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Lancing SteelAttack, Projectile, Physical
Mana Cost: (8-10)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Attack Speed: 85% of Base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (135%-180%)
Requires Level 28Thrust an Axe or Sword forward, releasing a primary projectile that impales all enemies it hits. Additional projectiles appear nearby as smaller metal shards that fly forward after a short delay. Each enemy can only be hit by one projectile from this skill.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Impale Effect
Deals (135-180)% of Base Attack Damage
Fires 4 additional Projectiles
Primary Projectile Impales Enemies on Hit
30% chance to Impale Enemies on Hit
(20-113) to (30-169) Added Attack Physical Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Lancing Steel skill icon.pngLancing Steel inventory icon.png
Level: 28
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Chance
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemLancingSteel

Lancing Steel is an attack skill that launches a projectile in the target direction, followed by smaller projectiles that deal less damage. The primary projectile impales on hit.

Skill functions and interactions

Gem level progression

Physical DamageExp.Total Exp.
12842298135%135%20 to 3000
23146328137%137.4%23 to 35199,345199,345
33450358140%139.7%27 to 40285,815485,160
43754378142%142.1%31 to 46401,344886,504
54058409144%144.5%35 to 53554,3791,440,883
64260429147%146.8%38 to 58477,4371,918,320
74463449149%149.2%42 to 63583,7862,502,106
84666469152%151.6%45 to 68710,3593,212,465
94868489154%153.9%49 to 741,355,5114,567,976
105071499156%156.3%53 to 801,138,8775,706,853
115274519159%158.7%58 to 861,368,2337,075,086
125476539161%161.1%62 to 931,638,3388,713,424
135679559163%163.4%67 to 1011,956,64810,670,072
145882579166%165.8%73 to 1093,655,18414,325,256
1560845910168%168.2%78 to 1173,017,32717,342,583
1662876010171%170.5%84 to 1267,759,99525,102,578
1764906210173%172.9%91 to 13615,138,19340,240,771
1866926410175%175.3%98 to 14626,083,82566,324,596
1968956610178%177.6%105 to 15762,620,247128,944,843
2070986810180%180%113 to 169211,708,088340,652,931
21721007010182%182.4%121 to 181N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A10185%184.7%130 to 195N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A10187%187.1%139 to 209N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A10189%189.5%149 to 224N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A11192%191.8%160 to 239N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A11194%194.2%171 to 256N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A11197%196.6%183 to 274N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A11199%198.9%196 to 293N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A11201%201.3%209 to 314N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A11204%203.7%223 to 335N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A11205%204.9%231 to 346N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A11206%206.1%239 to 358N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A11207%207.2%247 to 370N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A11208%208.4%255 to 382N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A11210%209.6%263 to 395N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A11211%210.8%272 to 408N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A11212%212%281 to 421N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A11213%213.2%290 to 435N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A11214%214.3%300 to 449N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A8216%215.5%309 to 464N/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 ↓
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Lancing Steel:


Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Lancing Steel.

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 Lancing Steel Damage 166Lancing Steel deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lancing Steel Damage 275Lancing Steel deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lancing Steel Impale Chance 166Lancing Steel's additional Projectiles have +20% chance to Impale Enemieshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lancing Steel Impale Chance 275Lancing Steel's additional Projectiles have +30% chance to Impale Enemieshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lancing Steel Primary Proj Pierce Num 166Lancing Steel's primary Projectile Pierces 3 additional Targetshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lancing Steel Primary Proj Pierce Num 275Lancing Steel's primary Projectile Pierces 5 additional Targetshelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
  • Can no longer hit close-range enemies multiple times with a single attack.
  • Now deals base damage equal to, and has an added damage effectiveness of, 130% at gem level 1 (from 65%), up to 175% at gem level 20 (from 80%).
  • Now adds 20 to 30 physical damage to attacks at gem level 1, up to 113 to 169 at gem level 20.
  • Now has 30% chance for the non-primary projectiles to impale enemies on hit.
  • Now has an attack speed multiplier of 80%.
  • Now gains 0.5% chance to impale enemies on hit per 1% gem quality (previously gained 1% chance to impale enemies per 1% gem quality).
  • Lancing Steel has been added to the game.