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Astral Projector

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Astral Projector
Topaz Ring
Requires Level 40+(20-30)% to Lightning Resistance+(30-50) to Intelligence
(20-25)% increased Spell Damage
30% chance to Avoid Elemental Ailments
Nova Spells have 20% less Area of Effect
Nova Spells Cast at the targeted location instead of around you
The body stands, but the spirit soars.
Astral Projector inventory icon.png
Acquisition
League(s): Metamorph
Purchase Costs
Unique8x Chaos Orb
Sell Price
16x Alchemy Shard
6x Alteration Shard
Miscellaneous
Item class: Rings

Astral Projector is a unique Topaz RingTopaz RingRequires Level 12+(20-30)% to Lightning Resistance.

Mechanics

The following spells are Nova Spells:[1]

Active skill gems

Skill gemStr.Dex.Int.Lvl.
Dark PactDark PactMinion, Spell, AoE, Chaining, Chaos, Nova
Mana Cost: (7-13)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Requires Level 28This spell removes some life from one of your Skeleton minions near you or the targeted location to deal chaos damage in an area around it. This effect will chain to your other nearby skeletons. If you have no skeletons near you or the targeted location, it will sacrifice your own life to deal damage instead.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Sacrifices 6% of Skeleton's Life to deal that much Chaos Damage
Deals (24-241) to (36-362) Chaos Damage
Chains +2 Times
Uses your Life if no Skeletons in range
(0-76)% more Damage with Hits and Ailments if using your Life
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Dark Pact skill icon.png
N/AN/Ayes28
DischargeDischargeSpell, AoE, Fire, Cold, Lightning, Nova
Radius: 30
Mana Cost: (13-25)
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 150%
Requires Level 28Discharge all the character's charges to deal elemental damage to all nearby monsters.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (5-34) to (93-651) base Lightning Damage per Power Charge removed
Deals (35-244) to (52-365) base Fire Damage per Endurance Charge removed
Deals (29-199) to (43-299) base Cold Damage per Frenzy Charge removed
35% less Damage if Triggered
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Discharge skill icon.png
N/AN/Ayes28
Ice NovaIce NovaSpell, AoE, Cold, Nova
Radius: 30
Mana Cost: (8-23)
Cast Time: 0.70 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 120%
Requires Level 12A chilling circle of ice expands from the caster. If the caster targets near their Frostbolt projectiles, it will expand from a number of those projectiles instead. If this skill would repeat when cast this way, it will instead expand again from the same projectiles after a short delay.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (18-518) to (26-762) Cold Damage
Can expand from up to 2 Frostbolt Projectiles
Adds (3-79) to (4-116) Cold Damage against Chilled Enemies
20% less Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolt
+(0-4) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ice Nova skill icon.png
N/AN/Ayes12
Pyroclast MinePyroclast MineMine, Spell, Projectile, Fire, AoE, Aura, Nova
Radius: 30
Mana Reserved: (4-6)
Cast Time: 0.25 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.50%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 80%
Requires Level 28Throws a mine that deals damage in an area when detonated, then launches fiery projectiles that rain down around it, each dealing damage in a smaller area.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Area of Effect
Deals (26-240) to (39-361) Fire Damage
Mine lasts 5 seconds
Base Mine Detonation Time is 0.35 seconds
Each Mine Adds (1-12) to (2-18) Fire Damage to Hits against Enemies near it, up
to a maximum of (64-601) to (96-901)
Fires 2 additional Projectiles
Fires an additional Projectile for every 2 prior Mines in Detonation Sequence
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Pyroclast Mine skill icon.png
N/Ayesyes28
Shock NovaShock NovaSpell, AoE, Lightning, Nova
Radius: 26 / 14
Mana Cost: (12-23)
Cast Time: 0.70 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 120%
Requires Level 28Casts a ring of Lightning around you, followed by a larger Lightning nova. Each effect hits enemies caught in their area with Lightning Damage.Per 1% Quality:
2% increased Shock Duration on enemies
Deals (34-371) to (102-1114) Lightning Damage
Ring deals 50% less Damage
20% chance to Shock enemies
(20-39)% increased Effect of Shock
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Shock Nova skill icon.png
N/AN/Ayes28
Stormblast MineStormblast MineMine, Spell, AoE, Lightning, Aura, Nova
Mana Reserved: (2-6)
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 110%
Throws a mine that deals damage in an area when detonated.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% chance to Shock enemies
0.5% increased Effect of Shock
Deals (2-334) to (7-1002) Lightning Damage
Mine lasts 5 seconds
Base Mine Detonation Time is 0.25 seconds
Each Mine applies 3% increased Damage Taken to Enemies near it, up
to a maximum of 150%
20% chance to Shock enemies
(20-39)% increased Effect of Shock
+(0-5) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Stormblast Mine skill icon.png
N/Ayesyes1
Vaal BlightVaal BlightVaal, Spell, Chaos, AoE, Duration, Nova, Channelling
Souls Per Use: 30 (N) /
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Soul Gain Prevention: 8.000 sec
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Apply a powerful debuff to enemies around you which deals chaos damage over time. Then applies two additional layers in a larger area, growing greatly in size each time. Enemies are also substantially hindered for a shorter secondary duration, slowing their movement.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (4.3-524.7) Base Chaos Damage per second
Base duration is 6 seconds
Base secondary duration is 3 seconds
80% reduced Movement Speed
Debuff can have up to 20 layers of Damage
Hindered Enemies take 20% increased Chaos Damage
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
Modifiers to Skill Effect Duration also apply to this Skill's Soul Gain Prevention
+(0-9) to radius
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Blight skill icon.png
N/AN/Ayes1
Vaal Ice NovaVaal Ice NovaVaal, Spell, AoE, Cold, Nova
Souls Per Use: 25 (N) /
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Soul Gain Prevention: 4.000 sec
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 70%
Requires Level 12A chilling circle of ice expands from the caster, repeating from every enemy it hits. If the caster targets near one of their Frostbolt projectiles, it will expand from the projectile instead.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (11-274) to (17-428) Cold Damage
Causes smaller novas up to 5 times on enemies hit
20% reduced Area of Effect each repeat
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Ice Nova skill icon.png
N/AN/Ayes12
VortexVortexSpell, AoE, Cold, Duration, Nova
Mana Cost: (11-20)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.50%
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:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (38-524) to (57-787) Cold Damage
Base duration is 3 seconds
Deals (106.5-1456.9) 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 Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vortex skill icon.png
N/AN/Ayes28
Shockwave TotemShockwave TotemTotem, Spell, AoE, Physical, Nova
Radius: 24
Mana Cost: (21-39)
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Requires Level 28Summons a totem that shakes the earth around it, knocking back and damaging nearby enemiesPer 1% Quality:
1% increased totem life
Deals (33-362) to (65-672) Physical Damage
Totem lasts 8 seconds
25% 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.
Shockwave Totem skill icon.png
yesN/AN/A28

Other

Item acquisition
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This item is restricted to areas with the league flag for Metamorph active. There are additional ways to acquire league-restricted items, see League-specific items for more details.

Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
5HubrisHubris5Ring"This one? It is NOT for sale. You would sooner pry it from my lifeless hand."
- Jonfé Darontos, Ringmaker
random RingAutomatic
7Blind VentureBlind Venture7Ring
Corrupted
"It's risky not knowing where your wares come from. That's why I source my own."
- Klayver, the Antiquarian
random corrupted RingAutomatic
10Time-Lost RelicTime-Lost Relic10League-Specific ItemTime cannot wash away that which cannot be forgotten.random league-specific itemAutomatic
8Arrogance of the VaalArrogance of the Vaal8Item
Two-Implicit
Corrupted
Discovery can lead to beauty, or it can lead to ruin.
random two-implicit corrupted itemAutomatic
4Jack in the BoxJack in the Box4ItemTurn the crank,
close your eyes,
and pray to the gods
for a pleasant surprise.
random itemAutomatic

Version history

Version Changes
3.9.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. Mark_GGG (December 11, 2019). "Have a look at a Metamorph-specific unique ring!". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved December 11, 2019.