Cursed Beam

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Cursed Beam

An active ability found on the second slot of Cursed Staffs.

It is unlocked at mastery level 1.

Cursed Beam
Energy Cost 28 Deals 201 damage up to 5 times to an enemy.
Cast Time channeled
Range 11m
Cooldown 10s

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


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)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.

  • Vile Curse (all Cursed Staffs):
    • Cast Range: 9m → 11m
  • Armor Piercer (all Cursed Staffs):
    • Resistance Reduction: 0.2 → 0.17
    • Debuff Duration: 5s → 4s
  • Cursed Beam (all Cursed Staffs):
    • Now consumes Vile Curse stacks for additional AoE damage per tick
    • For each tick that consumes a stack, the beam deals 72 magic damage in a 4m radius (instead of the base tick damage of 36 to only the beam target)
    • Tick Interval: 1s → 0.5s
    • Total Ticks: 5 → 10
    • Damage per Tick: 72 → 36
  • Dark Matter (all Cursed Staffs):
    • Damage vs Players: 65.88 → 78
    • Damage vs Mobs: 32.94 → 36.7
    • Cast Time: 1s → 0.5s
    • Cast Range: 11m → 13m
    • Max Jump Distance to next enemy: 8m → 9m
  • Haunting Screams (Cursed Skull):
    • Damage can no longer be reflected
    • Magic Damage per tick: 25 → 33