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Flicker StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike, Movement, Duration
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 10 Mana
Cooldown Time: 2.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Attack Speed: 120% of base
Attack Damage: (142-168)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (142-168)%
Requires Level 10Teleports the character to a nearby monster and attacks with a melee weapon. If no specific monster is targeted, one is picked at random. Grants a buff that increases movement speed for a duration. The cooldown can be bypassed by expending a Frenzy Charge.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit3% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate1% increased teleport rangeDeals (142.2-168)% of Base Attack Damage
10% increased Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge
15% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit
Buff grants 20% increased Movement Speed
Base duration is 3 seconds
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Flicker Strike skill icon.pngFlicker Strike inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 10
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Orb of Transmutation
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemFlickerStrike

Flicker Strike skill screenshot.jpg


Flicker Strike is a melee attack skill that teleports the character to a nearby enemy and strikes it with their weapon and grants increased movement speed for a short time. If no specific monster is chosen, one is picked at random. The skill has a cooldown that can be bypassed by expending a Frenzy Charge and has a chance to generate a Frenzy Charge when used.

Skill Functions and Interactions

The character is considered to be stationary while flickering for the purpose of receiving buffs such as the Inexorable notable passive skill, and that they have moved each time they flickered. For this reason the character never benefits from "while moving" buffs and the timers for scaling stationary buffs are continuously reset.[1]

Dual Wielding: Dual Wielding while using Flicker Strike will cause the player to alternate weapons each attack.

Melee Strike Range: Increases or reductions to Melee Strike Range have no special interaction with flicker, you will neither "land" farther from the target when you flicker, nor will you be able to initiate a flicker from father away.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityDamage
Effectiveness
Attack
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
11029142%142.2%00
21335144%143.6%95699569
31743145%144.9%2818937758
42152146%146.3%5914696904
52560148%147.6%111192208096
62969149%149%193800401896
73377150%150.4%320280722176
83683152%151.7%3590901081266
93990153%153.1%4985081579774
104296154%154.4%6820572261831
1145102156%155.8%9217773183608
1248109157%157.1%17278794911487
1351115159%158.5%17917696703256
1454121160%159.9%23536799056935
1557127161%161.2%307091212127847
1660134163%162.6%909546621223313
1763140164%163.9%1603989037263203
1866146165%165.3%2981711767080320
1968151167%166.6%62895056129975376
2070155168%168%212051599342026975
2172159169%169.4%N/AN/A
2274N/A171%170.7%N/AN/A
2376N/A172%172.1%N/AN/A
2478N/A173%173.4%N/AN/A
2580N/A175%174.8%N/AN/A
2682N/A176%176.1%N/AN/A
2784N/A178%177.5%N/AN/A
2886N/A179%178.9%N/AN/A
2988N/A180%180.2%N/AN/A
3090N/A182%181.6%N/AN/A
3191N/A182%182.3%N/AN/A
3292N/A183%182.9%N/AN/A
3393N/A184%183.6%N/AN/A
3494N/A184%184.3%N/AN/A
3595N/A185%185%N/AN/A
3696N/A186%185.6%N/AN/A
3797N/A186%186.3%N/AN/A
3898N/A187%187%N/AN/A
3999N/A188%187.7%N/AN/A
40100N/A188%188.4%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
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

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Caged Brute
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Flicker Strike.

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 Flicker Strike Cooldown Speed 166Flicker Strike has 20% increased Cooldown Recovery Ratehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Flicker Strike Cooldown Speed 275Flicker Strike has 30% increased Cooldown Recovery Ratehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Flicker Strike Damage 16625% increased Flicker Strike Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Flicker Strike Damage 27540% increased Flicker Strike Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Flicker Strike Damage Per Frenzy Charge 1666% increased Flicker Strike Damage per Frenzy Chargehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Flicker Strike Damage Per Frenzy Charge 2759% increased Flicker Strike Damage per Frenzy Chargehelmet 100
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Flicker Strike has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Demonic Flicker Strike EffectDemonic Flicker Strike EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Flicker Strike becomes a bloody mist.Your Flicker Strike becomes a bloody mist.
Ghost Flicker Strike EffectGhost Flicker Strike EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Flicker Strike becomes a ghostly smoke.Your Flicker Strike becomes a ghostly smoke.
Vapour Flicker Strike EffectVapour Flicker Strike EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Flicker Strike becomes a cloud of vapour.Your Flicker Strike becomes a cloud of vapour.

Version history

Version Changes
3.7.0
  • Now deals base damage equal to, and has an added damage effectiveness of, 142%-168% (from 130%-160%)
  • Now grants 15% chance to gain a Frenzy charge on hit at all levels.
  • Now grants a buff that provides +20% increased movement speed for 3 seconds.
  • Now has a 120% attack speed multiplier, instead of 20% more attack speed. This is functionally equivalent.
  • Now grants 0.25% chance to gain a Frenzy charge on hit per 1% gem quality (previously 1% increased damage per 1% quality).
2.4.0
  • Flicker Strike no longer causes you to drop Haku's spirit.
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.
2.0.0
  • Base damage increased to 130% from 125%. The Increased Attack Speed has been removed and instead Flicker Strike grants 20% More Attack Speed. It now increases damage by 1% per 1% quality instead of increasing critical strike chance.
0.9.12qq
  • Reduced damage bonus from +40% to +25%. This is now also represented as Damage Effectiveness.
0.9.12m
  • Fixed a bug where Flicker Strike would not work properly if you click on a monster outside of range.
    Now it'll run into range and perform the skill.
0.9.12
  • Flicker Strike can't be used through walls anymore.
0.9.11
  • Now has a cooldown which can be bypassed by spending a Frenzy Charge.
  • Corrected some mistakes in its damage progression.
0.9.3
  • Flicker Strike now only attacks one target (ignoring Frenzy Charges).
0.9.2f
  • Reclassified Flicker Strike as Melee.
0.9.1
  • Fixed a problem so that it'll now teleport each time.
  • Reduced damage at lower levels.
0.8.0
  • Added new skills: FrenzyFrenzyAttack, Projectile, Melee, Strike, Bow
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: 10 Mana
    Attack Damage: (115-135)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (115-135)%
    Requires Level 16Performs an attack that gives the character a frenzy charge if it hits. Frenzy charges increase your attack speed.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Attack SpeedFires an additional ProjectileMelee Strikes target 0.05 additional nearby Enemy0.25% increased Damage with Ailments per Frenzy ChargeDeals (115-135)% of Base Attack Damage
    5% more Attack Damage per Frenzy Charge
    5% more Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge
    +(0-2) to Melee Strike Range
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Frenzy skill icon.png
    , Blood RageBlood RageSpell, Duration, Physical
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (12-29) Life
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cast Time: Instant
    Requires Level 16Adds a buff that deals Physical Damage over time, while increasing Attack Speed and Life Leech. Killing an enemy while this buff is active refreshes the buff duration, and can grant a Frenzy Charge.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.25% increased Attack SpeedBuff grants 0.1% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge when you Hit a Unique EnemyBuff grants 0.02% of Elemental Attack Damage leeched as Life(5-15)% increased Attack Speed
    1.2% of Attack Physical Damage Leeched as Life
    You take 4% of your Maximum Life per second as Physical Damage
    You take 4% of your Maximum Energy Shield per second as Physical Damage
    25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
    Base duration is (7-10.8) seconds
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Blood Rage skill icon.png
    , Flicker Strike, SweepSweepAttack, AoE, Physical, Melee
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: 8 Mana
    Attack Speed: 70% of base
    Attack Damage: (170-225)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (170-225)%
    Radius: 26
    Requires Level 12Swings a two handed melee weapon in a circle, knocking back monsters around the character.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Area of Effect0.5% increased Attack Speed0.1% chance to deal Triple Damage1% increased Knockback DistanceDeals (170-225)% of Base Attack Damage
    (5-75) to (8-113) Added Attack Physical Damage
    Knocks Enemies Back on Hit
    +(0-4) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Sweep skill icon.png
    , Dual StrikeDual StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: 5 Mana
    Attack Speed: 70% of base
    Attack Damage: (125-195)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (125-195)%
    Attacks with both weapons, dealing the damage of both in one strike. Dual wield only. Does not work with wands.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Critical Strike Chance
    +0.5% to Critical Strike Multiplier
    +0.25 to Melee Strike Range5% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments against Enemies that are on Full LifeDeals 0.5% more added damage
    Deals (125-195)% of Base Attack Damage
    (50-107)% increased Critical Strike Chance
    100% more Critical Strike Chance against Enemies that are on Full Life
    30% more Damage with Hits and Ailments against Enemies that are on Full Life
    +(0-2) to Melee Strike Range
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Dual Strike skill icon.png
    , Double StrikeDouble StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike, Physical
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: 5 Mana
    Attack Speed: 80% of base
    Attack Damage: (91-112)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (91-112)%
    Performs two fast strikes with a melee weapon.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Attack Speed2% increased Elemental Damage1% chance to Maim on HitDeals (91.3-112)% of Base Attack Damage
    Adds (3-113) to (5-169) Physical Damage against Bleeding Enemies
    25% chance to cause Bleeding
    +(0-2) to Melee Strike Range
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Double Strike skill icon.png

References

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