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BladefallSpell, AoE, Physical, Duration
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (12-23) Mana
Cast Time: 0.70 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 90%
Radius: 12
Requires Level 28Ethereal weapons rain from the sky, dealing damage to enemies in a sequence of volleys, each wider but less damaging than the last. Enemies can be hit multiple times where these overlap.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Area of Effect1% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit2% increased distance between VolleysBase duration is 6 seconds
Deals (44-411) to (66-617) Physical Damage
6% less Damage per Volley
100% increased Critical Strike Chance
20% reduced Critical Strike Chance per Volley
5 Volleys
Leaves a Lingering Blade in the ground for every Volley
Maximum 40 Lingering Blades can be left in the ground at a time
Leaves 50% fewer Lingering Blades in the ground if you don't Cast this Spell yourself
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Bladefall skill icon.pngBladefall inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 28
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Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemBladefall

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Bladefall is a physical spell that causes ethereal blades to rain from the sky, dealing damage to enemies in a sequence of volleys, each wider but less damaging than the last. Enemies can be hit multiple times where these overlap.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Waves: Casting the spell summons five cascading waves of blades, with each wave dealing damage once (6% less damage per wave after the first), and each falling one wave's width further than the last (there is no space in between waves where damage is not dealt). Enemies can be knocked back by this skill or others, allowing for the possibility of multiple hits. The first wave of the spell will always fall where the player points the cursor on cast.
  • Lingering Blades: Each wave of Bladefall leaves behind a Lingering Blade on the ground. These blades can be detonated with Blade BlastBlade BlastSpell, AoE, Physical
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (6-16) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 50%
    Requires Level 16Deals spell damage in a targeted area. When this spell deals damage, if your Lingering Blades or Blade Vortex blades are nearby, it will detonate them, dealing damage again in an area around them. Up to 50 Blades can be detonated this way.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Area of Effect+0.5% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier0.5% chance to Impale on Spell Hit0.5% increased Cast SpeedDeals (11-210) to (17-315) Physical Damage
    80% more Area of Effect per Blade Vortex blade detonated
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Blade Blast skill icon.png
    or animated with Animate WeaponAnimate WeaponDuration, Minion, Spell, Physical
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (4-12) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.60 sec
    Animates a Melee Weapon Item or Lingering Blade to fight by your side. You cannot animate unidentified Weapons. Will not animate weapons with 6 sockets unless specifically targeted. Cannot be used by Traps or Mines.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4PhantasmalMinions have 1% increased Movement SpeedMinions have 0.5% chance to Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit1% chance to create an additional Animate Weapon copyMinions deal 0 to 5 Added Lightning DamageBase duration is 40 seconds
    Can use Items requiring up to Level (9-100)
    Minions deal (10-48)% more Damage
    Minions have (10-48)% more Attack Speed
    Minions' Attacks deal (5-126) to (8-184) additional Physical Damage
    Maximum (5-14) Animated Weapons
    Animated Lingering Blades deal (1-17) to (2-80) Added Attack Physical Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Animate Weapon skill icon.png
    . Lingering Blades have a duration of 6 seconds. Bladefall will leave 50% less blades if the skill is not directly cast (e.g. 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.
    ).
  • Physical spell: Despite the fact that it does physical damage, Bladefall is a spell and not an attack. It does not utilize weapon damage in any way. Because Bladefall deals physical damage, it can be boosted by support gems and passive skills that are more commonly used to modify attacks, such as the Added Fire Damage SupportAdded Fire Damage SupportFire, Physical, Support
    Icon: F
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
    Requires Level 8Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Fire DamageSupported Skills deal 1% reduced Fire Damage
    Supported Skills have +1% to Fire Damage over Time Multiplier
    Supported Skills have 1% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
    Supported Skills gain (25-44)% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire DamageThis 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.
    gem or the HatredHatredAura, Spell, AoE, Cold
    Level: (1-20)
    Reservation: 50% Mana
    Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cast Time: Instant
    Radius: 36
    Requires Level 24Casts an aura that grants extra cold damage based on physical damage to you and your allies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent2% increased Area of EffectYou and nearby Allies have 0.5% increased Chill and Freeze DurationYou and nearby Allies have 0.5% increased Movement Speed while on Chilled GroundYou and nearby allies gain (16-25)% of Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage
    You and nearby allies deal (14-18)% more Cold Damage
    +(0-19) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Hatred skill icon.png
    aura. Bladefall is one of several skills that work in this manner, some others beingEthereal KnivesEthereal KnivesSpell, Projectile, Physical, Duration
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (5-20) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.60 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 120%
    Projectile Speed: 1300
    Fires an arc of knives in front of the caster which deals physical damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Projectile SpeedFires 0.1 additional Projectiles0.5% chance to Impale on Spell HitBase duration is 6 seconds
    Deals (7-633) to (10-949) Physical Damage
    Fires 9 additional Projectiles
    Maximum 40 Lingering Blades can be left in the ground at a time
    Leaves a Lingering Blade in the ground for every 3 Projectiles fired
    Leaves 50% fewer Lingering Blades in the ground if you don't Cast this Spell yourself
    (0-19)% increased Projectile Speed
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Ethereal Knives skill icon.png
    , Shockwave TotemShockwave TotemTotem, Spell, AoE, Physical, Nova
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (21-39) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.60 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Radius: 24
    Requires Level 28Summons a totem that shakes the earth around it, knocking back and damaging nearby enemiesPer 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased totem life1% increased Totem Placement speed
    0.5% increased Cast Speed
    2% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage1% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit
    Deals (33-362) to (65-672) Physical Damage
    Totem lasts 8 seconds
    25% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Shockwave Totem skill icon.png
    , and Blade VortexBlade VortexSpell, AoE, Duration, Physical
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (6-16) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 25%
    Radius: 15
    Requires Level 12This spell creates ethereal blades which orbit in an area around you, dealing damage every 0.6 seconds to all enemies in their radius. As more blades are added, the damage becomes greater and more frequent.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Area of Effect0.02% of Damage Leeched as Life1% chance to create an additional Blade3% increased Damage while you have 5 or fewer BladesDeals (3-101) to (5-151) Physical Damage
    Base duration is 5 seconds
    Can have up to 10 active spinning blades
    10% increased Critical Strike Chance for each blade
    35% increased Hit Rate for each blade
    35% more Damage for each blade
    +(0-4) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Blade Vortex skill icon.png
    .
  • Area of effect: Increases and reductions to area of effect apply to the area of each volley and their spacing. Increasing area of effect will increase total coverage but potentially lower overlap on one enemy. Reducing area of effect can increase DPS due to the constant size of enemy hitboxes.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityMana
Cost
Physical
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
128671244 to 6600
231731353 to 79199345199345
334791463 to 94285815485160
437851575 to 112401344886504
540921589 to 1335543791440883
642961699 to 1484774371918320
74410016110 to 1655837862502106
84610417123 to 1847103593212465
94810917136 to 20513555114567976
105011318152 to 22711388775706853
115211718168 to 25213682337075086
125412119186 to 27916383388713424
135612519206 to 309195664810670072
145813020228 to 342365518414325256
156013420252 to 378301732717342583
166213821278 to 418775999525102578
176414221307 to 4611513819340240771
186614622339 to 5082608382566324596
196815122373 to 56062620247128944843
207015523411 to 617211708088340652931
217215924452 to 678N/AN/A
2274N/A24497 to 746N/AN/A
2376N/A25547 to 820N/AN/A
2478N/A25601 to 901N/AN/A
2580N/A26659 to 989N/AN/A
2682N/A26724 to 1086N/AN/A
2784N/A27794 to 1191N/AN/A
2886N/A27870 to 1305N/AN/A
2988N/A28954 to 1431N/AN/A
3090N/A281045 to 1567N/AN/A
3191N/A281093 to 1640N/AN/A
3292N/A291144 to 1716N/AN/A
3393N/A291197 to 1796N/AN/A
3494N/A291252 to 1879N/AN/A
3595N/A291310 to 1965N/AN/A
3696N/A301370 to 2055N/AN/A
3797N/A301433 to 2150N/AN/A
3898N/A301499 to 2248N/AN/A
3999N/A301567 to 2351N/AN/A
40100N/A311639 to 2458N/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 ↓
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

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Bladefall.

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 Bladefall Additional Volley75Bladefall has an additional Volleyhelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Bladefall Critical Strike Chance 16660% increased Bladefall Critical Strike Chancehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Bladefall Critical Strike Chance 27590% increased Bladefall Critical Strike Chancehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Bladefall Damage 16625% increased Bladefall Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Bladefall Damage 27540% increased Bladefall Damagehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Bladefall Area Of Effect 16616% increased Bladefall Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Bladefall Area Of Effect 27524% increased Bladefall Area of Effecthelmet 75
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Bladefall has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Demonic Bladefall EffectDemonic Bladefall EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Bladefall gains a demonic effect.Your Bladefall gains a demonic effect.
Falling Sawblades EffectFalling Sawblades EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Bladefall becomes a Sawblade Effect.Your Bladefall becomes a Sawblade Effect.
Golden Bladefall EffectGolden Bladefall EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Bladefall becomes a rain of golden blades.Your Bladefall becomes a rain of golden blades.
Illusionist Bladefall EffectIllusionist Bladefall EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Bladefall gains an Illusionist effect.Your Bladefall gains an Illusionist effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.12.0
  • Fixed a bug where Bladefall could sometimes hit enemies on the other side of walls.
3.10.1c
  • Updated audio of the Golden Bladefall Effect and Demonic Bladefall Effect microtransactions.
3.10.0
  • Can now create Lingering Blades. These can be animated with Animate WeaponAnimate WeaponDuration, Minion, Spell, Physical
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (4-12) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.60 sec
    Animates a Melee Weapon Item or Lingering Blade to fight by your side. You cannot animate unidentified Weapons. Will not animate weapons with 6 sockets unless specifically targeted. Cannot be used by Traps or Mines.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4PhantasmalMinions have 1% increased Movement SpeedMinions have 0.5% chance to Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit1% chance to create an additional Animate Weapon copyMinions deal 0 to 5 Added Lightning DamageBase duration is 40 seconds
    Can use Items requiring up to Level (9-100)
    Minions deal (10-48)% more Damage
    Minions have (10-48)% more Attack Speed
    Minions' Attacks deal (5-126) to (8-184) additional Physical Damage
    Maximum (5-14) Animated Weapons
    Animated Lingering Blades deal (1-17) to (2-80) Added Attack Physical Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Animate Weapon skill icon.png
    or destroyed with Blade BlastBlade BlastSpell, AoE, Physical
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (6-16) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 50%
    Requires Level 16Deals spell damage in a targeted area. When this spell deals damage, if your Lingering Blades or Blade Vortex blades are nearby, it will detonate them, dealing damage again in an area around them. Up to 50 Blades can be detonated this way.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Area of Effect+0.5% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier0.5% chance to Impale on Spell Hit0.5% increased Cast SpeedDeals (11-210) to (17-315) Physical Damage
    80% more Area of Effect per Blade Vortex blade detonated
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Blade Blast skill icon.png
    . These blades have a base duration of 6 seconds at all gem levels.
3.6.0
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 12 (was 13).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 23 (was 26).
  • Now deals 44 to 66 Physical damage at gem level 1 (from 44 to 65) and 411 to 617 Physical damage at gem level 20 (from 380 to 570).
3.3.0
  • Now has 100% increased critical strike chance.
  • Now has 20% reduced critical strike chance per volley, as well as 6% less damage per volley. Previously there was no penalty per volley to critical strike chance.
  • Now has a cast time of 0.7 seconds (down from 0.8)
3.1.0
  • Bladefall's area of effect was wider than intended close to the caster. The area of effect now better matches the area the blades visually land. The total width of Bladefall's area of effect has been increased slightly to compensate for the now-narrower early stages.
2.4.0
  • The trap/mine behaviour of Bladefall has been made more consistent with other traps/mines. The blades fall from the mine itself, not targeting the location where the monster is. (They will fall in the direction of the monster though).
2.3.0
  • If you use Rain of ArrowsRain of ArrowsAttack, AoE, Projectile, Bow
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (7-11) Mana
    Attack Damage: (48-60)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (48-60)%
    Radius: 24
    Requires Level 12Fires multiple arrows into the air, to land in sequence after a delay, starting at the targeted location and spreading outwards in all directions. Each arrow deals damage in an area around it. Half of the arrows will land directly on targets if there are targets in their range.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Area of Effect0.25% chance to fire an additional sequence of arrowsFires 0.2 additional Arrows0.5% chance to Maim on HitDeals (48-60)% of Base Attack Damage
    Fires (17-21) additional Arrows
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Rain of Arrows skill icon.png
    , Blast RainBlast RainFire, Attack, AoE, Projectile, Bow
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (8-10) Mana
    Attack Damage: (30-35)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (30-36)%
    Requires Level 28Fires arrows up in the air, to rain down in an area. Each arrow deals area damage around where it lands, and they will all overlap on the targeted location.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Area of Effect0.25% chance to Cover Enemies in Ash on Hit2% increased Damage to distant EnemiesArrows fall within a 3% increased Area of EffectDeals (30-35.6)% of Base Attack Damage
    100% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
    Fires 5 additional Arrows
    Penetrates (20-30)% Fire Resistance
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Blast Rain skill icon.png
    and Bladefall to target a blocked location then they will be now used on the nearest valid location.
2.2.0
  • Bladefall had a bug that caused its damage per volley reduction to apply too early, reducing the damage of the first four stages. This has been fixed, which has raised its damage. To compensate, Bladefall's damage has been reduced by 25% at all levels. Bladefall now does 6% less damage per stage (up from 5%). Its damage effectiveness has been reduced from 120% to 90%.
2.1.1b
  • Fixed a bug where Bladefall was unable to hit targets around corners.
2.1.0
  • Added to the game.
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