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

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 SpiritsSummon 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 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

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 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 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.