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Shattering Steel

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Shattering SteelAttack, Projectile, AoE, Physical
Mana Cost: (7-9)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Attack Speed: 80% of Base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (45%-50%)
Requires Level 12Swing an Axe or Sword, releasing projectiles in sequence. The projectiles shatter when colliding with an enemy or travelling a short distance. The shattered pieces deal damage in an area in front of the impact location.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Impale Effect
Deals (45-50)% of Base Damage
40% chance to Impale Enemies on Hit
Fires 2 additional Projectiles
Projectiles gain Damage as they travel farther, dealing up to 100% more Damage with Hits
(8-113) to (12-169) Added Attack Physical Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Shattering Steel skill icon.pngShattering Steel inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 12
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Transmutation
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemShatteringSteel

Shattering steel is an attack that launches a wave of projectiles which shatter on hit or reaching maximum distance, dealing area of effect damage in a small area. The projectiles have a chance to impale on hit, dealing a portion of the physical damage dealt over the next 5 hits.

Skill functions and interactions

Projectile Speed: Shattering steel fires projectiles which travel a fixed distance, increases or decreases to projectile speed do not affect the range of shattering steel.

Melee: Shattering steel does not benefit from Melee Physical Damage SupportMelee Physical Damage SupportMelee, Physical, Support, Attack
Icon: M
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 18Supports melee attack skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Physical Damage
Supported Skills deal (30-49)% more Melee Physical Damage
Supported Skills deal (30-49)% more Damage with Bleeding and Poison caused by Melee Hits
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.
due to it lacking the Melee skill gem tag, similarly to Spectral ThrowSpectral ThrowAttack, Projectile
Mana Cost: (7-9)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Projectile Speed: 1000
Throws a spectral copy of your melee weapon. It flies out and then returns to you, in a spinning attack that damages enemies in its path.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack Speed
Deals (80-100)% of Base DamagePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Spectral Throw skill icon.png
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Point Blank: Being a projectile skill allows shattering steel to benefit from the Point Blank skill tree node or Point Blank SupportPoint Blank SupportProjectile, Attack, Support
Icon: b
Mana Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 18Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage
Supported Skills' Projectile Attack Hits deal up to 50% more Damage to targets at the start of their movement, dealing less Damage to targets as the projectile travels farther
Supported Skills deal (0-38)% increased Projectile 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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Area of Effect: Increases and decreases to Area of Effect do not affect the initial projectiles created by shattering steel; And will only affect the secondary shatter. (e.g. Concentrated Effect SupportConcentrated Effect SupportSupport, AoE
Icon: o
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 18Supports any skill with an area of effect, regardless of whether that skill deals damage.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area Damage
Supported Skills have 30% less Area of Effect
Supported Skills deal (35-54)% more Area 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.
, Increased Area of Effect SupportIncreased Area of Effect SupportSupport, AoE
Icon: E
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 38Supports any skill with an area of effect.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area Damage
Supported Skills have (30-49)% increased Area of EffectThis 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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Additional Projectiles: Shattering steel functions similarly to Barrage in terms of projectiles. Multiple projectiles produced from one attack are capable of hitting the same target. Due to this, additional projectiles are capable of increasing total damage output when in close range. Additional projectiles slightly increase the spread of the attack for each projectile added.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexteritystrengthMana
Cost
Damage
Effectiveness
Damage
Multiplier
Physical DamageExp.Total Exp.
1122114745%45%8 to 1200
2152517745%45.3%10 to 1515,24915,249
3193021746%45.5%13 to 1941,51756,766
4233524746%45.8%16 to 2481,983138,749
5274128746%46.1%19 to 29147,968286,717
6314632746%46.3%23 to 35250,557537,274
7355136747%46.6%28 to 42405,086942,360
8385538747%46.8%32 to 48447,7181,390,078
9415941747%47.1%37 to 55615,3182,005,396
10446344747%47.4%42 to 63834,6392,840,035
11476747848%47.6%47 to 711,570,7604,410,795
12507149848%47.9%53 to 801,633,9876,044,782
13537552848%48.2%60 to 902,151,0308,195,812
14567955848%48.4%67 to 1012,812,18911,008,001
15598358849%48.7%75 to 1135,099,36016,107,361
16628760949%48.9%84 to 1269,400,73125,508,092
17649062949%49.2%91 to 13615,273,36640,781,458
18669264949%49.5%98 to 14626,286,58267,068,040
19689566950%49.7%105 to 15762,890,590129,958,630
20709868950%50%113 to 169212,046,017342,004,647
2172100701050%50.3%121 to 181N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A1051%50.5%130 to 195N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A1051%50.8%139 to 209N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A1051%51.1%149 to 224N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A1051%51.3%160 to 239N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A1052%51.6%171 to 256N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A1052%51.8%183 to 274N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A1052%52.1%196 to 293N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A1052%52.4%209 to 314N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A1053%52.6%223 to 335N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A1153%52.8%231 to 346N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A1153%52.9%239 to 358N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A1153%53%247 to 370N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A1153%53.2%255 to 382N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A1153%53.3%263 to 395N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A1153%53.4%272 to 408N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A1154%53.6%281 to 421N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A1254%53.7%290 to 435N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A1254%53.8%300 to 449N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A1254%53.9%309 to 464N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

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

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
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
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

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
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Shattering Steel:

ItemLimitRadiusStats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Shattering Steel.

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 Shattering Steel Additional Projectile 175Shattering Steel fires an additional Projectilehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shattering Steel Damage 166Shattering Steel deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shattering Steel Damage 275Shattering Steel deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shattering Steel Fortify On Hit Close Range 175Shattering Steel grants Fortify on Hitting an Enemy at Close Rangehelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.7.0
  • Now deals base damage equal to, and has an added damage effectiveness of, 45% at gem level 1 (from 40%), up to 50% at gem level 20 (from 49%).
  • Now adds 8 to 12 physical damage to attacks at gem level 1, up to 113 to 169 at gem level 20.
  • Now has an attack speed multiplier of 80%.
3.5.0
  • Shattering Steel has been added to the game.

References