|12||Storm Brand||Creates a magical brand which can attach to a nearby enemy. It periodically activates while attached, firing beams which deal damage to nearby enemies and those around them. The brand will detach if the enemy dies.||Lightning, Spell, AoE, Chaining, Duration, Brand|
|12||Wintertide Brand||Creates a magical brand which can attach to a nearby enemy, dealing cold damage over time and chilling them. It periodically activates while attached, gaining stages that raise the damage. When removed, a short-duration debuff dealing the same damage over time and chill is applied to each nearby enemy. The brand keeps its charges while detached.||Spell, AoE, Cold, Duration, Brand|
|16||Brand Recall||Recall your brands to you, detaching them from enemies and increasing attachment range until they next attach to an enemy. Spends a portion of each recalled brand's cost to cause it to activate.||Brand, Spell|
|28||Armageddon Brand||Creates a magical brand which can attach to a nearby enemy. It periodically activates while attached, causing a fiery meteor to fall from the sky. The brand will detach if the enemy dies.||Spell, AoE, Fire, Duration, Brand|
|28||Penance Brand||Creates a magical brand which can attach to a nearby enemy. It periodically activates while attached, adding energy to the branded enemy. Each activation, energy spreads from each energised enemy to an enemy in range which is not energised by the brand. If the branded enemy has 20 energy, each activation will instead deal a pulse of area damage. Energy explodes when the energised enemy dies or the brand is removed, dealing damage in an area.||Spell, AoE, Physical, Lightning, Duration, Brand|
|38||Arcanist Brand||Creates a magical brand which can attach to a nearby enemy. It periodically activates while attached, triggering linked spells. The brand will detach if the enemy dies.||Trigger, Spell, Duration, Brand|
|31||Swiftbrand Support||Supports skills which create brands.||Brand, Support|
Creates a magical brand which can attach to a nearby enemy. It periodically activates while attached, triggering linked spells. The brand will detach if the enemy dies.Supports spell skills that have no reservation. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps or mines. Cannot modify the skills of minions.You are Branded.
Trigger, Spell, Duration, Brand. Level: 1–20. Cost: 18–32 Mana. Cast Time: 0.80 sec. Requires Level 38.
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
|Level||Requires Level||Intelligence||Cost||Supported Skills deal 69% less Damage||Deals 40% more Damage with Hits against Branded Enemy||Experience|
Arcanist Brand is a skill gem that turns a linked spell into a trigger skill. The brand periodically triggers all linked spells in a sequence while being attached to an enemy.
Arcanist Brand can drop anywhere. Drop level: 38.
Arcanist Brand can be created from the following recipes:
|13||The Cataclysm||Random corrupted level 21 Spell gem|
|6||The Fox||Random level 20 gem|
|3||Gemcutter's Promise||Random gem with 20% quality|
|1||Gemcutter's Incubator||Random gem with 1–20% quality|
|1||The Void||Random divination card set exchange|
This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:
|The Eternal Nightmare |
This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:
|The Eternal Nightmare |
Petarus and Vanja
|Fallen from Grace |
The following threshold jewels augment Arcanist Brand:
The following helmet enchantments affect Arcanist Brand.
|Enchantment Arcanist Brand Cast Speed 1||66||Merciless Labyrinth||Arcanist Brand has 8% increased Cast Speed||helmet 100 |
|Enchantment Arcanist Brand Cast Speed 2||75||Eternal Labyrinth||Arcanist Brand has 12% increased Cast Speed||helmet 100 |
|Enchantment Arcanist Brand Unnerve 1||75||Eternal Labyrinth||Spells Triggered by Arcanist Brand Unnerve enemies on Hit for 4 seconds||helmet 100 |
Arcanist Brand has the following alternate skill effects:
|Celestial Brand Effect||Your Brand becomes a Celestial Effect.|
Arcanist Brand is a new Brand skill and supports all triggerable spells associated with it. Every time the Brand is activated, it triggers a supported spell, allowing you to build your own Brand setup, possibly triggering multiple different spells in succession.
Since Brand mechanics naturally has a strong ability to clear, the supported skills have less area, projectile range, and chain range. Triggering a spell deals damage penalty to balance its ability to activate multiple times. Triggered spells also deal more damage to branded enemies.
Projectiles hit the branded enemy, but each activation targets another nearby enemy, so they often use Pierce, Chain, and Fork effects.
Arcanist Brand’s duration is shorter than that of other Brands, so you won’t use it in any build to passively trigger effects, but it will be very powerful for Brands build. As with other brands, Cast Speed affects the activation rate, so it benefits from most spellcaster investments.
After you place Arcanist Brand on the ground, it will attach to an enemy and trigger any spells linked to this skill in a sequence. It works in a similar fashion to a few popular existing mechanisms like Poet’s Pen and other trigger skills. This one is basically a “build your own brand” thing. You basically put any other skill gems wherever you want, and it will use these spells. This opens a huge range of options for player’s builds, letting you use almost any spell as if it was a Brand.
|Evasion Rating:||611||Charges:||E: 3 / F: 3 / P: 3|
Main skill: Wave of Conviction. AVERAGE HIT: 211k.
Wave of Conviction Support Gems:
Body Armour: Wave of Conviction (Blue) (21 / 20), Controlled Destruction Support (Blue) (19), Hypothermia Support (Green) (20), Concentrated Effect Support (Blue) (20), Increased Critical Strikes Support (Blue) (20), Arcanist Brand (Blue) (19 / 20),
Boots: Penance Brand (Blue) (19 / 20), Physical to Lightning Support (Blue) (19 / 20), Swiftbrand Support (Blue) (19 / 20), Hypothermia Support (Green) (20),
Gloves: Assassin’s Mark (Blue) (19), Curse On Hit Support (Blue) (20), Culling Strike Support (Green) (19), Orb of Storms (Blue) (20),
Helmet: Herald of Ash (Red) (20), Herald of Ice (Green) (19 / 20), Hatred (Green) (19), Enlighten Support (Blue) (2 / 20),
Weapon: Flame Dash (Blue) (19 / 20), Arcane Surge Support (Blue) (7), Second Wind Support (Green) (19),
Offhand: Herald of Purity (Red) (20), Arctic Armour (Green) (20), Enlighten Support (Blue) (2),
|Keystones / Ascendency:
Body Armour: Empyrean Cloak Vaal Regalia
Weapon: Agony Thirst Profane Wand, Hypnotic Barb Tornado Wand
Helmet: The Devouring Diadem Necromancer Circlet
Gloves: Hypnotic Palm Murder Mitts
Boots: Havoc Tread Two-Toned Boots
Belt: Blight Locket Cloth Belt
Amulet: Apocalypse Torc Turquoise Amulet
Ring: Call of the Brotherhood Two-Stone Ring x2