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Commander of Darkness
Ascendancy Notable Passive Skill
CommandingTheDarkness (Necromancer) passive skill icon.png
Auras from your Skills grant 3% increased Attack and Cast
Speed to you and Allies
You and nearby Allies deal 30% increased Damage
You and nearby Allies have +30% to Elemental Resistances [1]

Commander of Darkness is a Notable Ascendancy passive skill for the Necromancer that grants increased attack speed and cast speed to the user and nearby allies for each non-curse auras cast by user. It also grants increased damage and elemental resistance to you and your allies if they are being affected by your aura.

Mechanics

Each Aura from skill the player character has, also grants 3% Attack and Cast Speed per aura to the player character and his/her allies. Despite Commander of Darkness's description stating simply "Auras," only non-curse auras will work, as curse aura, such as from Blasphemy SupportBlasphemy SupportSupport, Hex, Aura
Icon: A
Level: (1-20)
Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Requires Level 31Supports hex curse skills, turning them into auras that will apply their effect to all enemies in an area around you.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Effect of Supported Curses0.5% reduced Effect of Supported Curses
Supported Skills have 2% increased Area of Effect
Supported Skills have 0.1% reduced Mana Reserved
Supported Skills apply their Curse as an Auras
Supported Curse Skills also count as Aura Skills
Using Supported Skills is Instant
(0-76)% increased Area of Effect of Supported Curse 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 Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
, is affecting enemies but not the player character.

The Elemental Resistance and Increased Damage granted by Commander of Darkness is applied only once, and is not classified as an aura (from active skill), so it cannot be further enhanced. The player character and allies did not have an status icon either, so it may be harder for allies to monitor they are buffed from Commander of Darkness or not, unless they keep Character screen open.

The speed effects of Commander of Darkness are classified like an aura[confirmation needed because of 3.10.1c] and are added onto the effects of whatever non-curse auras the player has cast. Thus, the effects that are granted can be further enhanced by the Necromancer's own Aura Effect stat, with the resulting effect always being rounded down to the nearest integer. Generosity SupportGenerosity SupportSupport, Aura
Icon: G
Level: (1-20)
Requires Level 31Supports aura skills that affect you and allies, increasing the aura's effect on allies, but preventing it from affecting you at all. Cannot support curse auras, or other auras that only affect enemies. Cannot support skills used by totems.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 2% increased Aura Area of EffectNon-Curse Auras from Supported Skills have 0.25% increased EffectSupported Skills have 5% increased Aura Area of Effect
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Mana Reserved
Non-Curse Auras from Supported Skills have (20-39)% increased Effect
Supported Auras do not affect you
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 Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
will contribute its Increased Aura Effect to the total stat of any auras it supports. This is done on a per aura basis.

For example, a Necromancer with six auras active and 50% Increased Aura Effect will grant 4% Attack and Cast Speed per aura (not 4.5%), granting a total of 24% Increased Attack and Cast Speed. Note the speed is not 27%, as one might initially expect; this is the result of the rounding down per aura. The following table lists several breakpoints in increased Aura Effect for increased speed.

Increased Aura Effect Increased Attack and Cast Speed
0% 3%
34% 4%
67% 5%
100% 6%
134% 7%

Version history

Version Changes
3.10.0
  • Now grants You and nearby allies +30% to all Elemental Resistances (from 20%).
3.9.0
  • Now grants the increased Attack and Cast Speed aura as a single combined aura rather than a separate aura for each other aura skill you had. This matters for effects that care how many buffs you have, such as Mantra of FlamesMantra of Flames
    Crimson Jewel
    Limited to: 1Adds (3-5) to (8-12) Fire Attack Damage per Buff on you
    Adds (2-3) to (5-8) Fire Spell Damage per Buff on you
    The strong grow stronger still.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    .
3.4.0
  • Auras from your Skills grant 3% increased Attack and Cast Speed to you and Allies. Auras from other sources (like items) no longer contribute.
3.0.0
  • Skill now grants 3% increased Attack and Cast Speed to you and Allies per aura (down from 5%), and 30% increased Damage for you and Allies affected by your Auras (instead of 10% increased Damage for you and Allies per aura).
2.3.0
  • Increased damage from auras increased from 6% to 10%.
  • Increased attack and cast speed from auras increased from 2% to 5%.
  • Added You and Allies affected by your Auras have +20% to all Elemental Resistances.
2.2.0
  • Added to the game.