Crackling Lance

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Crackling LanceSpell, AoE, Lightning
Mana Cost: (12-23)
Cast Time: 0.70 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 90%
Requires Level 28Release a beam which deals lightning damage to enemies in a long area in front of you, and has several smaller beams branch off from it at an angle, hitting more enemies to the sides.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% chance to Shock enemies1% of Lightning Damage Converted to Chaos DamageLose Intensity 1% slower while moving0.5% increased Cast SpeedDeals (26-246) to (78-737) Lightning Damage
+2 to Beam Width Per Intensity
33% less branching angle per Intensity
30% more Damage with Hits and Ailments per Intensity
This Spell loses 1 Intensity every 0.25 seconds while moving, or immediately if you teleport
This Spell gains Intensity when you Cast it, to a maximum of 3
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Crackling Lance skill icon.pngCrackling Lance inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 28
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Chance
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemCracklingLance

Crackling Lance is a spell that fires a wide beam that deals lightning damage. Casting the spell while standing still builds intensity, increasing the damage of the beam and reducing its spread.

Skill functions and interactions

Despite being an Area of Effect skill, effects modifying Crackling Lance behave in a similar way to the beam fired by Divine IreDivine IreLightning, Spell, AoE, Channelling, Physical
Mana Cost: (3-5)
Cast Time: 0.22 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 30%
Requires Level 28Channelling draws in energy around you to repeatedly build up stages, damaging a number of nearby enemies when you do so. Release to unleash a powerful burst of energy in a beam in front of you.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Area of Effect0.5% increased beam width1% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold DamageDeals (17-140) to (25-210) Physical Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Beam deals 100% more Damage with Hits per Stage after the first
Damages 5 nearby Enemies when you gain Stages
40% chance to gain an additional Stage when Hitting a Normal or Magic Enemy
Beam deals 70% more Damage with Ailments per Stage after the first
50% less Damage while Channelling
Gains an additional Stage when Hitting a Rare or Unique Enemy
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Divine Ire skill icon.png
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  • Concentrated Effect SupportConcentrated Effect SupportSupport, AoE
    Icon: o
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 18Supports any skill with an area of effect, regardless of whether that skill deals damage.Per 1% Quality:123Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% less Area of EffectSupported Skills have 0.5% reduced Enemy Stun ThresholdSupported Skills have 30% less Area of Effect
    Supported Skills deal (35-54)% more Area 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.
    : Neither the beam itself nor the branches have an area to modify, so their range is not reduced. However, their damage is properly multiplied.
  • Increased Area of Effect SupportIncreased Area of Effect SupportSupport, AoE
    Icon: E
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 38Supports any skill with an area of effect.Per 1% Quality:123Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack and Cast SpeedSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of EffectSupported Skills have (30-49)% increased Area of EffectThis 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.
    : Same as above. The Awakened version of this gem properly multiplies the hit damage.
  • Intensify SupportIntensify SupportAoE, Spell, Support
    Icon: T
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 31Supports spell skills that you cast yourself. Cannot support triggered skills, Vaal skills, instant skills, channelling skills, skills which reserve mana, or skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Cannot modify the skills of minions.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4PhantasmalSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of EffectLose Intensity 2% faster while movingLose Intensity 1% slower while movingSupported Spells gain Intensity when you Cast them, to a maximum of 3
    Supported Skills deal (14-22)% more Area Damage with Hits per Intensity
    Supported Skills have 15% less Area of Effect per Intensity
    Supported Skills have (35-54)% increased Area of Effect
    Supported Spells lose 1 Intensity every 0.25 seconds while moving, or immediately if you teleport
    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.
    : Damage of the skill's hits is modified, but effective range is unchanged.
  • All other passive effects which apply to AoE radius/etc do not apply to the beam or its branches.

As with all spells which can Intensify, the caster cannot gain a stack of Intensity when this spell is repeated (e.g. Spell Echo SupportSpell Echo SupportSpell, Support
Icon: k
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 38Supports spell skills, making them repeat when cast. Cannot support Vaal skills, totem skills, channelling skills, triggered skills, instant skills, or skills which reserve mana.Per 1% Quality:123Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast SpeedSupported Skills deal 1% less Damage
Final Repeat of Supported Skills deals 3% more Damage
Supported Skills Repeat an additional time
Supported Skills have (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.
), triggered, or cast by a totem.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.intelligenceMana
Cost
Lightning DamageExp.Total Exp.
128671226 to 7800
231731331 to 93199,345199,345
334791437 to 112285,815485,160
437851544 to 133401,344886,504
540921552 to 157554,3791,440,883
642961659 to 176477,4371,918,320
7441001665 to 196583,7862,502,106
8461041773 to 218710,3593,212,465
9481091781 to 2431,355,5114,567,976
10501131890 to 2701,138,8775,706,853
115211718100 to 3001,368,2337,075,086
125412119111 to 3321,638,3388,713,424
135612519123 to 3681,956,64810,670,072
145813020136 to 4083,655,18414,325,256
156013420150 to 4513,017,32717,342,583
166213821166 to 4987,759,99525,102,578
176414221183 to 55015,138,19340,240,771
186614622202 to 60726,083,82566,324,596
196815122223 to 66962,620,247128,944,843
207015523246 to 737211,708,088340,652,931
217215924270 to 811N/AN/A
2274N/A24298 to 893N/AN/A
2376N/A25327 to 982N/AN/A
2478N/A25360 to 1079N/AN/A
2580N/A26395 to 1186N/AN/A
2682N/A26434 to 1302N/AN/A
2784N/A27476 to 1429N/AN/A
2886N/A27522 to 1567N/AN/A
2988N/A28573 to 1719N/AN/A
3090N/A28628 to 1884N/AN/A
3191N/A28657 to 1972N/AN/A
3292N/A29688 to 2064N/AN/A
3393N/A29720 to 2160N/AN/A
3494N/A29754 to 2261N/AN/A
3595N/A29789 to 2366N/AN/A
3696N/A30825 to 2475N/AN/A
3797N/A30863 to 2589N/AN/A
3898N/A30903 to 2709N/AN/A
3999N/A30944 to 2833N/AN/A
40100N/A31988 to 2964N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

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

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
6The FoxThe Fox6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb
random level 20 gemAutomatic
13The CataclysmThe Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem
Corrupted
The mighty warriors traded in blows, the nimble archers in arrows, yet it was the brazen thaumaturgists who would bring catastrophe to all.
random corrupted level 21 Spell gemAutomatic
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Superior Gem
Quality: +20%
"I swore to use my position to help the people. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?" - Erasmus, Imperial Gemcutter
random superior gem (Q20)Automatic

Related unique items

The following unique items are related to Crackling Lance:

ItemBase ItemLvl.Stats
Apex ModeApex Mode
Cobalt Jewel
Limited to: 1(20-25)% increased Spell Damage
Spells have 10% reduced Critical Strike Chance per Intensity
Spells which have gained Intensity Recently gain 1 Intensity every 0.5 Seconds
Maximum power fueled by science gone mad.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Cobalt Jewel1(20-25)% increased Spell Damage
Spells have 10% reduced Critical Strike Chance per Intensity
Spells which have gained Intensity Recently gain 1 Intensity every 0.5 Seconds
Nadir ModeNadir Mode
Cobalt Jewel
Limited to: 1(20-25)% increased Spell Damage
Spells have 30% increased Critical Strike Chance per Intensity
Spells which have gained Intensity Recently lose 1 Intensity every 0.5 Seconds
Indiscriminate destruction fueled by science gone mad.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Cobalt Jewel1(20-25)% increased Spell Damage
Spells have 30% increased Critical Strike Chance per Intensity
Spells which have gained Intensity Recently lose 1 Intensity every 0.5 Seconds

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Crackling Lance:

ItemLimitRadiusStats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Crackling Lance.

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.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Crackling Lance Cast Speed 166Crackling Lance has 8% increased Cast Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Crackling Lance Cast Speed 275Crackling Lance has 16% increased Cast Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Crackling Lance Damage 166Crackling Lance deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Crackling Lance Damage 275Crackling Lance deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Crackling Lance Beam Angle 166Crackling Lance has 24% increased branching anglehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Crackling Lance Beam Angle 275Crackling Lance has 36% increased branching anglehelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.13.0
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 115%. (up from 90%)
  • Now deals 28 to 85 lightning damage at gem level 1 (from 26 to 78), up to 317 to 952 at gem level 20 (from 246 to 737).
3.12.3
  • Fixed an issue where the "Crackling Lance has x% increased branching angle" Eternal Labyrinth helmet enchantment had a lower value than intended. It now grants 36% increased branching angle.
3.12.0
  • Crackling Lance has been added to the game.

References