Galvanic Arrow
Level: 1–20
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 80–99%
Projectile Speed: 3260
AoE Radius: 28
Requires Level 1
Fire a trio of electrical arrows that quickly dissipate, vanishing shortly after being loosed. The arrows are fired with such force that they create a burst of lightning, damaging enemies in a cone in front of you.
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
(1–9) to (5–179) Added Lightning Damage
Fires 3 Arrows
+(0–0.5) metres to radius
Increases and Reductions to Projectile Speed also apply to
this Skill's Area of Effect

Additional Effects From Quality:
(0–40)% increased Projectile Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Quest /2 ⍟
Weapon /1
1000 (T5)Galvanic Arrow and Storm Rain Repeat an additional time when used by a Mine
Galvanic Arrow /6 ⍟
Release a ferocious burst of lightning from your bow. The burst damages close enemies and shoots three arrows in a cone infront of you. The arrows do not last long, and fizzle after a short duration. Galvanic arrow is a skill best used against nearby enemies.
NameShow Full Descriptions
Physical to Lightning SupportThis gem makes all of Galvanic Arrows physical damage turn to lightning damage. This causes Galvanic Arrow deal full lightning damage, instead of 50% lightning and 50% physical damage. This gem makes it much easier to increase your damage. If you get any skills that increase your lighting or elemental damage, it will increase the full lightning damage dealt by Galvanic Arrow.
Elemental Damage with Attacks SupportIncrease Galvanic Arrow's elemental damage, hitting enemies harder for more damage. This gem will not increase the physical damage dealt by Galvanic Arrow, but it will increase the lightning damage it deals. This gem is very good when paired with the Physical to Lightning support gem, as it will increase the full lightning damage dealt by Galvanic Arrow.
Lightning Penetration SupportAllow Galvanic Arrow's lightning damage to penetrate lightning resistance on enemies. This allows for more consistent damage against lightning-resistant enemies, such as Bosses, Rares, and Magic enemies. This will not allow Galvanic Arrow's physical damage to penetrate resistance, as physical damage is unaffected by lightning resistance. Monsters show if they are resistant to damage in their mods. Hover over monsters to see their mods.
Mirage Archer SupportSummon a Mirage Archer above your head when Galvanic Arrow hits an enemy. This Mirage Archer will fire Galvanic Arrows at nearby enemies until it disappears. This gem has many uses. Use it to attack enemies while you're moving, to attack enemies you're not facing, or to deal more damage.
Barrage SupportLet loose a flurry of arrows with the Barrage support gem. With each Galvanic Arrow fired, lightning will burst from your bow.This will stop your arrows from firing in a cone, and instead make them fire in sequence. This gem is invaluable for unleashing a flurry of attacks on strong enemies, like bosses. Be careful using it in dangerous dangerous situations. You cannot move while firing, so you cannot escape dangerous enemies.
Faster Projectiles SupportIncrease the size of Galvanic Arrow's lightning burst, and the speed of its arrows before they dissipate. This gem is invaluable for making your lightning burst bigger and your arrows fire further, hitting more enemies with each shot.
Level Effect /40
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Fires 3 Arrows
Increases and Reductions to Projectile Speed also apply to\nthis Skill's Area of Effect
LevelRequires LevelDexterityCostBase Damage1 to 5 Added Lightning Damage# metres to radiusExperience
1110680%1, 5070
2212681%1, 60308
3416682%1, 70.11,554
4722783%1, 90.16,667
51131784%1, 120.126,047
61641785%1, 170.149,725
72050786%1, 210.295,714
82458887%1, 260.2169,595
92867888%2, 320.2283,759
103275889%2, 390.3453,996
113683890%2, 470.3703,128
124092891%3, 560.31,061,223
1344100992%3, 660.32,065,870
1448109993%4, 780.42,507,110
1552117994%5, 920.45,798,936
1656125995%6, 1070.415,083,919
1760134996%7, 1250.527,792,735
18641421097%8, 1440.543,869,739
19671481098%8, 1610.5242,081,556
20701551099%9, 1790.5
217210100%10, 1920.6
227410101%11, 2060.6
237611102%12, 2210.6
247811103%12, 2370.7
258011104%13, 2540.7
268211105%14, 2720.7
278411106%15, 2910.7
288612107%16, 3110.8
298812108%18, 3330.8
309012109%19, 3550.8
319112109.5%19, 3670.8
329213110%20, 3800.9
339313110.5%21, 3920.9
349413111%21, 4050.9
359513111.5%22, 4190.9
369613112%23, 4330.9
379714112.5%24, 4470.9
389814113%24, 4620.9
399914113.5%25, 4771
4010014114%26, 4921

Galvanic Arrow

CostiLvl 1: Normal: 1xScroll of Wisdom
BaseType Galvanic Arrow
Class Skill Gems
TargetTypesGround, Enemy
TypeAttack, Projectile, ProjectilesFromUser, Area, Totemable, Trappable, Mineable, Lightning, RangedAttack, MirageArcherCanUse, Triggerable
MetadataMetadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemShrapnelShot, Community Wiki
Galvanic Arrow Monster /3 ⍟
Terese Napora30% increased Movement Speed
drop additional rare items [3]
Terese Napora30% increased Movement SpeedY
Undead Vaal ArcherY
Labyrinth Enchantment helmet /8 ⍟
The Merciless LabyrinthEnchantment Shrapnel Shot Damage 125% increased Galvanic Arrow Damage100
The Eternal LabyrinthEnchantment Shrapnel Shot Damage 240% increased Galvanic Arrow Damage100
The Merciless LabyrinthEnchantment Shrapnel Shot Physical Damage Percent To Add As Lightning Damage 110% of Galvanic Arrow Physical Damage gained as extra Lightning Damage100
The Eternal LabyrinthEnchantment Shrapnel Shot Physical Damage Percent To Add As Lightning Damage 215% of Galvanic Arrow Physical Damage gained as extra Lightning Damage100
The Merciless LabyrinthEnchantment Shrapnel Shot Radius 116% increased Galvanic Arrow Area of Effect
The Eternal LabyrinthEnchantment Shrapnel Shot Radius 224% increased Galvanic Arrow Area of Effect
The Merciless LabyrinthEnchantment Galvanic Arrow Projectile Speed 1Galvanic Arrow has 20% increased Projectile Speed100
The Eternal LabyrinthEnchantment Galvanic Arrow Projectile Speed 2Galvanic Arrow has 30% increased Projectile Speed100
Supported By /114 ⍟
Added Fire Damage Support
Faster Attacks Support
Greater Multiple Projectiles Support
Lesser Multiple Projectiles Support
Faster Projectiles Support
Added Cold Damage Support
Additional Accuracy Support
Increased Area of Effect Support
Added Lightning Damage Support
Increased Critical Strikes Support
Increased Critical Damage Support
Knockback Support
Life Leech Support
Mana Leech Support
Added Chaos Damage Support
Stun Support
Pierce Support
Trap Support
Item Rarity Support
Concentrated Effect Support
Cold to Fire Support
Combustion Support
Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
Life Gain on Hit Support
Elemental Proliferation Support
Culling Strike Support
Point Blank Support
Iron Grip Support
Damage on Full Life Support
Blastchain Mine Support
Chance to Flee Support
Blind Support
Ballista Totem Support
Fire Penetration Support
Cold Penetration Support
Lightning Penetration Support
Elemental Penetration Support
Chain Support
Fork Support
Returning Projectiles Support
Power Charge On Critical Support
Burning Damage Support
Hextouch Support
Cast On Critical Strike Support
Slower Projectiles Support
Vicious Projectiles Support
Block Chance Reduction Support
Physical to Lightning Support
Ice Bite Support
Hypothermia Support
Innervate Support
Critical Strike Affliction Support
Void Manipulation Support
Controlled Destruction Support
Swift Affliction Support
Elemental Focus Support
Ignite Proliferation Support
Chance to Bleed Support
Chance to Poison Support
Deadly Ailments Support
Decay Support
Efficacy Support
Vile Toxins Support
Maim Support
Immolate Support
Unbound Ailments Support
Brutality Support
Momentum Support
Volley Support
Summon Phantasm Support
Mirage Archer Support
Withering Touch Support
Bonechill Support
Energy Leech Support
Impale Support
Nightblade Support
High-Impact Mine Support
Arrow Nova Support
Barrage Support
Greater Volley Support
Awakened Added Fire Damage Support
Awakened Brutality Support
Awakened Burning Damage Support
Awakened Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
Awakened Fire Penetration Support
Awakened Added Cold Damage Support
Awakened Arrow Nova Support
Awakened Cast On Critical Strike Support
Awakened Chain Support
Awakened Cold Penetration Support
Awakened Deadly Ailments Support
Awakened Fork Support
Awakened Greater Multiple Projectiles Support
Awakened Swift Affliction Support
Awakened Void Manipulation Support
Awakened Vicious Projectiles Support
Awakened Added Chaos Damage Support
Awakened Added Lightning Damage Support
Awakened Controlled Destruction Support
Awakened Hextouch Support
Awakened Elemental Focus Support
Awakened Increased Area of Effect Support
Awakened Lightning Penetration Support
Awakened Unbound Ailments Support
Trinity Support
Bloodthirst Support
Cruelty Support
Overcharge Support
Manaforged Arrows Support
Prismatic Burst Support
Devour Support
Locus Mine Support
Sadism Support
Volatility Support

Community Wiki


Galvanic Arrow

Galvanic Arrow is a ranged bow attack skill that fires arrows which deals lightning damage in an area of effect cone. The arrows have a short range, but it can be extended with increased projectile speed, which also increases the AoE.

Skill functions and interactions

Both the arrow and lightning cone are modified by projectile damage modifiers, including Point Blank. Area damage modifiers (likeConcentrated Effect Support ) will affect the cone but not the arrow damage. The cone and arrow deal damage independent of each other, effectively doubling damage dealt to monsters directly in the line of fire.

Galvanic Arrow shoots a lightning cone each time you shoot your bow. Barrage Support makes your projectiles fire sequentially instead of simultaneously, meaning a lightning cone is triggered for each projectile shot during your attack.

Version history

  • Galvanic Arrow now has "Increases and Reductions to Projectile Speed also apply to this Skill's Area of Effect" (previously Increased and Reductions to Arrow Speed).
  • 3.13.0
  • Now gains radius as the gem levels up, up to +5 at gem level 20 (from +2).
  • 3.12.0
  • Now has alternative quality
  • 3.9.0
  • Now fires 2 additional Arrows at all levels.
  • The arrows now degrade in flight, eventually vanishing. This limits the skill's base range. Modifiers to Projectile Speed will allow the arrows to travel farther before they vanish.
  • Still deals a burst of damage in a cone. Increases and reductions to Arrow Speed also apply to this skill's area of effect, so increases to Projectile Speed will cause your cone to also reach farther.
  • Now gains added Lightning damage|Lightning Damage as the gem levels, up to 9 to 179 at gem level 20.
  • Now gains 1% increased Projectile Speed per 1% gem quality (from 1% increased Area of Effect per 2% gem quality).
  • Arrows no longer pierce by default.
  • The Labyrinth Enchantments which grant increased Area of Effect for '''Shrapnel Shot''' (now '''Galvanic Arrow''') can no longer be obtained. Existing items with these Enchantments are unaffected.
  • Galvanic Arrow's threshold jewel, Collateral Damage, can no longer drop or be obtained from quests.
  • 3.2.0
  • Shrapnel Shot now converts 50% of Physical Damage to Lightning Damage (up from 40%).
  • 3.0.0
  • Shrapnel Shot pierces 4 targets at level 1, up to 7 at level 20.
  • 2.6.0
  • Shrapnel Shot gains 1 additional unit of radius every 4 levels.
  • No longer gain increased area of effect radius.
  • 2.1.0
  • Added to the game.

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