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Vaal Double StrikeVaal, Attack, Melee, Strike, Duration, Physical
Level: (1-20)
Souls Per Use: 30
Can Store 2 Use(s)
Attack Damage: (28-33)% of base
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 iconVaal Double Strike inventory icon
Area level: 1
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVaalDoubleStrike

Vaal Double Strike skill screenshot

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 that use Double Strike to attack. The clones gain all the effects on the character, such as auras and flasks, and are immune to all forms of damage.

Unlike similar skills that creates clones of your character, like Mirror Arrow inventory iconMirror ArrowMirror ArrowAttack, Minion, Duration, Movement, Travel, Bow
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (14-20) Mana
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
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
Mirror Arrow inventory icon
, the clones are not classified as minions, 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 the charges or monster auras stolen by Headhunter inventory iconHeadhunterHeadhunter
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
Headhunter inventory icon
or Inspired Learning inventory iconInspired LearningInspired Learning
Crimson Jewel
Radius: SmallWith 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.
Inspired Learning inventory icon
. These effects 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[ | ]

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityDamage
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/A15541932
5113129%29.1%8 to 1112%N/A66678599
6164129%29.3%10 to 1615%N/A2604734646
7205030%29.6%13 to 2018%14972584371
8245830%29.8%17 to 2521%195714180085
9286730%30.1%20 to 3024%1169595349680
10327530%30.4%25 to 3727%1283759633439
11368331%30.6%30 to 4430%14539961087435
12409231%30.9%35 to 5333%17031281790563
134410031%31.2%42 to 6336%110612232851786
144810931%31.4%49 to 7439%220658704917656
155211732%31.7%58 to 8642%225071107424766
165612532%31.9%67 to 10145%2579893613223702
176013432%32.2%78 to 11748%21508391928307621
186414232%32.5%91 to 13651%22779273556100356
196714833%32.7%101 to 15254%24386973999970095
207015533%33%113 to 16957%2242081556342051651
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:

9Divination card inventory iconVolatile PowerVolatile Power card artDivination card frameVolatile Power9Superior Vaal Gem
Quality: +20%
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.
Divination card inventory icon
random corrupted superior Vaal gem with 20% qualityAutomatic
1Gemcutter's Incubator inventory iconGemcutter'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.
Gemcutter's Incubator inventory icon
random superior gemAutomatic
6Divination card inventory iconThe FoxThe Fox card artDivination card frameThe Fox6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb
Divination card inventory icon
random level 20 gemAutomatic
3Divination card inventory iconGemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise card artDivination card frameGemcutter'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
Divination card inventory icon
random superior gem with 20% qualityAutomatic
1Divination card inventory iconThe VoidThe Void card artDivination card frameThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Divination card inventory iconrandom divination card set exchangeAutomatic

Video demonstration[ | ]

Alternate skill effects

Vaal Double Strike has the following alternate skill effects:

Prismatic Double Strike EffectPrismatic Double Strike Effect inventory iconPrismatic Double Strike EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Double Strike becomes a Prismatic Effect.Prismatic Double Strike Effect inventory iconYour Double Strike becomes a Prismatic Effect.

Version history[ | ]

Version Changes
  • Now has a maximum of 8 Summoned Doubles at once.
  • Now deals 41% of Base Damage, and has 41% Effectiveness of Added Damage at gem level 20 (previously 33%).
  • 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.