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Weight of the Empire
Crimson Jewel
Limited to: 2
Radius: Medium
(8-12)% increased Global Physical Damage
With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Heavy Strike has a
20% chance to deal Double Damage
Ondar not only betrayed his emperor,
He betrayed his friend.
And in his dying moments, Chitus ensured,
That Ondar felt the full weight of his guilt.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Weight of the Empire inventory icon.png
Vendor Prices
Unique8x Chaos Orb
Vendor Offer
4x Alchemy Shard
5x Alteration Shard
Item class: Jewel

Weight of the Empire is a unique Crimson JewelCrimson JewelPlace into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.. It is a threshold jewel that enhances Heavy StrikeHeavy StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 5 Mana
Attack Speed: 85% of base
Attack Damage: (195-250)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (195-250)%
Attacks enemies with a forceful blow, knocking them back. Requires a Mace, Sceptre, Axe, Sword or Two-Handed Weapon.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Stun Duration on enemies
1% increased Damage
1% increased Knockback Distance5% reduced Knockback Distance
Deals (195-313)% of Base Attack Damage
Knocks Enemies Back on Hit
25% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
+(2-4) to Melee Strike Range
20% chance to deal Double Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Heavy Strike skill icon.png


Multiple jewels will combine their chances to deal Double Damage. In other words, the player can not apply a 4x hit.[1]

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

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

4The Garish PowerThe Garish Power4JewelMaligaro may have valued function over form, but that did not mute his flair for the dramatic.random jewelAutomatic
10The Eye of the DragonThe Eye of the Dragon10Jewel
Some powers are far too great even for the
gods of old.
random corrupted jewelAutomatic
8Arrogance of the VaalArrogance of the Vaal8Item
Discovery can lead to beauty, or it can lead to ruin.
random two-implicit corrupted itemAutomatic
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

Legacy variants

Weight of the Empire has a legacy variant.

Version Discontinued Modifiers

(4-12)% increased Physical Damage
With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Heavy Strike has a 10% chance to deal Double Damage

Version history

Version Changes
  • Now limited to 2.
  • Increased physical damage mod increased to 8-12% (up from 4-12%).
  • Chance for Heavy Strike to deal double damage increased to 20% (up from 10%).
  • Strength requirement in radius reduced to 40.
  • No longer requires strength in radius to be allocated.
  • Introduced to the game.


  1. NickK_GGG (Nov 18, 2015). "Item Development - Threshold Jewels". Official Path of Exile Website. Retrieved March 13, 2018.