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Static StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike, AoE, Duration, Lightning, Chaining
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 6 Mana
Attack Damage: (110-150)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (110-150)%
Radius: 19
Requires Level 12Attack with a melee weapon, gaining static energy for a duration if you hit an enemy. While you have static energy, you'll frequently hit a number of nearby enemies with beams, dealing attack damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Skill Effect Duration1% increased DamageChains +0.05 Times
2% reduced Damage
1% increased Beam frequency
1% reduced Area of Effect
Deals (110-150)% of Base Attack Damage
Base duration is 3 seconds
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Beams Hit Enemies every (0.4-0.32) seconds
(4-6) maximum Beam Targets
Chains +1 Times
Beams deal 40% less Damage
+(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.
Static Strike skill icon.pngStatic Strike inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 12
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Orb of Transmutation
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemStaticStrike

Static Strike skill screenshot.jpg

Static Strike is a melee strike attack skill that builds up static energy on you whenever you strike an enemy, rapidly dealing damage to nearby enemies while you have energy stored.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Static charge: The initial hit applies a static charge to the player, activating the beam effect for three seconds.
  • Static discharge: The beams possess the Chaining tag, start with +1 chain,[1] and can spread through packs if the user has additional chains from some source such as Chain SupportChain SupportSupport, Chaining, Projectile
    Icon: c
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 150%
    Requires Level 38Supports projectile skills, and any other skills that chain.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 1% increased Chaining rangeSupported Skills have 1% increased Projectile SpeedProjectiles Fired by Supported Skills have 4% chance not to Pierce EnemiesSupported Skills Chain +2 times
    Supported Skills deal (30-11)% less Damage with Hits
    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 Touch of AnguishTouch of Anguish
    Imperial Claw
    Claw
    Quality: +20%
    Physical Damage: (78-90) to (234-258)
    Critical Strike Chance: (7.80%-8.40%)
    Attacks per Second: 1.60
    Weapon Range: 11
    Requires Level 68, 131 Dex, 95 Int+46 Life gained for each Enemy hit by AttacksAdds (40-50) to (130-150) Physical Damage
    30% increased Cold Damage
    (30-40)% increased Critical Strike Chance
    20% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Killing a Frozen Enemy
    Skills Chain an additional time while at maximum Frenzy Charges
    10% chance to Freeze
    Critical Strikes do not inherently Freeze
    Grip the frozen steel, feel it numb you.
    Wield the cold touch of death like
    a splinter of your own shattered heart.
    .
  • Melee: The beams appear to qualify as a melee attack for most or all purposes, making Static Strike capable of maintaining effects like Fortify SupportFortify SupportAttack, Support, Melee
    Icon: O
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 31Supports melee attack skills that are not triggered.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Attack DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Fortify DurationHits from Supported Skills Overwhelm 0.25% of Physical Damage Reduction while you have FortifySupported Skills grant Fortify on Melee hit
    Supported Skills deal (20-34)% more Melee Damage
    Supported Skills have (15-34)% increased Fortify duration
    Supported Skills deal (20-34)% more Damage with Ailments caused by Melee Hits
    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.
    for a long time with just one hit.
  • Area of Effect: The Beams are affected by increases or reductions to Area of Effect, but aren't affected by increases or reductions to Area Damage.
  • Beam damage is affected by modifiers to damage of the attack that caused the beam. These modifiers continue to work the entire duration.[2] For example:
    • Intimidating CryIntimidating CryWarcry, AoE, Duration, Physical
      Level: (1-20)
      Cost: (13-19) Mana
      Cooldown Time: 8.00 sec
      Can Store 1 Use(s)
      Use Time: 0.80 sec
      Requires Level 10Performs a warcry, taunting nearby enemies to attack the user and exerting subsequent attacks. Grants a buff which lowers the effect of enemy physical damage reduction against your hits.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate2% increased Warcry SpeedExerted Attacks Overwhelm 0.5% of Physical Damage ReductionExerted Attacks deal 0.5% increased DamageBase duration is (4-4.9) seconds
      Buff causes your Hits to Overwhelm 5% Physical Damage Reduction per 5 Power, up to 30%
      Exerts the next 2 Melee Attacks you perform
      Counts total Power of Enemies in Range
      Exerted Attacks deal Double Damage
      Enemies Taunted by this Warcry are Intimidated
      (0-38)% increased Warcry Speed
      Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
      Intimidating Cry skill icon.png
      gives double damage.
    • Ruthless SupportRuthless SupportSupport, Melee, Attack
      Icon: u
      Level: (1-20)
      Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 110%
      Supports melee attack skills. Every third time you use a supported attack, that use of the skill will be more powerful. Cannot support channelling skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Attack DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack SpeedSupported Skills have 1% reduced Attack Speed
      Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills deal 1% more Melee Damage
      Every third Attack with Supported Melee Attacks deals a Ruthless Blow
      Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills deal (75-132)% more Melee Damage
      Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills have a base Stun Duration of 0.8 seconds
      Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills deal (75-132)% more Damage with Bleeding caused by Melee Hits
      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.
      gives ruthless blow damage modifier

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthRequired IntelligenceDamage
Effectiveness
Attack
Damage
Beam
targets
Beams Hit RateMelee
range
Exp.Total Exp.
1122114110%110%4N/AN/A00
2152517112%112.1%4N/AN/A1524915249
3193021114%114.2%4N/AN/A4151756766
4233524116%116.3%4N/AN/A81983138749
5274128118%118.4%4N/AN/A147968286717
6314632121%120.5%4N/AN/A250557537274
7355136123%122.6%4N/A1405086942360
8385538125%124.7%4N/A14477181390078
9415941127%126.8%4N/A16153182005396
10446344129%128.9%5N/A18346392840035
11476747131%131.1%5N/A115707604410795
12507149133%133.2%5N/A116339876044782
13537552135%135.3%5N/A121510308195812
14567955137%137.4%5N/A2281218911008001
15598358139%139.5%5N/A2509936016107361
16628760142%141.6%5N/A2940073125508092
17649062144%143.7%5N/A21527336640781458
18669264146%145.8%5N/A22628658267068040
19689566148%147.9%5N/A262890590129958630
20709868150%150%6N/A2212046017342004647
217210070152%152.1%6N/A3N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A154%154.2%6N/A3N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A156%156.3%6N/A3N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A158%158.4%6N/A3N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A161%160.5%6N/A3N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A163%162.6%6N/A3N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A165%164.7%6N/A3N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A167%166.8%6N/A4N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A169%168.9%6N/A4N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A171%171.1%7N/A4N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A172%172.1%7N/A4N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A173%173.2%7N/A4N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A174%174.2%7N/A4N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A175%175.3%7N/A4N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A176%176.3%7N/A5N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A177%177.4%7N/A5N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A178%178.4%7N/A5N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A179%179.5%7N/A5N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A181%180.5%7N/A5N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A182%181.6%7N/A5N/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

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
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Static 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 Static Strike Damage 16625% increased Static Strike Damagehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Static Strike Damage 27540% increased Static Strike Damagehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Static Strike Duration 16630% increased Static Strike Durationhelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Static Strike Duration 27545% increased Static Strike Durationhelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Static Strike Maximum Beam Targets 166Static Strike has +1 maximum Beam Targetshelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Static Strike Maximum Beam Targets 275Static Strike has +2 maximum Beam Targetshelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Static Strike Area Of Effect 16616% increased Static Strike Area of Effecthelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Static Strike Area Of Effect 27524% increased Static Strike Area of Effecthelmet 75
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.13.0
  • Now has a base duration of 3 seconds (from 2).
3.12.0
  • Now has alternative gem quality.
3.11.0
  • Now deals base Damage and has an added Damage effectiveness of 110% at gem level 1 (from 107%), up to 150% at gem level 20 (from 160%).
  • Now has a base duration of 2 seconds (from 4).
  • Now converts 50% of Physical Damage to Lightning Damage (from 60%).
  • No longer causes beams to deal 60% less Damage while Stationary and 40% less Damage while Moving.
  • Beams now deal 40% less Damage at all gem levels.
  • No longer creates a stacking buff, and no longer gains 10% increased Beam frequency per Buff Stack.
  • Beams now hit enemies every 0.4 seconds at gem level 1, down to 0.32 seconds at gem level 20 (from 0.4 seconds at all gem levels).
3.7.0
  • Now deals base damage equal to, and has an added damage effectiveness of, 107% at gem level 1 (from 100%), up to 160% at gem level 20 (from 146%).
  • Now chains an additional time at all gem levels.
3.4.0
  • Now gain additional melee weapon range every 7 levels, up to +2 at level 20 (and +3 at level 21)
3.3.0
  • Now correctly states that the explosion cannot be evaded or dodged.
3.1.0
  • Radius has been increased from 19 to 20, bringing its total radius to 24 at gem level 20. Static Strike's explosion now correctly applies ailments with 40% less effect. It was previously applying ailments without taking the less-damage modifier into account.
2.6.0
  • Static Strike's radius has increased from 16 to 19 units.
  • Static Strike gains 1 additional unit of radius every 5 levels.
  • No longer gain increased area of effect radius.
  • Static Strike no longer has any variance in the size of the explosion between uses.
2.4.0
  • 16% more damage at gem level 20.
  • Now gains 1% increased area of effect per level.
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
  • Now grants 0.5% increased area of effect radius per 1% of quality (was 0.75% per 1% quality).
  • The explosions now deal 40% Less Damage (from 30% Less Damage).
  • The Radius of the explosions has been reduced from 18 to 16 and the explosions now have a 20% variance in area of effect.
1.3.0c
  • Fixed a bug where Static Strike's to-hit checks did not alternate hands correctly while dual wielding.
1.3.0
  • Static Strike has been added to the game.

References

  1. https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2513456
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmKSDWYpMxc , Mathil, Date Feb 2, 2021
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