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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 effects are not removed at Full Life
Life Leech effects Recover 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
Item class: Belts

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


Soul Tether's unique mod Life Leech is applied to Energy Shield instead while on Full Life is functionally different than Ghost Reaver. Ghost Reaver converts sources of Life Leech into Energy Shield Leech, while Soul Tether causes Life Leech instances to recover Energy Shield while remaining Life Leech. Life Leech modifiers do not affect leech from Ghost Reaver, while Energy Shield Leech modifiers do not affect leech from Soul Tether.[1] Instances of life leech or energy shield leech do not interact with each other.

Life Leech effects from Soul Tether are not removed at Full Life or Full Energy Shield, because Life Leech instances are only ever removed at full life, which is prevented by Soul Tether's unique mod Life Leech Effects Are Not Removed At Full Life.[2]

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

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

6The WretchedThe Wretched6BeltNecromancers, believe me, are more terrifying than their thralls.random BeltAutomatic
8Arrogance of the VaalArrogance of the Vaal8Item
Discovery can lead to beauty, or it can lead to ruin.
random two-implicit corrupted itemAutomatic
4Jack in the BoxJack in the Box4ItemTurn the crank,
close your eyes,
and pray to the gods
for a pleasant surprise.
random itemAutomatic

Supporter attribution

Soul Tether was created by supporter Nickoladze.[3][4]

Version history

Version Changes
  • Introduced to the game.


  1. Mark_GGG
  2. Mark_ GGG
  3. Nickoladze (March 31, 2017). "Viability of ES hybrids". Path of Exile Subreddit. Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  4. 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.