Ancestral Bond

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Ancestral Bond
Keystone Passive Skill
Ancestral Bond passive icon.png
  • Can summon up to 1 additional totem
  • You can't deal Damage with your Skills yourself
A wooden construct, mute and blind. But fear the wrath of shackled mind.

Ancestral Bond is a keystone passive skill that raises the active totem limit by one. As a drawback, the character cannot deal damage directly with skills.

With Ancestral Bond, the character can only deal damage to enemies by indirect means such as totems, traps and mines, or minions. Reflected damage, including that caused by Punishment inventory icon.pngPunishmentPunishmentCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration
Radius: 22
Mana Cost: (24 to 50)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Drop Level: 24
Requires Level 24
Curses all targets in an area, causing them to grant a buff to anyone they hit with melee attacks. The buff grants more Melee Damage and increased Attack Speed.Per 1% Quality:
Cursed enemies grant 0.25% increased Attack Speed on Melee hit
Base duration is (9.0 to 10.9) seconds
Cursed enemies grant (25 to 35)% more Physical Melee Damage on Melee hit
Cursed enemies grant (10 to 19)% increased Attack Speed on Melee hit
Buff is applied for a Base Duration of 4.0 seconds
(0 to 38)% increased Area of Effect radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Punishment inventory icon.pngPunishment skill icon.png
, will still be applied, but Tempest Shield inventory icon.pngTempest ShieldTempest ShieldSpell, Lightning, Chaining, Duration
Mana Cost: (17 to 21)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 60%
Drop Level: 16
Requires Level 16
Enchants your shield with the power of storms, which lashes out to deal arcing lightning damage to attackers when you block them. Blocking refreshes the duration of Tempest Shield.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Lightning Damage
Deals (24 to 284)-(36 to 426) Lightning Damage
Additional 3% Shield Block Chance
Chain +1 Times
Base duration is 12.0 seconds
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Tempest Shield inventory icon.pngTempest Shield skill icon.png
will not do any damage.

Effects that require hitting or critting can still be used directly, such as that granted by Blind Support inventory icon.pngBlind SupportBlind SupportSupport
Icon: x
Drop Level: 8
Requires Level 8
Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Blinding duration
10% chance to Blind enemies on hit
(0 to 38)% increased Blinding duration
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but 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.
Blind Support inventory icon.png
or Power Charge On Critical Support inventory icon.pngPower Charge On Critical SupportPower Charge On Critical SupportSupport
Icon: P
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Drop Level: 18
Requires Level 18
Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Critical Strike Chance
(35 to 54)% chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical StrikeThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but 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.
Power Charge On Critical Support inventory icon.png
, so long as the effect is not scaled by damage. Elemental status ailments will not be triggered by direct skills for this reason.

Location

Ancestral Bond lies on the far left of the tree, behind a cluster of 4 basic totem passives consisting of Totem Attack, Cast Speed and Damage, Totem Damage, Totem Life and Resistances, and Totem Placement Speed.

Class Distance from start
Templar 15
Witch 15
Marauder 16
Scion 19
Duelist 24
Shadow 24
Ranger 29

Version history

Version Changes
0.10.0
  • Converted to Keystone Passive