There is a twitch promotion allowing you to get Purple Footprints Effect inventory icon.pngPurple Footprints EffectPurple Footprints EffectBoots Modifier
Stack Size: 20
Adds purple footprints to a pair of boots.Right click this item then left click some boots to apply it.
Purple Footprints Effect inventory icon.png
, Purple Weapon Effect inventory icon.pngPurple Weapon EffectPurple Weapon EffectWeapon Effect
Stack Size: 20
Adds a Purple effect to a weapon.Right click this item then left click a weapon to apply it.
Purple Weapon Effect inventory icon.png
and Purple Portal Effect inventory icon.pngPurple Portal EffectPurple Portal EffectPortal ModificationThis character's portals use a purple effect.Right click this to set or remove your Portal effect.Purple Portal Effect inventory icon.png if you have twitch prime.

Spectral Throw

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Spectral ThrowProjectile, Attack
Mana Cost: (7 to 9)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Projectile Speed: 1000
Throws a spectral copy of your melee weapon. It flies out and then returns to you, in a spinning attack that strikes enemies in its path.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack Speed
Deals (54-90.5)% of Base Attack DamagePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Spectral Throw skill icon.pngSpectral Throw inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 1

Spectral Throw skill screenshot.jpg

Spectral Throw is an attack. It throws the current melee weapon at an enemy and returns to the player, dealing damage to enemies in its path.

Skill Functions and Interactions

  • Projectiles created by Spectral Throw follow a "boomerang" path: they start at high speed, slow to a stop, and return to the thrower. If the thrower moves after the throw, the projectiles will home in on the thrower after they have slowed to a stop; in particular, moving towards from the direction of the throw will shorten the duration and moving away will lengthen it. Enemies can be hit more than once by the same projectile; an enemy can be hit once (per attack) every 0.3 seconds.
  • Automatic Piercing: Spectral Throw has a 100% chance to pierce enemies. This means that Pierce Support inventory icon.pngPierce SupportPierce SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: p
    Mana Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 31Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Projectile Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage
    50% chance of Projectiles Piercing
    (10-19)% more Projectile 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.
    Pierce Support inventory icon.png
    , Chain Support inventory icon.pngChain SupportChain SupportSupport, Chaining, Projectile
    Icon: c
    Mana Multiplier: 150%
    Requires Level 38Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Projectile Speed
    Supported Projectile Skills Chain +2 times
    Supported Projectile Skills deal (50-31)% 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.
    Chain Support inventory icon.png
    , and Fork Support inventory icon.pngFork SupportFork SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: Y
    Mana Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 31Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Projectile Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage
    Supported Projectile Skills deal (30-11)% less Projectile Damage
    Supported Projectile Skills Fork
    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.
    Fork Support inventory icon.png
    have no effect (details). Projectiles cannot pass through terrain obstacles; they will turn back if they were traveling outbound and disappear if they were traveling inbound.
  • Multiple Projectiles: Lesser Multiple Projectiles Support inventory icon.pngLesser Multiple Projectiles SupportLesser Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: l
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 8Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Attack Speed
    0.5% increased Cast Speed
    2 additional Projectiles
    Supported Projectile Skills deal (25-16)% less Projectile 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.
    Lesser Multiple Projectiles Support inventory icon.png
    and Greater Multiple Projectiles Support inventory icon.pngGreater Multiple Projectiles SupportGreater Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: P
    Mana Multiplier: 165%
    Requires Level 38Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Attack Speed
    0.5% increased Cast Speed
    4 additional Projectiles
    Supported Projectile Skills deal (35-26)% less Projectile 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.
    Greater Multiple Projectiles Support inventory icon.png
    are effective on Spectral Throw, and enemies can be hit by more than one projectile in the same salvo. However, the 0.3s cooldown on hits is applied per attack, not per projectile, which means that it is not possible to "shotgun." However, if the thrower moves or some of the projectiles encounter a terrain obstacle before reaching their maximum range, this may stagger their returns enough to allow more hits.
  • Damage Modifiers: Spectral Throw is classified as an Attack and will benefit from x% increased Attack Speed but not from x% increased Casting Speed. Similarly, it is a projectile rather than a melee attack and benefits from x% increased Projectile Damage and x% increased Damage (with Weapontype), such as x% Increased Physical Damage with Two Handed (or One Handed) melee weapons, but it will not benefit from mods such as x% Increased Melee Damage or x% increased Melee Physical Damage [1]
  • Range and Projectile Speed: The base targeting range is about 40% of the distance to the edge of the screen. The actual projectile travels about half again as far as this, though still not as far as a bow or wand projectile.
    Projectile Speed modifiers affect the initial speed but not the acceleration. Therefore (assuming the thrower stands still):
    • Duration is proportional to the projectile speed.
    • Range is proportional to the square of the projectile speed; even a level 1 Faster Projectiles Support inventory icon.pngFaster Projectiles SupportFaster Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
      Icon: j
      Mana Multiplier: 110%
      Requires Level 31Per 1% Quality:
      0.5% increased Attack Speed
      0.5% increased Cast Speed
      (50-69)% increased Projectile Speed
      Supported Projectile Skills deal (20-29)% increased Projectile 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 Projectiles Support inventory icon.png
      will increase range by 69% which is sufficient to reach the edge of the screen. Targeting range is adjusted accordingly.
    • Projectiles travel their slowest when they are at their limit of the range and will therefore cause the maximum number of hits near there. Projectile speed affects the distance but not the effectiveness at which this occurs.
  • Dual Wielding: Dual Wielding while using Spectral Throw will cause the player to alternate weapons each attack.
  • The size of the projectile is is half of the weapon's base range (rounded down). Passive skills that affect the melee range have no effect.[2]

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexteritystrengthMana
Cost
Damage
Multiplier
Exp.Total Exp.
1100754%00
2200756%7070
3400757.9%308378
47140759.8%1,5541,932
511190761.7%6,6678,599
6162618763.6%26,04734,646
7203122765.6%49,72584,371
8243725767.5%95,714180,085
9284229769.4%169,595349,680
10324733771.3%283,759633,439
11365236873.2%453,9961,087,435
12405840875.2%703,1281,790,563
13446344877.1%1,061,2232,851,786
14486848879%2,065,8704,917,656
15527451880.9%2,507,1107,424,766
16567955982.8%5,798,93613,223,702
17608459984.8%15,083,91928,307,621
18649062986.7%27,792,73556,100,356
19679465988.6%43,869,73999,970,095
20709868990.5%242,081,556342,051,651
2172100701092.4%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A1094.4%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A1096.3%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A1098.2%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A10100%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A10102%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A10103.9%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A10105.8%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A10107.7%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A10109.6%N/AN/A

Quest reward

This skill is not given as quest reward.

Vendor reward

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

Threshold jewel

The following threshold jewel augments Spectral Throw:

  • Steel Spirit inventory icon.pngSteel SpiritSteel Spirit
    Viridian Jewel
    Radius: Medium (1200)(7-10)% increased Projectile Damage
    With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, each Spectral Throw Projectile gains 5% increased Damage each time it Hits
    The Sekhema rode to the mountain,
    With her tribe, devoted and strong.
    And sewed shut the mouth of nightmare,
    So that it would not consume her world.
    Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    Steel Spirit inventory icon.png

Alternate skill effects

Name Cost Description
Golden Spectral Throw EffectGolden Spectral Throw EffectSpectral Throw Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Spectral Throw becomes golden.Right click this item then left click a Spectral Throw Gem to apply it.
Golden Spectral Throw Effect inventory icon.png
Golden Spectral Throw Effect inventory icon.png
Shop Item Coin.png25 Replaces the standard effect on a Spectral Throw inventory icon.pngSpectral ThrowSpectral ThrowProjectile, Attack
Mana Cost: (7 to 9)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Projectile Speed: 1000
Throws a spectral copy of your melee weapon. It flies out and then returns to you, in a spinning attack that strikes enemies in its path.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack Speed
Deals (54-90.5)% of Base Attack DamagePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Spectral Throw skill icon.png
Spectral Throw inventory icon.png
skill gem with a glowing, golden version.

Shop Item Video Icon.png Preview
Reaper Spectral Throw EffectReaper Spectral Throw EffectSpectral Throw Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Spectral Throw becomes a deadly scythe.Right click this item then left click a Spectral Throw Gem to apply it.
Reaper Spectral Throw Effect inventory icon.png
Reaper Spectral Throw Effect inventory icon.png
Your Spectral Throw inventory icon.pngSpectral ThrowSpectral ThrowProjectile, Attack
Mana Cost: (7 to 9)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Projectile Speed: 1000
Throws a spectral copy of your melee weapon. It flies out and then returns to you, in a spinning attack that strikes enemies in its path.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack Speed
Deals (54-90.5)% of Base Attack DamagePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Spectral Throw skill icon.png
Spectral Throw inventory icon.png
becomes a deadly scythe.

Shop Item Video Icon.png Preview
Seraph Spectral Throw EffectSeraph Spectral Throw EffectSpectral Throw Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Spectral Throw projectile becomes a glowing, feathery wing.Right click this item then left click a Spectral Throw Gem to apply it.
Seraph Spectral Throw Effect inventory icon.png
Seraph Spectral Throw Effect inventory icon.png
Shop Item Coin.png95 Replaces the standard effect on a Spectral Throw inventory icon.pngSpectral ThrowSpectral ThrowProjectile, Attack
Mana Cost: (7 to 9)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Projectile Speed: 1000
Throws a spectral copy of your melee weapon. It flies out and then returns to you, in a spinning attack that strikes enemies in its path.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack Speed
Deals (54-90.5)% of Base Attack DamagePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Spectral Throw skill icon.png
Spectral Throw inventory icon.png
skill gem with a whirling, golden wing.

Shop Item Video Icon.png Preview

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Spectral Throw:

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)
EnchantmentSpectralThrowDamage16625% increased Spectral Throw Damage
EnchantmentSpectralThrowDamage27540% increased Spectral Throw Damage
EnchantmentSpectralThrowProjectileDeceleration16620% reduced Spectral Throw Projectile Deceleration
EnchantmentSpectralThrowProjectileDeceleration27530% reduced Spectral Throw Projectile Deceleration
EnchantmentSpectralThrowProjectileSpeed1___6620% increased Spectral Throw Projectile Speed
EnchantmentSpectralThrowProjectileSpeed27530% increased Spectral Throw Projectile Speed

Version history

Version Changes
2.4.2
  • Fixed a bug where Spectral Throw could travel further than intended if used when standing very close to a wall.
2.2.0
  • Spectral Throw now deals 20% more damage at all levels.
2.1.0
  • Attack skills that have their damage based on the wielded weapon have their mana costs fixed in place from level 1 onwards.
  • Spectral Throw has had its damage increased. It went from dealing 38% of base damage to 45% of base damage at level one. At level 20 it went from dealing 64.6% of base damage to 75.4% of base damage.
1.2.0
  • Reduced the damage effectiveness by a flat 8% at all levels.
1.1.0
  • Spectral Throw now deals 46% of weapon damage at level 1, but increases as it levels. By level 15 of the gem, you will dealing 60% of weapon damage.
1.0.0
  • Spectral Throw has been added to the game.

References

  1. Mark_GGG (October 20, 2013). "Spectral Throw". Path of Exile Forum. Retrieved October 20, 2013.
  2. Mark_GGG (October 24, 2013). "Spectral Throw". Path of Exile Forum. Retrieved October 24, 2013.