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 multiplicative boost to damage after killing an Elite monster pack. All enemies in the pack must be defeated before the gem's buff will activate. This includes Champion Minions if the pack included a Rare Monster. If you die while under the effects of this gem's buff, you lose the buff. Upgrading 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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