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King Kaom

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King Kaom
King Kaom
Location(s) Kaom's Stronghold
Quest(s) The Eye of Fury
Resistance(s) Resists Elemental Damage
Resists Chaos Damage

King Kaom is a unique boss in Kaom's Stronghold. Defeating him is required for the quest The King of Fury.


King Kaom of the Karui concept art. It also used as the art for a Steam trading card.

Kaom was the king of the Karui, often cited for his bravery and leadership. In the Karui's home, Ngamakanui, Kaom received a sign [1] (Kaom's SignKaom's Sign
Coral Ring
+(20-30) to maximum Life+(10-20) to Strength
+(2-4) Life gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks
+1 to Maximum Endurance Charges
A token from the sea
A sign for Kaom
to lead his Karui to Wraeclast.
) saying the Purity Rebellion needed his support against Emperor Chitus. The Karui were called by High Templar Voll to overthrow General Marceus Lioneye in the outer empire. Kaom accepted and led his people to The Coast in Wraeclast using canoes. The battle against Lioneye and his army of Gemlings has been written in The Purity Chronicles Book 3: Fall of a Jade Axe: a batallion of female archers caught Lioneye by suprise. Among these archers was Hyrri, who has studied archery with Voll's finest military tutors. She was of great importance in this battle.[2] When Lioneye fell, Kaom infamously wore his head on his belt.


After he had conquered Lioneye's Watch the Karui passed through the land with their Canoes. Their stories have been preserved on weathered carvings throughout Act 1. These carvings tell of the nightmares they encounter, the undead. Kaom has tried to fight it, praying to his ancestors and eventually received a vision he thought divine, but it was actually from Nightmare.[3] He took a group of warriors and entered the Highgate mines to join the Beast [4].

After the The Awakening however, more carvings in Kaom's Stronghold reveal the black spirit may have not only lead him and his warriors farther into Wraeclast, he had been corrupted by Malachai to slaughter his own men as a 'sacrifice'.

After Kaom left, Hyrri led the Karui back to Ngamakanui.

Related items

Kaom's trademark was his two handed axe and his belt/body armour, which wore the head of his nemesis Lioneye.

  • Kaom's HeartKaom's Heart
    Glorious Plate
    Quality: +20%
    Armour: 931
    Requires Level 68, 191 StrHas no Sockets
    (20-40)% increased Fire Damage
    +500 to maximum Life
    The warrior who
    fears will fall.
  • Kaom's PrimacyKaom's Primacy
    Karui Chopper
    Two Handed Axe
    Quality: +20%
    Physical Damage: (266.2-314.6)(415.8-491.4)
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.05
    Weapon Range: 13
    Requires Level 58, 151 Str, 43 Dex(100-140)% increased Physical Damage
    +20 Life gained on Kill
    +(150-250) to Accuracy Rating
    Culling Strike
    Gain 1 Rage on Critical Hit with attacks, no more than once every 0.5 seconds
    Gain 1% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage per 1 Rage
    One by one, Kaom slaughtered the weakest tribe
    leaders until the others leapt to join his cause.
  • Kaom's RootsKaom's Roots
    Titan Greaves
    Quality: +20%
    Armour: 289
    Requires Level 68, 120 StrHas no Sockets
    Cannot be Knocked Back
    +(150-200) to maximum Life
    Action Speed cannot be modified to below base value
    Unwavering Stance
    Don't flinch. It's a waste of good hitting time.
  • Kaom's SignKaom's Sign
    Coral Ring
    +(20-30) to maximum Life+(10-20) to Strength
    +(2-4) Life gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks
    +1 to Maximum Endurance Charges
    A token from the sea
    A sign for Kaom
    to lead his Karui to Wraeclast.
  • Kaom's WayKaom's Way
    Coral Ring
    Requires Level 32+(20-30) to maximum Life+(10-20) to Strength
    Regenerate 0.4% of Life per second per Endurance Charge
    +(2-4) Life gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks
    +1 to Maximum Endurance Charges
    Kaom guided his Karui across the sea
    and spilled their blood on foreign soil


King Kaom is voiced by New Zealand actor, Andre King.[5]


  1. Kaom's Sign's flavourtext: "A token from the sea, A sign for Kaom to lead his Karui to Wraeclast."
  2. The Purity Chronicles: "At her uncle's behest, Hyrri had traveled to Thebrus and studied archery with Voll's finest military tutors. When the legionnaires shed protection in favor of mobility, Hyrri and her bow-women broke cover and rained death upon the Gemlings from the cliffs above."
  3. Weathered Carving in Ship Graveyard: Kaom is gone. He took 500 of our finest warriors and descended into the depths of Wraeclast. He spoke of a vision, a gift of ancestors. Kaom has been deceived. His vision was a gift from the black spirit. The black spirit has conquered the Karui way.
  4. Tasuni tells this when asked about Kaom.
  5. Bex_GGG (August 24, 2016). "TIL that Izaro was voiced by Micheal Hurst, who also played the role Iolaus, Hercules' sidekick in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.". Official Path of Exile subreddit. Retrieved August 24, 2016.