Corrupting Steel

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General Information



Corrupting Steel
Energy Cost 65 Damage and Debuff

Hurl your spear in the targetted direction, piercing all enemies. Deals 306 physical damagage. Decreases damage resistances of all enemies hit by 35 for 4s.

The spear leaves behind a trail for corruption that lasts 4.2s. Deals 125 magical damage every 0.5s to all enemies standing on the path.

Cast Time 0s
Range 24m
Cooldown 30s


Note: numerical values are based on gear with 1060 item power.

Equipment

Melee WeaponTier
Adept's Spirithunter4
Expert's Spirithunter5
Master's Spirithunter6
Grandmaster's Spirithunter7
Elder's Spirithunter8

Ability Preview

Corrupting Steel.gif

Related Patch Notes

Patch LinkDatePatch NamePatch Notes
28 July 2021Call to Arms Patch 9Added four new icons to better represent the corresponding abilities:
  • Blood Bandit (One-Handed Axe, E-slot)
  • Protective Beam (Enigmatic Staff, E-slot)
  • Arcane Orb (One-Handed Arcane Staff, E-slot)
  • Ground Shaker (Maces, W-slot)
6 May 2021Call to Arms Patch 4 (Balance Patch)Spears

The subsequent tick damage of Corrupting Steel was a bit too high while combined with the initial armor shred, especially if paired with a hard CC that traps the enemy for the whole duration. The tick damage was thus slightly reduced.

  • Corrupting Steel (Spirit Hunter):
    • Area Damage per Tick: 36 → 32
21 October 2020Rise of Avalon Patch 7 / Brimstone & Mist Midseason Update and Hotfix 7.1Spears
  • Lunging Stab (all Spears):
    • Damage: 70.61 → 78.00
  • Harpoon (now available on all spears):
    • Moved to W-slot
    • Removed purge effect
    • Cooldown: 20s → 15s
    • Energy cost: 16 → 13
    • Damage: 92.14 → 75
    • Root Duration 1 stack: 1.39s → 1.04s
    • Root Duration 2 stacks: 2.08s → 1.55s
    • Root Duration 3 stacks: 2.95s → 2.20s
    • No longer consumes Spirit Spear stacks
    • Projectile Speed: 16.6 m/s → 20 m/s
    • Distance from caster after pull: 2m → 4m
    • Standtime: 0.8s → 0.6s
    • Hit delay: 0s → 0.15s
    • Range: 22m → 16m
  • Removed Harpoon from Spirithunter E-slot; added new E-slot ability Corrupting Steel:
    • Throw your spear through enemies, dealing 80 physical damage and reducing their resistances by 0.12 for 4s. Thrown spear leaves a trail of corruption that lasts 4.2s and deals 36 magic damage every 0.5s.
  • Resilience Penetration:
    • One-handed Spear: 15% → 40%
    • Pike: 15% → 30%
    • Heron Spear: 15% → 40%
    • Spirithunter: 15% → 30%
    • Trinity Spear: 15% → 30%
    • Daybreaker: 15% → 40%