Destructive Link – Path of Exile

Destructive Link gem – Path of Exile

Destructive Link Destructive Link targets an allied player to apply a buff which links you to them for a duration. While linked, they use your main hand critical strike chance. If the target dies while linked, you will also die. This skill cannot be triggered, or used by Totems, Traps, or Mines.

It is a new Intelligence/Dexterity skill gem. Tag: Critical, Spell, Duration, Link. Cost: (15-32.67) Mana per second. Cast Time: 0.50 sec.

Requires Level 34, 35 Dex, 50 Int.

  • Base duration is (8–9.9) seconds
  • Linked target has +(30–49)% to Critical Strike Multiplier
  • Linked target's Main Hand Critical Strike Chance is equal to yours
  • Link breaks if target leaves range or line of sight for 4 seconds
  • Maximum 1 Link from any source per target
  • You die if Linked target dies

Per 1% quality: 1% increased Skill Effect Duration.

Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

Tip: This new gem is designed for party play. This skill creates a bond between you and a specific party member, providing a big benefit to them while they stay within range, but with the very important drawback that if they die, so do you.

To best use of this skill, increases your Critical Strike Chance.

Destructive Link PoE

PoE Destructive Link Build

Let’s take a level 1 gem as an example:

  1. It is useful for party play. It can link one party member.
  2. The base duration is 8 seconds.
  3. It increases your party member’s Critical Strike Chance and Critical Strike Multiplier. Your party member increases Critical Strike Multiplier by 30% and main hand Critical Strike Chance is equal to yours.
  4. Increase your Critical Strike Chance and get the most power.
  5. Cannot normally be used with your minions. Minion Defence Mastery(Link Skills can target Minions) passive skill allows you to use this skill with them. However, this has a high ongoing mana cost that is difficult to stay on top of.
  6. Note that if your party member die, you will die.

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Alternate Quality

Name Stats Weight
Destructive Link (0–20)% increased Skill Effect Duration 100
Anomalous Destructive Link (0–10)% increased Buff Effect 50
Divergent Destructive Link Linked target has (0–10)% increased Accuracy Rating 50

Labyrinth Enchantment helmet

Level Name Mod Weight
The Merciless Labyrinth Enchantment Destructive Link Duration 1 20% increased Destructive Link Duration 100
The Eternal Labyrinth Enchantment Destructive Link Duration 2 30% increased Destructive Link Duration 100

Quest Rewards

Destructive Link Destructive Link can be purchased from Petarus and Vanja by the Shadow, Witch and Scion after completing Breaking the Seal.

Passive Skill Build

Name Stats
Link Mastery
  • Enemies inflict Elemental Ailments on you instead of Linked targets
  • 20% increased Damage per Linked target
  • Your Lined Targets take 5% reduced Damage
  • Enemies near your Linked targets have Fire, Cold and Lightning Exposure

PoE 3.16 does include significant nerfs to "aurabot" characters who stack auras for the benefit of their party members, these Link skills give them a viable more-active playstyle.

Name Description
Soul Link Soul Link While linked, your Energy Shield will intercept some of the damage they would take.
Protective Link Protective Link While linked, they copy your block chance and recover life when they block.
Intuitive Link Intuitive Link While linked, their hits can trigger your supported spells.
Vampiric Link Vampiric Link While linked, they get recovery from your life leech instead of you.
Flame Link Flame Link While linked, they deal additional fire damage based on your life. 
Destructive Link Destructive Link While linked, they use your main hand critical strike chance. 

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