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Molten StrikeAttack, Projectile, AoE, Melee, Fire
Mana Cost: 6
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (120%-161%)
Projectile Speed: 750
Attacks a target with physical and fire damage, causing balls of molten magma to launch forth from your weapon as you swing. These will explode, causing AoE attack damage to enemies where they land.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Fire Damage
Deals (120-161)% of Base Damage
60% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
Fires 2 additional Projectiles
Projectiles deal (40-30)% less Damage
Damage over time caused by Projectiles deals (40-30)% less Damage
+(0-2) to Melee range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Molten Strike skill icon.pngMolten Strike inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 5
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemMoltenStrike

Molten Strike skill screenshot.jpg

Molten Strike is an attack skill consisting of two parts: an initial melee attack hit and a projectile attack.

Skill functions

An attack with Molten Strike consists of two parts:

Modifiers that require the keywords Melee, Projectile, or AoE only apply to the appropriate portions of the attack. For example, supporting Molten Strike with Melee Physical Damage SupportMelee Physical Damage SupportMelee, Support, Attack
Icon: M
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 18Supports melee attack skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Physical Damage
Supported Skills deal (30-49)% more Melee Physical Damage
Supported Skills deal (30-49)% more Damage with Bleeding and Poison caused by Melee Hits
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.
will increase the damage of the melee hit but not the projectiles. That said, passive points that grant Increased damage with one-handed melee weapons for example will in fact affect the projectile attack as well if one is using a one-handed weapon, since it is still an attack that is dealt with a melee weapon (though the damage you're dealing is not actually melee damage).

Magma projectiles: Unmodified projectiles will deal (72 to 87.96)% of full weapon damage, of which 60% of physical is converted to fire damage. Supporting Molten Strike with Lesser Multiple Projectiles SupportLesser Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
Icon: l
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 8Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
Supported Skills fire 2 additional Projectiles
Supported Skills deal (25-16)% less Projectile 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.
or Greater Multiple Projectiles SupportGreater Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
Icon: P
Mana Multiplier: 165%
Requires Level 38Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
Supported Skills fire 4 additional Projectiles
Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less Projectile 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.
will increase the number of projectiles fired while reducing their damage, but will not affect the initial melee hit in any way. Since the projectiles are not a melee attack, Strength's melee physical damage bonus does not apply (unless the player has Iron Grip). It is possible for more than one projectile from this skill to hit a single enemy, including the one that was already hit by melee attack, although the chance to hit the initial target is considerably reduced because of deadzone around it. The projectile explosions themselves have a radius of 9[1].

Damage conversion: Like all converted damage, the fire portion of Molten Strike's damage will be modified by both fire damage and physical damage increases.

Tooltip damage: Damage per hit and DPS displayed on the skill tooltip show only the melee portion of the attack, with that of projectiles dependent on the average number of hits expected from the skill. An estimate to the area DPS and total single target DPS of the skill can be obtained using the calculator on the link

Skill interactions

Dual Wielding: Dual wielding attacks with Molten Strike will alternate the weapon being swung.

Gain on hit: The stated amount on hit will be restored for both the initial hit and for each projectile that strikes an enemy.

Area of effect: Projectiles are spread randomly over a 270 degree circular area within a radius of 5 to 20 units[2] around the target struck. Increased AoE bonuses affect both the explosion area of individual projectiles and the area they are spread over, resulting in similar degree of coverage over a larger area. Increased AoE bonuses only affect the outer radius; the inner radius is always 5. Unlike other skills such as Firestorm, Molten Strike ball landing positions are sampled uniformly over the arc's angle and radius rather than over the area of the circular arc[3].

Piercing, forking and chaining projectiles: Molten Strike projectiles cannot chain, pierce or fork, since they are ground-targeted.

Point Blank: Projectiles are affected by Point Blank even though the melee attack is not.[4] While the description of Point Blank doesn't make this exactly clear, the damage multiplier received from it is proportional to the distance it has traveled from the melee target's location at the time the projectile was created. The maximum travel distance of Molten Strike is based purely on modifiers to Area of Effect.

Vicious Projectiles SupportVicious Projectiles SupportProjectile, Attack, Support
Icon: d
Mana Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 18Supports projectile attack skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Physical Damage
Supported Skills deal (30-49)% more Physical Projectile Attack Damage
Supported Skills have 10% less Projectile Attack Speed
Supported Skills deal (30-49)% more Physical Damage over Time
Supported Skills deal (30-49)% more Chaos Damage over Time
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 Projectiles will receive the damage multiplier, however Molten Strike attack speed will not be lessened because it is a Melee Attack that triggers a Projectile Attack, and is not a Projectile Attack itself.

Projectile Speed: While Molten Strike can be supported by Faster Projectiles SupportFaster Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
Icon: j
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Requires Level 31Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
Supported Skills have (50-69)% increased Projectile Speed
Supported Skills deal (20-29)% increased Projectile 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.
and Slower Projectiles SupportSlower Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
Icon: J
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 31Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage
Supported Skills have (30-49)% less Projectile Speed
Supported Skills deal (20-29)% more Projectile 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.
only the damage modifiers will have any effect. Projectile speed modifiers from support gems, gear or passive skills do not alter the delay between the projectiles being created and their ground impact.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.strengthDamage
Effectiveness
Damage
Multiplier
RangeExp.Total Exp.
110120%120%N/A00
220122%122.2%N/A7070
3416124%124.3%N/A308378
4722127%126.5%N/A1,5541,932
51131129%128.6%N/A6,6678,599
61641131%130.8%N/A26,04734,646
72050133%133%149,72584,371
82458135%135.1%195,714180,085
92867137%137.3%1169,595349,680
103275139%139.4%1283,759633,439
113683142%141.6%1453,9961,087,435
124092144%143.8%1703,1281,790,563
1344100146%145.9%11,061,2232,851,786
1448109148%148.1%22,065,8704,917,656
1552117150%150.2%22,507,1107,424,766
1656125152%152.4%25,798,93613,223,702
1760134155%154.6%215,083,91928,307,621
1864142157%156.7%227,792,73556,100,356
1967148159%158.9%243,869,73999,970,095
2070155161%161%2242,081,556342,051,651
2172159163%163.2%3N/AN/A
2274N/A165%165.4%3N/AN/A
2376N/A168%167.5%3N/AN/A
2478N/A170%169.7%3N/AN/A
2580N/A172%171.8%3N/AN/A
2682N/A174%174%3N/AN/A
2784N/A176%176.2%3N/AN/A
2886N/A178%178.3%4N/AN/A
2988N/A181%180.5%4N/AN/A
3090N/A183%182.6%4N/AN/A
3191N/A183%182.6%4N/AN/A
3292N/A185%184.8%4N/AN/A
3393N/A187%187%4N/AN/A
3494N/A189%189.1%4N/AN/A
3595N/A191%191.3%5N/AN/A
3696N/A193%193.4%5N/AN/A
3797N/A196%195.6%5N/AN/A
3898N/A198%197.8%5N/AN/A
3999N/A200%199.9%5N/AN/A
40100N/A202%202.1%5N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Molten Strike:

ItemRadiusStats
Wildfire
Wildfire
Crimson Jewel
Limited to: 1
Radius: Medium (1200)
(10-15)% increased Fire Damage
With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Molten Strike fires 2 additional Projectiles
With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Molten Strike has 25% increased Area of Effect
News of Kaom's victory in the south spread quickly.
Those in support of the coming rebellion bided their time.
The rest fled like rats from a fire.
Place into an allocated jewel socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Medium (1200)(10-15)% increased Fire Damage
With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Molten Strike fires 2 additional Projectiles
With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Molten Strike has 25% increased Area of Effect

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Molten Strike.

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 Molten Strike Damage 16625% increased Molten Strike Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Molten Strike Damage 27540% increased Molten Strike Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Molten Strike Num Of Additional Projectiles 166Molten Strike fires an additional Projectilehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Molten Strike Num Of Additional Projectiles 275Molten Strike fires 2 additional Projectileshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Molten Strike Area Of Effect 1668% increased Molten Strike Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Molten Strike Area Of Effect 27512% increased Molten Strike Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0

Microtransactions

The list below shows microtransactions for Molten Strike.

ItemEffect(s)
Stygian Molten Strike Effect
Stygian Molten Strike EffectMolten Strike SkinYour Molten Strike becomes a Stygian Effect.
Your Molten Strike becomes a Stygian Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.5.0
  • Now deals 120% of base damage at gem level 1, and 161% of base damage (up from 147%) at gem level 20.
  • Projectiles deal 40% less damage at gem level 1, and 30% less damage (from 40%) at gem level 20.
3.4.0
  • Now gain additional melee weapon range every 7 levels, up to +2 at level 20 (and +3 at level 21).
2.0.0
  • Now grants 1% increased fire damage per 1% quality (was 0.75% per 1% quality).
1.1.3
  • Molten Strike has been added to the game.

References

  1. https://www.reddit.com/r/pathofexile/comments/auyizx/aoe_radius_should_have_two_decimal_places/ehfj02a/
  2. Mark_GGG (May 7, 2014). "Molten Strike & Point Blank interaction". Path of Exile Forum. Retrieved May 7, 2014.
  3. Mark_GGG (October 2016). "Simple graphical explanation of Molten Strike and Firestorm AOE mechanics.". Reddit. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  4. Mark_GGG (December 3, 2012). "Mechanics Thread". Path of Exile Forum. Retrieved October 21, 2013.