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Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Projectile Speed: 3260Requires Level 28Fires an arrow which will stick into an enemy or wall, and then explode, dealing area damage around it, either after a duration or when the maximum number of arrows stuck to that target is reached. If an enemy has multiple Explosive Arrows stuck in them, the first one to explode will consume the others, adding their damage to its explosion.Per 1% Quality:
1% chance to Ignite enemies
1% increased Skill Effect DurationBase duration is 1 seconds
+2 to Explosion Radius per Explosive Arrow on Target, up to +12
Explosion will have (47-522) to (71-783) added Fire Damage
Explosion deals 50% less Base Damage
Explosion deals 3% more Damage with Hits and Ailments per Explosive Arrow on Target
Maximum 20 Explosive Arrows stuck in an EnemyPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.Acquisition
Level: 28Purchase Costs
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Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemExplosiveArrow
Explosive Arrow is a bow attack skill that fires an arrow which sticks to an enemy or wall and detonates after a duration, dealing fire area of effect damage. Any additional arrows stuck to the enemy after the first one will add its damage to the explosion. Additional arrows on an enemy increases the hit damage, ignite damage, and area of effect of the explosion.
Skill functions and interactions
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Explosive Arrow has two separate damaging effects: an attack and an explosion.
Attack: The Explosive Arrow attack is an arrow which deals weapon damage based on the bow equipped. This component of the skill is affected by any modifiers to bow attacks. At the final destination of the arrow, one of three effects will occur:
- If the arrow gets stuck on the terrain or on an obstacle, it will leave a single fuse charge that will explode after a duration.
- If the arrow gets stuck on a target that does not yet have the debuff Hit by Explosive Arrow, it will apply that debuff with a single fuse charge, which creates an explosion when it expires after a duration.
- If the arrow gets stuck on a target that already has the debuff Hit by Explosive Arrow, the arrow's intended explosion damage will get added to the final explosion. However, the debuff duration will NOT be refreshed.
If the arrow pierces or is evaded by a target, it will not leave a fuse charge on the target, but can still leave a fuse charge on the terrain behind it.
Chaining this projectile will only leave a Fuse Charge on the last target struck, and due to the speed of the initial projectile, can sometimes miss the intended target and collide with an object or terrain, placing a Fuse Charge on the location it hit.
Explosion: When the debuff Hit by Explosive Arrow, or a fuse stuck on terrain expires, it causes an explosion based on the number of fuse charges. This damage is area projectile fire damage, which is also considered bow damage and will scale with sources of weapon damage, bow damage, etc.
If the arrow that applied the Hit by Explosive Arrow debuff is a crit, the explosion will also crit. While subsequent arrows which have crit will apply its total damage to the explosion after critical strike modifiers, the explosion itself will not crit.
Duration: Modifiers to duration, such as from Less Duration SupportLess Duration SupportSupport, Duration
Mana Multiplier: 120%Requires Level 31Supports any skill that has a duration.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% less Skill Effect DurationSupported Skills have (40-49)% less Skill Effect Duration
Supported Skills deal (10-19)% more DamageThis 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 duration of the debuff when it is applied, as well as the duration of the fuse charge if it hits the terrain or an obstacle.
Totem: Ballista Totems will execute this attack until the targeted enemy dies, instantly triggering the explosion, or until the totem is destroyed, causing the applied Fuse Charges to last their remaining duration before exploding.
Gem level progression
|1||28||67||8||47 to 71||0||0|
|2||31||73||8||57 to 86||199,345||199,345|
|3||34||79||8||69 to 104||285,815||485,160|
|4||37||85||8||83 to 125||401,344||886,504|
|5||40||92||9||100 to 149||554,379||1,440,883|
|6||42||96||9||112 to 168||477,437||1,918,320|
|7||44||100||9||126 to 189||583,786||2,502,106|
|8||46||104||9||141 to 212||710,359||3,212,465|
|9||48||109||9||158 to 238||1,355,511||4,567,976|
|10||50||113||9||177 to 266||1,138,877||5,706,853|
|11||52||117||9||198 to 298||1,368,233||7,075,086|
|12||54||121||10||222 to 333||1,638,338||8,713,424|
|13||56||125||10||247 to 371||1,956,648||10,670,072|
|14||58||130||10||276 to 414||3,655,184||14,325,256|
|15||60||134||10||307 to 461||3,017,327||17,342,583|
|16||62||138||10||342 to 513||7,759,995||25,102,578|
|17||64||142||10||381 to 571||15,138,193||40,240,771|
|18||66||146||10||423 to 635||26,083,825||66,324,596|
|19||68||151||10||470 to 705||62,620,247||128,944,843|
|20||70||155||10||522 to 783||211,708,088||340,652,931|
|21||72||159||10||579 to 868||N/A||N/A|
|22||74||N/A||10||642 to 963||N/A||N/A|
|23||76||N/A||11||711 to 1067||N/A||N/A|
|24||78||N/A||11||788 to 1181||N/A||N/A|
|25||80||N/A||11||872 to 1308||N/A||N/A|
|26||82||N/A||11||964 to 1447||N/A||N/A|
|27||84||N/A||11||1067 to 1600||N/A||N/A|
|28||86||N/A||12||1179 to 1768||N/A||N/A|
|29||88||N/A||12||1302 to 1954||N/A||N/A|
|30||90||N/A||12||1438 to 2157||N/A||N/A|
|31||91||N/A||12||1511 to 2267||N/A||N/A|
|32||92||N/A||12||1588 to 2382||N/A||N/A|
|33||93||N/A||12||1668 to 2502||N/A||N/A|
|34||94||N/A||12||1752 to 2628||N/A||N/A|
|35||95||N/A||12||1840 to 2760||N/A||N/A|
|36||96||N/A||12||1933 to 2899||N/A||N/A|
|37||97||N/A||13||2030 to 3044||N/A||N/A|
|38||98||N/A||13||2131 to 3197||N/A||N/A|
|39||99||N/A||13||2238 to 3356||N/A||N/A|
|40||100||N/A||13||2349 to 3524||N/A||N/A|
This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:
|6||The 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 gem||Automatic|
|3||Gemcutter'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|
This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:
|A Fixture of Fate|
|Sever the Right Hand|
|Fallen from Grace|
Related helmet enchantments
The following helmet enchantments affect Explosive Arrow.
Alternate skill effects
Explosive Arrow has the following alternate skill effects:
|Revenant Explosive Arrow EffectRevenant Explosive Arrow EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Explosive Arrow becomes a Revenant Explosive Arrow effect||Your Explosive Arrow becomes a Revenant Explosive Arrow effect|
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