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.

1. CWDT PoE Setup

CWDT PoE Setup Category Notes
CWDT CWDT + Immortal Call Immortal CallIncreased Duration Support Increased Duration Support Defensive Guard skills such as Immortal Call Immortal CallSteelskin SteelskinMolten Shell Molten ShellArcane Cloak Arcane Cloak

  • Only one guard skill should be used in all CWDT CWDT setups, as they share their cooldown
  • Increased Duration Support Increased Duration Support can be used to increase the duration
CWDT CWDT + Tempest Shield Tempest ShieldBlind Support Blind Support/ Power Charge On Critical Support Power Charge On Critical Support Defensive good with low level cwdt, only works if you wield a shield, for increased block chance.
CWDT CWDT + Vortex Vortex(Creeping Frost Creeping Frost or Cold Snap Cold Snap) +  Increased 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 Defensive chill enemies, can be linked with Bonechill Support Bonechill Support for increased chill effect. Cold Snap Cold Snap for Frenzy Charge generation.
CWDT CWDT + Withering Step Withering Step Defensive for Elusive and Phasing
CWDT CWDT + Purifying Flame Purifying Flame Defensive create Consecrated Ground
CWDT CWDT + Lightning Warp Lightning Warp Defensive scape melee range (could backfire). Lightning Warp Lightning Warp is often used in AFK boss kill attempts such as Uber Elder or Sirus.
CWDT CWDT + Defensive golems + Meat Shield Support Meat Shield Support Defensive Defensive golems such as Summon Stone Golem Summon Stone GolemSummon Chaos Golem Summon Chaos Golem.
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 Defensive good with low level cwdt
CWDT CWDT + Frost Wall Frost WallIncreased Duration Support Increased Duration Support Defensive good with low level cwdt; block enemies.
CWDT CWDT + Enfeeble Enfeeble/ Temporal Chains Temporal Chains Defensive Defensive curses
CWDT CWDT + Phase Run Phase RunIncreased Duration Support Increased Duration Support Defensive for increased movement speed, reduced visibility and Phasing:

  • Useful for builds that often run past packs such as minion or DOT builds
  • Make sure Phase Run Phase Run is the last skill to be triggered in all CWDT CWDT setups
CWDT CWDT + Detonate Dead Detonate Dead / Flesh Offering Flesh Offering /  Bone Offering Bone Offering / Spirit Offering Spirit Offering Defensive for passive corpse disposal and minion buffing
CWDT CWDT + Molten Shell Molten Shell/ Firestorm Firestorm + Life Leech +  Blind Support Blind Support/ Power Charge On Critical Support Power Charge On Critical Support Defensive restore some health after you get hit
CWDT CWDT + Warlord’s Mark Warlord’s Mark Offensive 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 Offensive if you need to generate power/endurance/frenzy charges
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 Offensive Ice Spear Ice Spear to proc Elemental Overload for slow hitting/no hitting builds (e.g. DOT)

  • Can be linked to Increased Critical Strikes Support Increased Critical Strikes Support for even more consistent crit.
CWDT CWDT + Rapid-fire duration skills Offensive Rapid-fire duration skills such as Storm Brand Storm Brand or Orb of Storms Orb of Storms for applying Elemental Overload and Elemental Equilibrium.
CWDT CWDT + Frost Bomb Frost Bomb Offensive for applying Cold Exposure and reducing enemies’ Life/Energy Shield regen
CWDT CWDT + Wave of Conviction Wave of Conviction Offensive for applying Exposure
CWDT CWDT + Blade Blast Blade Blast Offensive for Unnerve
CWDT CWDT + Offensive curses Offensive Offensive curses such as Frostbite FrostbiteFlammability FlammabilityConductivity ConductivityElemental Weakness Elemental WeaknessDespair DespairVulnerability Vulnerability, etc.
CWDT CWDT + Offensive golems Offensive Offensive golems such as Summon Ice Golem Summon Ice GolemSummon Flame Golem Summon Flame GolemSummon Lightning Golem Summon Lightning Golem
CWDT CWDT + Arc Arc Offensive a way to proc Elemental Equilibrium as a golemancer
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 Offensive alternatively just link Culling Strike and Rarity/Quantity with your Golem
CWDT CWDT + Blood Rage Blood Rage Offensive 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 Others low level cwdt is enough
CWDT CWDT + Portal Portal Others Portal for builds that die often.

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2. Alternate Quality

Alternate Quality Gem Name 20% Quality Stats Weight
Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support Supported Skills deal (0–10)% increased Damage 50
Cast when Damage Taken Support Anomalous Cast when Damage Taken Support Supported Skills have (0–20)% increased Skill Effect Duration 100
Cast when Damage Taken Support Divergent Cast when Damage Taken Support (0–20)% more Damage required to Trigger 20

Secondary Regrading Lens Secondary Regrading Lens currency changes the type of quality of a Anomalous Cast when Damage Taken Support gem to another random quality.

3. PoE CWDT Support Gem Farming

3.1 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.

3.2 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

3.3 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.

3.4 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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