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Summon Skeletons
Active skill gem
  
Attribute(s)Intelligence
KeywordsSpell, Minion, Duration
Required Level10
Cast time1 sec
Per 1% QualityMinions deal +0.75% increased Damage
Summons slow moving skeletal minions that decay over time. Does not require a corpse to be consumed.
Can summon up to x Skeletons at a time
Base duration is 20.00 seconds
Minions deal 50% less Elemental Damage
Summons 2 Skeletons
Screenshot of Summon Skeletons


Skill Functions and Interactions

Spell Totem will continue to cast Summon Skeletons even if the maximum number of skeletons has been reached. Older skeletons will then be replaced by newer skeletons, possibly moving them to another target.

Added Chaos Damage is not influenced by Minions deal 50% less Elemental Damage because chaos is not counted as elemental damage.

A level 68 Summon Skeletons (i.e. summoned by a level 20 gem) on a character with no specific minion bonuses, attacks for 204-475 physical damage.[1]

Gem level progression

Level Lvl. Int. Mana
Cost
Health Damage APS Max.
Skeletons
Exp.
1 10 29 10 32 6-15 0.93 4 9,569
2 13 35 12 41 8-19 0.93 4 18,908
3 16 41 18 51 10-24 0.93 4 33,871
4 19 48 15 64 13-30 0.93 4 56,446
5 22 54 16 80 16-36 0.93 4 89,302
6 25 60 18 98 19-44 0.93 4 135,415
7 28 67 19 119 23-54 0.93 4 283,759
8 32 75 28 152 29-68 0.93 4 453,996
9 36 83 30 195 37-87 0.93 5 703,128
10 40 92 33 247 47-109 0.93 5 1,061,223
11 44 100 36 312 58-136 0.93 5 1,570,760
12 47 106 37 370 69-160 0.93 5 2,286,879
13 50 113 39 437 81-188 0.93 5 3,289,072
14 53 119 41 516 95-221 0.93 5 3,351,223
15 56 125 43 607 111-258 0.93 5 9,935,033
16 59 132 43 713 129-302 0.93 6 21,343,930
17 62 138 44 836 151-352 0.93 6 50,689,250
18 64 142 44 928 167-389 0.93 6 90,043,412
19 66 146 45 1031 184-430 0.93 6 147,026,187
20 68 151 46 1143 204-475 0.93 6 N/A
21 N/A N/A 47 1268 225-525 0.93 6 N/A
22 N/A N/A 1405 248-579 0.93 6 N/A
23 N/A N/A 1556 274-639 0.93 6 N/A
24 N/A N/A 1722 302-705 0.93 N/A
25 N/A N/A 1906 333-776 0.93 N/A
26 N/A N/A 2106 367-855 0.93 N/A
27 N/A N/A 2329 403-941 0.93 N/A
28 N/A N/A 2573 444-1036 0.93 N/A
29 N/A N/A 2840 488-1139 0.93 N/A
30 N/A N/A 3135 537-1253 0.93 N/A

Passive skills

There are passive skills that increase the maximum number of skeletons, those are:

Name Bonuses
Gravepact
  • Minions deal 20% increased Damage
  • +1 to Maximum number of Zombies
  • +1 to Maximum number of Skeletons
Lord of the Dead
  • Minions have 10% increased maximum Life
  • Minions deal 15% increased Damage
  • +1 to Maximum number of Zombies
  • +2 to Maximum number of Skeletons
Puppet Master
  • Minions have 16% increased maximum Life
  • +1 to Maximum number of Zombies
  • +1 to Maximum number of Skeletons
Herd the Flock
  • Minions have +16% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +1 to Maximum number of Zombies
  • +1 to Maximum number of Skeletons
Grave Intentions
  • Minions have +15% Chaos Resistance
  • +1 to Maximum number of Zombies
  • +1 to Maximum number of Skeletons

Unique items

The following unique items affect your skeletons limit:

NameModifiers
Alberon's Warpath
Adds 1-80 Chaos Damage
+(180 to 220) to Armour
(9 to 12)% to Chaos Resistance
20% increased Movement Speed
+2 to Maximum number of Skeletons
(15 to 18)% increased Strength
Midnight Bargain
(12 to 16)% increased Spell Damage
+(10 to 20) to Intelligence
Minions have (10 to 20)% increased Movement Speed
Minions deal (10 to 30)% increased Damage
+1 to Maximum number of Zombies
+1 to Maximum number of Spectres
+2 to Maximum number of Skeletons
Reserves 30% of Life
Cannot be used with Chaos Inoculation
Queen's Decree
18% increased Accuracy Rating
Minions have (10 to 15)% increased maximum Life
Minions deal (10 to 15)% increased Damage
+1 to Maximum number of Zombies
+1 to Maximum number of Spectres
+2 to Maximum number of Skeletons
(150 to 200)% increased Skeleton Duration
25% increased Strength Requirement

Catarina

Catarina provides crafting for body armour: +2 to Maximum number of Skeletons.

Limit

Player can have at once maximum 20 skeletons:

Quest reward

This skill can be gained as a reward for finishing these quests:

Alternate skill effects

Name Cost Description
Summon Statues Skin
Summon Statues Skin.png
Shop Item Coin.png95 Replaces the standard skeletons that are spawned by a Summon Skeletons gem with magically animated statues.

Shop Item Video Icon.png Preview

Version history

Version Changes
1.2.0
  • Summoned Skeletons deal 50% more base damage than they did previously.
1.0.6
  • The mana cost of the Summon Skeletons skill has been reduced at all levels.
  • Summoned skeletons now do around 40% more damage at all levels.
0.9.12
  • Life increased by 50%.
  • Skeletons are now summoned in pairs, regardless of the level of the gem.
  • The maximum number of raisable skeletons now starts at 4 and goes up to 6 at maximum level.
    An additional six can be obtained from the passive skill tree.
0.9.7c
  • Fixed the sound effects so that it isn't too loud when multiple skeletons are summoned.
0.9.7
  • Summon Skeletons has been added to the game.

References

  1. Rory_Rackham (March 20, 2014). "Zombie, Skeleton and Raging Spirit Minion damage values spreadsheet". Reddit. Retrieved March 20, 2014.