Barrage

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BarrageAttack, Projectile, Bow
Mana Cost: (7-11)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (40%-48%)
Requires Level 12After a short preparation time, you attack repeatedly with a ranged weapon. These attacks have a small randomised spread. Only works with Bows and Wands.Per 1% Quality:12340.5% increased Projectile Damage1% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit0.5% increased Attack SpeedInflict non-Damaging Ailments as though dealing 5% more DamageDeals (40-47.6)% of Base Attack Damage
Fires 4 additional Projectiles
Fires Projectiles sequentially
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Barrage skill icon.pngBarrage inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 12
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Transmutation
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemBarrage

Barrage skill screenshot.jpg

Barrage is a ranged attack skill that fires all of your bow or wand projectiles rapidly in succession.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Additional Projectiles: Linking Lesser Multiple Projectiles SupportLesser Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: l
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 8Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:123Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
    Supported Skills have 1% reduced Mana Cost
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Projectile Speed
    Projectiles Fired by Supported Skills have 1% increased Projectile spread
    Supported Skills fire 2 additional Projectiles
    Supported Skills deal (15-6)% less Projectile 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.
    or Greater Multiple Projectiles SupportGreater Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: P
    Mana Multiplier: 165%
    Requires Level 38Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:123Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
    Supported Skills have 1% reduced Mana Cost
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Projectile Speed
    Projectiles Fired by Supported Skills have 1% increased Projectile spread
    Supported Skills fire 4 additional Projectiles
    Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less Projectile 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.
    to Barrage will increase the total number of projectiles fired. For example, when using Lesser Multiple Projectiles, a total of 7 projectiles will be fired (1 base, +4 from Barrage gem, +2 from Lesser Multiple Projectiles Gem). Wearing a helm enchanted with Additional Barrage Projectiles will further increase this total. All projectiles fired can strike the same target, potentially dealing damage up to 13 times to a single target when using all three effects.
  • Volley SupportVolley SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: =
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 4Supports skills that fire projectiles from the user. Does not affect projectiles fired from other locations as secondary effects.Per 1% Quality:123Supported Skills deal 1% increased Projectile Damage1% increased distance between Firing PointsSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of EffectSupported Skills also fire Projectiles from up to 2 points on each side of you
    Supported Skills fire 2 additional Projectiles
    Supported Skills deal (12-3)% less Projectile 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.
    : Linking this gem will cause Barrage's projectiles to be fired in sequence in five parallel lines.
  • Volley FireVolley Fire
    Viridian Jewel
    Limited to: 1
    Radius: Medium (1200)
    (7-10)% increased Projectile Damage
    With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Barrage fires an additional 6 projectiles simultaneously on the first and final attacks
    Lioneye's men stood at the walls,
    eyeing the savages that walked the beach below.
    With a single word,
    a thousand bodies, and ten thousand arrows,
    would litter the sands.
    Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    : This jewel will fire an additional twelve projectiles per attack, six on the first and last attack, with the added projectiles spread to the sides. These additional projectiles cannot strike the same target as the main projectiles and will in fact pass through them harmlessly (though subsequent projectiles generated via effects such as chain could bounce to the primary target).
Example: A user wearing a helmet with +1 Additional Barrage Projectiles and with Volley FireVolley Fire
Viridian Jewel
Limited to: 1
Radius: Medium (1200)
(7-10)% increased Projectile Damage
With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Barrage fires an additional 6 projectiles simultaneously on the first and final attacks
Lioneye's men stood at the walls,
eyeing the savages that walked the beach below.
With a single word,
a thousand bodies, and ten thousand arrows,
would litter the sands.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
slotted will fire a total of 18 projectiles per attack in the game. A maximum of 6 can strike the primary target; all other targets may be struck by a maximum of 1 projectile.
  • Dual wielding: The total number of projectiles fired by Barrage does not change while wielding two weapons. An attack with Barrage uses both weapons, alternating between each weapon for each projectile fired.
  • Ballista Totem Support: This one is not recommended. The firing rate slowdown of the totem also applies to the firing rate of each shot of the Barrage and it can't start another while one is going so the overall firing rate (and therefore DPS) will be VERY slow. Not only that, the totem cannot turn while in the middle of a particular Barrage; while the first shot might hit the target the rest will miss if it moves even a little (a very extreme weakness in PvP in particular).
  • The small randomized spread covers a small angle of approximately 20 degrees.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityMana
Cost
Damage
Effectiveness
Damage
Multiplier
Exp.Total Exp.
11233740%40%00
21539740%40.4%15,24915,249
31948741%40.8%41,51756,766
42356841%41.2%81,983138,749
52764842%41.6%147,968286,717
63173842%42%250,557537,274
73581842%42.4%405,086942,360
83888843%42.8%447,7181,390,078
94194943%43.2%615,3182,005,396
1044100944%43.6%834,6392,840,035
1147106944%44%1,570,7604,410,795
1250113944%44.4%1,633,9876,044,782
1353119945%44.8%2,151,0308,195,812
14561251045%45.2%2,812,18911,008,001
15591321046%45.6%5,099,36016,107,361
16621381046%46%9,400,73125,508,092
17641421046%46.4%15,273,36640,781,458
18661461047%46.8%26,286,58267,068,040
19681511147%47.2%62,890,590129,958,630
20701551148%47.6%212,046,017342,004,647
21721591148%48%N/AN/A
2274N/A1148%48.4%N/AN/A
2376N/A1149%48.8%N/AN/A
2478N/A1149%49.2%N/AN/A
2580N/A1150%49.6%N/AN/A
2682N/A1250%50%N/AN/A
2784N/A1250%50.4%N/AN/A
2886N/A1251%50.8%N/AN/A
2988N/A1251%51.2%N/AN/A
3090N/A1252%51.6%N/AN/A
3191N/A1352%51.8%N/AN/A
3292N/A1352%52%N/AN/A
3393N/A1352%52.2%N/AN/A
3494N/A1352%52.4%N/AN/A
3595N/A1353%52.6%N/AN/A
3696N/A1453%52.8%N/AN/A
3797N/A1453%53%N/AN/A
3898N/A1453%53.2%N/AN/A
3999N/A1453%53.4%N/AN/A
40100N/A1454%53.6%N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
6The FoxThe Fox6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb
random level 20 gemAutomatic
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Superior Gem
Quality: +20%
"I swore to use my position to help the people. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?" - Erasmus, Imperial Gemcutter
random superior gem (Q20)Automatic

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Barrage:

ItemLimitRadiusStats
Volley FireVolley Fire
Viridian Jewel
Limited to: 1
Radius: Medium (1200)
(7-10)% increased Projectile Damage
With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Barrage fires an additional 6 projectiles simultaneously on the first and final attacks
Lioneye's men stood at the walls,
eyeing the savages that walked the beach below.
With a single word,
a thousand bodies, and ten thousand arrows,
would litter the sands.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Medium (1200)(7-10)% increased Projectile Damage
With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Barrage fires an additional 6 projectiles simultaneously on the first and final attacks

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Barrage.

NameFor 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.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Barrage Attack Speed 16610% increased Barrage Attack Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Barrage Attack Speed 27515% increased Barrage Attack Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Barrage Damage 16625% increased Barrage Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Barrage Damage 27540% increased Barrage Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Barrage Num Of Additional Projectiles 175Barrage fires an additional Projectilehelmet 100
default 0

Legacy enchantments

The following enchantments can only be found on legacy items in permanent leagues:

NameLabyrinthStats
EnchantmentBarrageNumOfAdditionalProjectiles1Merciless LabyrinthBarrage fires an additional Projectile

Moreover, legacy items may have the Enchantment Barrage Num Of Additional Projectiles 1Enchantment Barrage Num Of Additional Projectiles 1
Enchantment
Barrage fires an additional Projectile
enchantment and have a legacy value of 2 additional Projectiles, instead of current value of 1.

Alternate skill effects

Barrage has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Arcane Barrage EffectArcane Barrage EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Barrage becomes an Arcane version.Your Barrage becomes an Arcane version.
Celestial Barrage EffectCelestial Barrage EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Celestial Barrage becomes a celestial effect.Your Celestial Barrage becomes a celestial effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.11.0
  • Fixed a bug where the Barrage effect, when used by a mine, faced the wrong direction.
3.9.0
  • A lot of ranged attack skills have received major visual improvements, including the basic wand and bow attacks, Burning ArrowBurning ArrowAttack, Projectile, Fire, Duration, Bow
    Mana Cost: (5-8)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (150%-184%)
    Projectile Speed: 3260
    Fires a burning arrow that deals fire damage. If it ignites an enemy, it will also inflict an additional debuff for a duration, dealing burning damage based on the magnitude of the ignite. This damage is not affected by your damage modifiers. Up to five of these debuffs can apply simultaneously to an enemy.Per 1% Quality:123+0.5% to Fire Damage over Time Multiplier3% increased Critical Strike ChanceProjectiles Pierce 0.1 additional TargetsDeals (150-184.2)% of Base Attack Damage
    Base duration is 4 seconds
    50% chance to Ignite enemies
    (50-88)% more Damage with Ignite
    100% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
    If this Skill Ignites an Enemy, it also inflicts a Burning Debuff
    Debuff deals Fire Damage per second equal to (30-39)% of Ignite Damage per second
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Burning Arrow skill icon.png
    , Barrage and PuncturePunctureAttack, Projectile, Duration, Melee, Strike, Physical, Bow
    Mana Cost: 6
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Attack Speed: 70% of Base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (135%-165%)
    Requires Level 4Punctures enemies, causing a bleeding debuff, which will be affected by modifiers to skill duration. Puncture works with bows, daggers, claws or swords.Per 1% Quality:1234Bleeding inflicted by this Skill deals Damage 0.5% fasterProjectiles Pierce 0.1 additional TargetsTargets 0.1 additional nearby Enemies0.5% chance to Maim on HitDeals (134.74-164.56)% of Base Attack Damage
    Base duration is 8 seconds
    (3-75) to (4-113) Added Attack Physical Damage
    (30-49)% more Damage with Bleeding
    Causes Bleeding
    +(0-2) to Melee Strike Range
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Puncture skill icon.png
    .
3.3.0
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness and base damage of 40% at gem level 1 (down from 50%), up to 47.6% at gem level 20 (down from 61.4%).
  • Now fires 4 additional projectiles (up from 3).
3.1.0
  • The helmet enchantment which grants additional projectiles for BarrageBarrageAttack, Projectile, Bow
    Mana Cost: (7-11)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (40%-48%)
    Requires Level 12After a short preparation time, you attack repeatedly with a ranged weapon. These attacks have a small randomised spread. Only works with Bows and Wands.Per 1% Quality:12340.5% increased Projectile Damage1% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit0.5% increased Attack SpeedInflict non-Damaging Ailments as though dealing 5% more DamageDeals (40-47.6)% of Base Attack Damage
    Fires 4 additional Projectiles
    Fires Projectiles sequentially
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Barrage skill icon.png
    has been removed from the Merciless Labyrinth. The Eternal Labyrinth Barrage enchantment now grants one additional projectile (down from 2).
2.1.0
  • Barrage damage has been increased from 40% to 50% of base damage at level one. At level 20, it now has been increased from dealing 47.6% to 61.4% of base damage.
2.0.0
  • Instead of gaining 4% increased Physical Damage per level, Barrage now gains 0.4% Base Damage per level.
1.1.0
  • The 33% less attack speed penalty has been removed from Barrage.
1.0.4
  • The Barrage skill has been added for the Ranger in Descent Champions.
1.0.3
  • Barrage has been added to the game.