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Armageddon BrandSpell, AoE, Fire, Duration, Brand
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (15-27) Mana
Cast Time: 0.40 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 85%
Requires Level 28Creates a magical brand which can attach to a nearby enemy. It periodically activates while attached, causing a fiery meteor to fall from the sky. The brand will detach if the enemy dies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Cast Speed0.25% chance to deal Double Damage1% chance for Brands to Attach to a new Enemy each time they ActivateCan be Attached for a total Duration of 5 seconds
Activates every 0.75 seconds while Attached
Can be Detached for a total Duration of 6 seconds
Deals (34-398) to (51-597) Fire Damage
(120-250)% more Damage with Ignite
25% chance to Ignite enemies
Increases and Reductions to Cast Speed also apply to this Skill's Activation frequency
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Armageddon Brand skill icon.pngArmageddon Brand inventory icon.png
Area level: 28
Vendor Prices
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Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemArmageddonBrand

Armageddon Brand is a spell that creates a brand at the target position. While attached, the brands creates fiery meteors that land on the target's location and deal fire damage in an area.

Skill functions and interactions

Maximum Active Brands: All brands share a limit of three (3) active brand limit. This can be split between the two brand skills (2-1) or all of one type. Passive skills can increase the number of active brands that are allowed to be active at a time.

Maximum Brand Attachment: By default, you may only have one brand of any kind attached to a single target at any time. Taking the Keystone Runebinder allows you to place a second brand on a single target. Like the Active Brand limit these brands may either be split (1-1) or both the same type of brand.

Spell Echo: Armageddon Brand currently functions with Spell Echo SupportSpell Echo SupportSpell, Support
Icon: k
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 150%
Requires Level 38Supports spell skills, making them repeat when cast. Cannot support Vaal skills, totem skills, channelling skills, triggered skills, instant skills, or skills which reserve mana.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast SpeedSupported Skills deal 1% less Damage
Final Repeat of Supported Skills deals 3% more Damage
Supported Skills Repeat an additional time
Supported Skills have (40-54)% more Cast Speed
Supported Skills deal 10% less 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.
so far as repeating the initial cast of the brand. The more casting speed multiplier on spell echo does NOT however affect the activation speed of the brand once attached to a target.

Meteor: When Armageddon Brand activates, it casts a meteor falling down on the attached enemy. However, this meteor has a slow travel time, so if the enemy is fast-moving, the meteor can miss the enemy entirely. This also affects the "smoothness" of the skill, as this meteor drop delay time cannot be overcome. The meteor deals damage in an area on impact, this area is affected by modifiers to AoE.

Ignite: Armageddon Brand comes with a big damage multiplier for Ignite, so it is one of the skills suitable for scaling Ignite. When scaling Ignite, it is not recommended to take Runebinder since having multiple brands attached to an enemy does not increase the Ignite damage taken by the enemy (since there can only be one active Ignite instance on the enemy). The only benefit from the keystone would be higher hit frequency on the enemy which would potentially cause a bigger Ignite (from a bigger hit) to be applied.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthRequired IntelligenceMana
Exp.Total Exp.
12829421534 to 51120%00
23132461542 to 63127%199345199345
33435501651 to 76134%285815485160
43737541761 to 92141%401344886504
54040581874 to 110147%5543791440883
64242601983 to 125154%4774371918320
74444631994 to 140161%5837862502106
846466620105 to 158168%7103593212465
948486821118 to 177175%13555114567976
1050497121133 to 199182%11388775706853
1152517422149 to 223188%13682337075086
1254537622166 to 250195%16383388713424
1356557923186 to 279202%195664810670072
1458578224208 to 312209%365518414325256
1560598424232 to 348216%301732717342583
1662608725259 to 389223%775999525102578
1764629025289 to 433229%1513819340240771
1866649226322 to 482236%2608382566324596
1968669527358 to 537243%62620247128944843
2070689827398 to 597250%211708088340652931
21727010028443 to 664257%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A28492 to 738264%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A29546 to 819271%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A30606 to 909277%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A30672 to 1009284%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A31745 to 1118291%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A31826 to 1239298%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A32915 to 1372305%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A321013 to 1520312%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A331121 to 1682318%N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A331179 to 1769322%N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A341240 to 1860325%N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A341304 to 1956329%N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A341371 to 2057332%N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A351442 to 2163336%N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A351516 to 2274339%N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A351594 to 2391342%N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A351675 to 2513346%N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A361761 to 2641349%N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A261851 to 2776353%N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

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

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
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 ↓
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

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Armageddon Brand:


Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Armageddon 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
Armageddon Brand Attached Target Fire Penetration 166Armageddon Brand Damage Penetrates 8% of Branded Enemy's Fire Resistancehelmet 100
default 0
Armageddon Brand Attached Target Fire Penetration 275Armageddon Brand Damage Penetrates 12% of Branded Enemy's Fire Resistancehelmet 100
default 0
Armageddon Brand Repeat Frequency 166Armageddon Brand has 8% increased Activation Frequencyhelmet 100
default 0
Armageddon Brand Repeat Frequency 275Armageddon Brand has 12% increased Activation Frequencyhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Armageddon Brand Damage 166Armageddon Brand deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Armageddon Brand Damage 275Armageddon Brand deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
  • The visual effects have been improved.
  • Now activates every 0.75 seconds while attached (from 0.8 seconds).
  • Now deals 34 to 51 Fire Damage at gem level 1 (from 29 to 43), up to 398 to 597 Fire Damage at gem level 20 (from 332 to 498).
  • Now has an added Damage effectiveness of 85% (from 75%).
  • Now deals 120% more Damage with Ignite at gem level 1 (unchanged), up to 250% more at gem level 20 (from 180%).
  • Now has a detached duration of 6 seconds (from 10).
  • Now has a base area of effect radius of 22 units (from 18).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 15 (was 14).
  • Now deals 29 to 43 Fire damage at gem level 1 (from 29 to 44) and 332 to 498 Fire damage at gem level 20 (from 393 to 590).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 75% (from 90%).
  • Now activates every 0.8 seconds while Attached (from 0.75)
  • Armageddon Brand has been added to the game.