Orb of Storms

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Orb of StormsLightning, Spell, AoE, Chaining, Orb
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (4-16) Mana
Cooldown Time: 0.50 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 110%
Creates a stationary electrical orb that strikes enemies in its area of effect with beams of lightning that can then split to hit more enemies. Modifiers to cast speed will increase how frequently it does this. Casting this skill again will replace the previous orb.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Lightning DamageBeams Split towards 0.1 additional targetsOrb disappears after -0.25 Strikes
Penetrates 0.25% Lightning Resistance
Deals (3-304) to (8-913) Lightning Damage
Orb disappears after (10-29) Strikes
Beams Split towards 3 additional targets
Strikes every (3.5-2.55) seconds, and when you use a Lightning Skill near the Orb
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Orb of Storms skill icon.pngOrb of Storms inventory icon.png
Drop level: 5
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemOrbOfStorms

Orb of Storms skill screenshot.jpg

Orb of Storms is a lightning spell that lays down a lightning orb that zaps an enemy within its radius for lightning damage. When the user casts a lightning spell within the orb's radius, the orb's attack frequency increases.

Skill functions and interactions

Each individual cast from the orb acts like its own unique spell, much like a totem casting. Each hit has its own chance of being a critical strike, while other hits from the same orb may only do normal damage, unlike other skills with multiple hits like FirestormFirestormSpell, AoE, Duration, Fire
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (13-25) Mana
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 80%
Requires Level 28Flaming bolts rain down over the targeted area. They explode when landing, dealing damage to nearby enemies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Damage0.5% chance to Ignite enemies1% reduced Enemy Stun ThresholdBase duration is 1.4 seconds
Deals (23-361) to (35-541) Fire Damage
One impact every 0.2 seconds
First Impact deals 325% more Damage with Hits and Ailments
First Impact has 100% more Area of Effect
Maximum 3 Firestorms at a time
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Firestorm skill icon.png
or CycloneCycloneAttack, AoE, Movement, Channelling, Physical, Melee
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 2 Mana
Attack Speed: 300% of base
Attack Damage: (44-59)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (44-59)%
Requires Level 28Channel this skill to move towards a targeted location while spinning, building up stages while constantly attacking enemies in an area around you. While channelling this skill, you cannot be knocked back.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Area of Effect1% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit0.25% more Movement Speed1% Chance to Avoid Interruption from Stuns While Using this Skill30% less Movement Speed
First Hit deals 50% less Damage
Gains 1 Stage every (0.33-0.17) seconds while Channelling
+1 to radius per Stage
Lose 1 Stage every 0.33 seconds while not Channelling
(5-28) to (8-42) Added Attack Physical Damage
Maximum (3-6) Stages
8% increased Area of Effect per 1 additional Melee Strike Range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Cyclone skill icon.png
. Each hit also has its own chance to cause "on hit" effects.

The orb is always summoned next to the player at approximately the same distance.

The orb will only target enemies within its circle of influence, but the secondary chain hits can target enemies much further away and even slightly off the edges of the screen.

Despite being an Area of Effect skill, Orb of Storms DOES NOT benefit from Area of Effect damage bonuses, but effects that change the Area of Effect-radius will adjust how far out the orb will target enemies.

The secondary proc of the orb is the same effect produced from the orb itself, and the bolts split to hit multiple targets. This secondary proc appears to not have an internal cooldown unless triggered by a channeling skill, which can only trigger the orb every 0.5 seconds.[citation needed]

The orb does not have a duration. However, it will disperse after a certain number of hits.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired IntelligenceMana
Exp.Total Exp.
141643 to 8103.500
262053 to 10113.45841841
392755 to 14123.430993940
4123366 to 18133.35743311373
5164179 to 26143.32289534268
62050712 to 36153.254972583993
72458816 to 48163.295714179707
82867922 to 65173.15169595349302
932751029 to 86183.1283759633061
1036831038 to 113193.054539961087057
1140921149 to 1472037031281790185
12441001263 to 190212.9510612232851408
13481091282 to 245222.920658704917278
145211713105 to 314232.8525071107424388
155512314126 to 377242.825737319998119
165813014150 to 451252.75761135117609470
176113615180 to 540262.71343790831047378
186414215215 to 644272.652505214756099525
196714816256 to 768282.64386943699968961
207015516304 to 913292.55242081178342050139
217215917342 to 1025302.5N/AN/A
2274N/A17383 to 1149312.45N/AN/A
2376N/A18429 to 1288322.4N/AN/A
2478N/A18481 to 1442332.35N/AN/A
2580N/A18538 to 1615342.3N/AN/A
2682N/A19602 to 1807352.25N/AN/A
2784N/A19674 to 2021362.2N/AN/A
2886N/A19753 to 2259372.15N/AN/A
2988N/A20841 to 2524382.1N/AN/A
3090N/A20940 to 2819392.05N/AN/A
3191N/A20993 to 2979392N/AN/A
3292N/A201049 to 3148401.95N/AN/A
3393N/A211108 to 3325401.9N/AN/A
3494N/A211171 to 3513411.85N/AN/A
3595N/A211237 to 3711411.8N/AN/A
3696N/A211306 to 3919421.75N/AN/A
3797N/A211380 to 4139421.7N/AN/A
3898N/A221457 to 4371431.65N/AN/A
3999N/A221538 to 4615431.6N/AN/A
40100N/A221624 to 4873441.55N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Orb of Storms can drop anywhere.


Orb of Storms can be created from the following recipes:

13The CataclysmThe Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem
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
8Dying AnguishDying Anguish8Level 19 Gem
Alternate 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 qualityA
8The HookThe Hook8Level 21 Gem
Alternate Quality: +23%
Every obsession began with a single, innocent taste.
Random corrupted level 21 gem with 23% alternative qualityA
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
Quality GemRight click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
Shift click to unstack.
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 ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Orb of Storms.

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 Orb Of Storms Cast Speed 166Merciless LabyrinthOrb of Storms has 20% increased Cast Speedhelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Orb Of Storms Cast Speed 275Eternal LabyrinthOrb of Storms has 30% increased Cast Speedhelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Orb Of Storms Damage 166Merciless LabyrinthOrb of Storms deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Orb Of Storms Damage 275Eternal LabyrinthOrb of Storms deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Orb of Storms Critical Strike Chance 166Merciless Labyrinth60% increased Orb of Storms Critical Strike Chancehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Orb of Storms Critical Strike Chance 275Eternal Labyrinth90% increased Orb of Storms Critical Strike Chancehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Orb of Storms Area Of Effect 166Merciless Labyrinth16% increased Orb of Storms Area of Effecthelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Orb of Storms Area Of Effect 275Eternal Labyrinth24% increased Orb of Storms Area of Effecthelmet 75
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Orb of Storms has the following alternate skill effects:

Celestial Orb of Storms EffectCelestial Orb of Storms EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Orb of Storms becomes a celestial effect.Your Orb of Storms becomes a celestial effect.
Demonic Orb of Storms EffectDemonic Orb of Storms EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Orb of Storms becomes a Demonic Effect.Your Orb of Storms becomes a Demonic Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Orb of Storms has been redesigned as a single target tool for lightning casters:
    • Now deals 3 to 8 Lightning Damage at gem level 1 (previously 2 to 7), up to 304 to 913 at gem level 20 (previously 185 to 555).
    • Now strikes every 3.50 seconds at gem level 1 (previously 1.50 seconds), and every 2.55 seconds at gem level 20 (previously 1.02 seconds).
    • Beams now split towards 3 additional targets at all gem levels (previously 2 additional targets at gem level 1, up to 4 at gem level 20).
    • Now has 110% Effectiveness of Added Damage at all gem levels (previously 65%).
    • No longer requires splitting from the caster when they cast a Lightning spell in its area. Instead it will zap an enemy in range every time you cast a Lightning spell from within the Orb of Storm's area, making positioning much more flexible.
    • No longer has a duration. Instead, it now has "Orb disappears after 10 Strikes" at gem level 1, up to 29 at gem level 20.
  • Quality on Divergent Orb of Storms now has "Penetrates 0-5% Lightning Resistance" and "Orb disappears after 0 to -5 Strikes". It no longer has "0-20% less Skill Effect Duration" or "0-20% increased Cast Speed".
  • Got the Orb tag.
  • The visual effects have been improved.
  • Now has an added Damage effectiveness of 65% (from 70%).
  • An error which caused Orb of Storms' strike frequency to benefit doubly from increased cast speed was fixed, which has affected the balance of this skill, particularly for high cast-speed builds.
  • Now deals 2 to 7 Lightning Damage at gem level 1 (from 3 to 9), up to 185 to 555 at gem level 20 (from 195 to 584).
  • Now strikes every 1.5 seconds at gem level 1, up to 1.02 seconds at gem level 20 (from 1 second at all gem levels).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 4 (was 11).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 16 (was 28).
  • Now deals 3 to 9 Lightning damage at gem level 1 (from 2 to 5) and 195 to 584 Lightning damage at gem level 20 (from 118 to 353).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 70% (from 45%).
  • Added physics interactions.
  • Can now be cast by mines, traps, totems, and can be triggered.
  • Now deals 2-5 lightning damage at gem level 1 (up from 1-3), up to 118-353 lightning damage at gem level 20 (up from 59-177).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 45% (up from 20%). Increases to cast speed now affect Orb of Storms strike rate.
  • Orb of Storms can now trigger lightning strikes from channelled skills.
  • Using channelled lightning skills will no longer trigger Orb of Storms.
  • Now has a base skill duration of 6 seconds (down from 10).
  • Added to the game


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