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Lightning WarpSpell, AoE, Duration, Movement, Lightning
Radius: 16
Mana Cost: (15 to 33)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 60%
Requires Level 10Casts a delayed teleport to a target destination. When the teleport occurs, lightning damage is dealt to the area around both where the player was and where they teleported to.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Cast Speed
Deals (1-37) to (19-707) Lightning Damage
(0-38)% reduced Duration
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Lightning Warp skill icon.pngLightning Warp inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 10

Lightning Warp skill screenshot.jpg

They had the Witch pinned up against the cliffs, soaking in the waterfall, yet the Bandit leader somehow sensed a trap. Wary, he muttered a command that only half his men move forward to finish things. Those appointed advanced slowly, blades drawn, cautious. They encircled the Witch for one brief moment, now only an arm's length away. Then, in a flash of light, the frail woman vanished, and in her place crackled a ring of deadly lightning!

The surrounding enemies fell as one, burning, twitching, thrashing in the freezing water. The remaining bandits paused for a second, scarcely believing their eyes, and then the Witch reappeared among them. With her arrival came another shocking blast, and the remaining bandits fell at her feet, scorched and dead. On Wraeclast, even teleportation is a weapon.

Description on the official Path of Exile website [1]

Lightning Warp is a movement spell that causes the player to teleport to a location after a delay. When the teleport occurs, lightning damage is dealt in a small area around both the previous location and the new location.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Description: When the skill is cast, the exit point is set. The caster can then attack, cast, or move until the teleport executes. The AoE lightning damage will occur wherever the player was standing when the teleport resolves and wherever the caster teleports to.
  • Usage time and stats: Total usage time consists of casting time and delay time. Casting time is standard casting with base time of 1 second. It can be modified by cast speed stats. Delay time is skill effect duration and is affected by skill effect duration stats including skill gem's one. Base time for delay is calculated as a time needed for character to nomally run the cartesian distance between position where the spell was cast and exit position with character's current movement speed. Because of that movement speed stats (including conditional ones, auras, etc) also affects delay time. It is not possible to completely eliminate this delay because there is a hidden 0.1 second delay added to it.[2]
  • Sequence of operations: The lightning explosion occurs before the caster leaves and after the caster arrives. This will, for example, cause the caster to take damage from monsters that explode on death that are killed by Lightning Warp.
  • Death: If the caster dies before the teleport executes, the teleport will still execute, transporting the caster's corpse to the targeted location.
  • Minimum Range: Lightning Warp has a minimum range, inside which a teleport won't occur unless it is blocked by a terrain obstacle. An attempt to teleport within the minimum range will default to the nearest allowable teleport distance.
  • Repeat: Lightning Warp cannot be Repeated and thus cannot be supported by Spell Echo SupportSpell Echo SupportSpell, Support
    Icon: k
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 38Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Spell Damage
    Supported Spells Repeat an additional time
    (51-70)% more Cast Speed
    Supported Skills deal 10% less 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 Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    . [3]

Strategy

Movement

Lightning Warp is primarily used as a movement skill. To improve Lightning Warp's effectiveness as a movement skill, one should support it with Less Duration SupportLess Duration SupportSupport, Duration
Icon: d
Mana Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 31Per 1% Quality:
0.5% reduced Skill Effect Duration
(40-49)% less Skill Effect Duration
(10-19)% more 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 Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
, Faster Casting SupportFaster Casting SupportSupport, Spell
Icon: f
Mana Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 18Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Cast Speed
(20-39)% increased Cast SpeedThis 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.
, and Rapid Decay SupportRapid Decay SupportSupport, Duration
Icon: r
Mana Multiplier: 125%
Requires Level 31Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Damage over Time
Supported Skills deal (20-39)% more Damage over Time
15% reduced Skill Effect Duration
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.
. If only one support gem can be used, Less Duration SupportLess Duration SupportSupport, Duration
Icon: d
Mana Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 31Per 1% Quality:
0.5% reduced Skill Effect Duration
(40-49)% less Skill Effect Duration
(10-19)% more 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 Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
will generally result in faster travel. Taking increased Skill Effect Duration passives will render Lightning Warp much less useful as a movement skill, in which case you may want to consider alternatives such as Flame DashFlame DashSpell, Movement, Duration, Fire
Mana Cost: (10 to 30)
Can store 3 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Requires Level 10Teleport to a location, damaging enemies and leaving a trail of burning ground in your wake.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Cast Speed
Deals (6-319) to (9-479) Fire Damage
Deals (10.9-599) Fire Damage per second
Base duration is 4 seconds
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Flame Dash skill icon.png
, Leap SlamLeap SlamAttack, AoE, Movement, Melee
Radius: 15
Mana Cost: 15
Cast Time: 1.40 sec
Requires Level 10Jump into the air, damaging enemies (and knocking back some) with your main hand where you land. Enemies you would land on are pushed out of the way. Requires an axe, mace, sword or staff.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit
Deals (100-122.8)% of Base Attack Damage
20% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Leap Slam skill icon.png
, Whirling BladesWhirling BladesAttack, Movement, Melee
Mana Cost: 15
Cast Time: 2.60 sec
Requires Level 10Dive through enemies, dealing weapon damage. Only works with daggers, claws and one handed swords.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack Speed
Deals (80-99)% of Base Attack DamagePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Whirling Blades skill icon.png
.

Compared with Leap Slam, Lightning Warp has the advantages of not requiring any particular weapon, potentially higher speed, and slightly longer range. However, it costs more mana and requires two support gems to be fully effective. Compared with Flame Dash, Lightning Warp has the advantage of being able to be cast as many times as possible, but costs slightly more mana and has a noticeable delay.

With Arctic Armour

Lightning Warp can be used as a method of travel when using Arctic ArmourArctic ArmourSpell, Duration, Cold
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 0.50 sec
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 16Summons an icy barrier that chills enemies when they hit you. You drop chilled ground while moving, and take less Fire and Physical damage while stationary.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Duration
Chill Enemy for 0.5 seconds when Hit
(8-13)% less Physical Damage taken when Hit
(8-12)% less Fire Damage taken when Hit
Base duration is (2.5-4.4) seconds
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Arctic Armour skill icon.png
, since this will allow the player to always remain stationary and thus always receive Arctic Armour's less Damage taken while stationary bonus.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.intelligenceMana
Cost
Lightning
Damage
reduced
Duration
Exp.Total Exp.
11029151–19N/A00
21335161–242%9,5699,569
31743172–334%28,18937,758
42152182–446%59,14696,904
52560183–588%111,192208,096
62969204–7510%193,800401,896
73377215–9612%320,280722,176
83683226–11514%359,0901,081,266
93990237–13716%498,5081,579,774
104296249–16218%682,0572,261,831
11451022610–19220%921,7773,183,608
12481092612–22622%1,727,8794,911,487
13511152714–26624%1,791,7696,703,256
14541212816–31226%2,353,6799,056,935
15571272919–36528%3,070,91212,127,847
16601343022–42630%9,095,46621,223,313
17631403026–49732%16,039,89037,263,203
18661463130–57934%29,817,11767,080,320
19681513234–64036%62,895,056129,975,376
20701553337–70738%212,051,599342,026,975
21721593441–78040%N/AN/A
2274N/A3445–86142%N/AN/A
2376N/A3450–94944%N/AN/A
2478N/A3455–104646%N/AN/A
2580N/A3561–115248%N/AN/A
2682N/A3567–126950%N/AN/A
2784N/A3673–139652%N/AN/A
2886N/A3781–153654%N/AN/A
2988N/A3789–168956%N/AN/A
3090N/A3798–185658%N/AN/A

Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
The Caged Brute
Act 1
Normal
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
The Caged Brute
Act 1
Nessa
no
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
yes

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Lightning Warp:

Name For 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. Effect(s)
EnchantmentLightningWarpCastSpeed1668% increased Lightning Warp Cast Speed
EnchantmentLightningWarpCastSpeed2_7512% increased Lightning Warp Cast Speed
EnchantmentLightningWarpDamage16625% increased Lightning Warp Damage
EnchantmentLightningWarpDamage27540% increased Lightning Warp Damage
EnchantmentLightningWarpDuration16620% reduced Lightning Warp Duration
EnchantmentLightningWarpDuration27530% reduced Lightning Warp Duration

Version history

Version Changes
2.3.2
  • Fixed an issue where Lightning Warp could sometimes bypass projectile blocking walls.
2.2.1d
  • Fixed a bug where Lightning Warp would often not show its effects when being cast in quick succession while using Lockstep networking mode.
2.1.0
  • Damage has been increased by around 20% at all levels.
  • Damage effectiveness increased from 50% to 60%.
2.0.0
  • Reduced the mana cost slightly at all levels.
  • Now grants 1% increased cast speed per 1% quality (down from 1.5% per 1% quality).
1.1.5b
  • Fixed a bug where Lightning Warp would not trigger with Trigger Gems.
1.0.2
  • Fixed a bug where Lightning Warp cast at the caster's feet would always default to casting in the same direction.
0.11.5
  • Fixed a bug where Lightning Warp was not affected by Increased Duration SupportIncreased Duration SupportSupport, Duration
    Icon: D
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 31Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Skill Effect Duration
    (45-64)% increased Skill Effect DurationThis 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.
    .
0.11.2
  • Added a very short delay to Lightning Warp, to prevent a situation where rapidly casting Lightning Warp could play its visual effect without actually casting.
0.10.8
  • Lightning Warp now has increased damage at high levels and it now has a 3% reduced skill effect duration per level after the first.
0.10.0
  • Fixed a client crash related to Lightning Warp.
0.9.11l
  • Fixed problems with targeting of Lightning Warp.
0.9.11j
  • Fixed bugs with Lightning Warp's ability to target certain locations.
0.9.3d
  • Lightning Warp now lets you travel up and down cliffs or across chasms.
  • Fixed a bug that would make it easy to get out of sync with Lightning Warp.
0.9.3
  • Lightning Warp has been added to the game.

References

  1. "Intelligence skills". Official Path of Exile website.
  2. Mark_GGG (July 15, 2013). "0.11.2 Patch Notes". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
  3. Daniel_GGG (July 3, 2014). "lightning warp doesnt work with echo". Official Path of Exile Forum. Retrieved August 24, 2014.