Weight of the Empire

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Weight of the Empire
Crimson Jewel
Limited to: 2
Radius: Medium (1200)
(8-12)% increased Global Physical Damage
With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Heavy Strike has a
20% chance to deal Double Damage
Ondar not only betrayed his emperor,
He betrayed his friend.
And in his dying moments, Chitus ensured,
That Ondar felt the full weight of his guilt.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
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Purchase Costs
Unique8x Chaos Orb
Sell Price
4x Alchemy Shard
5x Alteration Shard

Weight of the Empire is a unique Crimson JewelCrimson JewelPlace into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.. It is a threshold jewel that enhances Heavy StrikeHeavy StrikeAttack, Melee
Mana Cost: 5
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (150% to 194%)
Attacks the enemy with a forceful blow, knocking them back. Requires a Mace, Axe, Sword or Two-Handed Weapon.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Stun Duration on enemies
Deals (150-193.7)% of Base Damage
Knocks Enemies Back on Hit
25% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
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Mechanics

Multiple jewels will combine their chances to deal Double Damage. In other words, the player can not apply a 4x hit.[1]

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:
  • 4x The Garish PowerThe Garish Power4JewelMaligaro may have valued function over form, but that did not mute his flair for the dramatic. (random unique Jewel)
  • 10x The Eye of the DragonThe Eye of the Dragon10Jewel
    Corrupted
    Some powers are far too great even for the
    gods of old.
    (random corrupted unique Jewel)
  • 4x Jack in the BoxJack in the Box4ItemTurn the crank,
    close your eyes,
    and pray to the gods
    for a pleasant surprise.
    (random unique item)

Legacy variants

Weight of the Empire has a legacy variant.

Version Discontinued Modifiers
2.6.0


(4-12)% increased Physical Damage
With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Heavy Strike has a 10% chance to deal Double Damage

Version history

Version Changes
2.6.0
  • Now limited to 2.
  • Increased physical damage mod increased to 8-12% (up from 4-12%).
  • Chance for Heavy Strike to deal double damage increased to 20% (up from 10%).
  • Strength requirement in radius reduced to 40.
  • No longer requires strength in radius to be allocated.
2.1.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. NickK_GGG (Nov 18, 2015). "Item Development - Threshold Jewels". Official Path of Exile Website. Retrieved March 13, 2018.