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Black Death
Black Death
Level(s) 15
Location(s) The Chamber of Sins Level 1 (Act 2)
Skill(s) Viper StrikeViper StrikeAttack, Duration, Melee, Strike, Chaos
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 5 Mana
Attack Damage: (90-135)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (90-135)%
Hits enemies, adding some of your physical damage as chaos damage and inflicting poison which will be affected by modifiers to skill duration. If dual wielding, will strike with both weapons. Requires a claw, dagger or sword.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Attack Speed
0.5% increased Poison Duration
1% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage1% increased Chaos Damage0.5% chance to also Poison a nearby Enemy when you inflict Poison
Deals (90-135)% of Base Attack Damage
60% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
60% chance to Poison on Hit
Base duration is 4 seconds
(5-169) to (7-254) Added Chaos Damage
Each Weapon Hits separately if Dual Wielding, dealing 20% less Damage
30% Less Attack Speed if Dual Wielding
+(0-2) to Melee Strike Range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Viper Strike skill icon.png

Black Death is a unique spider located in The Chamber of Sins Level 1 (Act 2).

The mini-boss reappeared in Act 7 as Black Death, Pain Unending

Attributes

  • Uses Viper Strike (monster version)

Map variant

Stronger version of Black Death serves as map boss:

Map Level Name Skills
Arachnid Tomb MapArachnid Tomb MapMap Level: 82
Map Tier: 15
Guild Character: !
They feel your every move,
your every breath,
with a million little wires.
Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
74 Hybrid Widow Flicker StrikeFlicker StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike, Movement, Duration
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 10 Mana
Cooldown Time: 2.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Attack Speed: 120% of base
Attack Damage: (142-168)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (142-168)%
Requires Level 10Teleports the character to a nearby monster and attacks with a melee weapon. If no specific monster is targeted, one is picked at random. Grants a buff that increases movement speed for a duration. The cooldown can be bypassed by expending a Frenzy Charge.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit3% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate1% increased teleport rangeDeals (142.2-168)% of Base Attack Damage
10% increased Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge
15% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit
Buff grants 20% increased Movement Speed
Base duration is 3 seconds
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Flicker Strike skill icon.png

Viper StrikeViper StrikeAttack, Duration, Melee, Strike, Chaos
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 5 Mana
Attack Damage: (90-135)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (90-135)%
Hits enemies, adding some of your physical damage as chaos damage and inflicting poison which will be affected by modifiers to skill duration. If dual wielding, will strike with both weapons. Requires a claw, dagger or sword.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Attack Speed
0.5% increased Poison Duration
1% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage1% increased Chaos Damage0.5% chance to also Poison a nearby Enemy when you inflict Poison
Deals (90-135)% of Base Attack Damage
60% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
60% chance to Poison on Hit
Base duration is 4 seconds
(5-169) to (7-254) Added Chaos Damage
Each Weapon Hits separately if Dual Wielding, dealing 20% less Damage
30% Less Attack Speed if Dual Wielding
+(0-2) to Melee Strike Range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Viper Strike skill icon.png

Version history

Version Changes
3.0.0
  • Removed the Cruel and Merciless difficulty levels. Path of Exile is now a single ten-act playthrough.
2.0.0
  • Plague Retch has moved out of Chamber of Sins Level 1 and has been replaced by Black Death. We wish Plague Retch all the best on wherever his new journey takes him.


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