Point Blank - Path of Exile

Point Blank is a keystone passive skill. It causes projectiles to deal 30% more damage to very close enemies, dealing up to 30% less damage based on the distance the projectile travels before it hits.

  • Projectile Attack Hits deal up to 30% more Damage to targets at the start of their movement, dealing less Damage to targets as the projectile travels farther

Point Blank is worth to build Projectile skills. The damage modifiers from Point Blank is based the projectile’s total distance traveled, not how long the projectile has been alive.

Point Blank PoE

Point Blank is not a bonus to the projectile as a whole, it’s a bonus to dealing projectile damage – if a projectile pierces a close thing and then also hits a second thing, it dealt damage twice. Each of those damages is an entirely separate effect, and neither in any way “relies on” or is “based on” the other. The projectile deals damage to thing 1 at a distance of X, and that damage has an appropriate modifier when it’s calculated. It later hits thing 2 at distance Y, and that damage also gets an appropriate modifier. Each is an entirely separate calculation with a different distance input.

Distance Bonus

Point blank cares about how far the projectile moved, not about distance from the player. Projectiles up to 10 units distance get the full 30% more bonus damage from Point Blank.

Distance Multiplier Note
0 1.3 30% more bonus
10 1.3 30% more bonus
35 1 0% bonus damage from Point Blank at this range.
150 0.7 Maximum distance a projectile can travel.
−30% damage from Point Blank at maximum range.

The distance used is the distance between the user of the skill and each target hit. For actual projectiles, it’s based on the distance the projectile has travelled.

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Projectile attack damage only

Point Blank only affects projectile attack damage. It does not affect the damage from other sources, such as attack damage.

Q: If I have the Point Blank keystone passive skill and I use a support gem that generates second-generation projectiles (such as Fork or Chain), do the second-generation projectiles gain any modifiers from Point Blank?

A: Yes. It’s projectile attack damage, so is affected. Chain is, for all intents and purposes, the same projectile continuing to new targets. The total distance it’s travelled is used to calculate damage.

Point Blank Support

Skills supported by Point Blank Support Point Blank Support gem will be treated as if they have the Point Blank keystone when calculating their damage.

Q: If I have the Point Blank keystone passive skill and I add the Point Blank support gem to a ranged attack, will the modifiers for the passive skill and the support gem stack, giving double bonuses and double penalties?

A: No, Point Blank Support Point Blank Support does not stack with the Point Blank keystone skill. A skill either has Point Blank or does not.

Pierces, chains or forks

If hit something with chain/fork, it’s based on the distance the projectile has travelled from where you fired it. A projectile which pierces, chains or forks is still considered the same projectile, and it’s total travel distance is used.

How to get Point Blank?

1. Passive Skill Tree

Point Blank is located in the southeast edge of the tree.

Class Distance from start
Scion 8
Ranger 10
Shadow 10
Witch 14
Duelist 14
Templar 18
Marauder 18

2. Point Blank Uniques

These unique items have the Point Blank modifier, which provides the same effect as this keystone. Taking the keystone in addition to equipping one of these items will impart no additional benefit.

Item Base Item Lvl. Category Stats
Skin of the Lords Skin of the Lords Simple Robe 1 Body Armour Item has no level requirement and Energy Shield (Hidden)
Sockets cannot be modified
+1 to Level of Socketed Gems
100% increased Global Defences
You can only Socket Corrupted Gems in this item
Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)

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Corrupted

Grelwood Shank Grelwood Shank Eternal Sword 66 Sword +475 to Accuracy Rating(185-215)% increased Physical Damage
(15-20)% increased Attack Speed
80% increased Armour while stationary
Skills fire 2 additional Projectiles if you’ve been Hit Recently
Point Blank
Iron Reflexes while stationary
The Hungry Loop The Hungry Loop Unset Ring 70 Ring Has 1 SocketConsumes Socketed Uncorrupted Support Gems when they reach Maximum Level
Can Consume 4 Uncorrupted Support Gems
Has not Consumed any Gems

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