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Charged Bolts

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Charged Bolts is a Sorcerer skill from the Core skill tree. Its features are:

Grants Player Exploits Condition
Lightning Dmg Stunned (CC)
- Dmg Received
Core
Shock

'Creates Condition' means this skill creates this condition i.e it could make a target Vulnerable that other skills can take advantage of. 'Exploits Condition' means this skill takes advantage of a condition, not necessarily of its own making. So for example another skill might Stun and this skill could take advantage of that.

charged bolts

Charged Bolts

Release 5 bolts of lightning that course along the ground in an erratic pattern, dealing 30% damage each.

Mana Cost: 30

Enchantment Slot Effect

When you Stun an enemy, there is a 40% chance to release 3 Charged Bolts from them.

Damage: Lightning

Lucky Hit Chance: 20%

Tags: Core, Shock

Upgrades

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Enhanced Charged Bolts

The 3rd time an enemy is hit by a single cast of Charged Bolts, that bolt surges upon impact, dealing its damage in an area.

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Greater Charged Bolts

Charged Bolts deals x 25% increased damage to Stunned (CC) enemies.

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Destructive Charged Bolts

Hitting an enemy with Charged Bolts reduces their damage dealt by 25% for 3 seconds.


Items that work with Charged Bolts

The following items either:

  • Grant a bonus when using Charged Bolts
  • Create a condition Charged Bolts can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Charged Bolts creates

Legendary Aspects

Accelerating Aspect
Offensive Critical Strikes with Core skills increase your Attack Speed by 15 - 25% for 5 seconds.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction All
Aspect of Audacity
Resource When there are at least 5 Close enemies, Stun (CC) them for 2 - 4 seconds. This can only occur once every 20 seconds.

Helm, Chest, Gloves, Boots, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction All
Aspect of Efficiency
Resource Casting a Basic Skill reduces the Mana cost of your next Core Skill by 10 - 20%.

Ring

Domhainne Tunnels
(Map)
Scosglen Sorcerer
Aspect of Retribution
Offensive Distant enemies have a 8% chance to be Stunned (CC) for 2 seconds when they hit you. You deal x 10 - 20% increased damage to Stunned (CC)enemies.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

Abandoned Mineworks
(Map)
Kehjistan All
Aspect of the Expectant
Offensive After Attacking enemies with a Basic skill, increase the damage of your next Core skill cast within 5 seconds by x 5 - 10%, up to x 30%.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

Underroot
(Map)
Codex of Power All
Elementalist's Aspect
Offensive Core or Mastery skills cast at or above 100 Mana gain a 20 - 40% increased Critical Strike Chance.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

Pallid Delve
(Map)
Dry Steppes Sorcerer
Stable Aspect
Offensive While Unstable Currents is not active, your Shock skills have a 7 - 12% chance to trigger a free cast from it.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Sorcerer

Unique Items

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Banished Lord's Talisman

"His name has been lost to history, but to have been exiled from a land as cursed as Hawezar, his deeds must have been truly depraved." - Scholar's Notes

Type: Amulet
Class: All

Description: After you spend 300 of your Primary Resource, your next Core Skill is guaranteed to Overpower. Your Critical Strikes that Overpower deal %[x] increased damage.


Affixes:

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Flickerstep

""Considered a failure by their creator, it wasn't until the assassination of an "untouchable" Caldeum noble that these boots' true power was understood." - Barrett's Book of Implements"

Type: Boots
Class: All

Description: Each enemy you Evade through reduces your active Ultimate Cooldown by # seconds, up to 10 seconds.


  • Attacks Reduce Evade's Cooldown by # Seconds

Affixes:

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Melted Heart of Selig

"Do not allow your passions to become obsessions. Fuel the fire that burns within you, but it is madness to allow yourself to become ash to please an uncaring universe." - Last words of Master Selig

Type: Amulet - Uber Unique
Class: All

Description: Gain 60 Maximum Resource. 75% of incoming damage drains 2 Resource for every 1% of Life you would have lost instead.

Affixes:

  • + Resistance to All Elements
  • + All Stats
  • + Core Skill Damage
  • + Damage while Healthy
  • Resource Regeneration
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Mother's Embrace

"Every tome, every scroll, every book in this temple produces the same answer. The only being willing to stand against the Eternal Conflict, against the Prime Evils, was Lilith." - Elias

Type: Ring
Class: All

Description: If a Core Skill hits 4 or more enemies, 20% - 40% of the Resource cost is refunded.

Affixes:

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Paingorger's Gauntlets

Crafted from fragments of Duriel's carapace, wearing these gloves, or being struck by them, causes an agonizing sensation akin to pushing one's hands through a thousand shards of glass.

Type: Gloves
Class: All

Description: Damaging enemies with a cast Non–Basic Skill marks them for 3 seconds. When a Basic Skill first hits a marked enemy, the Basic Skill’s damage is echoed to all marked enemies, dealing 100–200%[x] increased damage.

Affixes:


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Ring of Starless Skies

"Yours is the power to pluck the stars from the heavens with the ease of a child gathering fruit from the bough." - Unknown

Type: Ring - Uber Unique
Class: All

Description: Spending resources reduces your resource costs and increases your damage by x10% for 3 seconds, up to 40%.

  • + % All Resistances

Affixes:

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Raiment of the Infinite

The power you have is never enough.

Type: Chest Armor
Class: Sorcerer

Description: After using Teleport, Close enemies are pulled to you and Stunned (CC) for 2 - 3 seconds, but Teleport's Cooldown is increased by x 20.0%.

Affixes:

  • + 28 - 42 Intelligence
  • + 1 Rank of Glass Cannon Passive skill
  • + 16.5 - 23.5% Damage to Close enemies
  • + 16.5 - 23.5% Damage to Stunned enemies
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Staff of Endless Rage

"Leaving even blackened bones for your kin to mourn is too good an end for you." - Josiah

Type: Staff
Class: Sorcerer

Description: Every 3rd cast of Fireball launches 2 additional projectiles and deals x 20 - 40% increased damage.


Affixes:


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Staff of Lam Esen

"Also known as the Greatstaff of the Old Religion, this powerful relic is one of only a small handful of Skatsimi artefacts that have survived to this day." - Barrett's Book of Implements

Type: Staff
Class: Sorcerer

Description: Your casts of Charged Bolts have a x40 - 60% chance to be attracted to enemies and last 300% longer.


Affixes:

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Tal Rasha's Iridescent Loop

"Fool said he dug it out of the sands near Lut Gholem with a few other worthless trinkets. I hid my delight at receiving such as treasure in exchange for a meager handful of coins" - Rakhaan

Type: Ring
Class: Sorcerer

Description: For each type of elemental damage you deal, gain [X] 14% increased damage for 4 seconds. Dealing Elemental damage refreshes all bonuses. (Sorcerer Only)

  • + % Resistance to All Elements
  • + % Resistance to All Elements

Affixes:

  • + % Non-Physical Damage
  • + % Lucky Hit Chance
  • + % Resource Generation
  • + % Cooldown Reduction


Paragon Glyphs

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Electrocute

Rare: Sorcerer

Bonus:

  • Paragon nodes within range gain + [15-75]% bonus to their Lightning damage and damage reduction modifiers.

Additional Bonus:

Requirements: 25 Dexterity

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Elementalist

Rare: Sorcerer

Bonus:

  • Paragon nodes within range gain + [15-75]% bonus to their Non-physical damage and damage reduction modifiers.

Additional Bonus:

  • Dealing Fire, Cold, or Lightning damage to an enemy increases all damage you deal to them by 5% for 10 seconds, stacking once per element.

Requirements: 40 Intelligence

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Enchanter

Rare: Sorcerer

Bonus:

  • For every 5 Intelligence purchased within range, you deal + [1.3 - 6.5]% increased Non-physical damage.

Additional Bonus:

  • For each skill equipped in your Enchantment Slots, gain 13.3% Resistance to that Skill's element.

Requirements: 40 Intelligence


Item Affixes

The following Affixes are particularly useful with Charged Bolts

Attribute Amulet Ring Chest Gloves Weap 1H Weap 2H
Ranks in Charged Bolts
[2 -3]
Core Skill Damage
[12.5 - 19.5%]
Core Skill Damage
[25 - 39%]
Shock Skill Damage
[10.5 - 17.5%]
Lightning Damage
[10.5 - 17.5%]
Lightning Critical Strike Damage
[10.5 - 17.5%]
Lightning Critical Strike Damage
[28 - 42%]
Attribute Amulet Ring Chest Gloves Weap 1H Weap 2H


Changes to Charged Bolts

Patch 1.1.0a, July 18, 2023

Patch 1.0.3, June 27, 2023

  • Base damage increased from 28% to 30%.