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Mind Over Matter

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Mind Over Matter
Keystone
Heroicspirit passive skill icon.png
30% of Damage is taken from Mana before Life [1]
While the mind endures, so too will the body.

Mind Over Matter (often referred to as MoM) is a keystone passive skill that allows the character's mana to absorb a portion of the damage dealt to life.

Mechanics

30% of the damage that would be inflicted on the character's life is deducted from mana instead. If the character has insufficient mana, then the remainder of the damage will be taken from life.

Mana/Life ratio

For mana to not run out before life the unreserved mana should be at least 43% of unreserved life, granted that 30% of damage is taken from mana before life.

Derivation of the mana/life ratio

X% of Damage is taken from Mana before Life

Let {\textstyle  \pagecolor[RGB]{15,15,15} \color[RGB]{163,141,109} k = {X \over 100}
    }, to completely remove all mana the damage,  \pagecolor[RGB]{15,15,15} \color[RGB]{163,141,109} dmg
    , has to be:

 \pagecolor[RGB]{15,15,15} \color[RGB]{163,141,109} mana - k \times dmg = 0

 

 

 

 

(1)

The life removed can then be written as:

 \pagecolor[RGB]{15,15,15} \color[RGB]{163,141,109} life - (1-k) \times dmg = 0

 

 

 

 

(2)

Solving equation (1) for  \pagecolor[RGB]{15,15,15} \color[RGB]{163,141,109} dmg
    :

 \pagecolor[RGB]{15,15,15} \color[RGB]{163,141,109} dmg = {mana \over k}

 

 

 

 

(3)

(3) in (2) gives:

 \pagecolor[RGB]{15,15,15} \color[RGB]{163,141,109} life - (1-k) \times {mana \over k} = 0

 

 

 

 

(4)

Solving (4) for  \pagecolor[RGB]{15,15,15} \color[RGB]{163,141,109} mana
    :

 \pagecolor[RGB]{15,15,15} \color[RGB]{163,141,109} mana = {k \over 1-k} \times life

 

 

 

 

(5)

The ratio {\textstyle  \pagecolor[RGB]{15,15,15} \color[RGB]{163,141,109} {mana \over life} = {k \over 1-k}
    } leads to exactly all life and mana being removed from a one-shot. If the ratio is less, i.e. {\textstyle  \pagecolor[RGB]{15,15,15} \color[RGB]{163,141,109} {mana \over life} < {k \over 1-k}
    }, then mana will have run out before all life is removed.

The table below show the necessary mana/life ratio required for varying amounts of Mind over Matter.

X mana/life ratio
0 0
10% 11%
20% 25%
30% 43%
40% 67%
50% 100%
60% 150%
70% 233%
80% 400%
90% 900%

Interactions

Eldritch Battery and Chaos damage

If the node Eldritch Battery is chosen energy shield protects mana instead of life. This energy shield will absorb the converted damage before it is applied on mana. Since chaos damage bypasses energy shield the chaos damage will then be applied directly on mana.

Chaos Inoculation

Mind Over Matter is rendered useless in conjunction with the Chaos Inoculation keystone. Damage is applied to energy shield before life, and as a result there is no opportunity for any damage to be absorbed by mana.[1]

Damage taken Gained as Mana when Hit

If the character has equipped items with the x% of Damage taken Gained as Mana when Hit modifier, this can help with maintaining mana. This mana gain is spread over 4 seconds following the hit.[2] In versions prior to Version 3.0.0, these effects restored mana instantly before damage was taken.[3] This modifier can be found on certain items and passive skills:

  • MindspiralMindspiral
    Aventail Helmet
    Quality: +20%
    Armour: 121
    Energy Shield: 24
    Requires Level 37, 42 Str, 42 Int(10-15)% increased Cold Damage
    (10-15)% increased Lightning Damage
    +(100-120) to maximum Mana
    Gain (5-10)% of Maximum Mana as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
    Enemies Cannot Leech Mana From you
    (5-10)% of Damage taken gained as Mana over 4 seconds when Hit
    Cannot Leech Mana
    Where top is bottom and weak is strong.
  • PraxisPraxis
    Paua Ring
    Requires Level 22+(20-25) to maximum Mana+(30-60) to maximum Mana
    (3-6) Mana Regenerated per second
    -(8-4) to Total Mana Cost of Skills
    8% of Damage taken gained as Mana over 4 seconds when Hit
    The Thaumaturgical masters of the Eternal Empire,
    as unpredictable and varied as they were,
    all understood one thing:
    Free thinking leads to free action.
  • Victario's FlightVictario's Flight
    Goathide Boots
    Quality: +20%
    Evasion: (92-113)
    Requires Level 12, 26 Dex+15 to Dexterity
    +15 to Intelligence
    (100-150)% increased Evasion Rating
    5% increased Movement Speed
    (5-10)% of Damage taken gained as Mana over 4 seconds when Hit
    10% increased Movement Speed
    10% increased Movement Speed for you and nearby Allies
    Alive but not unscathed, Victario fled
    as slaughter blossomed at the gates.
  • Rallying CryRallying CryWarcry, AoE, Duration
    Mana Cost: (8-27)
    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 the user and nearby allies if there are nearby enemies. The damage increase is proportional to the number of 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
    w/ Spirited ResponseSpirited Response
    Cobalt Jewel
    Limited to: 2
    Radius: Medium (1200)
    (7-10)% increased maximum Mana
    With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, 10% of Damage taken gained as Mana over 4 seconds when Hit during Rallying Cry for you and Allies
    The Purity Rebels fought with heart and soul,
    To free their empire from corruption.
    And the fires of war did merely serve,
    To temper the steel of their spirits.
    Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
  • Battle Rouse
  • Watcher's EyeWatcher's Eye
    Prismatic Jewel
    Limited to: 1(4-6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
    (4-6)% increased maximum Life
    (4-6)% increased maximum Mana
    <Two or Three random aura modifiers>
    One by one, they stood their ground against a creature
    they had no hope of understanding, let alone defeating,
    and one by one, they became a part of it.
    Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    with (15-20)% of Damage taken gained as Mana over 4 seconds when Hit while affected by Clarity

Related unique items

ItemLvl.Stats
Watcher's Eye
Watcher's Eye
Prismatic Jewel
Limited to: 1(4-6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
(4-6)% increased maximum Life
(4-6)% increased maximum Mana
<Two or Three random aura modifiers>
One by one, they stood their ground against a creature
they had no hope of understanding, let alone defeating,
and one by one, they became a part of it.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1(4-6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
(4-6)% increased maximum Life
(4-6)% increased maximum Mana
<Two or Three random aura modifiers>
(1-1.5)% of Fire Damage Leeched as Life while affected by Anger
Damage Penetrates (10-15)% Fire Resistance while affected by Anger
+(30-50)% to Critical Strike Multiplier while affected by Anger
(40-60)% increased Fire Damage while affected by Anger
Gain (15-25)% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage while affected by Anger
(25-40)% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage while affected by Anger
(6-10)% of Damage taken from Mana before Life while affected by Clarity
(15-20)% of Damage taken gained as Mana over 4 seconds when Hit while affected by Clarity
Gain (12-18)% of Maximum Mana as Extra Maximum Energy Shield while affected by Clarity
(20-30)% increased Mana Recovery Rate while affected by Clarity
(10-15)% chance to Recover 10% of Maximum Mana when you use a Skill while affected by Clarity
-(10-5) to Total Mana Cost of Skills while affected by Clarity
+(600-1000) to Armour while affected by Determination
+(5-8)% Chance to Block Attack Damage while affected by Determination
(5-8)% additional Physical Damage Reduction while affected by Determination
You take (60-40)% reduced Extra Damage from Critical Strikes while affected by Determination
(50-40)% reduced Reflected Physical Damage taken while affected by Determination
Unaffected by Vulnerability while affected by Determination
+(5-8)% Chance to Block Spell Damage while affected by Discipline
+(20-30) Energy Shield gained for each Enemy Hit while affected by Discipline
(20-30)% increased Energy Shield Recovery Rate while affected by Discipline
(1.5-2.5)% of Maximum Energy Shield Regenerated per Second while affected by Discipline
(30-40)% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge while affected by Discipline
+(5-8)% chance to Evade Attacks while affected by Grace
(30-50)% chance to Blind Enemies which Hit you while affected by Grace
(6-10)% chance to Dodge Attack Hits while affected by Grace
(10-15)% increased Movement Speed while affected by Grace
Unaffected by Enfeeble while affected by Grace
(5-8)% chance to Dodge Spell Hits while affected by Haste
(30-50)% increased cooldown recovery speed of Movement Skills used while affected by Haste
Debuffs on you expire (20-15)% faster while affected by Haste
You gain Onslaught for 4 seconds on Kill while affected by Haste
You have Phasing while affected by Haste
Unaffected by Temporal Chains while affected by Haste
Adds (58-70) to (88-104) Cold Damage while affected by Hatred
+(1.2-1.8)% to Critical Strike Chance while affected by Hatred
Damage Penetrates (10-15)% Cold Resistance while affected by Hatred
(40-60)% increased Cold Damage while affected by Hatred
(25-40)% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage while affected by Hatred
+(30-50)% to Chaos Resistance while affected by Purity of Elements
(50-40)% reduced Reflected Elemental Damage taken while affected by Purity of Elements
(8-12)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Cold Damage while affected by Purity of Elements
(8-12)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Fire Damage while affected by Purity of Elements
(8-12)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Lightning Damage while affected by Purity of Elements
Unaffected by Elemental Weakness while affected by Purity of Elements
Immune to Ignite while affected by Purity of Fire
(50-40)% reduced Reflected Fire Damage taken while affected by Purity of Fire
(6-10)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Fire Damage while affected by Purity of Fire
Unaffected by Burning Ground while affected by Purity of Fire
Unaffected by Flammability while affected by Purity of Fire
Immune to Freeze while affected by Purity of Ice
(50-40)% reduced Reflected Cold Damage taken while affected by Purity of Ice
(6-10)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Cold Damage while affected by Purity of Ice
Unaffected by Chilled Ground while affected by Purity of Ice
Unaffected by Frostbite while affected by Purity of Ice
Immune to Shock while affected by Purity of Lightning
(50-40)% reduced Reflected Lightning Damage taken while affected by Purity of Lightning
(6-10)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Lightning Damage while affected by Purity of Lightning
Unaffected by Conductivity while affected by Purity of Lightning
Unaffected by Shocked Ground while affected by Purity of Lightning
(1-1.5)% of Damage leeched as Life while affected by Vitality
(100-140) Life Regenerated per Second while affected by Vitality
+(20-30) Life gained for each Enemy Hit while affected by Vitality
(50-70)% increased Life Recovery from Flasks while affected by Vitality
(20-30)% increased Life Recovery Rate while affected by Vitality
(70-100)% increased Critical Strike Chance while affected by Wrath
(40-60)% increased Lightning Damage while affected by Wrath
(1-1.5)% of Lightning Damage is Leeched as Mana while affected by Wrath
Damage Penetrates (10-15)% Lightning Resistance while affected by Wrath
Gain (15-25)% of Physical Damage as Extra Lightning Damage while affected by Wrath
(25-40)% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage while affected by Wrath
The Aylardex
The Aylardex
Agate Amulet
Requires Level 32+(16-24) to Strength and Intelligence+(30-50) to maximum Life
+(50-70) to maximum Mana
+1 to Maximum Power Charges
10% increased Mana Regeneration Rate per Power Charge
(80-100)% increased Power Charge Duration
1% of Damage is taken from Mana before Life per Power Charge
40% reduced Critical Strike Chance per Power Charge
Shackled fires dance about;
Might within from force without.
32+(16-24) to Strength and Intelligence+(30-50) to maximum Life
+(50-70) to maximum Mana
+1 to Maximum Power Charges
10% increased Mana Regeneration Rate per Power Charge
(80-100)% increased Power Charge Duration
1% of Damage is taken from Mana before Life per Power Charge
40% reduced Critical Strike Chance per Power Charge
Precursor's Emblem
Precursor's Emblem
Two-Stone Ring
Requires Level 49+(12-16)% to Fire and Lightning Resistances+20 to Dexterity and Intelligence
5% increased maximum Energy Shield
5% increased maximum Life
<Two Endurance Charge mods and one Power Charge Mod>
or
<One Endurance Charge mod and Two Power Charge Mods>
History teaches humility.
49+(12-16)% to Fire and Lightning Resistances+20 to Dexterity and Intelligence
5% increased maximum Energy Shield
5% increased maximum Life
<Two Endurance Charge mods and one Power Charge Mod>
or
<One Endurance Charge mod and Two Power Charge Mods>
(1-2) to (18-20) Lightning Damage per Power Charge
(20-40)% increased Endurance Charge Duration
(20-40)% increased Power Charge Duration
(7-9) to (13-14) Fire Damage per Endurance Charge
+1 to Maximum Endurance Charges
+1 to Maximum Power Charges
+1% Chance to Block Attack Damage per Endurance Charge
+1% Chance to Block Attack Damage per Power Charge
+3% to Critical Strike Multiplier per Power Charge
+4% to Chaos Resistance per Endurance Charge
0.3% of maximum Life Regenerated per second per Endurance Charge
0.3% of maximum Life Regenerated per second per Power Charge
1% additional Physical Damage Reduction per Power Charge
1% chance to Dodge Attack Hits per Endurance Charge
1% chance to Dodge Attack Hits per Power Charge
1% increased Attack and Cast Speed per Endurance Charge
1% increased Attack and Cast Speed per Power Charge
1% increased Movement Speed per Endurance Charge
1% increased Movement Speed per Power Charge
10% chance to gain a Power Charge on Kill
10% chance to gain an Endurance Charge on Kill
15% chance that if you would gain Endurance Charges, you instead gain up to your maximum number of Endurance Charges
15% chance that if you would gain Power Charges, you instead gain up to
your maximum number of Power Charges
20% chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical Strike
3% increased Energy Shield per Power Charge
5% increased Damage per Endurance Charge
5% increased Damage per Power Charge
6% increased Armour per Endurance Charge
6% increased Critical Strike Chance per Endurance Charge
Gain 1% of Fire Damage as Extra Chaos Damage per Endurance Charge
Gain 1% of Lightning Damage as Extra Chaos Damage per Power Charge
Gain an Endurance Charge every second if you've been Hit Recently
Gain Arcane Surge on Hit with Spells while at maximum Power Charges
Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks while at maximum Endurance Charges
You can apply an additional Curse to Enemies while at maximum Power Charges
You cannot be Stunned while at maximum Endurance Charges
You have Mind over Matter while at maximum Power Charges
You have Vaal Pact while at maximum Endurance Charges
Precursor's Emblem
Precursor's Emblem
Prismatic Ring
Requires Level 49+(8-10)% to all Elemental Resistances+20 to all Attributes
5% increased maximum Energy Shield
5% increased maximum Life
<One Endurance Charge mod>
<One Frenzy Charge mod>
<One Power Charge mod>
History teaches humility.
49+(8-10)% to all Elemental Resistances+20 to all Attributes
5% increased maximum Energy Shield
5% increased maximum Life
<One Endurance Charge mod>
<One Frenzy Charge mod>
<One Power Charge mod>
(1-2) to (18-20) Lightning Damage per Power Charge
(20-40)% increased Endurance Charge Duration
(20-40)% increased Frenzy Charge Duration
(20-40)% increased Power Charge Duration
(6-8) to (12-13) Cold Damage per Frenzy Charge
(7-9) to (13-14) Fire Damage per Endurance Charge
+1 to Maximum Endurance Charges
+1 to Maximum Frenzy Charges
+1 to Maximum Power Charges
+1% Chance to Block Attack Damage per Endurance Charge
+1% Chance to Block Attack Damage per Frenzy Charge
+1% Chance to Block Attack Damage per Power Charge
+3% to Critical Strike Multiplier per Power Charge
+4% to Chaos Resistance per Endurance Charge
0.3% of Life Regenerated per second per Frenzy Charge
0.3% of maximum Life Regenerated per second per Endurance Charge
0.3% of maximum Life Regenerated per second per Power Charge
1% additional Physical Damage Reduction per Frenzy Charge
1% additional Physical Damage Reduction per Power Charge
1% chance to Dodge Attack Hits per Endurance Charge
1% chance to Dodge Attack Hits per Frenzy Charge
1% chance to Dodge Attack Hits per Power Charge
1% increased Attack and Cast Speed per Endurance Charge
1% increased Attack and Cast Speed per Power Charge
1% increased Movement Speed per Endurance Charge
1% increased Movement Speed per Frenzy Charge
1% increased Movement Speed per Power Charge
10% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit
10% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
10% chance to gain a Power Charge on Kill
10% chance to gain an Endurance Charge on Kill
10% increased Accuracy Rating per Frenzy Charge
15% chance that if you would gain Frenzy Charges, you instead gain up to your maximum number of Frenzy Charges
15% chance that if you would gain Endurance Charges, you instead gain up to your maximum number of Endurance Charges
15% chance that if you would gain Power Charges, you instead gain up to
your maximum number of Power Charges
20% chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical Strike
3% increased Energy Shield per Power Charge
5% increased Damage per Endurance Charge
5% increased Damage per Frenzy Charge
5% increased Damage per Power Charge
6% increased Armour per Endurance Charge
6% increased Critical Strike Chance per Endurance Charge
6% increased Critical Strike Chance per Frenzy Charge
8% increased Evasion Rating per Frenzy Charge
Gain 1% of Cold Damage as Extra Chaos Damage per Frenzy Charge
Gain 1% of Fire Damage as Extra Chaos Damage per Endurance Charge
Gain 1% of Lightning Damage as Extra Chaos Damage per Power Charge
Gain a Flask Charge when you deal a Critical Strike while at maximum Frenzy Charges
Gain an Endurance Charge every second if you've been Hit Recently
Gain Arcane Surge on Hit with Spells while at maximum Power Charges
Gain Onslaught for 4 seconds on Hit while at maximum Frenzy Charges
Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks while at maximum Endurance Charges
You can apply an additional Curse to Enemies while at maximum Power Charges
You cannot be Stunned while at maximum Endurance Charges
You have Iron Reflexes while at maximum Frenzy Charges
You have Mind over Matter while at maximum Power Charges
You have Vaal Pact while at maximum Endurance Charges
Precursor's Emblem
Precursor's Emblem
Two-Stone Ring
Requires Level 49+(12-16)% to Cold and Lightning Resistances+20 to Strength and Intelligence
5% increased maximum Energy Shield
5% increased maximum Life
<Two Frenzy Charge mods and one Power Charge Mod>
or
<One Frenzy Charge mod and Two Power Charge Mods>
History teaches humility.
49+(12-16)% to Cold and Lightning Resistances+20 to Strength and Intelligence
5% increased maximum Energy Shield
5% increased maximum Life
<Two Frenzy Charge mods and one Power Charge Mod>
or
<One Frenzy Charge mod and Two Power Charge Mods>
(1-2) to (18-20) Lightning Damage per Power Charge
(20-40)% increased Frenzy Charge Duration
(20-40)% increased Power Charge Duration
(6-8) to (12-13) Cold Damage per Frenzy Charge
+1 to Maximum Frenzy Charges
+1 to Maximum Power Charges
+1% Chance to Block Attack Damage per Frenzy Charge
+1% Chance to Block Attack Damage per Power Charge
+3% to Critical Strike Multiplier per Power Charge
0.3% of Life Regenerated per second per Frenzy Charge
0.3% of maximum Life Regenerated per second per Power Charge
1% additional Physical Damage Reduction per Frenzy Charge
1% additional Physical Damage Reduction per Power Charge
1% chance to Dodge Attack Hits per Frenzy Charge
1% chance to Dodge Attack Hits per Power Charge
1% increased Attack and Cast Speed per Power Charge
1% increased Movement Speed per Frenzy Charge
1% increased Movement Speed per Power Charge
10% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit
10% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
10% chance to gain a Power Charge on Kill
10% increased Accuracy Rating per Frenzy Charge
15% chance that if you would gain Frenzy Charges, you instead gain up to your maximum number of Frenzy Charges
15% chance that if you would gain Power Charges, you instead gain up to
your maximum number of Power Charges
20% chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical Strike
3% increased Energy Shield per Power Charge
5% increased Damage per Frenzy Charge
5% increased Damage per Power Charge
6% increased Critical Strike Chance per Frenzy Charge
8% increased Evasion Rating per Frenzy Charge
Gain 1% of Cold Damage as Extra Chaos Damage per Frenzy Charge
Gain 1% of Lightning Damage as Extra Chaos Damage per Power Charge
Gain a Flask Charge when you deal a Critical Strike while at maximum Frenzy Charges
Gain Arcane Surge on Hit with Spells while at maximum Power Charges
Gain Onslaught for 4 seconds on Hit while at maximum Frenzy Charges
You can apply an additional Curse to Enemies while at maximum Power Charges
You have Iron Reflexes while at maximum Frenzy Charges
You have Mind over Matter while at maximum Power Charges
Precursor's Emblem
Precursor's Emblem
Topaz Ring
Requires Level 49+(20-30)% to Lightning Resistance+20 to Intelligence
5% increased maximum Energy Shield
5% increased maximum Life
<Three Power Charge mods>
History teaches humility.
49+(20-30)% to Lightning Resistance+20 to Intelligence
5% increased maximum Energy Shield
5% increased maximum Life
<Three Power Charge mods>
(1-2) to (18-20) Lightning Damage per Power Charge
(20-40)% increased Power Charge Duration
+1 to Maximum Power Charges
+1% Chance to Block Attack Damage per Power Charge
+3% to Critical Strike Multiplier per Power Charge
0.3% of maximum Life Regenerated per second per Power Charge
1% additional Physical Damage Reduction per Power Charge
1% chance to Dodge Attack Hits per Power Charge
1% increased Attack and Cast Speed per Power Charge
1% increased Movement Speed per Power Charge
10% chance to gain a Power Charge on Kill
15% chance that if you would gain Power Charges, you instead gain up to
your maximum number of Power Charges
20% chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical Strike
3% increased Energy Shield per Power Charge
5% increased Damage per Power Charge
Gain 1% of Lightning Damage as Extra Chaos Damage per Power Charge
Gain Arcane Surge on Hit with Spells while at maximum Power Charges
You can apply an additional Curse to Enemies while at maximum Power Charges
You have Mind over Matter while at maximum Power Charges
Cloak of Defiance
Cloak of Defiance
Lacquered Garb
Quality: +20%
Evasion: (657-772)
Energy Shield: (128-151)
Requires Level 52, 76 Dex, 76 Int3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)(110-150)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
+(100-150) to maximum Mana
1% of Mana Regenerated per second
10% of Damage is taken from Mana before Life
Mind Over Matter
When the throat roars,
As eyes weep,
When the hand grips hard
With trembling fingers,
When belly twists
Yet legs stand strong,
That is the work
Of the Defiant Heart.
523% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)(110-150)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
+(100-150) to maximum Mana
1% of Mana Regenerated per second
10% of Damage is taken from Mana before Life
Mind Over Matter
Mind of the Council
Mind of the Council
Harlequin Mask
Quality: +20%
Evasion: (549-596)
Energy Shield: (108-117)
Requires Level 57, 64 Dex, 64 Int(230-260)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
(20-30)% increased maximum Mana
10% chance to Shock
+20% chance to be Shocked
30% of Lightning Damage is taken from Mana before Life when Hit
Recover 3% of Maximum Mana when you Shock an Enemy
You think we do not know.
We know all that you think.
57(230-260)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
(20-30)% increased maximum Mana
10% chance to Shock
+20% chance to be Shocked
30% of Lightning Damage is taken from Mana before Life when Hit
Recover 3% of Maximum Mana when you Shock an Enemy

Watcher's EyeWatcher's Eye
Prismatic Jewel
Limited to: 1(4-6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
(4-6)% increased maximum Life
(4-6)% increased maximum Mana
<Two or Three random aura modifiers>
One by one, they stood their ground against a creature
they had no hope of understanding, let alone defeating,
and one by one, they became a part of it.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
with (6-10)% of Damage taken from Mana before Life while affected by Clarity

Similar effects

These items and passives have a "Damage is Taken from Mana before Life" modifier:

  • Hierophant's notable passive Divine Guidance
  • Shaper body armours can roll the prefix modifier (5-10%) of Damage is taken from Mana before Life at Item level 80+. This essentially allows for a body armour substitute for Cloak of DefianceCloak of Defiance
    Lacquered Garb
    Quality: +20%
    Evasion: (657-772)
    Energy Shield: (128-151)
    Requires Level 52, 76 Dex, 76 Int3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)(110-150)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
    +(100-150) to maximum Mana
    1% of Mana Regenerated per second
    10% of Damage is taken from Mana before Life
    Mind Over Matter
    When the throat roars,
    As eyes weep,
    When the hand grips hard
    With trembling fingers,
    When belly twists
    Yet legs stand strong,
    That is the work
    Of the Defiant Heart.
    , albeit without the Mind Over Matter Keystone and valuable Mana modifiers.

Theoretical Maximum

  • 69% Mind Over Matter
  • 99% Lightning Hit MoM

Mind Over Matter will grant the largest value overall with a base MoM value of 30%. Selecting the Hierophant Templar Ascendancy brings the total MoM to 40%. With Cloak of DefianceCloak of Defiance
Lacquered Garb
Quality: +20%
Evasion: (657-772)
Energy Shield: (128-151)
Requires Level 52, 76 Dex, 76 Int3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)(110-150)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
+(100-150) to maximum Mana
1% of Mana Regenerated per second
10% of Damage is taken from Mana before Life
Mind Over Matter
When the throat roars,
As eyes weep,
When the hand grips hard
With trembling fingers,
When belly twists
Yet legs stand strong,
That is the work
Of the Defiant Heart.
or an appropriate Shaper body armour, this goes to 50% MoM. With 9 Power Charges and The AylardexThe Aylardex
Agate Amulet
Requires Level 32+(16-24) to Strength and Intelligence+(30-50) to maximum Life
+(50-70) to maximum Mana
+1 to Maximum Power Charges
10% increased Mana Regeneration Rate per Power Charge
(80-100)% increased Power Charge Duration
1% of Damage is taken from Mana before Life per Power Charge
40% reduced Critical Strike Chance per Power Charge
Shackled fires dance about;
Might within from force without.
, this is another 9% MoM. With a Watcher's EyeWatcher's Eye
Prismatic Jewel
Limited to: 1(4-6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
(4-6)% increased maximum Life
(4-6)% increased maximum Mana
<Two or Three random aura modifiers>
One by one, they stood their ground against a creature
they had no hope of understanding, let alone defeating,
and one by one, they became a part of it.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
with (6-10)% of Damage taken from Mana before Life while affected by Clarity, the total is then 69% Mind Over Matter. Mind of the CouncilMind of the Council
Harlequin Mask
Quality: +20%
Evasion: (549-596)
Energy Shield: (108-117)
Requires Level 57, 64 Dex, 64 Int(230-260)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
(20-30)% increased maximum Mana
10% chance to Shock
+20% chance to be Shocked
30% of Lightning Damage is taken from Mana before Life when Hit
Recover 3% of Maximum Mana when you Shock an Enemy
You think we do not know.
We know all that you think.
gains an additional 30% of Lightning Damage is taken from Mana before Life when Hit, allowing for a total of 99% Lightning Hit Mind Over Matter.

Before 3.3.0, there was a corrupted implicit for helmets that granted up to 5% MoM.

Version history

Version Changes
3.0.0
  • Now applies to Damage over Time as well as Hits.
1.0.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. Mark_GGG (October 23, 2013). "Please explain "Mind over matter" mechanics...". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  2. https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1930316/page/1#p14652760
  3. Mark_GGG (March 13, 2014). "Damage taken gained as mana, works like reflect/leech?". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved September 9, 2014.