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Frenzy
Active Skill Gem
  
Attribute(s)Dexterity
KeywordsAttack, Melee, Bow
Required Level16
Per 1% Quality0.5% increased Attack Speed
Performs an attack that gives the character a frenzy charge if it hits. Frenzy charges increase your attack speed.
Deals x% of Base Attack Damage
5% increased Physical Damage per Frenzy Charge
5% increased Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge
Screenshot of Frenzy
"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 +5% 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

Level Lvl. Dex. Mana
Cost
Base
Damage
Exp.
1 16 41 11 110% 81,983
2 20 50 11 111.4% 63,765
3 24 58 11 112.8% 135,415
4 28 67 12 114.2% 199,345
5 31 73 12 115.6% 285,815
6 34 79 12 117% 401,344
7 37 85 12 118.4% 554,379
8 40 92 13 119.8% 755,049
9 43 98 13 121.2% 1,016,533
10 46 104 13 122.6% 1,898,602
11 49 111 13 124% 1,964,019
12 52 117 13 125.4% 2,573,731
13 55 123 14 126.8% 4,676,439
14 58 130 14 128.2% 3,017,327
15 60 134 14 129.6% 7,823,001
16 60 138 14 131% 15,264,208
17 62 142 15 132.4% 26,272,845
18 64 146 15 133.8% 62,872,274
19 68 151 15 135.2% 212,023,122
20 70 155 15 136.6% N/A
21 72 155 15 138% N/A
22 74 155 15 139.4% N/A
23 76 155 15 140.8% N/A
24 78 155 15 142.2% N/A
25 80 155 15 143.6% N/A
26 82 155 15 145% N/A
27 84 155 15 146.4% N/A
28 86 155 15 147.8% N/A
29 88 155 15 149.2% N/A
30 90 155 15 150.6% N/A

Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Intruders in Black
Act 2
Normal
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes

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
yes
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes

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.
?
  • 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.