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Version 2.5.2

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January 8, 2017
January 23, 2017
January 23, 2017

Patch notes

These are the official patch notes for version 2.5.2 released by Grinding Gear Games.[1]

  • Parallelised the rendering of the DirectX 11 client. This allows multi-threading for scene rendering, improving performance.
  • These gains only improve performance if you were previously bottlenecked by the speed of your CPU (rather than graphics card).
  • Added 3D art for Abberath's HoovesAbberath's Hooves
    Goathide Boots
    Quality: +20%
    Evasion: 50
    Requires Level 12, 26 DexTriggers Level 7 Abberath's Fury when Equipped
    +(20-30) to Strength
    15% increased Movement Speed
    (6-10)% chance to Ignite
    When you Kill an Ignited Enemy, inflict an equivalent Ignite on each nearby Enemy
    1% increased Fire Damage per 20 Strength
    Burning Hoofprints
    The goat king knew not of war,
    of the lands and laws he trampled.
    The goat king knew only joy
    at turning life into ash.
  • Fixed an issue with audio for ground tar that could prevent other audio from playing.
  • Improved the popups for skills that give spell damage over time.
  • Fixed a bug where the bodyguard from the Sextant mod "Unique Bosses are accompanied by Bodyguards" used a Rallying CryRallying CryWarcry, AoE, Duration
    Mana Cost: (15-19)
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 8.00 sec
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Requires Level 24Performs a warcry, taunting nearby enemies to attack the user and exerting subsequent attacks. Gives nearby Allies a buff based on the damage of your weapon.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Area of Effect
    Base duration is (5-5.9) seconds
    Exerted Attacks deal 5% more Damage per affected Ally, to a maximum of 25%
    Exerts the next 5 Melee Attacks you perform
    Buff grants Added Attack Damage equal to 3% of the Damage of your Main
    Hand Weapon per 5 Power, up to a maximum of 20%
    Buff has 100% more Effect on your Minions
    Counts total Power of Enemies and Allies in Range
    (0-38)% increased Warcry Speed
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Rallying Cry skill icon.png
    skill that incorrectly tripled a boss' damage.
  • Fixed a bug where items with built-in triggered skills could have that skill detached from the item with support gems such as Spell Totem SupportSpell Totem SupportSupport, Spell, Totem
    Icon: T
    Mana Multiplier: 200%
    Requires Level 8Supports spell skills that are not triggered. Instead of casting that spell, you will summon a totem that casts the spell for you.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Totem Placement speed
    Supported Skills will summon a Totem which uses that Skill
    Totem lasts 8 seconds
    Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less Damage
    Spells Cast by Totem have 30% less Cast Speed
    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.
    and be cast continuously without the trigger condition.
  • Fixed a bug where Flame Bearers and Void Bearers would sometimes not stop casting their flamebreath.
  • Fixed a bug where the "Monsters cannot be slowed below base speed" map mod could cause Strongbox trap mods to go off immediately, rather than after a delay.
  • Fixed two instance crashes.


  1. Qarl (January 23, 2017). "2.5.2 Patch Notes". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved January 24, 2017.