Enemy at the Gate

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Enemy at the Gate
Enemy at the Gate quest icon.png
Required Yes
Start Approach Lioneye's Watch
Objective Kill Hillock
Completion Talk to Tarkleigh
Boss Hillock
Hillock

Enemy at the Gate is a quest in act 1.

Walkthrough

(Optional) Talk to the nearby Dying Exile to learn that there may be people further up the beach.

Dying Exile : We're all that made it? They dumped... two dozen of us exiles off that ship. Guess that makes us the lucky ones. Luckier than... this poor bastard beside me, at any rate.
Splinter sticking out of me? Missed all the important bits... I saw smoke at those ruins up the beach. Go get some help, and I might just-


Make your way up the beach and, as you approach the end, your quest begins.

Quest Notification.png Kill Hillock

Kill Hillock. He is outside the town.

Quest Notification.png Enter town for your reward

You have killed Hillock. Enter town for your reward.

Quest Notification.png Talk to Tarkleigh

You have killed Hillock. Talk to Tarkleigh for your reward.

Tarkleigh: Fine work with Hillock. Where'd you learn to fight like that? No, don't tell me. We exiles have no history. Dominus took it from us the moment his Blackguards dumped us in the water out there. It's just live or die, now.
Here, have one of these, and no need to thank me. I'm thinking of myself, and the others here. The longer we fighters live, the longer everyone lives.

Tarkleigh offers you a skill gem.

Quest Notification.png Quest complete

Quest Complete – You have slain Hillock and have received a reward from Tarkleigh.

Quest rewards

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
Kinetic BoltKinetic BoltAttack, Projectile
Cost: (6-10) Mana
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (140%-175%)
Fire a projectile from your wand that changes direction in a zig-zag pattern at regular intervals or when hitting enemies. Each time it changes direction, a secondary projectile breaks off, flying in the direction it changed away from.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Projectile SpeedIncreases and Reductions to Cast Speed apply to Attack Speed at 2.5% of their value+0.1 Mana gained for each Enemy hitDeals (140-175)% of Base Attack Damage
Projectile changes direction (5-8) times
Increases and Reductions to Spell Damage also apply to Attack Damage from this Skill at 200% of their value
Modifiers which would cause projectiles to Fork instead cause them to change direction additional times
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
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Raise ZombieRaise ZombieSpell, Minion
Cost: (10-38) Mana
Cast Time: 0.85 sec
Raises a zombie minion from a corpse, which will follow you and attack enemies with a melee attack and an area of effect slam which cannot be evaded.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Minion Maximum Life
1% increased Minion Movement Speed
Raised Zombies' Slam Attack has 2% increased Cooldown Recovery RateMinions Regenerate 0.1% of Life per secondMinions take Chaos Damage equal to 1% of their Life over one second when Raised
Minions gain 0.5% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage
Maximum (3-6) Raised Zombies
Raised Zombies' Slam Attack has (0-76)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
Raised Zombies' Slam Attack has (0-76)% increased Area of Effect
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Raise Zombie skill icon.png
Cobra LashCobra LashAttack, Projectile, Chaos
Cost: (5-7) Mana
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Attack Speed: 120% of Base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (75%-125%)
Fires a poisonous projectile based on your weapon that will chain between enemies. Requires a Dagger or Claw.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1.5% increased Critical Strike Chance1% increased Chaining rangeProjectiles deal 0.75% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments for each remaining ChainDeals (75-125.4)% of Base Attack Damage
(3-113) to (5-169) Added Chaos Damage
60% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
Chains +(3-5) Times
+50% to Damage over Time Multiplier for Poison from Critical Strikes
40% chance to Poison on Hit
Projectiles deal 5% more Damage with Hits for each remaining Chain
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
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Ethereal KnivesEthereal KnivesSpell, Projectile, Physical, Duration
Cost: (5-20) Mana
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 120%
Projectile Speed: 1300
Fires an arc of knives in front of the caster which deals physical damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Projectile SpeedFires 0.1 additional Projectiles0.5% chance to Impale on Spell HitBase duration is 6 seconds
Deals (7-633) to (10-949) Physical Damage
Fires 9 additional Projectiles
Maximum 40 Lingering Blades can be left in the ground at a time
Leaves a Lingering Blade in the ground for every 3 Projectiles fired
Leaves 50% fewer Lingering Blades in the ground if you don't Cast this Spell yourself
(0-19)% increased Projectile Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ethereal Knives skill icon.png

Explosive TrapExplosive TrapTrap, Spell, AoE, Fire, Physical
Cost: (6-20) Mana
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 60%
Throws a trap that creates a large explosion when triggered, dealing spell damage in an area. A number of smaller explosions occur around this area in quick succession after the first.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Area of Effect3% increased Burning Damage2% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold DamageTrap lasts 4 seconds
Deals (4-309) to (6-464) Physical Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
Causes (4-7) smaller explosions
+(0-6) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Explosive Trap skill icon.png

Stormblast MineStormblast MineMine, Spell, AoE, Lightning, Aura, Nova
Mana Reserved: (2-6)
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 110%
Throws a mine that deals damage in an area when detonated.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% chance to Shock enemies
0.5% increased Effect of Lightning Ailments
0.5% increased Area of Effect1% increased effect of Aura1% increased Lightning Damage
Deals (2-334) to (7-1002) Lightning Damage
Mine lasts 5 seconds
Base Mine Detonation Time is 0.25 seconds
Each Mine applies 3% increased Damage Taken to Enemies near it, up
to a maximum of 150%
20% chance to Shock enemies
(20-39)% increased Effect of Lightning Ailments
+(0-5) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Stormblast Mine skill icon.png
Caustic ArrowCaustic ArrowAttack, Projectile, AoE, Duration, Chaos, Bow
Radius: 20
Cost: (6-10) Mana
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (55%-64%)
Projectile Speed: 3260
Fires an arrow which deals chaos damage in an area on impact, and spreads caustic ground. Enemies standing on the caustic ground take chaos damage over time.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Area of Effect1% chance to inflict Withered for 2 seconds on Hit1% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos DamageDeals (55-64.4)% of Base Attack Damage
Base duration is 2 seconds
Deals (8.8-1927.1) Base Chaos Damage per second
60% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
Modifiers to Projectile Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
+(0-6) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
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Frost BladesFrost BladesAttack, Projectile, Melee, Strike, Cold
Cost: 6 Mana
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Projectile Speed: 2250
Attack enemies with increased range, releasing icy blades from the first enemy hit which fly at other enemies. Requires a Melee Weapon.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Damage
1% increased Projectile Speed
Fires 0.1 additional Projectiles1% increased Duration of Cold Ailments
Deals (100-140)% of Base Attack Damage
Fires (4-7) additional Projectiles
+(18-21) to Melee Strike Range
60% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
(2-75) to (3-113) Added Cold Damage
(0-19)% increased Projectile Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Frost Blades skill icon.png

Ice ShotIce ShotAttack, Projectile, AoE, Cold, Bow
Radius: 23 / 10
Cost: (6-10) Mana
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (130%-174%)
Projectile Speed: 3260
Fires an arrow that converts some physical damage to cold on its target and converts all physical damage to cold in a cone behind that target.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Cold Damage0.5% increased Area of Effect1% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold DamageDeals (130-174)% of Base Attack Damage
60% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
(2-75) to (3-113) Added Cold Damage
Chills Enemies as though dealing (100-195)% more Damage
(0-19)% increased Effect of Cold Ailments
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ice Shot skill icon.png
CleaveCleaveAttack, AoE, Physical, Melee
Radius: 20
Cost: 6 Mana
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Attack Speed: 80% of Base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (125%-170%)
The character swings their weapon (or both weapons if dual wielding) in an arc, damaging monsters in an area in front of them. Only works with Axes and Swords.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Attack Speed+1 Life gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks2% increased Area of Effect while not Dual Wielding5% chance to Destroy Corpses on KillDeals (125-170)% of Base Attack Damage
When Dual Wielding, Deals 60% Damage from each Weapon combined
(2-75) to (3-113) Added Attack Physical Damage
+(0-6) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
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PerforatePerforatePhysical, Attack, AoE, Slam, Melee
Cost: 6 Mana
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Attack Speed: 80% of Base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (125%-170%)
Smash the ground to bring forth multiple spears to damage enemies. When in Blood Stance, multiple spikes burst from the ground in sequence, able to hit enemies multiple times. In Sand Stance, the spikes are thrust outwards. Requires a Sword or Axe. You are in Blood Stance by default.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Area of Effect0.5% chance to Impale Enemies on Hit1% chance to cause BleedingCreates 0.05 fewer Spikes
Creates 0.1 additional Spikes if you've changed Stance Recently
Deals (125-170)% of Base Attack Damage
Creates 7 Spikes
75% less Damage while in Blood Stance
Creates 2 additional Spikes if you've changed Stance Recently
(2-75) to (3-113) Added Attack Physical Damage
(0-76)% more Area of Effect while in Sand Stance
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
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Ground SlamGround SlamAttack, AoE, Slam, Melee
Radius: 35
Cost: 6 Mana
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Attack Speed: 90% of Base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (115%-150%)
Slams the ground in front of you, creating a wave that travels forward and damages enemies with an increased chance to stun. The wave deals more damage to closer enemies. Requires an Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Stun Duration on enemies
0.5% increased Area of Effect
0.5% increased Attack Speed3% increased Area of Effect
2% reduced angle
Deals (115-150)% of Base Attack Damage
25% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
Deals up to (40-49)% more Damage to closer targets
+(0-6) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
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FrostboltFrostboltSpell, Projectile, Cold
Cost: (6-25) Mana
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 220%
Projectile Speed: 375
Fires a slow-moving projectile that pierces through enemies, dealing cold damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Cold Damage5% reduced Damage
1% chance to inflict Cold Exposure on Hit
1% less Projectile SpeedProjectiles have 1% chance to Return to you
Deals (9-972) to (13-1458) Cold Damage
Projectiles Pierce all Targets
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
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Purifying FlamePurifying FlameFire, Spell, AoE, Duration, Physical
Cost: (6-25) Mana
Cast Time: 0.70 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.50%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 180%
A wave of divine fire deals damage in a line, then creates Consecrated Ground and deals damage in an area around the targeted location. A larger shockwave then expands outwards, damaging enemies standing on Consecrated Ground that were not already hit.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Area of Effect0.5% chance to also create Consecrated Ground around youConsecrated Ground applies 0.25% increased Damage taken to Enemies1% increased Effect of Consecrated GroundBase duration is 4 seconds
Deals (7-803) to (10-1205) Physical Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
Shockwave deals 25% less Damage
+(0-6) to radius of Consecrated Ground
+(0-2) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
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SmiteSmiteLightning, Attack, AoE, Duration, Melee, Strike, Aura
Cost: 6 Mana
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Attack Speed: 85% of Base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (196%-218%)
Performs a melee attack, and causes lightning to strike a targeted location or nearby enemy, dealing damage in an area. If the melee strike hits a target, that enemy cannot also be hit by the area damage. If this skill hits an enemy, you gain an aura buff, granting you and your allies additional lightning damage for a duration. Requires a Sword, Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Area of Effect1% increased Skill Effect Duration1% increased Lightning DamageAura grants 0.25% increased Attack and Cast SpeedDeals (195.5-218)% of Base Attack Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Base duration is 4 seconds
Aura grants (1-12) to (4-220) added Lightning Damage
(30-20)% less Area Damage
Aura grants (0-19)% chance to Shock
+(0-6) to radius
+(0-2) to Melee Strike Range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
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Vendor rewards

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
Nessa
Arcane Surge SupportArcane Surge SupportSupport, Spell, Duration
Icon: N
Cost and 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.
Lesser Poison SupportLesser Poison SupportChaos, Support
Icon: O
Cost and Reservation Multiplier: 110%
Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage with PoisonSupported Skills have 0.2% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Killing Blow against Enemies with at least 5 PoisonsSupported Skills deal 1% increased Damage with HitsSupported Skills have (1-94) to (2-141) added Chaos Damage
Supported Skills have 40% chance to Poison on Hit
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.
Pierce SupportPierce SupportSupport, Projectile
Icon: p
Cost and Reservation Multiplier: 110%
Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile DamageProjectiles from Supported Skills Pierce 0.1 additional TargetsProjectiles from Supported Skills that have Pierced deal 2% increased DamageProjectiles from Supported Skills Pierce (2-4) additional Targets
Supported Skills deal (0-19)% more Projectile 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.
Chance to Bleed SupportChance to Bleed SupportAttack, Physical, Support
Icon: E
Cost and Reservation Multiplier: 110%
Supports attack skills. Cannot support skills that create minions.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Attacks deal 0.5% increased Damage with BleedingSupported Attacks have 1% increased Bleeding DurationSupported Skills have 1% more Added DamageSupported Attacks have 25% chance to cause Bleeding
Supported Attacks deal (1-44) to (2-66) added Physical Damage with Weapons
Supported Attacks deal (10-29)% more Damage with Bleeding
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.
Ruthless SupportRuthless SupportSupport, Melee, Attack
Icon: u
Cost and Reservation Multiplier: 110%
Supports melee attack skills. Every third time you use a supported attack, that use of the skill will be more powerful. Cannot support channelling skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Attack DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack SpeedSupported Skills have 1% reduced Attack Speed
Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills deal 1% more Melee Damage
Every third Attack with Supported Melee Attacks deals a Ruthless Blow
Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills deal (75-132)% more Melee Damage
Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills have a base Stun Duration of 0.8 seconds
Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills deal (75-132)% more Damage with Bleeding caused by Melee Hits
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.
Elemental Proliferation SupportElemental Proliferation SupportCold, Fire, Lightning, Support, AoE
Icon: S
Cost and Reservation Multiplier: 110%
Supports any skill that hits enemies, or could otherwise apply elemental ailments.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Duration of Elemental Ailments on EnemiesSupported Skills have 1% increased Area of EffectSupported Skills deal 1% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments per Freeze, Shock or Ignite on EnemyElemental Ailments caused by Supported Skills spread to other enemies in a Radius of (12-15)
Supported Skills have 20% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
(0-19)% increased Duration of Elemental Ailments on Enemies
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.
Onslaught SupportOnslaught SupportSupport
Icon: n
Cost and Reservation Multiplier: 110%
Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack and Cast Speed1% increased Onslaught durationSupported Skills have 1% increased Attack and Cast Speed during OnslaughtSupported Skills have (20-39)% chance to grant Onslaught for (3-6.8) seconds on
dealing a Killing Blow
Supported Skills have 10% chance to grant Onslaught for 3 seconds when you Hit a Unique Enemy
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.