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The Root of the Problem

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The Root of the Problem
The Root of the Problem quest icon.png
Required Yes
Start Talk to Helena in Forest Encampment
Objective 
Completion Go to The Wetlands
Key Item  Maligaro's SpikeMaligaro's SpikeMaligaro loved his tools, and took great
pains to keep them excruciatingly sharp.

Baleful GemBaleful GemThe withering glare of corruption, made
corporeal and pellucid in crystal.

Walkthrough

The tree roots blocking entrance to the Vaal Ruins
The Ancient Seal within the Vaal Ruins

This quest given to you by Helena in Forest Encampment requires you to travel to poison the tree, Lorrata, in the The Wetlands with Maligaro's SpikeMaligaro's SpikeMaligaro loved his tools, and took great
pains to keep them excruciatingly sharp.
and Baleful GemBaleful GemThe withering glare of corruption, made
corporeal and pellucid in crystal.
.

Maligaro's Spike is dropped by The Weaver in The Weaver's Chambers.

Baleful Gem is acquired in the Chamber of Sins Level 2.

This quest is completed once you make it to The Vaal Ruins.

Quest rewards

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓

Vendor rewards

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Root of the Problem
Act 2
Yeena
Culling Strike SupportCulling Strike SupportSupport
Icon: X
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Requires Level 18Supports any skill that hits enemies. If enemies are left below 10% of maximum life after being hit by these skills, they will be killed.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
Kill Enemies that have 10% Life or lower when Hit by Supported Skills
Supported Skills deal (0-38)% increased Damage
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.

Herald of AshHerald of AshSpell, AoE, Fire, Herald, Duration
Radius: 10
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 16Grants a buff providing fire damage based on your physical damage. While you have this buff, if you kill an enemy, other enemies near them will be burned based on the overkill damage. The burn inflicted by this skill can only be affected by modifiers to damage over time (burning damage is damage over time).Per 1% Quality:
0.75% increased Fire Damage
Gain 15% of your Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage
Base duration is 4 seconds
Base Burning Damage is 25% of Overkill Damage
(9-12)% more Spell Fire Damage
(0-38)% more Burning Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Ash skill icon.png

Herald of IceHerald of IceSpell, AoE, Cold, Herald
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: 80%
Requires Level 16Channel ice through your hands, adding cold damage to spells and attacks. If you shatter an enemy, they explode and deal AoE cold damage to enemies near them. The AoE cold damage inflicted by this skill is not affected by modifiers to spell damage.Per 1% Quality:
0.75% increased Cold Damage
Adds (4-38) to (5-56) Cold Damage to Spells
Adds (4-38) to (5-56) Cold Damage to Attacks
Deals (18-308) to (26-462) Cold Damage
Damage cannot be Reflected
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Ice skill icon.png

Herald of ThunderHerald of ThunderSpell, AoE, Duration, Lightning, Herald
Radius: 32
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: 120%
Requires Level 16Channel lightning through your hands, adding lightning damage to spells and attacks. If you kill a shocked enemy, lightning bolts will strike enemies around you for a short duration. The lightning bolt damage inflicted by this skill is not affected by modifiers to spell damage.Per 1% Quality:
0.75% increased Lightning Damage
Adds (2-19) to (7-76) Lightning Damage to Spells
Adds (2-19) to (7-76) Lightning Damage to Attacks
Deals (1-27) to (34-1303) Lightning Damage
Base duration is 6 seconds
Cannot apply Shock
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Thunder skill icon.png

Melee Physical Damage SupportMelee Physical Damage SupportMelee, Support, Attack
Icon: M
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 18Supports melee attack skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Physical Damage
Supported Skills deal (30-49)% more Melee Physical Damage
Supported Skills deal (30-49)% more Damage with Bleeding and Poison caused by Melee Hits
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.