Ruthless Support is a support gem that causes every third attack made with the skill to deal substantially more damage and have increased base stun duration.
Supports melee strike or slam skills. Every third time you use a supported attack, that use of the skill will be more powerful.
Slam, Support, Melee, Attack, Strike. Level: 1–20. Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%. Requires Level 1.
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 Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
|Level||Requires Level||Strength||Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills deal 70% more Melee Damage||Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills deal 70% more Damage with Bleeding caused by Melee Hits||Experience|
When supported by Multistrike Support, Ruthless blows work differently, instead of occurring every third hit, it occurs every third multistrike. This means hits from the first 2 uses (attacks 1 - 6) will be "normal blows" and all hits from the 3rd multi-strike use (attacks 7-9) will be ruthless blows.
Using this idea, Ruthless Blow may actually trigger by skill use rather than skill attack. This means you will have to use the attack skill 3 times to trigger Ruthless Blow.
The Ruthless Blow counter still counts whether or not you hit with a skill. For example: if you miss the first 2 hits of your supported attack, then Ruthless Blow will activate on your next (3rd) attack whether it is a hit or not.
Tracking blows: Keeping track of ruthless blows allows for them to be ready to use before a fight begins.
Channeled skills, including Cyclone can not be supported by Ruthless and will not interact with it in any way.
Ruthless Support can drop anywhere. Drop level: 5.
Ruthless Support can be created from the following recipes:
|9||Gift of the Gemling Queen||Random level 20 support gem|
|7||Dialla's Subjugation||Random corrupted support gem with 23% quality|
|6||The Fox||Random level 20 gem|
|8||Dying Anguish||Random level 19 gem with 19% alternative quality|
|8||The Hook||Random corrupted level 21 gem with 23% alternative quality|
|3||Gemcutter's Promise||Random gem with 20% quality|
|1||Gemcutter's Incubator||Random gem with 1–20% quality|
|1||The Void||Random divination card set exchange|
This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:
|Mercy Mission |
This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:
|Enemy at the Gate |
|Mercy Mission |
|A Fixture of Fate |
In addition, the Large Chest in The Twilight Strand (Act 1) contains this gem, if the player selects Marauder as the character.