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Orb of Storms

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Orb of StormsLightning, Spell, Duration, AoE, Chaining
Mana Cost: (11-28)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 0.50 sec
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 45%
Requires Level 4Creates a stationary electrical orb that frequently unleashes a splitting bolt of lightning at a nearby enemy. Modifiers to cast speed will increase how frequently it does this. Using a lightning skill while inside the orb's cloud unleashes additional bolts. Casting this skill again will replace the previous orb.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Lightning Damage
Deals (2-118) to (5-353) Lightning Damage
Base duration is 6 seconds
Beams Split to hit (2-4) extra targets
Strikes every 1 second
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
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemOrbOfStorms

Orb of Storms skill screenshot.jpg

Orb of Storms is a lightning skill gem.

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: (9-26)
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 (4-202) to (11-302) 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%-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 Ruthless or 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
+(0-2) 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.

The secondary proc of the orb is the same effect produced from the orb itself, and the bolts split to hit multiple targets. However, the cast originates from the player location rather than the orb itself, meaning the bolt can hit an enemy outside of the orb's range. This secondary proc appears to not have an internal cooldown.

Gem level progression

split into
Exp.Total Exp.
1416112 to 5200
2620122 to 62841841
3927133 to 923,0993,940
41233144 to 1127,43311,373
51641155 to 15222,89534,268
62050167 to 20249,72583,993
72458179 to 27295,714179,707
828671812 to 352169,595349,302
932751915 to 453283,759633,061
1036832019 to 573453,9961,087,057
1140922124 to 723703,1281,790,185
12441002230 to 9031,061,2232,851,408
13481092338 to 11332,065,8704,917,278
14521172447 to 14032,507,1107,424,388
15551232555 to 16432,573,7319,998,119
16581302664 to 19237,611,35117,609,470
17611362675 to 224413,437,90831,047,378
18641422787 to 261425,052,14756,099,525
196714827101 to 304443,869,43699,968,961
207015528118 to 3534242,081,178342,050,139
217215928130 to 3904N/AN/A
2274N/A29144 to 4314N/AN/A
2376N/A29158 to 4754N/AN/A
2478N/A30175 to 5244N/AN/A
2580N/A30192 to 5775N/AN/A
2682N/A30212 to 6365N/AN/A
2784N/A30233 to 7005N/AN/A
2886N/A31257 to 7705N/AN/A
2988N/A31282 to 8475N/AN/A
3090N/A32311 to 9325N/AN/A
3191N/A33326 to 9775N/AN/A
3292N/A33341 to 10245N/AN/A
3393N/A33358 to 10735N/AN/A
3494N/A33375 to 11255N/AN/A
3595N/A34393 to 11795N/AN/A
3696N/A34412 to 12355N/AN/A
3797N/A34431 to 12945N/AN/A
3898N/A34452 to 13565N/AN/A
3999N/A35474 to 14216N/AN/A
40100N/A35496 to 14886N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
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.

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
EnchantmentOrbOfStormsCastSpeed166Orb of Storms has 20% increased Cast Speed
EnchantmentOrbOfStormsCastSpeed275Orb of Storms has 30% increased Cast Speed
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


The list below shows microtransactions for Orb of Storms.

Celestial Orb of Storms Effect
Celestial Orb of Storms EffectOrb of Storms SkinYour Orb of Storms becomes a celestial effect.
Your Orb of Storms becomes a celestial effect.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Can now be cast by mines, traps, totems, and can be triggered.
  • Now deals 2-5 lightning damage at gem level 1 (up from 1-3), up to 118-353 lightning damage at gem level 20 (up from 59-177).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 45% (up from 20%). Increases to cast speed now affect Orb of Storms strike rate.
  • Orb of Storms can now trigger lightning strikes from channelled skills.
  • Now has a base skill duration of 6 seconds (down from 10).
  • Added to the game