Hexblast

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HexblastSpell, AoE, Chaos, Hex
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (10-20) Mana
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 4.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 310%
Requires Level 28Deals chaos damage to a single enemy, dealing more damage if they are Hexed, then removes the Hex with the highest Doom. If a Hex was removed this way, also deals area damage to other enemies around the target, boosting damage and removing Hexes from those enemies in the same way.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Area of Effect0.5% increased Cast Speed2% increased Damage with Ailments
1% increased Effect of non-Damaging Ailments on Enemies
Hexblast has 0.5% chance to not remove a Hex
Deals (102-1397) to (153-2096) Chaos Damage
40% more Damage with Hits per 5 Doom on Hex with most Doom
Removes Hex with most Doom after Damaging
15% more Damage with Ailments per 5 Doom on Hex with most Doom
All Damage can Ignite
All Damage can Freeze
All Damage can Shock
Chaos Damage with Hits is Resisted by lowest Resistance instead
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Hexblast skill icon.pngHexblast inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Drop level: 28
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemHexblast

Hexblast is a spell that deals chaos damage to a single enemy. If the target has a hex curse on it, it deals area of effect damage around the target. On hit, the spell removes the hex curse with the highest amount of doom from each target hit, and deals more damage based on how much doom the curse had. Hexblast removes the hex after dealing damage, and thus benefits from the effects of the removed curse.

While the spell deals chaos damage, the damage is resisted by the lowest resistance the target has, and the spell can apply all 3 elemental ailments, provided the caster either critically strikes, or has some chance to apply those ailments. Ailments are resisted by their respective resistance (e.g. fire for ignite) and do not benefit from Hexblast's "resisted by lowest resistance" effect, which only applies to chaos hits. This also means that non-chaos damage added to Hexblast will not benefit from this effect.

Skill functions and interactions

  • As long as the target has a hex curse applied in any way, even if it doesn't gain Doom, Hexblast will deal AoE damage. For example, hexes applied by Blasphemy SupportBlasphemy SupportSupport, Hex, Aura
    Icon: A
    Level: (1-20)
    Reservation: 35% Mana
    Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Requires Level 31Supports hex curse skills, turning them into auras that will apply their effect to all enemies in an area around you.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Effect of Supported Curses0.5% reduced Effect of Supported Curses
    Supported Skills have 2% increased Area of Effect
    Supported Skills have 0.2% increased Reservation Efficiency
    Supported Skills apply their Curse as Auras
    Supported Curse Skills also count as Aura Skills
    Hexes from Supported Skills do not gain Doom over time
    Using Supported Skills is Instant
    (0-76)% increased Area of Effect of Supported Curse Skills
    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.
    still cause the skill to deal AOE damage.
  • Hexblast always removes the highest doom hex from all targets hit, including ones not directly targeted.
  • Hexblast has forgiving targeting, and will attempt to prioritize targets with a doomed hex over uncursed targets. Clicking the ground next to the target also works, as a sort of aim-assist.
  • Linking Hexblast with Concentrated Effect SupportConcentrated Effect SupportSupport, AoE
    Icon: o
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 18Supports any skill with an area of effect, regardless of whether that skill deals damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% less Area of EffectSupported Skills have 0.5% reduced Enemy Stun ThresholdSupported Skills have 30% less Area of Effect
    Supported Skills deal (25-39)% more Area 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.
    will boost the area damage, but not the direct target damage.
  • The target directly hit by Hexblast cannot also take damage from the AOE component of Hexblast meaning the skill cannot hit the same target multiple times with one cast.
  • Hexblast cannot be cast without a target.
  • Hexblast can benefit from marks, but will not remove them, have additional doom scaling, nor deal AOE damage without an accompanying hex.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired IntelligenceMana
Cost
Chaos DamageExp.Total Exp.
1286710102 to 15300
2317310126 to 189199345199345
3347911155 to 232285815485160
4378512189 to 283401344886504
5409212229 to 3445543791440883
6429613261 to 3914774371918320
74410014296 to 4445837862502106
84610414336 to 5047103593212465
94810915380 to 57013555114567976
105011315430 to 64511388775706853
115211716486 to 72913682337075086
125412116548 to 82216383388713424
135612517618 to 927195664810670072
145813017696 to 1044365518414325256
156013418783 to 1175301732717342583
166213818881 to 1321775999525102578
176414218989 to 14841513819340240771
1866146191111 to 16662608382566324596
1968151191246 to 186962620247128944843
2070155201397 to 2096211708088340652931
2172159201565 to 2348N/AN/A
2274N/A211753 to 2630N/AN/A
2376N/A211962 to 2943N/AN/A
2478N/A212195 to 3292N/AN/A
2580N/A222453 to 3680N/AN/A
2682N/A222741 to 4112N/AN/A
2784N/A233062 to 4593N/AN/A
2886N/A233418 to 5127N/AN/A
2988N/A243814 to 5722N/AN/A
3090N/A244255 to 6382N/AN/A
3191N/A244493 to 6739N/AN/A
3292N/A254744 to 7116N/AN/A
3393N/A255009 to 7513N/AN/A
3494N/A255287 to 7931N/AN/A
3595N/A255581 to 8372N/AN/A
3696N/A255891 to 8836N/AN/A
3797N/A266217 to 9326N/AN/A
3898N/A266561 to 9841N/AN/A
3999N/A266923 to 10384N/AN/A
40100N/A267305 to 10957N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Hexblast can drop anywhere.

Recipes

Hexblast can be created from the following recipes:

AmountPartDescriptionMeta
3The Bitter BlossomThe Bitter Blossom3Level 21 Chaos Gem
Quality: +23%
Corrupted
The pain you feel is of no consequence, it is evolution, to be made whole within something greater.
Random corrupted level 21 Chaos gem with 23% qualityA
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
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
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
8The HookThe Hook8Level 21 Gem
Alternate Quality: +23%
Corrupted
Every obsession began with a single, innocent taste.
Random corrupted level 21 gem with 23% alternative qualityA
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
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 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
Siosa
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Clarissa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Hexblast:

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Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Hexblast.

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 Hexblast Chance to not Consume Hex 166Merciless LabyrinthHexblast has 10% chance to not remove a Hexhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Hexblast Chance to not Consume Hex 275Eternal LabyrinthHexblast has 15% chance to not remove a Hexhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Hexblast Damage 166Merciless LabyrinthHexblast deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Hexblast Damage 275Eternal LabyrinthHexblast deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Hexblast Area Of Effect 166Merciless LabyrinthHexblast has 16% increased Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Hexblast Area Of Effect 275Eternal LabyrinthHexblast has 24% increased Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.17.0
  • Hexblast now deals 102 to 153 Chaos Damage at gem level 1 (previously 103 to 155), up to 1397 to 2096 at gem level 20 (previously 965 to 1447).
  • Now has 310% Effectiveness of Added Damage at all gem levels (previously 210%).
3.16.0
  • Now deals 103 to 155 Chaos Damage at gem level 1 (previously 74 to 110), up to 965 to 1447 at gem level 20 (previously 689 to 1034).
  • It now has “40% more Damage with Hits per 5 Doom on Hex with most Doom” (previously 60%), and “15% more Damage with Ailments per 5 Doom on Hex with most Doom” (previously 40%).
  • It now has 210% Effectiveness of Added Damage at all gem levels (previously 150%).
  • Because of base Ignite damage changes, Ignite with the skill is now 95.6% higher at 30 Doom, and 83.3% higher at 40 doom.
3.15.0
  • No longer has 25% less Area Damage.
3.13.0
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 150% (from 130%).
  • Now deals 74 to 110 chaos damage at gem level 1 (from 61 to 92), up to 689 to 1034 chaos damage at gem level 20 (from 574 to 862).
  • Now deals 60% more damage with hits per 5 doom on hex with most doom (from 50%).
  • Now deals 40% more damage with ailments per 5 doom on hex with most doom (from 35%).
3.12.0
  • Hexblast has been added to the game.

References