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Fireball

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Fireball
Active skill gem
  
Attribute(s)Intelligence
KeywordsFire, Projectile, Spell, AoE
Required Level1
Cast time0.85 secs
Radius8
Critical Strike Chance6%
Per 1% Quality+1.5% chance to Ignite enemies
Unleashes a ball of fire towards a target which explodes, damaging nearby foes.
Deals x–y Fire Damage
x% chance to Ignite enemies
Screenshot of Fireball
"Tapping into the chaotic, hungry elemental force of fire, the caster sends a roaring ball of flame hurling at the target. This searing projectile flies unerringly outward, impacting with tremendous force, and burning not only the target, but adjacent foes as well. Skilled wielders of flame can ignite the enemy, causing them to burn for additional damage. A master of the fireball lays waste to all who beset him, reducing his enemies to cinders."
— Description on the official Path of Exile website[1]

Skill Functions and Interactions

Area of Effect: The radius of the explosion caused by collision (with either an enemy or a terrain obstruction) is affected by all AoE increases. Full spell damage is done to any enemy in range of the explosion.

Piercing: A fireball that pierces an enemy and hits another enemy will only cause the AoE damage effect on the last enemy struck. Any enemies hit by the projectile which successfully pierce or fork will take full spell damage but the projectile won't explode.

Gem level progression

Level Lvl. Int. Mana
Cost
Fire
Damage
Ignite
Chance
Exp. Total Exp.
1 1 0 6 7–10 20% 0 0
2 2 0 6 8–11 21% 70 70
3 4 16 7 9–14 22% 308 378
4 7 22 8 13–19 23% 1,554 1,932
5 11 31 9 18–27 24% 6,667 8,599
6 16 41 10 26–40 25% 26,047 34,646
7 20 50 11 35–52 26% 49,725 84,371
8 24 58 12 45–68 27% 95,714 180,085
9 28 67 13 58–86 28% 169,595 349,680
10 32 75 15 73–109 29% 283,759 633,439
11 36 83 16 91–137 30% 453,996 1,087,435
12 40 92 17 113–170 31% 703,128 1,790,563
13 44 100 18 140–210 32% 1,061,223 2,851,786
14 48 109 19 172–258 33% 2,065,870 4,917,656
15 52 117 21 210–315 34% 2,507,110 7,424,766
16 56 125 22 256–384 35% 5,798,936 13,223,702
17 60 134 23 310–466 36% 15,083,919 28,307,621
18 64 142 24 375–563 37% 27,792,735 56,100,356
19 67 148 25 432–647 38% 43,869,739 99,970,095
20 70 155 26 496–744 39% 242,081,556 342,051,651
21 72 159 27 543–815 40% N/A N/A
22 74 27 595–893 41% N/A N/A
23 76 28 651–977 42% N/A N/A
24 78 28 713–1069 43% N/A N/A
25 80 29 779–1169 44% N/A N/A
26 82 30 852–1278 45% N/A N/A
27 84 30 931–1396 46% N/A N/A
28 86 31 1016–1524 47% N/A N/A
29 88 31 1109–1664 48% N/A N/A
30 90 32 1210–1815 49% N/A N/A

Quest reward

This skill is not given as quest reward.

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
Nessa
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes

Alternate skill effects

Name Cost Description
Dragon Fireball Effect
Dragon Fireball Effect.png
Shop Item Coin.png90 Replaces the standard effect on a Fireball gem with a flying, burning dragon.

Shop Item Video Icon.png Preview

Version history

Version Changes
2.0.0
  • Damage increased by 15%. It now has a base chance to ignite. Its projectile speed has been increased by 30%.
1.1.0
  • Increased the damage of Fireball at low and high levels.
1.0.4
  • The area of effect has been increased by 12%. Damage has been increased at all levels (by around 20% at level one and around 23% at level 15).
0.10.0
  • Damage progression increased - now 14% increased by level 15.
0.9.12s
  • Damage progression increased. By skill level 15, it's doing 16% more damage than before.
0.9.7b
  • Increased the damage at higher levels.
0.9.7
  • The damage has been increased.
0.9.6
  • Increased the damage.
0.9.5g
0.9.3c
  • Reduced damage by 5%.
0.9.2
  • Fireball splash damage is now centered on the monster itself,
    rather than the point of impact (which was in front of the monster).
  • Increased Fireball's splash Area of Effect.
  • Increased its damage by 23%.

References

  1. Path of Exile. "Intelligence skills". Official Path of Exile website.