Ancient Skull

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Ancient Skull
Bone Helmet
Quality: +20%
Armour: 236
Energy Shield: 45
Requires Level 73, 76 Str, 76 IntMinions deal (15-20)% increased Damage(150–200)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
Minions have (40-20)% reduced maximum Life
Minions have (15–25)% increased Movement Speed
Minions have 50% increased Critical Strike Chance per Maximum Power Charge you have
Minions can hear the whispers for 5 seconds after they deal a Critical Strike
Primordial rage slumbers, waiting for the call of the stars to return and swallow the world.
Ancient Skull inventory icon.png
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Helmets

Ancient Skull is a unique Bone HelmetBone HelmetArmour: 197
Energy Shield: 38
Requires Level 73, 76 Str, 76 IntMinions deal (15-20)% increased Damage
.

Mechanics

  • Whispers: Minions which hear the whispers take 20% of their maximum life as chaos damage per second, have 50% increased attack speed and damage, and do not listen to you
  • "Do not listen to you" means ConvocationConvocationMinion, Spell, Duration
    Mana Cost: (6-13)
    Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cast Time: Instant
    Requires Level 24Recalls all minions that are following you to your location, and grants them a temporary life regeneration effect.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Skill Effect Duration
    1% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
    Buff grants 2% increased Movement Speed2% reduced Cooldown Recovery Rate
    Unnerve nearby Enemies for 0.2 seconds
    Base duration is 2 seconds
    Regenerate (0.7-1.65)% of Life per second
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Convocation skill icon.png
    no longer works and the minion will not follow you. It also presumably means the minion no longer attacks who you attack and the behaviors applied by Meat Shield SupportMeat Shield SupportSupport, Minion
    Icon: v
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 31Supports skills which create Minions.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentMinions from Supported Skills have 0.25% additional Physical Damage ReductionMinions from Supported Skills deal 0.25% more Damage to Enemies that are Near youMinions from Supported Skills have +0.4% Chance to Block Attack DamageMinions from Supported Skills take (15-24)% less Damage
    Minions from Supported Skills deal (20-30)% more Damage to Enemies that are Near you
    Minions from Supported Skills have 20% chance to Taunt on Hit
    Supported Skills have (10-29)% increased Minion Movement Speed
    Minions from Supported Skills are Defensive
    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.
    , Predator SupportPredator SupportSupport, Minion, Spell, Duration
    Icon: h
    Cast Time: Instant
    Requires Level 18Applies a debuff to a specific enemy which signals your minions to consider that enemy to be the Prey. All minions from skills supported by any Predator Support will target that enemy. Only one enemy can be the Prey at a time. This skill cannot be used by Totems, Traps, or Mines.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentMinions from Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased DamageSingla Prey Debuff applies -0.2% to all ResistancesMinions from Supported Skills have 1.5% increased Critical Strike Chance against the Prey
    Minions from Supported Skills have +0.75% to Critical Strike Multiplier against the Prey
    Minions from Supported Skills deal (15-24)% more Damage to the Prey
    Minions from Supported Skills deal (15-25)% more Damage
    Minions from Supported Skills always target the Prey if possible
    Base duration is 8 seconds
    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.
    Signal Prey skill icon.png
    , and Feeding Frenzy SupportFeeding Frenzy SupportSupport, Minion, Duration
    Icon: h
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 31Supports skills which create Minions.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentFeeding Frenzy base Duration is 0.05 secondMinions from Supported Skills recover 0.05% of Life on HitSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Minion Movement SpeedMinions from Supported Skills have (25-44)% chance to grant Feeding Frenzy to you on Hit
    Feeding Frenzy base Duration is (4-5.9) seconds
    Minions from Supported Skills are Aggressive
    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.
    are no longer applicable (or it leaves them aggressive). Minions do appear to still teleport to the player if they get too far though, likely since they would otherwise get out of render and never die.

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

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

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
1Divine JusticeDivine Justice1Helmet
Eternal Labyrinth Enchantment
Many sought the Goddess' blessing. Few survived the Labyrinth to receive it.
random helmet with an Eternal Labyrinth enchantmentAutomatic
7PrejudicePrejudice7Item
Influenced Item
One who is blinded by their past may
only see a sliver of the present.
random influenced itemAutomatic
8Arrogance of the VaalArrogance of the Vaal8Item
Two-Implicit
Corrupted
Discovery can lead to beauty, or it can lead to ruin.
random two-implicit corrupted itemAutomatic
4Jack in the BoxJack in the Box4ItemTurn the crank,
close your eyes,
and pray to the gods
for a pleasant surprise.
random itemAutomatic
1Singular IncubatorSingular IncubatorAdds an incubated Unique item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing # monsters
Unique ItemRight click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
random itemAutomatic

Version history

Version Changes
3.13.0
  • Introduced to the game.