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PunishmentSpell, AoE, Duration, Curse, Physical, Hex
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (16-33) Mana
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Radius: 22
Requires Level 24Curses all targets in an area, causing them to be debilitated when they hit enemies and increasing damage they take while on low life. Some overkill damage from a killing blow on a cursed enemy will be reflected to surrounding targets.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Effect of CurseCurse has 2% increased Doom gain rate1% increased Area of EffectBase duration is (9-10.9) seconds
10% of Overkill Damage from Killing Blows on Cursed Enemies is Reflected to other Enemies as Physical Damage
Cursed Enemies take (50-88)% increased Damage while on Low Life
Cursed Enemies are Debilitated for 2 Seconds when they Hit
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.
Punishment skill icon.pngPunishment 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/SkillGemPunishment

Punishment skill screenshot.jpg

Punishment is a hex spell that applies a curse to all targets in an area, causing them to receive Debilitate status icon.pngDebilitate debuff when hit, take increased damage while on low life, and when killed, deals physical Reflected damage equal to overkill damage.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Punishment aura

Punishment
Debuff
Punishment status icon.png
You are cursed. You will take increased damage while on low life and be debilitated when you hit enemies. Overkill damage from the hit which kills you will be reflected to nearby targets.
  • Punishment can be turned into an aura by linking it with either Blasphemy SupportBlasphemy SupportSupport, Hex, Aura
    Icon: A
    Level: (1-20)
    Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Requires Level 31Supports hex curse skills, turning them into auras that will apply their effect to all enemies in an area around you.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Effect of Supported Curses0.5% reduced Effect of Supported Curses
    Supported Skills have 2% increased Area of Effect
    Supported Skills have 0.1% reduced Mana Reserved
    Supported Skills apply their Curse as an Auras
    Supported Curse Skills also count as Aura Skills
    Using Supported Skills is Instant
    (0-76)% increased Area of Effect of Supported Curse Skills
    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.
    or Awakened Blasphemy SupportAwakened Blasphemy SupportSupport, Hex, Aura
    Icon: A
    Level: (1-5)
    Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Requires Level 72Supports hex curse skills, turning them into auras that will apply their effect to all enemies in an area around you.Per 1% Quality:1Superior0.5% increased Effect of Supported Curses
    +0.05 to Level of Supported Curse Skill Gems
    (80-88)% increased Area of Effect of Supported Curse Skills
    Supported Skills apply their Curse as an Auras
    Supported Curse Skills also count as Aura Skills
    Using Supported Skills is Instant
    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.
    .

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthRequired IntelligenceMana
Cost
Base
Duration
Added
Radius
Increased DamageExp.Total Exp.
1243725169N/A50%00
2274128179.1152%118383118383
3304531189.2154%175816294199
4334934199.3256%254061548260
5365236219.4258%359090907350
6395639229.5360%4985081405858
7426042239.6362%6820572087915
8456445249.7464%9217773009692
9486848259.8466%17278794737571
10507149269.9568%11388775876448
115274512610570%13682337244681
125476532710.1672%16383388883019
135679552810.2674%195664810839667
145882572910.3776%365518414494851
156084592910.4778%301732717512178
166287603010.5880%779391425306092
176490623110.6882%1520603140512123
186692643110.7984%2618558266697705
196895663210.8986%62755923129453628
207098683310.91088%211877683341331311
21721007034111090%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A3411.11192%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A3511.21194%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A3611.31296%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A3611.41298%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A3711.513100%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A3811.613102%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A3911.714104%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A3911.814106%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A4011.915108%N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A4011.9515109%N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A411215110%N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A4112.0515111%N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A4212.116112%N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A4212.1516113%N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A4212.216114%N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A4312.2516115%N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A4312.317116%N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A4312.3517117%N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A4412.417118%N/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
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 ↓
Lost in Love
Act 3
Clarissa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Unique items

ItemLvl.Stats
Sentari's AnswerSentari's Answer
Brass Spirit Shield
Quality: +20%
Chance to Block: 30%
Energy Shield: 39
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 33, 82 Int10% Chance to Block Spell Damage
+(20-30) to Intelligence
(4-8)% increased Quantity of Items found
+5% Chance to Block
Curse Enemies with Punishment when you Block their Melee Damage, with 60% increased Effect and ignoring Curse Limit
Curse Enemies with Temporal Chains when you Block their Projectile Attack Damage, with 60% increased Effect and ignoring Curse Limit
Curse Enemies with Elemental Weakness when you Block their Spell Damage, with 60% increased Effect and ignoring Curse Limit
Open your eyes and you will see the cracks in your enemy's walls.
Open your mind and you will see the cracks in your enemy's plans.
3310% Chance to Block Spell Damage
+(20-30) to Intelligence
(4-8)% increased Quantity of Items found
+5% Chance to Block
Curse Enemies with Punishment when you Block their Melee Damage, with 60% increased Effect and ignoring Curse Limit
Curse Enemies with Temporal Chains when you Block their Projectile Attack Damage, with 60% increased Effect and ignoring Curse Limit
Curse Enemies with Elemental Weakness when you Block their Spell Damage, with 60% increased Effect and ignoring Curse Limit

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Punishment.

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 Punishment Curse Effect 16620% increased Punishment Curse Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Punishment Curse Effect 27530% increased Punishment Curse Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Punishment Duration 16630% increased Punishment Durationhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Punishment Duration 27545% increased Punishment Durationhelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.14.0
  • Cursed Enemies now take 40-78% increased Damage while on Low Life (previously 50-88%).
  • The definition of Low Life has changed to 50%
3.12.0
  • No longer causes cursed enemies to grant more melee physical damage on melee hit.
  • No longer causes cursed enemies to grant increased attack speed on melee hit.
  • No longer causes enemies to have -20% to physical damage reduction.
  • Now causes cursed enemies to take 50% increased damage while on Low Life at gem level 1, up to 88% increased damage at gem level 20.
  • Now causes cursed enemies you hit to be Debilitated for 2 seconds.
  • Now causes 10% of Overkill damage from killing blows against cursed enemies to be reflected to other enemies as physical damage.
  • Now gains 1% increased effect of curse per 2% gem quality (previously caused cursed enemies to grant 1% increased attack speed on melee hit per 4% gem quality).
3.6.0
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 16 (was 24).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 33 (was 50).
2.6.0
  • Increased Area of Effect mod and its progression per level doubled.
2.0.0
  • Punishment now causes cursed enemies to grant a buff to anyone they hit with melee attacks. The buff grants more Melee Damage and increased Attack Speed. It no longer reflects damage.
1.0.5
  • Punishment has had its base damage reflection increased by a flat 6%.
  • Damage reflection against higher rarity monsters has been also been increased. For example, damage reflection against unique monsters has been increased by a flat 11%.
0.10.0e
  • Fixed the gem quality bonuses for the Punishment skill.
0.10.0
  • The Punishment curse has returned after being disabled for a long time.
0.9.5
  • Disabled the Punishment skill gem from being found until we have it working properly.
0.9.2
  • Punishment has been added to the game.