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Ancestral WarchiefAttack, Totem, AoE, Slam, Melee
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 10 Mana
Attack Speed: 90% of base
Attack Damage: (110-133)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (110-133)%
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 Range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ancestral Warchief skill icon.pngAncestral Warchief inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 28
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Orb of Chance
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemAncestralWarchief

Ancestral Warchief skill screenshot.jpg


For the Vaal-themed counterpart, see Vaal Ancestral Warchief.

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 cannot be supported by 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.
    .
  • Fortify: Linking Fortify SupportFortify SupportAttack, Support, Melee
    Icon: O
    Level: (1-20)
    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 0.2% increased Fortify EffectHits 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 Hits
    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.
    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 Belt
    Requires 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.[1]
  • 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.[2]

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthDamage
Effectiveness
Attack
Damage
Melee
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
12867110%110%8%00
23173111%111.2%9%199345199345
33479112%112.4%9%285815485160
43785114%113.6%10%401344886504
54092115%114.8%10%5543791440883
64296116%116.1%11%4774371918320
744100117%117.3%11%5837862502106
846104118%118.5%12%7103593212465
948109120%119.7%12%13555114567976
1050113121%120.9%13%11388775706853
1152117122%122.1%13%13682337075086
1254121123%123.3%14%16383388713424
1356125125%124.5%14%195664810670072
1458130126%125.7%15%365518414325256
1560134127%126.9%15%301732717342583
1662138128%128.2%16%775999525102578
1764142129%129.4%16%1513819340240771
1866146131%130.6%17%2608382566324596
1968151132%131.8%17%62620247128944843
2070155133%133%18%211708088340652931
2172159134%134.2%18%N/AN/A
2274N/A135%135.4%19%N/AN/A
2376N/A137%136.6%19%N/AN/A
2478N/A138%137.8%20%N/AN/A
2580N/A139%139.1%20%N/AN/A
2682N/A140%140.3%21%N/AN/A
2784N/A141%141.5%21%N/AN/A
2886N/A143%142.7%22%N/AN/A
2988N/A144%143.9%22%N/AN/A
3090N/A145%145.1%23%N/AN/A
3191N/A146%145.7%23%N/AN/A
3292N/A146%146.3%23%N/AN/A
3393N/A147%146.9%23%N/AN/A
3494N/A148%147.5%24%N/AN/A
3595N/A148%148.1%24%N/AN/A
3696N/A149%148.7%24%N/AN/A
3797N/A149%149.3%24%N/AN/A
3898N/A150%149.9%25%N/AN/A
3999N/A151%150.6%25%N/AN/A
40100N/A151%151.2%25%N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

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

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
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 ↓
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Clarissa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Ancestral Warchief.

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 Warchief Damage 16625% increased Ancestral Warchief Totem Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ancestral Warchief Damage 27540% increased Ancestral Warchief Totem Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ancestor Warchief Melee Damage 166Ancestral Warchief Totem grants 20% increased Melee Damage while Activehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ancestor Warchief Melee Damage 275Ancestral Warchief Totem grants 30% increased Melee Damage while Activehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ancestor Warchief Area Of Effect 16616% increased Ancestral Warchief Totem Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ancestor Warchief Area Of Effect 27524% increased Ancestral Warchief Totem Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Ancestral Warchief has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
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.

Monster stats

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References

Version history

Version Changes
3.15.0
  • Now deals 166% of Base Damage, and has 166% Effectiveness of Added Damage at gem level 20 (previously 133%).
3.7.0
  • Now deals base damage equal to, and has an added damage effectiveness of, 110% at gem level 1 (from 100%), up to 133% at gem level 20 (from 123%).
  • Now has an attack speed multiplier of 90% (rather than 10% less attack speed).
2.5.0
  • Ancestral Warchief now does 10% less damage at all levels.
  • Fixed behaviour with the center of the slam being significantly further away than the totem's melee range.
  • The skill now has +10 melee range at all levels, and the slam will always be centered at melee range away from the totem.
2.3.0
  • Introduced to the game