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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 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 ground and deal lightning damage that hits multiple enemy targets. Afterwards, it grants a temporary aura that grants added lightning damage and shock chance.

Skill functions and interactions

The lightning AoE caused by this skill does not count as a Melee Hit for purposes of effects like Fortify.

Ancestral Call Support causes this skill to create multiple AoEs if there are multiple enemies in range.

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.