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The Blood-Magic Blade is a craftable level 60 legendary dagger. After the revamp of 1.0.4 legendaries, a new effect, described as "blood oozes from you" was added to the item description.

Given that the dagger looks like it still has incredibly low damage for a level 60 legendary, the only possible saving grace I could think of for this item is the effect. However, I can't find any details of what it actually does.

What does "blood ooz[ing] from you" actually do?

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Someone commented with this. "It means when you use the blade, you are likely holding the sharp edge rather than the handle. So blood oozes from your hand, really. Your intel must be high enough to be hold the dagger the right way." I'll keep looking but I think this might be it. –  Samjus Aug 30 '12 at 21:08
    
@Samjus - Oh, I thought that was a joke! You think they were serious? –  SaintWacko Aug 30 '12 at 21:45
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@SaintWacko Who knows. Hard to tell now a days on the interwebz –  Samjus Aug 30 '12 at 21:47
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And i'm dead tired so it could be a joke haha –  Samjus Aug 30 '12 at 21:47
    
I can't believe that nobody has figured this out yet. :/ –  jblaske Feb 13 '13 at 22:25

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As everybody said, it's just pure visual effect.

Just purchased a cheap one from AH and tested it a bit. You don't bleed, you lose no health, you don't hold the dagger by the blade. All what Blood oozes from you does is purely visual effect that also leaves some (very)tiny blood spots on the ground for a short period of time.

Here are a few screenshots:

Blood-Magic Blade effect

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I once wondered about this too. After researching a little bit on it and checking several different forums I've come to the conclusion that it's probably just a special effect to look "cool". I even looked on the wiki and it doesn't explain what the effect does at all. I don't think anyone really knows what the effect does, so we all come to the same conclusion that it's just a special looking effect for show. Sorry if I didn't help at all.

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It is most likely a purely visual effect. Many legendaries now have special effects when they are equipped. There are some boots (the name escapes me at the moment) that leave a trail of flame. I suspect this dagger leaves a trail of blood.

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This seems like pure speculation. The Fire Walkers "burn the ground you walk on", but I was under the impression that this actually did damage. Few, if any, of the purely visual effects were added as an affix rather than being mentioned as flavor text. –  Beofett Aug 30 '12 at 18:11
    
Hm, you may be right, I'm just going by what I've read in some quick research. I didn't find anything definite. –  SaintWacko Aug 30 '12 at 18:14
    
Actually, in the last post here, the poster says that it's just cosmetic. I don't know where he got that information, though. –  SaintWacko Aug 30 '12 at 18:18
    
That information was datamined before the patch was released, so I'm not sure how reliable it is. It did cause me to look at some other ilvl 61 crafted legendaries, though, and most of them really do look pretty bad compared to the dropped ones. Still... 216-225 DPS for an ilvl 61 legendary dagger? –  Beofett Aug 30 '12 at 18:25
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I can confirm that Fire Walkers do actual damage. I can kill trash mobs in Act 1 Inferno just by running in circles around them (it takes 5-10 seconds), and I can walk through doors and other obstacles that need to be destroyed, as they break once I come into contact with them. –  Beofett Sep 11 '12 at 15:28

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