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Whirling Blades

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Whirling BladesAttack, Movement, Melee
Mana Cost: 15
Cast Time: 2.60 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (80% to 99%)
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 (80-99)% of Base DamagePlace 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

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: When used to its maximum distance, Whirling Blades has a special base use time of 2.6 seconds that overrides the base attack time of the equipped weapon. Both local and global attack speed modifiers, including the attack speed bonus for dual wielding, decrease this 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 than 2.6 seconds.

Dual wielding: While dual wielding, hits are dealt with either the main or off-hand weapon, chosen at random if both weapons are usable. If your main hand weapon renders the skill unusable, but your off hand can use the skill, you will still be able to use whirling blades.

Multistrike: Whirling Blades cannot be supported by Multistrike SupportMultistrike SupportAttack, Melee, Support
Icon: 3
Mana Multiplier: 180%
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 (75-94)% more Melee Attack Speed
Supported Skills deal 30% 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.
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Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityintelligenceDamage
Effectiveness
Damage
Multiplier
Exp.Total Exp.
11018080%80%00
213221581%81%9,5699,569
317271982%82%28,18937,758
421332383%83%59,14696,904
525382684%84%111,192208,096
629433085%85%193,800401,896
733493486%86%320,280722,176
836523687%87%359,0901,081,266
939563988%88%498,5081,579,774
1042604289%89%682,0572,261,831
1145644590%90%921,7773,183,608
1248684891%91%1,727,8794,911,487
1351725092%92%1,791,7696,703,256
1454765393%93%2,353,6799,056,935
1557805694%94%3,070,91212,127,847
1660845995%95%9,095,46621,223,313
1763886196%96%16,039,89037,263,203
1866926497%97%29,817,11767,080,320
1968956698%98%62,895,056129,975,376
2070986899%99%212,051,599342,026,975
217210070100%100%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A101%101%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A102%102%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A103%103%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A104%104%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A105%105%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A106%106%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A107%107%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A108%108%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A109%109%N/AN/A

Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
The Caged Brute
Act 1
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
no

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
The Caged Brute
Act 1
Nessa
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
no
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
yes
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth
yes

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Whirling Blades:

Name For 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. Effect(s)
EnchantmentWhirlingBladesAttackSpeed16610% increased Whirling Blades Attack Speed
EnchantmentWhirlingBladesAttackSpeed27515% increased Whirling Blades Attack Speed
EnchantmentWhirlingBladesDamage16625% increased Whirling Blades Damage
EnchantmentWhirlingBladesDamage27540% increased Whirling Blades Damage

Version history

Version Changes
2.3.0
  • Increased the attack time of Whirling BladesWhirling BladesAttack, Movement, Melee
    Mana Cost: 15
    Cast Time: 2.60 sec
    Damage Effectiveness: (80% to 99%)
    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 (80-99)% of Base DamagePlace 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.