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Vaal CycloneVaal, Attack, AoE, Duration, Melee, Movement, Channelling, Physical
Level: (1-20)
Souls Per Use: 35
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Attack Speed: 400% of base
Attack Damage: (50-61)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (50-61)%
Requires Level 28Spin and attack in place, damaging nearby enemies and pulling others towards you. While using this skill, you cannot be stunned or knocked back. Cannot be supported by Ruthless.Per 1% Quality:1Superior0.5% increased Area of EffectDeals (50-61.4)% of Base Attack Damage
Base duration is 5 seconds
(5-28) to (8-42) Added Attack Physical Damage
8% increased Area of Effect per 1 additional Melee Strike Range
Can't be Evaded
Modifiers to Skill Effect Duration also apply to this Skill's Soul Gain Prevention
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Cyclone skill icon.pngVaal Cyclone inventory icon.png
Area level: 28
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVaalCyclone

Vaal Cyclone skill screenshot.jpg

For the non-Vaal counterpart, see Cyclone.

Vaal Cyclone is a vaal melee attack, for a duration spinning in place while pulling all nearby enemies towards the player and attacking them.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired StrengthDamage
Attack Physical DamageExp.Total Exp.
128422950%50%5 to 800
231463251%50.6%6 to 9199345199345
334503551%51.2%7 to 10285815485160
437543752%51.8%8 to 12401344886504
540584052%52.4%9 to 135543791440883
642604253%53%10 to 144774371918320
744634454%53.6%10 to 165837862502106
846664654%54.2%11 to 177103593212465
948684855%54.8%12 to 1813555114567976
1050714955%55.4%13 to 2011388775706853
1152745156%56%14 to 2213682337075086
1254765357%56.6%16 to 2316383388713424
1356795557%57.2%17 to 25195664810670072
1458825758%57.8%18 to 27365518414325256
1560845958%58.4%20 to 29301732717342583
1662876059%59%21 to 32775999525102578
1764906260%59.6%23 to 341513819340240771
1866926460%60.2%24 to 372608382566324596
1968956661%60.8%26 to 3962620247128944843
2070986861%61.4%28 to 42211708088340652931
21721007062%62%30 to 45N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A63%62.6%32 to 49N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A63%63.2%35 to 52N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A64%63.8%37 to 56N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A64%64.4%40 to 60N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A65%65%43 to 64N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A66%65.6%46 to 69N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A66%66.2%49 to 73N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A67%66.8%52 to 78N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A67%67.4%56 to 84N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A68%67.7%58 to 87N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A68%68%60 to 89N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A68%68.3%62 to 92N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A69%68.6%64 to 96N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A69%68.9%66 to 99N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A69%69.2%68 to 102N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A69%69.5%70 to 105N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A70%69.8%73 to 109N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A70%70.1%75 to 112N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A70%70.4%77 to 116N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

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

9Volatile PowerVolatile Power9Superior Vaal Gem
Quality: +20%
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

Video demonstration

Alternate skill effects

Vaal Cyclone has the following alternate skill effects:

Automaton Cyclone EffectAutomaton Cyclone EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cyclone gains an Automaton effect.Your Cyclone gains an Automaton effect.
Blue Cyclone EffectBlue Cyclone EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cyclone becomes blue.Your Cyclone becomes blue.
Celestial Cyclone EffectCelestial Cyclone EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cyclone gains a Celestial effect.Your Cyclone gains a Celestial effect.
Dark Cyclone EffectDark Cyclone EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cyclone gains a dark effect.Your Cyclone gains a dark effect.
Ghostflame Cyclone EffectGhostflame Cyclone EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cyclone becomes a Ghostflame Effect.Your Cyclone becomes a Ghostflame Effect.
Illusionist Cyclone EffectIllusionist Cyclone EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cyclone gains an Illusionist effect.Your Cyclone gains an Illusionist effect.
Sawblade Cyclone EffectSawblade Cyclone EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cyclone becomes augmented with spinning sawblades.Your Cyclone becomes augmented with spinning sawblades.
White Cyclone EffectWhite Cyclone EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cyclone becomes white.Your Cyclone becomes white.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Now deals 109% of Base Damage, and has 109% Effectiveness of Added Damage at gem level 20 (previously 99%).
  • Now deals 80% of base Attack Damage at gem level 1 (previously 50%) and 99% of base Attack Damage at gem level 20 (previously 61%).
  • Now has 300% of base Attack Speed (previously 400%).
  • Now expends 25 Souls per use (previously 35).
  • Now has a Soul Gain Prevention duration of 5 seconds (previously 7).
  • Now adds 10 to 15 physical damage to attacks at gem level 1, up to 56 to 85 at gem level 20.
  • Now has an attack speed multiplier of 400% (previously had 100% more attack speed).
  • Modifiers to melee attack range now also apply to this skill's area radius.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when Vaal Cyclone was used on the Ossecati, Boneshaper unique boss.
  • Vaal Skill soul counts were initially balanced for Merciless difficulty, where there are more monsters. We want them to be easier to use in Normal and Cruel difficulty. We have halved the number of souls required for each skill. In Cruel difficulty, skills require 50% more souls to uses. In Merciless difficulty, they require 100% more (which is the same as before the patch).
  • Introduced to the game.