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Vaal Ground SlamVaal, Attack, AoE, Slam, Melee
Level: (1-20)
Souls Per Use: 15
Can Store 4 Use(s)
Attack Speed: 90% of base
Attack Damage: (190-300)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (190-300)%
Slams the ground in front of you, creating a wave that travels in all directions that damages and stuns enemies. The wave deals more damage to closer enemies. Requires an Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.Per 1% Quality:1Superior1% increased Stun Duration on enemies
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (250-400)% of Base Attack Damage
200% increased Stun Duration on enemies
Deals up to (40-49)% more Damage to closer targets
Stuns Enemies
Can't be Evaded
+(0-9) to radius
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Ground Slam skill icon.pngVaal Ground Slam inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 1
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVaalGroundSlam

Vaal Ground Slam skill screenshot.jpg

For the non-Vaal counterpart, see Ground Slam.

Vaal Ground Slam is a vaal melee attack that slams the ground, creating a wave that travels in all directions, knocking enemies back and stunning them.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Soul Gain Prevention - Vaal Ground Slam has a 1 second soul gain prevention time. Vaal Ground Slam and Vaal Burning ArrowVaal Burning ArrowVaal, Attack, Projectile, AoE, Fire, Bow, Duration
Level: (1-20)
Souls Per Use: 20
Can Store 3 Use(s)
Attack Damage: (160-198)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (160-198)%
Projectile Speed: 3260
Fires an arrow that explodes, dealing fire damage to its target and other nearby enemies, with an increased chance of igniting them.Per 1% Quality:1Superior+0.5% to Fire Damage over Time MultiplierDeals (160-198)% of Base Attack Damage
50% chance to Ignite enemies
(150-188)% more Damage with Ignite
100% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
Projectiles Pierce 3 additional Targets
Can't be Evaded
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Burning Arrow skill icon.png
share the lowest soul gain prevention timer for vaal skills.

Exerted - Vaal Ground Slam is currently the only vaal skill that can be exerted by warcries.

Interactions:

SouthboundSouthbound
Soldier Gloves
Quality: +20%
Armour: 110
Energy Shield: 21
Requires Level 51, 40 Str, 40 IntAdds (30-36) to (44-50) Cold Damage to Attacks
(12-16)% increased maximum Life
+(40-50)% to Cold Resistance
25% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
Your Hits can only Kill Frozen Enemies
50% increased Herald of Ice Damage
Far south, the winter crawls under the skin.
Below the snow, adrift wanderers sleep.
gloves have the potential to prevent your hits from killing enemies, keeping them alive on 1 life. This allows the character to wait until the soul gain prevention time is over to kill enemies and gain all souls from all kills. The base duration is 1 second and this can be reduced further by Vaal Skills have % reduced Soul Gain Prevention Duration. After the soul gain prevention timer has expired, the enemy can be killed by any non-vaal skill that can do damage over time and the character will gain all souls for all kills if they have room to store those kills. If the kill size outnumbers the souls per use in every situation, this combination can be repeated over and over again. In other words in areas where you regularly kill 15 enemies or more at the same time, vaal ground slam will always have enough souls to be used on every pack of enemies.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthDamage
Effectiveness
Attack
Damage
Close Target DamagePhysical DamageRadiusExp.Total Exp.
110190%190%40%N/AN/A00
220196%195.8%40%N/AN/A7070
3416202%201.6%41%N/A1308378
4722207%207.4%41%N/A115541932
51131213%213.2%42%N/A266678599
61641219%218.9%42%N/A22604734646
72050225%224.7%43%N/A34972584371
82458231%230.5%43%N/A395714180085
92867236%236.3%44%N/A4169595349680
103275242%242.1%44%N/A4283759633439
113683248%247.9%45%N/A54539961087435
124092254%253.7%45%N/A57031281790563
1344100259%259.5%46%N/A610612232851786
1448109265%265.3%46%N/A620658704917656
1552117271%271.1%47%N/A725071107424766
1656125277%276.8%47%N/A7579893613223702
1760134283%282.6%48%N/A81508391928307621
1864142288%288.4%48%N/A82779273556100356
1967148294%294.2%49%N/A94386973999970095
2070155300%300%49%N/A9242081556342051651
2172159306%305.8%50%N/A10N/AN/A
2274N/A312%311.6%50%N/A10N/AN/A
2376N/A317%317.4%51%N/A11N/AN/A
2478N/A323%323.2%51%N/A11N/AN/A
2580N/A329%328.9%52%N/A12N/AN/A
2682N/A335%334.7%52%N/A12N/AN/A
2784N/A341%340.5%53%N/A13N/AN/A
2886N/A346%346.3%53%N/A13N/AN/A
2988N/A352%352.1%54%N/A14N/AN/A
3090N/A358%357.9%54%N/A14N/AN/A
3191N/A361%360.8%54%N/A14N/AN/A
3292N/A364%363.7%55%N/A15N/AN/A
3393N/A367%366.6%55%N/A15N/AN/A
3494N/A369%369.5%55%N/A15N/AN/A
3595N/A372%372.4%55%N/A15N/AN/A
3696N/A375%375.3%56%N/A16N/AN/A
3797N/A378%378.2%56%N/A16N/AN/A
3898N/A381%381.1%56%N/A16N/AN/A
3999N/A384%383.9%56%N/A16N/AN/A
40100N/A387%384%57%N/A17N/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

Video Demonstration

Alternate skill effects

Vaal Ground Slam has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)

Version history

Version Changes
3.15.0
  • Now deals 375% of Base Damage, and has 375% Effectiveness of Added Damage at gem level 20 (previously 400%).
  • No longer always Stuns Enemies.
  • Now has 25% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold.
3.14.0
  • The following changes are applied to Vaal Ground Slam
  • This Attack can now be Exerted as though it was not a Vaal Skill.
  • Now deals 250% of base Attack Damage at gem level 1 (previously 190%) and 400% of base Attack Damage at gem level 20 (previously 300%).
  • Now stores up to 4 uses (previously 3).
  • Now has a Soul Gain Prevention duration of 1 second (previously 2).
3.11.0
  • No longer has added attack physical damage.
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 190% at gem level 1 (from 185%), up to 300% at gem level 20 (from 227%).
  • Base attack speed is now 90% to match Ground Slam (from 100%).
3.7.0
  • Now adds 2 to 3 physical damage to attacks at gem level 1, up to 75 to 113 at gem level 20.
  • Now gains 1% increased area of effect per 2% gem quality.
2.1.0
  • Vaal Ground Slam now requires 50% more souls per use, and can only store three uses. The area of effect radius bonus has been reduced from 30% to 20%.
1.1.0d
  • 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).
1.1.0
  • Introduced to the game.