Explosive Arrow
Attack, Projectile, AoE, Duration, Fire, Bow
Level: 1–20
Cost: 8–10 Mana
Projectile Speed: 3260
Radius: 15
Requires Level 28
Fires an arrow which will stick into an enemy or wall, and then explode, dealing area damage around it, either after a duration or when the maximum number of arrows stuck to that target is reached. If an enemy has multiple Explosive Arrows stuck in them, the first one to explode will consume the others, adding their damage to its explosion.
Base duration is 1 seconds
Explosion deals 50% less Base Damage
Explosion will have (47–522) to (71–783) added Fire Damage
+2 to Explosion Radius per Explosive Arrow on Target, up to +12
Explosion deals 5% more Damage with Hits and Ailments per Explosive Arrow on Target
Maximum 20 Explosive Arrows stuck in an Enemy


Additional Effects From Quality:
(0–20)% increased Skill Effect Duration
(0–20)% chance to Ignite enemies
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Unusual Gems /3

Unusual Gems /3

TypeStatsWeight
Superior (0–20)% increased Skill Effect Duration
(0–20)% chance to Ignite enemies
50
Anomalous (0–60)% increased Critical Strike Chance100
Divergent (0–40)% less Skill Effect Duration
Maximum (0–4) Explosive Arrows stuck in an Enemy
20
Quest /1

Quest /1

ActQuest CompleteNPCCharacter
3Sever the Right HandClarissaDuelist Marauder Ranger
Level Effect /40

Level Effect /40

Implicit
base is projectile [1]
skill can fire arrows [1]
+2 to Explosion Radius per Explosive Arrow on Target, up to +12
Explosion deals 50% less Base Damage
Explosion deals 5% more Damage with Hits and Ailments per Explosive Arrow on Target
Maximum 20 Explosive Arrows stuck in an Enemy
Base duration is 1 seconds
LevelRequires LevelDexterityCostExplosion will have 47 to 71 added Fire DamageExperience
12867847, 71199,345
23173857, 86285,815
33479869, 104401,344
43785883, 125554,379
540929100, 149477,437
642969112, 168583,786
7441009126, 189710,359
8461049141, 2121,355,511
9481099158, 2381,138,877
10501139177, 2661,368,233
11521179198, 2981,638,338
125412110222, 3331,956,648
135612510247, 3713,655,184
145813010276, 4143,017,327
156013410307, 4617,759,995
166213810342, 51315,138,193
176414210381, 57126,083,825
186614610423, 63562,620,247
196815110470, 705211,708,088
207015510522, 783
217210579, 868
227410642, 963
237611711, 1067
247811788, 1181
258011872, 1308
268211964, 1447
2784111067, 1600
2886121179, 1768
2988121302, 1954
3090121438, 2157
3191121511, 2267
3292121588, 2382
3393121668, 2502
3494121752, 2628
3595121840, 2760
3696121933, 2899
3797132030, 3044
3898132131, 3197
3999132238, 3356
40100132349, 3524

Explosive Arrow

Referencepoe.ninja, Community Wiki
AcronymHit, Ailment
DropLevel 28
BaseType Explosive Arrow
Class Active Skill Gems
WeaponBows
TargetTypesGround, Enemy
TypeAttack, RangedAttack, MirageArcherCanUse, Projectile, ProjectilesFromUser, Damage, Area, Duration, Totemable, Trappable, Mineable, Fire, Triggerable
MetadataMetadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemExplosiveArrow
Explosive Arrow Monster /17 ⍟

Explosive Arrow Monster /17 ⍟

NameModifiersSpectre
Kraityn's SentryY
Oak's SniperY
Kraityn's High GuardY
Kraityn's High Guardmonster no drops or experience [1]Y
Guard ArcherY
Enterprising BanditY
Disbanded DeadUndead
Fires Explosive Arrows
Y
Lord of the Bowmonster dropped item quantity +% [1500]
monster dropped item rarity +% [2000]
monster slain experience +% [100]
40% increased Attack Speed
Skills fire 2 additional Projectiles
unique boss curse effect on self +% final [-33]
cannot be taunted when taunted ms [0]
cannot be stunned for ms after stun finished [2000]
cannot be stunned while stunned [1]
Y
Shade of a Rangermonster dropped item rarity +% [500]
20% increased Attack Speed
unique boss curse effect on self +% final [-10]
Y
Kall Foxflymonster dropped item quantity +% [300]
monster dropped item rarity +% [800]
monster additional quantity of dropped items in cruel +% [300]
monster additional quantity of dropped items in merciless +% [600]
monster additional rarity of dropped items in cruel +% [300]
monster additional rarity of dropped items in merciless +% [600]
monster no map drops [1]
Traps cannot be Damaged for +4 seconds after being Thrown
Mines cannot be Damaged for +4 seconds after being thrown
monster is invasion boss [1]
kill traps mines and totems on death [1]
Y
Brittle MinerUndead
Fires Explosive Arrows
monster dropped item quantity +% [0]
monster dropped item rarity +% [300]
monster no map drops [1]
monster slain experience +% [0]
Y
Blighted SniperFires Explosive Arrows
monster dropped item quantity +% [0]
monster dropped item rarity +% [0]
monster no map drops [1]
monster slain experience +% [0]
Y
Miserly Poachermonster no map drops [1]Y
Miserly PoacherY
Artless Assassinmonster no map drops [1]
monster dropped item quantity +% [100]
monster dropped item rarity +% [525]
monster no map drops [1]
monster slain experience +% [0]
Y
Artless Assassinmonster dropped item quantity +% [100]
monster dropped item rarity +% [525]
monster no map drops [1]
monster slain experience +% [0]
Y
Undead Vaal ArcherY
Microtransactions /3 ⍟

Microtransactions /3 ⍟

IconName
Revenant Explosive Arrow Effect
Your Explosive Arrow becomes a Revenant Effect.
Twilight Explosive Arrow Effect
Your Explosive Arrow becomes a Twilight Effect.
Pandemonium Explosive Arrow Effect
Your Explosive Arrow becomes a Pandemonium Effect.
Labyrinth Enchantment helmet /10 ⍟

Labyrinth Enchantment helmet /10 ⍟

LevelNameModWeight
The Merciless LabyrinthEnchantment Explosive Arrow Damage 1Explosive Arrow deals 25% increased Damage75
The Eternal LabyrinthEnchantment Explosive Arrow Damage 2Explosive Arrow deals 40% increased Damage75
The Merciless LabyrinthEnchantment Explosive Arrow Area Of Effect 1Explosive Arrow has 16% increased Area of Effect75
The Eternal LabyrinthEnchantment Explosive Arrow Area Of Effect 2Explosive Arrow has 24% increased Area of Effect75
The Merciless LabyrinthEnchantment Explosive Arrow Attack Speed 1Explosive Arrow has 10% increased Attack Speed75
The Eternal LabyrinthEnchantment Explosive Arrow Attack Speed 2Explosive Arrow has 15% increased Attack Speed75
The Merciless LabyrinthEnchantment Explosive Arrow Increased Duration 1Explosive Arrow has 25% increased Duration50
The Eternal LabyrinthEnchantment Explosive Arrow Increased Duration 2Explosive Arrow has 40% increased Duration50
The Merciless LabyrinthEnchantment Explosive Arrow Reduced Duration 1Explosive Arrow has 20% reduced Duration50
The Eternal LabyrinthEnchantment Explosive Arrow Reduced Duration 2Explosive Arrow has 30% reduced Duration50
Supported By /109 ⍟

Supported By /109 ⍟

Support GemDescription
Added Fire Damage SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Faster Attacks SupportSupports attack skills.
Greater Multiple Projectiles SupportSupports projectile skills.
Lesser Multiple Projectiles SupportSupports projectile skills.
Greater Volley SupportSupports skills that fire projectiles from the user. Does not affect projectiles fired from other locations as secondary effects.
Faster Projectiles SupportSupports projectile skills.
Added Cold Damage SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Additional Accuracy SupportSupports attack skills.
Increased Area of Effect SupportSupports any skill with an area of effect.
Added Lightning Damage SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Increased Critical Strikes SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Increased Critical Damage SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Knockback SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Life Leech SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies, causing those hits to leech life based on damage dealt.
Mana Leech SupportSupports attack skills that hit enemies, causing those hits to leech mana based on damage dealt.
Added Chaos Damage SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Stun SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies, making it easier to stun enemies with those skills.
Pierce SupportSupports projectile skills.
Trap SupportSupports spells, or attacks that use bows or wands. Instead of using that skill, you will throw a trap that will use the skill for you when an enemy walks near it. Traps cannot use channelling skills.
Item Rarity SupportSupports any skill that can kill enemies.
Concentrated Effect SupportSupports any skill with an area of effect, regardless of whether that skill deals damage.
Increased Duration SupportSupports any skill with a duration.
Cold to Fire SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Combustion SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Elemental Damage with Attacks SupportSupports attack skills.
Life Gain on Hit SupportSupports attack skills.
Elemental Proliferation SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies, or could otherwise apply elemental ailments.
Culling Strike SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies. If enemies are left below 10% of maximum life after being hit by these skills, they will be killed.
Point Blank SupportSupports projectile skills.
Iron Grip SupportSupports attack skills that fire projectiles, making the increase to physical melee damage from strength also increase their physical projectile damage.
Iron Will SupportSupports spell skills, making the increase to physical melee damage from strength also increase their spell damage.
Damage on Full Life SupportSupports attack skills, providing a bonus to all damage dealt by those skills while your life is full.
Blastchain Mine SupportSupports spells, or attacks that use bows or wands. Instead of using that skill, you will throw a mine that will use the skill for you when you detonate it. Mines cannot use channelling skills.
Chance to Flee SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Blind SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Ballista Totem SupportSupports any bow or wand attack skill, causing it to summon a ballista totem that uses the skill for you.
Fire Penetration SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy fire resistance.
Cold Penetration SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy cold resistance.
Lightning Penetration SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy lightning resistance.
Elemental Penetration SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy elemental resistances.
Chain SupportSupports projectile skills, and any other skills that chain.
Fork SupportSupports projectile skills, making their projectiles fork into two projectiles the first time they hit an enemy and don't pierce it.
Power Charge On Critical SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Burning Damage SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies, or can deal burning damage directly.
Hextouch SupportMust support both a skill that hits enemies, and a hex curse skill to work. The hex will be applied when enemies are hit by the other skill. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Minions cannot apply hexes this way.
Cast On Critical Strike SupportMust support both an attack skill and a spell skill to work. The attack skill will trigger a spell when it critically strikes an enemy. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills, channelling skills, and skills with a reservation cannot be triggered.
Slower Projectiles SupportSupports projectile skills.
Less Duration SupportSupports any skill that has a duration.
Vicious Projectiles SupportSupports projectile attack skills.
Block Chance Reduction SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Physical to Lightning SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Ice Bite SupportSupports any skill you use to hit enemies yourself. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines.
Hypothermia SupportSupports any skill that deals damage.
Innervate SupportSupports any skill you use to hit enemies yourself. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines.
Critical Strike Affliction SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Void Manipulation SupportSupports any skill that deals damage.
Controlled Destruction SupportSupports attack skills, or spell skills that deal damage.
Swift Affliction SupportSupports any skill that has a duration, or can hit enemies to inflict ailments on them.
Elemental Focus SupportSupports any skill that hits or burns enemies, or inflicts elemental ailments.
Ignite Proliferation SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Chance to Bleed SupportSupports attack skills. Cannot support skills that create minions.
Chance to Poison SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Deadly Ailments SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Decay SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Efficacy SupportSupports any skill that deals damage or has a duration.
Vile Toxins SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Maim SupportSupports attack skills, or other skills that can maim enemies.
Immolate SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Unbound Ailments SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies or inflicts ailments
Brutality SupportSupports any skill that deals damage.
Onslaught SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Volley SupportSupports skills that fire projectiles from the user. Does not affect projectiles fired from other locations as secondary effects.
Summon Phantasm SupportSupports skills that can hit enemies, or create minions. When those skills or minions kill enemies, or hit rare or unique enemies they will have a chance to summon a Phantasm minion, which uses a piercing projectile spell that deals physical damage.
Mirage Archer SupportSupports attack skills that can be used with bows. Supported skills can only be used with bows. Cannot support Vaal skills, minion skills, movement skills, or skills used by totems, traps, or mines.
Withering Touch SupportSupports attack skills.
Bonechill SupportSupports any skill that can chill enemies or create chilling areas.
Energy Leech SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies, causing those hits to leech energy shield based on damage dealt.
Impale SupportSupports attack skills.
Nightblade SupportSupports attack skills. Cannot support skills which create minions.
High-Impact Mine SupportSupports spells, or attacks that use bows or wands. Instead of using that skill, you will throw a mine that will use the skill for you when you detonate it. Mines cannot use channelling skills.
Arrow Nova SupportSupports bow attack skills that fire arrows forwards as projectiles. These skills will instead fire a payload arrow into the air to land at a targeted location. The supported skills' arrows will then fire out in a circle from where it lands. Cannot support skills that already fire arrows into the air, channelled skills, or skills that create Minions.
Barrage SupportSupports projectile attack skills that use bows or wands. Cannot support triggered skills, channelled skills, or skills that create Minions.
Awakened Added Fire Damage SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Awakened Brutality SupportSupports any skill that deals damage.
Awakened Burning Damage SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies, or can deal burning damage directly.
Awakened Elemental Damage with Attacks SupportSupports attack skills.
Awakened Fire Penetration SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy fire resistance.
Awakened Added Cold Damage SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Awakened Arrow Nova SupportSupports bow attack skills that fire arrows forwards as projectiles. These skills will instead fire a payload arrow into the air to land at a targeted location. The supported skills' arrows will then fire out in a circle from where it lands. Cannot support skills that already fire arrows into the air, channelled skills, or skills that create Minions.
Awakened Cast On Critical Strike SupportMust support both an attack skill and a spell skill to work. The attack skill will trigger a spell when it critically strikes an enemy. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills, channelling skills, and skills with a reservation cannot be triggered.
Awakened Chain SupportSupports projectile skills, and any other skills that chain.
Awakened Cold Penetration SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy cold resistance.
Awakened Deadly Ailments SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Awakened Fork SupportSupports projectile skills, making their projectiles fork into two projectiles the first two times they hit an enemy and don't pierce it.
Awakened Greater Multiple Projectiles SupportSupports projectile skills.
Awakened Swift Affliction SupportSupports any skill that has a duration, or can hit enemies to inflict ailments on them.
Awakened Void Manipulation SupportSupports any skill that deals damage.
Awakened Vicious Projectiles SupportSupports projectile attack skills.
Awakened Added Chaos Damage SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Awakened Added Lightning Damage SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.
Awakened Controlled Destruction SupportSupports attack skills, or spell skills that deal damage.
Awakened Hextouch SupportMust support both a skill that hits enemies, and a hex curse skill to work. The hex will be applied when enemies are hit by the other skill. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Minions cannot apply hexes this way.
Awakened Elemental Focus SupportSupports any skill that hits or burns enemies, or inflicts elemental ailments.
Awakened Increased Area of Effect SupportSupports any skill with an area of effect.
Awakened Lightning Penetration SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy lightning resistance.
Awakened Unbound Ailments SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies or inflicts ailments
Trinity SupportSupports skills that hit enemies, causing them to gain bonuses while you have resonance of all three elements, and to grant resonance of elements other than the highest one in a hit. There is a maximum of 50 Resonance for each Element. Cannot support triggered skills, instant skills, orb skills, brands, skills with a reservation, or skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Cannot modify the skills of minions.
Bloodthirst SupportSupports attack skills. Cannot support triggered skills, skills which create minions, or skills used by totems, traps or mines.
Cruelty SupportSupports any skill that hits enemies.

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Explosive Arrow


Explosive Arrow is a bow attack skill that fires an arrow which sticks to an enemy or wall and detonates after a duration, dealing fire area of effect damage. Any additional arrows stuck to the enemy after the first one will add its damage to the explosion. Additional arrows on an enemy increases the hit damage, ignite damage, and area of effect of the explosion.

Skill functions and interactions

Explosive Arrow has two separate damaging effects: an attack and an explosion.

Attack: The Explosive Arrow attack is an arrow which deals weapon damage based on the bow equipped. This component of the skill is affected by any modifiers to bow attacks. At the final destination of the arrow, one of three effects will occur:

  • If the arrow gets stuck on the terrain or on an obstacle, it will leave a single fuse charge that will explode after a duration.

  • If the arrow gets stuck on a target that does not yet have the debuff Hit by Explosive Arrow, it will apply that debuff with a single fuse charge, which creates an explosion when it expires after a duration.

  • If the arrow gets stuck on a target that already has the debuff Hit by Explosive Arrow, the arrow's intended explosion damage will get added to the final explosion. However, the debuff duration will NOT be refreshed.

If the arrow pierces or is evaded by a target, it will not leave a fuse charge on the target, but can still leave a fuse charge on the terrain behind it.

Chaining this projectile will only leave a Fuse Charge on the last target struck, and due to the speed of the initial projectile, can sometimes miss the intended target and collide with an object or terrain, placing a Fuse Charge on the location it hit.

Explosion: When the debuff Hit by Explosive Arrow, or a fuse stuck on terrain expires, it causes an explosion based on the number of fuse charges. This damage is area projectile fire damage, which is also considered bow damage and will scale with sources of weapon damage, bow damage, etc.

If the arrow that applied the Hit by Explosive Arrow debuff is a crit, the explosion will also crit. While subsequent arrows which have crit will apply its total damage to the explosion after critical strike modifiers, the explosion itself will not crit.

Duration: Modifiers to duration, such as from ReduceDurationLess Duration Support, will affect the duration of the debuff when it is applied, as well as the duration of the fuse charge if it hits the terrain or an obstacle.

Totem: Ballista Totems will execute this attack until the targeted enemy dies, instantly triggering the explosion, or until the totem is destroyed, causing the applied Fuse Charges to last their remaining duration before exploding.


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