Physical, Attack, AoE, Slam, Melee
Level: 1–20
Cast Time: 1 sec
Mana Cost: 6
Attack Speed: 80% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (125–170)%
Requires Level 1
Smash the ground to bring forth multiple spears to damage enemies. When in Blood Stance, multiple spikes burst from the ground in sequence, able to hit enemies multiple times. In Sand Stance, the spikes are thrust outwards. Requires a Sword or Axe. You are in Blood Stance by default.
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (125–170)% of Base Attack Damage
Creates 7 Spikes
75% less Damage while in Blood Stance
Creates 2 additional Spikes if you've changed Stance Recently
(2–75) to (3–113) Added Attack Physical Damage
(0–76)% more Area of Effect while in Sand Stance
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.


BaseType Perforate
Class Active Skill Gems
CostScroll of Wisdom x 1
WeaponOne Hand Swords, Thrusting One Hand Swords, One Hand Axes, Two Hand Swords, Two Hand Axes
TargetTypesEnemy, Ground
TypeAttack, Area, Hit, Melee, AttackCanRepeat,
Slam the ground to launch deadly spikes up at enemies. The spikes are tightly packed, can hit multiple enemies, and can hit the same enemy multiple times. Switch to Sand Stance using Blood & Sand gems to explode spikes out over a wider area.
NameShow Full Descriptions
Maim SupportSupport Perforate with this gem to Maim enemies, dealing more physical damage and slowing their movement. Use this to slow monsters and make them easier to avoid.
Melee Physical Damage SupportThis gem causes Perforate to deal more damage. A simple but invaluable way to quickly kill enemies.
Close Combat SupportClose Combat improves your damage against monsters close to you. As Perforate only hits nearby enemies (without Sand stance), this support is a valuable way to increase your damage. Travel Skills are also quicker after you hit enemies with this gem. Travel skills move you quickly to avoid danger.
Impale SupportDeal more physical damage and Impale enemies with the Impale debuff. Impaling enemies stores some of your damage on the enemy. For the next 5 hits on that enemy you deal extra stored damage. You can impale the same enemy more than once for extra damage from attacks.
Brutality SupportCause Perforate to deal much more physical damage, but reduce any elemental damage it deals to zero. Try not to get any modifiers that grant lightning, fire, cold or chaos damage with this support gem. Only physical damage will be increased by this gem.
Multistrike SupportGreatly increase Perforate's attacking speed by performing three attacks in quick succession, dealing more damage on the second and third attacks. You cannot stop or move while multistriking. This gem greatly improves damage but be careful not to get stuck while monsters damage you.

Quest Reward /1

ActQuest CompleteCharacter
1Enemy at the GateDuelist

Quest Vendor /3

ActQuest CompleteNPCCharacter
1Enemy at the GateNessaMarauder Duelist Ranger Scion
6Fallen from GraceLilly Roth (Level 1)All Classes
3A Fixture of FateSiosa (Level 1)All Classes
Creates 7 Spikes
75% less Damage while in Blood Stance
Creates 2 additional Spikes if you've changed Stance Recently
blood_spears_aoe_modifiers_apply_to_blood_spear_placement_range_at_%_value [50]
is_area_damage [1]
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Mana Cost: 6

Level Effect /40

LevelRequires LevelStrengthDexterityBase Damage2 to 3 Added Attack Physical DamageX% more Area of Effect while in Sand StanceExperience
1164125%2, 370
2275127.4%2, 34308
34106129.7%3, 481,554
47149132.1%4, 6126,667
5111913134.5%5, 81626,047
6162617136.8%7, 112049,725
7203121139.2%9, 132495,714
8243625141.6%11, 1728169,595
9284129143.9%14, 2032283,759
10324732146.3%16, 2536453,996
11365236148.7%20, 3040703,128
12405740151.1%24, 35441,061,223
13446343153.4%28, 42482,065,870
14486847155.8%33, 49522,507,110
15527351158.2%39, 58565,798,936
16567954160.5%45, 686015,083,919
17608458162.9%52, 796427,792,735
18648962165.3%61, 916843,869,739
19679365167.6%68, 10272242,081,556
20709767170%75, 11376
2172172.4%81, 12280
2274174.7%87, 13084
2376177.1%93, 14088
2478179.5%100, 15092
2580181.8%107, 16096
2682184.2%114, 172100
2784186.6%123, 184104
2886188.9%131, 197108
2988191.3%140, 210112
3090193.7%150, 224116
3191194.9%155, 232118
3292196.1%160, 240120
3393197.2%165, 248122
3494198.4%171, 256124
3595199.6%176, 265126
3696200.8%182, 273128
3797202%188, 282130
3898203.2%194, 292132
3999204.3%201, 301134
40100205.5%207, 311136

Labyrinth Enchantment helmet /6

LevelModDrop Rate
The Merciless LabyrinthPerforate creates +1 Spikehelmet(16.67%)
The Eternal LabyrinthPerforate creates +2 Spikeshelmet(16.67%)
The Merciless LabyrinthPerforate has 16% increased Area of Effecthelmet(16.67%)
The Eternal LabyrinthPerforate has 24% increased Area of Effecthelmet(16.67%)
The Merciless LabyrinthPerforate deals 25% increased Damagehelmet(16.67%)
The Eternal LabyrinthPerforate deals 40% increased Damagehelmet(16.67%)

Supported By /72

  • Active Type: Attack, Area, Hit, Melee, AttackCanRepeat,
  • Support GemActiveType
    Added Fire Damage SupportHit, Attack
    Faster Attacks SupportAttack, Type56
    Added Cold Damage SupportAttack, Hit
    Additional Accuracy SupportAttack, Type56
    Increased Area of Effect SupportArea, CreateMinion, Type53
    Added Lightning Damage SupportAttack, Hit
    Increased Critical Strikes SupportHit, Attack
    Increased Critical Damage SupportHit, Attack
    Knockback SupportHit, Attack
    Life Leech SupportHit, Attack
    Mana Leech SupportAttack
    Added Chaos Damage SupportHit, Attack
    Stun SupportHit, Attack
    Melee Physical Damage SupportMelee
    Item Rarity SupportHit, Attack, DamageOverTime
    Concentrated Effect SupportArea, CreateMinion, Type53
    Cold to Fire SupportHit, Attack
    Combustion SupportHit, Attack
    Elemental Damage with Attacks SupportAttack, Type56
    Bloodlust SupportMelee
    Life Gain on Hit SupportAttack, Type56
    Elemental Proliferation SupportHit, Attack, CauseElementalStatus
    Culling Strike SupportHit, Attack
    Iron Will SupportHit, Type59, Type66
    Damage on Full Life SupportAttack
    Chance to Flee SupportAttack, Hit
    Blind SupportHit, Attack
    Fire Penetration SupportHit, Attack
    Cold Penetration SupportHit, Attack
    Lightning Penetration SupportHit, Attack
    Multistrike SupportAttackCanRepeat
    Power Charge On Critical SupportHit, Attack
    Burning Damage SupportHit, Attack, CausesBurning
    Curse On Hit SupportAttack, Hit, AppliesCurse
    Cast On Critical Strike SupportAttack
    Cast on Melee Kill SupportMelee
    Endurance Charge on Melee Stun SupportMelee
    Block Chance Reduction SupportHit, Attack
    Physical to Lightning SupportHit, Attack
    Fortify SupportMelee
    Ice Bite SupportHit, Attack
    Hypothermia SupportHit, Attack, DamageOverTime
    Innervate SupportHit, Attack
    Poison SupportHit, Attack
    Void Manipulation SupportHit, Attack, DamageOverTime
    Controlled Destruction SupportHit, Attack, Type59
    Swift Affliction SupportDuration, Type55, Hit, Attack
    Elemental Focus SupportHit, Attack, CausesBurning, NonHitChill
    Ignite Proliferation SupportHit, Attack
    Chance to Bleed SupportAttack
    Lesser Poison SupportHit, Attack
    Deadly Ailments SupportHit, Attack
    Decay SupportHit, Attack
    Efficacy SupportHit, Attack, Type59, Duration, Type55, DamageOverTime
    Vile Toxins SupportHit, Attack
    Maim SupportAttack, Maims
    Immolate SupportHit, Attack
    Unbound Ailments SupportHit, Attack, CauseElementalStatus
    Brutality SupportHit, Attack
    Ruthless SupportMelee
    Onslaught SupportHit, Attack
    Summon Phantasm SupportAttack, Hit, CreatesMinion
    Withering Touch SupportAttack
    Bonechill SupportAttack, Hit, NonHitChill, ChillingArea
    Energy Leech SupportHit, Attack
    Close Combat SupportMelee
    Shockwave SupportMelee
    Impale SupportAttack
    Pulverise SupportMelee
    Rage SupportMelee
    Nightblade SupportAttack
    Fist of War Support

    Perforate Monster /1

    Sevet Tethereinmonster_base_type_attack_cast_speed_+%_and_damage_-%_final [33]
    monster_dropped_item_rarity_+% [500]
    unique_boss_curse_effect_on_self_+%_final [0]
    physical_damage_+% [0]
    global_bleed_on_hit [1]
    maim_on_hit_% [15]