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Vortex

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VortexSpell, AoE, Cold, Duration
Mana Cost: (11-20)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.50%
Requires Level 28An icy blast explodes around the caster, dealing cold damage to enemies, and leaving behind a whirling vortex which deals cold damage over time and chills enemies caught in it. If the caster targets near their Frostbolt projectiles, it will explode from a number of those projectiles instead, destroying them.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (38-524) to (57-787) Cold Damage
Base duration is 3 seconds
Deals (106.5-1456.9) Base Cold Damage per second
Can explode from up to 5 Frostbolt Projectiles
20% less Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolt
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
(0-76)% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vortex skill icon.pngVortex inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 28
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Chance
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemFrostBoltNova

Vortex skill screenshot.jpg

Vortex is a cold spell that explodes dealing damage in area around the player and leaves a ground effect that chills and deals cold damage over time.[1] If you have any FrostboltFrostboltSpell, Projectile, Cold
Mana Cost: (6-25)
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 160%
Projectile Speed: 375
Fires a slow-moving projectile that pierces through enemies, dealing cold damage.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Cold Damage
Deals (9-972) to (13-1458) Cold Damage
Projectiles Pierce all Targets
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Frostbolt skill icon.png
projectiles active, casting Vortex will create the explosion around those projectiles instead.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Vortex is an instant spell; it has no cast time and does not interrupt your character's other actions.
  • The Vortex consists of two parts: explosion and a ground effect.
  • Stacking: If an enemy is standing over multiple vortex ground effects,only the one with the highest damage per second will cause damage at any given moment. This is consistent with other damage over time ground effects, such as caustic cloud and burning ground.
  • Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this skill's Damage Over Time Effect: Modifiers to spell damage only apply to the ground effect portion of the skill and do not affect other sources of damage over time which may be applied by the explosion, such as poison, the Decay Support, or ignite from The Three Dragons.
  • Projectiles: The player may cast FrostboltFrostboltSpell, Projectile, Cold
    Mana Cost: (6-25)
    Cast Time: 0.75 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 160%
    Projectile Speed: 375
    Fires a slow-moving projectile that pierces through enemies, dealing cold damage.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Cold Damage
    Deals (9-972) to (13-1458) Cold Damage
    Projectiles Pierce all Targets
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Frostbolt skill icon.png
    and subsequently cast Vortex to trigger a Vortex at the location of the Frostbolt projectile and up to four other nearby Frostbolts. When Vortex is cast this way, it's area of effect is lessened by 20%.
  • Because the initial explosion counts as a hit, Vortex can be used with the Curse On Hit Support to curse enemies in an AoE around your character at instant speed (i.e. without interrupting other actions like attacking, casting, or movement).

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.intelligenceMana
Cost
Cold
Damage
Cold
DoT
Cooldown
Recovery
Exp.Total Exp.
128671138 to 57106.5N/A00
231731147 to 71131.34199,345199,345
334791258 to 87161.18285,815485,160
437851371 to 106196.812401,344886,504
540921386 to 129239.316554,3791,440,883
642961498 to 147272.120477,4371,918,320
74410014111 to 167308.924583,7862,502,106
84610415126 to 189350.128710,3593,212,465
94810915143 to 214396.5321,355,5114,567,976
105011315161 to 242448.4361,138,8775,706,853
115211716182 to 274506.5401,368,2337,075,086
125412116206 to 309571.5441,638,3388,713,424
135612517232 to 348644.3481,956,64810,670,072
145813017261 to 392725.7523,655,18414,325,256
156013418294 to 441816.6563,017,32717,342,583
166213818331 to 496918.2607,759,99525,102,578
176414218371 to 5571031.76415,138,19340,240,771
186614619417 to 6251158.26826,083,82566,324,596
196815119468 to 7021299.57262,620,247128,944,843
207015520524 to 7871456.976211,708,088340,652,931
217215920588 to 8821632.580N/AN/A
2274N/A21658 to 987182884N/AN/A
2376N/A21737 to 11052045.888N/AN/A
2478N/A21824 to 12362288.492N/AN/A
2580N/A22921 to 13822558.496N/AN/A
2682N/A221029 to 15442858.8100N/AN/A
2784N/A231149 to 17243192.9104N/AN/A
2886N/A231283 to 19253564.5108N/AN/A
2988N/A241432 to 21483977.6112N/AN/A
3090N/A241597 to 23964436.7116N/AN/A
3191N/A241687 to 25304685.1120N/AN/A
3292N/A251781 to 26714946.9124N/AN/A
3393N/A251880 to 28205222.8128N/AN/A
3494N/A251985 to 29775513.5132N/AN/A
3595N/A252095 to 31435819.9136N/AN/A
3696N/A252211 to 33176142.8140N/AN/A
3797N/A262334 to 35016483144N/AN/A
3898N/A262463 to 36946841.5148N/AN/A
3999N/A262599 to 38987219.1152N/AN/A
40100N/A262742 to 41137617156N/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
13The CataclysmThe Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem
Corrupted
The mighty warriors traded in blows, the nimble archers in arrows, yet it was the brazen thaumaturgists who would bring catastrophe to all.
random corrupted level 21 Spell 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
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

Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Clarissa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Vortex.

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 Vortex AoE On Frostbolt 166Vortex has 30% increased Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolthelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Vortex AoE On Frostbolt 275Vortex has 45% increased Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolthelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Vortex Cooldown Recovery 166Vortex has 20% increased Cooldown Recovery Speedhelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Vortex Cooldown Recovery 275Vortex has 30% increased Cooldown Recovery Speedhelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Vortex Damage 16625% increased Vortex Damagehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Vortex Damage 27540% increased Vortex Damagehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Vortex Duration 16620% increased Vortex Durationhelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Vortex Duration 27530% increased Vortex Durationhelmet 75
default 0
EnchantmentVortexRadius1668% increased Vortex Area of Effecthelmet 0
default 0
EnchantmentVortexRadius27512% increased Vortex Area of Effecthelmet 0
default 0

Microtransactions

The list below shows microtransactions for Vortex.

ItemEffect(s)
Black Hole Vortex EffectBlack Hole Vortex EffectVortex Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Vortex becomes a stationary black hole.
Your Vortex becomes a stationary black hole.

Version history

Version Changes
3.6.0
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 20 (was 21)
  • Now deals 38 to 57 Cold damage at gem level 1 (from 42 to 63) and 524 to 787 Cold damage at gem level 20 (from 538 to 808).
  • Now deals 106.5 base Cold damage per second at gem level 1 (from 116.1) and 1456.9 base Cold damage per second at gem level 20 (from 1495.6).
3.5.0
  • Now instant, with a 1.8 second cooldown.
  • Can now detonate from up to 5 Frostbolt projectiles at once.
  • Gains increased cooldown recovery speed as the gem levels up.
  • Deals 42 to 63 cold damage at gem level 1 (down from 50 to 75) and 538 to 808 cold damage at gem level 20 (up from 458 to 688).
  • Deals 116.1 base cold damage per second at gem level 1 (up from 41.6) and 1495.6 base cold damage per second at gem level 20 (up from 684.5)
  • No longer deals 40% more damage when cast on Frostbolt.
  • Now has 20% less Area of Effect when cast on Frostbolt.
2.3.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. Mark_GGG (June 2, 2016). "I think an old and very over-looked unique might gonna get some use in the upcoming Prophecy league". Official Path of Exile Subreddit. Retrieved June 2, 2016.