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Vaal Righteous FireVaal, Spell, AoE, Fire, Duration
Level: (1-20)
Cooldown Time: 0.50 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Souls Per Use: 40
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Requires Level 16Sacrifices a portion of your Life and Energy Shield to engulf you in magical fire that rapidly burns nearby enemies for a duration. Your spell damage is substantially increased while under this effect.Per 1% Quality:1Superior1% increased Burning DamageSacrifices 30% of your total Energy Shield and Life
Deals (161-180)% of Sacrificed Energy Shield and Life as Fire Damage per second
Base duration is 4 seconds
Grants (15-28)% more Spell Damage
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 Righteous Fire skill icon.pngVaal Righteous Fire inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 16
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVaalRighteousFire

Vaal Righteous Fire skill screenshot.jpg

For the non-Vaal counterpart, see Righteous Fire.

Vaal Righteous Fire is a vaal spell that expends a percentage of your energy shield and life to burn surrounding enemies for a short period of time, relative to how much life and energy shield was spent.

Skill Functions and Interactions

On-hit effects: The damage you do to yourself when Using Vaal Righteous Fire is not considered a hit on yourself. Thus it will not proc any when-hit effects such as the trigger from the Berserker's Cloaked in Savagery which requires taking a savage hit. For the same reason, it does not interrupt energy shield recharge.

Spell Totem: Vaal Righteous Fire cannot be supported by Spell Totem SupportSpell Totem SupportSupport, Spell, Totem
Icon: T
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 200%
Requires Level 8Supports spell skills that are not triggered. Instead of casting that spell, you will summon a totem that casts the spell for you.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Totem Placement speed1% increased Totem Duration1% increased Totem RangeSupported Skills will summon a Totem which uses that Skill
Totem lasts 8 seconds
Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less Damage
Spells Cast by Totem have 30% less Cast Speed
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
, as it is a Vaal Skill.

Duration Modifiers: Vaal Righteous fire now has the Duration tag, allowing it to be linked to and fully benefit from support gems such as Efficacy SupportEfficacy SupportSupport, Duration
Icon: a
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 8Supports any skill that deals damage or has a duration.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage over TimeSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Skill Effect DurationSupported Skills have 0.5% reduced Mana CostSupported Skills deal (15-24)% more Damage over Time
Supported Skills have (15-24)% increased Skill Effect Duration
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
, Increased Duration SupportIncreased Duration SupportSupport, Duration
Icon: D
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 31Supports any skill with a duration.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Skill Effect DurationSupported Skills have 1% reduced Mana Cost
Supported Skills have 0.5% reduced Skill Effect Duration
Supported Skills have 1% increased Duration of Ailments on Enemies
Supported Skills have (45-64)% increased Skill Effect DurationThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
and Less Duration SupportLess Duration SupportSupport, Duration
Icon: d
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 31Supports any skill that has a duration.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% less Skill Effect DurationSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack and Cast SpeedBleeding inflicted by Supported Skills deals Damage 0.5% fasterSupported Skills have (40-49)% less Skill Effect Duration
Supported Skills deal (10-19)% more Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
.

Righteous Fire: The buffs and damage from Vaal Righteous Fire do not interfere with or stop Righteous Fire, both skills may be used simultaneously.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthRequired IntelligenceDamage
from
Life/ES
more
Spell
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
1161826161%15%00
2202231162%16%4972549725
3242537163%17%95714145439
4282942164%17%169595315034
5313246165%18%199345514379
6343550166%19%285815800194
7373754167%19%4013441201538
8404058168%20%5543791755917
9434362169%21%7550492510966
10464666170%21%10165333527499
11494870171%22%18986025426101
12525174172%23%19640197390120
13555478173%23%25737319963851
14585782174%24%467643914640290
15605984175%25%301732717657617
16626087176%25%782300125480618
17646290177%26%1526420840744826
18666492178%27%2627284567017671
19686695179%27%62872274129889945
20706898180%28%212023122341913067
217270100181%29%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A182%29%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A183%30%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A184%31%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A185%31%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A186%32%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A187%33%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A188%33%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A189%34%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A190%35%N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A191%35%N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A192%35%N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A193%36%N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A194%36%N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A195%36%N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A196%37%N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A197%37%N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A198%37%N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A199%38%N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A200%38%N/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
13The CataclysmThe Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem
Corrupted
The mighty warriors traded in blows, the nimble archers in arrows, yet it was the brazen thaumaturgists who would bring catastrophe to all.
random corrupted level 21 Spell 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

Alternate skill effects

Vaal Righteous Fire has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Celestial Righteous Fire EffectCelestial Righteous Fire EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Righteous Fire becomes a celestial effect.Your Righteous Fire becomes a celestial effect.
Divine Righteous Fire EffectDivine Righteous Fire EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Righteous Fire becomes divine white flames.Your Righteous Fire becomes divine white flames.
Harbinger Righteous Fire EffectHarbinger Righteous Fire EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Righteous Fire becomes a blue harbinger effect.Your Righteous Fire becomes a blue harbinger effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.14.0
  • Now deals 80-99% of Sacrificed Energy Shield and Life as Fire Damage per second (previously 161-180%).
  • Now Sacrifices 60% of your total Energy Shield and Life (previously 30%).
  • Now grants 10-19% more Spell Damage (previously 15-28%).
  • Now has a Soul Gain Prevention duration of 6 seconds (previously 12).
3.6.0
  • Now grants 15% more spell damage while active at gem level 1 (from 20%), up to 28% more spell damage at gem level 20 (from 39%).
3.4.0
  • Now sacrifices the amount of Life and Energy Shield from Energy Shield before Life. In other words, low-life builds should not have the skill disable on use as long as they have enough Energy Shield to cover both the Life and Energy Shield costs.
3.3.0
  • Now removes 30% of life and energy shield to deal damage over time, as opposed to removing all but 1HP and dealing instant damage. Now has the "duration" tag. All vaal gems now include their non-vaal counterpart. Now has a soul gain prevention period, preventing you from gaining souls for a short period of time after use.
1.1.5
  • Introduced to the game.
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