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Plague BearerSpell, Chaos, AoE
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (6-13) Mana
Cooldown Time: 0.50 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Requires Level 24Gain an Incubating buff, adding to its Plague Value as you inflict poisons. Use the skill again to begin Infecting, dealing chaos damage over time to nearby enemies until the Plague Value is depleted. Your damage modifiers don't apply to this skill's damage. Using the skill again alternates between Incubating and Infecting.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Area of EffectYou have 0.25% increased Movement Speed while InfectingGrants +0.5% to Damage over Time Multiplier for Poison while InfectingMaximum Plague Value is (4000-1000000)
When you inflict Poison while Incubating, adds 40% of the Expected Poison
Damage to Plague Value
While Infecting, deals Chaos Damage per second equal to 12% of the Plague Value when Infecting began, and loses Plague Value at the same rate
20% less Damage with Poison while Incubating and not at Maximum Plague Value
+(0-3) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Plague Bearer skill icon.pngPlague Bearer inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 24
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Orb of Alteration
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemPlagueBearer

Plague Bearer is a chaos spell skill gem. While active, you deal less poison damage and store part of the damage you have dealt with poison. Activating this skill again releases any stored poison, causing nearby enemies to take chaos damage over time. Activating the skill causes it to alternate between these modes.

Skill functions and interactions

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityMana
Cost
Max
Plague
value
RadiusExp.Total Exp.
1245864000N/A00
2276475903N/A118383118383
3307178655N/A175816294199
43377812616N/A254061548260
53683818299N/A359090907350
63990926429+14985081405858
74296938027+16820572087915
8451021054530+19217773009692
9481091077962+117278794737571
10501131098791+111388775876448
115211711125046+213682337244681
125412111158112+216383388883019
135612511199725+2195664810839667
145813011252058+2365518414494851
156013412317825+2301732717512178
166213812400423+3779391425306092
176414212504097+31520603140512123
186614613634145+32618558266697705
196815113797189+362755923129453628
2070155131000000+3211877683341331311
2172159131100000+4N/AN/A
2274N/A141180000+4N/AN/A
2376N/A141245000+4N/AN/A
2478N/A141300000+4N/AN/A
2580N/A151350000+4N/AN/A
2682N/A151400000+5N/AN/A
2784N/A151450000+5N/AN/A
2886N/A151500000+5N/AN/A
2988N/A161550000+5N/AN/A
3090N/A161600000+5N/AN/A
3191N/A161650000+6N/AN/A
3292N/A161700000+6N/AN/A
3393N/A161750000+6N/AN/A
3494N/A171800000+6N/AN/A
3595N/A171850000+6N/AN/A
3696N/A171900000+7N/AN/A
3797N/A171950000+7N/AN/A
3898N/A172000000+7N/AN/A
3999N/A172050000+7N/AN/A
40100N/A172100000+7N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

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

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
3The Bitter BlossomThe Bitter Blossom3Level 21 Chaos Gem
Quality: +23%
Corrupted
The pain you feel is of no consequence, it is evolution, to be made whole within something greater.
random corrupted superior level 21 Chaos gem with 23% qualityAutomatic
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
13The CataclysmThe Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem
Corrupted
The mighty warriors traded in blows, the nimble archers in arrows, yet it was the brazen thaumaturgists who would bring catastrophe to all.
random corrupted level 21 Spell 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 ↓
Lost in Love
Act 3

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Root of the Problem
Act 2
Yeena
Lost in Love
Act 3
Clarissa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Plague Bearer:

ItemLimitRadiusStats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Plague Bearer.

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 Plague Bearer Poison Dot Multiplier While Aura Active 166Plague Bearer Buff grants +12% to Poison Damage over Time Multiplier while Infectinghelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Plague Bearer Poison Dot Multiplier While Aura Active 275Plague Bearer Buff grants +20% to Poison Damage over Time Multiplier while Infectinghelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Plague Bearer Stored Poison Damage To Deal Per Second 166Plague Bearer deals Damage based on an additional 3% of Plague Valuehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Plague Bearer Stored Poison Damage To Deal Per Second 275Plague Bearer deals Damage based on an additional 5% of Plague Valuehelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.13.0
  • Divergent Plague Bearer no longer grants reduced chaos damage taken while Incubating. Now causes the Plague Bearer buff to have +0.5% to Poison Damage over Time multiplier while Infecting per 1% gem quality.
  • Anomalous Plague Bearer now causes you to have 0.25% increased movement speed while Infecting per 1% gem quality (from 0.5% per 1% gem quality).
3.12.0
3.8.0
  • Plague Bearer has been added to the game.

References

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