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The term hit refers to a strike dealt by an attacker to a target, which usually causes damage. The damage can be mitigated up to 0,[1] but can never be negative. Damage dealt by hits always has one of 3 damage sources (attack, spell or secondary, but note that damage over time never hits.[2]) and is combined of any 5 damage types (physical, fire, cold, lightning or chaos).

Besides the amount of damage, its type and source, 'hit packages' also contain certain mechanics and effects, such as:

  • critical strikes
  • ailments
  • penetration and resistance ignoring (i.e. Inevitable Judgement)
  • accuracy (for attacks only)
  • modifications to target's block and dodge chances (i.e. Block Chance Reduction SupportBlock Chance Reduction SupportSupport
    Icon: B
    Requires Level 18Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.25% reduced Enemy Block Chance
    Supported Skills have (20-30)% reduced Enemy Block Chance
    Enemies have (20-29)% reduced chance to Dodge Hits from Supported 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.
    )

and others.

On/when hit effects

There are countless number of effects that can occur after hit is completed and damage is dealt:

  • gain temporary buffs (e.g. charges)
  • inflict debuffs (e.g. curses or bleed)
  • stun
  • knockback
  • gain life, mana or energy shield
  • culling strike
  • skill-specific effects (e.g. Arctic BreathArctic BreathSpell, Projectile, Duration, AoE, Cold
    Radius: 12
    Mana Cost: (11-21)
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Projectile Speed: 844
    Requires Level 28Fires a frozen skull projectile that leaves a trail of ground ice behind it. It explodes on impact, creating more ground ice and damaging targets within an area.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (52-608) to (78-913) Cold Damage
    Base duration is (0.88-1.65) seconds
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Arctic Breath skill icon.png
    's explosion).

Additionaly some effects have specific requirements, such as Life Gain on Hit SupportLife Gain on Hit SupportAttack, Support
Icon: h
Mana Multiplier: 150%
Requires Level 8Supports attack skills.Per 1% Quality:
+0.5 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks from Supported Skills
+(6-44) Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks from Supported SkillsThis 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.
only working with attacks, culling strike only affects enemies with less than 10% life, and Voll's ProtectorVoll's Protector
Holy Chainmail
Quality: +20%
Armour: 349
Energy Shield: 70
Requires Level 35, 53 Str, 53 Int5% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)60% increased Armour and Energy Shield
50% reduced maximum Mana
Gain a Power Charge for each Enemy you hit with a Critical Strike
Although a great leader during the war,
Voll proved disastrous in times of peace.
's effect needing a critical strike.

Conditional modifiers

There are modifiers that can only apply their effects when a certain condition is met. Modifiers that are conditional on properties of the target do not affect damage over time because only hits are able to check someone else properties.[3][4] For example, more Damage against Chilled Enemies from Hypothermia SupportHypothermia SupportCold, Support
Icon: D
Mana Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 31Supports any skill that deals damage.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 1.5% increased Chill Duration on Enemies
Supported Skills deal (20-39)% more Damage with Hits and Ailments against Chilled Enemies
Supported Skills have 10% chance to Freeze Enemies which are Chilled
Supported Skills have 20% increased Effect of Chill on Enemies
Supported Skills deal (20-39)% more Cold Damage Over Time
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.
doesn't increase damage from DoTs.

Items that enable self-damaging

Items that hit:

Items that do not hit, but still deal damage to you:

References

  1. Mark_GGG (June 22, 2016). "Mechanical Questions Thread". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  2. Mark_GGG (February 21, 2016). "GGG, can we get some answers on Conversion please?". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  3. Mark_GGG (October 9, 2015). "Poison Arrow's DoT + AA + Hypothermia works?". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  4. Mark_GGG (June 9, 2016). "Mechanical Questions Thread". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved July 05, 2016.