Pestilent Strike
Level: (1–20)
Cost: 6 Mana
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (125–160)%
Requires Level (28–70), (42–98) Dex, (29–68) Int
Attacks with your weapon, inflicting a debuff on enemies hit by the strike. If a debuffed enemy dies while poisoned, Pestilent Strike inflicts a secondary chaos damage over time debuff on enemies around them, based on the poisons on the slain enemy. This damage is not affected by your damage modifiers. Requires a Claw or Dagger.
Base duration is 1 seconds
Base secondary duration is 1 seconds
(20–113) to (30–169) Added Chaos Damage
60% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
60% chance to Poison on Hit
30% more Poison Duration
Secondary Debuff deals 50% of the total remaining Expected Poison Damage of all Poisons on the dying Enemy per second as Chaos Damage

Additional Effects From Quality:
(0–20)% more Poison Duration
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Quest /2
Level Effect /40
Implicit
Cost: 6
Secondary Debuff deals 50% of the total remaining Expected Poison Damage of all Poisons on the dying Enemy per second as Chaos Damage
Base secondary duration is 1 seconds
60% chance to Poison on Hit
60% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
30% more Poison Duration
Base duration is 1 seconds
(The Expected Damage of Poison is its Damage per second multiplied by its Duration)
(Poison deals Chaos Damage over time, based on the base Physical and Chaos Damage of the Skill. Multiple instances of Poison stack)
LevelRequires LevelIntDexBase Damage20 to 30 Added Chaos DamageExperience
1282942125%20, 30199,345
2313246126.8%23, 35285,815
3343550128.7%27, 40401,344
4373754130.5%31, 46554,379
5404058132.4%35, 53477,437
6424260134.2%38, 58583,786
7444463136%42, 63710,359
8464666137.9%45, 681,355,511
9484868139.7%49, 741,138,877
10504971141.6%53, 801,368,233
11525174143.4%58, 861,638,338
12545376145.2%62, 931,956,648
13565579147.1%67, 1013,655,184
14585782148.9%73, 1093,017,327
15605984150.8%78, 1177,759,995
16626087152.6%84, 12615,138,193
17646290154.4%91, 13626,083,825
18666492156.3%98, 14662,620,247
19686695158.1%105, 157211,708,088
20706898160%113, 169
2172161.8%121, 181
2274163.7%130, 195
2376165.5%139, 209
2478167.3%149, 224
2580169.2%160, 239
2682171%171, 256
2784172.9%183, 274
2886174.7%196, 293
2988176.5%209, 314
3090178.4%223, 335
3191178.4%231, 346
3292180.2%239, 358
3393182.1%247, 370
3494183.9%255, 382
3595185.7%263, 395
3696187.6%272, 408
3797189.4%281, 421
3898191.3%290, 435
3999193.1%300, 449
40100194.9%309, 464
Attribute /11

Pestilent Strike

KeyValue
CostiLvl 1: Normal: 1xOrb of Chance
AcronymProjectile
DropLevel 28
BaseType Pestilent Strike
Class Skill Gems
WeaponClaws, Daggers, Rune Daggers
TargetTypesGround, Enemy
TypeAttack, Melee, MeleeSingleTarget, Multistrikeable, Area, Duration, Chaos
BuffIcon
ItemTypeMetadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemPestilentStrike
Referencepoe.ninja, Community Wiki
Crucible Weapon /2
WeightDesc
1000 (T5)Viper Strike and Pestilent Strike deal 25% increased Attack Damage per Frenzy Charge
1000 (T5)Viper Strike and Pestilent Strike deal 40% increased Attack Damage per Frenzy Charge
Pestilent Strike
If you die under the effect of this buff, surrounding targets will take chaos damage over time based on the Poisons on you.
Attribute /3

mamba_strike_initial_debuff

KeyValue
BuffGroupsID-1
IsBuffDefinition1
BuffMergeModesID2
Labyrinth Enchantment helmet /6 ⍟
LevelNameModWeight
The Merciless LabyrinthEnchantment Pestilent Strike Damage 1Pestilent Strike deals 25% increased Damage100
The Eternal LabyrinthEnchantment Pestilent Strike Damage 2Pestilent Strike deals 40% increased Damage100
The Merciless LabyrinthEnchantment Pestilent Strike Duration 1Pestilent Strike has 25% increased Duration100
The Eternal LabyrinthEnchantment Pestilent Strike Duration 2Pestilent Strike has 40% increased Duration100
The Merciless LabyrinthEnchantment Pestilent Strike Area Of Effect 1Pestilent Strike has 16% increased Area of Effect100
The Eternal LabyrinthEnchantment Pestilent Strike Area Of Effect 2Pestilent Strike has 24% increased Area of Effect100
Supported By /109 ⍟
  • Active Type: Attack, Melee, MeleeSingleTarget, Multistrikeable, Area, Duration, Chaos
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    Life Leech Support
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    Multistrike Support
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    Hextouch Support
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    Pestilent Strike


    **Pestilent Strike** is a melee strike skill that deals chaos damage and applies poison. If the poisoned enemy dies while poisoned it will inflict other nearby enemies with another chaos damage over time debuff.

    Skill functions and interactions

    The base debuff radius is 27.

    Enemies killed while under the effect of Pestilent Strike’s signature debuff will leave no corpse. This can be useful for bypassing some monsters’ on-death effects.

    Multiple debuffs can be on the same monster, but only the highest damage debuff will cause damage at any given time.

    The debuff requires an enemy to die with poison on it near the enemy you want the debuff on. For solo enemy fights, Vaal Breach can spawn enemies to spread the debuff.

    The debuff takes half of the poison damage left on the monster when it died and deals it incrementally over 1 second.

    • Example - A 6 second poison does 3 seconds worth of debuff damage in 1 second. In this example the debuff does 3 times the damage (200% more damage) per second than the poison damage.

    Damage Calculations

    Scaling

    Pestilent Strikes debuff can scale poison damage in unique ways that would not be beneficial to most other poison attacks. Some examples:

    • Because all sources of poisons transfer on the debuff, spells, minions and even other players with poison, can help scale the damage.

    • Poison duration will increase the damage per second of the debuff. The assassin ascendancy passive Noxious Strike with many poisons landed per second is the largest source of poison duration.

    Version history

    VersionChanges
    3.16.0
  • The following Strike|Skills no longer have “+0-2 to Melee Strike Range”: Dominating Blow, Double Strike, Vaal Double Strike, Dual Strike, Elemental Hit, Frenzy, Infernal Blow, Pestilent Strike, Puncture, Riposte, Static Strike, Smite, Viper Strike, and Wild Strike.
  • 3.13.0
  • Now converts 60% of physical damage to chaos damage (from 50%).
  • 3.12.0
  • Now has alternative gem quality.
  • 3.9.0
  • Now gains additional Melee range as the gem levels, up to +2 at gem level 20.
  • 3.8.0
  • Pestilent Strike has been added to the game.

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