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VortexSpell, AoE, Cold, Duration, Nova
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (11-20) Mana
Cooldown Time: 1.80 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 180%
Requires Level 28An icy blast explodes around the caster, dealing cold damage to enemies, and leaving behind a whirling vortex which deals cold damage over time and chills enemies caught in it. If the caster targets near their Frostbolt projectiles, it will explode from a number of those projectiles instead, destroying them.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Area of Effect1% increased Cold Damage1% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
1% less Skill Effect Duration
2% increased Damage when Cast on Frostbolt
Deals (42-833) to (63-1250) Cold Damage
Base duration is 3 seconds
Deals (116.2-2315.1) Base Cold Damage per second
Can explode from up to 5 Frostbolt Projectiles
20% less Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolt
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
(0-76)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vortex skill icon.pngVortex inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Drop level: 28
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemFrostBoltNova

Vortex skill screenshot.jpg


Vortex is a cold spell that deals damage in an area around the character and leaves a ground effect that chills and deals heavy cold damage over time.[1] If the player has any active FrostboltFrostboltSpell, Projectile, Cold
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (6-25) Mana
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 220%
Projectile Speed: 375
Fires a slow-moving projectile that pierces through enemies, dealing cold damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Cold Damage5% reduced Damage
1% chance to inflict Cold Exposure on Hit
1% less Projectile SpeedProjectiles have 1% chance to Return to you
Deals (9-972) to (13-1458) Cold Damage
Projectiles Pierce all Targets
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Frostbolt skill icon.png
projectiles, Vortex will be cast on those projectiles instead.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this skill's Damage Over Time Effect: Modifiers to spell damage only affect the damage over time effect of Vortex granted by the gem and do not affect other sources of damage over time which may be applied by the skill, such as poison or Decay SupportDecay SupportChaos, Support
    Icon: D
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
    Requires Level 38Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Chaos DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Skill Effect DurationSupported Skills have 0.5% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos DamageSupported Skills inflict Decay on Hit, dealing (120-843) Chaos Damage per second for 8 secondsThis 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.
    .
  • FrostboltFrostboltSpell, Projectile, Cold
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (6-25) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.75 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 220%
    Projectile Speed: 375
    Fires a slow-moving projectile that pierces through enemies, dealing cold damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Cold Damage5% reduced Damage
    1% chance to inflict Cold Exposure on Hit
    1% less Projectile SpeedProjectiles have 1% chance to Return to you
    Deals (9-972) to (13-1458) Cold Damage
    Projectiles Pierce all Targets
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Frostbolt skill icon.png
    : The player may cast Frostbolt and subsequently cast Vortex on the Frostbolt projectiles. If Vortex is cast this way, it will have 20% less area of effect and it may cast on up to 5 Frostbolt projectiles, consuming them.
    • If the player has any active Frostbolt projectiles and Vortex is triggered by an effect (such as Cast On Critical Strike SupportCast On Critical Strike SupportCritical, Support, Spell, Trigger
      Icon: &
      Level: (1-20)
      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.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 1% increased Attack Critical Strike ChanceSupported Skills deal 1% more Attack DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack SpeedSupported Attacks will Trigger a Supported Spell when you Crit an Enemy
      Supported Skills deal (20-29)% more Spell Damage
      You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
      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.
      ), Vortex will automatically be cast on the Frostbolt projectiles.
  • Overlap: If an enemy is standing on multiple Vortex ground effects, only the one with the highest damage per second will deal damage at any given moment. This is consistent with other damage over time ground effects, such as burning ground.
  • Cast time: Vortex is an instant spell; it has no cast time and does not interrupt your character's other actions.
  • On hit effects: Because the initial explosion counts as a hit, Vortex can be used with on hit effects such as Hextouch SupportHextouch SupportSupport, Hex, Trigger
    Icon: &
    Level: (1-20)
    Requires Level 38Must support both a skill that hits enemies, and a hex curse skill to work. The hex will be applied when enemies are hit by the other skill. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Minions cannot apply hexes this way.Supported Skills apply supported Curses on Hit
    Supported Skills have (50-12)% reduced Curse Duration
    You cannot Cast Supported Curse Spells
    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.
    .

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired IntelligenceMana
Cost
Cold
Damage
Cold
DPS
Cooldown
Recovery
Exp.Total Exp.
128671142 to 63116.2N/A00
231731153 to 79147.24%199345199345
334791267 to 100185.58%285815485160
437851384 to 126232.712%401344886504
5409213105 to 157290.716%5543791440883
6429614121 to 182336.520%4774371918320
74410014140 to 210388.924%5837862502106
84610415162 to 242448.828%7103593212465
94810915186 to 279517.432%13555114567976
105011315214 to 322595.736%11388775706853
115211716247 to 37068540%13682337075086
125412116283 to 42578744%16383388713424
135612517325 to 488903.348%195664810670072
145813017373 to 5591035.752%365518414325256
156013418427 to 6411186.656%301732717342583
166213818489 to 7331358.360%775999525102578
176414218559 to 8391553.664%1513819340240771
186614619639 to 9591775.868%2608382566324596
196815119730 to 10952028.272%62620247128944843
207015520833 to 12502315.176%211708088340652931
217215920951 to 14262640.880%N/AN/A
2274N/A211084 to 16263010.684%N/AN/A
2376N/A211235 to 18523430.288%N/AN/A
2478N/A211406 to 21093906.292%N/AN/A
2580N/A221601 to 24014445.996%N/AN/A
2682N/A221821 to 27315057.7100%N/AN/A
2784N/A232070 to 31055750.9104%N/AN/A
2886N/A232353 to 35306536.1108%N/AN/A
2988N/A242673 to 40107425.4112%N/AN/A
3090N/A243036 to 45538432.1116%N/AN/A
3191N/A243234 to 48518984.2120%N/AN/A
3292N/A253446 to 51699571.4124%N/AN/A
3393N/A253671 to 550610196.1128%N/AN/A
3494N/A253910 to 586510860.5132%N/AN/A
3595N/A254164 to 624611567.1136%N/AN/A
3696N/A254435 to 665212318.6140%N/AN/A
3797N/A264722 to 708413117.8144%N/AN/A
3898N/A265028 to 754213967.5148%N/AN/A
3999N/A265354 to 803014871152%N/AN/A
40100N/A265699 to 854915831.6156%N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Vortex can drop anywhere.

Recipes

Vortex can be created from the following recipes:

AmountPartDescriptionMeta
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
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 superior 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
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
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 superior gem with 20% qualityA
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Random divination card set exchangeA

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
Siosa
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Clarissa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Other sources

Vortex
Debuff
Vortex skill icon.png

The skill is also used by several monster. The UI would display a status icon to show the player character is affected by the skill.


Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Vortex.

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 Vortex AoE On Frostbolt 166Vortex has 30% increased Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolthelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Vortex AoE On Frostbolt 275Vortex has 45% increased Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolthelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Vortex Cooldown Recovery 166Vortex has 20% increased Cooldown Recovery Ratehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Vortex Cooldown Recovery 275Vortex has 30% increased Cooldown Recovery Ratehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Vortex Damage 16625% increased Vortex Damagehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Vortex Damage 27540% increased Vortex Damagehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Vortex Duration 16620% increased Vortex Durationhelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Vortex Duration 27530% increased Vortex Durationhelmet 75
default 0
EnchantmentVortexRadius16616% increased Vortex Area of Effecthelmet 0
default 0
EnchantmentVortexRadius27524% increased Vortex Area of Effecthelmet 0
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Vortex has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Black Hole Vortex EffectBlack Hole Vortex EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Vortex becomes a stationary black hole.Your Vortex becomes a stationary black hole.
Myrmidon Vortex EffectMyrmidon Vortex EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Vortex becomes a Myrmidon Effect.Your Vortex becomes a Myrmidon Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.16.0
  • Now deals 42 to 63 Cold Damage at gem level 1 (previously 38 to 57), up to 833 to 1250 at gem level 20 (previously 524 to 787).
  • It now deals 116.2 Base Cold Damage per second at gem level 1 (previously 106.5), up to 2315.1 at gem level 20 (previously 1456.9).
  • It now has a Critical Strike Chance of 6% (previously 6.5%), and 180% Effectiveness of Added Damage at all gem levels (previously 100%).
3.6.4
  • Improved the graphical performance.
3.6.2
  • Vortex can no longer be supported by Intensify SupportIntensify SupportAoE, Spell, Support
    Icon: T
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 31Supports spell skills that you cast yourself. Cannot support triggered skills, Vaal skills, instant skills, channelling skills, skills with a reservation or which create minions, or skills used by totems, traps, or mines.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4PhantasmalSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of EffectSupported Spells lose Intensity with 2% increased frequency while movingSupported Spells lose Intensity with 1% reduced frequency while movingSupported Spells gain Intensity when you Cast them, to a maximum of 3
    Supported Skills deal (10-14)% more Area Damage with Hits per Intensity
    Supported Skills have 15% less Area of Effect per Intensity
    Supported Skills have (30-49)% increased Area of Effect
    Supported Spells lose 1 Intensity every 0.25 seconds while moving, or immediately if you teleport
    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.
    .
3.6.0
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 20 (was 21)
  • Now deals 38 to 57 Cold damage at gem level 1 (from 42 to 63) and 524 to 787 Cold damage at gem level 20 (from 538 to 808).
  • Now deals 106.5 base Cold damage per second at gem level 1 (from 116.1) and 1456.9 base Cold damage per second at gem level 20 (from 1495.6).
3.5.0
  • Now instant, with a 1.8 second cooldown.
  • Can now detonate from up to 5 Frostbolt projectiles at once.
  • Gains increased cooldown recovery speed as the gem levels up.
  • Deals 42 to 63 cold damage at gem level 1 (down from 50 to 75) and 538 to 808 cold damage at gem level 20 (up from 458 to 688).
  • Deals 116.1 base cold damage per second at gem level 1 (up from 41.6) and 1495.6 base cold damage per second at gem level 20 (up from 684.5)
  • No longer deals 40% more damage when cast on Frostbolt.
  • Now has 20% less Area of Effect when cast on Frostbolt.
3.0.0
  • Vortex now deals 40% more damage when cast on a Frostbolt.
2.3.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. Mark_GGG (June 2, 2016). "I think an old and very over-looked unique might gonna get some use in the upcoming Prophecy league". Official Path of Exile Subreddit. Retrieved June 2, 2016.


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