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Lightning Coil

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Lightning Coil
Desert Brigandine
Armour: (509 to 589)
Evasion: (509 to 589)
Requires Level 60, 96 Str, 96 Dex3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)Adds 1 to (20-30) Lightning Damage to Attacks
(90-120)% increased Armour and Evasion
+(60-80) to maximum Life
-60% to Lightning Resistance
30% of Physical Damage taken as Lightning Damage
"There's nothing like imminent death
to galvanize one's purpose in life."
- Malachai the Soulless.
Lightning Coil inventory icon.png

Lightning Coil is a unique Desert Brigandine inventory icon.pngDesert BrigandineDesert BrigandineArmour: 268
Evasion: 268
Requires Level 60, 96 Str, 96 DexAcquisition
Level: 60
3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
Desert Brigandine inventory icon.png

Lightning Coil has a small chance of being sold by any level 8 forsaken master for 8 Chaos Orb inventory icon.pngChaos OrbsChaos OrbStack Size: 10Acquisition
Level: 12
Reforges a rare item with new random propertiesRight click this item then left click a rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Chaos Orb inventory icon.png

Vendor: 8 Alteration Shard inventory icon.pngAlteration ShardsAlteration ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alteration.
Shift click to unstack.
Alteration Shard inventory icon.png
, 6 Alchemy Shard inventory icon.pngAlchemy ShardsAlchemy ShardStack Size: 20A stack of 20 shards becomes an Orb of Alchemy.
Shift click to unstack.
Alchemy Shard inventory icon.png


Lightning Coil has the property 'physical damage taken as elemental'. With lightning coil, a portion of physical damage is taken as lightning damage. This takes place before mitigation is applied, therefore armour will not mitigate the lightning portion but lightning resistance will.[1] While wearing Lightning Coil physical damage can apply the Shock status ailment.

Divination cards

  • A set of 4 The BodyThe Body4Body ArmourThey say it is the head that leads, but all must flow through the body at some point. can be exchanged for a random unique body armour.
  • A set of 4 Jack in the BoxJack in the Box4ItemTurn the crank,
    close your eyes,
    and pray to the gods
    for a pleasant surprise.
    can be exchanged for a random unique item.
  • A set of 8 The Coming StormThe Coming Storm8Lightning CoilNo man may hope to turn
    back the storm. You can
    only hope you do not
    attract its ire.
    can be exchanged for Lightning Coil.

Supporter attribution

Lightning Coil was created by supporter Gulruon.[citation needed]

Build of the week

This item was featured in Season 2 Episode 3 and Episode 13 of the Build of the Week series released by Grinding Gear Games.

Legacy variants

Lightning Coil has a legacy variant.

Version Discontinued Modifiers
Adds (1–20 to 1–30) Lightning Damage to Attacks
(90 to 120)% increased Armour and Evasion
+(60 to 80) to maximum Life
−60% to Lightning Resistance
40% of Physical Damage taken as Lightning Damage

Version history

Version Changes
  • Damage conversion has been reduced from 40% to 30%.
  • Introduced to the game.


  1. Mark_GGG (September 25, 2013). "Specifics on Lightning Coil mechanics?". Path of Exile Forum. Retrieved July 29, 2014.