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Soul Tether

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Soul Tether
Cloth Belt
Requires Level 48(15-25)% increased Stun and Block Recovery+(20-40) to Intelligence
Your Energy Shield starts at zero
You cannot Recharge Energy Shield
You cannot Regenerate Energy Shield
You lose 5% of Energy Shield per second
Life Leech is applied to Energy Shield instead while on Full Life
Gain (4-6)% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
Vaal bloodpriests were among the earliest intellectuals on record.
It was they who found that a newly freed soul would
desperately cling to any other source of life.
Soul Tether inventory icon.png
Purchase Costs
Unique8x Chaos Orb
Sell Price
4x Alchemy Shard
3x Alteration Shard
Miscellaneous
Item class: Belts

Soul Tether is a unique Cloth BeltCloth BeltRequires Level 16(15-25)% increased Stun and Block Recovery.

Mechanics

Soul Tether's unique mod Life Leech is applied to Energy Shield instead while on Full Life essentially behaves as a conditional Ghost Reaver. Instances of life leech or energy shield leech do not interact with each other.

This can be demonstrated in two ways.

  1. The first example is using the Slayer node Endless Hunger (overleech). Here, the belt's energy shield degeneration (-5%/sec) is allowed to completely drain the player's energy shield. Previously-created life leech instances continue healing the player's life pool when damaged by monster attacks.[1] Note that Endless Hunger does not allow over leech to energy shield, and instances created when both pools are full will be instantly removed.[2]
  2. The second example is when a player takes chaos damage while on full life, and partially full energy shield.[3] In this situation, any previously-created leech continues to recover to energy shield, while new instances of leech are sent to life. This will have the appearance of both pools leeching simultaneously.[4]

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
6The WretchedThe Wretched6BeltNecromancers, believe me, are more terrifying than their thralls.random unique belt
4Jack in the BoxJack in the Box4ItemTurn the crank,
close your eyes,
and pray to the gods
for a pleasant surprise.
random unique item

Supporter attribution

Soul Tether was created by supporter Nickoladze.[5][6]

Version history

Version Changes
3.0.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. Jon Carnel (Sep 4, 2017). "Slayer + Soul Tether Over leech interaction". Youtube. Retrieved Sep 17, 2017.
  2. Mark_GGG (Feb 13, 2017). "Endless Hunger "Life Leech effects are not removed at Full Life" doesn't work with Ghost Reaver / ES". Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved Sep 17, 2017.
  3. Mark_GGG (Aug 15, 2017). "Path of Exile, Dark Soul(tether) 80-tól egy próba Atziri!! ;P, freezEpic HU". Youtube. Retrieved Sep 17, 2017.
  4. freezEpic (Aug 16, 2017). "Soul Tether". Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved Sep 17, 2017.
  5. Nickoladze (March 31, 2017). "Viability of ES hybrids". Path of Exile Subreddit. Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  6. Nickoladze (May 25, 2017). "New unique belt coming in 3.0.0! Promises to make hybrid ES-Life viable". Path of Exile Subreddit. Retrieved May 25, 2017.