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Decompose

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Decompose is a Necromancer skill from the Basic skill tree. Its features are:

Creates Condition Exploits Condition
Shadow Dmg (DoT) N/A
+ Corpses
+ Essense
Slows (CC)
+ Movement
Vulnerable
Basic
Darkness
Channeled

'Creates Condition' means this skill creates this condition i.e it could make a target Vulnerable that other skills can take advantage of. 'Exploits Condition' means this skill takes advantage of a condition, not necessarily of its own making. So for example another skill might Stun and this skill could take advantage of that.


Decompose Details and Upgrades

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Decompose

Tear the flesh from an enemy, dealing 33% damage per second and forming a usable Corpse with the flesh every 1 second.

Lucky Hit Chance: 40%
Damage: Shadow Damage
Tags: Basic, Darkness, Channeled

Upgrades

Enhanced Decompose Upgrade

Enhanced Decompose

Decompose now causes a small explosion dealing 40% damage when creating a Corpse or when the enemy dies, and you gain 10 Essence.

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Acolyte's Decompose

Every 1.5 seconds, Decompose makes enemies Vulnerable for 4 seconds.

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Initiate's Decompose

Decompose Slows (CC) enemies by 50%, and if you channel Decompose for at least 1.5 seconds, you gain + 30% Movement Speed for 5 second after ending the channel.

* Vulnerable enemies take 20% increased damage.


Other Skills that work with Decompose

The following skills either:

  • Create a condition Decompose can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Decompose creates
Decompose Creates Skills that Exploit This Condition
Shadow Damage (DoT) Shadowblight
Darkness Reaper's Pursuit | Crippling Darkness | Gloom
Slows (CC) Plagued Corpse Explosion | Terror
Vulnerable Plagued Corpse Explosion | Enhanced Bone Prison | Evulsion (p)
Corpses Corpse Explosion
Decompose Exploits Skills that Create This Condition
N/A


Items that work with Decompose

The following items either:

  • Grant a bonus when using Decompose
  • Create a condition Decompose can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Decompose creates

Legendary Aspects

Aspect of Exposed Flesh
Resource Lucky Hit: Up to a 10% chance to generate 34.0 Essence when hitting a Vulnerable enemy.

Ring

N/A Extraction Necromancer
Aspect of Might
Defensive Basic Skills grant 20.0% Damage Reduction for 1.5 seconds.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

Dark Ravine
(Map)
Dry Steppes All
Aspect of Shared Misery
Utility Lucky Hit: When you hit a Crowd Controlled enemy, there is up to a 34% chance for that Crowd Control effect to spread to another unaffected enemy.

Helm, Chest, Gloves, Boots, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

Oblivion
(Map)
Hawezar All
Aspect of the Expectant
Offensive After attacking enemies with a Basic Skill, increase the damage of your next Core Skill cast within 5 seconds by 4%[x], up to 30%[x].

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

Underroot
(Map)
Codex of Power All
Aspect of the Long Shadow
Offensive Lucky Hit: Your Shadow Damage Over Time effects have a 14.0% chance to generate 3 Essence. Damage from your Shadowblight Key Passive will always generate 2 Essence.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Necromancer
Aspect of the Umbral
Resource Restore 0.0 of your Primary Resource when you Crowd Control an enemy.

Ring

Champion's Demise
(Map)
Dry Steppes All
Assimilation Aspect
Resource You have 8%[+] increased Dodge Chance. When you Dodge, Fortify for 4% of your Maximum Life.

Ring

N/A Extraction All
Exploiter's Aspect
Utility You have 20%[+] increased Crowd Control Duration. While enemies are Unstoppable, you deal 24%[x] increased damage to them.

Helm, Chest, Gloves, Boots, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction All
Flesh-Rending Aspect
Resource When Decompose explodes, gain 24.0 Essence.

Ring

Nostrava Deepwood
(Map)
Fractured Peaks Necromancer
Rapid Aspect
Offensive Basic Skills gain 14%[+] Attack Speed.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

Buried Halls
(Map)
Dry Steppes All
Rotting Aspect
Offensive Decompose can chain and burst up to 2 additional targets. Explosions from Decompose deal 14%[x] increased damage.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Necromancer
Smiting Aspect
Offensive You have 12%[x] increased Critical Strike Chance against Injured enemies. While you are Healthy, you gain 24%[x] increased Crowd Control Duration.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction All
Splintering Aspect
Offensive Bone Spear's primary attack makes enemies hit beyond the first Vulnerable for 3 seconds. Bone Shards from Bone Spear deal 28% bonus damage to Vulnerable enemies and pierce them.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

Guulrahn Slums(Map) Dry Steppes Necromancer

Unique Items

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Bloodless Scream

"My companion swung her odd weapon in a wide arc, and our pursuer stopped short. The look of horror on his face as his body fell to pieces will haunt me forever." - The Ebon Pages, Canto II, Verse XI

Type: Ancestral Unique Two-Handed Scythe
Class: Necromancer

Description: Your Darkness Skills Chill enemies for up to 100% and deal [100 - 150]%[x] increased damage to Frozen (CC) enemies.Lucky Hit: Your Darkness Skills have up to a 100% chance to generate [15 - 20] additional Essence against Frozen (CC) targets.

  • +228 Life On Kill

Affixes: (Item Power 925)
  • +[21.0 - 35.0]% Darkness Damage
  • +[14.0 - 28.0]% Damage to Chilled Enemies
  • +[76 - 104] Intelligence
  • +[38.0 - 80.0]% Cold Resistance
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Greaves of the Empty Tomb

"The massive door to my family's crypt, which had taken a dozen men to close, was thrown open. Had I known the horrors to come I never would have set foot inside!" -The Ebon Pages, Canto I, Verse VII

Type: Ancestral Unique Boots
Class: Necromancer

Description: Create Desecrated Ground beneath your Sever spectres as they travel, damaging enemies for [90 - 120] Shadow damage over 2 seconds.


Affixes: (Item Power 925)
  • +[10.5 - 17.5]% Movement Speed
  • [4.2 - 7.0]% Essence Cost Reduction
  • +[4.4 - 10.0]% Shadow Lucky Hit Chance
  • [5.0 - 12.0]% Damage Reduction from Shadow Damage Over Time-Affected Enemies
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Paingorger's Gauntlets

Crafted from fragments of Duriel's carapace, wearing these gloves, or being struck by them, causes an agonizing sensation akin to pushing one's hands through a thousand shards of glass.

Type: Ancestral Unique Gloves
Class: All Classes

Description: Damaging enemies with a Non-Basic Skill cast marks them for 3 seconds. When a Basic Skill first hits a marked enemy, the Basic Skill's damage is echoed to all marked enemies, dealing [100 - 200]%[x] increased damage.


    Affixes: (Item Power 925)
    • +[18.5 - 39.5]% Basic Damage
    • +[4.4 - 10.0]% Attack Speed
    • +[10 - 18] All Stats
    • +[3.0 - 8.0]% Critical Strike Chance
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    X'Fal's Corroded Signet

    Skulking in the shadows of the Realm of Destruction, the Scarred Baron plots the downfall of the mortal who banished him there.

    Type: Ancestral Unique Ring
    Class: All Classes

    Description: Lucky Hit: Your damage over time effects have up to a 50% chance to erupt, dealing [1,350 - 1,650] damage of the same type to surrounding enemies.

    • +10.0% Resistance to All Elements
    • +10.0% Fire Resistance

    Affixes: (Item Power 925)
    • +[20 - 28] All Stats
    • +[14.0 - 28.0]% Damage Over Time
    • +[3.2 - 6.0]% Lucky Hit Chance
    • [4.2 - 7.0]% Cooldown Reduction


    Paragon Glyphs

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    Abyssal

    Rare: Necromancer

    Bonus:

    • Paragon nodes within range gain + 15% (lvl 1) - 75% (lvl 21) bonus to their Non-physical damage and damage reduction modifiers.

    Additional Bonus:

    • You and your Minions deal x 10% increased Non-Physical damage.

    Requirements: 25 Dexterity (in radius range)

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    Advantage

    Magic: Barbarian / Necromancer / Sorcerer

    Bonus:

    • For every 5 Willpower purchased within range, you gain + 1.1% increased damage to Crowd Controlled targets.
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    Control

    Rare: Necromancer / Sorcerer / Rogue

    Bonus:

    • For every 5 Intelligence (Necro) purchased within range, you deal + 2% (lvl 1) - 10% (lvl 21) increased damage to Crowd Controlled targets.
    • For every 5 Intelligence (Rogue) / 5 Dexterity (Sorc) purchased within range, you deal 3% (lvl 1) - 15% (lvl 21) increased damage to Crowd Controlled enemies.

    Additional Bonus:

    • You (and your Minions, necro only) deal x 10% increased damage to Slowed (CC) or Chilled (CC) enemies or, instead, x 20% increased damage to Stunned (CC) or Frozen (CC) enemies.

    Requirements: 40 Int (Necro), 25 Int (Rogue), 25 Dex (Sorc) (in radius range)

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    Darkness

    Rare: Necromancer

    Bonus:

    • For every 5 Intelligence purchased within range, you deal + 1.3% (lvl 1) - 6.6% (lvl 21) increased Shadow damage.

    Additional Bonus:

    • Whenever you or your Minions deal Shadow damage to an enemy, that enemy deals 2% reduced damage, up to 10%, for 5 seconds.

    Requirements: 40 Intelligence (in radius range)

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    Scourge

    Rare: Necromancer

    Bonus:

    • For every 5 Intelligence purchased within range, you deal + 1.3% (lvl 1) - 6.6% (lvl 21) increased Shadow Damage over time(DoT).


    Additional Bonus:

    • You and your Minions deal x 10% increased damage to enemies affected by Shadow Damage over time (DoT) effects.

    Requirements: 40 Intelligence (in radius range)

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    Subdue

    Magic: Barbarian / Druid / Necromancer / Rogue / Sorcerer

    Bonus:

    • For every 5 Dexterity (Barb/Druid/Necro/Sorc) / Intelligence (Rogue) purchased within range, you gain + 0.8% increased damage to Vulnerable targets.


    Item Affixes

    The following Affixes are particularly useful with Decompose

    Attribute Amulet Ring Helm Chest Legs Gloves Weap 1H Weap 2H Off-Hand Shield
    Basic Skill Damage
    [18.5 - 39.5%]
    Basic Skill Damage
    [37 - 79%]
    Darkness Skill Damage
    [10.5 - 17.5%]
    Shadow Damage
    [10.5 - 17.5%]
    Damage Over Time
    [7.0 - 14.0%]
    Damage Over Time
    [14 - 28%]
    Shadow Damage Over Time
    [12.5 - 19.5%]
    Damage to 'Affected by Shadow Damage Over Time' Enemies
    [7 - 14%]
    Damage to 'Affected by Shadow Damage Over Time' Enemies
    [14 - 28%]
    Damage to Slowed Enemies
    [16.5 - 23.5%]
    Damage to Slowed Enemies
    [33 - 47%]
    Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies
    [5 - 12%]
    Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies
    [10 - 24%]
    Crowd Control Duration
    [5 - 12%]
    Vulnerable Damage
    [9.8 - 19.6%]
    Vulnerable Damage
    [19.6 - 39.2%]
    Basic Skill Attack Speed
    [4.4 - 10%]
    Damage Reduction from 'Affected by Shadow Damage Over Time' Enemies
    [7 - 14%]
    Attribute Amulet Ring Helm Chest Legs Gloves Weap 1H Weap 2H Off-Hand

    Changes to Decompose

    Patch 1.3.0, January 23, 2024

    Acolyte's Decompose

    • Previous: You and your Minions deal 10%[x] increased damage to enemies being Decomposed.
    • New: Every 1.5 seconds, Decompose makes enemies Vulnerable for 4 seconds.

    Initiate's Decompose

    • Previous: Decompose Slows enemies by 50%.
    • New: Decompose Slows enemies by 50%, and if you channel Decompose for at least 1.5 seconds, you gain 30%[+] Movement Speed for 5 second after ending the channel.

    Patch 1.1.0a, July 18, 2023

    Patch 1.0.3, June 27, 2023

    • Base damage increased from 30% to 33%.
    • Base Essence generated per second increased from 7 to 8.
    • Corpses formed frequency increased from 2.5 to 2 seconds.