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Vaal Blade VortexVaal, Spell, AoE, Duration, Physical
Level: (1-20)
Souls Per Use: 30
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 75%
Requires Level 12Creates an independently-moving vortex of ethereal blades which lasts for a duration. The vortex moves toward nearby enemies, repeatedly damaging enemies that it passes through.Per 1% Quality:1Superior0.5% increased Area of EffectDeals (14-331) to (20-496) Physical Damage
Base duration is 3 seconds
+(8-12) to radius
Hits Enemies every 0.13 Seconds
100% increased Critical Strike Chance
Has 10 blades
Modifiers to Skill Effect Duration also apply to this Skill's Soul Gain Prevention
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Blade Vortex skill icon.pngVaal Blade Vortex inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 12
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVaalBladeVortex

For the non-Vaal counterpart, see Blade Vortex.

Vaal Blade Vortex is a Vaal skill gem that creates a vortex of blades that rapidly deal physical damage. The vortex will home in on enemies while it lasts.

Skill functions and interactions

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityPhysical
Damage
RadiusExp.Total Exp.
1123314 to 20+800
2153917 to 25+81524915249
3194822 to 34+84151756766
4235629 to 44+881983138749
5276437 to 56+9147968286717
6317347 to 71+9250557537274
7358159 to 88+9405086942360
8388869 to 104+94477181390078
9419481 to 122+106153182005396
104410095 to 143+108346392840035
1147106111 to 166+1015707604410795
1250113129 to 193+1016339876044782
1353119149 to 224+1121510308195812
1456125172 to 258+11281218911008001
1559132199 to 298+11509936016107361
1662138229 to 343+11940073125508092
1764142251 to 377+121527336640781458
1866146275 to 413+122628658267068040
1968151302 to 453+1262890590129958630
2070155331 to 496+12212046017342004647
2172159362 to 543+13N/AN/A
2274N/A396 to 594+13N/AN/A
2376N/A433 to 649+13N/AN/A
2478N/A473 to 709+13N/AN/A
2580N/A516 to 774+14N/AN/A
2682N/A563 to 845+14N/AN/A
2784N/A615 to 922+14N/AN/A
2886N/A670 to 1006+14N/AN/A
2988N/A731 to 1096+15N/AN/A
3090N/A796 to 1194+15N/AN/A
3191N/A831 to 1246+15N/AN/A
3292N/A867 to 1301+15N/AN/A
3393N/A905 to 1357+15N/AN/A
3494N/A944 to 1416+15N/AN/A
3595N/A985 to 1477+15N/AN/A
3696N/A1027 to 1541+16N/AN/A
3797N/A1072 to 1607+16N/AN/A
3898N/A1118 to 1676+16N/AN/A
3999N/A1166 to 1748+16N/AN/A
40100N/A1215 to 1823+16N/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
13The CataclysmThe Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem
Corrupted
The mighty warriors traded in blows, the nimble archers in arrows, yet it was the brazen thaumaturgists who would bring catastrophe to all.
random corrupted level 21 Spell 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 Blade Vortex:

ItemLimitRadiusStats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Vaal Blade Vortex.

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 Blade Vortex Crit Multi Per Blade 166Blade Vortex has +2% to Critical Strike Multiplier for each bladehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Blade Vortex Crit Multi Per Blade 275Blade Vortex has +3% to Critical Strike Multiplier for each bladehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Blade Vortex Damage 16625% increased Blade Vortex Spell Damagehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Blade Vortex Damage 27540% increased Blade Vortex Spell Damagehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Blade Vortex Duration 16620% increased Blade Vortex Durationhelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Blade Vortex Duration 27530% increased Blade Vortex Durationhelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Blade Vortex Area Of Effect 16616% increased Blade Vortex Area of Effecthelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Blade Vortex Area Of Effect 27524% increased Blade Vortex Area of Effecthelmet 75
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Vaal Blade Vortex has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Demonic Blade VortexDemonic Blade VortexSkill Gem EffectYour Blade Vortex becomes a black and red demonic vortex.Your Blade Vortex becomes a black and red demonic vortex.
Illusionist Blade Vortex EffectIllusionist Blade Vortex EffectSkill Gem EffectReplaces the standard effect on a Blade Vortex gem with an illusionist version.Replaces the standard effect on a Blade Vortex gem with an illusionist version.
Sawblade Blade VortexSawblade Blade VortexSkill Gem EffectYour Blade Vortex becomes a Sawblade Effect.Your Blade Vortex becomes a Sawblade Effect.
Transcendence Blade Vortex EffectTranscendence Blade Vortex EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Blade Vortex or Vaal Blade Vortex becomes a Transcendence Vortex effect.Your Blade Vortex or Vaal Blade Vortex becomes a Transcendence Vortex effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.14.0
  • Now deals 11 to 17 Physical Damage at gem level 1 (previously 14 to 20), and 276 to 413 Physical Damage at gem level 20 (previously 331 to 496).
  • Now has added damage effectiveness of 60% (previously 75%).
  • Now hits enemies every 0.2 seconds (previously 0.13).
  • Now has a base duration of 5 seconds (previously 3).
  • Now stores up to 2 uses (previously 1).
  • Now has a Soul Gain Prevention duration of 6 seconds (previously 5).
3.6.0
  • Now deals 14 to 20 Physical damage at level 1 of the gem (from 20 to 30), up to 331 to 496 Physical damage at level 20 of the gem (from 369 to 554).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 75% (from 80%).
3.3.0c
  • Improved the AI of Vaal Blade Vortex.
3.3.0
  • Vaal Blade Vortex has been added to the game.

References

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