From Path of Exile Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
UnearthSpell, Projectile, AoE, Physical
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (4-10) Mana
Cast Time: 0.30 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 140%
Requires Level 10Fires a projectile that will pierce through enemies to impact the ground at the targeted location, creating a Bone Archer corpse where it lands.Deals (15-607) to (22-911) Physical Damage
Projectiles Pierce all Targets
Spawns corpses with Level (12-80)
Maximum of 10 corpses allowed

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Corpses Spawned have (1-20)% increased Maximum Life
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Drop level: 10
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemBoneLance

Unearth is a spell skill that fires multiple corpses in a projectile that pierces and lands to deal physical area of effect damage.

Skill functions and interactions

Projectile Behaviours: By default, the projectiles created by this skill travel to the targeted location before creating a corpse and dealing area damage. Projectiles that split, fork, chain or return have a maximum travel distance equal to the original distance between the caster and the targeted location - this includes the distance already traveled, thus if the enemy is near to the targeted location corpses will be created close to the enemy, while if the targeted location is far behind the enemy those projectiles will travel further. Projectiles can only fork or chain if pierce is disabled by an effect such as SnakepitSnakepit
Sapphire Ring
Requires Level 68+(20-30)% to Cold Resistance(20-40)% increased Spell Damage
(5-10)% increased Cast Speed
Left ring slot: Projectiles from Spells cannot Chain
Left ring slot: Projectiles from Spells Fork
Right ring slot: Projectiles from Spells Chain +1 times
Right ring slot: Projectiles from Spells cannot Fork
Projectiles from Spells cannot Pierce
They wrap around you until your blood turns as cold as theirs.
. Due to the ground targeting effect, projectiles will not return after reaching the targeted location, but will return after hitting an impassable obstacle.

  • Forking projectiles each create a corpse.
  • When pierce is disabled and the projectile is unable to chain, the projectile sometimes has targeting issues and is unable to hit a name-locked target, instead creating a corpse directly in front of the target without hitting it.

Corpse creation: Corpses are only created once a projectile hits the ground at the end of flight, not when it hits a target. Corpses created by Unearth are specifically those of Bone Archers. These monsters can be reanimated with Raise SpectreRaise SpectreSpell, Minion
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (15-28) Mana
Cast Time: 0.85 sec
Requires Level 28Raises a spectral version of a defeated foe as a minion to fight for you in battle.Maximum (1-2) Raised Spectres
Minions have +30% to all Elemental Resistances
55% more Minion Movement Speed
Minion Movement Speed is Capped
Minions have (105-776) additional Accuracy Rating
Raised Spectres are Level (28-70)

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Minions have +(1-20)% to all Elemental Resistances
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

Shotgunning: An enemy that has been hit by a projectile from Unearth cannot be hit by any other projectile created at the same time, including the AoE damage from those projectiles impacting the ground. If no projectile hits a target, the AoE damage from all projectiles ground impacts can hit the same target. The FledglingThe Fledgling
Lacquered Helmet
Armour: (345-465)
Evasion: (345-465)
Requires Level 51, 57 Str, 57 Dex(150-200)% increased Armour and Evasion
(30-50)% increased Projectile Speed
(30-50)% increased Projectile Damage
Projectiles cannot collide with Enemies in Close Range
Far Shot
The single well-placed arrow that changes the world must be preceded by ten thousand practice shots.
can prevent projectiles from hitting a target, allowing this skill to shotgun against nearby targets.[1]

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired IntelligenceMana
Exp.Total Exp.
110180415 to 221200
2132215419 to 291595699569
3172719426 to 39192818937758
4213323535 to 53245914696904
5253826546 to 6928111192208096
6294330660 to 9032193800401896
7334934678 to 11737320280722176
8365236693 to 140403590901081266
93956397112 to 168434985081579774
104260427133 to 200476820572261831
114564457158 to 237509217773183608
124868488188 to 2815317278794911487
135172508222 to 3325717917696703256
145476538261 to 3926023536799056935
155780569307 to 46164307091212127847
166084599361 to 54167909546621223313
176388619422 to 634711603989037263203
1866926410494 to 741742981711767080320
1968956610548 to 8227762895056129975376
2070986810607 to 91180212051599342026975
21721007010673 to 100981N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A11745 to 111782N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A11824 to 123683N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A11911 to 136684N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A111007 to 151085N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A111112 to 166886N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A121228 to 184287N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A121355 to 203388N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A121495 to 224289N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A121648 to 247290N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A121730 to 259690N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A131817 to 272591N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A131907 to 286191N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A132002 to 300292N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A132101 to 315192N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A132205 to 330793N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A132313 to 347093N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A132427 to 364194N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A132546 to 382094N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A132671 to 400795N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Unearth can drop anywhere.


Unearth 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
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
Right click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
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 ↓
The Caged Brute
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Caged Brute
Act 1
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Unearth.

Note that helmet enchantments are no longer obtainable since version 3.23.0 and can only be obtained in permanent leagues as already enchanted items from before this patch.

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 Unearth Cast Speed 166Merciless Labyrinth8% increased Unearth Cast Speedhelmet 100
Enchantment Unearth Cast Speed 275Eternal Labyrinth12% increased Unearth Cast Speedhelmet 100
Enchantment Unearth Corpse Level 166Merciless LabyrinthUnearth Spawns corpses with +3 Levelhelmet 100
Enchantment Unearth Corpse Level 275Eternal LabyrinthUnearth Spawns corpses with +5 Levelhelmet 100
Enchantment Unearth Damage 166Merciless Labyrinth25% increased Unearth Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Unearth Damage 275Eternal Labyrinth40% increased Unearth Damagehelmet 100

Related passive skills

The following passive skills are related to Unearth:

30% increased Damage if you have Consumed a corpse Recently
Regenerate 2% of Life per second if you've Consumed a corpse Recently
Desecrate and Unearth have +2 to Maximum number of corpses allowed [1]

Version history

Version Changes
  • Quality now provides "Corpses Spawned have 0-20% increased Maximum Life" (previously 0-30%).
  • Quality now causes Corpses Spawned to have 0-30% increased Maximum Life, instead of providing 0-10% increased Cast Speed.
  • Phantasmal Unearth: Quality now grants "Corpses spawned have 0–20% increased maximum Life" (previously 0–40%).
  • Unearth now deals 15 to 22 Physical Damage at gem level 1 (unchanged), up to 607 to 911 Physical Damage at gem level 20 (previously 407 to 611).
  • Now has 140% Effectiveness of Added Damage at all gem levels (previously 90%).
  • Now has a cast time of 0.3 seconds (from 0.6) and uses a different casting animation.
  • Now has a mana cost of 4 at gem level 1 (from 7), up to 10 at gem level 20 (from 20).
  • Now deals 15 to 22 physical damage at gem level 1 (from 25 to 37), up to 407 to 611 at gem level 20 (from 682 to 1023)
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 90% (from 125%).
  • Bone Archer corpses created by Unearth now have approximately 30% more life (well, technically, maximum life, since they're, you know, corpses).
  • Now has alternative gem quality
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 7 (was 8).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 20 (was 23).
  • Now deals damage in a small area around where the projectiles land. As a result, Unearth is now considered an Area spell.
  • Now deals 25 to 37 Physical damage at gem level 1 (from 13 to 19) and 682 to 1023 Physical damage at gem level 20 (from 540 to 810).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 125% (from 120%).
  • The Unearth skill gem now correctly drops at or above level 10.
  • Unearth has been added to the game.