Watcher's Eye Prismatic Jewel - Path of Exile

Watcher's Eye Prismatic Jewel

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Watcher's Eye

Watcher's Eye is a unique Prismatic Jewel. Jewels. Limited To: 1.

  • (4–6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • (4–6)% increased maximum Life
  • (4–6)% increased maximum Mana

Flavour Text: One by one, they stood their ground against a creature they had no hope of understanding, let alone defeating, and one by one, they became a part of it.

Watcher's Eye Prismatic Jewel

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Watcher's Eye

Watcher's Eye is a unique Prismatic Jewel. Jewels. Limited To: 1.

  • (4–6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • (4–6)% increased maximum Life
  • (4–6)% increased maximum Mana

Flavour Text: One by one, they stood their ground against a creature they had no hope of understanding, let alone defeating, and one by one, they became a part of it.

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Watcher's Eye is a unique Prismatic Jewel, that provides between 4-6% increased life, mana and energy shield, along with 2 or 3 offensive and/or defensive mods that operate only if specific auras are active. They are one of the few items in the game that are universally used in all builds, due to the highly variable and random modifiers that they can drop with. Their modifiers are unique, highly powerful, cannot be crafted on other Prismatic Jewels, and are unobtainable on Cluster Jewels as well.

Depending on the roll, a Watcher's Eye can be of the most valuable items in the game. A 3-mod Watcher's Eye can be valued anywhere from a few Divine Orbs (or pay in Exalted Orb) to hundreds of Divine Orbs if it has 3 mods that work extremely well together. Such items are highly valuable because they are unique, cannot be duplicated or replicated, and cannot be crafted by players.

A 2-mod Watcher's Eye can drop from The Elder encounter, if The Shaper is kept alive during the captured phase. A 3-mod Watcher's Eye only drops from the Uber Elder encounter. The drop rate of a Watcher's Eye can be increased by unlocking the Gaze into the Abyss atlas passive skill .

The numeric values of mods on the Watcher's Eye can be modified using Divine Orbs, but the mods itself cannot be rerolled using Chaos Orbs or Ancient Orbs. It can be corrupted using Vaal Orb or Locus of Corruption for a chance at obtaining a valuable corruption implicit, but this has the risk of bricking the item, by turning it into a rare item, or simply adding the Corrupted modifier without changing the item, and is therefore seldom attempted.

Implicit modifiers could also be added to this jewel by using Harvest crafting to make the jewel even more powerful. And harvest crafting does not corrupt the item. However, this feature is removed in version 3.19.0

Item acquisition

Watcher's Eye has restrictions on where or how it can drop. It cannot be chanced. Can only drop from The Elder if the Shaper lives (2 mods variant) and from the Uber Elder (3 mod variant).

Monster restrictions

This item can be acquired from the following monsters:

  • The Elder
  • The Elder

Recipes

Watcher's Eye can be created from the following recipes:

Amount Part Description
3 The Samurai's Eye Watcher's Eye
9 Azyran's Reward random corrupted Prismatic Jewel
9 The Destination Two-Implicit Corrupted Watcher's Eye
1 The Void Random divination card set exchange

Usage

Watcher's Eye is restricted to one per character. Due to this restriction, a single jewel that has all three mods for the character is highly valuable. Players generally look for jewels that work with the auras they already use, or can be activated by fitting in a low cost auras such as Vitality, Clarity and Precision. In some extreme case, character might switch their aura choice just to enable an extra mod on Watcher's Eye.

Variants of the Watcher's Eye boost offensive and/or defensive capability if the following auras are active:

Gem Level
Grace 24
Haste 24
Hatred 24
Precision 10
Purity of Ice 24
Clarity 10
Discipline 24
Malevolence 24
Purity of Elements 24
Purity of Lightning 24
Wrath 24
Zealotry 24
Anger 24
Determination 24
Pride 24
Purity of Fire 24
Vitality 10

The jewel does not have any modifier for skills that have both Aura and Banner gem tags, or both Aura and Stance gem tags (Flesh and Stone), or both Aura and Mine gem tags, any Herald skills, or any skills that only grant temporary auras: Smite, Rejuvenation Totem and Vaal aura skills.

Random modifiers

Watcher's Eyes dropped during the Elder encounter will always be item level 85 and have two aura modifiers while jewels dropped during the Uber Elder encounter will always be item level 86 and have three aura modifiers. Item level is the only method to verify if an unidentified Watcher's Eye will have two or three aura modifiers.

There are 4753 combinations[confirmation needed because of 3.12 change] of possible modifiers it can roll for the two-aura variant and 152,096 combinations for the three-aura variant.

Using a Divine Orb will not change the random aura modifiers to new ones.

A modifier is picked from this list:

Stats
(1-1.5)% of Fire Damage Leeched as Life while affected by Anger
Damage Penetrates (10-15)% Fire Resistance while affected by Anger
+(30-50)% to Critical Strike Multiplier while affected by Anger
(40-60)% increased Fire Damage while affected by Anger
Gain (15-25)% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage while affected by Anger
(25-40)% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage while affected by Anger
(6-10)% of Damage taken from Mana before Life while affected by Clarity
(15-20)% of Damage taken while affected by Clarity Recouped as Mana
Gain (6-10)% of Maximum Mana as Extra Maximum Energy Shield while affected by Clarity
(10-15)% increased Mana Recovery Rate while affected by Clarity
(10-15)% chance to Recover 10% of Mana when you use a Skill while affected by Clarity
Non-Channelling Skills have -(10-5) to Total Mana Cost while affected by Clarity
+(600-1000) to Armour while affected by Determination
+(5-8)% Chance to Block Attack Damage while affected by Determination
(5-8)% additional Physical Damage Reduction while affected by Determination
You take (60-40)% reduced Extra Damage from Critical Strikes while affected by Determination
(50-40)% reduced Reflected Physical Damage taken while affected by Determination
Unaffected by Vulnerability while affected by Determination
+(5-8)% Chance to Block Spell Damage while affected by Discipline
Gain (20-30) Energy Shield per Enemy Hit while affected by Discipline
(10-15)% increased Energy Shield Recovery Rate while affected by Discipline
Regenerate (1.5-2.5)% of Energy Shield per Second while affected by Discipline
(30-40)% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge while affected by Discipline
+(5-8)% chance to Evade Attack Hits while affected by Grace
(30-50)% chance to Blind Enemies which Hit you while affected by Grace
+(12-15)% chance to Suppress Spell Damage while affected by Grace
(10-15)% increased Movement Speed while affected by Grace
Unaffected by Enfeeble while affected by Grace
+(5-8)% chance to Suppress Spell Damage while affected by Haste
(30-50)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate of Movement Skills used while affected by Haste
Debuffs on you expire (20-15)% faster while affected by Haste
You gain Onslaught for 4 seconds on Kill while affected by Haste
You have Phasing while affected by Haste
Unaffected by Temporal Chains while affected by Haste
Adds (58-70) to (88-104) Cold Damage while affected by Hatred
+(1.2-1.8)% to Critical Strike Chance while affected by Hatred
Damage Penetrates (10-15)% Cold Resistance while affected by Hatred
(40-60)% increased Cold Damage while affected by Hatred
(25-40)% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage while affected by Hatred
+(18-22)% to Damage over Time Multiplier while affected by Malevolence
(8-12)% increased Recovery rate of Life and Energy Shield while affected by Malevolence
Unaffected by Bleeding while affected by Malevolence
Unaffected by Poison while affected by Malevolence
Damaging Ailments you inflict deal Damage (10-15)% faster while affected by Malevolence
Cannot be Blinded while affected by Precision
Gain a Flask Charge when you deal a Critical Strike while affected by Precision
(40-60)% increased Attack Damage while affected by Precision
(10-15)% increased Attack Speed while affected by Precision
+(20-30)% to Critical Strike Multiplier while affected by Precision
(8-12)% chance to deal Double Damage while using Pride
25% chance to Impale Enemies on Hit with Attacks while using Pride
Impales you inflict last 2 additional Hits while using Pride
(40-60)% increased Physical Damage while using Pride
Your Hits Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds while you are using Pride
+(30-50)% to Chaos Resistance while affected by Purity of Elements
(50-40)% reduced Reflected Elemental Damage taken while affected by Purity of Elements
(8-12)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Cold Damage while affected by Purity of Elements
(8-12)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Fire Damage while affected by Purity of Elements
(8-12)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Lightning Damage while affected by Purity of Elements
Unaffected by Elemental Weakness while affected by Purity of Elements
Immune to Ignite while affected by Purity of Fire
(6-10)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Fire Damage while affected by Purity of Fire
Unaffected by Burning Ground while affected by Purity of Fire
Unaffected by Flammability while affected by Purity of Fire
Immune to Freeze while affected by Purity of Ice
(6-10)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Cold Damage while affected by Purity of Ice
Unaffected by Chilled Ground while affected by Purity of Ice
Unaffected by Frostbite while affected by Purity of Ice
Immune to Shock while affected by Purity of Lightning
(6-10)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Lightning Damage while affected by Purity of Lightning
Unaffected by Conductivity while affected by Purity of Lightning
Unaffected by Shocked Ground while affected by Purity of Lightning
(0.8-1.2)% of Damage leeched as Life while affected by Vitality
Gain (20-30) Life per Enemy Hit while affected by Vitality
(50-70)% increased Life Recovery from Flasks while affected by Vitality
(10-15)% increased Life Recovery Rate while affected by Vitality
Regenerate (1-1.5)% of Life per second while affected by Vitality
(70-100)% increased Critical Strike Chance while affected by Wrath
(40-60)% increased Lightning Damage while affected by Wrath
(1-1.5)% of Lightning Damage is Leeched as Energy Shield while affected by Wrath
Damage Penetrates (10-15)% Lightning Resistance while affected by Wrath
Gain (15-25)% of Physical Damage as Extra Lightning Damage while affected by Wrath
(25-40)% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage while affected by Wrath
(10-15)% increased Cast Speed while affected by Zealotry
Effects of Consecrated Ground you create while affected by Zealotry Linger for 2 seconds
Consecrated Ground you create while affected by Zealotry causes enemies to take (8-10)% increased Damage
(100-120)% increased Critical Strike Chance against Enemies on Consecrated Ground while affected by Zealotry
Critical Strikes Penetrate (8-10)% of Enemy Elemental Resistances while affected by Zealotry
Gain Arcane Surge for 4 seconds when you create Consecrated Ground while affected by Zealotry
30% increased Maximum total Energy Shield Recovery per second from Leech while affected by Zealotry

Implicit modifiers

If a Watcher's Eye is corrupted with a Vaal Orb or Locus of Corruption, it has a chance of obtaining the a corruption implicit modifier. Corrupting an item also has a high chance of bricking (destroying) the item, and players should be ready to lose the item if they attempt to do so. See List of jewel corruption implicit modifiers for the full list of mods.

Harvest crafting could also add implicit mods to the Watcher's Eye. Read List of jewel implicit mods for the full list of possible mods.

Examples

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Ranger build

For example, an Ice Shot Deadeye build could use a Watchers Eye that operates if Hatred and Precision are active:

  • 2-mod jewel
    • Adds 64 to 103 Cold Damage while affected by Hatred
    • Gain a Flask Charge when you deal a Critical Strike while affected by Precision
  • 3-mod jewel
    • Adds 64 to 103 Cold Damage while affected by Hatred
    • 1.67% to Critical Strike Chance while affected by Hatred
    • 23% to Critical Strike Multiplier while affected by Precision

Templar build

For example, a Ball Lightning Archmage Inquisitor build could use a Watchers Eye that operates if Wrath and Clarity are active:

  • 2-mod jewel
    • 97% increased Critical Strike Chance while affected by Wrath
    • 10% of Damage taken from Mana before Life while affected by Clarity (see Mana before Life)
  • 3-mod jewel
    • 55% increased Lightning Damage while affected by Wrath
    • Damage Penetrates 12% Lightning Resistance while affected by Wrath
    • 10% of Damage taken from Mana before Life while affected by Clarity (see Mana before Life)

Duelist build

For example, a Cyclone Gladiator build could use a Watchers Eye that operates if Pride is active:

  • 2-mod jewel
    • 25% chance to Impale Enemies on Hit with Attacks while using Pride
    • 54% increased Attack Physical Damage while using Pride
  • 3-mod jewel
    • 25% chance to Impale Enemies on Hit with Attacks while using Pride
    • Impales you inflict last 2 additional Hits while using Pride
    • 54% increased Attack Physical Damage while using Pride