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Slower Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
Icon: J
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 31Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile DamageSupported Skills deal 0.75% increased Projectile Damage to nearby EnemiesProjectiles Fired by Supported Skills have 3% chance not to Pierce EnemiesSupported Skills have (20-30)% less Projectile Speed
Supported Skills deal (20-29)% more 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.
Slower 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/SupportGemSlowerProjectiles


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

Skill Functions and Interactions

Slower Projectiles won't affect how far arrow projectiles travel, since arrow projectiles have a fixed travel distance of 120 units.[1] However, it will still affect the travel distance of projectiles from skills such as 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.

Slower Projectiles can support Ball LightningBall LightningSpell, Projectile, AoE, Lightning
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (12-23) Mana
Cast Time: 0.70 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 50%
Projectile Speed: 400
Radius: 22
Requires Level 28Fires a slow-moving projectile that periodically damages enemies in an area around it with bolts of lightning.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Lightning Damage0.5% increased Cast SpeedProjectiles have 0.5% chance to be SuperchargedDeals (3-22) to (48-426) Lightning DamagePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ball Lightning skill icon.png
, which causes the projectiles to deal more total hits/damage because enemies would be in the area of effect for longer before the projectile passes by them. At level 20, Slower Projectiles would result in approximately 9 Ball Lightning hits to an enemy instead of 6, other factors being equal.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired Dexterityless
Projectile
Speed
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Projectile
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
1315220%20%00
2345721%20%285815285815
3366021%21%252595538410
4386322%21%314394852804
5406622%22%3887341241538
6426923%22%4774371718975
7447223%23%5837862302761
8467524%23%7103593013120
9487824%24%13555114368631
10508125%24%11388775507508
11528425%25%13682336875741
12548726%25%16383388514079
13569026%26%195664810470727
14589327%26%365518414125911
15609627%27%301732717143238
16629928%27%772012624863364
176410228%28%1505845539921819
186610529%28%2596421865886037
196810829%29%62460771128346808
207011130%29%211508743339855551
217211430%30%N/AN/A
2274N/A31%30%N/AN/A
2376N/A31%31%N/AN/A
2478N/A32%31%N/AN/A
2580N/A32%32%N/AN/A
2682N/A33%32%N/AN/A
2784N/A33%33%N/AN/A
2886N/A34%33%N/AN/A
2988N/A34%34%N/AN/A
3090N/A34%34%N/AN/A
3191N/A35%34%N/AN/A
3292N/A35%35%N/AN/A
3393N/A35%35%N/AN/A
3494N/A35%35%N/AN/A
3595N/A36%35%N/AN/A
3696N/A36%36%N/AN/A
3797N/A36%36%N/AN/A
3898N/A36%36%N/AN/A
3999N/A37%36%N/AN/A
40100N/A37%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

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
The Shaper's68(15-18)% increased Projectile Damage
Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 16 Slower Projectiles
gloves_shaper 800
default 0
The Shaper's75(19-22)% increased Projectile Damage
Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 18 Slower Projectiles
gloves_shaper 800
default 0
The Shaper's83(23-25)% increased Projectile Damage
Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Slower Projectiles
gloves_shaper 800
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.15.0
  • Now has a 130% Cost and Reservation Multiplier (previously 140%).
  • Supported Skills now deal 10-19% more Projectile Damage (previously 20-29%).
3.11.0
  • Supported skills now have 20% less projectile speed at gem level 1 (from 30%), up to 30% less at gem level 20 (from 49%).
1.0.0
  • Added a new Dexterity Support Gem - Slower Projectiles.

References

  1. Rory_Rackham (December 15, 2015). "Siege Ballista Skill Impressions & Gameplay - How Good Is It!?". Path of Exile subreddit. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
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