Resolute Technique - Path of Exile

Resolute Technique is a keystone passive skill. It raises the chance to hit to 100%, ignoring all accuracy and evasion stats of the attacker and defender respectively.. The cost is that you cannot deal Critical Strikes anymore.

  • Your hits can’t be Evaded
  • Never deal Critical Strikes

Resolute Technique can be allocated for non-crit builds if a sufficient accuracy rating cannot be easily reached.

Resolute Technique PoE

Dodge

With Resolute Technique, attack hits can still be dodged.

There are two types of dodge:

  • Dodge Attacks applies to attacks. It is rolled after evasion and is not connected to the attacker’s accuracy, so chance to dodge is unaffected by evasion-related mechanics such as blind, Resolute Technique or Unwavering Stance.
  • Dodge Spell Damage applies to spells. It is rolled before damage mitigation.

Dodge Attacks and Dodge Spell Damage are both capped at 75%.

Block

With Resolute Technique, attack hits can still be blocked. The chance to block is a random roll made per attack/cast; it is not entropy-based like evasion.

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Elemental Overload & Elemental Damage

If the keystone passive Resolute Technique is allocated, Elemental Overload cannot activate.

Elemental Overload grants the player 40% more elemental damage for 8 seconds on critical strike, but prevents critical strikes from dealing extra damage.

Because elemental damage can no longer critically strike, most elemental status ailments will not apply unless another source adds chance. Skills such as Glacial Hammer Glacial Hammer and Burning Arrow Burning Arrow have a built-in chance to inflict elemental status ailments, and for example, targets cursed with Conductivity Conductivity have a chance to be shocked when hit with any lightning damage.

Never deal Critical Strikes

Sources of guaranteed critical strikes, such as Trypanon Trypanon(All Attacks with this Weapon are Critical Strikes) and the Diamond Shrine(All hits are Critical Strikes), have no effect on a character with the Resolute Technique.

Spell

Spells inherently can’t be evaded, so they don’t benefit from Resolute Technique, but it still takes away their ability to crit.

Spells do not benefit from accuracy since evasion does not aid in avoiding them.

Blind

The base duration of Blind is 4 seconds. Attacking with Resolute Technique or attacking a target which has Unwavering Stance will nullify the miss chance. Blinding a target will also reduce its effective critical strike chance by reducing its chance to succeed confirmation rolls of critical strikes. Blind is not an elemental status ailment and is not affected by the Crystal Skin notable passive skill.

Doryani’s Touch skill

This skill also has “Can’t be evaded” modifier, and allocating Resolute Technique is generally pointless.

How to get Resolute Technique?

1. Passive Skill Tree

Resolute Technique is located on the West edge of the tree. It is a stand alone keystone.

Class Distance from start
Marauder 10
Templar 10
Scion 14
Duelist 16
Witch 17
Ranger 23
Shadow 24

2. Resolute Technique Uniques

These unique items have the Resolute Technique 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>

Corrupted

Augyre Augyre Void Sceptre 68 Sceptre 40% increased Elemental Damage(180-220)% increased Physical Damage
(10-15)% increased Attack Speed
(80-100)% increased Critical Strike Chance
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Every 16 seconds you gain Elemental Overload for 8 seconds
You have Resolute Technique while you do not have Elemental Overload
100% increased Physical Damage while you have Resolute Technique

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