Vaal Pact

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Vaal Pact
Keystone Passive Skill
Vaal Pact passive icon.png
  • Life Leech applies instantly at 40% effectiveness
  • 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 at lower effectiveness. It also causes life regeneration to have no effect.

Lower life leech effectiveness

The total amount of life restored per application of life leech is lowered to 40%. Normally, only the life leech application with the highest recovery rate will restore life at any given moment. With the instant recovery granted by Vaal Pact, it is possible to recover more total life in a shorter period of time.

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 left of the Duelist start, below Berserking.

Class Distance from start
Duelist 8
Ranger 15
Marauder 9
Scion 9
Templar 14
Shadow 18
Witch 19

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%.