Flesh and Stone Gem Build, Maim Support, Aura Effect, Farming

Flesh and Stone Flesh and Stone is an aura that activates Blood Stance and Sand Stance.

Flesh and Stone Aura

Blood Stance and Sand Stance

Blood Stance and Sand Stance are stance status provided by Blood and Sand and Flesh and Stone. The buff and debuff from the stance depend on which aforementioned skill is used. These skills can be activated again to switch between Blood Stance and Sand Stance. Certain attack skills behave differently based on which stance you are using.

Maim is a debuff that applies a 30% reduced movement speed on the affected target for 4 seconds. In Blood Stance, the Flesh and Stone aura maims nearby enemies while increasing the physical damage they take.

In Sand Stance, the Flesh and Stone aura blinds enemies in radius and grants the user damage reduction against enemies outside the aura.

Activating the skill while it's toggled on will alternate between stances. Certain skills also behave differently based on the stance you are currently in.

Blood Stance and Sand Stance

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Flesh and Stone Aura Gem Level Progression

Mana Reserved: 25%.

Level Require
Level
Require
Dexterity
Require
Strength
You take x% less damage
from attacks
Take x% increased
physical damage
X% increased
cooldown recovery speed
Exp. Total Exp.
1 16 18 26 9% 13% N/A 0 0
2 20 22 31 9% 13% 2% 49,725 49,725
3 24 25 37 9% 13% 5% 95,714 145,439
4 28 29 42 9% 13% 7% 169,595 315,034
5 31 32 46 9% 13% 10% 199,345 514,379
6 34 35 50 9% 13% 13% 285,815 800,194
7 37 37 54 9% 14% 15% 401,344 1,201,538
8 40 40 58 10% 14% 18% 554,379 1,755,917
9 43 43 62 10% 14% 21% 755,049 2,510,966
10 46 46 66 10% 14% 23% 1,016,533 3,527,499
11 49 48 70 10% 14% 26% 1,898,602 5,426,101
12 52 51 74 10% 14% 29% 1,964,019 7,390,120
13 55 54 78 10% 15% 31% 2,573,731 9,963,851
14 58 57 82 10% 15% 34% 4,676,439 14,640,290
15 60 59 84 11% 15% 37% 3,017,327 17,657,617
16 62 60 87 11% 15% 39% 7,823,001 25,480,618
17 64 62 90 11% 15% 42% 15,264,208 40,744,826
18 66 64 92 11% 15% 45% 26,272,845 67,017,671
19 68 66 95 11% 16% 47% 62,872,274 129,889,945
20 70 68 98 11% 16% 50% 212,023,122 341,913,067
21 72 70 100 11% 16% 53% N/A N/A

Flesh and Stone Quality

Per 1% Quality: 0.5% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed. 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 will always raise the quality by 1%.

Flesh and Stone Support Gems Build

These support gems will affect Flesh and Stone auras:

  • Maim Maim Support – Flesh and Stone Flesh and Stone can be linked with Maim Maim Support to increase the effect of Enemies Maimed by Supported Skills take X% increased Physical Damage.
  • Stance setting is shared with Blood and Sand skill gem and toggling one will toggle both.
  • Blood Magic Blood Magic Support – This will cause linked auras to reserve health instead of mana, but increase the cost by the mana multiplier. Note that “reduced mana cost” from increases in quality have no effect on mana reservation.
  • Spell Totem Spell Totem Support – Casts a totem which will maintain the aura. The cost to cast the totem is the mana that would be reserved multiplied by the Mana Cost Multiplier of the Totem support and any other linked support gems.
  • Generosity Generosity Support – Increases the effect of the non-curse auras on allies (including minions) but prevents them from affecting the player.
  • Increased Area of Effect Increased Area of Effect Support – Further increases the Area of Effect of the Aura, but increases the Mana reservation by the gem’s multiplier.
  • Concentrated Effect Concentrated Effect Support – Lessens area of effect and applies the mana cost mulitplier, but does not provide a bonus to aura damage, as auras cannot directly cause damage. An exception would be the aura from Death’s Oath Death’s Oath.
  • Enlighten Enlighten Support – Reduces the mana reserved of the aura by the amount of the mana multiplier.
  • Empower Empower Support – Adds levels to supported auras, but increases their cost by the mana multiplier.
  • Enhance Enhance Support – Increases the quality of the gem, granting increased area of effect, but at increased mana cost.

Note that Inspiration Support does not affect reservation, but does affect auras supported by Spell Totem Spell Totem Support.

PoE Flesh and Stone Aura Gem Farming

1. Direct purchase from vendor

  • Siosa(The Library, Act 3) sells Flesh and Stone Flesh and Stone for an Orb of Alteration Orb of Alteration.
  • Lilly Roth(Lioneye’s Watch, Act 6) sells Flesh and Stone Flesh and Stone for an Orb of Alteration Orb of Alteration as well.

2. Flesh and Stone Gem Divination Cards

Amount Divination Card Result Drop Areas
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 Flesh and Stone Spell Gem from Other Players

You can exchange an Orb of Alchemy Orb of Alchemy for a Flesh and Stone Flesh and Stone spell gem with other players.

4. Quest Reward

For Duelist players, it can be obtained by completing Intruders in Black(Act 2) quest.

5. Slain Monsters

The drop level of Flesh and Stone Flesh and Stone is 16. You can get it by killing enemies, opening Gemcutter’s Strongbox.

Flesh and Stone Related Items

1. Flesh and Stone Helmet Enchantments

Name Level Stats Spawn Weighting
Enchantment Flesh and Stone Mana Reservation 1 66 Flesh and Stone has 20% reduced Mana Reservation helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Flesh and Stone Mana Reservation 2 75 Flesh and Stone has 30% reduced Mana Reservation helmet 100
default 0

2. Flesh and Stone Related Passive Skills

Arena Challenger is a notable Ascendancy passive skill for the Gladiator that interacts with Blood and Sand Stance. While in Sand Stance, you gain a Challenger Charge on kill. While in Blood Stance, you have a chance to gain a Challenger Charge when hit a Rare or Unique enemy. Each Challenger Charge grants more attack speed and movement speed, stacking up to 10 times. For class Gladiator, Arena Challenger has the “25% chance to gain a Challenger Charge when you Hit a Rare or Unique Enemy while in Blood Stance” and “Gain a Challenger Charge when you Kill an Enemy while in Sand Stance” modifiers.

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