The Burden of Truth Crystal Belt - Path of Exile

The Burden of Truth Crystal Belt

The Burden of Truth

The Burden of Truth is a unique Crystal Belt. Belts.

Requires Level 79.

  • +(60–80) to maximum Energy Shield

  • (30–40)% increased Life Recovery from Flasks
  • 33% of Chaos Damage taken does not bypass Energy Shield
  • 33% of Non-Chaos Damage taken bypasses Energy Shield
  • Gain (5–10)% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Supreme Decadence
  • (Life Recovery from Flasks also applies to Energy Shield. 30% less Life Recovery from Flasks)

Flavour Text: Mortal pleasures can hold back the memories, but a hollow soul can never be healed.

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  • This belt features similar effects to those from Corrupted Soul, effectively allowing splitting of incoming damage to both Life and Energy Shield.
  • Supreme Decadence synergizes well by allowing life recovery from flask to also apply recovery to Energy Shield when used. That means Forbidden Taste is an almost full instant recovery for both life and energy shield.

Supreme Decadence

Supreme Decadence is a keystone:

  • Life Recovery from Flasks also applies to Energy Shield
  • 30% less Life Recovery from Flasks
  • (Life flask effects are still removed when unreserved life is filled)

How to get The Burden of Truth?

  • This unique belt will drop from 「Sirus, Awakener of Worlds」.
  • It cannot be chanced.

The Burden of Truth Build Guide

Broadly speaking, this belt encourages you to have healthy energy shield and life pools, and helps you to achieve this by granting you additional energy shield based on a percentage of your maximum life value. The belt both lets some portion of chaos damage hit your energy shield but also causes some non-chaos damage to bypass your energy shield like it was chaos damage. This is often an upside because splitting damage over both life and energy shield lets you recover both simultaneously. The Supreme Decadence keystone that this belt grants, which was previously restricted to timeless jewels, causes your life flasks to apply to both your life and energy shield at a reduced rate. Overall, this belt is extremely powerful for characters who can build to have a decent energy shield pool while also using life flasks appropriately.

Item acquisition

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

Monster restrictions

This item can be acquired from the following monsters:

  • Sirus, Awakener of Worlds

Design attribution

The Burden of Truth was created in a collaboration with Ben as a reward for taking a prize place in the 3.17 boss kill event.