Lightning Tendrils

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Lightning TendrilsCritical, Spell, AoE, Lightning, Channelling
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (1-5) Mana
Cast Time: 0.23 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 130%
AoE Radius: 22
While you channel this skill, it releases pulses of electrical energy, dealing lightning damage in a semicircular area in front of you.Deals (1-75) to (6-1420) Lightning Damage
Releases a Stronger Pulse every 3 Pulses
Stronger Pulses always Critically Strike
Base radius is (2.4-3.1) metres

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
+(2-40)% to Critical Strike Multiplier
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Acquisition
Drop level: 5
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemLightningTendrils


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

Skill functions and interactions

Area of Effect: Lightning Tendrils deals Area Damage in a semicircular arc with a base radius of 24 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: 50%
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.Deals (3-207) to (5-311) Fire Damage
25% more Damage with Hits and Ailments for each stage
100% increased angle per stage, up to 300%
Final wave always Ignites
8 maximum Stages
+(0.4-0.5) metres to radius per stage, up to a maximum of +(1.5-1.9) metres
Final wave deals 500% more Damage with Hits
Final wave deals 250% more Damage with Ignite

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
+(0.1-2) to maximum Stages
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
, 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: 90%
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.Deals (31-405) to (46-608) Fire Damage
50% chance to Ignite enemies
165% more Spell Damage for each stage
60% more Damage with Ailments for each stage
10 maximum Stages
+0.3 metres to radius per Stage

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
+(0.05-1) to maximum Stages
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
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.This Gem can only Support Skill Gems requiring Level (38-70) or lower
Supported Skills deal (65-27)% less Damage
You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
Trigger Supported Spells when you take (528-3272) total Damage from Hits

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Supported Skills require (0.5-10)% reduced amount of Damage taken to Trigger
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 Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
or Cast On Critical Strike SupportCast On Critical Strike SupportCritical, Support, Spell, Trigger
Icon: &
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
Cooldown Time: 0.15 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
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 with a reservation cannot be triggered.Supported Attacks will Trigger a Supported Spell when you Crit an Enemy
Supported Skills deal (19-10)% less Spell Damage
You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Supported Skills have (1-20)% increased Attack Critical Strike Chance
Supported Skills have (1-20)% increased Spell Critical Strike Chance
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 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: 50%
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.Supported Attack Skills cannot be used with Melee Weapons
Supported Skills deal (59-53)% less Damage
Mine lasts 5 seconds
Supported Skills have a Base Mine Detonation Time of 0.25 seconds
Supported Skills gain a Base Reservation equal to Base Mana and Life Cost
Supported Skills deal 5% more Damage for each prior Mine in Detonation Sequence

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(0.5-10)% increased Mine 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 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.Supported Attack Skills cannot be used with Melee Weapons
Trap lasts 4 seconds
Supported Skills deal (20-6)% less Trap Damage
Supported Skills have (0-19)% increased Trap Throwing Speed

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Supported Skills deal (0.5-10)% 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 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)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
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 with a reservation cannot be triggered.Trigger a Supported Spell every (0.45-0.35) seconds while Channelling Supported Skills
Supported Triggered Spells deal 30% less Damage
You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Supported Channelling Skills deal (0.5-10)% increased Damage
Supported Triggered Spells deal (0.5-10)% increased 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 Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
.

Stronger pulses: Every third pulse is guaranteed to deal a critical strike. Effects which reduce or limit maximum critical strike chance, such as Marylene's FallacyMarylene's Fallacy
Lapis Amulet
Requires Level 40+(20-30) to Intelligence+(80-120) to Accuracy Rating
+(210-240)% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
+(80-100) to Evasion Rating
(10-15)% increased Light Radius
40% less Critical Strike Chance
Critical Strikes have Culling Strike
"Marylene stroked the medallion at her breast before every duel and every cast of the die."
- Victario, the People's Poet
and The Winds of FateThe Winds of Fate
Foul Staff
Warstaff
Physical Damage: (520-585) to (968-1089)
Critical Strike Chance: 6.10%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 1.3 metres
Requires Level 55, 94 Str, 94 Int+18% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff(700-800)% increased Physical Damage
+100% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
75% of Physical Damage converted to a random Element
25% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
Maximum Critical Strike Chance is 50%
Non-Critical Strikes deal no Damage
Life... Death...
The whim of the cosmos.
, will not affect its chance to deal a critical strike on the 3rd pulse. However, effects that entirely prevent crits from happening (such as Resolute Technique) will prevent the 3rd pulse from critting.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired IntelligenceMana
Cost
Lightning
Damage
RadiusExp.Total Exp.
11011 to 62.4m00
22011 to 72.4m7070
341611 to 92.4m308378
472211 to 132.5m15541932
5113121 to 202.5m66678599
6164122 to 312.6m2604734646
7205022 to 442.6m4972584371
8245823 to 612.6m95714180085
9286724 to 832.7m169595349680
10327536 to 1122.7m283759633439
11368338 to 1502.8m4539961087435
124092310 to 1992.8m7031281790563
1344100314 to 2622.8m10612232851786
1448109318 to 3442.9m20658704917656
1552117424 to 4482.9m25071107424766
1656125431 to 5833m579893613223702
1760134440 to 7543m1508391928307621
1864142451 to 9743m2779273556100356
1967148462 to 11773.1m4386973999970095
2070155575 to 14203.1m242081556342051651
2172159585 to 16083.2mN/AN/A
2274N/A596 to 18203.2mN/AN/A
2376N/A5108 to 20593.2mN/AN/A
2478N/A5123 to 23283.3mN/AN/A
2580N/A5138 to 26303.3mN/AN/A
2682N/A5156 to 29703.4mN/AN/A
2784N/A5176 to 33533.4mN/AN/A
2886N/A5199 to 37843.4mN/AN/A
2988N/A5225 to 42683.5mN/AN/A
3090N/A6253 to 48113.5mN/AN/A
3191N/A6269 to 51083.5mN/AN/A
3292N/A6285 to 54223.6mN/AN/A
3393N/A6303 to 57553.6mN/AN/A
3494N/A6321 to 61083.6mN/AN/A
3595N/A6341 to 64823.6mN/AN/A
3696N/A6362 to 68783.6mN/AN/A
3797N/A6384 to 72983.7mN/AN/A
3898N/A6408 to 77433.7mN/AN/A
3999N/A6432 to 82143.7mN/AN/A
40100N/A6459 to 87133.7mN/AN/A

Gem quality

TypeAdditional Effects per 1-20% QualityWeight
Superior+(2-40)% to Critical Strike Multiplier1

Item acquisition

Lightning Tendrils can drop anywhere.

Recipes

Lightning Tendrils can be created from the following recipes:

AmountPartDescriptionMeta
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 gemA
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 gemA
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Gem
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 gem with 20% qualityA
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Right click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
Random gem with 1–20% qualityA
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Random divination card set exchangeA

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.

Note that helmet enchantments are no longer obtainable since version 3.23.0 and can only be obtained in permanent leagues as already enchanted items from before this patch.

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.LabyrinthStatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Lightning Tendrils Critical Strike Chance 166Merciless Labyrinth40% increased Lightning Tendrils Critical Strike Chancehelmet 100
Enchantment Lightning Tendrils Critical Strike Chance 275Eternal Labyrinth60% increased Lightning Tendrils Critical Strike Chancehelmet 100
Enchantment Lightning Tendrils Damage 166Merciless Labyrinth25% increased Lightning Tendrils Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Lightning Tendrils Damage 275Eternal Labyrinth40% increased Lightning Tendrils Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Lightning Tendrils Area Of Effect 166Merciless Labyrinth16% increased Lightning Tendrils Area of Effecthelmet 100
Enchantment Lightning Tendrils Area Of Effect 275Eternal Labyrinth24% increased Lightning Tendrils Area of Effecthelmet 100

Version history

Version Changes
3.23.0
  • Quality now provides +0-40% to Critical Strike Multiplier, instead of 0-20% increased Lightning Damage.
3.21.0
  • Lightning Tendrils now deals 1 to 6 Lightning Damage at gem level 1 (previously 1 to 4), scaling up to 75 to 1420 at gem level 20 (previously 55 to 1052), and has 130% Effectiveness of Added Damage at all gem levels (previously 100%).
  • Stronger Pulses no longer deal 200% more Damage with Hits, instead Stronger Pulses always Critically Strike.
  • Now releases a Stronger Pulse every 3 Pulses (previously every 4).
  • Quality on Phantasmal Lightning Tendrils now provides "Deals 0-30% less Damage" (previously 0-15%), and "Stronger Pulses deal 0-150% more Damage with Hits and Ailments" (previously 0-250%).
3.17.0
  • Lightning Tendrils now deals 1 to 4 Lightning Damage at gem level 1 (unchanged), up to 55 to 1052 at gem level 20 (previously 37 to 703). Stronger Pulses now deal 200% more Damage with Hits and Ailments (previously 100%).
  • Now has 100% Effectiveness of Added Damage at all gem levels (previously 65%).
  • Phantasmal Lightning Tendrils: Quality now provides "Deals 0-15% less Damage" (previously 0-40%), and "Stronger Pulses deal 0-250% more Damage with Hits and Ailments" (previously 0-200%).
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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