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Vaal FlameblastVaal, Spell, AoE, Fire, Channelling
Level: (1-20)
Souls Per Use: 30
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 60%
Requires Level 28Targets an area and builds up stages in that area based on cast speed. It explodes every 3 stages, until it reaches a maximum of 15. As it gains more stages, the area gets smaller but the damage gets higher.Per 1% Quality:1Superior1% increased DamageDeals (31-280) to (46-419) Fire Damage
110% more Spell Damage for each stage
90% more Damage with Ailments for each stage
50% chance to Ignite enemies
-1 to Radius for each Stage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Flameblast skill icon.pngVaal Flameblast inventory icon.png
Area level: 28
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVaalFlameblast

Vaal Flameblast skill screenshot.jpg

For the non-Vaal counterpart, see Flameblast.

Vaal Flameblast is a vaal spell that builds up multiple large explosions to deal fire damage to enemies within the spell area.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Unlike regular Flameblast, this skill does not need to be channeled by the caster. It will automatically charge to full stacks while exploding every 3 stages.

The base radius of Vaal Flameblast is 35. This would make the first blast have a base radius of 32, the second of 29, the third of 26, the fourth of 23, and the final of 20.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired IntelligenceFire
Exp.Total Exp.
1286731 to 4600
2317337 to 56199345199345
3347944 to 66285815485160
4378552 to 79401344886504
5409262 to 935543791440883
6429669 to 1034774371918320
74410077 to 1155837862502106
84610485 to 1287103593212465
94810995 to 14213555114567976
1050113105 to 15711388775706853
1152117116 to 17413682337075086
1254121129 to 19316383388713424
1356125142 to 213195664810670072
1458130157 to 235365518414325256
1560134173 to 260301732717342583
1662138191 to 286775999525102578
1764142210 to 3151513819340240771
1866146231 to 3472608382566324596
1968151254 to 38262620247128944843
2070155280 to 419211708088340652931
2172159307 to 461N/AN/A
2274N/A337 to 506N/AN/A
2376N/A370 to 555N/AN/A
2478N/A406 to 609N/AN/A
2580N/A445 to 667N/AN/A
2682N/A487 to 731N/AN/A
2784N/A533 to 800N/AN/A
2886N/A584 to 876N/AN/A
2988N/A639 to 958N/AN/A
3090N/A699 to 1048N/AN/A
3191N/A730 to 1096N/AN/A
3292N/A764 to 1145N/AN/A
3393N/A798 to 1197N/AN/A
3494N/A834 to 1252N/AN/A
3595N/A872 to 1308N/AN/A
3696N/A911 to 1367N/AN/A
3797N/A952 to 1429N/AN/A
3898N/A995 to 1493N/AN/A
3999N/A1040 to 1560N/AN/A
40100N/A1086 to 1629N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

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

9Volatile PowerVolatile Power9Superior Vaal Gem
Quality: +20%
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.
random corrupted superior Vaal gem with 20% 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

Video demonstration

Alternate skill effects

Vaal Flameblast has the following alternate skill effects:

Celestial Flameblast EffectCelestial Flameblast EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Flameblast becomes a celestial effect.Your Flameblast becomes a celestial effect.
Demonic Flameblast EffectDemonic Flameblast EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Flameblast becomes a powerful demonic explosion.Your Flameblast becomes a powerful demonic explosion.
Harbinger Flameblast EffectHarbinger Flameblast EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Flameblast becomes a blue harbinger effect.Your Flameblast becomes a blue harbinger effect.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Now has 140% more Spell Damage for Each Stage (previously 120%).
  • Now deals 120% more Spell Damage for each stage (previously 110%).
  • Now deals 100% more Damage with Ailments for each stage (previously 90%).
  • Now has a base radius of 45 (previously 35).
  • Now has -2 to radius for each stage (previously -1).
  • Now has a Soul Gain Prevention duration of 3 seconds (previously 6).
  • No longer has +5% chance to ignite for each stage.
  • Now has 50% chance to ignite at all gem levels.
  • Now triggers every 3 stages (from every 5 stages).
  • Now has a base radius of 35 (from 30).
  • Damage reduced by approximately 10%.
  • Introduced to the game.