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CremationSpell, AoE, Fire, Duration, Projectile
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (11-20) Mana
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Requires Level 28A targeted corpse explodes, dealing area damage and turning into a volcanic geyser, which will repeatedly unleash projectiles sequentially over the surrounding area for a duration. The explosion of the corpse is not affected by modifiers to spell damage, and cannot be reflected.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Fire Damage5% increased Burning DamageFires Projectiles 0.25% faster2% chance to Explode a nearby Corpse when Firing ProjectilesDeals (49-434) to (74-651) Fire Damage
Base duration is 8 seconds
Maximum of 3 Geysers at a time
Explosion deals base Fire Damage equal to 4% of the corpse's Maximum Life
Fires 3 additional Projectiles
Fires Projectiles every 1 seconds
+(0-3) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Cremation skill icon.pngCremation inventory icon.png
Area level: 28
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Orb of Chance
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemCorpseEruption

Cremation skill screenshot.jpg

Cremation is a spell that explodes a corpse, turning it into a volcanic geyser that rapidly creates projectiles that explode for fire damage.

Skill functions and interactions

Fires 32 projectiles over an 8 second duration. Each projectile can hit the same enemy.

  • Additional projectiles: Scales total number of projectiles. For example, with Greater Multiple Projectiles SupportGreater Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: P
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 150%
    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.
    (1+3+4), this skill fires 64 projectiles over the duration.
  • Critical strike chance: Each projectiles roll own critical strike chance.
  • Cast speed: Only affects the speed to create a geyser. Fire frequency is not changed.
  • Area of effect: Affects both the area the projectiles cover and the distance they travel from the geyser.
  • Projectile speed: Faster projectiles land sooner after they are fired. AoE is not changed.
  • Pierce and Chain: Don't affect the skill.
  • The Projectiles are fired per second, so increasing the Duration of the skill increases the total number of Projectiles. (If you make Cremation have a Duration of 12 seconds, you will get a total of 48 Projectiles.)

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired IntelligenceMana
RadiusExp.Total Exp.
12842291149 to 74N/A00
23146321159 to 89N/A199345199345
33450351270 to 105N/A285815485160
43754371383 to 125N/A401344886504
54058401398 to 147N/A5543791440883
642604214109 to 163+14774371918320
744634414121 to 182+15837862502106
846664615134 to 202+17103593212465
948684815149 to 224+113555114567976
1050714915165 to 248+111388775706853
1152745116183 to 274+213682337075086
1254765316202 to 303+216383388713424
1356795517223 to 334+2195664810670072
1458825717245 to 368+2365518414325256
1560845918270 to 406+2301732717342583
1662876018298 to 447+3775999525102578
1764906218328 to 491+31513819340240771
1866926419360 to 540+32608382566324596
1968956619395 to 593+362620247128944843
2070986820434 to 651+3211708088340652931
21721007020476 to 714+4N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A21522 to 783+4N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A21572 to 858+4N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A21627 to 940+4N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A22686 to 1029+4N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A22750 to 1125+5N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A23820 to 1231+5N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A23897 to 1345+5N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A24980 to 1470+5N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A241070 to 1605+5N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A241118 to 1677+5N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A251168 to 1752+6N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A251220 to 1830+6N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A251274 to 1912+6N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A251331 to 1997+6N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A251390 to 2085+6N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A261452 to 2178+6N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A261516 to 2274+6N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A261583 to 2374+6N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A261652 to 2479+6N/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

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Cremation.

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 Cremation Cast Speed 1668% increased Cremation Cast Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Cremation Cast Speed 27512% increased Cremation Cast Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Cremation Damage 16625% increased Cremation Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Cremation Damage 27540% increased Cremation Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Cremation Maximum Geysers 175Cremation can have up to 1 additional Geyser at a timehelmet 100
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Cremation has the following alternate skill effects:

Quicksilver Cremation EffectQuicksilver Cremation EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cremation becomes a Quicksilver Effect.Your Cremation becomes a Quicksilver Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Cremation's Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 11 (was 14).
  • Cremation's Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 20 (was 27).
  • Now deals 49 to 74 Fire damage at gem level 1 (from 40 to 60) and 434 to 651 Fire damage at gem level 20 (from 357 to 535).
  • Now gains radius as the gem levels, up to +3 radius at gem level 20.
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 100% (from 80%).
  • Cremation has been added to the game.