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Whirling BladesAttack, Movement, Melee
Mana Cost: 15
Cast Time: 2.60 secRequires Level 10Acquisition
Level: 10Dive through enemies, dealing weapon damage. Only works with daggers, claws and one handed swords.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack SpeedDeals (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.
Skill Functions and Interactions
Movement: Whirling Blades is a movement skill that makes the player move in a straight path in the targeted direction, passing through any enemies and dealing damage to them, after which there is a brief recovery period during which the player cannot move or perform any actions. Enemies cannot be hit more than once with the same skill use. Whirling Blades has both a minimum distance, which can be achieved by aiming the cursor close to the player, and maximum distance, neither of which can be modified.
Use time: When used to its maximum distance, Whirling Blades has a special base use time of 2.6 seconds that overrides the base attack time of the equipped weapon. Both local and global attack speed modifiers, including the attack speed bonus for dual wielding, decrease this use time accordingly. If the player uses Whirling Blades to move less than the maximum distance, or if the player collides with an object during the movement, the recovery period is shortened, such that the use time is less than 2.6 seconds.
Dual wielding: While dual wielding, hits are dealt with either the main or off-hand weapon, chosen at random if both weapons are usable.
Multistrike: Whirling Blades cannot be supported by Multistrike SupportMultistrike SupportAttack, Melee, Support
Mana Multiplier: 180%Requires Level 38Acquisition
Level: 38Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Melee Physical DamageSupported Melee Attacks Repeat 2 additional times
(75-94)% more Melee Attack Speed
30% less Attack DamageThis 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
Quest rewardThis skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
|The Caged Brute|
Vendor rewardThis skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
|The Caged Brute|
|A Fixture of Fate|
Related helmet enchantments
The following helmet enchantments affect Whirling Blades:
|EnchantmentWhirlingBladesAttackSpeed1||66||10% increased Whirling Blades Attack Speed|
|EnchantmentWhirlingBladesAttackSpeed2||75||15% increased Whirling Blades Attack Speed|
|EnchantmentWhirlingBladesDamage1||66||25% increased Whirling Blades Damage|
|EnchantmentWhirlingBladesDamage2||75||40% increased Whirling Blades Damage|