Ethereal Knives Build PoE, Guardian, Farming

Ethereal Knives Ethereal Knives (often referred to as EK) is a spell that throws ten knives in front of the caster that deal physical damage. Multiple knives cannot hit the same target. The angle of the spell’s arc is fixed and does not depend on where the cursor is, unlike other projectile skills.

Ethereal Knives

Despite the fact that it does physical damage, Ethereal Knives Ethereal Knives is a spell and not an attack. It does not utilize weapon damage in any way.

PoE Ethereal Knives Build

1. Character: 100 Guardian

Life: 1672 Strength: 117
Energy Shield: 3649 Dexterity: 198
Mana: 1539 Intelligence: 329
Evasion Rating: 494 Charges: E: 3 / F: 3 / P: 3
Armour: 4465

2. Main Skills Build

Main skill: Ethereal Knives Ethereal Knives. DPS: 276k.

Damage types:

  • Cold: 79%
  • Chaos: 16%
  • Physical: 2%
  • Fire: 2%
  • Lightning: 1%

Ethereal Knives Support gems:

  • Physical to Lightning Physical to Lightning Support(Blue): 87%
  • Spell Echo Spell Echo Support(Blue): 65%
  • Awakened Controlled Destruction Controlled Destruction Support(Blue): 54%
  • Inspiration Support(Red): 51%
  • Energy Leech Energy Leech Support(Blue): 38%
  • Awakened Spell Echo Spell Echo Support(Blue): 32%
  • Chain Chain Support(Green): 25%
  • Awakened Cold Penetration Cold Penetration Support(Green): 25%
  • Arcane Surge Arcane Surge Support(Blue): 24%
  • Awakened Chain Chain Support(Green): 23%
  • Controlled Destruction Controlled Destruction Support(Blue): 16%
  • Awakened Fork Fork Support(Green): 12%
  • Cold to Fire Cold to Fire Support(Red): 12%
  • Pierce Pierce Support(Green): 8%

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3. Skill Gems Build

These are the support skill gems for it:

Body Armour: Ethereal Knives Ethereal Knives (Green) (21 / 23), Awakened Cold Penetration Cold Penetration Support (Green) (5 / 20), Awakened Chain Chain Support (Green) (5 / 20), Awakened Controlled Destruction Controlled Destruction Support (Blue) (5 / 20), Physical to Lightning Physical to Lightning Support (Blue) (20 / 23), Spell Echo Spell Echo Support (Blue) (20 / 20),

Gloves: Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder (Blue) (20 / 20), Vaal Discipline Vaal Discipline (Blue) (21), Herald of Agony Herald of Agony (Green) (20), Purity of Fire Purity of Fire (Red) (20),

Boots: Purity of Ice Purity of Ice (Green) (20), Purity of Lightning Purity of Lightning (Blue) (20), Blood Magic Blood Magic Support (Red) (21), Clarity Clarity (Blue) (12),

Helmet: Vaal Righteous Fire Vaal Righteous Fire (Blue) (21 / 23), Precision Precision (Green) (20), Herald of Ice Herald of Ice (Green) (21 / 20), Flame Dash Flame Dash (Blue) (20 / 23),

Weapon: Herald of Purity Herald of Purity (Red) (20), Vaal Haste Vaal Haste (Green) (21), Herald of Ash Herald of Ash (Red) (20 / 19),

Offhand: Zealotry Zealotry (Blue) (21), Hatred Hatred (Green) (21), Wrath Wrath (Blue) (21),

4. Passive Skill Build

Ethereal Knives Build

Keystones / Ascendency Popularity:

  • Zealot’s Oath: 98%
  • Pain Attunement: 80%
  • Radiant Faith: 69%
  • Unwavering Faith: 69%
  • Bastion of Hope: 61%
  • Harmony of Purpose: 48%
  • Templar Ascendancy: 27%
  • Guardian: 27%
  • Witch Ascendancy: 27%
  • Necromancer: 27%
  • Radiant Crusade: 24%
  • Path of the Templar: 23%
  • Chaos Inoculation: 19%

5. Equipment Build

Body Armour: Shavronne’s Wrappings Shavronne’s Wrappings Occultist’s Vestment

Weapon: Nebulis Nebulis Synthesised Void Sceptre. 95% of players user Mace / Shield.

Offhand Weapon: Prism Guardian Prism Guardian Archon Kite Shield

Helmet: Loath Star Hubris Circlet

Gloves: Asenath’s Gentle Touch Asenath’s Gentle Touch Silk Gloves

Boots: Morbid Dash Dash Sorcerer Boots

Belt: Headhunter Headhunter Leather Belt

Amulet: Miracle Clasp Amber Amulet

Ring: Call of the Brotherhood Call of the Brotherhood Two-Stone Ring x2

Ethereal Knives Gem Level Progression

Level Required
Level
Required
Dexterity
Required
Intelligence
Mana
Cost
Deals x to y
Physical Damage
x% increased
Projectile Speed
Experience
needed to level up
Total
Experience needed
1 1 0 0 5 7 to 10 N/A 0 0
2 2 0 0 5 9 to 12 1% 70 70
3 4 0 0 5 10 to 15 2% 308 378
4 7 14 0 6 13 to 20 3% 1,554 1,932
5 11 19 0 7 19 to 28 4% 6,667 8,599
6 16 26 18 8 28 to 42 5% 26,047 34,646
7 20 31 22 9 38 to 57 6% 49,725 84,371
8 24 37 25 10 49 to 74 7% 95,714 180,085
9 28 42 29 11 64 to 96 8% 169,595 349,680
10 32 47 33 11 82 to 123 9% 283,759 633,439
11 36 52 36 12 104 to 156 10% 453,996 1,087,435
12 40 58 40 13 131 to 197 11% 703,128 1,790,563
13 44 63 44 14 164 to 246 12% 1,061,223 2,851,786
14 48 68 48 15 204 to 307 13% 2,065,870 4,917,656
15 52 74 51 16 253 to 380 14% 2,507,110 7,424,766
16 56 79 55 17 312 to 468 15% 5,798,936 13,223,702
17 60 84 59 18 383 to 575 16% 15,083,919 28,307,621
18 64 90 62 18 470 to 704 17% 27,792,735 56,100,356
19 67 94 65 19 546 to 818 18% 43,869,739 99,970,095
20 70 98 68 20 633 to 949 19% 242,081,556 342,051,651
21 72 100 70 20 698 to 1047 20% N/A N/A

Ethereal Knives Quality

Per 1% Quality: 1% increased Projectile Speed. A Gemcutter’s Prism Gemcutter’s Prism (often abbreviated GCP) is a currency item that can be used to improve the quality of a gem. Each Gemcutter’s Prism Gemcutter’s Prism will always raise the quality by 1%. The maximum quality is 20%.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Lingering Blades: One in three projectiles from Ethereal Knives Ethereal Knives will leave a Lingering Blade on the ground. These blades can be detonated with Blade Blast or animated with Animate Weapon Animate Weapon. Lingering Blades have a duration of 6 seconds.
  • Physical spell damage: Ethereal Knives Ethereal Knives is affected by modifiers to Spell Damage, Physical Damage, and Projectile Damage. Its damage can also be improved by Added Fire Damage Added Fire Damage Support, Brutality Brutality Support, Physical to Lightning Physical to Lightning Support, Hatred Hatred, and Herald of Ash Herald of Ash.
  • Projectile speed: The projectiles move at an average speed of close to 120 units/s for roughly 0.25 seconds, putting their effective range at somewhere around 30ish units. Then inherently have a variation of +/−40% base speed, but the average will be around 30. Modifiers to projectile speed will increase the average distance that Ethereal Knives Ethereal Knives projectiles travel before they fade, effectively increasing the maximum range of the spell.
  • Leech: Since it is a spell, Ethereal Knives Ethereal Knives is not affected by Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life or Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana. However, unspecified leech such as Life Leech Life Leech Support will function with Ethereal Knives Ethereal Knives.
  • Can be used in left mouse button slot to cast and move.

PoE Ethereal Knives Gem Farming

1. Direct purchase from vendor

  • Siosa(The Library, Act 3) sells Ethereal Knives Ethereal Knives for a Scroll of Wisdom Scroll of Wisdom.
  • Lilly Roth(Lioneye’s Watch, Act 6) sells Ethereal Knives Ethereal Knives for a Scroll of Wisdom Scroll of Wisdom as well.

2. Ethereal Knives Gem Divination Cards

Amount Divination Card Result Drop Areas
6 The Fox random level 20 gem The Western Forest (Act 2) • The Riverways (Act 6) • The Vaal City • The Crossroads (Act 7) • The Fellshrine Ruins (Act 7) • Barrows Map • Castle Ruins Map • Sunken City Map
13 The Cataclysm random corrupted level 21 Spell gem Strange Sinkhole • Concealed Cavity • Sunken Shingle • Clouded Ridge • Forgotten Oubliette • Remote Gulch • Cremated Archives • Narrow Ravine• Mystical Clearing • Covered-up Hollow • Hidden Patch • Entombed Alcove • Secret Laboratory • Secluded Copse • Forbidden Chamber • Quarantined Quarters • Inner Grounds • Sealed Corridors • Restricted Gallery • Disused Furnace •  Blind Alley • Entombed Chamber • Sacred Chambers • Stagnant Canal • Walled-off Ducts • Neglected Cellar • Arcane Chambers • Forgotten Conduit • Ancient Catacomb • Haunted Mineshaft• Abandoned Dam • Desolate Track • Reclaimed Barracks • Sealed Basement • Secluded Canal • Forbidden Archives • Cremated Archives • Twisted Inquisitorium • Deathly Chambers • Restricted Collection • Side Chapel • Radiant Pools • Clouded Ledge • Flooded Complex • Forbidden Shrine • Sealed Repository • Evacuated Quarter • Concealed Caldarium • Moonlit Chambers • Shifting Sands • Forgotten Gulch • Desolate Isle • Dusty Bluff
3 Gemcutter’s Promise random superior gem (Q20) The Ebony Barracks • The Lunaris Concourse • Colonnade Map • Promenade Map

3. Buy level 21 Ethereal Knives Gem from Other Players

You can exchange 2 Exalted Orbs for a level 21 Ethereal Knives Ethereal Knives gem with other players.

4. Quest Reward

For Shadow players, it can be obtained by completing Enemy at the Gate(Act 1) quest.

5. Slain Monsters

The drop level of Ethereal Knives Ethereal Knives is 5. You can get it by killing enemies, opening Gemcutter’s Strongbox.

Ethereal Knives Related Items

1. Jewel: Ring of Blades

  • (10-15)% increased Global Physical Damage
  • With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Ethereal Knives fires Projectiles in a circle
  • With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Ethereal Knives fires 5 additional Projectiles

2. Ethereal Knives Helmet Enchantments

Name Level Stats Spawn Weighting
Enchantment Ethereal Knives Damage 1 66 25% increased Ethereal Knives Damage helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ethereal Knives Damage 2 75 40% increased Ethereal Knives Damage helmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Ethereal Knives Number Of Targets To Pierce 1 75 Ethereal Knives Pierces an additional Target helmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Ethereal Knives Projectile Speed 1 66 20% increased Ethereal Knives Projectile Speed helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ethereal Knives Projectile Speed 2 75 30% increased Ethereal Knives Projectile Speed helmet 75
default 0

3. Ethereal Knives MTX

Item Effect(s)
Ebony Ethereal Knives Your Ethereal Knives becomes a volley of ebony knives.
Ethereal Stars Effect Your Ethereal Knives becomes a volley of spinning throwing stars

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