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NameDeath Aura
Skill IdChaosDegenAuraUnique
IconDeath Aura skill icon.png
Cast Time1.00 sec
Level Req.62
Attack Speed100% of base
Attack Damage100% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage100%
Casts an aura that deals Chaos Damage over Time to nearby Enemies. This skill cannot be cast by Totems.
Deals 758 Base Chaos Damage per second
This Spell is Triggered when Equipped
You cannot Cast this Spell directly

Death Aura is a spell that deals chaos damage over time around the user, like Righteous FireRighteous FireSpell, AoE, Fire
Level: (1-20)
Cooldown Time: 0.30 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Radius: 18
Requires Level 16Engulfs you in magical fire that rapidly burns you and nearby enemies. Your spell damage is substantially increased while under this effect. The effect ends when you have 1 life remaining.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Burning Damage0.5% increased Area of EffectBuff Grants 1% increased Spell DamageGrants (20-39)% more Spell Damage
Deals 20% of your Maximum Life as Base Fire Damage per second
You Burn for 90% of your Maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
Deals 20% of your Maximum Energy Shield as Base Fire Damage per second
You Burn for 70% of your Maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
Deals (35.8-1541.8) Base Fire Damage per second
+(0-5) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Righteous Fire skill icon.png
. It is granted by Death's OathDeath's Oath
Astral Plate
Quality: +20%
Armour: (2133-2417)
Movement Speed: -5%
Requires Level 62, 180 Str+(8-12)% to all Elemental ResistancesGrants Level 20 Death Aura Skill
+(40-50) to all Attributes
(10-15)% increased Attack Speed
(180-220)% increased Armour
+(60-70) to maximum Life
1% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life
You take 450 Chaos Damage per second for 3 seconds on Kill
Gore Footprints
Tears of blood, aching heart,
My dear Isildria must depart.
.

Mechanics

The chaos damage over time aura is a skill that activates on equipping Death's Oath, and is modified by socketed support gems as well as modifiers that affect auras, area of effect, damage over time, and chaos damage. The tool tip damage does not display damage increases from X% increased effect of Non-Curse Auras you Cast modifiers from unique items such as Dying BreathDying Breath
Iron Staff
Warstaff
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: 16.8-50.4
Critical Strike Chance: 6.40%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 13
Requires Level 13, 27 Str, 27 Int+18% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff18% increased Cast Speed
18% increased maximum Mana
18% increased Area of Effect of Aura Skills
18% increased Area of Effect of Hex Skills
Nearby Enemies have 18% increased Effect of Curses on them
Nearby allies gain 18% increased Damage
18% increased effect of Non-Curse Auras from your Skills
The whispers of the dead
Carry wisdom for the living,
If you are willing to give your life
To listen.
and from the passive tree, but the actual damage of the skill is affected by these modifiers.[1]

Currently, there are several support gems that affect Death Aura beneficially:

  • Concentrated Effect SupportConcentrated Effect SupportSupport, AoE
    Icon: o
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 18Supports any skill with an area of effect, regardless of whether that skill deals damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% less Area of EffectSupported Skills have 0.5% reduced Enemy Stun ThresholdSupported Skills have 30% less Area of Effect
    Supported Skills deal (25-39)% more Area 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 Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Efficacy SupportEfficacy SupportSupport, Duration
    Icon: a
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 8Supports any skill that deals damage or has a duration.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage over TimeSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Skill Effect DurationSupported Skills have 0.5% reduced Mana CostSupported Skills deal (15-24)% more Damage over Time
    Supported Skills have (15-24)% increased Skill Effect Duration
    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.
  • Increased Area of Effect SupportIncreased Area of Effect SupportSupport, AoE
    Icon: E
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 38Supports any skill with an area of effect.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack and Cast SpeedSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of EffectSupported Skills have (30-49)% increased Area of EffectThis 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.
  • Arrogance SupportArrogance SupportAura, Support
    Icon: B
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: (220-201)%
    Cooldown Time: 0.00 sec
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill with a reservation.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.25% increased Aura effectSupported Skills have 0.1% reduced Life ReservationSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased DamageSupported Skills have (10-19)% increased Aura effect
    Supported Skills Reserve Life instead of Mana
    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.
    (Supported Skills have (10-19)% increased Aura effect gem mod only; despite tooltip would not reflect it[1] )
  • Void Manipulation SupportVoid Manipulation SupportChaos, Support
    Icon: v
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
    Requires Level 8Supports any skill that deals damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Chaos DamageSupported Skills have 0.25% increased Area of Effect
    Supported Skills have 0.25% increased Attack and Cast Speed
    Supported Skills have 0.02% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life
    Supported Skills deal (20-39)% more Chaos Damage
    Supported Skills deal 25% reduced Elemental 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 Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Swift Affliction SupportSwift Affliction SupportSupport, Duration
    Icon: r
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 125%
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill that has a duration, or can hit enemies to inflict ailments on them.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage over TimeSupported Skills have 0.25% increased Attack and Cast Speed
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Projectile Speed
    You and Enemies have 1% increased Movement Speed while inflicted with an Ailment from Supported Skills
    Supported Skills deal (25-44)% more Damage over Time
    15% reduced Duration of Supported Skills and Damaging Ailments they inflict
    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.
  • Less Duration SupportLess Duration SupportSupport, Duration
    Icon: d
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill that has a duration.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% less Skill Effect DurationSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack and Cast SpeedBleeding inflicted by Supported Skills deals Damage 0.5% fasterSupported Skills have (40-49)% less Skill Effect Duration
    Supported Skills deal (10-19)% more 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 Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    (Supported Skills deal #% more Damage gem mod only; not affected by other mod of the gem)
  • Item Rarity SupportItem Rarity SupportSupport
    Icon: R
    Level: (1-20)
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill that can kill enemies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous0.5% increased Rarity of Items Dropped by Enemies Slain from Supported SkillsSupported Skills have 0.1% chance for Coin Shower on Kill(40-59)% increased Rarity of Items Dropped by Enemies Slain from Supported SkillsThis 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.
  • Item Quantity SupportItem Quantity SupportSupport
    Icon: Q
    Level: (1-20)
    Requires Level 24Supports any skill that can kill enemies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior0.35% increased Quantity of Items Dropped by Enemies Slain from Supported Skills(17-36)% increased Quantity of Items Dropped by Enemies Slain from Supported SkillsThis 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.
    (currently unobtainable normally)

These gems depend on second active skill to gain buff that in turn benefit Death Aura skill:

  • Lifetap SupportLifetap SupportSupport, Duration
    Icon: T
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 300%
    Cooldown Time: 0.00 sec
    Requires Level 8Supports any skill. Minions cannot gain the Lifetap buff.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Life CostLifetap lasts +0.1 secondsSupported Skills deal (10-29)% more Damage while you have Lifetap
    Gain Lifetap after Spending a total of (17-205) Life with a Supported Skill
    Lifetap lasts 4 seconds
    Supported Skills Cost Life instead of Mana
    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.
    (the gem mod Supported Skills deal #% more Damage while you have Lifetap, as long as another active skill uses Lifetap Support and meets the cost requirements to gain the Lifetap status icon.pngLifetap buff, due to the mod Gain Lifetap after Spending a total of # Life with a Supported Skill)
  • Arcane Surge SupportArcane Surge SupportSupport, Spell, Duration
    Icon: N
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
    Each supported spell will track how much mana you spend on it, granting a buff when the total mana spent reaches a threshold. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell DamageArcane Surge grants 0.01% of Mana Regenerated per secondArcane Surge lasts 0.1 secondsGain Arcane Surge after Spending a total of (15-400) Mana with Supported Skills
    Arcane Surge grants (10-20)% more Spell Damage
    Arcane Surge grants (10-19)% increased Cast Speed
    Arcane Surge grants (0.5-1)% of Mana Regenerated per second
    Arcane Surge lasts 4 seconds
    Supported Skills deal (10-19)% more Spell Damage while you have Arcane Surge
    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.
    (the gem mod Supported Skills deal #% more Spell Damage while you have Arcane Surge, as long as another active skill uses Arcane Surge Support and meets the cost requirements to gain the Arcane Surge status icon.pngArcane Surge buff (or other means to gain the buff), due to the mod Gain Arcane Surge after Spending a total of (15-400) Mana with Supported Skills)


Since Death Aura is a triggered skill, it will not be activated if equipped on Animate GuardianAnimate GuardianSpell, Minion, Physical
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (11-20) Mana
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Requires Level 28Animates a melee weapon or armour, attaching it to an invisible Guardian that fights by your side. Animating multiple items attaches them to the same Guardian. You cannot animate unidentified items. Cannot be used by Traps or Mines.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentMinions have 2% increased Movement SpeedMinions have 3% increased Area of Effect2% increased Minion Maximum LifeCan use Items requiring up to Level (33-100)
Minions' Attacks deal (22-56) to (34-84) additional Physical Damage
(0-76)% increased Minion Maximum Life
Minions deal (0-76)% increased Physical Damage with Melee Attacks
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Animate Guardian skill icon.png
. The on-kill damage taken, however, still applies.

Drop restrictions

Death Aura can only be obtained from Death's OathDeath's Oath
Astral Plate
Quality: +20%
Armour: (2133-2417)
Movement Speed: -5%
Requires Level 62, 180 Str+(8-12)% to all Elemental ResistancesGrants Level 20 Death Aura Skill
+(40-50) to all Attributes
(10-15)% increased Attack Speed
(180-220)% increased Armour
+(60-70) to maximum Life
1% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life
You take 450 Chaos Damage per second for 3 seconds on Kill
Gore Footprints
Tears of blood, aching heart,
My dear Isildria must depart.
.

Version history

Version Changes
3.14.0
  • Death Aura skill now deals 758 Base Chaos Damage per second (previously 563).
3.6.0
  • Death Aura skill now deals 25% more damage per second.
3.1.0
  • Now properly updates its behaviour when items, passives or skills change it in some way.
3.0.0
  • The chaos damage-over-time aura is now a skill that activates on equipping Death's Oath, and is modified by socketed support gems as well as modifiers that affect auras, area of effect, damage over time and chaos damage.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mark_GGG (5 August 2017). "Re: In case anyone is preparing to use Death's Oath". Official Path of Exile Subreddit. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
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