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Vaal Fireball

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Vaal FireballVaal, Projectile, Spell, AoE, Fire
Souls Per Use: 30 (N) /
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Soul Gain Prevention: 5.000 sec
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 180%
Launches a series of fireballs in a spiral around the caster.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% chance to Ignite enemies
Deals (9-1095) to (14-1643) Fire Damage
Fires Projectiles in a spiral
(20-39)% chance to Ignite enemies
(50-88)% more Damage with Ignite
+(0-4) to radius
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Fireball skill icon.pngVaal Fireball inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 1
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVaalFireball

Vaal Fireball skill screenshot.jpg

Vaal Fireball is a Vaal spell that launches fireballs in all directions around the character. The fireballs will launch rapidly one at a time rotating clockwise around the player, continuing until all 32 fireballs have been launched.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Area of Effect: The radius of the explosion caused by collision (with either an enemy or a terrain obstruction) is affected by all AoE increases. Full spell damage is done to any enemy in range of the explosion. The threshold jewel Rolling FlamesRolling Flames
    Cobalt Jewel
    Limited to: 2
    Radius: Medium (1200)
    (10-15)% increased Fire Damage
    With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Fireball Projectiles gain Radius as they travel farther, up to +4 Radius
    From north to south the sea of fire swept,
    Rolling waves of gorging flame,
    Growing taller and hungrier,
    With every land they consumed.
    Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    causes the radius to increase the further each fireball travels before collision.
  • Piercing: A fireball that pierces an enemy and hits another enemy will only cause the AoE damage effect on the last enemy struck. Any enemies hit by a projectile which successfully pierces or chains will take full spell damage but the projectile won't explode.
  • Fork: Fork creates new projectiles on impact, and fireball explodes on impact, regardless of whether it is a first-generation projectile or a forked, second-generation projectile. Thus, the initial fireball projectile causes an explosion on impact, this impact spawns forked projectiles; the forked projectiles will also explode when making impact with a valid target.
  • Fury Valve - Changes vaal fireball to launch 1 fireball that will split into 32 auto targeting fireballs if you manage to hit the initial target.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.intelligenceFire
Damage
Ignite
Chance
More
Ignite
Damage
RadiusExp.Total Exp.
1109 to 1420%50%N/A00
22010 to 1621%52%N/A7070
341613 to 2022%54%N/A308378
472218 to 2723%56%N/A1,5541,932
5113126 to 4024%58%+16,6678,599
6164140 to 6025%60%+126,04734,646
7205054 to 8126%62%+149,72584,371
8245872 to 10927%64%+195,714180,085
9286795 to 14328%66%+2169,595349,680
103275124 to 18629%68%+2283,759633,439
113683159 to 23930%70%+2453,9961,087,435
124092204 to 30531%72%+2703,1281,790,563
1344100258 to 38832%74%+31,061,2232,851,786
1448109326 to 49033%76%+32,065,8704,917,656
1552117410 to 61534%78%+32,507,1107,424,766
1656125513 to 77035%80%+35,798,93613,223,702
1760134640 to 96036%82%+415,083,91928,307,621
1864142795 to 119337%84%+427,792,73556,100,356
1967148934 to 140138%86%+443,869,73999,970,095
20701551095 to 164339%88%+4242,081,556342,051,651
21721591217 to 182640%90%+5N/AN/A
2274N/A1352 to 202841%92%+5N/AN/A
2376N/A1501 to 225142%94%+5N/AN/A
2478N/A1665 to 249743%96%+5N/AN/A
2580N/A1846 to 276944%98%+6N/AN/A
2682N/A2046 to 306945%100%+6N/AN/A
2784N/A2266 to 339946%102%+6N/AN/A
2886N/A2509 to 376347%104%+6N/AN/A
2988N/A2777 to 416548%106%+7N/AN/A
3090N/A3072 to 460849%108%+7N/AN/A
3191N/A3231 to 484649%109%+7N/AN/A
3292N/A3397 to 509550%110%+7N/AN/A
3393N/A3572 to 535850%111%+7N/AN/A
3494N/A3755 to 563351%112%+7N/AN/A
3595N/A3947 to 592151%113%+7N/AN/A
3696N/A4149 to 622452%114%+8N/AN/A
3797N/A4361 to 654252%115%+8N/AN/A
3898N/A4583 to 687553%116%+8N/AN/A
3999N/A4816 to 722453%117%+8N/AN/A
40100N/A5061 to 759154%118%+8N/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
9Volatile PowerVolatile Power9Superior Vaal Gem
Quality: +20%
Corrupted
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.
random corrupted superior Vaal gem (Q20)Automatic
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
Corrupted
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

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Vaal Fireball:

ItemLimitRadiusStats
Rolling FlamesRolling Flames
Cobalt Jewel
Limited to: 2
Radius: Medium (1200)
(10-15)% increased Fire Damage
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Fireball Projectiles gain Radius as they travel farther, up to +4 Radius
From north to south the sea of fire swept,
Rolling waves of gorging flame,
Growing taller and hungrier,
With every land they consumed.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
2Medium (1200)(10-15)% increased Fire Damage
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Fireball Projectiles gain Radius as they travel farther, up to +4 Radius

Video demonstration

Version history

Version Changes
3.6.0
  • Adjusted to match the damage and added damage effectiveness of Fireball.
3.3.0
  • Now deals 7-10 fire damage at gem level 1 (down from 8-11), up to 890-1335 fire damage at gem level 20 (up from 560-841).
  • Now has 20% chance to ignite enemies at gem level 1, up to 39% at gem level 20.
  • Now gains up to +4 to the explosion's radius at gem level 20.
  • Now deals 50% more damage with Ignite at gem level 1, up to 88% more at gem level 20.
  • Now gains 1% chance to ignite enemies per 2% gem quality (down from 2% chance to ignite per 1% gem quality).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 160% (up from 125%).
  • Now requires 30 souls per use (down from 32).
  • Now prevents you from gaining Vaal souls for 5 seconds after use.
2.0.0
  • Now has 50% increased Area of Effect at all Levels. Damage adjusted to compensate for damage adjustements to Fireball.
1.1.1
  • If you use a skill that causes a projectile spiral (like Vaal Fireball) from inside an enemy, then only the first projectile can collide with the enemy now.
1.1.0d
  • Vaal Skill soul counts were initially balanced for Merciless difficulty, where there are more monsters. We want them to be easier to use in Normal and Cruel difficulty. We have halved the number of souls required for each skill. In Cruel difficulty, skills require 50% more souls to uses. In Merciless difficulty, they require 100% more (which is the same as before the patch).
1.1.0
  • Introduced to the game.