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FireballVaal Fireball
FireballProjectile, Spell, AoE, Fire
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (6-25) Mana
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 370%
Projectile Speed: 1040
AoE Radius: 9
Unleashes a ball of fire towards a target which explodes, damaging nearby foes.Deals (9-1640) to (14-2460) Fire Damage
25% chance to Ignite enemies
Base radius is (0.9-1.4) metres

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Base radius is (0.01-0.2) metres
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Drop level: 5
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemFireball

Fireball is a spell that fires a projectile, dealing fire damage with an increased chance to Ignite.

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, with a base radius of 9.[1] Full spell damage is done to any enemy in range of the explosion.
  • Pierce, Chain, Fork: Enemies hit by a projectile that pierces, chains, or forks will take full damage from the hit, but the projectile will not explode until it hits an enemy and does not pierce, chain, or fork, or hits a wall.
  • Shotgunning: Each enemy can only be hit directly by one projectile per cast. However, if an enemy is in range of the explosion effect of more than one projectile from the same cast, and those projectiles each exploded on different enemies or a wall, it will take full damage from each explosion.
  • Can be used in left mouse button slot to cast and move.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired IntelligenceMana
RadiusExp.Total Exp.
11069 to 140.9m00
220610 to 160.9m7070
3416713 to 201m308378
4722819 to 281m15541932
51131928 to 421m66678599
616411043 to 651.1m2604734646
720501160 to 911.1m4972584371
824581283 to 1241.1m95714180085
9286713111 to 1671.1m169595349680
10327514148 to 2221.2m283759633439
11368315195 to 2921.2m4539961087435
12409216255 to 3831.2m7031281790563
134410018332 to 4981.2m10612232851786
144810919429 to 6431.3m20658704917656
155211720552 to 8281.3m25071107424766
165612521707 to 10611.3m579893613223702
176013422903 to 13541.3m1508391928307621
1864142231149 to 17231.4m2779273556100356
1967148241374 to 20611.4m4386973999970095
2070155251640 to 24601.4m242081556342051651
2172159251845 to 27671.4mN/AN/A
2274N/A262073 to 31101.5mN/AN/A
2376N/A262328 to 34931.5mN/AN/A
2478N/A272614 to 39211.5mN/AN/A
2580N/A272933 to 44001.5mN/AN/A
2682N/A283289 to 49341.5mN/AN/A
2784N/A283687 to 55311.6mN/AN/A
2886N/A294131 to 61971.6mN/AN/A
2988N/A304627 to 69401.6mN/AN/A
3090N/A305180 to 77701.6mN/AN/A
3191N/A305480 to 82191.6mN/AN/A
3292N/A315796 to 86941.6mN/AN/A
3393N/A316131 to 91961.6mN/AN/A
3494N/A316484 to 97261.7mN/AN/A
3595N/A316856 to 102851.7mN/AN/A
3696N/A327250 to 108751.7mN/AN/A
3797N/A327665 to 114981.7mN/AN/A
3898N/A328104 to 121561.7mN/AN/A
3999N/A338567 to 128501.7mN/AN/A
40100N/A339055 to 135831.7mN/AN/A

Item acquisition

Fireball can drop anywhere.


Fireball 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

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

In addition, Fireball is the starting skill gem for Witch. It drops after killing the first monster of the game, Hungry Corpse.

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Fireball:

Note that the jewels may be drop disabled and can only be found in permanent leagues as legacy items.

Rolling FlamesRolling Flames
Cobalt Jewel
Limited to: 1
Radius: Medium
(10-15)% increased Fire Damage
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Fireball cannot ignite
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Fireball has +(30-50)% chance to inflict scorch
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.
1Medium(10-15)% increased Fire Damage
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Fireball cannot ignite
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Fireball has +(30-50)% chance to inflict scorch

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Fireball.

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
Enchantment Fireball Cast Speed 166Merciless Labyrinth8% increased Fireball Cast Speedhelmet 100
Enchantment Fireball Cast Speed 275Eternal Labyrinth12% increased Fireball Cast Speedhelmet 100
Enchantment Fireball Damage 166Merciless Labyrinth25% increased Fireball Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Fireball Damage 275Eternal Labyrinth40% increased Fireball Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Fireball Ignite Chance 166Merciless LabyrinthFireball has +20% chance to Ignitehelmet 100
Enchantment Fireball Ignite Chance 275Eternal LabyrinthFireball has +30% chance to Ignitehelmet 100

Alternate skill effects

Fireball has the following alternate skill effects:

Direblade Fireball EffectDireblade Fireball EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Fireball becomes a Direblade Effect.Your Fireball becomes a Direblade Effect.
Dragon Fireball EffectDragon Fireball EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Fireball becomes a flaming dragon whelp skeleton that explodes on impactYour Fireball becomes a flaming dragon whelp skeleton that explodes on impact
Oblivion Fireball EffectOblivion Fireball EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Fireball becomes an Oblivion Effect.Your Fireball becomes an Oblivion Effect.
Stygian Fireball EffectStygian Fireball EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Fireball becomes a Stygian Effect.Your Fireball becomes a Stygian Effect.


Monsters using this skill:

  • Goatman Fire-raiser
  • Flame Sentinel + Lesser Multiple Projectiles SupportLesser Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: l
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 8Supports projectile skills.Supported Skills deal (15-6)% less Projectile Damage
    Supported Skills fire 2 additional Projectiles

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal (0.5-10)% 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 Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Solar Guard and Prayer Guard
  • Solar Elemental (as fireball nova)

Version history

Fireball is the first skill of the game, introduced to the game during alpha. So that item such as Replica Dragonfang's FlightReplica Dragonfang's Flight
Onyx Amulet
Requires Level 56+(10-16) to all Attributes+3 to Level of all <Random Skill> Gems
+(5-10)% to all Elemental Resistances
(5-10)% increased Reservation Efficiency of Skills
Items and Gems have (10-5)% reduced Attribute Requirements
"Did we make this? Why do we have no record of it? We were warned that there would be consequences..."
- Administrator Qotra
allocate numeric value of 1 for the skill.

Version Changes
  • Now has a base Radius of 0.9 metres at gem level 1 (unchanged), scaling up to 1.4 metres at gem level 20 (previously 1 metre).
  • No longer has Projectiles gain radius as they travel farther, up to a maximum of +0-0.9 metres to radius.
  • Quality now provides +0-0.2 metres to radius, instead of 0-20% increased Projectile Speed.
  • Fireball now deals 9 to 14 Fire Damage at gem level 1 (unchanged), up to 1640 to 2460 at gem level 20 (previously 1095 to 1643).
  • Now has 370% Effectiveness of Added Damage at all gem levels (previously 240%).
  • No longer has 50-88% more Damage with Ignite. It now has 25% chance to Ignite at all gem levels (previously 20-39%).
  • Because of base Ignite damage changes, Ignite with the skill is now 33.0% higher.
  • Now has an added Damage effectiveness of 240% (from 180%).
  • No longer gains additional explosion radius as the gem levels up.
  • Now gains additional explosion radius based on the distance the projectile has travelled as the gem levels up, up to +9 at gem level 20.
  • Now gains 1% increased Projectile Speed per 1% gem quality (previously 0.5% chance to ignite per 1% gem quality).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 25 (was 26).
  • Now deals 9 to 14 Fire damage at gem level 1 (from 7 to 10) and 1095 to 1643 Fire damage at level 20 (from 890 to 1335).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 180% (from 160%).
  • Now deals 7-10 fire damage at gem level 1 (same as previously), up to 890 to 1335 fire damage at gem level 20 (up from 739-1109).
  • Now has a cast time of 0.75 seconds (down from 0.85 seconds).
  • Now gains up to +4 to the explosion's radius at gem level 20 (up from +3).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 160% (up from 100%).
  • Now deals 50% more damage with Ignite at gem level 1, up to 88% more at gem level 20.
  • Fireball gains 1 additional unit of radius every 6 levels.
  • No longer gain increased area of effect radius.
  • 50% more damage at gem level 20.
  • Damage increased by 15%. It now has a base chance to ignite. Its projectile speed has been increased by 30%.
  • Increased the damage of Fireball at low and high levels.
  • The area of effect has been increased by 12%. Damage has been increased at all levels (by around 20% at level one and around 23% at level 15).
  • Damage progression increased - now 14% increased by level 15.
  • Damage progression increased. By skill level 15, it's doing 16% more damage than before.
  • Increased the damage at higher levels.
  • The damage has been increased.
  • Increased the damage.
  • Reduced damage by 5%.
  • Fireball splash damage is now centered on the monster itself,
    rather than the point of impact (which was in front of the monster).
  • Increased Fireball's splash Area of Effect.
  • Increased its damage by 23%.
  • Nerfed fireball projectile speed by 20%, boosted its damage up by 5%.
  • Increased Fireball damage by 8%.
  • Increased Fireball damage and mana cost.
  • Reduced Fireball splash radius.
  • Slightly increased Fireball mana cost and reduced its damage.
  • Major fix to projectile/fireball code (fixed crashes and strange behaviour).
  • Fixed another bug with fireballs.
  • Fixed crash using Leap Slam and fireball simultaneously.
  • Increased the speed of fireballs by 1/3.
Before 0.5.1
  • Introduced to the game.


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