Scourge Arrow

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Scourge ArrowScourge Arrow of Menace
Scourge ArrowAttack, Projectile, Channelling, Chaos, Bow
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (4-5) Mana
Attack Speed: 190% of base
Attack Damage: (30-40)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (30-40)%
Requires Level 28Channel to infuse an arrow with chaos, gaining stages while it is held. Release to fire it, leaving spore pods in its wake. Each spore pod blooms, firing thorn arrows, which travel for a short time before dissipating. Modifiers that cause additional projectiles to be fired will only apply to the initial arrows, and the spore pods will be divided between those arrows.Arrows Pierce all Targets
(20-113) to (30-169) Added Chaos Damage
60% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
150% more Damage with Hits and Ailments per Stage
Maximum 5 Stages
Leaves 1 Spore Pod per Stage
Each Spore Pod fires 9 Thorn Arrows
Thorn Arrows deal 50% less Damage

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Each Spore Pod fires +(0.1-2) Thorn Arrows
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Drop level: 28
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemScourgeArrow

Scourge Arrow is a channelling bow attack skill. Channelling the skill charges up an arrow that creates spore pods as the arrow travels when released. The pods explode to fire thorn arrows around them. The arrow and pods deal physical damage converted to chaos damage.

Skill functions and interactions

Additional arrows (from support gems and items like Death's HarpDeath's Harp
Death Bow
Physical Damage: (53.2-57.4) to (138.7-149.65)
Critical Strike Chance: (6.50-7.50)%
Attacks per Second: 1.32
Requires Level 32, 107 Dex(30-50)% increased Critical Strike Chance(90-105)% increased Physical Damage
10% increased Attack Speed
+50% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
Bow Attacks fire 2 additional Arrows
The mournful music of the strings,
The creaking arch, the arrow sings.
A choking cry, a rattled breath,
The Reaper's Song, the Harp of Death.
) apply to the primary arrow, instead of the thorn arrows. Additional arrows cause spore pods to distribute evenly among each primary arrow, rather than in a line from player. Having more arrows than pods will not cause additional pods to spawn. Therefore at 5 stages Scourge Arrow will spawn 5 pods — if the player has 6 total arrows (5 additional) one of the arrows will not spawn a pod.

The distance between each spore pod can be increased by releasing the channel while mouse cursor is near the edge of your screen. With 4 additional arrows, the spore pods spawn in a cluster near your mouse cursor.

When used with Ballista Totem SupportBallista Totem SupportBow, Projectile, Support, Totem
Icon: R
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 8Supports any bow or wand attack skill, causing it to summon a ballista totem that uses the skill for you.Supported Attack Skills cannot be used with Melee Weapons
Supported Skills deal (32-24)% less Damage
Supported Skills will summon a Ballista Totem which uses that Skill
Totem lasts 8 seconds
Supported Skills have +2 to maximum number of Summoned Ballista Totems
Supported Skills have 50% less Attack Speed

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Supported Skills have (0.5-10)% increased Totem Placement speed
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.
, the totem will always fully charge and then shoot.

Primary arrow collision: If a primary arrow disappears (e.g. because of collision with wall/obstacle) before all pods for that primary arrow are spawned, the rest of the pods will not spawn.

Point Blank interaction: The thorn arrows are all continuations of the original arrow from the character to the point the pods were placed. Therefore the distance travelled used for Point BlankPoint Blank SupportProjectile, Attack, Support
Icon: b
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 110%
Requires Level 18Supports projectile skills.Supported Skills' Projectile Attack Hits deal up to 30% more Damage to targets at the start of their movement, dealing less Damage to targets as the projectile travels farther
Supported Skills deal (0-38)% increased Projectile Damage

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.
's calculation is the total of how far the original arrow travelled to place the pod, plus how far the thorn arrow travelled after being fired from the pod.

Shotgunning: From a single attack, multiple thorn arrows from different pods can hit the same target, but multiple thorn arrows from the same pod cannot hit the same target.

Pierce: All parts of Scourge Arrow pierce everything by default, this includes both primary arrow and thorn arrows.

Return: By default with for example Returning Projectiles only primary arrow will return. In order to also make thorn arrows return, at least 55% total projectile speed is required.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityMana
Exp.Total Exp.
12867430%30%20 to 3000
23173430.5%30.5%23 to 35199345199345
33479431.1%31.1%27 to 40285815485160
43785431.6%31.6%31 to 46401344886504
54092432.1%32.1%35 to 535543791440883
64296432.6%32.6%38 to 584774371918320
744100433.2%33.2%42 to 635837862502106
846104433.7%33.7%45 to 687103593212465
948109434.2%34.2%49 to 7413555114567976
1050113434.7%34.7%53 to 8011388775706853
1152117435.3%35.3%58 to 8613682337075086
1254121535.8%35.8%62 to 9316383388713424
1356125536.3%36.3%67 to 101195664810670072
1458130536.8%36.8%73 to 109365518414325256
1560134537.4%37.4%78 to 117301732717342583
1662138537.9%37.9%84 to 126775999525102578
1764142538.4%38.4%91 to 1361513819340240771
1866146538.9%38.9%98 to 1462608382566324596
1968151539.5%39.5%105 to 15762620247128944843
2070155540%40%113 to 169211708088340652931
2172159540.5%40.5%121 to 181N/AN/A
2274N/A541.1%41.1%130 to 195N/AN/A
2376N/A541.6%41.6%139 to 209N/AN/A
2478N/A542.1%42.1%149 to 224N/AN/A
2580N/A542.6%42.6%160 to 239N/AN/A
2682N/A543.2%43.2%171 to 256N/AN/A
2784N/A543.7%43.7%183 to 274N/AN/A
2886N/A644.2%44.2%196 to 293N/AN/A
2988N/A644.7%44.7%209 to 314N/AN/A
3090N/A645.3%45.3%223 to 335N/AN/A
3191N/A645.5%45.5%231 to 346N/AN/A
3292N/A645.8%45.8%239 to 358N/AN/A
3393N/A646.1%46.1%247 to 370N/AN/A
3494N/A646.3%46.3%255 to 382N/AN/A
3595N/A646.6%46.6%263 to 395N/AN/A
3696N/A646.8%46.8%272 to 408N/AN/A
3797N/A647.1%47.1%281 to 421N/AN/A
3898N/A647.4%47.4%290 to 435N/AN/A
3999N/A647.6%47.6%300 to 449N/AN/A
40100N/A647.9%47.9%309 to 464N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Scourge Arrow can drop anywhere.


Scourge Arrow can be created from the following recipes:

3The Bitter BlossomThe Bitter Blossom3Level 21 Chaos Gem
Quality: +23%
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
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

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 Scourge Arrow.

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 Scourge Arrow Additional Spore 175Eternal LabyrinthScourge Arrow creates +1 Spore Podhelmet 100
Enchantment Scourge Arrow Chance To Poison 166Merciless LabyrinthScourge Arrow has 6% chance to Poison per Stagehelmet 100
Enchantment Scourge Arrow Chance To Poison 275Eternal LabyrinthScourge Arrow has 8% chance to Poison per Stagehelmet 100
Enchantment Scourge Arrow Damage 166Merciless LabyrinthScourge Arrow deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Scourge Arrow Damage 275Eternal LabyrinthScourge Arrow deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100

Alternate skill effects

Scourge Arrow has the following alternate skill effects:

Celestial Scourge Arrow EffectCelestial Scourge Arrow EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Scourge Arrow becomes a Celestial Effect.Your Scourge Arrow becomes a Celestial Effect.
Night Lotus Scourge Arrow effectNight Lotus Scourge Arrow effectSkill Gem EffectYour Scourge Arrow becomes a Night Lotus Effect.Your Scourge Arrow becomes a Night Lotus Effect.
Stygian Scourge Arrow EffectStygian Scourge Arrow EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Scourge Arrow becomes a Stygian Effect.Your Scourge Arrow becomes a Stygian Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Quality now causes Each Spore Pod to fire +0-1 Thorn Arrow, instead of providing 0-20% increased Projectile Speed.
  • Scourge Arrow now has 30% Damage Effectiveness at gem level 1 (previously 28%), up to 40% at gem level 20 (previously 35%).
  • Anomalous Scourge Arrow now causes each Spore Pod to fire 0.05 additional Thorn Arrows per 1% gem quality (from 0.1 per 1% quality).
  • Now has alternative gem quality
  • Now deals 28% of base damage at gem level 1 (from 40%), up to 35% at gem level 20 (from 49%).
  • Now adds 20 to 30 Chaos Damage at gem level 1, up to 113 to 169 at gem level 20.
  • Clarified the Piercing behaviour on the gem.
  • Now has the "Chaos" gem type.
  • Reduced the mana cost of Scourge Arrow to be more in line with other channelled attack skills.
  • Additional Projectiles now apply to the primary arrow instead of the thorn arrows. The number of thorn arrows at lower levels has been increased to compensate. Pods are now distributed evenly among all primary projectiles.
  • Scourge Arrow has been added to the game.


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