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This page is about the active skill gem. For the support gem, see Barrage Support.
BarrageAttack, Projectile, Bow
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (7-11) Mana
Attack Damage: (47-54)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (47-55)%
Requires Level 12After a short preparation time, you attack repeatedly with a ranged weapon. These attacks have a small randomised spread. Only works with Bows and Wands.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Projectile Damage1% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit0.5% increased Attack SpeedInflict non-Damaging Ailments as though dealing 5% more DamageDeals (47-55)% of Base Attack Damage
Fires 4 additional Projectiles
Fires Projectiles sequentially
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Barrage skill icon.pngBarrage inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 12
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Orb of Transmutation
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemBarrage

Barrage skill screenshot.jpg

Barrage is a ranged attack skill that fires all of your bow or wand projectiles rapidly in succession.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Additional Projectiles: Linking Lesser Multiple Projectiles SupportLesser Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: l
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 8Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
    Supported Skills have 1% reduced Mana Cost
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Projectile Speed
    Projectiles Fired by Supported Skills have 1% increased Projectile spread
    Supported Skills fire 2 additional Projectiles
    Supported Skills deal (15-6)% less 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 Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    or Awakened Greater Multiple Projectiles SupportAwakened Greater Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: P
    Level: (1-5)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 160%
    Requires Level 72Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:1SuperiorSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile DamageSupported Skills fire 5 additional Projectiles
    Supported Skills deal (30-26)% less 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 Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    (Greater Multiple Projectiles SupportGreater Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: P
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 160%
    Requires Level 38Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile DamageSupported Skills have 1% reduced Mana Cost
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Projectile Speed
    Projectiles Fired by Supported Skills have 1% increased Projectile spread
    Supported Skills fire 4 additional Projectiles
    Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less 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 Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    ) to Barrage will increase the total number of projectiles fired. For example, when using Lesser Multiple Projectiles, a total of 7 projectiles will be fired (1 base, +4 from Barrage gem, +2 from Lesser Multiple Projectiles Gem). Wearing a helmet enchanted with Barrage fires an additional Projectile will further increase this total. All projectiles fired can strike the same target, potentially dealing damage up to 13 times (1 base, +4 from Barrage gem, +2 from LMP, +5 from Awakened GMP, +1 from enchant) to a single target when using all three effects. However, the less damage multipliers from LMP and GMP also applies to the dps. Using Dying SunDying Sun
    Ruby Flask
    Lasts 5.00 Seconds
    Consumes (45-50) of 50 Charges on use
    +50% to Fire Resistance
    20% less Fire Damage taken
    Requires Level 68(125-150)% increased Charges used
    (40-60)% reduced Duration
    (10-20)% increased Area of Effect during Flask Effect
    Skills fire 2 additional Projectiles during Flask Effect
    All things must die.
    Whether you burn out or explode is up to you.
    Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
    as well as item mods such as Skills fire # additional Projectile(s), Bow Attacks fire # additional Arrow(s) are recommended instead. Barrage can be supported by Barrage SupportBarrage SupportBow, Attack, Support, Projectile
    Icon: N
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 150%
    Requires Level 38Supports projectile attack skills that use bows or wands. Cannot support triggered skills, channelled skills, or skills that create Minions.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack SpeedProjectiles from Supported Skills Pierce 0.1 additional TargetsProjectiles Fired by Supported Skills have 5% increased Projectile spreadSupported Skills fire 3 additional Projectiles
    Supported Skills deal (68-62)% less Damage
    Supported Skills have 5% more Attack Time per Projectile
    Supported Skills have 5% more Trap and Mine Throwing Time per Projectile
    Supported Skills Fire Projectiles sequentially
    Supported Skills can only be used with Bows or Wands
    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.
    , but that support gem has less damage multiplier as well as more attack time per projectiles.
  • Volley SupportVolley SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: =
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
    Supports skills that fire projectiles from the user. Does not affect projectiles fired from other locations as secondary effects.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 1% increased Projectile Damage1% increased distance between Firing PointsSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of EffectSupported Skills also fire Projectiles from up to 2 points on each side of you
    Supported Skills fire 2 additional Projectiles
    Supported Skills deal (12-3)% less 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 Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    : Linking this gem will cause Barrage's projectiles to be fired in sequence in five parallel lines.
  • Volley FireVolley Fire
    Viridian Jewel
    Limited to: 1
    Radius: Medium
    (7-10)% increased Projectile Damage
    With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Barrage fires an additional 6 projectiles simultaneously on the first and final attacks
    Lioneye's men stood at the walls,
    eyeing the savages that walked the beach below.
    With a single word,
    a thousand bodies, and ten thousand arrows,
    would litter the sands.
    Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    : This jewel will fire an additional twelve projectiles per attack, six on the first and last attack, with the added projectiles spread to the sides. These additional projectiles cannot strike the same target as the main projectiles and will in fact pass through them harmlessly (though subsequent projectiles generated via effects such as chain could bounce to the primary target).
Example: A user wearing a helmet with +1 Additional Barrage Projectiles and with Volley FireVolley Fire
Viridian Jewel
Limited to: 1
Radius: Medium
(7-10)% increased Projectile Damage
With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Barrage fires an additional 6 projectiles simultaneously on the first and final attacks
Lioneye's men stood at the walls,
eyeing the savages that walked the beach below.
With a single word,
a thousand bodies, and ten thousand arrows,
would litter the sands.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
slotted will fire a total of 18 projectiles per attack. A maximum of 6 can strike the primary target; all other targets may be struck by a maximum of 1 projectile.
  • Dual wielding: The total number of projectiles fired by Barrage does not change while wielding two weapons. An attack with Barrage uses both weapons, alternating between each weapon for each projectile fired.
  • Ballista Totem Support: This one is not recommended. The firing rate slowdown of the totem also applies to the firing rate of each shot of the Barrage and it can't start another while one is going so the overall firing rate (and therefore DPS) will be VERY slow. Not only that, the totem cannot turn while in the middle of a particular Barrage; while the first shot might hit the target the rest will miss if it moves even a little (a very extreme weakness in PvP in particular).
  • The small randomized spread covers a small angle of approximately 20 degrees.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityMana
Cost
Damage
Effectiveness
Attack
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
11233747%47%00
21539747%47.4%1524915249
31948748%47.8%4151756766
42356848%48.2%81983138749
52764849%48.6%147968286717
63173849%49%250557537274
73581849%49.4%405086942360
83888850%49.8%4477181390078
94194950%50.2%6153182005396
1044100951%50.6%8346392840035
1147106951%51%15707604410795
1250113951%51.4%16339876044782
1353119952%51.8%21510308195812
14561251052%52.2%281218911008001
15591321053%52.6%509936016107361
16621381053%53%940073125508092
17641421053%53.4%1527336640781458
18661461054%53.8%2628658267068040
19681511154%54.2%62890590129958630
20701551155%54.6%212046017342004647
21721591155%55%N/AN/A
2274N/A1155%55.4%N/AN/A
2376N/A1156%55.8%N/AN/A
2478N/A1156%56.2%N/AN/A
2580N/A1157%56.6%N/AN/A
2682N/A1257%57%N/AN/A
2784N/A1257%57.4%N/AN/A
2886N/A1258%57.8%N/AN/A
2988N/A1258%58.2%N/AN/A
3090N/A1259%58.6%N/AN/A
3191N/A1359%58.8%N/AN/A
3292N/A1359%59%N/AN/A
3393N/A1359%59.2%N/AN/A
3494N/A1359%59.4%N/AN/A
3595N/A1360%59.6%N/AN/A
3696N/A1460%59.8%N/AN/A
3797N/A1460%60%N/AN/A
3898N/A1460%60.2%N/AN/A
3999N/A1460%60.4%N/AN/A
40100N/A1461%60.6%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
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

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Siren's Cadence
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Barrage:

ItemLimitRadiusStats
Volley FireVolley Fire
Viridian Jewel
Limited to: 1
Radius: Medium
(7-10)% increased Projectile Damage
With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Barrage fires an additional 6 projectiles simultaneously on the first and final attacks
Lioneye's men stood at the walls,
eyeing the savages that walked the beach below.
With a single word,
a thousand bodies, and ten thousand arrows,
would litter the sands.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Medium(7-10)% increased Projectile Damage
With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Barrage fires an additional 6 projectiles simultaneously on the first and final attacks

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Barrage.

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 Barrage Attack Speed 16610% increased Barrage Attack Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Barrage Attack Speed 27515% increased Barrage Attack Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Barrage Damage 16625% increased Barrage Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Barrage Damage 27540% increased Barrage Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Barrage Num Of Additional Projectiles 175Barrage fires an additional Projectilehelmet 100
default 0

Legacy enchantments

The following enchantments can only be found on legacy items in permanent leagues:

NameLabyrinthStats
EnchantmentBarrageNumOfAdditionalProjectiles1Merciless LabyrinthBarrage fires an additional Projectile

Moreover, legacy items may have the Enchantment Barrage Num Of Additional Projectiles 1Enchantment Barrage Num Of Additional Projectiles 1
Enchantment
Barrage fires an additional Projectile
enchantment and have a legacy value of 2 additional Projectiles, instead of current value of 1.

Alternate skill effects

Barrage has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Arcane Barrage EffectArcane Barrage EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Barrage becomes an Arcane version.Your Barrage becomes an Arcane version.
Celestial Barrage EffectCelestial Barrage EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Celestial Barrage becomes a celestial effect.Your Celestial Barrage becomes a celestial effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.15.0
  • Now deals 47% of base Attack Damage at gem level 1 (previously 40%), up to 54.6% of base Attack Damage at gem level 20 (previously 47.6%).
  • Now has 47% Effectiveness of Added Damage at gem level 1 (previously 40%), up to 54.6% at gem level 20 (previously 48%).
3.11.0
  • Fixed a bug where the Barrage effect, when used by a mine, faced the wrong direction.
3.9.0
  • A lot of ranged attack skills have received major visual improvements, including the basic wand and bow attacks, Burning ArrowBurning ArrowAttack, Projectile, Fire, Duration, Bow
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (5-8) Mana
    Attack Damage: (150-184)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (150-184)%
    Projectile Speed: 3260
    Fires a burning arrow that deals fire damage. If it ignites an enemy, it will also inflict an additional debuff for a duration, dealing burning damage based on the magnitude of the ignite. This damage is not affected by your damage modifiers. Up to five of these debuffs can apply simultaneously to an enemy.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent+0.5% to Fire Damage over Time Multiplier3% increased Critical Strike ChanceProjectiles Pierce 0.1 additional TargetsDeals (150-184.2)% of Base Attack Damage
    Base duration is 4 seconds
    50% chance to Ignite enemies
    (50-88)% more Damage with Ignite
    100% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
    If this Skill Ignites an Enemy, it also inflicts a Burning Debuff
    Debuff deals Fire Damage per second equal to (30-39)% of Ignite Damage per second
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Burning Arrow skill icon.png
    , Barrage and PuncturePunctureAttack, Projectile, Duration, Melee, Strike, Physical, Bow
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: 6 Mana
    Attack Speed: 70% of base
    Attack Damage: (134-164)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (135-165)%
    Punctures enemies, causing a bleeding debuff, which will be affected by modifiers to skill duration. Puncture works with bows, daggers, claws or swords.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4PhantasmalBleeding inflicted by this Skill deals Damage 0.5% fasterProjectiles Pierce 0.1 additional TargetsMelee Strikes target 0.1 additional nearby Enemies0.5% chance to Maim on HitDeals (134.74-164.56)% of Base Attack Damage
    Base duration is 8 seconds
    (3-75) to (4-113) Added Attack Physical Damage
    (30-49)% more Damage with Bleeding
    Causes Bleeding
    +(0-2) to Melee Strike Range
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Puncture skill icon.png
    .
3.3.0
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness and base damage of 40% at gem level 1 (down from 50%), up to 47.6% at gem level 20 (down from 61.4%).
  • Now fires 4 additional projectiles (up from 3).
3.1.0
  • The helmet enchantment which grants additional projectiles for BarrageBarrageAttack, Projectile, Bow
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (7-11) Mana
    Attack Damage: (47-54)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (47-55)%
    Requires Level 12After a short preparation time, you attack repeatedly with a ranged weapon. These attacks have a small randomised spread. Only works with Bows and Wands.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Projectile Damage1% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit0.5% increased Attack SpeedInflict non-Damaging Ailments as though dealing 5% more DamageDeals (47-55)% of Base Attack Damage
    Fires 4 additional Projectiles
    Fires Projectiles sequentially
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Barrage skill icon.png
    has been removed from the Merciless Labyrinth. The Eternal Labyrinth Barrage enchantment now grants one additional projectile (down from 2).
2.1.0
  • Barrage damage has been increased from 40% to 50% of base damage at level one. At level 20, it now has been increased from dealing 47.6% to 61.4% of base damage.
2.0.0
  • Instead of gaining 4% increased Physical Damage per level, Barrage now gains 0.4% Base Damage per level.
1.1.0
  • The 33% less attack speed penalty has been removed from Barrage.
1.0.4
  • The Barrage skill has been added for the Ranger in Descent Champions.
1.0.3
  • Barrage has been added to the game.
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