Skill Gem Recipe – PoE Skill Gems Vendor Recipes

Skill gems include active skill gems and support skill gems. First of all, you need to equip a skill gem into your item socket. Then the skill gem will grant you a certain ability. Your every skill comes from gems. Skill gems have levels and quality and it can increase the effect of the gem. There are many vendor recipes for skill gems.

PoE Skill Gem Vendor Recipe

Result Skill Gem Recipes Notes
Decrease level of skill gem by 1 Does not work with Corrupted gems, so Vaal also.
Decrease level of skill gem to 1 Does not work with Corrupted gems, so Vaal also.
20% quality skill gem The resulting gem will be of the same skill, and will have its level reset to 1. Does not work with Corrupted gems.
1xBlock Chance Reduction Support
  • 1x any dexterity shield with 20% quality
  • 1x Puncture Puncture(gem)
1x Mirror Arrow Mirror Arrow
1x Blink Arrow Blink Arrow
  • 1x Mirror Arrow Mirror Arrow(gem)
  • 1x Orb of Alteration Orb of Alteration
  • 1x Hypothermia Hypothermia Support
  • 1x Ice Bite Ice Bite Support
  • 1x Cold Penetration Cold Penetration Support
  • 1x Mana Leech Mana Leech Support
  • 1x Added Cold Damage Added Cold Damage Support
  • 1x Inspiration Support
  • 1x Bitterdream Bitterdream
The resulting Added Cold Damage Added Cold Damage Gem is level 10, all the others are level 1.
Consumed support gems Resulting gems are at maximum level with 0% Quality.
1x Vaal Orb
  • 7x vaal skill gems
  • 1x Sacrifice vaal fragment
Resulting gems are at maximum level with 0% Quality.
1x Ruby Ring (normal)
  • 1x Iron Ring
  • 1x red skill gem
By swapping in / out multiple skill gems on the vendor's sell screen a 30% resist ring can be guaranteed for only a few wisdom scrolls.
1x Topaz Ring (normal)
  • 1x Iron Ring
  • 1x green skill gem
By swapping in / out multiple skill gems on the vendor's sell screen a 30% resist ring can be guaranteed for only a few wisdom scrolls.
1x Sapphire Ring (normal)
  • 1x Iron Ring
  • 1x blue skill gem
By swapping in / out multiple skill gems on the vendor's sell screen a 30% resist ring can be guaranteed for only a few wisdom scrolls.
1x Onyx Amulet (normal)
  • 1x amulet
  • 1x red skill gem
  • 1x green skill gem
  • 1x blue skill gem
The resulting amulet's attribute (implicit stat) can be altered by switching out the base amulet or skill gems with new ones randomly as long as you can meet the requirements of the recipe.
1x Life Flask with Grants (x)% Of (local flask) Life Recovery To Minions
  • 1x Any rarity Life Flask
  • 1x Orb of Transmutation
  • 1x Any rarity Bone Spirit Shield

Can be used to craft a Helmet with +1 to Level of Minion Gems in this item

1x Helmet with +1 to Level of Minion Gems in this item
  • 1x magic helmet
  • 1x Orb of Alteration
  • 1x Life Flask with the suffix "of Animation"
The helmet must be magic rarity.
Hyrri's Bite
  • 1x white Sharktooth Arrow Quiver
  • 1x rare Onyx Amulet
  • 1x Rain of Arrows gem with at least 1% quality
  • 1x Orb of Chance

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PoE Skill Gem Quality

Both active and support skill gems may have quality. Every skill is affected by quality differently, but frequently it somehow improves the damage dealt with the skill. Buffs and curses, obviously, do not have their damage improved. Even those that do have their damage improved will see different rates of improvement for a given amount of quality.

The quality of skill gems may be improved with a Gemcutter's Prism. These upgrades always improve a skill's quality by 1%. Alternatively, a level 20 skill gem and a Gemcutter's Prism can be sold for a level 1 gem with 20% quality.

The effect of quality scales with the base quality effect, however, only whole numbers will be granted (and thus the effect will always be rounded down); for example 3% quality on a gem with 0.5% effect will only grant 1% effect and not 1.5% effect. Effects that have some degree of fractions naturally are rounded to their natural bases (i.e. seconds will be rounded to milliseconds, etc.).

It is possible to get a gem's quality above 20% through corruption, the use of Enhance Support and certain gear.

1. PoE Gem Quality Recipe

Result Skill Gem Recipes Notes
20% quality skill gem The resulting gem will be of the same skill, and will have its level reset to 1. Does not work with Corrupted gems.
1x Gemcutter's Prism 1x 20% quality skill gem  
1x Gemcutter's Prism Skill Gems with a total of at least 40% quality  

2. Active Skill Gems Quality Effects

A 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%.

Skill gem Stats per 1% Quality Str. Dex. Int. Lvl.
Animate Weapon Minions have 1% increased Movement Speed N/A yes yes 4
Arctic Armour 1% increased Skill Effect Duration N/A yes yes 16
Artillery Ballista 1% increased Fire Damage N/A yes N/A 28
Barrage 0.5% increased Projectile Damage N/A yes N/A 12
Bear Trap 1% increased Physical Damage N/A yes N/A 4
Blade Blast 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A yes N/A 16
Blade Flurry 0.5% increased Attack Speed N/A yes yes 28
Blade Vortex 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A yes N/A 12
Bladefall 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A yes N/A 28
Blast Rain 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A yes N/A 28
Blink Arrow 1.5% increased Arrow Speed N/A yes N/A 10
Blood Rage 0.25% increased Attack Speed N/A yes N/A 16
Burning Arrow +0.5% to Fire Damage over Time Multiplier N/A yes N/A 1
Caustic Arrow 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A yes N/A 1
Charged Dash 0.5% increased Attack Speed N/A yes N/A 28
Cobra Lash 1.5% increased Critical Strike Chance N/A yes yes 1
Cremation 1% increased Fire Damage N/A yes yes 28
Cyclone 0.5% increased Area of Effect yes yes N/A 28
Dash 0.5% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed N/A yes N/A 4
Desecrate 1% increased Cast Speed N/A yes yes 16
Detonate Dead 0.5% increased Cast Speed N/A yes yes 4
Double Strike 0.5% increased Attack Speed N/A yes N/A 1
Dual Strike 1% increased Critical Strike Chance
+0.5% to Critical Strike Multiplier
yes yes N/A 1
Elemental Hit 1% increased Elemental Damage N/A yes N/A 12
Ensnaring Arrow 0.5% increased Attack Speed N/A yes N/A 16
Ethereal Knives 1% increased Projectile Speed N/A yes yes 1
Explosive Arrow 1% chance to Ignite enemies
1% increased Skill Effect Duration
N/A yes N/A 28
Explosive Trap 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A yes yes 1
Fire Trap 1% increased Fire Damage N/A yes yes 12
Flamethrower Trap 1% increased Fire Damage N/A yes yes 28
Flicker Strike 0.25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit N/A yes N/A 10
Frenzy 0.5% increased Attack Speed N/A yes N/A 16
Frost Blades 1% increased Damage
1% increased Projectile Speed
N/A yes N/A 1
Galvanic Arrow 1% increased Projectile Speed N/A yes N/A 1
Grace 2% increased Area of Effect N/A yes N/A 24
Haste 2% increased Area of Effect N/A yes N/A 24
Hatred 2% increased Area of Effect N/A yes yes 24
Herald of Agony 1% increased Minion Movement Speed N/A yes N/A 16
Herald of Ice 0.75% increased Cold Damage N/A yes yes 16
Ice Shot 1% increased Cold Damage N/A yes N/A 1
Ice Trap 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A yes yes 28
Lacerate 0.5% increased Area of Effect yes yes N/A 12
Lancing Steel 1% increased Impale Effect yes yes N/A 28
Lightning Arrow 1% chance to Shock enemies N/A yes N/A 12
Lightning Strike 1% increased Damage
1% increased Projectile Speed
N/A yes yes 12
Mirror Arrow 1.5% increased Arrow Speed N/A yes N/A 10
Pestilent Strike +0.5% to Damage over Time Multiplier for Poison N/A yes yes 28
Phase Run 0.5% increased Movement Speed N/A yes N/A 34
Plague Bearer 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A yes N/A 24
Poacher's Mark Cursed enemies have a 0.5% chance to grant a Frenzy Charge when slain N/A yes N/A 24
Precision 2% increased Area of Effect yes yes N/A 10
Projectile Weakness Cursed enemies take 0.5% increased Damage from Projectile Hits N/A yes N/A 24
Puncture Bleeding inflicted by this Skill deals Damage 0.5% faster N/A yes yes 4
Purity of Ice 2% increased Area of Effect N/A yes yes 24
Rain of Arrows 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A yes N/A 12
Reave 0.5% increased Attack Speed N/A yes yes 12
Riposte 1% increased Damage N/A yes N/A 4
Scourge Arrow 1% increased Projectile Speed N/A yes N/A 28
Seismic Trap 1% increased Physical Damage N/A yes yes 28
Shattering Steel 1% increased Impale Effect yes yes N/A 12
Shrapnel Ballista 1% increased Projectile Speed N/A yes N/A 4
Siege Ballista 1% increased Projectile Damage N/A yes N/A 12
Smoke Mine 2% increased Area of Effect N/A yes yes 10
Spectral Shield Throw 2% increased Projectile Speed yes yes N/A 12
Spectral Throw 0.5% increased Attack Speed yes yes N/A 1
Split Arrow 0.5% increased Attack Speed N/A yes N/A 1
Summon Ice Golem 1% increased Minion Maximum Life
Minions deal 1% increased Damage
N/A yes yes 34
Temporal Chains Cursed Normal and Magic Enemies have 0.5% less Action Speed N/A yes yes 24
Tornado Shot 1% increased Projectile Damage N/A yes N/A 28
Toxic Rain 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A yes N/A 12
Unearth 0.5% increased Cast Speed N/A yes yes 10
Vaal Blade Vortex 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A yes N/A 12
Vaal Burning Arrow +0.5% to Fire Damage over Time Multiplier N/A yes N/A 1
Vaal Cyclone 0.5% increased Area of Effect yes yes N/A 28
Vaal Detonate Dead 1% increased Area Damage N/A yes yes 4
Vaal Double Strike 0.5% increased Attack Speed N/A yes N/A 1
Vaal Grace 2% increased Area of Effect N/A yes N/A 24
Vaal Haste 2% increased Area of Effect N/A yes N/A 24
Vaal Impurity of Ice 2% increased Area of Effect N/A yes yes 24
Vaal Lightning Strike 1% increased Damage
1% increased Projectile Speed
N/A yes yes 12
Vaal Rain of Arrows 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A yes N/A 12
Vaal Reave 0.5% increased Attack Speed N/A yes yes 12
Vaal Spectral Throw 0.5% increased Attack Speed yes yes N/A 1
Venom Gyre 1% increased Poison Duration N/A yes yes 12
Viper Strike 0.5% increased Attack Speed
0.5% increased Poison Duration
N/A yes N/A 1
Volatile Dead 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A yes yes 12
Whirling Blades 0.5% increased Attack Speed N/A yes yes 10
Wild Strike 1% increased Elemental Damage yes yes N/A 28
Withering Step 0.5% increased Effect of Elusive from this Skill N/A yes yes 10
Arc 0.5% chance to Shock enemies N/A N/A yes 12
Arcane Cloak 1% increased Skill Effect Duration N/A N/A yes 16
Arctic Breath 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A yes yes 12
Armageddon Brand 0.5% increased Cast Speed yes N/A yes 28
Assassin's Mark Cursed enemies have a 0.5% chance to grant a Power Charge when slain N/A yes yes 24
Ball Lightning 1% increased Lightning Damage N/A N/A yes 28
Bane Applied Curses have 0.5% increased Effect N/A N/A yes 24
Blight 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A N/A yes 1
Bodyswap 0.5% increased Cast Speed N/A yes yes 10
Bone Offering 0.5% increased Skill Effect Duration N/A N/A yes 12
Brand Recall Brands gain 1% increased Attachment Range yes N/A yes 16
Clarity 2% increased Area of Effect N/A N/A yes 10
Cold Snap 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A yes yes 16
Conductivity Shocks on Cursed enemies have 1% increased Duration N/A N/A yes 24
Contagion 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A yes yes 4
Conversion Trap 1% increased Skill Effect Duration N/A yes yes 4
Convocation 1% increased Skill Effect Duration
1% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
N/A N/A yes 24
Dark Pact 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A N/A yes 28
Despair Cursed enemies take 0.5% increased Damage from Damage Over Time effects N/A N/A yes 24
Discharge 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A N/A yes 28
Discipline 2% increased Area of Effect N/A N/A yes 24
Divine Ire 0.5% increased Area of Effect yes N/A yes 28
Elemental Weakness Cursed enemies have -0.25% to Elemental Resistances N/A N/A yes 24
Enfeeble Cursed enemies have 0.2% reduced Accuracy Rating
Cursed enemies have 0.5% reduced Critical Strike Chance
N/A N/A yes 24
Essence Drain 1% increased Chaos Damage N/A yes yes 12
Fireball 0.5% chance to Ignite enemies N/A N/A yes 1
Firestorm 1% increased Damage N/A N/A yes 12
Flame Dash 0.5% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed N/A N/A yes 10
Flame Surge 0.5% increased Cast Speed N/A N/A yes 12
Flameblast 1% increased Damage N/A N/A yes 28
Flammability Ignite on Cursed enemies has 0.5% increased Duration yes N/A yes 24
Flesh Offering 0.5% increased Skill Effect Duration N/A N/A yes 12
Freezing Pulse 2% increased Projectile Speed N/A N/A yes 1
Frost Bomb 1% increased Cold Damage N/A N/A yes 4
Frost Wall 1% increased Skill Effect Duration N/A N/A yes 4
Frostbite Freezes on Cursed enemies have 1% increased Duration N/A yes yes 24
Frostblink 1% increased Effect of Chill N/A N/A yes 4
Frostbolt 1% increased Cold Damage N/A N/A yes 1
Glacial Cascade 1% increased Damage N/A N/A yes 28
Herald of Thunder 0.75% increased Lightning Damage N/A N/A yes 16
Ice Nova 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A N/A yes 12
Ice Spear 2% increased Projectile Speed N/A N/A yes 12
Icicle Mine 1% increased Projectile Speed N/A yes yes 12
Incinerate 1% increased Fire Damage N/A N/A yes 12
Kinetic Blast 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A N/A yes 28
Kinetic Bolt 1% increased Projectile Speed N/A N/A yes 1
Lightning Spire Trap 1% chance to Shock enemies N/A yes yes 28
Lightning Tendrils 1% increased Lightning Damage N/A N/A yes 1
Lightning Trap 1% increased Lightning Damage
0.5% increased Effect of Shock
N/A yes yes 12
Lightning Warp 1% increased Cast Speed N/A N/A yes 10
Magma Orb 1% increased Damage N/A N/A yes 1
Malevolence 2% increased Area of Effect N/A yes yes 24
Orb of Storms 1% increased Lightning Damage N/A N/A yes 4
Power Siphon 1% increased Damage N/A N/A yes 12
Purifying Flame 0.5% increased Area of Effect yes N/A yes 1
Purity of Elements 2% increased Area of Effect yes N/A yes 24
Purity of Lightning 2% increased Area of Effect N/A N/A yes 24
Pyroclast Mine 1% increased Area of Effect N/A yes yes 28
Raise Spectre 1% increased Minion Movement Speed N/A N/A yes 28
Raise Zombie 1% increased Minion Maximum Life
1% increased Minion Movement Speed
N/A N/A yes 1
Righteous Fire 1% increased Burning Damage yes N/A yes 16
Scorching Ray 0.5% increased beam length N/A N/A yes 12
Shock Nova 2% increased Shock Duration on enemies N/A N/A yes 28
Siphoning Trap 1% increased Effect of Chill N/A yes yes 10
Soulrend 1% increased Chaos Damage N/A N/A yes 28
Spark 1% increased Projectile Speed N/A N/A yes 1
Spellslinger Supported Skills deal 1% increased Spell Damage N/A N/A yes 24
Spirit Offering 0.5% increased Skill Effect Duration N/A N/A yes 12
Storm Brand 0.5% increased Cast Speed N/A N/A yes 12
Storm Burst 0.5% increased Area of Effect yes N/A yes 12
Storm Call 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A N/A yes 12
Stormbind 0.5% increased Cast Speed N/A N/A yes 28
Stormblast Mine 0.5% chance to Shock enemies
0.5% increased Effect of Shock
N/A yes yes 1
Summon Carrion Golem 1% increased Minion Maximum Life
Minions deal 1% increased Damage
N/A N/A yes 34
Summon Chaos Golem 1% increased Minion Maximum Life
Minions deal 1% increased Damage
N/A N/A yes 34
Summon Holy Relic Minions have 0.5% increased Area of Effect yes N/A yes 4
Summon Lightning Golem 1% increased Minion Maximum Life
Minions deal 1% increased Damage
N/A yes yes 34
Summon Raging Spirit 1% increased Minion Movement Speed N/A N/A yes 4
Summon Skeletons Minions deal 1% increased Damage N/A N/A yes 10
Summon Skitterbots 2% increased Minion Movement Speed N/A yes yes 16
Tempest Shield 1% increased Lightning Damage yes N/A yes 16
Vaal Arc 1.5% increased Shock Duration on enemies N/A N/A yes 12
Vaal Blight 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A N/A yes 1
Vaal Clarity 2% increased Area of Effect N/A N/A yes 10
Vaal Cold Snap 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A yes yes 16
Vaal Discipline 2% increased Area of Effect N/A N/A yes 24
Vaal Fireball 0.5% chance to Ignite enemies N/A N/A yes 1
Vaal Flameblast 1% increased Damage N/A N/A yes 28
Vaal Ice Nova 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A N/A yes 12
Vaal Impurity of Lightning 2% increased Area of Effect N/A N/A yes 24
Vaal Lightning Trap Shocked Ground causes 0.25% increased Damage taken N/A yes yes 12
Vaal Power Siphon 1% increased Damage N/A N/A yes 12
Vaal Righteous Fire 1% increased Burning Damage yes N/A yes 16
Vaal Spark 1% increased Projectile Speed N/A N/A yes 1
Vaal Storm Call 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A N/A yes 12
Vaal Summon Skeletons Minions deal 1% increased Damage N/A N/A yes 10
Vortex 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A N/A yes 28
Wave of Conviction 1% increased Elemental Damage yes N/A yes 16
Winter Orb 0.5% increased Cast Speed N/A N/A yes 28
Wither 1% increased Skill Effect Duration N/A N/A yes 10
Wrath 2% increased Area of Effect N/A N/A yes 24
Zealotry 2% increased Area of Effect N/A N/A yes 24
Detonate Mines Mines have 1% increased Detonation Speed yes yes yes 8
Portal 3% increased Cast Speed yes yes yes 10
Vaal Breach 3% increased Cast Speed yes yes yes 10
Abyssal Cry 1% increased Skill Effect Duration yes N/A N/A 34
Ancestral Protector 1% increased Totem Damage yes N/A N/A 4
Ancestral Warchief 1% increased Totem Damage yes N/A N/A 28
Anger 2% increased Area of Effect yes N/A yes 24
Animate Guardian Minions have 2% increased Movement Speed yes N/A yes 28
Berserk 1% increased Attack Damage yes N/A N/A 34
Bladestorm 1% increased Skill Effect Duration yes yes N/A 28
Blood and Sand 0.5% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed yes yes N/A 4
Chain Hook 0.5% increased Area of Effect yes N/A N/A 12
Cleave 0.5% increased Attack Speed yes yes N/A 1
Consecrated Path 0.5% increased Area of Effect yes N/A yes 28
Decoy Totem 1% increased totem life yes N/A N/A 4
Determination 2% increased Area of Effect yes N/A N/A 24
Devouring Totem 1% increased totem life yes N/A N/A 4
Dominating Blow Minions deal 1% increased Damage yes N/A yes 28
Dread Banner 0.5% increased effect of Aura yes N/A N/A 24
Earthquake 1% increased Damage yes N/A N/A 28
Enduring Cry 3% increased Area of Effect yes N/A N/A 16
Flesh and Stone 0.5% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed yes yes N/A 16
Glacial Hammer 2% increased Chill Duration on enemies
1% increased Freeze Duration on enemies
yes N/A N/A 1
Ground Slam 1% increased Stun Duration on enemies
0.5% increased Area of Effect
yes N/A N/A 1
Heavy Strike 1% increased Stun Duration on enemies
1% increased Damage
yes N/A N/A 1
Herald of Ash 0.75% increased Fire Damage yes N/A yes 16
Herald of Purity 1% increased Minion Movement Speed yes N/A yes 16
Holy Flame Totem 1% increased Projectile Speed yes N/A yes 4
Ice Crash 1% increased Damage yes N/A yes 28
Immortal Call 1% increased Skill Effect Duration yes N/A N/A 34
Infernal Blow 0.5% increased Area of Effect yes N/A N/A 12
Leap Slam 1% increased Stun Duration on enemies yes N/A N/A 10
Molten Shell 1% increased Skill Effect Duration yes N/A N/A 4
Molten Strike 1% increased Fire Damage yes N/A N/A 1
Perforate 0.5% increased Area of Effect yes yes N/A 1
Pride 2% increased Area of Effect yes N/A N/A 24
Punishment Cursed enemies grant 0.25% increased Attack Speed on Melee hit yes N/A yes 24
Purity of Fire 2% increased Area of Effect yes N/A yes 24
Rallying Cry 1.5% increased Skill Effect Duration yes N/A N/A 10
Reckoning 0.5% increased Area of Effect yes N/A N/A 4
Rejuvenation Totem 3% increased Aura Area of Effect yes N/A N/A 4
Searing Bond 1% increased totem life yes N/A yes 12
Shield Charge 1% increased Movement Speed yes N/A N/A 10
Shockwave Totem 1% increased totem life yes N/A N/A 28
Smite 0.5% increased Area of Effect yes N/A yes 1
Static Strike 1% increased Skill Effect Duration yes N/A yes 12
Steelskin 0.5% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed yes N/A N/A 4
Summon Flame Golem 1% increased Minion Maximum Life
Minions deal 1% increased Damage
yes N/A yes 34
Summon Stone Golem 1% increased Minion Maximum Life
Minions deal 1% increased Damage
yes yes N/A 34
Sunder 0.5% increased Area of Effect yes N/A N/A 12
Sweep 0.5% increased Area of Effect yes N/A N/A 12
Tectonic Slam 0.5% increased Area of Effect yes N/A N/A 28
Vaal Ancestral Warchief 1% increased Totem Damage yes N/A N/A 28
Vaal Earthquake 1% increased Damage yes N/A N/A 28
Vaal Glacial Hammer 2% increased Chill Duration on enemies
1% increased Freeze Duration on enemies
yes N/A N/A 1
Vaal Ground Slam 1% increased Stun Duration on enemies
0.5% increased Area of Effect
yes N/A N/A 1
Vaal Impurity of Fire 2% increased Area of Effect yes N/A yes 24
Vaal Molten Shell 1% increased Skill Effect Duration yes N/A N/A 4
Vengeance 0.5% chance to Trigger this Skill when Hit yes N/A N/A 24
Vigilant Strike 2% increased Fortify duration yes N/A yes 4
Vitality 2% increased Area of Effect yes N/A N/A 24
Vulnerability Cursed Enemies have 0.5% chance to Bleed when Hit by Attacks yes N/A N/A 24
War Banner 0.5% increased effect of Aura yes N/A N/A 4
Warlord's Mark Cursed enemies have a 0.5% chance to grant an Endurance Charge when slain yes N/A N/A 24

3. Support Skill Gems Quality Effects

Support Skill gem Stats per 1% Quality Str. Dex. Int. Lvl.
Added Cold Damage Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Cold Damage N/A yes N/A 8
Additional Accuracy Support Supported Skills have 1% increased Accuracy Rating yes yes N/A 8
Advanced Traps Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Trap Damage N/A yes N/A 31
Arrow Nova Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed N/A yes N/A 8
Awakened Added Cold Damage Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Cold Damage N/A yes N/A 72
Awakened Arrow Nova Support Supported Skills have 1% increased Attack Speed N/A yes N/A 72
Awakened Cast On Critical Strike Support Supported Skills have 1% increased Attack Critical Strike Chance
Supported Skills have 1% increased Spell Critical Strike Chance
N/A yes yes 72
Awakened Chain Support Supported Skills have 1% increased Projectile Speed
0.5% increased Attack and Cast Speed
N/A yes N/A 72
Awakened Cold Penetration Support Supported Skills deal 1% increased Cold Damage N/A yes N/A 72
Awakened Deadly Ailments Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage over Time N/A yes yes 72
Awakened Fork Support Supported Skills deal 1% increased Projectile Damage N/A yes N/A 72
Awakened Greater Multiple Projectiles Support Supported Skills have 1% increased Attack Speed
Supported Skills have 1% increased Cast Speed
N/A yes N/A 72
Awakened Swift Affliction Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage over Time
+0.5% to Damage over Time Multiplier
N/A yes N/A 72
Awakened Vicious Projectiles Support Supported Skills deal 1% increased Physical Damage N/A yes N/A 72
Awakened Void Manipulation Support Supported Skills deal 1% increased Chaos Damage N/A yes yes 72
Barrage Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed N/A yes N/A 38
Blind Support Supported Skills have 1% increased Blinding duration N/A yes N/A 8
Block Chance Reduction Support Supported Skills have 0.25% reduced Enemy Block Chance N/A yes yes 18
Cast On Critical Strike Support Supported Skills have 1% increased Attack Critical Strike Chance
Supported Skills have 1% increased Spell Critical Strike Chance
N/A yes yes 38
Cast on Death Support Supported Skills have 3% increased Area of Effect while Dead N/A yes yes 38
Chain Support Supported Skills have 1% increased Projectile Speed N/A yes N/A 38
Chance to Flee Support Supported Skills have 1% chance to Cause Monsters to Flee N/A yes yes 8
Charged Traps Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Trap Damage N/A yes yes 31
Close Combat Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Damage yes yes N/A 18
Cluster Traps Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Trap Damage N/A yes yes 38
Cold Penetration Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Cold Damage N/A yes N/A 31
Culling Strike Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
N/A yes N/A 18
Deadly Ailments Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage over Time N/A yes yes 18
Enhance Support This Gem gains 5% increased Experience N/A yes N/A 1
Faster Attacks Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed N/A yes N/A 18
Faster Projectiles Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
N/A yes N/A 31
Fork Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage N/A yes N/A 31
Greater Multiple Projectiles Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
N/A yes N/A 38
Greater Volley Support Supported Skills deal 1% increased Projectile Damage N/A yes N/A 38
Hypothermia Support Supported Skills have 1.5% increased Chill Duration on Enemies N/A yes N/A 31
Ice Bite Support Supported Skills deal 1% increased Damage with Hits against Frozen Enemies N/A yes N/A 31
Impale Support Supported Attacks have 0.5% increased Impale Effect yes yes N/A 31
Lesser Multiple Projectiles Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
N/A yes N/A 8
Lesser Poison Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage with Poison N/A yes N/A 1
Mana Leech Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage while Leeching Mana N/A yes N/A 31
Mirage Archer Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Attack Damage N/A yes N/A 4
Multiple Traps Support Supported Skills have 1% increased Trap Trigger Area of Effect N/A yes yes 8
Nightblade Support Supported Skills have 1% increased Critical Strike Chance N/A yes yes 18
Onslaught Support 0.5% increased Attack and Cast Speed yes yes N/A 1
Pierce Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage N/A yes N/A 1
Point Blank Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage N/A yes N/A 18
Poison Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage with Poison N/A yes N/A 31
Second Wind Support Supported Skills have 0.25% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed N/A yes yes 31
Slower Projectiles Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage N/A yes N/A 31
Swift Affliction Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage over Time N/A yes N/A 31
Swift Assembly Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Mine Throwing Speed
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Trap Throwing Speed
N/A yes yes 4
Trap and Mine Damage Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage N/A yes yes 18
Trap Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Trap Throwing Speed N/A yes yes 8
Vicious Projectiles Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Physical Damage N/A yes N/A 18
Vile Toxins Support Supported Skills deal 1% increased Damage with Poison N/A yes N/A 38
Void Manipulation Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Chaos Damage N/A yes yes 8
Volley Support Supported Skills deal 1% increased Projectile Damage N/A yes N/A 4
Withering Touch Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Chaos Damage N/A yes N/A 38
Added Chaos Damage Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Chaos Damage N/A N/A yes 31
Added Lightning Damage Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Lightning Damage N/A N/A yes 8
Arcane Surge Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell Damage N/A N/A yes 1
Archmage Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Mana Cost N/A N/A yes 31
Awakened Added Chaos Damage Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Chaos Damage N/A N/A yes 72
Awakened Added Lightning Damage Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Lightning Damage N/A N/A yes 72
Awakened Blasphemy Support 0.5% increased Effect of Supported Curses
+0.05 to Level of Supported Curse Skill Gems
N/A N/A yes 72
Awakened Cast While Channelling Support Supported Channelling Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage
Supported Triggered Spells deal 0.5% increased Damage
N/A yes yes 72
Awakened Controlled Destruction Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell Damage
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
N/A N/A yes 72
Awakened Curse On Hit Support 0.5% increased Effect of Supported Curses
Supported Curse Skills have 0.5% chance to apply to Hexproof Enemies
N/A N/A yes 72
Awakened Elemental Focus Support Supported Skills deal 1% increased Elemental Damage N/A N/A yes 72
Awakened Increased Area Of Effect Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area Damage N/A N/A yes 72
Awakened Lightning Penetration Support Supported Skills deal 1% increased Lightning Damage N/A N/A yes 72
Awakened Minion Damage Support Minions from Supported Skills deal 1% increased Damage N/A N/A yes 72
Awakened Spell Cascade Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of Effect
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell Damage
N/A N/A yes 72
Awakened Spell Echo Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell Damage
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
N/A N/A yes 72
Awakened Unbound Ailments Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Duration of Ailments on Enemies
+0.5% to Damage over Time Multiplier
N/A yes yes 72
Awakened Unleash Support Supported Skills deal 1% increased Spell Damage N/A N/A yes 72
Blasphemy Support 0.5% increased Effect of Supported Curses N/A N/A yes 31
Blastchain Mine Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Mine Throwing Speed N/A yes yes 8
Bonechill Support Supported Skills have 1% increased Chill Duration on Enemies N/A yes yes 38
Cast when Stunned Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage N/A yes yes 38
Cast while Channelling Support Supported Channelling Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage
Supported Triggered Spells deal 0.5% increased Damage
N/A yes yes 38
Charged Mines Support 0.5% increased Mine Damage N/A yes yes 31
Combustion Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Fire Damage N/A N/A yes 8
Concentrated Effect Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area Damage N/A N/A yes 18
Controlled Destruction Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell Damage N/A N/A yes 18
Curse On Hit Support 0.5% increased Effect of Supported Curses N/A N/A yes 38
Deathmark Support Minions from Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage N/A N/A yes 18
Decay Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Chaos Damage N/A yes yes 38
Efficacy Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage over Time N/A N/A yes 31
Elemental Army Support Minions from Supported Skills have +0.1% to all maximum Elemental Resistances yes N/A yes 31
Elemental Focus Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Elemental Damage N/A N/A yes 18
Elemental Proliferation Support 0.5% increased Duration of Elemental Ailments on Enemies N/A N/A yes 1
Energy Leech Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage while Leeching Energy Shield N/A N/A yes 31
Enlighten Support This Gem gains 5% increased Experience N/A N/A yes 1
Faster Casting Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed N/A N/A yes 18
Feeding Frenzy Support Feeding Frenzy base Duration is 0.05 second N/A N/A yes 31
High-Impact Mine Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Mine Throwing Speed N/A yes yes 31
Ignite Proliferation Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Fire Damage yes N/A yes 38
Immolate Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Fire Damage yes N/A yes 38
Increased Area of Effect Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area Damage N/A N/A yes 38
Increased Critical Damage Support Supported Skills have +0.75% to Critical Strike Multiplier N/A N/A yes 18
Increased Critical Strikes Support Supported Skills have 1% increased Critical Strike Chance N/A N/A yes 8
Infernal Legion Support Minions from Supported Skills take 1% reduced Fire Damage yes N/A yes 8
Infused Channelling Support Gain Infusion after Channelling a Supported Skill for -0.02 seconds N/A N/A yes 4
Innervate Support Supported Skills have 1.5% increased Shock Duration on Enemies N/A N/A yes 31
Intensify Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area Damage N/A N/A yes 31
Item Rarity Support 0.5% increased Rarity of Items Dropped by Enemies Slain from Supported Skills N/A N/A yes 31
Lightning Penetration Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Lightning Damage N/A N/A yes 31
Meat Shield Support Minions from Supported Skills have 0.25% additional Physical Damage Reduction N/A N/A yes 31
Minefield Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Mine Throwing Speed N/A yes yes 38
Minion Damage Support Minions from Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage N/A N/A yes 8
Minion Life Support Supported Skills have 0.75% increased Minion maximum Life N/A N/A yes 18
Minion Speed Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Minion Movement Speed N/A N/A yes 18
Physical to Lightning Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Physical Damage
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Lightning Damage
yes N/A yes 18
Power Charge On Critical Support Supported Skills have 1% increased Critical Strike Chance N/A N/A yes 18
Spell Cascade Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of Effect N/A N/A yes 4
Spell Echo Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell Damage N/A N/A yes 38
Summon Phantasm Support 0.5% chance to Summon a Phantasm when Supported Skills, or Non-Phantasm Minions
from Supported Skills, deal a Killing Blow
N/A N/A yes 4
Unbound Ailments Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Duration of Ailments on Enemies N/A yes yes 8
Unleash Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell Damage N/A N/A yes 38
Added Fire Damage Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Fire Damage yes N/A N/A 8
Ancestral Call Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed yes N/A N/A 4
Awakened Added Fire Damage Support Supported Skills deal 1% increased Fire Damage yes N/A N/A 72
Awakened Ancestral Call Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
Extra Targets for Supported Skills can be found 1% further away
yes N/A N/A 72
Awakened Brutality Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Physical Damage
Enemies have -0.5% to Total Physical Damage Reduction against your Hits
yes N/A N/A 72
Awakened Burning Damage Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Burning Damage
+0.5% to Fire Damage over Time Multiplier
yes N/A yes 72
Awakened Elemental Damage With Attacks Support 1% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills yes N/A yes 72
Awakened Fire Penetration Support Supported Skills deal 1% increased Fire Damage yes N/A N/A 72
Awakened Generosity Support Supported Skills have 2% increased Aura Area of Effect
+0.05 to Level of Supported Aura Skill Gems
yes N/A yes 72
Awakened Melee Physical Damage Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Physical Damage
0.5% chance to Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit
yes N/A N/A 72
Awakened Melee Splash Support Supported Skills have 1% increased Area of Effect yes N/A N/A 72
Awakened Multistrike Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Physical Damage
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
yes yes N/A 72
Ballista Totem Support 1% increased Totem Placement speed yes yes N/A 8
Blood Magic Support Supported Skills have 0.5% reduced Mana Cost yes N/A N/A 31
Bloodlust Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Damage against Bleeding Enemies yes N/A N/A 18
Brutality Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Physical Damage yes N/A N/A 38
Burning Damage Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Burning Damage yes N/A yes 31
Cast on Melee Kill Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Attack Damage
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell Damage
yes N/A yes 38
Cast when Damage Taken Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage yes N/A yes 38
Chance to Bleed Support Supported Attacks deal 0.5% increased Damage with Bleeding yes N/A N/A 1
Cold to Fire Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Cold Damage
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Fire Damage
yes N/A yes 18
Damage on Full Life Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage yes N/A N/A 18
Elemental Damage with Attacks Support 0.5% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills yes N/A yes 18
Empower Support This Gem gains 5% increased Experience yes N/A N/A 1
Endurance Charge on Melee Stun Support Supported Skills have 1% increased Stun Duration on Enemies yes N/A N/A 18
Fire Penetration Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Fire Damage yes N/A N/A 31
Fortify Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Attack Damage yes N/A N/A 31
Generosity Support Supported Skills have 2% increased Aura Area of Effect yes N/A yes 31
Increased Duration Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Skill Effect Duration yes N/A N/A 31
Inspiration Support Supported Skills have 1% increased Inspiration Charge Duration yes N/A yes 31
Iron Grip Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage yes N/A N/A 18
Iron Will Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell Damage yes N/A N/A 18
Knockback Support Supported Skills have 0.5% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit yes N/A N/A 8
Less Duration Support Supported Skills have 0.5% reduced Skill Effect Duration yes N/A N/A 31
Life Gain on Hit Support +0.5 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks from Supported Skills yes N/A N/A 8
Life Leech Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage while Leeching Life yes N/A N/A 31
Maim Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Physical Damage yes N/A N/A 8
Melee Physical Damage Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Physical Damage yes N/A N/A 18
Melee Splash Support Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of Effect yes N/A N/A 8
Multiple Totems Support 1% increased Totem Placement speed yes N/A yes 38
Multistrike Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Physical Damage yes yes N/A 38
Pulverise Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area Damage yes N/A N/A 31
Rage Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Attack Damage yes N/A N/A 18
Ruthless Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Attack Damage yes N/A N/A 1
Shockwave Support Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Damage
0.5% increased Melee Damage
yes N/A N/A 18
Spell Totem Support 1% increased Totem Placement speed yes N/A yes 8
Stun Support Supported Skills have 1.5% increased Stun Duration on Enemies yes N/A N/A 8

Vendor Recipes Skill Gems Examples

1. Degrade level 1 Recipe for skill gems

Skill Gem Recipe
1x Skill Gem’s level -1 = 1x Skill Gem + 1x Orb of Scouring Orb of Scouring

Sell any skill gem with a level plus an Orb of Scouring Orb of Scouring to any vendor, the skill gem’s level will minus 1. For example, a level of 15 skill gem plus an Orb of Scouring Orb of Scouring will exchange for a skill gem of level 14.

Since Vaal Gems cannot be modified anymore, this vendor recipe cannot apply for Corrupted gems.

2. Reset a skill gem to level 1

1x level 1 skill gem = 1x skill gem + 1x Orb of Regret Orb of Regret

Plus an Orb of Regret Orb of Regret to a level skill gem recipe, the level will reset to 1. Be careful, any level will be reset to level 1. Orb of Regret Orb of Regret is a PoE currency can also grant a passive skill refund point for a skill tree.

This recipe cannot apply for Corrupted skill gems as well.

3. Quality 20% skill gem Recipe

1x 20% quality skill gem = 1x level 20 skill gem + 1x Gemcutter’s Gem

Gemcutter’s Gem is an expensive PoE currency and improves the quality of a gem. To reach 20% quality, you need 20 Gemcutter’s Gem. This method is useful to save a lot of Gemcutter’s Gem. The return skill gem is the same type of as the old one.

Vaal skill gems cannot use this vendor recipe.

4. Block Chance Reduction Support Recipe

Block Chance Reduction Support Recipe

1x Block Chance Reduction Block Chance Reduction Support = 1x Puncture Puncture + 1x any dexterity shield with 20% quality

Block Chance Reduction Block Chance Reduction supports any skill that hits enemies. This support gem can be only obtained by the vendor recipe. A Puncture Puncture skill gem plus any 20% quality shield with dexterity property can vendor for Block Chance Reduction Block Chance Reduction gem.

5. Blink Arrow & Mirror Arrow Recipe

  • 1x Mirror Arrow Mirror Arrow = 1x Blink Arrow Blink Arrow + 1x Orb of Alteration Orb of Alteration
  • 1x Blink Arrow Blink Arrow = 1x Mirror Arrow Mirror Arrow + 1x Orb of Alteration Orb of Alteration

Blink Arrow & Mirror Arrow Recipe

Blink Arrow Blink Arrow is an attack that fires an arrow, upon reaching the destination you are teleported there and a clone is summoned at your previous location. Mirror Arrow Mirror Arrow is an attack that fires an arrow, dealing damage and summoning a clone when it reaches its destination. The clone is a minion that uses the player’s bow and quiver.

You can purchase these two skill gem from Siosa(The Library, Act 3) or Lilly Roth(Lioneye’s Watch, Act 6).

6. Vendor unique Bitterdream for gems

Bitterdream Recipe

Bitterdream Bitterdream is a unique shadow Sceptre and 22% increased Elemental Damage. Sell a Bitterdream Bitterdream to any vendor, you will get the following gems:

  • 1x Hypothermia Hypothermia Support
  • 1x Ice Bite Ice Bite Support
  • 1x Cold Penetration Cold Penetration Support
  • 1x Mana Leech Mana Leech Support
  • 1x Added Cold Damage Added Cold Damage Support(Level 10)
  • 1x Reduced Mana Reduced Mana Support

7. The Hungry Loop Recipe

Selling The Hungry Loop The Hungry Loop to a vendor returns any consumed support gems.

The Hungry Loop The Hungry Loop is a unique Unset Ring. It consumes socketed support gems when they reach maximum level. When a support gem is consumed, the Hungry Loop gains a modifier that supports socketed skill gems with the maximum level of the consumed support. Gem quality is ignored. The Hungry Loop The Hungry Loop can consume up to four different support gems.

How to get Skill Gems?

There are several methods of obtaining skills and support gems:
(1) Earned through a quest reward
(2) Purchased from town vendors once a certain quest is complete
(3) Vendors in Acts 1-4 sell leveled skill gems. The available gems are based on the character’s class.
(4) Siosa in Act 3 sells all unleveled skill gems that can be received as quest rewards, across all classes.
(5) Lilly Roth in Act 6 sells all unleveled skill gems after completing the Act 6 quest “Fallen from Grace Grace”.
(6) Vendor recipes.
(7) Random drop from monsters, chests and strongboxes.
(8) Random offer from a master.
(9) Vaal skill gems come from Vaal Vessels in corrupted areas.
(10) As a reward for turning certain sets of divination cards.

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