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SmiteLightning, Attack, AoE, Duration, Melee, Strike, Aura
Mana Cost: 6
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Attack Speed: 85% of Base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (196%-218%)
Performs a melee attack, and causes lightning to strike a targeted location or nearby enemy, dealing damage in an area. If the melee strike hits a target, that enemy cannot also be hit by the area damage. If this skill hits an enemy, you gain an aura buff, granting you and your allies additional lightning damage for a duration. Requires a Sword, Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (195.5-218)% of Base Attack Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Base duration is 4 seconds
Aura grants (1-12) to (4-220) added Lightning Damage
(30-20)% less Area Damage
Aura grants (0-19)% chance to Shock
+(0-6) to radius
+(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.
Smite skill icon.pngSmite 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/SkillGemSmite

Smite skill screenshot.jpg

Smite is a melee attack skill where the user strikes an enemy or location. Every hit creates a circle as secondary effect that damages all enemies inside its area with damage (not only lightning damage but all sorts of damage) and grants a temporary aura that grants added lightning damage and shock chance.

Skill functions and interactions

  • The lightning damage area of effect caused by this skill does not count as a melee hit for purposes of effects like Fortify.

Gem level progression

Exp.Total Exp.
1100196%195.5%1 to 4-30%N/AN/AN/A00
2200197%196.7%1 to 5-29%1%N/AN/A7070
3400198%197.9%1 to 6-29%2%+1N/A308378
47140199%199.1%1 to 8-28%3%+1N/A1,5541,932
511190200%200.3%1 to 11-28%4%+1N/A6,6678,599
6162618201%201.5%1 to 16-27%5%+2N/A26,04734,646
7203122203%202.6%1 to 21-27%6%+2+149,72584,371
8243725204%203.8%1 to 26-26%7%+2+195,714180,085
9284229205%205%2 to 33-26%8%+3+1169,595349,680
10324733206%206.2%2 to 40-25%9%+3+1283,759633,439
11365236207%207.4%3 to 49-25%10%+3+1453,9961,087,435
12405840209%208.5%3 to 60-24%11%+4+1703,1281,790,563
13446344210%209.7%4 to 72-24%12%+4+11,061,2232,851,786
14486848211%210.9%5 to 87-23%13%+4+22,065,8704,917,656
15527451212%212.1%5 to 104-23%14%+5+22,507,1107,424,766
16567955213%213.3%6 to 123-22%15%+5+25,798,93613,223,702
17608459214%214.5%8 to 146-22%16%+5+215,083,91928,307,621
18649062216%215.6%9 to 173-21%17%+6+227,792,73556,100,356
19679465217%216.8%10 to 195-21%18%+6+243,869,73999,970,095
20709868218%218%12 to 220-20%19%+6+2242,081,556342,051,651
217210070219%219.2%13 to 239-20%20%+7+3N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A220%220.4%14 to 258-19%21%+7+3N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A222%221.5%15 to 280-19%22%+7+3N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A223%222.7%16 to 302-18%23%+8+3N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A224%223.9%17 to 327-18%24%+8+3N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A225%225.1%19 to 353-17%25%+8+3N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A226%226.3%20 to 381-17%26%+8+3N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A227%227.5%22 to 411-16%27%+9+4N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A229%228.6%23 to 444-16%28%+9+4N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A230%229.8%25 to 479-15%29%+9+4N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A230%230.4%26 to 497-15%30%+10+4N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A231%231%27 to 516-15%30%+10+4N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A232%231.6%28 to 536-15%31%+10+4N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A232%232.2%29 to 556-14%31%+10+4N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A233%232.8%30 to 577-14%32%+10+5N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A233%233.4%32 to 599-14%32%+10+5N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A234%234%33 to 621-14%33%+11+5N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A235%234.5%34 to 645-13%33%+11+5N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A235%235.1%35 to 669-13%34%+11+5N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A236%235.7%37 to 694-13%34%+11+5N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

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

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 ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Smite:


Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Smite.

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 Smite Additional Target Chance 166Smite has a 10% chance for lightning to strike another targethelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Smite Additional Target Chance 275Smite has a 15% chance for lightning to strike another targethelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Smite Aura Effect 166Smite has 20% increased Aura Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Smite Aura Effect 275Smite has 30% increased Aura Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Smite Damage 166Smite deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Smite Damage 275Smite deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0

Related unique items

The following unique items are related to Smite:

ItemBase ItemLvl.Stats
Sign of the Sin EaterSign of the Sin Eater
Tyrant's Sekhem
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: 51.696
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.25
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 58, 99 Str, 99 Int26% increased Elemental Damage+(10-30) to Strength and Intelligence
Grants Level 30 Smite Skill
Enemies inflict Elemental Ailments on you instead of nearby Allies
A secret few among the Templars grant absolution by bearing the guilt of others.
Tyrant's Sekhem5826% increased Elemental Damage+(10-30) to Strength and Intelligence
Grants Level 30 Smite Skill
Enemies inflict Elemental Ailments on you instead of nearby Allies

Version history

Version Changes
  • Now deals base damage equal to, and has an added damage effectiveness of, 196% at gem level 1 (from 135%), up to 218% at gem level 20 (from 165%).
  • The base skill radius is now 2 units larger.
  • Now gains up to +4 to radius at gem level 20 (from +6).
  • Now has an attack speed multiplier of 85%.
  • Smite has been added to the game.