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Patch Notes for PoE 3.23 Affliction League

Last Updated: December 1st 2023

Affliction 3.23

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The PoE 3.23 Affliction League patch notes are a monster at about 13,000 words long! This includes changes to most of the skills in the game, a new Challenge League, Unique balance, the return of Ultimatum, Bug Fixes and much more.

Key Takeaways

Here are a few quick takeaways from the Maxroll Team;

  • The top end for many skills (21/20 alt quality gem + enchant) went down, but the baseline (20/20 Superior, no enchant) went up, overall this is a buff.
  • Transfigured Gems have a lot of potential to be build defining or build enabling, and return a lot of power to the top end, but we won't know until we see them all.
  • The removal of Belt, Boot, and Glove Enchantments means a general dip in quality of life effects.
  • Some biggest winners (so far) include;
    • Crackling Lance
    • Explosive Arrow
    • Lightning Conduit
    • Reap
    • Divine Ire
  • But the biggest losers (so far) are;
    • Righteous Fire
    • Vortex
    • Spark
    • Poison Lightning Strike
  • Ashes of the Stars took a big hit losing RMR but got a big buff with the Gem Quality changes.
  • However... there's a lot we don't know, so take the above with a grain of salt.

The Affliction Challenge League

  • Challenge leagues are a great opportunity for a fresh start in a new economy. All of your old characters and items are still present in the Standard and Hardcore leagues, but you're encouraged to join the new leagues, complete challenges and demonstrate your mastery of Path of Exile!
  • In the Affliction Challenge League, you will encounter Sacred Wisps which beckon you to enter overgrown passageways that lead to the Viridian Wildwood. A vile affliction has covered this forest with a foreboding darkness. You'll need to uncover the forest's mysteries to put a stop to the source of the Affliction.
  • The wisps burn away the forest's affliction when you approach the darkness, though they have limited power. Discover other types of wisps trapped inside the darkness, follow their trail by collecting them, and uncover many different secrets.
  • When the sacred wisps run out of energy, they return you to where you came from, along with any other wisps you collected. These wisps, having been saved from the affliction, disperse into the environment and inhabit randomly chosen monsters in the area, increasing their power, and also their rewards.
  • While exploring the Wildwood, you might find some of the last few Azmeri wanderers who have managed to survive in the forest since it was cursed. Each of them have different survival specialisations, and they are willing to teach you if you agree to help them defeat the source of the Affliction: the King in the Mists.
  • For more information about this expansion, check out pathofexile.com/affliction.
  • With 3.23.0, there are Standard, Hardcore, Solo Self-Found and Ruthless variations of the Affliction challenge league available. They have the same core mechanics and items. You can create private league versions of these leagues, with mods that make the game harder.
  • The new Affliction challenge league includes a set of 40 new challenges, and 8 new challenges in Ruthless Affliction. There are microtransaction rewards for completing challenges that are only obtainable in this league. These rewards will be revealed in an upcoming news post.

New Content and Features

  • Added Ultimatum to the core game, rebalanced around the lower rate of encountering Ultimatum gameplay (see Ultimatum Changes).
  • Added 4 new Divination Cards, 2 of which were designed by our supporters, with 2 designed by Event winners.
  • The following Uniques have been added to the core drop pool: Ahuana's Bite, Akoya's Gaze, Bound Fate, Dead Reckoning, Defiance of Destiny, Ikiaho's Promise, Kahuturoa's Certainty, Kaom's Binding, Kiloava's Bluster, Maata's Teaching, Rakiata's Dance, Tawhanuku's Timing, and Utula's Hunger.
  • Added 16 new Unique Items, 7 of these being new Replica Uniques.
  • Added 5 new Experimented Base Types.
  • Added 633 more foiled Unique Item options that the Voidborn Reliquary can yield.
  • The Ranger and Scion have received audio dialogue for Part Two of Path of Exile.
  • Continued to incrementally improve the sound, art, effects and environments.

Ultimatum Changes

  • Ultimatum has been added to the core game, replacing Metamorph. You will have approximately an 8% chance to find the Trialmaster and his Trials of Chaos in Maps.
  • Ultimatum Encounters are now 10 rounds by default, though I sincerely hope you intend to last longer than 2 rounds.
  • You now have a chance to be teleported to The Trialmaster's Arena for the 10th round in areas with a level of 81 or higher, rather than this being guaranteed.
  • Ultimatum modifiers have been rebalanced, some new modifiers have been added and some previous modifiers have been removed.
  • Ultimatum modifiers that previously had 3 tiers of difficulty, such as Stormcaller Runes, now have 4 tiers of difficulty.
  • Monsters in Ultimatum Encounters no longer drop loot, other than The Trialmaster, though they still grant experience.
  • Added a new Tainted Catalyst that can be obtained from the Trialmaster. It applies a random quality type and amount of quality to a Corrupted Ring, Amulet or Belt, and replaces other quality types.
  • Catalysts are now rewards from Ultimatum, and are affected by Map Item Quantity.
  • Vaal Aspects, previously known as Ultimatum Aspects, combine into a new Unique Jewel instead of the The Tower of Ordeals Map.
  • The Tower of Ordeals Unique Engraved Ultimatum Map can no longer be opened in a Map Device.
  • You can once again vendor 5 Inscribed Ultimatums for a new Inscribed Ultimatum.
  • Added a round count display between rounds in Ultimatum Encounters.
  • Kirac can now offer Map Missions to complete an Ultimatum, replacing Missions for constructing and slaying a Metamorph.
  • Kirac can now offer Maps for purchase with the "Area contains an Ultimatum Encounter" implicit modifier, instead of ones with the "Area contains Metamorph Monsters" implicit Map modifier.
  • Catalysts are no longer offered as Ritual Rewards, or a reward type for Delirium Rewards.
  • Mysterious Incubator can no longer drop Catalysts.
  • Metamorph rewards from Heist, Expedition, Betrayal, Delirium, Legion and Eldritch Altars have been replaced with Ultimatum rewards.
  • Existing Amorphous Delirium Orb will be replaced with Challenging Delirium Orbs, which add layers of Delirium with the Ultimatum Item rewards type to Maps. This is the only source of Challenging Delirium Orbs, these are unobtainable as item drops or from any other source.
  • Existing Morphing Incubator will be replaced with Challenging Incubators, which can be added to an equippable item, dropping an Ultimatum Item after killing a certain amount of Monsters. This is the only source of Challenging Incubators, these are unobtainable as item drops or from any other source.
  • Expedition Remnant modifiers in Expedition sites that grant Runic Monsters and Chests a chance to drop Catalysts have been replaced with modifiers that drop Heist Contracts instead.
  • Reduced the amount of Catalysts obtained from Heist Chests, Expedition Chests, Betrayal Chests, and Vaal Unique Strongboxes, as well as the amount of Catalysts offered by Tujen.
  • Metamorph Scarabs have been replaced with Ultimatum Scarabs. Each Scarab guarantees an Ultimatum encounter in an Area, with higher-tier Scarbs granting increased Experience from Ultimatum Monsters, or causing Ultimatum Encounters to grant additional rewards as though you completed additional rounds. Existing Metamorph Scarabs will be converted to Ultimatum Scarabs.
  • The Metamorph Map Crafting Option and Metamorph Sextant modifiers have been replaced with Ultimatum versions.
  • The 5 Metamorph clusters on the Atlas Passive Tree have been replaced with Ultimatum Clusters.
  • Added a new Ultimatum Cluster which contains the Face The Ultimatum Notable Passive. This Notable provides your maps with a +15% chance to contain an Ultimatum Encounter, while the 3 small Passives in this cluster each provide your maps with a +5% chance to contain an Ultimatum Encounter.
  • Added a new Ultimatum Cluster which contains the Prove Yourself Worthy and Stand Your Ground Notable Passives. The 7 small Passives in this cluster either cause Ultimatum Encounters in your Maps to spawn 8% increased number of Monsters, your Maps to have +5% chance to contain an Ultimatum Encounter, or Ultimatum Monsters in your Maps to grant 10% increased Experience.
  • The Prove Yourself Worthy Notable Passive causes Ultimatum Modifiers in your Maps to start a Tier higher if possible, and causes Ultimatum Rewards in your Maps to have a 25% chance to be duplicated. The Stand Your Ground Notable Passive causes Ultimatum Encounters in your Maps to get 3% reduced Radius each Round, and also causes them to grant rewards as though you completed an additional Round.
  • Added a new Ultimatum Cluster which contains the Ruinous Wager Keystone as well as the Conquer The Stones, Survive The Assault, Slaughter Them All, and Protect The Altar Notable Passives. The entry small Passive provides your maps with a +5% chance to contain an Ultimatum Encounter.
  • The new Ruinous Wager Keystone Passive causes Ultimatum Monsters in your Maps to apply Ruin with their special abilities, Ultimatum Monsters and Modifiers in your Maps to deal 50% less Damage, and causes Ultimatum Encounters to Fail on reaching 7 Ruin.
  • The Conquer The Stones Notable Passive causes Ultimatum Encounters in your Map to have 100% increased chance to require you to Stand in the Stone Circles, with these types of encounters having 25% increased radius. The small Passive prior causes Ultimatum Stone Circles in your Maps to have 15% increased radius.
  • The Survive The Assault Notable Passive causes Ultimatum Encounters in your Maps to have 100% increased chance to only require you to Survive, with these types of encounters having 20% reduced duration. The small Passive prior causes Ultimatum Encounters in your Maps only requiring you to Survive to have 10% reduced duration.
  • The Slaughter Them All Notable Passive causes Ultimatum Encounters in your Maps to have 100% increased chance to require you to defeat waves of Enemies, with these types of encounters requiring killing 20% reduced number of Enemies. The small Passive prior causes Ultimatum Encounters in your Maps requiring you to defeat waves of Enemies to require killing 10% reduced number of Enemies.
  • The Protect The Altar Notable Passive causes Ultimatum Encounters in your Maps to have 100% increased chance to require you to protect the Altar, and Ultimatum Altars in your Maps to have 50% increased Life. The small Passive prior causes Ultimatum Altars in your Maps to have 25% increased Life.
  • Added a new Ultimatum Cluster that contains the Gruelling Gauntlet Keystone, as well as the Worthy of the Past, Worthy of the Present, and Worthy of the Future Notable Passives. The 6 small Passives in this cluster each cause Ultimatum Rewards in your Maps to have a 10% increased chance to be Inscribed Ultimatums.
  • The new Gruelling Gauntlet Keystone Passive causes Ultimatum Encounters in your Maps to last 3 additional Rounds, but makes it so you cannot choose which Ultimatum Modifier is applied each Round, and cannot have a Boss in the final Round.
  • The Worthy of the Past Notable Passive causes Inscribed Ultimatums found in your Maps to have 50% increased chance to reward Unique Items, and Ultimatum Rewards in your Maps to have 50% increased chance to be Unique Items.
  • The Worthy of the Present Notable Passive causes Inscribed Ultimatums found in your Maps to have 50% increased chance to reward Currency Items, and Ultimatum Rewards in your Maps to have 50% increased chance to be Currency Items.
  • The Worthy of the Future Notable Passive causes Inscribed Ultimatums found in your Maps to have 50% increased chance to reward Divination Cards, and Ultimatum Rewards in your Maps to have 50% increased chance to be Divination Cards.
  • Added a new Ultimatum Cluster which contains the Brave The Tower Notable Passive. This Notable causes the Ultimatum Boss to drop a full stack of random Catalysts, and Ultimatum Encounters in your Maps to have 30% increased chance for the final Round to include a Boss. The 4 small Passives in this cluster each cause Ultimatum Encounters in your Maps to have 10% increased chance for the final Round to include a Boss.
  • The Ethics Review Notable Atlas Passive has been replaced with a new Notable, Servant of Order. It causes your Maps to have no chance to contain Ultimatum Encounters, and a +2% chance to contain other Extra Content.
  • Shepherd of Souls, granted by the Yaomac's Accord Unique Sceptre, no longer causes other Vaal Skills to gain 50% of the consumed Souls when you use a Vaal Skill, and no longer causes Non-Vaal Skills to deal 30% less Damage. Instead, it now causes Vaal Non-Aura Skills to have 80% less Soul Cost, and Vaal Non-Aura Skills to have 100% increased Soul Cost per Vaal Skill used in the past 8 seconds.
  • Accelerating and Unstable Catalysts can now be obtained from Catalyst sources outside of Ultimatum encounters.
  • The Metamorph Stash Tab has been converted to an Ultimatum Stash Tab, which can hold 5000 of each type of Catalyst and 60 Inscribed Ultimatums.
  • The Metamorph Stash Tab Affinity has been replaced with Ultimatum.

Metamorph Changes

  • Metamorph has been removed from the core game. Itemised Metamorph Samples will be deleted upon logging in.
  • The following Metamorph Uniques have been added to the core drop pool: Astral Projector, Fury Valve, Mother's Embrace, and Warrior's Legacy.
  • The Awakened and The Transformation Divination Cards can now be found in the Gardens, Haunted Mansion, Palace, Tower, and Underground Sea Maps, as well as the Death and Taxes, Hallowed Ground and Maelström of Chaos Unique Maps.
  • The Sextant modifiers that cause an area to contain Metamorph Monsters or cause Catalysts dropped by Metamorphs in your Maps to be Duplicated can no longer roll. Existing Voidstones or Charged Compasses with these modifiers have had this replaced with a modifier that causes your Maps to contain Ultimatum Encounter.
  • The Shifting Ire has been removed from the Foundry Map Boss fight. Existing Shifting Ires that have been captured in a Ritual Vessel are now "Ciergan, Shadow Alchemist" instead.

Other League Changes

  • When Delirium fog has ceased its movement due to players engaging in other League content, walking out of the mist will no longer cause the Delirium fog to dissipate.
  • Reduced the drop rate of Forbidden Tomes.
  • Reduced the drop rate of The Hour of Divinity and The Gilded Chalice Unique Relics.

Atlas Changes

  • The following Maps have been added back to the Atlas: Ancient City Map, Arid Lake Map, Ashen Wood Map, Bramble Valley Map, Burial Chambers Map, Canyon Map, Conservatory Map, Core Map, Crater Map, Crimson Township Map, Crystal Ore Map, Desert Map, Dig Map, Dry Sea Map, Fields Map, Foundry Map, Gardens Map, Ghetto Map, Grotto Map, Jungle Valley Map, Laboratory Map, Overgrown Shrine Map, Park Map, Plaza Map, Ramparts Map, Relic Chambers Map, Sepulchre Map, Spider Lair Map, and Waste Pool Map.
  • The following Maps have been removed from the Atlas: Alleyways Map, Arachnid Tomb Map, Barrows Map, Beach Map, Cells Map, Cold River Map, Courthouse Map, Dungeon Map, Excavation Map, Factory Map, Fungal Hollow Map, Geode Map, Graveyard Map, Haunted Mansion Map, Lava Lake Map, Leyline Map, Malformation Map, Mausoleum Map, Pen Map, Phantasmagoria Map, Pit Map, Primordial Pool Map, Primordial Blocks Map, Silo Map, Sulphur Vents Map, Sunken City Map, Terrace Map, Tower Map, and Waterways Map.
  • Map tiers and locations have been shuffled (though the 'pin' locations for maps have not changed). Most maps are now initially found at a different tier.
  • Some of the Map Bosses you are required to defeat to upgrade your Pantheon have changed as a result of these Atlas changes.
  • Crafting Recipes that were previously unlocked in Maps that have been removed from the Atlas are now found within other Maps currently on the Atlas.
  • Some Divination Cards have found new homes as a result of these Atlas Changes:
  • Azure Rage, Rats, The Tireless Extractor, The Return of the Rat, and Three Faces in the Dark can now be found in the Port Map.
  • The Demon and The Wrath can now be found in the Crater Map.
  • The Master can now be found in the Fields Map.

Transfigured Gems

  • Alternate quality gems, labyrinth helmet enchantments and unique threshold jewels are all systems that were trying to subtly modify the behaviour of skills. With this expansion these have been combined into a new system called Transfigured Gems that allows us to fully achieve the goal of these three systems, and then some.
  • Transfigured Gems are alternate versions of existing skill gems that have different functionality and balance than their regular versions. We have added many of these, with interesting variations that drastically change how existing skills play.
  • Some existing skill gems have had stats or interactions removed from the base gem and moved to the Transfigured versions to provide more focused support for pre-existing alternate playstyles.
  • The Divine Font at the end of the Eternal Labyrinth is now a gem crafting device that can modify your skill and support gems by turning them into Transfigured Gems, add Quality or Experience to Gems, or sacrifice a Gem for one or more Treasure Keys to open Izaro's Chests.
  • A substantial amount of damage-dealing skills have had their quality stats buffed. In most cases they will be significantly more powerful than before, and also more interesting. Many supports have also received changes to their quality stats.
  • The vendor recipe for turning a Level 20 Gem into a 20% Quality Level 1 version of that Gem no longer works with Skill Gems, as the benefit Quality provides to damage dealing Skills is now more powerful. The vendor recipe can now only be used with non-Awakened Support Gems.
  • Anomalous, Divergent and Phantasmal Quality Gems have been removed from the game. Existing alternate Quality Gems now have the base Quality effect found on the respective Gem.
  • Prime and Secondary Regrading Lenses can no longer be obtained. Existing items will be deleted upon logging in.
  • Tainted Blessings can no longer be obtained, and existing items will be deleted upon logging in.
  • The following Divination Cards have been temporarily disabled: Divine Justice, Doryani's Epiphany, Dying Anguish, Terrible Secret of Space, The Blessing of Moosh, and The Hook. Existing Divination Cards cannot be turned in currently.
  • Grand Spectrum Unique Jewels no longer drop from Izaro's Treasure Chests at the end of the Labyrinth. They can now drop from Labyrinth Troves and Emperor's Vaults found throughout Merciless and Eternal Labyrinths.
  • Imperial Delirium Orbs can no longer be obtained.
  • Maps that have an Imperial Delirium Orb applied to them, or existing Maps with one of these already applied, will always award an Offering to the Goddess.
  • Mysterious Incubators can no longer award Enchanted Items.
  • Enchanted Incubators can no longer drop, and existing items always award an Offering to the Goddess.
  • Labyrinth rewards can no longer be obtained from other league content.
  • Logbook Remnants that cause Runic Monsters or Chests to have a chance to drop an Enchanted Item now provide a chance to drop Ritual Splinters instead.
  • Tora's Betrayal Fortification Safehouse rewards are now chests of Quality Gems, and her Transportation reward is now a Trapped Stash of Gems.
  • Vorici's Betrayal Transportation Safehouse rewards now Reforge the colours of, number of, or links between sockets on an item 50 times, using the outcome with the greatest number of less-common socket colours, sockets, or linked sockets respectively.
  • Leo's Betrayal Research Safehouse reward is now a Trapped Stash.
  • In order to replace the rewards in Heist that previously gave alternate quality gems, we have done a rebalance of the rewards of Heist as well.
  • Grand Heist Rewards no longer differ based on type of Blueprint Area.
  • The Rewards from Chests in Grand Heists, Jobs required, and required Job Level are still influenced by Blueprint Area.
  • The Thief's Trinket Slot is now unlocked when you first pick up a Thief's Trinket on that character, rather than in Underbelly or Smuggler's Den Blueprints.
  • Some of the more common but very low value Currencies are no longer offered as rewards at the end of Grand Heists.
  • Increased the stack size of Currency offered as rewards at the end of Grand Heists.
  • The Endless Misery, Soul's Wick and Spirit Guard's Unique Jewels can no longer be obtained, as benefits these provided are now found on Transfigured Skill Gems. The vendor recipes for Dead Reckoning, Spirit Guards and Endless Misery have also been removed.
  • The Anima Stone Unique Jewel no longer has "+1 to maximum number of Summoned Golems", though existing versions of this item are unaffected by this change. Golem builds should now be less dependent on this Jewel to be effective, and instead have Transfigured Skill Gems available that serve a similar purpose.
  • The Dead Reckoning Unique Jewel no longer has "Minions have +7-10% to all Elemental Resistances" or "With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Summon Skeletons can Summon up to 15 Skeleton Mages." It now causes Skeletons to gain Added Chaos Damage equal to 20-30% of Maximum Energy Shield on your Equipped Shield. This change only affects new versions of this item.
  • Many Experimented Base Types and some Replica Uniques have also received changes, these can be found in the Item Balance and Unique Balance sections respectively.
  • While Transfigured Gems are not detailed here, changes made to base Skill Gems as a result of Transfigured Gems being added are detailed below.

Skill Gem Changes

Absolution:

  • Quality now causes Minions to have 0-40% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate, instead of dealing 0-20% increased Damage.

Alchemist's Mark:

  • Quality now provides 0-10% increased Effect of Mark, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Ambush:

  • Quality now causes Exerted Attacks to have +0-10% to Critical Strike Chance, instead of providing 0-10% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate.

Ancestral Cry:

  • Quality now provides 0-40% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate (previously 0-20%).

Ancestral Protector:

  • Quality now provides +0-0.4 metres to Melee Strike Range, instead of 0-20% increased Totem Damage.

Ancestral Warchief:

  • Quality now provides 0-30% increased Activation range, instead of 0-20% increased Totem Damage.

Animate Guardian:

  • No longer has 0-76% increased Minion Maximum Life, Minions deal 0-76% increased Physical Damage with Melee Attacks, or causes Minion's Attacks to deal additional Physical Damage. It now has 0% more Minion Maximum Life and more Minion Damage at gem level 1, both scaling up to 38% at gem level 20. Animated Guardians now have roughly 11% more base Life inherently, and now have 2 to 6 added Physical Damage while Unarmed.

Animate Weapon:

  • Quality now provides +0-2 to Maximum Animated Weapons, instead of causing Minions to have 0-20% increased Movement Speed.

Arc:

  • Now has a base Critical Strike Chance of 6% (previously 5%). It no longer has 10% chance to Shock enemies, or provides 10-29% increased Effect of Lightning Ailments. It now has 15% more Damage with Hits and Ailments for each remaining Chain at all gem levels (previously more Damage for each remaining Chain).
  • Quality now causes the skill to Chain +0-1 Times, instead of providing a 0-10% chance to Shock enemies.

Arcane Cloak:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% increased Buff Effect, instead of 0-20% increased Skill Effect Duration.

Armageddon Brand:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Deal +0-10% more Damage with Hits against Branded Enemy, instead of providing 0-10% increased Cast Speed.

Artillery Ballista:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Fire +0-1 Arrow, instead of providing 0-20% increased Fire Damage.

Ball Lightning:

  • Quality now provides +0-0.2 metres to radius, instead of 0-20% increased Lightning Damage.

Bane:

  • Quality now causes Applied Curses to have 0-20% increased Effect (previously 0-10%).

Barrage:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Fire +0-1 Projectile, instead of providing 0-10% increased Projectile Damage.

Battlemage's Cry:

  • Quality now provides 0-40% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate, instead of 0-20% increased Area of Effect.

Bear Trap:

  • Quality now provides +0.00-1.00 seconds to Base duration, instead of 0-20% increased Physical Damage.

Berserk:

  • Quality now provides 0-10% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate, instead of 0-20% increased Attack Damage.

Blade Blast:

  • No longer detonates Blade Vortex blades, and no longer has "80% more Area of Effect per Blade Vortex blade detonated".
  • Quality now provides +0-0.1 metres to radius, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Blade Flurry:

  • Quality now provides +0-5% more Damage with Hits and AIlments for each stage, instead of 0-10% increased Attack Speed.

Blade Trap:

  • Quality now provides "Trap lasts +0-1 seconds" and "Rotates +0-1 times", instead of 0-30% increased Critical Strike Chance.

Blade Vortex:

  • No longer has 0-10% increased Critical Strike Chance for each blade. It now deals 3 to 5 Physical Damage at gem level 1 (unchanged), scaling up to 140 to 211 at gem level 20 (previously 128 to 191).
  • Quality now provides +0-5% increased Hit Rate for each blade, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Bladefall:

  • No longer leaves 50% fewer Lingering Blades in the ground if you don't Cast this Spell yourself. It also no longer has 100% increased Critical Strike Chance, 6% less Damage per Volley, or 20% reduced Critical Strike Change per Volley. It no longer has the Critical tag.
  • Quality now provides +0-1 Volley, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Bladestorm:

  • Quality now provides +0-1 to Maximum number of Bladestorms at a time, instead of 0-20% increased Skill Effect Duration.

Blast Rain:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Fire +0-1 Arrow, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Blazing Salvo:

  • Quality now provides +0-0.2 metres to radius, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Blight:

  • Quality now provides +0.00-0.80 seconds to Base duration, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Blink Arrow:

  • No longer has Minions deal 0-114% increased Damage, or 0-57% increased Minion Maximum Life. Now has Minions deal 0% more Damage at gem level 1, scaling up to 57% at gem level 20 (previously 75% at all gem levels). Blink Arrow clones now have 75% more base Damage and 50% more base Life inherently. Now describes average hit damage instead of damage per second on the skill tooltip.
  • Quality now provides 0-40% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate, instead of "This Attack and Minions have 0-30% increased Projectile Speed".

Bodyswap:

  • Quality now causes the skill to deal +0-4% of your maximum Life as base Fire Damage, instead of 0-10% increased Cast Speed.

Bone Offering:

  • Quality now provides 0-10% increased Effect of Offering, instead of granting Minions 0-10% increased Cast Speed.

Boneshatter:

  • Quality now provides +0-1% more Damage per Trauma, instead of 0-20% increased Stun Duration on enemies.

Brand Recall:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate, instead of causing Brands to gain 0-20% increased Attachment Range.

Burning Arrow:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% more Damage with Ignite, instead of 0-20% increased Fire Damage.

Caustic Arrow:

  • Quality now provides +0-0.2 metres to radius, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Chain Hook:

  • Quality now causes you to Gain +0-1 Rage if this Skill Hits any Enemies, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Charged Dash:

  • Quality now causes the Illusion to move at +0-20% of your Movement Speed, instead of providing 0-10% increased Attack Speed.

Cleave:

  • Quality now causes Cleave to have +0-0.1 metres to radius per Nearby Enemy, up to a maximum of +1 metre, instead of 0-10% increased Attack Speed.

Cobra Lash:

  • Now has "Projectiles deal 8% more Damage with Hits and Ailments for each Remaining Chain" (previously 5% with Hits). No longer has +50% to Damage over Time Multiplier for Poison from Critical Strikes.
  • Quality now causes the skill to Chain +0-2 Times, instead of providing 0-30% increased Critical Strike Chance.

Cold Snap:

  • No longer has 0-19% increased Effect of Chill.
  • Quality now provides 0-20% more Effect of Chill, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Consecrated Path:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Deal up to +0-10% more Damage with Hits to closer targets, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Contagion:

  • Quality now provides +0-0.2 metres to radius, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Conversion Trap:

  • Quality now provides +0.00-4.00 seconds to Base duration, instead of 0-20% increased Skill Effect Duration.

Crackling Lance:

  • Quality now provides +0-10% more Damage with Hits and Ailments per Intensity, instead of 0-10% chance to Shock enemies.

Creeping Frost:

  • Quality now provides +0-0.2 metres to radius, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Cremation:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Fires Projectiles 0-10% faster, instead of providing 0-20% increased Fire Damage.

Cyclone:

  • No longer has "First Hit deals 50% less Damage", "Gain 1 Stage every 0.3-0.2 seconds while Channelling", "Lose 1 Stage every 0.3 seconds while not Channelling, +0.1 metres to radius per Stage, or Maximum 3-6 Stages. It now has 10% increased Area of Effect per 0.1 metre additional Melee Strike Range at all gem levels (previously 8%).
  • Quality now provides 0-10% more Movement Speed, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Dark Pact:

  • Quality now provides "Sacrifices +0-2% of Skeleton's Life to deal that much Chaos Damage", instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Decoy Totem:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% more Totem Life, instead of 0-20% increased Totem Life.

Destructive Link:

  • Quality now provides +0.00-1.50 seconds to Base duration, instead of 0-20% increased Skill Effect Duration.

Detonate Dead:

  • Quality now causes the skill to have a 0-15% chance to detonate an additional corpse, instead of providing 0-10% increased Cast Speed.

Devouring Totem:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% more Totem Life, instead of 0-20% increased Totem Life.

Discharge:

  • Now has 15% more Area of Effect per charge consumed at all gem levels (previously 20% increased). The base radius of Discharge is also now described on the gem.
  • Quality now provides 0-10% chance to deal Damage without removing Charges, instead of 0-20% increased Elemental Damage.

Divine Ire:

  • Now has a maximum of 10 Stages. The Beam now deals 240% more Damage with Hits per Stage after the first (previously 110%) and 100% more Damage with Ailments per Stage after the first (previously 30%). It no longer has 50% less Damage while Channelling, 40% chance to gain an additional Stage when Hitting a Normal or Magic Enemy, or gains an additional Stage when Hitting a Rare or Unique Enemy.
  • Quality now provides 0-20% increased beam width, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Dominating Blow:

  • Quality now provides "Minions have 0-40% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate" instead of "Minions deal 0-20% increased Damage".

Double Strike:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% chance to deal Double Damage to Bleeding Enemies, instead of 0-10% increased Attack Speed.

Dual Strike:

  • No longer has 50-107% increased Critical Strike Chance. It now has 60% more Damage with Hits and Ailments against Enemies that are on Full Life (previously 30%).
  • Quality now provides +0-30% more Damage with Hits and Ailments against Enemies that are on Full Life, instead of 0-20% increased Critical Strike Chance and +0-10% to Critical Strike Multiplier.

Earthquake:

  • Quality now causes the Aftershock to deal +0-30% more Damage with Hits and Ailments, instead of providing 0-20% increased Damage.

Earthshatter:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Create +0-1 fissure, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Elemental Hit:

  • Quality now provides 0-5% more Damage per Elemental Ailment on the Enemy, instead of 0-20% increased Elemental Damage.

Elemental Weakness:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% increased Duration of Elemental Ailments on Cursed Enemies, instead of 0-10% increased Effect of Curse.

Enduring Cry:

  • Quality now provides 0-40% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate, instead of 0-20% increased Skill Effect Duration.

Energy Blade:

  • Quality now causes the Buff to grant 0-5% more Maximum Energy Shield, instead of causing Energy Blades to have 0-10% increased Critical Strike Chance.

Ensnaring Arrow:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% increased Debuff Effect, instead of 0-10% increased Attack Speed.

Essence Drain:

  • Quality now provides "Regenerate +0.00-0.50% of Debuff Damage as Life", instead of 0-20% increased Chaos Damage.

Ethereal Knives:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Fire +0-2 Projectiles, instead of providing 0-20% increased Projectile Speed.

Exsanguinate:

  • Quality now provides +0.00-1.50 seconds to Base duration, instead of 0-20% increased Skill Effect Duration.

Explosive Arrow:

  • Quality now provides +0-2 Maximum Explosive Arrows stuck in an Enemy, instead of 0-20% increased Skill Effect Duration and 0-20% chance to Ignite enemies.

Explosive Concoction:

  • Quality now provides 0-15% reduced Flask Charges used, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Explosive Trap:

  • Quality now causes +0-2 smaller explosions, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Eye of Winter:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Fire +0-2 Shard Projectiles in a Spiral when Projectile ends, instead of providing 0-20% increased Cold Damage.

Fire Trap:

  • Quality now provides 0-80% increased Trap Trigger Area of Effect, instead of 0-20% increased Fire Damage.

Fireball:

  • Now has a base Radius of 0.9 metres at gem level 1 (unchanged), scaling up to 1.4 metres at gem level 20 (previously 1 metre). No longer has Projectiles gain radius as they travel farther, up to a maximum of +0-0.9 metres to radius.
  • Quality now provides +0-0.2 metres to radius, instead of 0-20% increased Projectile Speed.

Firestorm:

  • Quality now provides +0-0.2 metres to radius, instead of 0-20% increased Damage.

Flameblast:

  • Quality now provides +0-1 maximum Stages, instead of 0-20% increased Damage.

Flame Dash:

  • Now has "Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect."

Flame Link:

  • Quality now provides +0.00-1.50 seconds to Base duration, instead of 0-20% increased Skill Effect Duration.

Flame Surge:

  • Quality now provides +0-20% more Damage with Hits against Burning enemies, instead of 0-10% increased Cast Speed.

Flame Wall:

  • Quality now provides +0-1 Maximum Flame Walls at a time, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Flamethrower Trap:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate, instead of 0-20% increased Fire Damage.

Flammability:

  • Quality now causes Ignite on Cursed enemies to have 0-20% increased Duration (previously 0-10%).

Flesh Offering:

  • Quality now provides 0-10% increased Effect of Offering, instead of 0-10% increased Skill Effect Duration.

Flicker Strike:

  • Quality now provides 0-10% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit (previously 0-5%).

Forbidden Rite:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Fire extra Projectiles at up to +0-2 surrounding Enemies, instead of providing 0-20% increased Projectile Speed.

Freezing Pulse:

  • No longer has 0-19% increased Projectile Speed.

Frenzy:

  • Quality now provides 0-2% more Attack Damage and Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge, instead of 0-10% increased Attack Speed.

Frost Blades:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Fire +0-2 Projectiles, instead of providing 0-20% increased Projectile Speed.

Frost Bomb:

  • No longer deals 4% more Damage with Hits per 0.1 seconds Duration, and the debuff no longer causes 75% reduced Energy Shield Regeneration rate.
  • Quality now provides 0-20% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate, instead of 0-20% increased Cold Damage.

Frost Wall:

  • Quality now provides 0-40% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate instead of 0-20% increased Skill Effect Duration.

Frostblink:

  • Quality now provides 0-10% increased maximum travel distance, instead of 0-20% increased Effect of Cold Ailments.

Frozen Legion:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect for Frozen Sweep.

Galvanic Arrow:

  • Quality now provides 0-40% increased Projectile Speed (previously 0-20%).

Galvanic Field:

  • Quality now causes the Buff to grant +0-20% chance to Shock enemies, instead of the Buff granting 0-30% increased Shock Duration.

General's Cry:

  • Quality now provides "Maximum +0-1 Summoned Mirage Warriors", instead of 0-20% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate.

Glacial Cascade:

  • Quality now causes the Final Burst to deal +0-50% more Damage, instead of providing 0-20% increased Damage.

Glacial Hammer:

  • Quality now causes every third successive strike to Freeze enemies as though dealing 0-100% more Damage, instead of providing 0-40% increased Duration of Cold Ailments.

Ground Slam:

  • Quality now causes the skill to deal up +0-20% more Damage with Hits to closer targets, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect and 0-20% increased Stun Duration on enemies.

Heavy Strike:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% chance to deal Double Damage, instead of 0-20% increased Stun Duration on enemies and 0-20% increased Damage.

Herald of Agony:

  • Quality now provides +0-5 to Maximum Virulence, instead of 0-20% increased Minion Movement Speed.

Herald of Ash:

  • Quality now provides "Base Burning Damage is an additional 0-5% of Overkill Damage", instead of causing the Buff to grant 0-15% increased Fire Damage.

Herald of Ice:

  • Quality now provides +0-0.2 metres to radius, instead of causing the buff to grant 0-15% increased Cold Damage.

Herald of Purity:

  • Quality now causes Minions to have 0-40% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate, instead of providing 0-20% increased Minion Movement Speed.

Herald of Thunder:

  • Quality now causes the Storm to Hit Enemies with 0-20% increased Frequency, instead of causing the Buff to grant 0-15% increased Lightning Damage.

Holy Flame Totem:

  • Quality now provides 0-40% increased Projectile Speed (previously 0-20%).

Ice Nova:

  • No longer has 20% less Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolt or adds Cold Damage against Chilled Enemies. It also can no longer expand from up to 2 Frostbolt Projectiles.
  • It now Deals 23 to 34 Cold Damage at gem level 1 (previously 18 to 26), scaling up to 998 to 1481 Cold Damage at gem level 20 (previously 769 to 1130). It also now has 230% Effectiveness of Added Damage (previously 190%).
  • Quality now provides +0-0.3 metres to radius, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Ice Nova:

  • No longer has 0-19% increased Effect of Cold Ailments.
  • Quality now provides 0-60% increased Area of Effect angle, instead of 0-20% increased Cold Damage.

Ice Spear:

  • Quality now causes shards of ice in their second form to have +0-40% to Critical Strike Multiplier, instead of 0-40% increased Projectile Speed.

Ice Trap:

  • Quality now provides 0-15% Chance for Traps to Trigger an additional time, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Icicle Mine:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Fire +0-2 Projectiles, instead of providing 0-20% increased Projectile Speed.

Immortal Call:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate, instead of 0-20% increased Skill Effect Duration.

Incinerate:

  • Quality now provides +0-2 to maximum Stages, instead of 0-20% increased Fire Damage.

Infernal Blow:

  • Quality now causes the debuff to deal +0-10% of Damage per Charge, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Infernal Cry:

  • Quality now provides 0-40% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate, instead of 0-20% increased Area of Effect.

Intimidating Cry:

  • Quality now provides 0-40% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate (previously 0-20%).

Intuitive Link:

  • Quality now provides +0.00-1.50 seconds to Base duration, instead of 0-20% increased Skill Effect Duration.

Kinetic Blast:

  • No longer has 0-19% increased Area of Effect.
  • Quality now causes the skill to create 0-1 explosions, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Kinetic Bolt:

  • Quality now causes Increases and Reductions to Spell Damage to also apply to Attack Damage from this Skill at +0-50% of their value, instead of providing 0-20% increased Projectile Speed.

Lacerate:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% increased Attack Speed if you've changed Stance Recently, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Lancing Steel:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Fire +0-1 Projectile, instead of providing 0-20% increased Impale Effect.

Leap Slam:

  • Quality now provides 0-40% increased Stun Duration against Enemies that are on Full Life, instead of 0-20% increased Stun Duration on enemies.

Lightning Arrow:

  • Quality now causes the skill to hit up to +0-2 additional enemies near the target, instead of providing 0-20% chance to Shock enemies.

Lightning Conduit:

  • Quality now provides +0-4% more Damage with Hits per 5% Shock Effect on Enemy, instead of 0-20% increased Damage.

Lightning Spire Trap:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Strike +0-1 additional Area, instead of providing 0-20% chance to Shock enemies.

Lightning Strike:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Fire +0-1 Projectile, instead of providing 0-20% increased Projectile Speed.

Lightning Tendrils:

  • Quality now provides +0-40% to Critical Strike Multiplier, instead of 0-20% increased Lightning Damage.

Lightning Trap:

  • Quality now provides 0-15% Chance for Traps to Trigger an additional time, instead of 0-20% increased Lightning Damage and 0-10% increased Effect of Lightning Ailments.

Manabond:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Deal base Lightning Damage equal to +0-10% of missing Unreserved Mana, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Mirror Arrow:

  • No longer has Minions deal 0-114% increased Damage, or 0-57% increased Minion Maximum Life. Now has Minions deal 0% more Damage at gem level 1, scaling up to 57% at gem level 20 (previously 75% at all gem levels). Mirror Arrow clones now have 75% more base Damage and 50% more base Life inherently. Now describes average hit damage instead of damage per second on the skill tooltip.
  • Quality now provides 0-40% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate, instead of "This Attack and Minions have 0-30% increased Projectile Speed".

Molten Strike:

  • Quality now causes Projectiles to deal 0-10% more Damage with Hits and Ailments, instead of providing 0-20% increased Fire Damage.

Orb of Storms:

  • Quality now causes Beams to Split towards 0-2 additional targets, instead of providing 0-20% increased Lightning Damage.

Penance Brand:

  • Penance Brand has been significantly simplified. It no longer spreads energy to nearby enemies or causes regular pulses while at maximum energy. It now immediately causes an explosion when the branded enemy reaches maximum energy. It no longer causes an explosion when it expires or detaches from an enemy. It no longer has an attached duration — instead, it remains attached to the enemy until it reaches maximum energy, then expires immediately once the explosion occurs. It no longer gains damage or radius per energy. It now deals 177-265 base Physical Damage at gem level 1 (previously 18-27), scaling up to 2541–3811 gem level 20 (previously 170-254), has an added damage effectiveness of 570% (previously 40%), activates every 0.1s while attached (previously every 0.5s) and has a base radius of 2.8 metres (previously 0.8 metres). It now deals 30% less Damage with Ailments.
  • Quality now causes the skill to deal +0-10% more Damage with Hits against Branded Enemies, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Perforate:

  • No longer creates 2 additional Spikes if you've changed Stance Recently. Now deals 155% of base Attack Damage and has 155% Effectiveness of Added Damage at gem level 1 (both previously 125%), both scaling up to 265% at gem level 20 (both previously 213%).
  • Quality now Creates +0-2 Spikes, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Pestilent Strike:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% more Poison Duration, instead of +0-10% to Damage over Time Multiplier for Poison.

Plague Bearer:

  • Quality now causes Plague Bearer to deal Damage based on an additional +0-4% of Plague Value, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Poisonous Concoction:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% chance to inflict Withered for 2 seconds on Hit, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Power Siphon:

  • Now Fires Projectiles at 4-7 nearby Enemies, instead of firing 4-7 additional Projectiles.
  • Quality now provides +0-10% to Critical Strike Multiplier per Power Charge, instead of 0-20% increased Damage.

Protective Link:

  • Quality now provides +0.00-1.50 seconds to Base duration, instead of 0-20% increased Skill Effect Duration.

Puncture:

  • Quality now provides +0-20% more Damage with Bleeding, instead of causing Bleeding inflicted by this Skill to deal Damage 0-10% faster.

Punishment:

  • Quality now causes Cursed Enemies to be Debilitated for +0.00-1.00 Seconds when they Hit, instead of 0-10% increased Effect of Curse.

Purifying Flame:

  • Quality now causes the Shockwave to deal +0-10% more Damage, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Purity of Elements:

  • Quality now causes you and nearby allies to gain +0-5% to all Elemental Resistances, instead of providing 0-40% increased Area of Effect.

Purity of Fire:

  • Quality now causes you and nearby allies to gain 0-10% additional Fire Resistance, instead of providing 0-40% increased Area of Effect.

Purity of Ice:

  • Quality now causes you and nearby allies to gain 0-10% additional Cold Resistance, instead of providing 0-40% increased Area of Effect.

Purity of Lightning:

  • Quality now causes you and nearby allies to gain 0-10% additional Lightning Resistance, instead of providing 0-40% increased Area of Effect.

Pyroclast Mine:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Fire +0-1 Projectile, instead of providing 0-20% increased Area of Effect.

Rage Vortex:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Sacrifice +0-5% of Rage to create a Ragestorm, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Rain of Arrows:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Fires +0-4 Arrows, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Raise Spectre:

  • Quality now causes Minions to have +0-20% to all Elemental Resistances, instead of providing 0-20% increased Minion Movement Speed.

Raise Zombie:

  • Zombies no longer attack enemies with an area of effect slam, they now only attack enemies with a melee attack. The gem now has Minions have 0-38% more Maximum Life, replacing the 0-76% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate and increased Area of Effect for the Raised Zombies' Slam Attack.
  • Quality now provides "+0-1 to Maximum Raised Zombies", instead of 0-20% increased Minion Maximum Life.

Rallying Cry:

  • Quality now provides 0-40% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate, instead of 0-20% increased Area of Effect.

Reap:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Deal +0-5% more Damage per Blood Charge, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Reave:

  • Quality now provides +0-2 to maximum Stages, instead of 0-10% increased Attack Speed.

Reckoning:

  • Quality now provides 0-40% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Rejuvenation Totem:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% more Totem Life, instead of 0-60% increased Aura Area of Effect.

Righteous Fire:

  • No longer Deals 39-2447.9 base Fire Damage per Second. Now deals 70% of your Maximum Life and Energy Shield as Base Fire Damage per second (both previously 35%).
  • Quality now provides +0-0.3 metres to radius, instead of 0-20% increased Burning Damage.

Riposte:

  • Quality now provides 0-40% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate, instead of 0-20% increased Damage.

Rolling Magma:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Chain +0-2 Times, instead of providing 0-20% increased Damage.

Scorching Ray:

  • Quality now causes Additional Debuff stages to add +0-10% of Damage, instead of providing 0-10% increased beam length.

Scourge Arrow:

  • Quality now causes Each Spore Pod to fire +0-1 Thorn Arrow, instead of providing 0-20% increased Projectile Speed.

Searing Bond:

  • Quality now provides +0-2 to maximum number of Summoned Totems, instead of causing Supported Skills to have 0-20% increased Totem Life.

Seismic Cry:

  • Quality now provides 0-40% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate (previously 0-20%).

Seismic Trap:

  • Quality now causes the skill to release +0-1 wave, instead of providing 0-20% increased Physical Damage.

Shattering Steel:

  • No longer consumes Steel Shards, or grants Steel Ward, or has any of its Steel Ward stats. No longer has "Base duration is 5.00 seconds", "If you have no Steel Shards, only Fires 1 Projectile", or "Projectiles deal up to 50% more Damage with Hits per Steel Shard consumed at the start of their movement, lowering this bonus as they travel farther".
  • Quality now provides 0-40% increased Impale Effect (previously 0-20%).

Shield Crush:

  • Quality now causes the skill to deal up to +0-10% more Damage with Hits to closer targets, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Shock Nova:

  • Quality now provides +0-10% to Maximum Effect of Shock, instead of 0-40% increased Shock Duration on enemies.

Shockwave Totem:

  • Quality now provides +0-0.2 metres to radius, instead of causing Supported Skills to have 0-20% increased Totem Life.

Shrapnel Ballista:

  • Quality now provides 0-40% increased Projectile Speed (previously 0-20%).

Siege Ballista:

  • Quality now provides 0-5% increased Attack Speed per maximum Totem, instead of 0-20% increased Projectile Damage.

Sigil of Power:

  • Quality now causes Enemies in Area to deal +0-4% less Damage while at maximum Stages, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Siphoning Trap:

  • Quality now applies beams to the closest +0-4 Enemies, instead of providing 0-20% increased Effect of Cold Ailments.

Smite:

  • Quality now provides 0-10% more Area Damage, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Smoke Mine:

  • Quality now causes the buff to grant 0-20% increased Movement Speed, instead of providing 0-40% increased Area of Effect.

Snipe:

  • Quality now provides +0-1 Maximum Stage, instead of 0-10% increased Attack Speed.

Soul Link:

  • Quality now provides +0.00-1.50 seconds to Base duration, instead of 0-20% increased Skill Effect Duration.

Soulrend:

  • Quality now provides +0.00-0.20 seconds to Base duration, instead of 0-20% increased Chaos Damage.

Spark:

  • No longer has 0-19% increased Projectile Speed. The gem now also describes how many projectiles it fires, instead of how many additional projectiles are fired.
  • Quality now causes the skill to Fire +0-2 Projectiles, instead of providing 0-20% increased Projectile Speed.

Spectral Helix:

  • Quality now causes Projectiles that have Pierced to deal 0-10% more Damage, instead of providing 0-10% increased Attack Speed.

Spectral Shield Throw:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Fire 0-2 additional Projectiles, instead of providing 0-40% increased Projectile Speed.

Spectral Throw:

  • Quality now causes Projectiles that have Pierced to deal 0-10% more Damage, instead of providing 0-10% increased Attack Speed.

Spellslinger:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to have Added Spell Damage equal to +0-20% of Damage of Equipped Wand. If two Wands are Equipped, each contributes half as much Added Damage. Quality no longer causes Supported Skills to deal 0-20% increased Spell Damage.

Spirit Offering:

  • Quality now provides 0-10% increased Effect of Offering, instead of 0-10% increased Skill Effect Duration.

Split Arrow:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Fire +0-4 Arrows, instead of providing 0-10% increased Attack Speed.

Splitting Steel:

  • No longer consumes Steel Shards, or grants Call of Steel. No longer has "Projectile which have Split deal 35% less Damage." It now has 40% chance to Impale Enemies on Hit (previously 60%), and has an Attack Speed multiplier of 90% of Base.
  • Quality now provides 0-40% increased Impale Effect (previously 0-20%).

Static Strike:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% increased Beam frequency, instead of 0-20% increased Skill Effect Duration.

Storm Brand:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Send +0-1 beam to an Enemy, instead of providing 0-10% increased Cast Speed.

Storm Burst:

  • Quality now provides +0.00-0.40 seconds to Base duration, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Storm Call:

  • No longer has 10-29% increased Effect of Lightning Ailments.
  • Quality now provides 0-15% chance for Lightning to Strike the Marker when Cast, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Storm Rain:

  • Quality now provides "Each Arrow can fire +0-1 Beam", instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Stormbind:

  • Quality now causes Runes to have +0-10% more Area of Effect for each time they have been Improved, instead of providing 0-10% increased Cast Speed.

Stormblast Mine:

  • No longer has 20% chance to Shock enemies, or 20-39% increased Effect of Lightning Ailments. Now deals 3 to 8 Lightning Damage at gem level 1 (previously 2 to 7), scaling up to 367 to 1102 at gem level 20 (previously 334 to 1002). Now has 130% Effectiveness of Added Damage (previously 110%).
  • Quality now causes Each Mine to apply +0-1% increased Damage Taken to Enemies near it, up to a maximum of 150%, instead of providing 0-10% chance to Shock enemies and 0-10% increased Effect of Lighting Ailments.

Summon Carrion Golem:

  • No longer has 0-38% increased Minion Maximum Life. Summoned Carrion Golems now have 20% more Life inherently.
  • Quality now provides 0-20% increased Buff Effect, instead of causing Minions to deal 0-20% increased Damage.

Summon Chaos Golem:

  • No longer has 0-38% increased Minion Maximum Life. Summoned Chaos Golems now have 20% more Life inherently.
  • Quality now provides 0-20% increased Buff Effect, instead of causing Minions to deal 0-20% increased Damage.

Summon Flame Golem:

  • No longer has 0-38% increased Minion Maximum Life. Summoned Flame Golems now have 20% more Life inherently.
  • Quality now provides 0-20% increased Buff Effect, instead of causing Minions to deal 0-20% increased Damage.

Summon Holy Relic:

  • Quality now provides 0-40% increased Buff Effect, instead of causing Minions to have 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Summon Ice Golem:

  • No longer has 0-38% increased Minion Maximum Life. Summoned Ice Golems now have 20% more Life inherently.
  • Quality now provides 0-20% increased Buff Effect, instead of causing Minions to deal 0-20% increased Damage.

Summon Lightning Golem:

  • No longer has 0-38% increased Minion Maximum Life. Summoned Lightning Golems now have 20% more Life inherently.
  • Quality now provides 0-20% increased Buff Effect, instead of causing Minions to deal 0-20% increased Damage.

Summon Raging Spirit:

  • No longer has Minions deal 0-38% more Damage. Instead, the Raging Spirit's melee attack now naturally gains this damage scaling with level.
  • Quality now provides 0-30% chance to summon an extra Minion, instead of 0-20% increased Minion Movement Speed.

Summon Reaper:

  • No longer has 20-39% increased Minion Maximum Life. Summoned Reapers now have 25% more Life inherently.
  • Quality now causes Minion's Attacks to have 0-20% chance to inflict Bleeding, instead of providing 0-20% increased Minion Movement Speed.

Summon Skeletons:

  • Quality now provides +0-1 to Maximum Summoned Skeletons, instead of causing Minions to deal 0-20% increased Damage.

Summon Stone Golem:

  • No longer has 0-38% increased Minion Maximum Life. Summoned Stone Golems now have 15% more Life inherently.
  • Quality now provides 0-20% increased Buff Effect, instead of causing Minions to deal 0-20% increased Damage.

Sunder:

  • Quality now provides "Wave gains +0-0.1 metres to radius with each Area in the Sequence", instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Sweep:

  • Quality now provides +0-0.4 metres to radius, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Tectonic Slam:

  • Quality now provides +0-30% Fissure branching chance, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Tempest Shield:

  • Quality now provides 0-40% chance to Shock enemies (previously 0-20%).

Temporal Rift:

  • Quality now provides "Buff causes Debuffs on you to expire 0-20% faster", instead of 0-10% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate.

Tornado:

  • Quality now causes Tornado to have 0-20% increased Movement Speed (previously 0-10%).

Tornado Shot:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Fire +0-1 secondary Projectile, instead of providing 0-20% increased Projectile Damage.

Toxic Rain:

  • Quality now provides +0.00-0.20 seconds to Base duration, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Unearth:

  • Quality now causes Corpses Spawned to have 0-30% increased Maximum Life, instead of providing 0-10% increased Cast Speed.

Vampiric Link:

  • Quality now provides +0.00-1.50 seconds to Base duration, instead of 0-20% increased Skill Effect Duration.

Vengeance:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% chance to Trigger this Skill when Hit (previously 0-10%).

Venom Gyre:

  • Quality now provides "Maximum +0-10 caught Projectiles", instead of 0-20% increased Poison Duration.

Vigilant Strike:

  • Quality now provides 0-4% more Attack Damage per Endurance Charge, instead of 0-20% increased Damage.

Viper Strike:

  • Quality now provides +0.00-1.00 seconds to Base duration, instead of 0-10% increased Attack Speed and Poison Duration.

Void Sphere:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Volatile Dead:

  • Quality now provides 0-40% increased Orb Movement Speed, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Volcanic Fissure:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Fire +0-2 Projectiles, instead of providing 0-20% increased Fire Damage.

Voltaxic Burst:

  • Quality now provides +0-1% more Damage with Hits and Ailments for each Cast of this Spell currently waiting, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Vortex:

  • Now has a 0.750 second Cast Time (previously instant), and no longer has a Cooldown Time. It can no longer be cast on Frostbolt projectiles, and as such, no longer has 20% less Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolt or "Can explode from up to 5 Frostbolt Projectiles." It now deals 49 to 73 Cold Damage at gem level 1 (previously 41 to 62), scaling up to 779 to 1169 at gem level 20 (previously 1209 to 1813).
  • Quality now provides +0-0.2 metres to radius, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Wave of Conviction:

  • No longer has 0-38% increased Skill Effect Duration. Now has a base duration of 0.5 seconds at gem level 1, scaling up to 0.7 at gem level 20 (previously 0.5 seconds at all gem levels).
  • Quality now provides "Damage Penetrates 0-15% of Enemy Elemental Resistances", instead of 0-20% increased Elemental Damage.

Wild Strike:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite, instead of 0-20% increased Elemental Damage.

Winter Orb:

  • Quality now provides +0-2 Maximum Stages, instead of 0-10% increased Cast Speed.

Wintertide Brand:

  • Quality now causes the Debuff to deal +0-5% more Damage per Stage, instead of providing +0-10% to Cold Damage over Time Multiplier.

Withering Step:

  • Quality now causes the skill to inflict +0-2 Withered Debuffs the first time each Enemy enters the Area, instead of providing 0-10% increased Effect of Elusive from this Skill.

Vaal Skill Gem Changes

Vaal Absolution:

  • Quality now causes Minions to have 0-40% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate.

Vaal Animate Weapon:

  • Quality now provides +0-2 to Maximum Animated Weapons, instead of causing Minions to have 0-20% increased Movement Speed.

Vaal Arc:

  • Now has a base Critical Strike Chance of 6% (previously 5%). It now has 15% more Damage with Hits and Ailments for each remaining Chain at all gem levels (previously more Damage for each remaining Chain).
  • Quality now causes the skill to Chain +0-1 Times, instead of providing 0-30% increased Duration of Lightning Ailments.

Vaal Blade Flurry:

  • Quality now provides +0-5% more Damage with Hits and Ailments for each stage, instead of 0-10% increased Attack Speed.

Vaal Blade Vortex:

  • Quality now provides +0-5% increased Hit Rate for each blade, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Vaal Blight:

  • Quality now provides +0.00-0.80 seconds to Base duration, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Vaal Burning Arrow:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% more Damage with Ignite, instead of +0-10% to Fire Damage over Time Multiplier.

Vaal Caustic Arrow:

  • Quality now provides +0-0.2 metres to radius, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Vaal Cold Snap:

  • No longer has 0-19% increased Effect of Chill.
  • Quality now provides 0-20% more Effect of Chill, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Vaal Cleave:

  • Quality now causes Cleave to have +0-0.1 metres to radius per Nearby Enemy, up to a maximum of +1 metre, instead of 0-10% increased Attack Speed.

Vaal Cyclone:

  • Now has 10% increased Area of Effect per 0.1 metre additional Melee Strike Range at all gem levels (previously 8%).

Vaal Detonate Dead:

  • Quality now causes Vaal Detonate Dead to have a 0-30% chance to detonate an additional corpse, instead of providing 0-20% increased Area Damage.

Vaal Domination:

  • Quality now causes Minions to have 0-40% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate.

Vaal Double Strike:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% chance to deal Double Damage to Bleeding Enemies, instead of 0-10% increased Attack Speed.

Vaal Earthquake:

  • Quality now causes the Aftershock to deal +0-30% more Damage with Hits and Ailments, instead of providing 0-20% increased Damage.

Vaal Fireball:

  • Now has a base Radius of 0.9 metres at gem level 1 (unchanged), scaling up to 1.4 metres at gem level 20 (previously 1 metre). No longer has Projectiles gain radius as they travel farther, up to a maximum of +0-0.9 metres to radius.
  • Quality now provides +0-0.2 metres to radius, instead of 0-20% increased Projectile Speed.

Vaal Firestorm:

  • Quality now provides +0-0.2 metres to radius, instead of 0-20% increased Damage.

Vaal Flicker Strike:

  • Quality now provides 0-10% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit (previously 0-5%).

Vaal Ground Slam:

  • Quality now causes the skill to deal up +0-20% more Damage with Hits to closer targets, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect and 0-20% increased Stun Duration on enemies.

Vaal Ice Nova:

  • Quality now provides +0-0.3 metres to radius, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Vaal Ice Shot:

  • Quality now provides 0-60% increased Area of Effect angle, instead of 0-20% increased Cold Damage.

Vaal Lightning Arrow:

  • Quality now causes the skill to hit up to +0-2 additional enemies near the target, instead of providing 0-20% chance to Shock enemies.

Vaal Lightning Strike:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Fire +0-1 Projectile, instead of providing 0-20% increased Projectile Speed.

Vaal Molten Strike:

  • Quality now causes Projectiles to deal 0-10% more Damage with Hits and Ailments, instead of providing 0-20% increased Fire Damage.

Vaal Power Siphon:

  • Quality now provides +0-10% to Critical Strike Multiplier per Power Charge, instead of 0-20% increased Damage.

Vaal Rain of Arrows:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Fire +0-4 Arrows, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Vaal Reap:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Deal +0-5% more Damage per Blood Charge, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Vaal Reave:

  • Quality now provides +0-2 to maximum Stages, instead of 0-10% increased Attack Speed.

Vaal Rejuvenation Totem:

  • Quality now provides 0-20% more Totem Life, instead of 0-60% increased Aura Area of Effect.

Vaal Righteous Fire:

  • Quality now provides +0-0.3 metres to radius, instead of 0-20% increased Burning Damage.

Vaal Smite:

  • Quality now provides 0-10% more Area Damage, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.

Vaal Spark:

  • No longer has 0-19% increased Projectile Speed.
  • Quality now causes the skill to Fire +0-2 Projectiles, instead of 0-20% increased Projectile Speed.

Vaal Spectral Throw:

  • Quality now causes Projectiles that have Pierced to deal 0-10% more Damage, instead of providing 0-10% increased Attack Speed.

Vaal Storm Call:

  • No longer has 10-29% increased Effect of Lightning Ailments.

Vaal Summon Skeletons:

  • Quality now provides +0-1 to Maximum Summoned Skeletons, instead of causing Minions to deal 0-20% increased Damage.

Vaal Volcanic Fissure:

  • Quality now causes the skill to Fire +0-2 Projectiles, instead of providing 0-20% increased Fire Damage.

Support Gem Changes

Ancestral Call Support:

  • Quality now provides "Extra Targets for Supported Skills can be found 0-15% further away", instead of causing Supported Skills to deal 0-10% increased Melee Damage.

Awakened Ancestral Call Support:

  • Quality now provides "Extra Targets for Supported Skills can be found 0-15% further away", instead of causing Supported Skills to deal 0-10% increased Melee Damage.

Ballista Totem Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to have 0-10% increased Totem Placement speed (previously 0-20%).

Behead Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to deal 0-20% increased Damage with Hits against Enemies that are on Low Life, instead of Supported Skills having +0-0.2 metres to Melee Strike Range.

Blastchain Mine Support:

  • Quality now provides 0-10% increased Mine Damage, instead of causing Supported Skills to have 0-10% increased Mine Throwing Speed.

Blind Support:

  • Quality now provides 0-10% increased Blind Effect, instead of causing Supported Skills to have 0-20% increased Blinding duration.

Bonechill Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to deal 0-10% increased Cold Damage, instead of causing them to have 0-20% increased Chill Duration on Enemies.

Cast when Damage Taken Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to require 0-10% reduced amount of Damage taken to Trigger, instead of causing them to deal 0-10% increased Damage.

Close Combat Support:

  • Quality now provides 0-10% increased Damage with Hits to Close Range Enemies, instead of causing Supported Skills to deal 0-10% increased Melee Damage.

Cluster Traps Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to have 0-20% increased Trap Trigger Area of Effect, instead of dealing 0-10% increased Trap Damage.

Cold to Fire Support:

  • Quality no longer causes Supported Skills to deal 0-10% increased Fire Damage.

Culling Strike Support:

  • Quality now causes you to Recover 0-2% of Life when Supported Skills Cull an Enemy, instead of causing Supported Skills to deal 0-10% increased Damage.

Cursed Ground Support:

  • Quality now provides 0-10% increased Area of Effect of Supported Curse Skills, instead of causing Supported Skills to have 0-10% increased Skill Effect Duration.

Devour Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to deal 0-80% increased Damage if you have Consumed a corpse Recently, instead of 0-40% increased Damage with Hits against Enemies that are on Low Life.

Feeding Frenzy Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to have 0-10% increased Minion Movement Speed, instead of causing Feeding Frenzy to have +0-1 second base Duration.

Flamewood Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to have 0-10% increased Totem Life, instead of 0-20% increased Fire Damage for Avenging Flame.

Fortify Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to have 0-20% increased Fortification Duration, instead of dealing 0-10% increased Attack Damage.

Frigid Bond Support:

  • Quality now causes Damage and Chill to Linger for a Base Duration of +0-2 seconds, instead of providing 0-10% increased Effect of Chill inflicted with Supported Skills.

Hex Bloom Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to have 0-4% increased Hex Transfer range, instead of 0-10% increased Curse Duration.

High-Impact Mine Support:

  • Quality now provides 0-10% increased Mine Damage, instead of causing Supported Skills to have 0-10% increased Mine Throwing Speed.

Hypothermia Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to have +0-20% chance to Freeze Enemies which are Chilled, instead of having 0-30% increased Chill Duration on Enemies.

Ice Bite Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to deal 0-2% increased Damage per Frenzy Charge, instead of dealing 0-20% increased Damage with Hits against Frozen Enemies.

Infernal Legion Support:

  • Quality now causes Minions from Supported Skills to deal 0-10% increased Damage, instead of causing them to take 0-20% reduced Fire Damage.

Innervate Support:

  • Quality now causes Innervation to last +0-2 seconds, instead of causing Supported Skills to have 0-30% increased Shock Duration on Enemies.

Inspiration Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to have 0-5% reduced Mana Cost, instead of 0-20% increased Inspiration Charge Duration.

Lifetap Support:

  • Quality now causes Lifetap to last +0-2 seconds, instead of causing Supported Skills to deal 0-10% increased Damage.

Maim Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to have 0-20% increased Effect of Maim, instead of dealing 0-10% increased Physical Damage.

Meat Shield Support:

  • Quality now causes Minions from Supported Skills to take 0-5% less Damage, instead of having 0-5% additional Physical Damage Reduction.

Minefield Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to have 0-5% increased Mine Throwing Speed (previously 0-10%).

Minion Life Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to have 0-20% increased Minion maximum Life (previously 0-15%).

Multistrike Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to deal 0-10% increased Melee Damage, instead of 0-10% increased Melee Physical Damage.

Overcharge Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to have 0-20% increased Shock Duration on Enemies (previously 0-30%).

Power Charge On Critical Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to have 0-10% chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical Strike, instead of 0-20% increased Critical Strike Chance.

Physical to Lightning Support:

  • Quality no longer causes Supported Skills to deal 0-10% increased Lightning Damage.

Pulverise Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to have 0-10% increased Area of Effect, instead of dealing 0-10% increased Area Damage.

Spell Totem Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to have 0-10% increased Totem Placement speed (previously 0-20%).

Stun Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to have 0-10% chance to double Stun Duration, instead of 0-30% increased Stun Duration on Enemies.

Swift Assembly Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to have 0-5% increased Mine Throwing Speed and Trap Throwing Speed (previously 0-10%).

Swiftbrand Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to have 0-5% more Activation frequency, instead of 0-5% increased Activation frequency.

Trap Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to deal 0-10% increased Trap Damage, instead of them having 0-10% increased Trap Throwing Speed.

Vile Toxins Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to deal 0-10% increased Damage with Poison (previously 0-20%).

Volley Support:

  • Quality now causes Supported Skills to deal 0-10% increased Projectile Damage (previously 0-20%).

Miscellaneous Gem Changes

  • Updated the description for stats on Gems that provide increased Movement Speed to Minions, such as the one found on Animate Guardian, to clarify it does not affect Minions from other Skills.
  • Many Skill Gems now display the total number of projectiles or arrows they fire, instead of how many additional ones.
  • Many Skill Gems now display their radius in metres in the Gem description.
  • Spell Echo and Awakened Spell Echo can no longer support Blink Skills.

Ascendancy Changes

  • The Hinekora, Death's Fury Chieftain Ascendancy Passive Skill now causes Enemies you or your Totems Kill to have a 5% chance to Explode, dealing 500% of their maximum Life as Fire Damage (previously just Enemies you Kill).

Passive Tree Changes

  • Passive tree mastery stats that previously granted increased accuracy against marked enemies, unique enemies, or nearby enemies now instead grant more accuracy. The previous versions were not functioning correctly and could generate incorrect accuracy values under some circumstances.

Atlas Passive Tree Changes

  • With the Speaker of the Dead Keystone Atlas Passive, Players can now Touch up to 20 nearby normal or magic Monsters for each Tormented Spirit Possessing them (previously 50).
  • With the Destructive Play Atlas Keystone allocated, killing the Map boss before The Maven can cast Up The Stakes no longer causes her to leave without summoning additional bosses.

Unique Balance

  • The Ashes of the Stars Unique Amulet no longer provides 10-20% increased Reservation Efficiency of Skills. Existing items can be updated with a Divine Orb and a momentary lapse in judgement.
  • The Heatshiver Unique Helmet now has "Gain 30% of Cold Damage as Extra Fire Damage against Frozen Enemies" (previously 100%). Existing items can be made worse with a Divine Orb.
  • The Replica Dragonfang's Flight Unique Amulet now provides +5-10% to all Elemental Resistances (previously +10-15%), 5-10% increased Reservation Efficiency of Skills (previously 10-15%), and causes Items and Gems to have 5-10% reduced Attribute Requirements (previously 10-15%). Existing items can be updated to the new values with a Divine Orb, but why on Wraeclast would you do that?
  • The Kaom's Spirit Unique Gloves now have "Regenerate 1 Rage per second for every 300 Life Recovery per second from Regeneration" (previously for every 100 Life Recovery). Existing items can be made worse with a Divine Orb.
  • The Fire Damage taken per Second while Flame-Touched on the Annihilation's Approach Unique Boots was a bit too high for a Unique obtained through killing an Uber Pinnacle Boss. As such, we have updated these Boots to have "Take 6000 Fire Damage per Second while Flame-Touched" (previously 10000). A Divine Orb can be used on existing items to obtain this new value.
  • Attacks with the Ephemeral Edge Unique Sword now have Added Maximum Lighting Damage equal to 20% of player Maximum Energy Shield. It can no longer scale off of a Minion's Maximum Energy Shield.
  • The Ralakesh's Impatience Unique Boots no longer has "Lose all Frenzy, Endurance, and Power Charges when you Move", or causes your Minimum Endurance, Frenzy or Power Charges to be equal to Maximum while stationary. It now has "Count as having maximum number of Endurance Charges", "Count as having maximum number of Frenzy Charges", and "Count as having maximum number of Power Charges." This change affects existing items.
  • The Replica Bones of Ullr Unique Boots now cause Summoned Phantasms and Raging Spirits to have a 10% chance to refresh their Duration when they Hit a Rare or Unique Enemy (previously just Unique). This change affects existing items.
  • The Replica Mistwall Unique Shield now has "You are at Maximum Chance to Block Spell Damage if you have not Blocked Recently" (previously a +75% chance). This change affects existing items.
  • The Replica Perfect Form Body Armour has been reworked. It no longer provides 10-15% increased Dexterity, +70-100 to Maximum Life, Hollow Palm Technique, or causes Flesh and Stone to have no Reservation. It now provides Versatile Combatant, and +20% chance to Block Attack Damage. This change does not affect existing items.
  • The Replica Bitterdream Unique Sceptre now causes Socketed Gems to be Supported by level 15 Elemental Penetration (previously level 1). This change affects existing items, though they will have an incorrect description unless a Divine Orb is used on them.
  • The Replica Oro's Sacrifice Unique Sword no longer has "1% of Damage against Frozen Enemies Leeches as Life" and instead provides Culling Strike against Frozen Enemies. This change does not affect existing items.

Item Balance

  • Hinekora's Lock can no longer foresee the result of corrupting an item at the Altar of Corruption.
  • The "Maven releases all Bosses at once" modifier can once again roll on Maven's Invitations.
  • The following Experimented Base Types can no longer be obtained: Maltreatment Axe, Prime Cleaver, Hedron Bow, Shadow Fangs, Hollowpoint Dagger, Flickerflame Blade, Flare Mace, Blunt Force Condenser, Fickle Spiritblade, Rebuking Blade, Capacity Rod, Transformer Staff, Assembler Wand, Exothermic Tower Shield, Exhausting Spirit Shield, and Endothermic Buckler.
  • Disapprobation Axe: Now has +15 to Maximum Rage (previously +10).
  • Psychotic Axe: Now has +20 to Maximum Rage (previously +10).
  • Prime Cleaver: Now deals 39-61 Physical Damage (previously 36-56).
  • Honed Cleaver: Now has +30% to Maximum Quality (previously +20%), and deals 60-95 Physical Damage (previously 55-86).
  • Apex Cleaver: Now has +40% to Maximum Quality (previously +20%), and deals 71-111 Physical Damage (previously 65-101).
  • Hedron Bow: Implicit modifier now adds 46-55 to 69-83 Fire Damage (previously 40-48 to 60-72).
  • Foundry Bow: Implicit modifier now adds 80-97 to 126-144 Fire Damage (previously 70-84 to 110-125).
  • Solarine Bow: Implicit modifier now adds 121-133 to 184-197 Fire Damage (previously 105-116 to 160-172).
  • Shadow Fangs: Implicit modifier now adds 26-38 to 52-70 Chaos Damage (previously 23-33 to 45-60).
  • Malign Fangs: Implicit modifier now adds 43-55 to 81-104 Chaos Damage (previously 38-48 to 70-90).
  • Void Fangs: Implicit modifier now adds 46-63 to 92-113 Chaos Damage (previously 40-55 to 80-98).
  • Flashfire Blade: Now has 20% Cooldown Recovery Rate of Travel Skills.
  • Infernal Blade: Now has 40% Cooldown Recovery Rate of Travel Skills.
  • Flare Mace: Triggered Fiery Impact now has a cooldown time of 1.8 seconds (previously 2 seconds).
  • Crack Mace: Triggered Fiery Impact now has a cooldown time of 1.6 seconds (previously 2 seconds).
  • Boom Mace: Triggered Fiery Impact now has a cooldown time of 1.4 seconds (previously 2 seconds).
  • Impact Force Propagator: Now causes Warcries to Exert 2 additional Attacks (previously 1).
  • Fickle Spiritblade: Now has 6.5% Critical Strike Chance (previously 6%).
  • Capricious Spiritblade: Now has 6.5% Critical Strike Chance (previously 6%).
  • Anarchic Spiritblade: Now has 6.5% Critical Strike Chance (previously 6%),
  • Rebuking Blade: Now has 1.4 Attacks per Second (previously 1.3), and 6.5% Critical Strike Chance (previously 6%).
  • Blasting Blade: Now has 1.4 Attacks per Second (previously 1.3), and 6.5% Critical Strike Chance (previously 6%).
  • Banishing Blade: Now has 1.4 Attacks per Second (previously 1.3), and 6.5% Critical Strike Chance (previously 6%).
  • Accumulator Wand: Now causes you to Gain 2 Endurance, Power or Frenzy Charges every 6 seconds (previously 1).
  • Micro-Distillery Belt: Flasks applied to you now have 30% increased Effect (previously 20%).
  • Mechalarm Belt: Summoned Taunting Contraptions now last 8 seconds (previously 4), and can taunt 3 times (previously 1).
  • Cogwork Ring: Now has 25% increased Suffix Modifier Magnitudes.
  • Geodesic Ring: Now has 25% increased Prefix Modifier Magnitudes.
  • Simplex Amulet: Now has -2 Prefix Modifiers allowed (previously -1) and 100% increased Explicit Modifier magnitudes (previously 25%).
  • Exothermic Tower Shield: Now has 87-100 Armour (previously 125-143), and a 25% chance to Block (previously 23%).
  • Magmatic Tower Shield: Now has 144-165 Armour (previously 205-236), and a 27% chance to Block (previously 23%).
  • Heat-attuned Tower Shield: Now has 220-253 Armour (previously 330-379), and a 29% chance to Block (previously 23%).
  • Exhausting Spirit Shield: Now has 16-19 Energy Shield (previously 24-28), and a 22% chance to Block (previously 20%).
  • Subsuming Spirit Shield: Now has 25-29 Energy Shield (previously 38-44), and a 24% chance to Block (previously 20%).
  • Transfer-attuned Spirit Shield: Now has 39-45 Energy Shield (previously 56-64), and a 26% chance to Block (previously 20%).
  • Endothermic Buckler: Now has 75-86 Evasion Rating (previously 112-129), and a 24% chance to Block (previously 22%).
  • Polar Buckler: Now has 123-142 Evasion Rating (previously 185-212), and a 26% chance to Block (previously 22%).
  • Cold-attuned Buckler: Now has 206-236 Evasion Rating (previously 302-348), and a 28% chance to Block (previously 22%).

Ruthless-specific Changes

The following notes only apply to Ruthless Leagues

Monster Balance

  • The Foundry Map Boss fight has been adjusted now that it is a single-boss fight. The health of Ciergan, Shadow Alchemist has been increased. They can now use Corpse Rain skill when not on full life (instead of under 90%), and are able to use their Corpse Rain and Spawn Rat skills more often. The number of Molten Mortars spawned by the Cauldron has been increased, alongside the damage they deal.

Kirac League Mods Available During 3.23.0

  • Fortune Favours the Brave (costs 3 Chaos Orbs): One of these options will be applied at random, including those you have not yet unlocked.
  • Torment (costs 2 Chaos Orbs): Area is haunted by 2 additional Tormented Spirits.
  • Anarchy (costs 3 Chaos Orbs): Area is inhabited by 3 additional Rogue Exiles.
  • Ambush (costs 4 Chaos Orbs): Area contains 4 additional Strongboxes.
  • Beyond (costs 5 Chaos Orbs): Slaying Enemies close together can attract monsters from Beyond this realm.
  • Blight (costs 6 Chaos Orbs): Area contains a Blight Encounter.
  • Expedition (costs 8 Chaos Orbs): Area contains an Expedition Encounter.
  • Ultimatum (costs 10 Chaos Orbs): Area contains an Ultimatum Encounter.

User Interface Changes

  • Hovering the create button on the character selection window now displays how many of your character slots are currently in use.
  • You can now shift-click on faded items in your main inventory to remove them from the trade and sell windows.
  • You can now shift-click currency items in your main inventory to only sell or trade a partial stack.
  • Pressing Ctrl + Click on NPCs in the Campaign that you can sell items to now brings up the sell items interface.
  • Pressing Ctrl + Click on Siosa now brings up the purchase items interface.
  • Pressing Ctrl + Click on Tasuni now brings up the trade Divination Cards interface.
  • Improved the highlighting of Basic Jewel Sockets when they are searched on the Passive Skill Tree.
  • Added a close button to the Betrayal Investigation Board.

Item Filter Changes

  • The GemQualityType condition has been removed.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed some incorrect behaviour with the spacing of Spell Cascade with Curse skills that was inadvertently fixed in 3.22.0 before being reinstated temporarily in 3.22.0b.
  • Fixed a bug where Projectiles from Skills supported by Returning Projectiles were only dealing less Damage with Hits while Returning. They now also deal less Damage with Ailments while Returning.
  • Fixed a bug where player minions would take no damage from roaming Deatomization Storms in the Sirus, Awakener of Worlds Boss fight.
  • Fixed a bug where Volcanic Fissure could be supported by Ballista Totem. Ballista Totem Support can now only support Bow or Wand Skills.
  • Fixed a bug where the Mageblood Unique Belt could cause other players' flask effects applied to you through Soul Link to be infinite.
  • Fixed a bug where Arc was not able to chain back to targets it had previously hit. It still cannot chain to a target immediately after chaining from it.
  • Fixed a bug where the debuff beams from Siphoning Trap were not applying to the closest enemies.
  • Fixed an issue where Corrupting Cry Support did not mention it cannot modify the skills of minions.
  • Fixed a bug where Urgent Orders Support did not support Raise Spectre.
  • Fixed a bug where triggered actions looking for something to target, such as a Skill supported by Manaforged Arrows, could pick things you don't have line of sight to.
  • Fixed a bug where Skills supported by Spell Cascade could sometimes face the wrong direction, most noticeable with Reap when cast close to your character's position.
  • Fixed a bug where Chain Hook could pull you to a namelocked enemy that was not within range of the attack.
  • Fixed a bug where the skill tooltip for Blink Arrow and Mirror Arrow would display their life incorrectly.
  • Fixed a bug where the Radius per Rage stat on Chain Hook displayed per 0.5 Rage instead of per 5.
  • Fixed a bug where Glacial Hammer did not state in its description that only non-unique enemies will shatter when hit by Glacial Hammer when frozen and on less than one third life.
  • Fixed a bug where Vaal Volcanic Fissure stated it exploded one less time than it actually did. The description for the gem has been updated.
  • Fixed a bug where Reave didn't display its maximum stage count on the Gem description.
  • Fixed an incorrect description for the Evasion and Energy Shield Passive Skill Mastery that provides increased Maximum Energy Shield or Energy Shield Recharge Rate if both Equipped Rings or Equipped Amulet have an Evasion modifier. The description now states the modifier must be Explicit.
  • Fixed a bug where the Misery in Darkness Divination Card could not award a Shroud of the Lightless with 3 Abyssal Sockets.
  • Fixed a bug where stairs in The Forbidden Sanctum were not displaying correctly.
  • Fixed a bug where you were able to acquire Stacked Decks from Gilded Fossils in Ruthless.
  • Fixed a bug that could lead to the visuals of Izaro's slash not matching its damaging area.
  • Fixed a visual bug that could occur when Aukuna, The Black Sekhema explodes Shiyo's corpse.
  • Fixed another case of Rhoas in Blight Encounters being unkillable.
  • Fixed a bug where the trade window would not correctly account for merging currency stacks when calculating if you have sufficient space to accept the trade.
  • Fixed a bug where dragging your first Rogue's Marker into your inventory did not grant credit towards The Rogue Harbour quest.
  • Fixed a bug where the Harvest crafting option for changing a stack of Delirium Orbs into a different type could not be used on Kalguuran or Fine Delirium Orbs, which only exist in Standard Leagues.
  • Fixed a rare bug where letters could be missing from the Ascendancy Passive Panel lore text.
  • Fixed a bug where the cosmetics panel sometimes did not display your gems correctly if you had multiple of the same gem equipped.
  • Fixed a bug where the UI from the Timekeeper's Map Device microtransaction overlapped with the Detonate Mines UI.
  • Fixed a bug where an inaccessible Shrine could spawn in the Graveyard Map.
  • Fixed a bug where the Purifier's Swordstorm Rare Finisher Effect could delay the on-death effects of some Monsters.

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