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Version 2.5.0d

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December 9, 2016
December 14, 2016
December 21, 2016

Patch notes

These are the official patch notes for version 2.5.0d released by Grinding Gear Games.[1]

  • Introduced new microtransactions: The Lunaris Armour Set, the Golden Parakeet Pet, the Hydra Back Attachment and the Ghostflame Back Attachment.
  • Various improvements have been made to the default Item Filter.
  • Vaal Molten ShellVaal Molten ShellVaal, Spell, AoE, Duration, Fire, Physical, Guard
    Souls Per Use: 50 (N) /
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Soul Gain Prevention: 14.000 sec
    Cooldown Time: 0.50 sec
    Requires Level 4Applies a buff that adds to your armour, and can take some of the damage from hits for you before being depleted. Each second, the skill deals reflected damage to surrounding enemies based on the damage taken from the buff in that second. When the buff expires or is depleted, the skill deals reflected damage to enemies around you based on the total damage that was taken from the buff.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Skill Effect Duration
    Base duration is 9 seconds
    (60-1030) additional Armour
    80% of Damage from Hits is taken from the Buff before your Life or Energy Shield
    Buff can take Damage equal to 60% of your Armour, up to a maximum of 30000
    Reflects (100-3000)% of Damage taken from Buff as Fire Damage each second,
    or when Buff expires or is depleted
    Modifiers to Skill Effect Duration also apply to this Skill's Soul Gain Prevention
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Vaal Molten Shell skill icon.png
    now correctly rolls for determining if it would critically strike for every hit.
  • Divination Stash Tab settings are now saved on the client.
  • Cooldowns are now displayed when mousing over skills on the Skill Bar.
  • Cast time is no longer displayed when mousing over triggered skills on the Skill Bar.
  • Further fixes to resolution changing have been made for DX9 and DX9 Ex DirectX modes.
  • Fixed a bug where Rogue Exiles possessed by a Tormented Seditionist would not drop maps.
  • Fixed a bug with Scorching RayScorching RaySpell, Fire, Duration, Channelling
    Mana Cost: (4-11)
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Requires Level 12Unleash a beam of fire that burns enemies it touches. Remaining in the beam intensifies the burning, adding a portion of the beam's damage in stages. Inflicts Fire Exposure at maximum stages. Enemies who leave the beam continue to burn for a duration. Increasing cast speed also increases the rate at which the beam can turn.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased beam length
    Deals (11.7-439.4) Base Fire Damage per second
    Base duration is 1.5 seconds
    Additional Debuff stages add 60% of Damage
    Burning Debuff can have a maximum of 8 stages
    Fire Exposure applies -25% to Fire Resistance
    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.
    Scorching Ray skill icon.png
    Totems where the effects would not line up correctly on Predictive mode.
  • Fixed a bug where Reminder Text was causing item display hovers to widen.
  • Fixed a bug where text could sometimes appear in the wrong colour.
  • Fixed a bug with mousing over socketed gems in the Premium Quad Stash Tab.
  • Fixed a bug where the minion damage for each active Spectre granted by the Femurs of the SaintsFemurs of the Saints
    Primordial Staff
    Quality: +20%
    Physical Damage: 56.4169.2
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.20%
    Attacks per Second: 1.15
    Weapon Range: 13
    Requires Level 58, 99 Str, 99 Int+18% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff+2 to Level of Socketed Minion Gems
    Minions deal (60-80)% increased Damage
    +1% Chance to Block Attack Damage per Summoned Skeleton
    2% increased Attack and Cast Speed per Summoned Raging Spirit
    Regenerate 0.6% of Life per second for each Raised Zombie
    30% increased Mana Regeneration Rate per Raised Spectre
    "They spent a lifetime in the service of God,
    only to spend eternity in the service of me."
    - Kadavrus, Surgeon to the Umbra
    unique item was granting more than intended.
  • Fixed a bug where the Divination Stash Tab showed unobtainable Divination Cards.
  • Fixed a bug where Raging Spirits summoned by the AshcallerAshcaller
    Quartz Wand
    Quality: +20%
    Physical Damage: 14.426.4
    Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.30
    Weapon Range: 120
    Requires Level 18, 65 Int(18-22)% increased Spell Damage10% chance to Trigger Level 8 Summon Raging Spirit on Kill
    +(15-25)% to Fire Damage over Time Multiplier
    Adds (4-6) to (7-9) Fire Damage to Spells
    (20-30)% increased Burning Damage
    (16-22)% chance to Ignite
    "We do not command fire.
    Ngamahu lends it, and Hinekora returns it."
    - Lavianga, advisor to Kaom
    unique still had a limit of 50 active Raging Spirits.
  • Fixed a bug where SunderSunderAttack, AoE, Melee
    Mana Cost: 8
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Attack Speed: 75% of Base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (175%-220%)
    Requires Level 12Slams the ground with a Mace, Sceptre, Axe or Staff, creating a wave of broken ground that damages enemies in an area in front of you. Enemies hit by the wave will release a circular shockwave, dealing damage to other enemies around them.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (175-220)% of Base Attack Damage
    Shockwaves deal 60% less Damage
    +(0-6) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Sunder skill icon.png
    was doing too many evasion checks as the wave passed through enemies.
  • Fixed a bug with the Hungry AbyssHungry Abyss
    Viridian Jewel
    Limited to: 1With 5 Corrupted Items Equipped: Life Leech recovers based on your Chaos Damage instead
    Darkness can never be sated.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    unique Jewel where it was granting too much Life Leech when converting from generic sources of Life Leech.

The following hotfix was deployed after the 2.5.0d patch:[2]

The error caused when the game failed to open a Shader Cache file should no longer open a message box. This lead to disrupted gameplay and we apologize for this issue.


  1. Qarl (December 14, 2016). "2.5.0d Patch Notes". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  2. GGG_Neon (December 16, 2016). "2.5.0d Hotfix". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved December 16, 2016.