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Shrapnel Ballista

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Shrapnel BallistaAttack, Projectile, Totem, Physical, Bow
Mana Cost: (5-11)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Attack Speed: 50% of Base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (38%-44%)
Requires Level 4Summons a ballista totem that fires multiple arrows with extreme force, breaking them apart into shrapnel. Enemies can be hit by multiple arrows from the same attack.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Projectile Speed
Deals (38-44)% of Base Attack Damage
Totem lasts 8 seconds
Fires 2 additional Arrows
+2 to maximum number of Summoned Ballista Totems
(2-56) to (3-85) Added Attack Physical Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Shrapnel Ballista skill icon.pngShrapnel Ballista 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/SkillGemShrapnelBallista

Shrapnel Ballista summons a ballista totem that fires multiple arrows in a cone. Its damage scales on the player's bow damage.

Skill functions and interactions

Ballista: Siege Ballista is part of the Ballista sub-class of totems. Ballista totems have inherent added totem limit. They have a much shorter summoning range, spawning much closer to the summoner.

Gem level progression

Exp.Total Exp.
1416538%38%2 to 300
2620538%38.3%3 to 4841841
3927639%38.6%3 to 53,0993,940
41233639%38.9%4 to 67,43311,373
51641639%39.3%5 to 822,89534,268
62050740%39.6%7 to 1049,72583,993
72458740%39.9%8 to 1295,714179,707
82867740%40.2%10 to 15169,595349,302
93275841%40.5%12 to 18283,759633,061
103683841%40.8%15 to 22453,9961,087,057
114092841%41.2%18 to 26703,1281,790,185
1244100841%41.5%21 to 311,061,2232,851,408
1348109942%41.8%25 to 372,065,8704,917,278
1452117942%42.1%29 to 432,507,1107,424,388
1555123942%42.4%32 to 492,573,7319,998,119
16581301043%42.7%36 to 547,611,35117,609,470
17611361043%43.1%41 to 6113,437,90831,047,378
18641421043%43.4%45 to 6825,052,14756,099,525
19671481144%43.7%51 to 7643,869,43699,968,961
20701551144%44%56 to 85242,081,178342,050,139
21721591144%44.3%60 to 91N/AN/A
2274N/A1245%44.6%65 to 97N/AN/A
2376N/A1245%44.9%70 to 104N/AN/A
2478N/A1245%45.3%75 to 112N/AN/A
2580N/A1346%45.6%80 to 120N/AN/A
2682N/A1346%45.9%85 to 128N/AN/A
2784N/A1346%46.2%91 to 137N/AN/A
2886N/A1447%46.5%98 to 147N/AN/A
2988N/A1447%46.8%105 to 157N/AN/A
3090N/A1447%47.2%112 to 168N/AN/A
3191N/A1447%47.3%115 to 173N/AN/A
3292N/A1547%47.5%119 to 179N/AN/A
3393N/A1548%47.6%123 to 185N/AN/A
3494N/A1548%47.8%127 to 191N/AN/A
3595N/A1648%47.9%132 to 197N/AN/A
3696N/A1648%48.1%136 to 204N/AN/A
3797N/A1648%48.3%140 to 211N/AN/A
3898N/A1748%48.4%145 to 218N/AN/A
3999N/A1749%48.6%150 to 225N/AN/A
40100N/A1749%48.7%155 to 232N/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
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

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Shrapnel Ballista:


Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Shrapnel Ballista.

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 Shrapnel Ballista Additional Arrows 175Shrapnel Ballista fires an additional Arrowhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shrapnel Ballista Extra Pierces 166Shrapnel Ballista Pierces 4 additional Targetshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shrapnel Ballista Extra Pierces 275Shrapnel Ballista Pierces 6 additional Targetshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shrapnel Ballista Projectile Speed 166Shrapnel Ballista has 20% increased Projectile Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shrapnel Ballista Projectile Speed 275Shrapnel Ballista has 30% increased Projectile Speedhelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
  • Now deals base damage and has an added damage effectiveness of 38% at gem level 1 (from 33%), up to 44% at gem level 20 (from 38%).
  • Shrapnel Ballista has been added to the game.