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Wreath of Lightning is a Legendary Gem in Diablo III. It can only be socketed into Amulets and Rings, and drops from Greater Rift Guardians.


Wreath of Lightning (Diablo III)

Wreath of Lightning
Legendary Gem

  • 15% chance on hitting an enemy to gain a Wreath of Lightning, dealing 1250% damage as Lightning every second to nearby enemies within 40 yards for 3 seconds.
    • Upgrade: +25% damage as Lightning per Rank.
    • Max: 5000% damage at Rank 150.
  • While under the effect of the Wreath of Lightning, gain 25% increased movement speed (Requires Rank 25)

The madwoman Arianne believed she could cut a gem that would make for her a hood of lightning. "Lightning," she was heard to mutter "On my head!" Her body was discovered some weeks later, with no hair, clutching this gem.


  • The effect does not stack, only being renewed.
  • The chance to activate scales with the Proc Coefficient of each attack, and only triggers when the character lands a hit on an enemy, not when the character is hit.
  • Note that the damage indicated is NOT dealt to every enemy, but rather split among up to 5 enemies in range (chosen randomly): 5 lightning bolts hit every second, and may damage a single target with more than one bolt.


  • This gem works as a much weaker Conduit Pylon, but it does benefit from Lightning skill damage bonuses. However, since the gem has a limited range, it will prove more useful to a melee hero.