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Shrapnel BallistaAttack, Projectile, Totem, Physical, Bow
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (5-11) Mana
Attack Speed: 50% of base
Attack Damage: (38-44)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (38-44)%
Summons a ballista totem that fires multiple arrows with extreme force, breaking them apart into shrapnel. Enemies can be hit by multiple arrows from the same attack.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Projectile SpeedChains +0.1 TimesProjectiles Pierce 0.1 additional Targets0.5% increased Attack SpeedDeals (38-44)% of Base Attack Damage
Totem lasts 8 seconds
Fires 2 additional Arrows
+(2-3) to maximum number of Summoned Ballista Totems
(2-56) to (3-85) Added Attack Physical Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Shrapnel Ballista skill icon.pngShrapnel Ballista inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 5
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemShrapnelBallista

Shrapnel Ballista is a bow attack skill. It summons a ballista totem that fires multiple arrows in a cone. Its damage scales on the player's bow damage.

Skill functions and interactions

Ballista: Shrapnel Ballista is part of the ballista sub-class of totems. Ballista totems have inherent added totem limit. They have a much shorter summoning range, spawning much closer to the summoner.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityMana
Cost
Damage
Effectiveness
Attack
Damage
Physical
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
1416538%38%2 to 300
2620538%38.3%3 to 4841841
3927639%38.6%3 to 530993940
41233639%38.9%4 to 6743311373
51641639%39.3%5 to 82289534268
62050740%39.6%7 to 104972583993
72458740%39.9%8 to 1295714179707
82867740%40.2%10 to 15169595349302
93275841%40.5%12 to 18283759633061
103683841%40.8%15 to 224539961087057
114092841%41.2%18 to 267031281790185
1244100841%41.5%21 to 3110612232851408
1348109942%41.8%25 to 3720658704917278
1452117942%42.1%29 to 4325071107424388
1555123942%42.4%32 to 4925737319998119
16581301043%42.7%36 to 54761135117609470
17611361043%43.1%41 to 611343790831047378
18641421043%43.4%45 to 682505214756099525
19671481144%43.7%51 to 764386943699968961
20701551144%44%56 to 85242081178342050139
21721591144%44.3%60 to 91N/AN/A
2274N/A1245%44.6%65 to 97N/AN/A
2376N/A1245%44.9%70 to 104N/AN/A
2478N/A1245%45.3%75 to 112N/AN/A
2580N/A1346%45.6%80 to 120N/AN/A
2682N/A1346%45.9%85 to 128N/AN/A
2784N/A1346%46.2%91 to 137N/AN/A
2886N/A1447%46.5%98 to 147N/AN/A
2988N/A1447%46.8%105 to 157N/AN/A
3090N/A1447%47.2%112 to 168N/AN/A
3191N/A1447%47.3%115 to 173N/AN/A
3292N/A1547%47.5%119 to 179N/AN/A
3393N/A1548%47.6%123 to 185N/AN/A
3494N/A1548%47.8%127 to 191N/AN/A
3595N/A1648%47.9%132 to 197N/AN/A
3696N/A1648%48.1%136 to 204N/AN/A
3797N/A1648%48.3%140 to 211N/AN/A
3898N/A1748%48.4%145 to 218N/AN/A
3999N/A1749%48.6%150 to 225N/AN/A
40100N/A1749%48.7%155 to 232N/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 ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Shrapnel Ballista:

ItemLimitRadiusStats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Shrapnel Ballista.

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 Shrapnel Ballista Additional Arrows 175Shrapnel Ballista fires an additional Arrowhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shrapnel Ballista Extra Pierces 166Shrapnel Ballista Pierces 4 additional Targetshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shrapnel Ballista Extra Pierces 275Shrapnel Ballista Pierces 6 additional Targetshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shrapnel Ballista Projectile Speed 166Shrapnel Ballista has 20% increased Projectile Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shrapnel Ballista Projectile Speed 275Shrapnel Ballista has 30% increased Projectile Speedhelmet 100
default 0

Related unique items

The following unique items are related to Shrapnel Ballista:

ItemBase ItemLvl.Stats
Replica Iron CommanderReplica Iron Commander
Death Bow
Bow
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (33.6-38.4) to (82.8-92.4)
Critical Strike Chance: (6.50%-7.50%)
Attacks per Second: (1.37-1.44)
Weapon Range: 120
Requires Level 32, 107 Dex(30-50)% increased Critical Strike ChanceAdds (8-12) to (16-24) Physical Damage
(14-20)% increased Attack Speed
(14-20)% increased Totem Life
(14-20)% increased Totem Placement speed
Shrapnel Ballista has +1 to maximum number of Summoned Totems per 200 Strength
Adds 1 to 3 Physical Damage to Attacks per 25 Strength
"Admittedly lacking the finesse of the fabled original,
Prototype #4 achieved identical results through brute force alone."
Death Bow32(30-50)% increased Critical Strike ChanceAdds (8-12) to (16-24) Physical Damage
(14-20)% increased Attack Speed
(14-20)% increased Totem Life
(14-20)% increased Totem Placement speed
Shrapnel Ballista has +1 to maximum number of Summoned Totems per 200 Strength
Adds 1 to 3 Physical Damage to Attacks per 25 Strength

Alternate skill effects

Shrapnel Ballista has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
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.
Demonic Arctic Ballista Totem SkinDemonic Arctic Ballista Totem SkinSkill Gem EffectYour ballista totem becomes a demonic arctic totem.Your ballista totem becomes a demonic arctic totem.
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.

Version history

Version Changes
3.13.0
  • Now allows you to place an additional totem at gem level 11, and again at gem level 22.
3.12.0
  • Now has alternative gem quality
3.10.0
  • Now deals base damage and has an added damage effectiveness of 38% at gem level 1 (from 33%), up to 44% at gem level 20 (from 38%).
3.9.0
  • Shrapnel Ballista has been added to the game.

References

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