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Pierce Support

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Pierce SupportSupport, Projectile
Icon: p
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage
Projectiles from Supported Skills Pierce (2-4) additional Targets
Supported Skills deal (0-19)% more Projectile 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.
Pierce Support inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 5
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom

Pierce is a support gem that grants piercing to projectiles created by skills linked to this gem.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Some projectiles, such as those from Freezing PulseFreezing PulseProjectile, Spell, Cold
Mana Cost: (4 to 18)
Cast Time: 0.65 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 125%
Projectile Speed: 1800
An icy projectile which has a chance to freeze enemies it passes through. The projectile fades quickly, reducing damage and freezing chance until it runs out of time and dissipates completely.Per 1% Quality:
2% increased Projectile Speed
Deals (7-689) to (11-1034) Cold Damage
Projectiles Pierce all Targets
(0-19)% increased Projectile Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Freezing Pulse skill icon.png
and Flame TotemFlame TotemProjectile, Totem, Spell, Duration, Fire
Mana Cost: (12 to 42)
Cast Time: 0.25 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 25%
Projectile Speed: 750
Requires Level 4Summons a totem that fires a stream of flame at nearby enemies.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased totem life
Totem lasts 8 seconds
Deals (1-122) to (2-183) Fire Damage
Summons a Totem which uses this Skill
Projectiles Pierce all Targets
(0-2) additional Projectiles
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Flame Totem skill icon.png
, already have infinite Pierces, so increased pierces will have no effect. These projectiles will benefit from the more damage multiplier from this support gem (as well as the increased projectile damage from a quality gem). Ice SpearIce SpearProjectile, Spell, Cold
Mana Cost: (9 to 27)
Cast Time: 0.85 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 80%
Projectile Speed: 1000
Requires Level 12Launches a shard of ice that pierces close enemies, before exploding on a distant enemy with a much higher critical strike chance.Per 1% Quality:
2% increased Projectile Speed
Deals (17-548) to (26-822) Cold Damage
(40-78)% increased Chill Duration on enemies
Second form has 600% increased Critical Strike Chance
(10-29)% increased Effect of Chill
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ice Spear skill icon.png
also has infinite Pierces in its initial form, but once armed, it loses the pierce effect - this gem will give the projectile's second form target piercing.

The Pierce from this support gem is additive with other Pierces modifiers from other sources such as the Piercing Shots notable passive.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexteritymore
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
110N/A00
2201%7070
3402%308378
47163%1,5541,932
511224%6,6678,599
616305%26,04734,646
720366%49,72584,371
824427%95,714180,085
928488%169,595349,680
1032549%283,759633,439
11366010%453,9961,087,435
12406611%703,1281,790,563
13447212%1,061,2232,851,786
14487813%2,065,8704,917,656
15528414%2,507,1107,424,766
16569015%5,798,93613,223,702
17609616%15,083,91928,307,621
186410217%27,792,73556,100,356
196710618%43,869,73999,970,095
207011119%242,081,556342,051,651
217211420%N/AN/A
2274N/A21%N/AN/A
2376N/A22%N/AN/A
2478N/A23%N/AN/A
2580N/A24%N/AN/A
2682N/A25%N/AN/A
2784N/A26%N/AN/A
2886N/A27%N/AN/A
2988N/A28%N/AN/A
3090N/A29%N/AN/A

Quest reward

This skill is not given as quest reward.

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
Nessa
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
yes
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth
yes

Version history

Version Changes
3.0.0
  • Pierce Support now provides +2 Pierces at level 1, up to +4 Pierces at level 20.
2.4.0
  • Mana multiplier has been increased from 110% to 130%.
  • Damage at high levels only has been reduced. Its damage at level 20 has been reduced from 29% to 19%.
2.2.0
  • Now grants 10% more damage at gem level 1, up to 29% at gem level 20.
  • Grants 50% chance to pierce at all gem levels.
2.1.0
  • Base increased pierce chance starts 10% higher. It now grants 0.5% increased projectile damage per 1% quality (was 0.75% pierce chance per 1% quality).
0.9.6
  • Slightly increased the mana cost multiplier.
0.8.4
  • Added new support gem: Pierce