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Ancestral Protector

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Ancestral ProtectorTotem, Attack, Melee
Mana Cost: 8
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (80%-133%)
Requires Level 4Summons an Ancestor Totem which will attack enemies with melee strikes while you stand close to it. Being near it grants you more attack speed.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Totem Damage
Deals (80-133.2)% of Base Damage
Totem lasts 12 seconds
+(16-18) to Melee range
50% increased Totem Placement speed
(10-20)% more Attack Speed while Totem is Active
Summons a Totem which uses this Skill
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ancestral Protector skill icon.pngAncestral Protector inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 5
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemMeleeTotem

Ancestral Protector skill screenshot.jpg

Ancestral Protector is a skill that creates a totem which will attack enemies with melee strikes while the player stands close to it. Being near it increases the player's attack speed.

Skill Functions and Interactions

  • Weapon: Ancestral Protector wields the player's weapon and attacks single enemies with it at a greater range. The totem can be supported by Melee Splash SupportMelee Splash SupportSupport, Melee, Attack, AoE
    Icon: S
    Radius: 14
    Mana Multiplier: 160%
    Requires Level 8Supports single-target melee attack skills, causing their melee strike to deal splash damage around the target.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less Damage to surrounding targets
    Supported Skills deal Splash Damage to surrounding targets
    Supported Skills have (0-57)% more Melee Splash Area of Effect
    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.
    to hit several enemies at once[1]. It can also be used while Unarmed.
  • Multistrike: Ancestral Protector cannot be supported by Multistrike SupportMultistrike SupportAttack, Melee, Support
    Icon: 3
    Mana Multiplier: 180%
    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:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Physical Damage
    Supported Skills Repeat 2 additional times
    Supported Skills have (75-94)% more Melee Attack Speed
    Supported Skills deal 30% 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.
    .
  • Fortify: Linking Fortify SupportFortify SupportAttack, Support, Melee
    Icon: O
    Mana Multiplier: 110%
    Requires Level 31Supports melee attack skills that are not triggered.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Fortify duration
    Supported Skills grant Fortify on Melee hit
    Supported Skills deal (25-44)% increased Melee Physical Damage
    Supported Skills have 25% increased Fortify duration
    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.
    to Ancestral Protector will cause the totem, and not the player, to gain Fortify on melee hit. This appears to be the only way for a totem to have Fortify.
  • Multiple Totems: Attack speed buff does not stack when multiple totems are summoned.
  • Area of Effect: Modifiers to skill radius have no effect on range at which totem stays active or the range of it's attack, even if supported by Melee Splash SupportMelee Splash SupportSupport, Melee, Attack, AoE
    Icon: S
    Radius: 14
    Mana Multiplier: 160%
    Requires Level 8Supports single-target melee attack skills, causing their melee strike to deal splash damage around the target.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less Damage to surrounding targets
    Supported Skills deal Splash Damage to surrounding targets
    Supported Skills have (0-57)% more Melee Splash Area of Effect
    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.
    .
  • Activation: The totem is active as long as the player remains within a 85 unit radius of it. Initial activation also requires line of sight with the player, but this can be broken once the totem has become active.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.strengthDamage
Effectiveness
Damage
Multiplier
Attack
Speed
Exp.Total Exp.
141680%80%10%00
262083%82.8%11%841841
392786%85.6%11%3,0993,940
4123388%88.4%12%7,43311,373
5164191%91.2%12%22,89534,268
6205094%94%13%49,72583,993
7245897%96.8%13%95,714179,707
82867100%99.6%14%169,595349,302
93275102%102.4%14%283,759633,061
103683105%105.2%15%453,9961,087,057
114092108%108%15%703,1281,790,185
1244100111%110.8%16%1,061,2232,851,408
1348109114%113.6%16%2,065,8704,917,278
1452117116%116.4%17%2,507,1107,424,388
1555123119%119.2%17%2,573,7319,998,119
1658130122%122%18%7,611,35117,609,470
1761136125%124.8%18%13,437,90831,047,378
1864142128%127.6%19%25,052,14756,099,525
1967148130%130.4%19%43,869,43699,968,961
2070155133%133.2%20%242,081,178342,050,139
2172159136%136%20%N/AN/A
2274N/A139%138.8%21%N/AN/A
2376N/A142%141.6%21%N/AN/A
2478N/A144%144.4%22%N/AN/A
2580N/A147%147.2%22%N/AN/A
2682N/A150%150%23%N/AN/A
2784N/A153%152.8%23%N/AN/A
2886N/A156%155.6%24%N/AN/A
2988N/A158%158.4%24%N/AN/A
3090N/A161%161.2%25%N/AN/A
3191N/A163%162.6%25%N/AN/A
3292N/A164%164%25%N/AN/A
3393N/A165%165.4%25%N/AN/A
3494N/A167%166.8%26%N/AN/A
3595N/A168%168.2%26%N/AN/A
3696N/A170%169.6%26%N/AN/A
3797N/A171%171%26%N/AN/A
3898N/A172%172.4%27%N/AN/A
3999N/A174%173.8%27%N/AN/A
40100N/A175%175.2%27%N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Quest reward

This item is given as quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Monster stats

Totem

Resistances:

  • 40% elemental resistance
  • 20% chaos resistance
Level Life
4 67
6 88
9 120
12 161
16 226
20 308
24 411
28 538
32 693
36 882
40 1114
44 1393
48 1734
52 2146
55 2507
58 2928
61 3407
64 3957
67 4589
70 5312
72 5853
74 6444
76 7088
78 7793
80 8564
82 9405
84 10322
86 11327
88 12421
90 13615

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Ancestral Protector.

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.Stats
EnchantmentAncestorTotemAttackSpeed166Ancestral Protector Totem grants 12% increased Attack Speed while Active
EnchantmentAncestorTotemAttackSpeed275Ancestral Protector Totem grants 18% increased Attack Speed while Active
EnchantmentAncestorTotemDamage166Ancestral Protector Totem deals 25% increased Damage
EnchantmentAncestorTotemDamage275Ancestral Protector Totem deals 40% increased Damage
EnchantmentAncestorTotemElementalResistances166+24% to Ancestral Protector Totem Elemental Resistances
EnchantmentAncestorTotemElementalResistances275+36% to Ancestral Protector Totem Elemental Resistances
EnchantmentAncestorTotemPlacementSpeed16612% increased Ancestral Protector Totem Placement Speed
EnchantmentAncestorTotemPlacementSpeed27518% increased Ancestral Protector Totem Placement Speed

Version history

Version Changes
3.4.0
  • Now gain additional melee weapon range every 7 levels, up to +2 at level 20 (and +3 at level 21)
3.1.1c
  • Improved the visuals of Ancestral CallAncestral Call SupportSupport, Melee, Attack
    Icon: A
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 4Supports single-target melee attack skills, causing them to attack multiple targets simultaneously. If supporting a minion attack skill, the minion's skills will not also attack multiple targets. Cannot support triggered skills.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Supported Attack Skills also target 2 nearby Enemies
    Supported Skills deal (25-16)% less 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.
    when used with Ancestral ProtectorAncestral ProtectorTotem, Attack, Melee
    Mana Cost: 8
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Damage Effectiveness: (80%-133%)
    Requires Level 4Summons an Ancestor Totem which will attack enemies with melee strikes while you stand close to it. Being near it grants you more attack speed.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Totem Damage
    Deals (80-133.2)% of Base Damage
    Totem lasts 12 seconds
    +(16-18) to Melee range
    50% increased Totem Placement speed
    (10-20)% more Attack Speed while Totem is Active
    Summons a Totem which uses this Skill
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Ancestral Protector skill icon.png
    .
2.3.0
  • Ancestor Totems now emerge 40% faster when first placed, have 50% more totem life, and remain active 40% further away from the owner.
  • Ancestral ProtectorAncestral ProtectorTotem, Attack, Melee
    Mana Cost: 8
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Damage Effectiveness: (80%-133%)
    Requires Level 4Summons an Ancestor Totem which will attack enemies with melee strikes while you stand close to it. Being near it grants you more attack speed.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Totem Damage
    Deals (80-133.2)% of Base Damage
    Totem lasts 12 seconds
    +(16-18) to Melee range
    50% increased Totem Placement speed
    (10-20)% more Attack Speed while Totem is Active
    Summons a Totem which uses this Skill
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Ancestral Protector skill icon.png
    's damage has been increased at all gem levels. At gem level 1, it has been increased from 60% to 80% of your weapon damage. The damage at gem level 20 has been increased from 75.2% to 133.2% of your weapon damage.
2.2.1d
  • Fixed a bug where Ancestral Protector was providing increased attack speed, instead of more attack speed.
2.2.0
  • Added to the game

References

  1. Rory (February 17, 2016). "Skill Reveal - Ancestral Protector".