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Version 2.2.1b

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March 11, 2016
March 12, 2016
March 15, 2016

Patch notes

These is the official patch note for version 2.2.1b released by Grinding Gear Games.[1]

  • Improved Essence DrainEssence DrainSpell, Projectile, Duration, Chaos, AoE
    Mana Cost: (8-23)
    Cast Time: 0.70 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 60%
    Requires Level 12Fires a projectile that applies a damage over time debuff when it hits. You are healed for a portion of the debuff damage. The debuff is spread by Contagion.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Chaos Damage
    Deals (31.2-1503.2) Base Chaos Damage per second
    Regenerate 0.5% of Debuff Damage as Life
    Base duration is 3.8 seconds
    Deals (9-433) to (14-649) Chaos Damage
    Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Essence Drain skill icon.png
    spreading between enemies. Further fixes to this skill will follow on Monday.

This is a restartless hotfix - it'll start affecting new servers immediately. Updating your client to receive the patch is harmless.


  1. Chris (March 12, 2016). "2.2.1b Patch Note". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved March 12, 2016.