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Lightning Tendrils

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Lightning TendrilsSpell, AoE, Lightning, Channelling
Radius: 22
Mana Cost: (2 to 26)
Cast Time: 0.23 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 35%
While you channel this skill, it releases pulses of electrical energy, dealing lightning damage in a semicircular area in front of you.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Lightning Damage
Deals (1-24) to (3-461) Lightning Damage
+(0-6) to radius
Releases a Stronger Pulse every 4 pulses
Stronger Pulses deal 50% more damage with Hits and Ailments
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Lightning Tendrils skill icon.pngLightning Tendrils inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 5
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment

Lightning Tendrils skill screenshot.jpg

Lightning Tendrils is a channelled spell that releases surges of lightning damage from your hands in quick succession, damaging enemies in a semicircular area in front of you.

Skill functions and interactions

Area of Effect: Lightning Tendrils deals Area Damage in a semicircular arc with a base radius of 22 units. Modifiers such as increased Area of Effect will affect the radius of the cone but not the angle.

Channelled Skill: As of Version 3.1.0 Lightning Tendrils is now a channelled skill. It can no longer be linked to Spell Echo SupportSpell Echo SupportSpell, Support
Icon: k
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 38Supports spell skills, making them repeat when cast. Cannot support Vaal skills, totem skills, channelling skills, triggered skills, or skills which reserve mana.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell Damage
Supported Skills Repeat an additional time
Supported Skills have (51-70)% more Cast Speed
Supported Skills deal 10% less 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.
as of Version 3.1.0b.

Trigger Gems: Similarly to IncinerateIncinerateProjectile, Spell, Fire, Channelling
Mana Cost: (6 to 9)
Cast Time: 0.20 sec
Damage Effectiveness: 30%
Projectile Speed: 700
Requires Level 12Continuously launches a torrent of fire from your hand. The longer you channel this spell, the larger and more damaging the flames become.Per 1% Quality:
2% increased Projectile Speed
Deals (6-136) to (9-204) Fire Damage
50% more Damage with Hits and Ailments for each stage
Projectiles Pierce all Targets
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Incinerate skill icon.png
, FlameblastFlameblastSpell, AoE, Fire, Channelling
Mana Cost: (6 to 9)
Cast Time: 0.20 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 50%
Requires Level 28Channels to build up a large explosion, which is released when you stop using the skill. The longer you channel, the larger the area of effect and damage of the explosion.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Damage
Deals (32-241) to (48-362) Fire Damage
110% more Spell Damage for each stage
55% more Damage with Ailments for each stage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Flameblast skill icon.png
and other channelled skills, Lightning Tendrils cannot be supported by trigger gems like Cast when Damage Taken SupportCast when Damage Taken SupportSupport, Spell, Trigger
Icon: !
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 0.25 sec
Requires Level 38Each supported spell skill will track damage you take, and be triggered when the total damage taken reaches a threshold. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills and skills that reserve mana cannot be triggered.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage
Trigger Supported Spells when you take a total of (528-3272) Damage
Supported Skills deal (-70-6)% more Damage
This Gem can only Support Skill Gems requiring Level (38-70) or lower
You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
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.
or Cast On Critical Strike SupportCast On Critical Strike SupportSupport, Spell, Trigger
Icon: &
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 38Must support both an attack skill and a spell skill to work. The attack skill will trigger a spell when it critically strikes an enemy. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills and skills that reserve mana cannot be triggered.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 1% increased Critical Strike Chance
Supported Attacks will Trigger a Supported Spell when you Crit an Enemy
Supported Skills deal (20-39)% more Spell Damage
You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
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.
. It also cannot be supported by Remote Mine SupportRemote Mine SupportSupport, Mine, Duration
Icon: Y
Mana Multiplier: 150%
Requires Level 8Supports spells, or attacks that use bows or wands. Instead of using that skill, you will place a mine that will use the skill for you when you detonate it.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Mine Laying Speed
Places a Remote Mine which uses the Supported Skill when detonated
Mine lasts 16 seconds
Supported Skills deal (30-49)% more Mine Damage
Supported Attack Skills cannot be used with Melee Weapons
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.
or Trap SupportTrap SupportSupport, Trap, Duration
Icon: T
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Can store 3 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 4.00 sec
Requires Level 8Supports spells, or attacks that use bows or wands. Instead of using that skill, you will throw a trap that will use the skill for you when an enemy walks near it.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Trap Throwing Speed
Trap lasts 16 seconds
Supported Skills deal (20-39)% more Trap Damage
Supported Attack Skills cannot be used with Melee Weapons
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.
. The only Trigger Gem which will interact with it is Cast while Channelling SupportCast while Channelling SupportSupport, Channelling, Spell
Icon: W
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 38Must support both a channelling skill and a non-channelling spell skill to work. The channelling skill will trigger a spell periodically while channelling. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills and skills that reserve mana cannot be triggered.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage
Trigger a Supported Spell every (0.45-0.35) seconds while Channelling Supported Skills
You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
Supported Triggered Spells deal (0-9)% more 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.
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Gem level progression

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Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
no
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
Nessa
no
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
yes
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth
yes

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Lightning Tendrils

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.Stats
EnchantmentLightningTendrilsCriticalStrikeChance16640% increased Lightning Tendrils Critical Strike Chance
EnchantmentLightningTendrilsCriticalStrikeChance27560% increased Lightning Tendrils Critical Strike Chance
EnchantmentLightningTendrilsDamage16625% increased Lightning Tendrils Damage
EnchantmentLightningTendrilsDamage27540% increased Lightning Tendrils Damage
EnchantmentLightningTendrilsRadius1_668% increased Lightning Tendrils Area of Effect
EnchantmentLightningTendrilsRadius27512% increased Lightning Tendrils Area of Effect

Version history

Version Changes
3.1.0
  • Lightning Tendrils has been reworked. It is now a channelled skill, and deals more damage on every 4th pulse. It has also received a visual overhaul. The new version hits slightly less frequently than previously, but has higher sustained damage overall.
2.6.0
  • Lightning Tendrils gains 1 additional unit of radius every 3 levels.
  • No longer gain increased area of effect radius.
2.1.0
  • Damage has been increased by around 20% at all levels.
2.0.0
  • Damage reduced by 25% and area of effect reduced by 18% (from 26 to 22).
  • Critical Strike Chance increased from 5% to 6%.
1.2.4
  • Lightning Tendrils has been added to the game