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Puncture

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PunctureAttack, Projectile, Duration, Melee, Strike, Physical, Bow
Mana Cost: 6
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Attack Speed: 70% of Base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (135%-165%)
Requires Level 4Punctures enemies, causing a bleeding debuff, which will be affected by modifiers to skill duration. Puncture works with bows, daggers, claws or swords.Per 1% Quality:
Bleeding inflicted by this Skill deals Damage 0.5% faster
Deals (134.74-164.56)% of Base Damage
Base duration is 8 seconds
(3-75) to (4-113) Added Attack Physical Damage
(30-49)% more Damage with Bleeding
Causes Bleeding
+(0-2) to Melee range
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
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemPuncture

Puncture skill screenshot.jpg

Puncture is an attack skill that applies the Bleed ailment to enemies it hits, causing them to take physical damage over time that increases while the target is moving. Bleed applied with this skill deals more damage than usual.

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 ChainsSpell, AoE, Duration, Curse
Radius: 22
Mana Cost: (16-33)
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 Normal and Magic Enemies have 0.5% less Action Speed
Base duration is (5-5.95) seconds
Cursed Normal and Magic Enemies have (20-29)% less Action Speed
Other effects on Cursed enemies expire 40% slower
40% reduced Effect of Curse against Players
Cursed Rare and Unique Enemies have (10-14)% less Action Speed
+(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
Physical DamageBleeding DamageRangeExp.Total Exp.
1400135%134.74%3 to 430%N/A00
2600136%136.28%3 to 531%N/A841841
39170138%137.82%4 to 732%N/A3,0993,940
4122114140%139.45%5 to 833%N/A7,43311,373
5162618141%140.99%7 to 1134%N/A22,89534,268
6203122142%142.54%9 to 1335%N/A49,72583,993
7243725144%144.16%11 to 1736%195,714179,707
8284229146%145.71%14 to 2037%1169,595349,302
9324733147%147.25%16 to 2538%1283,759633,061
10365236149%148.88%20 to 3039%1453,9961,087,057
11405840151%150.42%24 to 3540%1703,1281,790,185
12446344152%151.96%28 to 4241%11,061,2232,851,408
13486848153%153.59%33 to 4942%12,065,8704,917,278
14527451155%155.14%39 to 5843%22,507,1107,424,388
15557854157%156.68%43 to 6544%22,573,7319,998,119
16588257159%158.31%49 to 7345%27,611,35117,609,470
17618660160%159.85%54 to 8246%213,437,90831,047,378
18649062161%161.39%61 to 9147%225,052,14756,099,525
19679465163%163.02%68 to 10248%243,869,43699,968,961
20709868165%164.56%75 to 11349%2242,081,178342,050,139
217210070166%166.11%81 to 12250%3N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A168%167.73%87 to 13051%3N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A170%169.28%93 to 14052%3N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A171%170.82%100 to 15053%3N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A172%172.45%107 to 16054%3N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A174%173.99%114 to 17255%3N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A176%175.53%123 to 18456%3N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A177%177.16%131 to 19757%4N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A179%178.71%140 to 21058%4N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A180%180.25%150 to 22459%4N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A181%181.11%155 to 23260%4N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A182%181.88%160 to 24061%4N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A183%182.65%165 to 24862%4N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A183%183.42%171 to 25663%4N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A184%184.19%176 to 26564%5N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A185%184.96%182 to 27365%5N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A186%185.82%188 to 28266%5N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A187%186.59%194 to 29267%5N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A188%187.36%201 to 30168%5N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A189%188.13%207 to 31169%5N/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
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

Usage in upgrade paths

This item is used by upgrade paths or vendor recipes to create the following items:

OutcomeAmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
Block Chance Reduction SupportBlock Chance Reduction SupportSupport, Duration
Icon: B
Requires Level 18Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.25% reduced Enemy Block Chance
Enemies have -(10-20)% chance to Block Attack or Spell Damage from Supported Skills
Enemies have -(20-29)% chance to Dodge Attack or Spell Hits from Supported Skills
Inflict Overpowered for 4 seconds when Blocked
Overpowered applies -5% chance to Block Attack and Spell 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.
1PuncturePunctureAttack, Projectile, Duration, Melee, Strike, Physical, Bow
Mana Cost: 6
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Attack Speed: 70% of Base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (135%-165%)
Requires Level 4Punctures enemies, causing a bleeding debuff, which will be affected by modifiers to skill duration. Puncture works with bows, daggers, claws or swords.Per 1% Quality:
Bleeding inflicted by this Skill deals Damage 0.5% faster
Deals (134.74-164.56)% of Base Damage
Base duration is 8 seconds
(3-75) to (4-113) Added Attack Physical Damage
(30-49)% more Damage with Bleeding
Causes Bleeding
+(0-2) to Melee range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Puncture skill icon.png
any dexterity shield with 20% qualityManual

Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

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

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Puncture.

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 Puncture Damage 16625% increased Puncture Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Puncture Damage 27540% increased Puncture Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Puncture Duration 16630% increased Puncture Durationhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Puncture Duration 27545% increased Puncture Durationhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Puncture Maim On Hit Percent Chance 16620% Chance for Puncture to Maim on hithelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Puncture Maim On Hit Percent Chance 27530% Chance for Puncture to Maim on hithelmet 100
default 0


(30-49)% more Damage with Bleeding

Version history

Version Changes
3.7.0
  • Now deals base damage equal to, and has an added damage effectiveness of, 135% at gem level 1 (from 100%), up to 165% at gem level 20 (from 123%).
  • Now adds 3 to 4 physical damage to attacks at gem level 1, up to 75 to 113 at gem level 20.
  • Now deals 30% more damage with bleeding at gem level 1, up to 49% more at gem level 20.
  • Now has an attack speed multiplier of 70%.
  • Now causes bleeding inflicted by the skill to deal damage 0.5% faster per 1% gem quality (previously gained 1% increased skill duration per 1% gem quality).
3.4.0
  • Now gain additional melee weapon range every 7 levels, up to +2 at level 20 (and +3 at level 21)
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.