Frenzy

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FrenzyAttack, Melee, Bow
Mana Cost: 10
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Drop Level: 16
Requires Level 16
Performs an attack that gives the character a frenzy charge if it hits. Frenzy charges increase your attack speed.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack Speed
5% increased Physical Damage per Frenzy Charge
5% increased Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Frenzy inventory icon.pngFrenzy skill icon.png

Frenzy skill screenshot.jpg
"The bread and butter of any effective combat skill set, Frenzy is used by many and feared by all. With Frenzy active, every successful attack dealt accelerates the next attack, transforming the player into an offensive dervish. Once the Frenzy is at full intensity, it can be maintained indefinitely as long as the player strikes a new target in time. Several skills consume Frenzy charges when they are activated, enabling new ways to decimate foes."
— Description on the official Path of Exile website[1]

Frenzy (the attack skill) grants frenzy charges, but the skill also gets large bonuses from the frenzy charges that it builds. Frenzy is not the only skill that grants frenzy charges, but it is an excellent way to build them quickly.

A Frenzy attack may be performed with any weapon type, or with no weapon equipped.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Dual Wielding: Dual wielding attacks with Frenzy will alternate weapons each attack.

Increased Physical Damage per Frenzy Charge: When you use Frenzy (the skill) to attack an enemy, you will receive a bonus to the physical damage done by that attack based on how many frenzy charges you had before using the skill.

Increased Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge: When you use Frenzy (the skill) to attack an enemy, you will receive a bonus to the attack speed of the attack based on how many frenzy charges you had before using the skill. Note that frenzy charges grant +4% attack speed per charge to any attack, which also apply to attacks made with Frenzy (the skill). So, if you have two frenzy charges, you will get a total of 18% (2 * 5% + 2 * 4%) increased attack speed with your next attack made with Frenzy, but only a 8% increased attack speed bonus with any other attack that does not have a similar bonus.

Multiple Projectiles: When Frenzy is used with a ranged weapon and multiple enemies are hit, only one frenzy charge maximum will be gained per use of the skill.

Melee Splash: Only one Frenzy charge will be granted no matter how many enemies are hit by it.

Multistrike: Only one Frenzy charge can be granted per sequence of attacks.

Despite its Melee tag, its damage is not increased by linking it to melee support gems while using a bow. This includes Melee Damage on Full Life, Melee Physical Damage and Multistrike. However, the mana cost will increase as normal. Such gems will function with a melee weapon.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityDamage
Multiplier
Exp.Total Exp.
11641110%00
22050111.4%49,72549,725
32458112.8%95,714145,439
42867114.2%169,595315,034
53173115.6%199,345514,379
63479117%285,815800,194
73785118.4%401,3441,201,538
84092119.8%554,3791,755,917
94398121.2%755,0492,510,966
1046104122.6%1,016,5333,527,499
1149111124%1,898,6025,426,101
1252117125.4%1,964,0197,390,120
1355123126.8%2,573,7319,963,851
1458130128.2%4,676,43914,640,290
1560134129.6%3,017,32717,657,617
1662138131%7,823,00125,480,618
1764142132.4%15,264,20840,744,826
1866146133.8%26,272,84567,017,671
1968151135.2%62,872,274129,889,945
2070155136.6%212,023,122341,913,067
2172159138%N/AN/A
2274N/A139.4%N/AN/A
2376N/A140.8%N/AN/A
2478N/A142.2%N/AN/A
2580N/A143.6%N/AN/A
2682N/A145%N/AN/A
2784N/A146.4%N/AN/A
2886N/A147.8%N/AN/A
2988N/A149.2%N/AN/A
3090N/A150.6%N/AN/A

Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Intruders in Black
Act 2
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Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
The Root of the Problem
Act 2
Yeena

Cost:
Orb of AlterationOrb of AlterationStack Size: 20Reforges a magic item with new random propertiesRight click this item then left click a magic item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
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Version history

Version Changes
2.0.0
  • Now deals 5% increased physical damage per frenzy charge at all levels.
  • Quality now grants 0.5% increased attack speed per 1% (quality value is no longer affected by frenzy charges).
1.2.0
  • This skill now has constant attack speed per frenzy charge of 5%, rather than increasing as the gem levels. Its quality bonus has been reduced from 7% attack speed to 4% attack speed per frenzy charge at 20 quality.
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  • From 0.2% attack speed per charge per quality point to 0.35%.
0.9.12qq
  • From 0.35% attack speed per charge per quality point to 0.2%.
  • Fixed a bug where Frenzy's damage appeared late with ranged weapons.
0.9.2f
0.9.2

References

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