Cost: 10 Mana
Attack Speed: 75% of base
Attack Damage: (85-120)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (85-120)%
Radius: 18 / 28Requires Level 28Smashes the ground, dealing damage in an area and cracking the earth. The crack will erupt in a powerful aftershock after a short duration. Cracks created before the first one has erupted will not generate their own aftershocks. Requires an Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Damage3% increased Damage
1% increased Skill Effect DurationInitial Slam has 2% increased Area of EffectIncreases and Reductions to Spell Damage also apply to Attack Damage from this Skill at 2.5% of their valueDeals (85-150)% of Base Attack Damage
Base duration is 1 seconds
Aftershock deals 150% more Damage with Hits and AilmentsPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.Acquisition
Area level: 28Vendor Prices
|Normal||1x Orb of Chance|
1x Scroll FragmentMetadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemEarthquake
Earthquake is a melee attack dealing damage in an area and leaving a crack in the ground. After a duration, the crack releases an aftershock, dealing more damage in a larger area. Requires an axe, mace, staff or unarmed.
Skill Functions and Interactions
- Duration: increases and reductions to duration increase or reduce time between impact and aftershock respectively. The following gems and items reduce skill's duration: Less Duration SupportLess Duration SupportSupport, Duration
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 DamageThis 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
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 SpeedYou and Enemies have 1% increased Movement Speed while inflicted with an Ailment from Supported SkillsSupported Skills deal (25-44)% more Damage over Time
15% reduced Duration of Supported Skills and Damaging Ailments they inflictThis 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., and Warped TimepieceWarped Timepiece
Turquoise AmuletRequires Level 50+(16-24) to Dexterity and Intelligence(10-15)% increased Attack Speed
(10-15)% increased Cast Speed
(10-15)% increased Movement Speed
(15-10)% reduced Skill Effect Duration
30% increased total Recovery per second from Life, Mana, or Energy Shield LeechAs you have lived, so you shall die
forever trying to keep up with me.
Your blood on these hands of mine
forever makes me the public enemy.. Be aware that Warped Timepiece will apply globally and reduce duration to buffs and other effects such as Fortify.
- Dual Wielding: Using Earthquake while dual wielding will alternate between weapons.
- Aftershock: The aftershock is a specific part of the skill that hits and has a 150% more multiplier to hits and ailments. Ailments such as poison, bleed, and ignite will have more damage if applied by the shockwave. The shockwave will however not scale other DoTs like Decay SupportDecay SupportChaos, Support
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%Requires Level 38Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Chaos DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Skill Effect DurationSupported Skills have 0.5% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos DamageSupported Skills inflict Decay on Hit, dealing (120-843) Chaos Damage per second for 8 secondsThis 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. as it is not a ailment.
Gem level progression
This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:
|8||Dying AnguishDying Anguish8Level 19 Gem|
Alternative Quality: +19%Moribund, he gazed upon the journey taken as blood trickled down his chin. His eye closed on the city ahead that he would never call home.
|random level 19 gem with 19% alternative quality||Automatic|
|1||Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorAdds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item|
Item drops after killing # monstersQuality GemRight click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
|random superior gem||Automatic|
|6||The FoxThe Fox6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."|
- Ezomyte Proverb
|random level 20 gem||Automatic|
|3||Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Superior Gem|
Quality: +20%"I swore to use my position to help the people. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?" - Erasmus, Imperial Gemcutter
|random superior gem with 20% quality||Automatic|
|1||The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.||random divination card set exchange||Automatic|
This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:
|Sever the Right Hand|
This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:
|A Fixture of Fate|
|Sever the Right Hand|
|Fallen from Grace|
Related helmet enchantments
The following helmet enchantments affect Earthquake.
|Enchantment Earthquake Damage 1||66||25% increased Earthquake Damage||helmet 100|
|Enchantment Earthquake Damage 2||75||40% increased Earthquake Damage||helmet 100|
|Enchantment Earthquake Damage per 0.1s Duration 1||66||Earthquake deals 5% increased Damage per 0.1 seconds Duration||helmet 100|
|Enchantment Earthquake Damage per 0.1s Duration 2||75||Earthquake deals 8% increased Damage per 0.1 seconds Duration||helmet 100|
|Enchantment Earthquake Area Of Effect 1||66||16% increased Earthquake Area of Effect||helmet 100|
|Enchantment Earthquake Area Of Effect 2||75||24% increased Earthquake Area of Effect||helmet 100|
Alternate skill effects
Earthquake has the following alternate skill effects:
|Crystal Earthquake EffectCrystal Earthquake EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Earthquake becomes a crystal effect.||Your Earthquake becomes a crystal effect.|
|Demonic Earthquake EffectDemonic Earthquake EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Earthquake becomes a Demonic Effect.||Your Earthquake becomes a Demonic Effect.|
|Gore Earthquake EffectGore Earthquake EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Earthquake becomes a gory effect.||Your Earthquake becomes a gory effect.|
- Mark_GGG (June 22, 2016). "Mechanical Questions Thread". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved June 23, 2016.