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Chapter 1: Searing Spell

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Chapter 1: Searing Spell

0.5½ Activation time  
Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Firebrand icon small.png Firebrand
Parent skill
Tome of Justice.png Tome of Justice
Tome of Justice
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Tome. Fueled by tales of the desolation in Istan, incite a great swelling of heat before you.

 Damage.png Damage: 337 (0.95)?
 Damage.png Damage: 213 (0.6)?
 Burning.png Burning (20.5½s): 328 Damage
 Vulnerability.png2 Vulnerability (10s): +2% Incoming Damage, +2% Incoming Condition Damage
 Vulnerability.png2 Vulnerability (6s): +2% Incoming Damage, +2% Incoming Condition Damage
 Maximum Count.png Page Cost: 1
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Zeal Zeal

Radiance Radiance

Firebrand Firebrand

  • Legendary Lore Legendary LoreTome skills gain bonuses from scribbling in the margins by ancient bards.
  • Loremaster Loremaster — Retain Resolve passive while it is on cooldown. You generate pages more quickly.


  • This is a cone skill that can hit to up 5 targets.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 29, 2022
  • The page mechanic for firebrand tomes has been reworked. Pages are now shared across all tomes and refill at a set interval instead of when summoning a tome.
  • Page cost and cooldown has been adjusted to the following: 1 page, no cooldown.
  • This skill now inflicts vulnerability in addition to its current effects.
July 07, 2020
  • Reduced the damage dealt by this skill by 14% (1.1 coefficient to 0.95) in PvE only. Reduced the duration of burning inflicted from 3 seconds to 2.5 seconds.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.1 to 0.6
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Chapter 1: Searing Spell has been added to the game.