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Faster Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
Icon: j
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 110%
Requires Level 31Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
Projectiles have 3% chance to Return to you from final TargetSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Projectile Speed
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage
Supported Skills have (50-69)% increased Projectile Speed
Supported Skills deal (20-29)% increased Projectile 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.
Faster Projectiles Support inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 31
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Orb of Chance
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Support Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SupportGemFasterProjectiles


Faster Projectiles is a support gem. It increases the speed and damage of supported projectile skills.

Skill functions and interactions

Faster Projectiles won't affect how far the arrow projectiles travel.[1] However, it will still affect the travel distance of projectiles from skills such Ethereal KnivesEthereal KnivesSpell, Projectile, Physical, Duration
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (5-20) Mana
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 120%
Projectile Speed: 1300
Fires an arc of knives in front of the caster which deals physical damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Projectile SpeedFires 0.1 additional Projectiles0.5% chance to Impale on Spell HitBase duration is 6 seconds
Deals (7-633) to (10-949) Physical Damage
Fires 9 additional Projectiles
Maximum 40 Lingering Blades can be left in the ground at a time
Leaves a Lingering Blade in the ground for every 3 Projectiles fired
Leaves 50% fewer Lingering Blades in the ground if you don't Cast this Spell yourself
(0-19)% increased Projectile Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ethereal Knives skill icon.png
and Freezing PulseFreezing PulseSpell, Projectile, Cold
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (5-21) Mana
Cast Time: 0.65 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 200%
Projectile Speed: 1800
An icy projectile which has a chance to freeze enemies it passes through. The projectile fades quickly, reducing damage and freezing chance until it dissipates.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent2% increased Projectile SpeedProjectiles gain Damage over time, dealing up to 3% more Damage by the time they dissipate
Deals 99% of Damage
Cannot Pierce Enemies
Deals (8-888) to (12-1332) Cold Damage
Projectiles Pierce all Targets
Projectiles lose Damage over time, dealing up to 50% less Damage by the time they dissipate
Projectiles have 25% chance to Freeze, which is lost over the first quarter of their flight
(0-19)% increased Projectile Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Freezing Pulse skill icon.png
, which have a lifetime rather than a fixed travel distance.

For Anomalous Faster Projectiles Support, skills that never collide with targets (e.g. Ball Lightning) will never return.[2]

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired Dexterityincreased
Projectile
Speed
increased
Projectile
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
1315250%20%00
2345751%20%285815285815
3366052%21%252595538410
4386353%21%314394852804
5406654%22%3887341241538
6426955%22%4774371718975
7447256%23%5837862302761
8467557%23%7103593013120
9487858%24%13555114368631
10508159%24%11388775507508
11528460%25%13682336875741
12548761%25%16383388514079
13569062%26%195664810470727
14589363%26%365518414125911
15609664%27%301732717143238
16629965%27%772012624863364
176410266%28%1505845539921819
186610567%28%2596421865886037
196810868%29%62460771128346808
207011169%29%211508743339855551
217211470%30%N/AN/A
2274N/A71%30%N/AN/A
2376N/A72%31%N/AN/A
2478N/A73%31%N/AN/A
2580N/A74%32%N/AN/A
2682N/A75%32%N/AN/A
2784N/A76%33%N/AN/A
2886N/A77%33%N/AN/A
2988N/A78%34%N/AN/A
3090N/A79%34%N/AN/A
3191N/A79%34%N/AN/A
3292N/A80%35%N/AN/A
3393N/A80%35%N/AN/A
3494N/A81%35%N/AN/A
3595N/A81%35%N/AN/A
3696N/A82%36%N/AN/A
3797N/A82%36%N/AN/A
3898N/A83%36%N/AN/A
3999N/A83%36%N/AN/A
40100N/A84%37%N/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
9Gift of the Gemling QueenGift of the Gemling Queen9Level 20 Support GemOur Lady Dialla,
as a symbol of our progress,
shines greater than all the gems.
random level 20 Support gemAutomatic
7Dialla's SubjugationDialla's Subjugation7Superior Support Gem
Quality: +23%
Corrupted
A symbol of beauty and innocence
The gems corrupted her mind
Malachai corrupted her gems
All but a glimmer of
greatness lost in madness
random corrupted superior Support gem with 23% qualityAutomatic
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 ↓
A Fixture of Fate
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
Clarissa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Mods

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
Eldritch68(15-20)% increased Projectile Speed
Socketed Gems are supported by Level 16 Faster Projectiles
gloves_elder 800
default 0
Eldritch75(21-25)% increased Projectile Speed
Socketed Gems are supported by Level 18 Faster Projectiles
gloves_elder 800
default 0
Eldritch82(26-30)% increased Projectile Speed
Socketed Gems are supported by Level 20 Faster Projectiles
gloves_elder 800
default 0
V2SupportedByFasterProjectilesCorrupted1Socketed Gems are supported by Level 10 Faster Projectilesbow 1000
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.15.0
  • Now has a 130% Cost and Reservation Multiplier (previously 110%).
  • Quality no longer grants “Supported Skills have 0-10% increased Attack Speed” or “Supported Skills have 0-10% increased Cast Speed”. It now grants “Supported Skills have 0-10% increased Projectile Speed”.
  • Quality on the Divergent Faster Projectiles Support no longer grants “Supported Skills have 0-10% increased Projectile Speed”.
0.10.0
  • Faster Projectiles has been moved from level 15 to level 12.
0.9.5g
0.9.2
  • Now quality increases cast speed as well as attack speed.

References

  1. Rory_Rackham (December 15, 2015). "Siege Ballista Skill Impressions & Gameplay - How Good Is It!?". Path of Exile subreddit. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  2. https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3123794