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NameBone Curse
ClassAcolyte level 8 skill
DescriptionApply a curse to enemies in an area for 8 seconds that causes physical damage when hit. The damage is tripled if you inflicted the hit yourself.
CooldownNo cooldown
Mana cost16
Scaling TagsPhysicalSpellCurseIntelligence
Scaling
Per Point of Intelligence:
  • +4% increased Damage
Skill Tree Nodes
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StatsDescription
Bone Curse0
    Apply a curse to enemies in an area for 8 seconds that causes physical damage when hit. The damage is tripled if you inflicted the hit yourself.
    Iron Maiden5
    • Damage +10% per point
    Bone Curse deals more damage (multiplicative with other modifiers).
    Brittle Bones3
    • Kill Threshold 4% per point
    • Damage +4% per point
    Bone Curse deals more damage (multiplicative with other modifiers) and instantly kills enemies that are below a health threshold (a percentage of their maximum health). If you have a similar effect from an item or passive node then the highest threshold is used.
    Ruptured Corpse1
    • Explosion Chance 25%
    • Mana Cost +5
    Enemies afflicted with Bone Curse have a chance to explode on death, dealing damage to nearby enemies, but Bone Curse costs more mana.
    Entreat the Damned1
    • Skeleton Vanguard On Kill Chance 10%
    • Vanguard Limit 3
    Killing an enemy with Bone Curse has a chance to summon a Skeleton Vanguard, a minion that deals melee physical damage using a spear. This is limited to 3 Skeleton Vanguards by default.
    Bone Eruption1
    • Bone Eruption Beneath Target
    • Mana Cost +15
    Shortly after casting Bone Curse, it causes a Bone Eruption beneath the target area, causing enemies to take spell physical damage, but Bone Curse Costs more mana.
    Acute Infliction1
    • Damage +30%
    • Hits Before Fall-off 4
    Bone Curse deals more damage (multiplicative with other modifiers), but falls off after a few hits.
    Signet of Agony1
    • Bone Curse Aura
    • Bone Curse On Self
    • Area +40%
    • Mana Drain 15
    Bone Curse becomes a toggled aura which surrounds you, but it has reduced area and drains your mana over time. You are also inflicted with Bone Curse. This is not compatible with the Oppressive Gaze and Illusion of Pain nodes.
    Illusion of Pain1
    • Always Crits
    • Damage +150%
    • Bone Curse Maximum Hits 1
    • Cooldown (seconds) 6
    Bone Curse falls off after only 1 hit, but if applied directly by the Bone Curse spell it always crits and deals significantly more damage (multiplicative with other modifiers). Bone Curse now has a cooldown. This is not compatible with the Signet of Agony node.
    Defile Defenses5
    • Armour Shred Chance 20% per point
    Bone Curse has a chance to reduce enemy armor.
    Marrow Thief3
    • Bone Armor Chance On Kill 10% per point
    • Bone Armor Duration (seconds) 4
    If you kill an enemy affected by Bone Curse you have a chance to gain Bone Armor for a short duration, which grants armor and less damage taken (multiplicative with other modifiers).
    Bone Feast2
    • Healing Amount 15 per point
    When Marrow Thief triggers you are also healed. The healing scales with healing effectiveness.
    Cloven Flesh5
    • Bleed Chance +15% per point
    Bone Curse has a chance to cause enemies to bleed.
    Crimson Enlightenment1
    • Rip Blood On Bone Curse Time Out
    When Bone Curse times out, you cast Rip Blood on that enemy, a spell dealing physical damage.
    Cursed Ground5
    • Cursed Ground On Area
    • Cursed Ground Duration (seconds) +1 per point
    When you cast Bone Curse, it now also leaves behind Cursed Ground for a short duration. Enemies that walk into the Cursed Ground are afflicted with Bone Curse.
    Conflation5
    • Area +35% per point
    Bone Curse affects a larger area.
    Bone Prison1
    • Bone Prison On Cast
    • Bone Prison Duration (seconds) 20
    • Cooldown (seconds) +20
    Create a Bone Prison around the target area, trapping enemies inside. Bone Prison lasts a long time and can be attacked and destroyed. Bone Curse has a significantly longer cooldown.
    Shattered Prison1
    • Reduced Cooldown Duration 70%
    • Bone Prison Has Gaps
    Bone Curse has a significantly shorter cooldown, but Bone Prison now has gaps.
    Ossify5
    • Bone Prison Health +500 per point
    Bone Prison has significantly more health.
    Sigil of Mortality1
    • Mark For Death On Cast
    • Marked Duration (seconds) 2
    • Mana Cost +5
    Bone Curse applies Mark for Death for 2 seconds, but costs more mana. Mark for Death is a curse that reduces all resistances by 25%.
    Reaper's Mark4
    • Mark Duration +50% per point
    Mark for Death lasts longer.
    Misery1
    • Physical -> Necrotic Damage
    Bone Curse's base physical damage is converted to necrotic. Consequently this damage scales with increases to necrotic damage, but not increases to physical damage.
    Oppressive Gaze1
    • Damage +30%
    • Unlimited Duration
    • Single Target
    Bone Curse deals more damage (multiplicative with other modifiers), but now only affects a single target. Bone Curse and Mark for Death have unlimited duration. This is not compatible with the Signet of Agony node.
    Crippling Anguish4
    • Slows Enemies
    • Slow Duration (seconds) 2 per point
    Bone Curse applies slow for a short duration.
    Cultist's Fervor4
    • Mana Efficiency +10% per point
    • Cast Speed +5% per point
    Bone Curse costs less mana and has increased cast speed.
    Chilblains3
    • Chill Chance +10% per point
    Bone Curse has a chance to apply chill when the enemy is hit.
    Bitter Winter5
    • Freeze Rate +20 per point
    Adds a freeze rate to Bone Curse, granting it a chance to freeze enemies.
    Merciless5
    • Cast On Minion
    • Minion Physical Damage +10% per point
    • Buff Duration (seconds) 4
    You may cast Bone Curse on your minions, which grants them more physical damage (multiplicative with other modifiers), but also applies Bone Curse's negative effects. This effect lasts 4 seconds and does not stack.
    Spiked Bones4
    • Damage Reflected 15 per point
    • Duration (seconds) 4
    Casting Bone Curse on minions causes them to reflect a flat amount damage to attackers. This effect lasts 4 seconds and does not stack.
    Barbed Construct1
    • Increased Effect On Bone Golem 200%
    All minion buffs from Bone Curse have 300% increased effect on Bone Golems.
    Cursed Limbs5
    • Bone Curse On Hit After Cast
    • Duration (seconds) 1 per point
    After you cast Bone Curse, you also apply Bone Curse on hit for the next few seconds.
    Swift Release3
    • Damage +13% per point
    • Bone Curse Duration -30% per point
    Bone Curse deals more damage (multiplicative with other modifiers), but lingers for a shorter duration on enemies if not reapplied. The duration reduction only applies to Bone Curse applied by the aura.