Crackling

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Crackling is an Invention perk that damages the player's target every 60 seconds for 50% ability damage per rank in PvM, or 10% per rank in PvP. It can be created in weapon and armour gizmos.

The style of damage Crackling inflicts is based on the equipped mainhand weapon. Some damage modifiers are taken into account when calculating the damage. Crackling takes adrenaline from the player's opponent in PvP.[source needed]

  • Using Ancient Magicks against Muspah causes Crackling to deal double damage.
  • Using Fire spells against Ice strykewyrms or Glacors causes Crackling to deal double or +50% damage.
  • Using Metamorphosis increases Crackling's damage if a magic weapon is wielded in the main-hand slot.
  • Targets affected by Vulnerability take 10% additional Crackling damage.
  • Berserk auras and damage boosting scrimshaws increase Crackling's damage.

Other damage modifiers are ignored, including Berserk, Death's Swiftness, and Sunshine. Crackling is never able to damage Vyrewatch.

Bonus damage
Rank PvM PvP
1 50% 10%
2 100% 20%
3 150% 30%

Sources[edit | edit source]

MaterialRarityPerk ranks with X materials
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Magic partsCommon011–21–21–3
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Imbued componentsUncommon11–21–21–31–3
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Explosive componentsRare11–222–33

Suggested gizmos[edit | edit source]

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Explosive components.pngPestiferous components.pngExplosive components.png
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Explosive components.pngUndead components.pngExplosive components.png
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Explosive components.pngDragonfire components.pngExplosive components.png
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Explosive components.pngHarnessed components.pngExplosive components.png
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Explosive components.pngFaceted components.pngExplosive components.png
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Explosive components.pngFortunate components.pngExplosive components.png
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Explosive components.pngSilent components.pngExplosive components.png
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Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 29 February 2016 (Update):
    • Altered the damage calculation on the 'Crackling' perk to use ability damage rather than weapon damage.
  • patch 22 February 2016 (Update):
    • The Crackling perk now periodically zaps the target for 50% weapon damage per rank in PvM, or 10% per rank in PvP.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Before an update[which?], Crackling exclusively dealt magic damage regardless of the weapon equipped.
  • Crackling can inflict melee damage to targets standing outside of melee range.