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Patch notes

These are the official patch notes for version 3.1.1c released by Grinding Gear Games.[1]

  • Added one unique itemOni-Goroshi
    Charan's Sword
    One Handed Sword
    Quality: +20%
    Physical Damage: 6-13.2
    Critical Strike Chance: (8.50%-9.50%)
    Attacks per Second: 1.45
    Weapon Range: 11
    40% increased Global Accuracy RatingUses both hand slots
    (70-90)% increased Critical Strike Chance
    Adds 2 to 3 Physical Damage to Attacks per Level
    Gain Her Embrace for 3 seconds when you Ignite an Enemy
    While in Her Embrace, take 0.5% of your total Maximum Life and Energy Shield as Fire Damage per second per Level
    Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
    "Your name is Demon Slayer? Really? Good name for rotgut, that."
    She said: I prefer "The Goddess Of Swords". Much more dignified. And accurate.
    "Demon Slayer The Cheap And Nasty it is then. Burns going down, burns coming up?"
    She said: Every single time, Charan. And'll bathe me, and you'll drink my love. Until you can't.
    and an associated Divination CardRebirth27Charan's SwordHe shattered Her smile
    Scattered the fragments like ash
    All she did was laugh
  • The Volatile DeadVolatile DeadSpell, AoE, Fire
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (9-26) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 120%
    Requires Level 12Corpses near the targeted location explode, dealing damage in a small area and creating an orb which moves towards nearby enemies before dealing spell damage in a larger area. The explosion of the corpse is not affected by modifiers to spell damage, and cannot be reflected.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Area of Effect1% increased Fire Damage1% increased Orb Movement SpeedDeals (20-507) to (30-760) Fire Damage
    Consumes up to 3 corpses
    Explosion deals base Fire Damage equal to 3% of the corpse's Maximum Life
    Maximum of 60 Orbs at a time
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Volatile Dead skill icon.png
    Helmet enchantment that destroyed additional corpses was destroying more corpses than was originally intended. The enchantment will now only be available from the Eternal Labyrinth and all existing versions of this enchantment will be changed so that Volatile Dead can only destroy up to 1 additional corpse, down from 2/3 additional corpses.
  • Null Portals encountered in Elder-influenced maps have had their life reduced.
  • The number of Kitava's Heralds that can be spawned at once by Null Portals has been reduced.
  • Fixed a bug where Elder Guardian areas could be created at the wrong level.
  • Fixed a bug where players could be capped on Elder- and Shaper-influenced areas, and would have their progress prevented.
  • Fixed a bug where the Echoes of WitchcraftEchoes of WitchcraftA circle of silent giants imprisons a memory of undying misery. A dark tongue whispers dark words carried by the western winds.You will travel to the stone circle in the Western Forest, and destroy the Echo of Doedre Darktongue who waits there.Right-click to add this prophecy to your character.Seal Cost:
    3x Silver Coin
    Prophecy could trigger and be consumed without being completable. This prophecy will no longer appear for characters above level 18.
  • Further improvements have been made to the visibility of Abyss cracks.
  • The bounding box for Abyssal Depths entrance has been reduced in size.
  • Fixed an issue where large rats had the incorrect attack length set. This results in a nerf of damage to the Swarming Rat and Overgrown Rat monsters.
  • Improved the visuals of Ancestral CallAncestral Call SupportSupport, Melee, Attack, Strike
    Icon: A
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
    Supports melee strike skills, causing them to also strike at extra targets simultaneously. The extra targets must be a minimum distance from the user. If supporting a minion attack skill, the minion's skills will not also strike extra targets. Cannot support triggered skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack SpeedSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of EffectSupported Skills have +0.2 to Melee Strike RangeSupported Strike Skills target 2 additional nearby Enemies
    Supported Skills deal (19-0)% less Damage
    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.
    when used with Ancestral ProtectorAncestral ProtectorAttack, Totem, Melee, Strike
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: 8 Mana
    Attack Damage: (90-180)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (90-180)%
    Summons an Ancestor Totem which attacks enemies with melee strikes while you're near it. Being near it grants you more attack speed.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Totem Damage2% increased Totem Placement speed2% increased Activation range1% increased Buff EffectDeals (90-180)% of Base Attack Damage
    Totem lasts 12 seconds
    +(16-18) to Melee Strike Range
    50% increased Totem Placement speed
    (10-20)% more Attack Speed while Totem is Active
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Ancestral Protector skill icon.png
  • Fixed a bug where Body SwapBodyswapMovement, Spell, AoE, Fire, Travel
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (8-23) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.70 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 70%
    Requires Level 10Violently destroys your body and recreates it at the location of a targeted enemy or corpse, dealing spell damage in an area at both locations. If there is no specific target, it will prioritise corpses over enemies. If targeting a corpse, the corpse will also explode, dealing damage around it that is not affected by modifiers to spell damage, and cannot be reflected. This spell cannot be repeated.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Cast Speed5% increased Burning Damage0.5% increased Area of Effect2% increased Damage if not Consuming a CorpseExplosion deals base Fire Damage equal to 6% of the corpse's Maximum Life
    This Spell deals (3-154) to (5-231), plus 3% of your maximum Life, as base Fire Damage
    300% more Area of Effect if Consuming a corpse
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Bodyswap skill icon.png
    could be used to get past quest blocking objects.
  • Fixed a bug where Molten StrikeMolten StrikeAttack, Projectile, AoE, Melee, Strike, Fire
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: 6 Mana
    Attack Damage: (110-148)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (110-148)%
    Projectile Speed: 750
    Infuses your melee weapon with molten energies to attack with physical and fire damage. This attack causes balls of molten magma to launch forth from the enemies you hit, divided amongst all enemies hit by the strike. These will explode, causing AoE attack damage to enemies where they land.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Fire Damage1% increased Projectile Speed+0.1 to Melee Strike Range2% increased Damage over TimeDeals (110-148)% of Base Attack Damage
    60% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
    Fires 3 additional Projectiles
    Projectiles deal 50% less Damage
    Damage Over Time caused by Projectiles deals 50% less Damage
    +(2-6) to Melee Strike Range
    (2-75) to (3-113) Added Fire Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Molten Strike skill icon.png
    with gloves with an "on hit" enchantment cause desync.
  • Fixed a bug where maps could roll the same mod type twice.
  • Fixed a bug where Strongboxes would not spawn in Lookout MapLookout MapMap Level: 71
    Map Tier: 4
    Guild Character: C
    A glorious vista once exclusive to emperors. Not anymore.Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
  • Physical Thorns and Elemental Thorns are no longer affected by multiple projectile mods on maps.
  • Fixed a bug with unconnected rooms in the Lava Chamber MapLava Chamber MapMap Level: 70
    Map Tier: 3
    Guild Character: Q
    Fiend and fortune-hunter alike turned to ash. A sorry alliance of unending agony.Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
  • Reduced the frequency with which Quetzerxi could emit lightning projectiles.
  • Fixed a bug with the Lightning Thorns used by Shavronne of Umbra, Prodigy of Darkness, and Gisale, Thought Thief. It both returned lightning damage when hit and also used the new implementation.
  • Fixed a bug where the Labyrinth Darkshrine that gives an extra unique item would not work.
  • Fixed a bug where Spike Traps in the Labyrinth could behave inconsistently.
  • Fixed a bug where the dynamic resolution would sometimes use incorrect profiling information and cause artefacts in resolution adjustment.
  • Fixed various issues with Act 7 quests.
  • Fixed a bug with the display of the Act 9 Storm Blade quest.
  • Fixed a bug where the rewards for the Storm Blade quest would not generate correctly.
  • Fixed a bug with the Imp Haste microtransaction.


  1. Bex_GGG (December 20, 2017). "3.1.1c Patch Notes". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved December 20, 2017.