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Pestilent Strike

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Pestilent StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike, AoE, Duration, Chaos
Mana Cost: 6
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (125%-160%)
Requires Level 28Attacks with your weapon, inflicting a debuff on enemies hit by the strike. If a debuffed enemy dies while poisoned, Pestilent Strike inflicts a secondary chaos damage over time debuff on enemies around them, based on the poisons on the slain enemy. This damage is not affected by your damage modifiers. Requires a Claw or Dagger.Per 1% Quality:
+0.5% to Damage over Time Multiplier for Poison
Deals (125-160)% of Base Damage
Base secondary duration is 1 seconds
Supported Skills have 60% chance to Poison on Hit
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
30% more Poison Duration
(20-113) to (30-169) Added Attack Chaos Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Pestilent Strike skill icon.pngPestilent Strike inventory icon.png
Level: 28
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Chance
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemPestilentStrike

Pestilent Strike is a Strike skill that deals chaos damage and applies poison. If the poisoned monster dies while poisoned it will inflict other nearby monster with another chaos damage over time debuff.

Skill functions and interactions

The base debuff radius is 27.[1]

Gem level progression

Exp.Total Exp.
1284229125%125%20 to 3000
2314632127%126.8%23 to 35199,345199,345
3345035129%128.7%27 to 40285,815485,160
4375437131%130.5%31 to 46401,344886,504
5405840132%132.4%35 to 53554,3791,440,883
6426042134%134.2%38 to 58477,4371,918,320
7446344136%136%42 to 63583,7862,502,106
8466646138%137.9%45 to 68710,3593,212,465
9486848140%139.7%49 to 741,355,5114,567,976
10507149142%141.6%53 to 801,138,8775,706,853
11527451143%143.4%58 to 861,368,2337,075,086
12547653145%145.2%62 to 931,638,3388,713,424
13567955147%147.1%67 to 1011,956,64810,670,072
14588257149%148.9%73 to 1093,655,18414,325,256
15608459151%150.8%78 to 1173,017,32717,342,583
16628760153%152.6%84 to 1267,759,99525,102,578
17649062154%154.4%91 to 13615,138,19340,240,771
18669264156%156.3%98 to 14626,083,82566,324,596
19689566158%158.1%105 to 15762,620,247128,944,843
20709868160%160%113 to 169211,708,088340,652,931
217210070162%161.8%121 to 181N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A164%163.7%130 to 195N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A166%165.5%139 to 209N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A167%167.3%149 to 224N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A169%169.2%160 to 239N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A171%171%171 to 256N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A173%172.9%183 to 274N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A175%174.7%196 to 293N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A177%176.5%209 to 314N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A178%178.4%223 to 335N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A178%178.4%231 to 346N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A180%180.2%239 to 358N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A182%182.1%247 to 370N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A184%183.9%255 to 382N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A186%185.7%263 to 395N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A188%187.6%272 to 408N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A189%189.4%281 to 421N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A191%191.3%290 to 435N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A193%193.1%300 to 449N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A195%194.9%309 to 464N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

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

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
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

Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Pestilent Strike:


Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Pestilent Strike.

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 Pestilent Strike Area Of Effect 166Pestilent Strike has 14% increased Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Pestilent Strike Area Of Effect 275Pestilent Strike has 20% increased Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Pestilent Strike Damage 166Pestilent Strike deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Pestilent Strike Damage 275Pestilent Strike deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Pestilent Strike Duration 166Pestilent Strike has 25% increased Durationhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Pestilent Strike Duration 275Pestilent Strike has 40% increased Durationhelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
  • Pestilent Strike has been added to the game.