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Herald of Ash

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Herald of AshSpell, AoE, Fire
Radius: 10
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 16Channel fire through your hands, adding fire to your physical damage. If you kill an enemy with an attack, other enemies near them will be ignited for the overkill damage.Per 1% Quality:
0.75% increased Fire Damage
Gain 15% of your Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage
Ignites for (80-137)% of Overkill Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Ash skill icon.pngHerald of Ash inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 16

Herald of Ash skill screenshot.jpg

Herald of Ash is a self-cast buff that reserves mana to increase damage output. See also Herald of IceHerald of IceCast, AoE, Cold
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: 80%
Requires Level 16Channel ice through your hands, adding cold damage to spells and attacks. If you shatter an enemy, they explode and deal AoE cold damage to enemies near them.Per 1% Quality:
0.75% increased Cold Damage
Adds (4-38) to (5-56) Cold Damage to Spells
Adds (4-38) to (5-56) Cold Damage to Attacks
Deals (18-308) to (26-462) Cold Damage
Damage cannot be Reflected
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Ice skill icon.png
and Herald of ThunderHerald of ThunderCast, AoE, Duration, Lightning
Radius: 32
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: 120%
Requires Level 16Channel lightning through your hands, adding lightning damage to spells and attacks. If you kill a shocked enemy, lightning bolts will strike enemies around you for a short duration.Per 1% Quality:
0.75% increased Lightning Damage
Adds (2-19) to (7-76) Lightning Damage to Spells
Adds (2-19) to (7-76) Lightning Damage to Attacks
Deals (1-27) to (34-1303) Lightning Damage
Base duration is 6 seconds
Cannot apply Shock
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Thunder skill icon.png
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Skill Functions and Interactions

  • Extra Fire Damage: This modifier adds fire damage to all non-damage-over-time sources, including those from spells, attacks, and traps. The amount added is equal to 15% of the damage source's physical damage.
  • Ignite on kill: While Herald of Ash is active, when an enemy is killed by an attack (but not a spell), enemies within a radius from the killed enemy are ignited based on the overkill damage. Overkill damage refers to total excess damage of the killing hit, including non-fire damage.[1] The ignite damage is affected by increased Burning Damage and increased Damage Over Time. This damage cannot be reflected.
  • Fire Damage: The increased Fire Damage from quality applies globally to all fire damage, including the extra fire damage and ignite on kill effects of Herald of Ash. Furthermore, any modifiers to fire and elemental damage from other sources will also affect both components of Herald of Ash.
  • Support gems: Any support gems (with the exception of Enhance SupportEnhance SupportSupport
    Icon: +
    Mana Multiplier: 115%
    Per 1% Quality:
    This Gem gains 5% increased Experience
    +(0-16)% to Quality of Supported Active Skill GemsThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    ) linked to the Herald of Ash will only affect the burn damage caused by ignition from overkill damage, not the extra fire damage from physical. For example, linking Item Rarity SupportItem Rarity SupportSupport
    Icon: R
    Requires Level 31Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Rarity of Items Dropped by Slain Enemies
    (40-59)% increased Rarity of Items Dropped by Slain EnemiesThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    to Herald of Ash will only apply rarity bonus to the enemies who die from the burn damage caused by Herald of Ash ignition.
  • Area of Effect: Area of Effect modifiers from passives, items and gems affect the radius of the on-kill effect. The damage modifier from Concentrated Effect SupportConcentrated Effect SupportSupport, AoE
    Icon: o
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 18Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area Damage
    Supported Skills have 30% less Area of Effect
    Supported Skills deal (35-54)% more Area Damage
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    will affect the damage of the ignite.
  • Elemental Proliferation: Herald of Ash can be supported with Elemental Proliferation SupportElemental Proliferation SupportCold, Fire, Lightning, Support, AoE
    Icon: S
    Radius: 16
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 38Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Ignite Duration on Enemies
    0.5% increased Chill Duration on Enemies
    0.5% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
    0.5% increased Shock Duration on Enemies
    Supported Skills Area of Effect: 16
    Elemental Status Effects caused by Supported Skills spread to other enemies
    Supported Skills deal (30-21)% less Damage
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    , so enemies ignited by the overkill effect will spread their ignite status effect to nearby enemies. As is almost always the case with the ignite status effect, only the ignite with the largest damage will be in effect if there are multiple enemies that proliferate their ignite. (See EmberwakeEmberwake
    Ruby Ring
    Requires Level 16+(20-30)% to Fire Resistance(15-25)% increased Fire Damage
    (5-10)% increased Cast Speed
    5% chance to Ignite
    You can inflict up to 300 Ignites on an Enemy
    Your Critical Strikes do not deal extra Damage
    80% less Burning Damage
    Leave the world in flames behind you.
    for the exception.)
  • Culling Strike: When using an attack with culling strike, the overkill effect will only apply if the damage from the killing hit would have taken the monster to less than 0 life.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.strengthintelligenceIgnites for x%
of Overkill
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
116261880%00
220312283%49,72549,725
324372586%95,714145,439
428422989%169,595315,034
531463292%199,345514,379
634503595%285,815800,194
737543798%401,3441,201,538
8405840101%554,3791,755,917
9436243104%755,0492,510,966
10466646107%1,016,5333,527,499
11497048110%1,898,6025,426,101
12527451113%1,964,0197,390,120
13557854116%2,573,7319,963,851
14588257119%4,676,43914,640,290
15608459122%3,017,32717,657,617
16628760125%7,823,00125,480,618
17649062128%15,264,20840,744,826
18669264131%26,272,84567,017,671
19689566134%62,872,274129,889,945
20709868137%212,023,122341,913,067
217210070140%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A143%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A146%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A149%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A152%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A155%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A158%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A161%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A164%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A167%N/AN/A

Strategy

In the case where enemy death occurs uniformly at random with respect to damage dealt, the chance of an enemy dying from a particular hit is proportional to the damage the hit deals. The mean overkill damage for that hit is half the damage of the hit. This makes the mean overkill damage overall equal to

 0.5 * mean (damage2) / mean damage

Video

The video is outdated. Please note that Reduced Mana SupportReduced Mana SupportSupport
Icon: r
Requires Level 31Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.25% reduced Mana Cost
Supported Skills have (25-34)% reduced Mana CostThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
no longer affect Mana Reservation as it used to.

Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Intruders in Black
Act 2
Normal
yes
yes
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
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
yes

Alternate skill effects

Name Cost Description
Ghostflame Herald of Ash
Ghostflame Herald of AshHerald of Ash Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Herald of Ash becomes infused with ghostly fire.Right click this item then left click a Herald of Ash Gem to apply it.
Shop Item Coin.png80 Replaces the standard effect on a Herald of AshHerald of AshSpell, AoE, Fire
Radius: 10
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 16Channel fire through your hands, adding fire to your physical damage. If you kill an enemy with an attack, other enemies near them will be ignited for the overkill damage.Per 1% Quality:
0.75% increased Fire Damage
Gain 15% of your Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage
Ignites for (80-137)% of Overkill Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Ash skill icon.png
skill gem with ghostly green flames.

Shop Item Video Icon.png Preview
Gloom Herald Effect
Gloom Herald EffectHerald Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a dark effect.Right click this item then left click a Herald of Ash, Herald of Thunder or Herald of Ice Gem to apply it.
Shop Item Coin.png125 Replaces the standard effect on a Herald skill gem with a dark effect.

Shop Item Video Icon.png Preview

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Herald of Ash:

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)
EnchantmentHeraldOfAshDamage16625% increased Herald of Ash Damage
EnchantmentHeraldOfAshDamage27540% increased Herald of Ash Damage
EnchantmentHeraldOfAshManaReservation16620% reduced Herald of Ash Mana Reservation
EnchantmentHeraldOfAshManaReservation27530% reduced Herald of Ash Mana Reservation

Version history

Version Changes
2.0.0
  • Radius reduced by 16.5% (from 12 to 10) and base overkill damage reduced to 80% (from 100%).
1.2.0
  • Herald of Ash has been added to the game.

References

  1. Mark_GGG (August 21, 2014). "Herald of Ash". Official Path of Exile Forums.