Spectral Helix - Path of Exile

Inspired by the Ascendant ascendancy class, Path of Exile created the Spectral Helix Spectral Helix skill gem. Spectral Helix Spectral Helix throws out a spectral copy of your weapon which spirals outwards from you.

It is a new Dexterity/Strength Skill Gem. Requires Level 12, 14 Str, 21 Dex. Tag: Attack, Projectile. Cost: (7-9) Mana. Attack Speed: 110% of base. Attack Damage: (160-250)% of base. Effectiveness of Added Damage: (160-250)%.

Throws a spectral copy of your melee weapon. It spins around while flying in a large spiral, damaging enemies in its path, and bouncing if it collides with walls.

  • Bounces up to 3 times
  • Modifiers to number of Projectiles instead apply to the number of Bounces
  • Spirals through 4.25 rotations
  • Additional Effects From Quality: (0-10)% increased Attack Speed
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Spectral Helix Supports Build

Support Gems Descripton Requires
Level
Tag Popularity
Nightblade Support Nightblade Support Supports attack skills. Cannot support skills which create minions. 18 Attack, Support 69%
Inspiration Support Inspiration Support Supports any skill. Minions, Totems, Traps and Mines cannot gain Inspiration Charges. 31 Support 63%
Added Cold Damage Support Added Cold Damage Support Supports any skill that hits enemies. 8 Cold, Support 56%
Trinity Support Trinity Support Supports skills that hit enemies, causing them to gain bonuses while you have resonance of all three elements, and to grant resonance of elements other than the highest one in a hit. There is a maximum of 50 Resonance for each Element. Cannot support triggered skills, instant skills, orb skills, brands, skills with a reservation, or skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Cannot modify the skills of minions. 18 Support 49%
Elemental Damage with Attacks Support Elemental Damage with Attacks Support Supports attack skills. 18 Attack, Support 40%
Added Lightning Damage Support Added Lightning Damage Support Supports any skill that hits enemies. 8 Lightning, Support 26%
Ice Bite Support Ice Bite Support Supports any skill you use to hit enemies yourself. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines. 31 Cold, Support 21%

Quest Rewards

Spectral Helix is now offered to the Scion for completing The Siren’s Cadence, and can be purchased from Nessa by the Marauder, Templar, Duelist, Ranger, and Shadow.

Act Quest Complete NPC Character
1 The Siren's Cadence Quest Reward Scion
1 The Siren's Cadence Nessa Marauder Templar Duelist Ranger Shadow

Alternate Quality

Gem Quality Stats Weight
Spectral Helix Spectral Helix (0–10)% increased Attack Speed 100
Anomalous Spectral Helix Anomalous Spectral Helix (0–20)% increased Projectile Speed 50
Divergent Spectral Helix Divergent Spectral Helix Bounces up to (0–2) times 50

PoE Spectral Helix Skill Build 3.15

Spectral Helix Spectral Helix throws a spectral copy of your melee weapon which spirals outward from you, dealing damage to any enemies it passes through.

The design of this skill achieves what we had always wanted Vaal Spectral Throw Vaal Spectral Throw to be. We thought it was a really fun idea for a skill but because of the limitations caused by the soul-gathering requirements of Vaal Skills, it wasn’t possible to use Vaal Spectral Throw as a primary skill.

Now that Spectral Helix can live up to this purpose, we’ve reworked Vaal Spectral Throw, which we’ll reveal closer to release.

One of the other issues that Vaal Spectral Throw had was that it didn’t work very well in indoors areas. However, Spectral Helix improves upon this as the projectiles that spiral outwards can also bounce off of walls and proceed to hit enemies, rather than simply disappearing upon collision.

Labyrinth Enchantment helmet

Level Name Mod Weight
The Merciless Labyrinth Enchantment Spectral Helix Damage 1 25% increased Spectral Helix Damage 100
The Eternal Labyrinth Enchantment Spectral Helix Damage 2 40% increased Spectral Helix Damage 100
The Merciless Labyrinth Enchantment Spectral Helix Projectile Speed 1 20% increased Spectral Helix Projectile Speed 100
The Eternal Labyrinth Enchantment Spectral Helix Projectile Speed 2 30% increased Spectral Helix Projectile Speed 100
The Eternal Labyrinth Enchantment Spectral Helix Extra Rotation Spectral Helix Projectile spirals through +1 rotations 100

Spectral Helix Screenshots

Spectral Helix Screenshots

Level 20 with 20% quality

Spectral Helix Level 20 with 20% quality

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