Splitting Steel PoE Gem

PoE Heist adds one new Steel Skill: Splitting Steel.

Splitting Steel 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)

  • Deals (0 - 172)% of Base Damage
  • (2 - 81) to (3 - 122) Added Attack Physical Damage
  • Modifiers to number of Projectiles instead apply to the number of targets Projectile Splits towards Projectiles Split towards (2 - 4) targets
  • +(0 - 5) to radius
  • If you have no Steel Shards, Projectile counts as already having Split 60% chance to Impale Enemies on Hit
  • Projectiles which have Split deal 35% less Damage
  • Projectiles can Split without hitting a target 50% less Area of Effect after Splitting
  • Consumes up to 1 Steel Shard

Splitting Steel Support Gems

Splitting Steel Gem

Splitting Steel Gem

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How to get Splitting Steel?

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 Guide

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.

Splitting Steel

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.

Alternate Quality

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

PoE Splitting Steel Build

1. Character: 92 Champion

Life: 4908Strength:321
Energy Shield: 261Dexterity: 153
Mana: 810Intelligence: 113
Evasion Rating: 0Charges: E: 3 / F: 3 / P: 3
Armour: 12377

2. Skill Gems Build

Splitting Steel. DPS: 478k. Damage types: Physical(100%).

These are the support skill gems for it:

Body Armour: Splitting Steel Splitting Steel (Green) (21 / 23), Vicious Projectiles Support Vicious Projectiles Support (Green) (19 / 20), Maim Support Maim Support (Red) (19 / 20), Concentrated Effect Support Concentrated Effect Support (Blue) (20), Brutality Support Brutality Support (Red) (18 / 20), Impale Support Impale Support (Green) (19 / 20),

Boots: Leap Slam Leap Slam (Red) (19 / 20), Culling Strike Support Culling Strike Support (Green) (19 / 20), Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support (Green) (19 / 20), Ancestral Protector Ancestral Protector (Red) (19 / 20),

Helmet: Enduring Cry Enduring Cry (Red) (20), Second Wind Support Second Wind Support (Green) (20), Pride (Red) (19 / 20), Dread Banner Dread Banner (Red) (19 / 20),

Gloves: Molten Shell Molten Shell (Red) (19 / 20), Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support (Red) (17), Increased Duration Support Increased Duration Support (Red) (19 / 20),

Weapon: Blood Rage Blood Rage (Green) (19 / 20), Precision Precision (Green) (13),

3. Passive Skill Build

Splitting Steel Passive Build

Keystones / Ascendency:

  • Iron Grip: 84%
  • Point Blank: 77%
  • Master of Metal: 70%
  • Call to Arms: 61%
  • Unstoppable Hero: 61%
  • Fortitude: 56%
  • First to Strike, Last to Fall: 53%
  • Iron Reflexes: 45%

4. Equipment Build

Weapons:

  • Sword / Sword: 42%
  • Two Handed Sword: 35%
  • Two Handed Axe: 14%
  • Axe / Shield: 6%

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

List of helmet enchantment mods

Name Labyrinth Stats Spawn Weighting
Enchantment Splitting Steel Area 1 Merciless Labyrinth Splitting Steel has 16% increased Area of Effect helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Splitting Steel Area 2 Eternal Labyrinth Splitting Steel has 24% increased Area of Effect helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Splitting Steel Chance to Not Consume Shard 1 Merciless Labyrinth Splitting Steel has 20% chance to not consume Steel Shards helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Splitting Steel Chance to Not Consume Shard 2 Eternal Labyrinth Splitting Steel has 30% chance to not consume Steel Shards helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Splitting Steel 1 Merciless Labyrinth Splitting Steel deals 25% increased Damage helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Splitting Steel 2 Eternal Labyrinth Splitting Steel deals 40% increased Damage helmet 100
default 0

Splitting Steel Build Example

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.

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