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Lightning Arrow

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Lightning ArrowAttack, AoE, Projectile, Lightning, Bow
Mana Cost: (7-11)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Projectile Speed: 3260
Requires Level 12Fires a charged arrow at the target, causing them to be struck by a bolt of lightning which damages nearby enemies.Per 1% Quality:
1% chance to Shock enemies
Deals (100-119)% of Base Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Hits up to 3 additional enemies near the target
(1-9) to (13-179) Added Attack Lightning Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Lightning Arrow skill icon.pngLightning Arrow inventory icon.png
Level: 12
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Transmutation
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemLightningArrow

Lightning Arrow skill screenshot.jpg

Lightning Arrow (often referred to as LA) is a ranged attack skill that fires an arrow which deals lightning damage to a target and nearby enemies.

Skill functions and interactions

Damage conversion: Like all converted damage, the lightning portion of Lightning Arrow's damage will be modified by both lightning damage and physical damage increases.

Hits Additional Targets: When an arrow strikes a target, up to 3 randomly chosen enemies within an area around that target will also be struck for the same amount of damage (not just the lightning portion of the damage). The area within which Lightning Arrow can hit additional targets has a base radius of 18 and is affected by Area of Effect modifiers such as increased Area of Effect. However, this damage is not affected by modifiers to Area damage.

Gem level progression

Exp.Total Exp.
112337100%100%1 to 1300
215397101%101%1 to 1615,24915,249
319487102%102%1 to 2041,51756,766
423568103%103%1 to 2581,983138,749
527648104%104%2 to 31147,968286,717
631738105%105%2 to 37250,557537,274
735818106%106%2 to 45405,086942,360
838888107%107%3 to 51447,7181,390,078
941949108%108%3 to 59615,3182,005,396
10441009109%109%3 to 66834,6392,840,035
11471069110%110%4 to 751,570,7604,410,795
12501139111%111%4 to 851,633,9876,044,782
13531199112%112%5 to 952,151,0308,195,812
145612510113%113%6 to 1072,812,18911,008,001
155913210114%114%6 to 1205,099,36016,107,361
166213810115%115%7 to 1349,400,73125,508,092
176414210116%116%8 to 14415,273,36640,781,458
186614610117%117%8 to 15526,286,58267,068,040
196815111118%118%9 to 16762,890,590129,958,630
207015511119%119%9 to 179212,046,017342,004,647
217215911120%120%10 to 192N/AN/A
2274N/A11121%121%11 to 206N/AN/A
2376N/A11122%122%12 to 221N/AN/A
2478N/A11123%123%12 to 237N/AN/A
2580N/A11124%124%13 to 254N/AN/A
2682N/A12125%125%14 to 272N/AN/A
2784N/A12126%126%15 to 291N/AN/A
2886N/A12127%127%16 to 311N/AN/A
2988N/A12128%128%18 to 333N/AN/A
3090N/A12129%129%19 to 355N/AN/A
3191N/A12130%129.5%19 to 367N/AN/A
3292N/A13130%130%20 to 380N/AN/A
3393N/A13131%130.5%21 to 392N/AN/A
3494N/A13131%131%21 to 405N/AN/A
3595N/A13132%131.5%22 to 419N/AN/A
3696N/A13132%132%23 to 433N/AN/A
3797N/A13133%132.5%24 to 447N/AN/A
3898N/A13133%133%24 to 462N/AN/A
3999N/A13134%133.5%25 to 477N/AN/A
40100N/A13134%134%26 to 492N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

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

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

Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Siren's Cadence
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Siren's Cadence
Act 1
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Lightning 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 Lightning Arrow Damage 16625% increased Lightning Arrow Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Arrow Damage 27540% increased Lightning Arrow Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Arrow Extra Targets 166Lightning Arrow hits an additional Enemyhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Arrow Extra Targets 275Lightning Arrow hits 2 additional Enemieshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Arrow Area Of Effect 1668% increased Lightning Arrow Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Arrow Area Of Effect 27512% increased Lightning Arrow Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0


The list below shows microtransactions for Lightning Arrow.

Gore Lightning Arrow EffectGore Lightning Arrow EffectLightning Arrow Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Lightning Arrow becomes a gory effect.
Your Lightning Arrow becomes a gory effect.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Now has 1 to 13 added Attack Lightning Damage at gem level 1, up to 9 to 179 at gem level 20 (previously none).
  • Now gains 1% chance to Shock per 1% gem quality (from 0.5% per 1% quality).
  • The Merciless Labyrinth Helmet enchantment for additional targets hit by Lightning Arrow is now +1 rather than +2.
  • Lightning Arrow's base damage has been increased by a flat 10% at all levels. The mana cost at level one has been reduced from 8 to 7.
  • Base damage increased from 70% to 90%.
  • Radius of the lighting effect increased by 12.5% (from 16 to 18).
  • Now grants 0.5% increased chance to shock per 1% quality instead of increased shock duration.
  • Fixed a bug where secondary hits from Lightning Arrow would not check evasion.
  • Improved the Ice Spear and Lightning Arrow effects.
  • Has been moved to level 10 (from 1).
  • Its mana cost and progression have been flattened.
  • The chance to Shock has been removed.
  • A damage bonus as it levels up has been added.
  • The number of targets is now always 3.
  • Fixed a targeting bug with Lightning Arrow.
  • Now explodes when hitting terrain as well as monsters.
  • Lightning Arrow has been added to the game.