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Vaal Spectral ThrowVaal, Attack, Projectile
Level: (1-20)
Souls Per Use: 10
Can Store 3 Use(s)
Attack Speed: 110% of base
Attack Damage: (91-135)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (91-135)%
Throws a spectral copy of your melee weapon. It spirals out in a spinning attack that strikes enemies in its path.Per 1% Quality:1Superior0.5% increased Attack SpeedDeals (91-135.46)% of Base Attack Damage
Fires 4 additional Projectiles
Fires Projectiles in a circle
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 Spectral Throw skill icon.pngVaal Spectral Throw inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 1
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVaalThrownWeapon

Vaal Spectral Throw skill screenshot.jpg

For the non-Vaal counterpart, see Spectral Throw.

Vaal Spectral Throw is a vaal projectile attack that throws a copy of the player's melee weapon, spiralling outwards from the character and hitting enemies in its path.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Terrain: Compared to the regular Spectral Throw, projectiles from Vaal Spectral Throw will disappear if they connect with terrain.
  • Projectile Speed: Vaal Spectral Throw acts different regarding projectile speed compared to most other spells. It has a set distance the projectiles can travel compared to having a set lifetime. So while increasing projectile speed makes the projectiles cover the area faster, it also makes the projectiles disappear faster instead of increasing the distance it covers.
  • Multiple Projectiles: When combined with LesserLesser Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: l
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 8Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
    Supported Skills have 1% reduced Mana Cost
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Projectile Speed
    Projectiles Fired by Supported Skills have 1% increased Projectile spread
    Supported Skills fire 2 additional Projectiles
    Supported Skills deal (15-6)% less Projectile 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.
    /Greater Multiple Projectiles SupportGreater Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: P
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 160%
    Requires Level 38Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile DamageSupported Skills have 1% reduced Mana Cost
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Projectile Speed
    Projectiles Fired by Supported Skills have 1% increased Projectile spread
    Supported Skills fire 4 additional Projectiles
    Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less Projectile 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.
    supports, Vaal Spectral Throw creates multiple copies spread out around you that circles out at the same speed as the original projectile.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired StrengthDamage
Effectiveness
Attack
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
110091%91%00
220093%93.34%7070
340096%95.68%308378
4714098%98.02%15541932
511190100%100.36%66678599
6162618103%102.7%2604734646
7203122105%105.04%4972584371
8243725107%107.38%95714180085
9284229110%109.72%169595349680
10324733112%112.06%283759633439
11365236114%114.4%4539961087435
12405840117%116.74%7031281790563
13446344119%119.08%10612232851786
14486848121%121.42%20658704917656
15527451124%123.76%25071107424766
16567955126%126.1%579893613223702
17608459128%128.44%1508391928307621
18649062131%130.78%2779273556100356
19679465133%133.12%4386973999970095
20709868135%135.46%242081556342051651
217210070138%137.8%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A140%140.14%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A142%142.48%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A145%144.82%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A147%147.16%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A150%149.5%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A152%151.84%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A154%154.18%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A157%156.52%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A159%158.86%N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A160%160.03%N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A161%161.2%N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A162%162.37%N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A164%163.54%N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A165%164.71%N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A166%165.88%N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A167%167.05%N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A168%168.22%N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A169%169.39%N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A171%170.56%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
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 jewel

The following threshold jewels augment the skill gem:

  • Steel SpiritSteel Spirit
    Viridian Jewel
    Radius: Medium(7-10)% increased Projectile Damage
    With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, each Spectral Throw Projectile gains 5% increased Damage each time it Hits
    The Sekhema rode to the mountain,
    With her tribe, devoted and strong.
    And sewed shut the mouth of nightmare,
    So that it would not consume her world.
    Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.

Video demonstration

Alternate skill effects

Vaal Spectral Throw has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Demonic Spectral Throw EffectDemonic Spectral Throw EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Spectral Throw becomes a demonic effect.Your Spectral Throw becomes a demonic effect.
Golden Spectral Throw EffectGolden Spectral Throw EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Spectral Throw becomes golden.Your Spectral Throw becomes golden.
Reaper Spectral Throw EffectReaper Spectral Throw EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Spectral Throw becomes a deadly scythe.Your Spectral Throw becomes a deadly scythe.
Seraph Spectral Throw EffectSeraph Spectral Throw EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Spectral Throw projectile becomes a glowing, feathery wing.Your Spectral Throw projectile becomes a glowing, feathery wing.
Triple Blade Spectral Throw EffectTriple Blade Spectral Throw EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Spectral Throw becomes a triple blade effect.Your Spectral Throw becomes a triple blade effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.15.0
  • No longer fires 8 additional projectiles, no longer fires projectiles in a circle, now fires 8 projectiles in each of two mirrored spirals.
  • Now stores up to 1 use (previously 3).
  • Now deals 110% of Base Damage, and has 110% Effectiveness of Added Damage at gem level 20 (previously 170%).
  • Now throws several spectral copies of your melee weapon. They fly out and then return to you, in a spinning attack that damages enemies in their path. No longer fires projectiles in a circle.
3.14.0
  • Now deals 125% of base Attack Damage at gem level 1 (previously 91%) and 170% of base Attack Damage at gem level 20 (previously 135%).
  • Now fires 8 additional projectiles (previously 4).
  • Now expends 15 Souls per use (previously 10).
  • Now has a Soul Gain Prevention duration of 4 seconds (previously 6).
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.
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