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The Writhing Jar
Hallowed Hybrid Flask
Recovers (120-168) Mana over 5.00 seconds
Recovers (435-609) Life over 5.00 seconds
Consumes (16-18) of 40 Charges on use
Requires Level 60Instant Recovery
(75-65)% reduced Amount Recovered
2 Enemy Writhing Worms escape the Flask when used
Writhing Worms are destroyed when Hit
(20-10)% reduced Charges used
To achieve godhood, they would cast off all that god has gifted us.
Mortality, compassion, even the sanctity of flesh.
- High Templar Voll
Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
The Writhing Jar inventory icon.png
Vendor Prices
Unique8x Chaos Orb
Vendor Offer
6x Alteration Shard
Item class: Hybrid Flasks

The Writhing Jar is a unique Hallowed Hybrid FlaskHallowed Hybrid FlaskRecovers 480 Mana over 5.00 seconds
Recovers 1740 Life over 5.00 seconds
Consumes 20 of 40 Charges on use
Requires Level 60Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.


Writhing Worms spawned by the The Writhing Jar do not generate flask charges or souls for Vaal skills or Soul Eater.[1][2]

The jar allows players to gain on-hit effects outside of combat or any time. On-kill effects work for summoning spiders from Arakaali's FangArakaali's Fang
Fiend Dagger
Rune Dagger
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (87-112) to (310.3-374.4)
Chaos Damage: 1-59
Critical Strike Chance: 6.50%
Attacks per Second: 1.20
Weapon Range: 10
Requires Level 53, 58 Dex, 123 Int40% increased Global Critical Strike Chance100% chance to Trigger Level 1 Raise Spiders on Kill
(170-200)% increased Physical Damage
Adds (8-13) to (20-30) Physical Damage
Adds 1 to 59 Chaos Damage
15% chance to Poison on Hit
All children must eat.
.[3] Killing the worms also triggers the on-kill effect of The GullThe Gull
Raven Mask
Quality: +20%
Evasion: (249-280)
Energy Shield: (122-178)
Requires Level 38, 44 Dex, 44 IntTrigger Level 1 Create Lesser Shrine when you Kill an Enemy
(120-150)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
+(30-45) to maximum Energy Shield
+(60-80) to maximum Life
+(30-40)% to Cold Resistance
75% increased Effect of Shrine Buffs on you
50% increased Duration of Shrine Effects on you
"It is the Gull that delivers Man unto Ancestor.
The consumer of our flesh. The seeder of our
souls unto the earth. We give the Gull his life.
The Gull gives us our Way."
- Lavianga, Advisor to Kaom

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

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

8Baited ExpectationsBaited Expectations8Fishing ItemThe line between having not enough to do and too much to do is unusually fine.random fishing itemManual
4Jack in the BoxJack in the Box4ItemTurn the crank,
close your eyes,
and pray to the gods
for a pleasant surprise.
random itemAutomatic
1Singular IncubatorSingular IncubatorAdds an incubated Unique item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing # monsters
Unique ItemRight click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
random itemAutomatic
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.random divination card set exchangeAutomatic

Version history

Version Changes
  • Worms spawned from The Writhing Jar are now destroyed when hit. This overrides effects which would otherwise prevent them from dying, such as the one found on the unique gloves SouthboundSouthbound
    Soldier Gloves
    Quality: +20%
    Armour: 110
    Energy Shield: 21
    Requires Level 51, 40 Str, 40 IntAdds (30-36) to (44-50) Cold Damage to Attacks
    (12-16)% increased maximum Life
    +(40-50)% to Cold Resistance
    25% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
    Your Hits can only Kill Frozen Enemies
    50% increased Herald of Ice Damage
    Far south, the winter crawls under the skin.
    Below the snow, adrift wanderers sleep.
  • Fixed a bug where Writhing Worms created by the Writhing Jar unique flask counted towards /remaining.
  • The unique flask The Writhing Jar no longer refills in your Hideout.
  • Fixed a bug where Writhing Worms created by The Writhing Jar unique flask were too high level.
  • Writhing Worms no longer grant souls to players with Soul Eater.
  • Introduced to the game.


  1. polo2006 (June 1, 2016). "New Toxic Delivery DOES NOT work with traps, etc. (comment)". Path of Exile subreddit. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  2. Blunderstab (Mar 8, 2016). "[PSA] Worms from The Writhing Jar cannot give flask charges or vaal souls no matter what". Path of Exile subreddit. Retrieved June 1, 2016.