CWDT PoE Setup, Cast when Damage Taken Support Build

Cast when Damage Taken is a support gem. It causes a linked spell to trigger when the player takes a certain amount of damage. Requires Level 38.

Each supported spell skill will track damage you take, and be triggered when the total damage taken reaches a threshold. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills, channelling skills, and skills that reserve mana cannot be triggered.

CWDT PoE Setup

CWDT CWDT PoE Setup Notes
CWDT CWDT + Immortal Call Immortal CallIncreased Duration Support Increased Duration Support good with low level cwdt
CWDT CWDT + Any Golem pros – golem will be back soon if it dies during fight; cons – to cast is manually you have to put the gem away and then put it back in
CWDT CWDT + Tempest Shield Tempest ShieldBlind Support Blind Support/Power Charge On Critical Support Power Charge On Critical Support good with low level cwdt, only works if you wield a shield
CWDT CWDT + Vortex VortexIncreased Area of Effect Support Increased Area of Effect Support + Increased Duration Support Increased Duration Support + Blind Support Blind Support/Power Charge On Critical Support Power Charge On Critical Support good with low level cwdt
CWDT CWDT + Arctic Breath Arctic Breath + Greater Multiple Projectiles Support Greater Multiple Projectiles SupportBlind Support Blind Support/Power Charge On Critical Support Power Charge On Critical Support good with low level cwdt
CWDT CWDT + Frost Wall Frost WallIncreased Duration Support Increased Duration Support good with low level cwdt; might screw your movement
CWDT CWDT + Enfeeble Enfeeble/Temporal Chains Temporal Chains
CWDT CWDT + Warlord’s Mark Warlord’s Mark if you need addition life/mana leech
CWDT CWDT + Assassin’s Mark Assassin’s Mark/Warlord’s Mark Warlord’s Mark/Poacher’s Mark Poacher’s Mark if you need to generate power/endurance/frenzy charges
CWDT CWDT + Phase Run Phase RunIncreased Duration Support Increased Duration Support useful if you want your minions to tank or if you often run past packs, otherwise not so good
CWDT CWDT + Ice Spear Ice Spear/Blade Vortex Blade Vortex/Ball Lightning Ball Lightning/Firestorm Firestorm/Bladefall Bladefall + Power Charge On Critical Support Power Charge On Critical SupportCurse On Hit Support Curse On Hit Support + Curse good with low level cwdt; way to get Power Charges easily or apply high level curses
CWDT CWDT + Frost Bomb Frost Bomb good with low level cwdt
CWDT CWDT + Flesh/Bone/Spirit Offering Spirit Offering to avoid corpse explosion or remove porcupine spikes mid-air; or if you are Necromancer
CWDT CWDT + Molten Shell Molten Shell/Firestorm Firestorm + Life Leech + Blind Support Blind Support/Power Charge On Critical Support Power Charge On Critical Support restore some health after you get hit
CWDT CWDT + Arc Arc a way to proc Elemental Equilibrium as a golemancer
CWDT CWDT + Portal Portal sounds horrible but fun
CWDT CWDT + Blade Vortex Blade Vortex/Ice Nova Ice Nova + Culling Strike Support Culling Strike Support + Item Rarity Support Item Rarity Support/Item Quantity Support alternatively just link Culling Strike and Rarity/Quantity with your Golem
CWDT CWDT + Blood Rage Blood Rage bad for ranged characters and tricky for melee, it’s easier to cast it manually, 2-3 casts per map are usually enough
CWDT CWDT + Ball Lightning Ball Lightning + Greater Multiple Projectiles Support Greater Multiple Projectiles Support + Knockback Support Knockback Support/Chance to Flee Support Chance to Flee Support low level cwdt is enough

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Popular Skills with it Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support
Cast when Damage Taken Support

CWDT Support Leveling Guide

Level Required
Level
Required
Dexterity
Required
Intelligence
Casts
Supported Spells
when you take
a total of
x Damage
x% less Damage
x% more Damage
This Gem
can only Support
Skill Gems
requiring Level
x or lower
Experience
needed to
level up
Total
Experience
needed
1 38 40 27 528 70% less 38 0 0
2 40 41 29 583 66% less 40 388,734 388,734
3 42 43 30 661 62% less 42 477,437 866,171
4 44 45 31 725 58% less 44 583,786 1,449,957
5 46 47 33 812 54% less 46 710,359 2,160,316
6 48 49 34 897 50% less 48 1,355,511 3,515,827
7 50 51 35 1003 46% less 50 1,138,877 4,654,704
8 52 53 37 1107 42% less 52 1,368,233 6,022,937
9 54 55 38 1221 38% less 54 1,638,338 7,661,275
10 56 57 39 1354 34% less 56 1,956,648 9,617,923
11 58 58 41 1485 30% less 58 3,655,184 13,273,107
12 60 60 42 1635 26% less 60 3,017,327 16,290,434
13 62 62 43 1804 22% less 62 3,576,232 19,866,666
14 64 64 44 1980 18% less 64 4,231,667 24,098,333
15 65 65 45 2184 14% less 65 2,395,078 26,493,411
16 66 66 46 2394 10% less 66 8,421,063 34,914,474
17 67 67 46 2621 6% less 67 16,159,983 51,074,457
18 68 68 47 2874 2% less 68 41,170,367 92,244,824
19 69 69 48 3142 2% more 69 86,794,448 179,039,272
20 70 70 48 3272 6% more 70 157,405,063 336,444,335
21 72 72 50 3580 10% more 72 N/A N/A

CWDT Support Quality

Per 1% Quality: Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage. A Gemcutter’s Prism Gemcutter’s Prism (often abbreviated GCP) is a currency item that can be used to improve the quality of a gem. Each Gemcutter’s Prism Gemcutter’s Prism will always raise the quality by 1%. The maximum quality is 20%.

CWDT Strategy

Due to the large amount of damage taken needed per damage effectiveness and the rapid scaling of damage taken required per level, it is advisable to use spells for purposes other than damage that do not depend heavily on the active skill level. Possible choices include:

  • Frost Wall Frost Wall to block enemies.
  • Arctic Breath Arctic Breath to create ground ice.
  • Passive corpse disposal/minion buffing via Detonate Dead Detonate DeadFlesh Offering Flesh Offering, or Bone Offering Bone Offering.
  • Lightning Warp Lightning Warp to escape melee range. (Could backfire.)
  • Curses. This can be a reliable way of automatically casting curses, at the cost of lower curse level.

Some supports also potentially combine well, especially with a persistent rapid-firing skill such as Ball Lightning Ball Lightning:

  • Blind Support Blind Support
  • Chance to Flee SupportChance to Flee SupportSupport
    Icon: zRequires Level 8Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 1% chance to Cause Monsters to FleeSupported Skills have (25-44)% chance to Cause Monsters to FleeThis 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.
  • Passive IIR culling via Culling Strike Support Culling Strike SupportItem Rarity Support Item Rarity Support, and a skill that causes many hits.
  • Curse On Hit Support Curse On Hit Support (As of Version 1.2.2 CWDT CWDT will only trigger Ball Lightning Ball Lightning in this example, Ball Lightning Ball Lightning will then only trigger Curse On Hit if the supported curse is above the CWDT CWDT level threshold.)
  • Knockback Support Knockback Support
  • Power Charge On Critical Support Power Charge On Critical Support

PoE CWDT Support Gem Farming

1. Direct purchase from vendor

  • Petarus and Vanja(Highgate, Act 4) sells CWDT CWDT Support for an Orb of Alchemy Orb of Alchemy.
  • Lilly Roth(Lioneye’s Watch, Act 6) sells CWDT CWDT Support for an Orb of Alchemy Orb of Alchemy as well.

2. Gem Divination Cards

Amount Divination Card Result Drop Areas
9 Gift of the Gemling Queen random level 20 Support gem The Tunnel • The Quarry • Crystal Ore Map • Dig Map • Excavation Map • Flooded Mine Map • Geode Map
7 Dialla’s Subjugation random corrupted superior Support gem (Q23) Ivory Temple Map • Temple Map
6 The Fox random level 20 gem The Western Forest (Act 2) • The Riverways (Act 6) • The Vaal City • The Crossroads (Act 7) • The Fellshrine Ruins (Act 7) • Barrows Map • Castle Ruins Map • Sunken City Map
13 The Cataclysm random corrupted level 21 Spell gem Strange Sinkhole • Concealed Cavity • Sunken Shingle • Clouded Ridge • Forgotten Oubliette • Remote Gulch • Cremated Archives • Narrow Ravine• Mystical Clearing • Covered-up Hollow • Hidden Patch • Entombed Alcove • Secret Laboratory • Secluded Copse • Forbidden Chamber • Quarantined Quarters • Inner Grounds • Sealed Corridors • Restricted Gallery • Disused Furnace • Blind Alley • Entombed Chamber • Sacred Chambers • Stagnant Canal • Walled-off Ducts • Neglected Cellar • Arcane Chambers • Forgotten Conduit • Ancient Catacomb • Haunted Mineshaft• Abandoned Dam • Desolate Track • Reclaimed Barracks • Sealed Basement • Secluded Canal • Forbidden Archives • Cremated Archives • Twisted Inquisitorium • Deathly Chambers • Restricted Collection • Side Chapel • Radiant Pools • Clouded Ledge • Flooded Complex • Forbidden Shrine • Sealed Repository • Evacuated Quarter • Concealed Caldarium • Moonlit Chambers • Shifting Sands • Forgotten Gulch • Desolate Isle • Dusty Bluff
3 Gemcutter’s Promise random superior gem (Q20) The Ebony Barracks • The Lunaris Concourse • Colonnade Map • Promenade Map

3. Buy level 21 Cast when Damage Taken Support Gem from Other Players

You can exchange 3x Exalted Orb Exalted Orb for a level 21 Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support gem with other players.

4. Slain Monsters

The drop level of CWDT CWDT Support is 38. You can get it by killing enemies, opening Gemcutter’s Strongbox.

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