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Flicker Strike

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Flicker StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike, Movement, Duration
Mana Cost: 10
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 2.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Attack Speed: 120% of Base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (142%-168%)
Requires Level 10Teleports the character to a nearby monster and attacks with a melee weapon. If no specific monster is targeted, one is picked at random. Grants a buff that increases movement speed for a duration. The cooldown can be bypassed by expending a Frenzy Charge.Per 1% Quality:
0.25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit
Deals (142.2-168)% of Base Damage
10% increased Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge
15% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit
Buff grants 20% increased Movement Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Flicker Strike skill icon.pngFlicker Strike 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/SkillGemFlickerStrike

Flicker Strike skill screenshot.jpg

Flicker Strike is a melee attack skill that teleports the character to a nearby enemy and strikes it with their weapon and grants increased movement speed for a short time. If no specific monster is chosen, one is picked at random. The skill has a cooldown that can be bypassed by expending a Frenzy Charge and has a chance to generate a Frenzy Charge when used.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Additional Increased Attack Speed from Frenzy Charges: This attack gets an additional 10% increased attack speed from each frenzy charge, on top of the +4% automatically granted to all attacks from each frenzy charge. Essentially, each frenzy charge will grant attacks made with Flicker Strike a +14% attack speed bonus.

Dual Wielding: Dual Wielding while using flicker strike will cause the player to alternate weapons each attack.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityDamage
Effectiveness
Damage
Multiplier
Exp.Total Exp.
11029142%142.2%00
21335144%143.6%9,5699,569
31743145%144.9%28,18937,758
42152146%146.3%59,14696,904
52560148%147.6%111,192208,096
62969149%149%193,800401,896
73377150%150.4%320,280722,176
83683152%151.7%359,0901,081,266
93990153%153.1%498,5081,579,774
104296154%154.4%682,0572,261,831
1145102156%155.8%921,7773,183,608
1248109157%157.1%1,727,8794,911,487
1351115159%158.5%1,791,7696,703,256
1454121160%159.9%2,353,6799,056,935
1557127161%161.2%3,070,91212,127,847
1660134163%162.6%9,095,46621,223,313
1763140164%163.9%16,039,89037,263,203
1866146165%165.3%29,817,11767,080,320
1968151167%166.6%62,895,056129,975,376
2070155168%168%212,051,599342,026,975
2172159169%169.4%N/AN/A
2274N/A171%170.7%N/AN/A
2376N/A172%172.1%N/AN/A
2478N/A173%173.4%N/AN/A
2580N/A175%174.8%N/AN/A
2682N/A176%176.1%N/AN/A
2784N/A178%177.5%N/AN/A
2886N/A179%178.9%N/AN/A
2988N/A180%180.2%N/AN/A
3090N/A182%181.6%N/AN/A
3191N/A182%182.3%N/AN/A
3292N/A183%182.9%N/AN/A
3393N/A184%183.6%N/AN/A
3494N/A184%184.3%N/AN/A
3595N/A185%185%N/AN/A
3696N/A186%185.6%N/AN/A
3797N/A186%186.3%N/AN/A
3898N/A187%187%N/AN/A
3999N/A188%187.7%N/AN/A
40100N/A188%188.4%N/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
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
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

Vendor reward

This item 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 Flicker Strike.

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 Flicker Strike Cooldown Speed 16620% increased Flicker Strike Cooldown Recovery Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Flicker Strike Cooldown Speed 27530% increased Flicker Strike Cooldown Recovery Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Flicker Strike Damage 16625% increased Flicker Strike Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Flicker Strike Damage 27540% increased Flicker Strike Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Flicker Strike Damage Per Frenzy Charge 1666% increased Flicker Strike Damage per Frenzy Chargehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Flicker Strike Damage Per Frenzy Charge 2759% increased Flicker Strike Damage per Frenzy Chargehelmet 100
default 0

Microtransactions

The list below shows microtransactions for Flicker Strike.

ItemEffect(s)
Demonic Flicker Strike EffectDemonic Flicker Strike EffectFlicker Strike SkinYour Flicker Strike becomes a bloody mist.Your Flicker Strike becomes a bloody mist.
Ghost Flicker Strike EffectGhost Flicker Strike EffectFlicker Strike Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Flicker Strike becomes a ghostly smoke.
Your Flicker Strike becomes a ghostly smoke.
Vapour Flicker Strike EffectVapour Flicker Strike EffectFlicker Strike Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Flicker Strike becomes a cloud of vapour.
Your Flicker Strike becomes a cloud of vapour.

Version history

Version Changes
3.7.0
  • Now deals base damage equal to, and has an added damage effectiveness of, 142%-168% (from 130%-160%)
  • Now grants 15% chance to gain a Frenzy charge on hit at all levels.
  • Now grants a buff that provides +20% increased movement speed for 3 seconds.
  • Now has a 120% attack speed multiplier, instead of 20% more attack speed. This is functionally equivalent.
  • Now grants 0.25% chance to gain a Frenzy charge on hit per 1% gem quality (previously 1% increased damage per 1% quality).
2.4.0
  • Flicker Strike no longer causes you to drop Haku's spirit.
2.1.0
  • Attack skills that have their damage based on the wielded weapon have their mana costs fixed in place from level 1 onwards.
2.0.0
  • Base damage increased to 130% from 125%. The Increased Attack Speed has been removed and instead Flicker Strike grants 20% More Attack Speed. It now increases damage by 1% per 1% quality instead of increasing critical strike chance.
0.9.12qq
  • Reduced damage bonus from +40% to +25%. This is now also represented as Damage Effectiveness.
0.9.12m
  • Fixed a bug where Flicker Strike would not work properly if you click on a monster outside of range.
    Now it'll run into range and perform the skill.
0.9.12
  • Flicker Strike can't be used through walls anymore.
0.9.11
  • Now has a cooldown which can be bypassed by spending a Frenzy Charge.
  • Corrected some mistakes in its damage progression.
0.9.3
  • Flicker Strike now only attacks one target (ignoring Frenzy Charges).
0.9.2f
  • Reclassified Flicker Strike as Melee.
0.9.1
  • Fixed a problem so that it'll now teleport each time.
  • Reduced damage at lower levels.
0.8.0
  • Added new skills: FrenzyFrenzyAttack, Projectile, Melee, Strike, Bow
    Mana Cost: 10
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (115%-135%)
    Requires Level 16Performs an attack that gives the character a frenzy charge if it hits. Frenzy charges increase your attack speed.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Deals (115-135)% of Base Damage
    5% more Attack Damage per Frenzy Charge
    5% more Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge
    +(0-2) to Melee range
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Frenzy skill icon.png
    , Blood RageBlood RageSpell, Duration, Physical
    Mana Cost: (7-16)
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 16Adds a buff that deals Physical Damage over time, while increasing Attack Speed and Life Leech. Killing an enemy while this buff is active refreshes the buff duration, and can grant a Frenzy Charge.Per 1% Quality:
    0.25% increased Attack Speed
    (5-15)% increased Attack Speed
    1.2% of Attack Physical Damage Leeched as Life
    You take 4% of your Maximum Life per second as Physical Damage
    You take 4% of your Maximum Energy Shield per second as Physical Damage
    25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
    Base duration is (7-10.8) seconds
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Blood Rage skill icon.png
    , Flicker Strike, SweepSweepAttack, AoE, Physical, Melee
    Radius: 26
    Mana Cost: 8
    Cast Time: 1.15 sec
    Attack Speed: 70% of Base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (170%-225%)
    Requires Level 12Swings a two handed melee weapon in a circle, knocking back monsters around the character.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (170-225)% of Base Damage
    (5-75) to (8-113) Added Attack Physical Damage
    Knocks Enemies Back on Hit
    +(0-4) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Sweep skill icon.png
    , Dual StrikeDual StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike
    Mana Cost: 5
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Attack Speed: 70% of Base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (125%-170%)
    Attacks with both weapons, dealing the damage of both in one strike. Dual wield only. Does not work with wands.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Critical Strike Chance
    +0.5% to Critical Strike Multiplier
    Deals (125-170)% of Base Damage
    (50-107)% increased Critical Strike Chance
    100% more Critical Strike Chance against Enemies that are on Full Life
    30% more Damage with Hits and Ailments against Enemies that are on Full Life
    +(0-2) to Melee range
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Dual Strike skill icon.png
    , Double StrikeDouble StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike, Physical
    Mana Cost: 5
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Attack Speed: 80% of Base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (91%-112%)
    Performs two fast strikes with a melee weapon.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Deals (91.3-112)% of Base Damage
    Adds (3-113) to (5-169) Physical Damage against Bleeding Enemies
    25% chance to cause Bleeding
    +(0-2) to Melee range
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Double Strike skill icon.png