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Ancestral Warchief

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Ancestral WarchiefTotem, Attack, AoE, Melee
Mana Cost: 10
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Attack Speed: 90% of Base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (110%-133%)
Requires Level 28Summons an Ancestor Totem which attacks enemies with a powerful slam while you're near it. Being near it grants you more melee damage.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Totem Damage
Deals (110-133)% of Base Damage
Totem lasts 12 seconds
50% increased Totem Placement speed
(8-18)% more Melee Damage while Totem is Active
+10 to Melee range
Summons a Totem which uses the Supported Skill
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ancestral Warchief skill icon.pngAncestral Warchief inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 28
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Chance
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemAncestralWarchief

Ancestral Warchief skill screenshot.jpg

Ancestral Warchief is a skill that creates a totem which will attack enemies with melee AoE slams while the player stands close to it. Being near it also increases the player's damage. Ancestral warchief has an attack speed multiplier of 90%.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Multistrike: Ancestral Warchief cannot be supported by 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:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Physical Damage
    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.
    .
  • Fortify: Linking Fortify SupportFortify SupportAttack, Support, Melee
    Icon: O
    Mana Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 31Supports melee attack skills that are not triggered.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Attack Damage
    Supported Skills grant Fortify on Melee hit
    Supported Skills deal (20-34)% more Melee Damage
    Supported Skills have (15-34)% increased Fortify duration
    Supported Skills deal (20-34)% more Damage with Ailments caused by Melee Hits
    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 Warchief will cause the totem, and not the player, to gain Fortify on melee hit. This appears to be the way for a totem to have Fortify and with the Ascendant Champion Node. Totem can gain Fortify with a 14-20% chance when it stuns an enemy while wearing Perseverance.
  • Multiple Totems: Melee damage buff does not stack when multiple totems are summoned.
  • Totem Attack Range: The range at which the totem strikes is affected by the weapon range of the equipped weapon and modifiers to weapon range.[1]
  • Area of Effect: Modifiers to area radius affect both the range at which the totem strikes, as well as the radius of the attack.
  • Activation: The totem is active as long as the player remains within a 80 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.
  • Dual Wielding: The skill will only consider the main hand weapon for purposes of attack speed and damage.[2]

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.strengthDamage
Effectiveness
Damage
Multiplier
Melee
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
12867110%110%8%00
23173111%111.2%8%199,345199,345
33479112%112.4%9%285,815485,160
43785114%113.6%10%401,344886,504
54092115%114.8%10%554,3791,440,883
64296116%116.1%10%477,4371,918,320
744100117%117.3%11%583,7862,502,106
846104118%118.5%12%710,3593,212,465
948109120%119.7%12%1,355,5114,567,976
1050113121%120.9%12%1,138,8775,706,853
1152117122%122.1%13%1,368,2337,075,086
1254121123%123.3%14%1,638,3388,713,424
1356125125%124.5%14%1,956,64810,670,072
1458130126%125.7%14%3,655,18414,325,256
1560134127%126.9%15%3,017,32717,342,583
1662138128%128.2%16%7,759,99525,102,578
1764142129%129.4%16%15,138,19340,240,771
1866146131%130.6%16%26,083,82566,324,596
1968151132%131.8%17%62,620,247128,944,843
2070155133%133%18%211,708,088340,652,931
2172159134%134.2%18%N/AN/A
2274N/A135%135.4%18%N/AN/A
2376N/A137%136.6%19%N/AN/A
2478N/A138%137.8%20%N/AN/A
2580N/A139%139.1%20%N/AN/A
2682N/A140%140.3%20%N/AN/A
2784N/A141%141.5%21%N/AN/A
2886N/A143%142.7%22%N/AN/A
2988N/A144%143.9%22%N/AN/A
3090N/A145%145.1%22%N/AN/A
3191N/A146%145.7%23%N/AN/A
3292N/A146%146.3%23%N/AN/A
3393N/A147%146.9%23%N/AN/A
3494N/A148%147.5%24%N/AN/A
3595N/A148%148.1%24%N/AN/A
3696N/A149%148.7%24%N/AN/A
3797N/A149%149.3%24%N/AN/A
3898N/A150%149.9%25%N/AN/A
3999N/A151%150.6%25%N/AN/A
40100N/A151%151.2%25%N/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

Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Clarissa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Ancestral Warchief.

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 Warchief Damage 16625% increased Ancestral Warchief Totem Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ancestral Warchief Damage 27540% increased Ancestral Warchief Totem Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ancestor Warchief Melee Damage 166Ancestral Warchief Totem grants 20% increased Melee Damage while Activehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ancestor Warchief Melee Damage 275Ancestral Warchief Totem grants 30% increased Melee Damage while Activehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ancestor Warchief Area Of Effect 1668% increased Ancestral Warchief Totem Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ancestor Warchief Area Of Effect 27512% increased Ancestral Warchief Totem Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0

Microtransactions

The list below shows microtransactions for Ancestral Warchief.

ItemEffect(s)
Iron Maiden Ancestral WarchiefIron Maiden Ancestral WarchiefAncestral Warchief SkinYour Ancestral Warchief becomes an Iron Maiden Effect.Your Ancestral Warchief becomes an Iron Maiden Effect.
Void Ancestral WarchiefVoid Ancestral WarchiefAncestral Warchief SkinYour Ancestral Warchief becomes a Void Effect.Your Ancestral Warchief becomes a Void Effect.
Void Ancestral Warchief EffectVoid Ancestral Warchief EffectAncestral Warchief skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Ancestral Warchief becomes Shakari, Queen of the Sands scorpion tail effect.
Your Ancestral Warchief becomes Shakari, Queen of the Sands scorpion tail effect.

References

Version history

Version Changes
3.7.0
  • Now deals base damage equal to, and has an added damage effectiveness of, 110% at gem level 1 (from 100%), up to 133% at gem level 20 (from 123%).
  • Now has an attack speed multiplier of 90% (rather than 10% less attack speed).
2.3.0
  • Introduced to the game