Armageddon Brand

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Armageddon BrandArmageddon Brand of VolatilityArmageddon Brand of Recall
Armageddon BrandSpell, AoE, Fire, Duration, Brand
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (15-27) Mana
Cast Time: 0.40 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 200%
Requires Level 28Creates a magical brand which can attach to a nearby enemy. It periodically activates while attached, causing a fiery meteor to fall from the sky. The brand will detach if the enemy dies.Activates every 1.5 seconds while Attached
Increases and Reductions to Cast Speed also apply to this Skill's Activation frequency
Deals (69-924) to (104-1386) Fire Damage
Base radius is 2.2 metres
Can be Detached for a total Duration of 6.00 seconds
Can be Attached for a total Duration of 5.00 seconds
Deals (10-29)% more Damage with Hits against Branded Enemy

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Deals +(0.5-10)% more Damage with Hits against Branded Enemy
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Drop level: 28
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemArmageddonBrand

Armageddon Brand is a spell that creates a brand at the target position. While attached, the brands creates fiery meteors that land on the target's location and deal fire damage in an area.

Skill functions and interactions

Maximum Active Brands: All brands share a limit of three (3) active brand limit. This can be split between the two brand skills (2-1) or all of one type. Passive skills can increase the number of active brands that are allowed to be active at a time.

Maximum Brand Attachment: By default, you may only have one brand of any kind attached to a single target at any time. Taking the Keystone Runebinder allows you to place a second brand on a single target. Like the Active Brand limit these brands may either be split (1-1) or both the same type of brand.

Spell Echo: Armageddon Brand currently functions with Spell Echo SupportSpell Echo SupportSpell, Support
Icon: k
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 150%
Requires Level 38Supports spell skills, making them repeat when cast. Cannot support Vaal skills, totem skills, channelling skills, triggered skills, instant skills, blink skills, or skills with a reservation.Supported Skills deal 10% less Damage
Supported Skills Repeat an additional time
Supported Skills have (40-54)% more Cast Speed

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Supported Skills deal (0.5-10)% increased Spell 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 Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
so far as repeating the initial cast of the brand. The more casting speed multiplier on spell echo does NOT however affect the activation speed of the brand once attached to a target.

Meteor: When Armageddon Brand activates, it casts a meteor falling down on the attached enemy. However, this meteor has a slow travel time, so if the enemy is fast-moving, the meteor can miss the enemy entirely. This also affects the "smoothness" of the skill, as this meteor drop delay time cannot be overcome. The meteor deals damage in an area on impact, this area is affected by modifiers to AoE.

Ignite: When scaling Ignite, it is not recommended to take Runebinder unless player tries to maximize ignite uptime while using Sadism Support, since having multiple brands attached to an enemy does not increase the Ignite damage taken by the enemy (since there can only be one active Ignite instance on the enemy). The only benefit from the keystone would be higher hit frequency on the enemy which would potentially cause a bigger Ignite (from a bigger hit) to be applied.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthRequired IntelligenceMana
Exp.Total Exp.
12829421569 to 10410%00
23132461585 to 12811%199345199345
334355016104 to 15612%285815485160
437375417127 to 19113%401344886504
540405818154 to 23214%5543791440883
642426019175 to 26315%4774371918320
744446319199 to 29816%5837862502106
846466620225 to 33817%7103593212465
948486821255 to 38218%13555114567976
1050497121288 to 43119%11388775706853
1152517422324 to 48720%13682337075086
1254537622366 to 54921%16383388713424
1356557923412 to 61822%195664810670072
1458578224463 to 69523%365518414325256
1560598424521 to 78124%301732717342583
1662608725585 to 87725%775999525102578
1764629025656 to 98526%1513819340240771
1866649226736 to 110427%2608382566324596
1968669527825 to 123728%62620247128944843
2070689827924 to 138629%211708088340652931
217270100281034 to 155130%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A281156 to 173531%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A291293 to 193932%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A301444 to 216633%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A301613 to 241934%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A311800 to 270035%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A312008 to 301236%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A322239 to 335937%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A322496 to 374438%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A332781 to 417239%N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A332935 to 440339%N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A343097 to 464640%N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A343268 to 490240%N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A343448 to 517241%N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A353638 to 545641%N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A353837 to 575642%N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A354047 to 607142%N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A354269 to 640343%N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A364502 to 675343%N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A264747 to 712144%N/AN/A

Gem quality

TypeAdditional Effects per 1-20% QualityWeight
SuperiorDeals +(0.5-10)% more Damage with Hits against Branded Enemy1

Item acquisition

Armageddon Brand can drop anywhere.


Armageddon Brand can be created from the following recipes:

13The CataclysmThe Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem
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 gemA
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 gemA
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Gem
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 gem with 20% qualityA
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Right click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
Random gem with 1–20% qualityA
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Random divination card set exchangeA

Quest reward

This item is given as a 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 ↓
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Armageddon Brand.

Note that helmet enchantments are no longer obtainable since version 3.23.0 and can only be obtained in permanent leagues as already enchanted items from before this patch.

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.LabyrinthStatsSpawn Weighting
Armageddon Brand Attached Target Fire Penetration 166Merciless LabyrinthArmageddon Brand Damage Penetrates 8% of Branded Enemy's Fire Resistancehelmet 100
Armageddon Brand Attached Target Fire Penetration 275Eternal LabyrinthArmageddon Brand Damage Penetrates 12% of Branded Enemy's Fire Resistancehelmet 100
Armageddon Brand Repeat Frequency 166Merciless LabyrinthArmageddon Brand has 8% increased Activation Frequencyhelmet 100
Armageddon Brand Repeat Frequency 275Eternal LabyrinthArmageddon Brand has 12% increased Activation Frequencyhelmet 100
Enchantment Armageddon Brand Damage 166Merciless LabyrinthArmageddon Brand deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Armageddon Brand Damage 275Eternal LabyrinthArmageddon Brand deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100

Alternate skill effects

Armageddon Brand has the following alternate skill effects:

Celestial Brand EffectCelestial Brand EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Brand becomes a Celestial Effect.Your Brand becomes a Celestial Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Quality now causes the skill to Deal +0-10% more Damage with Hits against Branded Enemy, instead of providing 0-10% increased Cast Speed.
  • Armageddon Brand now deals 69 to 104 Fire Damage at gem level 1 (previously 46 to 69), up to 924 to 1386 at gem level 20 (previously 613 to 920).
  • Now activates every 1.5 seconds while Attached (previously 1 second).
  • Now has 200% Effectiveness of Added Damage at all gem levels (previously 135%).
  • Now deals 40 to 69 Fire Damage at gem level 1 (previously 34 to 51), up to 613 to 920 at gem level 20 (previously 398 to 597).
  • It no longer has 120-250% more Damage with Ignite, or 25% chance to Ignite Enemies.
  • It now activates every 1 second while Attached (previously 0.75 seconds), and has a base Critical Strike Chance of 5% (previously 6%).
  • It now has “Deals 10% more hit Damage to Branded Enemy” at gem level 1, which scales up to 29% at gem level 20.
  • It also now has 135% Effectiveness of Added Damage at all gem levels (previously 85%).
  • Because of base Ignite damage changes, Ignite with the skill is now 10.1% higher.
  • The visual effects have been improved.
  • Now activates every 0.75 seconds while attached (from 0.8 seconds).
  • Now deals 34 to 51 Fire Damage at gem level 1 (from 29 to 43), up to 398 to 597 Fire Damage at gem level 20 (from 332 to 498).
  • Now has an added Damage effectiveness of 85% (from 75%).
  • Now deals 120% more Damage with Ignite at gem level 1 (unchanged), up to 250% more at gem level 20 (from 180%).
  • Now has a detached duration of 6 seconds (from 10).
  • Now has a base area of effect radius of 22 units (from 18).

  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 15 (was 14).
  • Now deals 29 to 43 Fire damage at gem level 1 (from 29 to 44) and 332 to 498 Fire damage at gem level 20 (from 393 to 590).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 75% (from 90%).
  • Now activates every 0.8 seconds while Attached (from 0.75)
  • Armageddon Brand has been added to the game.


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