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Wave of ConvictionFire, Lightning, Spell, AoE, Duration, Physical
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (9-23) Mana
Cast Time: 0.70 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 220%
Requires Level 16An expanding wave of energy surges forward, damaging enemies in a cone-shaped area over a duration. Each enemy hit is inflicted with Exposure matching the element of which they took the highest damage. Only one Wave of Conviction can be active at a timePer 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Elemental Damage1% increased Area of Effect1% increased Skill Effect Duration1% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold DamageBase duration is 0.5 seconds
Deals (32-972) to (48-1459) Physical Damage
25% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
25% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Base secondary duration is 4 seconds
Exposure applies -15% to Elemental Resistance matching highest Damage taken
(0-38)% increased Skill Effect Duration
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Wave of Conviction skill icon.pngWave of Conviction inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 16
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Orb of Alteration
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemPurge

Wave of Conviction is an active skill gem that creates an expanding wave of energy that surges forward, damaging enemies in a cone-shaped AoE over a duration. Each enemy hit is inflicted with Exposure matching the damage type of which they took the highest damage. Only one Wave of Conviction can be active at a time

Skill functions and interactions

  • Skill behavior: Wave of Conviction produces an advancing arc-shaped line of damage, which may only damage an enemy once on pass-through. It will stop on terrain only in places where the terrain makes contact; it is possible (and common) for a rock or pillar to split a wave in two and shield anything behind it.
  • Effective range: The travel distance after which the Wave terminates is dictated by two factors: area of effect modifiers, and duration modifiers. Mathematically, the result is multiplicative between the two stats; when applied independently of each other, area of effect will appear to increase the Wave's travel speed while duration directly affects range while not changing Wave speed.
  • Conversion: Because the math of conversion is applied before base damage rolling, it is practically impossible to apply Exposure for more than a single element.[1][2]
  • Wave count limit: Casting Wave of Conviction while there is another Wave active will cause the first Wave to disappear shortly after. In effect, this translates to an inversely proportional relationship between cast speed and area of effect when holding down the skill key (faster casts = considerably shorter travel distance).

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthRequired IntelligenceMana
Cost
Physical
Damage
Skill Effect
Duration
Exp.Total Exp.
1161826932 to 48N/A00
22022311044 to 662%4972549725
32425371159 to 894%95714145439
42829421278 to 1176%169595315034
53132461396 to 1448%199345514379
634355014117 to 17510%285815800194
737375415142 to 21212%4013441201538
840405815171 to 25714%5543791755917
943436216206 to 30916%7550492510966
1046466617247 to 37018%10165333527499
1149487018295 to 44320%18986025426101
1252517418352 to 52822%19640197390120
1355547819419 to 62924%25737319963851
1458578220498 to 74726%467643914640290
1560598420558 to 83728%301732717657617
1662608721624 to 93630%782300125480618
1764629021698 to 104732%1526420840744826
1866649222780 to 117034%2627284567017671
1968669522871 to 130736%62872274129889945
2070689823972 to 145938%212023122341913067
217270100241085 to 162740%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A241209 to 181342%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A251347 to 202044%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A251499 to 224946%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A261669 to 250348%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A261856 to 278450%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A272063 to 309552%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A272293 to 344054%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A282547 to 382156%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A282828 to 424258%N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A282980 to 446959%N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A293139 to 470860%N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A293306 to 495961%N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A293482 to 522362%N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A293667 to 550163%N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A303862 to 579364%N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A304066 to 610065%N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A304281 to 642266%N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A304507 to 676167%N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A314745 to 711768%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 ↓
Intruders in Black
Act 2

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Root of the Problem
Act 2
Yeena
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Wave of Conviction:

ItemLimitRadiusStats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Wave of Conviction.

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 Wave Of Conviction Additional Enemy Resistance 166Wave of Conviction's Exposure applies -4% Elemental Resistancehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Wave Of Conviction Additional Enemy Resistance 275Wave of Conviction's Exposure applies -6% Elemental Resistancehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Wave Of Conviction Damage 166Wave of Conviction deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Wave Of Conviction Damage 275Wave of Conviction deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Wave Of Conviction Duration 166Wave of Conviction has 20% increased Durationhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Wave Of Conviction Duration 275Wave of Conviction has 30% increased Durationhelmet 100
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Wave of Conviction has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)

Version history

Version Changes
3.14.0
  • Now has added damage effectiveness of 240% (previously 220%).
  • Exposure now applies -15% to Elemental Resistance matching highest Damage taken (previously -25%).
  • Now deals 35 to 52 Physical Damage at gem level 1 (previously 32 to 48) and 1057 to 1585 Physical Damage at gem level 20 (previously 972 to 1459).
3.11.0f
  • Fixed a bug where Wave of Conviction, when supported by Arcanist BrandArcanist BrandSpell, Duration, Brand
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (18-32) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Requires Level 38Creates a magical brand which can attach to a nearby enemy. It periodically activates while attached, triggering linked spells. The brand will detach if the enemy dies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Activation frequencySupported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of EffectSupported Skills have 1% increased Projectile SpeedSupported Skills have 1% increased Chaining rangeCan be Attached for a total Duration of 3 seconds
    Activates every 1 second while Attached
    Can be Detached for a total Duration of 5 seconds
    Increases and Reductions to Cast Speed also apply to this Skill's Activation frequency
    Supported Skills deal (55-46)% less Damage
    Supported Skills have 40% less Area of Effect
    Supported Skills have 40% reduced Chaining range
    Supported Skills Deal (40-59)% more Damage to Branded Enemy
    Supported Skills have limited Projectile Range
    Supported Skills are Triggered by Arcanist Brand, from the Brand's location
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Arcanist Brand skill icon.png
    , was hitting more often than intended against stationary monsters.
3.11.0
  • Now has an added Damage effectiveness of 220% (from 160%).
3.6.0
  • Wave of Conviction has been added to the game.

References