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Summon Skitterbots Summon Skitterbots is an active skill gem.

Summon a Chilling Skitterbot and a Shocking Skitterbot, which will trigger your traps and detonate your mines. Mines detonated by Skitterbots will re-arm and can then be detonated again. The Skitterbots grant you more trap and mine damage, and cannot be targeted or damaged.

Trap, Mine, Spell, Minion, Cold, Lightning, AoE, Aura. Level: 1–20. Reservation: 35% Mana. Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec. Cast Time: Instant. AoE Radius: 30. Requires Level 16.

  • (0–76)% increased Minion Movement Speed
  • Minions have (0–19)% increased Chill Effect
  • Minions have (0–19)% increased Shock Effect
  • Maximum 1 Summoned Skitterbot of each type
  • Chilling Skitterbot"s Aura Chills Enemies near it
  • Shocking Skitterbot"s Aura Shocks Enemies near it
  • Skitterbots grant 10% more Trap and Mine Damage

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

NameAdditional Effects From QualityWeight
Summon Skitterbots(0–40)% increased Minion Movement Speed50

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Level Effect

LevelRequires LevelDexterityIntelligenceMinions have #% increased Shock EffectMinions have #% increased Chill Effect#% increased Minion Movement SpeedExperience

Summon Skitterbots is a skill which reserves mana to summon two invulnerable Skitterbot minions. The Skitterbots search for traps and mines you have laid and trigger/detonate some of them. Mines detonated by Skitterbots are re-armed to detonate a second time. One Skitterbot has an aura that chills nearby enemies and the other has an aura that shocks nearby enemies. Skitterbots grant more trap and mine damage to the owner.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Chilling & Shocking Auras
    • The Chilling Skitterbot applies a base Chill effect causing 10% reduced action speed.
    • The Shocking Skitterbot applies a base Shock effect causing 15% increased damage taken.
      • The Skitterbots' Chilling and Shocking Auras are a property of the Skitterbot minions, not the player.
        • The Chilling and Shocking auras do not benefit from modifiers affecting player Auras like Increased Effect of Non-Curse Auras or Increased Area of Effect of Non-Curse Auras.
        • The Chilling and Shocking auras do not benefit from modifiers affecting player shock/chill effect like Increased Effect of Chill, Increased Effect of Shock, or Increased Effect of Non-Damaging Ailments.
        • The Chilling and Shocking auras will benefit from modifiers such as Increased Effect of Chill, Increased Effect of Shock, or Increased Effect of Non-Damaging Ailments that are applied to the Skitterbot minions with support gems such as Unbound Ailments Support or Bonechill Support, with the downside of increasing the skill's reservation.
      • Summon Skitterbots' inherent Minions have (0-19)% increased Chill Effect or Minions have (0-19)% increased Shock Effect will increase the effect of the Skitterbots' Chilling and Shocking auras.
    • The base aura radius is 30 units.
  • The Chill and Shock effects of this skill makes Summon Skitterbots a versatile defensive/offensive option for many builds, not just mine/trap-focused builds.
  • Even though the Skitterbots are invulnerable, they deal damage over time to nearby monsters when supported by Infernal Legion Support.
  • Each Skitterbot has a 3 second cooldown on their mine activation.
  • Skitterbots cannot be summoned while wearing The Primordial Chain due to the "You cannot have non-Golem Minions" modifier.
  • The skill itself is not an Aura, even though it has an Aura Gem tag and reserves mana. Therefore, this skill does not count towards the number of Auras a player has. This is especially useful for builds that utilize mechanics that limit the number of Auras a player can have.

Item acquisition

Summon Skitterbots can drop anywhere. Drop level: 16.


Summon Skitterbots can be created from the following recipes:

Amount Part Description
7 The Wilted Rose Random corrupted level 21 Aura gem
7 Deathly Designs Random corrupted level 21 Trap gem with 23% quality
6 The Summoner Random Minion gem with 20% quality
13 The Cataclysm Random corrupted level 21 Spell gem
6 The Fox Random level 20 gem
8 Dying Anguish Random level 19 gem with 19% alternative quality
8 The Hook Random corrupted level 21 gem with 23% alternative quality
3 Gemcutter's Promise Random gem with 20% quality
1 Gemcutter's Incubator Random gem with 1–20% quality
1 The Void Random divination card set exchange

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class → Witch Shadow Ranger Duelist Marauder Templar Scion
Quest ↓
Intruders in Black
Act 2

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:

Class → Witch Shadow Ranger Duelist Marauder Templar Scion
Quest ↓
Intruders in Black
Act 2
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Summon Skitterbots:

Item Limit Radius Stats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Summon Skitterbots.

Name Level Labyrinth Stats Spawn Weighting
Enchantment Summon Skitterbots Area Of Effect 1 66 Merciless Labyrinth Summoned Skitterbots have 60% increased Area of Effect helmet 100
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Enchantment Summon Skitterbots Area Of Effect 2 75 Eternal Labyrinth Summoned Skitterbots have 90% increased Area of Effect helmet 100
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Enchantment Summon Skitterbots Mana Reservation 1 66 Merciless Labyrinth Summon Skitterbots has 30% increased Mana Reservation Efficiency helmet 100
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Enchantment Summon Skitterbots Mana Reservation 2 75 Eternal Labyrinth Summon Skitterbots has 45% increased Mana Reservation Efficiency helmet 100
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Related unique items

The following unique items are related to Summon Skitterbots:

Item Base Item Level Stats
Profane Proxy Unset Ring 52 Has 1 Socket+3 to Level of Socketed Curse Gems
+(20-30)% to Cold Resistance
+(20-30)% to Lightning Resistance
Left Ring Slot: Your Chilling Skitterbot's Aura applies Socketed Hex Curse instead
Right Ring Slot: Your Shocking Skitterbot's Aura applies Socketed Hex Curse instead

Alternate skill effects

Summon Skitterbots has the following alternate skill effects:

Item Effect(s)
Void Emperor Summon Skitterbots Skin Your Summon Skitterbots' Skins becomes a Void Emperor Effect.

PoE Ball Lightning Build with Summon Skitterbots

1. Character: 100 Saboteur

Life: 1283 Strength: 90
Energy Shield: 7099 Dexterity: 113
Mana: 1614 Intelligence: 441
Evasion Rating: 554 Charges: E: 3 / F: 3 / P: 3
Armour: 254

2. Main Skills Build

Main skill: Ball Lightning Ball Lightning. AVERAGE HIT: 77k.

Damage types:

  • Lightning: 74%
  • Chaos: 14%
  • Fire: 9%
  • Cold: 3%

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3. Skill Gems Build

These are the support skill gems for it:

Body Armour: Ball Lightning Ball Lightning (Blue) (21 / 20), Awakened Added Lightning Damage Added Lightning Damage Support (Blue) (5 / 20), Slower Projectiles Slower Projectiles Support (Green) (20 / 20), High-Impact Mine Support (Blue) (20 / 20), Trap and Mine Damage Trap and Mine Damage Support (Green) (20 / 20), Minefield Minefield Support (Blue) (20 / 20),

Boots: Flame Dash Flame Dash (Blue) (19), Second Wind Support (Green) (19), Smoke Mine Smoke Mine (Green) (19), Arcane Surge Arcane Surge Support (Blue) (1),

Gloves: Righteous Fire Righteous Fire (Blue) (19), Increased Duration Increased Duration Support (Red) (16), Cast when Damage Taken Cast when Damage Taken Support (Red) (2), Steelskin Steelskin (Red) (10),

Helmet: Vaal Discipline Vaal Discipline (Blue) (20), Enlighten Enlighten Support (Blue) (3 / 20), Summon Skitterbots (Blue) (19), Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder (Blue) (20 / 20),

Weapon: Precision Precision (Green) (1), Blood Magic Blood Magic Support (Red) (16), Clarity Clarity (Blue) (6),

Offhand: Zealotry Zealotry (Blue) (21), Anger Anger (Red) (20 / 20), Wrath Wrath (Blue) (21),

4. Passive Skill Build

Summon Skitterbots Build

Keystones / Ascendency:

  • Pain Attunement: 85%
  • Pyromaniac: 64%
  • Bomb Specialist: 64%
  • Explosives Expert: 60%
  • Zealot's Oath: 58%
  • Born in the Shadows: 58%
  • Acrobatics: 37%
  • Phase Acrobatics: 37%
  • Pathfinder: 29%
  • Ranger Ascendancy: 29%
  • Templar Ascendancy: 22%
  • Hierophant: 22%
  • Ghost Reaver: 21%
  • Path of the Ranger: 17%

5. Equipment Build

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

Weapon: Entropy Spell Imbued Wand

Offhand Weapon: Prism Guardian Prism Guardian Archon Kite Shield

Helmet: Corpse Brow Hubris Circlet

Gloves: Rift Palm Fingerless Silk Gloves

Boots: Ambush Trail Sorcerer Boots

Belt: Wrath Wrath Buckle Stygian Vise

Amulet: Presence of Chayula Presence of Chayula Onyx Amulet

Ring: Mark of the Shaper Mark of the Shaper Opal Ring, Wrath Wrath Gyre Two-Stone Ring

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