Perforate PoE Build

Perforate Perforate is an attack skill where the user strikes the ground to launch multiple spikes from the ground that deal area of effect damage. This skill interacts with Blood and Sand Blood and Sand Stance, launching multiple spikes in a small area in Blood Stance and launching the spikes outwards in Sand Stance.

Smash the ground to bring forth multiple spears to damage enemies. When in Blood Stance, multiple spikes burst from the ground in sequence, able to hit enemies multiple times. In Sand Stance, the spikes are thrust outwards. Requires a Sword or Axe. You are in Blood Stance by default.

Perforate

Perforate 3.11 Changes

Perforate now provides flat physical damage that scales as the gem levels. The distribution of its spikes in Blood Stance has been made more consistent. A higher percentage of its spikes should hit a small target and investment in Area of Effect and/or the number of spikes should keep this percentage of spikes hitting consistent. 

Sand Stance's base area starts off slightly smaller but increases as the gem levels. Perforate also provides one additional spike at all levels and also grants two additional spikes if you've changed stance recently. 

The issue with Perforate in the past was that in Sand Stance, there were large gaps between Spikes which meant that enemies within those gaps would be missed. The extra spikes it now provides and additional Area of Effect vastly improve the number of targets that can be hit by a single Slam

In Blood Stance, increased Area of Effect used to result in a loss to single target damage and the extra Spikes from the Perforate enchantment would be placed outside of the range of most small enemies and therefore wouldn't contribute any damage to single targets. 

These changes to Perforate improve its ability to hit enemies more reliably and with a better spread of damage. 

Buy PoE Currency Cheap

  • Buy cheap PoE currency Paypal - 5% off coupon: CURRENCY. Exalted Orbs, Chaos Orb, PoE items at Mulefactory. Payments: Paypal, Skrill, Bitcoin.
  • Buy PoE Currency Safe and Fast -3% off coupon: AOE. Payments: Skrill, Bitcoin, Paysafecard, IDEAL, Rapid, Klarna, and other local online banking. Register a new account and enjoy an extra 1% discount.

Perforate Build Support Gems

Fist of War Support: Every few seconds an ancestor appears above your character and performs your slam in unison with you, creating a supercharged slam dealing much more damage with an increased Area of Effect.

Perforate Leveling Guide

Level Required Level Required Dexterity Required Strength Damage
Effectiveness
Deals x% of Base Damage Experience needed to level up Total experience needed
1 1 0 0 140% 140% 0 0
2 2 0 0 143% 142.9% 70 70
3 4 0 0 146% 145.9% 308 378
4 7 0 14 149% 148.8% 1,554 1,932
5 11 0 19 152% 151.8% 6,667 8,599
6 16 18 26 155% 154.7% 26,047 34,646
7 20 22 31 158% 157.6% 49,725 84,371
8 24 25 37 161% 160.6% 95,714 180,085
9 28 29 42 164% 163.5% 169,595 349,680
10 32 33 47 167% 166.5% 283,759 633,439
11 36 36 52 169% 169.4% 453,996 1,087,435
12 40 40 58 172% 172.3% 703,128 1,790,563
13 44 44 63 175% 175.3% 1,061,223 2,851,786
14 48 48 68 178% 178.2% 2,065,870 4,917,656
15 52 51 74 181% 181.2% 2,507,110 7,424,766
16 56 55 79 184% 184.1% 5,798,936 13,223,702
17 60 59 84 187% 187% 15,083,919 28,307,621
18 64 62 90 190% 190% 27,792,735 56,100,356
19 67 65 94 193% 192.9% 43,869,739 99,970,095
20 70 68 98 196% 195.9% 242,081,556 342,051,651
21 72 70 100 199% 198.8% N/A N/A

Quality

Per 1% Quality: 0.5% increased Area of Effect. 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 Gemcutter’s Prism will always raise the quality by 1%. The maximum quality is 20%.

PoE Perforate Gem Farming

1. Direct purchase from vendor

The price of Perforate Perforate is a Scroll of Wisdom Scroll of Wisdom. This gem can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:

  • Nessa(Lioneye’s Watch, Act 1). For Ranger, Duelist, Marauder, Scion players, after completing Enemy at the Gate(Act 1) quest, you can buy this gem.
  • Siosa(The Library, Act 3). After completing A Fixture of Fate he acts as a vendor for all vendor reward gems for the quests you have completed, without the normal class restrictions.
  • Lilly Roth(Lioneye’s Watch, Act 6). After completing Fallen from Grace quest, you can buy gems from this vendor.

2. 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
3 Gemcutter’s Promise random superior gem (Q20) The Ebony Barracks • The Lunaris Concourse • Colonnade Map • Promenade Map

3. Buy level 21 Perforate gem from other players

The price of a level 21 Perforate Perforate is 30 Chaos Orb Chaos Orb.

4. Vendor quest reward

For Duelist players, after completing Enemy at the Gate(Act 1) quest, this gem is given as a quest reward.

5. Slain monsters

The drop level of Perforate Perforate is 5. You can get it by killing enemies, opening Gemcutter’s Strongbox.

Related Items

1.Helmet Enchantments

The following helmet enchantments are related to Perforate.

Name Level Stats Spawn Weighting
Enchantment Perforate Area Of Effect 1 66 Perforate has 16% increased Area of Effect helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Perforate Area Of Effect 2 75 Perforate has 24% increased Area of Effect helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Perforate Damage 1 66 Perforate deals 25% increased Damage helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Perforate Damage 2 75 Perforate deals 40% increased Damage helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Perforate Number Of Spikes 1 66 Perforate creates +1 Spike helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Perforate Number Of Spikes 2 75 Perforate creates +2 Spikes helmet 100
default 0

Related PoE Currency, Gem, Skills Build Guide