Blade Blast

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Blade BlastSpell, AoE, Physical
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (6-16) Mana
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 70%
Requires Level 16Deals spell damage in a targeted area. When this spell deals damage, if your Lingering Blades or Blade Vortex blades are nearby, it will detonate them, dealing damage again in an area around them. Up to 50 Blades can be detonated this way.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Area of Effect+0.5% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier0.5% chance to Impale on Spell Hit0.5% increased Cast SpeedDeals (11-309) to (17-464) Physical Damage
80% more Area of Effect per Blade Vortex blade detonated
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Blade Blast skill icon.pngBlade Blast inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Drop level: 16
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemBladeBlast

Blade Blast is a spell that creates an area of effect explosion that deals physical damage. The explosion chains to any Lingering Blades left on the ground by BladefallBladefallCritical, Spell, AoE, Physical, Duration
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (12-23) Mana
Cast Time: 0.70 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 140%
Radius: 12
Requires Level 28Ethereal weapons rain from the sky, dealing damage to enemies in a sequence of volleys, each wider but less damaging than the last. Enemies can be hit multiple times where these overlap.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Area of Effect1% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit2% increased distance between VolleysBase duration is 6 seconds
Deals (43-595) to (65-893) Physical Damage
6% less Damage per Volley
100% increased Critical Strike Chance
20% reduced Critical Strike Chance per Volley
5 Volleys
Leaves a Lingering Blade in the ground for every Volley
Maximum 40 Lingering Blades can be left in the ground at a time
Leaves 50% fewer Lingering Blades in the ground if you don't Cast this Spell yourself
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Bladefall skill icon.png
and Ethereal KnivesEthereal KnivesSpell, Projectile, Physical, Duration
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (5-20) Mana
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 220%
Projectile Speed: 1300
Fires an arc of knives in front of the caster which deals physical damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Projectile SpeedFires 0.1 additional Projectiles0.5% chance to Impale on Spell HitBase duration is 6 seconds
Deals (7-949) to (10-1423) Physical Damage
Fires (9-12) additional Projectiles
Maximum 40 Lingering Blades can be left in the ground at a time
Leaves a Lingering Blade in the ground for every 3 Projectiles fired
Leaves 50% fewer Lingering Blades in the ground if you don't Cast this Spell yourself
(0-19)% increased Projectile Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ethereal Knives skill icon.png
, and blades created by Blade VortexBlade VortexCritical, Spell, AoE, Duration, Physical
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (6-16) Mana
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 30%
Radius: 15
Requires Level 12This spell creates ethereal blades which orbit in an area around you, dealing damage every 0.6 seconds to all enemies in their radius. As more blades are added, the damage becomes greater and more frequent.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Area of Effect0.02% of Damage Leeched as Life1% chance to create an additional Blade3% increased Damage while you have 5 or fewer BladesDeals (3-128) to (5-191) Physical Damage
Base duration is 4 seconds
Can have up to 10 active spinning blades
10% increased Critical Strike Chance for each blade
35% increased Hit Rate for each blade
35% more Damage for each blade
+(0-2) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Blade Vortex skill icon.png
. If used with Blade Vortex, all stacks of it will be consumed immediately, creating an expanding ring around the player.

Skill functions and interactions

The damage and level of the skill that leaves lingering blades on the ground is not calculated in the blade blast damage. Lower level skills can create more blades in certain situations. For example:

  • Keeping skills low enough to support a level one Cast when Damage Taken SupportCast when Damage Taken SupportSupport, Spell, Trigger
    Icon: !
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 250%
    Cooldown Time: 0.25 sec
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Requires Level 38Each supported spell skill will track damage you take, and be triggered when the total damage taken reaches a threshold. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills, channelling skills, and skills with a reservation cannot be triggered.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased DamageSupported Skills have 1% increased Skill Effect DurationSupported Skills require 1% reduced amount of Damage taken to TriggerTrigger Supported Spells when you take a total of (528-3272) Damage
    Supported Skills deal (-70-6)% more Damage
    This Gem can only Support Skill Gems requiring Level (38-70) or lower
    You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
    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 give the best chance to create maximum blades from damage taken.

Lingering blades from Ethereal KnivesEthereal KnivesSpell, Projectile, Physical, Duration
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (5-20) Mana
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 220%
Projectile Speed: 1300
Fires an arc of knives in front of the caster which deals physical damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Projectile SpeedFires 0.1 additional Projectiles0.5% chance to Impale on Spell HitBase duration is 6 seconds
Deals (7-949) to (10-1423) Physical Damage
Fires (9-12) additional Projectiles
Maximum 40 Lingering Blades can be left in the ground at a time
Leaves a Lingering Blade in the ground for every 3 Projectiles fired
Leaves 50% fewer Lingering Blades in the ground if you don't Cast this Spell yourself
(0-19)% increased Projectile Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ethereal Knives skill icon.png
and BladefallBladefallCritical, Spell, AoE, Physical, Duration
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (12-23) Mana
Cast Time: 0.70 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 140%
Radius: 12
Requires Level 28Ethereal weapons rain from the sky, dealing damage to enemies in a sequence of volleys, each wider but less damaging than the last. Enemies can be hit multiple times where these overlap.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Area of Effect1% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit2% increased distance between VolleysBase duration is 6 seconds
Deals (43-595) to (65-893) Physical Damage
6% less Damage per Volley
100% increased Critical Strike Chance
20% reduced Critical Strike Chance per Volley
5 Volleys
Leaves a Lingering Blade in the ground for every Volley
Maximum 40 Lingering Blades can be left in the ground at a time
Leaves 50% fewer Lingering Blades in the ground if you don't Cast this Spell yourself
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Bladefall skill icon.png
will persist after unequipping them. Therefore using said skills on a weapon swap and then swapping back to blade blast will save gem slots.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityMana
Cost
Physical
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
11641611 to 1700
22050615 to 234972549725
32458720 to 3195714145439
42867827 to 40169595315034
53173933 to 49199345514379
63479940 to 59285815800194
737851048 to 714013441201538
840921157 to 865543791755917
943981169 to 1037550492510966
10461041282 to 12310165333527499
11491111297 to 14618986025426101
125211713116 to 17319640197390120
135512313137 to 20525737319963851
145813014162 to 242467643914640290
156013414180 to 271301732717657617
166213815201 to 302782300125480618
176414215224 to 3361526420840744826
186614616250 to 3752627284567017671
196815116278 to 41762872274129889945
207015516309 to 464212023122341913067
217215917343 to 515N/AN/A
2274N/A17382 to 572N/AN/A
2376N/A18424 to 635N/AN/A
2478N/A18470 to 705N/AN/A
2580N/A18521 to 782N/AN/A
2682N/A19578 to 867N/AN/A
2784N/A19640 to 960N/AN/A
2886N/A19709 to 1063N/AN/A
2988N/A20785 to 1177N/AN/A
3090N/A20868 to 1302N/AN/A
3191N/A20913 to 1370N/AN/A
3292N/A20960 to 1441N/AN/A
3393N/A211010 to 1515N/AN/A
3494N/A211062 to 1593N/AN/A
3595N/A211116 to 1674N/AN/A
3696N/A211174 to 1760N/AN/A
3797N/A211234 to 1850N/AN/A
3898N/A221296 to 1945N/AN/A
3999N/A221363 to 2044N/AN/A
40100N/A221432 to 2148N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Blade Blast can drop anywhere.

Recipes

Blade Blast can be created from the following recipes:

AmountPartDescriptionMeta
8Dying AnguishDying Anguish8Level 19 Gem
Alternate Quality: +19%
Moribund, he gazed upon the journey taken as blood trickled down his chin. His eye closed on the city ahead that he would never call home.
Random level 19 gem with 19% alternative qualityA
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Quality GemRight click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
Shift click to unstack.
Random superior 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
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 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 superior gem with 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 ↓
Intruders in Black
Act 2

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Intruders in Black
Act 2
Yeena
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Blade Blast:

ItemLimitRadiusStats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Blade Blast.

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
Enchantment Blade Blast Area of Effect 166Merciless LabyrinthBlade Blast has 16% increased Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Blade Blast Area of Effect 275Eternal LabyrinthBlade Blast has 24% increased Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Blade Blast Damage 166Merciless LabyrinthBlade Blast deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Blade Blast Damage 275Eternal LabyrinthBlade Blast deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Blade Blast Detonation Area 166Merciless LabyrinthBlade Blast detonates other Lingering Blades within an 50% increased Areahelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Blade Blast Detonation Area 275Eternal LabyrinthBlade Blast detonates other Lingering Blades within an 75% increased Areahelmet 100
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Blade Blast has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Illusionist Blade Blast EffectIllusionist Blade Blast EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Blade Blast becomes an Illusionist Effect.Your Blade Blast becomes an Illusionist Effect.
Sawblade Blast EffectSawblade Blast EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Blade Blast becomes a Sawblade Effect.Your Blade Blast becomes a Sawblade Effect.
Void Emperor Blade Blast EffectVoid Emperor Blade Blast EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Blade Blast becomes a Void Emperor Effect.Your Blade Blast becomes a Void Emperor Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.17.0
  • Blade Blast now deals 11 to 17 Physical Damage at gem level 1 (unchanged), up to 309 to 464 at gem level 20 (previously 210 to 315).
  • Now has 70% Effectiveness of Added Damage at all gem levels (previously 50%).
3.15.0
  • Now has “80% more Area of Effect per Blade Vortex blade detonated” (previously 35%).
  • No longer Unnerves Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit.
  • No longer has radius scaling with gem level.
  • Now has a base radius of 14 (previously 18).
3.14.0
  • Now deals 11-17 Physical Damage at gem level 1 (previously 13-20) and 210-315 Physical Damage (previously 279-418) at gem level 20.
  • Now has added damage effectiveness of 50% (previously 60%).
3.13.0
  • Now has 35% more area of effect per Blade Vortex blade detonated (from 20%).
3.11.0
  • Made improvements to Totem AI for skills that have some sort of prerequisite for use (such as blades for Blade Blast, or corpses for Detonate Dead).
3.10.1d
  • Fixed a bug where Shock Nova and Blade Blast’s skill effects were not the correct visual size when cast with 9 or more stacks of Intensity.
3.10.1c
  • Fixed an instance crash that could occur when using Blade Blast.
3.10.0
  • Blade Blast has been added to the game.

References


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