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Temporal Chains

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Temporal ChainsCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration
Radius: 22
Mana Cost: (24 to 50)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 24Curses all targets in an area, Slowing them, and making effects on them expire more slowly.Per 1% Quality:
Cursed enemies are 0.5% slower
Base duration is (5-5.95) seconds
Cursed enemies are (20-29)% slower
Other effects on Cursed enemies expire 40% slower
40% reduced Effect of Curse against Players
+(0-7) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Temporal Chains skill icon.pngTemporal Chains inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 24
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Alteration
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment

Temporal Chains skill screenshot.jpg

This useful curse warps a small area of space and actually causes time to pass slower within its confines. Any beings who pass through the affected zone will become snared in the warp, slowing their actions to a crawl.

Description on the official Path of Exile website [1]

Temporal Chains is a spell that curses all targets in an area, slowing them and making all temporary effects on them expire slower.

Skill Functions and Interactions

  • The slow effect of Temporal Chains is capped at 75%.
  • Duration: Temporal Chains will make temporary effects pass more slowly than it normally would, including itself. The duration listed is already modified to take this into account, so the listed duration on the skill isn't actually changed. (note: The more slowly expiry is affected by modifiers, that increase or reduce the curse effect. The duration of Temporal Chains is calculated without these modifiers and can be changed this way). Damage over time debuffs will expire more slowly, but will cause the same amount of damage per second they normally would.[2]
  • Casting this curse on the player himself (using Shackles of the WretchedShackles of the Wretched
    Chain Gloves
    Quality: +20%
    Armour: 16
    Energy Shield: 3
    Requires Level 7, 8 Str, 8 Int(40-60)% increased Stun and Block Recovery
    Curses in this item are reflected back to you
    You cannot be Chilled for 3 seconds after being Chilled
    You cannot be Frozen for 3 seconds after being Frozen
    You cannot be Ignited for 3 seconds after being Ignited
    You cannot be Shocked for 3 seconds after being Shocked
    You grant (4-6) Frenzy Charges to allies on Death
    Captivity breeds creativity.
    ) can extend the duration of skills like Immortal CallImmortal CallSpell, Duration
    Mana Cost: (21 to 36)
    Can store 1 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
    Cast Time: 0.85 sec
    Requires Level 34Discharges Endurance Charges, making the character invulnerable to physical damage for a short time, proportional to how many endurance charges were expended.Per 1% Quality:
    2% increased Cast Speed
    Base duration is 0.4 seconds
    (100-157)% increased Buff Duration per Endurance Charge
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Immortal Call skill icon.png
    and Vaal Immortal CallVaal Immortal CallVaal, Spell, Duration
    Souls per use: 48 (N) / 72 (C) / 96 (M)
    Can store 1 use(s)
    Can store 1 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
    Cast Time: 0.85 sec
    Requires Level 34Discharges Endurance Charges, making the character unable to die for a short time, proportional to how many endurance charges were expended.Per 1% Quality:
    2% increased Cast Speed
    Base duration is 0.4 seconds
    (100-157)% increased Buff Duration per Endurance Charge
    Corrupted
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Vaal Immortal Call skill icon.png
    , granting longer periods of invincibility. Note that this is reduced by the 40% effectiveness against players however, therefore not giving the full 67% more duration.
  • Temporal Chains can be turned into an aura by linking it with the Blasphemy SupportBlasphemy SupportSupport, Curse, Aura
    Icon: A
    Can store 1 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 0.50 sec
    Requires 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 Curses
    Supported Curse Spells are Cast as Auras
    (0-76)% increased Area of Effect of Curse Skills
    This 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.
    .
    The aura version of Temporal Chains

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityintelligenceMana
Cost
Base
Duration
Added
Radius
% slowerExp.Total Exp.
1243725245N/A20%00
2274128265.05120%118,383118,383
3304531275.1121%175,816294,199
4334934295.15121%254,061548,260
5365236305.2222%359,090907,350
6395639325.25222%498,5081,405,858
7426042345.3223%682,0572,087,915
8456445355.35323%921,7773,009,692
9486848375.4324%1,727,8794,737,571
10507149385.45324%1,138,8775,876,448
11527451395.5425%1,368,2337,244,681
12547653405.55425%1,638,3388,883,019
13567955425.6426%1,956,64810,839,667
14588257435.65526%3,655,18414,494,851
15608459445.7527%3,017,32717,512,178
16628760455.75527%7,793,91425,306,092
17649062465.8628%15,206,03140,512,123
18669264475.85628%26,185,58266,697,705
19689566485.9629%62,755,923129,453,628
20709868505.95729%211,877,683341,331,311
217210070516730%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A526.05730%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A536.1831%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A546.15831%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A566.2832%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A576.25932%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A586.3933%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A596.35933%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A606.41034%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A616.451034%N/AN/A

Temporal Chains in maps

Temporal Chains is one of the curses that can be rolled on maps, the curses affect the entire area and cannot be removed. The level of the curses varies depending on the map tier.

Mid tier maps

For mid tier maps the modifier is called of Temporal Chains [?], the level of the curse is 10.

High tier maps

For high tier maps the modifier is called of Temporal Chains [?], the level of the curse is 15.

Quest reward

This skill is not given as quest reward.

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Lost in Love
Act 3
Clarissa
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
yes
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth
yes

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Temporal Chains:

Name For generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value. Effect(s)
EnchantmentTemporalChainsCurseEffect16620% increased Temporal Chains Curse Effect
EnchantmentTemporalChainsCurseEffect27530% increased Temporal Chains Curse Effect
EnchantmentTemporalChainsDuration16630% increased Temporal Chains Duration
EnchantmentTemporalChainsDuration27545% increased Temporal Chains Duration

Version history

Version Changes
2.6.0
  • Increased Area of Effect mod and its progression per level doubled.
2.1.0c
  • Temporal Chains, Enfeeble, Curse on Hit and Blasphemy have had their quality bonuses returned to normal.
  • A cap of 75% now applies to the action speed reduction caused by Temporal Chains.
2.1.0c
  • Temporal Chains quality now grants 0.5% increased Cast Speed per point of quality instead of slowing enemies by 0.5% per point of quality.
2.0.2
  • Temporal Chains' slowing effect now applies multiplicatively with Chill's slowing effect. This will result in less of an impact when both are used on the same target.
2.0.0
  • Mana cost reduced at all levels. Area of effect increases per gem level reduced, but the base area of effect has been increased by 37.5% (from 16 to 22). Duration increases per level slightly modified. The end result is slightly longer duration at level 1 but slightly shorter duration at level 20.
0.10.0
  • Fixed a bug where chilling monsters or cursing them with Temporal Chains could
    prevent their attacks from succeeding.
0.9.13
  • Reduced the effect of Temporal Chains, due to being overpowered in both PvE and PvP.
    This also affects the version that Maps inflict on you
0.9.12
  • The quality bonuses have been corrected to not include movement speed,
    as it is already part of the core effect.
0.9.4
  • Reduced the duration.
0.9.2
  • Temporal Chains has been added to the game.

References

  1. "Dexterity skills". Official Path of Exile website.
  2. GGG_Mark (June 5, 2014). "Some questions about ignite and EE.". Path of Exile forums. Retrieved July 15, 2016.