Cost: 10 Mana
Attack Speed: 90% of base
Attack Damage: (110-166)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (110-166)%Requires Level 28Summons an Ancestor Totem which attacks enemies with a powerful slam while you're near it. Being near it grants you more melee damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Totem Damage2% increased Totem Placement speed2% increased Activation range2% increased Damage with AilmentsDeals (110-166)% of Base Attack Damage
Totem lasts 12 seconds
50% increased Totem Placement speed
(8-18)% more Melee Damage while Totem is Active
+10 to Melee Strike RangePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.Acquisition
Area level: 28Vendor Prices
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1x Scroll FragmentMetadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemAncestralWarchief
Ancestral Warchief is a skill that creates a totem which will attack enemies with melee AoE slams while the character stands close to it. Being near it also increases the character's damage. Ancestral Warchief has an attack speed multiplier of 90%.
Skill functions and interactions
- Multistrike: Ancestral Warchief can be supported by Multistrike SupportMultistrike SupportAttack, Melee, Support
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 RepeatSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack SpeedSupported 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 DamageThis 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.. However Vaal Ancestral Warchief does not work with this support.
- Fortify: Linking Fortify SupportFortify SupportAttack, Support, Melee
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%Requires Level 31Supports melee attack skills that are not triggered.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Attack DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Fortify DurationHits from Supported Skills Overwhelm 0.25% of Physical Damage Reduction while you have FortifySupported Skills grant Fortify on Melee hit
Supported Skills deal (20-34)% more Melee Damage
Supported Skills have (15-34)% increased Fortify duration
Supported Skills deal (20-34)% more Damage with Ailments caused by Melee HitsThis 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. to Ancestral Warchief will cause the totem, and not the player, to gain Fortify on melee hit. This appears to be the way for a totem to have Fortify and with the Ascendant Champion Node. Totem can gain Fortify with a 14-20% chance when it stuns an enemy while wearing PerseverancePerseverance
Vanguard BeltRequires Level 78+(260-320) to Armour and Evasion Rating(4-8)% increased maximum Life
+(20-40)% to Cold Resistance
1% increased Attack Damage per 200 of the lowest of Armour and Evasion Rating
(14-20)% chance to gain Fortify when you Stun an Enemy with Melee Damage
You have Onslaught while you have Fortify"Some blows must be evaded. Some blows must be endured.
The trick is to tell them apart."
- Daresso, the Sword King.
- Multiple Totems: Melee damage buff does not stack when multiple totems are summoned.
- Totem Attack Range: The range at which the totem strikes is affected by the weapon range of the equipped weapon and modifiers to weapon range.
- Area of Effect: Modifiers to area radius affect both the range at which the totem strikes, as well as the radius of the attack.
- Activation: The totem is active as long as the player remains within a 80 unit radius of it. Initial activation also requires line of sight with the player, but this can be broken once the totem has become active.
Gem level progression
This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:
|8||Dying 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 quality||Automatic|
|1||Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorAdds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item|
Item drops after killing # monstersQuality 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 gem||Automatic|
|6||The 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 gem||Automatic|
|3||Gemcutter'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% quality||Automatic|
|1||The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.||random divination card set exchange||Automatic|
This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:
|Sever the Right Hand|
This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:
|A Fixture of Fate|
|Sever the Right Hand|
|Fallen from Grace|
Related helmet enchantments
The following helmet enchantments affect Ancestral Warchief.
|Enchantment Ancestral Warchief Damage 1||66||25% increased Ancestral Warchief Totem Damage||helmet 100|
|Enchantment Ancestral Warchief Damage 2||75||40% increased Ancestral Warchief Totem Damage||helmet 100|
|Enchantment Ancestor Warchief Melee Damage 1||66||Ancestral Warchief Totem grants 20% increased Melee Damage while Active||helmet 100|
|Enchantment Ancestor Warchief Melee Damage 2||75||Ancestral Warchief Totem grants 30% increased Melee Damage while Active||helmet 100|
|Enchantment Ancestor Warchief Area Of Effect 1||66||16% increased Ancestral Warchief Totem Area of Effect||helmet 100|
|Enchantment Ancestor Warchief Area Of Effect 2||75||24% increased Ancestral Warchief Totem Area of Effect||helmet 100|
Alternate skill effects
Ancestral Warchief has the following alternate skill effects:
|Iron Maiden Ancestral WarchiefIron Maiden Ancestral WarchiefSkill Gem EffectYour Ancestral Warchief becomes an Iron Maiden Effect.||Your Ancestral Warchief becomes an Iron Maiden Effect.|
|Void Ancestral WarchiefVoid Ancestral WarchiefSkill Gem EffectYour Ancestral Warchief becomes a void effect.||Your Ancestral Warchief becomes a void effect.|
- (August 31, 2017). "PoE 3.0.1.C Ancestral Warchief & Range". YouTube. Retrieved August 31, 2017.