Mahuxotl’s Machination - Path of Exile

Mahuxotl’s Machination Mahuxotl’s Machination is a PoE 3.14 uniques. The base type is Steel Kite Shield. It requires Level 46, 60 Str, 60 Int.

  • Corrupted Soul
  • Divine Flesh
  • Eternal Youth
  • Everlasting Sacrifice
  • Immortal Ambition
  • Vaal Pact

Flavour text: The Banished Architect sought to employ all the darkest secrets of the Vaal… at the same time.

Mahuxotl's Machination

Taking the keystones in addition to equipping this item will impart no additional benefit.

Keystone passive skill

Name Stats
Corrupted Soul

50% of Non-Chaos Damage taken bypasses Energy Shield
Gain 15% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield

Divine Flesh

All Damage taken bypasses Energy Shield
50% of Elemental Damage taken as Chaos Damage
+5% to maximum Chaos Resistance

Eternal Youth 50% less Life Regeneration Rate
50% less maximum Total Recovery per Second from Life Leech
Energy Shield Recharge instead applies to Life
Everlasting Sacrifice When you reach full Energy Shield, Sacrifice all Energy Shield to gain +5% to all Maximum Resistances for 4 seconds
Immortal Ambition

Energy Shield starts at zero
Cannot Recharge or Regenerate Energy Shield
Lose 5% of Energy Shield per second
Life Leech effects are not removed at Full Life
Life Leech effects Recover Energy Shield instead while on Full Life

Vaal Pact

Total Recovery from Life Leech is doubled
Maximum total Life Recovery per second from Leech is doubled
Life Regeneration has no effect

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Everlasting Sacrifice

Everlasting Sacrifice: When you reach full Energy Shield, Sacrifice all Energy Shield to gain +5% to all Maximum Resistances for 4 seconds.

Icon Name Effects
Everlasting Sacrifice Everlasting Sacrifice You have additional Maximum Resistances

Mahuxotl's Machination Effects

This item gives you the following effects:

  • Life Regeneration has no effect
  • All Damage taken bypasses Energy Shield
  • Cannot Recharge or Regenerate Energy Shield
  • Energy Shield starts at zero
  • Lose 5% of Energy Shield per second
  • Life Leeched per Second is doubled
  • Life Leech effects are not removed at Full Life
  • Life Leech effects Recover Energy Shield instead while on Full Life
  • Gain 15% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • 50% of Elemental Damage taken as Chaos Damage
  • +5% to maximum Chaos Resistance
  • When you reach full Energy Shield, Sacrifice all Energy Shield to gain +5% to all Maximum Resistances for 4 seconds

Total Recovery from Life Leech is doubled

This modifier is specifically to the total recovery per second you get from all instances of leech, not to individual instances. It thus does not affect the rate and duration of any individual leech instance, but increases the total recovery per second you get from all of them (up to the maximum). Because each instance's duration is unchanged, this will result in more total life leeched in cases where you were not already at the maximum total recovery per second. In practice, this will help you reach that maximum with fewer instances of leech.

Maximum recovery per leech

It absolutely does do exactly what it says.

Each instance of leech has a maximum amount it can recover. This stat modifies that maximum. If you do not reach that maximum, this changes nothing - like any maximum it only matters if you try to exceed it. If the amount you're trying to leech with a given instance is higher that the maximum per leech instance, raising that maxumum will allow that leech instance to recover a higher amount, which will mean it lasts longer because it recovers at a fixed rate.

A modifier to leech duration would always change the duration of leech instances (and would require that either leech is not determined by an amount to leech, or that the rate not be fixed - one of the three has to be determined by the other two, rather than separately modified).

Q: But raising the amount you leech with recovery rate modifiers so you reach the maximum faster does not cause the instance to end sooner.

A: This is not a thing that can happen. The maximum is on the amount of recovery from a specific leech instance. Those modifiers only affect the total amount of leech recovery you get from all instances as a whole. The "extra" recovery does not come from any of the instances, and thus is not subject to their maximum. The total leech on your character is not the same thing as the leech of a single leech instance.

This is similar to the distinction between damage and damage taken.

Mahuxotl’s Machination Build Guide

Another new Vaal unique in Ultimatum is Mahuxotl’s Machination Mahuxotl’s Machination, which grants you six keystone passives at once. Combining all of these keystones results in some very unusual outcomes, and the item features an entirely unique new keystone as well.

Mahuxotl’s Machination Screenshots

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