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Kinetic BlastAttack, Projectile, AoE
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (15-16) Mana
Attack Damage: (140-155)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (140-155)%
Radius: 14
Requires Level 28Fires a projectile from a Wand that causes a series of small explosions surrounding its point of impact, each damaging enemies caught in the area.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Area of EffectProjectiles Pierce 0.1 additional TargetsProjectiles gain 1.5% increased Area of Effect after ForkingDeals (140-155)% of Base Attack Damage
Creates 4 explosions
35% less Area Damage
(0-19)% increased Area of Effect
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Kinetic Blast skill icon.pngKinetic Blast inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 28
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Orb of Chance
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemKineticBlast

Kinetic Blast skill screenshot.jpg

Kinetic Blast fires a projectile from a wand that causes a series of small explosions surrounding its point of impact, each damaging enemies caught in the area.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Multiple Projectiles: Kinetic blast always produces 4 explosions per projectile impact. This makes supports such as Lesser Multiple Projectiles SupportLesser Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: l
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 8Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
    Supported 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 2 additional Projectiles
    Supported Skills deal (15-6)% 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.
    and Greater Multiple Projectiles SupportGreater Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: P
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 160%
    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.
    valuable additions for clearing groups. Note that only one projectile per attack can contact any enemy at a time. While it is possible to cause the explosions to overlap on a single target from multiple projectiles careful targeting is required. Positioning an enemy in front of a wall or obstacle is one of the most reliable ways to make sure the areas overlap since Kinetic Blast can no long interact with the player or ally's Frost Walls, as of Version 2.4.0.
  • Piercing, Forking, and Chaining: Kinetic Blast will produce its 4 additional explosions for each enemy contacted by the projectile. This makes piercing, chaining, and forking useful mechanics to utilize for clearing large groups of enemies. However, due to the large damage penalty associated with supporting a skill with Chain SupportChain SupportSupport, Chaining, Projectile
    Icon: c
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 150%
    Requires Level 38Supports projectile skills, and any other skills that chain.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 1% increased Chaining rangeSupported Skills have 1% increased Projectile SpeedProjectiles 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.
    , chain is not recommended unless it comes from a passive source skill such as the Deadeye notable passive Ricochet.
  • Area of Effect: Increases to this skill's area of effect such as those in the skill tree or Increased Area of Effect SupportIncreased Area of Effect SupportSupport, AoE
    Icon: E
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 38Supports any skill with an area of effect.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack and Cast SpeedSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of EffectSupported Skills have (30-49)% increased Area of EffectThis 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.
    will affect both the radius of the explosions and their spacing apart from each other, meaning more area of effect will increase coverage but not increase the chance of multiple explosions hitting a single target.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired IntelligenceMana
Cost
Damage
Effectiveness
Attack
Damage
increased
AoE
Exp.Total Exp.
1286715140%140%N/A00
2317315141%140.8%1%199345199345
3347915142%141.6%2%285815485160
4378515142%142.4%3%401344886504
5409215143%143.2%4%5543791440883
6429615144%143.9%5%4774371918320
74410015145%144.7%6%5837862502106
84610415146%145.5%7%7103593212465
94810916146%146.3%8%13555114567976
105011316147%147.1%9%11388775706853
115211716148%147.9%10%13682337075086
125412116149%148.7%11%16383388713424
135612516149%149.5%12%195664810670072
145813016150%150.3%13%365518414325256
156013416151%151.1%14%301732717342583
166213816152%151.8%15%775999525102578
176414216153%152.6%16%1513819340240771
186614616153%153.4%17%2608382566324596
196815116154%154.2%18%62620247128944843
207015516155%155%19%211708088340652931
217215916156%155.8%20%N/AN/A
2274N/A16157%156.6%21%N/AN/A
2376N/A16157%157.4%22%N/AN/A
2478N/A16158%158.2%23%N/AN/A
2580N/A17159%158.9%24%N/AN/A
2682N/A17160%159.7%25%N/AN/A
2784N/A17161%160.5%26%N/AN/A
2886N/A17161%161.3%27%N/AN/A
2988N/A17162%162.1%28%N/AN/A
3090N/A17163%162.9%29%N/AN/A
3191N/A17163%163.3%29%N/AN/A
3292N/A17164%163.7%30%N/AN/A
3393N/A17164%164.1%30%N/AN/A
3494N/A17164%164.5%31%N/AN/A
3595N/A17165%164.9%31%N/AN/A
3696N/A17165%165.3%32%N/AN/A
3797N/A17166%165.7%32%N/AN/A
3898N/A18166%166.1%33%N/AN/A
3999N/A18166%166.4%33%N/AN/A
40100N/A18167%166.8%34%N/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
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
Siosa
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Clarissa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Kinetic Blast.

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 Kinetic Blast Damage 16625% increased Kinetic Blast Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Kinetic Blast Damage 27540% increased Kinetic Blast Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Kinetic Blast Explosions 166Kinetic Blast has a 50% chance for an additional explosionhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Kinetic Blast Explosions 275Kinetic Blast has a 75% chance for an additional explosionhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Kinetic Blast Area Of Effect 16616% increased Kinetic Blast Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Kinetic Blast Area Of Effect 27524% increased Kinetic Blast Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Kinetic Blast has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Celestial Kinetic Blast EffectCelestial Kinetic Blast EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Kinetic Blast becomes a Celestial Effect.Your Kinetic Blast becomes a Celestial Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.13.0
  • Kinetic Blast and Storm CallStorm CallSpell, AoE, Duration, Lightning
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (6-16) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 130%
    Requires Level 12Sets a marker at a location. After a short duration, lightning strikes the marker, dealing damage around it. When this happens, it will also set off the lightning at any other markers you've cast.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Area of Effect2% increased Area of Effect
    2% reduced Cast Speed
    0.5% reduced Skill Effect Duration0.25% chance for Lightning to Strike the Marker when Cast
    Deals (21-510) to (38-947) Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 1.5 seconds
    (10-29)% increased Effect of Lightning Ailments
    +(0-6) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Storm Call skill icon.png
    have brand new effects.
3.12.0
  • Now has alternative gem quality.
3.10.0
  • Now deals base damage and has an added damage effectiveness of 140% at gem level 1 (from 120%), up to 155% at gem level 20 (from 147%).
3.4.0
  • Now deals 35% less Area Damage (down from 25% less).
  • Explosion placement has been reworked. They are now divided across 4 equal arcs (like pizza slices). In cases where there is no space in an arc that it could place an explosion, that explosion is not placed. Explosion spacing is also now more regular. The net result is that in open spaces, the area coverage will, on average, be more even, but single-target damage in tight spaces is now lower.
2.6.0
  • Kinetic Blast's radius has increased from 10 to 14. Kinetic Blast's spread of explosions has also been increased to avoid overlapping with the primary target as a result of the changes to the explosion radius.
  • Increased Area of Effect radius replaced with Increased Area of Effect
1.3.0d
  • The art for Kinetic Blast has been made blue to prevent it from appearing disabled when it is active.
1.3.0
  • Kinetic Blast has been added to the game.

References

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