Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 110%Supports melee attack skills. Every third time you use a supported attack, that use of the skill will be more powerful. Cannot support channelling skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Attack DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack SpeedSupported Skills have 1% reduced Attack Speed
Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills deal 1% more Melee DamageEvery third Attack with Supported Melee Attacks deals a Ruthless Blow
Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills deal (75-132)% more Melee Damage
Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills have a base Stun Duration of 0.8 seconds
Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills deal (75-132)% more Damage with Bleeding caused by Melee HitsThis 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.Acquisition
Area level: 5Vendor Prices
|Normal||1x Scroll of Wisdom|
1x Scroll FragmentMetadata
Item class: Support Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SupportGemRuthless
Skill functions and interactions
When supported by Multistrike Support, Ruthless blows work differently, instead of occurring every third hit, it occurs every third multistrike. This means hits from the first 2 uses (attacks 1 - 6) will be "normal blows" and all hits from the 3rd multi-strike use (attacks 7-9) will be ruthless blows.
Using this idea, Ruthless Blow may actually trigger by skill use, rather than skill attack, meaning, you will have to use the attack skill 3 times to trigger Ruthless Blow.
The Ruthless Blow counter still counts if you hit with a skill or not, for example, if you miss the first 2 hits of your supported attack, Ruthless Blow will count at your last 3rd attack, whether it be a hit or not.
Tracking blows: Keeping track of ruthless blows allows for them to be ready to use before a fight begins.
- Multiple attacks - can be supported by ruthless support. Each attack tracks their own ruthless blows separately. When tracking multiple attacks, multiple ruthless blows can be ready before a fight begins.
Channeled skills, including Cyclone can not be supported by Ruthless and will not interact with it in any way.
Gem level progression
|Level||More melee damage|
with Ruthless Blow
|More bleeding damage|
from Ruthless Blow
This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:
|9||Gift of the Gemling QueenGift of the Gemling Queen9Level 20 Support GemOur Lady Dialla,|
as a symbol of our progress,
shines greater than all the gems.
|random level 20 Support gem||Automatic|
|7||Dialla's SubjugationDialla's Subjugation7Superior Support Gem|
CorruptedA symbol of beauty and innocence
The gems corrupted her mind
Malachai corrupted her gems
All but a glimmer of
greatness lost in madness
|random corrupted superior Support gem with 23% quality||Automatic|
|8||Dying 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 quality||Automatic|
|1||Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorAdds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item|
Item drops after killing # monstersQuality 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 gem||Automatic|
|6||The 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 gem||Automatic|
|3||Gemcutter'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% quality||Automatic|
|1||The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.||random divination card set exchange||Automatic|
This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:
This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:
|Enemy at the Gate|
|A Fixture of Fate|
|Fallen from Grace|