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Withering Step

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Withering StepTravel, AoE, Chaos, Movement, Blink, Spell, Duration
Mana Cost: (8-23)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Requires Level 10Removes any existing Elusive buff before applying both Elusive and a buff that grants Phasing. While you have this buff, monsters that enter an area around you will be Withered. Using a skill or losing the Elusive buff ends this skill's effects. Shares a cooldown with other Blink skills.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Effect of Elusive from this Skill
Inflicts (4-6) Withered Debuffs the first time each Enemy enters the Area
Withered lasts 3 seconds
Buff grants Phasing
This Skill's Cooldown does not recover during its effect
Removes existing Elusive before granting a new Elusive Buff when used
(0-38)% increased Effect of Elusive from this Skill
+(0-6) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Withering Step skill icon.pngWithering Step inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 10
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Transmutation
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemWitheringStep

Withering Step is a movement skill that applies Elusive and Phasing on use. Enemies that get near you while you have Elusive receive multiple stacks of Withered, causing them to take increased chaos damage. Using any skill ends Withering Step's effects and removes all buffs.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Withering Step shares a cooldown with other Blink skills.
  • Unlike several other Blink skills, Withering Step does not gain one additional use when supported by Second Wind SupportSecond Wind SupportSupport
    Icon: 8
    Mana Multiplier: 125%
    Requires Level 31Supports skills with cooldowns.
    Cannot support triggered skills.
    Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.25% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
    Supported Non-Instant Skills have +1 Cooldown Use
    Supported Skills have (5-24)% increased Cooldown Recovery 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.
    , since Withering Step is an instant skill. Second Wind Support can still be linked with Withering Step for additional cooldown recovery speed.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityintelligenceMana
Cost
Withered
Debuffs
Elusive
Effect
RadiusExp.Total Exp.
11018084N/AN/A00
2132215942%N/A9,5699,569
31727191044%+128,18937,758
42133231146%+159,14696,904
52538261248%+1111,192208,096
629433013410%+2193,800401,896
733493414512%+2320,280722,176
836523614514%+2359,0901,081,266
939563915516%+3498,5081,579,774
1042604216518%+3682,0572,261,831
1145644517520%+3921,7773,183,608
1248684817522%+41,727,8794,911,487
1351725018524%+41,791,7696,703,256
1454765319626%+42,353,6799,056,935
1557805620628%+53,070,91212,127,847
1660845920630%+59,095,46621,223,313
1763886121632%+516,039,89037,263,203
1866926422634%+629,817,11767,080,320
1968956622636%+662,895,056129,975,376
2070986823638%+6212,051,599342,026,975
21721007024740%+7N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A24742%+7N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A25744%+7N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A25746%+8N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A26748%+8N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A26750%+8N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A27752%+9N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A27854%+9N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A28856%+9N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A28858%+10N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A28859%+10N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A29860%+10N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A29861%+11N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A29862%+11N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A29863%+11N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A30864%+12N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A30865%+12N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A30866%+12N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A30867%+13N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A31968%+13N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
6The FoxThe Fox6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb
random level 20 gemAutomatic
13The CataclysmThe Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem
Corrupted
The mighty warriors traded in blows, the nimble archers in arrows, yet it was the brazen thaumaturgists who would bring catastrophe to all.
random corrupted level 21 Spell gemAutomatic
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Superior Gem
Quality: +20%
"I swore to use my position to help the people. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?" - Erasmus, Imperial Gemcutter
random superior gem (Q20)Automatic

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Caged Brute
Act 1

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Caged Brute
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Withering Step:

ItemLimitRadiusStats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Withering Step.

NameFor generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Withering Step Elusive Effect 166Withering Step has 20% increased Elusive Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Withering Step Elusive Effect 275Withering Step has 30% increased Elusive Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Withering Step Wither Stacks166Withering Step inflicts 2 additional Withered Debuffshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Withering Step Wither Stacks 275Withering Step inflicts 3 additional Withered Debuffshelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.8.0
  • Withering Step has been added to the game.

References