Hydrosphere

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HydrosphereSpell, AoE, Duration, Cold, Orb, Lightning, Physical
Cost: (12-20) Mana
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 80%
Requires Level 34Create a sphere of water, or move an existing sphere and reset its duration. The sphere continually applies a drenched debuff with a short duration to enemies in its area or those it moves through. You can hit the sphere with other skills to inflict Cold and Lightning Ailments (other than Chill). The sphere pulses when created, at regular intervals while afflicted by an Ailment, and after moving, damaging all drenched enemies in a large area.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Pulse Frequency0.5% increased Cast Speed0.5% increased Area of EffectBase duration is 8 seconds
Deals (37-356) to (56-533) Physical Damage
Pulses every 0.4 seconds while Frozen, Shocked, Brittle or Sapped
Base secondary duration is 4 seconds
Drenched Enemies have Cold and Lightning Exposure, applying -10% to Resistances
100% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage while Sphere has no Ailments
100% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage while sphere is Shocked or Sapped
100% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage while Sphere is Frozen or Brittle
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Hydrosphere skill icon.pngHydrosphere inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 34
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Chance
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemHydrosphere

Hydrosphere is a skill gem that creates a sphere of water, or moves an existing sphere and resets its duration. The sphere continually applies a drenched debuff with a short duration to enemies in its area or those it moves through. You can hit the sphere with other skills to inflict cold and lightning ailments (other than chill). The sphere pulses at regular intervals while afflicted by an ailment, and after moving, damaging all drenched enemies in a large area with that ailment. It is classified as an Intelligence Skill Gem.

Skill functions and interactions

Targeting

Skills that can target and hit enemies can also target hydrosphere. This can be targeted even when no enemies are around.[1] Some examples include:

  • Chain HookChain HookAttack, AoE, Movement, Melee
    Cost: 8 Mana
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Attack Speed: 120% of Base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (115%-135%)
    Requires Level 12When used at range, throws out a chain, pulling you to the enemy hit dealing damage in an area behind them. When close to the enemy, just causes the area damage directly. Requires a One Handed Mace, Sceptre, Sword or Axe.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Area of Effect+0.2 to radius1% increased RangeDeals (115-135)% of Base Attack Damage
    +1 Radius per 5 Rage
    Gain 1 Rage if this Skill Hits any Enemies
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Chain Hook skill icon.png
    - Gives Rage
  • Chain SupportChain SupportSupport, Chaining, Projectile
    Icon: c
    Cost and Reservation Multiplier: 150%
    Requires Level 38Supports projectile skills, and any other skills that chain.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 1% increased Projectile SpeedSupported Skills have 1% increased Chaining rangeProjectiles Fired by Supported Skills have 4% chance not to Pierce EnemiesSupported Skills Chain +2 times
    Supported Skills deal (30-11)% less Damage with Hits
    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.
    - Skills can chain off the hydrosphere on their first hit. They will not chain from the enemies to the hydrosphere.
  • FrenzyFrenzyAttack, Projectile, Melee, Strike, Bow
    Cost: 10 Mana
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (115%-135%)
    Requires Level 16Performs an attack that gives the character a frenzy charge if it hits. Frenzy charges increase your attack speed.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Attack SpeedFires an additional ProjectileMelee Strikes target 0.05 additional nearby Enemy0.25% increased Damage with Ailments per Frenzy ChargeDeals (115-135)% of Base Attack Damage
    5% more Attack Damage per Frenzy Charge
    5% more Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge
    +(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.
    Frenzy skill icon.png
    - gives frenzy charges
  • Herald of ThunderHerald of ThunderSpell, AoE, Duration, Lightning, Herald
    Radius: 32
    Mana Reserved: 25%
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 16Grants a buff which adds lightning damage to spells and attacks. If you kill a shocked enemy, this skill will create a storm, causing lightning bolts to strike enemies around you for a duration. The damage inflicted by this skill is not affected by modifiers to spell damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentBuff grants 0.75% increased Lightning Damage1% increased Skill Effect DurationBuff grants 1.5% increased Damage
    Buff grants 0.5% increased Damage taken
    Buff grants (2-19) to (7-76) Added Spell Lightning Damage
    Buff grants (2-19) to (7-76) Added Attack Lightning Damage
    Deals (1-23) to (31-1108) Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 6 seconds
    Storm Hits an Enemy every 0.25 Seconds
    Cannot inflict Shock
    Creates a storm when you Kill a Shocked Enemy
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Herald of Thunder skill icon.png
    - Lightning strikes will target Hydrosphere but since it is not allowed to shock it would need to be able to inflict another valid ailment.

Reflected Ailments

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired IntelligenceMana
Cost
Physical
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
134791237 to 5600
236831243 to 64252,595252,595
338881349 to 73314,394566,989
440921356 to 84388,734955,723
542961464 to 96477,4371,433,160
6441001473 to 109583,7862,016,946
7461041583 to 124710,3592,727,305
8481091594 to 1411,355,5114,082,816
95011315106 to 1591,138,8775,221,693
105211716120 to 1811,368,2336,589,926
115412116136 to 2041,638,3388,228,264
125612517154 to 2311,956,64810,184,912
135813017174 to 2613,655,18413,840,096
146013418196 to 2953,017,32716,857,423
156213818222 to 3323,576,23220,433,655
166414218250 to 3749,164,73129,598,386
176614619281 to 42217,861,42847,459,814
186815119316 to 47446,032,38693,492,200
196915320335 to 50387,248,039180,740,239
207015520356 to 533157,972,052338,712,291
217215920399 to 599N/AN/A
2274N/A21449 to 673N/AN/A
2376N/A21504 to 755N/AN/A
2478N/A21565 to 847N/AN/A
2580N/A22633 to 950N/AN/A
2682N/A22710 to 1065N/AN/A
2784N/A23795 to 1192N/AN/A
2886N/A23890 to 1335N/AN/A
2988N/A24996 to 1494N/AN/A
3090N/A241114 to 1671N/AN/A
3191N/A241178 to 1767N/AN/A
3292N/A251246 to 1869N/AN/A
3393N/A251317 to 1976N/AN/A
3494N/A251392 to 2089N/AN/A
3595N/A251472 to 2208N/AN/A
3696N/A251556 to 2334N/AN/A
3797N/A261644 to 2467N/AN/A
3898N/A261738 to 2607N/AN/A
3999N/A261836 to 2754N/AN/A
40100N/A261940 to 2910N/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
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 (Q20)Automatic

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking the Seal
Act 4

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking the Seal
Act 4
Petarus and Vanja
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Hydrosphere:

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Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Hydrosphere. No results found

Version history

Version Changes
3.13.1e
  • Fixed a bug where Hydrospheres couldn't be Shocked or Frozen when using Elemental HitElemental HitAttack, Projectile, Melee, Strike, Fire, Cold, Lightning, AoE, Bow
    Cost: (7-11) Mana
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 12Each attack with this skill will choose an element at random, and will only be able to deal damage of that element. If the attack hits an enemy, it will also deal damage in an area around them, with the radius being larger if that enemy is suffering from an ailment of the chosen element. It will avoid choosing the same element twice in a row.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Elemental Damage0.5% increased Area of Effect1% increased Effect of non-Damaging Ailments on Enemies(22-480) to (40-891) Added Fire Damage
    (18-392) to (33-729) Added Cold Damage
    (4-77) to (67-1465) Added Lightning Damage
    (30-49)% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
    10% more Damage per Elemental Ailment on the Enemy
    80% more Area Radius against Enemies affected by an Ailment of the chosen Element
    Only Deals Damage of the chosen Element
    Deals no Damage of other Damage Types
    +(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.
    Elemental Hit skill icon.png
    as a Ranged skill.
3.13.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References