An active ability found on the second slot of Cursed Staffs.
It is unlocked at mastery level 1.
|Energy Cost||33||A demonic beam shoots out in a straight line. All enemies hit take 392 damage, and have their Armor and Magic Resist reduced by 58 for 5s.|
Note: numerical values are based on gear with 1060 item power. Affected values are in bold.
Related Patch Notes
|Patch Link||Date||Patch Name||Patch Notes|
|Version 18.090.1||28 July 2021||Call to Arms Patch 9||Added four new icons to better represent the corresponding abilities:
|Version 18.040.1||6 May 2021||Call to Arms Patch 4 (Balance Patch)||Cursed Staffs
Various underused Cursed Staff abilities were buffed, like Dark Matter and Cursed Beam. The range of Vile Curse was increased to make it more attractive in group PvP, where currently Cursed Sickle is the go-to choice.
Armor Piercer is a staple of Cursed Staffs, but the armor shred was a bit too strong, and added too much of a damage spike to fights alongside its long range and short cooldown.
|Version 1.16.396.166567||19 May 2020||Queen Patch 12 (Season 9 Balance Patch) and Hotfix 12.1||Cursed Staffs
|Version 1.0.332.98217||27 September 2017||Joseph Update||