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The Poet's Pen

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The Poet's Pen
Carved Wand
Wand
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: 9.616.8
Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
Attacks per Second: (1.62-1.68)
Weapon Range: 120
Requires Level 12, 47 Int(11-15)% increased Spell Damage+1 to Level of Socketed Active Skill Gems per 25 Player Levels
Trigger a Socketed Spell when you Attack with this Weapon
Adds 3 to 5 Physical Damage to Attacks with this Weapon per 3 Player Levels
(8-12)% increased Attack Speed
In every piece of prose, lies a tiny spark of magic.
The Poet's Pen inventory icon.png
Purchase Costs
Unique5x Chaos Orb
Sell Price
4x Alchemy Shard
3x Alteration Shard
Weapon DPS
Physical: (21.4-22.2)

Phys+Chaos: (21.4-22.2)

Total: (21.4-22.2)
Miscellaneous
Item class: Wands

The Poet's Pen is a unique Carved WandCarved WandWand
Physical Damage: 814
Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.50
Weapon Range: 120
Requires Level 12, 47 Int(11-15)% increased Spell Damage
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Mechanics

One socketed spell is triggered at the end of an attack. If you have more than one spell socketed in a wand they will be alternately triggered between attacks, in order (top to bottom).

Cooldown Time: When a supported spell is successfully cast, it and all supported spells of the same name are put on cooldown for 150 milliseconds.[2][3] The resulting optimal attacks per second have certain breakpoints, which are lower than pure calculations would yield, likely due to technical constraints.[4]

Dual wielding: Spells will trigger when their corresponding wand attack. Spells of the same name share the cooldown even if they are socketed in each wand(Ex: 1 Arc in one pen and another Arc in the other). Spells in main hand are triggered before spells in offhand.

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

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

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
9A Dab of InkA Dab of Ink9The Poet's PenThe Poet's blood is the Empire's ink.The Poet's PenManual
4The TraitorThe Traitor4Wand
Corrupted
Sometimes an apprentice becomes a master through countless hours of hard work and practice.
Sometimes it happens by force.
random corrupted WandAutomatic
4Atziri's ArsenalAtziri's Arsenal4Weapon
Corrupted
In the prison of all sins, will you grasp godhood or sorrow? Only hope lies under the shadows.
random corrupted WeaponAutomatic
8Arrogance of the VaalArrogance of the Vaal8Item
Two-Implicit
Corrupted
Discovery can lead to beauty, or it can lead to ruin.
random two-implicit corrupted itemAutomatic
4Jack in the BoxJack in the Box4ItemTurn the crank,
close your eyes,
and pray to the gods
for a pleasant surprise.
random itemAutomatic

Supporter attribution

The Poet's Pen was created by supporter Loate.[5][6]

Gallery

Version history

Version Changes
3.8.0
  • Now triggers socketed spells at the end of an attack, rather than at the start. Now has a cooldown of 0.15 seconds (from 0.25).
3.6.0
  • The Poet's Pen now only triggers spells socketed within it if you attacked with that specific weapon. Previously, dual-wielding The Poet's Pen would mean that you triggered spells from both weapons with each attack.
3.1.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. Bex_GGG (November 28, 2017). "In every piece of prose, lies a tiny spark of magic.". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  2. Bex_GGG (November 28, 2017). "In every piece of prose, lies a tiny spark of magic.". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  3. Mark_GGG (November 28, 2017). "In every piece of prose, lies a tiny spark of magic.". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  4. u/aggixx (July 16, 2018). "Poet's Pen APS Breakpoints". Reddit. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  5. Loate (November 27, 2017). "In every piece of prose, lies a tiny spark of magic.". Path of Exile Subreddit. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  6. Loate (December 21, 2017). "(3.1) 'The Pencromancer' by Loate - (Summon Skeleton/Dark Pact)(Shaper/Red Elder down) SC". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved February 4, 2018.