack Size: 9
Essence Level: 6
Upgrades a normal item to rare or reforges a rare item, guaranteeing one property
Weapon: (0.6-0.8)% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
Armour: +(26-30)% to Chaos Resistance
Quiver: (0.6-0.8)% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
Belt: +(26-30)% to Chaos Resistance
Other Jewellery: (27-30)% increased Chaos Damage
Right click this item then left click a normal or rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
type change corruption outcome
1Remnant 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.
1Deafening Essence of EnvyDeafening Essence of EnvyStack Size: 9
Essence Level: 7
Upgrades a normal item to rare or reforges a rare item, guaranteeing one property
Weapon: (0.9-1)% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
Armour: +(31-35)% to Chaos Resistance
Quiver: (0.9-1)% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
Belt: +(31-35)% to Chaos Resistance
Other Jewellery: (31-34)% increased Chaos Damage
Right click this item then left click a normal or rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
type change corruption outcome
1Remnant 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.
3Three VoicesThree Voices33x EssenceThe village elders had a curious rule: If you hear three voices scream for aid, flee as fast as you can.random Essence

Version history

Version Changes
3.1.0
  • When used on a belt, Essence of Insanity now grants 10% increased Movement Speed during any Flask effect, up from 5%.
  • Raging SpiritsSummon Raging SpiritSpell, Minion, Duration, Fire
    Mana Cost: (4-12)
    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 15% less Added Damage
    Minions cannot Taunt Enemies
    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
    , Spiders created from Arakaali's Fang, and the spirit skulls from the Essence of InsanityEssence of InsanityStack Size: 9
    Essence Level: 8
    Upgrades a normal item to rare or reforges a rare item, guaranteeing one property
    Weapon: Triggers 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 when you 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: 10% increased Movement Speed during any Flask Effect
    Right click this item then left click a normal or rare item to apply it.
    Shift click to unstack.
    can no longer taunt their enemies.
2.5.0
  • 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.
2.4.0
  • Introduced to the game.