Comparison to standard behavior
Without Vaal Pact, life leech occurs at a base rate of 20% of maximum life per second. The duration is the leech amount divided by the leech rate. Multiple hits do not stack; only the fastest leech at any point in time will recover life. The maximum leech rate is thus 20% of maximum life per second. With Vaal Pact, the amount leeched is reduced to 40%, but the leech is instant, so the full amount will be leeched regardless of timing or magnitude of hits. The amount leeched is thus only limited by damage dealt.
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 left of the Duelist start, below Berserking.
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