Energy Blade – Path of Exile

Energy Blade transforms your melee weapons into energy blades. A large portion of your energy shield is converted into the lightning damage that these blades deal.

Energy Blade skill gem – Path of Exile

Energy Blade Energy Blade grants a buff which significantly lowers your maximum Energy Shield to transform your equipped weapons into Swords formed from that energy. Casting the spell again removes the buff. Requires a Non-Bow weapon. This skill cannot be triggered.

It is a new Intelligence Skill Gem. Tag: Spell, Lightning. Cost: (136-624) Energy Shield. Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec. Cast Time: 1.00 sec.

Requires Level 24, 58 Int.

  • Energy Blades have minimum Lightning Damage equal to 2% of Energy Shield, plus (2–12)
  • Energy Blades have maximum Lightning Damage equal to 40% of Energy Shield, plus (40–235)
  • Two Handed Energy Blades have 50% more Lightning Damage
  • Buff grants 50% less Maximum Energy Shield

Per 1% quality: Energy Blades have 0.5% increased Critical Strike Chance.

Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

Energy Blade PoE

PoE Energy Blade Build

  1. It transforms your melee weapons into Energy Blades.
  2. A large portion of your Energy Shield is converted into the lightning damage that these blades deal. For a level 1 gem, minumum value is 5% + 2, and the maxumum value is 100% + 40.
  3. The main damage type is lightning damage.
  4. For the best use of this skill, you must stack as much energy shield as possible.
  5. Two Handed Non-Bow weapon is recommended, for Two Handed Energy Blades have 50% more Lightning Damage.
  6. Buff grants 80% less Maximum Energy Shield. This is significantly lowers your maximum Energy Shield. Casting the spell again, however, removes the buff.

This opens up an entirely new melee energy shield archetype, where you want to stack as much energy shield as possible to get the most powerful blades you can. Conveniently, the defences rework in this expansion is very compatible with this plan.

PoE Energy Blade Build

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How to choose weapons for Energy Blade?

It requires a Non-Bow weapon. You may choose one of these weapons: Sceptres, Maces, Axes, Swords, Claws, Daggers, Staves, Wands, or Fishing Rods.

The best weapon is a Two Handed Non-Bow weapon.

Alternate Quality

Name Stats Weight
Energy Blade Energy Blades have (0–10)% increased Critical Strike Chance 100
Anomalous Energy Blade Energy Blades Grant (0–20)% chance to Shock 50
Divergent Energy Blade Energy Blades Grant (0–20)% of Lightning Damage with Attacks Converted to Chaos Damage 50

Quest Rewards

Energy Blade Energy Blade can be purchased from Clarissa by the Templar, Shadow, Witch and Scion after completing Lost in Love.

Labyrinth Enchantment helmet

Level Name Mod Weight
The Merciless Labyrinth Enchantment Energy Blade Attack Speed 1 Energy Blades have 10% increased Attack Speed 100
The Eternal Labyrinth Enchantment Energy Blade Attack Speed 2 Energy Blades have 15% increased Attack Speed 100
The Merciless Labyrinth Enchantment Energy Blade Lightning Penetration 1 Attacks with Energy Blades Penetrate 8% Lightning Resistance 100
The Eternal Labyrinth Enchantment Energy Blade Lightning Penetration 2 Attacks with Energy Blades Penetrate 12% Lightning Resistance 100

Energy Shield Basic Guide & Changes in PoE 3.16

Energy shield is a form of defence that acts as an additional hit point pool on top of life. Along with armour and evasion, energy shield is one of the three defence types that can implicitly appear on equipment. Unlike life, energy shield will recharge naturally after the character has not taken any damage for 2 seconds.

Every class starts with no energy shield, and gains 2% increased maximum energy shield every 10 intelligence.

  • Replace the Veiled modifier and lower the power on the Energy from Naught Notable. Compensate all characters for the loss of maximum energy shield by increasing the strength of all Energy Shield base types. Add more Energy Shield to the passive skill tree.
  • Base Types are now generated with a random 0-10% higher base defence, as an inbuilt currently-non-modifiable property. This means that all base types can be better than they currently are, and armour base types are not homogeneous any more. Energy Shield values on base types instead vary from 0-20%.
  • Increase the base recovery rate of Energy Shield recharge. Rework the downside of the Wicked Ward Keystone. Move improvements to Energy Shield Recharge to the core modifier pool for Energy Shield gear, away from specialised item mechanics.
  • Give everyone access to Ghost Dance as a Keystone Passive, for Builds wanting to invest in both Evasion and Energy Shield rely heavily on Ghost Dance.
  • Add a new Keystone Passive Skill, and add more hybrid Armour/Energy Shield Passives to the Templar section of the Passive Skill Tree. New Keystone Passive Skill called Divine Shield: Percentage of Total Physical Damage prevented from Hits Recently is Regenerated as Energy Shield per second. Cannot Recover Energy Shield to above Armour. We’re still deciding on the specific value.

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