PoE Determination Gem Build, Support, Grace, Watcher’s Eye

Determination Determination is an aura that grants more armour multiplicatively to the caster and their allies.

PoE Determination Aura

Determination Aura Gem Level Progression

Determination Determination aura gem multiplies the player’s total armour by the listed amount. Mana Reserved: 50%.

Level Require
Level
Require
Strength
Gain x%
more Armour
Radius Exp. Total Exp.
1 24 58 32% N/A 0 0
2 27 64 33% +1 118,383 118,383
3 30 71 34% +2 175,816 294,199
4 33 77 35% +3 254,061 548,260
5 36 83 36% +4 359,090 907,350
6 39 90 37% +5 498,508 1,405,858
7 42 96 38% +6 682,057 2,087,915
8 45 102 39% +7 921,777 3,009,692
9 48 109 40% +8 1,727,879 4,737,571
10 50 113 41% +9 1,138,877 5,876,448
11 52 117 42% +10 1,368,233 7,244,681
12 54 121 43% +11 1,638,338 8,883,019
13 56 125 44% +12 1,956,648 10,839,667
14 58 130 45% +13 3,655,184 14,494,851
15 60 134 46% +14 3,017,327 17,512,178
16 62 138 47% +15 7,793,914 25,306,092
17 64 142 48% +16 15,206,031 40,512,123
18 66 146 49% +17 26,185,582 66,697,705
19 68 151 50% +18 62,755,923 129,453,628
20 70 155 51% +19 211,877,683 341,331,311
21 72 159 52% +20 N/A N/A
22 74 N/A 53% +21 N/A N/A

Determination and Grace

Determination Determination grants more armour multiplicatively to the caster and their allies. Grace Grace grants evasion to the caster and their allies. Determination skill's effect is similar to the effect of Grace for evasion. If the player has Iron Reflexes allocated, they do the same, but Grace is usually better than Determination. With no evasion specific nodes allocated, the player needs to have 5049 base armour (maximum of which is around 9000 without specific uniques) from equipment and passives for a level 20 Determination to be better than a level 20 Grace with Iron Reflexes.

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Determination Quality

Per 1% Quality: 2% 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 will always raise the quality by 1%.

Determination Support Gems Build

These support gems will affect Determination auras:

  • 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 Determination Aura Gem Farming

1. Direct purchase from vendor

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

2. Determination 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 Determination Spell Gem from Other Players

You can exchange a Vaal Orb Vaal Orb for a Determination spell gem with other players.

4. Quest Reward

For Marauder players, it can be obtained by completing Lost in Love(Act 3) quest.

5. Slain Monsters

The drop level of Determination is 24. You can get it by killing enemies, opening Gemcutter’s Strongbox.

Determination Related Items

1. Determination Amulet: Aul’s Uprising

Aul’s Uprising Aul’s Uprising is a unique Onyx Amulet. It may have "Determination Reserves no Mana" modifier.

2. Determination Jewel: Watcher’s Eye

Aul’s Uprising Aul’s Uprising is a unique Onyx Amulet. It can have two or three random aura modifiers. The following aura related to Determination:

  • +(600-1000) to Armour while affected by Determination
  • +(5-8)% Chance to Block Attack Damage while affected by Determination
  • (5-8)% additional Physical Damage Reduction while affected by Determination
  • You take (60-40)% reduced Extra Damage from Critical Strikes while affected by Determination
  • (50-40)% reduced Reflected Physical Damage taken while affected by Determination
  • Unaffected by Vulnerability while affected by Determination

3. Determination Belt: String of Servitude

String of Servitude String of Servitude is a unique Heavy Belt. It may have "Determination has (15-20)% increased Aura Effect" modifier.

4. Determination Helmet Enchantments

Name Level Stats Spawn Weighting
Enchantment Determination Mana Reservation 1 66 Determination has 10% reduced Mana Reservation helmet 100
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Enchantment Determination Mana Reservation 2 75 Determination has 15% reduced Mana Reservation helmet 100
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5. Determination Related Passive Skills

Stalwart Commander has the "Determination has 30% increased Aura Effect" modifier.

6. Determination Related Modifiers

Name Lvl. Stats Spawn Weighting
DeterminationSkillCorrupted 61 Grants Level 16 Determination Skill shield 0
default 0
Enchantment Determination Mana Reservation 1 66 Determination has 10% reduced Mana Reservation helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Determination Mana Reservation 2 75 Determination has 15% reduced Mana Reservation helmet 100
default 0
of Shaping 68 Grants Level 22 Determination Skill amulet_shaper 800
default 0
DeterminationPhysicalDamageReduction 1 (5-8)% additional Physical Damage Reduction while affected by Determination N/A
DeterminationAdditionalBlock 1 +(5-8)% Chance to Block Attack Damage while affected by Determination N/A
DeterminationUnaffectedByVulnerability 1 Unaffected by Vulnerability while affected by Determination N/A
DeterminationReducedExtraDamageFromCrits 1 You take (60-40)% reduced Extra Damage from Critical Strikes while affected by Determination N/A
DeterminationReducedReflectedPhysicalDamage 1 (50-40)% reduced Reflected Physical Damage taken while affected by Determination N/A
DeterminationAdditionalArmour 1 +(600-1000) to Armour while affected by Determination N/A
V2DeterminationSkillCorrupted__ 56 Grants Level 23 Determination Skill shield 333
default 0
V2IncreasedAuraEffectDeterminationCorrupted 45 Determination has (15-20)% increased Aura Effect amulet 1000
ring 1000
belt 1000
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DeterminationNoReservationUnique__1 69 Determination Reserves no Mana N/A
SynthesisImplicitDeterminationReservation1 48 Determination has 10% reduced Mana Reservation N/A
SynthesisImplicitDeterminationEffect1 55 Determination has (15-20)% increased Aura Effect N/A
SynthesisImplicitDeterminationPhysicalDamageReduction1 65 (4-6)% additional Physical Damage Reduction while affected by Determination N/A
of the Conquest 75 Determination has (25-20)% reduced Mana Reservation amulet_adjudicator 500
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