Destructive Link

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Destructive LinkCritical, Spell, Duration, Link
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (15-32) Mana per second
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 34Targets an allied player to apply a buff which links you to them for a duration. While linked, they use your main hand critical strike chance. If the target dies while linked, you will also die. This skill cannot be triggered, or used by Totems, Traps, or Mines.Base duration is (8.00-9.90) seconds
Linked target has +(30-49)% to Critical Strike Multiplier
Linked target's Main Hand Critical Strike Chance is equal to yours
Link breaks if target leaves range or line of sight for 4 seconds
Maximum 1 Link from any source per target
You die if Linked target dies

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Base duration is (0.075-1.5) seconds
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Drop level: 34
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemDestructiveLink

Destructive Link is a Link skill that targets an allied player to apply a buff which links you to them for a duration. While linked, they use your critical strike chance for main hand hits. If the target dies while linked, you will also die. This skill cannot be used by Totems, Traps, or Mines.

Skill functions and interactions

This skill replaces the linked target's main hand critical strike chance with yours; this uses the value in the player's character sheet which is affected by modifiers to critical strike chance, not just the base critical strike chance of the weapon. Tecrod's GazeTecrod's Gaze
Murderous Eye Jewel
AbyssRequires Level 40+(10-20) to Strength
40% increased Main Hand Critical Strike Chance per
Murderous Eye Jewel affecting you, up to a maximum of 200%
+20% to Off Hand Critical Strike Multiplier per
Murderous Eye Jewel affecting you, up to a maximum of +100%
The Hated Slave seeks dominion over his own kind.Place 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.
, for example, will affect this value.

The critical strike chance of the linked target cannot be further modified through stats on the linked target. For example, a linked player with Marylene's FallacyMarylene's Fallacy
Lapis Amulet
Requires Level 40+(20-30) to Intelligence+(80-120) to Accuracy Rating
+(210-240)% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
+(80-100) to Evasion Rating
(10-15)% increased Light Radius
40% less Critical Strike Chance
Critical Strikes have Culling Strike
"Marylene stroked the medallion at her breast before every duel and every cast of the die."
- Victario, the People's Poet
will not have their critical strike chance lowered by the item.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired IntelligenceBase durationCritical Strike
Exp.Total Exp.
13435508.00 sec30%00
23636528.10 sec31%252595252595
33838558.20 sec32%314394566989
44040588.30 sec33%388734955723
54242608.40 sec34%4774371433160
64444638.50 sec35%5837862016946
74646668.60 sec36%7103592727305
84848688.70 sec37%13555114082816
95049718.80 sec38%11388775221693
105251748.90 sec39%13682336589926
115453769.00 sec40%16383388228264
125655799.10 sec41%195664810184912
135857829.20 sec42%365518413840096
146059849.30 sec43%301732716857423
156260879.40 sec44%357623220433655
166462909.50 sec45%916473129598386
176664929.60 sec46%1786142847459814
186866959.70 sec47%4603238693492200
196967969.80 sec48%87248039180740239
207068989.90 sec49%157972052338712291
21727010010.00 sec50%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A10.10 sec51%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A10.20 sec52%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A10.30 sec53%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A10.40 sec54%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A10.50 sec55%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A10.60 sec56%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A10.70 sec57%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A10.80 sec58%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A10.90 sec59%N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A11.00 sec59%N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A11.05 sec60%N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A11.10 sec60%N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A11.15 sec61%N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A11.20 sec61%N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A11.25 sec62%N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A11.30 sec62%N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A11.35 sec63%N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A11.40 sec63%N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A11.45 sec64%N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Destructive Link can drop anywhere.


Destructive Link can be created from the following recipes:

13The CataclysmThe Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem
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

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking the Seal
Act 4
Petarus and Vanja
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Destructive Link.

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 Destructive Link Duration 166Merciless Labyrinth20% increased Destructive Link Durationhelmet 100
Enchantment Destructive Link Duration 275Eternal Labyrinth30% increased Destructive Link Durationhelmet 100

Version history

Version Changes
  • Quality now provides +0.00-1.50 seconds to Base duration, instead of 0-20% increased Skill Effect Duration.
  • Destructive Link has been added to the game.