Consider helping out in updating the wiki for 3.5.0 - see Path_of_Exile_Wiki:To-do_list/3.5.0.

Most of the game data is live. Cleanup of old things & new maps will take a bit.

Flame Totem

From Path of Exile Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Flame TotemTotem, Spell, Projectile, Fire
Mana Cost: (12-42)
Cast Time: 0.25 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 25%
Projectile Speed: 750
Requires Level 4Summons a totem that fires a stream of flame at nearby enemies.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased totem life
Totem lasts 8 seconds
Deals (1-122) to (2-183) Fire Damage
Summons a Totem which uses the Supported Skill
Projectiles Pierce all Targets
Fires (0-2) additional Projectiles
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Flame Totem skill icon.pngFlame Totem inventory icon.png
Level: 5
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemFlameTotem

Flame Totem skill screenshot.jpg

Flame Totem creates a totem that fires a stream of flame at nearby enemies, dealing fire damage to them. Totem range is 100.

Skill Functions and Interactions

This skill is affected by any passives that affect totems, however, nodes such as Totemic Zeal will not be displayed in tooltip DPS due to engine limitation.

If you wear The Three DragonsThe Three Dragons
Golden Mask
Quality: +20%
Evasion: 115
Energy Shield: 22
Requires Level 35, 40 Dex, 40 Int+(26-30)% to all Elemental Resistances
Your Fire Damage can Shock but not Ignite
Your Cold Damage can Ignite but not Freeze or Chill
Your Lightning Damage can Freeze but not Shock
"The ice seared his naked feet
As the lightning stilled his heart,
But it was the flames upon his lover's face
That roused him to vengeance."
- From 'The Three Dragons' by Victario of Sarn
unique helmet and use Herald of ThunderHerald of ThunderSpell, AoE, Duration, Lightning, Herald
Radius: 32
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: 120%
Requires Level 16Channel lightning through your hands, adding lightning damage to spells and attacks. If you kill a shocked enemy, lightning bolts will strike enemies around you for a short duration. The lightning bolt damage inflicted by this skill is not affected by modifiers to spell damage.Per 1% Quality:
0.75% increased Lightning Damage
Adds (2-19) to (7-76) Lightning Damage to Spells
Adds (2-19) to (7-76) Lightning Damage to Attacks
Deals (1-27) to (34-1303) Lightning Damage
Base duration is 6 seconds
Cannot inflict Shock
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Thunder skill icon.png
skill, killing a shocked enemy by your Flame Totem won't proc Herald of Thunder's on kill effect and this is intentional.[1]

Additional projectiles: Only one projectile will hit an enemy per cast. Increasing the number of projectiles will only help to hit more enemies per cast, but will not multiply the damages on enemies.

Projectile Speed: Affects the distance that the projectile will travel as well as its speed.

Gem level progression

Exp.Total Exp.
1400121 to 2N/A00
2600141 to 3N/A841841
39170162 to 4N/A3,0993,940
4122114173 to 5N/A7,43311,373
5162618194 to 7Fires an22,89534,268
6203122216 to 10Fires an49,72583,993
7243725239 to 13Fires an95,714179,707
82842292411 to 17Fires an169,595349,302
93247332614 to 22Fires 2283,759633,061
103652362918 to 28Fires 2453,9961,087,057
114058403124 to 35Fires 2703,1281,790,185
124463443230 to 45Fires 21,061,2232,851,408
134868483337 to 56Fires 22,065,8704,917,278
145274513447 to 70Fires 22,507,1107,424,388
155578543655 to 83Fires 22,573,7319,998,119
165882573765 to 97Fires 27,611,35117,609,470
176186603976 to 114Fires 213,437,90831,047,378
186490624089 to 134Fires 225,052,14756,099,525
1967946541105 to 157Fires 243,869,43699,968,961
2070986842122 to 183Fires 2242,081,178342,050,139
21721007043136 to 203Fires 2N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A44150 to 225Fires 2N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A45166 to 249Fires 2N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A46184 to 276Fires 2N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A47204 to 305Fires 2N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A48225 to 338Fires 2N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A49249 to 373Fires 2N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A50275 to 412Fires 2N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A51303 to 455Fires 2N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A52335 to 502Fires 2N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A52352 to 528Fires 2N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A52370 to 554Fires 2N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A53388 to 582Fires 2N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A53408 to 611Fires 2N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A54428 to 642Fires 2N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A54449 to 674Fires 2N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A55472 to 707Fires 2N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A55495 to 743Fires 2N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A55520 to 780Fires 2N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A56545 to 818Fires 2N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Quest reward

This item is given as quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Flame Totem.

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
EnchantmentFlameTotemDamage16625% increased Flame Totem Damage
EnchantmentFlameTotemDamage27540% increased Flame Totem Damage
EnchantmentFlameTotemNumOfAdditionalProjectiles166Flame Totem fires an additional Projectile
EnchantmentFlameTotemNumOfAdditionalProjectiles275Flame Totem fires 2 additional Projectiles
EnchantmentFlameTotemProjectileSpeed16620% increased Flame Totem Projectile Speed
EnchantmentFlameTotemProjectileSpeed27530% increased Flame Totem Projectile Speed


The list below shows microtransactions for Flame Totem.

Ghostflame Flame Totem
Ghostflame Flame TotemFlame Totem Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Flame Totem becomes possessed with ghostly fire.
Your Flame Totem becomes possessed with ghostly fire.

Monster stats



  • 40% elemental resistance
  • 20% chaos resistance
Level Life
4 67
6 88
9 120
12 161
16 226
20 308
24 411
28 538
32 693
36 882
40 1114
44 1393
48 1734
52 2146
55 2507
58 2928
61 3407
64 3957
67 4589
70 5312
72 5853
74 6444
76 7088
78 7793
80 8564
82 9405
84 10322
86 11327
88 12421
90 13615

Version history

Version Changes
  • Cast speed has been reduced from 200ms to 250ms. Flame Totem now does 25% less damage at Level 1, up to 24% more damage at Level 20. When combined with the cast speed changes, this now does 40% less DPS at level 1, up to 0% at level 21. It does more damage at levels 22 and beyond.
  • Now adds additional projectiles to spray as it levels up. Totem life increased. It now increases totem life by 1% per 1% quality (was 3% per 1% quality). Critical Strike Chance has been increased from 4% to 5%.
  • Cast duration is slowed from 80ms to 200ms.
  • Damage has been increased by 270% at level 1 of the gem, increasing to 294% at level 15 of the gem.
  • Mana cost reduced.
  • Damage at high levels has been reduced (around 10% less damage at level 15).
  • Spells with Damage Effectiveness no longer have their own damage affected by Damage Effectiveness.
    Damage values on these skills have been updated to reflect this.
  • Reduced damage by 14% and life by an additional 30%.
  • Fixed a bug where it was not affected by the damage penalties that the Multiple Projectiles gems conferred.
  • Fixed a bug where Flame Totem would not correctly list what it does.
  • Flame Totem has been added to the game.


  1. Mark_GGG (February 12, 2015). "Flame Totem with Three Dragons do not proc HoT on kill effect". Path of Exile Forum. Retrieved February 12, 2015.