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Scourge Arrow

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Scourge ArrowAttack, Projectile, Channelling, Chaos, Bow
Mana Cost: (4-5)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Attack Speed: 190% of Base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (28%-35%)
Requires Level 28Channel to infuse an arrow with chaos, gaining stages while it is held. Release to fire it, leaving spore pods in its wake. Each spore pod blooms, firing thorn arrows, which travel for a short time before dissipating. Modifiers that cause additional projectiles to be fired will only apply to the initial arrows, and the spore pods will be split between those arrows.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Projectile Speed
Deals (28-35)% of Base Attack Damage
5 maximum Stages
Each Spore Pod fires 9 Thorn Arrows
60% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
Thorn Arrows deal 50% less Damage
150% more Damage with Hits and Ailments per Stage
(20-113) to (30-169) Added Chaos Damage
Arrows Pierce all Targets
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Scourge Arrow skill icon.pngScourge Arrow inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 28
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Chance
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemScourgeArrow

Scourge Arrow skill screenshot.jpg

Scourge Arrow is a channelling bow skill. Channelling the skill charges up an arrow that creates spore pods as the arrow travels when released. The pods explode to fire thorn arrows around them. The arrow and pods deal physical damage converted to chaos damage.

Skill functions and interactions

Additional arrows (from support gems and items like Death's HarpDeath's Harp
Death Bow
Bow
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (44-49)(116.6-129.85)
Critical Strike Chance: (6.50%-7.50%)
Attacks per Second: 1.32
Weapon Range: 120
Requires Level 32, 107 Dex(30-50)% increased Critical Strike Chance(100-125)% increased Physical Damage
10% increased Attack Speed
+100% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
Bow Attacks fire an additional Arrow
The mournful music of the strings,
The creaking arch, the arrow sings.
A choking cry, a rattled breath,
The Reaper's Song, the Harp of Death.
) cause spore pods to distribute among each arrow, rather than in a line from player. Having more arrows than pods will not cause additional pods to spawn. Therefore at 5 stages Scourge Arrow will spawn 5 pods — if the player has 6 total arrows (5 additional) one of the arrows will not spawn a pod.

The distance between each spore pod can be increased by releasing the channel while mouse cursor is near the edge of your screen. With 4 additional arrows, the spore pods spawn in a cluster near your mouse cursor.

When used with Ballista Totem SupportBallista Totem SupportBow, Projectile, Support, Totem
Icon: R
Mana Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 8Supports any bow or wand attack skill, causing it to summon a ballista totem that uses the skill for you.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Totem Placement speed
Supported Skills will summon a Ballista Totem which uses that Skill
Totem lasts 8 seconds
Supported Skills deal (50-41)% less Damage
Attacks used by Totem have 50% less Attack Speed
Supported Skills have +2 to maximum number of Summoned Ballista Totems
Supported Attack Skills cannot be used with Melee Weapons
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 totem will fully charge then shoot once, then follow it up with a low or uncharged shot, before attempting a full charge again, possibly based on its total attack speed.

Point Blank interaction: The thorn arrows are all continuations of the original arrow from the character to the point the pods were placed. Therefore the distance travelled used for Point BlankPoint Blank SupportProjectile, Attack, Support
Icon: b
Mana Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 18Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage
Supported Skills' Projectile Attack Hits deal up to 30% more Damage to targets at the start of their movement, dealing less Damage to targets as the projectile travels farther
Supported Skills deal (0-38)% 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.
's calculation is the total of how far the original arrow travelled to place the pod, plus how far the thorn arrow travelled after being fired from the pod.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityMana
Cost
Damage
Effectiveness
Damage
Multiplier
Chaos
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
12867428%28%20 to 3000
23173428%28.4%23 to 35199,345199,345
33479429%28.7%27 to 40285,815485,160
43785429%29.1%31 to 46401,344886,504
54092429%29.5%35 to 53554,3791,440,883
64296430%29.8%38 to 58477,4371,918,320
744100430%30.2%42 to 63583,7862,502,106
846104431%30.6%45 to 68710,3593,212,465
948109431%30.9%49 to 741,355,5114,567,976
1050113431%31.3%53 to 801,138,8775,706,853
1152117432%31.7%58 to 861,368,2337,075,086
1254121532%32.1%62 to 931,638,3388,713,424
1356125532%32.4%67 to 1011,956,64810,670,072
1458130533%32.8%73 to 1093,655,18414,325,256
1560134533%33.2%78 to 1173,017,32717,342,583
1662138534%33.5%84 to 1267,759,99525,102,578
1764142534%33.9%91 to 13615,138,19340,240,771
1866146534%34.3%98 to 14626,083,82566,324,596
1968151535%34.6%105 to 15762,620,247128,944,843
2070155535%35%113 to 169211,708,088340,652,931
2172159535%35.4%121 to 181N/AN/A
2274N/A536%35.7%130 to 195N/AN/A
2376N/A536%36.1%139 to 209N/AN/A
2478N/A536%36.5%149 to 224N/AN/A
2580N/A537%36.8%160 to 239N/AN/A
2682N/A537%37.2%171 to 256N/AN/A
2784N/A538%37.6%183 to 274N/AN/A
2886N/A638%37.9%196 to 293N/AN/A
2988N/A638%38.3%209 to 314N/AN/A
3090N/A639%38.7%223 to 335N/AN/A
3191N/A639%38.9%231 to 346N/AN/A
3292N/A639%39.1%239 to 358N/AN/A
3393N/A639%39.2%247 to 370N/AN/A
3494N/A639%39.4%255 to 382N/AN/A
3595N/A640%39.6%263 to 395N/AN/A
3696N/A640%39.8%272 to 408N/AN/A
3797N/A640%40%281 to 421N/AN/A
3898N/A640%40.2%290 to 435N/AN/A
3999N/A640%40.3%300 to 449N/AN/A
40100N/A641%40.5%309 to 464N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

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

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
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
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 quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Clarissa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Scourge Arrow:

ItemLimitRadiusStats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Scourge Arrow.

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 Scourge Arrow Additional Spore 175Scourge Arrow creates an additional spore pod at Maximum Stageshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Scourge Arrow Chance To Poison 166Scourge Arrow has 6% chance to Poison per Stagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Scourge Arrow Chance To Poison 275Scourge Arrow has 8% chance to Poison per Stagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Scourge Arrow Damage 166Scourge Arrow deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Scourge Arrow Damage 275Scourge Arrow deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.9.0
  • Now deals 28% of base damage at gem level 1 (from 40%), up to 35% at gem level 20 (from 49%).
  • Now adds 20 to 30 Chaos Damage at gem level 1, up to 113 to 169 at gem level 20.
3.8.0
  • Clarified the Piercing behaviour on the gem.
3.6.0
  • Now has the "Chaos" gem type.
3.5.1b
  • Reduced the mana cost of Scourge Arrow to be more in line with other channelled attack skills.
3.4.2
  • Additional Projectiles now apply to the primary arrow instead of the thorn arrows. The number of thorn arrows at lower levels has been increased to compensate. Pods are now distributed evenly among all primary projectiles.
3.4.0
  • Scourge Arrow has been added to the game.

References