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Vaal Ancestral WarchiefVaal, Attack, Totem, AoE, Melee, Slam
Level: (1-20)
Souls Per Use: 20
Can Store 2 Use(s)
Attack Speed: 80% of base
Requires Level 28Summons an Ancestor Totem which attacks enemies with a powerful cascading slam while you're near it. If the enemies are far away, it will leap toward them as it slams. Being near it grants you more melee damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior1% increased Totem DamageDeals (100-122.8)% of Base Attack Damage
Totem lasts 6 seconds
50% increased Totem Placement speed
32% more Melee Damage while Totem is Active
+1 to maximum number of Summoned Totems
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Ancestral Warchief skill icon.pngVaal Ancestral Warchief inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 28
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVaalAncestralWarchief

For the non-Vaal counterpart, see Ancestral Warchief.

Vaal Ancestral Warchief is a Vaal skill gem. It functions much the same as Ancestral WarchiefAncestral WarchiefAttack, Totem, AoE, Slam, Melee
Level: (1-20)
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 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.png
, but deals more damage, in a cascade, and has the ability to leap towards enemies that are out of range.

Skill functions and interactions

Soul Gain Prevention: 9 seconds base, affected by totem duration, not affected by (reduced) skill effect duration, even when combined with Close Combat Support and Less Duration Support.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthDamage
Effectiveness
Attack
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
12867100%100%00
23173101%101.2%199345199345
33479102%102.4%285815485160
43785104%103.6%401344886504
54092105%104.8%5543791440883
64296106%106%4774371918320
744100107%107.2%5837862502106
846104108%108.4%7103593212465
948109110%109.6%13555114567976
1050113111%110.8%11388775706853
1152117112%112%13682337075086
1254121113%113.2%16383388713424
1356125114%114.4%195664810670072
1458130116%115.6%365518414325256
1560134117%116.8%301732717342583
1662138118%118%775999525102578
1764142119%119.2%1513819340240771
1866146120%120.4%2608382566324596
1968151122%121.6%62620247128944843
2070155123%122.8%211708088340652931
2172159124%124%N/AN/A
2274N/A125%125.2%N/AN/A
2376N/A126%126.4%N/AN/A
2478N/A128%127.6%N/AN/A
2580N/A129%128.8%N/AN/A
2682N/A130%130%N/AN/A
2784N/A131%131.2%N/AN/A
2886N/A132%132.4%N/AN/A
2988N/A134%133.6%N/AN/A
3090N/A135%134.8%N/AN/A
3191N/A135%135.4%N/AN/A
3292N/A136%136%N/AN/A
3393N/A137%136.6%N/AN/A
3494N/A137%137.2%N/AN/A
3595N/A138%137.8%N/AN/A
3696N/A138%138.4%N/AN/A
3797N/A139%139%N/AN/A
3898N/A140%139.6%N/AN/A
3999N/A140%140.2%N/AN/A
40100N/A141%140.8%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
9Volatile PowerVolatile Power9Superior Vaal Gem
Quality: +20%
Corrupted
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.
random corrupted superior Vaal gem with 20% 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

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Vaal Ancestral Warchief:

ItemLimitRadiusStats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Vaal 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

Vaal 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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Version history

Version Changes
3.15.0
  • Now deals 154% of Base Damage, and has 154% Effectiveness of Added Damage at gem level 20 (previously 123%).
3.7.0
  • Now has an attack speed multiplier of 80% (rather than 20% less attack speed).
3.4.0
  • Vaal Ancestral Warchief has been added to the game.

References

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