Reservation: 25% Mana
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Radius: 10Requires Level 16Grants a buff providing fire damage based on your physical damage. While you have this buff, if you kill an enemy, other enemies near them will be burned based on the overkill damage. The burn inflicted by this skill can only be affected by modifiers to damage over time (burning damage is damage over time).Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentBuff grants 0.75% increased Fire Damage1% reduced Area of Effect
3% increased Burning Damage1% increased Area of EffectGain 15% of your Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage
Base duration is 4 seconds
Base Burning Damage is 25% of Overkill Damage
(9-12)% more Spell Fire Damage
(0-38)% more Burning DamagePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.Acquisition
Area level: 16Vendor Prices
|Normal||1x Orb of Alteration|
1x Scroll FragmentMetadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemHeraldOfAsh
Herald of Ash is a Herald skill. It reserves mana to grant more fire damage to spells and additional fire damage based on physical damage. Enemies you kill while Herald of Ash is active will explode and burn nearby enemies for a portion of the overkill damage.
Skill functions and interactions
- Extra Fire Damage: This modifier adds fire damage to all hits, including those from attacks, spells, and secondary damage sources. The amount added is equal to 15% of the damage source's physical damage.
- Burn on kill: While Herald of Ash is active, when an enemy is killed, enemies within a radius from the killed enemy receive a burning debuff based on the overkill damage. Overkill damage refers to total excess damage of the killing hit over the monster's remaing Life and Energy shield, including non-fire damage. The burning damage is affected by increased/more Burning Damage and increased/more Damage Over Time, as well as damage over time multipliers that apply to all damage or Fire damage. The debuff is not an Ignite, and is not affected by modifiers to Ignite or Ailments.
- Increased Fire Damage: The Buff grants 0.75% increased Fire Damage from quality applies globally to all fire damage, including the extra fire damage effect of Herald of Ash.
- More Spell Fire Damage: The more Spell Fire Damage applies globally to all spells, including spells with Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect. It does not apply to damage over time from spells without this modifier, such as Righteous FireRighteous FireSpell, AoE, Fire
Cooldown Time: 0.30 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Radius: 18Requires Level 16Engulfs you in magical fire that rapidly burns you and nearby enemies. Your spell damage is substantially increased while under this effect. The effect ends when you have 1 life remaining.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Burning Damage0.5% increased Area of EffectBuff Grants 1% increased Spell DamageGrants (20-39)% more Spell Damage
Deals 20% of your Maximum Life as Base Fire Damage per second
You Burn for 90% of your Maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
Deals 20% of your Maximum Energy Shield as Base Fire Damage per second
You Burn for 70% of your Maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
Deals (35.8-1541.8) Base Fire Damage per second
+(0-5) to radiusPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket..
- More Burning Damage: Unlike the more Spell Fire Damage, the more Burning Damage is not global. It only affects the burning debuff created by Herald of Ash itself.
- Support gems: Any support gems (with the exception of Enhance SupportEnhance SupportSupport
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%Supports any skill gem. Once this gem reaches level 2 or above, will raise the quality of supported gems. Cannot support skills that don't come from gems.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2AnomalousThis Gem gains 5% increased Experience3% reduced Dexterity Requirement+(0-16)% to Quality of Supported Active Skill GemsThis 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.) linked to the Herald of Ash will only affect the burn damage caused by the debuff, not the global modifiers. For example, linking Item Rarity SupportItem Rarity SupportSupport
Level: (1-20)Requires Level 31Supports any skill that can kill enemies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous0.5% increased Rarity of Items Dropped by Enemies Slain from Supported SkillsSupported Skills have 0.1% chance for Coin Shower on Kill(40-59)% increased Rarity of Items Dropped by Enemies Slain from Supported SkillsThis 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 Herald of Ash will only apply rarity bonus to the enemies who die from the burn damage caused by Herald of Ash ignition.
- Area of Effect: Area of Effect modifiers from passives, items, and gems affect the radius of the on-kill effect.
- Culling Strike: When using an attack with culling strike, the overkill effect will only apply if the damage from the killing hit would have taken the monster to less than 0 life.
- In the case where enemy death occurs uniformly at random with respect to damage dealt, the chance of an enemy dying from a particular hit is proportional to the damage the hit deals. The mean overkill damage for that hit is half the damage of the hit. This makes the mean overkill damage overall equal to
0.5 * (mean damage2) / mean damage
Gem level progression
This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:
|8||Dying 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 quality||Automatic|
|1||Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorAdds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item|
Item drops after killing # monstersQuality 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 gem||Automatic|
|6||The 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 gem||Automatic|
|13||The CataclysmThe Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem|
CorruptedThe 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 gem||Automatic|
|3||Gemcutter'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% quality||Automatic|
|1||The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.||random divination card set exchange||Automatic|
This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:
|Intruders in Black|
This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:
|The Root of the Problem|
|A Fixture of Fate|
|Fallen from Grace|
Related helmet enchantments
The following helmet enchantments affect Herald of Ash.
|Enchantment Herald Of Ash Damage 1||66||25% increased Herald of Ash Damage||helmet 100|
|Enchantment Herald Of Ash Damage 2||75||40% increased Herald of Ash Damage||helmet 100|
|Enchantment Herald Of Ash Mana Reservation 1||66||Herald of Ash has 20% reduced Mana Reservation||helmet 100|
|Enchantment Herald Of Ash Mana Reservation 2||75||Herald of Ash has 30% reduced Mana Reservation||helmet 100|
Related unique items
The following unique items are related to Herald of Ash:
|Circle of AnguishCircle of Anguish|
Ruby RingRequires Level 52<One to three random Synthesis implicit modifiers>+(20-30) to Strength
Adds (20-25) to (26-35) Fire Damage
+(20-30)% to Fire Resistance
<Two Random Herald of Ash modifier>I condemned an innocent man to the pyres, but to admit this mistake is to condemn myself.
My only choice is to strive harder.
|Ruby Ring||52||<One to three random Synthesis implicit modifiers>+(20-30) to Strength|
Adds (20-25) to (26-35) Fire Damage
+(20-30)% to Fire Resistance
Related passive skills
The following passive skills are related to Herald of Ash: No results found for the given query.
Alternate skill effects
Herald of Ash has the following alternate skill effects:
|Automaton Herald EffectAutomaton Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes an Automaton Effect.||Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes an Automaton Effect.|
|Blood Guard Herald EffectBlood Guard Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald becomes a Blood Guard Effect.||Your Herald becomes a Blood Guard Effect.|
|Celestial Herald EffectCelestial Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald becomes a Celestial Effect.||Your Herald becomes a Celestial Effect.|
|Demonic Herald EffectDemonic Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald becomes a Demonic Effect.||Your Herald becomes a Demonic Effect.|
|Divine Herald EffectDivine Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a divine effect.||Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a divine effect.|
|Dragon Hunter Herald EffectDragon Hunter Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald becomes a Dragon Hunter Effect.||Your Herald becomes a Dragon Hunter Effect.|
|Faith Guard Herald EffectFaith Guard Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald becomes a Faith Guard Effect.||Your Herald becomes a Faith Guard Effect.|
|Ghostflame Herald of AshGhostflame Herald of AshSkill Gem EffectYour Herald of Ash becomes infused with ghostly fire.||Your Herald of Ash becomes infused with ghostly fire.|
|Gloom Herald EffectGloom Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a dark effect.||Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a dark effect.|
|Gore Herald EffectGore Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a gory effect.||Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a gory effect.|
|Innocence Herald EffectInnocence Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes an innocence effect.||Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes an innocence effect.|
|Invisible Buff EffectInvisible Buff EffectSkill Gem EffectRemoves the visual effects on the player from arctic armour, tempest shield, blood rage, molten shell, phase run, petrified blood, any aura, any blasphemied curse, or any herald gem.||Removes the visual effects on the player from arctic armour, tempest shield, blood rage, molten shell, phase run, petrified blood, any aura, any blasphemied curse, or any herald gem.|
|Purple Herald EffectPurple Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a purple effect.||Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a purple effect.|
|Sin Herald EffectSin Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a sin effect.||Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a sin effect.|
|Sunprism Herald EffectSunprism Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald becomes a sun prism effect.||Your Herald becomes a sun prism effect.|
|Wasteland Herald EffectWasteland Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a Wasteland Effect.||Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a Wasteland Effect.|
|White Herald EffectWhite Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald becomes a White Effect.||Your Herald becomes a White Effect.|
- Mark_GGG (August 21, 2014). "Herald of Ash". Official Path of Exile Forums.