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Shockwave TotemTotem, Spell, AoE, Physical, Nova
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (21-39) Mana
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Radius: 24
Requires Level 28Summons a totem that shakes the earth around it, knocking back and damaging nearby enemiesPer 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased totem life1% increased Totem Placement speed
0.5% increased Cast Speed
2% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage1% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit
Deals (33-362) to (65-672) Physical Damage
Totem lasts 8 seconds
25% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Shockwave Totem skill icon.pngShockwave Totem 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/SkillGemShockwaveTotem

Shockwave Totem skill screenshot.jpg

Shockwave Totem is a spell skill. It summons a totem that releases shockwaves that deal physical damage around it.

Skill Functions and Interactions

The damage done by Shockwave Totem is Spell, AoE, Totem and Physical damage, so modifiers to any of these will increase it. As the damage is Physical, it will not benefit from Elemental Spell Damage nodes. Totem range is 80.

Physical Damage: Because Shockwave Totem deals physical damage it can be boosted by supports and passive skills that are more commonly used to modify attacks, such as the Added Fire Damage support gem or passive skills which grant Physical Damage with no other qualifier, such as Path of the Warrior.

Knockback Distance: As skills cast by the totem are affected by all modifiers affecting the player, the knockback distance also gets increased by your passives.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthMana
Exp.Total Exp.
128672133 to 6500
231732240 to 74199345199345
334792448 to 89285815485160
437852558 to 107401344886504
540922669 to 1285543791440883
642962778 to 1444774371918320
7441002887 to 1625837862502106
8461042998 to 1827103593212465
94810930110 to 20413555114567976
105011331123 to 22911388775706853
115211732138 to 25613682337075086
125412132154 to 28616383388713424
135612533172 to 319195664810670072
145813034191 to 356365518414325256
156013435213 to 396301732717342583
166213836237 to 441775999525102578
176414237264 to 4911513819340240771
186614638294 to 5452608382566324596
196815139326 to 60662620247128944843
207015539362 to 672211708088340652931
217215940402 to 746N/AN/A
2274N/A41445 to 827N/AN/A
2376N/A42493 to 916N/AN/A
2478N/A43546 to 1015N/AN/A
2580N/A44605 to 1123N/AN/A
2682N/A45669 to 1243N/AN/A
2784N/A46740 to 1374N/AN/A
2886N/A46818 to 1519N/AN/A
2988N/A47904 to 1678N/AN/A
3090N/A48998 to 1853N/AN/A
3191N/A491049 to 1947N/AN/A
3292N/A491102 to 2046N/AN/A
3393N/A491157 to 2149N/AN/A
3494N/A501216 to 2258N/AN/A
3595N/A501277 to 2371N/AN/A
3696N/A511341 to 2491N/AN/A
3797N/A511408 to 2615N/AN/A
3898N/A521479 to 2746N/AN/A
3999N/A521553 to 2883N/AN/A
40100N/A521630 to 3027N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

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

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
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 ↓
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

Alternate skill effects

Shockwave Totem has the following alternate skill effects:

Arcane Tome Totem SkinArcane Tome Totem SkinSkill Gem EffectYour Spell or Ballista totem becomes an Arcane Tome.Your Spell or Ballista totem becomes an Arcane Tome.
Dragon Totem SkinDragon Totem SkinSkill Gem EffectYour Spell or Ballista totem becomes a golden dragon.Your Spell or Ballista totem becomes a golden dragon.
Eagle Guardian Totem SkinEagle Guardian Totem SkinSkill Gem EffectYour Spell or Ballista totem becomes an eagle guardian.Your Spell or Ballista totem becomes an eagle guardian.
Olmec Totem SkinOlmec Totem SkinSkill Gem EffectYour Spell or Ballista totem becomes a carved stone totem with two faces.Your Spell or Ballista totem becomes a carved stone totem with two faces.
Pylon of Pain Totem SkinPylon of Pain Totem SkinSkill Gem EffectYour Spell or Ballista totem becomes a Pylon of Pain.Your Spell or Ballista totem becomes a Pylon of Pain.
Tiki Totem SkinTiki Totem SkinSkill Gem EffectYour Spell or Ballista totem becomes a coloured totem that has carved tiki designs.Your Spell or Ballista totem becomes a coloured totem that has carved tiki designs.
Ziggurat Totem SkinZiggurat Totem SkinSkill Gem EffectYour Spell or Ballista totem becomes an ancient ziggurat.Your Spell or Ballista totem becomes an ancient ziggurat.

Monster stats

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Version history

Version Changes
  • Now has a targeting range of 80 (from 100). This primarily affects cases where the totem can use its skill remotely (such as via Astral Projector's effect).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 21 (was 24).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 39 (was 58).
  • Now deals 33 to 65 Physical damage at gem level 1 (from 23 to 46) and 362 to 672 Physical damage at gem level 20 (from 231 to 429).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 100% (from 60%).
  • Shockwave Totem's radius has increased from 20 to 24 units.
  • Damage has been increased by 20% at level one, up to an increase of 10% by level 20.
  • Damage effectiveness increased from 50% to 60%.
  • Required level moved up to 28 (from 10) and values adjusted accordingly.
  • Now increases Totem Life by 1% per 1% quality (was 3% per 1% quality). The knockback chance has been reduced to 25% (from 100%). Critical Strike Chance has been increased from 4% to 5%.
  • Fixed a bug introduced in 1.2.2 where Shockwave Totem would not cast at the correct speed.
  • This skill now counts as Spell Damage. Damage has been increased by 15%. Its duration has been reduced.
  • Shockwave Totem's pulses have been sped up from 0.75 seconds to 0.60 seconds each.
  • Spells with Damage Effectiveness no longer have their own damage affected by Damage Effectiveness. Damage values on these skills have been updated to reflect this.
  • Shockwave Totem now casts Shockwaves faster. (0,9 to 0,75 sec)
  • Fixed the calculation of Shockwave Totem's damage.
  • Removed its critical strike chance.
  • Reduced its radius of effect, damage, cast speed and frequency of pulses.
  • Increased its mana cost.
  • Shockwave Totem has been added to the game