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, will still be applied, but Tempest Shield will not do any damage. The poison clouds caused by Poison Arrow will still do damage.

Effects the require hitting or critting can still be used directly, such as that granted by Blind or Power Charge On Critical, so long as the effect is not scaled by damage. Elemental status ailments will not be triggered by direct skills for this reason.


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
  • Converted to Keystone Passive