Vaal Pact

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Vaal Pact
Keystone Passive Skill
Vaal Pact passive icon.png
  • Life Leech applies instantly
  • Life Regeneration has no effect
My ancestral pact was sealed. Forevermore, I would gain sustenance only from the ravaged flesh of my enemies.

Vaal Pact is a keystone passive skill that grants instant life restoration from life leech. It also causes life regeneration to have no effect.

Comparison to standard behavior

Without Vaal Pact, life leech occurs at maximum leech rate, by default 20% of maximum life per second which can be increased by passives, instead of instantly. Vaal Pact has no effect on mana leech.


Vaal Pact leech is applied before reflect. Both are applied for every hit in sequence.

Interaction with Zealot's Oath

The Zealot's Oath keystone causes life regeneration to restore energy shield instead of life. Because Vaal Pact causes life regeneration to have no effect, taking it along with Zealot's Oath will prevent the character from regenerating energy shield. It will not prevent energy shield from recharging as it normally does.


Vaal Pact is located on the right side of the tree, between Ranger and Shadow.

Class Distance from start
Duelist 17
Ranger 7
Marauder 21
Scion 11
Templar 21
Shadow 7
Witch 17

Version history

Version Changes
  • Vaal Pact no longer suppresses life recovery from flasks. It still prevents life regeneration and now also reduces your leech by 60%.
  • Vaal Pact now applies leech at full value.