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Puncture

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PunctureAttack, Duration, Melee, Bow
Mana Cost: 6
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 4Punctures the target, causing a bleeding debuff, which will be affected by modifiers to skill duration. Puncture works with bows, daggers, claws or swords.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Skill Effect Duration
Deals (100-122.8)% of Base Damage
Base duration is 8 seconds
Causes Bleeding
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Puncture skill icon.pngPuncture inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 5
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment

Puncture skill screenshot.jpg

Puncture is an attack skill that applies a bleeding debuff to its targets. While bleeding, the target takes damage over time based on how much damage was dealt on the initial hit. The bleeding deals more damage while moving. Puncture works with bows, daggers, claws or swords.

Mechanics

Unlike other sources of bleed, Puncture's bleed ailment lasts 8 seconds and is affected by % increased Skill Effect Duration modifier, including the Increased Duration SupportIncreased Duration SupportSupport, Duration
Icon: D
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 31Supports any skill with a duration.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Skill Effect Duration
Supported Skills have (45-64)% increased Skill Effect DurationThis 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.
support gem, or the Temporal ChainsTemporal ChainsCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration
Radius: 22
Mana Cost: (24 to 50)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 24Curses all targets in an area, Slowing them, and making effects on them expire more slowly.Per 1% Quality:
Cursed enemies are 0.5% slower
Base duration is (5-5.95) seconds
Cursed enemies are (20-29)% slower
Other effects on Cursed enemies expire 40% slower
40% reduced Effect of Curse against Players
+(0-7) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Temporal Chains skill icon.png
curse.

For mechanics of the bleed effect itself, see Bleed.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityintelligenceDamage
Effectiveness
Damage
Multiplier
Exp.Total Exp.
1400100%100%00
2600101%101.2%841841
39170102%102.4%3,0993,940
4122114104%103.6%7,43311,373
5162618105%104.8%22,89534,268
6203122106%106%49,72583,993
7243725107%107.2%95,714179,707
8284229108%108.4%169,595349,302
9324733110%109.6%283,759633,061
10365236111%110.8%453,9961,087,057
11405840112%112%703,1281,790,185
12446344113%113.2%1,061,2232,851,408
13486848114%114.4%2,065,8704,917,278
14527451116%115.6%2,507,1107,424,388
15557854117%116.8%2,573,7319,998,119
16588257118%118%7,611,35117,609,470
17618660119%119.2%13,437,90831,047,378
18649062120%120.4%25,052,14756,099,525
19679465122%121.6%43,869,43699,968,961
20709868123%122.8%242,081,178342,050,139
217210070124%124%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A125%125.2%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A126%126.4%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A128%127.6%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A129%128.8%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A130%130%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A131%131.2%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A132%132.4%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A134%133.6%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A135%134.8%N/AN/A

Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
no

Vendor reward

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

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Puncture:

Name For 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. Effect(s)
EnchantmentPunctureDamage16625% increased Puncture Damage
EnchantmentPunctureDamage27540% increased Puncture Damage
EnchantmentPunctureDuration16630% increased Puncture Duration
EnchantmentPunctureDuration27545% increased Puncture Duration
EnchantmentPunctureMaimOnHitPercentChance1_6620% Chance for Puncture to Maim on hit
EnchantmentPunctureMaimOnHitPercentChance27530% Chance for Puncture to Maim on hit

Version history

Version Changes
3.0.0
  • Puncture's description has been updated. Puncture now applies Bleeding for 8 seconds.
2.0.0
  • Now grants 1% increased skill effect duration per 1% quality (was 1.5% per 1% quality).
1.3.0
  • Puncture now bleeds for 10% of hit damage at all levels and 50% of hit damage while moving.
1.2.0
  • Fixed a bug where Puncture did not benefit from Increased Item Rarity or Increased Item Quantity.
1.0.2
  • Generic modifiers to damage dealt will now apply to damage over time that your character causes. Damage over time is not spell damage, nor attack damage, so modifiers specific to those types will not apply. Non-specific "increased damage" modifiers will apply to damage over time. Type-specific modifiers will apply as well.
1.0.0d
  • Fixed a bug where monster deaths from Puncture were not awarded as kills correctly.
0.10.8
  • Increased damage at high levels and Physical Damage % added to it that increases each level, to match other similar skills.
  • May now be used with Two Handed Swords.
0.10.0
  • Increases to physical damage taken now apply correctly to physical degeneration
    (such as damage from Puncture).
0.9.13
  • Puncture is now scaled to start much stronger with a flatter progression to match
    other melee skills that scale weapon damage.
0.9.11j
  • Fixed Puncture's quality bonus so that it now works.
0.9.11
  • Fixed a bad interaction between on-drink flask effects and Puncture.
0.9.10
  • Fixed a rare bug that would cause you to take damage from Puncture indefinitely until you left the instance.
  • Fixed a bug where being punctured multiple times would cause incorrect behaviour.
0.9.7b
  • Removed the 1% pierce chance.
0.9.7
  • Puncture has been added to the game.