Flame Totem

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Flame Totem
Active skill gem
  
Attribute(s)Strength, Intelligence
KeywordsFire, Projectile, Totem, Spell, Duration
Required Level4
Cast time0.2 secs
Critical Strike Chance5%
Damage effectiveness25%
Per 1% Quality1% increased totem life
Summons a totem that fires a stream of flame at nearby enemies.
Totem lasts 8.0 seconds
Deals x–y Fire Damage
Summons a Totem which uses this Skill
Screenshot of Flame Totem

Flame Totem creates a totem that fires a stream of flame at nearby enemies, dealing fire damage to them. Totem range is 100.

Skill Functions and Interactions

If you wear The Three DragonsThe Three Dragons
Golden Mask
Evasion: 83
Energy Shield: 25
Requires Level 35, 40 Dex, 40 Int
+(26 to 30)% to all Elemental Resistances
Your Fire Damage can Shock but not Ignite
Your Cold Damage can Ignite but not Freeze or Chill
Your Lightning Damage can Freeze but not Shock
"The ice seared his naked feet
As the lightning stilled his heart,
But it was the flames upon his lover's face
That roused him to vengeance."
- From 'The Three Dragons' by Victario of Sarn
unique helmet and use Herald of Thunder skill, killing a shocked enemy by your Flame Totem won't proc Herald of Thunder's on kill effect and this is intentional.[1]

Gem level progression

Level Lvl. Str. Int. Mana
Cost
Fire
Damage
Extra
Projectiles
Totem
Level
Totem
Base
Life
Exp. Total Exp.
1 4 0 0 12 1–2 0 4 67 0 0
2 6 0 0 14 1–3 0 6 88 841 841
3 9 17 0 16 2–4 0 9 120 3,099 3,940
4 12 21 14 17 3–5 0 12 161 7,433 11,373
5 16 26 18 19 5–7 1 16 226 22,895 34,268
6 20 31 22 21 6–10 1 20 308 49,725 83,993
7 24 37 25 23 9–13 1 24 411 95,714 179,707
8 28 42 29 24 11–17 1 28 538 169,595 349,302
9 32 47 33 26 14–22 2 32 693 283,759 633,061
10 36 52 36 29 18–28 2 36 882 453,996 1,087,057
11 40 58 40 31 24–35 2 40 1,114 703,128 1,790,185
12 44 63 44 32 30–45 2 44 1,393 1,061,223 2,851,408
13 48 68 48 33 37–56 2 48 1,734 2,065,870 4,917,278
14 52 74 51 34 47–70 2 52 2,146 2,507,110 7,424,388
15 55 78 54 36 55–83 2 55 2,507 2,573,731 9,998,119
16 58 82 57 37 65–97 2 58 2,928 7,611,351 17,609,470
17 61 86 60 39 76–114 2 61 3,407 13,437,908 31,047,378
18 64 90 62 40 89–134 2 64 3,957 25,052,147 56,099,525
19 67 94 65 41 105–157 2 67 4,589 43,869,436 99,968,961
20 70 98 68 42 122–183 2 70 5,312 242,081,178 342,050,139
21 72 100 70 43 136–203 2 72 5,853 N/A N/A
22 74 44 150–225 2 74 6,444 N/A N/A
23 76 45  ??–?? 2 76 7,088 N/A N/A
24 78 46  ??–?? 2 78 7,793 N/A N/A
25 80 47 181–272 2 80 8,564 N/A N/A
26 82 48 199–299 2 82 9,405 N/A N/A
27 84 49 219–329 2 84 10,322 N/A N/A
28 86 50 241–361 2 86 11,327 N/A N/A
29 88 51 264–397 2 88 12,421 N/A N/A
30 90 52 290–435 2 90 13,615 N/A N/A

Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1
Normal
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yes
no
no
no
no
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Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1
Nessa

Cost:
Scroll of WisdomScroll of WisdomStack Size: 40Identifies an itemRight click this item then left click an unidentified item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
yes
yes
yes
no
no
no
no

Alternate skill effects

Name Cost Description
Ghostflame Flame Totem Effect
Ghostflame Flame Totem Effect.png
Shop Item Coin.png50 Replaces the standard effect on an Flame Totem skill gem with a ghostflame possessed totem and flames.

Shop Item Video Icon.png Preview

Version history

Version Changes
2.1.0
  • Cast speed has been reduced from 200ms to 250ms. Flame Totem now does 25% less damage at Level 1, up to 24% more damage at Level 20. When combined with the cast speed changes, this now does 40% less DPS at level 1, up to 0% at level 21. It does more damage at levels 22 and beyond.
2.0.0
  • Now adds additional projectiles to spray as it levels up. Totem life increased. It now increases totem life by 1% per 1% quality (was 3% per 1% quality). Critical Strike Chance has been increased from 4% to 5%.
1.0.5
  • Cast duration is slowed from 80ms to 200ms.
  • Damage has been increased by 270% at level 1 of the gem, increasing to 294% at level 15 of the gem.
1.0.0
  • Mana cost reduced.
  • Damage at high levels has been reduced (around 10% less damage at level 15).
0.11.1
  • Spells with Damage Effectiveness no longer have their own damage affected by Damage Effectiveness.
    Damage values on these skills have been updated to reflect this.
0.10.0
0.9.13
  • Reduced damage by 14% and life by an additional 30%.
0.9.12w
  • Fixed a bug where it was not affected by the damage penalties that the Multiple Projectiles gems conferred.
0.9.12l
  • Fixed a bug where Flame Totem would not correctly list what it does.
0.9.12j
  • Flame Totem has been added to the game.

References

  1. Mark_GGG (February 12, 2015). "Flame Totem with Three Dragons do not proc HoT on kill effect". Path of Exile Forum. Retrieved February 12, 2015.