Link skill

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Links are active skills that create a bond between your character and a specific party member, providing a benefit to them while they stay in range. If the target dies while linked, you will also die. Link skills cannot be triggered or used by Totems, Traps, or Mines.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Multiple Links: It is possible for a character to link to multiple targets.[1] Two characters cannot both simultaneously be linked to each other.[2] Casting a new link on a target will replace your previous links on that target.
  • Duration: Modifiers to duration will affect the duration of the link. Links will break prematurely if the target leaves their range or line of sight for 4 seconds.
  • Cost: Link skills have a mana cost per second for their duration, which can be affected by cost modifiers. Effects that specify upfront costs do not work with per-second costs. The cost must be paid for each active link to another target. If the character is unable to pay the cost, all links will break.
  • Minions: The Minion Defence Mastery allows the character to link to damageable minions. Minions linked this way expiring naturally by running out of duration or if being resummoned count as them dying and thus will cause the caster to die. An exception however are Dancing Dervishes summoned by The Dancing DervishThe Dancing Dervish
    Reaver Sword
    Two Hand Sword
    Physical Damage: (142.6-161.2) to (239.2-270.4)
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: (1.88-1.95)
    Weapon Range: 1.3 metres
    Requires Level 59, 82 Str, 119 Dex60% increased Global Accuracy Rating(130-160)% increased Physical Damage
    (25-30)% increased Attack Speed
    5% increased Movement Speed
    Triggers Level 15 Manifest Dancing Dervishes on Rampage
    Cannot be used while Manifested
    Manifested Dancing Dervishes die when Rampage ends
    Melee Hits count as Rampage Kills
    Rampage
    Take your partner by the hand,
    Keep your steps in time.
    Swing together, spin apart,
    And dance with death sublime.
    . The player running out of rampage causes the Dancing Dervishes to vanish which does not count as them dying.

Skill gems

There are 7 skill gems with the Link gem tag:

GemRequired levelGem has strength requirementGem has dexterity requirementGem has intelligence requirement
Intuitive LinkIntuitive LinkTrigger, Spell, Duration, Link
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (15-32) Mana per second
Cooldown Time: 0.50 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
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, their hits can trigger your supported spells. 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
Triggers a Supported Spell from Linked target's location when they Hit an Enemy
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
Supported Spells deal (44-38)% less Damage
Supported Spells are Triggered by Intuitive Link

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.
34N/AyesN/A
Vampiric LinkVampiric LinkSpell, 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 get recovery from your life leech instead of you. 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
Life Leech effects are not removed at Full Life
Life Leech effects apply Recovery Linked Target instead of you
Linked target's Maximum total Life Recovery per second from Leech is equal to yours
Buff grants +(2-5.8)% to Maximum total Life Recovery per second from Leech
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.
34yesyesN/A
Destructive LinkDestructive 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.
34N/Ayesyes
Frigid Bond SupportFrigid Bond SupportCold, Support, Link, Duration
Icon: f
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 38Supports link skills.Supported Skills Damage and Chill Enemies between you and Linked Targets
Supported Skills deal (355.9-3566.4) Base Cold Damage per second
Damage and Chill Linger for a Base Duration of 2 seconds
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to Supported Skill's Damage Over Time effect

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Damage and Chill Linger for a Base Duration of +(0.1-2) seconds
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.
38N/AN/Ayes
Soul LinkSoul LinkSpell, 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, your Energy Shield will intercept some of the damage they would take. 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 takes (5-14)% less Damage
30% of Damage from Hits against target is taken from your Energy Shield before them
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.
34N/AN/Ayes
Flame LinkFlame LinkSpell, Duration, Link, Fire
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 deal additional fire damage based on your life. 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 gains (23-169) to (35-254) Added Fire Damage
Linked target gains Added Fire Damage equal to 5% of your Maximum Life
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.
34yesN/AN/A
Protective LinkProtective LinkSpell, 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 copy your block chance and recover life when they block. 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 Recovers (31-297) Life when they Block
Linked target's Chance to Block Attack Damage is equal to yours
Linked target's Maximum Chance to Block Attack Damage 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.
34yesN/Ayes

Unique items

ItemRequired levelStats
The Hand of PhreciaThe Hand of Phrecia
Mesh Gloves
Armour: (87-113)
Energy Shield: (18-23)
Requires Level 32, 26 Str, 26 Int(50-70)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(10-15)% to all Elemental Resistances
(20-40)% increased Effect of Non-Curse Auras from your Skills while you have a Linked Target
Linked Targets always count as in range of Non-Curse Auras from your Skills
Non-Curse Auras from your Skills only apply to you and Linked Targets
To drive back the darkness, to bring peace, we must fight side by side as brothers.
32(50-70)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(10-15)% to all Elemental Resistances
(20-40)% increased Effect of Non-Curse Auras from your Skills while you have a Linked Target
Linked Targets always count as in range of Non-Curse Auras from your Skills
Non-Curse Auras from your Skills only apply to you and Linked Targets
Ceinture of BenevolenceCeinture of Benevolence
Cloth Belt
Requires Level 40(15-25)% increased Stun and Block Recovery+(20-40) to Dexterity
+(40-60) to maximum Mana
(10-7)% reduced Flask Charges used
Non-Unique Utility Flasks you Use apply to Linked Targets
"Put your faith in me.
Our god demands it."
- High Templar Maxarius.
40(15-25)% increased Stun and Block Recovery+(20-40) to Dexterity
+(40-60) to maximum Mana
(10-7)% reduced Flask Charges used
Non-Unique Utility Flasks you Use apply to Linked Targets
SoulboundSoulbound
Paua Ring
Requires Level 44+(20-30) to maximum Mana+(10-20) to all Attributes
Link Skills have (10-15)% increased Cast Speed
Link Skills have (10-15)% increased Skill Effect Duration
Linked Targets Cannot Die for 2 seconds after you Die
Lose no Experience when you die because a Linked target died
"Slay my twin and I will inherit her wisdom.
Slay me and her life will be prolonged by my demise.
Our souls are eternally bound by the sacrifices we have made."
- High Priest Atazek
44+(20-30) to maximum Mana+(10-20) to all Attributes
Link Skills have (10-15)% increased Cast Speed
Link Skills have (10-15)% increased Skill Effect Duration
Linked Targets Cannot Die for 2 seconds after you Die
Lose no Experience when you die because a Linked target died

Related passive skills

Passive skills

The following passive skills are related to Link skills:

NameStats
Link Cast Speed
Link Skills have 10% increased Cast Speed [1] [2]
Link Duration
Link Skills have 15% increased Skill Effect Duration [1] [2]
Link Effect
Link Skills have 5% increased Buff Effect [1] [2] [3]
Link Mana Cost
10% reduced Mana Cost of Link Skills [1] [2]
Empowered Bond
+2 to Level of all Link Skill Gems [1]
Inspiring Bond
Link Skills have 20% increased Buff Effect if you have Linked to a target Recently
10% chance for Energy Shield Recharge to start when you Link to a target [1]
Potent Connections
10% increased Movement Speed while you have at least two Linked targets
25% increased Defences while you have at least four Linked targets [1]
Powerful Bond
Curses are inflicted on you instead of Linked targets
20% increased Buff Effect of your Links for which 50% of Link Duration has Expired [1]

Keystone passive skills

The following keystone passive skills are related to Link skills:

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Version history

Version Changes
3.21.0
3.20.0
  • Fixed a bug where it was possible to die in your hideout by being linked to a Minion when the Minion expired.
3.16.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. Mark_GGG (Oct 15, 2021). "Multiple Targets". Reddit. Retrieved January 18, 2022.