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Sanctuary of Thought

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Sanctuary of Thought
Ascendancy notable Passive Skill
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  • 50% reduced Mana Cost of Skills
  • Gain 30% of Maximum Mana as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • 50% reduced Mana Cost of Skills while on Full Energy Shield

Sanctuary of Thought is a notable Ascendancy passive skill for the Hierophant that grants reduced mana cost and additional maximum energy shield equal to a percentage of the user's maximum mana. It also grants more reduced mana cost if the user is at full energy shield.


The extra energy shield granted by Sanctuary of Thought behaves like a conversion, and is therefore affected by both modifiers to mana and maximum energy shield.[1] With no "more" modifiers, the total additional energy shield granted is given by

 Additional Energy Shield = Base Mana * ( 0.30 ) * (1 + % increased maximum Mana + % increased maximum Energy Shield )

Modifiers like more maximum Energy Shield and more maximum Mana apply multiplicatively as usual.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Now grants 30% of Maximum Mana as Extra Maximum Energy Shield (up from 25%).
  • Bonus energy shield based on maximum mana increased from 15% to 25%.
  • Added 50% reduced Mana Cost of Skills and 50% reduced Mana Cost of Skills on Full Energy Shield.
  • Added to the game.


  1. Mark_GGG (April 14, 2016). "Hierophant Sanctuary of Thought potentially a bug". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved May 1, 2016.