Cruelty Support - Path of Exile

Cruelty Support Cruelty Support is a new Strength/Intelligence support gem. It supports skills that hit enemies, causing them to deal more damage with hits. You also gain a Cruelty buff, which makes all supported skills deal up to 50% more damage over time, based on the amount of damage of the initial hit.

It supports any skill that hit enemies.

It requires level 18, 21 Str, 14 Int. Tag: Support, Duration. Cost & reservation multiplier: 130%.

  • (10–20)% increased Effect of Cruelty granted by Supported Skills
  • Supported Skills deal (20–29)% more Damage with Hits
  • Cruelty has a Base Duration of 4 seconds
  • Hits from Supported Skills grant Cruelty
  • Additional Effects From Quality: (0–5)% increased Effect of Cruelty granted by Supported Skills
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Cruelty Support Build

Main Skill Builds
Vaal Earthquake Vaal Earthquake or Earthquake Earthquake Vaal Earthquake Vaal Earthquake + Brutality Support Brutality Support + Fist of War Support Fist of War Support+ Deadly Ailments Support Deadly Ailments Support + Less Duration Support Less Duration Support + Cruelty Support Cruelty Support(or Fortify Support Fortify Support, Melee Physical Damage Support Melee Physical Damage Support)
Lancing Steel Lancing Steel Lancing Steel Lancing Steel + Brutality Support Brutality Support + Impale Support Impale Support + Vicious Projectiles Support Vicious Projectiles Support +Maim Support Maim Support + Cruelty Support Cruelty Support(or Pierce Support Pierce Support, Bloodthirst Support Bloodthirst Support)
Reckoning Reckoning (item provided) Reckoning Reckoning + Cruelty Support Cruelty Support + Culling Strike Support Culling Strike Support+ Life Gain on Hit Support Life Gain on Hit Support
Split Arrow Split Arrow Split Arrow Split Arrow + Brutality Support Brutality Support + Vicious Projectiles Support Vicious Projectiles Support + Chance to Bleed Support Chance to Bleed Support + Deadly Ailments Support Deadly Ailments Support + Cruelty Support Cruelty Support(or Chain Support Chain Support)

Deal up to 50% more damage over time, based on the amount of damage of the initial hit

At gem level 20, The Cruelty buff provides:

  • 15.85% more damage over time to skills supported by Cruelty when the hit does 0.01% of the monster's maximum life.
  • 50% more damage over time to skills supported by Cruelty when the hit does 3.2% of the monster's maximum life.

Cruelty Support Build Example

The Cruelty Support Gem grants a buff called Cruelty which increases the damage over time you deal with supported skills. It also boosts the hit damage from supported skills, and the Cruelty buff gets stronger the harder you hit. This gem is designed as an additional option for builds that focus on both hits and damage over time.

Cruelty Support Alternate Quality

Gem Quality Stats Price
(Level 20)
Weight
Cruelty Support Cruelty Support (0–5)% increased Effect of Cruelty granted by Supported Skills 3x Chaos Orb 100
Anomalous Cruelty Support Anomalous Cruelty Support Supported Skills have (0–20)% increased Critical Strike Chance 80x Chaos Orb 50
Divergent Cruelty Support Divergent Cruelty Support Cruelty granted by Supported Skills has (0–20)% increased Duration 80x Chaos Orb 50

Quest Rewards

Cruelty Support is now offered to the Marauder, Templar, Witch and Scion for completing Sharp and Cruel, and can be purchased from Yeena.

Cruelty Support Popularity in Different Classes

Class Cruelty Support Popularity
Gladiator31%
Elementalist19%
Hierophant14%
Juggernaut5%
Occultist5%
Champion5%
Inquisitor5%
Trickster5%
Chieftain2%
Deadeye2%
Pathfinder2%
Necromancer2%
Assassin2%

Cruelty Support Screenshots

Cruelty Support Screenshots

PoE 3.14.1

Fixed a bug where the Duelist was unable to purchase Cruelty Support from Yeena after completing Sharp and Cruel.

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