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Barrage

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BarrageAttack, Bow
Mana Cost: (7-11)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (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:
0.5% increased Projectile Damage
Deals (40-47.6)% of Base Damage
Fires 4 additional Projectiles
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 your bow or wand repeatedly.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Additional Projectiles: Linking Lesser Multiple Projectiles or Greater Multiple Projectiles 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 FireVolley Fire
    Viridian Jewel
    Limited to: 3
    Radius: Medium (1200)
    (7-10)% increased Projectile Damage
    With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Barrage fires an additional 2 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 two projectiles per 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). Multiple Volley Fire jewels will add four more projectiles each, spreading out in a wider fan.
Example: A user wearing a helmet with +2 Additional Barrage Projectiles and with two copies of Volley Fire slotted will fire a total of 14 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.
  • 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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Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Siren's Cadence
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Barrage:

ItemRadiusStats
Volley Fire
Volley Fire
Viridian Jewel
Limited to: 3
Radius: Medium (1200)
(7-10)% increased Projectile Damage
With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Barrage fires an additional 2 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.
Medium (1200)(7-10)% increased Projectile Damage
With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Barrage fires an additional 2 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.Stats
EnchantmentBarrageAttackSpeed16610% increased Barrage Attack Speed
EnchantmentBarrageAttackSpeed27515% increased Barrage Attack Speed
EnchantmentBarrageDamage16625% increased Barrage Damage
EnchantmentBarrageDamage27540% increased Barrage Damage
EnchantmentBarrageNumOfAdditionalProjectiles2_75Barrage fires an additional Projectile

Version history

Version Changes
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).
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.