Pestilent Strike

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Pestilent StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike, AoE, Duration, Chaos
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 6 Mana
Attack Damage: (125-160)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (125-160)%
Requires Level 28Attacks with your weapon, inflicting a debuff on enemies hit by the strike. If a debuffed enemy dies while poisoned, Pestilent Strike inflicts a secondary chaos damage over time debuff on enemies around them, based on the poisons on the slain enemy. This damage is not affected by your damage modifiers. Requires a Claw or Dagger.Base duration is 1 seconds
Base secondary duration is 1 seconds
(20-113) to (30-169) Added Chaos Damage
60% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
60% chance to Poison on Hit
30% more Poison Duration
Secondary Debuff deals 50% of the total remaining Expected Poison Damage of all Poisons on the dying Enemy per second as Chaos Damage

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
+0.5% to Damage over Time Multiplier for Poison1% increased Area of Effect1% increased Skill Effect Duration1% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Pestilent Strike skill icon.pngPestilent Strike inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Drop level: 28
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemPestilentStrike
Pestilent Strike is a melee strike skill that deals chaos damage and applies poison. If the poisoned enemy dies while poisoned it will inflict other nearby enemies with another chaos damage over time debuff.

Skill functions and interactions

The base debuff radius is 27.[1]

Enemies killed while under the effect of Pestilent Strike’s signature debuff will leave no corpse. This can be useful for bypassing some monsters’ on-death effects.

Multiple debuffs can be on the same monster, but only the highest damage debuff will cause damage at any given time.

The debuff requires an enemy to die with poison on it near the enemy you want the debuff on. For solo enemy fights, Vaal BreachVaal BreachSpell, Vaal
Level: 1
Souls Per Use: 100
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Soul Gain Prevention: 40 sec
Cast Time: 2.50 sec
Requires Level 10Creates a breach, making you vulnerable to its powerful inhabitants.Monsters from the Breach do not grant Experience or drop Items

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
3% increased Cast Speed
CorruptedPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Breach skill icon.png
can spawn enemies to spread the debuff.

The debuff takes half of the poison damage left on the monster when it died and deals it incrementally over 1 second.

  • Example - A 6 second poison does 3 seconds worth of debuff damage in 1 second. In this example the debuff does 3 times the damage (200% more damage) per second than the poison damage.

Damage Calculations

Scaling

Pestilent Strikes debuff can scale poison damage in unique ways that would not be beneficial to most other poison attacks. Some examples:

  • Because all sources of poisons transfer on the debuff, spells, minions and even other players with poison, can help scale the damage.
  • Poison duration will increase the damage per second of the debuff. The assassin ascendancy passive Noxious Strike with many poisons landed per second is the largest source of poison duration.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired IntelligenceDamage
Effectiveness
Attack
Damage
Chaos
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
1284229125%125%20 to 3000
2314632127%126.8%23 to 35199345199345
3345035129%128.7%27 to 40285815485160
4375437131%130.5%31 to 46401344886504
5405840132%132.4%35 to 535543791440883
6426042134%134.2%38 to 584774371918320
7446344136%136%42 to 635837862502106
8466646138%137.9%45 to 687103593212465
9486848140%139.7%49 to 7413555114567976
10507149142%141.6%53 to 8011388775706853
11527451143%143.4%58 to 8613682337075086
12547653145%145.2%62 to 9316383388713424
13567955147%147.1%67 to 101195664810670072
14588257149%148.9%73 to 109365518414325256
15608459151%150.8%78 to 117301732717342583
16628760153%152.6%84 to 126775999525102578
17649062154%154.4%91 to 1361513819340240771
18669264156%156.3%98 to 1462608382566324596
19689566158%158.1%105 to 15762620247128944843
20709868160%160%113 to 169211708088340652931
217210070162%161.8%121 to 181N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A164%163.7%130 to 195N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A166%165.5%139 to 209N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A167%167.3%149 to 224N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A169%169.2%160 to 239N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A171%171%171 to 256N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A173%172.9%183 to 274N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A175%174.7%196 to 293N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A177%176.5%209 to 314N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A178%178.4%223 to 335N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A178%178.4%231 to 346N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A180%180.2%239 to 358N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A182%182.1%247 to 370N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A184%183.9%255 to 382N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A186%185.7%263 to 395N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A188%187.6%272 to 408N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A189%189.4%281 to 421N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A191%191.3%290 to 435N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A193%193.1%300 to 449N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A195%194.9%309 to 464N/AN/A

Gem quality

TypeStats (per 1% quality)Weight
Superior+0.5% to Damage over Time Multiplier for Poison50
Anomalous1% increased Area of Effect100
Divergent1% increased Skill Effect Duration100
Phantasmal1% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage100

Item acquisition
Questionmark.png

Pestilent Strike can drop anywhere.

Recipes

Pestilent Strike can be created from the following recipes:

AmountPartDescriptionMeta
3The Bitter BlossomThe Bitter BlossomThe Bitter Blossom card art.png3Level 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
6The FoxThe FoxThe Fox card art.png6Level 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
8Dying AnguishDying AnguishDying Anguish card art.png8Level 19 Gem
Alternate Quality: +19%
Moribund, he gazed upon the journey taken as blood trickled down his chin. His eye closed on the city ahead that he would never call home.
Random level 19 gem with 19% alternative qualityA
8The HookThe HookThe Hook card art.png8Level 21 Gem
Alternate Quality: +23%
Corrupted
Every obsession began with a single, innocent taste.
Random corrupted level 21 gem with 23% alternative qualityA
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise card art.png3Gem
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.
Shift click to unstack.
Random gem with 1–20% qualityA
1The VoidThe VoidThe Void card art.png1Reach 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 ↓
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Clarissa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Pestilent Strike:

ItemLimitRadiusStats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Pestilent Strike.

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 Pestilent Strike Area Of Effect 166Merciless LabyrinthPestilent Strike has 16% increased Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Pestilent Strike Area Of Effect 275Eternal LabyrinthPestilent Strike has 24% increased Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Pestilent Strike Damage 166Merciless LabyrinthPestilent Strike deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Pestilent Strike Damage 275Eternal LabyrinthPestilent Strike deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Pestilent Strike Duration 166Merciless LabyrinthPestilent Strike has 25% increased Durationhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Pestilent Strike Duration 275Eternal LabyrinthPestilent Strike has 40% increased Durationhelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.16.0
  • The following Skills no longer have “+0-2 to Melee Strike Range”: Dominating BlowDominating BlowAttack, Minion, Duration, Melee, Strike
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: 8 Mana
    Attack Damage: (165-238)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (165-238)%
    Requires Level 28Attacks enemies with a melee strike, applying a debuff for a short duration. If a non-unique enemy dies while affected by the debuff, the enemy's corpse will be consumed and a Sentinel of Dominance with the same rarity, prefix and suffix modifiers will be summoned for a longer secondary duration.Base duration is 1 seconds
    Base secondary duration is 20 seconds
    Maximum 9 Summoned Normal Sentinels of Dominance
    Maximum 3 Summoned Magic Sentinels of Dominance
    Maximum 1 Summoned Rare Sentinel of Dominance
    25% Chance to Summon a Normal Sentinel of Dominance on Hitting a Unique Monster

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    Minions deal 1% increased Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Dominating Blow skill icon.png
    , Double StrikeDouble StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike, Physical
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: 5 Mana
    Attack Speed: 80% of base
    Attack Damage: (91-140)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (91-140)%
    Performs two fast strikes with a melee weapon.25% chance to cause Bleeding
    Adds (3-113) to (5-169) Physical Damage against Bleeding Enemies

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Double Strike skill icon.png
    , Vaal Double StrikeVaal Double StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike, Duration, Vaal, Physical
    Level: (1-20)
    Souls Per Use: 30
    Can Store 2 Use(s)
    Soul Gain Prevention: 8 sec
    Attack Damage: (28-41)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (28-41)%
    Performs two fast strikes with a melee weapon, each of which summons a double of you for a duration to continuously attack monsters in this fashion.Base duration is 6 seconds
    Modifiers to Skill Effect Duration also apply to this Skill's Soul Gain Prevention
    Doubles have (0-57)% increased Movement Speed
    Can't be Evaded
    25% chance to cause Bleeding
    Adds (3-113) to (5-169) Physical Damage against Bleeding Enemies
    Maximum 8 Summoned Doubles

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Attack Speed
    CorruptedPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Vaal Double Strike skill icon.png
    , Dual StrikeDual StrikeCritical, Attack, Melee, Strike
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: 5 Mana
    Attack Speed: 70% of base
    Attack Damage: (125-244)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (125-244)%
    Attacks with both weapons, dealing the damage of both in one strike. Dual wield only. Does not work with wands.(50-107)% increased Critical Strike Chance
    100% more Critical Strike Chance against Enemies that are on Full Life
    30% more Damage with Hits and Ailments against Enemies that are on Full Life

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Critical Strike Chance
    +0.5% to Critical Strike Multiplier
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Dual Strike skill icon.png
    , Elemental HitElemental HitAttack, Projectile, Melee, Strike, Fire, Cold, Lightning, AoE, Prismatic, Bow
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (7-11) Mana
    Radius: 10
    Requires Level 12Each attack with this skill will choose an element at random, and will only be able to deal damage of that element. If the attack hits an enemy, it will also deal damage in an area around them, with the radius being larger if that enemy is suffering from an ailment of the chosen element. It will avoid choosing the same element twice in a row.(18-391) to (33-726) Added Cold Damage
    (22-480) to (40-891) Added Fire Damage
    (3-75) to (67-1467) Added Lightning Damage
    Only Deals Damage of the chosen Element
    Deals no Damage of other Damage Types
    (30-49)% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
    80% more Area Radius against Enemies affected by an Ailment of the chosen Element
    10% more Damage per Elemental Ailment on the Enemy

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Elemental Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Elemental Hit skill icon.png
    , FrenzyFrenzyAttack, Projectile, Melee, Strike, Bow
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: 10 Mana
    Attack Damage: (115-135)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (115-135)%
    Requires Level 16Performs an attack that gives the character a frenzy charge if it hits. Frenzy charges increase your attack speed.5% more Attack Damage per Frenzy Charge
    5% more Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Frenzy skill icon.png
    , Infernal BlowInfernal BlowAttack, AoE, Melee, Strike, Fire, Duration
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: 6 Mana
    Attack Damage: (104-166)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (104-166)%
    Radius: 15
    Requires Level 12Attacks with your weapon, applying a charged debuff to enemies hit by your strike, and an uncharged debuff to any other enemies hit. Upon reaching 6 charges, expiring, or the enemy's death, the charged debuff is removed, and it deals damage to that and other nearby enemies. Enemies with either debuff explode when they die, damaging other nearby enemies. Damage from this explosion cannot be reflected. Requires a Sword, Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.Base duration is 0.8 seconds
    (5-75) to (8-113) Added Fire Damage
    Explosion deals base Fire Damage equal to 6% of the corpse's Maximum Life
    60% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
    Debuff deals 66% of Damage per Charge

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Infernal Blow skill icon.png
    , Pestilent Strike, PuncturePunctureAttack, Projectile, Duration, Melee, Strike, Physical, Bow
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: 6 Mana
    Attack Speed: 70% of base
    Attack Damage: (134-164)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (135-165)%
    Punctures enemies, causing a bleeding debuff, which will be affected by modifiers to skill duration. Puncture works with bows, daggers, claws or swords.Base duration is 8 seconds
    (3-75) to (4-113) Added Attack Physical Damage
    Causes Bleeding
    (30-49)% more Damage with Bleeding

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    Bleeding inflicted by this Skill deals Damage 0.5% faster
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Puncture skill icon.png
    , RiposteRiposteTrigger, Attack, Melee, Strike, Physical
    Level: (1-20)
    Cooldown Time: 0.80 sec
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Attack Damage: (160-230)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (160-230)%
    Perform a deadly counter-attack when you block. Uses both weapons while you're dual wielding.(2-56) to (3-85) Added Attack Physical Damage
    Trigger this Skill when you Block
    You cannot use this Attack directly

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Riposte skill icon.png
    , Static StrikeStatic StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike, AoE, Duration, Lightning, Chaining
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: 6 Mana
    Attack Damage: (110-188)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (110-188)%
    Radius: 19
    Requires Level 12Attack with a melee weapon, gaining static energy for a duration if you hit an enemy. While you have static energy, you'll frequently hit a number of nearby enemies with beams, dealing attack damage.50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 3 seconds
    Beams Hit Enemies every (0.4-0.32) seconds
    Chains +1 Times
    Beams deal 40% less Damage
    (4-6) maximum Beam Targets

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Skill Effect Duration
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Static Strike skill icon.png
    , SmiteSmiteLightning, Attack, AoE, Duration, Melee, Strike, Aura
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: 6 Mana
    Attack Speed: 85% of base
    Attack Damage: (196-273)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (196-273)%
    Performs a melee attack, and causes lightning to strike a targeted location or nearby enemy, dealing damage in an area. If the melee strike hits a target, that enemy cannot also be hit by the area damage. If this skill hits an enemy, you gain an aura buff, granting you and your allies additional lightning damage for a duration. Requires a Sword, Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 4 seconds
    +(0-6) to radius
    (30-20)% less Area Damage
    Aura grants (0-19)% chance to Shock
    Aura grants (1-12) to (4-220) added Lightning Damage

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Smite skill icon.png
    , Viper StrikeViper StrikeAttack, Duration, Melee, Strike, Chaos
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: 5 Mana
    Attack Damage: (90-154)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (90-154)%
    Hits enemies, converting some of your physical damage to chaos damage and inflicting poison which will be affected by modifiers to skill duration. If dual wielding, will strike with both weapons. Requires a claw, dagger or sword.30% Less Attack Speed if Dual Wielding
    Each Weapon Hits separately if Dual Wielding, dealing 20% less Damage
    Base duration is 4 seconds
    (5-169) to (7-254) Added Chaos Damage
    60% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
    60% chance to Poison on Hit

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Attack Speed
    0.5% increased Poison Duration
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Viper Strike skill icon.png
    , and Wild StrikeWild StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike, Lightning, Cold, Fire, Projectile, AoE, Chaining, Prismatic
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: 6 Mana
    Attack Damage: (160-231)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (160-231)%
    Projectile Speed: 1800
    Requires Level 28Your melee weapon strikes enemies, converting physical damage to a random element. Then, depending on the element chosen, it releases a fiery explosion, an arcing bolt of lightning, or an icy wave. It will avoid choosing the same element twice in a row.Projectiles Pierce all Targets
    Beams Chain (4-7) Times
    (0-19)% increased Area of Effect
    Fires 2 additional Projectiles
    100% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire, Cold or Lightning Damage

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Elemental Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Wild Strike skill icon.png
    .
3.13.0
  • Now converts 60% of physical damage to chaos damage (from 50%).
3.12.0
3.9.0
  • Now gains additional Melee range as the gem levels, up to +2 at gem level 20.
3.8.0
  • Pestilent Strike has been added to the game.

References


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