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Coward's Chains
Chain Belt
Requires Level 22+(9-20) to maximum Energy Shield+(10-15) to all Attributes
(5-10)% increased Movement Speed
Damage from Enemies Hitting you is Unlucky while you are Cursed with Vulnerability
You count as on Full Life while you are Cursed with Vulnerability
You are Cursed with Vulnerability, with 40% increased Effect
As a gift or as punishment,
the Empire will have your blood.

This item can be transformed on the Altar of Sacrifice along with Vial of Consequence
Coward's Chains inventory icon.png
Acquisition
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Coward's Chains can only be obtained from a chest inside Hybridisation Chamber, a tier 3 incursion room.
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Metadata
Item class: Belts

Coward's Chains is a unique Chain BeltChain Belt+(9-20) to maximum Energy Shield.[1]

Item acquisition
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Coward's Chains can only be obtained from a chest inside Hybridisation Chamber, a tier 3 incursion room.

Area restrictions

This item can be acquired in the following areas:

Usage in upgrade paths

This item is used by upgrade paths or vendor recipes to create the following items:

OutcomeAmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
Coward's LegacyCoward's Legacy
Chain Belt
Requires Level 52+(9-20) to maximum Energy Shield+(15-20) to all Attributes
(5-10)% increased Movement Speed
50% increased Effect of Curses on you
You count as on Low Life while you are Cursed with Vulnerability
You are Cursed with Vulnerability, with 80% increased Effect
Death is your most important duty.
Face it, or curse your bloodline for all eternity.
1Coward's ChainsCoward's Chains
Chain Belt
Requires Level 22+(9-20) to maximum Energy Shield+(10-15) to all Attributes
(5-10)% increased Movement Speed
Damage from Enemies Hitting you is Unlucky while you are Cursed with Vulnerability
You count as on Full Life while you are Cursed with Vulnerability
You are Cursed with Vulnerability, with 40% increased Effect
As a gift or as punishment,
the Empire will have your blood.

This item can be transformed on the Altar of Sacrifice along with Vial of Consequence
Upgraded via the Altar of Sacrifice found in the Temple of Atzoatl's Apex of Ascension roomManual
1Vial of ConsequenceVial of ConsequenceStack Size: 10Your actions live but a moment;
their repercussions never die.
Sacrifice this item on the Altar of Sacrifice along with Coward's Chains to transform it.
Shift click to unstack.

Legacy variants

Coward's Chains has a legacy variant:

Version Discontinued Modifiers
3.14.0


+(9-20) to maximum Energy Shield
  • +(10-15) to all Attributes
  • (20-25)% increased Damage
  • (5-10)% increased Movement Speed
  • Damage from Enemies Hitting you is Unlucky while you are Cursed with Vulnerability
  • You count as on Full Life while you are Cursed with Vulnerability
  • You are Cursed with Vulnerability, with 40% increased Effect

Alternate artwork

Coward's Chains Relic inventory icon.png Relic version from the Timeworn Reliquary

Version history

Version Changes
3.14.0
  • No longer grants 20-25% increased Damage.
  • Now causes you to count as on Full Life while you are Cursed with VulnerabilityVulnerabilitySpell, AoE, Duration, Curse, Physical, Hex
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (16-33) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Radius: 22
    Requires Level 24Curse all targets in an area, causing them to take increased physical damage. Attacks against the cursed enemies have a chance to inflict bleeding, and ailments inflicted on them will deal damage faster.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentAttacks Hits against Cursed Enemies have 0.5% chance to inflict Bleeding0.5% increased Effect of CurseAttack Hits have 0.5% chance to Maim Cursed Enemies for 4 secondsBase duration is (9-10.9) seconds
    Cursed enemies take (30-39)% increased Physical Damage
    Attacks Hits against Cursed Enemies have 20% chance to inflict Bleeding
    Ailments inflicted on Cursed Enemies deal Damage 20% Faster
    Curse gains 10 Doom per second if you Cast this Spell yourself
    +(0-10) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Vulnerability skill icon.png
  • Now grants +15-20 to all Attributes (previously +10-15).

Note: Divine OrbsDivine OrbStack Size: 10Randomises the numeric values of the random modifiers on an itemRight click this item then left click a magic, rare or unique item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
cannot be used to change base types or add and remove modifiers. Numerical changes to existing modifiers can be updated using a Divine Orb.

3.12.0
  • Items which apply a Curse to an enemy (such as the curse-on-hit Ring modifiers) no longer specify a level, and instead have a set magnitude for their values with a fixed amount of Doom, which is overwritten when another source applies a more potent version (similar to Arcane Surge).
  • (Not in patch note) Above change also includes item that curse the player including self curse such as Coward's Chains.
3.3.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. Bex_GGG (May 17, 2018). "As a gift or as punishment, the Empire will have your blood.". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
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