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Story of the Vaal
Gemstone Sword
One Handed Sword
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: 46.8-99.6
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: (1.43-1.49)
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 56, 96 Str, 96 Dex+400 to Accuracy Rating(180-210)% increased Physical Damage
(10-15)% increased Attack Speed
50% of Physical Damage from Hits with this Weapon is Converted to a random Element
Hits with this Weapon always Ignite, Freeze, and Shock
Hits with this Weapon Freeze Enemies as though dealing (150-200)% more Damage
Hits with this Weapon Shock Enemies as though dealing (150-200)% more Damage
Ignites inflicted with this Weapon deal (50-75)% more Damage
Through war we found peace.
Through death we found advancement.
Our ancestors did not know where their actions would take them.
Are we any better?

This item can be transformed on the Altar of Sacrifice along with Vial of Fate
Story of the Vaal inventory icon.png
Acquisition
DROP RESTRICTED
The Temple of AtzoatlThe Temple of AtzoatlThe Temple of Atzoatl
Story of the Vaal can only be obtained from a chest inside the tier 3 incursion room Crucible of Flame (upgraded from Flame Workshop).
Vendor Prices
Unique5x Chaos Orb
Vendor Offer
8x Alchemy Shard
3x Alteration Shard
Weapon DPS
Physical: (104.7-109.4)
Phys+Chaos: (104.7-109.4)
Total: (104.7-109.4)
Metadata
Item class: One Hand Swords

Story of the Vaal is a unique Gemstone SwordGemstone SwordOne Handed Sword
Physical Damage: 39-83
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 56, 96 Str, 96 Dex+400 to Accuracy Rating
.

Item acquisition
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Story of the Vaal can only be obtained from a chest inside the tier 3 incursion room Crucible of Flame (upgraded from Flame Workshop).

Area restrictions

This item can be acquired in the following areas:

Usage in upgrade paths

This item is used by upgrade paths or vendor recipes to create the following items:

OutcomeAmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
Fate of the VaalFate of the Vaal
Gemstone Sword
One Handed Sword
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (117-128.7) to (249-273.9)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: (1.43-1.49)
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 56, 96 Str, 96 Dex+400 to Accuracy Rating(180-210)% increased Physical Damage
(10-15)% increased Attack Speed
100% of Physical Damage from Hits with this Weapon is Converted to a random Element
Hits with this Weapon always Ignite, Freeze, and Shock
Hits with this Weapon deal (30-60)% increased Damage to Ignited Enemies
Hits with this Weapon deal (30-60)% increased Damage to Frozen Enemies
Hits with this Weapon deal (30-60)% increased Damage to Shocked Enemies
Doryani promises immortality, yet we build great structures, carve magnificent works into stone, so a part of us lives onward.
A sign of faithlessness through action.
1Story of the VaalStory of the Vaal
Gemstone Sword
One Handed Sword
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: 46.8-99.6
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: (1.43-1.49)
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 56, 96 Str, 96 Dex+400 to Accuracy Rating(180-210)% increased Physical Damage
(10-15)% increased Attack Speed
50% of Physical Damage from Hits with this Weapon is Converted to a random Element
Hits with this Weapon always Ignite, Freeze, and Shock
Hits with this Weapon Freeze Enemies as though dealing (150-200)% more Damage
Hits with this Weapon Shock Enemies as though dealing (150-200)% more Damage
Ignites inflicted with this Weapon deal (50-75)% more Damage
Through war we found peace.
Through death we found advancement.
Our ancestors did not know where their actions would take them.
Are we any better?

This item can be transformed on the Altar of Sacrifice along with Vial of Fate
Upgraded via the Altar of Sacrifice found in the Temple of Atzoatl's Apex of Ascension roomManual
1Vial of FateVial of FateStack Size: 10Ancient myths of flame, frost and thunder.
Will we ever know the way forward?
Sacrifice this item on the Altar of Sacrifice along with Story of the Vaal to transform it.
Shift click to unstack.

Legacy variants

Story of the Vaal has a legacy variant.

Version Discontinued Base Item Required level Modifiers
3.14.0 Variscite BladeVariscite BladeOne Handed Sword
Physical Damage: 25-53
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 35, 62 Str, 62 Dex+240 to Accuracy Rating
35
  • +240 to Accuracy Rating
  • (110-120)% increased Physical Damage
  • (10-15)% increased Attack Speed
  • +(20-30) Life gained on Kill
  • 50% of Physical Damage from Hits with this Weapon is Converted to a random Element
  • Hits with this Weapon always Ignite, Freeze, and Shock
  • Hits with this Weapon Freeze Enemies as though dealing (150-200)% more Damage
  • Hits with this Weapon Shock Enemies as though dealing (150-200)% more Damage
  • Ignites inflicted with this Weapon deal (50-75)% more Damage

Alternate artwork

Story of the Vaal Relic inventory icon.png Relic version from the Timeworn Reliquary or Vaal Reliquary.

The two versions of the relic are on different base: Variscite BladeVariscite BladeOne Handed Sword
Physical Damage: 25-53
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 35, 62 Str, 62 Dex+240 to Accuracy Rating
and Gemstone SwordGemstone SwordOne Handed Sword
Physical Damage: 39-83
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 56, 96 Str, 96 Dex+400 to Accuracy Rating
. For other changes, read #Legacy variants section above.

Version history

Version Changes
3.14.0
  • Is now on a Gemstone Sword base type.
  • No longer grants +20-30 Life gained on Kill.
  • Now causes Hits with this Weapon to Freeze Enemies as though dealing 150-200% more Damage.
  • Now causes Hits with this Weapon to Shock Enemies as though dealing 150-200% more Damage.
  • Now causes Ignites inflicted with this Weapon to deal 50-75% more Damage.
  • Now grants 180-210% increased Physical Damage (previously 110-120%).
3.3.0
  • Introduced to the game.