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Patch notes

These are the official patch notes for version 2.5.1b released by Grinding Gear Games.[1]

  • The "Cannot Die" mod can no longer occur on Breach Commanders.
  • Corrected the Blade VortexBlade VortexSpell, AoE, Duration, Physical
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (6-16) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 25%
    Radius: 15
    Requires Level 12This spell creates ethereal blades which orbit in an area around you, dealing damage every 0.6 seconds to all enemies in their radius. As more blades are added, the damage becomes greater and more frequent.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Area of Effect0.02% of Damage Leeched as Life1% chance to create an additional Blade3% increased Damage while you have 5 or fewer BladesDeals (3-101) to (5-151) Physical Damage
    Base duration is 5 seconds
    Can have up to 10 active spinning blades
    10% increased Critical Strike Chance for each blade
    35% increased Hit Rate for each blade
    35% more Damage for each blade
    +(0-4) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Blade Vortex skill icon.png
    descriptions to line up with the change introduced in 2.5.1 where stacks add spell damage.
  • Fixed some issues with item price displays in premium tabs.
  • Fixed a client crash that could occur when adding a card to the divination card stash tab.

The following hotfixes were deployed after the 2.5.1b patch:[2][3]

  • Fixed an instance crash.
  • Fixed a bug where entering a "/" by itself in a public item stash price or buyout would crash your client when you right clicked the item to edit the note.
  • Fixed a bug where stacks of 5000 Splinters in a currency tab would upgrade to a Breachstone.


  1. Qarl (December 22, 2016). "2.5.1b Patch Notes (Restartless Deploy)". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  2. Qarl (December 28, 2016). "2.5.1b Hotfix". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  3. Qarl (December 29, 2016). "2.5.1b Hotfix". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved January 2, 2017.