Splitting Steel consumes a Steel Shard to fire a single projectile that splits on impact or at the targeted location, dealing area damage when it splits and again when the split projectiles explode at the end of their flight. Requires a Sword or Axe. Steel Shards are gained with the Call of Steel Skill.
It requires Level 1. Tag: Attack, Projectile, AoE, Physical. Mana Cost: (5 - 9)
Splitting Steel Support Gems
Splitting Steel Gem
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It is now offered to the Duelist and Scion for completing Enemy at the Gate quest(Act 1), and can be purchased from Nessa by the Ranger.
Splitting Steel is a new low level skill that uses the shard mechanic. Each use fires a single shard that explodes into additional projectiles when it hits an enemy or reaches the targeted location, creating smaller shards that fly towards nearby enemies before detonating in smaller explosions. The skill has some added physical damage and a chance to impale, something that wasn't previously accessible at such low levels.
Changes have been made to the Split mechanic that means Splitting now occurs before other projectile behaviours; This means that Fork, Pierce or Chain would take place after Split has generated all of the additional projectiles, opening up all sorts of interesting ways to take advantage of these mechanics.
|Default||20% increased Impale Effect|
|Alternate Quality 1||10% chance to inflict an additional Impale when this Skill inflcits Impale|
|Alternate Quality 2||10% increased Area of Effect
20% increased Projectile Speed
|Alternate Quality 3||Grants Minions 40% increased Damage|
|Evasion Rating:||0||Charges:||E: 3 / F: 3 / P: 3|
Splitting Steel. DPS: 478k. Damage types: Physical(100%).
These are the support skill gems for it:
Body Armour: Splitting Steel (Green) (21 / 23), Vicious Projectiles Support (Green) (19 / 20), Maim Support (Red) (19 / 20), Concentrated Effect Support (Blue) (20), Brutality Support (Red) (18 / 20), Impale Support (Green) (19 / 20),
Weapon: Blood Rage (Green) (19 / 20), Precision (Green) (13),
Keystones / Ascendency:
Body Armour: Sorrow Pelt Glorious Plate
Weapon: Scaeva Gladius
Offhand Weapon: Scaeva Gladius
Helmet: Crown of the Inward Eye Prophet Crown
Gloves: Blight Fingers Zealot Gloves
Boots: Storm Spur Ancient Greaves
Belt: Sol Buckle Rustic Sash
Amulet: Rapture Locket Agate Amulet
Ring: Corruption Whorl Diamond Ring, Bramble Twirl Diamond Ring
|Enchantment Splitting Steel Area 1||Merciless Labyrinth||Splitting Steel has 16% increased Area of Effect||helmet 100
|Enchantment Splitting Steel Area 2||Eternal Labyrinth||Splitting Steel has 24% increased Area of Effect||helmet 100
|Enchantment Splitting Steel Chance to Not Consume Shard 1||Merciless Labyrinth||Splitting Steel has 20% chance to not consume Steel Shards||helmet 100
|Enchantment Splitting Steel Chance to Not Consume Shard 2||Eternal Labyrinth||Splitting Steel has 30% chance to not consume Steel Shards||helmet 100
|Enchantment Splitting Steel 1||Merciless Labyrinth||Splitting Steel deals 25% increased Damage||helmet 100
|Enchantment Splitting Steel 2||Eternal Labyrinth||Splitting Steel deals 40% increased Damage||helmet 100
The new steel skill is splitting steel. Once you call shards, you consume a shard to fire a single projectile that explodes on impact, creating smaller projectiles that then hit any surrounding enemies. It’s fun to note that these smaller impacts will also generate explosions, albeit smaller ones.
Path of Exile: Heist Splitting Steel skill
Splitting Steel consume a Steel Shard to fire a single impaling projectile that splits on impact and creates an explosion of damage. The split projectiles fly at nearby enemies and create smaller explosions on impact.