Ghost Reaver - Path of Exile

Ghost Reaver is a keystone passive skill. It converts sources of life leech to energy shield leech. It also doubles your maximum total Recovery per Second for Energy Shield Leech. However, it reduces your energy shield recharge rate by 50%.

  • Leech Energy Shield instead of Life
  • Maximum total Recovery per second from Energy Shield Leech is doubled
  • 50% less Energy Shield Recharge Rate
Ghost Reaver PoE

Energy shield Recharge Rate

Energy shield recharge rate is a form of recovery and is by default:

  • 20% of Energy Shield Recharged per second

Energy shield will stop recharging if the character takes damage. This recharge rate can be increased with #% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate modifiers.

How do you calculate the cap for ES leech? (with Ghost Reaver, Vaal Pact and Vixen’s entrapment interactions)

Previously, PoE had no ES leech, but Ghost Reaver applied life leech to ES (in a specific way). That is no longer the case.

ES leech exists distinct from life leech, and is it’s own thing. Ghost Reaver now works by making any effect that would give you life leech give you ES leech instead. Because this is ES Leech and not Life Leech, no modifiers that apply to Life Leech will affect it. Only modifiers to ES leech will affect it.

Vaal Pact only affects life leech, and thus has no interaction with ES leech.

The unique Soul Tether Soul Tether has a different mechanic, which is also changed. It lets you leech life, but while you’re on full life, your life leech effects are not removed from you, and those life leech effects will recover energy shield rather than life. They are still life leech effects, not ES leech, and thus are scaled based on life, and affected by life leech modfiiers, not ES leech modifiers. This is so that item can continue to fulfill it’s role of letting hybrid ES/life builds use life leech to recover both statuses.

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Energy Leech Support

Energy Leech Support Energy Leech Support is a support gem which causes the supported skill to leech energy shield. It also grants the skill more damage while leeching energy shield or while at full energy shield.

How to get Ghost Reaver?

1. Passive Skill Tree

Ghost Reaver is located on the top right side of the tree, out from the Shadow’s starting area.

Class Distance from start
Shadow 12
Ranger 14
Witch 12
Scion 16
Duelist 21
Templar 22
Marauder 26

2. Ghost Reaver Uniques

These unique items have the Ghost Reaver modifier, which provides the same effect as this keystone. Taking the keystone in addition to equipping one of these items will impart no additional benefit.

Item Base Item Lvl. Category Stats
Skin of the Lords Skin of the Lords Simple Robe 1 Body Armour Item has no level requirement and Energy Shield (Hidden)
Sockets cannot be modified
+1 to Level of Socketed Gems
100% increased Global Defences
You can only Socket Corrupted Gems in this item
Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)

<Random Keystone>


Essentia Sanguis Essentia Sanguis Vaal Claw 66 Claw 2% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life+8% Chance to Block Attack Damage while Dual Wielding Claws
(140-180)% increased Physical Damage
Adds 1 to 200 Lightning Damage
(20-30)% increased Attack Speed
+(30-40) to maximum Energy Shield
50% reduced Maximum Recovery per Energy Shield Leech
Energy Shield Leech Effects from Attacks are not removed at Full Energy Shield
Ghost Reaver

3. Ghost Reaver Jewel

Thread of Hope Thread of Hope is a unique Crimson Jewel.

  • Very Large Radius: in the Shadow jewel socket, Ghost Reaver along with damage over time and energy shield is allocatable.

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