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Lightning ArrowAttack, AoE, Projectile, Lightning, Bow
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (7-11) Mana
Attack Damage: (130-154)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (130-154)%
Projectile Speed: 3260
Requires Level 12Fires a charged arrow at the target, causing them to be struck by a bolt of lightning which damages nearby enemies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% chance to Shock enemies1% increased Area of Effect1% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage1% chance to Hit an additional EnemyDeals (130-154)% of Base Attack Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Hits up to 3 additional enemies near the target
(1-9) to (13-179) Added Lightning Damage
Shocks Enemies as though dealing (100-290)% more Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Lightning Arrow skill icon.pngLightning Arrow inventory icon.png
Area level: 12
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Orb of Transmutation
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemLightningArrow

Lightning Arrow skill screenshot.jpg

Lightning Arrow is a bow attack skill that fires an arrow which causes enemies to be struck with a bolt of lightning. The lightning bolt can hit nearby enemies.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Hits Additional Targets: When an arrow strikes a target, up to 3 randomly chosen enemies (up to 5 with the Labyrinth enchantment) within an area around that target will also be struck for the same amount of damage. The area within which Lightning Arrow can hit additional targets has a base radius of 18 and is affected by area of effect modifiers. However, this damage is not affected by modifiers to area damage.
  • Damage conversion: Like all converted damage, the lightning portion of Lightning Arrow's damage will be modified by both lightning damage and physical damage increases.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityMana
Exp.Total Exp.
112337130%130%1 to 13100%00
215397131%131.3%1 to 16110%1524915249
319487133%132.5%1 to 20120%4151756766
423568134%133.8%1 to 25130%81983138749
527648135%135.1%2 to 31140%147968286717
631738136%136.3%2 to 37150%250557537274
735818138%137.6%2 to 45160%405086942360
838888139%138.8%3 to 51170%4477181390078
941949140%140.1%3 to 59180%6153182005396
10441009141%141.4%3 to 66190%8346392840035
11471069143%142.6%4 to 75200%15707604410795
12501139144%143.9%4 to 85210%16339876044782
13531199145%145.2%5 to 95220%21510308195812
145612510146%146.4%6 to 107230%281218911008001
155913210148%147.7%6 to 120240%509936016107361
166213810149%148.9%7 to 134250%940073125508092
176414210150%150.2%8 to 144260%1527336640781458
186614610152%151.5%8 to 155270%2628658267068040
196815111153%152.7%9 to 167280%62890590129958630
207015511154%154%9 to 179290%212046017342004647
217215911155%155.3%10 to 192300%N/AN/A
2274N/A11157%156.5%11 to 206310%N/AN/A
2376N/A11158%157.8%12 to 221320%N/AN/A
2478N/A11159%159.1%12 to 237330%N/AN/A
2580N/A11160%160.3%13 to 254340%N/AN/A
2682N/A12162%161.6%14 to 272350%N/AN/A
2784N/A12163%162.8%15 to 291360%N/AN/A
2886N/A12164%164.1%16 to 311370%N/AN/A
2988N/A12165%165.4%18 to 333380%N/AN/A
3090N/A12167%166.6%19 to 355390%N/AN/A
3191N/A12167%167.3%19 to 367400%N/AN/A
3292N/A13168%167.9%20 to 380410%N/AN/A
3393N/A13169%168.5%21 to 392420%N/AN/A
3494N/A13169%169.2%21 to 405430%N/AN/A
3595N/A13170%169.8%22 to 419440%N/AN/A
3696N/A13170%170.4%23 to 433450%N/AN/A
3797N/A13171%171.1%24 to 447460%N/AN/A
3898N/A13172%171.7%24 to 462470%N/AN/A
3999N/A13172%172.3%25 to 477480%N/AN/A
40100N/A13173%172.9%26 to 492490%N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

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

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 ↓
The Siren's Cadence
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Siren's Cadence
Act 1
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Lightning Arrow.

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 Lightning Arrow Damage 16625% increased Lightning Arrow Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Arrow Damage 27540% increased Lightning Arrow Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Arrow Extra Targets 166Lightning Arrow hits an additional Enemyhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Arrow Extra Targets 275Lightning Arrow hits 2 additional Enemieshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Arrow Area Of Effect 16616% increased Lightning Arrow Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Arrow Area Of Effect 27524% increased Lightning Arrow Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Lightning Arrow has the following alternate skill effects:

Gore Lightning Arrow EffectGore Lightning Arrow EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Lightning Arrow becomes a gory effect.Your Lightning Arrow becomes a gory effect.

Version history

Version Changes
  • No longer has “10-29% Increased Effect of Lightning Ailments”.
  • Now Shocks Enemies as though dealing 100% more Damage at gem level 1 (unchanged), up to 290% more Damage at gem level 20 (previously 195%).
  • Now deals 130% of base Attack Damage at gem level 1 (previously 110%), up to 154% of base Attack Damage at gem level 20 (previously 134%).
  • Now has 130% Effectiveness of Added Damage at gem level 1 (previously 110%), up to 154% at gem level 20 (previously 134%).
  • Now deals 110% of base damage at gem level 1 (from 100%), up to 134% at gem level 20 (from 119%).
  • Now Shocks enemies as though dealing 100% more damage at gem level 1, up to 195% at gem level 20.
  • Now gains increased effect of Shock as the gem levels, up to 29% at gem level 20.
  • Now gains 1% chance to Shock and 0.5% increased effect of Shock [sicSīc erat scriptum (Latin: “Thus it was written”) – This quote is reproduced faithfully from its source with the preceding errors.][a] per 1% gem quality (previously gained 1% chance to Shock per 1% gem quality).
  • Now has 1 to 13 added Attack Lightning Damage at gem level 1, up to 9 to 179 at gem level 20 (previously none).
  • Now gains 1% chance to Shock per 1% gem quality (from 0.5% per 1% quality).
  • The Merciless Labyrinth Helmet enchantment for additional targets hit by Lightning Arrow is now +1 rather than +2.
  • Lightning Arrow's base damage has been increased by a flat 10% at all levels. The mana cost at level one has been reduced from 8 to 7.
  • Base damage increased from 70% to 90%.
  • Radius of the lighting effect increased by 12.5% (from 16 to 18).
  • Now grants 0.5% increased chance to shock per 1% quality instead of increased shock duration.
  • Fixed a bug where secondary hits from Lightning Arrow would not check evasion.
  • Improved the Ice Spear and Lightning Arrow effects.
  • Has been moved to level 10 (from 1).
  • Its mana cost and progression have been flattened.
  • The chance to Shock has been removed.
  • A damage bonus as it levels up has been added.
  • The number of targets is now always 3.
  • Fixed a targeting bug with Lightning Arrow.
  • Now explodes when hitting terrain as well as monsters.
  • Lightning Arrow has been added to the game.


  1. This change did not appear in the live patch of the game, contradicted to the patch note