Inspiration Support is a support gem that reduces the mana cost of linked skills. When the supported skill is used, it grants an Inspiration charge, which grants more elemental damage and critical strike chance. You lose all Inspiration Charges after you spend a certain amount of mana.
This gem supports any skill. Minions, Totems, Traps and Mines cannot gain Inspiration Charges. It does not affect mana reservation.
Supported Skills have (25-34)% reduced Mana Cost. Gain an Inspiration Charge when you Spend Mana for Supported Skills. Lose all Inspiration Charges after Spending a total of (122-800) Mana with Supported Skills. Supported Skills deal (5-7)% more Elemental Damage per Inspiration Charge. Supported Skills have (6-8)% increased Critical Strike Chance per Inspiration Charge.
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|Supported Skills have x% reduced Mana Cost||Lose all Inspiration Charges after Spending a total of x Mana with Supported Skills||Supported Skills deal x% more Elemental Damage per Inspiration Charge||Supported Skills have x% increased Critical Strike Chance per Inspiration Charge||Experience
Per 1% Quality: Supported Skills have 1% increased Inspiration Charge Duration. A 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%. The maximum quality is 20%.
Supported skills grant you an Inspiration Charge when you spend mana with them, up to 5 charges. These charges last for 10 seconds. If you haven’t generated a charge for longer, you will lose all Inspiration Charges.
This creates a mana counter for all skills linked with Inspiration Support, up to the respective cap.
As soon as a skill is used that puts the total mana spent above the threshold, the mana counter is reset to 0 and all Inspiration Charges are removed.
Hence lower mana costs result in better usage of Inspiration Charges. For example, if it takes 100 mana to cast a skill, the first 5 casts will average at 50% of the gem’s potential and then the next 3 casts will be at 100% potential, while a mana cost of 1 will result in 795 casts at maximum efficiency after the first 5 initial casts.
The reduced mana cost of skills is additive with other sources of reduced mana costs.
The buff grants more elemental damage and increased critical strike chance per Inspiration Charge. Inspiration Charges are shared between all skills linked with Inspiration Support. It doesn’t matter which skill created the charges, each skill linked to this support will benefit from the charges even if it doesn’t use mana.
Cast On Critical Strike Support – Since attacks usually cost much less mana to use than spells, especially Cyclone, it results in more efficient use of Inspiration Support. Both the attack and spell(s) in a common Cast On Critical Strike set-up will be supported, granting increased critical strike chance and more elemental damage to both.
Herald of Ice and Herald of Thunder – The effects of these Heralds only scale off of elemental damage and not spell damage, while also using critical strike chance (assuming they are given a base critical strike chance through other means like Deadly Infusion, Increased Critical Strikes Support, etc.). Supporting both an attack like Shield Charge, which has a low mana cost, and the Heralds with Inspiration Support will make maintaining Inspiration Charges easy.
Righteous Fire will appreciate the very rare “more elemental damage” multiplier. By supporting both Righteous Fire and another skill, like Shield Charge, with Inspiration Support, it is possible to generate charges with the attack and having Righteous Fire benefit from the buff.
Weave the Arcane (and other ways to reduce the mana cost of skills to 0) can be used to bypass the mana counter. However Inspiration Charges will be lost if no mana is spent by supported skills within the 10 seconds the charges last.
Mines, which reserve mana and have a low mana cost, can benefit as well and with the right set-up maintain the buff consistently. Similarly Brandscan link the main brand-skill, Brand Recall and a movement skill to keep the buff active. Builds that use Ignite as their main damage source can use the “more elemental damage” multiplier to scale both the initial hit and the ailment.
So while this gem doesn’t have the highest more-multiplier, the downside of generating and maintaining charges can be easily managed while other support gems come at a steep opportunity cost such as reducing critical strike chance with Controlled Destruction Support or being unable to inflict elemental ailments with Elemental Focus Support.
The price of Inspiration Support is an Orb of Chance. This gem can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:
|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|
The price of a level 21 Inspiration Support is 2 Exalted Orb.
For Duelist, Marauder, Templar, Scion players, after completing the A Fixture of Fate(Act 3) quest, Clarissa will reward you this gem.
The drop level of Inspiration Support is 31. You can get it by killing enemies, opening Gemcutter’s Strongbox.
The following mods are related to Inspiration Support:
|V2SupportedByReducedManaCorrupted||1||Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 10 Inspiration||sword 0
|SupportedByInspirationWeaponUber1||68||Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 1 Inspiration||grants_2h_support 0
The following unique items are related to Inspiration Support: