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Perforate

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PerforatePhysical, Attack, AoE, Slam, Melee
Mana Cost: 6
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Attack Speed: 80% of Base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (125%-170%)
Smash the ground to bring forth multiple spears to damage enemies. When in Blood Stance, multiple spikes burst from the ground in sequence, able to hit enemies multiple times. In Sand Stance, the spikes are thrust outwards. Requires a Sword or Axe. You are in Blood Stance by default.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (125-170)% of Base Attack Damage
Creates 7 Spikes
75% less Damage while in Blood Stance
Creates 2 additional Spikes if you've changed Stance Recently
(2-75) to (3-113) Added Attack Physical Damage
(0-76)% more Area of Effect while in Sand Stance
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Perforate skill icon.pngPerforate inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 5
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemPerforate

Perforate skill screenshot.jpg

Perforate is an attack skill where the user strikes the ground to launch multiple spikes from the ground that deal area of effect damage. This skill interacts with Blood and Sand Stance, launching multiple spikes in a small area in Blood Stance and launching the spikes outwards in Sand Stance.

Skill functions and interactions

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexteritystrengthDamage
Effectiveness
Damage
Multiplier
Exp.Total Exp.
1100125%125%00
2200127%127.4%7070
3400130%129.7%308378
47014132%132.1%1,5541,932
511019134%134.5%6,6678,599
6161826137%136.8%26,04734,646
7202231139%139.2%49,72584,371
8242537142%141.6%95,714180,085
9282942144%143.9%169,595349,680
10323347146%146.3%283,759633,439
11363652149%148.7%453,9961,087,435
12404058151%151.1%703,1281,790,563
13444463153%153.4%1,061,2232,851,786
14484868156%155.8%2,065,8704,917,656
15525174158%158.2%2,507,1107,424,766
16565579161%160.5%5,798,93613,223,702
17605984163%162.9%15,083,91928,307,621
18646290165%165.3%27,792,73556,100,356
19676594168%167.6%43,869,73999,970,095
20706898170%170%242,081,556342,051,651
217270100172%172.4%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A175%174.7%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A177%177.1%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A179%179.5%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A182%181.8%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A184%184.2%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A187%186.6%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A189%188.9%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A191%191.3%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A194%193.7%N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A195%194.9%N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A196%196.1%N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A197%197.2%N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A198%198.4%N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A200%199.6%N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A201%200.8%N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A202%202%N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A203%203.2%N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A204%204.3%N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A206%205.5%N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

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

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
6The FoxThe Fox6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb
random level 20 gemAutomatic
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Superior Gem
Quality: +20%
"I swore to use my position to help the people. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?" - Erasmus, Imperial Gemcutter
random superior gem (Q20)Automatic

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Perforate:

ItemLimitRadiusStats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Perforate.

NameFor generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Perforate Area Of Effect 166Perforate has 16% increased Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Perforate Area Of Effect 275Perforate has 24% increased Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Perforate Damage 166Perforate deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Perforate Damage 275Perforate deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Perforate Number Of Spikes 166Perforate creates +1 Spikehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Perforate Number Of Spikes 275Perforate creates +2 Spikeshelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.11.0
  • The visual effects have been improved.
  • Now deals base Damage and has an added Damage effectiveness of 125% at gem level 1 (from 140%), up to 170% at gem level 20 (from 196%).
  • Now has 2 to 3 added Attack Physical Damage at gem level 1, up to 75 to 113 at gem level 20 (previously had no added damage).
  • Now creates 7 spikes (from 6).
  • Now creates 2 additional spikes if you've changed stance recently.
  • Now deals 75% less Damage while in Blood stance (from 65%)
  • Now gains more area of effect while in Sand stance as the gem levels, up to 76% more at gem level 20.
  • Gained the Slam and Physical Tag
3.7.4
  • Added Labyrinth Enchantments
3.7.0
  • Perforate has been added to the game.

References