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HydrosphereSpell, AoE, Duration, Cold, Orb, Lightning, Physical
Level: (1-20)
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
Area level: 34
Vendor Prices
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1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
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

Skills that hit enemies can also hit the hydrosphere. This can happen even when no enemies are around.[1] The hydrosphere itself cannot be targeted, so skills that require a specific target and are not merely cast at a location will typically not work with Hydrosphere.

Skill interactions

Brands: Brands cannot attach to hydrosphere. Activations of brands attached to other creatures can hit the hydrosphere.

Chain HookChain HookAttack, AoE, Movement, Melee
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 8 Mana
Attack Speed: 120% of base
Attack Damage: (115-135)% 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
: Grants Rage when hitting the hydrosphere.

Chaining skills: Skills can chain off the hydrosphere on their first hit. They will not chain from the enemies to the hydrosphere.

Curses: Hydrosphere cannot be affected by hexes or marks, even if the player applies them on-hit. However, since Hydrosphere itself does hit with its initial pulse, it can be used to curse on hit when linked with Hextouch Support.

Explosive ArrowExplosive ArrowAttack, Projectile, AoE, Duration, Fire, Bow
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (8-10) Mana
Projectile Speed: 3260
Radius: 15
Requires Level 28Fires an arrow which will stick into an enemy or wall, and then explode, dealing area damage around it, either after a duration or when the maximum number of arrows stuck to that target is reached. If an enemy has multiple Explosive Arrows stuck in them, the first one to explode will consume the others, adding their damage to its explosion.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% chance to Ignite enemies
1% increased Skill Effect Duration
3% increased Critical Strike ChanceMaximum 0.2 Explosive Arrows stuck in an Enemy
2% less Skill Effect Duration
Base duration is 1 seconds
+2 to Explosion Radius per Explosive Arrow on Target, up to +12
Explosion will have (47-522) to (71-783) added Fire Damage
Explosion deals 50% less Base Damage
Explosion deals 5% more Damage with Hits and Ailments per Explosive Arrow on Target
Maximum 20 Explosive Arrows stuck in an Enemy
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Explosive Arrow skill icon.png
: Explosive Arrows can stick into a hydrosphere and will explode as expected.

FrenzyFrenzyAttack, Projectile, Melee, Strike, Bow
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 10 Mana
Attack Damage: (115-135)% of base
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
: Grants frenzy charge when hitting the hydrosphere.

Herald of ThunderHerald of ThunderSpell, AoE, Duration, Lightning, Herald
Level: (1-20)
Reservation: 25% Mana
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Radius: 32
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.

Strike skills: Strike skills that strike additional nearby targets, such as those supported by Ancestral Call SupportAncestral Call SupportSupport, Melee, Attack, Strike
Icon: A
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
Supports melee strike skills, causing them to also strike at extra targets simultaneously. The extra targets must be a minimum distance from the user. If supporting a minion attack skill, the minion's skills will not also strike extra targets. Cannot support triggered skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack SpeedSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of EffectSupported Skills have +0.2 to Melee Strike RangeSupported Strike Skills target 2 additional nearby Enemies
Supported Skills deal (19-0)% less 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.
, can choose the hydrosphere as a nearby target. When combined with skills that deal area of effect damage, such as Molten StrikeMolten StrikeAttack, Projectile, AoE, Melee, Strike, Fire
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 6 Mana
Attack Damage: (110-148)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (110-148)%
Projectile Speed: 750
Infuses your melee weapon with molten energies to attack with physical and fire damage. This attack causes balls of molten magma to launch forth from the enemies you hit, divided amongst all enemies hit by the strike. These will explode, causing AoE attack damage to enemies where they land.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Fire Damage1% increased Projectile Speed+0.1 to Melee Strike Range2% increased Damage over TimeDeals (110-148)% of Base Attack Damage
60% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
Fires 3 additional Projectiles
Projectiles deal 50% less Damage
Damage Over Time caused by Projectiles deals 50% less Damage
+(2-6) to Melee Strike Range
(2-75) to (3-113) Added Fire Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Molten Strike skill icon.png
or skills supported by Melee Splash SupportMelee Splash SupportSupport, Melee, Attack, Strike, AoE
Icon: S
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
Radius: 14
Requires Level 8Supports melee strike skills, causing their melee strike to deal splash damage around each target hit.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of EffectSupported Skills deal 1% increased Melee DamageSupported Skills deal -2% less Damage to surrounding targetsSupported Skills deal (50-41)% less Damage to surrounding targets
Supported Skills deal Splash Damage to surrounding targets
Supported Skills have (0-57)% more Melee Splash Area of Effect
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.
, these extra strikes can cause an area of effect overlap back onto the primary target that may increase single target DPS.

Reflected Ailments

Maligaro's RestraintMaligaro's Restraint
Chain Belt
Requires Level 44+(9-20) to maximum Energy ShieldAdds 1 to (30-50) Lightning Damage to Attacks
100% increased Shock Duration on you
Shocks you cause are reflected back to you
60% increased Damage while Shocked
15% increased Movement Speed while Shocked
"Our genius will pave the way forward.
May all who are worthy be improved!"
- Inquisitor Maligaro
: Shocking hydrosphere reflects the same shock on the player.

The FulcrumThe Fulcrum
Ezomyte Staff
Warstaff
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (137.8-159) to (416-480)
Critical Strike Chance: 7.30%
Attacks per Second: 1.25
Weapon Range: 13
Requires Level 60, 113 Str, 113 Int+20% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff(140-180)% increased Physical Damage
(0-50)% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
(0-50)% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
(0-50)% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Elemental Ailments you inflict are Reflected to you
Elemental Damage with Hits is Lucky while you are Shocked
Damage Penetrates (8-10)% Elemental Resistances while you are Chilled
Gain (30-40)% of Physical Damage as Extra Damage of a random Element while you are Ignited
To stand at the confluence of the elements,
the master must achieve perfect balance.
: All Cold and Lightning ailments applied to hydrosphere reflect to the player.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired IntelligenceMana
Cost
Physical
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
134791237 to 5600
236831243 to 64252595252595
338881349 to 73314394566989
440921356 to 84388734955723
542961464 to 964774371433160
6441001473 to 1095837862016946
7461041583 to 1247103592727305
8481091594 to 14113555114082816
95011315106 to 15911388775221693
105211716120 to 18113682336589926
115412116136 to 20416383388228264
125612517154 to 231195664810184912
135813017174 to 261365518413840096
146013418196 to 295301732716857423
156213818222 to 332357623220433655
166414218250 to 374916473129598386
176614619281 to 4221786142847459814
186815119316 to 4744603238693492200
196915320335 to 50387248039180740239
207015520356 to 533157972052338712291
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
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 ↓
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, Prismatic, Bow
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (7-11) Mana
    Radius: 10
    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


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