Galvanic Arrow

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Galvanic ArrowLightning, Attack, Projectile, AoE, Bow
Mana Cost: (6-10)
Soul Gain Prevention: 0.001 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (80%-99%)
Projectile Speed: 3260
Releases arrows along with a burst of lightning which damages all enemies in a cone. The arrows degrade in-flight as the lightning dissipates, soon vanishing.Per 1% Quality:1231% increased Projectile Speed1% reduced Enemy Stun ThresholdCone Area occurs 4% farther forwardDeals (80-99)% of Base Attack Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Fires 2 additional Arrows
(1-9) to (5-179) Added Lightning Damage
Increases and Reductions to Arrow Speed also apply to
this Skill's Area of Effect
+(0-3) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Galvanic Arrow skill icon.pngGalvanic Arrow inventory icon.png
Level: 5
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemShrapnelShot

Galvanic Arrow skill screenshot.jpg

Galvanic Arrow is a ranged bow attack skill that fires arrows which deals lightning damage in an area of effect cone. The arrows have a short range, but it can be extended with increased projectile speed, which also increases the AoE.

Skill functions and interactions

Both the arrow and lightning cone are modified by projectile damage modifiers, including Point Blank. Area damage modifiers (like 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.
) will affect the cone but not the arrow damage. The cone and arrow deal damage independent of each other, effectively doubling damage dealt to monsters directly in the line of fire.

Galvanic Arrow shoots a lightning cone each time you shoot your bow. Barrage Support makes your projectiles fire sequentially instead of simultaneously, meaning a lightning cone is triggered for each projectile shot during your attack.

Gem level progression

RadiusExp.Total Exp.
110680%80%1 to 5N/A00
220681%81%1 to 6N/A7070
3416682%82%1 to 7N/A308378
4722783%83%1 to 9N/A1,5541,932
51131784%84%1 to 1216,6678,599
61641785%85%1 to 17126,04734,646
72050786%86%1 to 21149,72584,371
82458887%87%1 to 26195,714180,085
92867888%88%2 to 321169,595349,680
103275889%89%2 to 391283,759633,439
113683890%90%2 to 471453,9961,087,435
124092891%91%3 to 562703,1281,790,563
1344100992%92%3 to 6621,061,2232,851,786
1448109993%93%4 to 7822,065,8704,917,656
1552117994%94%5 to 9222,507,1107,424,766
1656125995%95%6 to 10725,798,93613,223,702
1760134996%96%7 to 125215,083,91928,307,621
18641421097%97%8 to 144227,792,73556,100,356
19671481098%98%8 to 161343,869,73999,970,095
20701551099%99%9 to 1793242,081,556342,051,651
217215910100%100%10 to 1923N/AN/A
2274N/A10101%101%11 to 2063N/AN/A
2376N/A11102%102%12 to 2213N/AN/A
2478N/A11103%103%12 to 2373N/AN/A
2580N/A11104%104%13 to 2543N/AN/A
2682N/A11105%105%14 to 2724N/AN/A
2784N/A11106%106%15 to 2914N/AN/A
2886N/A12107%107%16 to 3114N/AN/A
2988N/A12108%108%18 to 3334N/AN/A
3090N/A12109%109%19 to 3554N/AN/A
3191N/A12110%109.5%19 to 3674N/AN/A
3292N/A13110%110%20 to 3804N/AN/A
3393N/A13111%110.5%21 to 3924N/AN/A
3494N/A13111%111%21 to 4054N/AN/A
3595N/A13112%111.5%22 to 4194N/AN/A
3696N/A13112%112%23 to 4335N/AN/A
3797N/A14113%112.5%24 to 4475N/AN/A
3898N/A14113%113%24 to 4625N/AN/A
3999N/A14114%113.5%25 to 4775N/AN/A
40100N/A14114%114%26 to 4925N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

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

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
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

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Galvanic 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.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Galvanic Arrow Projectile Speed 166Galvanic Arrow has 20% increased Projectile Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Galvanic Arrow Projectile Speed 275Galvanic Arrow has 30% increased Projectile Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shrapnel Shot Damage 16625% increased Galvanic Arrow Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shrapnel Shot Damage 27540% increased Galvanic Arrow Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shrapnel Shot Physical Damage Percent To Add As Lightning Damage 16610% of Galvanic Arrow Physical Damage gained as extra Lightning Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shrapnel Shot Physical Damage Percent To Add As Lightning Damage 27515% of Galvanic Arrow Physical Damage gained as extra Lightning Damagehelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
  • Now fires 2 additional Arrows at all levels.
  • The arrows now degrade in flight, eventually vanishing. This limits the skill's base range. Modifiers to Projectile Speed will allow the arrows to travel farther before they vanish.
  • Still deals a burst of damage in a cone. Increases and reductions to Arrow Speed also apply to this skill's area of effect, so increases to Projectile Speed will cause your cone to also reach farther.
  • Now gains added Lightning Damage as the gem levels, up to 9 to 179 at gem level 20.
  • Now gains 1% increased Projectile Speed per 1% gem quality (from 1% increased Area of Effect per 2% gem quality).
  • Arrows no longer pierce by default.
  • Galvanic Arrow's threshold jewel, Collateral DamageCollateral Damage
    Viridian Jewel
    Limited to: 2
    Radius: Medium (1200)
    (10-15)% increased Global Physical Damage
    With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Galvanic Arrow deals 50% increased Area Damage
    With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Galvanic Arrow has 25% increased Area of Effect
    Malachai ran roughshod over every ethical boundary in pursuit of creating the ideal gemling.
    For him, there was no doubt that the end would justify the means.
    Place into an allocated jewel socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    , can no longer drop or be obtained from quests.
  • Shrapnel Shot now converts 50% of Physical Damage to Lightning Damage (up from 40%).
  • Shrapnel Shot pierces 4 targets at level 1, up to 7 at level 20.
  • Shrapnel Shot gains 1 additional unit of radius every 4 levels.
  • No longer gain increased area of effect radius.
  • Added to the game.