Vaal Double Strike

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Vaal Double StrikeVaal, Attack, Melee, Strike, Duration, Physical
Souls Per Use: 30 (N) /
Can Store 2 Use(s)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (28%-33%)
Performs two fast strikes with a melee weapon, each of which summons a double of you for a duration to continuously attack monsters in this fashion.Per 1% Quality:1Superior0.5% increased Attack SpeedDeals (28-33)% of Base Attack Damage
Base duration is 6 seconds
Adds (3-113) to (5-169) Physical Damage against Bleeding Enemies
25% chance to cause Bleeding
Can't be Evaded
Modifiers to Skill Effect Duration also apply to this Skill's Soul Gain Prevention
Doubles have (0-57)% increased Movement Speed
+(0-2) to Melee Strike Range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Double Strike skill icon.pngVaal Double Strike inventory icon.png
Level: 1
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVaalDoubleStrike

Vaal Double Strike skill screenshot.jpg

For the non-Vaal counterpart, see Double Strike.

Vaal Double Strike is a vaal melee skill that performs two fast attacks and summons two doubles of the character to attack monsters for a duration.

Skill function and interactions

Using this skill spawns two clones of your character which uses Double Strike to attack. The clone gains all the effects on the character such as auras and flasks and is immune to all forms of damage.

Unlike similar skills that creates clones of your character like Mirror ArrowMirror ArrowAttack, Minion, Duration, Movement, Travel, Bow
Mana Cost: (14-20)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 10Fires an arrow at the target destination. When the arrow lands, a clone is summoned. The clone is a minion that uses your bow and quiver.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1.5% increased Arrow SpeedMinions have 1% increased Duration3% increased Minion Maximum Life+0.1 Cooldown UsesBase duration is 3 seconds
Minions deal 75% more Damage
Minions deal (0-114)% increased Damage
(0-57)% increased Minion Maximum Life
(0-47)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Mirror Arrow skill icon.png
, the clones are not classified as a minion so they will not benefit from any effects regarding minions.

The clones create a visual snapshot of the character upon usage of the skill, which includes visual effects like charges or monster auras stolen by HeadhunterHeadhunter
Leather Belt
Requires Level 40+(25-40) to maximum Life+(40-55) to Strength
+(40-55) to Dexterity
+(50-60) to maximum Life
(20-30)% increased Damage with Hits against Rare monsters
When you Kill a Rare monster, you gain its Modifiers for 20 seconds
"A man's soul rules from a cavern of bone, learns and
judges through flesh-born windows. The heart is meat.
The head is where the Man is."
- Lavianga, Advisor to Kaom
or Inspired LearningInspired Learning
Crimson Jewel
Radius: Small (800)With 4 Notables Allocated in Radius, When you Kill a Rare monster, you gain 1 of its Modifiers for 20 secondsIf you do not learn from a won battle
then you have already lost the war.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
. They will not have any effect on the clones however.

The clones will teleport to your location if you move too far away from them.

Gem level progression

Melee RangeExp.Total Exp.
11028%28%3 to 5N/AN/A00
22028%28.3%3 to 53%N/A7070
341629%28.5%4 to 66%N/A308378
472229%28.8%6 to 89%N/A1,5541,932
5113129%29.1%8 to 1112%N/A6,6678,599
6164129%29.3%10 to 1615%N/A26,04734,646
7205030%29.6%13 to 2018%149,72584,371
8245830%29.8%17 to 2521%195,714180,085
9286730%30.1%20 to 3024%1169,595349,680
10327530%30.4%25 to 3727%1283,759633,439
11368331%30.6%30 to 4430%1453,9961,087,435
12409231%30.9%35 to 5333%1703,1281,790,563
134410031%31.2%42 to 6336%11,061,2232,851,786
144810931%31.4%49 to 7439%22,065,8704,917,656
155211732%31.7%58 to 8642%22,507,1107,424,766
165612532%31.9%67 to 10145%25,798,93613,223,702
176013432%32.2%78 to 11748%215,083,91928,307,621
186414232%32.5%91 to 13651%227,792,73556,100,356
196714833%32.7%101 to 15254%243,869,73999,970,095
207015533%33%113 to 16957%2242,081,556342,051,651
217215933%33.3%121 to 18160%3N/AN/A
2274N/A34%33.5%130 to 19563%3N/AN/A
2376N/A34%33.8%139 to 20966%3N/AN/A
2478N/A34%34.1%149 to 22469%3N/AN/A
2580N/A34%34.3%160 to 23972%3N/AN/A
2682N/A35%34.6%171 to 25675%3N/AN/A
2784N/A35%34.8%183 to 27478%3N/AN/A
2886N/A35%35.1%196 to 29381%4N/AN/A
2988N/A35%35.4%209 to 31484%4N/AN/A
3090N/A36%35.6%223 to 33587%4N/AN/A
3191N/A36%35.8%231 to 34688%4N/AN/A
3292N/A36%35.9%239 to 35890%4N/AN/A
3393N/A36%36%247 to 37092%4N/AN/A
3494N/A36%36.2%255 to 38293%4N/AN/A
3595N/A36%36.3%263 to 39594%5N/AN/A
3696N/A36%36.4%272 to 40896%5N/AN/A
3797N/A37%36.6%281 to 42198%5N/AN/A
3898N/A37%36.7%290 to 43599%5N/AN/A
3999N/A37%36.8%300 to 449100%5N/AN/A
40100N/A37%36.9%309 to 464102%5N/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 (Q20)Automatic
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 (Q20)Automatic

Video demonstration

Alternate skill effects

Vaal Double Strike has the following alternate skill effects:

Prismatic Double Strike EffectPrismatic Double Strike EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Double Strike becomes a Prismatic Effect.Your Double Strike becomes a Prismatic Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Now deals base damage equal to, and has an added damage effectiveness of, 28% at gem level 1 (from 33%), up to 33% at gem level 20 (from 40%).
  • Now has 25% chance to cause bleeding.
  • Previously generated a double of your character which would attack enemies for a duration of 3.6 seconds at gem level 1, up to 5.5 seconds at gem level 20.
  • Previously required 16 souls to use, with the capacity to store 3 uses.
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness and base damage of 33% at gem level 1 (down from 70%), up to 40% at gem level 20 (down from 85%).
  • Now creates two doubles of your character for a duration of 8 seconds at all levels.
  • Now adds melee range as it levels up, up to +3 at gem level 20.
  • Now deals 3-5 additional physical damage against bleeding enemies at gem level 1, up to 113-169 additional physical damage against bleeding enemies at gem level 20.
  • Now requires 30 souls to use, with the capacity to store 2 uses.
  • Now prevents you from gaining Vaal souls for 6 seconds after use.
  • 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.