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CycloneAttack, AoE, Movement, Channelling, Physical, Melee
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 2 Mana
Attack Speed: 300% of base
Attack Damage: (44-54)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (44-54)%
Requires Level 28Channel this skill to move towards a targeted location while spinning, building up stages while constantly attacking enemies in an area around you. While channelling this skill, you cannot be knocked back.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Area of Effect1% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit0.25% more Movement Speed1% Chance to Avoid Interruption from Stuns While Using this SkillDeals (44-54)% of Base Attack Damage
30% less Movement Speed
First Hit deals 50% less Damage
Gains 1 Stage every (0.33-0.17) seconds while Channelling
+1 to radius per Stage
Lose 1 Stage every 0.33 seconds while not Channelling
(5-28) to (8-42) Added Attack Physical Damage
Maximum (3-6) Stages
8% increased Area of Effect per 1 additional Melee Strike Range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Cyclone skill icon.pngCyclone inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 28
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Orb of Chance
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemCyclone

Cyclone skill screenshot.jpg


For the Vaal-themed counterpart, see Vaal Cyclone.

Cyclone is a channeling melee attack skill that rapidly hits all enemies in a circular area around the player. Cyclone gains stages during channeling that increase its base radius. The player can move while channeling Cyclone.

Cyclone can be used with any melee weapon, or while unarmed.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Attack speed: Cyclone spins at the player's attack speed and deals damage once per spin.
  • Area of Effect and Melee Strike Range: The base radius of Cyclone is 11 (not dependent on weapon range) plus 1 radius per channeling stage. Sources of Melee Strike Range (such as Warlord's ReachWarlord's Reach
    Crimson Jewel
    Limited to: 18% increased Attack Damage
    +1 to Melee Strike Range
    A steady hand can hold back an army.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    ) will increase Cyclone's area of effect by 8% per 1 melee range. The total area is also affected by general area of effect modifiers.
  • Movement modifiers: While channeling, the player is immune to all sources of knockback and has 30% less movement speed. Bear TrapsBear TrapTrap, Spell, Duration, Physical
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (6-23) Mana
    Cooldown Time: 4.00 sec
    Can Store 3 Use(s)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 260%
    Throws a trap that damages and immobilises a single enemy for a duration based on how much damage was dealt. After the immobilise expires, a debuff remains on the enemy for a duration, lowering their movement speed by an amount which lessens over time. The affected enemy will take increased damage from traps and mines until the debuff expires. Modifiers to spell damage do not affect this skill's damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Physical Damage2% increased Skill Effect Duration0.5% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate1% chance to Impale Enemies on HitTrap lasts 4 seconds
    Deals (16-1447) to (22-2026) Physical Damage
    Enemies take 25% increased Damage from Trap or Mine Hits
    Enemies have 80% less Movement Speed when the Debuff starts
    Base duration is 3 seconds
    Locks enemy in place
    Traps do not Trigger at the end of their Duration
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Bear Trap skill icon.png
    will still stop movement. Characters can pass through enemies for the duration of the attack (this is not considered phasing).
  • Dual wielding: Cyclone will alternate weapons while dual wielding.
  • Multistrike SupportMultistrike SupportAttack, Melee, Support
    Icon: 3
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 160%
    Requires Level 38Supports melee attack skills, making them repeat twice when used, targeting a random enemy each time. Cannot support Vaal skills, totem skills, channelling skills, or triggered skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Physical DamageSupported Skills have 1% reduced Attack Speed
    Supported Skills have 1% increased Area of Effect per Repeat
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Supported Skills Repeat 2 additional times
    Supported Skills have (35-44)% more Melee Attack Speed
    First Repeat of Supported Skills deals 22% more Damage
    Second Repeat of Supported Skills deals 44% more Damage
    Supported Skills deal (20-10)% less Attack 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.
    : Cyclone (and all channelled skills) cannot be supported by Multistrike.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired StrengthDamage
Effectiveness
Attack
Damage
Physical DamageStagesExp.Total Exp.
128422944%44%5 to 8300
231463245%44.5%6 to 93199345199345
334503545%45.1%7 to 103285815485160
437543746%45.6%8 to 123401344886504
540584046%46.1%9 to 1335543791440883
642604247%46.6%10 to 1444774371918320
744634447%47.2%10 to 1645837862502106
846664648%47.7%11 to 1747103593212465
948684848%48.2%12 to 18413555114567976
1050714949%48.7%13 to 20411388775706853
1152745149%49.3%14 to 22513682337075086
1254765350%49.8%16 to 23516383388713424
1356795550%50.3%17 to 255195664810670072
1458825751%50.8%18 to 275365518414325256
1560845951%51.4%20 to 295301732717342583
1662876052%51.9%21 to 326775999525102578
1764906252%52.4%23 to 3461513819340240771
1866926453%52.9%24 to 3762608382566324596
1968956653%53.5%26 to 39662620247128944843
2070986854%54%28 to 426211708088340652931
21721007055%54.5%30 to 457N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A55%55.1%32 to 497N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A56%55.6%35 to 527N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A56%56.1%37 to 567N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A57%56.6%40 to 607N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A57%57.2%43 to 648N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A58%57.7%46 to 698N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A58%58.2%49 to 738N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A59%58.7%52 to 788N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A59%59.3%56 to 848N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A60%59.5%58 to 878N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A60%59.8%60 to 899N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A60%60.1%62 to 929N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A60%60.3%64 to 969N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A61%60.6%66 to 999N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A61%60.8%68 to 1029N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A61%61.1%70 to 1059N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A61%61.4%73 to 1099N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A62%61.6%75 to 1129N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A62%61.9%77 to 1169N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

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

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
8Dying AnguishDying Anguish8Level 19 Gem
Alternative Quality: +19%
Moribund, he gazed upon the journey taken as blood trickled down his chin. His eye closed on the city ahead that he would never call home.
random level 19 gem with 19% alternative qualityAutomatic
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorAdds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing # monsters
Quality GemRight click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
random superior gemAutomatic
6The FoxThe Fox6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb
random level 20 gemAutomatic
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Superior Gem
Quality: +20%
"I swore to use my position to help the people. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?" - Erasmus, Imperial Gemcutter
random superior gem with 20% qualityAutomatic
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.random divination card set exchangeAutomatic

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Clarissa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Cyclone.

NameFor generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Cyclone Attack Speed 16610% increased Cyclone Attack Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Cyclone Attack Speed 27515% increased Cyclone Attack Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Cyclone Damage 16625% increased Cyclone Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Cyclone Damage 27540% increased Cyclone Damagehelmet 100
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Cyclone has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Automaton Cyclone EffectAutomaton Cyclone EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cyclone gains an Automaton effect.Your Cyclone gains an Automaton effect.
Blue Cyclone EffectBlue Cyclone EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cyclone becomes blue.Your Cyclone becomes blue.
Celestial Cyclone EffectCelestial Cyclone EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cyclone gains a Celestial effect.Your Cyclone gains a Celestial effect.
Dark Cyclone EffectDark Cyclone EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cyclone gains a dark effect.Your Cyclone gains a dark effect.
Ghostflame Cyclone EffectGhostflame Cyclone EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cyclone becomes a Ghostflame Effect.Your Cyclone becomes a Ghostflame Effect.
Illusionist Cyclone EffectIllusionist Cyclone EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cyclone gains an Illusionist effect.Your Cyclone gains an Illusionist effect.
Sawblade Cyclone EffectSawblade Cyclone EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cyclone becomes augmented with spinning sawblades.Your Cyclone becomes augmented with spinning sawblades.
White Cyclone EffectWhite Cyclone EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cyclone becomes white.Your Cyclone becomes white.

Version history

Version Changes
3.11.0
  • No longer makes you immune to Stun while channelling.
3.8.0
  • Now has a base range of 11, rather than a range based on your weapon type.
  • No longer gains additional radius based on Melee Range.
  • Now gets 8% increased Area of Effect per 1 additional Melee Range.
  • Now deals 5 to 8 added Attack Physical Damage at gem level 1 (from 10 to 15), up to 28 to 42 at gem level 20 (from 56 to 85).
  • Now adds +1 to radius per stage (rather than +1 to melee range).
  • You now gain 1 stage every 0.2 seconds while channelling, rather than based on your attack time.
  • You now lose 1 stage every 0.3 seconds while not channeling (from 0.2 seconds).
3.7.0
  • Now a channelling skill.
  • Now costs 2 mana at all gem levels (from 12).
  • Now deals base damage equal to, and has an added damage effectiveness of, 44% at gem level 1 (from 45%), up to 54% at gem level 20 (from 56%).
  • Now adds 10 to 15 physical damage to attacks at gem level 1, up to 56 to 85 at gem level 20.
  • Now gains stages as it is channelled, up to a maximum 3 at gem level 1 and 6 at gem level 20, and loses stages every 0.2 seconds while not channelling.
  • Now gains +1 to melee range per stage.
  • Now has an attack speed multiplier of 300% (previously had 50% more attack speed).
  • Modifiers to melee attack range now also apply to this skill's area radius.
3.4.0
  • Cyclone's additional attack range per level has been lowered, and now matches the same progression as the other attack skills, gaining additional melee weapon range every 7 levels, up to +2 at level 20 (and +3 at level 21).
3.1.0
  • Can no longer be supported by Ruthless SupportRuthless SupportSupport, Melee, Attack
    Icon: u
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 110%
    Supports melee attack skills. Every third time you use a supported attack, that use of the skill will be more powerful. Cannot support channelling skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Attack DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack SpeedSupported Skills have 1% reduced Attack Speed
    Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills deal 1% more Melee Damage
    Every third Attack with Supported Melee Attacks deals a Ruthless Blow
    Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills deal (75-132)% more Melee Damage
    Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills have a base Stun Duration of 0.8 seconds
    Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills deal (75-132)% more Damage with Bleeding caused by Melee Hits
    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.
    .
3.0.0
  • Cyclone's additional melee range now applies to unarmed attacks. Cyclone now also uses pathfinding to determine where the skill will take the player (as opposed to moving in a direct line). Cyclone's description has been updated.
  • Fixed a bug where stats with the "while stationary" condition would erroneously stay active in certain cases while using Cyclone.
2.1.0
  • Attack skills that have their damage based on the wielded weapon have their mana costs fixed in place from level 1 onwards.
  • There was a display bug that caused Cyclone to show the wrong DPS value and attack speed. We have fixed this bug, so you'll now notice the visual DPS almost double and the attack speed on the gem shoot up a lot. In addition, we have reduced the damage of Cyclone by around 10% and have reduced the damage of its initial hit.
2.0.0
  • Reduced the mana cost at all levels. It now grants 0.5% increased area of effect radius per 1% of quality (was 1% per 1% quality).
1.3.0h
  • Fixed a bug related to Cyclone where its stats could apply for a while after it ended.
1.3.0
  • Cyclone now attacks slightly slower and has an equivalent increase to damage. It now deals damage immediately when it is used, in addition to periodic damage. Cyclone no longer targets enemies, only locations.
1.2.1
  • We no longer treat Cyclone as a movement skill for the cases of Karui Spirits or flags in Capture the Flag.
1.2.0
  • This skill can no longer be supported by the Multistrike support gem.
1.0.2b
  • Fixed the skill tooltip damage per second display for Cyclone.
0.11.1
  • Melee skills with Damage Effectiveness have been changed to having a "Deals % of Base Damage" stat.
0.10.4
  • The damage effectiveness of Cyclone has been increased from 35% to 40%.
  • We have also reduced the minimum distance it travels, so that you have more control. This distance is now about a third of what it was previously.
0.10.3
  • Cyclone has been added to the game.

References

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