Corrupting Fever

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Corrupting FeverSpell, Duration, Physical
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (78-520) Life
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Requires Level 16Draws out your own blood to power a buff for a duration, letting this skill inflict the Corrupting Blood debuff on enemies you hit, dealing physical damage over time for a short secondary duration. The buff's duration will be refreshed if you spend enough life before it expires.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Skill Effect Duration0.5% reduced Life Cost1% chance to inflict an additional Corrupted Blood DebuffBase duration is 6 seconds
Deals (7.8-335.4) Base Physical Damage per second
Base secondary duration is 1 seconds
Buff Duration is refreshed after you spend a total of (26-205) Life
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Corrupting Fever skill icon.pngCorrupting Fever inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Drop level: 16
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemCorruptingFever

Corrupting Fever is a spell that grants a similarly-named buff. While the buff is active, hitting enemies will inflict stacks of Corrupting Blood on them that deal physical damage over time, up to a maximum of 10 stacks.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Casting Corrupting Fever costs life instead of mana. Spending enough life while the Corrupting Fever buff is active will refresh its duration; the spent life threshold is much lower than the cost of Corrupting Fever itself.
  • Inflicting a new stack of corrupting blood on a target will refresh the duration of all stacks currently on that target, as is common with all corrupting blood mechanics.[1]
  • Hits do not need to deal damage in order to inflict corrupting blood stacks.
  • Despite being a Spell, its damage isn't affected by spell modifiers.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthLife
Cost
Physical
DPS
Life Spent to RefreshExp.Total Exp.
11641787.82600
220509210.9324972549725
3245811315.13895714145439
4286713420.543169595315034
5317315925.647199345514379
6347918331.850285815800194
7378520339.3534013441201538
8409222248.4565543791755917
9439825459.4677550492510966
104610428472.77710165333527499
114911131088.78918986025426101
1252117332107.910119640197390120
135512338513111725737319963851
1458130398158.7133467643914640290
1560134407180.1144301732717657617
1662138425204.2155782300125480618
1764142441231.41691526420840744826
1866146508262.11852627284567017671
1968151515296.620162872274129889945
2070155520335.4205212023122341913067
2172159585379210N/AN/A
2274N/A653428.1226N/AN/A
2376N/A726483.2239N/AN/A
2478N/A802545.2252N/AN/A
2580N/A881614.8262N/AN/A
2682N/A963692.9270N/AN/A
2784N/A1047780.5275N/AN/A
2886N/A1134878.9290N/AN/A
2988N/A1223989.2305N/AN/A
3090N/A13121112.9318N/AN/A
3191N/A13511180.3335N/AN/A
3292N/A13881251.6351N/AN/A
3393N/A14271327368N/AN/A
3494N/A14631407386N/AN/A
3595N/A15001491.5405N/AN/A
3696N/A15341581.1423N/AN/A
3797N/A15701675.8443N/AN/A
3898N/A16011776.1463N/AN/A
3999N/A16331882.2484N/AN/A
40100N/A16621994.5504N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Corrupting Fever can drop anywhere.

Recipes

Corrupting Fever can be created from the following recipes:

AmountPartDescriptionMeta
8Dying AnguishDying Anguish8Level 19 Gem
Alternate Quality: +19%
Moribund, he gazed upon the journey taken as blood trickled down his chin. His eye closed on the city ahead that he would never call home.
Random level 19 gem with 19% alternative qualityA
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Quality GemRight click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
Shift click to unstack.
Random superior gemA
6The FoxThe Fox6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb
Random level 20 gemA
13The CataclysmThe Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem
Corrupted
The mighty warriors traded in blows, the nimble archers in arrows, yet it was the brazen thaumaturgists who would bring catastrophe to all.
Random corrupted level 21 Spell gemA
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Gem
Quality: +20%
"I swore to use my position to help the people. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?" - Erasmus, Imperial Gemcutter
Random superior gem with 20% qualityA
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Random divination card set exchangeA

Quest reward

This item is given as a 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 Corrupting Fever:

ItemLimitRadiusStats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Corrupting Fever.

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 Corrupting Fever Additional Corrupted Blood 175Corrupting Fever has +50% chance to inflict an additional Corrupted Blood Debuffhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Corrupting Fever Damage 166Corrupting Fever deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Corrupting Fever Damage 275Corrupting Fever deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Corrupting Fever Duration 16620% increased Corrupting Fever Durationhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Corrupting Fever Duration 27530% increased Corrupting Fever Durationhelmet 100
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Corrupting Fever has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)

Version history

Version Changes
3.15.0
  • (Undocumented in patch notes) Removed "Triggering this Skill still requires paying its Cost".
3.14.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. Community_Team (April 9, 2021). "How does Corrupting Fever interact with Crimson Dance ?". Path of Exile subreddit. Retrieved November 18, 2021.