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Holy Flame Totem

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Holy Flame TotemTotem, Spell, Projectile, Fire, Channelling, Physical
Mana Cost: (11-39)
Cast Time: 0.25 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 30%
Projectile Speed: 750
Requires Level 4Summons a totem that channels to fire a stream of flame at nearby enemies, and creates an area of consecrated ground around the totem.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Projectile Speed
Totem lasts 8 seconds
Deals (3-134) to (5-202) Physical Damage
Fires 2 additional Projectiles
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
Projectiles Pierce all Targets
Consecrated Ground grants Immunity to Curses to you and Allies
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Holy Flame Totem skill icon.pngHoly Flame 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

Holy Flame Totem summons totem that fires a stream of flame at nearby enemies, dealing fire damage to them. Damage from the totem deals physical damage converted to fire damage. Each totem also creates consecrated ground around it that also makes allies standing on it immune to curses. 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
Requires Level 16Grants a buff which adds lightning damage to spells and attacks. If you kill a shocked enemy, this skill will create a storm, causing lightning bolts to strike enemies around you for a duration. The damage inflicted by this skill is not affected by modifiers to spell damage.Per 1% Quality:
Buff grants 0.75% increased Lightning Damage
Buff grants (2-19) to (7-76) Added Spell Lightning Damage
Buff grants (2-19) to (7-76) Added Attack Lightning Damage
Deals (1-23) to (31-1108) Lightning Damage
Base duration is 6 seconds
Storm Hits an Enemy every 0.25 Seconds
Cannot inflict Shock
Creates a storm when you Kill a Shocked Enemy
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.
1400113 to 500
2600123 to 6841841
39170134 to 83,0993,940
4122114147 to 117,43311,373
5162618168 to 1422,89534,268
62031221812 to 1849,72583,993
72437251915 to 2395,714179,707
82842292119 to 29169,595349,302
93247332324 to 36283,759633,061
103652362529 to 44453,9961,087,057
114058402636 to 54703,1281,790,185
124463442843 to 651,061,2232,851,408
134868483052 to 782,065,8704,917,278
145274513262 to 942,507,1107,424,388
155578543371 to 1072,573,7319,998,119
165882573481 to 1227,611,35117,609,470
176186603692 to 13813,437,90831,047,378
1864906237105 to 15725,052,14756,099,525
1967946538119 to 17843,869,43699,968,961
2070986839134 to 202242,081,178342,050,139
21721007040146 to 219N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A41158 to 237N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A42172 to 257N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A43186 to 279N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A44201 to 302N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A45218 to 327N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A46236 to 353N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A46255 to 382N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A47275 to 413N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A48297 to 446N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A49309 to 463N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A49321 to 482N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A49334 to 500N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A50347 to 520N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A50360 to 540N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A51374 to 561N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A51388 to 583N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A52403 to 605N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A52419 to 628N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A52435 to 652N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

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
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

Quest reward

This item is given as a 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.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Flame Totem Consecrated Ground Enemy Damage Taken 166Consecrated Ground from Holy Flame Totem applies 6% increased Damage taken to Enemieshelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Flame Totem Consecrated Ground Enemy Damage Taken 275Consecrated Ground from Holy Flame Totem applies 9% increased Damage taken to Enemieshelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Flame Totem Damage 166Holy Flame Totem deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Flame Totem Damage 275Holy Flame Totem deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Flame Totem Num Of Additional Projectiles 166Holy Flame Totem fires an additional Projectilehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Flame Totem Num Of Additional Projectiles 275Holy Flame Totem fires 2 additional Projectileshelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Flame Totem Projectile Speed 166Holy Flame Totem has 20% increased Projectile Speedhelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Flame Totem Projectile Speed 275Holy Flame Totem has 30% increased Projectile Speedhelmet 75
default 0


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Version history

Version Changes
  • Flame Totem has been renamed. It is now Holy Flame Totem.
  • Now creates Consecrated Ground at the totem's location. This consecrated ground grants Curse Immunity.
  • Now deals Physical Damage, and converts 50% of Physical Damage to Fire Damage.
  • Now deals 3 to 5 Physical Damage at gem level 1 (from 1 to 2 Fire Damage), up to 134 to 202 at gem level 20 (from 122 to 183).
  • Now costs 11 mana to cast at gem level 1 (from 12) up to 39 mana at gem level 20 (from 42).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 30% (from 25%).
  • Now fires 2 additional projectiles at all levels (previously gained additional projectiles at gem levels 5 and 9). These projectiles fire in a wider cone than previously.
  • Now has 20% more Totem Life.
  • Now gains 1% increased Projectile Speed per 1% quality (previously gained 1% increased Totem Life per 1% quality).
  • Is now considered 'Channelling', and will be affected by things which modify Channelled skills.
  • 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.