Petrified Blood

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Petrified BloodSpell
Level: (1-20)
Reservation: 35% Mana
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Requires Level 24Applies a buff that protects the lower half of your life, preventing some of the immediate life loss when damaged by hits and applying the loss over time instead. Your life cannot be raised above low life other than by flasks, and while above low life, skills will cost life as well as mana.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent-0.25% of Life loss prevented is lost over 4 secondsWhen taking Damage from Hits, +0.25% of Life loss below half Life is Prevented
+3% of Life loss prevented this way is lost over 4 seconds
Skills gain a Base Life Cost equal to -0.5% of Base Mana Cost while not on Low Life
Life Recovery other than Flasks cannot Recover Life to above Low Life
When taking Damage from Hits, 40% of Life loss below half Life is Prevented, then (100-81)% of Life loss prevented this way is lost over 4 seconds
Skills gain a Base Life Cost equal to 40% of Base Mana Cost while not on Low Life
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Petrified Blood skill icon.pngPetrified Blood inventory icon.png
Drop level: 24
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemPetrifiedBlood

Petrified Blood is a spell that reserves mana to protect the character's life in the low life threshold by causing a portion of the immediate life loss from hits to take effect over time instead. At higher skill levels, the amount of life loss over time is reduced, even though the percentage of immediate life loss prevented remains constant. As a drawback, the character cannot recover life above low life by any means except with flasks. Skills also gain an additional life cost while the character is above low life.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Petrified Blood will only protect your life up to your low life threshold, and will not affect damage redirected to energy shields or mana.
  • You cannot directly mitigate the life loss over time from Petrified Blood in any way, not even from sources of damage immunity like a Divine Shrine.
  • Life leech will attempt to recover life past the low life threshold. Since leech only ends when you are at maximum unreserved life, this effectively gives you an "overleech" effect like Brutal Fervour, as long as you have more than 50% unreserved life.
    • In the same vein, The Agnostic will continuously drain your mana to recover life, since it can never recover your life to full.
  • Options - Petrified blood can be used with different options. For example it can be used while on full life with no life reserved. This allows for characters to be able to survive more damage from one single hit (or multiple hits). Life flasks are the only way to gain life above low life when using petrified blood. Other life gain sources will continue to work if temporarily dropping into low life.
Path of Exile - Petrified Blood Mechanics Explained
  • Petrified Blood will not interfere with Cast When Damage Taken setups; per Mark_GGG, "It changes how/when you lose life as a result of taking it, but all the damage of the hit is taken at the time you're hit."[citation needed]

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthLife loss taken over timeExp.Total Exp.

Item acquisition

Petrified Blood can drop anywhere.


Petrified Blood 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
8Dying AnguishDying Anguish8Level 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 Hook8Level 21 Gem
Alternate Quality: +23%
Every obsession began with a single, innocent taste.
Random corrupted level 21 gem with 23% alternative qualityA
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
Quality GemRight 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 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 ↓
Lost in Love
Act 3

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Lost in Love
Act 3
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Petrified Blood:


Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Petrified Blood.

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 Petrified Blood Reservation 166Merciless LabyrinthPetrified Blood has 30% increased Mana Reservation Efficiencyhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Petrified Blood Reservation 275Eternal LabyrinthPetrified Blood has 45% increased Mana Reservation Efficiencyhelmet 100
default 0
  • Petrified Blood has 14% reduced Reservation
  • Petrified Blood has 20% reduced Reservation

Alternate skill effects

Petrified Blood has the following alternate skill effects:

Invisible Buff EffectInvisible Buff EffectSkill Gem EffectRemoves the visual effects on the player from arctic armour, tempest shield, blood rage, molten shell, plague bearer, phase run, petrified blood, any aura, any blasphemied curse, or any herald gem.Removes the visual effects on the player from arctic armour, tempest shield, blood rage, molten shell, plague bearer, phase run, petrified blood, any aura, any blasphemied curse, or any herald gem.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Introduced to the game.