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Herald of AgonySpell, Herald, Minion, Chaos
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 16Grants a buff giving more poison damage and a chance to inflict poison. When you poison an enemy while you have this buff, you gain Virulence, and summon an Agony Crawler minion that uses projectile and area attacks. You will lose Virulence over time, at a rate which increases the more Virulence you have. The minion will die when you have no Virulence.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Minion Movement Speed
Grants 20% chance to Poison on Hit
Grants 10% more Poison Damage
Agony Crawler deals (10-19)% increased Physical Damage per Virulence you have
Agony Crawler has (2-3)% increased Attack Speed per Virulence you have
Agony Crawler has (1-45) to (3-84) Added Physical Damage per Virulence you have
Maximum 1 Summoned Agony Crawler
Grants Virulence when you Poison an Enemy
Minions cannot Taunt Enemies
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Agony skill icon.pngHerald of Agony inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 16
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Alteration
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemHeraldOfAgony

Herald of Agony skill screenshot.jpg

Herald of Agony is a herald skill gem. When activated it reserves mana and grants a buff that gives a chance to inflict poison on enemies, if the enemy is successfully poisoned the character gains Virulence and an Agony Crawler minion.

Skill functions and interactions

Virulence buff cannot go above 40 stacks.

Agony Crawler Minion has an implicit 40% Physical to Chaos damage conversion.

Minion damage can be increased through many methods, such as:

  • Gem level boosts, such as The Coming CalamityThe Coming Calamity
    Destroyer Regalia
    Quality: +20%
    Energy Shield: (208-228)
    Movement Speed: -3%
    Requires Level 53, 144 Int+2 to Level of Socketed Herald Gems
    (80-100)% increased Energy Shield
    35% chance to avoid being Stunned for each Herald Skill affecting you
    Mana Reservation of Herald Skills is always 45%
    Whiff of cold, tiny spark, faintest flicker in the dark.
    Embers swirl, ice takes form, sky exposed - Death's perfect storm.
    Frost and thunder, flames shine bright, ruin walks the land tonight.
    By your hand they dance and bend, wield them and brook no end.
    and Empower SupportEmpower SupportSupport
    Icon: +
    Mana Multiplier: 125%
    Supports any skill gem. Once this gem reaches level 2 or above, will raise the level of supported gems. Cannot support skills that don't come from gems.Per 1% Quality:
    This Gem gains 5% increased Experience
    +(0-2) to Level of Supported Active Skill GemsThis 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.
    .
  • Auras like HatredHatredAura, Spell, AoE, Cold
    Radius: 36
    Mana Reserved: 50%
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
    Requires Level 24Casts an aura that grants extra cold damage based on physical damage to you and your allies.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Area of Effect
    You and nearby allies gain (16-25)% of Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage
    You and nearby allies deal (14-18)% more Cold Damage
    +(0-19) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Hatred skill icon.png
    supported by GenerosityGenerosity SupportSupport, Aura
    Icon: G
    Requires Level 31Supports aura skills that affect you and allies, increasing the aura's effect on allies, but preventing it from affecting you at all. Cannot support curse auras, or other auras that only affect enemies. Cannot support skills used by totems.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 2% increased Aura Area of Effect
    Non-Curse Auras from Supported Skills have (20-39)% increased Effect
    Supported Auras do not affect you
    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.
    .
  • Elemental Equilibrium from running a skill such as Molten StrikeMolten StrikeAttack, Projectile, AoE, Melee, Fire
    Mana Cost: 6
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Damage Effectiveness: (120%-161%)
    Projectile Speed: 750
    Attacks a target with physical and fire damage, causing balls of molten magma to launch forth from your weapon as you swing. These will explode, causing AoE attack damage to enemies where they land.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Fire Damage
    Deals (120-161)% of Base Damage
    60% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
    Fires 2 additional Projectiles
    Projectiles deal (40-30)% less Damage
    Damage over time caused by Projectiles deals (40-30)% less Damage
    +(0-2) to Melee range
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Molten Strike skill icon.png
    as self-cast to gain Virulence and for its fire damage to boost Hatred damage.
  • Frenzy charges also apply to minions at a significant bonus. These can be granted to minions through the Victario's CharityVictario's Charity
    Laminated Kite Shield
    Quality: +20%
    Chance to Block: 24%
    Armour: 135
    Energy Shield: 26
    Requires Level 50, 64 Str, 64 Int+8% to all Elemental Resistances+(50-70) to maximum Life
    +(20-30)% to Lightning Resistance
    +11% to Chaos Resistance
    20% increased Area of Effect of Aura Skills
    10% chance to grant a Power Charge to nearby Allies on Kill
    5% chance to grant a Frenzy Charge to nearby Allies on Hit
    A man's life is the greatest gift he can give.
    shield, Poacher's MarkPoacher's MarkCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration
    Radius: 22
    Mana Cost: (24-50)
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Requires Level 24Curses all targets in an area, making them less evasive. Hitting the cursed targets will grant life and mana, and killing them will result in more flask charges and a chance to gain a frenzy charge.Per 1% Quality:
    Cursed enemies have a 0.5% chance to grant a Frenzy Charge when slain
    Base duration is (6-9.8) seconds
    Cursed enemies have (30-49)% less Evasion
    Cursed enemies grant 100% increased Flask Charges
    Cursed enemies grant (5-24) Life when Hit by Attacks
    Cursed enemies grant (5-12) Mana when Hit by Attacks
    Cursed enemies have a (21-30)% chance to grant a Frenzy Charge when slain
    +(0-10) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Poacher's Mark skill icon.png
    or an item providing it GluttonyGluttony
    Leather Belt
    Requires Level 48+(25-40) to maximum Life+(60-80) to maximum Life
    Culling Strike against Enemies Cursed with Poacher's Mark
    Curse Enemies with Level 30 Poacher's Mark on Hit, which can apply to Hexproof Enemies
    Take (100-200) Physical Damage when you use a Movement Skill
    You have no Armour or Maximum Energy Shield
    What started as a desire to feed
    became a desire to learn...
    .
  • Support gems such as: Minion DamageMinion Damage SupportSupport, Minion
    Icon: d
    Mana Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 8Supports minion skills.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.75% increased Minion Damage
    Supported Skills deal (30-49)% more Minion DamageThis 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.
    , Point BlankPoint Blank SupportProjectile, Attack, Support
    Icon: b
    Mana Multiplier: 120%
    Requires Level 18Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage
    Supported Skills' Projectile Attack Hits deal up to 50% more Damage to targets at the start of their movement, dealing less Damage to targets as the projectile travels farther
    Supported Skills deal (0-38)% increased Projectile Damage
    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 Vile ToxinsVile Toxins SupportSupport
    Icon: e
    Mana Multiplier: 120%
    Requires Level 38Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 1% increased Damage with Poison
    Supported Skills deal (30-49)% more Damage with Poison
    Supported Skills deal 5% more Damage with Hits for each Poison on the Enemy, up to (6-9)
    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.
    also offer a considerable boost to minion damage. The Crawler is also immune to any form of damage and cannot die, making Damage on Full LifeDamage on Full Life SupportAttack, Support
    Icon: f
    Mana Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 18Supports attack skills, providing a bonus to all damage dealt by those skills while your life is full.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage
    Supported Attack Skills deal (30-49)% more Damage while on Full LifeThis 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.
    a great option.
  • Temporary effects such as Flesh OfferingFlesh OfferingMinion, Spell, Duration
    Mana Cost: (16-33)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 12Consumes a corpse, which temporarily empowers your minions with swiftness. The skill consumes other nearby corpses, increasing the duration for each corpse consumed.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Skill Effect Duration
    Base duration is 3 seconds
    Grants Minions (20-30)% increased Attack Speed
    Grants Minions (20-29)% increased Movement Speed
    Grants Minions (20-30)% increased Cast Speed
    Additional 0.5 seconds Base Duration per extra Corpse consumed
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Flesh Offering skill icon.png
    , Spirit OfferingSpirit OfferingMinion, Spell, Duration
    Mana Cost: (16-33)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 12Consumes a corpse, granting energy shield, extra chaos damage and elemental resistances to your minions. The new energy shield is recovered as it's granted. The skill consumes other nearby corpses, increasing the duration and amount of energy shield granted for each corpse consumed.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Skill Effect Duration
    Base duration is 3 seconds
    Additional 0.5 seconds Base Duration per extra Corpse consumed
    Minions gain 2% of their Maximum Life as
    Extra Maximum Energy Shield for each corpse consumed
    Minions gain (20-29)% of their Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage
    Minions gain +(20-30)% to all Elemental Resistances
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Spirit Offering skill icon.png
    , Vaal HasteVaal HasteAura, Vaal, Spell, AoE, Duration
    Radius: 36
    Souls Per Use: 50 (N) /
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Soul Gain Prevention: 6.000 sec
    Cooldown Time: 0.50 sec
    Requires Level 24Casts a temporary aura that increases the movement speed, attack speed and cast speed of you and your allies.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Area of Effect
    You and nearby allies gain (25-31)% increased Attack Speed
    You and nearby allies gain (24-31)% increased Cast Speed
    You and nearby allies gain (10-13)% increased Movement Speed
    Base duration is 4 seconds
    Modifiers to Buff Duration also apply to this Skill's Soul Gain Prevention
    +(0-19) to radius
    Corrupted
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Vaal Haste skill icon.png
    and Vaal Lightning TrapVaal Lightning TrapTrap, Vaal, Spell, Projectile, Duration, Lightning
    Souls Per Use: 20 (N) /
    Can Store 3 Use(s)
    Soul Gain Prevention: 6.000 sec
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 135%
    Requires Level 12Throws a trap that launches a ring of projectiles through the enemy that set it off, dealing lightning damage to them and subsequent targets and leaving a trail of shocking ground.Per 1% Quality:
    Shocked Ground causes 0.25% increased Damage taken
    Deals (18-466) to (54-1399) Lightning Damage
    Trap lasts 4 seconds
    Fires 8 additional Projectiles
    Base duration is 4 seconds
    Shocked Ground causes 15% increased Damage taken
    Fires 0 Projectiles in a Nova
    Throws a Trap which uses this Skill when Triggered
    Projectiles leave Shocking Ground
    Projectiles Pierce all Targets
    Modifiers to Skill Effect Duration also apply to this Skill's Soul Gain Prevention
    Corrupted
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Vaal Lightning Trap skill icon.png
    can also be taken advantage of.
  • Debuffs such as Intimidate from Belt of the DeceiverBelt of the Deceiver
    Heavy Belt
    Requires Level 20+(25-35) to Strength(15-25)% increased Global Physical Damage
    You take 30% reduced Extra Damage from Critical Strikes
    +(30-40) to maximum Life
    +(10-15)% to all Elemental Resistances
    Nearby Enemies are Intimidated
    In battle, virtue matters not.
    Only victory.
    also increase minion damage.
  • Curses like Projectile WeaknessProjectile WeaknessSpell, AoE, Duration, Curse
    Radius: 22
    Mana Cost: (16-33)
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Requires Level 24Curses all targets in an area, making them easier to pierce and to knock back, and increasing the damage they take from projectiles.Per 1% Quality:
    Cursed enemies take 0.5% increased Damage from Projectile Hits
    Base duration is (9-10.9) seconds
    Projectiles Pierce Cursed Enemies
    Hits on Cursed Enemies have an additional 25% chance to Knockback
    Cursed enemies take (25-44)% increased Damage from Projectile Hits
    +(0-10) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Projectile Weakness skill icon.png
    also work.

For faster clear speed consider supports such as PiercePierce SupportSupport, Projectile
Icon: p
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage
Projectiles from Supported Skills Pierce (2-4) additional Targets
Supported Skills deal (0-19)% more Projectile Damage
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.
, Greater Multiple ProjectilesGreater Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
Icon: P
Mana Multiplier: 165%
Requires Level 38Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
Supported Skills fire 4 additional Projectiles
Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less Projectile Damage
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.
, Faster AttacksFaster Attacks SupportAttack, Support
Icon: A
Mana Multiplier: 115%
Requires Level 18Supports attack skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
Supported Skills have (25-44)% increased Attack SpeedThis 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 Minion SpeedMinion Speed SupportMovement, Support, Minion
Icon: e
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 18Supports minion skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Minion Movement Speed
Supported Skills have (25-44)% increased Minion Movement Speed
Supported Skills have (10-19)% increased Minion Attack Speed
Supported Skills have (10-19)% increased Minion 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.
. There is also an Uber Labyrinth enchantment that grants 2 additional projectiles to your Minion Crawler: Summoned Agony Crawler fires 2 additional Projectiles

Consider using ConvocationConvocationMinion, Spell, Duration
Mana Cost: (6-13)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 4.00 sec
Requires Level 24Recalls all minions that are following you to your location, and grants them a temporary life regeneration effect.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Skill Effect Duration
1% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
Base duration is 2 seconds
(19.2-116) Life regenerated per second
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Convocation skill icon.png
to quickly teleport the Crawler to your location. This is useful when dealing with Proximity Shield mobs.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityPhys
Damage per
Virulence
Attack speed on
Agony Crawler per
Virulence
Phys dmg on
Agony Crawler per
Virulence
Exp.Total Exp.
1164110%2%1 to 300
2205010%2%2 to 449,72549,725
3245811%2%3 to 595,714145,439
4286711%2%3 to 6169,595315,034
5317312%2%4 to 8199,345514,379
6347912%2%5 to 10285,815800,194
7378513%2%6 to 12401,3441,201,538
8409213%2%8 to 14554,3791,755,917
9439814%2%9 to 17755,0492,510,966
104610414%2%11 to 211,016,5333,527,499
114911115%3%13 to 251,898,6025,426,101
125211715%3%16 to 301,964,0197,390,120
135512316%3%19 to 352,573,7319,963,851
145813016%3%23 to 424,676,43914,640,290
156013417%3%26 to 473,017,32717,657,617
166213817%3%29 to 537,823,00125,480,618
176414218%3%32 to 6015,264,20840,744,826
186614618%3%36 to 6726,272,84567,017,671
196815119%3%40 to 7562,872,274129,889,945
207015519%3%45 to 84212,023,122341,913,067
217215920%4%51 to 94N/AN/A
2274N/A20%4%57 to 105N/AN/A
2376N/A21%4%63 to 117N/AN/A
2478N/A21%4%71 to 131N/AN/A
2580N/A22%4%79 to 146N/AN/A
2682N/A22%4%88 to 163N/AN/A
2784N/A23%4%98 to 182N/AN/A
2886N/A23%4%109 to 203N/AN/A
2988N/A24%4%122 to 226N/AN/A
3090N/A24%4%136 to 252N/AN/A
3191N/A25%5%143 to 266N/AN/A
3292N/A25%5%151 to 280N/AN/A
3393N/A26%5%159 to 296N/AN/A
3494N/A26%5%168 to 312N/AN/A
3595N/A27%5%177 to 329N/AN/A
3696N/A27%5%187 to 347N/AN/A
3797N/A28%5%197 to 366N/AN/A
3898N/A28%5%208 to 386N/AN/A
3999N/A29%5%219 to 407N/AN/A
40100N/A29%5%231 to 429N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Intruders in Black
Act 2

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Root of the Problem
Act 2
Yeena
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Herald of Agony:

ItemRadiusStats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Herald of Agony.

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 Herald Of Agony Mana Reservation 166Herald of Agony has 20% reduced Mana Reservationhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Herald Of Agony Mana Reservation 275Herald of Agony has 30% reduced Mana Reservationhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Herald Of Agony Num Of Secondary Projectiles 175Summoned Agony Crawler fires 2 additional Projectileshelmet 100
default 0

Microtransactions

The list below shows microtransactions for Herald of Agony.

ItemEffect(s)
Blood Guard Herald EffectBlood Guard Herald EffectHerald SkinYour Herald becomes a Blood Guard Effect.Your Herald becomes a Blood Guard Effect.
Celestial Herald EffectCelestial Herald EffectHerald SkinYour Herald becomes a Celestial Effect.Your Herald becomes a Celestial Effect.
Faith Guard Herald EffectFaith Guard Herald EffectHerald SkinYour Herald becomes a Faith Guard Effect.Your Herald becomes a Faith Guard Effect.

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Version history

Version Changes
3.5.0
  • The Agony Crawler summoned by this skill now deals increased Physical Damage per Virulence you have, rather than increased Damage.
3.4.2
  • The Herald of Agony skill gem now has a Chaos tag.
3.4.1
  • Fixed a bug where Blood Guard Herald and Faith Guard Herald effects were reversed when applied to Herald of Agony.
3.4.0
  • Herald of Agony has been added to the game.

References