An Embermage casting Magma Spear

Magma Spear
is an Embermage skill in Torchlight II. It is the level 1 active skill from the Inferno tree.


You fire a channeled barrage of magma, piecing foes and setting them aflame. Range is 16 meters.

Skill ProgressionEdit

Rank 123456789101112131415
Mana Cost / Sec 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 18 20 22 25 28 31 34 38

% of Weapon DPS

as Fire DMG

33% 34% 35% 36% 37% 38% 39% 40% 41% 42% 43% 44% 45% 50%


% Chance to Inflict


35% 40% 45% 50% 55% 60% 65% 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 95% 100%
Burn Time 3 seconds 6 seconds
Projectile Range 16m 24m
Required Level 1 2 3 6 10 14 19 25 32 40 49 58 68 79 92

Burn Damage improves with Player Level and Skill Rank.

Tier BonusEdit

Tier I Bonus

Range extended to 24 meters

Tier II Bonus

Burn time increased to 6 seconds

Tier III Bonus

Magma Spears ricochet


  • Magma Spear is best used against single targets, targets in a line, or targets in confined spaces. In the open or against a crowd, Prismatic Bolt is better.
  • Since Magma Spear applies on hit enchantments and gems, a great way to build DPS is to stack DoT gems and enchantments on your weapons.
  • A great way to stack DPS is to use Magma Spear until it's DoT is up and then switch to another spell.


  • Magma Spear applies on hit effects from enchantments and gems.

Skills that will directly improve Magma Spear:

  • Fire Brand    -    increase fire damage to enemies with Burn status
  • Staff Mastery    -    decrease fire armor of targets hit with Magma Spear (when wielding a staff)
  • Wand Chaos    -    applies random effects/attacks onto enemies hit with Magma Spear (when wielding a wand)

Skills that increase the potency of Magma Spear in a combo:

  • Firestorm    -    enemies hit with Firestorm receive extra damage from fire attacks
  • Elemental Boon    -    increases fire damage for short time

Torchlight II skills


Hunter: EviscerateHowlRazeWolfstrikeBattle RageRuptureRavage
Hunter Passives: Blood HungerExecutionerRampage
Tundra: Frost BreathStormclawStorm HatchetNorthern RageIce ShieldPermafrostGlacial Shatter
Tundra Passives: Cold Steel MasteryShatter StormRage Retaliation
Shadow: Shadow BurstWolf ShadeShadowbindSavage RushChain SnareBattle StandardWolfpack
Shadow Passives: Frenzy MasteryShred ArmorRed Wolf


Inferno: Magma SpearMagma MaceFirebombsBlazing PillarInfernal CollapseImmolation AuraFirestorm
Inferno Passives: Charge MasteryElemental AttunementFire Brand
Frost: Icy BlastHailstormFrost PhaseElemental BoonFrost WaveIce PrisonAstral Ally
Frost Passives: Staff MasteryFrozen FateIce Brand
Storm: Prismatic BoltShocking BurstThunder LocusArc BeamDeath's BountyShockboltsShocking Orb
Storm Passives: Prismatic RiftWand ChaosLightning Brand


Blitz: Flame HammerSeismic SlamEmber HammerOnslaughtEmber ReachStorm BurstEmberquake
Blitz Passives: Heavy LiftingSuperchargeCoup-de-Grace
Construction: Healing BotBlast CannonSpider MinesGun BotShock GrenadeFusiladeSledgebot
Construction Passives: BulwarkFire and SparkCharge Domination
Aegis: Shield BashForcefieldOverloadDynamo FieldTremorFire BashImmobilization Copter
Aegis Passives: Sword and BoardAegis of FateCharge Reconstitution


Warfare: Rapid FireRune VaultChaos BurstCursed DaggersVortex HexShattering GlaiveVenomous Hail
Warfare Passives: Long Range MasteryShotgonne MasteryAkimbo
Lore: Glaive ThrowTangling ShotGlaive SweepSandstormBramble WallBurning LeapFlaming Glaive
Lore Passives: Dodge MasteryPoison BurstShare the Wealth
Sigil: Blade PactBane BreathShadowshotRepulsion HexStone PactShadowmantleShadowling Brute
Sigil Passives: Master of the ElementsShadowling AmmoDeath Ritual

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