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Fireball

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FireballProjectile, 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.pngFireball inventory icon.png

Fireball skill screenshot.jpg

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. The threshold jewel Rolling Flames inventory icon.pngRolling FlamesRolling Flames
    Cobalt Jewel
    Radius: Medium (1200)(5-15)% increased Fire Damage
    With at least 50 Intelligence Allocated in Radius, Fireball Projectiles gain Area of Effect Radius as they travel farther, up to 50% increased Radius
    From north to south the sea of fire swept,
    Rolling waves of gorging flame,
    Growing taller and hungrier,
    With every land they consumed.
    Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    Rolling Flames inventory icon.png
    causes the radius to increase the further the fireball travels before collision.
  • Pierce, Chain: A fireball that hits an enemy without terminating will only cause the AoE damage effect on the last enemy struck. Any enemies hit by a projectile that pierces or chains will take full damage but the projectile will not explode and deal AoE damage.
  • Fork: Fork creates new projectiles on impact, therefor the initial hit and forked projectiles will each explode.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.intelligenceMana
Cost
Fire
Damage
Ignite
Chance
Exp.Total Exp.
11067 to 1020%00
22068 to 1121%7070
3416710 to 1422%308378
4722813 to 2023%1,5541,932
51131919 to 2924%6,6678,599
616411029 to 4325%26,04734,646
720501139 to 5826%49,72584,371
824581252 to 7727%95,714180,085
928671367 to 10128%169,595349,680
1032751587 to 13129%283,759633,439
11368316112 to 16830%453,9961,087,435
12409217142 to 21331%703,1281,790,563
134410018180 to 27032%1,061,2232,851,786
144810919226 to 33933%2,065,8704,917,656
155211721283 to 42434%2,507,1107,424,766
165612522352 to 52835%5,798,93613,223,702
176013423437 to 65536%15,083,91928,307,621
186414224540 to 81037%27,792,73556,100,356
196714825632 to 94838%43,869,73999,970,095
207015526739 to 110939%242,081,556342,051,651
217215927819 to 122940%N/AN/A
2274N/A27908 to 136241%N/AN/A
2376N/A281005 to 150842%N/AN/A
2478N/A281113 to 166943%N/AN/A
2580N/A291231 to 184744%N/AN/A
2682N/A301361 to 204245%N/AN/A
2784N/A301504 to 225746%N/AN/A
2886N/A311662 to 249347%N/AN/A
2988N/A311835 to 275248%N/AN/A
3090N/A322025 to 303849%N/AN/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

Cost:
Scroll of Wisdom inventory icon.pngScroll of WisdomScroll of WisdomStack Size: 40Drop Level: 1Identifies an itemRight click this item then left click an unidentified item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Scroll of Wisdom inventory icon.png
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yes
yes
yes
no
no
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Threshold Jewel

The following threshold jewels augment the skill gem:

ItemRadiusStats
Rolling FlamesRolling Flames
Cobalt Jewel
Radius: Medium (1200)(5-15)% increased Fire Damage
With at least 50 Intelligence Allocated in Radius, Fireball Projectiles gain Area of Effect Radius as they travel farther, up to 50% increased Radius
From north to south the sea of fire swept,
Rolling waves of gorging flame,
Growing taller and hungrier,
With every land they consumed.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Rolling Flames inventory icon.png
Rolling Flames inventory icon.png
Medium (1200)(5-15)% increased Fire Damage
With at least 50 Intelligence Allocated in Radius, Fireball Projectiles gain Area of Effect Radius as they travel farther, up to 50% increased Radius

Alternate skill effects

Name Cost Description
Dragon Fireball EffectDragon Fireball EffectFireball Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Fireball becomes a flaming dragon whelp skeleton that explodes on impactRight click this item then left click a Fireball Skill Gem to apply it.
Dragon Fireball Effect inventory icon.png
Dragon Fireball Effect inventory icon.png
Shop Item Coin.png90 Replaces the standard effect on a 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
gem with a flying, burning dragon.

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Related helmet enchantments

There are helmet enchantments that affect Fireball:

Name For generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value. Effect(s)
EnchantmentFireballCastSpeed1668% increased Fireball Cast Speed
EnchantmentFireballCastSpeed27512% increased Fireball Cast Speed
EnchantmentFireballDamage16625% increased Fireball Damage
EnchantmentFireballDamage2_7540% increased Fireball Damage
EnchantmentFireballIgniteChance166Fireball has +20% chance to Ignite
EnchantmentFireballIgniteChance275Fireball has +30% chance to Ignite

Version history

Version Changes
2.4.0
  • 50% more damage at gem level 20.
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. "Intelligence skills". Official Path of Exile website.