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Vigilant StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 6 Mana
Cooldown Time: 4.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Attack Speed: 85% of base
Attack Damage: (222-260)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (222-260)%
Attacks enemies with a powerful melee strike. You gain the Fortify buff, granting damage reduction. The cooldown can be bypassed by expending an Endurance Charge. Requires a Melee Weapon.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal2% increased Fortify duration2% increased Area of Effect3% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate1% increased DamageDeals (222-260)% of Base Attack Damage
(75-170)% increased Fortify duration
Grants Fortify on Melee Hit
+(2-4) to Melee Strike Range
Can't be Evaded
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vigilant Strike skill icon.pngVigilant Strike inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 5
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVigilantStrike

Vigilant Strike skill screenshot.jpg


Vigilant Strike is a melee attack skill that cannot be evaded and applies the Fortify buff on hit. Vigilant Strike has one of the highest base damages of any attack skill, but has a cooldown that can only be bypassed by expending an endurance charge.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Dual wielding: When dual wielding, Vigilant Strike will randomly choose one weapon to attack with.[citation needed]
  • Can't be Evaded causes any other source of this modifier, as well as accuracy in general, to be redundant.
  • Vigilant Strike can still miss if the target dodges or blocks.
  • Critical Strikes work as normal, but accuracy does not need to be checked.
  • Support gems:
    • Endurance Charge on Melee Stun SupportEndurance Charge on Melee Stun SupportSupport, Melee, Attack
      Icon: e
      Level: (1-20)
      Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
      Requires Level 18Supports melee attack skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 1% increased Stun Duration on EnemiesSupported Skills deal 0.1% increased Damage per Endurance ChargeSupported Skills deal 1% increased Damage if you've lost an Endurance Charge in the past 8 seconds4% more Damage per Endurance Charge
      Gain an Endurance Charge when you Stun an Enemy with a Melee Hit from Supported Skills
      Supported Skills have (0-19)% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
      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.
      will generate an endurance charge if Vigilant Strike stuns an enemy, allowing for continued use of the skill.
    • Stun SupportStun SupportSupport
      Icon: t
      Level: (1-20)
      Requires Level 8Supports any skill that hits enemies, making it easier to stun enemies with those skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 1.5% increased Stun Duration on EnemiesSupported Skills have 0.2% chance to double Stun DurationRecover 0.05% of Life when you Stun an Enemy with Supported SkillsSupported Skills have (30-49)% reduced Enemy Stun ThresholdThis 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.
      can synergize with Endurance Charge on Melee Stun SupportEndurance Charge on Melee Stun SupportSupport, Melee, Attack
      Icon: e
      Level: (1-20)
      Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
      Requires Level 18Supports melee attack skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 1% increased Stun Duration on EnemiesSupported Skills deal 0.1% increased Damage per Endurance ChargeSupported Skills deal 1% increased Damage if you've lost an Endurance Charge in the past 8 seconds4% more Damage per Endurance Charge
      Gain an Endurance Charge when you Stun an Enemy with a Melee Hit from Supported Skills
      Supported Skills have (0-19)% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
      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.
      , increasing the chance that the attack will generate an endurance charge.
    • Multistrike SupportMultistrike SupportAttack, Melee, Support
      Icon: 3
      Level: (1-20)
      Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 160%
      Requires Level 38Supports melee attack skills, making them repeat twice when used, targeting a random enemy each time. Cannot support Vaal skills, totem skills, channelling skills, or triggered skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Physical DamageSupported Skills have 1% reduced Attack Speed
      Supported Skills have 1% increased Area of Effect per Repeat
      Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
      Supported Skills Repeat 2 additional times
      Supported Skills have (35-44)% more Melee Attack Speed
      First Repeat of Supported Skills deals 22% more Damage
      Second Repeat of Supported Skills deals 44% more Damage
      Supported Skills deal (20-10)% less Attack 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.
      will cause Vigilant Strike to repeat twice per attack, causing its cooldown and endurance charge expenditure to be more effective. Endurance Charge on Melee Stun SupportEndurance Charge on Melee Stun SupportSupport, Melee, Attack
      Icon: e
      Level: (1-20)
      Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
      Requires Level 18Supports melee attack skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 1% increased Stun Duration on EnemiesSupported Skills deal 0.1% increased Damage per Endurance ChargeSupported Skills deal 1% increased Damage if you've lost an Endurance Charge in the past 8 seconds4% more Damage per Endurance Charge
      Gain an Endurance Charge when you Stun an Enemy with a Melee Hit from Supported Skills
      Supported Skills have (0-19)% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
      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.
      will only trigger on the first hit, if it stuns. Multistrike will also cause Vigilant Strike to automatically target nearby enemies, potentially increasing its total hit chance versus manually targeting.
    • Fortify SupportFortify SupportAttack, Support, Melee
      Icon: O
      Level: (1-20)
      Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
      Requires Level 31Supports melee attack skills that are not triggered.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Attack DamageSupported Skills have 0.2% increased Fortify EffectHits from Supported Skills Overwhelm 0.25% of Physical Damage Reduction while you have FortifySupported Skills grant Fortify on Melee hit
      Supported Skills deal (20-34)% more Melee Damage
      Supported Skills have (15-34)% increased Fortify duration
      Supported Skills deal (20-34)% more Damage with Ailments caused by Melee Hits
      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.
      will impart additional Fortify duration and increased melee physical damage, but its utility will be redundant.
    • Melee Splash SupportMelee Splash SupportSupport, Melee, Attack, Strike, AoE
      Icon: S
      Level: (1-20)
      Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
      Radius: 14
      Requires Level 8Supports melee strike skills, causing their melee strike to deal splash damage around each target hit.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of EffectSupported Skills deal 1% increased Melee DamageSupported Skills deal -2% less Damage to surrounding targetsSupported Skills deal (50-41)% less Damage to surrounding targets
      Supported Skills deal Splash Damage to surrounding targets
      Supported Skills have (0-57)% more Melee Splash Area of Effect
      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.
      works as usual, allowing Vigilant Strike to damage more than one target.

Fortify duration modifiers also apply to the fortify buff granted to allies.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthRequired IntelligenceDamage
Effectiveness
Attack
Damage
Fortify
Duration
RangeExp.Total Exp.
1400222%222%75%200
2600224%224%80%2841841
39170226%226%85%230993940
4122114228%228%90%2743311373
5162618230%230%95%22289534268
6203122232%232%100%24972583993
7243725234%234%105%395714179707
8284229236%236%110%3169595349302
9324733238%238%115%3283759633061
10365236240%240%120%34539961087057
11405840242%242%125%37031281790185
12446344244%244%130%310612232851408
13486848246%246%135%320658704917278
14527451248%248%140%425071107424388
15557854250%250%145%425737319998119
16588257252%252%150%4761135117609470
17618660254%254%155%41343790831047378
18649062256%256%160%42505214756099525
19679465258%258%165%44386943699968961
20709868260%260%170%4242081178342050139
217210070262%262%175%5N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A264%264%180%5N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A266%266%185%5N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A268%268%190%5N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A270%270%195%5N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A272%272%200%5N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A274%274%205%5N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A276%276%210%6N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A278%278%215%6N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A280%280%220%6N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A281%281%222%6N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A282%282%225%6N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A283%283%228%6N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A284%284%230%6N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A285%285%232%7N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A286%286%235%7N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A287%287%238%7N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A288%288%240%7N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A289%289%242%7N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A290%290%245%7N/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
8Dying AnguishDying Anguish8Level 19 Gem
Alternative Quality: +19%
Moribund, he gazed upon the journey taken as blood trickled down his chin. His eye closed on the city ahead that he would never call home.
random level 19 gem with 19% alternative 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

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Vigilant Strike:

ItemLimitRadiusStats
The VigilThe Vigil
Crimson Jewel
Limited to: 1
Radius: Medium
(10-15)% increased Armour
With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Vigilant Strike
Fortifies you and Nearby Allies for 8 seconds
When Voll took the throne,
He swore to care for the empire with eyes open.
And so he looked to the salvation of his people,
Blind to the damnation in his hands.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Medium(10-15)% increased Armour
With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Vigilant Strike
Fortifies you and Nearby Allies for 8 seconds

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Vigilant Strike.

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 Vigilant Strike Damage 16625% increased Vigilant Strike Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Vigilant Strike Damage 27540% increased Vigilant Strike Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Vigilant Strike Fortify Duration 16630% increased Vigilant Strike Fortify Durationhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Vigilant Strike Fortify Duration 27545% increased Vigilant Strike Fortify Durationhelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.7.0
  • Now deals base damage equal to, and has an added damage effectiveness of, 222% at gem level 1 (from 165%), up to 260% at gem level 20 (from 203%).
  • Now has +2 to melee range at gem level 1 (from 0), up to +4 at gem level 20 (from +2).
  • Now has an attack speed multiplier of 85%.
3.4.0
  • Now gain additional melee weapon range every 7 levels, up to +2 at level 20 (and +3 at level 21)
2.6.0
  • Now grants at 75% Increased Fortify Duration at level 1 (up from 50%), and increases by 5% each gem level.
2.1.0
  • Attack skills that have their damage based on the wielded weapon have their mana costs fixed in place from level 1 onwards.
2.0.0
  • Vigilant Strike has been added to the game.