Blade Blast

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Blade BlastSpell, AoE, Physical
Mana Cost: (6-16)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 60%
Requires Level 16Deals spell damage in a targeted area. When this spell deals damage, if your Lingering Blades or Blade Vortex blades are nearby, it will detonate them, dealing damage again in an area around them. Up to 50 Blades can be detonated this way.Per 1% Quality:12340.5% increased Area of Effect+0.5% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier0.5% chance to Impale on Spell Hit0.5% increased Cast SpeedDeals (13-279) to (20-418) Physical Damage
20% more Area of Effect per Blade Vortex blade detonated
Unnerve Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit
+(0-2) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Blade Blast skill icon.pngBlade Blast inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 16
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Alteration
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemBladeBlast

Blade Blast is a spell that creates an area of effect explosion that deals physical damage and unnerves enemy targets. The explosion chains to any Lingering Blades left on the ground by BladefallBladefallSpell, AoE, Physical, Duration
Radius: 12
Mana Cost: (12-23)
Cast Time: 0.70 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 90%
Requires Level 28Ethereal weapons rain from the sky, dealing damage to enemies in a sequence of volleys, each wider but less damaging than the last. Enemies can be hit multiple times where these overlap.Per 1% Quality:1230.5% increased Area of Effect1% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit2% increased distance between VolleysBase duration is 6 seconds
Deals (44-411) to (66-617) Physical Damage
6% less Damage per Volley
100% increased Critical Strike Chance
20% reduced Critical Strike Chance per Volley
5 Volleys
Leaves a Lingering Blade in the ground for every Volley
Maximum 40 Lingering Blades can be left in the ground at a time
Leaves 50% fewer Lingering Blades in the ground if you don't Cast this Spell yourself
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Bladefall skill icon.png
and Ethereal KnivesEthereal KnivesSpell, Projectile, Physical, Duration
Mana Cost: (5-20)
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 120%
Projectile Speed: 1300
Fires an arc of knives in front of the caster which deals physical damage.Per 1% Quality:1231% increased Projectile SpeedFires 0.1 additional Projectiles0.5% chance to Impale on Spell HitBase duration is 6 seconds
Deals (7-633) to (10-949) Physical Damage
Fires 9 additional Projectiles
Maximum 40 Lingering Blades can be left in the ground at a time
Leaves a Lingering Blade in the ground for every 3 Projectiles fired
Leaves 50% fewer Lingering Blades in the ground if you don't Cast this Spell yourself
(0-19)% increased Projectile Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ethereal Knives skill icon.png
, and blades created by Blade VortexBlade VortexSpell, AoE, Duration, Physical
Radius: 15
Mana Cost: (6-16)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 25%
Requires Level 12This spell creates ethereal blades which orbit in an area around you, dealing damage every 0.6 seconds to all enemies in their radius. As more blades are added, the damage becomes greater and more frequent.Per 1% Quality:12340.5% increased Area of Effect0.02% of Damage Leeched as Life1% chance to create an additional Blade3% increased Damage while you have 5 or fewer BladesDeals (3-101) to (5-151) Physical Damage
Base duration is 5 seconds
Can have up to 10 active spinning blades
10% increased Critical Strike Chance for each blade
35% increased Hit Rate for each blade
35% more Damage for each blade
+(0-4) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Blade Vortex skill icon.png
. All blades are consumed by Blade Blast, causing you to lose all stacks of Blade Vortex after activating Blade Blast.

Skill functions and interactions

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityMana
Cost
Physical
Damage
RadiusExp.Total Exp.
11641613 to 20N/A00
22050618 to 27N/A49,72549,725
32458723 to 35N/A95,714145,439
42867830 to 45+1169,595315,034
53173936 to 54+1199,345514,379
63479943 to 64+1285,815800,194
737851051 to 76+1401,3441,201,538
840921160 to 90+1554,3791,755,917
943981171 to 106+1755,0492,510,966
10461041283 to 125+11,016,5333,527,499
11491111298 to 146+11,898,6025,426,101
125211713114 to 171+11,964,0197,390,120
135512313133 to 200+22,573,7319,963,851
145813014155 to 232+24,676,43914,640,290
156013414171 to 257+23,017,32717,657,617
166213815189 to 283+27,823,00125,480,618
176414215209 to 313+215,264,20840,744,826
186614616230 to 345+226,272,84567,017,671
196815116253 to 380+262,872,274129,889,945
207015516279 to 418+2212,023,122341,913,067
217215917307 to 460+3N/AN/A
2274N/A17338 to 506+3N/AN/A
2376N/A18371 to 557+3N/AN/A
2478N/A18408 to 611+3N/AN/A
2580N/A18448 to 671+3N/AN/A
2682N/A19491 to 737+3N/AN/A
2784N/A19539 to 808+3N/AN/A
2886N/A19591 to 886+3N/AN/A
2988N/A20647 to 971+3N/AN/A
3090N/A20709 to 1064+4N/AN/A
3191N/A20742 to 1113+4N/AN/A
3292N/A20776 to 1165+4N/AN/A
3393N/A21812 to 1219+4N/AN/A
3494N/A21850 to 1275+4N/AN/A
3595N/A21889 to 1334+4N/AN/A
3696N/A21930 to 1395+4N/AN/A
3797N/A21973 to 1459+4N/AN/A
3898N/A221017 to 1526+4N/AN/A
3999N/A221064 to 1596+4N/AN/A
40100N/A221112 to 1668+4N/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
13The CataclysmThe Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem
Corrupted
The mighty warriors traded in blows, the nimble archers in arrows, yet it was the brazen thaumaturgists who would bring catastrophe to all.
random corrupted level 21 Spell 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 Blade Blast:

ItemLimitRadiusStats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Blade Blast.

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 Blade Blast Area of Effect 166Blade Blast has 16% increased Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Blade Blast Area of Effect 275Blade Blast has 24% increased Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Blade Blast Damage 166Blade Blast deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Blade Blast Damage 275Blade Blast deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Blade Blast Detonation Area 166Blade Blast detonates other Lingering Blades within an 50% increased Areahelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Blade Blast Detonation Area 275Blade Blast detonates other Lingering Blades within an 75% increased Areahelmet 100
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Blade Blast has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Illusionist Blade Blast EffectIllusionist Blade Blast EffectSkill Gem EffectReplaces the standard effect on a Blade Blast gem with an illusionist version.Replaces the standard effect on a Blade Blast gem with an illusionist version.
Sawblade Blast EffectSawblade Blast EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Blade Blast becomes a Sawblade Effect.Your Blade Blast becomes a Sawblade Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.10.0
  • Blade Blast has been added to the game.

References