Necromantic Aegis

From Path of Exile Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Necromantic Aegis
All bonuses from an Equipped Shield apply to your Minions instead of you [1]
I give you everything, my pets. My trust, my strength, my safety. Do not disappoint me.

Necromantic Aegis is a keystone passive skill that removes all bonuses provided by modifiers on equipped shields from the character and imparts those bonuses onto minions instead.


The character will no longer benefit from any modifiers on equipped shields including implicit modifiers and explicit modifiers, local defences such as armour rating, and chance to block, and will instead apply these stats to minions.

The player character is still considered as holding a shield and will be affected by the hidden movement speed penalty based on the shield's basetype. The buff from 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.
will still benefit the character.

Passive skills that increase stats from shields (e.g. #% increased Energy Shield from Equipped Shield will have no effect. Passive skills that provide a bonus while holding a shield, such as the elemental resistances granted by Sanctuary, will still benefit the character.[1]

Increased Rarity of Items found and Increased Quantity of Items found on shields only have an effect when applied to the player, and these bonuses will be rendered useless if granted to minions.[2]

Gems and Abyssal Jewels socketed in equipped shields are still usable and are not inherited by minions.

Most Crucible Passives work with Necromantic Aegis. Crucible Passives that allocate notable passive skills have no effect as minions do not have access to your passive tree.[3]


Necromantic Aegis is located in the centre of the tree, to the northwest of the Scion's starting area.

Related unique items

ItemBase ItemRequired levelStats

Version history

Version Changes

The passive skill tree has been redesigned. Many passive skills' locations have been changed.

  • Fixed a bug where shield modifiers were still applying to you while you had the Necromantic Aegis keystone passive allocated.
  • Decay Ward and the preceding small passives have been moved from behind Necromantic Aegis to across from it.
  • Fixed a bug where Necromantic Aegis did not correctly give base block chance to minions.
  • Fixed Necromantic Aegis applying to totems.
  • Fixed a server crash that could occur related to minions receiving chance-to-block from the Necromantic Aegis keystone passive skill.
  • Fixed a bug where Necromantic Aegis was not working properly in 0.9.7a.
  • Introduced to the game.


  1. Mark_GGG (January 29, 2013). "Shield Passives and NA interaction". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  2. Mark_GGG (December 29, 2013). "Wheel of the Stormsail + necromantic aegis". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  3. Community_Team (April 3, 2023). "Recently Asked Questions". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved May 27, 2023.