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PerforatePerforate of DualityPerforate of Bloodshed
PerforatePhysical, Attack, AoE, Slam, Melee
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 6 Mana
Attack Speed: 80% of base
Attack Damage: (155-265)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (155-265)%
Smash the ground to bring forth multiple spears to damage enemies. When in Blood Stance, multiple spikes burst from the ground in sequence, able to hit enemies multiple times. In Sand Stance, the spikes are thrust outwards. Requires a Sword or Axe. You are in Blood Stance by default.(2-75) to (3-113) Added Attack Physical Damage
Creates 7 Spikes
75% less Damage while in Blood Stance
(0-76)% more Area of Effect while in Sand Stance

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Creates +(0.1-2) Spikes
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Drop level: 5
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemPerforate

Perforate is an attack skill where the user strikes the ground to launch multiple spikes from the ground that deal area of effect damage. This skill interacts with Blood and Sand Stance, launching multiple spikes in a small area in Blood Stance and launching the spikes outwards in Sand Stance.

Skill functions and interactions

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired StrengthDamage
Physical DamageMore AoEExp.Total Exp.
1100155%155%2 to 3N/A00
2200160.8%160.8%2 to 34%7070
3400166.6%166.6%3 to 48%308378
47014172.4%172.4%4 to 612%15541932
511019178.2%178.2%5 to 816%66678599
6161826183.9%183.9%7 to 1120%2604734646
7202231189.7%189.7%9 to 1324%4972584371
8242537195.5%195.5%11 to 1728%95714180085
9282942201.3%201.3%14 to 2032%169595349680
10323347207.1%207.1%16 to 2536%283759633439
11363652212.9%212.9%20 to 3040%4539961087435
12404058218.7%218.7%24 to 3544%7031281790563
13444463224.5%224.5%28 to 4248%10612232851786
14484868230.3%230.3%33 to 4952%20658704917656
15525174236.1%236.1%39 to 5856%25071107424766
16565579241.8%241.8%45 to 6860%579893613223702
17605984247.6%247.6%52 to 7964%1508391928307621
18646290253.4%253.4%61 to 9168%2779273556100356
19676594259.2%259.2%68 to 10272%4386973999970095
20706898265%265%75 to 11376%242081556342051651
217270100270.8%270.8%81 to 12280%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A276.6%276.6%87 to 13084%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A282.4%282.4%93 to 14088%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A288.2%288.2%100 to 15092%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A293.9%293.9%107 to 16096%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A299.7%299.7%114 to 172100%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A305.5%305.5%123 to 184104%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A311.3%311.3%131 to 197108%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A317.1%317.1%140 to 210112%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A322.9%322.9%150 to 224116%N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A325.8%325.8%155 to 232118%N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A328.7%328.7%160 to 240120%N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A331.6%331.6%165 to 248122%N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A334.5%334.5%171 to 256124%N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A337.4%337.4%176 to 265126%N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A340.3%340.3%182 to 273128%N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A343.2%343.2%188 to 282130%N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A346.1%346.1%194 to 292132%N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A348.9%348.9%201 to 301134%N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A351.8%351.8%207 to 311136%N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Perforate can drop anywhere.


Perforate can be created from the following recipes:

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 ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Perforate.

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 Perforate Area Of Effect 166Merciless LabyrinthPerforate has 16% increased Area of Effecthelmet 100
Enchantment Perforate Area Of Effect 275Eternal LabyrinthPerforate has 24% increased Area of Effecthelmet 100
Enchantment Perforate Damage 166Merciless LabyrinthPerforate deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Perforate Damage 275Eternal LabyrinthPerforate deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Perforate Number Of Spikes 166Merciless LabyrinthPerforate creates +1 Spikehelmet 100
Enchantment Perforate Number Of Spikes 275Eternal LabyrinthPerforate creates +2 Spikeshelmet 100

Version history

Version Changes
  • No longer creates 2 additional Spikes if you've changed Stance Recently.
  • Now deals 155% of base Attack Damage and has 155% Effectiveness of Added Damage at gem level 1 (both previously 125%), both scaling up to 265% at gem level 20 (both previously 213%).
  • Quality now Creates +0-2 Spikes, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect.
  • Now deals 213% of Base Damage, and has 213% Effectiveness of Added Damage at gem level 20 (previously 170%).
  • The visual effects have been improved.
  • Now deals base Damage and has an added Damage effectiveness of 125% at gem level 1 (from 140%), up to 170% at gem level 20 (from 196%).
  • Now has 2 to 3 added Attack Physical Damage at gem level 1, up to 75 to 113 at gem level 20 (previously had no added damage).
  • Now creates 7 spikes (from 6).
  • Now creates 2 additional spikes if you've changed stance recently.
  • Now deals 75% less Damage while in Blood stance (from 65%).
  • Now gains more area of effect while in Sand stance as the gem levels, up to 76% more at gem level 20.
  • Gained the Slam and Physical Tag.
  • Added Labyrinth Enchantments.
  • Perforate has been added to the game.


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