Despair

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DespairSpell, AoE, Duration, Chaos, Curse, Hex
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (16-33) Mana
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
AoE Radius: 22
Requires Level 24Curses all targets in an area, lowering their chaos resistance.Base duration is (8.00-11.80) seconds
+(0-1) metre to radius
Cursed enemies have -(15-30)% to Chaos Resistance

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(0.5-10)% increased Effect of Curse
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Acquisition
Drop level: 24
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVulnerability

Despair is a spell that curses all targets in an area, reducing their resistance to chaos damage.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Despair can be turned into an aura by linking it with either Blasphemy SupportBlasphemy SupportSupport, Hex, Aura
    Icon: A
    Level: (1-20)
    Reservation: 35% Mana
    Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Requires Level 31Supports hex curse skills, turning them into auras that will apply their effect to all enemies in an area around you.Supported Curse Skills apply their Curses as Auras
    Supported Curse Skills also count as Aura Skills
    Using Supported Skills is Instant
    25% less Effect of Supported Curses
    (0-76)% increased Area of Effect of Supported Curse Skills

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    (1-20)% increased Area of Effect of Supported Curse Skills
    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.
    or Awakened Blasphemy SupportAwakened Blasphemy SupportSupport, Hex, Aura
    Icon: A
    Level: (1-5)
    Reservation: (34-32)% Mana
    Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Requires Level 72Supports hex curse skills, turning them into auras that will apply their effect to all enemies in an area around you.Supported Curse Skills apply their Curses as Auras
    Supported Curse Skills also count as Aura Skills
    Using Supported Skills is Instant
    25% less Effect of Supported Curses
    (80-88)% increased Area of Effect of Supported Curse Skills
    +(0-1) to Level of Supported Curse Skill Gems

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    (1-20)% increased Area of Effect of Supported Curse Skills
    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.
    .
The aura version of Despair

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired IntelligenceMana
Cost
Base durationDuration-x% Chaos
Resistance
RadiusExp.Total Exp.
1242537168.00 sec8.00s-15%N/A00
2272841178.20 sec8.20s-16%+0.1m118383118383
3303145188.40 sec8.40s-17%+0.1m175816294199
4333449198.60 sec8.60s-18%+0.2m254061548260
5363652218.80 sec8.80s-18%+0.2m359090907350
6393956229.00 sec9.00s-19%+0.3m4985081405858
7424260239.20 sec9.20s-20%+0.3m6820572087915
8454564249.40 sec9.40s-21%+0.4m9217773009692
9484868259.60 sec9.60s-21%+0.4m17278794737571
10504971269.80 sec9.80s-22%+0.5m11388775876448
115251742610.00 sec10.00s-23%+0.5m13682337244681
125453762710.20 sec10.20s-24%+0.6m16383388883019
135655792810.40 sec10.40s-24%+0.6m195664810839667
145857822910.60 sec10.60s-25%+0.7m365518414494851
156059842910.80 sec10.80s-26%+0.7m301732717512178
166260873011.00 sec11.00s-27%+0.8m779391425306092
176462903111.20 sec11.20s-27%+0.8m1520603140512123
186664923111.40 sec11.40s-28%+0.9m2618558266697705
196866953211.60 sec11.60s-29%+0.9m62755923129453628
207068983311.80 sec11.80s-30%+1m211877683341331311
2172701003412.00 sec12.00s-30%+1mN/AN/A
2274N/AN/A3412.20 sec12.20s-31%+1.1mN/AN/A
2376N/AN/A3512.40 sec12.40s-32%+1.1mN/AN/A
2478N/AN/A3612.60 sec12.60s-33%+1.2mN/AN/A
2580N/AN/A3612.80 sec12.80s-33%+1.2mN/AN/A
2682N/AN/A3713.00 sec13.00s-34%+1.3mN/AN/A
2784N/AN/A3813.20 sec13.20s-35%+1.3mN/AN/A
2886N/AN/A3913.40 sec13.40s-36%+1.4mN/AN/A
2988N/AN/A3913.60 sec13.60s-36%+1.4mN/AN/A
3090N/AN/A4013.80 sec13.80s-37%+1.5mN/AN/A
3191N/AN/A4013.90 sec13.90s-37%+1.5mN/AN/A
3292N/AN/A4114.00 sec14.00s-38%+1.5mN/AN/A
3393N/AN/A4114.10 sec14.10s-38%+1.5mN/AN/A
3494N/AN/A4214.20 sec14.20s-39%+1.6mN/AN/A
3595N/AN/A4214.30 sec14.30s-39%+1.6mN/AN/A
3696N/AN/A4214.40 sec14.40s-39%+1.6mN/AN/A
3797N/AN/A4314.50 sec14.50s-40%+1.6mN/AN/A
3898N/AN/A4314.60 sec14.60s-40%+1.7mN/AN/A
3999N/AN/A4314.70 sec14.70s-40%+1.7mN/AN/A
40100N/AN/A4414.80 sec14.80s-41%+1.7mN/AN/A

Gem quality

TypeAdditional Effects per 1-20% QualityWeight
Superior(0.5-10)% increased Effect of Curse1

Item acquisition

Despair can drop anywhere.

Recipes

Despair 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 ↓
Lost in Love
Act 3

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Lost in Love
Act 3
Clarissa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Despair.

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 Despair Duration 166Merciless Labyrinth30% increased Despair Durationhelmet 100
Enchantment Despair Duration 275Eternal Labyrinth45% increased Despair Durationhelmet 100
Enchantment Despair Effect 166Merciless Labyrinth10% increased Despair Curse Effecthelmet 100
Enchantment Despair Effect 275Eternal Labyrinth15% increased Despair Curse Effecthelmet 100

Related unique items

The following unique items are related to Despair:

ItemBase ItemRequired levelStats
The Balance of TerrorThe Balance of Terror
Cobalt Jewel
Limited to: 1+(10-15)% to all Elemental Resistances
<2 random curse modifiers>
Fellshrine stood as a holy bastion opposite the
Chamber of Sins, and all that it represented.
For one to rise, the other must fall.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Cobalt Jewel1+(10-15)% to all Elemental Resistances
<2 random curse modifiers>
Inflict Lightning Exposure on Hit if you've cast Conductivity in the past 10 seconds
You are Unaffected by Shock if you've cast Conductivity in the past 10 seconds
Immune to Curses if you've cast Despair in the past 10 seconds
Inflict Withered for 2 seconds on Hit if you've cast Despair in the past 10 seconds
Immune to Exposure if you've cast Elemental Weakness in the past 10 seconds
Gain (30-40)% of Physical Damage as a Random Element if you've cast Elemental Weakness in the past 10 seconds
+(30-40)% to Critical Strike Multiplier if you've cast Enfeeble in the past 10 seconds
Take no Extra Damage from Critical Strikes if you've cast Enfeeble in the past 10 seconds
Inflict Fire Exposure on Hit if you've cast Flammability in the past 10 seconds
You are Unaffected by Ignite if you've cast Flammability in the past 10 seconds
Cold Exposure on Hit if you've cast Frostbite in the past 10 seconds
You are Unaffected by Freeze if you've cast Frostbite in the past 10 seconds
Immune to Reflected Damage if you've cast Punishment in the past 10 seconds
Intimidate Enemies on Hit if you've cast Punishment in the past 10 seconds
Action Speed cannot be Slowed below Base Value if you've cast Temporal Chains in the past 10 seconds
(20-25)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate if you've cast Temporal Chains in the past 10 seconds
(6-10)% chance to deal Double Damage if you've cast Vulnerability in the past 10 seconds
You are Unaffected by Bleeding if you've cast Vulnerability in the past 10 seconds
The Putrid CloisterThe Putrid Cloister
Museum Map
Map Level: 79
Map Tier: 12
Guild Character: Õ
Item Quantity: +90%
Item Rarity: +45%
Players are Cursed with Vulnerability
Players are Cursed with Conductivity
Players are Cursed with Flammability
Players are Cursed with Frostbite
Players are Cursed with Despair
Unique Boss drops divination cards
Please take out your blades,
your whips, and your spikes.
Class is now in session.
Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
Museum Map1Players are Cursed with Vulnerability
Players are Cursed with Conductivity
Players are Cursed with Flammability
Players are Cursed with Frostbite
Players are Cursed with Despair
Unique Boss drops divination cards
Witchfire BrewWitchfire Brew
Stibnite Flask
Lasts 8.00 Seconds
Consumes (36-44) of 60 Charges on use
20% more Evasion Rating
Requires Level 48Creates a Smoke Cloud on Use(-10-10)% increased Charges per use
Grants Level 21 Despair Curse Aura during Effect
"Think of those that cursed us, judged us,
and burned our sisters upon the pyre.
Think of their names as you drink,
and even their children will feel what we do to them today."
-Vadinya, to her coven
Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
Stibnite Flask48Creates a Smoke Cloud on Use(-10-10)% increased Charges per use
Grants Level 21 Despair Curse Aura during Effect
ImpresenceImpresence
Onyx Amulet
Requires Level 64+(10-16) to all Attributes(30-40)% increased Damage over Time
Adds (17-19) to (23-29) Chaos Damage
+(50-70) to maximum Life
+(17-23)% to Chaos Resistance
Despair has no Reservation if Cast as an Aura
Gain Maddening Presence for 10 seconds when you Kill a Rare or Unique Enemy
Though its body was locked in stone,
its essence wandered the infinite,
learning, and preparing.
Onyx Amulet64+(10-16) to all Attributes(30-40)% increased Damage over Time
Adds (17-19) to (23-29) Chaos Damage
+(50-70) to maximum Life
+(17-23)% to Chaos Resistance
Despair has no Reservation if Cast as an Aura
Gain Maddening Presence for 10 seconds when you Kill a Rare or Unique Enemy
ImpresenceImpresence
Onyx Amulet
Requires Level 64+(10-16) to all Attributes(30-40)% increased Damage over Time
Adds (17-19) to (23-29) Chaos Damage
+(50-70) to maximum Life
+(17-23)% to Chaos Resistance
Despair has no Reservation if Cast as an Aura
Gain Maddening Presence for 10 seconds when you Kill a Rare or Unique Enemy
<Secondary Curse> has no Reservation if Cast as an Aura
Though its body was locked in stone,
its essence wandered the infinite,
learning, and preparing.
Onyx Amulet64+(10-16) to all Attributes(30-40)% increased Damage over Time
Adds (17-19) to (23-29) Chaos Damage
+(50-70) to maximum Life
+(17-23)% to Chaos Resistance
Despair has no Reservation if Cast as an Aura
Gain Maddening Presence for 10 seconds when you Kill a Rare or Unique Enemy
<Secondary Curse> has no Reservation if Cast as an Aura
Elemental Weakness has no Reservation if Cast as an Aura
Enfeeble has no Reservation if Cast as an Aura
Punishment has no Reservation if Cast as an Aura
Temporal Chains has no Reservation if Cast as an Aura

Related passive skills

Cluster Jewel passive skills

The following Cluster Jewel passives are related to Despair:

NameStats
Misery Everlasting
Despair can affect Hexproof Enemies
Recover 2% of Energy Shield when you Kill a Cursed Enemy [1]

Other sources

Mods

NameGeneration TypeGroupsFor 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
of the HuntSuffixCurseOnHitLevel75Curse Enemies with Despair on Hitring_basilisk 0
of the HuntSuffixCurseOnHitLevel80Curse Enemies with Despair on Hitring_basilisk 200
of the HuntSuffixCurseOnHitDespair78Curse Enemies with Despair on Hitwand_basilisk 500
of the UndergroundSuffixCurseOnHitLevel60Curse Enemies with Despair on HitN/A
SynthesisImplicitCurseOnHitDespair1IntrinsicCurseOnHitDespair45Curse Enemies with Despair on HitN/A
V2CurseOnHitDespairCorruptedCurseOnHitDespair30Curse Enemies with Despair on Hitgloves 1000

Delve Fossil Mods

Note that since version 3.10.0, most fossil-only mods are disabled to spawn, including the mods below: No results found

Delve Drop-only modifiers

NameGeneration TypeGroupsFor 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.Stats
of the UndergroundSuffixCurseOnHitLevel60Curse Enemies with Despair on Hit

Legacy variants

Despair gems dropped before version 3.1.0 use the gem art of the current VulnerabilityVulnerabilitySpell, AoE, Duration, Curse, Physical, Hex
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (16-33) Mana
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
AoE Radius: 22
Requires Level 24Curse all targets in an area, causing them to take increased physical damage. Attacks against the cursed enemies have a chance to inflict bleeding.Base duration is (8.00-11.80) seconds
+(0-1) metre to radius
Cursed enemies take (15-30)% increased Physical Damage
Attacks Hits against Cursed Enemies have 25% chance to inflict Bleeding

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(1-20)% increased Duration of Bleeding on Cursed Enemies
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
gem.

Version history

Version Changes
3.20.0
  • Now has Base duration is (8-11.8) seconds (previously (9-10.9) seconds).
  • Now causes Cursed enemies have -(15-30)% to Chaos Resistance. (previously -(20-29)%).
  • No longer causes Cursed enemies take (15-25)% increased Damage from Damage Over Time effects.
  • No longer causes Adds (9-46) to (12-57) Chaos Damage to Hits against Cursed Enemies.
  • Quality no longer grants Cursed Enemies to take (0-10)% increased Damage from Damage Over Time effects.
    • Instead, it now grants (0-10)% increased Effect of Curse.
  • Anomalous quality no longer grants (0-10)% increased Effect of Curse.
    • Instead, it now grants Cursed Enemies to take (0-10)% increased Damage from Damage Over Time effects.
3.12.0

All curse skills have been reworked and are now divided into two categories: Hexes and Marks.

  • Hexes apply a curse in an area and, when manually cast, apply an amount of Doom per second to cursed enemies up to a maximum. Doom increases the effect of the afflicted curse and stacks additively with modifiers to increased Curse effect.
  • Curses applied by casting this spell now gain 10 Doom per second.
  • Despair is now offered to the Witch, Shadow and Ranger for completing Lost in Love, and can be purchased from Clarissa by the Scion.
3.6.0
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 16 (was 24).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 33 (was 50).
  • Cursed enemies now take 35% increased damage from damage over time effects at gem level 20.
3.1.2
  • Added new helmet enchantments for Bodyswap and Despair. These are available from the Divine Font in the Merciless and Eternal Labyrinths.
3.1.0
  • Vulnerability has been split into two skill gems - Vulnerability and Despair. Existing VulnerabilityVulnerabilitySpell, AoE, Duration, Curse, Physical, Hex
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (16-33) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    AoE Radius: 22
    Requires Level 24Curse all targets in an area, causing them to take increased physical damage. Attacks against the cursed enemies have a chance to inflict bleeding.Base duration is (8.00-11.80) seconds
    +(0-1) metre to radius
    Cursed enemies take (15-30)% increased Physical Damage
    Attacks Hits against Cursed Enemies have 25% chance to inflict Bleeding

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    (1-20)% increased Duration of Bleeding on Cursed Enemies
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Skill gems are now Despair gems. There is a new red skill gem called VulnerabilityVulnerabilitySpell, AoE, Duration, Curse, Physical, Hex
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (16-33) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    AoE Radius: 22
    Requires Level 24Curse all targets in an area, causing them to take increased physical damage. Attacks against the cursed enemies have a chance to inflict bleeding.Base duration is (8.00-11.80) seconds
    +(0-1) metre to radius
    Cursed enemies take (15-30)% increased Physical Damage
    Attacks Hits against Cursed Enemies have 25% chance to inflict Bleeding

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    (1-20)% increased Duration of Bleeding on Cursed Enemies
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    .
  • Despair curses all targets in an area, making them less resistant to chaos damage, and causing them to take increased damage over time. Cursed enemies also take additional chaos damage when hit.
  • Despair, an Intelligence Skill Gem, curses all targets in an area, making them less resistant to chaos damage and causing them to take increased damage over time. Cursed enemies also take additional chaos damage when hit.

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