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Orb of Storms

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Orb of StormsLightning, Spell, Duration, AoE, Chaining
Mana Cost: (11 to 28)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 0.50 sec
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 20%
Requires Level 4Creates a stationary electrical orb that frequently unleashes a splitting bolt of lightning at a nearby enemy. Using another lightning skill while inside the orb's cloud unleashes additional bolts. Casting this skill again will replace the previous orb. You can only cast this spell yourself, directly.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Lightning Damage
Deals (1-59) to (3-177) Lightning Damage
Base duration is 6 seconds
Beams Split to hit (2-4) extra targets
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Orb of Storms skill icon.pngOrb of Storms inventory icon.png
Level: 5
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment

Orb of Storms skill screenshot.jpg

Skill Functions and Interactions

Each individual cast from the orb acts like its own unique spell, much like a totem casting. Each hit has its own chance of being a critical strike, while other hits from the same orb may only do normal damage unlike other skills with multiple hits like FirestormFirestormSpell, AoE, Duration, Fire
Radius: 25 / 10
Mana Cost: (9 to 26)
Cast Time: 0.90 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 30%
Requires Level 12Flaming bolts rain down over the targeted area. They explode when landing, dealing damage to nearby enemies.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Damage
Deals (4-162) to (10-243) Fire Damage
Base duration is 2 seconds
One impact every 0.1 seconds
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Firestorm skill icon.png
or CycloneCycloneAttack, AoE, Movement, Melee
Mana Cost: 12
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (45% to 56%)
Requires Level 28Damage enemies around you, then perform a spinning series of attacks as you travel to a target location. Cannot be supported by Multistrike.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (45-56.4)% of Base Damage
50% more Attack Speed
30% less Movement Speed
First Hit deals 50% less Damage
+(0-3) to Melee range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Cyclone skill icon.png
. Each hit also has its own chance to cause "on hit" effects.

The orb is always summoned next to the player at approximately the same distance.

The orb will only target enemies within its circle of influence but the secondary chain hits can target enemies much further away and even slightly off the edges of the screen.

The game also determines whether the orb can target an enemy based on the player's line of sight and not the line of sight of the orb itself. Placing an orb on the other side of a doorway may not guarantee it will attack a target even if it is right next to that target, but if there is a clear line of sight to the target the orb may even fire through walls as long as the target is within its radius.

Despite being an Area of Effect skill, Orb of Storms DOES NOT benefit from Area of Effect damage bonuses, but effects that change the Area of Effect-radius will adjust how far out the orb will target enemies.

Gem level progression

split into
Exp.Total Exp.
1416111 to 3200
2620121 to 32841841
3927131 to 423,0993,940
41233142 to 627,43311,373
51641153 to 8222,89534,268
62050163 to 10249,72583,993
72458174 to 13295,714179,707
82867186 to 172169,595349,302
93275197 to 223283,759633,061
1036832010 to 293453,9961,087,057
1140922112 to 363703,1281,790,185
12441002215 to 4531,061,2232,851,408
13481092319 to 5632,065,8704,917,278
14521172423 to 7032,507,1107,424,388
15551232527 to 8232,573,7319,998,119
16581302632 to 9637,611,35117,609,470
17611362637 to 112413,437,90831,047,378
18641422744 to 131425,052,14756,099,525
19671482751 to 152443,869,43699,968,961
20701552859 to 1774242,081,178342,050,139
21721592865 to 1954N/AN/A
2274N/A2972 to 2154N/AN/A
2376N/A2979 to 2384N/AN/A
2478N/A3087 to 2624N/AN/A
2580N/A3096 to 2895N/AN/A
2682N/A30106 to 3185N/AN/A
2784N/A30117 to 3505N/AN/A
2886N/A31128 to 3855N/AN/A
2988N/A31141 to 4245N/AN/A
3090N/A32155 to 4665N/AN/A

Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Orb of Storms:

Name For 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. Effect(s)
EnchantmentOrbOfStormsDamage16625% increased Orb of Storms Damage
EnchantmentOrbOfStormsDamage27540% increased Orb of Storms Damage
EnchantmentStormCloudCriticalStrikeChance16660% increased Orb of Storms Critical Strike Chance
EnchantmentStormCloudCriticalStrikeChance27590% increased Orb of Storms Critical Strike Chance
EnchantmentStormCloudRadius1668% increased Orb of Storms Area of Effect
EnchantmentStormCloudRadius27512% increased Orb of Storms Area of Effect

Version history

Version Changes
  • Now has a base skill duration of 6 seconds (down from 10).
  • Added to the game