Penetrating Blast Spell

Penetrating Blast Spell Volt Bolt This spell’s destructive power is so notorious that casting it was banned for many generations.

Tier UT
MP Cost 65
On Equip +40 HP, +2 ATT
Effect(s) Piercing Shots hit multiple targets
Passes cover Shots pass through obstacles
Circular Motion after 0.125s; turns 90 degrees before circling
Shots 6 (arc gap: 60°)
Damage 300–400 (average: 350)
Total Damage 1800–2400 (average: 2100)
Projectile Speed 16 tile(s)/second
Lifetime 2.2 second(s)
Range 2 tiles
XP Bonus 6%
Soulbound Soulbound
Feed Power 1,000
Forging Cost 45 Legendary Material / 120 Rare Material / 135 Common Material / 1560 Forgefire
Dismantling Value 15 Legendary Material / 40 Rare Material / 45 Common Material


Blueprint Paramount Blueprint
Obtained Through Unlocked by default

Notes
This spell is quite different from tiered, shooting 6 shots that fire out only for a short distance before circling for a few seconds around the cast location. This makes it very easy to aim as it is highly likely that enemies will walk through the circling shots at one point or another.

It is important to note that this spell can hit multiple enemies, making this spell one of the best when it comes to clearing large groups of enemies. It is also incredible single target damage, having slightly higher overall damage than the Recurring Terror Spell, while also having a lower MP cost and being considerably easier to aim. The increased per-shot damage compared to the aforementioned spell also makes it more effective against higher-defense enemies.

Another thing to note is that the spell provides good stat bonuses - providing +2 ATT like the Recurring Terror Spell and uniquely providing the same HP bonus as a Burning Retribution Spell, making for a good balance of offense and survivability.

History
This spell was spawned by exploiters a few years ago, and was removed from the users’ inventories. However, the spell has since been reintroduced in the form of an untiered item dropping from the Secluded Thicket dungeon. Hence the odd description of the item saying, “This spell’s destructive power is so notorious that casting it was banned for many generations.”

Prior to Exalt Version 2.3.0.0 (Mar 2022), this item used to fire 20 shots dealing 60-90 damage each, and did not pass cover or circle the target, instead shooting straight out like a tiered spell. It was considered one of the worst UT spells in the game with damage barely surpassing the T3 spell, but since the rework it has been made to be one of, if not arguably the best spell in the game.

In Exalt Version 2.3.2.0 (June 2022), this item was changed from forge tier A to S, meaning the item now requires 45 Legendary Material legendary materials to forge, and dismantles for 15 Legendary Material, previously costing and dismantling for none.