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Blast 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.pngBlast Rain inventory icon.png
Area level: 28
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Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemBlastRain

Blast Rain skill screenshot.jpg

Blast Rain is a bow attack that fires an arrow into the air that splits and rains down in a series of explosions over an area.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Damage conversion: 100% of the player's physical damage will be converted to fire damage. Like all converted damage, the fire portion of Blast Rain's damage will be modified by both fire damage and physical damage increases.
  • Projectile damage: Although Blast Rain does not fire projectiles (and therefore cannot benefit from projectile effects such as chaining), it deals projectile damage and will be affected by any appropriate damage modifiers (such as Vicious Projectiles SupportVicious Projectiles SupportProjectile, Attack, Physical, Chaos, Support
    Icon: d
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 18Supports projectile attack skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Physical DamageSupported Attacks have 0.5% chance to cause Bleeding
    Supported Skills have 0.5% chance to Poison on Hit
    Supported Attacks have 0.5% chance to Impale Enemies on Hit
    Supported Skills deal (30-49)% more Physical Projectile Attack Damage
    Supported Skills have 10% less Projectile Attack Speed
    Supported Skills deal (30-49)% more Physical Damage over Time
    Supported Skills deal (30-49)% more Chaos Damage over Time
    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.
  • Area of effect: Explosions fall in a 24 radius area and may overlap in a 3-unit circle.[1] This area is affected by modifiers to area of effect.
  • Additional Projectiles: Each additional projectile adds an explosion to the attack.
  • Animation speed: The delay between using the attack and the first projectile falling is 600ms, which can be modified by both attack speed and projectile speed. The falling animation takes 270ms and cannot be modified.[2]
  • Tooltip damage: The tooltip DPS only takes into account the damage from a single explosion.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityMana
% Fire
Exp.Total Exp.

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
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

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Blast Rain.

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 Blast Rain Additional Blast 275Blast Rain fires an additional Arrowhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Blast Rain Damage 166Blast Rain deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Blast Rain Damage 275Blast Rain deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Blast Rain Area Of Effect 166Blast Rain has 16% increased Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Blast Rain Area Of Effect 275Blast Rain has 24% increased Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Blast Rain has the following alternate skill effects:

Ebony Blast Rain EffectEbony Blast Rain EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Blast Rain becomes an ebony effect.Your Blast Rain becomes an ebony effect.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Now penetrates 20% fire resistance at gem level 1 (from 15%), up to 30% at gem level 20 (from 25%).
  • Now has alternative quality.
  • Now deals 30% of base damage at gem level 1 (from 40%), up to 36% at gem level 20 (from 48%).
  • Sources of additional projectiles now add additional explosions.
  • Now has 5 additional projectiles at all levels (from 4).
  • Now converts 100% of physical damage to fire (up from 50%).
  • Now penetrates 15% fire resistance at gem level 1, up to 25% at gem level 20.
  • Blast Rain's radius has increased from 20 to 24 units.
  • No longer gain increased area of effect radius.
  • Fixed a case of desync with Blast Rain and Kinetic Blast with the extra explosion helmet enchantment.
  • 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 Rain and BladefallBladefallSpell, 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.png
    to target a blocked location then they will be now used on the nearest valid location.
  • Blast Rain was added to the game.


  1. Mark_GGG (July 19, 2016). "Mechanical Questions Thread". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  2. Mark_GGG (May 17, 2017). "Mechanical Questions Thread". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved May 17, 2017.