Astral Projector

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Astral Projector
Topaz Ring
Requires Level 40+(20-30)% to Lightning Resistance+(30-50) to Intelligence
(20-25)% increased Spell Damage
30% chance to Avoid Elemental Ailments
Nova Spells have 20% less Area of Effect
Nova Spells deal 30% less Damage to Players
Nova Spells Cast at the targeted location instead of around you
The body stands, but the spirit soars.
Astral Projector inventory icon.png
Purchase Costs
Unique8x Chaos Orb
Sell Price
16x Alchemy Shard
6x Alteration Shard
Miscellaneous
Item class: Rings

Astral Projector is a unique Topaz RingTopaz RingRequires Level 12+(20-30)% to Lightning Resistance.

Mechanics

Astral projector does not allow Nova spells to be supported by Spell Cascade SupportSpell Cascade SupportAoE, Spell, Support
Icon: p
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 4Supports spell skills that apply an effect to an area around a targeted location. Cannot support Vaal skills, minion skills, or skills used by totems, traps, or mines.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of EffectSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased DamageSupported Skills have 1% increased Area of Effect
Supported Skills have 5% increased delay between affected Areas
Supported Area of Effect Skills also affect areas in front of and behind the targeted area
Supported Skills have (25-16)% less Area of Effect
Supported Skills deal (40-21)% less Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
because only supports can modify which supports apply to a skill.[1]

Active skill gems

The following spells are Nova Spells:[2]

Skill gemStr.Dex.Int.Lvl.
Dark PactDark PactMinion, Spell, AoE, Chaining, Chaos, Nova
Mana Cost: (7-13)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Requires Level 28This spell removes some life from one of your Skeleton minions near you or the targeted location to deal chaos damage in an area around it. This effect will chain to your other nearby skeletons. If you have no skeletons near you or the targeted location, it will sacrifice your own life to deal damage instead.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Area of EffectSacrifices 0.05% of Skeleton's Life to deal that much Chaos DamageMinions recover 0.1% of Life on HitSacrifices 6% of Skeleton's Life to deal that much Chaos Damage
Deals (24-241) to (36-362) Chaos Damage
Chains +2 Times
Uses your Life if no Skeletons in range
(0-76)% more Damage with Hits and Ailments if using your Life
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Dark Pact skill icon.png
N/AN/Ayes28
DischargeDischargeSpell, AoE, Fire, Cold, Lightning, Nova
Radius: 30
Mana Cost: (13-25)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 2.00 sec
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 450%
Requires Level 28Discharge all the character's charges to deal elemental damage to all nearby monsters.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Elemental Damage2% increased Cast Speed0.5% chance to deal Damage without removing Charges2% increased Damage if three different Charge types removedDeals (56-394) to (203-1422) base Lightning Damage per Power Charge removed
Deals (99-692) to (148-1037) base Fire Damage per Endurance Charge removed
Deals (81-566) to (121-849) base Cold Damage per Frenzy Charge removed
20% increased Area of Effect per charge consumed
30% less Damage with Ailments
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Discharge skill icon.png
N/AN/Ayes28
Ice NovaIce NovaSpell, AoE, Cold, Nova
Radius: 30
Mana Cost: (8-23)
Soul Gain Prevention: 0.001 sec
Cast Time: 0.70 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 120%
Requires Level 12A chilling circle of ice expands from the caster. If the caster targets near their Frostbolt projectiles, it will expand from a number of those projectiles instead. If this skill would repeat when cast this way, it will instead expand again from the same projectiles after a short delay.Per 1% Quality:12340.5% increased Area of Effect1.5% increased Damage with Hits against Chilled Enemies0.5% increased Cast Speed0.5% increased Effect of ChillDeals (18-518) to (26-762) Cold Damage
Can expand from up to 2 Frostbolt Projectiles
Adds (3-79) to (4-116) Cold Damage against Chilled Enemies
20% less Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolt
+(0-4) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ice Nova skill icon.png
N/AN/Ayes12
Pyroclast MinePyroclast MineMine, Spell, Projectile, Fire, AoE, Aura, Nova
Radius: 30
Mana Reserved: (4-6)
Cast Time: 0.18 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.50%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 80%
Requires Level 28Throws a mine that deals damage in an area when detonated, then launches fiery projectiles that rain down around it, each dealing damage in a smaller area.Per 1% Quality:12341% increased Area of Effect5% increased Burning Damage
1% chance to Ignite enemies
1% increased effect of Aura2% increased Damage if firing at least 7 Projectiles
Deals (26-240) to (39-361) Fire Damage
Mine lasts 5 seconds
Base Mine Detonation Time is 0.35 seconds
Each Mine Adds (1-12) to (2-18) Fire Damage to Hits against Enemies near it, up
to a maximum of (64-601) to (96-901)
Fires 2 additional Projectiles
Fires an additional Projectile for every 4 prior Mines in Detonation Sequence
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Pyroclast Mine skill icon.png
N/Ayesyes28
Shock NovaShock NovaSpell, AoE, Lightning, Nova
Radius: 26 / 14
Mana Cost: (12-23)
Cast Time: 0.70 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 120%
Requires Level 28Casts a ring of Lightning around you, followed by a larger Lightning nova. Each effect hits enemies caught in their area with Lightning Damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent2% increased Shock Duration on enemiesRing has 2% chance to Shock
Ring Shocks as if dealing 5% more Damage
1% increased Lightning Damage
Deals (34-371) to (102-1114) Lightning Damage
Ring deals 50% less Damage
20% chance to Shock enemies
(20-39)% increased Effect of Shock
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Shock Nova skill icon.png
N/AN/Ayes28
Stormblast MineStormblast MineMine, Spell, AoE, Lightning, Aura, Nova
Mana Reserved: (2-6)
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 110%
Throws a mine that deals damage in an area when detonated.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% chance to Shock enemies
0.5% increased Effect of Lightning Ailments
0.5% increased Area of Effect1% increased effect of Aura1% increased Lightning Damage
Deals (2-334) to (7-1002) Lightning Damage
Mine lasts 5 seconds
Base Mine Detonation Time is 0.25 seconds
Each Mine applies 3% increased Damage Taken to Enemies near it, up
to a maximum of 150%
20% chance to Shock enemies
(20-39)% increased Effect of Lightning Ailments
+(0-5) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Stormblast Mine skill icon.png
N/Ayesyes1
Vaal BlightVaal BlightVaal, Spell, Chaos, AoE, Duration, Nova, Channelling
Souls Per Use: 30 (N) /
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Apply a powerful debuff to enemies around you which deals chaos damage over time. Then applies two additional layers in a larger area, growing greatly in size each time. Enemies are also substantially hindered for a shorter secondary duration, slowing their movement.Per 1% Quality:1Superior0.5% increased Area of EffectDeals (4.3-524.7) Base Chaos Damage per second
Base duration is 6 seconds
Base secondary duration is 3 seconds
80% reduced Movement Speed
Debuff can have up to 20 layers of Damage
Hindered Enemies take 20% increased Chaos Damage
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
Modifiers to Skill Effect Duration also apply to this Skill's Soul Gain Prevention
+(0-9) to radius
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Blight skill icon.png
N/AN/Ayes1
Vaal Ice NovaVaal Ice NovaVaal, Spell, AoE, Cold, Nova
Souls Per Use: 25 (N) /
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 70%
Requires Level 12A chilling circle of ice expands from the caster, repeating from every enemy it hits. If the caster targets near one of their Frostbolt projectiles, it will expand from the projectile instead.Per 1% Quality:10.5% increased Area of EffectDeals (11-274) to (17-428) Cold Damage
Causes smaller novas up to 5 times on enemies hit
20% reduced Area of Effect each repeat
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Ice Nova skill icon.png
N/AN/Ayes12
VortexVortexSpell, AoE, Cold, Duration, Nova
Mana Cost: (11-20)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Soul Gain Prevention: 0.001 sec
Cooldown Time: 1.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.50%
Requires Level 28An icy blast explodes around the caster, dealing cold damage to enemies, and leaving behind a whirling vortex which deals cold damage over time and chills enemies caught in it. If the caster targets near their Frostbolt projectiles, it will explode from a number of those projectiles instead, destroying them.Per 1% Quality:12340.5% increased Area of Effect1% increased Cold Damage1% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
1% less Skill Effect Duration
2% increased Damage when Cast on Frostbolt
Deals (38-524) to (57-787) Cold Damage
Base duration is 3 seconds
Deals (106.5-1456.9) Base Cold Damage per second
Can explode from up to 5 Frostbolt Projectiles
20% less Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolt
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
(0-76)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vortex skill icon.png
N/AN/Ayes28
Shockwave TotemShockwave TotemTotem, Spell, AoE, Physical, Nova
Radius: 24
Mana Cost: (21-39)
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Requires Level 28Summons a totem that shakes the earth around it, knocking back and damaging nearby enemiesPer 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased totem life1% increased Totem Placement speed
0.5% increased Cast Speed
2% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage1% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit
Deals (33-362) to (65-672) Physical Damage
Totem lasts 8 seconds
25% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Shockwave Totem skill icon.png
yesN/AN/A28

Other

Item acquisition
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Monster restrictions

This item can be acquired from the following monsters:

Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
4Haunting ShadowsHaunting Shadows4Metamorph ItemIn the dead of night you may elude your shadows,
but they will always find you by dawn.
random Metamorph itemManual

Version history

Version Changes
3.10.0
  • Skills affected by Astral Projector's ranged nova effect now deal 30% less damage against players.
3.9.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. Mark_GGG (December 11, 2019). "Have a look at a Metamorph-specific unique ring!". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  2. Mark_GGG (December 11, 2019). "Have a look at a Metamorph-specific unique ring!". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved December 11, 2019.