Essence Worm Unset Ring - Path of Exile

Essence Worm Unset Ring

Essence Worm

Essence Worm is a unique Unset Ring. Rings.

Requires Level 38.

  • Has 1 Socket

  • +2 to Level of Socketed Aura Gems
  • Socketed Gems have no Reservation
    Your Blessing Skills are Disabled
  • 80% reduced Reservation Efficiency of Skills

Flavour Text: 'This thing is not a pet. It is a parasite that feeds on the very will of its host. Like any part of nightmare, it has found a way to make its price... acceptable.' - Malachai the Soulless

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The skill gem (such as aura, banner, herald, stance, etc) socketed in this ring reserves no mana. If the skill gem has the Aura gem tag, it receives +2 to gem level.

Essence Worm's 80% reduced Reservation Efficiency of Skills mod affects the reservation of other skills which reserve mana or life, such as aura, banner, herald, stance, aspect skills, Spellslinger etc. This mod is additive to other increased/reduced reservation efficiency modifiers from item mods and passive skills. This modifier is also independent from the other two modifiers of the ring. Regardless of whether there is a socketed gem or not in this ring, the reservation is increased once this ring is equipped.

Note that under one Essence Worm:

Normal % reservation adjusted reservation
50% (e.g. Haste) 250%
35% (e.g. Purity auras) 175%
25% (e.g. herald) 125%

Unless the player has stacked #% increased (Mana or Life if applicable) Reservation Efficiency mods, equipping this ring effectively rules out using any other reservation skills other than the one socketed in this ring.

The player can use two Essence Worms, which would total 160% reduced Reservation Efficiency, making it even more difficult to equip any other reservation skills.

Item acquisition

Essence Worm can drop anywhere. It can be chanced.


Essence Worm can be created from the following recipes:

Amount Part Description
5 The Penitent Random Unset Ring
5 Hubris Random ring
7 Blind Venture Random corrupted ring
6 The Cache Random jewellery
7 Prejudice Random influenced item
6 Costly Curio Random double-influenced item
8 Arrogance of the Vaal Random two-implicit corrupted item
4 Jack in the Box Random item
1 Singular Incubator Random item
1 The Void Random divination card set exchange

Supporter attribution

Essence Worm was created by supporter retruber.