Volatility Support

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Volatility SupportAttack, Support
Icon: v
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 18Supports attack skills.Supported Skills deal (30-58)% more Maximum Attack Damage
Supported Skills deal (50-69)% less Minimum Attack Damage

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Supported Skills deal (0.5-10)% increased 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 Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Acquisition
Drop level: 18
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Support Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SupportGemVolatility

Volatility Support is a support gem that increases the damage variance of attack skills. It also grants increased damage in general.

Skill functions and interactions

Supported Skills deal #% more Maximum Attack Damage and Supported Skills deal #% less Minimum Attack Damage, despite containing the terminology "attack damage", actually applies to base damage (and additional flat damage) of the skill[1], rather than applying to the final damage range as in the case of luck. This results in the following interactions:

  • As it directly modifies base damage, this affects both hit damage and damage over time from damaging ailments.
  • Sources of additional damage without a range (e.g. Bloodthirst SupportBloodthirst SupportAttack, Physical, Support
    Icon: C
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 31Supports attack skills. Cannot support triggered skills, skills which create minions, or skills used by totems, traps or mines.Supported Attacks deal Added Physical Damage with Weapons equal
    to 2% of Maximum Life while on Low Life
    Supported Attacks deal (0-9)% more Damage

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    Supported Skills Deal (1-20)% increased Damage while on Low Life
    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 Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    ) are converted into a range of (X-Y), where X and Y are initially the same, if no other sources of that damage type exist.
  • Converting the damage type to another type (e.g. Physical to Cold) will cause the converted portion of the damage to still retain the changes to minimum or maximum damage of its original type. The non-converted portion is not affected.
  • Similar stats (e.g. Ryslatha's CoilRyslatha's Coil
    Studded Belt
    Requires Level 32(20-30)% increased Stun Duration on Enemies+(20-40) to Strength
    (30-40)% more Maximum Physical Attack Damage
    (40-30)% less Minimum Physical Attack Damage
    Adds 1 to (15-20) Physical Damage to Attacks
    +(80-100) to maximum Life
    Gain 50 Life when you Stun an Enemy
    All creatures have the potential for greatness or unequivocal failure.
    ) apply multiplicatively; with a 20% attack quality 40/30 Ryslatha's Coil, this provides a 2.34x multiplier to maximum damage and 0.2x multiplier to minimum damage, benefiting physical attack hits and damaging ailments.

This support synergizes with attacks or weapons with high base damage variance:

  • Elemental HitElemental HitAttack, Projectile, Melee, Strike, Fire, Cold, Lightning, AoE, Prismatic, Bow
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (7-11) Mana
    AoE Radius: 10
    Requires Level 12Each attack with this skill will choose an element at random, and will only be able to deal damage of that element. If the attack hits an enemy, it will also deal damage in an area around them, with the radius being larger if that enemy is suffering from an ailment of the chosen element. It will avoid choosing the same element twice in a row.(18-391) to (33-726) Added Cold Damage
    (22-480) to (40-891) Added Fire Damage
    (3-75) to (67-1467) Added Lightning Damage
    Only Deals Damage of the chosen Element
    Deals no Damage of other Damage Types
    (30-49)% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
    80% more Area Radius against Enemies affected by an Ailment of the chosen Element
    10% more Damage per Elemental Ailment on the Enemy

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    +(0.25-5)% more Damage per Elemental Ailment on the Enemy
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Energy BladeEnergy BladeSpell, Lightning
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (136-624) Energy Shield
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 24Grants a buff which significantly lowers your maximum Energy Shield to transform your equipped weapons into Swords formed from that energy. Casting the spell again removes the buff. Requires a Non-Bow weapon. This skill cannot be triggered.Energy Blades have minimum Lightning Damage equal to 2% of Energy Shield, plus (2-12)
    Energy Blades have maximum Lightning Damage equal to 40% of Energy Shield, plus (40-235)
    Two Handed Energy Blades have 70% more Lightning Damage
    Buff grants 50% less Maximum Energy Shield

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    Buff grants (0.25-5)% more Maximum Energy Shield
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Voltaxic RiftVoltaxic Rift
    Spine Bow
    Bow
    Physical Damage: 38-115
    Elemental Damage: 1 to (600-750)
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.50%
    Attacks per Second: (1.54-1.61)
    Requires Level 64, 212 DexAdds 1 to (600-750) Lightning Damage
    (10-15)% increased Attack Speed
    100% of Lightning Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
    Your Chaos Damage can Shock
    Hits with this Weapon Shock Enemies as though dealing 300% more Damage
    +40% to Maximum Effect of Shock
    The eldritch storm descended upon us, and bruised lightning
    rained down. Metal withered and flesh melted before its
    arcane power. There was no escape, no shelter. Only despair.
  • Essentia SanguisEssentia Sanguis
    Vaal Claw
    Claw
    Physical Damage: 29-76
    Elemental Damage: 1 to (600-700)
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.50%
    Attacks per Second: (1.56-1.69)
    Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
    Requires Level 66, 95 Dex, 131 Int2% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life+8% Chance to Block Attack Damage while Dual Wielding Claws
    Adds 1 to (600-700) Lightning Damage
    (20-30)% increased Attack Speed
    +(30-40) to maximum Energy Shield
    Energy Shield Leech Effects from Attacks are not removed at Full Energy Shield
    Ghost Reaver
    The darkest clouds clashed and coupled,
    giving birth to four lightning children of hate.
  • Ephemeral EdgeEphemeral Edge
    Dusk Blade
    One Handed Sword
    Physical Damage: 19-54
    Elemental Damage: 1-75
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.30
    Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
    Requires Level 32, 57 Str, 57 Dex40% increased Global Accuracy Rating+10 to Intelligence
    50% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
    (40-50)% increased maximum Energy Shield
    25% reduced maximum Life
    Adds 1 to 75 Lightning Damage
    Attacks with this Weapon have Added Maximum Lightning Damage equal to 20% of Player's Maximum Energy Shield
    In the rift between future and past,
    life passes quickly.
  • Hyaon's FuryHyaon's Fury
    Legion Sword
    One Handed Sword
    Physical Damage: 53-98
    Elemental Damage: 1 to (550-650)
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: (1.28-1.32)
    Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
    Requires Level 62, 122 Str, 104 Dex40% increased Global Accuracy RatingAdds 1 to (550-650) Lightning Damage
    (7-10)% increased Attack Speed
    1% increased Damage taken per Frenzy Charge
    (15-20)% increased Lightning Damage per Frenzy Charge
    20 Life gained on Kill per Frenzy Charge
    Plays Wolf Call sound on Kill (Hidden)
    "Hyaon the 'Red Wolf'
    Howling mad
    Cloaked in blood
    A banner to his legion
    A terror to his foes."
    - Garivaldi, Chronicler to the Empire
  • Hand of Wisdom and ActionHand of Wisdom and Action
    Imperial Claw
    Claw
    Physical Damage: 25-65
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.60
    Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
    Requires Level 68, 131 Dex, 95 IntGrants 46 Life per Enemy Hit(8-12)% increased Dexterity
    (8-12)% increased Intelligence
    Adds 1 to 10 Lightning Damage to Attacks with this Weapon per 10 Intelligence
    1% increased Attack Speed per 25 Dexterity
    1% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life
    She thinks and we act.
    She acts and we think.
    Fragments of the whole that washes clean the skies.
  • Hand of Thought and MotionHand of Thought and Motion
    Imperial Claw
    Claw
    Physical Damage: 25-65
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.60
    Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
    Requires Level 68, 131 Dex, 95 IntGrants 46 Life per Enemy Hit(8-12)% increased Dexterity
    (8-12)% increased Intelligence
    Adds 1 to 10 Lightning Damage to Attacks with this Weapon per 10 Dexterity
    5% increased Critical Strike Chance per 25 Intelligence
    Recover 1% of Life on Kill
    She carries us and nurtures us
    until we must feed upon each other.

    This item can be transformed with a Blessing of Esh
  • Int-stacking wands
  • Doryani's Touch
  • Replica Alberon's WarpathReplica Alberon's Warpath
    Soldier Boots
    Armour: (268-319)
    Energy Shield: (18-20)
    Requires Level 49, 47 Str, 47 Int(15-18)% increased Strength
    +(180-220) to Armour
    +(13-19)% to Chaos Resistance
    25% increased Movement Speed
    Cannot deal non-Chaos Damage
    Adds 1 to 80 Chaos Damage to Attacks per 80 Strength
    "Starving test subject became completely incapable of exerting force.
    However, after being fed, he began to poison everything he touched..."

In addition to increasing the average damage of high-variance rolls, high damage from hits also affect the effect or duration of ailments and stun, as well as providing the maximum effect for Cruelty SupportCruelty SupportSupport, Duration
Icon: Y
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 18Supports any skill that hits enemies. Minions cannot gain Cruelty.Supported Skills deal (15-24)% more Damage with Hits
Cruelty has a Base Duration of 4 seconds
Hits from Supported Skills grant Cruelty
(0-19)% increased Effect of Cruelty granted by Supported Skills

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(0.25-5)% increased Effect of Cruelty granted by Supported Skills
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 Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
.

High variance also synergizes with the Lucky mechanic (e.g. Dance with Death, Voice of the StormVoice of the Storm
Lapis Amulet
Requires Level 69+(20-30) to Intelligence50% increased Lightning Damage
+(10-15) to all Attributes
(10-20)% increased maximum Mana
Lightning Damage with Non-Critical Strikes is Lucky
When she of many mouths spoke,
we bowed in awe and were crushed.

This item can be transformed with a Blessing of Esh
). Note that only hits can be lucky; ailments applied by lucky hits are not affected and are derived from the initial base damage.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthMore
Damage
Less
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
1183330%50%00
2223931%51%6983369833
3264533%52%128549198382
4294934%53%154553352935
5325436%54%225374578309
6355837%55%320672898981
7386339%56%4477181346699
8416740%57%6153181962017
9447242%58%8346392796656
10477643%59%15707604367416
11508145%60%16339876001403
12538546%61%21510308152433
13569048%62%281218910964622
14589349%63%365518414619806
15609651%64%301732717637133
16629952%65%781890525456038
176410254%66%1525601340712051
186610555%67%2626055566972606
196810857%68%62855887129828493
207011158%69%212002638341831131
217211460%70%N/AN/A
2274N/A61%71%N/AN/A
2376N/A63%72%N/AN/A
2478N/A64%73%N/AN/A
2580N/A66%74%N/AN/A
2682N/A67%75%N/AN/A
2784N/A69%76%N/AN/A
2886N/A70%77%N/AN/A
2988N/A72%78%N/AN/A
3090N/A73%79%N/AN/A
3191N/A74%79%N/AN/A
3292N/A75%80%N/AN/A
3393N/A75%80%N/AN/A
3494N/A76%81%N/AN/A
3595N/A77%81%N/AN/A
3696N/A78%82%N/AN/A
3797N/A78%82%N/AN/A
3898N/A79%83%N/AN/A
3999N/A80%83%N/AN/A
40100N/A81%84%N/AN/A

Gem quality

TypeAdditional Effects per 1-20% QualityWeight
SuperiorSupported Skills deal (0.5-10)% increased Damage1

Item acquisition

Volatility Support can drop anywhere.

Recipes

Volatility Support can be created from the following recipes:

AmountPartDescriptionMeta
9Gift of the Gemling QueenGift of the Gemling Queen9Level 20 Support GemOur Lady Dialla,
as a symbol of our progress,
shines greater than all the gems.
Random level 20 support gemA
7Dialla's SubjugationDialla's Subjugation7Support Gem
Quality: +23%
Corrupted
A symbol of beauty and innocence
The gems corrupted her mind
Malachai corrupted her gems
All but a glimmer of
greatness lost in madness
Random corrupted support gem with 23% qualityA
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 ↓
Sharp and Cruel
Act 2

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Sharp and Cruel
Act 2
Yeena
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Version history

Version Changes
3.22.0
  • Added to the game.

References