Hex Blast Gem Path of Exile

Hexblast Hexblast is a spell gem.

Deals chaos damage to a single enemy, dealing more damage if they are Hexed, then removes the Hex with the highest Doom. If a Hex was removed this way, also deals area damage to other enemies around the target, boosting damage and removing Hexes from those enemies in the same way.

Spell, AoE, Chaos, Hex. Level: 1–20. Cost: 16–30 Mana. Cast Time: 1 sec. Critical Strike Chance: 4.00%. Effectiveness of Added Damage: 340%. Requires Level 28.

  • Deals (111–1514) to (166–2271) Chaos Damage
  • All Damage can Freeze
  • All Damage can Ignite
  • All Damage can Shock
  • Chaos Damage with Hits is Resisted by lowest Resistance instead
  • 100% more Damage with Hits if Enemy is Hexed
  • 40% more Damage with Ailments if Enemy is Hexed
  • This Spell's Cast Time is added to its Cooldown if Triggered
  • Removes a Hex after Damaging

Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

NameAdditional Effects From QualityWeight
Hexblast(0–10)% increased Area of Effect50

PoE 3.20 Changes

Hexblast has had its skill mechanics and damage adjusted to account for the loss of Doom's scaling. Broadly speaking, it does less damage at the very top end of gameplay but getting it to a fairly decent level of damage is easier than before. It now removes a Hex with the lowest remaining duration from an enemy after damaging. Its damage is also more consistent because you no longer need to wait for Doom to build up.

Specifics:
Hexblast no longer has any Doom related stats. It now has a cast time of 1 second (previously 0.6), and a Mana cost of 16 at gem level 1 (previously 10), scaling up to 30 at gem level 20 (previously 20). It now deals 111 to 166 Chaos Damage at gem level 1 (previously 102 to 153), scaling up to 1514 to 2271 at gem level 20 (previously 1397 to 2096). It now has "100% more Damage with Hits if Enemy is Hexed", "40% more Damage with Ailments if Enemy is Hexed", "This Spell's Cast Time is added to its Cooldown if Triggered", and "Removes a Hex after Damaging." It also now has 340% Effectiveness of Added Damage (previously 310%).

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Related Gems

Hex Blast Support Gems

Hexblast Build Guide

Hexblast calls down a beam of chaos damage on the target. It is a new skill gem in PoE Heist 3.12. If the target is cursed with a hex, it consumes that hex and causes a shockwave around that enemy. Similar to Impending Doom, the more Doom the supported hex built up, the greater damage the skill deals.

Hexblast Build

Although Hexblast is a chaos damage spell, it has some elemental-themed properties that make it special. For one, the damage it deals has the ability to ignite, shock or freeze. Secondly, it deals damage based on the lowest resistance the enemy has! For example, this lets you use an offensive hex such as Flammability Flammability and still make use of the fire resistance reduction that it provides.

Hex Blast Build Example

Level Effect

LevelRequires LevelIntelligenceCostDeals 102 to 153 Chaos DamageExperience
1286710102, 153199,345
2317310126, 189285,815
3347911155, 232401,344
4378512189, 283554,379
5409212229, 344477,437
6429613261, 391583,786
74410014296, 444710,359
84610414336, 5041,355,511
94810915380, 5701,138,877
105011315430, 6451,368,233
115211716486, 7291,638,338
125412116548, 8221,956,648
135612517618, 9273,655,184
145813017696, 10443,017,327
156013418783, 11757,759,995
166213818881, 132115,138,193
176414218989, 148426,083,825
1866146191111, 166662,620,247
1968151191246, 1869211,708,088
2070155201397, 2096
2172201565, 2348
2274211753, 2630
2376211962, 2943
2478212195, 3292
2580222453, 3680
2682222741, 4112
2784233062, 4593
2886233418, 5127
2988243814, 5722
3090244255, 6382
3191244493, 6739
3292254744, 7116
3393255009, 7513
3494255287, 7931
3595255581, 8372
3696255891, 8836
3797266217, 9326
3898266561, 9841
3999266923, 10384
40100267305, 10957

Hexblast is a spell that deals chaos damage to a single enemy. If the target has a hex curse on it, it deals area of effect damage around the target. On hit, the spell removes the hex curse with the highest amount of doom from each target hit, and deals more damage based on how much doom the curse had. Hexblast removes the hex after dealing damage, and thus benefits from the effects of the removed curse.

While the spell deals chaos damage, the damage is resisted by the lowest resistance the target has, and the spell can apply all 3 elemental ailments, provided the caster either critically strikes, or has some chance to apply those ailments. Ailments are resisted by their respective resistance (e.g. fire for ignite) and do not benefit from Hexblast's "resisted by lowest resistance" effect, which only applies to chaos hits. This also means that non-chaos damage added to Hexblast will not benefit from this effect.

Skill functions and interactions

  • As long as the target has a hex curse applied in any way, even if it doesn't gain Doom, Hexblast will deal AoE damage. For example, hexes applied by Blasphemy Support still cause the skill to deal AOE damage.
  • Hexblast always removes the highest doom hex from all targets hit, including ones not directly targeted.
  • Hexblast has forgiving targeting, and will attempt to prioritize targets with a doomed hex over uncursed targets. Clicking the ground next to the target also works, as a sort of aim-assist.
  • Linking Hexblast with Concentrated Effect Support will boost the area damage, but not the direct target damage.
  • The target directly hit by Hexblast cannot also take damage from the AOE component of Hexblast meaning the skill cannot hit the same target multiple times with one cast.
  • Hexblast cannot be cast without a target.
  • Hexblast can benefit from marks, but will not remove them, have additional doom scaling, nor deal AOE damage without an accompanying hex.

Item acquisition

Hexblast can drop anywhere. Drop level: 28.

Recipes

Hexblast can be created from the following recipes:

Amount Part Description
3 The Bitter Blossom Random corrupted level 21 Chaos gem with 23% quality
13 The Cataclysm Random corrupted level 21 Spell gem
6 The Fox Random level 20 gem
8 Dying Anguish Random level 19 gem with 19% alternative quality
8 The Hook Random corrupted level 21 gem with 23% alternative quality
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

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class → Witch Shadow Ranger Duelist Marauder Templar Scion
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 → Witch Shadow Ranger Duelist Marauder Templar Scion
Quest ↓
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Clarissa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Hexblast:

Item Limit Radius Stats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Hexblast.

Name Level Labyrinth Stats Spawn Weighting
Enchantment Hexblast Chance to not Consume Hex 1 66 Merciless Labyrinth Hexblast has 10% chance to not remove a Hex helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Hexblast Chance to not Consume Hex 2 75 Eternal Labyrinth Hexblast has 15% chance to not remove a Hex helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Hexblast Damage 1 66 Merciless Labyrinth Hexblast deals 25% increased Damage helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Hexblast Damage 2 75 Eternal Labyrinth Hexblast deals 40% increased Damage helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Hexblast Area Of Effect 1 66 Merciless Labyrinth Hexblast has 16% increased Area of Effect helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Hexblast Area Of Effect 2 75 Eternal Labyrinth Hexblast has 24% increased Area of Effect helmet 100
default 0

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