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Illuminated Devotion

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Illuminated Devotion
Ascendancy notable Passive Skill
Illuminated Devotion passive icon.png
  • Skills from your Helmet Penetrate 20% Elemental Resistances
  • Skills from your Gloves have 40% increased Area of Effect
  • Skills from your Boots Leech 2% of Damage as Life

Illuminated Devotion is a notable Ascendancy passive skill for the Hierophant that grants elemental penetration to skills socketed in or granted by the user's helmet, increased area of effect to skills socketed in or granted by the user's gloves, and life leech to skills socketed in or granted by the user's boots.

Skill Effects and Interactions

The wording of this passive means that skills that are granted by items will also benefit from the bonuses. For example, a Hierophant wielding a Doryani's FistDoryani's Fist
Vaal Gauntlets
Quality: +20%
Armour: 278
Energy Shield: 36
Requires Level 63, 100 StrGrants Level 20 Doryani's Touch Skill
+30 to maximum Energy Shield
10% chance to Shock
Adds (225-335) to (785-900) Lightning Damage to Attacks while Unarmed
Adds (60-90) to (210-240) Lightning Damage to Spells while Unarmed
+30 Energy Shield gained on Killing a Shocked Enemy
Doryani's ingenuity raised the Vaal Empire
to unprecedented heights. His curiosity
reduced it to ruins and bones.
will see an increased Area of Effect on Doryani's Touch.

The bonuses of this passive can be considered a free pseudo-support gem, that can also stack with the gems themselves, but without the increased mana multiplier of a gem. The effects of each bonus are equal to:

  • Level 1 Elemental WeaknessElemental WeaknessCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration
    Radius: 22
    Mana Cost: (24 to 50)
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Requires Level 24Curses all targets in an area, making them less resistant to elemental damage.Per 1% Quality:
    Cursed enemies have -0.25% to Elemental Resistances
    Base duration is (9-10.9) seconds
    Cursed enemies have -(20-39)% to Elemental Resistances
    +(0-10) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    or Level 3 Cold Penetration SupportCold Penetration SupportCold, Support
    Icon: V
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy cold resistance.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Cold Damage
    Supported Skills Penetrate (18-37)% Cold ResistanceThis 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.
    , Lightning Penetration SupportLightning Penetration SupportLightning, Support
    Icon: V
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy lightning resistance.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Lightning Damage
    Supported Skills Penetrate (18-37)% Lightning ResistanceThis 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 Fire Penetration SupportFire Penetration SupportFire, Support
    Icon: V
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy fire resistance.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Fire Damage
    Supported Skills Penetrate (18-37)% Fire ResistanceThis 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.
  • Level 11 Increased Area of Effect SupportIncreased Area of Effect SupportSupport, AoE
    Icon: E
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 38Supports any skill with an area of effect.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area Damage
    Supported Skills have (30-49)% increased Area of EffectThis 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.
  • Level 1 Life Leech SupportLife Leech SupportSupport
    Icon: l
    Mana Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill that hits enemies, causing those hits to leech life based on damage dealt.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Life Leeched per second
    Supported Skills have 2% of Damage Leeched as Life
    Supported Skills have (0-38)% increased Life Leeched per second
    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.

Note that the Life Leech bonus functions exactly as the gem would, leeching life to the source of damage. Thus, if totems are socketed in the Hierophant's boots, it is the totems that will leech life to themselves.


Version history

Version Changes
2.6.0
2.2.0
  • Added to the game.