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Melee Splash Support

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Melee Splash SupportSupport, Melee, Attack, AoE
Icon: S
Radius: 14
Mana Multiplier: 160%
Requires Level 8Supports single-target melee attack skills, causing their melee strike to deal spash damage around the target.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of Effect
Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less Damage to surrounding targets
Supported Skills deal Splash Damage to surrounding targets
Supported Skills have (0-57)% more Melee Splash Area of Effect
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.
Melee Splash Support inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 8
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Transmutation
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment

Melee Splash is a support gem that can be linked with a single-target melee skill gem to add an area of effect to the attack.

Skill functions and interactions

Melee Splash does not work with melee skills that already have an area of effect, such as Ground SlamGround SlamAttack, AoE, Melee
Radius: 35
Mana Cost: 6
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (90% to 120%)
The character slams the ground in front of them with their main hand weapon, creating a wave that travels forward and damages enemies with an increased chance to stun. Only works with Staves or Maces.Per 1% Quality:
1.5% increased Stun Duration on enemies
Deals (90-120.4)% of Base Damage
25% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
+(0-6) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ground Slam skill icon.png
and CleaveCleaveAttack, AoE, Melee
Radius: 20
Mana Cost: 6
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (110% to 163%)
The character swings their weapon (or both weapons if dual wielding) in an arc towards the target. Also does damage to other nearby monsters. Only works with Axes and Swords.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack Speed
Deals (110-163.2)% of Base Damage
When Dual Wielding, Deals 60% Damage from each Weapon combined
+(0-6) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Cleave skill icon.png
. Infernal BlowInfernal BlowAttack, AoE, Melee, Fire
Radius: 15
Mana Cost: 6
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: (130% to 160%)
Hits the enemy, converting some of your physical damage to fire damage. If the enemy dies soon after being hit, they will explode, dealing fire damage to nearby enemies. The damage from this explosion cannot be reflected. Requires a Sword, Axe, Mace, Staff or Unarmed.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (130-160.4)% of Base Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
Base duration is 0.5 seconds
Explosion deals base Fire Damage equal to 10% of the corpse's maximum Life
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Infernal Blow skill icon.png
has the "AoE" gem tag for its explosion effect, but the primary hit is still single-target and will benefit from Melee Splash. Whirling BladesWhirling BladesAttack, Movement, Melee
Mana Cost: 15
Cast Time: 2.60 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (80% to 99%)
Requires Level 10Dive through enemies, dealing weapon damage. Only works with daggers, claws and one handed swords. Cannot be supported by Multistrike.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack Speed
Deals (80-99)% of Base DamagePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Whirling Blades skill icon.png
, although being a melee skill and not having an AoE, is not compatible with Melee Splash.

Skills supported by Melee Splash do not receive the AoE gem tag.[1]

Modifiers to AoE (e.g. Area of Effect radius and Area Damage) will apply to the AoE component of Melee Splash. However, damage on target initially struck does not count as an AoE and will not be affected by relevant bonuses, using splash effectively grants a normal hit on the primary target plus a donut-shaped AoE around it.

The area of effect created by Melee Splash has a base radius of 14 units. [2]

Melee Splash will also "spread" effects, for example, if your initial hit is a knock back to the target you hit with a single-target skill, nearby enemies within the radius of Melee Splash will also get knocked back. Same works with stuns as well. This is very effective with Heavy Strike as it is a guaranteed knockback per hit.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.strengthless
Damage
(other)
more
AoE
Exp.Total Exp.
181835%N/A00
2102135%3%3,2313,231
3132534%6%9,56912,800
4173134%9%28,18940,989
5213733%12%59,146100,135
6254333%15%111,192211,327
7294932%18%193,800405,127
8335532%21%320,280725,407
9376131%24%507,8391,233,246
10406631%27%554,3791,787,625
11437030%30%755,0492,542,674
12467530%33%1,016,5333,559,207
13497929%36%1,898,6025,457,809
14528429%39%1,964,0197,421,828
15558828%42%2,573,7319,995,559
16589328%45%7,610,83917,606,398
17619727%48%13,436,88431,043,282
186410227%51%25,050,61156,093,893
196710626%54%43,867,38899,961,281
207011126%57%242,078,618342,039,899
217211425%60%N/AN/A
2274N/A25%63%N/AN/A
2376N/A24%66%N/AN/A
2478N/A24%69%N/AN/A
2580N/A23%72%N/AN/A
2682N/A23%75%N/AN/A
2784N/A22%78%N/AN/A
2886N/A22%81%N/AN/A
2988N/A21%84%N/AN/A
3090N/A21%87%N/AN/A

Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
The Caged Brute
Act 1
yes
yes
no
no
yes
yes
yes

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
The Caged Brute
Act 1
Nessa
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
yes
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth
yes

Version history

Version Changes
2.6.0
  • Now gains 3% more area of effect per level (from 1% radius per level).
2.4.0
  • It now only has 35% Less Damage to Other Targets at level 1 (down from 50% Less). It now has 26% less at level 20 (from 31%).
2.1.0
  • Melee Splash now applies to a significantly larger area, has no penalty on its primary hit, and increases in radius as the gem levels up.
2.0.0
  • No longer gains increased damage per level. Instead, now gains 1% more damage to the main target and 1% increased damage to the other targets, alternating per level. (was x% increased Melee Physical Damage, 16% less Damage to main target)
  • It now grants 0.5% increased area of effect radius per 1% of quality (was 1% per 1% quality).
1.0.2b
  • Fixed a bug where area damage bonuses would not benefit Viper StrikeViper StrikeAttack, Duration, Melee, Chaos
    Mana Cost: 5
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Damage Effectiveness: (115% to 142%)
    Hits the enemy, adding some of your physical damage as chaos damage and applying poison. Requires a claw, dagger or sword.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Deals (115-141.6)% of Base Damage
    25% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
    60% chance to Poison on Hit
    Base duration is 4 seconds
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Viper Strike skill icon.png
    when supported by Melee Splash SupportMelee Splash SupportSupport, Melee, Attack, AoE
    Icon: S
    Radius: 14
    Mana Multiplier: 160%
    Requires Level 8Supports single-target melee attack skills, causing their melee strike to deal spash damage around the target.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less Damage to surrounding targets
    Supported Skills deal Splash Damage to surrounding targets
    Supported Skills have (0-57)% more Melee Splash Area of Effect
    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.
    .
  • The Melee Splash damage penalty is no longer specifically attack damage.
0.11.4
  • Fixed the stat description on Melee Splash support being wrong.
0.11.2
  • Melee Splash now has a line of sight check. You will not be able to Splash past walls or other objects that block line of sight from the target point of the attack.
0.11.1c
  • Fix a bug where Shield Charge Multistrike SupportMultistrike SupportAttack, Melee, Support
    Icon: 3
    Mana Multiplier: 180%
    Requires Level 38Supports melee attack skills, making them repeat twice when used, targeting a random enemy each time. Cannot support Vaal skills, totem skills, channelling skills, or triggered skills.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Physical Damage
    Supported Skills Repeat 2 additional times
    Supported Skills have (75-94)% more Melee Attack Speed
    Supported Skills deal 30% less Attack 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.
    hits after the first did no damage.
0.11.1b
  • Fixed a crash with Shield ChargeShield ChargeAttack, AoE, Movement, Melee
    Mana Cost: 8
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Damage Effectiveness: (50% to 61%)
    Requires Level 10Charges at a targeted location or enemy, pushing away enemies in your path and repeatedly dealing damage in a small area in front of you. You deal damage in a larger area when you reach the target. The further you travel, the more damage you deal, and the greater your chance of stunning enemies. Cannot be supported by Multistrike.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Damage
    Deals (50-61.4)% of Base Damage
    50% increased Stun Threshold reduction on enemies at Maximum charge distance
    75% increased Movement Speed
    200% more Damage with Hits at Maximum Charge Distance
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Shield Charge skill icon.png
    and Melee Splash SupportMelee Splash SupportSupport, Melee, Attack, AoE
    Icon: S
    Radius: 14
    Mana Multiplier: 160%
    Requires Level 8Supports single-target melee attack skills, causing their melee strike to deal spash damage around the target.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less Damage to surrounding targets
    Supported Skills deal Splash Damage to surrounding targets
    Supported Skills have (0-57)% more Melee Splash Area of Effect
    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.
    .
0.11.0b
  • Increased Melee Splash radius by 17%.
0.11.0
  • Damage penalty reduced from -20% to -16%.
0.10.5
  • Melee Splash has been added to the game.

References

  1. Mark_GGG (April 3, 2017). "Mechanical Questions Thread". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  2. Mark_GGG (March 28, 2016). "Some Mechanics questions answered by Mark". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved September 17, 2017.