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Righteous FireSpell, AoE, Fire
Radius: 18
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 16Engulfs you in magical fire that rapidly burns you and nearby enemies. Your spell damage is substantially increased while under this effect. The effect ends when you have 1 life remaining.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Spell Damage
(40-59)% more Spell Damage
Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
You Burn for 90% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
You Burn for 70% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
+(0-5) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Righteous Fire skill icon.pngRighteous Fire inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 16

Righteous Fire skill screenshot.jpg

Righteous Fire is a spell that applies a buff on the player, rapidly burning themself and nearby enemies. It also increases the player's spell damage.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Life Degeneration Effect: While this skill is active, the player and surrounding enemies will take fire degeneration damage (damage over time). This damage can be mitigated with fire resistance for both the player and surrounding enemies. Righteous Fire will damage energy shield and keep it from recharging while the skill is active, but it can still regenerate if the player has life regeneration and the Zealot's Oath keystone or any other sources of energy shield regeneration.
  • Spell block and spell dodge: Keystones, passives, and item mods meant to avoid or block spell damage will not work on Righteous Fire's degeneration damage.
  • Chaos Inoculation: Characters with only 1 life due to Chaos Inoculation cannot inflict damage with Righteous Fire's degeneration because Righteous Fire will stop instantly upon activation.
  • The effect can be ended prematurely by any effect which removes burning, such as flasks with the "dousing" suffix.
  • Spell Damage: Righteous Fire provides a large bonus to spell damage during its effect. Note that this is more damage stat, meaning it is a multiplier to overall damage.
  • Damage stats: The following stats apply to the damage Righteous Fire deals to enemies: Fire damage, burning damage, damage over time, area damage, and generic damage. These stats do not apply to the self-inflicted damage from Righteous Fire.
  • Spell Totem: When linked with the support gem Spell Totem SupportSpell Totem SupportSupport, Totem, Duration
    Icon: T
    Mana Multiplier: 200%
    Requires Level 8Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Totem Placement speed
    Summons a Totem which uses this Skill
    Totem lasts 8 seconds
    Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less Damage
    Spells Cast by Totem have 30% less Cast Speed
    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.
    , burning damage is based off of the totem's life/energy shield pool rather than the caster. Burning Damage is inflicted instead upon the totem as well.
  • Emberwake: The less Burning Damage stat on Emberwake will not reduce the self-inflicted burning damage.
  • Ancestral Bond: It is possible to use Righteous Fire with Ancestral Bond keystone. Both player and nearby monters will burn but only player will take damage, monters will burn for 0 damage.
  • Vaal Discipline: Righteous Fire interacts with Vaal Discipline the same way as any other damage source.

Sustaining Righteous Fire

To sustain the degeneration damage Fire Resistance and Life Regeneration are needed. Depending on the player's resistance, less regeneration is needed to break even. The base formula is:

burnDegen = (life*burnLife + ES*BurnES) * (1 - fireRes) * (1 + dmgTaken)

where life, ES and fireRes is the characters maximum life, maximum energy shield and fire resistance. burnLife and burnES is the percent of life and energy shield that Righteous fire burns for and dmgTaken is the sum of all Damage taken stats, for example VulnerabilityVulnerabilityCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration
Radius: 22
Mana Cost: (24 to 50)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 24Curses all targets in an area, making them take increased physical damage and degeneration.Per 1% Quality:
Cursed enemies take 0.5% increased Physical damage
Base duration is (9-10.9) seconds
Cursed enemies take (20-29)% increased Physical damage
Cursed enemies take 33% increased damage from Damage Over Time effects
(0-76)% increased Area of Effect
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vulnerability skill icon.png
, Fragile BloomFragile Bloom
Crimson Jewel
2% of Life Regenerated per second
10% increased Damage taken
The first green shoots of Spring are the most resilient,
and the most vulnerable.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
, Leo's #% reduced Damage taken from Damage Over Time craft, or the Assassin's Toxic Delivery node which grants 10% reduced Damage taken from Damage Over Time.

Damage taken per Second

Fire Resistance Life per Second ES per Second
75% 22.5% 17.5%
76% 21.6% 16.8%
77% 20.7% 16.1%
78% 19.8% 15.4%
79% 18.9% 14.7%
80% 18.0% 14.0%
81% 17.1% 13.3%
82% 16.2% 12.6%
83% 15.3% 11.9%
84% 14.4% 11.2%
85% 13.5% 10.5%
86% 12.6% 9.8%
87% 11.7% 9.1%
88% 10.8% 8.4%
89% 9.9% 7.7%
90% 9.0% 7.0%
91% 8.1% 6.3%
92% 7.2% 5.6%
93% 6.3% 4.9%
94% 5.4% 4.2%
95% 4.5% 3.5%
96% 3.6% 2.8%
97% 2.7% 2.1%
98% 1.8% 1.4%
99% 0.9% 0.7%

The maximum Fire resistance can be increased by allocating passive skills such as Barbarism, using a Ruby Flask, Purity of FirePurity of FireAura, Spell, AoE, Fire
Radius: 36
Mana Reserved: 35%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
Cast Time: 1.20 sec
Requires Level 24Casts an aura that grants fire resistance to you and your allies.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Area of Effect
You and nearby allies gain (22-41)% additional Fire Resistance
(0-40)% increased Area of Effect
You and nearby allies gain (0-4)% additional maximum Fire Resistance
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Purity of Fire skill icon.png
and unique items such as Rise of the PhoenixRise of the Phoenix
Mosaic Kite Shield
Quality: +20%
Chance to Block: 24%
Armour: (254 to 279)
Energy Shield: (74 to 81)
Requires Level 65, 85 Str, 85 Int3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
+8% to all Elemental Resistances
(80-100)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
6 Life Regenerated per second
+8% to maximum Fire Resistance
+(20-25)% to Fire Resistance
+25% to Fire Resistance while on Low Life
10% increased Movement Speed when on Low Life
Cannot be Ignited while on Low Life
My bearer shall be guarded by flame,
for I am the phoenix, forever radiant in glory.
.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.strengthintelligencemore
Spell
Damage
RadiusExp.Total Exp.
116182640%N/A00
220223141%N/A49,72549,725
324253742%N/A95,714145,439
428294243%1169,595315,034
531324644%1199,345514,379
634355045%1285,815800,194
737375446%1401,3441,201,538
840405847%2554,3791,755,917
943436248%2755,0492,510,966
1046466649%21,016,5333,527,499
1149487050%21,898,6025,426,101
1252517451%31,964,0197,390,120
1355547852%32,573,7319,963,851
1458578253%34,676,43914,640,290
1560598454%33,017,32717,657,617
1662608755%47,823,00125,480,618
1764629056%415,264,20840,744,826
1866649257%426,272,84567,017,671
1968669558%462,872,274129,889,945
2070689859%5212,023,122341,913,067
21727010060%5N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A61%5N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A62%5N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A63%6N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A64%6N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A65%6N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A66%6N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A67%7N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A68%7N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A69%7N/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
The Root of the Problem
Act 2
Yeena
yes
yes
yes
no
no
no
yes
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
yes

Alternate skill effects

Name Cost Description
Divine Righteous Fire Effect
Divine Righteous Fire EffectRighteous Fire Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Righteous Fire becomes divine white flames.Right click this item then left click a Righteous Fire Gem to apply it.
Shop Item Coin.png100 Replaces the standard effect on a Righteous FireRighteous FireSpell, AoE, Fire
Radius: 18
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 16Engulfs you in magical fire that rapidly burns you and nearby enemies. Your spell damage is substantially increased while under this effect. The effect ends when you have 1 life remaining.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Spell Damage
(40-59)% more Spell Damage
Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
You Burn for 90% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
You Burn for 70% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
+(0-5) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Righteous Fire skill icon.png
skill gem with divine white flames.

Shop Item Video Icon.png Preview

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Righteous Fire:

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)
EnchantmentRighteousFireDamage16625% increased Righteous Fire Damage
EnchantmentRighteousFireDamage27540% increased Righteous Fire Damage
EnchantmentRighteousFireRadius1668% increased Righteous Fire Area of Effect
EnchantmentRighteousFireRadius27512% increased Righteous Fire Area of Effect
EnchantmentRighteousFireSpellDamage166Righteous Fire grants 20% increased Spell Damage
EnchantmentRighteousFireSpellDamage275Righteous Fire grants 30% increased Spell Damage

Version history

Version Changes
2.6.0
  • Righteous Fire's radius has increased from 14 to 18 units.
  • Righteous Fire gains 1 additional unit of radius every 4 levels.
  • No longer gain increased area of effect radius.
2.1.0
  • Radius has been increased by 40%.
2.0.0
  • Now grants 1% increased spell damage per 1% quality (was 0.75% per 1%).
1.3.0
  • Righteous Fire can now damage totems.
1.2.1
  • Fixed a bug where Righteous Fire could continue to burn enemies after death.
1.1.0b
  • Fixed a bug where monsters' Righteous Fire was affected by player PvP scaling.
1.1.0
  • Adjusted the PVP scaling of Righteous FireRighteous FireSpell, AoE, Fire
    Radius: 18
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 16Engulfs you in magical fire that rapidly burns you and nearby enemies. Your spell damage is substantially increased while under this effect. The effect ends when you have 1 life remaining.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Spell Damage
    (40-59)% more Spell Damage
    Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
    You Burn for 90% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
    Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
    You Burn for 70% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
    +(0-5) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Righteous Fire skill icon.png
    and Searing BondSearing BondTotem, Spell, Duration, Fire
    Mana Cost: (18 to 51)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 12Summons a totem that casts a beam of fire at you and each other totem you control, dealing burning damage to enemies caught in the beam. Enemies near either end of a beam also suffer burning damage.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased totem life
    Totem lasts 8 seconds
    Deals (23.6-1755.6) Fire Damage per second
    Can have up to 1 additional Totem summoned at a time
    Summons a Totem which uses this Skill
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Searing Bond skill icon.png
    . These have only been conservatively adjusted. A more thorough adjustment to PVP scaling of skills will be ongoing throughout 1.1.x.
1.0.6
  • Fixed a bug where Righteous Fire was not correctly supported by the Item Quantity SupportItem Quantity SupportSupport
    Icon: Q
    Requires Level 24Per 1% Quality:
    0.35% increased Quantity of Items Dropped by Slain Enemies
    (17-36)% increased Quantity 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.
    or 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.
    support gems.
1.0.3
  • Righteous Fire Totems will damage enemies based on their own life and ES, not their caster's life and ES.
1.0.2b
  • The Righteous FireRighteous FireSpell, AoE, Fire
    Radius: 18
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 16Engulfs you in magical fire that rapidly burns you and nearby enemies. Your spell damage is substantially increased while under this effect. The effect ends when you have 1 life remaining.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Spell Damage
    (40-59)% more Spell Damage
    Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
    You Burn for 90% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
    Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
    You Burn for 70% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
    +(0-5) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Righteous Fire skill icon.png
    aura is now correctly tagged as area damage.
1.0.2
  • Righteous fire no longer deals extra damage to players when using x% increased Burning Damage and x% increased Fire Damage, but does increase damage to monsters.
1.0.0
  • The damage bonus now starts at 40% instead of 30%, but only increases by 1% per level, instead of 3%. Righteous Fire now burns nearby monsters and the character based on a percentage of life and a percentage of energy shield of the caster.
0.10.1c
  • Quality on Righteous Fire now works properly.
0.10.0g
  • Fixed a common client and instance crash related to the Righteous Fire skill.
0.9.9d
  • Fixed a bug where Righteous Fire's spell damage increase didn't work.
0.9.9
  • Righteous Fire has been added to the game.