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PerforatePhysical, Attack, AoE, Slam, Melee
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 6 Mana
Attack Speed: 80% of base
Attack Damage: (125-170)% 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.
Perforate skill icon.pngPerforate inventory icon.png
Area level: 5
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemPerforate

Perforate skill screenshot.jpg

Perforate is an attack skill where the user strikes the ground to launch multiple spikes from the ground that deal area of effect damage. This skill interacts with Blood and Sand Stance, launching multiple spikes in a small area in Blood Stance and launching the spikes outwards in Sand Stance.

Skill functions and interactions

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Alt quality

In its phantasmal quality: "Creates 0.05 fewer Spikes, Creates 0.1 additional Spikes if you've changed Stance Recently" if you stay between 10-19% quality, you will not get one permanent fewer spikes while still having an additional Spikes if you've changed Stance Recently resulting in an always better case than going for 20% on this alternate quality.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired StrengthDamage
Physical DamageMore AoEExp.Total Exp.
1100125%125%2 to 3N/A00
2200127%127.4%2 to 34%7070
3400130%129.7%3 to 48%308378
47014132%132.1%4 to 612%15541932
511019134%134.5%5 to 816%66678599
6161826137%136.8%7 to 1120%2604734646
7202231139%139.2%9 to 1324%4972584371
8242537142%141.6%11 to 1728%95714180085
9282942144%143.9%14 to 2032%169595349680
10323347146%146.3%16 to 2536%283759633439
11363652149%148.7%20 to 3040%4539961087435
12404058151%151.1%24 to 3544%7031281790563
13444463153%153.4%28 to 4248%10612232851786
14484868156%155.8%33 to 4952%20658704917656
15525174158%158.2%39 to 5856%25071107424766
16565579161%160.5%45 to 6860%579893613223702
17605984163%162.9%52 to 7964%1508391928307621
18646290165%165.3%61 to 9168%2779273556100356
19676594168%167.6%68 to 10272%4386973999970095
20706898170%170%75 to 11376%242081556342051651
217270100172%172.4%81 to 12280%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A175%174.7%87 to 13084%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A177%177.1%93 to 14088%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A179%179.5%100 to 15092%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A182%181.8%107 to 16096%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A184%184.2%114 to 172100%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A187%186.6%123 to 184104%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A189%188.9%131 to 197108%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A191%191.3%140 to 210112%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A194%193.7%150 to 224116%N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A195%194.9%155 to 232118%N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A196%196.1%160 to 240120%N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A197%197.2%165 to 248122%N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A198%198.4%171 to 256124%N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A200%199.6%176 to 265126%N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A201%200.8%182 to 273128%N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A202%202%188 to 282130%N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A203%203.2%194 to 292132%N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A204%204.3%201 to 301134%N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A206%205.5%207 to 311136%N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

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

8Dying 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 qualityAutomatic
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorAdds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing # monsters
Quality 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 gemAutomatic
6The 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 gemAutomatic
3Gemcutter'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% qualityAutomatic
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.random divination card set exchangeAutomatic

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Perforate:


Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Perforate.

NameFor generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Perforate Area Of Effect 166Perforate has 16% increased Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Perforate Area Of Effect 275Perforate has 24% increased Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Perforate Damage 166Perforate deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Perforate Damage 275Perforate deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Perforate Number Of Spikes 166Perforate creates +1 Spikehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Perforate Number Of Spikes 275Perforate creates +2 Spikeshelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
  • Now deals 213% of Base Damage, and has 213% Effectiveness of Added Damage at gem level 20 (previously 170%).
  • The visual effects have been improved.
  • Now deals base Damage and has an added Damage effectiveness of 125% at gem level 1 (from 140%), up to 170% at gem level 20 (from 196%).
  • Now has 2 to 3 added Attack Physical Damage at gem level 1, up to 75 to 113 at gem level 20 (previously had no added damage).
  • Now creates 7 spikes (from 6).
  • Now creates 2 additional spikes if you've changed stance recently.
  • Now deals 75% less Damage while in Blood stance (from 65%).
  • Now gains more area of effect while in Sand stance as the gem levels, up to 76% more at gem level 20.
  • Gained the Slam and Physical Tag.
  • Added Labyrinth Enchantments.
  • Perforate has been added to the game.