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Blink Arrow

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Blink ArrowAttack, Minion, Duration, Movement, Bow
Mana Cost: (14-20)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 10Fires an arrow at the target destination. When the arrow lands, you are teleported to it and a clone is summoned at your old location. The clone is a minion that uses your bow and quiver.Per 1% Quality:
1.5% increased Arrow Speed
Base duration is 3 seconds
Minions deal 75% more Damage
(0-114)% increased Minion Damage
(0-57)% increased Minion Maximum Life
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Blink Arrow skill icon.pngBlink Arrow inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 10
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Transmutation
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemBlinkArrow

Blink Arrow skill screenshot.jpg

Blink Arrow is an attack that fires an arrow, upon reaching the destination you are teleported there and a clone is summoned at your previous location. The clone is a minion that uses your bow and quiver.

Technical complexity of the Skill's Usage

When the skill is cast, the player fires an arrow. The arrow takes time to land, and the player can take damage during the time it take for the arrow to hit the ground.

The frame before the arrow lands, the player will still be in his/her old location. Anything trying to damage the player at that location can do so up to and including this frame.

The next frame, the player is teleported, and is now at the location the arrow landed.

Immediately, anything which could damage the player at the old location but can't at the new one will be unable to damage the player, and vice versa for anything the player come into range of at his/her new position.[1]

If the player is suffering from any ailment that restrict movement or suffers from AoE type of damages (any type except for Chaos) from anytime during the initial phase where the player aim in the sky and shoot his/her arrow, the skill is then stopped and on cooldown (default is 3 secs). This makes the skill useless if the player is surrounded by multiple enemies within melee range and have a low resistance to Stun. Due to this technical difficulty, it's advised to not consider the skill as an escape movement skill, but instead as a movement skill that allow the player to move to a specific position while he/she is still safe.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityMana
Cost
Minion
Damage
Minion
Life
Exp.Total Exp.
1102914N/AN/A00
21335146%3%9,5699,569
317431512%6%28,18937,758
421521518%9%59,14696,904
525601524%12%111,192208,096
629691630%15%193,800401,896
733771636%18%320,280722,176
836831642%21%359,0901,081,266
939901648%24%498,5081,579,774
1042961754%27%682,0572,261,831
11451021760%30%921,7773,183,608
12481091766%33%1,727,8794,911,487
13511151772%36%1,791,7696,703,256
14541211878%39%2,353,6799,056,935
15571271884%42%3,070,91212,127,847
16601341890%45%9,095,46621,223,313
17631401996%48%16,039,89037,263,203
186614619102%51%29,817,11767,080,320
196815120108%54%62,895,056129,975,376
207015520114%57%212,051,599342,026,975
217215921120%60%N/AN/A
2274N/A21126%63%N/AN/A
2376N/A22132%66%N/AN/A
2478N/A22138%69%N/AN/A
2580N/A22144%72%N/AN/A
2682N/A23150%75%N/AN/A
2784N/A23156%78%N/AN/A
2886N/A23162%81%N/AN/A
2988N/A23168%84%N/AN/A
3090N/A24174%87%N/AN/A
3191N/A24177%88%N/AN/A
3292N/A24180%90%N/AN/A
3393N/A25183%92%N/AN/A
3494N/A25186%93%N/AN/A
3595N/A25189%94%N/AN/A
3696N/A26192%96%N/AN/A
3797N/A26195%98%N/AN/A
3898N/A27198%99%N/AN/A
3999N/A27201%100%N/AN/A
40100N/A27204%102%N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:
AmountIngredient
1Orb of AlterationOrb of AlterationStack Size: 20Reforges a magic item with new random propertiesRight click this item then left click a magic item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.

Usage in upgrade paths

This item is used by upgrade paths or vendor recipes to create the following items:
OutcomeAmountIngredient
Mirror ArrowMirror ArrowAttack, Minion, Duration, Bow
Mana Cost: (14-20)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 10Fires an arrow at the target destination. When the arrow lands, a clone is summoned. The clone is a minion that uses your bow and quiver.Per 1% Quality:
1.5% increased Arrow Speed
Base duration is 3 seconds
Minions deal 75% more Damage
(0-114)% increased Minion Damage
(0-57)% increased Minion Maximum Life
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Mirror Arrow skill icon.png
1Blink ArrowBlink ArrowAttack, Minion, Duration, Movement, Bow
Mana Cost: (14-20)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 10Fires an arrow at the target destination. When the arrow lands, you are teleported to it and a clone is summoned at your old location. The clone is a minion that uses your bow and quiver.Per 1% Quality:
1.5% increased Arrow Speed
Base duration is 3 seconds
Minions deal 75% more Damage
(0-114)% increased Minion Damage
(0-57)% increased Minion Maximum Life
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Blink Arrow skill icon.png
1Orb of AlterationOrb of AlterationStack Size: 20Reforges a magic item with new random propertiesRight click this item then left click a magic item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.

Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Caged Brute
Act 1

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Caged Brute
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Blink Arrow.

NameFor 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.Stats
EnchantmentBlinkArrowAttackSpeed166Blink Arrow and Blink Arrow Clones have 10% increased Attack Speed
EnchantmentBlinkArrowAttackSpeed275Blink Arrow and Blink Arrow Clones have 15% increased Attack Speed
EnchantmentBlinkArrowCooldownSpeed16620% increased Blink Arrow Cooldown Recovery Speed
EnchantmentBlinkArrowCooldownSpeed27530% increased Blink Arrow Cooldown Recovery Speed
EnchantmentBlinkArrowDamage1_66Blink Arrow and Blink Arrow Clones have 25% increased Damage
EnchantmentBlinkArrowDamage275Blink Arrow and Blink Arrow Clones have 40% increased Damage

Related passive skills

The following passive skills are related to Blink Arrow:

Ascendancy
Class
NameStats
Deadeye
Deadeye avatar.png
Fast and Deadly
FastAndDeadly passive skill icon.png
30% increased Projectile Damage
10% increased Attack Speed
Accuracy Rating is Doubled
100% increased Blink Arrow and Mirror Arrow Cooldown Recovery Speed [1]

Monster stats

Clone

Mods:

Resistances:

  • 40% elemental resistance
  • 20% chaos resistance
Level Life
24 140
27 171
30 208
33 251
35 283
38 337
40 379
43 448
46 529
48 590
50 656
52 730
54 810
56 899
58 996
60 1102
62 1219
64 1346
66 1486
68 1640
70 1807
72 1991
74 2192
76 2411
78 2651
80 2913
82 3199
84 3511
86 3853
88 4225

Microtransactions

The list below shows microtransactions for Blink Arrow.

ItemEffect(s)
Divine Blink and Mirror Arrow Effect
Divine Blink and Mirror Arrow EffectBlink and Mirror Arrow SkinYour Blink or Mirror Arrow becomes infused with a divine glow.
Your Blink or Mirror Arrow becomes infused with a divine glow.
Ghost Blink and Mirror Arrow Effect
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Ghost Blink and Mirror Arrow EffectBlink and Mirror Arrow SkinYour Blink or Mirror Arrow becomes infused with a ghostly glow.File:Ghost Blink and Mirror Arrow Effect inventory icon.png
Your Blink or Mirror Arrow becomes infused with a ghostly glow.
Verdant Blink and Mirror Arrow Effect
Verdant Blink and Mirror Arrow EffectBlink and Mirror Arrow SkinYour Blink or Mirror Arrow becomes infused with rich grass and vegetation.
Your Blink or Mirror Arrow becomes infused with rich grass and vegetation.

Version history

Version Changes
2.1.0
  • Blink Arrow's clones now show as the player they are impersonating on the minimap.
1.3.1d
  • Reduced the life of Mirror Arrow and Blink Arrow clones by around 80%. The clones now take 80% less damage to match their previous survivability.
1.3.0k
  • Fixed a bug which caused Clones to not be created when using Blink and Mirror Arrow if the player had less than 1% of their maximum life.
1.3.0
  • Added to the game.

Sources

[1] https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1586529