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Whirling Blades

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Whirling BladesAttack, Movement, Travel, Melee
Mana Cost: 10
Cast Time: 2.60 sec
Requires Level 10Dive through enemies, dealing weapon damage. Only works with daggers, claws and one handed swords. Cannot be supported by Multistrike.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack Speed
Deals (100-120)% of Base Damage
+0.6 seconds to Attack Time
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Whirling Blades skill icon.pngWhirling Blades inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 10
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Transmutation
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemWhirlingBlades

Whirling Blades skill screenshot.jpg

Whirling Blades is an attack skill. The player dives in a target direction, dealing damage to enemies he passes through.

Skill functions and interactions

Movement: Whirling Blades is a movement skill that makes the player move in a straight path in the targeted direction, passing through any enemies and dealing damage to them, after which there is a brief recovery period during which the player cannot move or perform any actions. Enemies cannot be hit more than once with the same skill use. Whirling Blades has both a minimum distance, which can be achieved by aiming the cursor close to the player, and maximum distance, neither of which can be modified.

Use time: Both local and global attack speed modifiers, including the attack speed bonus for dual wielding, decrease Whirling Blades' use time accordingly. If the player uses Whirling Blades to move less than the maximum distance, or if the player collides with an object during the movement, the recovery period is shortened, such that the use time is less.

Dual wielding: While dual wielding, hits are dealt with either the main or off-hand weapon, chosen at random.

Multistrike: Whirling Blades cannot be supported by Multistrike SupportMultistrike SupportAttack, Melee, Support
Icon: 3
Mana Multiplier: 160%
Requires Level 38Supports melee attack skills, making them repeat twice when used, targeting a random enemy each time. Cannot support Vaal skills, totem skills, channelling skills, or triggered skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Physical Damage
Supported Skills Repeat 2 additional times
Supported Skills have (35-44)% more Melee Attack Speed
First Repeat of Supported Skills deals 22% more Damage
Second Repeat of Supported Skills deals 44% more Damage
Supported Skills deal (20-10)% less Attack 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.
or Melee Splash SupportMelee Splash SupportSupport, Melee, Attack, Strike, AoE
Icon: S
Radius: 14
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 8Supports melee strike skills, causing their melee strike to deal splash damage around each target hit.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of Effect
Supported Skills deal (50-41)% less Damage to surrounding targets
Supported Skills deal Splash Damage to surrounding targets
Supported Skills have (0-57)% more Melee Splash Area of Effect
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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Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityintelligenceDamage
Effectiveness
Damage
Multiplier
Exp.Total Exp.
110180100%100%00
2132215101%101.1%9,5699,569
3172719102%102.1%28,18937,758
4213323103%103.2%59,14696,904
5253826104%104.2%111,192208,096
6294330105%105.3%193,800401,896
7334934106%106.3%320,280722,176
8365236107%107.4%359,0901,081,266
9395639108%108.4%498,5081,579,774
10426042109%109.5%682,0572,261,831
11456445111%110.5%921,7773,183,608
12486848112%111.6%1,727,8794,911,487
13517250113%112.6%1,791,7696,703,256
14547653114%113.7%2,353,6799,056,935
15578056115%114.7%3,070,91212,127,847
16608459116%115.8%9,095,46621,223,313
17638861117%116.8%16,039,89037,263,203
18669264118%117.9%29,817,11767,080,320
19689566119%118.9%62,895,056129,975,376
20709868120%120%212,051,599342,026,975
217210070121%121.1%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A122%122.1%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A123%123.2%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A124%124.2%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A125%125.3%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A126%126.3%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A127%127.4%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A128%128.4%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A129%129.5%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A131%130.5%N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A131%131.1%N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A132%131.6%N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A132%132.1%N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A133%132.6%N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A133%133.2%N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A134%133.7%N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A134%134.2%N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A135%134.7%N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A135%135.3%N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A136%135.8%N/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 Caged Brute
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Caged Brute
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Whirling Blades.

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 Venom Gyre Chance To Retain Projectile On Release 275Venom Gyre has a 35% chance to keep caught Projectiles fired by using Whirling Bladeshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Whirling Blades Attack Speed 16610% increased Whirling Blades Attack Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Whirling Blades Attack Speed 27515% increased Whirling Blades Attack Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Whirling Blades Damage 16625% increased Whirling Blades Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Whirling Blades Damage 27540% increased Whirling Blades Damagehelmet 100
default 0

Microtransactions

The list below shows microtransactions for Whirling Blades.

ItemEffect(s)
Faith Guard Whirling Blades EffectFaith Guard Whirling Blades EffectGuard Whirling Blades SkinYour Whirling Blades becomes a Faith Guard Effect.Your Whirling Blades becomes a Faith Guard Effect.
Ice Whirling Blades EffectIce Whirling Blades EffectWhirling Blades SkinYour Whirling Blades becomes an Icy effect.Your Whirling Blades becomes an Icy effect.
Phantasmal Whirling Blades EffectPhantasmal Whirling Blades EffectWhirling Blades SkinYour Whirling Blades becomes a Phantasmal Effect.Your Whirling Blades becomes a Phantasmal Effect.
Purple Whirling Blades EffectPurple Whirling Blades EffectWhirling Blades SkinYour Whirling Blades becomes a purple effect.Your Whirling Blades becomes a purple effect.
Ringmaster Whirling Blades EffectRingmaster Whirling Blades EffectWhirling Blades SkinYour Whirling Blades becomes a Ringmaster Effect.Your Whirling Blades becomes a Ringmaster Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.7.0
  • Now deals base damage equal to, and has an added damage effectiveness of, 100% at gem level 1 (from 80%), up to 120% at gem level 20 (from 99%).
  • Now has a mana cost of 10 at all gem levels (from 15).
3.6.0
  • Can now affect up to 40 targets per attack (from 20).
3.5.0
  • Now uses weapon attack time +0.6 seconds, rather than overriding your base attack time. While base weapon speed will have some effect, this change is intended to reduce the travel speed difference between characters using weapons local attack speed modifiers and characters who are not.
2.3.0
  • Increased the attack time of Whirling BladesWhirling BladesAttack, Movement, Travel, Melee
    Mana Cost: 10
    Cast Time: 2.60 sec
    Requires Level 10Dive through enemies, dealing weapon damage. Only works with daggers, claws and one handed swords. Cannot be supported by Multistrike.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Deals (100-120)% of Base Damage
    +0.6 seconds to Attack Time
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Whirling Blades skill icon.png
    by 18%. Its previous default attack time was 2.2 seconds. It is now 2.6 seconds.
2.2.0
  • Whirling Blades is now 10% slower.
2.1.0
  • Attack skills that have their damage based on the wielded weapon have their mana costs fixed in place from level 1 onwards.
2.0.0
  • Skill speed increased by 29%.
1.0.0
  • Reduced the mana cost.
0.10.0
  • Damage effectiveness increased from 60% to 80%.
0.9.12qq
  • Damage modifiers are now factored into Damage Effectiveness rather than being listed as separate stats.
  • From 1% attack speed per quality point to 0.35%.
0.9.12f
  • Fixed a newly introduced bug where Whirling Blades would always get Critical Strikes.
0.9.12
  • Whirling Blades now checks Evasion properly, rather than always hitting.
0.9.10
  • Fixed two problems that prevented Whirling Blades from hitting its targets correctly.
0.9.9
  • Whirling Blades has been added to the game.