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Mana Cost: (24 to 50)
Cast Time: 0.50 secRequires Level 24Curses all targets in an area, causing them to grant a buff to anyone they hit with melee attacks. The buff grants more Melee Damage and increased Attack Speed.Per 1% Quality:
Cursed enemies grant 0.25% increased Attack Speed on Melee hitBase duration is (9-10.9) seconds
Cursed enemies grant (25-35)% more Physical Melee Damage on Melee hit
Cursed enemies grant (10-19)% increased Attack Speed on Melee hit
Buff is applied for a Base Duration of 4 seconds
+(0-10) to radiusPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.Acquisition
Level: 24Purchase Costs
|Normal||1x Orb of Alteration|
1x Scroll Fragment
A trick often employed by masters of minion control, the feared Punishment curse has brought down entire armies. The malady causes afflicted targets to suffer a substantial amount of the damage they deal from their own attacks, so the harder they hit, the faster they die. The secret is in making sure that incoming blows land on the dry bones and withered flesh of enemies rather than on the caster of the Curse.Description on the official Path of Exile website
Punishment is a spell that curses all targets in an area, causing them to grant the Punisher buff to others they hit with melee attacks. Punisher grants more melee physical damage and increased attack speed.
Skill Functions and Interactions
- Punishment can be turned into an aura by linking it with the Blasphemy SupportBlasphemy SupportSupport, Curse, Aura
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 0.50 secRequires Level 31Supports curse skills, turning them into auras that will apply their effect to all enemies in an area around you.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Effect of Supported CursesSupported Curse Spells are Cast as Auras
(0-76)% increased Area of Effect of Curse SkillsThis 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..
- Punishment and the Punisher buff interact normally with curse effect. Both the duration and magnitude of the Punisher buff are affected by it.
- As the curse requires a "melee hit" in order to apply the buff, the hit can be blocked and still provide the buff application.
Gem level progression
on Melee hit
on Melee hit
Quest rewardThis skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
|Lost in Love|
Vendor rewardThis skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
|Lost in Love|
|A Fixture of Fate|
|Fallen from Grace|
Related helmet enchantments
The following helmet enchantments affect Punishment:
|EnchantmentPunishmentCurseEffect1||66||20% increased Punishment Curse Effect|
|EnchantmentPunishmentCurseEffect2||75||30% increased Punishment Curse Effect|
|EnchantmentPunishmentDuration1||66||30% increased Punishment Duration|
|EnchantmentPunishmentDuration2||75||45% increased Punishment Duration|
- "Strength skills". Official Path of Exile website.