The Balance of Terror PoE curse mods

The Balance of Terror is a Unique Jewel that can roll a plethora of mods based on Hexes that you cast. Think of it as a Watcher's Eye, but for Hexes!

The Balance of Terror Cobalt Jewel

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The Balance of Terror The Balance of Terror is a unique Cobalt Jewel. Jewels. Limited To: 1.
  • +(10–15)% to all Elemental Resistances
  • <2 random curse modifiers>

Flavour Text: Fellshrine stood as a holy bastion opposite the Chamber of Sins, and all that it represented. For one to rise, the other must fall.

Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.

PoE 3.20.1: The Balance of Terror Unique Jewel no longer has a level requirement.

How to get it?

  • Drops from Lycia, Herald of the Scourge in the Forbidden Sanctum.
  • It cannot be chanced.

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Mechanics

This jewel can have 2 random modifiers of the following: (note: it is possible to roll both variants of the same Hex’s modifiers together)

  • You are Unaffected by Ignite if you’ve cast Flammability in the past 10 seconds
  • Inflict Fire Exposure on Hit if you’ve cast Flammability in the past 10 seconds
  • You are Unaffected by Freeze if you’ve cast Frostbite in the past 10 seconds
  • Inflict Cold Exposure on Hit if you’ve cast Frostbite in the past 10 seconds
  • You are Unaffected by Shock if you’ve cast Conductivity in the past 10 seconds
  • Inflict Lightning Exposure on Hit if you’ve cast Conductivity in the past 10 seconds
  • Immune to Exposure if you’ve cast Elemental Weakness in the past 10 seconds
  • Gain (30-40)% of Physical Damage as a Random Element if you’ve cast Elemental Weakness in the past 10 seconds
  • You are Unaffected by Bleeding if you’ve cast Vulnerability in the past 10 seconds
  • (6-10)% chance to deal Double Damage if you’ve cast Vulnerability in the past 10 seconds
  • Take no Extra Damage from Critical Strikes if you’ve cast Enfeeble in the past 10 seconds
  • +(30-40)% to Critical Strike Multiplier if you’ve cast Enfeeble in the past 10 seconds
  • Immune to Curses if you’ve cast Despair in the past 10 seconds
  • Inflict Withered for 2 seconds on Hit if you’ve cast Despair in the past 10 seconds
  • Action Speed cannot be Slowed below Base Value if you’ve cast Temporal Chains in the past 10 seconds
  • (20-25)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate if you’ve cast Temporal Chains in the past 10 seconds
  • Immune to Reflected Damage if you’ve cast Punishment in the past 10 seconds
  • Intimidate Enemies on Hit if you’ve cast Punishment in the past 10 seconds

Item acquisition

The Balance of Terror has restrictions on where or how it can drop. It cannot be chanced.

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