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Herald of Agony

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Herald of AgonySpell, Herald, Minion, Chaos
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 16Grants a buff giving more poison damage and a chance to inflict poison. When you poison an enemy while you have this buff, you gain Virulence, and summon an Agony Crawler minion that uses projectile and area attacks. You will lose Virulence over time, at a rate which increases the more Virulence you have. The minion will die when you have no Virulence.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Minion Movement Speed
Grants 20% chance to Poison on Hit
Grants 10% more Poison Damage
Agony Crawler deals (10-19)% increased Physical Damage per Virulence you have
Agony Crawler has (2-3)% increased Attack Speed per Virulence you have
Agony Crawler has (1-45) to (3-84) Added Physical Damage per Virulence you have
Maximum 1 Summoned Agony Crawler
Grants Virulence when you Poison an Enemy
Minions cannot Taunt Enemies
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Agony skill icon.pngHerald of Agony inventory icon.png
Level: 16
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Alteration
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemHeraldOfAgony

Herald of Agony skill screenshot.jpg

Herald of Agony is a herald skill gem. When activated it reserves mana and grants a buff that gives a chance to inflict poison on enemies, if the enemy is successfully poisoned the character gains Virulence and an Agony Crawler minion.

Skill functions and interactions

Virulence buff cannot go above 40 stacks.

Gem level progression

Damage per
Attack speed on
Agony Crawler per
Phys dmg on
Agony Crawler per
Exp.Total Exp.
1164110%2%1 to 300
2205010%2%2 to 449,72549,725
3245811%2%3 to 595,714145,439
4286711%2%3 to 6169,595315,034
5317312%2%4 to 8199,345514,379
6347912%2%5 to 10285,815800,194
7378513%2%6 to 12401,3441,201,538
8409213%2%8 to 14554,3791,755,917
9439814%2%9 to 17755,0492,510,966
104610414%2%11 to 211,016,5333,527,499
114911115%3%13 to 251,898,6025,426,101
125211715%3%16 to 301,964,0197,390,120
135512316%3%19 to 352,573,7319,963,851
145813016%3%23 to 424,676,43914,640,290
156013417%3%26 to 473,017,32717,657,617
166213817%3%29 to 537,823,00125,480,618
176414218%3%32 to 6015,264,20840,744,826
186614618%3%36 to 6726,272,84567,017,671
196815119%3%40 to 7562,872,274129,889,945
207015519%3%45 to 84212,023,122341,913,067
217215920%4%51 to 94N/AN/A
2274N/A20%4%57 to 105N/AN/A
2376N/A21%4%63 to 117N/AN/A
2478N/A21%4%71 to 131N/AN/A
2580N/A22%4%79 to 146N/AN/A
2682N/A22%4%88 to 163N/AN/A
2784N/A23%4%98 to 182N/AN/A
2886N/A23%4%109 to 203N/AN/A
2988N/A24%4%122 to 226N/AN/A
3090N/A24%4%136 to 252N/AN/A
3191N/A25%5%143 to 266N/AN/A
3292N/A25%5%151 to 280N/AN/A
3393N/A26%5%159 to 296N/AN/A
3494N/A26%5%168 to 312N/AN/A
3595N/A27%5%177 to 329N/AN/A
3696N/A27%5%187 to 347N/AN/A
3797N/A28%5%197 to 366N/AN/A
3898N/A28%5%208 to 386N/AN/A
3999N/A29%5%219 to 407N/AN/A
40100N/A29%5%231 to 429N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Quest reward

This item is given as quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Intruders in Black
Act 2

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Root of the Problem
Act 2
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Herald of Agony:


Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Herald of Agony.

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
EnchantmentHeraldOfAgonyManaReservation166Herald of Agony has 20% reduced Mana Reservation
EnchantmentHeraldOfAgonyManaReservation275Herald of Agony has 30% reduced Mana Reservation
EnchantmentHeraldOfAgonyNumOfSecondaryProjectiles1_75Summoned Agony Crawler fires 2 additional Projectiles


The list below shows microtransactions for Herald of Agony.

Blood Guard Herald Effect
Blood Guard Herald EffectHerald SkinYour Herald becomes a Blood Guard Effect.
Your Herald becomes a Blood Guard Effect.
Celestial Herald Effect
Celestial Herald EffectHerald SkinYour Herald becomes a Celestial Effect.
Your Herald becomes a Celestial Effect.
Faith Guard Herald Effect
Faith Guard Herald EffectHerald SkinYour Herald becomes a Faith Guard Effect.
Your Herald becomes a Faith Guard Effect.


Version history

Version Changes
  • The Agony Crawler summoned by this skill now deals increased Physical Damage per Virulence you have, rather than increased Damage.
  • The Herald of Agony skill gem now has a Chaos tag.
  • Fixed a bug where Blood Guard Herald and Faith Guard Herald effects were reversed when applied to Herald of Agony.
  • Herald of Agony has been added to the game.