Supports cannot add tags to gems. They can add to or change the behaviour of the skill, in a way that affects which other supports can apply, but that has nothing to do with tags. Tags are not used for supportability.

Swift Afliction says on the gem "Supports any skill that has a duration, or can hit enemies to inflict ailments on them". Fireball does not have a duration, but can hit enemies to inflict ailments, so Swift Afliction can support it.

Less Duration says "Supports any skill that has a duration", and since Fireball does not have any duration, it cannot support Fireball.

Swift Afliction only changes Fireball's behaviour by affecting the ailments in inflicts, it does not add a component to the skill with a duration, so it does not cause supports such as Less Duration to be able to apply.

I'm more curious than anything but doesn't the Arcane Surge Support add the duration tag to the linked skill, thereby allowing duration gems to affect things like Fireball?

I'm just going by what the Wiki says so I'm curious if this is true
No. None of that behaviour involves tags.

Arcane Surge modifies the behaviour of the supported skill such that it now applies a buff with an explicit duration. That means the skill now has a component with a duration, and thus can be modified by supports that care about that.

Tags are a property of gems, not skills. They are not involved at all in working out what supports what. They are used to identify classes of gems.
can you guys improve the sound effect of this skill??

up until this patch, it sounds like someone is lightly knocking on the door SFX

how about make it to actually sound like a FIRE BALL that has explosive impact sound?
Stygian Fireball


so that my ignite and ignite prolif is color blackish-blue instead of redish-orange (kinda unpleasant to my eyes after long time)
Last edited by DngA on Nov 19, 2019, 11:23:22 PM
coming back to this thread as of patch 3.9

the new "base art" of the new fireball is kinda...

too colorful

personally i prefer the old one
but i do think the sounds effect of the new one is better



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