Desecrate

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DesecrateSpell, AoE, Duration, Chaos
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (11-26) Mana
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Requires Level 16Desecrates the ground, summoning corpses and dealing chaos damage to all enemies in the area. The corpses will be chosen from the monsters in the current area and any Spectres that have existed in this instance.Deals (8.2-294) Base Chaos Damage per second
Base duration is 4.00 seconds
Spawns 5 corpses
Spawns corpses up to Level (20-100)
Maximum of 10 corpses allowed

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(1-20)% increased Cast Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Acquisition
Drop level: 16
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemDesecrate


Desecrate is a spell that summons corpses and a patch of desecrated ground, which deals chaos damage to all enemies in the area.

Skill functions and interactions

  • The level of the spawned corpses is determined by the lower value between area level and Desecrate's Spawns corpses up to Level # stat.[1] The corpse's level cannot exceed the area level or maximum corpse level based on Desecrate's level.
  • Desecrate's chaos damage over time is not affected by modifiers to spell damage. It is affected by area damage modifiers.
  • Modifiers to area of effect only affect the area of the Desecrated Ground's damaging area; it does not affect the spread distance of spawned corpses.
  • Spell Cascade SupportSpell Cascade SupportAoE, Spell, Support
    Icon: p
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 4Supports spell skills that apply an effect to an area around a targeted location. Cannot support Vaal skills or skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Cannot modify the skills of minions.Supported Skills have (25-16)% less Area of Effect
    Supported Skills deal (40-31)% less Damage
    Supported Area of Effect Skills also affect areas in front of and behind the targeted area

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    Supported Skills have (0.5-10)% increased Area of Effect
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    : Spell Cascade spawns 5 corpses per cascaded area. Because of this, a single use will exceed the maximum limit of 10 corpses (or 12 with Undertaker allocated); newer corpses will replace older corpses.
  • The corpse generation is slightly delayed after the cast of the skill, so when triggered simultaneously alongside an Offering skill (e.g. with Cast when Damage Taken SupportCast when Damage Taken SupportSupport, Spell, Trigger
    Icon: !
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 250%
    Cooldown Time: 0.25 sec
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Requires Level 38Each supported spell skill will track damage you take, and be triggered when the total damage taken reaches a threshold. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills, channelling skills, and skills with a reservation cannot be triggered.This Gem can only Support Skill Gems requiring Level (38-70) or lower
    Supported Skills deal (65-27)% less Damage
    Trigger Supported Spells when you take (528-3272) total Damage from Hits

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    Supported Skills require (0.5-10)% reduced amount of Damage taken to Trigger
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    ), corpses will not be consumed on the first trigger if no other corpses are nearby, as the Offering will fail to recognize that the corpses have spawned.[2] This does not affect triggers where gems are triggered sequentially, such as Cast On Critical Strike SupportCast On Critical Strike SupportCritical, Support, Spell, Trigger
    Icon: &
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
    Cooldown Time: 0.15 sec
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Requires Level 38Must support both an attack skill and a spell skill to work. The attack skill will trigger a spell when it critically strikes an enemy. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills, channelling skills, and skills with a reservation cannot be triggered.Supported Attacks will Trigger a Supported Spell when you Crit an Enemy
    Supported Skills deal (19-10)% less Spell Damage

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    Supported Skills have (1-20)% increased Attack Critical Strike Chance
    Supported Skills have (1-20)% increased Spell Critical Strike Chance
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    .
  • Proxies share the maximum 10 active corpses with each other and the player.
  • On a PC, if Corpse Targeting is enabled within the Options menu (under "Game"), pressing the A key will show the name and inherent stats of the corpse when the player hovers their mouse over it. This can be changed to a different key or not requiring a key in the options.

Corpse pool mechanics

  • A "spectre bank" is the list of the most recent monsters raised by a Raise SpectreRaise SpectreSpell, Minion
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (15-28) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.85 sec
    Requires Level 28Raises a spectral version of a defeated foe as a minion to fight for you in battle.Maximum (1-2) Raised Spectres
    Minions have +30% to all Elemental Resistances
    55% more Minion Movement Speed
    Minion Movement Speed is Capped
    Minions have (105-776) additional Accuracy Rating
    Raised Spectres are Level (28-70)

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    Minions have +(1-20)% to all Elemental Resistances
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    gem, up to your spectre limit. This list is retained even on exiting the area, removing the Raise Spectre gem, after your Spectres die or are unsummoned, or logging out.
  • Each generated corpse has a 15% chance of being one of the spectres in the player's spectre bank, and an 85% chance of being a random monster from the area's specific corpse pool, which also includes spectres in your spectre bank.
    • Each additional spectre in your spectre bank dilutes the chance for a random monster to be selected instead of one of your spectres.[3][4][5] For example, if an area has 7 monsters in its corpse pool, a player with only 1 spectre banked will have a = % chance to be your spectred corpse, while a player with 13 spectres banked will have a = % chance to be any of your spectred corpses.
      • Having multiple high-life corpses in your spectre bank greatly reduces the chance that Desecrate will create a random area corpse, which will likely have a significantly lower life value.
    • In areas without any native monsters, a custom table is used for the corpse pool (e.g. Hideouts natively only contain Desecrated Bonestalkers).
  • The current realistic maximum spectre limit is 11[6]:
    • 3 from Level 25 Raise SpectreRaise SpectreSpell, Minion
      Level: (1-20)
      Cost: (15-28) Mana
      Cast Time: 0.85 sec
      Requires Level 28Raises a spectral version of a defeated foe as a minion to fight for you in battle.Maximum (1-2) Raised Spectres
      Minions have +30% to all Elemental Resistances
      55% more Minion Movement Speed
      Minion Movement Speed is Capped
      Minions have (105-776) additional Accuracy Rating
      Raised Spectres are Level (28-70)

      Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
      Minions have +(1-20)% to all Elemental Resistances
      Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
      (Level 20 in a VoideyeVoideye
      Unset Ring
      Requires Level 45Has 1 Socket+5 to Level of Socketed GemsThe darker the eye, the more diligent the watched.
      or a mix of corrupted implicits in a body armor and an Empower SupportEmpower SupportExceptional, Support
      Icon: +
      Level: (1-3)
      Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
      Supports any skill gem. Once this gem reaches level 2 or above, will raise the level of supported gems. Cannot support skills that don't come from gems.+(0-2) to Level of Supported Skill Gems

      Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
      This Gem gains (5-100)% increased Experience
      This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
      )
    • 2 from dual-wielding Midnight BargainMidnight Bargain
      Engraved Wand
      Wand
      Physical Damage: 21-38
      Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
      Attacks per Second: 1.50
      Requires Level 40, 131 Int(22-26)% increased Spell Damage+(10-20) to Intelligence
      Minions have (20-30)% increased Movement Speed
      Minions deal (50-70)% increased Damage
      +1 to maximum number of Raised Zombies
      +1 to maximum number of Skeletons
      +1 to maximum number of Spectres
      Reserves 30% of Life
      Cannot be used with Chaos Inoculation
      A chilling hush, a scraping sound
      Of things no more entombed in ground.
      A shambling horde is on its way
      To crush the very light of day.
    • 1 from Death Attunement (anointed on an Amulet)
    • 1 from a Delve body amour with +1 to maximum number of Spectres
    • 4 from WraithlordWraithlord
      Bone Circlet
      Energy Shield: (79-100)Requires Level 34, 73 IntHas 4 Abyssal Sockets
      (120-150)% increased Energy Shield
      +(1-2) to Level of all Minion Skill Gems
      +1 to maximum number of Spectres per Socketed Ghastly Eye Jewel
      You cannot have Non-Spectre Minions
      Countless men proclaimed themselves the masters of death,
      and each one succumbed to it.
      with 4 Ghastly Eye JewelsGhastly Eye JewelAbyssPlace into an Abyssal Socket on an Item or into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket. socketed

Corpse life multipliers

Each monster type has an inherent life modifier which also affects the life of the corpse. Prior to version 3.24.0, all monsters eligible to be Desecrated were normalized to that of a Kitava's Herald at 360%. However, the introduction of tier 17 maps and the Necropolis league also introduced new monsters that exceed this value.

List of high life Desecrate corpses
Monster name Life multiplier Location
Disruptor 440% Any tier 17 map (Senior Scientist pack leader, based on Violator)
Senior Scientist 420% Any tier 17 map (Senior Scientist pack member, based on Senior Heretech)
Molten Soul 420% Any tier 17 map (Maddened Fanatic pack leader, based on Calderus)
Tribal Queen 405% Any tier 17 map (Chosen Loyal pack leader, based on The Dishonoured Queen)
Burning Faith 405% Any tier 17 map (Resolute Guard pack leader, based on Suncaller Asha)
Cleansing Guardian 405% Any tier 17 map (Saintly Evangelist pack leader, based on The Purifier)
Electric Executor 405% Any tier 17 map (Refinery Shocker pack leader, based on General Adus)
Molten Chimeral 405% Any tier 17 map (based on The Gorgon)
Meatsack 400% Allflame Ember of MeatsacksAllflame Ember of MeatsacksPack Size: 1 MonstersMonster has greatly increased LifeClick and drag this item over a Monster Pack in the Lantern of Arimor to have those packs in the area replaced with this pack.
Soaring Death 398% Any tier 17 map (Mindless Thrall pack leader, based on The Winged Death)
Sandworn Chattel 396% Any tier 17 map (Sandworn Poacher pack leader, based on Sandworn Slaves)
Mother of Rot 390% Any tier 17 map (Spitting Parasite pack leader, based on Ryslatha, the Puppet Mistress)
Flame Creator 390% Any tier 17 map (Deranged Slaver/Depraved Slaver pack leader, based on The Matriarch)
Cursed Captain 390% Any tier 17 map (Spectral Warrior/Spectral Leader pack leader, based on Captain Clayborne, The Accursed)
Putrefied Shaman 390% Any tier 17 map (Putrid Corpse pack leader, based on Murgeth Bogsong)
Apex Monstrosity 390% Any tier 17 map (Grizzly Beast pack leader, based on Beast of the Pits)
Bloodsoaked Executioner 390% Any tier 17 map (Temple Guard pack leader, based on Executioner Bloodwing)
Brutal Incarcerator 390% Any tier 17 map (Confession Extractor pack leader, based on Brutus, Lord Incarcerator)
Forgotten Emperor 390% Any tier 17 map (Forgotten Marksman pack leader, based on Voll, Emperor of Purity)
Wretched Defiler 390% Any tier 17 map (Charred Beast pack leader, based on Thraxia)
Caustic Demon 390% Any tier 17 map (Melted Goliath pack leader, based on The Grey Plague)
Impaling Abomination 390% Any tier 17 map (Spined Goliath pack leader, based on Gazuul, Droughtspawn)
Demon of the Drowned 390% Any tier 17 map (Typhoon pack leader, based on Ormud, Fiend of the Flood)
Kitava's Herald 360% The Cathedral Rooftop (Act 5) (early option)
Gorgol Alpha 360% Azurite Mine Encampment (early option)
Cavestalker 360% Azurite Mine Encampment (early option)
Auric Champion 360% The Solaris Temple Level 2 (Act 3) (early option, must be encountered first to desecrate)
Auric Collosus 360% The Solaris Temple Level 2 (Act 3) (early option, must be encountered first to desecrate)
Giant Gladiator Statue 360% The Marketplace (early option, must be encountered first to desecrate)
Sandworn Slaves 352% The Vastiri Desert (early option)
Rattling Condemnded 352% The Lower Prison (Act 6) (early option)

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired IntelligenceMana
Cost
Chaos
Damage
per sec
Corpse
Level
Exp.Total Exp.
1162618118.22000
22031221211.3244972549725
32437251315.42895714145439
42842291420.632169595315034
53146321525.535199345514379
63450351631.438285815800194
73754371738.5414013441201538
84058401846.9445543791755917
94362431857477550492510966
1046664619695010165333527499
114970482083.45318986025426101
1252745121100.55619640197390120
1355785422120.75925737319963851
1458825723144.862467643914640290
1560845923163.265301732717657617
1662876024183.969782300125480618
1764906225207731526420840744826
1866926425232.8772627284567017671
1968956626261.78162872274129889945
2070986826294100212023122341913067
21721007027330.1100N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A27370.3100N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A28415.2100N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A29465.3100N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A29521.2100N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A30583.5100N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A30653100N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A31730.4100N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A32816.6100N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A32912.6100N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A32964.6100N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A331019.5100N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A331077.3100N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A331138.4100N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A341202.8100N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A341270.8100N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A341342.4100N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A341418100N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A351497.7100N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A351581.8100N/AN/A

Gem quality

TypeAdditional Effects per 1-20% QualityWeight
Superior(1-20)% increased Cast Speed1

Item acquisition

Desecrate can drop anywhere.

Recipes

Desecrate can be created from the following recipes:

AmountPartDescriptionMeta
3The Bitter BlossomThe Bitter Blossom3Level 21 Chaos Gem
Quality: +23%
Corrupted
The pain you feel is of no consequence, it is evolution, to be made whole within something greater.
Random corrupted level 21 Chaos gem with 23% qualityA
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
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
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 gem with 20% qualityA
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Right click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
Random gem with 1–20% 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 ↓
Intruders in Black
Act 2
Yeena
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Desecrate.

Note that helmet enchantments are no longer obtainable since version 3.23.0 and can only be obtained in permanent leagues as already enchanted items from before this patch.

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.LabyrinthStatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Desecrate Additional Corpse 166Merciless LabyrinthDesecrate Spawns 2 additional corpseshelmet 100
Enchantment Desecrate Additional Corpse 275Eternal LabyrinthDesecrate Spawns 3 additional corpseshelmet 100
Enchantment Desecrate Duration 166Merciless Labyrinth20% increased Desecrate Durationhelmet 0
Enchantment Desecrate Duration 275Eternal Labyrinth30% increased Desecrate Durationhelmet 0

Related passive skills

The following passive skills are related to Desecrate:

NameStats
Undertaker
30% increased Damage if you have Consumed a corpse Recently
Regenerate 2% of Life per second if you've Consumed a corpse Recently
Desecrate and Unearth have +2 to Maximum number of corpses allowed [1]

Alternate skill effects

Desecrate has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Stygian Desecrate EffectStygian Desecrate EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Desecrate becomes a Stygian Effect.Your Desecrate becomes a Stygian Effect.
Tombstone Desecrate EffectTombstone Desecrate EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Desecrate summons a cluster of necrotic tombstonesYour Desecrate summons a cluster of necrotic tombstones
Void Desecrate EffectVoid Desecrate EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Desecrate becomes a Void Effect.Your Desecrate becomes a Void Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.23.0
  • 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.
  • 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.
3.17.0
  • Raise SpectreRaise SpectreSpell, Minion
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (15-28) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.85 sec
    Requires Level 28Raises a spectral version of a defeated foe as a minion to fight for you in battle.Maximum (1-2) Raised Spectres
    Minions have +30% to all Elemental Resistances
    55% more Minion Movement Speed
    Minion Movement Speed is Capped
    Minions have (105-776) additional Accuracy Rating
    Raised Spectres are Level (28-70)

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    Minions have +(1-20)% to all Elemental Resistances
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    's most recent monster types are now saved to your character and may be Desecrated. The size of this list is capped by your Spectre limit.
  • Desecrate and Corpse Walk now have a static 15% chance to spawn a Spectre Corpse, rather than a 2x relative weighting compared to all other possible corpse types.
  • Lower the life of Spectre versions of monsters that have very high life totals. Their life is being brought down to match Kitava's Herald monsters. This will affect their corpse when created with Desecrate.
  • Phantasmal Desecrate can now produce corpses of Scourge monsters. [Undocumented This change was not documented by any official sources. It was discovered through player testing or datamining.]
3.16.2
  • Reverted an unintended change where corpses of Spectre monsters were made to be just as likely as other corpses from Desecrate and other corpse generating skills. Spectre-based corpses are once again twice as likely as corpses from the area.[7]
3.13.0
  • Phantasmal Desecrate now has a chance to produce a different special monster corpse based on its quality.
  • Phantasmal Desecrate now has 1% chance to spawn a forgotten corpse per 1% gem quality (from 0.1% per 1% gem quality).
3.12.0
  • Now has alternative quality
3.8.0
  • Now has a corpse limit of 10 (from 15)
  • Now has a cast time of 0.6 seconds (from 0.8)
  • Now has a base duration of 4 seconds (from 5).
  • No longer has a cooldown.
  • The Labyrinth Helmet Enchantment for Desecrate which granted increased Cooldown Reduction now instead grants increased Duration at the same value. This affects existing items with this enchantment. This enchantment can no longer be obtained from the Labyrinth.
3.6.0
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 11 (was 8).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 26 (was 20).
3.5.0
  • Added physics interactions.
3.1.0
  • Now creates 5 corpses (up from 3). The cooldown has been reduced to 3 seconds per stack (down from 5), and the cast time has been reduced to 0.8 seconds (down from 1). Desecrate's maximum corpse level now grows more steadily as the skill gem levels up. It can now create higher level corpses at most levels, except level 19 of the gem, in which the maximum corpse level has been lowered from 100 to 81.
3.0.2b
  • Desecrate now chooses corpses from the monsters in the current area and any Spectres that existed in the instance.
3.0.2
  • Desecrate can now only create monsters that are in the instance it is used in. In areas where no monsters have spawned, a specific desecrate table is used. This fixes a longstanding bug with the desecration list that had further problems introduced due to persistent spectres.
1.1.0
  • The maximum level of a created corpse has been changed to being higher than the required level of the skill.
    This scales up to a monster level cap of 100 by level 20 of the gem.
  • Desecrate also now enforces a limit of 15 corpses at a time.
1.0.6b
  • Fixed a bug where corpses created by Desecrate weren't limited by the level requirement of the gem.
1.0.6
  • Desecrate has been added to the game.

References

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