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Vaal Rain of ArrowsVaal, Attack, AoE, Projectile, Bow
Level: (1-20)
Souls Per Use: 20
Can Store 2 Use(s)
Attack Damage: (80-100)% of base
Requires Level 12Fires multiple arrows into the air, to land in multiple sequences after a delay, each starting at the targeted location and spreading outwards in all directions. Each arrow deals damage in an area around it. Half of the arrows will land directly on targets if there are targets in their range.Per 1% Quality:1Superior0.5% increased Area of EffectDeals (80-100.1)% of Base Attack Damage
Fires (17-21) additional Arrows
Fires 3 additional sequences of arrows
150% increased Effect of Maim
Maim on Hit
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 Rain of Arrows skill icon.pngVaal Rain of Arrows inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 12
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVaalRainOfArrows

Vaal Rain of Arrows skill screenshot.jpg

For the non-Vaal counterpart, see Rain of Arrows.

Vaal Rain of Arrows is a vaal bow attack that fires multiple sequential volleys of arrows into the air to hit enemies in the targeted area. Enemies hit by the skill are maimed for greatly reduced movement speed.

Skill Functions and Interactions

  • Maim: Vaal Rain of Arrows applies Maim with 150% increased effect resulting in a 75% reduced movement speed modifier for affected monsters.
  • Can't be Evaded: Ignores accuracy and secondary critical strike check. Will always hit unless Dodge, Blocking, or Avoidance (The Pantheon's Soul of Lunaris upgrade from Arachnoxia for example) takes effect.
  • Fires 4 total sequences of arrows
    • Each sequence deals 100% base damage, double the base of standard Rain of Arrows, meaning if all sequences hit, it deals the damage equivalent of 8 standard Rain of Arrows shots.
    • Can be increased to 5 sequences of arrows with the helmet Enchantment "Rain of Arrows has 15% chance to fire an additional sequence of arrows".
    • Sequences have a 1 second delay between them. There does not seem to be any way to affect this delay.
    • Each sequence has an independent chance to critically strike.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityDamage
Effectiveness
Attack
Damage
# ArrowsExp.Total Exp.
1123380%80%1700
2153981%81.1%171524915249
3194882%82.1%174151756766
4235683%83.2%1781983138749
5276484%84.2%18147968286717
6317385%85.3%18250557537274
7358186%86.3%18405086942360
8388887%87.4%184477181390078
9419488%88.4%196153182005396
104410089%89.5%198346392840035
114710691%90.6%1915707604410795
125011392%91.6%1916339876044782
135311993%92.7%2021510308195812
145612594%93.7%20281218911008001
155913295%94.8%20509936016107361
166213896%95.8%20940073125508092
176414297%96.9%211527336640781458
186614698%98%212628658267068040
196815199%99%2162890590129958630
2070155100%100.1%21212046017342004647
2172159101%101.1%22N/AN/A
2274N/A102%102.2%22N/AN/A
2376N/A103%103.2%22N/AN/A
2478N/A104%104.3%22N/AN/A
2580N/A105%105.3%23N/AN/A
2682N/A106%106.4%23N/AN/A
2784N/A108%107.5%23N/AN/A
2886N/A109%108.5%23N/AN/A
2988N/A110%109.6%24N/AN/A
3090N/A111%110.6%24N/AN/A
3191N/A112%111.7%24N/AN/A
3292N/A113%112.7%24N/AN/A
3393N/A114%113.8%24N/AN/A
3494N/A115%114.8%24N/AN/A
3595N/A116%115.9%24N/AN/A
3696N/A117%117%25N/AN/A
3797N/A118%118%25N/AN/A
3898N/A119%119.1%25N/AN/A
3999N/A120%120.1%25N/AN/A
40100N/A121%121.2%25N/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 Rain of Arrows has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Celestial Rain of Arrows EffectCelestial Rain of Arrows EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Rain of Arrows becomes a Celestial Rain of ArrowsYour Rain of Arrows becomes a Celestial Rain of Arrows
Emerald Rain of Arrows EffectEmerald Rain of Arrows EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Rain of Arrows glow a ghostly greenYour Rain of Arrows glow a ghostly green

Version history

Version Changes
3.14.0
  • Now fires 27 additional arrows at gem level 1 (previously 17) and 33 additional arrows at gem level 20 (previously 21).
  • Now fires 4 additional sequences of arrows (previously 3).
3.3.0
  • Previously dealt damage in an area of effect, pinning enemies hit by it in place for a duration.
  • Now fires a number of arrows across the area, dealing damage based on weapon damage with each one. Half of these arrows will target enemies in the area, while the rest will target the area at set ranges from the centre at random. This is then repeated 3 additional times.
  • Now maims on hit, with 150% increased effect of maim.
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness and base damage of 80% at gem level 1 (down from 140%), up to 100.1% at gem level 20 (down from 169%).
  • Now prevents you from gaining Vaal souls for 5 seconds after use.
3.1.0
  • Bear TrapBear TrapTrap, Spell, Duration, Physical
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (6-23) Mana
    Cooldown Time: 4.00 sec
    Can Store 3 Use(s)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 260%
    Throws a trap that damages and immobilises a single enemy for a duration based on how much damage was dealt. After the immobilise expires, a debuff remains on the enemy for a duration, lowering their movement speed by an amount which lessens over time. The affected enemy will take increased damage from traps and mines until the debuff expires. Modifiers to spell damage do not affect this skill's damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Physical Damage2% increased Skill Effect Duration0.5% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate1% chance to Impale Enemies on HitTrap lasts 4 seconds
    Deals (16-1447) to (22-2026) Physical Damage
    Enemies take 25% increased Damage from Trap or Mine Hits
    Enemies have 80% less Movement Speed when the Debuff starts
    Base duration is 3 seconds
    Locks enemy in place
    Traps do not Trigger at the end of their Duration
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Bear Trap skill icon.png
    and Vaal Rain of ArrowsVaal Rain of ArrowsVaal, Attack, AoE, Projectile, Bow
    Level: (1-20)
    Souls Per Use: 20
    Can Store 2 Use(s)
    Attack Damage: (80-100)% of base
    Requires Level 12Fires multiple arrows into the air, to land in multiple sequences after a delay, each starting at the targeted location and spreading outwards in all directions. Each arrow deals damage in an area around it. Half of the arrows will land directly on targets if there are targets in their range.Per 1% Quality:1Superior0.5% increased Area of EffectDeals (80-100.1)% of Base Attack Damage
    Fires (17-21) additional Arrows
    Fires 3 additional sequences of arrows
    150% increased Effect of Maim
    Maim on Hit
    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 Rain of Arrows skill icon.png
    now remove all movement speed, as opposed to reducing it by 300%.
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.