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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
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Support Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SupportGemPierce

Pierce Support 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 PulseSpell, Projectile, Cold
Mana Cost: (5-21)
Cast Time: 0.65 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 150%
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 dissipates.Per 1% Quality:
2% increased Projectile Speed
Deals (8-888) to (12-1332) 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 Holy Flame TotemHoly Flame TotemTotem, Spell, Projectile, Fire, Channelling, Physical
Mana Cost: (11-39)
Cast Time: 0.25 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 30%
Projectile Speed: 750
Requires Level 4Summons a totem that channels to fire a stream of flame at nearby enemies, and creates an area of consecrated ground around the totem.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Projectile Speed
Totem lasts 8 seconds
Deals (3-134) to (5-202) Physical Damage
Fires 2 additional Projectiles
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
Projectiles Pierce all Targets
Consecrated Ground grants Immunity to Curses to you and Allies
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Holy 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 SpearSpell, Projectile, Cold
Mana Cost: (8-23)
Cast Time: 0.70 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 80%
Projectile Speed: 1000
Requires Level 12Launches shards of ice in rapid succession. After travelling a short distance they change to a second form, which moves much faster and pierces through enemies.Per 1% Quality:
2% increased Projectile Speed
Deals (22-383) to (33-575) Cold Damage
Second form has 600% increased Critical Strike Chance
Second form has 300% more Projectile Speed
Second form has +(30-49)% to Critical Strike Multiplier
Fires an additional Projectile
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 armed form, but before arming, it doesn't have the pierce effect - this gem will give the projectile's first 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.dexterityAdded
Piercing
More
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
1102N/A00
22021%7070
34022%308378
471623%1,5541,932
5112224%6,6678,599
6163025%26,04734,646
7203626%49,72584,371
8244227%95,714180,085
9284838%169,595349,680
10325439%283,759633,439
113660310%453,9961,087,435
124066311%703,1281,790,563
134472312%1,061,2232,851,786
144878313%2,065,8704,917,656
155284314%2,507,1107,424,766
165690315%5,798,93613,223,702
176096416%15,083,91928,307,621
1864102417%27,792,73556,100,356
1967106418%43,869,73999,970,095
2070111419%242,081,556342,051,651
2172114420%N/AN/A
2274N/A421%N/AN/A
2376N/A422%N/AN/A
2478N/A423%N/AN/A
2580N/A524%N/AN/A
2682N/A525%N/AN/A
2784N/A526%N/AN/A
2886N/A527%N/AN/A
2988N/A528%N/AN/A
3090N/A529%N/AN/A
3191N/A529%N/AN/A
3292N/A530%N/AN/A
3393N/A530%N/AN/A
3494N/A531%N/AN/A
3595N/A531%N/AN/A
3696N/A532%N/AN/A
3797N/A532%N/AN/A
3898N/A533%N/AN/A
3999N/A533%N/AN/A
40100N/A634%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
9Gift of the Gemling QueenGift of the Gemling Queen9Level 20 Support GemOur Lady Dialla,
as a symbol of our progress,
shines greater than all the gems.
random level 20 Support gemAutomatic
7Dialla's SubjugationDialla's Subjugation7Superior Support Gem
Quality: +23%
Corrupted
A symbol of beauty and innocence
The gems corrupted her mind
Malachai corrupted her gems
All but a glimmer of
greatness lost in madness
random corrupted superior Support gem (Q23)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
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 quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Mercy Mission
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
Mercy Mission
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related unique items

The following unique items are related to Pierce Support:

ItemBase ItemLvl.Stats
Lioneye's VisionLioneye's Vision
Crusader Plate
Quality: +20%
Armour: (1923-2223)
Movement Speed: -5%
Requires Level 59, 160 Str, 160 DexSocketed Gems are Supported by Level 15 Pierce
(200-250)% increased Armour
+(60-100) to maximum Life
0.4% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
+160 Dexterity Requirement
Enemy Projectiles Pierce you
"The Virtue Gems are a gift from the land,
our land, and we will not let our gifts
be destroyed by savages."
- Marceus Lioneye
Crusader Plate59Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 15 Pierce
(200-250)% increased Armour
+(60-100) to maximum Life
0.4% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
+160 Dexterity Requirement
Enemy Projectiles Pierce you

Version history

Version Changes
3.0.0
  • Pierce Support now provides +2 Pierces at level 1, up to +4 Pierces at level 20. Mana multiplier return to 110%.
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).
2.0.0
  • Base increased pierce chance starts 10% higher. It now grants 0.5% chance to pierce per 1% quality (was 0.75% per 1% quality).
0.9.6
  • Slightly increased the mana cost multiplier.
0.8.4
  • Added new support gem: Pierce