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Dying 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.
Dying Breath inventory icon.png
Vendor Prices
Unique5x Chaos Orb
Vendor Offer
14x Alchemy Shard
3x Alteration Shard
Weapon DPS
Physical: 43.7
Phys+Chaos: 43.7
Total: 43.7
Metadata
Item class: Warstaves

Dying Breath is a unique Iron StaffIron StaffWarstaff
Physical Damage: 14-42
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 Staff
.

Mechanics

Dying Breath applies a special aura to the character:[1]

Dying Breath status icon.png
  • Party members and minions within the aura have 18% increased damage. This bonus applies to all damage, including that of spells, traps, and totems.
  • Enemies within the aura are affected by curses from any source with 18% increased magnitude.

Note that the aura given by Dying Breath needs line of sight, unlike auras given by skills. Also, the aura comes from the item, not the player, so it won't be affected by any aura bonuses.

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
6The TowerThe Tower6StaffA tower built of the strongest stone is not eternal; a towering intellect is not enlightened.random staffAutomatic
4Atziri's ArsenalAtziri's Arsenal4Weapon
Corrupted
In the prison of all sins, will you grasp godhood or sorrow? Only hope lies under the shadows.
random corrupted weaponAutomatic
7PrejudicePrejudice7Item
Influenced Item
One who is blinded by their past may
only see a sliver of the present.
random influenced itemAutomatic
8Arrogance of the VaalArrogance of the Vaal8Item
Two-Implicit
Corrupted
Discovery can lead to beauty, or it can lead to ruin.
random two-implicit corrupted itemAutomatic
4Jack in the BoxJack in the Box4ItemTurn the crank,
close your eyes,
and pray to the gods
for a pleasant surprise.
random itemAutomatic
1Singular IncubatorSingular IncubatorAdds an incubated Unique item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing # monsters
Unique ItemRight click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
random itemAutomatic
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.random divination card set exchangeAutomatic

Legacy variants

Dying Breath has a legacy variant.

Version Discontinued Base Item Required level Modifiers
2.6.0 Coiled StaffCoiled StaffWarstaff
Physical Damage: 27-57
Critical Strike Chance: 6.20%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 13
Requires Level 23, 43 Str, 43 Int+20% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff
23
  • +18(20)% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff[a]
  • 18% 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

Supporter attribution

Dying Breath was created by supporter Lezli.[1]

Gallery

Version history

Version Changes
3.8.0
  • Several Staves are now classified as Warstaves. Warstaves can no longer roll caster-related modifiers, while Staves retain their old mod generation behaviour.
3.7.0
  • Certain staff base types can no longer roll spell-based mods such as added damage for spells or increased spell damage. Their base attack speeds have been slightly increased, and their damage decreased to compensate. This affects all existing versions of these base types. (For a full list, see Version 3.7.0 § Item Balance.)
3.3.0
  • Added 3D art.
2.6.0
  • (Not in patch notes) Base type of new Dying Breath had changed to Iron StaffIron StaffWarstaff
    Physical Damage: 14-42
    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 Staff
    (from Coiled StaffCoiled StaffWarstaff
    Physical Damage: 27-57
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.20%
    Attacks per Second: 1.30
    Weapon Range: 13
    Requires Level 23, 43 Str, 43 Int+20% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff
    ) (no change in block chance).
2.0.0
  • The radius of the Auras has been increased to 75, to be the same as Leer Cast.
1.2.0
  • Dying Breath now grants 18% increased Aura Effect, instead of 18% increased damage taken. Old copies of the item have been automatically updated.
1.0.6
  • Introduced to the game.

Notes

  1. Using a Blessed OrbBlessed OrbStack Size: 20Randomises the numeric values of the implicit modifiers of an itemRight click this item then left click another item to apply it.
    Shift click to unstack.
    on a legacy Dying Breath Coiled Staff with the implicit modifier +18% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff will increase the value of that modifier to 20%.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lezli (January 27, 2014). "Dying Breath 1.0.6 Unique". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved March 16, 2014.
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