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King Kaom
King Kaom
Location(s) Kaom's Stronghold
Quest(s) The King of Fury quest icon.png The King of Fury
Resistance(s) Resists Elemental Damage
Resists Chaos Damage

King Kaom is a unique boss in Kaom's Stronghold. Defeating him is required for the quest The King of Fury quest icon.png The King of Fury.

Lore

King Kaom of the Karui concept art. It also used as the art for a Steam trading card.

Kaom was the king of the Karui, often cited for his bravery and leadership. In the Karui's home, Ngamakanui, Kaom received a sign [1] (Kaom's SignKaom's Sign
Coral Ring
+(20-30) to maximum Life+(10-20) to Strength
+(2-4) Life gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks
+1 to Maximum Endurance Charges
A token from the sea
A sign for Kaom
to lead his Karui to Wraeclast.
) saying the Purity Rebellion needed his support against Emperor Chitus. The Karui were called by High Templar Voll to overthrow General Marceus Lioneye in the outer empire. Kaom accepted and led his people to The Coast in Wraeclast using canoes. The battle against Lioneye and his army of Gemlings has been written in The Purity Chronicles Book 3: Fall of a Jade Axe: a batallion of female archers caught Lioneye by suprise. Among these archers was Hyrri, who has studied archery with Voll's finest military tutors. She was of great importance in this battle.[2] When Lioneye fell, Kaom infamously wore his head on his belt.

In-game

After he had conquered Lioneye's Watch the Karui passed through the land with their Canoes. Their stories have been preserved on weathered carvings throughout Act 1. These carvings tell of the nightmares they encounter, the undead. Kaom has tried to fight it, praying to his ancestors and eventually received a vision he thought divine, but it was actually from Nightmare.[3] He took a group of warriors and entered the Highgate mines to join the Beast.[4]

After the The Awakening however, more carvings in Kaom's Stronghold reveal the black spirit may have not only lead him and his warriors farther into Wraeclast, he had been corrupted by Malachai to slaughter his own men as a 'sacrifice'.

After Kaom left, Hyrri led the Karui back to Ngamakanui.

Related items

Kaom's trademark was his two handed axe and his belt/body armour, which wore the head of his nemesis Lioneye.

ItemItem ClassLvl.
Kaom's SignKaom's Sign
Coral Ring
+(20-30) to maximum Life+(10-20) to Strength
+(2-4) Life gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks
+1 to Maximum Endurance Charges
A token from the sea
A sign for Kaom
to lead his Karui to Wraeclast.
Rings1
Kaom's WayKaom's Way
Coral Ring
Requires Level 32+(20-30) to maximum Life+(10-20) to Strength
Regenerate 0.4% of Life per second per Endurance Charge
+(2-4) Life gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks
+1 to Maximum Endurance Charges
Kaom guided his Karui across the sea
and spilled their blood on foreign soil
Rings32
Kaom's PrimacyKaom's Primacy
Karui Chopper
Two Handed Axe
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (266.2-314.6) to (415.8-491.4)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.05
Weapon Range: 13
Requires Level 58, 151 Str, 43 Dex(100-140)% increased Physical Damage
+20 Life gained on Kill
+(150-250) to Accuracy Rating
Culling Strike
Gain 1 Rage on Critical Hit with attacks, no more than once every 0.5 seconds
Gain 1% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage per 1 Rage
One by one, Kaom slaughtered the weakest tribe
leaders until the others leapt to join his cause.
Two Hand Axes58
Kaom's HeartKaom's Heart
Glorious Plate
Quality: +20%
Armour: 931
Requires Level 68, 191 StrHas no Sockets
(20-40)% increased Fire Damage
+500 to maximum Life
The warrior who
fears will fall.
Body Armours68
Kaom's RootsKaom's Roots
Titan Greaves
Quality: +20%
Armour: 289
Requires Level 68, 120 StrHas no Sockets
Cannot be Knocked Back
+(150-200) to maximum Life
Action Speed cannot be modified to below base value
Unwavering Stance
Don't flinch. It's a waste of good hitting time.
Boots68
Replica Kaom's HeartReplica Kaom's Heart
Glorious Plate
Quality: +20%
Armour: 931
Requires Level 68, 191 StrHas no Sockets
(30-40)% increased Lightning Damage
+500 to maximum Mana
"Useless for our purposes, but perhaps we can sell Prototype #5
to an archmage to fund other experiments."
Body Armours68

Dialogue

King Kaom is voiced by New Zealand actor, Andre King.[5]

References

  1. Kaom's Sign's flavourtext: "A token from the sea, A sign for Kaom to lead his Karui to Wraeclast."
  2. The Purity Chronicles: "At her uncle's behest, Hyrri had traveled to Thebrus and studied archery with Voll's finest military tutors. When the legionnaires shed protection in favor of mobility, Hyrri and her bow-women broke cover and rained death upon the Gemlings from the cliffs above."
  3. Weathered Carving in Ship Graveyard: Kaom is gone. He took 500 of our finest warriors and descended into the depths of Wraeclast. He spoke of a vision, a gift of ancestors. Kaom has been deceived. His vision was a gift from the black spirit. The black spirit has conquered the Karui way.
  4. Tasuni tells this when asked about Kaom.
  5. Bex_GGG (August 24, 2016). "TIL that Izaro was voiced by Micheal Hurst, who also played the role Iolaus, Hercules' sidekick in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.". Official Path of Exile subreddit. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
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