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Tempests are area effects that apply buffs to both players and monsters within their area. The tempests appear as small whirlwinds which appear for 4 seconds then detonate, applying their effect within their area. Tempests which give buffs apply it to both players and monsters within the area of effect, with a duration of 10 seconds. Multiple tempest buffs can apply on the one player but their effects do not stack, effectively just refreshing their duration. Tempests which cast damaging spells will damage both players and monsters.

In the Tempest league, Tempests were globally set for each area, and randomised hourly. Not all areas had a tempest each hour, but the chance for spawning one was 50%. Existing instance of an area retained old tempests. After the Tempest league ended, Tempests were not added to the core game. They are still available as a map effect, craftable through Zana's map device.

Many of the dangerous Tempest prefixes grant additional item quantity and quality.

List of Tempests

Please update and correct the list below. Duplicate entries exist because of difficulty differences. Sometimes their effect differs slightly. Only remove if you're 100% sure the effects are the same

Prefixes

Name Buff Text Colour Effect Lowest Difficulty Found In


Stinging Tempest You always deal Critical Strikes.
Stinging Tempest buff icon
White
Stinging Tempest ingame picture
  • All hits are Critical Strikes
Normal


Scathing Tempest You always deal Critical Strikes.
Scathing Tempest buff icon
White
Scathing Tempest ingame picture
  • All hits are Critical Strikes
  • Extra gore
Cruel


Restorative Tempest You are regenerating Life and Mana.
Restorative Tempest buff icon
Pink
Restorative Tempest ingame picture
  • 10.0% of Mana Regenerated per second
  • 10.0% of Life Regenerated per Second
Normal


Echoing Tempest Your skills are repeated.
Echoing Tempest buff icon
Blue
100x100px
  • 50% more cast speed
  • 50% more attack speed
  • Skills Repeat an additional Time
Cruel


Divine Tempest You cannot be Damaged.
Divine Tempest buff icon
Yellow
100x100px
  • Cannot be Damaged
Merciless


Shining Tempest You have increased Item Rarity and Quantity.
Shining Tempest buff icon
Yellow
100x100px
  • 600% increased Rarity of Items dropped by slain enemies
  • 300% increased Quantity of Items dropped by slain enemies
  • 120% increased Rarity of Items found
  • 30% increased Quantity of Items found


Radiating Tempest You have increased Item Rarity and Quantity.
Radiating Tempest buff icon
Yellow
100x100px
  • 1200% increased Rarity of Items dropped by slain enemies
  • 600% increased Quantity of Items dropped by slain enemies
  • 420% increased Rarity of Items found
  • 70% increased Quantity of Items found


Enlarging Tempest Your Damage and Size are increased, and you take reduced Damage.
Enlarging Tempest buff icon
Red
Enlarging Tempest ingame picture
  • 30% increased Character Size
  • 30% reduced Damage taken
  • 50% increased Damage
  • 300% increased Quantity of Items dropped by slain enemies
Normal


Shrinking Tempest Your Life and Size are reduced, and you take increased Damage.
Shrinking Tempest buff icon
Green
Shrinking Tempest ingame picture
  • 30% reduced Character Size
  • 30% increased Damage taken
  • 50% reduced Damage
Normal


Seething Tempest A portion of your Physical Damage is gained as Fire Damage, you always Ignite, and you deal increased Fire Damage.
Seething Tempest buff icon
Fire
Seething Tempest ingame picture
  • Gain 50% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage
  • 50% increased Fire Damage
  • Always Ignite
Normal



Shivering Tempest A portion of your Physical Damage is gained as Cold Damage, you always Freeze, and you deal increased Cold Damage.
Shivering Tempest buff icon
Ice
Shivering Tempest ingame picture
In Normal+:
  • Gain 50% of Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage
  • 50% increased Cold Damage
  • 100% chance to Freeze

In Cruel+:

  • 50% reduced Freeze Duration on Enemies
Normal


Freezing Tempest Frozen solid
Freezing Tempest buff icon
Ice
Freezing Tempest ingame picture
Staying inside the detonation will freeze you for a few seconds. Also destroys monster corpses accordingly Normal


Galvanizing Tempest A portion of your Physical Damage is gained as Lightning Damage, you always Shock, and you deal increased Lightning Damage.
Galvanizing Tempest buff icon
Lightning
Galvanizing Tempest ingame picture
  • Gain 50% of Physical Damage as Extra Lightning Damage
  • 50% increased Lightning Damage
  • Always Shock
Normal


Brisk Tempest Vaal Grace Aura
Grants Dodge chance
Brisk Tempest buff icon
Green
Brisk Tempest ingame picture
Grants Vaal Grace Aura:
  • 25% chance to Dodge Attacks
  • 25% chance to Dodge Spell Damage
Cruel


Shimmering Tempest Vaal Discipline Aura
Grants Energy Shield and prevents Energy Shield Recharge from being delayed by Damage
Shimmering Tempest buff icon
Blue
100x100px
Grants Vaal Discipline Aura:
  • 1000 to maximum Energy Shield
  • Energy Shield Recharge not delayed by Damage
Cruel (?)


Quickening Tempest Vaal Haste Aura
Grants increased Cast, Attack and Movement Speeds.
Quickening Tempest buff icon
Yellow
100x100px
Grants Vaal Haste Aura:
  • 30% increased Attack Speed
  • 30% increased Cast Speed
  • 30% increased Movement Speed


Impure Tempest Taking Elemental Damage instead heals you
Impure Tempest buff icon
Red
Impure Tempest ingame picture
  • Taking Elemental Damage instead heals you


Obscuring Tempest Smoke shrouds you.
Obscuring Tempest buff icon
Green
Obscuring Tempest ingame picture
Cruel


Ethereal Tempest Your movement is not blocked by enemies. You have an a chance to Dodge Attacks and Spells.
Ethereal Tempest buff icon
Teal
Ethereal Tempest ingame picture
  • Your movement is not blocked by Enemies
  • 25% chance to Dodge Attacks
  • 25% chance to Dodge Spell Damage


Devouring Tempest Nearby corpses are devoured to heal you.
Devouring Tempest buff icon
Red
Devouring Tempest ingame picture


Proximity Shield You cannot be harmed by direct damage from enemies outside the shield.
Proximity Shield buff icon
Yellow
100x100px
  • You cannot be harmed by direct damage from enemies outside the 25 units shield


Sharding Tempest You gain four additional projectiles, and you fire your projectiles in a nova. You have increased area of effect.
Sharding Tempest buff icon
Teal
Sharding Tempest ingame picture
  • Projectiles fire in a nova
  • 4 additional Projectiles
  • 30% increased Radius of Area Skills
Normal


Veiling Tempest Your Elemental Resistances are Zero, and your Light radius is reduced.
Veiling Tempest buff icon
Blue
100x100px
  • Elemental Resistances are Zero
  • 40% reduced Light Radius
Cruel


Abyssal Tempest Your Damage is Converted to Chaos Damage.
Abyssal Tempest buff icon
Purple
Abyssal Tempest ingame picture
  • 50% of Fire Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
  • 50% of Cold Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
  • 50% of Lightning Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
  • 50% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
Cruel


Consuming Tempest You gain Soul Eater stacks as you kill nearby enemies
Consuming Tempest buff icon
Orange
Consuming Tempest ingame picture
Grants Soul Eater:
  • 1% increased size per soul
  • 5% increased attack speed per soul
  • 5% increased cast speed per soul
  • 5% increased damage reduction per soul
  • Enemies' Soul is consumed on death 1



Molten Tempest Fire
Molten Tempest ingame picture
Randomly casts a fire spell:
  • Fire Storm
  • Fire Golem
  • Flame Totem
  • Burning Ground
Normal


Infernal Tempest Fire
Infernal Tempest ingame picture


Glacial Tempest Ice
Glacial Tempest ingame picture
Randomly casts a cold spell:
  • Ice Storm
  • Glacial Cascade
  • Cold Snap
  • Ice Golem
Normal


Arctic Tempest Ice
Arctic Tempest ingame picture
Randomly casts a cold spell:
  • Ice Storm
  • Glacial Cascade
  • Cold Snap
  • Ice Golem
  • Frost Wall
  • Vaal Ice Nova
Cruel


Static Tempest Lightning
Static Tempest ingame picture
Randomly casts a lightning AoE spell:
  • Lightning Storm
  • Shock Nova
  • Ball Lightning
  • Shocked Ground with DoT effect
Normal


Electroluting Tempest Lightning
Electroluting Tempest ingame picture
Randomly casts a lightning spell:
  • Lightning Storm
  • Shock Nova
  • Ball Lightning
  • Lightning AoE
  • Conductivity
  • Vaal Spark
  • Storm Call
Cruel


Ghastly Tempest Teal
Ghastly Tempest ingame picture
Randomly summons: Normal


Morbid Tempest Teal
Morbid Tempest ingame picture
Randomly casts one of the following minion spells: Cruel


Battering Tempest White
Battering Tempest ingame picture
Randomly casts a physical spell:
  • Spike Rain
  • Shockwave
  • Ground Slam
  • Hurricane
Normal


Crushing Tempest White
Crushing Tempest ingame picture
Randomly casts a physical spell:
  • Spike Rain
  • Shockwave
  • Ground Slam
  • Hurricane
Cruel


Blasphemous Tempest Purple
Blasphemous Tempest ingame picture
Casts a random curse (all curses) Cruel


Corrupting Tempest Items you find are Corrupted.
Corrupting Tempest buff icon
Red
Corrupting Tempest ingame picture
  • Items dropped by monsters are Corrupted
  • Items found by players are Corrupted


Transmogrifying Tempest Non-Unique Items you find, excluding Currency, Gems and Maps drop as their sell price.
Transmogrifying Tempest buff icon
Orange
Transmogrifying Tempest ingame picture
  • Enemies' dropped non-unique equipment drops as their sell price
  • Non-unique equipment you find drops as their sell price 1
Normal


Refining Tempest Items you find have Quality.
Refining Tempest buff icon
White
Refining Tempest ingame picture
  • Items dropped by monsters have random quality
  • Items found by players have random quality
Normal


Energising Tempest White
Energising Tempest ingame picture
Gain three of every charge when standing in the explosion Normal


Revealing Tempest Items you find are identified
Revealing Tempest buff icon
Red
Revealing Tempest ingame picture
Normal


Poisonous Tempest Green
Poisonous Tempest ingame picture
Normal


Resisting Tempest You cannot be Chilled, Frozen, Ignited or Shocked. You have additional Elemental Resistances and maximum Elemental Resistances.
Resisting Tempest buff icon
White
Resisting Tempest ingame picture
Normal


Arcane Tempest You have increased Elemental Damage and Cast Speed. You gain 10 life over one second when you cast a spell.
Arcane Tempest buff icon
Purple
Arcane Tempest ingame picture
  • 30% increased Elemental Damage
  • 20% increased Cast Speed
  • Regenerate 10 Life over 1 second for each Spell you Cast
Normal

Suffixes

Name Area modifiers Difficulty
of Aberrance
  • Rare Monsters each have a Nemesis Mod
  • Magic Monster Packs each have a Bloodline Mod
  • map_all_monster_packs_rare_and_allow_magic 0
of Angling
  • map_tempest_fish_school_size_+% [20, 50]
of Animation
  • Weapons drop animated. They will become enemies and attack you, dropping the original item when animated weapon is killed. Killing animated weapons grant experience.
of Cataclysm
  • 50% reduced tempest duration
  • 40% less storm delay
of Combustion
  • Area has patches of burning ground
  • 20 burning ground patches per 100 tiles
  • Burning ground patches have a radius of 14
  • +25% Monster Fire Resistance
of Contamination
  • Area has patches of desecrated ground
  • 20 desecrated ground patches per 100 tiles
  • Desecrated ground patches have a radius of 14
  • Monsters Poison on Hit
of Corruption
  • All items drop corrupted
of Desperation
  • 40% increased duration of tempest buff on low life targets
of Destiny
  • One random monster drops a map on death
of Fate
  • One random monster drops a Vaal Fragment on death
of Fire
  • Area has patches of burning ground
  • 15 burning ground patches per 100 tiles
  • Burning ground patches have a radius of 14
  • +15% Monster Fire Resistance
of Fortune
  • One random monster drops a Unique Item on death
of Fulmination
  • Area has patches of shocking ground
  • 20 shocking ground patches per 100 tiles
  • Shocking ground patches have a radius of 14
  • +25% Monster Lightning Resistance
of Ice
  • Area has patches of chilled ground
  • 15 chilled ground patches per 100 tiles
  • Chilled ground patches have a radius of 14
  • +15% Monster Cold Resistance
of Incursion
  • Adds 10 Invasion Bosses
of Influence
  • 50% increased tempest Area of Effect
of Inspiration
  • 15% increased experience gained
Merciless
of Intensity
  • 50% less tempest delay
  • 25% less tempest buff duration
of Lightning
  • Area has patches of shocking ground
  • 15 shocking ground patches per 100 tiles
  • Shocking ground patches have a radius of 14
  • +15% Monster Lightning Resistance
of Phantoms
  • Area is haunted by 10 additional Tormented Spirits
of Poison
  • Area has patches of desecrated ground
  • 15 desecrated ground patches per 100 tiles
  • Desecrated ground patches have a radius of 14
  • Monsters Poison on Hit
of Precision
  • 30% reduced tempest Area of Effect
  • 25% less tempest delay
of Revelation
  • 50% increased experience gained
of Runic Circles
  • map_summon_runic_circles 1
of Superiority
  • All items have random quality
of Transmogrification
  • Non-unique equipment drops as sell price
of Turmoil
  • Area is inhabited by 20 additional Rogue Exiles
of Winter
  • Area has patches of chilled ground
  • 20 chilled ground patches per 100 tiles
  • Chilled ground patches have a radius of 14
  • +25% Monster Cold Resistance
of the Ancestors
  • Area contains many Totems

Version History

Version Changes
2.6.0
  • Tempests capable of harming a player now only spawn in the broad vicinity of alive monsters.
2.1.1c
  • Fixed various Tempests causing instance crashes.
2.1.0
  • Fixed a bug where some Tempest effects lasted longer on minions than on players.
2.0.2d
  • The Stinging and Scathing Tempests no longer grant affected players increased Item Quantity.
2.0.2
  • Fixed a bug where monsters dying to Tempests could sometimes drop no items.
2.0.1
  • Fixed a bug where harmless Tempests could appear in towns.
2.0.0e
  • The duration of freeze caused by Freezing Tempests has been reduced.
  • The duration of the buff caused by Restorative Tempests has been reduced on monsters.
  • Restorative Tempests can no longer appear in areas with notable Act boss encounters.
2.0.0g
  • Many of the dangerous Tempest prefixes now grant additional item quantity (+15% or +20% rather than the base +10%).
  • Tempest names now display correctly in maps.
  • The Tempest markers now trigger more quickly on average. Normal difficulty has been reduced from an average of 5 seconds to an average of 3.75 seconds. The later half of Merciless has been brought in-line with Maps.
  • Fixed a bug where Tempest Fire/Spine/Lightning/Ice storms could become invisible.
  • The Abyssal Tempest now converts 50% of damage to chaos, rather than 100%.
  • The Morbid Tempest now uses Vaal Summon Skeletons less often.
  • Reduced the duration of Veiling tempest on players.
  • Reduced the duration of Abyssal Tempest on monsters.
  • Reduced the duration of Transmogrifying Tempests on both players and monsters.
  • Monsters affected by Transmogrifying Tempests now drop significantly more items (double for normal monsters).
  • Items spawned by Transmogrifying Tempests now stack their shards.
  • Items dropped by Rogue Exiles are now transmogrified correctly.
  • Jewels are now transmogrified correctly.
  • Updated the buff definition of Transmogrifying Tempest to more accurately state what isn't transmogrified. It now reads: "Non-Unique Items you find, excluding Currency, Gems and Maps drop as their sell price."
  • Animated Weapons from Tempests of Animation no longer fracture.
2.0.0d
  • Areas currently affected by Tempests now have a 10% Item Quantity bonus.
  • Tempests no longer occur in the final area of Cruel difficulty. They already didn't occur there in Normal difficulty.
  • Removed Vaal Ice Nova from the Arctic Tempest.
  • Elemental and chaos damage themed Tempest suffixes no longer affect the damage dealt by monsters in that area. They also create less dense ground effects.
  • The old elemental versions of these suffixes can still appear in maps, but with different names.(Tempest of Combustion, Tempest of Winter, Tempest of Fulmination)
  • The old chaos version (now called Tempest of Contamination) no longer affects damage dealt by monsters, but still has the full ground effect.
2.0.0c
  • Fixed a bug where the Freezing Tempest could freeze characters with Cannot be Frozen.
2.0.0b
  • Fixed a bug with the Enlarging and Shrinking Tempests where they incorrectly displayed that they changed life values. They actually modify incoming damage in addition to their other effects.
2.0.0
  • Introduced to the game
  • Fixed a bug with Tempest Storms where more players could cause fewer storms to spawn.