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Mana Cost: 10
Cast Time: 2.60 secRequires 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 SpeedDeals (100-120)% of Base Damage
+0.6 seconds to Attack TimePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.Acquisition
Level: 10Purchase Costs
|Normal||1x Orb of Transmutation|
1x Scroll FragmentMiscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemWhirlingBlades
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
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 DamageSupported 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 DamageThis 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
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 EffectSupported 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 EffectThis 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..
Gem level progression
This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:
|3||Gemcutter'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|
|6||The 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 gem||Automatic|
This item is given as quest reward for the following quests:
|The Caged Brute|
This item can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
|The Caged Brute|
|A Fixture of Fate|
|Fallen from Grace|
Related helmet enchantments
The following helmet enchantments affect Whirling Blades.
|Enchantment Venom Gyre Chance To Retain Projectile On Release 2||75||Venom Gyre has a 35% chance to keep caught Projectiles fired by using Whirling Blades||helmet 100|
|Enchantment Whirling Blades Attack Speed 1||66||10% increased Whirling Blades Attack Speed||helmet 100|
|Enchantment Whirling Blades Attack Speed 2||75||15% increased Whirling Blades Attack Speed||helmet 100|
|Enchantment Whirling Blades Damage 1||66||25% increased Whirling Blades Damage||helmet 100|
|Enchantment Whirling Blades Damage 2||75||40% increased Whirling Blades Damage||helmet 100|
The list below shows microtransactions for Whirling Blades.
|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.|