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Orb of Storms

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Orb of StormsLightning, Spell, Duration, AoE, Chaining
Mana Cost: (4-16)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 0.50 sec
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 70%
Requires Level 4Creates a stationary electrical orb that frequently unleashes a splitting bolt of lightning at a nearby enemy. Modifiers to cast speed will increase how frequently it does this. Using a lightning skill while inside the orb's cloud unleashes additional bolts. Casting this skill again will replace the previous orb.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Lightning Damage
Deals (3-195) to (9-584) Lightning Damage
Base duration is 6 seconds
Beams Split to hit (2-4) extra targets
Strikes every 1 second
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Orb of Storms skill icon.pngOrb of Storms inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 5
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemOrbOfStorms

Orb of Storms skill screenshot.jpg

Orb of Storms is a lightning spell that lays down a lightning orb that zaps an enemy within its radius for lightning damage. When the user casts a lightning spell within the orb's radius, the orb's attack frequency increases.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Each individual cast from the orb acts like its own unique spell, much like a totem casting. Each hit has its own chance of being a critical strike, while other hits from the same orb may only do normal damage unlike other skills with multiple hits like FirestormFirestormSpell, AoE, Duration, Fire
Radius: 25 / 10
Mana Cost: (9-25)
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 30%
Requires Level 12Flaming bolts rain down over the targeted area. They explode when landing, dealing damage to nearby enemies.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Damage
Deals (4-200) to (11-300) Fire Damage
Base duration is 2 seconds
One impact every 0.1 seconds
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Firestorm skill icon.png
or CycloneCycloneAttack, AoE, Movement, Channelling, Physical, Melee
Mana Cost: 2
Attack Speed: 300% of Base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (44%-54%)
Requires Level 28Channel this skill to move towards a targeted location while spinning, building up stages while constantly attacking enemies in an area around you.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (44-54)% of Base Damage
30% less Movement Speed
First Hit deals 50% less Damage
+1 to Melee range per Stage
Lose 1 Stage every 0.2 seconds while not Channelling
(10-56) to (15-85) Added Attack Physical Damage
Maximum (3-6) Stages
Modifiers to Melee Attack Range also apply to this Skill's Area radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Cyclone skill icon.png
. Each hit also has its own chance to cause "on hit" effects.

The orb is always summoned next to the player at approximately the same distance.

The orb will only target enemies within its circle of influence but the secondary chain hits can target enemies much further away and even slightly off the edges of the screen.

The game also determines whether the orb can target an enemy based on the player's line of sight and not the line of sight of the orb itself. Placing an orb on the other side of a doorway may not guarantee it will attack a target even if it is right next to that target, but if there is a clear line of sight to the target the orb may even fire through walls as long as the target is within its radius.

Despite being an Area of Effect skill, Orb of Storms DOES NOT benefit from Area of Effect damage bonuses, but effects that change the Area of Effect-radius will adjust how far out the orb will target enemies.

The secondary proc of the orb is the same effect produced from the orb itself, and the bolts split to hit multiple targets. However, the cast originates from the player location rather than the orb itself, meaning the bolt can hit an enemy outside of the orb's range. This secondary proc appears to not have an internal cooldown unless triggered by a channeling skill.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.intelligenceMana
Cost
Lightning
Damage
Beams
split into
Exp.Total Exp.
141643 to 9200
262054 to 112841841
392755 to 1423,0993,940
4123366 to 1827,43311,373
5164178 to 25222,89534,268
62050711 to 34249,72583,993
72458815 to 45295,714179,707
82867919 to 582169,595349,302
932751025 to 743283,759633,061
1036831032 to 953453,9961,087,057
1140921140 to 1193703,1281,790,185
12441001250 to 15031,061,2232,851,408
13481091262 to 18732,065,8704,917,278
14521171377 to 23232,507,1107,424,388
15551231490 to 27132,573,7319,998,119
165813014106 to 31837,611,35117,609,470
176113615124 to 371413,437,90831,047,378
186414215144 to 432425,052,14756,099,525
196714816168 to 503443,869,43699,968,961
207015516195 to 5844242,081,178342,050,139
217215917215 to 6454N/AN/A
2274N/A17237 to 7124N/AN/A
2376N/A18262 to 7854N/AN/A
2478N/A18288 to 8654N/AN/A
2580N/A18318 to 9535N/AN/A
2682N/A19350 to 10505N/AN/A
2784N/A19385 to 11565N/AN/A
2886N/A19424 to 12715N/AN/A
2988N/A20466 to 13985N/AN/A
3090N/A20512 to 15375N/AN/A
3191N/A20537 to 16115N/AN/A
3292N/A20563 to 16895N/AN/A
3393N/A21590 to 17705N/AN/A
3494N/A21618 to 18555N/AN/A
3595N/A21648 to 19445N/AN/A
3696N/A21679 to 20375N/AN/A
3797N/A21711 to 21345N/AN/A
3898N/A22745 to 22365N/AN/A
3999N/A22781 to 23426N/AN/A
40100N/A22818 to 24536N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
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 Orb of Storms.

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 Orb Of Storms Cast Speed 166Orb of Storms has 20% increased Cast Speedhelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Orb Of Storms Cast Speed 275Orb of Storms has 30% increased Cast Speedhelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Orb Of Storms Damage 16625% increased Orb of Storms Damagehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Orb Of Storms Damage 27540% increased Orb of Storms Damagehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Orb of Storms Critical Strike Chance 16660% increased Orb of Storms Critical Strike Chancehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Orb of Storms Critical Strike Chance 27590% increased Orb of Storms Critical Strike Chancehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Orb of Storms Area Of Effect 1668% increased Orb of Storms Area of Effecthelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Orb of Storms Area Of Effect 27512% increased Orb of Storms Area of Effecthelmet 75
default 0

Microtransactions

The list below shows microtransactions for Orb of Storms.

ItemEffect(s)
Celestial Orb of Storms EffectCelestial Orb of Storms EffectOrb of Storms SkinYour Orb of Storms becomes a celestial effect.Your Orb of Storms becomes a celestial effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.6.0
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 4 (was 11).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 16 (was 28).
  • Now deals 3 to 9 Lightning damage at gem level 1 (from 2 to 5) and 195 to 584 Lightning damage at gem level 20 (from 118 to 353).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 70% (from 45%).
3.4.0
  • Can now be cast by mines, traps, totems, and can be triggered.
3.3.0
  • Now deals 2-5 lightning damage at gem level 1 (up from 1-3), up to 118-353 lightning damage at gem level 20 (up from 59-177).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 45% (up from 20%). Increases to cast speed now affect Orb of Storms strike rate.
3.1.0
  • Orb of Storms can now trigger lightning strikes from channelled skills.
2.6.0
  • Now has a base skill duration of 6 seconds (down from 10).
2.2.0
  • Added to the game

References