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Ancestral Cry

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Ancestral CryWarcry, AoE, Duration
Mana Cost: (14-19)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 8.00 sec
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Requires Level 16Performs a warcry, taunting all nearby enemies to attack the user and exerting subsequent strike attacks. Grants a buff which gives you bonus armour and melee range.Per 1% Quality:1230.5% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate2% increased Warcry SpeedBuff grants 1% increased ArmourBase duration is (4-4.9) seconds
Exerts the next 8 Melee Strike Attacks you perform
Buff grants +2 Melee Strike Range per 5 Power, up to a maximum of +6
Exerted Strikes target 2 additional Enemies
Buff grants +(28-257) to Armour per 5 Power, up to a maximum of +(170-1540)
Counts total Power of Enemies in Range
(0-38)% increased Warcry Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ancestral Cry skill icon.pngAncestral Cry inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 16
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Alteration
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemAncestralCry

Ancestral Cry is a warcry skill that taunts nearby enemies and grants a buff that grants additional armour and melee strike range based on the power of nearby enemies. It also causes your next strike attacks to exert, targeting two additional enemies.

Skill functions and interactions

Multistrike and Exerted attacks: Multistrike SupportMultistrike SupportAttack, Melee, Support
Icon: 3
Mana Multiplier: 160%
Requires Level 38Supports melee attack skills, making them repeat twice when used, targeting a random enemy each time. Cannot support Vaal skills, totem skills, channelling skills, or triggered skills.Per 1% Quality:123Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Physical DamageSupported Skills have 1% reduced Attack Speed
Supported Skills have 1% increased Area of Effect per Repeat
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
Supported Skills Repeat 2 additional times
Supported Skills have (35-44)% more Melee Attack Speed
First Repeat of Supported Skills deals 22% more Damage
Second Repeat of Supported Skills deals 44% more Damage
Supported Skills deal (20-10)% less Attack Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
supported skills cannot be exerted, although skills that inherently hit multiple times, like Double StrikeDouble StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike, Physical
Mana Cost: 5
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Attack Speed: 80% of Base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (91%-112%)
Performs two fast strikes with a melee weapon.Per 1% Quality:1230.5% increased Attack Speed2% increased Elemental Damage1% chance to Maim on HitDeals (91.3-112)% of Base Attack Damage
Adds (3-113) to (5-169) Physical Damage against Bleeding Enemies
25% chance to cause Bleeding
+(0-2) to Melee Strike Range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Double Strike skill icon.png
, consume one exerted attack per cast of the skill.



Gem level progression

LevelLvl.strengthMana
Cost
Base durationWarcry
Speed
Armour
per
5 Power
maximum
Armor
Exp.Total Exp.
11641144sN/A2817000
22050144s2%3823049,72549,725
32458154.1s4%5332095,714145,439
42867154.1s6%70420169,595315,034
53173154.2s8%82490199,345514,379
63479154.2s10%93560285,815800,194
73785164.3s12%107640401,3441,201,538
84092164.3s14%120720554,3791,755,917
94398164.4s16%133800755,0492,510,966
1046104164.4s18%1488901,016,5333,527,499
1149111174.5s20%1609601,898,6025,426,101
1252117174.5s22%17310401,964,0197,390,120
1355123174.6s24%18811302,573,7319,963,851
1458130184.6s26%20712404,676,43914,640,290
1560134184.7s28%21813103,017,32717,657,617
1662138184.7s30%23213907,823,00125,480,618
1764142194.8s32%238143015,264,20840,744,826
1866146194.8s34%245147026,272,84567,017,671
1968151194.9s36%250150062,872,274129,889,945
2070155194.9s38%2571540212,023,122341,913,067
2172159205s40%2621570N/AN/A
2274N/A205s41%2771660N/AN/A
2376N/A205.1s42%2921750N/AN/A
2478N/A205.1s43%3071840N/AN/A
2580N/A215.2s44%3221930N/AN/A
2682N/A215.2s45%3382030N/AN/A
2784N/A215.3s46%3552130N/AN/A
2886N/A215.3s47%3722230N/AN/A
2988N/A225.4s48%3882330N/AN/A
3090N/A225.4s49%4072440N/AN/A
3191N/A225.4s49%4152490N/AN/A
3292N/A225.4s50%4232540N/AN/A
3393N/A225.5s50%4332600N/AN/A
3494N/A225.5s51%4432660N/AN/A
3595N/A235.5s51%4522710N/AN/A
3696N/A235.5s52%4622770N/AN/A
3797N/A235.6s52%4702820N/AN/A
3898N/A235.6s53%4822890N/AN/A
3999N/A235.6s53%4902940N/AN/A
40100N/A235.6s54%5003000N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
6The FoxThe Fox6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb
random level 20 gemAutomatic
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Superior Gem
Quality: +20%
"I swore to use my position to help the people. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?" - Erasmus, Imperial Gemcutter
random superior gem (Q20)Automatic

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Ancestral Cry:

ItemLimitRadiusStats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Ancestral Cry.

NameFor generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Ancestral Cry Exerted Attack Damage 166Attacks Exerted by Ancestral Cry deal 35% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ancestral Cry Exerted Attack Damage 275Attacks Exerted by Ancestral Cry deal 50% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ancestral Cry Minimum Power 175Ancestral Cry has a minimum of 10 Powerhelmet 100
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Ancestral Cry has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Celestial Tectonic Slam EffectCelestial Tectonic Slam EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Warcry becomes a Celestial Effect.Your Warcry becomes a Celestial Effect.
Celestial Warcry EffectCelestial Warcry EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Warcry becomes a Celestial Effect.Your Warcry becomes a Celestial Effect.
Wolf Howl Warcry EffectWolf Howl Warcry EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Warcry becomes a Wolf Howl Effect.Your Warcry becomes a Wolf Howl Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.12.2
  • Fixed a bug where repeatedly using Ancestral Cry could give your character ever-increasing Armour.
3.11.0
  • Ancestral Cry has been added to the game.

References