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Elemental Hit

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Elemental HitAttack, Melee, Fire, Cold, Lightning, Bow
Mana Cost: (6 to 12)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
A standard attack (with any weapon) that adds damage of a random element.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Elemental Damage
Can deal (4-169) to (8-314) base Fire Damage
Can deal (3-138) to (6-257) base Cold Damage
Can deal (1-27) to (13-516) base Lightning Damage
10% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Elemental Hit skill icon.pngElemental Hit inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 5
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom

Elemental Hit skill screenshot.jpg

Cold steel tends to solve most problems, but sometimes it's not quite enough. With Elemental Hit, a player infuses their weapon with the heat of a furnace, the electricity of a Summer tempest, or the icy chill of the Winter night. The specific element is randomly chosen, but the result is the same: tons of extra damage dealt, often killing the target with a single blow.

Description on the official Path of Exile website [1]

Elemental Hit is an attack skill, executing a basic attack with added damage of a random element. An Elemental Hit may be performed with any weapon, or with no weapon equipped.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Dual Wielding: Using Elemental Hit while dual wielding will alternate the weapon used for attacking.

Damage Display: The DPS display can't currently account for the random choice of element.

Elemental Damage: Each of the three damage types is increased by "weapon elemental damage" and "elemental damage" passives and item mods. Additionally, fire, cold or lightning damage passives and mods will boost the damage of only that respective type.

Random Damage Type: One and only one of the listed elemental damage types will be applied per attack. There is no way to influence which type is chosen.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityMana
Cost
Fire
Damage
Cold
Damage
Lightning
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
11064 to 83 to 61 to 1300
22065 to 94 to 71 to 147070
341666 to 115 to 91 to 17308378
472277 to 146 to 111 to 231,5541,932
51131710 to 198 to 162 to 316,6678,599
61641714 to 2712 to 222 to 4426,04734,646
72050818 to 3415 to 283 to 5649,72584,371
82458823 to 4319 to 354 to 7095,714180,085
92867828 to 5323 to 435 to 87169,595349,680
103275935 to 6428 to 536 to 106283,759633,439
113683942 to 7834 to 647 to 128453,9961,087,435
124092950 to 9341 to 768 to 153703,1281,790,563
13441001060 to 11149 to 9110 to 1831,061,2232,851,786
14481091071 to 13258 to 10811 to 2172,065,8704,917,656
15521171084 to 15669 to 12713 to 2562,507,1107,424,766
16561251199 to 18381 to 15016 to 3015,798,93613,223,702
176013411115 to 21494 to 17519 to 35215,083,91928,307,621
186414211135 to 250110 to 20522 to 41127,792,73556,100,356
196714811151 to 280123 to 22924 to 46143,869,73999,970,095
207015512169 to 314138 to 25727 to 516242,081,556342,051,651
217215912182 to 338149 to 27629 to 555N/AN/A
2274N/A12196 to 364160 to 29731 to 598N/AN/A
2376N/A12211 to 391172 to 32034 to 643N/AN/A
2478N/A13226 to 420185 to 34436 to 691N/AN/A
2580N/A13243 to 452199 to 37039 to 743N/AN/A
2682N/A13261 to 485214 to 39742 to 798N/AN/A
2784N/A13281 to 521230 to 42645 to 857N/AN/A
2886N/A14301 to 559246 to 45748 to 919N/AN/A
2988N/A14323 to 600264 to 49152 to 986N/AN/A
3090N/A14346 to 643283 to 52656 to 1057N/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
no
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
yes
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth
yes

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Elemental Hit:

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)
EnchantmentElementalHitAttackSpeed16610% increased Elemental Hit Attack Speed
EnchantmentElementalHitAttackSpeed27515% increased Elemental Hit Attack Speed
EnchantmentElementalHitChanceToFreezeShockIgnite166Elemental Hit has +20% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
EnchantmentElementalHitChanceToFreezeShockIgnite275Elemental Hit has +30% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
EnchantmentElementalHitDamage16625% increased Elemental Hit Damage
EnchantmentElementalHitDamage27540% increased Elemental Hit Damage

Version history

Version Changes
2.0.2
  • damage increased by 10%.
2.0.0
  • Now has a base chance to inflict elemental status ailments.
1.3.0
  • The mana costs of Elemental HitElemental HitAttack, Melee, Fire, Cold, Lightning, Bow
    Mana Cost: (6 to 12)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    A standard attack (with any weapon) that adds damage of a random element.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Elemental Damage
    Can deal (4-169) to (8-314) base Fire Damage
    Can deal (3-138) to (6-257) base Cold Damage
    Can deal (1-27) to (13-516) base Lightning Damage
    10% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Elemental Hit skill icon.png
    , Glacial HammerGlacial HammerAttack, Melee, Cold
    Mana Cost: 5
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Damage Effectiveness: (140% to 182%)
    Hits the enemy, converting some of your physical damage to cold damage. If the enemy is frozen and is on less than one third life, they will shatter when hit by Glacial Hammer. Requires a Mace or Staff.Per 1% Quality:
    2% increased Chill Duration on enemies
    1% increased Freeze Duration on enemies
    Deals (140-181.8)% of Base Damage
    50% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
    25% chance to Freeze enemies
    35% increased Chill Duration on enemies
    (10-29)% increased Effect of Chill
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Glacial Hammer skill icon.png
    , Infernal BlowInfernal BlowAttack, AoE, Melee, Fire
    Radius: 15
    Mana Cost: 6
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: (130% to 160%)
    Hits the enemy, converting some of your physical damage to fire damage. If the enemy dies soon after being hit, they will explode, dealing fire damage to nearby enemies. The damage from this explosion cannot be reflected. Requires a Sword, Axe, Mace, Staff or Unarmed.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (130-160.4)% of Base Damage
    50% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
    Base duration is 0.5 seconds
    Explosion deals base Fire Damage equal to 10% of the corpse's maximum Life
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Infernal Blow skill icon.png
    and Lightning StrikeLightning StrikeProjectile, Attack, Melee, Lightning
    Mana Cost: 6
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Damage Effectiveness: (130% to 176%)
    Requires Level 12Infuses your melee weapon with electrical energies as you swing. In addition to converting some of your physical damage to lightning damage, the stored energy is released from the weapon as projectiles as you strike, flying out behind your target to hit farther-away enemies. The projectiles cannot miss if the melee attack hit its target.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Lightning Damage
    Deals (130-175.6)% of Base Damage
    50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
    (4-7) additional Projectiles
    Projectiles deal 25% less Damage
    Damage over time caused by Projectiles deals 25% less Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Lightning Strike skill icon.png
    have been reduced.
1.2.0
  • The mana cost of all skills has been revised.
1.0.0
  • Increased the mana cost.
  • Damage progression past level 1 has been reduced.
0.10.0
  • Is now player level 19 (was 2) and has had its damage reduced, especially at high levels.
0.9.2
  • Reduced the mana cost.
0.9.1
  • Increased damage at higher levels.
0.7.2
  • Increased damage of Elemental Hit skill
0.6.9
  • Elemental hit skill now has correct gem hover
0.6.0
  • Added new skills: Ground Slam, Elemental Hit and Cleave

References

  1. "Dexterity skills". Official Path of Exile website.