Mana Cost: 6
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (130%-176%)
Projectile Speed: 1800Requires Level 28Your melee weapon strikes an enemy, converting physical damage to a random element. Then, depending on the element chosen, it releases a fiery explosion, an arcing bolt of lightning, or an icy wave.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Elemental DamageDeals (130-175.6)% of Base Damage
100% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire, Cold or Lightning Damage
Chains +(4-7) Times
Fires 2 additional Projectiles
Projectiles Pierce all Targets
(0-19)% increased Area of Effect
+(0-2) to Melee rangePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.Acquisition
Level: 28Purchase Costs
|Normal||1x Orb of Chance|
1x Scroll FragmentMiscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemWildStrike
Wild Strike is a melee attack skill that converts all of the damage to a random element when an enemy is struck. Then, depending on the element chosen, it releases an explosion, an arcing bolt of lightning, or an icy wave.
Skill functions and interactions
An attack with Wild Strike consists of two parts: an initial melee hit that functions similarly to a default melee attack and one of the following effects being chosen at random with equal chance:
- A fiery explosion with the keywords Fire, AoE, Attack
- An icy wave with the keywords Cold, Projectile, Attack
- An arcing bolt of lightning with the keywords Lightning, Chaining, Attack
Modifiers that require a specific keyword only apply to the appropriate portions of the attack.  For example, supporting Wild Strike with Melee Physical Damage SupportMelee Physical Damage SupportMelee, Support, Attack
Mana Multiplier: 140%Requires Level 18Supports melee attack skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Physical DamageSupported Skills deal (30-49)% more Melee Physical Damage
Supported Skills deal (30-49)% more Damage with Bleeding and Poison caused by Melee HitsThis 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. will increase the melee hit's physical and converted damage, but will not increase the damage of the secondary elemental effect. That said, passive points that grant Increased damage with one-handed melee weapons for example will in fact affect the triggered attacks as well if one is using a one-handed weapon, since it is still an attack that is dealt with a melee weapon (though the damage you're dealing is not actually melee damage). Similarly, supporting Wild Strike with Lesser Multiple Projectiles SupportLesser Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
Mana Multiplier: 140%Requires Level 8Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast SpeedSupported Skills fire 2 additional Projectiles
Supported Skills deal (25-16)% less Projectile 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. will cause the Icy Wave to fire additional projectiles and deal less damage, but will not affect any other portions of the attack.
Damage conversion: An attack with Wild Strike converts 100% of physical damage to a random element; this conversion applies to all parts of the attack. Like all converted damage, the elemental portion of Wild Strike's damage will be modified by both elemental and physical damage increases.
Additional damage: Any additional damage gains from gear, auras, weapons or any other source (such as Added Fire Damage SupportAdded Fire Damage SupportFire, Support
Mana Multiplier: 120%Requires Level 8Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Fire DamageSupported Skills gain (25-44)% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire 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., HatredHatredAura, Spell, AoE, Cold
Mana Reserved: 50%
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.20 secRequires Level 24Casts an aura that grants extra cold damage based on physical damage to you and your allies.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Area of EffectYou and nearby allies gain (26-36)% of Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage
+(0-19) to radiusPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket., or AngerAngerAura, Spell, AoE, Fire
Mana Reserved: 50%
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.20 secRequires Level 24Casts an aura that adds fire damage to the attacks and spells of you and your allies.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Area of EffectYou and nearby allies deal (12-83) to (21-138) additional Fire Damage with Attacks
You and nearby allies deal (10-69) to (16-110) additional Fire Damage with Spells
+(0-19) to radiusPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.) will apply to all parts of the attack.
Tooltip damage: The damage dealt and DPS values shown on this ability's tooltip only indicates the statistics of the initial hit and does not include the random elemental conversion.
Dual wielding: Wild Strike with dual wielding will always alternate between both weapons.
Gem level progression
|# Chains||incr AoE||Melee range||Exp.||Total Exp.|
This item is given as quest reward for the following quests:
|Sever the Right Hand|
This item can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
|Sever the Right Hand|
|A Fixture of Fate|
|Fallen from Grace|
Related helmet enchantments
The following helmet enchantments affect Wild Strike.
|EnchantmentWildStrikeDamage1||66||25% increased Wild Strike Damage|
|EnchantmentWildStrikeDamage2||75||40% increased Wild Strike Damage|
|EnchantmentWildStrikeNumOfAdditionalProjectilesInChain1||66||Wild Strike Chains an additional 4 times|
|EnchantmentWildStrikeNumOfAdditionalProjectilesInChain2||75||Wild Strike Chains an additional 6 times|
|EnchantmentWildStrikeRadius1||66||24% increased Wild Strike Area of Effect|
|EnchantmentWildStrikeRadius2||75||36% increased Wild Strike Area of Effect|
- Mark_GGG (June 23, 2016). "Mechanical Questions Thread". Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved June 23, 2016.