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Scourge ArrowAttack, Projectile, Channelling, Chaos, Bow
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (4-5) Mana
Attack Speed: 190% of base
Attack Damage: (28-35)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (28-35)%
Requires Level 28Channel to infuse an arrow with chaos, gaining stages while it is held. Release to fire it, leaving spore pods in its wake. Each spore pod blooms, firing thorn arrows, which travel for a short time before dissipating. Modifiers that cause additional projectiles to be fired will only apply to the initial arrows, and the spore pods will be split between those arrows.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Projectile SpeedEach Spore Pod fires 0.05 Thorn Arrows1% increased Damage1% chance to Poison on HitDeals (28-35)% of Base Attack Damage
5 maximum Stages
Each Spore Pod fires 9 Thorn Arrows
60% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
Thorn Arrows deal 50% less Damage
150% more Damage with Hits and Ailments per Stage
(20-113) to (30-169) Added Chaos Damage
Arrows Pierce all Targets
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Scourge Arrow skill icon.pngScourge Arrow 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/SkillGemScourgeArrow

Scourge Arrow skill screenshot.jpg

Scourge Arrow is a channelling bow attack skill. Channelling the skill charges up an arrow that creates spore pods as the arrow travels when released. The pods explode to fire thorn arrows around them. The arrow and pods deal physical damage converted to chaos damage.

Skill functions and interactions

Additional arrows (from support gems and items like Death's HarpDeath's Harp
Death Bow
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (44-49) to (116.6-129.85)
Critical Strike Chance: (6.50%-7.50%)
Attacks per Second: 1.32
Weapon Range: 120
Requires Level 32, 107 Dex(30-50)% increased Critical Strike Chance(100-125)% increased Physical Damage
10% increased Attack Speed
+50% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
Bow Attacks fire an additional Arrow
The mournful music of the strings,
The creaking arch, the arrow sings.
A choking cry, a rattled breath,
The Reaper's Song, the Harp of Death.
) apply to the primary arrow, instead of the thorn arrows. Additional arrows cause spore pods to distribute evenly among each primary arrow, rather than in a line from player. Having more arrows than pods will not cause additional pods to spawn. Therefore at 5 stages Scourge Arrow will spawn 5 pods — if the player has 6 total arrows (5 additional) one of the arrows will not spawn a pod.

The distance between each spore pod can be increased by releasing the channel while mouse cursor is near the edge of your screen. With 4 additional arrows, the spore pods spawn in a cluster near your mouse cursor.

When used with Ballista Totem SupportBallista Totem SupportBow, Projectile, Support, Totem
Icon: R
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 8Supports any bow or wand attack skill, causing it to summon a ballista totem that uses the skill for you.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Totem Placement speed1% increased Totem Duration1% increased Totem Range0.5% chance for Projectiles Fired by Supported Skills to ReturnSupported Skills will summon a Ballista Totem which uses that Skill
Totem lasts 8 seconds
Supported Skills deal (32-24)% less Damage
Attacks used by Totem have 50% less Attack Speed
Supported Skills have +2 to maximum number of Summoned Ballista Totems
Supported Attack Skills cannot be used with Melee Weapons
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.
, the totem will fully charge then shoot once, then follow it up with a low or uncharged shot, before attempting a full charge again, possibly based on its total attack speed.

Primary arrow collision: If a primary arrow disappears (e.g. because of collision with wall/obstacle) before all pods for that primary arrow are spawned, the rest of the pods will not spawn.

Point Blank interaction: The thorn arrows are all continuations of the original arrow from the character to the point the pods were placed. Therefore the distance travelled used for Point BlankPoint Blank SupportProjectile, Attack, Support
Icon: b
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 110%
Requires Level 18Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile DamageSupported Skills have 2% chance to Knock Enemies Back with Hits at Close RangeProjectiles from Supported Skills Pierce all Targets within 1 unitsSupported Skills' Projectile Attack Hits deal up to 30% more Damage to targets at the start of their movement, dealing less Damage to targets as the projectile travels farther
Supported Skills deal (0-38)% increased 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.
's calculation is the total of how far the original arrow travelled to place the pod, plus how far the thorn arrow travelled after being fired from the pod.

Shotgunning: From a single attack, multiple thorn arrows from different pods can hit the same target, but multiple thorn arrows from the same pod cannot hit the same target.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityMana
Exp.Total Exp.
12867428%28%20 to 3000
23173428%28.4%23 to 35199345199345
33479429%28.7%27 to 40285815485160
43785429%29.1%31 to 46401344886504
54092429%29.5%35 to 535543791440883
64296430%29.8%38 to 584774371918320
744100430%30.2%42 to 635837862502106
846104431%30.6%45 to 687103593212465
948109431%30.9%49 to 7413555114567976
1050113431%31.3%53 to 8011388775706853
1152117432%31.7%58 to 8613682337075086
1254121532%32.1%62 to 9316383388713424
1356125532%32.4%67 to 101195664810670072
1458130533%32.8%73 to 109365518414325256
1560134533%33.2%78 to 117301732717342583
1662138534%33.5%84 to 126775999525102578
1764142534%33.9%91 to 1361513819340240771
1866146534%34.3%98 to 1462608382566324596
1968151535%34.6%105 to 15762620247128944843
2070155535%35%113 to 169211708088340652931
2172159535%35.4%121 to 181N/AN/A
2274N/A536%35.7%130 to 195N/AN/A
2376N/A536%36.1%139 to 209N/AN/A
2478N/A536%36.5%149 to 224N/AN/A
2580N/A537%36.8%160 to 239N/AN/A
2682N/A537%37.2%171 to 256N/AN/A
2784N/A538%37.6%183 to 274N/AN/A
2886N/A638%37.9%196 to 293N/AN/A
2988N/A638%38.3%209 to 314N/AN/A
3090N/A639%38.7%223 to 335N/AN/A
3191N/A639%38.9%231 to 346N/AN/A
3292N/A639%39.1%239 to 358N/AN/A
3393N/A639%39.2%247 to 370N/AN/A
3494N/A639%39.4%255 to 382N/AN/A
3595N/A640%39.6%263 to 395N/AN/A
3696N/A640%39.8%272 to 408N/AN/A
3797N/A640%40%281 to 421N/AN/A
3898N/A640%40.2%290 to 435N/AN/A
3999N/A640%40.3%300 to 449N/AN/A
40100N/A641%40.5%309 to 464N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

3The Bitter BlossomThe Bitter Blossom3Level 21 Chaos Gem
Quality: +23%
The pain you feel is of no consequence, it is evolution, to be made whole within something greater.
random corrupted superior level 21 Chaos gem with 23% qualityAutomatic
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
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Scourge Arrow:


Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Scourge Arrow.

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 Scourge Arrow Additional Spore 175Scourge Arrow creates an additional spore pod at Maximum Stageshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Scourge Arrow Chance To Poison 166Scourge Arrow has 6% chance to Poison per Stagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Scourge Arrow Chance To Poison 275Scourge Arrow has 8% chance to Poison per Stagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Scourge Arrow Damage 166Scourge Arrow deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Scourge Arrow Damage 275Scourge Arrow deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Scourge Arrow has the following alternate skill effects: Template:Query base items

Version history

Version Changes
  • Anomalous Scourge Arrow now causes each Spore Pod to fire 0.05 additional Thorn Arrows per 1% gem quality (from 0.1 per 1% quality).
  • Now has alternative gem quality
  • Now deals 28% of base damage at gem level 1 (from 40%), up to 35% at gem level 20 (from 49%).
  • Now adds 20 to 30 Chaos Damage at gem level 1, up to 113 to 169 at gem level 20.
  • Clarified the Piercing behaviour on the gem.
  • Now has the "Chaos" gem type.
  • Reduced the mana cost of Scourge Arrow to be more in line with other channelled attack skills.
  • Additional Projectiles now apply to the primary arrow instead of the thorn arrows. The number of thorn arrows at lower levels has been increased to compensate. Pods are now distributed evenly among all primary projectiles.
  • Scourge Arrow has been added to the game.