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Lightning Strike
Attack, Projectile, Melee, Strike, Lightning
Level: 1–20
Cast Time: 1 sec
Mana Cost: 6
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (135–180)%
Requires Level 12
Infuses your melee weapon with electrical energies as you swing. In addition to converting some of your physical damage to lightning damage, the stored energy is released from the weapon as projectiles as you strike, flying out to hit farther-away enemies. The projectiles cannot miss if the melee attack hits a target.
Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Damage
1% increased Projectile Speed
Deals (135–180)% of Base Attack Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Fires (4–7) additional Projectiles
Projectiles deal 25% less Damage
Damage Over Time caused by Projectiles deals 25% less Damage
(1–9) to (13–179) Added Lightning Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
DropLevel 12
BaseType Lightning Strike
Class Active Skill Gems
VaalVaal Lightning Strike
CostOrb of Transmutation x 1
WeaponClaws, Daggers, One Hand Swords, Thrusting One Hand Swords, One Hand Axes, One Hand Maces, Staves, Two Hand Swords, Two Hand Axes, Two Hand Maces, Sceptres, Rune Daggers, Warstaves
TargetTypesGround, Enemy

Quest Reward /1

ActQuest CompleteCharacter
2Through Sacred GroundRanger

Quest Vendor /3

ActQuest CompleteNPCCharacter
1The Siren's CadenceNessaTemplar Duelist Ranger Shadow Scion
6Fallen from GraceLilly Roth (Level 1)All Classes
3A Fixture of FateSiosa (Level 1)All Classes
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Projectiles deal 25% less Damage
total_projectile_spread_angle_override [70]
Damage Over Time caused by Projectiles deals 25% less Damage
Mana Cost: 6

Level Effect /40

LevelRequires LevelDexterityIntelligenceBase DamageFires 4 additional Projectiles1 to 13 Added Lightning DamageExperience
1122014135%41, 1315,249
2152417137.4%41, 1641,517
3192920139.7%41, 2081,983
4233524142.1%41, 25147,968
5274028144.5%42, 31250,557
6314531146.8%52, 37405,086
7355135149.2%52, 45447,718
8385538151.6%53, 51615,318
9415941153.9%53, 59834,639
10446343156.3%53, 661,570,760
11476746158.7%64, 751,633,987
12507149161.1%64, 852,151,030
13537552163.4%65, 952,812,189
14567954165.8%66, 1075,099,360
15598257168.2%66, 1209,400,731
16628660170.5%77, 13415,273,366
17648962172.9%78, 14426,286,582
18669264175.3%78, 15562,890,590
19689466177.6%79, 167212,046,017
20709767180%79, 179
2172182.4%810, 192
2274184.7%811, 206
2376187.1%812, 221
2478189.5%812, 237
2580191.8%813, 254
2682194.2%914, 272
2784196.6%915, 291
2886198.9%916, 311
2988201.3%918, 333
3090203.7%919, 355
3191204.9%919, 367
3292206.1%1020, 380
3393207.2%1021, 392
3494208.4%1021, 405
3595209.6%1022, 419
3696210.8%1023, 433
3797212%1024, 447
3898213.2%1024, 462
3999214.3%1025, 477
40100215.5%1026, 492

helmet /1171

LevelModDrop Rate
The Merciless Labyrinth25% increased Lightning Strike Damagehelmet(0.09%)
The Eternal Labyrinth40% increased Lightning Strike Damagehelmet(0.09%)
The Merciless LabyrinthLightning Strike fires 2 additional Projectileshelmet(0.09%)
The Eternal LabyrinthLightning Strike fires 3 additional Projectileshelmet(0.09%)
The Merciless LabyrinthLightning Strike pierces 2 additional Targetshelmet(0.09%)
The Eternal LabyrinthLightning Strike pierces 3 additional Targetshelmet(0.09%)

Supported By /81

  • Active Type: Attack, ProjectileAttack, Projectile, MeleeSingleTarget, AttackCanRepeat, Melee, LightningSkill, Type83
  • Support GemActiveType
    Added Fire Damage SupportHit, Attack
    Faster Attacks SupportAttack, Type56
    Greater Multiple Projectiles SupportProjectile, Type54, Type56, Type73
    Lesser Multiple Projectiles SupportProjectile, Type54, Type56, Type73
    Faster Projectiles SupportProjectile, ProjectileDamage, Type54, Type56
    Added Cold Damage SupportAttack, Hit
    Additional Accuracy SupportAttack, Type56
    Added Lightning Damage SupportAttack, Hit
    Increased Critical Strikes SupportHit, Attack
    Increased Critical Damage SupportHit, Attack
    Knockback SupportHit, Attack
    Life Leech SupportHit, Attack
    Mana Leech SupportAttack
    Added Chaos Damage SupportHit, Attack
    Stun SupportHit, Attack
    Pierce SupportProjectile, Type54, Type56
    Melee Physical Damage SupportMelee
    Item Rarity SupportHit, Attack, DamageOverTime
    Cold to Fire SupportHit, Attack
    Combustion SupportHit, Attack
    Elemental Damage with Attacks SupportAttack, Type56
    Bloodlust SupportMelee
    Life Gain on Hit SupportAttack, Type56
    Elemental Proliferation SupportHit, Attack, CauseElementalStatus
    Culling Strike SupportHit, Attack
    Point Blank SupportProjectileAttack, Type56
    Iron Grip SupportProjectileAttack, Type56
    Damage on Full Life SupportAttack
    Chance to Flee SupportAttack, Hit
    Blind SupportHit, Attack
    Fire Penetration SupportHit, Attack
    Cold Penetration SupportHit, Attack
    Lightning Penetration SupportHit, Attack
    Chain SupportChaining, Projectile, Type54, Type56
    Fork SupportProjectile, Type54, Type56
    Multistrike SupportAttackCanRepeat
    Melee Splash SupportMeleeSingleTarget
    Power Charge On Critical SupportHit, Attack
    Burning Damage SupportHit, Attack, CausesBurning
    Curse On Hit SupportAttack, Hit, AppliesCurse
    Cast On Critical Strike SupportAttack
    Cast on Melee Kill SupportMelee
    Endurance Charge on Melee Stun SupportMelee
    Slower Projectiles SupportProjectile, ProjectileDamage, Type54, Type56
    Vicious Projectiles SupportProjectileAttack, Type56
    Block Chance Reduction SupportHit, Attack
    Physical to Lightning SupportHit, Attack
    Fortify SupportMelee
    Ice Bite SupportHit, Attack
    Hypothermia SupportHit, Attack, DamageOverTime
    Innervate SupportHit, Attack
    Poison SupportHit, Attack
    Void Manipulation SupportHit, Attack, DamageOverTime
    Controlled Destruction SupportHit, Attack, Type59
    Swift Affliction SupportDuration, Type55, Hit, Attack
    Elemental Focus SupportHit, Attack, CausesBurning
    Ignite Proliferation SupportHit, Attack
    Chance to Bleed SupportAttack
    Lesser Poison SupportHit, Attack
    Deadly Ailments SupportHit, Attack
    Decay SupportHit, Attack
    Efficacy SupportHit, Attack, Type59, Duration, Type55, DamageOverTime
    Vile Toxins SupportHit, Attack
    Maim SupportAttack, Maims
    Immolate SupportHit, Attack
    Unbound Ailments SupportHit, Attack, CauseElementalStatus
    Brutality SupportHit, Attack
    Ruthless SupportMelee
    Onslaught SupportHit, Attack
    Ancestral Call SupportMeleeSingleTarget
    Summon Phantasm SupportAttack, Hit, CreatesMinion
    Withering Touch SupportAttack
    Bonechill SupportAttack, Hit, NonHitChill, ChillingArea
    Energy Leech SupportHit, Attack
    Close Combat SupportMelee
    Shockwave SupportMelee
    Impale SupportAttack
    Pulverise SupportMelee
    Rage SupportMelee
    Nightblade SupportAttack
    Barrage SupportProjectile, Type54, OR, Type73, OR, ProjectileAttack, Type56, OR, AND