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Ancestral CryWarcry, AoE, Duration
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (14-19) Mana
Cooldown Time: 8.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Use Time: 0.80 sec
Requires Level 16Performs a warcry, taunting all nearby enemies to attack the user and exerting subsequent strike attacks. Grants a buff which gives you bonus armour and melee range.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate2% increased Warcry SpeedBuff grants 1% increased ArmourBase duration is (4-4.9) seconds
Exerts the next 8 Melee Strike Attacks you perform
Buff grants +2 Melee Strike Range per 5 Power, up to a maximum of +6
Exerted Strikes target 2 additional Enemies
Buff grants +(28-257) to Armour per 5 Power, up to a maximum of +(170-1540)
Counts total Power of Enemies in Range
(0-38)% increased Warcry Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ancestral Cry skill icon.pngAncestral Cry inventory icon.png
Area level: 16
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Orb of Alteration
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemAncestralCry

Ancestral Cry is a warcry skill that taunts nearby enemies and grants a buff that grants additional armour and melee strike range based on the power of nearby enemies. It also causes your next strike attacks to exert, targeting two additional enemies.

Skill functions and interactions

Multistrike and Exerted attacks: Multistrike SupportMultistrike SupportAttack, Melee, Support
Icon: 3
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 160%
Requires Level 38Supports melee attack skills, making them repeat twice when used, targeting a random enemy each time. Cannot support Vaal skills, totem skills, channelling skills, or triggered skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Physical DamageSupported Skills have 1% reduced Attack Speed
Supported Skills have 1% increased Area of Effect per Repeat
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
Supported Skills Repeat 2 additional times
Supported Skills have (35-44)% more Melee Attack Speed
First Repeat of Supported Skills deals 22% more Damage
Second Repeat of Supported Skills deals 44% more Damage
Supported Skills deal (20-10)% less Attack Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
supported skills cannot be exerted, although skills that inherently hit multiple times, like Double StrikeDouble StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike, Physical
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 5 Mana
Attack Speed: 80% of base
Attack Damage: (91-112)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (91-112)%
Performs two fast strikes with a melee weapon.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Attack Speed2% increased Elemental Damage1% chance to Maim on HitDeals (91.3-112)% of Base Attack Damage
Adds (3-113) to (5-169) Physical Damage against Bleeding Enemies
25% chance to cause Bleeding
+(0-2) to Melee Strike Range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Double Strike skill icon.png
, consume one exerted attack per use of the skill.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthMana
Base durationWarcry
5 Power
Exp.Total Exp.
11641144.00 secN/A2817000
22050144.00 sec2%382304972549725
32458154.10 sec4%5332095714145439
42867154.10 sec6%70420169595315034
53173154.20 sec8%82490199345514379
63479154.20 sec10%93560285815800194
73785164.30 sec12%1076404013441201538
84092164.30 sec14%1207205543791755917
94398164.40 sec16%1338007550492510966
1046104164.40 sec18%14889010165333527499
1149111174.50 sec20%16096018986025426101
1252117174.50 sec22%173104019640197390120
1355123174.60 sec24%188113025737319963851
1458130184.60 sec26%2071240467643914640290
1560134184.70 sec28%2181310301732717657617
1662138184.70 sec30%2321390782300125480618
1764142194.80 sec32%23814301526420840744826
1866146194.80 sec34%24514702627284567017671
1968151194.90 sec36%250150062872274129889945
2070155194.90 sec38%2571540212023122341913067
2172159205.00 sec40%2621570N/AN/A
2274N/A205.00 sec41%2771660N/AN/A
2376N/A205.10 sec42%2921750N/AN/A
2478N/A205.10 sec43%3071840N/AN/A
2580N/A215.20 sec44%3221930N/AN/A
2682N/A215.20 sec45%3382030N/AN/A
2784N/A215.30 sec46%3552130N/AN/A
2886N/A215.30 sec47%3722230N/AN/A
2988N/A225.40 sec48%3882330N/AN/A
3090N/A225.40 sec49%4072440N/AN/A
3191N/A225.40 sec49%4152490N/AN/A
3292N/A225.40 sec50%4232540N/AN/A
3393N/A225.50 sec50%4332600N/AN/A
3494N/A225.50 sec51%4432660N/AN/A
3595N/A235.50 sec51%4522710N/AN/A
3696N/A235.50 sec52%4622770N/AN/A
3797N/A235.60 sec52%4702820N/AN/A
3898N/A235.60 sec53%4822890N/AN/A
3999N/A235.60 sec53%4902940N/AN/A
40100N/A235.60 sec54%5003000N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

8Dying AnguishDying Anguish8Level 19 Gem
Alternative Quality: +19%
Moribund, he gazed upon the journey taken as blood trickled down his chin. His eye closed on the city ahead that he would never call home.
random level 19 gem with 19% alternative qualityAutomatic
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorAdds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing # monsters
Quality GemRight click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
random superior gemAutomatic
6The FoxThe Fox6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb
random level 20 gemAutomatic
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Superior Gem
Quality: +20%
"I swore to use my position to help the people. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?" - Erasmus, Imperial Gemcutter
random superior gem with 20% qualityAutomatic
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.random divination card set exchangeAutomatic

Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Intruders in Black
Act 2

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Root of the Problem
Act 2
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Ancestral Cry:

Spirited ResponseSpirited Response
Cobalt Jewel
Limited to: 1
Radius: Medium
(7-10)% increased maximum Mana
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, 10% of Damage taken gained as Mana over 4 seconds when Hit if you've Warcried Recently
The Purity Rebels fought with heart and soul,
To free their empire from corruption.
And the fires of war did merely serve,
To temper the steel of their spirits.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Medium(7-10)% increased maximum Mana
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, 10% of Damage taken gained as Mana over 4 seconds when Hit if you've Warcried Recently

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Ancestral Cry.

NameFor generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Ancestral Cry Exerted Attack Damage 166Attacks Exerted by Ancestral Cry deal 35% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ancestral Cry Exerted Attack Damage 275Attacks Exerted by Ancestral Cry deal 50% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ancestral Cry Minimum Power 175Ancestral Cry has a minimum of 10 Powerhelmet 100
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Ancestral Cry has the following alternate skill effects:

Celestial Warcry EffectCelestial Warcry EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Warcry becomes a Celestial Effect.Your Warcry becomes a Celestial Effect.
Wolf Howl Warcry EffectWolf Howl Warcry EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Warcry becomes a Wolf Howl Effect.Your Warcry becomes a Wolf Howl Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Fixed a bug where repeatedly using Ancestral Cry could give your character ever-increasing Armour.
  • Ancestral Cry has been added to the game.