Damage over time

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Damage over time (often refered to as DoT) is a damage inflicted continuously over a period of time. Unlike the other three damage sources, damage over time does not hit.[1]

Mechanics

All damage over time effects are a kind of debuff. A creature can have multiple applications of these debuffs of the same type but usually only the one with the highest damage per second works at any given time (except for poison where all applications stack cumulatively); this is true even in the case of effects applied by different players or sources.

For example, if two players each apply the ignite status ailment to the same target, only the higher damage per second of the two ignites will affect the target, at least until the higher fades and leaves the second ignite to become the new highest. In this context, two damage over time effects are to be considered the same only if they have the same name; a target may be affected by multiple effects that deal burning damage (such as Righteous Fire inventory icon.pngRighteous FireRighteous FireSpell, AoE, Fire
Radius: 14
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Drop Level: 16
Requires Level 16
Engulfs you in magical fire that rapidly burns you and nearby enemies. Your spell damage is substantially increased while under this effect. The effect ends when you have 1 life remaining.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Spell Damage
(40-59)% more Spell Damage
Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
You Burn for 90% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
You Burn for 70% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Righteous Fire skill icon.png
Righteous Fire inventory icon.png
, ignite and burning ground).

In case of an enemy being killed by damage over time while being affected by multiple DoT effects, the kill is attributed to the owner of the effect that was inflicted first.[2]

Damage scaling

The following modifiers will directly affect the damage over time;[3] note that some of these modifiers apply only to the DoTs whereas some may also apply to the skill that triggered it:

  • Damage over Time
  • Damage
  • [Damage Type] Damage (e.g. Physical Damage or Cold Damage)
  • [Effect] Damage (e.g. Poison Damage or Ignite Damage)
  • Area Damage if applied by an area skill
  • Projectile Damage if applied by a projectile
  • Trap Damage if applied by a trap (but not the multiplier from Trap Support inventory icon.pngTrap SupportTrap SupportSupport, Trap, Duration
    Icon: T
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Can store 3 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 4.00 sec
    Drop Level: 8
    Requires Level 8
    Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Trap Throwing Speed
    Trap lasts 16 seconds
    Supported Skills deal (20-39)% more Damage with Hits
    Supported Attack Skills cannot be used with Melee Weapons
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Trap Support inventory icon.png
    )
  • Mine Damage if applied by a mine (but not the multiplier from Remote Mine Support inventory icon.pngRemote Mine SupportRemote Mine SupportSupport, Mine, Duration
    Icon: Y
    Mana Multiplier: 150%
    Drop Level: 8
    Requires Level 8
    Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Mine Laying Speed
    Places a Remote Mine which uses this Skill when detonated
    Mine lasts 16 seconds
    Supported Skills deal (30-49)% more Damage with Hits
    Supported Attack Skills cannot be used with Melee Weapons
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Remote Mine Support inventory icon.png
    )
  • Totem Damage if applied by a totem
  • Minion Damage if applied by a minion

Natively modifiers to attack damage (i.e. weapon damage, melee damage, etc.) and spell damage do not apply to damage over time effects unless specifically stated so, as observed on skills like Contagion inventory icon.pngContagionContagionSpell, AoE, Duration, Chaos
Radius: 20
Mana Cost: (11 to 28)
Cast Time: 0.85 sec
Drop Level: 4
Requires Level 4
Unleashes a vile contagion on enemies, dealing chaos damage over time. If an enemy dies while affected by Contagion, it spreads to other enemies.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
Deals (3.2-189.4) Base Chaos Damage per second
Base duration is 5 seconds
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this skill's Damage Over Time
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Contagion skill icon.png
Contagion inventory icon.png
, Essence Drain inventory icon.pngEssence DrainEssence DrainProjectile, Spell, Duration, Chaos
Mana Cost: (9 to 27)
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 60%
Drop Level: 12
Requires Level 12
Fires a projectile that applies a damage over time debuff when it hits. You are healed for a portion of the debuff damage. The debuff is spread by Contagion.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Chaos Damage
Deals (21.5-809) Base Chaos Damage per second
Regenerate 0.5% of Debuff Damage as Life
Base duration is 3.8 seconds
Deals (6-233) to (9-349) Chaos Damage
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this skill's Damage Over Time
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Essence Drain skill icon.png
Essence Drain inventory icon.png
or Vortex inventory icon.pngVortexVortexSpell, AoE, Cold, Duration
Mana Cost: (11 to 21)
Cast Time: 0.90 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Drop Level: 28
Requires Level 28
An icy blast explodes around the caster, dealing cold damage to enemies, and leaving behind a whirling vortex that continues to deal cold damage over time and chill enemies caught in it. If the caster targets near one of their Frostbolt projectiles, it will explode from the projectile instead, destroying it.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
Deals (50-458) to (75-688) Cold Damage
Base duration is 3 seconds
Deals (41.6-684.5) Base Cold Damage per second
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this skill's Damage Over Time
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vortex skill icon.png
Vortex inventory icon.png
.

Damage conversion does not apply to damage over time.[4]

Modifiers that increase damage over time will not affect the damage a character deals to himself with skills like Blood Rage inventory icon.pngBlood RageBlood RageSpell, Duration
Mana Cost: (17 to 21)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Cast Time: 0.25 sec
Drop Level: 16
Requires Level 16
Adds a buff that deals Physical Damage over time, while increasing Attack Speed and Life Leech. Killing an enemy while this buff is active refreshes the buff duration, and can grant a Frenzy Charge.Per 1% Quality:
0.25% increased Attack Speed
(5-15)% increased Attack Speed
1.2% of Physical Damage from Attacks Leeched as Life
You take 4% of your Maximum Life per second as Physical Damage
You take 4% of your Maximum Energy Shield per second as Physical Damage
25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
Base duration is (7-10.8) seconds
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Blood Rage skill icon.png
Blood Rage inventory icon.png
or Righteous Fire inventory icon.pngRighteous FireRighteous FireSpell, AoE, Fire
Radius: 14
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Drop Level: 16
Requires Level 16
Engulfs you in magical fire that rapidly burns you and nearby enemies. Your spell damage is substantially increased while under this effect. The effect ends when you have 1 life remaining.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Spell Damage
(40-59)% more Spell Damage
Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
You Burn for 90% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
You Burn for 70% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Righteous Fire skill icon.png
Righteous Fire inventory icon.png
, as that particular effect is considered a part of the buff and not a part of player's damage output. However, modifiers that increase/reduce damage taken will affect it.

Duration

Tampering with the duration of a damage over time effect will affect the total amount of damage dealt by it but not its damage per second. The exception to this is the Ignited Enemies Burn faster modifier (as seen on Dyadian Dawn inventory icon.pngDyadian DawnDyadian Dawn
Heavy Belt
Requires Level 52+(25-35) to Strength+(70-85) to maximum Life
+(20-40)% to Fire Resistance
+(20-40)% to Cold Resistance
0.6% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life against Chilled Enemies
Enemies Ignited by an Attack Burn 20% faster
Deal no Physical Damage
With her cold resolve
And burning sacrifice
The Eternal twins arose.
Dyadian Dawn inventory icon.png
and The Goddess Scorned inventory icon.pngThe Goddess ScornedThe Goddess Scorned
Elegant Sword
One Hand Swords
Physical Damage: (59.5 to 68)(94.5 to 108)
Critical Strike Chance: (9.50% to 10.50%)
Attacks per Second: 1.50
Weapon Range: 9
Requires Level 28, 46 Str, 55 Dex18% increased Accuracy RatingUses both hand slots
(250-300)% increased Physical Damage
(90-110)% increased Critical Strike Chance
+(20-30)% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
+(40-50)% to Fire Resistance
Cannot be Ignited
100% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
Ignited Enemies Burn 50% faster
You can only deal Damage with this Weapon and Ignite
Her purpose seems done; the oath is fulfilled.
Rust dulls her smirk with the last demon killed.
The embers grow dim and yet hope burns her lips:
"An old flame renewed can define our eclipse!"
The Goddess Scorned inventory icon.png
), which will 'speed up' ignites inflicted by the player, increasing their damage per second at the cost of duration, leaving the total amount of damage unchanged.

Conditional modifiers

There are modifiers that can apply their effects only when a certain condition is met. Modifiers that are conditional on properties of the target do not affect damage over time because only hits are able to check someone else properties.[5][6]

Some examples:

  • more Damage against Chilled Enemies from Hypothermia Support inventory icon.pngHypothermia SupportHypothermia SupportCold, Support
    Icon: D
    Mana Multiplier: 120%
    Drop Level: 31
    Requires Level 31
    Per 1% Quality:
    1.5% increased Chill Duration on Enemies
    (20-39)% more Damage against Chilled Enemies
    10% chance to Freeze Enemies which are Chilled
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Hypothermia Support inventory icon.png
  • increased Damage against Hindered Enemies from Singularity inventory icon.pngSingularitySingularity
    Platinum Sceptre
    Sceptres
    Physical Damage: 4263
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.25
    Weapon Range: 9
    Requires Level 62, 113 Str, 113 Int30% increased Elemental DamageAdds (30-40) to (60-70) Lightning Damage to Spells
    (14-18)% increased Cast Speed
    (6-8)% reduced Mana Cost of Skills
    Nearby Enemies are Hindered, with 25% reduced Movement Speed
    (60-80)% increased Damage against Hindered Enemies
    In time, all becomes nothing.
    We just expedite the process.
    Singularity inventory icon.png

Skill gems

Active skill gems

A list of active skill gems that a have a direct damage over time component or have a chance to cause bleed, ignite or poison.
Skill gemInt.Dex.Str.Lvl.
Blood Rage inventory icon.pngBlood RageBlood RageSpell, Duration
Mana Cost: (17 to 21)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Cast Time: 0.25 sec
Drop Level: 16
Requires Level 16
Adds a buff that deals Physical Damage over time, while increasing Attack Speed and Life Leech. Killing an enemy while this buff is active refreshes the buff duration, and can grant a Frenzy Charge.Per 1% Quality:
0.25% increased Attack Speed
(5-15)% increased Attack Speed
1.2% of Physical Damage from Attacks Leeched as Life
You take 4% of your Maximum Life per second as Physical Damage
You take 4% of your Maximum Energy Shield per second as Physical Damage
25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
Base duration is (7-10.8) seconds
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Blood Rage skill icon.png
Blood Rage inventory icon.png
N/AyesN/A16
Burning Arrow inventory icon.pngBurning ArrowBurning ArrowAttack, Fire, Bow
Mana Cost: (5 to 8)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Projectile Speed: 3260
Drop Level: 1Fires an arrow that deals fire damage to its target and has an increased chance of igniting it.Per 1% Quality:
3% increased Ignite Duration on enemies
Deals (150-184.2)% of Base Attack Damage
20% chance to Ignite enemies
(10-29)% increased Burning Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Burning Arrow skill icon.png
Burning Arrow inventory icon.png
N/AyesN/A1
Caustic Arrow inventory icon.pngCaustic ArrowCaustic ArrowAttack, AoE, Duration, Chaos, Bow
Radius: 20
Mana Cost: (8 to 16)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Projectile Speed: 3260
Drop Level: 4
Requires Level 4
Fires an arrow which deals additional chaos damage to enemies it hits, and creates a caustic cloud. Enemies in the cloud take chaos damage over time.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
Base duration is (2.8-4.8) seconds
Deals (5.2-550.3) Base Chaos Damage per second
Gain (30-49)% of your Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Caustic Arrow skill icon.png
Caustic Arrow inventory icon.png
N/AyesN/A4
Desecrate inventory icon.pngDesecrateDesecrateSpell, AoE, Duration, Chaos
Mana Cost: (8 to 20)
Can store 3 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 5.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Drop Level: 16
Requires Level 16
Desecrates the ground, summoning corpses and dealing chaos damage to all enemies in the area.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Cast Speed
Base duration is 5 seconds
Deals (8.2-294) Base Chaos Damage per second
Creates 3 Corpses
Creates Corpses up to Level (20-100)
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Desecrate skill icon.png
Desecrate inventory icon.png
yesyesN/A16
Elemental Hit inventory icon.pngElemental HitElemental HitAttack, Melee, Fire, Cold, Lightning, Bow
Mana Cost: (6 to 12)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Drop Level: 1A standard attack (with any weapon) that adds damage of a random element.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Elemental Damage
Can deal (4-169) to (8-314) base Fire Damage
Can deal (3-138) to (6-257) base Cold Damage
Can deal (1-27) to (13-516) base Lightning Damage
10% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Elemental Hit skill icon.png
Elemental Hit inventory icon.png
N/AyesN/A1
Fire Trap inventory icon.pngFire TrapFire TrapTrap, Spell, Duration, AoE, Fire
Radius: 15
Mana Cost: (7 to 24)
Can store 3 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Drop Level: 1Throws a trap that explodes when triggered, dealing fire damage to surrounding enemies and leaving an area of burning ground that damages enemies who walk through it.Per 1% Quality:
1.5% increased Burning Damage
Throws a Trap which uses this Skill when Triggered
Trap lasts 16 seconds
Base duration is 8 seconds
Deals (2-513) to (4-770) Fire Damage
Deals (3.6-518.8) Fire Damage per second
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Fire Trap skill icon.png
Fire Trap inventory icon.png
yesyesN/A1
Puncture inventory icon.pngPuncturePunctureAttack, Duration, Melee, Bow
Mana Cost: 6
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Drop Level: 4
Requires Level 4
Punctures the target, causing a bleeding debuff. While bleeding, they take damage over time based on how much damage was dealt in the initial hit. The bleeding deals more damage while they move. Puncture works with bows, daggers, claws or swords.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Duration
Deals (100-122.8)% of Base Attack Damage
Bleeding targets take 10% of the Physical Damage Dealt per second
Bleeding targets take an additional 50% of the Physical Damage Dealt per second while moving
Causes Bleeding on Hit for 5 seconds
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Puncture skill icon.png
Puncture inventory icon.png
yesyesN/A4
Vaal Burning Arrow inventory icon.pngVaal Burning ArrowVaal Burning ArrowVaal, Attack, AoE, Fire, Bow
Souls per use: 12 (N) / 18 (C) / 24 (M)
Can store 3 use(s)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Projectile Speed: 3260
Drop Level: 1Fires an arrow that explodes, dealing fire damage to its target and other nearby enemies, with an increased chance of igniting them.Per 1% Quality:
3% increased Ignite Duration on enemies
Deals (160-198)% of Base Attack Damage
20% chance to Ignite enemies
(10-29)% increased Burning Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
Can't be Evaded
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Burning Arrow skill icon.png
Vaal Burning Arrow inventory icon.png
N/AyesN/A1
Viper Strike inventory icon.pngViper StrikeViper StrikeAttack, Duration, Melee, Chaos
Mana Cost: 5
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Drop Level: 1Hits the enemy, adding some of your physical damage as chaos damage and applying poison. Requires a claw, dagger or sword.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack Speed
Deals (130-179.4)% of Base Attack Damage
25% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
Always Poison on Hit
Base duration is 8 seconds
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Viper Strike skill icon.png
Viper Strike inventory icon.png
N/AyesN/A1
Blight inventory icon.pngBlightBlightSpell, Chaos, AoE, Channelling, Duration
Mana Cost: (2 to 4)
Cast Time: 0.30 sec
Drop Level: 1Apply a debuff to enemies in front of you which deals chaos damage over time. Enemies who aren't already debuffed by Blight are also hindered for a shorter secondary duration, slowing their movement. Continued channelling adds layers of damage to the debuff, each with their own duration.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
Deals (1.7-167.5) Base Chaos Damage per second
Base duration is 2.5 seconds
Base secondary duration is 0.8 seconds
80% reduced Movement Speed
Debuff can have up to 20 layers of Damage
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this skill's Damage Over Time
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Blight skill icon.png
Blight inventory icon.png
yesN/AN/A1
Contagion inventory icon.pngContagionContagionSpell, AoE, Duration, Chaos
Radius: 20
Mana Cost: (11 to 28)
Cast Time: 0.85 sec
Drop Level: 4
Requires Level 4
Unleashes a vile contagion on enemies, dealing chaos damage over time. If an enemy dies while affected by Contagion, it spreads to other enemies.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
Deals (3.2-189.4) Base Chaos Damage per second
Base duration is 5 seconds
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this skill's Damage Over Time
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Contagion skill icon.png
Contagion inventory icon.png
yesyesN/A4
Essence Drain inventory icon.pngEssence DrainEssence DrainProjectile, Spell, Duration, Chaos
Mana Cost: (9 to 27)
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 60%
Drop Level: 12
Requires Level 12
Fires a projectile that applies a damage over time debuff when it hits. You are healed for a portion of the debuff damage. The debuff is spread by Contagion.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Chaos Damage
Deals (21.5-809) Base Chaos Damage per second
Regenerate 0.5% of Debuff Damage as Life
Base duration is 3.8 seconds
Deals (6-233) to (9-349) Chaos Damage
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this skill's Damage Over Time
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Essence Drain skill icon.png
Essence Drain inventory icon.png
yesyesN/A12
Fireball inventory icon.pngFireballFireballProjectile, Spell, AoE, Fire
Radius: 9
Mana Cost: (6 to 26)
Cast Time: 0.85 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Projectile Speed: 1040
Drop Level: 1Unleashes a ball of fire towards a target which explodes, damaging nearby foes.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% chance to Ignite enemies
Deals (7-739) to (10-1109) Fire Damage
(20-39)% chance to Ignite enemies
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Fireball skill icon.png
Fireball inventory icon.png
yesN/AN/A1
Flame Dash inventory icon.pngFlame DashFlame DashSpell, Movement, Duration, Fire
Mana Cost: (10 to 30)
Can store 3 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Drop Level: 10
Requires Level 10
Teleport to a location, damaging enemies and leaving a trail of burning ground in your wake.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Cast Speed
Deals (6-319) to (9-479) Fire Damage
Deals (10.9-599) Fire Damage per second
Base duration is 4 seconds
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Flame Dash skill icon.png
Flame Dash inventory icon.png
yesN/AN/A10
Flame Surge inventory icon.pngFlame SurgeFlame SurgeSpell, AoE, Fire
Radius: 30
Mana Cost: (9 to 26)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Drop Level: 12
Requires Level 12
Strikes enemies in front of you with a surge of flame. Burning enemies are dealt more damage.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Cast Speed
Deals (21-514) to (31-771) Fire Damage
50% more Damage against Burning enemies
Cannot Ignite
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Flame Surge skill icon.png
Flame Surge inventory icon.png
yesN/AN/A12
Flammability inventory icon.pngFlammabilityFlammabilityCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration, Fire
Radius: 22
Mana Cost: (24 to 50)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Drop Level: 24
Requires Level 24
Curses all targets in an area, making them less resistant to fire damage and giving them a chance to be ignited by fire damage.Per 1% Quality:
Ignite on Cursed enemies has 0.5% increased Duration
Base duration is (9-10.9) seconds
(0-38)% increased Area of Effect radius
Cursed enemies have (-25--44)% to Fire Resistance
Cursed enemies have +(10-14)% chance to be Ignited by Fire Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Flammability skill icon.png
Flammability inventory icon.png
yesN/Ayes24
Righteous Fire inventory icon.pngRighteous FireRighteous FireSpell, AoE, Fire
Radius: 14
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Drop Level: 16
Requires Level 16
Engulfs you in magical fire that rapidly burns you and nearby enemies. Your spell damage is substantially increased while under this effect. The effect ends when you have 1 life remaining.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Spell Damage
(40-59)% more Spell Damage
Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
You Burn for 90% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
You Burn for 70% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Righteous Fire skill icon.png
Righteous Fire inventory icon.png
yesN/Ayes16
Scorching Ray inventory icon.pngScorching RayScorching RaySpell, Fire, Duration, Channelling
Mana Cost: (4 to 10)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Drop Level: 12
Requires Level 12
Unleash a beam of fire that burns enemies it touches, and decreases their fire resistance. Remaining in the beam intensifies the burning, adding a portion of the beam's damage in stages. Enemies who leave the beam continue to burn for a duration. Increasing cast speed also increases the rate at which the beam can turn.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased beam length
Deals (9.7-519.9) Fire Damage per second
Base duration is 1.5 seconds
Additional Debuff stages add 60% of Damage
Burning Debuff can have a maximum of 8 stages
Debuff applies -3% Fire Resistance per stage
Total Fire Resistance penalty from all Beams cannot exceed -24%
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this skill's Damage Over Time
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Scorching Ray skill icon.png
Scorching Ray inventory icon.png
yesN/AN/A12
Vortex inventory icon.pngVortexVortexSpell, AoE, Cold, Duration
Mana Cost: (11 to 21)
Cast Time: 0.90 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Drop Level: 28
Requires Level 28
An icy blast explodes around the caster, dealing cold damage to enemies, and leaving behind a whirling vortex that continues to deal cold damage over time and chill enemies caught in it. If the caster targets near one of their Frostbolt projectiles, it will explode from the projectile instead, destroying it.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
Deals (50-458) to (75-688) Cold Damage
Base duration is 3 seconds
Deals (41.6-684.5) Base Cold Damage per second
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this skill's Damage Over Time
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vortex skill icon.png
Vortex inventory icon.png
yesN/AN/A28
Herald of Ash inventory icon.pngHerald of AshHerald of AshSpell, AoE, Fire
Radius: 10
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Drop Level: 16
Requires Level 16
Channel fire through your hands, adding fire to your physical damage. If you kill an enemy with an attack, other enemies near them will be ignited for the overkill damage.Per 1% Quality:
0.75% increased Fire Damage
Gain 15% of your Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage
Ignites for (80-137)% of Overkill Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Ash skill icon.png
Herald of Ash inventory icon.png
yesN/Ayes16
Searing Bond inventory icon.pngSearing BondSearing BondTotem, Spell, Duration, Fire
Mana Cost: (18 to 51)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Drop Level: 12
Requires Level 12
Summons a totem that casts a beam of fire at you and each other totem you control, dealing burning damage to enemies caught in the beam. Enemies near either end of a beam also suffer burning damage.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased totem life
Totem lasts 8 seconds
Deals (23.6-1755.6) Fire Damage per second
Can have up to 1 additional Totem summoned at a time
Summons a Totem which uses this Skill
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Searing Bond skill icon.png
Searing Bond inventory icon.png
yesN/Ayes12
  • Summon Chaos Golem inventory icon.pngSummon Chaos GolemSummon Chaos GolemGolem, Chaos, Minion, Spell
    Mana Cost: (30 to 54)
    Can store 1 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 6.00 sec
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Drop Level: 34
    Requires Level 34
    Summons a Chaos Golem that grants you Physical Damage Reduction. The Chaos Golem can use a damage over time Chaos aura and a cascade of Chaos spikes in addition to its melee attack.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Minion Maximum Life
    1% increased Minion Damage
    (0-10)% increased Character Size
    Can raise up to 1 Golem at a time
    Golems grant (3-4)% additional Physical Damage Reduction
    (30-68)% increased Minion Maximum Life
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Summon Chaos Golem skill icon.png
    Summon Chaos Golem inventory icon.png
    can cast an aura that deals damage over time as well.

In addition, many skills are capable of igniting enemies either via a critical hit or an explicit chance to ignite and thus dealing damage over time. This includes most fire spells; attacks that have fire damage added to them; and any skill with added or converted damage to fire from the Avatar of Fire keystone, Cold to Fire Support inventory icon.pngCold to Fire SupportCold to Fire SupportCold, Fire, Support
Icon: x
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Drop Level: 18
Requires Level 18
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Cold Damage
0.5% increased Fire Damage
50% of Cold Damage Converted to Fire Damage
Gain (10-29)% of Cold Damage as Extra Fire Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Cold to Fire Support inventory icon.png
, Added Fire Damage Support inventory icon.pngAdded Fire Damage SupportAdded Fire Damage SupportFire, Support
Icon: F
Mana Multiplier: 120%
Drop Level: 8
Requires Level 8
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Fire Damage
Gain (25-44)% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire DamageThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Added Fire Damage Support inventory icon.png
, or other sources.

Support skill gems

A list of support skill gems that a have a direct damage over time component or have a chance to cause bleed, ignite or poison.
Skill gemInt.Dex.Str.Lvl.MCM
Poison Support inventory icon.pngPoison SupportPoison SupportChaos, Support
Icon: o
Mana Multiplier: 135%
Drop Level: 31
Requires Level 31
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Poison Duration
(0-38)% increased Damage with Poison
Supported Skills Poison Enemies on Hit
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Poison Support inventory icon.png
N/AyesN/A31135%
Rapid Decay Support inventory icon.pngRapid Decay SupportRapid Decay SupportSupport, Duration
Icon: r
Mana Multiplier: 125%
Drop Level: 31
Requires Level 31
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Damage over Time
(20-39)% more Damage over Time
15% reduced Skill Effect Duration
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Rapid Decay Support inventory icon.png
N/AyesN/A31125%
Chance to Ignite Support inventory icon.pngChance to Ignite SupportChance to Ignite SupportFire, Support
Icon: i
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Drop Level: 31
Requires Level 31
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Burning Damage
(30-49)% chance to IgniteThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Chance to Ignite Support inventory icon.png
yesN/AN/A31110%
Bloodlust Support inventory icon.pngBloodlust SupportBloodlust SupportAttack, Support, Melee
Icon: L
Mana Multiplier: 125%
Drop Level: 18
Requires Level 18
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Melee Damage against Bleeding Enemies
(40-59)% more Melee Physical Damage against Bleeding enemies
Cannot cause Bleeding
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Bloodlust Support inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes18125%
Increased Burning Damage Support inventory icon.pngIncreased Burning Damage SupportIncreased Burning Damage SupportFire, Support
Icon: b
Mana Multiplier: 120%
Drop Level: 31
Requires Level 31
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Burning Damage
(40-59)% increased Burning DamageThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Increased Burning Damage Support inventory icon.png
yesN/Ayes31120%

Passive skills

Damage over Time

Name Bonuses
Damage Over Time
    • 10% increased Damage over Time
    • 12% increased Damage over Time
    • 20% increased Damage over Time
Damage Over Time and Life Regeneration
  • 0.4% of Life Regenerated per second
  • 8% increased Damage over Time
Skill Duration, and Damage Over Time
  • 10% increased Skill Effect Duration
  • 10% increased Damage over Time
Corruption
  • 15% increased Chaos Damage
  • 15% increased Damage over Time
Dirty Techniques
  • 10% increased Skill Effect Duration
  • 40% increased Damage over Time
  • 25% chance to Poison on Hit against Bleeding Enemies
Entropy
  • 5% increased Skill Effect Duration
  • 27% increased Damage over Time
Growth and Decay
  • 1% of Life Regenerated per second
  • 20% increased Damage over Time

Physical Damage over Time

Name Bonuses
Physical Damage Over Time
    • 20% increased Physical Damage over Time
    • 25% increased Physical Damage over Time
Bloodletting
  • 30% increased Physical Damage over Time
  • 25% increased Attack Damage against Bleeding Enemies

Version history

Version Changes
1.0.2
  • Generic modifiers to damage dealt will now apply to damage over time that your character causes. Damage over time is not spell damage, nor attack damage, so modifiers specific to those types will not apply. Non-specific "increased damage" modifiers will apply to damage over time. Type-specific modifiers will apply as well. For example, "increased fire damage" modifiers will apply to fire damage over time.

References

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