Molten Shell PoE Build, Support Gems

Molten Shell Molten Shell is a guard spell that buffs the user with a shell that grants bonus armour and absorbs incoming hits. When the shell expires or absorbs enough damage, it explodes to deal fire damage around it, based on how much damage it absorbed. The amount of damage the shell can absorb increases with your armour value. Base duration is 3 seconds at all gem levels, followed by a 4 seconds cooldown.

Molten Shell

Molten Shell Support Gems

  • Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support – It causes a linked spell to trigger when the player takes a certain amount of damage.
  • Increased Duration Support Increased Duration Support – It will increase the duration of any effects produced by the supported skill.
  • Enlighten Support Enlighten Support – Reduces the mana reserved of the aura by the amount of the mana multiplier.
  • Empower Support Empower Support – Adds levels to supported auras, but increases their cost by the mana multiplier.
  • Enhance Support Enhance Support – Increases the quality of the gem, granting increased area of effect, but at increased mana cost.

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Most popular skills build with Molten Shell

  • Cyclone Cyclone(Green): 37%
  • Vaal Cyclone Vaal Cyclone(Green): 8%
  • Lacerate Lacerate(Green): 7%
  • Raise Zombie Raise Zombie(Blue): 4%
  • Flicker Strike Flicker Strike(Green): 3%
  • Spark Spark(Blue): 3%
  • Raise Spectre Raise Spectre(Blue): 3%
  • Herald of Agony Herald of Agony(Green): 3%
  • Molten Strike Molten Strike(Red): 3%

Molten Shell Leveling Guide

Level Required
Level
Required
Strength
Mana
Cost
x additional
Armour
Damage Reflection Experience
needed to
level up
Total
Experience
needed
1 4 16 8 50 100% 0 0
2 6 20 8 60 130% 841 841
3 9 27 8 74 180% 3,099 3,940
4 12 33 8 91 250% 7,433 11,373
5 16 41 9 115 330% 22,895 34,268
6 20 50 9 141 420% 49,725 83,993
7 24 58 9 171 530% 95,714 179,707
8 28 67 9 204 650% 169,595 349,302
9 32 75 10 241 780% 283,759 633,061
10 36 83 10 282 920% 453,996 1,087,057
11 40 92 10 328 1080% 703,128 1,790,185
12 44 100 10 378 1250% 1,061,223 2,851,408
13 48 109 11 433 1430% 2,065,870 4,917,278
14 52 117 11 495 1620% 2,507,110 7,424,388
15 55 123 11 545 1820% 2,573,731 9,998,119
16 58 130 11 599 2040% 7,611,351 17,609,470
17 61 136 12 657 2260% 13,437,908 31,047,378
18 64 142 12 719 2500% 25,052,147 56,099,525
19 67 148 12 786 2740% 43,869,436 99,968,961
20 70 155 12 858 3000% 242,081,178 342,050,139
21 72 159 13 909 3270% N/A N/A

Quality

Per 1% Quality: 1% increased Skill Effect Duration. A Gemcutter’s Prism Gemcutter’s Prism (often abbreviated GCP) is a currency item that can be used to improve the quality of a gem. Each Gemcutter’s Prism Gemcutter’s Prism will always raise the quality by 1%. The maximum quality is 20%.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Guard: Molten Shell Molten Shell shares a cooldown with other Guard skills (Steelskin SteelskinImmortal Call Immortal Call).
  • Buff Effect: Modifiers to Molten Shell Molten Shell’s buff effect will only affect the armour granted by the skill, not the damage, duration, or absorbed damage required. 
  • Duration: skill and buff/debuff duration will both increase the duration of Molten Shell Molten Shell. When the duration of Molten Shell Molten Shell expires, the buff and any accumulated damage toward an explosion is lost.
  • Spell Totem: a Spell Totem Support Spell Totem Support linked with Molten Shell Molten Shell can and will cast Molten Shell Molten Shell but is highly unlikely to ever detonate because of its lack of defense.
  • Vaal Molten Shell: casting Molten Shell Molten Shell while Vaal Molten Shell Vaal Molten Shell is active will terminate the Vaal Molten Shell Vaal Molten Shell buff and replace it for the cast Molten Shell Molten Shell and vice versa. This makes it unfavorable to use both skills in conjunction with one another.

PoE Molten Shell Gem Farming

1. Direct purchase from vendor

  • Siosa(The Library, Act 3) sells Molten Shell Molten Shell for a Scroll of Wisdom Scroll of Wisdom.
  • Lilly Roth(Lioneye’s Watch, Act 6) sells Molten Shell Molten Shell for a Scroll of Wisdom Scroll of Wisdom as well.

2. Gem Divination Cards

Amount Divination Card Result Drop Areas
6 The Fox random level 20 gem The Western Forest (Act 2) • The Riverways (Act 6) • The Vaal City • The Crossroads (Act 7) • The Fellshrine Ruins (Act 7) • Barrows Map • Castle Ruins Map • Sunken City Map
13 The Cataclysm random corrupted level 21 Spell gem Strange Sinkhole • Concealed Cavity • Sunken Shingle • Clouded Ridge • Forgotten Oubliette • Remote Gulch • Cremated Archives • Narrow Ravine• Mystical Clearing • Covered-up Hollow • Hidden Patch • Entombed Alcove • Secret Laboratory • Secluded Copse • Forbidden Chamber • Quarantined Quarters • Inner Grounds • Sealed Corridors • Restricted Gallery • Disused Furnace • Blind Alley • Entombed Chamber • Sacred Chambers • Stagnant Canal • Walled-off Ducts • Neglected Cellar • Arcane Chambers • Forgotten Conduit • Ancient Catacomb • Haunted Mineshaft• Abandoned Dam • Desolate Track • Reclaimed Barracks • Sealed Basement • Secluded Canal • Forbidden Archives • Cremated Archives • Twisted Inquisitorium • Deathly Chambers • Restricted Collection • Side Chapel • Radiant Pools • Clouded Ledge • Flooded Complex • Forbidden Shrine • Sealed Repository • Evacuated Quarter • Concealed Caldarium • Moonlit Chambers • Shifting Sands • Forgotten Gulch • Desolate Isle • Dusty Bluff
3 Gemcutter’s Promise random superior gem (Q20) The Ebony Barracks • The Lunaris Concourse • Colonnade Map • Promenade Map

3. Buy level 21 Molten Shell Gem from Other Players

You can exchange 2x Exalted Orb Exalted Orb for a level 21 Molten Shell Molten Shell gem with other players.

4. Quest Reward

For Marauder players, it can be obtained by completing Breaking Some Eggs(Act 1) quest.

5. Slain Monsters

The drop level of Molten Shell Molten Shell is 5. You can get it by killing enemies, opening Gemcutter’s Strongbox.

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Helmet Enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Molten Shell.

Name Level Stats Spawn Weighting
Enchantment Molten Shell Armour 1 66 100% increased Molten Shell Buff Effect helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Molten Shell Armour 2 75 150% increased Molten Shell Buff Effect helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Molten Shell Duration 1 66 Molten Shell has 25% increased Skill Effect Duration helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Molten Shell Duration 2 75 Molten Shell has 40% increased Skill Effect Duration helmet 100
default 0

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