Mana Cost: 10
Cast Time: 2.60 secRequires Level 10Dive through enemies, dealing weapon damage. Only works with daggers, claws and one handed swords. Cannot be supported by Multistrike.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Attack Speed3% increased Damage10% increased Evasion Rating while MovingDeals (100-120)% of Base Attack Damage
+0.6 seconds to Attack TimePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.Acquisition
Level: 10Purchase Costs
|Normal||1x Orb of Transmutation|
1x Scroll FragmentMiscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemWhirlingBlades
Skill functions and interactions
Movement: Whirling Blades is a movement skill that makes the player move in a straight path in the targeted direction, passing through any enemies and dealing damage to them, after which there is a brief recovery period during which the player cannot move or perform any actions. Enemies cannot be hit more than once with the same skill use. Whirling Blades has both a minimum distance, which can be achieved by aiming the cursor close to the player, and maximum distance, neither of which can be modified.
Use time: Both local and global attack speed modifiers, including the attack speed bonus for dual wielding, decrease Whirling Blades' use time accordingly. If the player uses Whirling Blades to move less than the maximum distance, or if the player collides with an object during the movement, the recovery period is shortened, such that the use time is less.
Dual wielding: While dual wielding, hits are dealt with either the main or off-hand weapon, chosen at random.
Multistrike: Whirling Blades cannot be supported by Multistrike SupportMultistrike SupportAttack, Melee, Support
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 160%Requires Level 38Supports melee attack skills, making them repeat twice when used, targeting a random enemy each time. Cannot support Vaal skills, totem skills, channelling skills, or triggered skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Physical DamageSupported Skills have 1% reduced Attack Speed
Supported Skills have 1% increased Area of Effect per RepeatSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack SpeedSupported Skills Repeat 2 additional times
Supported Skills have (35-44)% more Melee Attack Speed
First Repeat of Supported Skills deals 22% more Damage
Second Repeat of Supported Skills deals 44% more Damage
Supported Skills deal (20-10)% less Attack DamageThis 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 Melee Splash SupportMelee Splash SupportSupport, Melee, Attack, Strike, AoE
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%Requires Level 8Supports melee strike skills, causing their melee strike to deal splash damage around each target hit.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of EffectSupported Skills deal 1% increased Melee DamageSupported Skills deal -2% less Damage to surrounding targetsSupported Skills deal (50-41)% less Damage to surrounding targets
Supported Skills deal Splash Damage to surrounding targets
Supported Skills have (0-57)% more Melee Splash Area of EffectThis 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
This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:
|8||Dying 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 quality||Automatic|
|1||Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorAdds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item|
Item drops after killing # monstersQuality 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 gem||Automatic|
|6||The 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 gem||Automatic|
|3||Gemcutter'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% quality||Automatic|
This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:
|The Caged Brute|
This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:
|The Caged Brute|
|A Fixture of Fate|
|Fallen from Grace|
Related helmet enchantments
The following helmet enchantments affect Whirling Blades.
|Enchantment Venom Gyre Chance To Retain Projectile On Release 2||75||Venom Gyre has a 35% chance to keep caught Projectiles fired by using Whirling Blades||helmet 100|
|Enchantment Whirling Blades Attack Speed 1||66||10% increased Whirling Blades Attack Speed||helmet 100|
|Enchantment Whirling Blades Attack Speed 2||75||15% increased Whirling Blades Attack Speed||helmet 100|
|Enchantment Whirling Blades Damage 1||66||25% increased Whirling Blades Damage||helmet 100|
|Enchantment Whirling Blades Damage 2||75||40% increased Whirling Blades Damage||helmet 100|
Alternate skill effects
Whirling Blades has the following alternate skill effects:
|Faith Guard Whirling Blades EffectFaith Guard Whirling Blades EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Whirling Blades becomes a Faith Guard Effect.||Your Whirling Blades becomes a Faith Guard Effect.|
|Ice Whirling Blades EffectIce Whirling Blades EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Whirling Blades becomes an Icy effect.||Your Whirling Blades becomes an Icy effect.|
|Phantasmal Whirling Blades EffectPhantasmal Whirling Blades EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Whirling Blades becomes a Phantasmal Effect.||Your Whirling Blades becomes a Phantasmal Effect.|
|Purple Whirling Blades EffectPurple Whirling Blades EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Whirling Blades becomes a purple effect.||Your Whirling Blades becomes a purple effect.|
|Ringmaster Whirling Blades EffectRingmaster Whirling Blades EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Whirling Blades becomes a Ringmaster Effect.||Your Whirling Blades becomes a Ringmaster Effect.|