Kitava's Thirst

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Kitava's Thirst
Zealot Helmet
Quality: +20%
Armour: (226-238)
Energy Shield: (45-48)
Requires Level 44, 50 Str, 50 Int50% chance to Trigger Socketed Spells when
you Spend at least 100 Mana to Use a Skill
15% reduced Cast Speed
(70-80)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(30-50) to maximum Mana
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
Miscellaneous
Item class: Helmets

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

Mechanics

50% 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: (4-12)
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:12341% increased Minion Movement SpeedMinions have 1% increased DurationMaximum 0.1 Summoned Raging SpiritsMinions can't be Damaged for 0.1 seconds after being SummonedBase duration is 5 seconds
Maximum 20 Summoned Raging Spirits
Minions gain 15% less Added Damage
Minions cannot Taunt Enemies
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 Handed Axe
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (105.6-124.8)(198-234)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: (1.80-1.88)
Weapon Range: 11
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: (105-129)
    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
    +(40-80) to Total 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 up to 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
    Warstaff
    Quality: +20%
    Physical Damage: 87.6163.2
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.50%
    Attacks per Second: 1.30
    Weapon Range: 13
    Requires Level 68, 113 Str, 113 Int+20% Chance to Block Spell Damage while wielding a StaffSocketed Gems are Supported by Level 30 Greater 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, instant skills, or skills which reserve mana.Per 1% Quality:123Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast SpeedSupported Skills deal 1% less Damage
    Final Repeat of Supported Skills deals 3% more 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.
  • A copy of the Unique Jewel Fevered MindFevered Mind
    Cobalt Jewel
    Limited to: 1
    Radius: Small (800)
    +(5-10) to Intelligence
    Notable Passive Skills in Radius are Transformed to
    instead grant: 10% increased Mana Cost of Skills and 20% increased Spell Damage
    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.
  • The unique wand Apep's RageApep's Rage
    Opal Wand
    Wand
    Quality: +20%
    Physical Damage: 4278
    Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.30
    Weapon Range: 120
    Requires Level 62, 212 Int(38-42)% increased Spell DamageAdds (90-130) to (140-190) Chaos Damage to Spells
    (25-30)% increased Cast Speed
    +(5-10)% to Chaos Resistance
    +40 to Total Mana Cost of Skills
    Poisons you inflict deal Damage 20% faster
    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 to Total 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, Physical
Radius: 15
Mana Cost: (6-16)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 25%
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:12340.5% increased Area of Effect0.02% of Damage Leeched as Life1% chance to create an additional Blade3% increased Damage while you have 5 or fewer BladesDeals (3-101) to (5-151) Physical Damage
Base duration is 5 seconds
Can have up to 10 active spinning blades
10% increased Critical Strike Chance for each blade
35% increased Hit Rate for each blade
35% more Damage 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: (6-16)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 120%
Requires Level 12Strikes enemies in front of you with a surge of flame. Burning enemies are dealt more damage.Per 1% Quality:1230.5% increased Cast Speed0.5% chance to Scorch Enemies+0.25 to Area of Effect lengthDeals (27-563) to (40-844) Fire Damage
(50-88)% more Damage with Hits against Burning enemies
Cannot Ignite
+(0-9) to Area of Effect length
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: (6-16)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
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:12340.5% increased Area of Effect2% increased Area of Effect
2% reduced Cast Speed
0.5% reduced Skill Effect Duration0.25% chance for Lightning to Strike the Marker when Cast
Deals (16-408) to (31-758) Lightning Damage
Base duration is 1.5 seconds
(10-29)% increased Effect of Lightning Ailments
+(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: (4-12)
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:12341% increased Minion Movement SpeedMinions have 1% increased DurationMaximum 0.1 Summoned Raging SpiritsMinions can't be Damaged for 0.1 seconds after being SummonedBase duration is 5 seconds
Maximum 20 Summoned Raging Spirits
Minions gain 15% less Added Damage
Minions cannot Taunt Enemies
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
,Tempest ShieldTempest ShieldSpell, Lightning, Chaining, Duration
Mana Cost: (7-16)
Cast Time: 0.25 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 60%
Requires Level 16Enchants your shield with the power of storms, which lashes out to deal arcing lightning damage to attackers when you block them. Blocking refreshes the duration of Tempest Shield.Per 1% Quality:1231% increased Lightning DamageChains +0.1 Times+0.05% Chance to Block Attack Damage while holding a Shield
+0.05% Chance to Block Spell Damage while holding a Shield
Deals (24-284) to (36-426) Lightning Damage
+3% Chance to Block Attack Damage while holding a Shield
Chains +1 Times
Base duration is 12 seconds
+3% Chance to Block Spell Damage while holding a Shield
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Tempest Shield skill icon.png
, and curses with base cast time 0.5s. Detonate MinesDetonate MinesMine, Spell
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 0.20 sec
Requires Level 8Detonates a Mine, starting a Detonation Sequence which will detonate other Mines around it.Per 1% Quality:12Mines have 1% increased Detonation SpeedRecover 0.01% of Life for each Mine DetonatedFirst Mine Detonates Instantly
Mines get 10% more Detonation Speed for each prior Mine in Detonation Sequence
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, Projectile, Melee, Strike, Bow
Mana Cost: 10
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (115%-135%)
Requires Level 16Performs an attack that gives the character a frenzy charge if it hits. Frenzy charges increase your attack speed.Per 1% Quality:12340.5% increased Attack SpeedFires an additional ProjectileTargets 0.05 additional nearby Enemy0.25% increased Damage with Ailments per Frenzy ChargeDeals (115-135)% of Base Attack Damage
5% more Attack Damage per Frenzy Charge
5% more Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge
+(0-2) to Melee Strike Range
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 200 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: (15-19)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 8.00 sec
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Requires Level 24Performs a warcry, taunting nearby enemies to attack the user and exerting subsequent attacks. Gives nearby Allies a buff based on the damage of your weapon.Per 1% Quality:12341% increased Area of Effect2% increased Warcry SpeedBuff has 2% more Effect on your MinionsExerted Attacks deal 0.5% increased DamageBase duration is (5-5.9) seconds
Exerted Attacks deal 5% more Damage per affected Ally, to a maximum of 25%
Exerts the next 5 Melee Attacks you perform
Buff grants Added Attack Damage equal to 3% of the Damage of your Main
Hand Weapon per 5 Power, up to a maximum of 20%
Buff has 100% more Effect on your Minions
Counts total Power of Enemies and Allies in Range
(0-38)% increased Warcry Speed
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: (34-279)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
Requires Level 10Casts an aura that grants mana regeneration to you and your allies.Per 1% Quality:1232% increased Area of EffectYou and nearby Allies have 0.5% increased Mana Recovery from FlasksYou and nearby Allies have 1% increased Damage while on Full ManaYou and nearby Allies Regenerate (2.9-33) 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. There is one way to surpress this limit of regen, with tickster ascendecy Weave the Arcane.

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
8Arrogance of the VaalArrogance of the Vaal8Item
Two-Implicit
Corrupted
Discovery can lead to beauty, or it can lead to ruin.
random two-implicit corrupted itemAutomatic
4Jack in the BoxJack in the Box4ItemTurn the crank,
close your eyes,
and pray to the gods
for a pleasant surprise.
random itemAutomatic

Legacy variants

Kitava's Thirst has a legacy variant.

Version Discontinued Modifiers
3.11.0


  • 30% chance to Trigger Socketed Spells when
  • you Spend at least 100 Mana to Use a Skill
  • 15% reduced Cast Speed
  • (70–80)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
  • +(30–50) to maximum Mana

Gallery

Version history

Version Changes
3.11.0
  • Now has a 50% chance to trigger socketed spells when you spend at least 100 mana to use a skill (from 30%).
2.4.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References