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Lightning TendrilsSpell, AoE, Lightning, Channelling
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (1-5) Mana
Cast Time: 0.23 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 65%
Radius: 22
While you channel this skill, it releases pulses of electrical energy, dealing lightning damage in a semicircular area in front of you.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Lightning Damage0.5% increased Area of Effect0.5% increased Cast SpeedDeals 98% of Damage
Stronger Pulses deal 10% more Damage with Hits and Ailments
Deals (1-37) to (4-703) Lightning Damage
Stronger Pulses deal 100% more Damage with Hits and Ailments
Releases a Stronger Pulse every 4 Pulses
+(0-7) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Lightning Tendrils skill icon.pngLightning Tendrils inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 5
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemLightningTendrils

Lightning Tendrils skill screenshot.jpg


Lightning Tendrils is a channeling spell that releases surges of lightning damage in quick succession in an arc in front of you, with every fourth surge dealing more damage.

Skill functions and interactions

Area of Effect: Lightning Tendrils deals Area Damage in a semicircular arc with a base radius of 22 units. Modifiers such as increased Area of Effect will affect the radius of the cone but not the angle.

Trigger Gems: Similarly to IncinerateIncinerateSpell, Fire, Channelling, AoE
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (2-4) Mana
Cast Time: 0.20 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 30%
Requires Level 12Continuously launches a torrent of fire from your hand, repeatedly damaging enemies. As you channel this spell longer, the flames spread wider close to you and spread longer directly in front of you. When you stop channelling you release a wave of fire damage over a wide and long area that will apply a powerful Ignite.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Fire Damage0.5% increased Area of Effect0.2% more Damage with Hits and Ailments for each stage
Final wave deals -10% more Damage with Hits
Final wave deals -10% more Damage with Ignite
Deals (3-140) to (5-210) Fire Damage
8 maximum stages
Final wave deals 500% more Damage with Ignite
Final wave deals 500% more Damage with Hits
25% more Damage with Hits and Ailments for each stage
+(4-5) to radius per stage, up to +(15-19)
100% increased angle per stage, up to 300%
Final wave always Ignites
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Incinerate skill icon.png
, FlameblastFlameblastSpell, AoE, Fire, Channelling
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (4-7) Mana
Cast Time: 0.20 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 60%
Requires Level 28Channels to build up a large explosion, which is released when you stop using the skill. The longer you channel, the larger the area of effect and damage of the explosion, up to 10 stages.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Damage1% chance to Poison on Hit0.1 maximum Stages
1% less Cast Speed
+0.5 to radius
0.5% less Area of Effect per Stage
Deals (31-280) to (46-419) Fire Damage
110% more Spell Damage for each stage
90% more Damage with Ailments for each stage
50% chance to Ignite enemies
+3 to Radius for each Stage
10 maximum Stages
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Flameblast skill icon.png
and other channelled skills, Lightning Tendrils cannot be supported by trigger gems like Cast when Damage Taken SupportCast when Damage Taken SupportSupport, Spell, Trigger
Icon: !
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 250%
Cooldown Time: 0.25 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Requires Level 38Each supported spell skill will track damage you take, and be triggered when the total damage taken reaches a threshold. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills, channelling skills, and skills with a reservation cannot be triggered.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased DamageSupported Skills have 1% increased Skill Effect DurationSupported Skills require 1% reduced amount of Damage taken to TriggerTrigger Supported Spells when you take a total of (528-3272) Damage
Supported Skills deal (-70-6)% more Damage
This Gem can only Support Skill Gems requiring Level (38-70) or lower
You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
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.
or Cast On Critical Strike SupportCast On Critical Strike SupportTrigger, Support, Spell
Icon: &
Level: (1-20)
Requires Level 38Must support both an attack skill and a spell skill to work. The attack skill will trigger a spell when it critically strikes an enemy. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills, channelling skills, and skills that reserve mana cannot be triggered.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 1% increased Attack Critical Strike Chance
Supported Skills have 1% increased Spell Critical Strike Chance
Supported Skills deal 1% more Attack DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
Supported Attacks will Trigger a Supported Spell when you Crit an Enemy
Supported Skills deal (20-29)% more Spell Damage
You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
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.
. It also cannot be supported by Blastchain Mine SupportBlastchain Mine SupportSupport, Mine
Icon: Y
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 30%
Requires Level 8Supports spells, or attacks that use bows or wands. Instead of using that skill, you will throw a mine that will use the skill for you when you detonate it. Mines cannot use channelling skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Mine Throwing SpeedSupported Skills have 1% reduced Mana ReservedMines from Supported Skills have 1% increased Detonation SpeedMine lasts 5 seconds
Supported Skills deal (35-25)% less Damage
Supported Skills deal 5% more Damage for each prior Mine in Detonation Sequence
Supported Skills have a Base Mine Detonation Time of 0.25 seconds
Supported Attack Skills cannot be used with Melee Weapons
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.
or Trap SupportTrap SupportSupport, Trap
Icon: T
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 8Supports spells, or attacks that use bows or wands. Instead of using that skill, you will throw a trap that will use the skill for you when an enemy walks near it. Traps cannot use channelling skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Trap Throwing SpeedSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased DamageSupported Skills have 1% increased Trap Trigger Area of EffectTrap lasts 4 seconds
Supported Attack Skills cannot be used with Melee Weapons
Supported Skills have (0-19)% increased Trap Throwing Speed
Supported Skills deal (0-38)% increased Trap 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.
. The only trigger gems which will interact with it is Cast while Channelling SupportCast while Channelling SupportSupport, Channelling, Spell, Trigger
Icon: W
Level: (1-20)
Requires Level 38Must support both a channelling skill and a non-channelling spell skill to work. The channelling skill will trigger a spell periodically while channelling. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills and skills that reserve mana cannot be triggered.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Channelling Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage
Supported Triggered Spells deal 0.5% increased Damage
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack and Cast SpeedSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Effect of non-Damaging Ailments on Enemies
Trigger a Supported Spell every (0.45-0.35) seconds while Channelling Supported Skills
You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
Supported Triggered Spells deal (0-9)% more 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.
.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired IntelligenceMana
Cost
Lightning
Damage
RadiusExp.Total Exp.
11011 to 4N/A00
22011 to 5N/A7070
341611 to 7N/A308378
472211 to 9+115541932
5113121 to 14+166678599
6164121 to 21+22604734646
7205022 to 29+24972584371
8245822 to 39+295714180085
9286723 to 53+3169595349680
10327534 to 69+3283759633439
11368335 to 91+44539961087435
12409236 to 118+47031281790563
134410038 to 151+410612232851786
1448109310 to 194+520658704917656
1552117413 to 247+525071107424766
1656125417 to 314+6579893613223702
1760134421 to 397+61508391928307621
1864142426 to 500+62779273556100356
1967148431 to 593+74386973999970095
2070155537 to 703+7242081556342051651
2172159541 to 787+8N/AN/A
2274N/A546 to 881+8N/AN/A
2376N/A552 to 984+8N/AN/A
2478N/A558 to 1100+9N/AN/A
2580N/A565 to 1228+9N/AN/A
2682N/A572 to 1371+10N/AN/A
2784N/A580 to 1529+10N/AN/A
2886N/A590 to 1705+10N/AN/A
2988N/A5100 to 1901+11N/AN/A
3090N/A6111 to 2118+11N/AN/A
3191N/A6118 to 2235+11N/AN/A
3292N/A6124 to 2358+12N/AN/A
3393N/A6131 to 2489+12N/AN/A
3494N/A6138 to 2626+12N/AN/A
3595N/A6146 to 2770+12N/AN/A
3696N/A6154 to 2922+12N/AN/A
3797N/A6162 to 3082+13N/AN/A
3898N/A6171 to 3250+13N/AN/A
3999N/A6180 to 3428+13N/AN/A
40100N/A6190 to 3615+13N/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
13The CataclysmThe Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem
Corrupted
The mighty warriors traded in blows, the nimble archers in arrows, yet it was the brazen thaumaturgists who would bring catastrophe to all.
random corrupted level 21 Spell 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 ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
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 Lightning Tendrils.

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 Tendrils Critical Strike Chance 16640% increased Lightning Tendrils Critical Strike Chancehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Tendrils Critical Strike Chance 27560% increased Lightning Tendrils Critical Strike Chancehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Tendrils Damage 16625% increased Lightning Tendrils Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Tendrils Damage 27540% increased Lightning Tendrils Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Tendrils Area Of Effect 16616% increased Lightning Tendrils Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Tendrils Area Of Effect 27524% increased Lightning Tendrils Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.15.0
  • Stronger Pulses now deal 100% more Damage with Hits and Ailments (previously 50%).
3.9.0
  • Lightning Tendrils has received visual improvements.
3.6.0
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 1 (was 2).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 5 (was 7).
  • Now deals 1 to 4 Lightning damage at gem level 1 (from 1 to 3) and 37 to 703 Lightning damage at gem level 20 (from 29 to 552).
  • Now has a base radius of 24 (from 22) and gains up to +7 radius by gem level 20 (from +6).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 65% (from 35%).
3.1.0
  • Lightning Tendrils has been reworked. It is now a channelled skill, and deals more damage on every 4th pulse. It has also received a visual overhaul. The new version hits slightly less frequently than previously, but has higher sustained damage overall.
2.6.0
  • Lightning Tendrils gains 1 additional unit of radius every 3 levels.
  • No longer gain increased area of effect radius.
2.1.0
  • Damage has been increased by around 20% at all levels.
2.0.0
  • Damage reduced by 25% and area of effect reduced by 18% (from 26 to 22).
  • Critical Strike Chance increased from 5% to 6%.
1.2.4
  • Lightning Tendrils has been added to the game
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