What is Corruption Gear
Corruption Gear is a new gear system that comes out in patch 8.3. Some gear have a chance to become corrupted. All gear that comes out in patch 8.3 will not be able to become Titanforged and Warforged. All gear before 8.3 will still be the same, with a cap of 455.
This gear has a specific boost on it, see table below.
The higher tier the gear is, the better boost there is.
There are some gear that is not based on tier.
There are insane weapons with corruption on it.
How does it work
All Corrupted gear will give some kind of boost (see above). However, every piece of gear has a certain amount of Corruption on it.
The more corrupted gear you have on you, the higher amount of Corruption your character will have.
The amount of Corruption your character has will also put a debuff or several debuffs on your character.
10 corruption Grasping Tendrils
Taking dmg has a chance slow you for 5 Sec.
The higher corruption the more the slow increases.
20 corruption Eye of Corruption
Your spells and abilities have chance to summon an eye for 8 sec that that does shadow dmg every 2 sec on you when you are close to it. Range and dmg increases the higher corruption you have.
40 corruption Grand Delusions
Taking dmg has a chance to summon a Thing that chases you for 8 sec.
Its speed increases the more corruption.
If the thing catches you, you will also take more dmg and you will get affected by grasping Tendrils and the eye directly.
80 Corruption Inevitable Doom
Damage taken increased by 10% and healing reduced by 10%. The higher corruption after, this increases. It increases by 1% for every corruption above 60 and starts at 10% when having 60 in corruption.
The amount of corruption on the Corrupted gear is based on based on difficulty to get the item, basically what Tier it is. This is just an example of corruption and the exact number will be known soon.
|Tier 1||Corruption 10|
|Tier 2||Corruption 15|
|Tier 3||Corruption 20|
If you don´t want your item Corrupted
There will be times where you don’t want the gear you got to actually be corrupted. For example if the boost it does is wrong for your char, or if you get way to high corruption so the debuffs are to much for you. Therefore there is a system to remove the corruption from it.
You can remove the corruption from your gear (cleanse it) by talking to MOTHER in the Heart Chamber, same place Magni is located in Silithus.
It doesn’t cost anything at all to cleanse the gear.
What are the effects from corruption gear
|Tier 1||Tier 2||Tier 3|
|Increase the amount of Critical Strike you gain from all sources||6%||9%||12%|
|Increase the amount of Haste you gain from all sources||6%||9%||12%|
|Increase the amount of Mastery you gain from all sources||6%||9%||12%|
|Increase the amount of Versatility you gain from all sources||6%||9%||12%|
|Avoidance is increased by an amount equal to % of your Haste||5%||8%||10%|
|Leech increased by||2%||4%||6%|
|Critical Strike dmg and healing increased by||2%||3%||4%|
|Reduce your cooldown of your next spell by||3 sec|
|Reduce dmg taken periodic effects by||3%||4%||5%|
|Increase healing received from all sources by||4%||5%||6%|
X% of total Health Regeneration now continues during Combat.
Haste Proc chance with spells and abilities for 4 sec
|Mastery Proc chance with spells and abilities for 10 sec.||392||523||915|
|Crit hits can proc to increase Critical Strike by for 15 sec||31||41||72|
|Taking dmg can proc verstatility by for 20 sec.||312||416||728|
There are weapons that can get the same effects as the table above.
There are other corruption effects that are on weapons only.
All weapons drops from the new raid Nyalotha. Here is a summary of all weapons, what boss that drops them, the effect of the weapon and how much corruption each one has.
One-Hand Sword - Faralos, Empire's Dream
Effect: Your damaging abilities build stacks of Searing Flames. When you reach 30 stacks, exhale a Searing Breath, dealing damage equal to 5.00% of your health to all targets in front of you.
One-Hand Sword - Shgla'yos, Astral Malignity
Effect: Your spells and abilities have a chance to strike a nearby enemy with an Infinite Star, dealing 80% of Attack or Spell Power Arcane damage and increasing their damage taken from your Infinite Stars by 25%, stacking up to 10 times.
Drop: Carapace of N´zoth
One-Hand Mace - Vorzz Yoq'al
Effect: Gain Void Ritual, giving your spells and abilities a chance to increase all secondary stats by 10 every sec for 20 sec. This chance is increased if at least 2 nearby allies also have Void Ritual.
Drop: Dark Inquisitor Xanesh
One-Hand Dagger - Shard of the Black Empire
Effect: Your attacks have a chance to spawn a tentacle which Mind Flays your target for 0 Shadow damage every second for 10 sec.
Drop: Carapace of N´zoth
Fist Weapon - Unguent Caress
Effect: Your attacks have a chance to lash your target with a living tentacle, dealing (30% of Attack power) Shadow damage and snaring them by 30% for 6 sec.
Drop: Ra-den the Despoiled
One-Hand Axe - Mar'kowa, the Mindpiercer
Effect: Your mind's true potential is unlocked, causing your spells to grant you flashes of insight. Gain between 1% and 8% Intellect at all times.
Two-Hand Axe - Sk'shuul Vaz
Effect: Gain Obsidian Skin, increasing your Armor by 5%. While in combat, explode with Obsidian Destruction every 30 seconds, dealing Shadow damage equal to 300% of your Armor to all enemies within 20 yds.
Staff - An'zig Vra
Effect: Your auto attacks have a 25% change to bite into the target's soul, dealing 2.00% of your health in damage and healing you for that amount.
Two-Hand Sword - Devastation's Hour
Effect: Your attacks have a chance to trigger a beam of Twilight Devastation, dealing damage equal to 5.00% of your health to all enemies in front of you.
Drop: N´Zoth the Corruptor
Polearm - Qwor N'lyeth
Effect: Your damaging abilities build the Echoing Void. Each time it builds, Echoing Void has a chance to collapse, dealing 1.50% of your Health as Shadow damage to all nearby enemies every 1 sec until no stacks remain.
Drop: The Hivemind
Bow - Whispering Eldritch Bow
Effect: Your auto-shots reduce the remaining cooldown of a random Hunter ability by 1.0 sec.
Drop: The Prophet Skitra
Wand - Eyestalk of Il'gynoth
Effect: Your Spells and Abilities have a chance to show you the Ineffable Truth, increasing the rate your cooldowns recover by 50% for 10 sec.
Drop: Il´gynoth, Corruption Reborn
How to get Corruption Gear
There are various ways to achieve Corruption Gear
- Ny’alotha Raid
- Mythic Keystone dungeons in Season 4
- PvP Season 4
- Warfront – Heroic Darkshore
The loot have a chance to become a corrupted gear.
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