Secrets of Suffering

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Secrets of Suffering
Keystone
Cannot Ignite, Chill, Freeze or Shock
Critical Strikes inflict Scorch, Brittle and Sapped [1]
Even within the realm of torture, there are subtle intricacies.

Secrets of Suffering is an item exclusive keystone passive skill. Upon taking it, the character will be unable to directly Ignite, Chill, Freeze or Shock enemies, but will inflict Scorch, Brittle, and Sapped upon a critical strike.

However, the magnitude of the alternative ailments still requires the matching elemental damage. Otherwise, a zero magnitude ailment will be discarded by the game server.


Mechanics

Chill and Shock can still be applied indirectly with;

  • Summon SkitterbotsSummon SkitterbotsTrap, Mine, Spell, Minion, Cold, Lightning, AoE, Aura
    Level: (1-20)
    Reservation: 35% Mana
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cast Time: Instant
    Requires Level 16Summon a Chilling Skitterbot and a Shocking Skitterbot, which will trigger your traps and detonate your mines. Mines detonated by Skitterbots will re-arm and can then be detonated again. The Skitterbots grant you more trap and mine damage, and cannot be targeted or damaged.(0-76)% increased Minion Movement Speed
    Minions have (0-19)% increased Chill Effect
    Minions have (0-19)% increased Shock Effect
    Maximum 1 Summoned Skitterbot of each type
    Chilling Skitterbot's Aura Chills Enemies near it
    Shocking Skitterbot's Aura Shocks Enemies near it
    Skitterbots grant 10% more Trap and Mine Damage

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    2% increased Minion Movement Speed
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    and their Chilling & Shocking auras,
  • Chilled Ground created by Arctic ArmourArctic ArmourSpell, Duration, Cold
    Level: (1-20)
    Reservation: 25% Mana
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cast Time: Instant
    Requires Level 16Conjures an icy barrier that chills enemies when they hit you. You drop chilled ground while moving, and take less Fire and Physical damage while stationary.Base duration is (2.50-4.40) seconds
    Buff grants (11-21)% less Physical Damage taken from Hits while stationary
    Buff grants (11-20)% less Fire Damage taken from Hits while stationary
    Chill Enemy for 0.5 seconds when Hit, reducing their Action Speed by 30%
    Buff grants Immunity to Freeze

    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.
    , FrostblinkFrostblinkSpell, Movement, Duration, Cold, Travel, Blink, AoE
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (12-22) Mana
    Cooldown Time: (3.00 sec-2.60 sec)
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cast Time: Instant
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 180%
    Requires Level 4Teleport to a location, damaging enemies and leaving Chilled ground in an area at both ends of the teleport. Shares a cooldown with other Blink skills.Deals (9-1144) to (14-1716) Cold Damage
    Base duration is 3.00 seconds
    +(0-0.3) metres to radius
    (15-19)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate for each Normal or Magic Enemy in Area
    (80-99)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate for each Rare or Unique Enemy in Area
    (0-38)% increased maximum travel distance

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased maximum travel distance
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    , or an Aquamarine FlaskAquamarine FlaskLasts 8.00 Seconds
    Consumes 20 of 50 Charges on use
    60% reduced Effect of Freeze on you
    Requires Level 27Creates Chilled Ground on UseRight click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
  • Chilling areas created by VortexVortexSpell, AoE, Cold, Duration, Nova
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (13-25) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.75 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 270%
    Requires Level 28An icy blast explodes around the caster, dealing cold damage to enemies, and leaving behind a whirling vortex which deals cold damage over time and chills enemies caught in it.Deals (49-779) to (73-1169) Cold Damage
    Base duration is 3.00 seconds
    Deals (116-2316.1) Base Cold Damage per second
    Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
    Base radius is 2 metres
    Base secondary radius is 2 metres

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    +0.01 metres to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

Notably, Chilled Ground from Creeping FrostCreeping FrostSpell, Projectile, Duration, AoE, Cold
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (7-20) Mana
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 120%
Projectile Speed: 844
AoE Radius: 12
Requires Level 12Fire an icy projectile that bursts on impact or when reaching the targeted area, dealing area damage and creating a chilling area that deals cold damage over time. This area will creep across the ground towards nearby enemies until its duration expires.Deals (11-568) to (16-847) Cold Damage
Base duration is 5.00 seconds
Deals (18.4-2225.7) Base Cold Damage per second
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
Base radius is 1.5 metres
Base secondary radius is 1.8 metres
Can have up to 10 Chilling Areas

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
+0.01 metres to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
does NOT work despite being worded similarly to all the working sources above. HydrosphereHydrosphereSpell, AoE, Duration, Cold, Orb, Lightning, Physical
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (12-20) Mana
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 110%
Requires Level 34Create a sphere of water, or move an existing sphere and reset its duration. The sphere continually applies a drenched debuff with a short duration to enemies in its area or those it moves through. You can hit the sphere with other skills to inflict Cold and Lightning Ailments (other than Chill). The sphere pulses when created, at regular intervals while afflicted by an Ailment, and after moving, damaging all drenched enemies in a large area.Deals (37-510) to (56-765) Physical Damage
Base duration is 8.00 seconds
Base secondary duration is 4.00 seconds
Pulses every 0.4 seconds while Frozen, Shocked, Brittle or Sapped
100% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
Can only be Hit once every 1 second
Drenched Enemies have Cold and Lightning Exposure, applying -10% to Resistances
100% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage while Sphere has no Ailments
100% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage while sphere is Shocked or Sapped
100% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage while Sphere is Frozen or Brittle

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
+0.5% increased Pulse Frequency
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
& Wintertide BrandWintertide BrandSpell, AoE, Cold, Duration, Brand
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (6-16) Mana
Cast Time: 0.70 sec
Requires Level 12Creates a magical brand which can attach to a nearby enemy, dealing cold damage over time and chilling them. It periodically activates while attached, gaining stages that raise the damage. When removed, a short-duration debuff dealing the same damage over time and chill is applied to each nearby enemy. The brand keeps its charges while detached.Your Skills can have an additional Brand Attached to an Enemy
Activates every 0.25 seconds while Attached
Increases and Reductions to Cast Speed also apply to this Skill's Activation frequency
Deals (13.7-261.2) Base Cold Damage per second
Can have an additional Brand Attached to an Enemy
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
Can be Detached for a total Duration of 6.00 seconds
Can be Attached for a total Duration of 2.00 seconds
Base Debuff Duration is 1.00 seconds
Debuff deals +20% more Damage per Stage
Debuff deals 0% more Damage per Stage
Maximum 20 Stages

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Debuff deals +0.25% more Damage per Stage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
do not work either, but they are more intuitive as the source of Chill is more obviously the player.


HexblastHexblastSpell, AoE, Chaos, Hex
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (16-30) Mana
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 4.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 340%
Requires Level 28Deals chaos damage to a single enemy, dealing more damage if they are Hexed, then removing the Hex. If the enemy was Hexed, also deals area damage to other enemies around the target, boosting damage and removing Hexes from those enemies in the same way.Deals (111-1514) to (166-2271) Chaos Damage
This Spell's Cast Time is added to its Cooldown if Triggered
Base radius is 2.8 metres
All Damage can Ignite, Freeze, and Shock
Chaos Damage with Hits is Resisted by lowest Resistance instead
40% more Damage with Ailments if Enemy is Hexed
100% more Damage with Hits if Enemy is Hexed
100% chance to remove a Hex after Damaging

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
-0.5% chance to remove a Hex after Damaging
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
's Chaos Damage can inflict ailments modifier does not work with Secrets of Suffering. Hexblast only allows Chill, Ignite & Shock to be applied, and Secrets of Suffering will disable Hexblast from applying them, without allowing Hexblast to apply Scorch/Brittle/Sap at more than 0% magnitude (unless the spell also deals Fire/Cold/Lightning damage respectively).

Related items

Base items

The following base items are related to Secrets of Suffering:

ItemRequired levelStats
Alternating SceptreAlternating SceptreSceptre
Physical Damage: 41-61
Critical Strike Chance: 6.30%
Attacks per Second: 1.45
Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
Requires Level 70, 95 Str, 131 IntSecrets of Suffering
70Secrets of Suffering


Unique items

The following unique items are related to Secrets of Suffering:

ItemBase ItemRequired levelStats
The InterrogationThe Interrogation
Small Cluster Jewel
Adds Secrets of SufferingPain is a fine motivator,
But if you seek the truth,
Fear of pain unknown has no parallel.
Place into an allocated Small, Medium or Large Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Added passives do not interact with jewel radiuses. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Small Cluster Jewel1Adds Secrets of Suffering
Replica Malachai's ArtificeReplica Malachai's Artifice
Unset Ring
Requires Level 5Has 1 SocketSocketed Gems have Secrets of Suffering
-20% to all Elemental Resistances
+(75-100)% to Fire Resistance when Socketed with a Red Gem
+(75-100)% to Cold Resistance when Socketed with a Green Gem
+(75-100)% to Lightning Resistance when Socketed with a Blue Gem
All Sockets are White
"As much as Prototype #20 hints at some deep alternate physics, we cannot afford to expend any more test subjects. Experiments halted."
- Administrator Qotra
Unset Ring5Has 1 SocketSocketed Gems have Secrets of Suffering
-20% to all Elemental Resistances
+(75-100)% to Fire Resistance when Socketed with a Red Gem
+(75-100)% to Cold Resistance when Socketed with a Green Gem
+(75-100)% to Lightning Resistance when Socketed with a Blue Gem
All Sockets are White

Version history

Version Changes
3.10.0
  • Introduced to the game (initially from The InterrogationThe Interrogation
    Small Cluster Jewel
    Adds Secrets of SufferingPain is a fine motivator,
    But if you seek the truth,
    Fear of pain unknown has no parallel.
    Place into an allocated Small, Medium or Large Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Added passives do not interact with jewel radiuses. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    only).

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