Bane of the Powerful is a Legendary Gem in Diablo III. It can only be socketed into Amulets and Rings, and drops from Greater Rift Guardians.

It gives a temporary boost to damage (stacks with other similar modifiers, but not multiplicatively) after killing a Rare Monster, a pack of Champion Monsters, a Unique Monster, a Boss, a Treasure Goblin or another player. Upgrading only increases the duration.

At rank 25, it also gives a healthy bonus to damage against elites and damage from elites reduction.



Bane of the Powerful
Legendary Gem

  • Gain 20% increased damage for 30.0 seconds after killing an elite pack.
    • Upgrade: +1 second duration per Rank.
  • Increases damage against elites and reduces damage taken from elites by 15.0% (Requires Rank 25)

"Few things embolden the spirit like a powerful enemy lying dead at your feet." - Andomiel Chu, Master Gem Cutter of Xiansai


In 2.1.0, this gem's effect triggered whenever player killed an Illusionist affix illusion.

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