Vaal Earthquake

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Vaal EarthquakeVaal, Attack, AoE, Duration, Slam, Melee
Souls Per Use: 30
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Attack Speed: 75% of base
Attack Damage: (60%-71%) of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (60%-71%)
Requires Level 28Smashes the ground, dealing damage in an area and cracking the earth. The crack will erupt in a powerful aftershock after a short duration. After using this skill, your steps will deal damage around you, cracking the earth if the previous cracks have erupted. This effect ends after a secondary duration, or after a maximum number of aftershocks. Requires an Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.Per 1% Quality:1Superior1% increased DamageDeals (60-71)% of Base Attack Damage
Base duration is 1 seconds
Aftershock deals (350-407)% more Damage with Hits and Ailments
Base secondary duration is 12 seconds
Ongoing effect ends after 7 Aftershocks
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 Earthquake skill icon.pngVaal Earthquake inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 28
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVaalEarthquake

For the non-Vaal counterpart, see Earthquake.

Vaal Earthquake is a Vaal skill gem. The character strikes the ground, creating an aftershock that erupts to deal more damage in a bigger area. Only one aftershock can be active at a time. The user will also release a limited number of aftershocks while moving.

Skill functions and interactions

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthDamage
Effectiveness
Attack
Damage
More
Damage
Physical
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
1286760%60%350%N/A00
2317361%60.6%353%N/A199345199345
3347961%61.2%356%N/A285815485160
4378562%61.7%359%N/A401344886504
5409262%62.3%362%N/A5543791440883
6429663%62.9%365%N/A4774371918320
74410063%63.5%368%N/A5837862502106
84610464%64.1%371%N/A7103593212465
94810965%64.6%374%N/A13555114567976
105011365%65.2%377%N/A11388775706853
115211766%65.8%380%N/A13682337075086
125412166%66.4%383%N/A16383388713424
135612567%66.9%386%N/A195664810670072
145813068%67.5%389%N/A365518414325256
156013468%68.1%392%N/A301732717342583
166213869%68.7%395%N/A775999525102578
176414269%69.3%398%N/A1513819340240771
186614670%69.8%401%N/A2608382566324596
196815170%70.4%404%N/A62620247128944843
207015571%71%407%N/A211708088340652931
217215972%71.6%410%N/AN/AN/A
2274N/A72%72.2%413%N/AN/AN/A
2376N/A73%72.7%416%N/AN/AN/A
2478N/A73%73.3%419%N/AN/AN/A
2580N/A74%73.9%422%N/AN/AN/A
2682N/A74%74.5%425%N/AN/AN/A
2784N/A75%75.1%428%N/AN/AN/A
2886N/A76%75.6%431%N/AN/AN/A
2988N/A76%76.2%434%N/AN/AN/A
3090N/A77%76.8%437%N/AN/AN/A
3191N/A77%77.1%437%N/AN/AN/A
3292N/A77%77.4%440%N/AN/AN/A
3393N/A78%77.7%440%N/AN/AN/A
3494N/A78%77.9%443%N/AN/AN/A
3595N/A78%78.2%443%N/AN/AN/A
3696N/A79%78.5%446%N/AN/AN/A
3797N/A79%78.8%446%N/AN/AN/A
3898N/A79%79.1%449%N/AN/AN/A
3999N/A79%79.4%449%N/AN/AN/A
40100N/A80%79.5%452%N/AN/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 Earthquake:

ItemLimitRadiusStats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Vaal Earthquake.

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 Earthquake Damage 16625% increased Earthquake Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Earthquake Damage 27540% increased Earthquake Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Earthquake Damage per 0.1s Duration 166Earthquake deals 5% increased Damage per 0.1 seconds Durationhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Earthquake Damage per 0.1s Duration 275Earthquake deals 8% increased Damage per 0.1 seconds Durationhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Earthquake Area Of Effect 16616% increased Earthquake Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Earthquake Area Of Effect 27524% increased Earthquake Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Vaal Earthquake has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Crystal Earthquake EffectCrystal Earthquake EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Earthquake becomes a crystal effect.Your Earthquake becomes a crystal effect.
Demonic Earthquake EffectDemonic Earthquake EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Earthquake becomes a Demonic Effect.Your Earthquake becomes a Demonic Effect.
Gore Earthquake EffectGore Earthquake EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Earthquake becomes a gory effect.Your Earthquake becomes a gory effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.14.0
  • Now deals 70% of base Attack Damage at gem level 1 (previously 60%) and 85% of base Attack Damage at gem level 20 (previously 71%)
  • Ongoing effect now ends after 9 Aftershocks (previously 7).
  • Now has a Soul Gain Prevention duration of 9 seconds (previously 12).
3.11.0
  • Base attack speed is now 75% to match Earthquake (from 100%).
  • Now has an added Damage effectiveness of 60% at gem level 1 (from 50%), up to 71% at gem level 20 (from 61%).
3.7.0
  • Aftershocks now benefit from 30 to 46 added physical damage at gem level 1, up to 169 to 254 at gem level 20.
  • Now gains 1% increased damage per 1% gem quality (rather than 1% increased physical damage).
3.4.0
  • The aftershock now deals 70% (up from 50%) more damage with hits and ailments (as opposed to every form of damage) at all gem levels.
3.3.0
  • Vaal Earthquake has been added to the game.

References