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Lightning Coil

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Lightning Coil
Desert Brigandine
Quality: +20%
Armour: (789-902)
Evasion: (789-902)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 60, 96 Str, 96 DexAdds 1 to (20-30) Lightning Damage to Attacks
(90-120)% increased Armour and Evasion
+(60-80) to maximum Life
-60% to Lightning Resistance
30% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Lightning Damage
"There's nothing like imminent death
to galvanize one's purpose in life."
- Malachai the Soulless.
Lightning Coil inventory icon.png
Purchase Costs
Unique8x Chaos Orb
Sell Price
6x Alchemy Shard
8x Alteration Shard
Item class: Body Armours

Lightning Coil is a unique Desert BrigandineDesert BrigandineArmour: 376
Evasion: 376
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 60, 96 Str, 96 Dex


Lightning Coil has the property 'physical damage taken as elemental'. With lightning coil, a portion of physical damage is taken as lightning damage. This takes place before mitigation is applied, therefore armour will not mitigate the lightning portion but lightning resistance will.[1] While wearing Lightning Coil physical damage can apply the Shock status ailment.

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

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

8The Coming StormThe Coming Storm8Lightning CoilNo man may hope to turn back the storm. You can only hope you do not attract its ire.N/AN/A
4The BodyThe Body4Body ArmourThey say it is the head that leads, but all must flow through the body at some point.random unique body armourN/A
4Jack in the BoxJack in the Box4ItemTurn the crank,
close your eyes,
and pray to the gods
for a pleasant surprise.
N/Arandom unique item

Supporter attribution

Lightning Coil was created by supporter Gulruon.[citation needed]

Build of the week

This item was featured in Season 2 Episode 3 and Episode 13 of the Build of the Week series released by Grinding Gear Games.

Legacy variants

Lightning Coil has a legacy variant.

Version Discontinued Modifiers

Adds (1–20 to 1–30) Lightning Damage to Attacks
(90 to 120)% increased Armour and Evasion
+(60 to 80) to maximum Life
−60% to Lightning Resistance
40% of Physical Damage taken as Lightning Damage

Alternate artwork

Lightning Coil Relic inventory icon.png Relic version from the Legacy leagues.


Version history

Version Changes
  • Damage conversion has been reduced from 40% to 30%.
  • Introduced to the game.


  1. Mark_GGG (September 25, 2013). "Specifics on Lightning Coil mechanics?". Path of Exile Forum. Retrieved July 29, 2014.