The term hit refers to an effect that applies a discrete amount of damage to a target instantaneously. The damage can be mitigated down to 0, 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.) 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
- 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, Duration
Icon: BRequires Level 18Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:12Supported Skills have 0.25% reduced Enemy Block ChanceSupported Skills have 2% increased Overpowered EffectEnemies have -(10-20)% chance to Block Attack or Spell Damage from Supported Skills
Enemies have -(20-29)% chance to Dodge Attack or Spell Hits from Supported Skills
Supported Skills inflict Overpowered for 4 seconds when Blocked
Overpowered applies -5% chance to Block Attack and Spell DamageThis 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.)
On/when hit effects
"On Hit" effects are when the player hits the enemy, and "When Hit" is when the enemy hits the player. In general, most effects are applied after the hit is completed and damage is dealt, since magnitude of damage is used to compute the magnitude of effect. These include, but are not limited to:
- gain temporary buffs (e.g. charges)
- inflict debuffs (e.g. curses or bleed)
- gain life, mana or energy shield
- culling strike
- skill-specific effects (e.g. Creeping FrostCreeping FrostSpell, Projectile, Duration, AoE, Cold
Mana Cost: (7-20)
Soul Gain Prevention: 0.001 sec
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 80%
Projectile Speed: 844Requires Level 12Fire an icy projectile that bursts on impact or when reaching the targeted area, dealing area damage and creating a chilling area that deals cold damage over time. This area will creep across the ground towards nearby enemies until its duration expires.Per 1% Quality:12340.5% increased Area of Effect1% increased Skill Effect DurationFires an additional ProjectileChilling Area has 2% increased Movement SpeedBase duration is 5 seconds
Deals (11-383) to (16-572) Cold Damage
Can have up to 10 Chilling Areas
Deals (16.7-1391.2) Base Cold Damage per second
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effectPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.'s explosion).
Additionally, some effects have specific requirements, such as Life Gain on Hit SupportLife Gain on Hit SupportAttack, Support
Mana Multiplier: 150%Requires Level 8Supports attack skills.Per 1% Quality:123+0.5 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks from Supported SkillsSupported Skills deal 2% increased Damage when on Full Life+0.1 Mana 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 ChainmailQuality: +20%
Energy Shield: (85-105)
Movement Speed: -5%Requires Level 35, 53 Str, 53 Int(100-150)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
50% reduced maximum Mana
Gain a Power Charge for each Enemy you hit with a Critical Strike
Inner ConvictionAlthough a great leader during the war,
Voll proved disastrous in times of peace.'s effect needing a critical strike.
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. For example, more Damage against Chilled Enemies from Hypothermia SupportHypothermia SupportCold, Support
Mana Multiplier: 120%Requires Level 31Supports any skill that deals damage.Per 1% Quality:123Supported Skills have 1.5% increased Chill Duration on EnemiesSupported Skills have +1% chance to Freeze Enemies which are ChilledEnemies Frozen by Supported Skills have -0.2% to Cold ResistanceSupported 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 TimeThis 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.
Soldier GlovesQuality: +20%
Energy Shield: 21Requires Level 51, 40 Str, 40 IntAdds (30-36) to (44-50) Cold Damage to Attacks
(12-16)% increased maximum Life
+(40-50)% to Cold Resistance
25% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
Your Hits can only Kill Frozen Enemies
50% increased Herald of Ice DamageFar south, the winter crawls under the skin.
Below the snow, adrift wanderers sleep. gloves will prevent your hits from killing enemies who are not frozen. This will not stop enemies from dying from your damage over time or minions.
Items that enable self-damaging
Items that hit:
- Doedre's ElixirDoedre's Elixir
Greater Mana FlaskRecovers 120 Mana over 4.00 seconds
Consumes (19-22) of 36 Charges on useRequires Level 12(120-150)% increased Charges used
Removes 20% of your maximum Energy Shield on use
You take 10% of your maximum Life as Chaos Damage on use
You gain a Power Charge on use
You gain a Frenzy Charge on use
You gain an Endurance Charge on useDoedre Darktongue knew the Way of the Thaumaturge.
In order to receive, one must give... without hesitation.Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters. (on use)
- Eye of InnocenceEye of Innocence
Citrine AmuletRequires Level 68+(16-24) to Strength and Dexterity10% chance to Ignite
(50-70)% increased Damage while Ignited
Take 100 Fire Damage when you Ignite an Enemy
2% of Fire Damage Leeched as Life while Ignited"...and so He said: 'Let only the good meet my gaze'
and no eye met His. So He called down the cleansing flames
and let black smoke sweep the Sinners away."
- Book of Innocence (on igniting an enemy)
Leather BeltRequires Level 8+(25-40) to maximum Life+(60-80) to maximum Life
You have Culling Strike against Cursed Enemies
(20-28) Life gained for each Cursed Enemy hit by your Attacks
(10-14) Mana gained for each Cursed Enemy hit by your Attacks
Take (100-200) Physical Damage when you use a Movement Skill
You have no Armour or Maximum Energy ShieldWhat started as a desire to feed
became a desire to learn... (on using a movement skill)
- Heartbound LoopHeartbound Loop
Moonstone RingRequires Level 20+(15-25) to maximum Energy ShieldRegenerate (10-15) Life per second
(20-40)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
Minions have 15% increased maximum Life
Minions have 10% increased Area of Effect
350 Physical Damage taken on Minion DeathWhen the axe finally fell, Seryl shared his pain,
and the last thought that flickered through his
fading mind was her broken, shattered scream. (on minion death)
- Scold's BridleScold's Bridle
Mind CageQuality: +20%
Energy Shield: 82Requires Level 65, 138 Int(80-100)% increased Spell Damage
15% reduced Cast Speed
+(30-60) to maximum Mana
Your Skills deal you 400% of Mana Spent on Skill Mana Costs as Physical Damage"The sharper the pain, the sharper the mind.
A curious paradox."
- Shavronne of Umbra (on skill use)
Items that do not hit, but still deal damage to you:
Nightmare MaceOne Handed Mace
Physical Damage: (99.6-117.6)–(216-240)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.40
Weapon Range: 11Requires Level 68, 212 Str10% reduced Enemy Stun ThresholdAdds (45-60) to (100-120) Physical Damage
Gain (30-40)% of Physical Attack Damage as Extra Fire Damage
+4% to Chaos Resistance per Endurance Charge
1% reduced Elemental Damage taken from Hits per Endurance Charge
Adds 5 to 8 Physical Damage per Endurance Charge
+500 to Armour per Endurance Charge
200 Fire Damage taken per second per Endurance Charge if you've been Hit RecentlyThey hoped that, trapped in its prison,
the creature would age and perish.
But time would not touch the fiend.
Physical Damage: (349.2-373.2)–(500.4-536.4)
Critical Strike Chance: 6.80%
Attacks per Second: 1.25
Weapon Range: 13Requires Level 64, 113 Str, 113 Int+25% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a StaffAdds (220-240) to (270-300) Physical Damage
+1 to Maximum Siphoning Charges per Elder or Shaper Item Equipped
25% chance to gain a Siphoning Charge when you use a Skill
Adds (12-14) to (15-16) Physical Damage to Attacks and Spells per Siphoning Charge
Gain 4% of Non-Chaos Damage as extra Chaos Damage per Siphoning Charge
1% additional Physical Damage Reduction from Hits per Siphoning Charge
0.2% of Damage Leeched as Life per Siphoning Charge
Take 150 Physical Damage per Second per Siphoning Charge if you've used a Skill RecentlyBlurred is the boundary
between creator and destroyer.
Charan's SwordOne Handed Sword
Physical Damage: 6–13.2
Critical Strike Chance: (8.50%-9.50%)
Attacks per Second: 1.45
Weapon Range: 11Requires Level 2, 9 Str, 9 Dex40% increased Global Accuracy RatingUses both hand slots
(70-90)% increased Critical Strike Chance
Adds 2 to 3 Physical Damage to Attacks per Level
Gain Her Embrace for 3 seconds when you Ignite an Enemy
While in Her Embrace, take 0.5% of your total Maximum Life and Energy Shield as Fire Damage per second per Level
Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)"Your name is Demon Slayer? Really? Good name for rotgut, that."
She said: I prefer "The Goddess Of Swords". Much more dignified. And accurate.
"Demon Slayer The Cheap And Nasty it is then. Burns going down, burns coming up?"
She said: Every single time, Charan. And still...you'll bathe me, and you'll drink my love. Until you can't.
Reaver SwordTwo Hand Sword
Physical Damage: (182.4-212.4)–(400.8-436.8)
Critical Strike Chance: (7.00%-7.50%)
Attacks per Second: 1.50
Weapon Range: 15Requires Level 59, 82 Str, 119 Dex60% increased Global Accuracy RatingSocketed Gems are Supported by Level 1 Blood Magic
Adds (90-115) to (230-260) Physical Damage
(40-50)% increased Critical Strike Chance
Enemies you Attack Reflect 100 Physical Damage to you
+2 to Weapon RangeThe cuts on my hands are a small price to pay
for the opportunity to drive my steel
beyond the flesh and into the demon's soul.
Physical Damage: 30–90
Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 120Requires Level 65, 212 Int(35-39)% increased Spell Damage(30-40)% increased Spell Damage
Adds (26-35) to (95-105) Lightning Damage to Spells
+(6-10)% to Critical Strike Multiplier per Power Charge
+0.3% Critical Strike Chance per Power Charge
+2% Chance to Block Spell Damage per Power Charge
Adds 3 to 9 Lightning Damage to Spells per Power Charge
200 Lightning Damage taken per second per Power Charge if
your Skills have dealt a Critical Strike RecentlyAll at once, a calmness would encompass them,
and all at once, it would be torn away,
unveiling forms no sound mind could grasp.
- Death's OathDeath's Oath
Astral PlateQuality: +20%
Movement Speed: -5%Requires Level 62, 180 Str+(8-12)% to all Elemental ResistancesGrants Level 20 Death Aura Skill
+(40-50) to all Attributes
(10-15)% increased Attack Speed
(180-220)% increased Armour
+(60-70) to maximum Life
1% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life
You take 450 Chaos Damage per second for 3 seconds on Kill
Gore FootprintsTears of blood, aching heart,
My dear Isildria must depart. (on kill)
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