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Kitava's Thirst
Zealot Helmet
Quality: +20%
Armour: (226 to 238)
Energy Shield: (45 to 48)
Requires Level 44, 50 Str, 50 Int15% reduced Cast Speed
(70-80)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(30-50) to maximum Mana
30% chance to Trigger Socketed Spells when
you Spend at least 100 Mana to Use a Skill
Tukohama, Tawhoa and Kitava went to the lake to fish.
Tawhoa weaved a net to catch the fish,
Tukohama built a fire to cook the fish,
and Kitava swallowed the entire lake, fish and all, with a single gulp.
Kitava's Thirst inventory icon.png
Purchase Costs
Unique5x Chaos Orb
Sell Price
7x Alteration Shard

Kitava's Thirst is a unique Zealot HelmetZealot HelmetArmour: 119
Energy Shield: 24
Requires Level 44, 50 Str, 50 Int
.

Vendor: 7Alteration ShardsAlteration ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alteration.
Shift click to unstack.

Mechanics

30% chance to Cast Socketed Spells: Each time you use a qualifying skill a single roll determines whether all the socketed spells will cast, unlike the standard trigger condition where only one socketed spell will activate per trigger.

However, it will not cast multiple of the same spell on activation. For example, if two Summon Raging SpiritSummon Raging SpiritSpell, Minion, Duration, Fire
Mana Cost: (4 to 12)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 4Summons a short-lived flaming skull that rushes at nearby enemies and attacks them rapidly. Enemies will not directly engage these spirits, and can pass through them.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Minion Movement Speed
Base duration is 5 seconds
Can summon up to 20 Raging Spirits at a time
Minions gain 30% less Added Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Summon Raging Spirit skill icon.png
gems were socketed, only one of them will be used.

Spend at least 100 Mana: Mana must be spent in order to qualify. Utilizing Blood Magic does not trigger the spells. Spending energy shield via Eldritch Battery does not trigger the spells. Aura reservation cost can activate socketed spells, as limited in usefulness as this is. Using Soul TakerSoul Taker
Siege Axe
One Hand Axes
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (105.6 to 124.8)(198 to 234)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: (1.80 to 1.88)
Weapon Range: 9
Requires Level 59, 119 Str, 82 Dex(100-140)% increased Physical Damage
Adds 10 to 20 Physical Damage
(20-25)% increased Attack Speed
+(20-25)% to Cold Resistance
Insufficient Mana doesn't prevent your Melee Attacks
Your Physical Damage can Chill
It is too easy for the soul to escape from an open heart.
to avoid actually spending mana does not work.

Use a Skill: For channeled skills with a Mana cost of above 100, Only the initial cast will trigger spells. This is because Kitava's Thirst triggers when spending mana to use a skill, not to maintain an already-used skill[1][2].

Targeting

The spells are targeted at nearby target. This does not necessarily mean those that the skill was originally targeted. If there are no nearby targets, the casts are targeted randomly.

Strategy

There are several methods that can be used to raise the cost of skills to help Kitava's Thirst trigger its socketed spells more regularly and expand the list of usable skills that can trigger this unique. Rapid cast or attacking abilities are preferred when using Kitava's Thirst to increase the likeliness of socketed spells triggering. Because of the high mana cost needed, several spells and most attack skills struggle to reach the 100 mana threshold, however there are a few unique items that can be used to assist with this:

  • The unique VoidbringerVoidbringer
    Conjurer Gloves
    Quality: +20%
    Energy Shield: (105 to 129)
    Requires Level 55, 79 Int+1 to Level of Socketed Elemental Gems
    (125-150)% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
    (180-250)% increased Energy Shield
    (80-40)% increased Mana Cost of Skills
    +(15-20) Energy Shield gained on Kill
    Absolute corruption empowers absolutely.
    gloves are ideal for critical strike spell builds, as they grant a global increase to spell critical strike chance as well as boosting mana cost of skills by 80%. These gloves are great for spell users wanting to focus on adding a layer of Cast on Cast mechanics to their character.
  • Spell users may also find the use of Pledge of HandsPledge of Hands
    Judgement Staff
    Staves
    Quality: +20%
    Physical Damage: 73.2135.6
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.10%
    Attacks per Second: 1.25
    Weapon Range: 11
    Requires Level 68, 113 Str, 113 Int18% Chance to BlockSocketed Gems are Supported by level 30 Spell Echo
    (120-160)% increased Spell Damage
    100% increased maximum Mana
    "To shake a hand is to double your power."
    - Jaetai, Queen's Advisor
    quite useful in conjunction with this helmet, as it grants an innate level 30 Spell Echo SupportSpell Echo SupportSpell, Support
    Icon: k
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 38Supports spell skills, making them repeat when cast. Cannot support Vaal skills, totem skills, channelling skills, triggered skills, or skills which reserve mana.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell Damage
    Supported Skills Repeat an additional time
    Supported Skills have (51-70)% more Cast Speed
    Supported Skills deal 10% less Damage
    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.
    (mana multiplier intact), and expands the player's mana pool allowing for more casts before needing to restore mana.
  • Copies of the Unique Jewel Fevered MindFevered Mind
    Cobalt Jewel
    (20-30)% increased Spell Damage
    100% increased Mana Cost of Skills
    Corrupted
    In sickness, the insane becomes sane.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    can also be socketed into the passive skill tree to boost the cost of all the players skills. Multiple copies of this jewel can be socketed allowing for a wider array of skills to be used to trigger Kitava's Thirst and offering increased damage to the socketed spells.
  • The unique wand Apep's RageApep's Rage
    Opal Wand
    Wands
    Quality: +20%
    Physical Damage: 34.864.8
    Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.30
    Weapon Range: 120
    Requires Level 62, 212 Int(38-42)% increased Spell DamageAdds (50-65) to (90-105) Chaos Damage to Spells
    (25-30)% increased Cast Speed
    +(5-10)% to Chaos Resistance
    40% increased Mana Cost of Skills
    Apep's poison entraps, encircles,
    and engulfs the leaking mind of Man.
    is another way to push a spell's mana cost over the 100 mana threshold with its 40% increased mana cost of skills mod. The cast speed helps offsetting the cast speed penalty of Kitava's Thirst and the added chaos damage to spells makes it great for spellcaster utilizing chaos and poison damage.

Channeled skills are the fastest skills, but they activate the cast only once per use (if the mana cost is sufficient), so the player has to start channeling and end channeling rapidly, which is tedious but possible.

Fastest non-channeled skills are Blade VortexBlade VortexSpell, AoE, Duration
Radius: 15
Mana Cost: (6 to 19)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 30%
Requires Level 12This spell creates ethereal blades which orbit in an area around you, dealing damage every 0.6 seconds to all enemies in their radius. As more blades are added, the damage becomes greater and more frequent.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (7-123) to (10-185) Physical Damage
Base duration is 5 seconds
Can have up to 20 active spinning blades
20% more Damage with Ailments for each blade
10% increased Hit Rate for each blade
30% more Damage with Hits for each blade
+(0-4) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Blade Vortex skill icon.png
, Flame SurgeFlame SurgeSpell, AoE, Fire
Radius: 30
Mana Cost: (5 to 15)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Requires Level 12Strikes enemies in front of you with a surge of flame. Burning enemies are dealt more damage.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Cast Speed
Deals (21-514) to (31-771) Fire Damage
50% more Damage with Hits against Burning enemies
Cannot Ignite
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Flame Surge skill icon.png
, Storm CallStorm CallSpell, AoE, Duration, Lightning
Radius: 20
Mana Cost: (6 to 19)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 80%
Requires Level 12Sets a marker at a location. After a short duration, lightning strikes the marker, dealing damage around it. When this happens, it will also set off the lightning at any other markers you've cast.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (13-341) to (24-633) Lightning Damage
Base duration is 1.5 seconds
(10-29)% increased Effect of Shock
+(0-6) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Storm Call skill icon.png
, Summon Raging SpiritSummon Raging SpiritSpell, Minion, Duration, Fire
Mana Cost: (4 to 12)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 4Summons a short-lived flaming skull that rushes at nearby enemies and attacks them rapidly. Enemies will not directly engage these spirits, and can pass through them.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Minion Movement Speed
Base duration is 5 seconds
Can summon up to 20 Raging Spirits at a time
Minions gain 30% less Added Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Summon Raging Spirit skill icon.png
, and curses with base cast time 0.5s. Detonate MinesDetonate MinesSpell
Cast Time: 0.20 sec
Requires Level 8Detonates all the Remote Mines you have placed.Per 1% Quality:
5% increased Cast Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Detonate Mines skill icon.png
is faster, but it has 0 mana cost. FrenzyFrenzyAttack, Melee, Bow
Mana Cost: 10
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (110% to 137%)
Requires Level 16Performs an attack that gives the character a frenzy charge if it hits. Frenzy charges increase your attack speed.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack Speed
Deals (110-136.6)% of Base Damage
5% increased Physical Damage per Frenzy Charge
5% increased Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Frenzy skill icon.png
is the fastest attack skill.

Mana consumption of a character using Kitava's Thirst offensively is huge. In average, one needs to spend 333 mana for one activation. A character with 4000 mana and 400% increased mana regeneration is unable to sustain casting to activate Kitava's Thirst more than 1-2 times per second (flasks, Rallying CryRallying CryWarcry, AoE, Duration
Mana Cost: (8 to 27)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 4.00 sec
Cast Time: 0.25 sec
Requires Level 10Performs a warcry, granting increased damage and mana regeneration to you and your allies if there are nearby enemies. The damage increase is scaled by surrounding enemies. Taunts all nearby enemies to attack the user. Shares a cooldown with other Warcry skills.Per 1% Quality:
1.5% increased Skill Effect Duration
(140-178)% increased Damage per one hundred nearby Enemies
(10-16)% increased Damage
(1.8-14.8) Mana Regenerated per second
Base duration is 8 seconds
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Rallying Cry skill icon.png
and ClarityClarityAura, Spell, AoE
Radius: 36
Mana Reserved: (34 to 279)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
Cast Time: 1.20 sec
Requires Level 10Casts an aura that grants mana regeneration to you and your allies.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Area of Effect
You and nearby allies regenerate (2.9-17.2) Mana per second
+(0-19) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Clarity skill icon.png
are irrelevant here). Leeching that amount of mana is problematic because of the limitations of leech. Therefore, this property should be used mostly to activate auxiliary spells (time-limited summons, curses, buffs, etc.)

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Version Changes
2.4.0
  • Introduced to the game.