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: 50%
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 (11-210) to (17-315) 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: Active Skill Gems
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: 90%
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 (44-411) to (66-617) 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: 120%
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 (7-633) to (10-949) Physical Damage
Fires 9 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: 20%
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 (3-86) to (5-129) 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: 120%
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 (7-633) to (10-949) Physical Damage
Fires 9 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: 90%
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 (44-411) to (66-617) 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 224972549725
32458719 to 2995714145439
42867825 to 37169595315034
53173929 to 44199345514379
63479935 to 52285815800194
737851041 to 624013441201538
840921148 to 735543791755917
943981157 to 857550492510966
10461041266 to 9910165333527499
11491111277 to 11618986025426101
12521171389 to 13419640197390120
135512313104 to 15525737319963851
145813014120 to 180467643914640290
156013414132 to 197301732717657617
166213815145 to 217782300125480618
176414215159 to 2381526420840744826
186614616174 to 2622627284567017671
196815116191 to 28762872274129889945
207015516210 to 315212023122341913067
217215917230 to 344N/AN/A
2274N/A17251 to 377N/AN/A
2376N/A18275 to 413N/AN/A
2478N/A18301 to 451N/AN/A
2580N/A18329 to 493N/AN/A
2682N/A19359 to 539N/AN/A
2784N/A19392 to 588N/AN/A
2886N/A19428 to 642N/AN/A
2988N/A20467 to 700N/AN/A
3090N/A20509 to 763N/AN/A
3191N/A20531 to 797N/AN/A
3292N/A20555 to 832N/AN/A
3393N/A21579 to 868N/AN/A
3494N/A21604 to 906N/AN/A
3595N/A21631 to 946N/AN/A
3696N/A21658 to 987N/AN/A
3797N/A21687 to 1030N/AN/A
3898N/A22717 to 1075N/AN/A
3999N/A22748 to 1121N/AN/A
40100N/A22780 to 1170N/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 ↓
The Root of the Problem
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.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Blade Blast Area of Effect 166Blade Blast has 16% increased Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Blade Blast Area of Effect 275Blade Blast has 24% increased Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Blade Blast Damage 166Blade Blast deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Blade Blast Damage 275Blade Blast deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Blade Blast Detonation Area 166Blade Blast detonates other Lingering Blades within an 50% increased Areahelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Blade Blast Detonation Area 275Blade 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
3.15.0
  • 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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