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Eye of Malice
Callous Mask
Quality: +20%
Evasion: (634-756)
Energy Shield: (124-148)
Requires Level 45, 51 Dex, 51 Int(400-500)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
+(20-40)% to Fire Resistance
+(20-40)% to Cold Resistance
25% chance to inflict Cold Exposure on Hit
25% chance to inflict Fire Exposure on Hit
Nearby Enemies have 50% increased Fire and Cold Resistances
Through vision coloured by burning rage and icy hatepeers a visitor from a realm of ill intent...
Eye of Malice inventory icon.png
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Metadata
Item class: Helmets

Eye of Malice is a unique Callous MaskCallous MaskEvasion: 122
Energy Shield: 24
Requires Level 45, 51 Dex, 51 Int
.

Mechanics

Eye of Malice
Debuff
Eye of Malice status icon.png

You have increased Fire and Cold Resistances

50% increased Fire and Cold Resistances

At first glance the mod Nearby Enemies have 50% increased Fire and Cold Resistances may sound unhelpful, however it also multiplies negative resistances.[1]

For example:

A monster such as the Shaper has a base of 50% elemental resistance. We lower the monster's cold resistance via Elemental Equilibrium (from previous non-cold hit), a level 20 FrostbiteFrostbiteSpell, AoE, Duration, Cold, Curse, Hex
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (24-50) Mana
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Radius: 22
Requires Level 24Curses all targets in an area, lowering their cold resistance and giving them a chance to be frozen when hit.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentFreezes on Cursed enemies have 1% increased DurationCurses inflicted by this Skill have +0.25 to maximum DoomHits against Cursed Enemies have +1% chance to FreezeBase duration is (9-10.9) seconds
Cursed enemies have -(25-44)% to Cold Resistance
Hits against Cursed Enemies have +25% chance to Freeze
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.
Frostbite skill icon.png
(Note that in this example it does not take into account boss' curse effectiveness) and cold exposure from Eye of Malice's mod, which applies -10% Cold resistance for 4 seconds.[2] The monster now has -54% cold resistance which then gets multiplied by 1.5 (50% increased), resulting in a total of -81% cold resistance. The negative then translated into the damage calculation as more damage taken by the monster.

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

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

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
1Divine JusticeDivine Justice1Helmet
Eternal Labyrinth Enchantment
Many sought the Goddess' blessing. Few survived the Labyrinth to receive it.
random helmet with an Eternal Labyrinth enchantmentAutomatic
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

Version history

Version Changes
3.14.0
  • (Not in patch note) The Elderslayers unique are moved to core drop table.[3]
3.9.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. Data gathered by user:13tayler13 in PVP.
  2. Based on the reminder text of Eye of Malice, by pressing Alt button in PC.
  3. Tarke Cat (interviewer), Rory Rackham (interviewee) (April 9, 2021). "Baeclast #68 Lead Designer Rory Rackham on PoE2 & Ultimatum League". Youtube. Retrieved April 9, 2021.