Corrupting Fever | PoE Wiki (2024)

Corrupting FeverSpell, Duration, Physical
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (78-520) Life
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Requires Level 16Draws out your own blood to power a buff for a duration, letting this skill inflict the Corrupting Blood debuff on enemies you hit, dealing physical damage over time for a short secondary duration. The buff's duration will be refreshed if you spend enough life before it expires.Deals (7.8-335.4) Base Physical Damage per second
Base duration is 6.00 seconds
Base secondary duration is 1.00 seconds
Buff Duration is refreshed after you spend a total of (26-205) Life

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(1-20)% increased Skill Effect Duration

Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

Drop level: 16
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Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemCorruptingFever

Corrupting Fever is a spell that grants a similarly-named buff. While the buff is active, hitting enemies will inflict stacks of Corrupted Blood on them that deal physical damage over time, up to a maximum of 10 stacks.


  • 1 Skill functions and interactions
  • 2 Gem level progression
  • 3 Item acquisition
    • 3.1 Recipes
    • 3.2 Quest reward
    • 3.3 Vendor reward
  • 4 Related helmet enchantments
  • 5 Alternate skill effects
  • 6 Trivia
  • 7 Version history
  • 8 References

Skill functions and interactions

  • Casting Corrupting Fever costs life instead of mana. Spending enough life while the Corrupting Fever buff is active will refresh its duration; the spent life threshold is much lower than the cost of Corrupting Fever itself.
  • Inflicting a new stack of corrupted blood on a target will refresh the duration of all stacks currently on that target, as is common with all corruped blood mechanics.[1]
  • Hits do not need to deal damage in order to inflict corrupting blood stacks.
  • As it does only Damage Over Time, it is not affected by modifiers to Spell Damage.
  • Proxies such as Totems, Traps and Mines will not inflict corrupted blood on hit as they cannot inherit the Corrupting Fever buff from the player.[2]

Gem level progression

LevelCorrupting Fever | PoE Wiki (4)Corrupting Fever | PoE Wiki (5)Life
Life Spent to RefreshExp.Total Exp.

Item acquisition

Corrupting Fever can drop anywhere.


Corrupting Fever can be created from the following recipes:

13Corrupting Fever | PoE Wiki (7)The CataclysmCorrupting Fever | PoE Wiki (8)The Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem
The mighty warriors traded in blows, the nimble archers in arrows, yet it was the brazen thaumaturgists who would bring catastrophe to all.
Corrupting Fever | PoE Wiki (10)
Random corrupted level 21 Spell gemA
6Corrupting Fever | PoE Wiki (11)The FoxCorrupting Fever | PoE Wiki (12)The Fox6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb
Corrupting Fever | PoE Wiki (14)
Random level 20 gemA
3Corrupting Fever | PoE Wiki (15)Gemcutter's PromiseCorrupting Fever | PoE Wiki (16)Gemcutter's Promise3Gem
Quality: +20%
"I swore to use my position to help the people. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?" - Erasmus, Imperial Gemcutter
Corrupting Fever | PoE Wiki (18)
Random gem with 20% qualityA
1Corrupting Fever | PoE Wiki (19)Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Right click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
Corrupting Fever | PoE Wiki (20)
Random gem with 1–20% qualityA
1Corrupting Fever | PoE Wiki (21)The VoidCorrupting Fever | PoE Wiki (22)The Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Corrupting Fever | PoE Wiki (24)Random divination card set exchangeA

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Intruders in Black
Act 2

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Intruders in Black
Act 2
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Corrupting Fever.

Note that helmet enchantments are no longer obtainable since version 3.23.0 and can only be obtained in permanent leagues as already enchanted items from before this patch.

NameCorrupting Fever | PoE Wiki (25)LabyrinthStatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Corrupting Fever Additional Corrupted Blood 175Eternal LabyrinthCorrupting Fever has +50% chance to inflict an additional Corrupted Blood Debuffhelmet 100
Enchantment Corrupting Fever Damage 166Merciless LabyrinthCorrupting Fever deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Corrupting Fever Damage 275Eternal LabyrinthCorrupting Fever deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Corrupting Fever Duration 166Merciless Labyrinth20% increased Corrupting Fever Durationhelmet 100
Enchantment Corrupting Fever Duration 275Eternal Labyrinth30% increased Corrupting Fever Durationhelmet 100

Alternate skill effects

Corrupting Fever has the following alternate skill effects:

Heritage Corrupting Fever EffectHeritage Corrupting Fever EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Corrupting Fever becomes a Heritage Effect.Corrupting Fever | PoE Wiki (27)Your Corrupting Fever becomes a Heritage Effect.


The skill gem's description erroneously describes the debuff inflicted as "Corrupting Blood"; however, the Helmet Enchantment and gem quality correctly lists the debuff as Corrupted Blood, which it shares mechanics with other sources of.

Version history

  • Removed "Triggering this Skill still requires paying its Cost". [Undocumented This change was not documented by any official sources. It was discovered through player testing or datamining.]
  • Introduced to the game.


  1. Community_Team (April 9, 2021). "How does Corrupting Fever interact with Crimson Dance?". Path of Exile subreddit. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
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Does spell damage affect corrupting fever? ›

Hits do not need to deal damage in order to inflict corrupting blood stacks. As it does only Damage Over Time, it is not affected by modifiers to Spell Damage.

Is corrupted fever an ailment? ›

Corrupting Fever applies Corrupted Blood. Corrupted Blood is only a debuff, not an ailment, which is why the effect of Corrupted Blood does not depend the damage or damage type of the hit that inflicted it.

What is physical damage over time Poewiki? ›

Physical damage over time can be inflicted with the bleed ailment. Every 10 points of strength give a 2% bonus to physical damage from melee attacks. The Iron Grip keystone passive extends this bonus to also apply to physical damage from projectiles. The Iron Grip Support gem applies the same effect to a single skill.

What is the maximum DoT DPS in Poe? ›

DoT DPS limit

The exact number is 35,791,394, or (231 - 1) / 60, or the damage cap divided by 60 seconds in a minute (as damage over time is internally calculated per minute instead of per second).

How do you get immune to corrupted blood? ›

Corrupted blood can also be completely avoided by using a jewel with the corrupted implicit modifier Corrupted Blood cannot be inflicted on you. A non-jewel Delve mod of the same mod text, can also be found in the Azurite Mine.

How much damage does Corrupted Blood do? ›

Spits corrupted blood, inflicting 350 Shadow damage every 2 sec. This has a chance to spread to nearby players. Spits corrupted blood, inflicting 350 Shadow damage every 2 sec.

How do you stop Corrupted Blood in Poe? ›

Because armour does not grant damage reduction against damage over time, only additional damage reduction mitigates Corrupted Blood, for example from endurance charges. It can also be mitigated by modifiers to damage taken, such as the Pantheon's Soul of Ralakesh or Immortal Call.

How to modify corrupted items in Poe? ›

Modifying corrupted items

You can modify the socket color, number, and links of a corrupted item using the Crafting Bench at your Hideout, but it will cost additional Vaal Orbs equal to the number of currency items the recipe normally requires.

How does bleed work in poe? ›

Bleeding, or bleed, is an ailment that deals physical damage over time to the affected target. Moving targets suffer increased bleeding damage. Only physical damage hits can inflict bleed. There are no sources of global chance to bleed or chance to bleed with spells.

Is there chronic fever? ›

For most people, normal is roughly 98.6° Fahrenheit (37° Celsius). “Low-grade” means that the temperature is slightly elevated — between 98.7°F and 100.4°F (37.05°C and 38.0°C) — and lasts for more than 24 hours. Persistent (chronic) fevers are typically defined as fevers lasting more than 10 to 14 days.

What is a Corrupted Blood hearthstone? ›

Corrupted Blood is an uncollectible neutral spell card, generated by. Hakkar, the Soulflayer, from the Rastakhan's Rumble set. For more information, see. Hakkar, the Soulflayer.

Does Blade Vortex hit? ›

Blade Vortex (often referred to as BV) is a spell that creates an ethereal blade that spins around the caster that deals physical damage, each blade lasting for the minimum duration of 5 seconds.

What is the DoT cap? ›

The dot cap refers to the maximum amount of damage over time that a monster can take, and it is determined by a 32-bit signed integer per minute.

Where can I get toxic rain poe? ›

From level 12, after killing Merveil, you'll be given access to Toxic Rain. It is an exquisite leveling skill and will easily carry you through the leveling process. Wither setup, like we explain in our gem section.

Does spell damage affect healing? ›

Spell Damage does not increase healing done by spells, and does not increase damage dealt from non-spell sources such as Hero Powers, Deathrattles or Battlecries. Spell Damage increases the damage dealt by any spell, with only a few exceptions: Spell Damage increases the cost of minions summoned from.

Does spell damage affect poison damage? ›

As poison deals damage over time, stats modifying spell damage and attack damage do not apply to poison. Modifiers such as Reap's Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect do not affect poison.

Does spell damage affect Blade Vortex? ›

Blade Vortex's base damage is boosted by Physical Damage, Spell Damage, Area Damage, and Damage.

Does spell damage affect secrets? ›

Spell Damage boosts the damage dealt by healing spells affected by Auchenai Soulpriest and Embrace the Shadow, since they are turned into spells with damaging effects. Spell Damage boosts damaging Secrets (such as Eye for an Eye and Explosive Trap), since they are spells.


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