Temporal Chains
Level: (1–20)
Cost: (16–33) Mana
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Radius: 16
Requires Level (24–70), (37–98) Dex, (25–68) Int
Curses all enemies in an area, lowering their action speed and making other effects on them expire more slowly.
Base duration is (5–8.8) seconds
+(0–1) metre to radius
50% less Effect of Curse against Players
Cursed Normal and Magic Enemies have (15–29)% less Action Speed
Other effects on Cursed enemies expire 25% slower
Cursed Rare and Unique Enemies have (9–18)% less Action Speed

Additional Effects From Quality:
(0–20)% increased Curse Duration
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Quest /3
ActQuestNPCCharacter
3Lost in LoveQuest RewardWitch · Scion · Shadow
3Lost in LoveClarissaRanger · Scion · Shadow · Witch
3Lost in LoveQuest RewardScion · Shadow · Witch
Level Effect /40
Implicit
Other effects on Cursed enemies expire 25% slower
50% less Effect of Curse against Players
(Effects cannot be slowed below 25% of their normal expiry rate)
LevelRequires LevelIntDexCostBase duration is 5 seconds# metres to radiusCursed Normal and Magic Enemies have 15% less Action SpeedCursed Rare and Unique Enemies have 9% less Action SpeedExperience
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2272841175.20.1159175,816
3303145185.40.11610254,061
4333449195.60.21710359,090
5363653215.80.21811498,508
63939562260.31811682,057
7424260236.20.31912921,777
8454564246.40.420121,727,879
9484868256.60.421131,138,877
10504971266.80.521131,368,233
115251742670.522141,638,338
12545376277.20.623141,956,648
13565579287.40.624153,655,184
14585782297.60.724153,017,327
15605984297.80.725167,793,914
166260873080.8261615,206,031
17646290318.20.8271726,185,582
18666492318.40.9271762,755,923
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Attribute /10

Temporal Chains

KeyValue
CostiLvl 1: Normal: 1xOrb of Alteration
DropLevel 24
BaseType Temporal Chains
Class Skill Gems
TargetTypesGround, Enemy,
TypeSpell, Area, Duration, Trappable, Totemable, Mineable, Multicastable, Triggerable, Cascadable, AppliesCurse, CanRapidFire, AreaSpell, InstantNoRepeatWhenHeld, InstantShiftAttackForLeftMouse, Hex
BuffIcon
AuraRadius52
ItemTypeMetadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemTemporalChains
Referencepoe.ninja, Community Wiki
Temporal Chains
You are cursed. Time passes more slowly for you.
buff_time_passed_+%_other_than_temporal_chains
temporal_chains_action_speed_+%_final
temporal_chains_action_speed_+%_vs_rare_or_unique_final
Attribute /5

curse_temporal_chains

KeyValue
AcronymProjectile, Chain, Armour, Evasion
IsSkillBuff1
BuffGroupsID-1
IsBuffDefinition1
BuffMergeModesID6
Codetemporal chains action speed +% final
IsPublic1
IsLocal0
IsWeaponLocal0
IsProxied
IsParty0
IsVirtual0
IsScalable1
StatSemanticsPercentage
Codetemporal chains action speed +% vs rare or unique final
IsPublic1
IsLocal0
IsWeaponLocal0
IsProxied
IsParty0
IsVirtual0
IsScalable1
StatSemanticsPercentage
Codebuff time passed +% other than temporal chains
IsPublic1
IsLocal0
IsWeaponLocal0
IsProxied
IsParty1
IsVirtual0
IsScalable1
StatSemanticsPercentage
Used by monster /1 ⍟
Temporal Chains Monster /32 ⍟
NameModifiersSpectre
Merveil's ChosenY
Archbishop Geofri the AbashedHexproof
monster casts vulnerability curse text [1]
monster casts temporal chains text [1]
Curse Skills have 80% reduced Cast Speed
20% Chance to Block Attack Damage
You take 10% of Damage from Blocked Hits
4500% increased Rarity of Items Dropped
Monsters grant 250% increased Experience
Y
Mortality ExperimenterY
Gloomglutmonster leaps onto enemies text [1]
100% increased Movement Speed
4% of Maximum Life taken per second as Chaos Damage
40% increased Evasion Rating
Y
TotemY
Pagan Bishop of Agony15000% increased Rarity of Items Dropped
Monsters grant 100% increased Experience
You can apply 3 additional Curses
20% Chance to Block Attack Damage
You take 10% of Damage from Blocked Hits
cannot be stunned for ms after stun finished [2000]
cannot be stunned while stunned [1]
Y
Necromancermonster raises undead text [1]Y
Haki Karukarumonster base type attack cast speed +% and damage -% final [33]
40% Chance to Block Attack Damage
You take 20% of Damage from Blocked Hits
Y
Ash Lessardmonster base type attack cast speed +% and damage -% final [33]
Can have up to 12 additional Traps placed at a time
Traps cannot be Damaged for +2 seconds after being Thrown
Mines cannot be Damaged for +2 seconds after being thrown
kill traps mines and totems on death [1]
20% Chance to Block Attack Damage
You take 10% of Damage from Blocked Hits
Y
Ash Lessardmonster base type attack cast speed +% and damage -% final [33]
Can have up to 12 additional Traps placed at a time
Traps cannot be Damaged for +2 seconds after being Thrown
Mines cannot be Damaged for +2 seconds after being thrown
kill traps mines and totems on death [1]
20% Chance to Block Attack Damage
You take 10% of Damage from Blocked Hits
100% increased maximum Life
100% increased Area of Effect
80% increased Character Size
Y
Tormented Temptresslevel [0]
100% increased Movement Speed
15000% increased Rarity of Items Dropped
Monsters grant 100% increased Experience
Action Speed cannot be modified to below 70% of base value
monster penalty against minions damage +% final vs player minions [-40]
cannot be stunned for ms after stun finished [2000]
cannot be stunned while stunned [1]
Y
Nemesis DaemonY
Shrine DaemonCurse Skills have 80% reduced Cast SpeedY
DaemonY
Nighteater300% increased Quantity of Items Dropped
800% increased Rarity of Items Dropped
25% increased maximum Life
20% increased Character Size
monster additional quantity of dropped items in cruel +% [300]
monster additional quantity of dropped items in merciless +% [600]
monster additional rarity of dropped items in cruel +% [300]
monster additional rarity of dropped items in merciless +% [600]
monster penalty against minions damage +% final vs player minions [-30]
monster no map drops [1]
monster is invasion boss [1]
Y
Spinesnapmonster leaps onto enemies text [1]
300% increased Quantity of Items Dropped
800% increased Rarity of Items Dropped
100% increased Movement Speed
4% of Maximum Life taken per second as Chaos Damage
40% increased Evasion Rating
monster additional quantity of dropped items in cruel +% [500]
monster additional quantity of dropped items in merciless +% [1000]
monster additional rarity of dropped items in cruel +% [750]
monster additional rarity of dropped items in merciless +% [1500]
monster no map drops [1]
monster is invasion boss [1]
Y
Bameth, Shifting Darkness50% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
display monster mod nemesis test [0]
monster no beyond portal [1]
display monster casts vaal detonate dead text [1]
Hexproof
300% increased Quantity of Items Dropped
800% increased Rarity of Items Dropped
monster additional quantity of dropped items in cruel +% [500]
monster additional quantity of dropped items in merciless +% [1000]
monster additional rarity of dropped items in cruel +% [750]
monster additional rarity of dropped items in merciless +% [1500]
monster is beyond boss [1]
cannot be stunned for ms after stun finished [2000]
cannot be stunned while stunned [1]
Y
Corrupted Experimentermonster no map drops [1]Y
Torment DaemonCurse Skills have 80% reduced Cast SpeedY
Muruk the Awakened+2 to maximum number of Summoned Totems
monster base type attack cast speed +% and damage -% final [22]
kill traps mines and totems on death [1]
Y
Tempest DaemonY
Unending Lethargydamage taken +% from arrow traps final [-100]
Monsters do not grant Flask Charges when Slain
Enemies are affected by Temporal Chains
Y
Unending Lethargydamage taken +% from arrow traps final [-100]
Monsters do not grant Flask Charges when Slain
level [0]
Enemies are affected by Temporal Chains
Y
InvisibleY
InvisibleYou can apply 5 additional Curses
100% more Effect of your Curses
Y
<>Cannot be DamagedY
Blighted ExperimenterY
Effigy of Revulsionmonster leaps onto enemies text [1]
100% increased Movement Speed
4% of Maximum Life taken per second as Chaos Damage
40% increased Evasion Rating
Y
RibrattleY
Tremorbonescorpse cannot be destroyed [1]Y
InvisibleYou can apply 3 additional CursesY
InvisibleYou can apply 3 additional Curses
Your Hexes can affect Hexproof Enemies
Y
Labyrinth Enchantment helmet /4 ⍟
LevelNameModWeight
The Merciless LabyrinthEnchantment Temporal Chains Curse Effect 110% increased Temporal Chains Curse Effect100
The Eternal LabyrinthEnchantment Temporal Chains Curse Effect 215% increased Temporal Chains Curse Effect100
The Merciless LabyrinthEnchantment Temporal Chains Duration 130% increased Temporal Chains Duration100
The Eternal LabyrinthEnchantment Temporal Chains Duration 245% increased Temporal Chains Duration100
Supported By /29 ⍟
  • Active Type: Spell, Area, Duration, Trappable, Totemable, Mineable, Multicastable, Triggerable, Cascadable, AppliesCurse, CanRapidFire, AreaSpell, InstantNoRepeatWhenHeld, InstantShiftAttackForLeftMouse, Hex
  • IconName
    Increased Area of Effect Support
    Supports any skill with an area of effect.
    Trap Support
    Supports spells, or attacks that use bows or wands. Instead of using that skill, you will throw a trap that will use the skill for you when an enemy walks near it. Traps cannot use channelling skills.
    Faster Casting Support
    Supports non-instant spell skills.
    Concentrated Effect Support
    Supports any skill with an area of effect, regardless of whether that skill deals damage.
    Increased Duration Support
    Supports any skill with a duration.
    Spell Totem Support
    Supports spell skills that are not triggered. Instead of casting that spell, you will summon a totem that casts the spell for you.
    Blastchain Mine Support
    Supports spells, or attacks that use bows or wands. Instead of using that skill, you will throw a mine that will use the skill for you when you detonate it. Mines cannot use channelling skills.
    Spell Echo Support
    Supports spell skills, making them repeat when cast. Cannot support Vaal skills, totem skills, channelling skills, triggered skills, instant skills, blink skills, or skills with a reservation.
    Less Duration Support
    Supports any skill that has a duration.
    Cast on Death Support
    Each supported spell skill will be triggered when you die. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills, channelling skills, and skills with a reservation cannot be triggered.
    Cast when Damage Taken Support
    Each supported spell skill will track damage you take, and be triggered when the total damage taken reaches a threshold. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills, channelling skills, and skills with a reservation cannot be triggered.
    Cast when Stunned Support
    Each supported spell skill will have a chance to be triggered when you are stunned. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills, channelling skills, and skills with a reservation cannot be triggered.
    Blasphemy Support
    Supports hex curse skills, turning them into auras that will apply their effect to all enemies in an area around you.
    Swift Affliction Support
    Supports any skill that has a duration, or can hit enemies to inflict ailments on them.
    Efficacy Support
    Supports any skill that deals damage or has a duration.
    Arcane Surge Support
    Each supported spell will track how much mana you spend on it, granting a buff when the total mana spent reaches a threshold. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, mines or skills with a reservation.
    Spell Cascade Support
    Supports spell skills that apply an effect to an area around a targeted location. Cannot support Vaal skills or skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Cannot modify the skills of minions.
    Intensify Support
    Supports spell skills that you cast yourself. Cannot support triggered skills, Vaal skills, instant skills, channelling skills, skills with a reservation or which create minions, or skills used by totems, traps, or mines.
    Unleash Support
    Supports spell skills, making their effect reoccur when cast. Cannot support skills with cooldowns, triggered skills, Brand skills, Vaal skills, channelling skills, skills with a reservation, or skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Cannot modify the skills of minions.
    High-Impact Mine Support
    Supports spells, or attacks that use bows or wands. Instead of using that skill, you will throw a mine that will use the skill for you when you detonate it. Mines cannot use channelling skills.
    Awakened Swift Affliction Support
    Supports any skill that has a duration, or can hit enemies to inflict ailments on them.
    Awakened Blasphemy Support
    Supports hex curse skills, turning them into auras that will apply their effect to all enemies in an area around you.
    Awakened Increased Area of Effect Support
    Supports any skill with an area of effect.
    Awakened Spell Cascade Support
    Supports spell skills that apply an effect to an area around a targeted location. Cannot support Vaal skills or skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Cannot modify the skills of minions.
    Awakened Spell Echo Support
    Supports spell skills, making them repeat when cast. Cannot support Vaal skills, totem skills, channelling skills, triggered skills, instant skills, blink skills, or skills with a reservation.
    Awakened Unleash Support
    Supports spell skills, making their effect reoccur when cast. Cannot support skills with cooldowns, triggered skills, Brand skills, Vaal skills, channelling skills, skills with a reservation, or skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Cannot modify the skills of minions.
    Impending Doom Support
    Supports hex curse skills, causing them to trigger Doom Blast when the hex ends. Cannot support curse skills which are triggered or applied as an aura.
    Cursed Ground Support
    Supports non-aura hex curse skills.
    Hex Bloom Support
    Supports hex curse skills. Hexes from auras or cursed ground cannot transfer.
    Temporal Chains Unique /6 ⍟
    +(20–30) to Intelligence
    +(60–80) to maximum Life
    +(60–80) to maximum Mana
    Curse Enemies with Temporal Chains on Hit
    Non-Aura Curses you inflict are not removed from Dying Enemies
    Enemies near corpses affected by your Curses are Blinded
    Enemies Killed near corpses affected by your Curses explode, dealing
    3% of their Life as Physical Damage
    (Temporal Chains is a Hex which reduces Action Speed by 15%, or 9% on Rare or Unique targets, and makes other effects on the target expire 40% slower. It has 50% less effect on Players and lasts 5 seconds)
    +(9–20) to maximum Energy Shield
    +(60–80) to maximum Life
    +(17–23)% to Chaos Resistance
    Enemy Hits inflict Temporal Chains on you
    When you lose Temporal Chains you gain maximum Rage
    Immune to Curses while you have at least 25 Rage
    10% Chance to Block Spell Damage
    +(20–30) to Intelligence
    (4–8)% increased Quantity of Items found
    +5% Chance to Block
    Curse Enemies with Punishment when you Block their Melee Damage, ignoring Curse Limit
    Curse Enemies with Temporal Chains when you Block their Projectile Attack Damage, ignoring Curse Limit
    Curse Enemies with Elemental Weakness when you Block their Spell Damage, ignoring Curse Limit
    (Punishment is a Hex which increases Damage taken by 30% while the target is on low life and causes them to be Debilitated for 2 seconds when they Hit. It lasts 8 seconds)
    (Temporal Chains is a Hex which reduces Action Speed by 15%, or 9% on Rare or Unique targets, and makes other effects on the target expire 40% slower. It has 50% less effect on Players and lasts 5 seconds)
    (Elemental Weakness is a Hex which inficts -15% to all Elemental Resistances. It lasts 8 seconds)
    +(10–16) to all Attributes
    (30–40)% increased Damage
    +(50–70) to maximum Life
    Regenerate (8–10) Mana per second
    Gain Shaper's Presence for 10 seconds when you kill a Rare or Unique Enemy
    Temporal Chains has no Reservation if Cast as an Aura
    (Shaper's Presence causes effects on you and nearby allies to expire 20% slower)
    (Effects cannot be slowed below 25% of their normal expiry rate)
    +(15–25) to maximum Energy Shield
    (10–15)% increased Attack Speed
    (10–15)% increased Cast Speed
    (-20–20)% reduced Skill Effect Duration
    (6–12)% of Damage taken Recouped as Mana
    (6–12)% of Damage taken Recouped as Life
    Unaffected by Temporal Chains
    (Debuffs you are Unaffected by can still be placed on you, but will not actually apply their effect)
    (Only Damage from Hits can be Recouped, over 4 seconds following the Hit)
    +(15–25) to maximum Energy Shield
    (10–15)% increased Attack Speed
    (10–15)% increased Cast Speed
    +(40–45) to maximum Energy Shield
    15% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
    (-20–20)% reduced Skill Effect Duration
    Unaffected by Temporal Chains
    (Debuffs you are Unaffected by can still be placed on you, but will not actually apply their effect)

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    Temporal Chains


    Temporal Chains is a spell that curses all targets in an area, reducing their action speed and making all temporary effects on them expire more slowly.

    Skill functions and interactions

    Action speed

    Temporal Chains affects the action speed of the target.

    • Cap - The Less Action Speed modifier is capped at 75%. This is a local cap, meaning that it only applies to temporal chains and has no effect on other action speed modifiers.

    Slower expiry of temporary effects

    Temporal Chains causes temporary effects to expire more slowly, including the curse itself.

    • The duration listed is already modified to take this into account, so the listed duration on the skill isn't actually changed. (note: The slower expiry is affected by modifiers, that increase or reduce the curse effect. The duration of Temporal Chains is calculated without these modifiers and can be changed this way).

    • Ailments and debuffs that inflict damage over time will expire more slowly. This does not increase the amount of damage per second, but it may result in higher total damage.

    • Recovery effects, such as leech and flask recovery, expire more slowly while recovering the same amount per second of whatever resource they provide.

    • Even though temporary effects last longer due to the fact that they expire more slowly, they do not count as having a longer duration. Instead, in-game time passes more slowly for those effects, causing their duration timer to count down more slowly.In practice, this means that slower expiry is multiplicative with all duration modifiers in terms of how long the effect lasts.

    • Cap - The slower expiry effect is capped at 75%. This is a global cap, meaning all sources of expiration rate are subject to this limitation.

    Cursed characters

    Characters can curse themselves with temporal chains by using Shackles of the Wretched or Rotblood Promise. They can also become cursed by map modifiers and certain monsters.

    • character difference - Characters have 50% less curse effect than normal.

    • duration - The duration of skills like Immortal Call and Vaal Immortal Call will last a longer time, granting longer periods of protection.

    • Slow - Characters will have reduced action speed, unless using Kaom's Roots or playing a juggernaut with the unstoppable ascendancy passive. It is also possible to use the Garb of the Ephemeral on Animate Guardian, at the risk of the minion dying and losing his items. These options only remove the downside for characters with no other sources of increased action speed on them.

    • Map modifiers that curse characters with temporal chains override and therefore remove self casted temporal chains. This can make temporal chains potentially weaker or stronger depending on % curse effect bonus.

    Temporal Chains can be turned into an aura by linking it with either Blasphemy Support or Awakened Blasphemy Support.

    Version history

    VersionChanges
    3.20.0
  • Now has Base duration is ('''5-8''') seconds (previously (5-5.95) seconds).
  • Now causes Cursed Normal and Magic Enemies have ('''15-29''')% less Action Speed (previously (20-29)%).
  • Now causes Cursed Rare and Unique Enemies have ('''9-18''')% less Action Speed (previously (10-14)%).
  • Quality no longer grants (0-10)% increased Effect of Curse. Instead, it grants (0-20)% increased Curse Duration.
  • Anomalous quality no longer grants Curse has (0-40)% increased Doom gain rate. Instead, it now grants (0-20)% increased Area of Effect.
  • Fixed a bug introduced in 3.12 where applying Temporal Chains in a way not from a Curse Skill, such as through Curse on Hit modifiers, was incorrectly applying Temporal Chains' 50% less effect on Players to all targets.
  • Labyrinth Helmet Enchantments that provide increased Effect to a specific Hex now have values of 10% for the Merciless Enchantments (previously 20%), and 15% for the Eternal Enchantments (previously 30%).
  • 3.12.0 ''All curse skills have been reworked and are now divided into two categories: Hexes and Marks.''
  • Hexes apply a curse in an area and, when manually cast, apply an amount of Doom per second to cursed enemies up to a maximum. Doom increases the effect of the afflicted curse and stacks additively with modifiers to increased Curse effect.
  • Items which apply a Curse to an enemy (such as the curse-on-hit Ring modifiers) no longer specify a level, and instead have a set magnitude for their values with a fixed amount of Doom, which is overwritten when another source applies a more potent version (similar to Arcane Surge).
  • Curses applied by casting Temporal Chains now gain 10 Doom per second.
  • Now gains additional radius as the gem levels, up to +10 at gem level 20 (from +7).
  • Now gains 1% increased effect of Curse per 2% gem quality (previously caused normal and magic enemies to have 1% less action speed per 2% gem quality).
  • Now offered Witch, Shadow and Scion for completing {{ql|Lost in Love}}, and can be purchased from Clarissa by the Ranger.
  • Now has alternative gem quality.
  • 3.10.0
  • Now has 50% less effect against players. Previously, it had 40% reduced effect against players. Note that this change means it is multiplicative with sources of increased curse effect.
  • 3.6.0
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 16 (was 24).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 33 (was 50).
  • Now causes Normal and Magic enemies to have 20% less Action Speed at gem level 1, up to 29% less Action Speed at gem level 20.
  • Now causes Rare and Unique enemies to have 10% less Action Speed at gem level 1, up to 14% less Action Speed at gem level 20.
  • 3.5.0
  • The total amount that you can slow the expiration of an effect on a character through a time-slowing mechanism (such as Temporal Chains) is now capped at 75% from all sources.
  • 3.3.0
  • Added new corrupted implicits which can appear on items corrupted by Vaal Orb, bringing the total to approximately 176. Many of the old implicits were buffed or moved to different items, and some were disabled. Generally, corrupted implicits are now more powerful on average.
  • (Not in patch note) Temporal Chains Skill granted from boots corrupted implicit, is spawn disabled.
  • 2.6.0
  • Increased Area of Effect mod and its progression per level doubled.
  • 2.1.0c
  • Temporal Chains, Enfeeble, Curse on Hit and Blasphemy have had their quality bonuses returned to normal.
  • A cap of 75% now applies to the action speed reduction caused by Temporal Chains.
  • 2.1.0c
  • Temporal Chains quality now grants 0.5% increased Cast Speed per point of quality instead of slowing enemies by 0.5% per point of quality.
  • 2.0.2
  • Temporal Chains' slowing effect now applies multiplicatively with Chill's slowing effect. This will result in less of an impact when both are used on the same target.
  • 2.0.0
  • Mana cost reduced at all levels. Area of effect increases per gem level reduced, but the base area of effect has been increased by 37.5% (from 16 to 22). Duration increases per level slightly modified. The end result is slightly longer duration at level 1 but slightly shorter duration at level 20.
  • 0.10.0
  • Fixed a bug where chilling monsters or cursing them with Temporal Chains could
    prevent their attacks from succeeding.
  • 0.9.13
  • Reduced the effect of Temporal Chains, due to being overpowered in both PvE and PvP.
    This also affects the version that Maps inflict on you
  • 0.9.12
  • The quality bonuses have been corrected to not include movement speed,
    as it is already part of the core effect.
  • 0.9.4
  • Reduced the duration.
  • 0.9.2
  • Temporal Chains has been added to the game.

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