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Fireball in Action
Name: Fireball
School: Evocation (Fire)
Level: Sor/Wiz 3
Spell Point Cost: 15
Components: VerbalIcon tooltip.pngVerbal: A verbal component is a spoken incantation. You cannot cast spells that require this component if you cannot act or speak. This has no gameplay applications in DDO, as all characters can always speak and there are no effects which prevent you from doing so., SomaticIcon tooltip.pngSomatic: A somatic component is a measured and precise movement of the hand. You cannot cast spells that require this component if you cannot move causing arcane spell failure resulting in a ruined spell. Spells without a somatic component may be used with disregard to Arcane Spell Failure chance. Note - that characters make the same arm gestures for most spells in DDO, so you can't tell which spells require this component by watching your character's animations., MaterialIcon tooltip.pngMaterial: A material component is one or more physical substances or objects that are annihilated by the spell energies in the casting process. You must have the required items in your inventory. If you run out of the components, the game will not allow you to cast the spell and will instead inform you of what component is missing.
Metamagic: Embolden, Empower, Enlarge, Eschew, Heighten, Maximize, Quicken
Range: Large Standard AOE
Target: Directional, Foe, Breakable
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Reflex save takes half damage
Spell Resistance: No
Cooldown: 3 seconds (Wiz), 2 seconds (Sor)

Creates a ball of fire that detonates on impact, causing an explosion of flame that deals 1d6+3 points of fire damage per caster level up to a maximum damage of 10d6+30 at caster level 10 to all targets around it.

Inanimate objects also take this damage causing them to be destroyed. Objects just slightly out the AOE range may be not be destroyed, but instead set ablaze.

If the fireball hits a destroyable barrier such as a wooden door or barrier of webs, the fireball can destroy that barrier.


  • Fireball is DDOs most iconic spell and perhaps the best designed spell in the entire game. Its fast casting, flawless manual targeting ability and excellent AOE damage make it second to none.
  • If you target an individual enemy, the fireball will center on its current position at time of casting, allowing him time to move away before the explosion. Instead, try hitting the terrain he is moving towards. This will be especially important for targeting large packs of enemies, aim in between them for a better chance at hitting them all with fireballs impressive area of effect range.
  • Be careful using fireball on opponents who are trapped by the Web spell, as fireball will most likely destroy the Web.