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The Descry above the entrance to The Crypt Level 1 in Fellshrine Ruins.

Descry is a symbol used by an in-game faction.

If you ask Eramir in the Forest Encampment about the Fellshrine Ruins, he says:

The Fellshrine is a shadow of what was once good in Wraeclast.

That sigil etched into its stones? It's a Descry, from when the Templar truly stood for something. To the ancestors of Oriath, the Descry was a flickering torch in the night. A source of inspiration and comfort.

Sad thing about torches... they go out.


This symbol is most commonly associated with the Templars and their god, Innocence. It is often used as a symbol of divinity or holiness.

The descry is featured on Path of Exile's microtransaction points, where they are the only symbol on a gold coin.

Active skills

A modified Descry is shown above the player when they invoke the Immortal CallImmortal CallSpell, Duration, Guard
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (21-36) Mana
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Requires Level 34Take less Physical and Elemental Damage for a short time. Consumes up to 5 Endurance Charges to lengthen the buff and further lessen Physical Damage taken. Shares a cooldown with other Guard skills.Base duration is 1.00 seconds
20% increased Buff Duration per Endurance Charge removed
This Skill's Cooldown does not recover during its effect
(25-34)% less Elemental Damage taken
(25-35)% less Physical Damage taken
15% less Physical Damage taken per Endurance Charge removed

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(1-20)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

Another modified Descry (with the middle bar split) is shown above the player when they invoke the Immortal Call that have Dark Immortal Call mtx.

The Descry is overlaid on the shield of a character using the Tempest ShieldTempest ShieldSpell, Lightning, Chaining
Level: (1-20)
Reservation: 25% Mana
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 220%
Requires Level 16Enchants your shield with the power of storms, which lashes out to deal arcing lightning damage to attackers when you block them.Deals (38-896) to (115-2688) Lightning Damage
Chains +1 Times
Buff grants +(18-25)% Chance to Block Spell Damage while holding a Shield
Buff grants Immunity to Shock

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(2-40)% chance to Shock enemies
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

The Descry is projected onto the ground around a Vaal Totem with the "Allies cannot die" aura.


Although there are a few patterns and the occasional face carved into the stone of The Fellshrine Ruins, there are no symbols except for the one directly above the entrance to The Crypt Level 1, where a figure is depicted holding a shape with three vertical lines and two curved lines.

The Descry is prominently displayed on one of the notes on the Noticeboard in each town.

The Descry is carved above the entrance of the Catacombs in Sarn.

Various areas of Act 5, 10 and the Epilogue are decorated with the symbol. In the lore these areas are part of the Oriath.

Consecrated Ground

A slightly-modified Descry (with the middle bar split) is part of the Consecrated Ground effect.

It also shown in the 2D art of the Sulphur FlaskSulphur FlaskLasts 8.00 Seconds
Consumes 40 of 60 Charges on use
40% increased Damage
Requires Level 27Creates Consecrated Ground on UseRight click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
which creates Consecrated Ground, but not-modified (without the middle bar split)

The icon of the passive skill Sanctuary has a slightly-modified descry symbol on it.

Quest items

The Sign of PuritySign of PurityWrought from blood and gold, Innocence fashioned a weapon of tempered purity,
capable of banishing darkness, and bringing order to the chaos in men's hearts.
is similar to the Descry symbol.

Unique items

  • The descry is featured on the striking faces of Chober ChaberChober Chaber
    Great Mallet
    Two Hand Mace
    Physical Damage: (129-137.6) to (264-281.6)
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.25
    Weapon Range: 1.3 metres
    Requires Level 40, 104 Str30% increased Stun Duration on Enemies+1 to Level of Socketed Melee Gems
    +1 to Level of Socketed Minion Gems
    20% reduced Strength Requirement
    (200-220)% increased Physical Damage
    25% increased maximum Mana
    Minions have (20-40)% increased maximum Life
    15% increased Skill Effect Duration
    The faithful may continue to serve, even after death.
    . Elreon, Loremaster, a Templar, himself wields Chober Chaber.
  • The shield Zeel's AmplifierZeel's Amplifier
    Polished Spiked Shield
    Chance to Block: 26%
    Evasion: (111-131)
    Energy Shield: (83-107)
    Movement Speed: -3%
    Requires Level 49, 64 Dex, 64 Int+5% chance to Suppress Spell Damage(40-50)% increased Spell Damage
    +(60-80) to maximum Energy Shield
    +(50-70) to maximum Life
    1% increased Area of Effect per Enemy killed recently, up to 50%
    You have Zealot's Oath if you haven't been hit recently
    "Great minds wish to reveal all the secrets of time and space.
    But it does not matter.
    Creation, the act of Matter Metamorphosis, is the only secret worth discovering."
    - Zeel, Vaal Tinkerer
    has the aforementioned modified Descry on it.

The Searing Exarch

The Searing Exarch, despite being an entity originating outside of Wraeclast, prominently displays a symbol very similar to the Descry. From the flavor text of unique items dropped from The Searing Exarch and the unique relics from the Forbidden Sanctum, the clues suggest this is the true origin of the Descry.

The Firstcomers were an mysterious, ancient group of people who placed their faith in their fear of the fire - the Cleansing Fire. Innocence was a man who desperately wanted to become a god, and he manipulated their fear by posing as their savior. The Newcomers worshipped a symbol, one that resembles the Searing Exarch's icon, and Innocence took that symbol, modified it and made it his own.


Innocence in the Epilogue
Sin in the Bridge Encampment

There was no canonical explanations of the origin of the Descry. However, in Oriath, the symbol is decorated everywhere. Ground art also featured Innocence holding a one-handed staff with eagle and the Descry symbol on it. Innocence himself also has a back attachment that feature the symbol. Thus the symbol probably re-canoned as the symbol of Innocence since The Fall of Oriath. While the modified variant (the middle bar split) is the symbol of Sin as shown in his back attachment and his portal effect.

"Descry" is an old word meaning "to catch sight of" or "to discover"[1].