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, 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
Icon: BRequires Level 18Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.25% reduced Enemy Block ChanceSupported Skills have (20-30)% reduced Enemy Block Chance
Enemies have (20-29)% reduced chance to Dodge Hits 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.)
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)
- gain life, mana or energy shield
- culling strike
- skill-specific effects (e.g. Arctic BreathArctic BreathProjectile, Spell, Duration, AoE, Cold
Mana Cost: (11-21)
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Projectile Speed: 844Requires 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 EffectDeals (52-608) to (78-913) Cold Damage
Base duration is (0.88-1.65) secondsPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.'s explosion).
Additionaly 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:
+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 ChainmailQuality: +20%
Energy Shield: 70Requires 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 StrikeAlthough 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:
Supported Skills have 1.5% increased Chill Duration on EnemiesSupported 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.
Items that enable self-damaging
Items that hit:
- 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 48+(25-40) to maximum Life+(60-80) to maximum Life
Culling Strike against Enemies Cursed with Poacher's Mark
Curse Enemies with Level 30 Poacher's Mark on Hit, which can apply to Hexproof Enemies
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 Shield(10-15) Life Regenerated 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 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: 9Requires 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 when Hit 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: (392.4-428.4)–(550.8-598.8)
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.20
Weapon Range: 11Requires Level 64, 113 Str, 113 Int+20% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a StaffAdds (270-300) to (340-380) Physical Damage
Adds (376-400) to (568-600) Physical Damage to Spells
+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: 9Requires 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: (170.4-200.4)–(379.2-415.2)
Critical Strike Chance: (7.00%-7.50%)
Attacks per Second: 1.45
Weapon Range: 13Requires Level 59, 82 Str, 119 Dex40% 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: 25.2–74.4
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%
Armour: (2133-2417)Requires Level 62, 180 Str5% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
+(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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