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PunctureAttack, 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.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4PhantasmalBleeding inflicted by this Skill deals Damage 0.5% fasterProjectiles Pierce 0.1 additional TargetsMelee Strikes target 0.1 additional nearby Enemies0.5% chance to Maim on HitDeals (134.74-164.56)% of Base Attack Damage
Base duration is 8 seconds
(3-75) to (4-113) Added Attack Physical Damage
(30-49)% more Damage with Bleeding
Causes Bleeding
+(0-2) to Melee Strike Range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Puncture skill icon.pngPuncture inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 5
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemPuncture

Puncture skill screenshot.jpg


Puncture is an attack skill that applies the Bleed ailment to enemies it hits, causing them to take physical damage over time that increases while the target is moving. Bleed applied with this skill deals more damage than usual.

Mechanics

Unlike other sources of bleed, Puncture's bleed ailment lasts 8 seconds and is affected by % increased Skill Effect Duration modifier, including the Increased Duration SupportIncreased Duration SupportSupport, Duration
Icon: D
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 31Supports any skill with a duration.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Skill Effect DurationSupported Skills have 1% reduced Mana Cost
Supported Skills have 0.5% reduced Skill Effect Duration
Supported Skills have 1% increased Duration of Ailments on Enemies
Supported Skills have (45-64)% increased Skill Effect DurationThis 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 Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
support gem.

For mechanics of the bleed effect itself, see Bleed.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired StrengthRequired IntelligenceCost and
Reservation
Multiplier
Critical
Strike
Chance
Mana
Cost
Damage
Effectiveness
Stored
Uses
CooldownVaal
souls
Stored
Uses
Soul
Prevention
Time
Attack
Damage
Base durationAttack
Speed
Physical DamageBleeding DamageRangeExp.Total Exp.
140000%0%0135%00.00 sec000 sec134.74%0.00 sec0%3 to 430%N/A00
260000%0%0136%00.00 sec000 sec136.28%0.00 sec0%3 to 531%N/A841841
3917000%0%0138%00.00 sec000 sec137.82%0.00 sec0%4 to 732%N/A30993940
412210140%0%0140%00.00 sec000 sec139.45%0.00 sec0%5 to 833%N/A743311373
516260180%0%0141%00.00 sec000 sec140.99%0.00 sec0%7 to 1134%N/A2289534268
620310220%0%0142%00.00 sec000 sec142.54%0.00 sec0%9 to 1335%N/A4972583993
724370250%0%0144%00.00 sec000 sec144.16%0.00 sec0%11 to 1736%195714179707
828420290%0%0146%00.00 sec000 sec145.71%0.00 sec0%14 to 2037%1169595349302
932470330%0%0147%00.00 sec000 sec147.25%0.00 sec0%16 to 2538%1283759633061
1036520360%0%0149%00.00 sec000 sec148.88%0.00 sec0%20 to 3039%14539961087057
1140580400%0%0151%00.00 sec000 sec150.42%0.00 sec0%24 to 3540%17031281790185
1244630440%0%0152%00.00 sec000 sec151.96%0.00 sec0%28 to 4241%110612232851408
1348680480%0%0153%00.00 sec000 sec153.59%0.00 sec0%33 to 4942%120658704917278
1452740510%0%0155%00.00 sec000 sec155.14%0.00 sec0%39 to 5843%225071107424388
1555780540%0%0157%00.00 sec000 sec156.68%0.00 sec0%43 to 6544%225737319998119
1658820570%0%0159%00.00 sec000 sec158.31%0.00 sec0%49 to 7345%2761135117609470
1761860600%0%0160%00.00 sec000 sec159.85%0.00 sec0%54 to 8246%21343790831047378
1864900620%0%0161%00.00 sec000 sec161.39%0.00 sec0%61 to 9147%22505214756099525
1967940650%0%0163%00.00 sec000 sec163.02%0.00 sec0%68 to 10248%24386943699968961
2070980680%0%0165%00.00 sec000 sec164.56%0.00 sec0%75 to 11349%2242081178342050139
21721000700%0%0166%00.00 sec000 sec166.11%0.00 sec0%81 to 12250%3-3420501390
22740000%0%0168%00.00 sec000 sec167.73%0.00 sec0%87 to 13051%300
23760000%0%0170%00.00 sec000 sec169.28%0.00 sec0%93 to 14052%300
24780000%0%0171%00.00 sec000 sec170.82%0.00 sec0%100 to 15053%300
25800000%0%0172%00.00 sec000 sec172.45%0.00 sec0%107 to 16054%300
26820000%0%0174%00.00 sec000 sec173.99%0.00 sec0%114 to 17255%300
27840000%0%0176%00.00 sec000 sec175.53%0.00 sec0%123 to 18456%300
28860000%0%0177%00.00 sec000 sec177.16%0.00 sec0%131 to 19757%400
29880000%0%0179%00.00 sec000 sec178.71%0.00 sec0%140 to 21058%400
30900000%0%0180%00.00 sec000 sec180.25%0.00 sec0%150 to 22459%400
31910000%0%0181%00.00 sec000 sec181.11%0.00 sec0%155 to 23260%400
32920000%0%0182%00.00 sec000 sec181.88%0.00 sec0%160 to 24061%400
33930000%0%0183%00.00 sec000 sec182.65%0.00 sec0%165 to 24862%400
34940000%0%0183%00.00 sec000 sec183.42%0.00 sec0%171 to 25663%400
35950000%0%0184%00.00 sec000 sec184.19%0.00 sec0%176 to 26564%500
36960000%0%0185%00.00 sec000 sec184.96%0.00 sec0%182 to 27365%500
37970000%0%0186%00.00 sec000 sec185.82%0.00 sec0%188 to 28266%500
38980000%0%0187%00.00 sec000 sec186.59%0.00 sec0%194 to 29267%500
39990000%0%0188%00.00 sec000 sec187.36%0.00 sec0%201 to 30168%500
401000000%0%0189%00.00 sec000 sec188.13%0.00 sec0%207 to 31169%500

Item acquisition
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Puncture can drop anywhere.

Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
8Dying AnguishDying Anguish8Level 19 Gem
Alternative 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 qualityAutomatic
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorAdds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing # 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.
Random superior gemAutomatic
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 gemAutomatic
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Superior Gem
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 superior gem with 20% qualityAutomatic
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Random divination card set exchangeAutomatic

Usage in upgrade paths

This item is used by upgrade paths or vendor recipes to create the following items:

OutcomeAmountIngredientIngredient
Notes
General
Notes
Type
Block Chance Reduction SupportBlock Chance Reduction SupportSupport, Duration
Icon: B
Level: (1-20)
Requires Level 18Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2AnomalousSupported Skills have 0.25% reduced Enemy Block ChanceSupported Skills have 2% increased Overpowered EffectEnemies have -(10-20)% chance to Block Attack or Spell Damage from Supported Skills
Enemies have -(20-29)% chance to Dodge Attack or Spell Hits from Supported Skills
Supported Skills inflict Overpowered for 4 seconds when Blocked
Overpowered applies -5% chance to Block Attack and Spell Damage
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 Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
1PuncturePunctureAttack, 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.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4PhantasmalBleeding inflicted by this Skill deals Damage 0.5% fasterProjectiles Pierce 0.1 additional TargetsMelee Strikes target 0.1 additional nearby Enemies0.5% chance to Maim on HitDeals (134.74-164.56)% of Base Attack Damage
Base duration is 8 seconds
(3-75) to (4-113) Added Attack Physical Damage
(30-49)% more Damage with Bleeding
Causes Bleeding
+(0-2) to Melee Strike Range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Puncture skill icon.png
plus any dexterity shield with 20% qualityvendor recipeManual

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1
iLvl 0, 0-linkediLvl 0, 0-linked

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Puncture.

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.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Puncture Damage 16625% increased Puncture Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Puncture Damage 27540% increased Puncture Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Puncture Duration 16630% increased Puncture Durationhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Puncture Duration 27545% increased Puncture Durationhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Puncture Maim On Hit Percent Chance 16620% Chance for Puncture to Maim on hithelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Puncture Maim On Hit Percent Chance 27530% Chance for Puncture to Maim on hithelmet 100
default 0


(30-49)% more Damage with Bleeding

Version history

Version Changes
3.7.0
  • Now deals base damage equal to, and has an added damage effectiveness of, 135% at gem level 1 (from 100%), up to 165% at gem level 20 (from 123%).
  • Now adds 3 to 4 physical damage to attacks at gem level 1, up to 75 to 113 at gem level 20.
  • Now deals 30% more damage with bleeding at gem level 1, up to 49% more at gem level 20.
  • Now has an attack speed multiplier of 70%.
  • Now causes bleeding inflicted by the skill to deal damage 0.5% faster per 1% gem quality (previously gained 1% increased skill duration per 1% gem quality).
3.4.0
  • Now gain additional melee weapon range every 7 levels, up to +2 at level 20 (and +3 at level 21)
3.0.0
  • Puncture's description has been updated. Puncture now applies Bleeding for 8 seconds.
2.0.0
  • Now grants 1% increased skill effect duration per 1% quality (was 1.5% per 1% quality).
1.3.0
  • Puncture now bleeds for 10% of hit damage at all levels and 50% of hit damage while moving.
1.2.0
  • Fixed a bug where Puncture did not benefit from Increased Item Rarity or Increased Item Quantity.
1.0.2
  • Generic modifiers to damage dealt will now apply to damage over time that your character causes. Damage over time is not spell damage, nor attack damage, so modifiers specific to those types will not apply. Non-specific "increased damage" modifiers will apply to damage over time. Type-specific modifiers will apply as well.
1.0.0d
  • Fixed a bug where monster deaths from Puncture were not awarded as kills correctly.
0.10.8
  • Increased damage at high levels and Physical Damage % added to it that increases each level, to match other similar skills.
  • May now be used with Two Handed Swords.
0.10.0
  • Increases to physical damage taken now apply correctly to physical degeneration
    (such as damage from Puncture).
0.9.13
  • Puncture is now scaled to start much stronger with a flatter progression to match
    other melee skills that scale weapon damage.
0.9.11j
  • Fixed Puncture's quality bonus so that it now works.
0.9.11
  • Fixed a bad interaction between on-drink flask effects and Puncture.
0.9.10
  • Fixed a rare bug that would cause you to take damage from Puncture indefinitely until you left the instance.
  • Fixed a bug where being punctured multiple times would cause incorrect behaviour.
0.9.7b
  • Removed the 1% pierce chance.
0.9.7
  • Puncture has been added to the game.


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