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CremationSpell, AoE, Fire, Duration, Projectile
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (11-20) Mana
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Requires Level 28A targeted corpse explodes, dealing area damage and turning into a volcanic geyser, which will repeatedly unleash projectiles sequentially over the surrounding area for a duration. The explosion of the corpse is not affected by modifiers to spell damage, and cannot be reflected.Deals (49-434) to (74-651) Fire Damage
Fires Projectiles every 1 seconds
Base duration is 8 seconds
Explosion deals base Fire Damage equal to (4-5)% of the corpse's Maximum Life
Maximum of 3 Geysers at a time
+(0-3) to radius
Fires 3 additional Projectiles

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
1% increased Fire Damage5% increased Burning DamageFires Projectiles 0.25% faster2% chance to Explode a nearby Corpse when Firing Projectiles
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Cremation skill icon.pngCremation inventory icon.png
Drop level: 28
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemCorpseEruption

Cremation skill screenshot.jpg

Cremation is a spell that explodes a corpse, turning it into a volcanic geyser that rapidly creates projectiles that explode for fire damage.

Skill functions and interactions

Fires 32 projectiles over an 8 second duration. Each projectile can hit the same enemy.

  • Additional projectiles: Scales total number of projectiles. For example, with Greater Multiple Projectiles SupportGreater Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: P
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 150%
    Requires Level 38Supports projectile skills.Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less Projectile Damage
    Supported Skills fire 4 additional Projectiles

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile 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 Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    (1+3+4), this skill fires 64 projectiles over the duration.
  • Critical strike chance: Each projectiles roll own critical strike chance.
  • Cast speed: Only affects the speed to create a geyser. Fire frequency is not changed.
  • Area of effect: Affects both the area the projectiles cover and the distance they travel from the geyser.
  • Projectile speed: Faster projectiles land sooner after they are fired. AoE is not changed.
  • Pierce and Chain: Don't affect the skill.
  • The Projectiles are fired per second, so increasing the Duration of the skill increases the total number of Projectiles. (If you make Cremation have a Duration of 12 seconds, you will get a total of 48 Projectiles.)

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired IntelligenceMana
Life %
Exp.Total Exp.
12842291149 to 74N/A4.0%00
23146321159 to 89N/A4.1%199345199345
33450351270 to 105N/A4.1%285815485160
43754371383 to 125N/A4.2%401344886504
54058401398 to 147N/A4.2%5543791440883
642604214109 to 163+14.3%4774371918320
744634414121 to 182+14.3%5837862502106
846664615134 to 202+14.4%7103593212465
948684815149 to 224+14.4%13555114567976
1050714915165 to 248+14.5%11388775706853
1152745116183 to 274+24.5%13682337075086
1254765316202 to 303+24.6%16383388713424
1356795517223 to 334+24.6%195664810670072
1458825717245 to 368+24.7%365518414325256
1560845918270 to 406+24.7%301732717342583
1662876018298 to 447+34.8%775999525102578
1764906218328 to 491+34.8%1513819340240771
1866926419360 to 540+34.9%2608382566324596
1968956619395 to 593+34.9%62620247128944843
2070986820434 to 651+35.0%211708088340652931
21721007020476 to 714+45.0%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A21522 to 783+45.1%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A21572 to 858+45.1%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A21627 to 940+45.2%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A22686 to 1029+45.2%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A22750 to 1125+55.3%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A23820 to 1231+55.3%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A23897 to 1345+55.4%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A24980 to 1470+55.4%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A241070 to 1605+55.5%N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A241118 to 1677+55.5%N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A251168 to 1752+65.5%N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A251220 to 1830+65.5%N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A251274 to 1912+65.6%N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A251331 to 1997+65.6%N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A251390 to 2085+65.6%N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A261452 to 2178+65.6%N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A261516 to 2274+65.7%N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A261583 to 2374+65.7%N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A261652 to 2479+65.7%N/AN/A

Gem quality

TypeStats (per 1% quality)Weight
Superior1% increased Fire Damage50
Anomalous5% increased Burning Damage100
DivergentFires Projectiles 0.25% faster50
Phantasmal2% chance to Explode a nearby Corpse when Firing Projectiles10

Item acquisition

Cremation can drop anywhere.


Cremation can be created from the following recipes:

13The CataclysmThe CataclysmThe Cataclysm card art.png13Level 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 FoxThe Fox card art.png6Level 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
8Dying AnguishDying AnguishDying Anguish card art.png8Level 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
8The HookThe HookThe Hook card art.png8Level 21 Gem
Alternate Quality: +23%
Every obsession began with a single, innocent taste.
Random corrupted level 21 gem with 23% alternative qualityA
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise card art.png3Gem
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.
Shift click to unstack.
Random gem with 1–20% qualityA
1The VoidThe VoidThe Void card art.png1Reach 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 Cremation.

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 Cremation Cast Speed 166Merciless Labyrinth8% increased Cremation Cast Speedhelmet 100
Enchantment Cremation Cast Speed 275Eternal Labyrinth12% increased Cremation Cast Speedhelmet 100
Enchantment Cremation Damage 166Merciless Labyrinth25% increased Cremation Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Cremation Damage 275Eternal Labyrinth40% increased Cremation Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Cremation Maximum Geysers 175Eternal LabyrinthCremation can have up to 1 additional Geyser at a timehelmet 100

Alternate skill effects

Cremation has the following alternate skill effects:

Darkwood Cremation EffectDarkwood Cremation EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cremation becomes a Darkwood Effect.Your Cremation becomes a Darkwood Effect.
Quicksilver Cremation EffectQuicksilver Cremation EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cremation becomes a Quicksilver Effect.Your Cremation becomes a Quicksilver Effect.
Vaal Orb Cremation EffectVaal Orb Cremation EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cremation becomes a Vaal Orb Effect.Your Cremation becomes a Vaal Orb Effect.
Void Emperor Cremation EffectVoid Emperor Cremation EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cremation becomes a Void Emperor Effect.Your Cremation becomes a Void Emperor Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Now has "Explosion deals base Fire Damage equal to 4% of the corpse's maximum Life" at gem level 1, up to 5% at gem level 20 (previously 4% at all gem levels).
  • Cremation's Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 11 (was 14).
  • Cremation's Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 20 (was 27).
  • Now deals 49 to 74 Fire damage at gem level 1 (from 40 to 60) and 434 to 651 Fire damage at gem level 20 (from 357 to 535).
  • Now gains radius as the gem levels, up to +3 radius at gem level 20.
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 100% (from 80%).
  • Cremation has been added to the game.