The Annihilating Light

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The Annihilating Light
Quarterstaff
Staff
Physical Damage: 51-86
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 13
Requires Level 68, 78 Str, 78 Int+18% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff(70-60)% reduced Elemental Resistances
Deal Triple Damage with Elemental Skills
There is no force more destructive in the heavens
than the scintillating light of utter clarity.
The Annihilating Light inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Drop restricted
Drops from the Searing Exarch.
Vendor Offer
10x Alchemy Shard
Weapon DPS
Physical: 89.0
Phys+Chaos: 89.0
Total: 89.0
Metadata
Item class: Staff

The Annihilating Light is a unique QuarterstaffQuarterstaffStaff
Physical Damage: 51-86
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 13
Requires Level 45, 78 Str, 78 Int+18% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff
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Mechanics

  • "Elemental Skills" refer to any skill with the Fire, Cold, or Lightning tags. This includes Spells, Attacks, and Warcries. This also includes other difficult-to-scale things such as Glove enchantments and Heralds.
    • Minions skills do not inherently deal damage; they summon a minion which deals damage. Triple damage would not apply to Elemental Minions in this case.
  • #% reduced resistances (NOT a -#% to Resistances) is an additive modifier to other increase/reduced Resistances mods. Similar mod can be found on Blight unique helmets and other items such as Glimpse of ChaosGlimpse of Chaos
    Vaal Mask
    Evasion: (207-239)
    Energy Shield: (37-43)
    Requires Level 62, 79 Dex, 72 Int<Can roll a special implicit when corrupted>Can be modified while Corrupted
    (30-40)% increased maximum Life and reduced Fire Resistance
    (30-40)% increased maximum Mana and reduced Cold Resistance
    (30-40)% increased Global maximum Energy Shield and reduced Lightning Resistance
    Chaos Resistance is Zero
    CorruptedMan retains sanity and strives toward civilisation
    only under the blessed veil of ignorance.
    ; while Tempered by War has 50% less Cold/Lightning Resistance, which is multiplicative to increase/reduce Resistances instead of being additive.
  • Negative Resists will become less negative, so it has antisynergy with Doryani's Prototype.
  • There is a cap of 100% reduced resistances in-game[1] so that you can never invert positive resistances into negative, or vice versa. At 100% reduced Resistances, your Resists will permanently be at 0.
    • With a 60% reduced Elemental Resistances roll, starting from -60% baseline (post Act 10 Kitava), you would need a total of +247.5% to Fire Resistance to reach 75% fire resistance. (same for cold/lightning)
    • With a 70% reduced Elemental Resistances roll, starting from -60% baseline (post Act 10 Kitava), you would need +310% to Fire Resistance to reach 75% fire resistance. (same for cold/lightning)

Strategies

  • Using this staff with any Cowl helmet (e.g. Cowl of the ThermophileCowl of the Thermophile
    Ezomyte Burgonet
    Armour: (553-685)Requires Level 60, 138 StrCan have a second Enchantment Modifier
    +(20-30) to all Attributes
    (60-80)% increased Armour
    Fire Resistance is 75%
    (55-50)% reduced Cold Resistance
    (55-50)% reduced Lightning Resistance
    The villagers seared the blight with fire, but it only spread like dancing flames.This item can be anointed by Cassia
    ; consequentially gaining >100% reduced Resistances) will cause your non-overridden resist to permanently be at 0, and will not invert them. Even with Thermophile + Divine Flesh or Tempered by War, you would still be taking half of all Cold and Lightning damage to 0 Cold/Lightning Res.
  • Incandescent HeartIncandescent Heart
    Saintly Chainmail
    Armour: (1283-1567)
    Energy Shield: (307-374)
    Movement Speed: -5%
    Requires Level 70, 99 Str, 115 Int(220-240)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
    +(80-90) to maximum Life
    (0.8-1)% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life
    Gain (10-20)% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage
    25% of Elemental Damage from Hits taken as Chaos Damage
    (20-30)% increased Light Radius
    Light Radius is based on Energy Shield instead of Life
    Only light may banish the shadows from this land
    And the black lies wrapped around your heart
    + Divine Flesh is an option to take 75% of Elemental Hits and 50% of Elemental DOTs as Chaos damage (to avoid investing into elemental resists); this allows the use of Glimpse of ChaosGlimpse of Chaos
    Vaal Mask
    Evasion: (207-239)
    Energy Shield: (37-43)
    Requires Level 62, 79 Dex, 72 Int<Can roll a special implicit when corrupted>Can be modified while Corrupted
    (30-40)% increased maximum Life and reduced Fire Resistance
    (30-40)% increased maximum Mana and reduced Cold Resistance
    (30-40)% increased Global maximum Energy Shield and reduced Lightning Resistance
    Chaos Resistance is Zero
    CorruptedMan retains sanity and strives toward civilisation
    only under the blessed veil of ignorance.
    as long as you remove the line Chaos Resistance is Zero with a Vaal OrbVaal OrbStack Size: 10Corrupts an item, modifying it unpredictablyRight click this item then left click an item to corrupt it. Corrupted items cannot be modified again.
    Shift click to unstack.
    .
  • Transcendence is another option, stacking Armour and additional Physical Damage Reduction.
  • Crystallised OmniscienceCrystallised Omniscience
    Onyx Amulet
    Requires Level 61+(10-16) to all AttributesModifiers to Attributes instead apply to Omniscience
    +1% to all Elemental Resistances per 15 Omniscience
    Penetrate 1% Elemental Resistances per 15 Omniscience
    Attribute Requirements can be satisfied by (15-25)% of Omniscience
    That winter, scorched refugees emerged from the shrine,
    speaking only in strange tongues. They prayed to a new
    symbol of power, not out of love, but out of fear.
    can provide large amounts of Elemental Resistances, as well as Elemental Penetration, making it a nice synergistic unique.

Item acquisition
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The Annihilating Light has restrictions on where or how it can drop. It cannot be chanced. Drops from the Searing Exarch.

Monster restrictions

This item can be acquired from the following monsters:

Gallery

Version history

Version Changes
3.17.0
  • Introduced to the game.

See also

References