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Barrage is a Weapon Damage Multiplier (WDM) projectile attack that is available at level 6 on the Amazon Bow devotion tree. Barrage is often the main Early Game skill used by Bowazons due to it's large area-of-effect and high potential for single target damage. It is often used as close-mid range DPS in conjunction with Wyrmshot for longer range dps in the end game.

Barrage can be one of the highest single target damage skills in the game if one is able to consecutively fire several barrages and then have a monster stand directly at the point where the barrages were fired from. This can be accomplished in several ways: One way is to simply shoot and lure the monster into the barrage. Another way is to have the boss jump onto you. This technique is useful for many bosses such as Kabraxis and Belial, which both use Pounce.

Amazon's generally do not SuperMax barrage unless specing for a single target focused damage setup. Mainly bossing. Otherwise 10-20 points in barrage should suffice, with leftover points going into Wyrmshot and sun strike for Wyrmshot synergy.


In-game Description of Skill

Barrage

Projectile - Fires a storm of arrows in all directions around you
Requires a Bow or Crossbow

60% weapon Damage

First Level
xx arrows
+X bonus magic damage
Mana cost: xx

Skill Stats

Skill Level Hard Skill Points Soft Skill Points
1 (no difference)

48 arrows
Mana cost: 15

5

60 arrows
Mana cost: 27

10

75 arrows
Mana cost: 37

15

90 arrows
Mana cost: 50

20

105 arrows
Mana cost: 65

Equipment

The Barrage skill can be found on the following items:

Gallery

Barrage

Changelog

Median XL 2017

1.3 Increased area of effect by 30% 
1.2 Area effect was decreased by 30% (part of a wide range reduction of skills)
Older Versions
MXL Ultimative
v6e Reduced effects.
v5 Now gains +4 arrows per level; Changed mechanics, new barrage density is high for very low time but leaves less arrows for a long period of time. 
2012
v005 Increased flat magic damage.
Omega
v001 Duration fixed at 1 second, but now shoots 45 arrows during this time, each with bonus magic damage; increased mana cost.
Number Versions
1.99 Beta 1 Removed flat damage, but increased weapon damage to 5/4.
1.94 Corrected description (does 3/4 damage). 
1.90 Increased weapon damage to 3/4, added flat damage, reduced mana cost.
Median XL Alpha 
019 Halved arrow ramp.
012 Fixed bug where the skill could not be supermaxed.
Median 2 Special Edition
0.03 beta Decreased number of missiles at all levels.
Median 2
1.14 Damage increased by 50%.
0.5beta Decreased damage penalty per arrow.
0.3beta Increased fire rate.