Soul Eater

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Soul Eater
Soul Eater status icon.png
You have increased Attack speed, Cast speed and Character Size
A player uses the Headhunter to acquire the Soul Eater buff, and gets multiple stacks becoming extremely huge
This page is about the buff. For the Archnemesis modifier, see Archnemesis modifier.

Soul Eater is a stackable effect that by default grants 5% increased attack speed, 5% increased cast speed and 1% increased character size per stack. Every enemy killed grants 1 stack.

Mechanics

The Soul Eater buff will persist until the original source creating it expires. The effect does not stack or refresh, and Soul Eater cannot be gained while an entity already has Soul Eater.

Soul Eater has a limited radius of 60 units.[1] Killing enemies farther away than this will not give stacks.[2] Monsters which have Soul Eater still gain souls while invulnerable; however, monsters that burrow (e.g. Devourers) are often out of the range to gain souls.[3]

Stacks - Soul Eater has no cap for the buff stacks. Killing a large amount of enemies with a long soul eater duration can give a character large amounts of cast and attack speed. For Example:

  • With a 20 second buff, killing 50 enemies in 10 seconds will give 250% attack and cast speed for the last 10 seconds of the buff. (This is not counting all kills made the last 10 seconds of the buff)

Vaal skills will not gain souls during the Soul Eater buff effect, as they share the resource.

On monsters

In addition to the increased attack speed, cast speed, and character size buffs, monsters with Soul Eater also gain a certain amount of damage reduction per Eaten Soul.

The Archnemesis modifier HungeringHungering
Intrinsic
(Soul Eater) grants Grants 5% increased Damage Reduction to aura owner on death (Hidden). This version of Soul Eater also summons Shackled Phantasms every 4 seconds which contribute additional Souls to the monster.

Witch of the Cauldron, a map boss version of Alira, has a unique version of Soul Eater Module Error: No results found.. It instead grants 1% Character Size, 3% Attack and Cast Speed, and 2% Damage Reduction per consumed Soul.

Simi, the Nature Touched, an Invasion/Vaal Side Area Boss, also uses its own version of Soul Eater Module Error: No results found.. It also instead grants 1% Character Size, 3% Attack and Cast Speed, and 2% Damage Reduction per consumed Soul.

Soul Eater on Monsters do not have a duration and will last indefinitely unless the monster has phase transitions. Soul Eater stacks are reset to zero if a monster becomes possessed by a Tormented Spirit.[4]

On players

Characters do not gain damage reduction from Soul Eater.[5]

Sources

Character or minions can use various items to gain a Soul Eater buff, or steal it from Archnemesis monsters using HeadhunterHeadhunter
Leather Belt
Requires Level 40+(25-40) to maximum Life+(40-55) to Strength
+(40-55) to Dexterity
+(50-60) to maximum Life
(20-30)% increased Damage with Hits against Rare monsters
When you Kill a Rare monster, you gain its Modifiers for 60 seconds
"A man's soul rules from a cavern of bone, learns and
judges through flesh-born windows. The heart is meat.
The head is where the Man is."
- Lavianga, Advisor to Kaom
or similar items.

Unique items

ItemRequired levelStats
Unending HungerUnending Hunger
Cobalt Jewel
Limited to: 2
Radius: Medium
Minions have (6-8)% increased Area of Effect
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Raised Spectres have a 50% chance to gain Soul Eater for 20 seconds on Kill
They roamed, they fed, they grew,
Killing as they went,
Conquer though they may,
Their hearts will never be content.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Minions have (6-8)% increased Area of Effect
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Raised Spectres have a 50% chance to gain Soul Eater for 20 seconds on Kill
SoulthirstSoulthirst
Cloth Belt
Requires Level 45(15-25)% increased Stun and Block Recovery+(60-80) to maximum Life
+15% to all Elemental Resistances
(20-30)% increased Mana Recovery from Flasks
(30-20)% reduced Flask Effect Duration
Gain Soul Eater during any Flask Effect
Lose all Eaten Souls when you use a Flask
"They say a draught of fine spirits will ward off
the elements and promote a longer, merrier life.
I have found this to be true on all counts."
- Zerphi of the Vaal
45(15-25)% increased Stun and Block Recovery+(60-80) to maximum Life
+15% to all Elemental Resistances
(20-30)% increased Mana Recovery from Flasks
(30-20)% reduced Flask Effect Duration
Gain Soul Eater during any Flask Effect
Lose all Eaten Souls when you use a Flask
Soul AscensionSoul Ascension
Carnal Mitts
Evasion: (198-252)
Energy Shield: (41-52)
Requires Level 50, 39 Dex, 39 Int(120-150)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
+(17-29)% to Chaos Resistance
Eat a Soul when you Hit a Unique Enemy, no more than once every second
Lose an Eaten Soul every 3 seconds while no Unique Enemy is in your Presence
Maximum 50 Eaten Souls
Fear can be instilled by the smallest entity.
50(120-150)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
+(17-29)% to Chaos Resistance
Eat a Soul when you Hit a Unique Enemy, no more than once every second
Lose an Eaten Soul every 3 seconds while no Unique Enemy is in your Presence
Maximum 50 Eaten Souls
Zerphi's HeartZerphi's Heart
Paua Amulet
Requires Level 70(20-30)% increased Mana Regeneration RateAdds (48-53) to (58-60) Chaos Damage
Items and Gems have 50% increased Attribute Requirements
Chaos Damage can Ignite, Chill and Shock
Gain Soul Eater for 20 seconds when you use a Vaal Skill
We are incapable of change without sacrifice, for we are both the iron and the forge.
70(20-30)% increased Mana Regeneration RateAdds (48-53) to (58-60) Chaos Damage
Items and Gems have 50% increased Attribute Requirements
Chaos Damage can Ignite, Chill and Shock
Gain Soul Eater for 20 seconds when you use a Vaal Skill

Version history

Version Changes
3.18.0
  • Archnemesis modifiers have been rebalanced and added to the core game. Existing Magic and Rare monster modifiers have been replaced with Archnemesis modifiers.
3.17.0
  • Archnemesis version of the Soul Eater mod is added to the game. [Undocumented This change was not documented by any official sources. It was discovered through player testing or datamining.]
3.0.0
  • Soul Eater will no longer grant reduced physical damage taken or elemental resistances for players who have it. Monsters and minions will still benefit from both reduced physical damage taken and elemental resistances per eaten soul.
1.0.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

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