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Arcanist BrandSpell, Duration, Brand
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (18-32) Mana
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Requires Level 38Creates a magical brand which can attach to a nearby enemy. It periodically activates while attached, triggering linked spells. The brand will detach if the enemy dies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Activation frequencySupported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of EffectSupported Skills have 1% increased Projectile SpeedSupported Skills have 1% increased Chaining rangeCan be Attached for a total Duration of 3 seconds
Activates every 1 second while Attached
Can be Detached for a total Duration of 5 seconds
Increases and Reductions to Cast Speed also apply to this Skill's Activation frequency
Supported Skills deal (55-46)% less Damage
Supported Skills have 40% less Area of Effect
Supported Skills have 40% reduced Chaining range
Supported Skills Deal (40-59)% more Damage to Branded Enemy
Supported Skills have limited Projectile Range
Supported Skills are Triggered by Arcanist Brand, from the Brand's location
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Arcanist Brand skill icon.pngArcanist Brand inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 38
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Orb of Alchemy
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemArcanistBrand

Arcanist Brand is an active skill gem that turns a linked spell into a trigger skill. The brand periodically triggers all linked spells in a sequence while being attached to an enemy.

Skill functions and interactions

  • The gem consists of two components: a skill part Arcanist Brand and a support part Arcanist Brand Support. However, it does not have the Support gem tag. It is one of the few active-skill/support hybrid gems. Other examples of this are; item skill Snipe skill icon.pngSnipe, or skill gems such as SpellslingerSpellslingerSpell
    Level: (1-20)
    Cast Time: Instant
    Requires Level 24Reserves mana based on the supported spells to cause those spells to trigger when you fire projectiles from a wand attack.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 1% increased Spell DamageSupported Skills have 1% chance to Freeze, Shock and IgniteSupported Skills have 2% reduced Cooldown Recovery RateThis Skill's Mana Reservation is the total of the Mana Reservations of Supported Skills, and cannot be further modified
    Trigger Supported Spells when you fire Projectiles from a Non-Triggered Wand Attack
    Supported Skills have Added Spell Damage equal to (50-100)% of Damage of Equipped Wand
    If two Wands are Equipped, each contributes half as much Added Damage
    Supported Skills have (0-38)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Spellslinger skill icon.png
    , General's CryGeneral's CryWarcry, AoE, Duration
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (15-19) Mana
    Cooldown Time: 4.00 sec
    Use Time: 0.80 sec
    Requires Level 24Performs a warcry, taunting nearby enemies to attack the user, and summoning Mirage Warriors from nearby corpses. The Mirage Warriors each use a linked attack skill once before dissipating.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate2% increased Warcry SpeedMirrage Warriors have 2% increased Movement SpeedBase duration is (4-4.9) seconds
    (0-38)% increased Warcry Speed
    Counts total Power of Enemies and Corpses in Range
    Summons Mirage Warriors from 2 corpses per 5 Power, minimum 1 corpse
    Maximum 5 Summoned Mirage Warriors
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    General's Cry skill icon.png
    , Predator SupportPredator SupportSupport, Minion, Spell, Duration
    Icon: h
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 18Supports skills which create Minions.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentMinions from Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage(Read Signal Prey article)Minions from Supported Skills have 1.5% increased Critical Strike Chance against the Prey
    Minions from Supported Skills have +0.75% to Critical Strike Multiplier against the Prey
    Minions from Supported Skills deal (15-24)% more Damage to the Prey
    Minions from Supported Skills deal (15-25)% more Damage
    Minions from Supported Skills always target the Prey if possible
    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.
    , Shockwave SupportShockwave SupportSupport, Melee, Attack, AoE
    Icon: s
    Level: (1-20)
    Can Store (1-4) Use(s)
    Attack Damage: (160-260)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (160-260)%
    Requires Level 18Deals attack damage in an area.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Damage
    Shockwave has 0.5% increased Melee Damage
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Shockwave has 0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Shockwave has 0.5% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
    Supported Skills will Trigger Shockwave on Melee Hit
    Supported Skills can only be used with Maces, Sceptres or Staves
    Deals (160-260)% of Base Attack Damage
    (0-38)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
    +(0-3) to radius
    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.
    Shockwave skill icon.png
    , etc..
  • Channelling Spells: Even though it's not mentioned in the gem's description, linking a channelling spell won't cause it to be activated by this skill.
  • Arcanist Brand's base cast speed determines how long it takes to cast the brand itself. The activation frequency is how often the brand triggers linked spells. Both of these are increased by cast speed modifiers.
  • Targeting - Arcanist Brand auto-targets enemies with precision. For skills that can be hard to aim close to enemies like DesecrateDesecrateSpell, AoE, Duration, Chaos
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (11-26) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.60 sec
    Requires Level 16Desecrates the ground, summoning corpses and dealing chaos damage to all enemies in the area. The corpses will be chosen from the monsters in the current area and any Spectres that have existed in this instance.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Cast Speed10% increased Chaos Damage3% chance to spawn an additional CorpseEach Corpse spawned has 1% chance to be a Forgotten CorpseBase duration is 4 seconds
    Deals (8.2-294) Base Chaos Damage per second
    Spawns 5 corpses
    Spawns corpses up to Level (20-100)
    Maximum of 10 corpses allowed
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Desecrate skill icon.png
    , this will get corpses close to enemies.
  • Arcanist Brand will cast all linked spells in a sequence, until its duration runs out. This can allow the character to apply multiple spells with one cast, assuming the brand has enough duration.
  • Trigger: Attempting to support Arcanist Brand in The Poet's PenThe Poet's Pen
    Carved Wand
    Wand
    Quality: +20%
    Physical Damage: 10.8-20.4
    Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
    Attacks per Second: (1.62-1.68)
    Weapon Range: 120
    Requires Level 12, 47 Int(11-15)% increased Spell Damage+1 to Level of Socketed Active Skill Gems per 25 Player Levels
    Trigger a Socketed Spell when you Attack with this Weapon
    Adds 3 to 5 Physical Damage to Attacks with this Weapon per 3 Player Levels
    (8-12)% increased Attack Speed
    In every piece of prose, lies a tiny spark of magic.
    linked to other spells will cancel both out, making Arcanist Brand unlinked to any spell, and lock the spells in The Poet's PenThe Poet's Pen
    Carved Wand
    Wand
    Quality: +20%
    Physical Damage: 10.8-20.4
    Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
    Attacks per Second: (1.62-1.68)
    Weapon Range: 120
    Requires Level 12, 47 Int(11-15)% increased Spell Damage+1 to Level of Socketed Active Skill Gems per 25 Player Levels
    Trigger a Socketed Spell when you Attack with this Weapon
    Adds 3 to 5 Physical Damage to Attacks with this Weapon per 3 Player Levels
    (8-12)% increased Attack Speed
    In every piece of prose, lies a tiny spark of magic.
    , making them untriggerable. This is an action similar to attempting supporting a spell with multiple trigger mechanics, such as Cast On Critical Strike SupportCast On Critical Strike SupportTrigger, Support, Spell
    Icon: &
    Level: (1-20)
    Requires Level 38Must support both an attack skill and a spell skill to work. The attack skill will trigger a spell when it critically strikes an enemy. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills, channelling skills, and skills that reserve mana cannot be triggered.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 1% increased Attack Critical Strike Chance
    Supported Skills have 1% increased Spell Critical Strike Chance
    Supported Skills deal 1% more Attack DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Supported Attacks will Trigger a Supported Spell when you Crit an Enemy
    Supported Skills deal (20-29)% more Spell Damage
    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.
    , 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.
    or other trigger supports or triggering items, such as Cospri's MaliceCospri's Malice
    Jewelled Foil
    One Handed Sword
    Quality: +20%
    Elemental Damage: (80-100) to (160-200)
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.50%
    Attacks per Second: (1.73-1.82)
    Weapon Range: 14
    Requires Level 68, 212 Dex, 257 Int+25% to Global Critical Strike MultiplierTrigger a Socketed Cold Spell on Melee Critical Strike
    No Physical Damage
    Adds (80-100) to (160-200) Cold Damage
    Adds (40-60) to (90-110) Cold Damage to Spells
    (8-14)% increased Attack Speed
    +257 Intelligence Requirement
    60% increased Critical Strike Chance against Chilled Enemies
    Breathe deep, my child.
    Let the frigid air engulf your soul.
    Embrace the eternal cold,
    And it will embrace you back.
    or MjölnerMjölner
    Gavel
    One Handed Mace
    Quality: +20%
    Physical Damage: (108-129.6) to (202-242.4)
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.15
    Weapon Range: 11
    Requires Level 60, 412 Str, 300 Int15% reduced Enemy Stun ThresholdTrigger a Socketed Lightning Spell on Hit, with a 0.15 second Cooldown
    Socketed Lightning Spells have no Cost if Triggered
    +300 Intelligence Requirement
    +200 Strength Requirement
    (80-120)% increased Physical Damage
    Skills Chain +1 times
    (30-40)% increased Lightning Damage with Attack Skills
    Look the storm in the eye and you will have its respect.
    .

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired IntelligenceMana
Cost
less
Damage
more
Damage
via Brand
Exp.Total Exp.
138881855%40%00
240921855%41%388734388734
342961954%42%477437866171
4441002054%43%5837861449957
5461042253%44%7103592160316
6481092353%45%13555113515827
7501132352%46%11388774654704
8521172452%47%13682336022937
9541212551%48%16383387661275
10561252551%49%19566489617923
11581302650%50%365518413273107
12601342650%51%301732716290434
13621382849%52%357623219866666
14641422949%53%423166724098333
15651442948%54%239507826493411
16661463048%55%842106334914474
17671483047%56%1615998351074457
18681513147%57%4117036792244824
19691533246%58%86794448179039272
20701553246%59%157405063336444335
21721593445%60%N/AN/A
2274N/A3445%61%N/AN/A
2376N/A3544%62%N/AN/A
2478N/A3644%63%N/AN/A
2580N/A3643%64%N/AN/A
2682N/A3743%65%N/AN/A
2784N/A3742%66%N/AN/A
2886N/A3842%67%N/AN/A
2988N/A3841%68%N/AN/A
3090N/A4041%69%N/AN/A
3191N/A4041%69%N/AN/A
3292N/A4140%70%N/AN/A
3393N/A4140%70%N/AN/A
3494N/A4140%71%N/AN/A
3595N/A4240%71%N/AN/A
3696N/A4239%72%N/AN/A
3797N/A4239%72%N/AN/A
3898N/A4239%73%N/AN/A
3999N/A4339%73%N/AN/A
40100N/A4338%74%N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
8Dying AnguishDying Anguish8Level 19 Gem
Alternative 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 qualityAutomatic
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorAdds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing # 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.
random superior gemAutomatic
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 gemAutomatic
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 gemAutomatic
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Superior Gem
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% qualityAutomatic
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.random divination card set exchangeAutomatic

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Eternal Nightmare
Act 4

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Eternal Nightmare
Act 4
Petarus and Vanja
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Arcanist Brand:

ItemLimitRadiusStats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Arcanist Brand.

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 Arcanist Brand Cast Speed 166Arcanist Brand has 8% increased Cast Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Arcanist Brand Cast Speed 275Arcanist Brand has 12% increased Cast Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Arcanist Brand Unnerve 175Spells Triggered by Arcanist Brand Unnerve enemies on Hit for 4 secondshelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.12.0
  • Fixed a bug where Arcanist Brand would incorrectly check the player's line of sight to use Firestorm, and then target the player's location if it didn't have line of sight.
3.11.0f
  • Fixed a bug where Wave of ConvictionWave of ConvictionFire, Lightning, Spell, AoE, Duration, Physical
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (9-23) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.70 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 220%
    Requires Level 16An expanding wave of energy surges forward, damaging enemies in a cone-shaped area over a duration. Each enemy hit is inflicted with Exposure matching the element of which they took the highest damage. Only one Wave of Conviction can be active at a timePer 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Elemental Damage1% increased Area of Effect1% increased Skill Effect Duration1% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold DamageBase duration is 0.5 seconds
    Deals (32-972) to (48-1459) Physical Damage
    25% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
    25% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
    Base secondary duration is 4 seconds
    Exposure applies -15% to Elemental Resistance matching highest Damage taken
    (0-38)% increased Skill Effect Duration
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Wave of Conviction skill icon.png
    , when supported by Arcanist Brand, was hitting more often than intended against stationary monsters.
3.11.0
  • Arcanist Brand has been added to the game.

References

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