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Withering StepTravel, AoE, Chaos, Movement, Blink, Spell, Duration
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (8-23) Mana
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Requires Level 10Removes any existing Elusive buff before applying both Elusive and a buff that grants Phasing. While you have this buff, monsters that enter an area around you will be Withered. Using a skill or losing the Elusive buff ends this skill's effects. Shares a cooldown with other Blink skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Effect of Elusive from this SkillInflicts 0.1 Withered Debuffs the first time each Enemy enters the Area1% chance not to remove Buff on Skill useInflicts (4-6) Withered Debuffs the first time each Enemy enters the Area
Withered lasts 3 seconds
Buff grants Phasing
This Skill's Cooldown does not recover during its effect
Removes existing Elusive before granting a new Elusive Buff when used
(0-38)% increased Effect of Elusive from this Skill
+(0-6) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Withering Step skill icon.pngWithering Step inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 10
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Orb of Transmutation
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemWitheringStep


Withering Step is a movement skill that applies Elusive and Phasing on use. Enemies that get near you while you have Elusive receive multiple stacks of Withered, causing them to take increased chaos damage. Using any skill ends Withering Step's effects and removes all buffs.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Withering Step shares a cooldown with other Blink skills.
  • Unlike several other Blink skills, Withering Step does not gain one additional use when supported by Second Wind SupportSecond Wind SupportSupport
    Icon: 8
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 200%
    Requires Level 31Supports skills with cooldowns.
    Cannot support triggered skills.
    Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.25% increased Cooldown Recovery RateSupported Non-Instant Skills have +0.05 Cooldown Use
    Supported Skills have 0.5% reduced Cooldown Recovery Rate
    Regenerate 0.05% of Life over 1 second when you use Supported Skills
    Supported Non-Instant Skills have +1 Cooldown Use
    Supported Skills have (24-5)% reduced Cooldown Recovery Rate
    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.
    , since Withering Step is an instant skill. Second Wind Support can still be linked with Withering Step for additional cooldown recovery speed.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired IntelligenceMana
Cost
Withered
Debuffs
Elusive
Effect
RadiusExp.Total Exp.
11018084N/AN/A00
2132215942%N/A95699569
31727191044%+12818937758
42133231146%+15914696904
52538261248%+1111192208096
629433013410%+2193800401896
733493414512%+2320280722176
836523614514%+23590901081266
939563915516%+34985081579774
1042604216518%+36820572261831
1145644517520%+39217773183608
1248684817522%+417278794911487
1351725018524%+417917696703256
1454765319626%+423536799056935
1557805620628%+5307091212127847
1660845920630%+5909546621223313
1763886121632%+51603989037263203
1866926422634%+62981711767080320
1968956622636%+662895056129975376
2070986823638%+6212051599342026975
21721007024740%+7N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A24742%+7N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A25744%+7N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A25746%+8N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A26748%+8N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A26750%+8N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A27752%+9N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A27854%+9N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A28856%+9N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A28858%+10N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A28859%+10N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A29860%+10N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A29861%+11N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A29862%+11N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A29863%+11N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A30864%+12N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A30865%+12N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A30866%+12N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A30867%+13N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A31968%+13N/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
3The Bitter BlossomThe Bitter Blossom3Level 21 Chaos Gem
Quality: +23%
Corrupted
The pain you feel is of no consequence, it is evolution, to be made whole within something greater.
random corrupted superior level 21 Chaos gem with 23% qualityAutomatic
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 ↓
The Caged Brute
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Caged Brute
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Withering Step:

ItemLimitRadiusStats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Withering Step.

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 Withering Step Elusive Effect 166Withering Step has 20% increased Elusive Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Withering Step Elusive Effect 275Withering Step has 30% increased Elusive Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Withering Step Wither Stacks166Withering Step inflicts 2 additional Withered Debuffshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Withering Step Wither Stacks 275Withering Step inflicts 3 additional Withered Debuffshelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.11.0
  • Fixed a bug where the Withering Step effect lost an eye. It had no effect on accuracy as far as we know.
3.8.0
  • Withering Step has been added to the game.

References