PoE Sacrifice Support

Sacrifice Support

PoE Sacrifice Support is a new Intelligence Support Gem. It causes you or your totems to sacrifice a percentage of life to gain that much additional chaos damage.

Tags: Chaos, Support, Spell. Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 100%. Requires Level 31.

Supports spell skills that hit enemies and have no reservation. Cannot support brand skills, orb skills, channelling skills, Vaal skills or skills used by traps or mines. Cannot modify the skills of minions.

  • Supported Spells Sacrifice 20% of your current Life when Cast to gain added Chaos Damage equal to (25–44)% of Sacrificed Life

Additional Effects From Quality: Supported Skills deal (0–10)% increased Chaos Damage

This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Additional Effects From Quality

Sacrifice Support Supported Skills deal (0–10)% increased Chaos Damage50
Anomalous Sacrifice Support Supported Skills Cost Life instead of (0–40)% of Mana Cost50
Divergent Sacrifice SupportSupported Spells Sacrifice (0–5)% of your current Life when Cast20

Build Guide

Sacrifice Support gem works on spells that you either cast yourself or through totems. These spells now sacrifice a percentage of your current life or the totem’s life to gain additional Chaos damage based on how much life was sacrificed.

PoE Sacrifice Support

Related: Dark Pact

Dark Pact is a chaos spell that removes some life from one of your Summon Skeletons minions near you or the targeted location to deal chaos damage in an area around it. This effect will chain to your other nearby skeletons. If you have no skeletons near you or the targeted location, it will sacrifice your own life to deal damage instead.

Sacrifice life: Dark Pact sacrifices 8% of the player's maximum life in a manner similar to spending life with the Lifetap Support or the Blood Magic Keystone. This life loss is not considered damage and cannot be mitigated or trigger Cast when Damage Taken Support. Dark Pact cannot kill a player as it cannot lower life below 1. If 8% of maximum life cannot be removed (e.g. maximum life is 1 due to Chaos Inoculation), the spell can still be used and will lower the player to 1 life, but will lose part or all of the additional base damage scaling from life. The more damage multiplier will always take effect when not casting on a skeleton, even if no life is actually sacrificed.

Life scaling: Dark Pact deals additional base damage equal to the amount of life removed from the player or skeleton. If used on a skeleton, minion life modifiers and Minion Life Support increase the damage dealt when cast on skeletons. The skill tooltip does not factor the base damage from sacrificed life into its calculation as it is conditional.

Proxy: Proxies will attempt to target an allied skeleton if one is nearby. If not, the proxy will use Dark Pact sacrificing its own life; totems can scale this with totem life modifiers. Proxies will get the more damage bonus from using life if not targeting an allied skeleton.

Minion Instability: Dark Pact can be used to forcibly lower the life of your Skeleton minions to low life. Doing so will trigger the effect of the Keystone passive Minion Instability.

Minion modifiers: Despite having the minion tag, there are no minion-specific support gems that can support Dark Pact, and modifiers that affect minion stats do not affect Dark Pact. However, modifiers such as Overseer's found on helmets or modifiers that increase socketed Minion gem level, (e.g. The Baron, Chober Chaber, Femurs of the Saints) will increase the level of Dark Pact. Using Dark Pact is considered using a minion skill.

Chaining: If targeting a skeleton, Dark Pact will chain from the skeleton to other nearby skeletons based on your number of chains. Each skeleton used to chain Dark Pact will lose 8% of its maximum life; this is not considered taking damage. Additional chains can be added to help cover a larger area or return a chain to a previously targeted Skeleton using Chain Support, Ricochet from Deadeye, or items such as Gloomfang. Dark Pact is not a projectile and is not affected by projectile speed or other projectile modifiers, including chains specific to projectiles (e.g. Snakepit).

Divine Shrine: As Dark Pact sacrifices life rather than causing the player to take damage, being affected by a Divine Shrine will not prevent life loss.

How does the Queen's Demand skill from Atziri's Rule interact with the Sacrifice Support Gem?

The Queen's Demand skill from Atziri's Rule triggers one of two spells, so Sacrifice Support won't work because it requires you to cast the spells. This is similar to the case of spells from Cast on Crit not working with Sacrifice since they would also be triggered and not cast!

Does the Sacrifice Support Gem work will spells such as Doom Blast?

Sacrifice Support doesn't require you to cast the supported spell so it'll work with triggered spells like Doom Blast from Impending Doom.

How to get it?

  • Sacrifice Support can drop anywhere.
  • Sacrifice Support is now offered to the Witch for completing A Fixture of Fate, and can be purchased from Clarissa by the Templar, Shadow and Scion.

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class → Witch Shadow Ranger Duelist Marauder Templar Scion
Quest ↓
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:

Class → Witch Shadow Ranger Duelist Marauder Templar Scion
Quest ↓
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Supported Gem

FireballUnleashes a ball of fire towards a target which explodes, damaging nearby foes.
Ice NovaA chilling circle of ice expands from the caster. If the caster targets near their Frostbolt projectiles, it will expand from a number of those projectiles instead. If this skill would repeat when cast this way, it will instead expand again from the same projectiles after a short delay.
Cold SnapCreates a sudden burst of cold in a targeted area, damaging enemies. This also creates an expanding area which is filled with chilled ground, and deals cold damage over time to enemies. Enemies that die while in the area have a chance to grant Frenzy Charges. The cooldown can be bypassed by expending a Frenzy Charge.
Detonate DeadTargets a corpse, and deals spell damage to enemies around the corpse, as well as causing the corpse to explode, dealing fire damage. The explosion is not affected by modifiers to spell damage and cannot be reflected.
Volatile DeadCorpses near the targeted location explode, dealing damage in a small area and creating an orb which moves towards nearby enemies before dealing spell damage in a larger area. The explosion of the corpse is not affected by modifiers to spell damage, and cannot be reflected.
UnearthFires a projectile that will pierce through enemies to impact the ground at the targeted location, creating a Bone Archer corpse where it lands.
Creeping FrostFire an icy projectile that bursts on impact or when reaching the targeted area, dealing area damage and creating a chilling area that deals cold damage over time. This area will creep across the ground towards nearby enemies until its duration expires.
DischargeDischarge all the character's charges to deal elemental damage to all nearby monsters.
SparkLaunches unpredictable sparks that move randomly until they hit an enemy or expire.
Ice SpearLaunches shards of ice in rapid succession. After travelling a short distance they change to a second form, which moves much faster and pierces through enemies.
Frost WallCreates a wall of ice which holds back enemies. Targets under the wall are damaged and pushed back.
Freezing PulseAn icy projectile which has a chance to freeze enemies it passes through. The projectile fades quickly, reducing damage and freezing chance until it dissipates.
Shock NovaCasts a ring of Lightning around you, followed by a larger Lightning nova. Each effect hits enemies caught in their area with Lightning Damage.
Lightning WarpWaits for a duration before teleporting to a targeted destination, with the duration based on the distance and your movement speed. When the teleport occurs, lightning damage is dealt to the area around both where the player was and where they teleported to. Casting again will queue up multiple teleportations to occur in sequence.
FirestormFlaming bolts rain down over the targeted area. They explode when landing, dealing damage to nearby enemies.
ArcAn arc of lightning stretches from the caster to a targeted enemy and chains on to other nearby enemies. Each time the main beam chains it will also chain to a second enemy, but that secondary arc cannot chain further.
Shockwave TotemSummons a totem that shakes the earth around it, knocking back and damaging nearby enemies
Ethereal KnivesFires an arc of knives in front of the caster which deals physical damage.
Storm CallSets a marker at a location. After a short duration, lightning strikes the marker, dealing damage around it. When this happens, it will also set off the lightning at any other markers you've cast.
Ball LightningFires a slow-moving projectile that periodically damages enemies in an area around it with bolts of lightning.
Flame SurgeStrikes enemies in front of you with a surge of flame. Burning enemies are dealt more damage. If you hit an ignited enemy, will create burning ground under them. Your damage modifiers don't apply to this burning ground.
Glacial CascadeIcicles emerge from the ground in a series of small bursts, each damaging enemies caught in the area and knocking them back in the direction of the next burst.
Flame DashTeleport to a location, damaging enemies and leaving a trail of burning ground in your wake. Shares a cooldown with other Blink skills.
Rolling MagmaLob a fiery orb that deals area damage as it hits the ground. The skill chains, bouncing forward to deal damage multiple times.
BladefallEthereal weapons rain from the sky, dealing damage to enemies in a sequence of volleys, each wider but less damaging than the last. Enemies can be hit multiple times where these overlap.
Blade VortexThis spell creates ethereal blades which orbit in an area around you, dealing damage every 0.6 seconds to all enemies in their radius. As more blades are added, the damage becomes greater and more frequent.
Essence DrainFires a projectile that applies a damage over time debuff when it hits. You are healed for a portion of the debuff damage. The debuff is spread by Contagion.
FrostboltFires a slow-moving projectile that pierces through enemies, dealing cold damage.
VortexAn icy blast explodes around the caster, dealing cold damage to enemies, and leaving behind a whirling vortex which deals cold damage over time and chills enemies caught in it. If the caster targets near their Frostbolt projectiles, it will explode from a number of those projectiles instead, destroying them.
Dark PactThis spell removes some life from one of your Skeleton minions near you or the targeted location to deal chaos damage in an area around it. This effect will chain to your other nearby skeletons. If you have no skeletons near you or the targeted location, it will sacrifice your own life to deal damage instead.
BodyswapViolently destroys your body and recreates it at the location of a targeted enemy or corpse, dealing spell damage in an area at both locations. If there is no specific target, it will prioritise corpses over enemies. If targeting a corpse, the corpse will also explode, dealing damage around it that is not affected by modifiers to spell damage, and cannot be reflected. This spell cannot be repeated.
Purifying FlameA wave of divine fire deals damage in a line, then creates Consecrated Ground and deals damage in an area around the targeted location. A larger shockwave then expands outwards, damaging enemies standing on Consecrated Ground that were not already hit.
SoulrendFires a projectile that turns towards enemies in front of it, damaging and piercing through those it hits, and leeching some of that damage as energy shield. As the projectile travels, it repeatedly applies a short but powerful chaos damage over time debuff to each enemy in an area around it.
Wave of ConvictionAn expanding wave of energy surges forward, damaging enemies in a cone-shaped area over a duration. Each enemy hit is inflicted with Exposure matching the element of which they took the highest damage. Only one Wave of Conviction can be active at a time
FrostblinkTeleport to a location, damaging enemies and leaving Chilled ground in an area at both ends of the teleport. Shares a cooldown with other Blink skills.
Blade BlastDeals spell damage in a targeted area. When this spell deals damage, if your Lingering Blades or Blade Vortex blades are nearby, it will detonate them, dealing damage again in an area around them. Up to 50 Blades can be detonated this way.
Blazing SalvoFires projectiles which fly in an arc, dealing area damage on impact with either enemies or the ground near where you target. Targeting farther away causes the projectiles to spread out and land over a wider area.
Crackling LanceRelease a beam which deals lightning damage to enemies in a long area in front of you, and has several smaller beams branch off from it at an angle, hitting more enemies to the sides.
HexblastDeals chaos damage to a single enemy, dealing more damage if they are Hexed, then removing the Hex. If the enemy was Hexed, also deals area damage to other enemies around the target, boosting damage and removing Hexes from those enemies in the same way.
ExsanguinateReleases several tendrils of blood from your character, targeting enemies in a narrow angle in front of you. The beams deal physical damage and inflict a physical damage over time debuff to enemies, which can stack up to 3 times. Effects which allow skills to chain can apply to these tendrils.
ReapA bloody scythe swipes across a selected area, applying a physical damage over time debuff and hitting enemies with physical damage. If any survive, you gain a blood charge which raises the damage and cost of the skill. Players can have 5 maximum blood charges.
Voltaxic BurstEach cast of this spell waits for a short duration, releasing a burst of lightning and chaos spell damage in an area around you when that duration ends. Enemies killed by this damage, or shortly after, will explode. The explosions of the corpses are not affected by modifiers to spell damage, and cannot be reflected.
AbsolutionDamages enemies in an area, applying a debuff for a short duration. If a non-unique enemy dies while affected by the debuff, the enemy's corpse will be consumed to summon a Sentinel of Absolution for a longer secondary duration, or to refresh the duration and life of an existing one instead if you have the maximum number of them.
Forbidden RiteLobs an exploding projectile near the targeted location, and extra projectiles toward enemies around you. The projectiles deal chaos damage based on your life and energy shield. Casting this spell damages you.
ManabondDeals lightning damage based upon your missing mana in a circular area around the targeted location, as well as in four rectangular extensions whose lengths depend upon your remaining mana.
Eye of WinterFires a single eye projectile which constantly releases shard projectiles in a spiral. The shards will damage enemies they impact, dealing cold damage. The eye cannot damage enemies. When the eye dissipates or collides with terrain, it releases a faster spiral of extra shards.
Lightning ConduitLightning strikes all Shocked enemies around a targeted location, then removes Shock from those enemies. Shocks cannot expire on enemies in range while casting this spell. Cannot be supported by Spell Cascade or Unleash.

Level Effect /40

LevelRequires LevelIntelligenceSupported Spells Sacrifice 20% of your current Life when Cast to gain added Chaos Damage equal to 25% of Sacrificed LifeExperience
1315220, 2510
2345720, 2610
3366020, 2710
4386320, 2810
5406620, 2910
6426920, 30179,657
7447220, 31169,595
8467520, 32283,759
9487820, 33453,996
10508120, 3412,186,050
11528420, 353,017,327
12548720, 363,576,232
13569020, 374,231,667
14589320, 382,395,078
15609620, 398,421,063
16629920, 4016,159,983
176410220, 4141,170,367
186610520, 4286,794,448
196810820, 43157,405,063
207011120, 44
217220, 45
227420, 46
237620, 47
247820, 48
258020, 49
268220, 50
278420, 51
288620, 52
298820, 53
309020, 54
319120, 54
329220, 55
339320, 55
349420, 56
359520, 56
369620, 57
379720, 57
389820, 58
399920, 58
4010020, 59

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