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Herald of Thunder

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Herald 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 apply 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.pngHerald of Thunder 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/SkillGemHeraldOfThunder

Herald of Thunder skill screenshot.jpg

Herald of Thunder is a self-cast buff that reserves mana to increase damage output. See also Herald of AshHerald of AshSpell, AoE, Fire, Herald, Duration
Radius: 10
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 16Grants a buff providing fire damage based on your physical damage. While you have this buff, if you kill an enemy, other enemies near them will be burned based on the overkill damage. The burn inflicted by this skill can only be affected by modifiers to damage over time (burning damage is damage over time).Per 1% Quality:
0.75% increased Fire Damage
Gain 15% of your Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage
Base duration is 4 seconds
Base Burning Damage is 25% of Overkill Damage
(9-12)% more Spell Fire Damage
(0-38)% more Burning Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Ash skill icon.png
and Herald of IceHerald of IceSpell, AoE, Cold, Herald
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: 80%
Requires Level 16Channel ice through your hands, adding cold damage to spells and attacks. If you shatter an enemy, they explode and deal AoE cold damage to enemies near them. The AoE cold damage inflicted by this skill is not affected by modifiers to spell damage.Per 1% Quality:
0.75% increased Cold Damage
Adds (4-38) to (5-56) Cold Damage to Spells
Adds (4-38) to (5-56) Cold Damage to Attacks
Deals (18-308) to (26-462) Cold Damage
Damage cannot be Reflected
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Ice skill icon.png
.

Mechanics

Similar to the Herald of Ash and Herald of Ice skill gems, Herald of Thunder has two separate effects.

The first effect adds x-y lightning damage to both spells and attacks. Damage dealt by this effect can shock.

The second effect is triggered when a shocked enemy is killed. Lightning bolts strike enemies and destructable objects within Herald of Thunder's radius for its duration dealing lightning secondary damage. This AoE remains centered on the character's location if the character moves. Damage dealt by this effect cannot inflict shock, and is not an area of effect.

The on-kill effect will strike an enemy or destructible object every 250ms, but will not strike the same enemy again within 400ms.[1]

The on-kill effect from Herald of Thunder applies to enemies killed by attacks as well as spells, but not if they are killed by minions, traps/mines or totems.

Interactions

  • Elemental Damage: Elemental and lightning damage modifiers affect both the on-hit and on-kill effects of Herald of Thunder. Added damage from support gems such as Added Cold Damage SupportAdded Cold Damage SupportCold, Support
    Icon: C
    Mana Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 8Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Cold Damage
    Supported Skills have (4-169) to (6-254) added Cold 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.
    and Added Chaos Damage SupportAdded Chaos Damage SupportChaos, Support
    Icon: H
    Mana Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Chaos Damage
    Supported Skills have (17-170) to (26-255) added Chaos 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.
    only applies to Herald of Thunder's on-kill effect.
  • Casting and Spell Interactions: Because Herald of Thunder's lightning bolts is secondary damage and not spell damage it is not directly affected by items, support gems or passive skills which specifically modify spells. However, such spell modifiers will affect Herald of Thunder's added on-hit damage if the skill that damage is added to is a spell. Being a cast, Herald of Thunder benefits from items, support gems and passive skills which modify cast (e.g. faster casting). Faster casting increases the cast speed of the Herald of Thunder buff itself, but does not affect any other aspect of the skill.[2]
  • Area of Effect: AoE modifiers like Increased Area of Effect SupportIncreased Area of Effect SupportSupport, AoE
    Icon: E
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 38Supports any skill with an area of effect.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area Damage
    Supported Skills have (30-49)% increased Area of EffectThis 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.
    and Concentrated Effect SupportConcentrated Effect SupportSupport, AoE
    Icon: o
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 18Supports any skill with an area of effect, regardless of whether that skill deals damage.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area Damage
    Supported Skills have 30% less Area of Effect
    Supported Skills deal (35-54)% more Area 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.
    affect the radius in which which Herald of Thunder's on-kill effect can strike targets. Concentrated Effect SupportConcentrated Effect SupportSupport, AoE
    Icon: o
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 18Supports any skill with an area of effect, regardless of whether that skill deals damage.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area Damage
    Supported Skills have 30% less Area of Effect
    Supported Skills deal (35-54)% more Area 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.
    does not appear to increase the tooltip damage of Herald of Thunder's on-kill effect.
  • Duration: Duration modifiers like Increased Duration SupportIncreased Duration SupportSupport, Duration
    Icon: D
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill with a duration.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Skill Effect Duration
    Supported Skills have (45-64)% increased Skill Effect DurationThis 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.
    and Less Duration SupportLess Duration SupportSupport, Duration
    Icon: d
    Mana Multiplier: 120%
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill that has a duration.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% reduced Skill Effect Duration
    Supported Skills have (40-49)% less Skill Effect Duration
    Supported Skills deal (10-19)% more 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.
    affect the duration of the on-kill effect.
  • Auras, Buffs and Mana Reservation: Like Herald of AshHerald of AshSpell, AoE, Fire, Herald, Duration
    Radius: 10
    Mana Reserved: 25%
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 16Grants a buff providing fire damage based on your physical damage. While you have this buff, if you kill an enemy, other enemies near them will be burned based on the overkill damage. The burn inflicted by this skill can only be affected by modifiers to damage over time (burning damage is damage over time).Per 1% Quality:
    0.75% increased Fire Damage
    Gain 15% of your Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage
    Base duration is 4 seconds
    Base Burning Damage is 25% of Overkill Damage
    (9-12)% more Spell Fire Damage
    (0-38)% more Burning Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Herald of Ash skill icon.png
    and Herald of IceHerald of IceSpell, AoE, Cold, Herald
    Mana Reserved: 25%
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Damage Effectiveness: 80%
    Requires Level 16Channel ice through your hands, adding cold damage to spells and attacks. If you shatter an enemy, they explode and deal AoE cold damage to enemies near them. The AoE cold damage inflicted by this skill is not affected by modifiers to spell damage.Per 1% Quality:
    0.75% increased Cold Damage
    Adds (4-38) to (5-56) Cold Damage to Spells
    Adds (4-38) to (5-56) Cold Damage to Attacks
    Deals (18-308) to (26-462) Cold Damage
    Damage cannot be Reflected
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Herald of Ice skill icon.png
    , Herald of Thunder is not an aura and does not receive bonuses from aura nodes, items or support gems. It does reserve mana however, and it therefore benefits from reduced Mana Reserved modifiers.
  • Quality: Herald of Thunder's increased lightning damage quality bonus is global, meaning that it affects the character's lightning damage from all sources, not only Herald of Thunder.
  • Cannot Apply Shock: Herald of Thunder's on-kill effect cannot apply Shock. However, if 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
    is equipped, the on-kill effect can apply Freeze.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.intelligenceSpell
Lightning
Damage
Attack
Lightning
Damage
Lightning
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
116412 to 72 to 71 to 3400
220502 to 92 to 91 to 4749,72549,725
324583 to 113 to 111 to 6595,714145,439
428673 to 143 to 142 to 87169,595315,034
531734 to 164 to 162 to 108199,345514,379
634795 to 185 to 183 to 135285,815800,194
737855 to 215 to 213 to 166401,3441,201,538
840926 to 246 to 244 to 203554,3791,755,917
943987 to 277 to 275 to 248755,0492,510,966
10461048 to 318 to 316 to 3011,016,5333,527,499
11491119 to 359 to 358 to 3631,898,6025,426,101
125211710 to 3910 to 399 to 4361,964,0197,390,120
135512311 to 4411 to 4411 to 5222,573,7319,963,851
145813012 to 4912 to 4913 to 6234,676,43914,640,290
156013413 to 5313 to 5315 to 7083,017,32717,657,617
166213814 to 5714 to 5717 to 8037,823,00125,480,618
176414215 to 6115 to 6119 to 90815,264,20840,744,826
186614616 to 6616 to 6621 to 102626,272,84567,017,671
196815118 to 7118 to 7124 to 115762,872,274129,889,945
207015519 to 7619 to 7627 to 1303212,023,122341,913,067
217215920 to 8120 to 8131 to 1451N/AN/A
2274N/A22 to 8722 to 8734 to 1615N/AN/A
2376N/A23 to 9423 to 9438 to 1796N/AN/A
2478N/A25 to 10025 to 10043 to 1995N/AN/A
2580N/A27 to 10727 to 10748 to 2215N/AN/A
2682N/A29 to 11529 to 11554 to 2457N/AN/A
2784N/A31 to 12331 to 12360 to 2723N/AN/A
2886N/A33 to 13133 to 13167 to 3016N/AN/A
2988N/A35 to 14035 to 14075 to 3338N/AN/A
3090N/A37 to 15037 to 15083 to 3692N/AN/A
3191N/A39 to 15539 to 15588 to 3884N/AN/A
3292N/A40 to 16040 to 16092 to 4076N/AN/A
3393N/A41 to 16541 to 16596 to 4283N/AN/A
3494N/A43 to 17043 to 170101 to 4490N/AN/A
3595N/A44 to 17644 to 176106 to 4712N/AN/A
3696N/A45 to 18245 to 182111 to 4934N/AN/A
3797N/A47 to 18847 to 188116 to 5171N/AN/A
3898N/A48 to 19448 to 194121 to 5408N/AN/A
3999N/A50 to 20050 to 200126 to 5660N/AN/A
40100N/A52 to 20752 to 207132 to 5912N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Intruders in Black
Act 2

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Root of the Problem
Act 2
Yeena
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Unique items

ItemLvl.Stats
Fidelitas' Spike
Fidelitas' Spike
Jagged Foil
One Handed Sword
Quality: +20%
Elemental Damage: 1–(40-50)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.50%
Attacks per Second: (2.00-2.08)
Weapon Range: 12
Requires Level 22, 77 Dex+25% to Global Critical Strike MultiplierNo Physical Damage
Adds 1 to (40-50) Lightning Damage
(25-30)% increased Attack Speed
+2 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks
(15-20)% chance to Shock
50% increased Herald of Thunder Buff Effect
Maligaro was transformed by Raulo's love.
Thaumaturgy allowed Maligaro to return the favour.
22+25% to Global Critical Strike MultiplierNo Physical Damage
Adds 1 to (40-50) Lightning Damage
(25-30)% increased Attack Speed
+2 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks
(15-20)% chance to Shock
50% increased Herald of Thunder Buff Effect

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Herald of Thunder.

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
EnchantmentHeraldOfThunderDamage16625% increased Herald of Thunder Damage
EnchantmentHeraldOfThunderDamage2_7540% increased Herald of Thunder Damage
EnchantmentHeraldOfThunderManaReservation16620% reduced Herald of Thunder Mana Reservation
EnchantmentHeraldOfThunderManaReservation27530% reduced Herald of Thunder Mana Reservation

Microtransactions

The list below shows microtransactions for Herald of Thunder.

ItemEffect(s)
Automaton Herald Effect
Automaton Herald EffectHerald SkinYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes an Automaton Effect.
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes an Automaton Effect.
Divine Herald Effect
Divine Herald EffectHerald Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a divine effect.
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a divine effect.
Gloom Herald Effect
Gloom Herald EffectHerald Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a dark effect.
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a dark effect.
Gore Herald Effect
Gore Herald EffectHerald Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a gory effect.
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a gory effect.
Innocence Herald Effect
Innocence Herald EffectHerald SkinYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes an innocence effect.
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes an innocence effect.
Purple Herald Effect
Purple Herald EffectHerald Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a purple effect.
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a purple effect.
Sin Herald Effect
Sin Herald EffectHerald SkinYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a sin effect.
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a sin effect.
Wasteland Herald Effect
Wasteland Herald EffectHerald SkinYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a Wasteland Effect.
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a Wasteland Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.4.0
  • Now instant by default and can therefore be used while moving.
  • All instant skills now have cooldown 1 second or less.
  • Instant skills cannot be supported by Spell Echo and will not be cast a second time by similar effects (such as from the Echoing Shrine).
1.3.0
  • Herald of IceHerald of IceSpell, AoE, Cold, Herald
    Mana Reserved: 25%
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Damage Effectiveness: 80%
    Requires Level 16Channel ice through your hands, adding cold damage to spells and attacks. If you shatter an enemy, they explode and deal AoE cold damage to enemies near them. The AoE cold damage inflicted by this skill is not affected by modifiers to spell damage.Per 1% Quality:
    0.75% increased Cold Damage
    Adds (4-38) to (5-56) Cold Damage to Spells
    Adds (4-38) to (5-56) Cold Damage to Attacks
    Deals (18-308) to (26-462) Cold Damage
    Damage cannot be Reflected
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Herald of Ice skill icon.png
    and 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 apply 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
    have been changed from Spell to Cast active skill types to indicate that they deal secondary damage and not spell damage.
1.2.4
  • Herald of Thunder has been added to the game.

References

  1. Jibblies (October 27, 2014). "Herald of Thunder". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  2. Daniel_GGG (January 19, 2015). "Herald of Thunder and Faster Casting". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved January 19, 2015.