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Dark Pact

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Dark PactMinion, Spell, AoE, Chaining, Chaos
Mana Cost: (7 to 14)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Requires Level 28This spell removes some life from one of your Skeleton minions near you or the targeted location to deal chaos damage in an area around it. This effect will chain to your other nearby skeletons. If you have no skeletons near you or the targeted location, it will sacrifice your own life to deal damage instead.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (20-201) to (30-301) Chaos Damage
Sacrifices 6% of Skeleton's Life to deal that much Chaos Damage
Chains +2 Times
Uses your Life if no Skeletons in range
(0-95)% more Damage with Hits and Ailments if using your Life
+4 Radius if using your Life
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Dark Pact skill icon.pngDark Pact inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 28
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Chance
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment

Dark Pact skill screenshot.jpg

Dark Pact is a chaos spell that removes some life from one of your Skeleton minions near you or the targeted location to deal chaos damage in an area around it. This effect will chain to your other nearby skeletons. If you have no skeletons near you or the targeted location, it will sacrifice your own life to deal damage instead.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Life Removed: If self cast, Dark Pact will sacrifice 6% of the player's maximum life in a manner similar to spending life with the Blood Magic SupportBlood Magic SupportSupport
Icon: B
Mana Multiplier: (245% to 196%)
Requires Level 31Supports any skill.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% reduced Mana Cost
Supported Skills spend Life instead of ManaThis 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.
or the Blood Magic Keystone. Since this sacrificed life is not considered damage, it cannot be mitigated with chaos resistance and will not trigger Cast when Damage Taken SupportCast when Damage Taken SupportSupport, Spell, Trigger
Icon: !
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 0.25 sec
Requires Level 38Each supported spell skill will track damage you take, and be triggered when the total damage taken reaches a threshold. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills and skills that reserve mana cannot be triggered.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage
Trigger Supported Spells when you take a total of (528-3272) Damage
Supported Skills deal (-70-6)% more Damage
This Gem can only Support Skill Gems requiring Level (38-70) or lower
You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
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.
.

Life Scaling: Dark Pact deals additional damage equal to the amount of life removed from the target of the spell. This means that Minion Life nodes and the Minion Life SupportMinion Life SupportSupport, Minion
Icon: n
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 18Supports minion skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.75% increased Minion maximum Life
Supported Skills have (30-49)% increased Minion maximum LifeThis 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.
will increase the damage dealt when cast on skeletons, while self-casting scales with the player's maximum life. Since the spell does not know whether a skeleton is in range until the moment of cast, the in-game tooltip will only consider the spell's base damage and any external sources of damage.[1]

Spell Totem SupportSpell Totem SupportSupport, Totem, Duration
Icon: T
Mana Multiplier: 200%
Requires Level 8Supports spell skills that do not reserve mana. Instead of using that skill, you will summon a totem that uses the skill for you.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Totem Placement speed
Summons a Totem which uses the Supported Skill
Totem lasts 8 seconds
Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less Damage
Spells Cast by Totem have 30% less Cast Speed
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.
: Dark Pact can be supported by spell totem and will cast whenever there is an enemy is in close proximity. The totem will first attempt to target any skeleton in range. If none are found, the totem will sacrifice 6% of its own maximum life. This means that in order for a totem to cast on Skeletons effectively, the skeletons, totem, and enemy must all be in close proximity of one another. Totems that self-sacrifice will receive the more damage bonus.[2]

Minion Instability and Beacon of Corruption: Dark Pact can be used to forcibly lower the life of your Skeleton minions to low life or death. Doing so will trigger the effects of the Keystone passive Minion Instability and the Necromancer Notable passive Beacon of Corruption. Using Spell Echo SupportSpell Echo SupportSpell, Support
Icon: k
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 38Supports spell skills, making them repeat when cast. Cannot support Vaal skills, totem skills, channelling skills, triggered skills, or skills which reserve mana.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell Damage
Supported Skills Repeat an additional time
Supported Skills have (51-70)% more Cast Speed
Supported Skills deal 10% 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.
can effectively speed up the rate at which skeleton life is removed, in order to trigger these effects more rapidly.

Minion Supports: Despite having the minion tag, there are no minion specific support gems that impact Dark Pact. However, the Reanimator's and Summoner's mod found on helmets, as well as uniques that raise the level of socketed minion gems (The BaronThe Baron
Close Helmet
Quality: +20%
Armour: 156
Requires Level 26, 58 Str+(20-40) to Strength
+2 to Level of Socketed Minion Gems
Minions have 20% increased maximum Life
Your Strength is added to your Minions
+1 to maximum number of Zombies per 300 Strength
With 1000 or more Strength, 2% of Damage dealt by your Zombies is Leeched to you as Life
"The Emperor's trusted surgeons are not the only ones who practice the dark arts. Some of us are just more discreet."
, Chober ChaberChober Chaber
Great Mallet
Two Hand Maces
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (118.4 to 125.8)(243.2 to 258.4)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.25
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 40, 104 Str30% increased Stun Duration on Enemies+1 to Level of Socketed Melee Gems
+1 to Level of Socketed Minion Gems
(200-220)% increased Physical Damage
25% increased maximum Mana
Minions have (20-40)% increased maximum Life
15% increased Skill Effect Duration
20% reduced Strength Requirement
The faithful may continue to serve, even after death.
, Femurs of the SaintsFemurs of the Saints
Primordial Staff
Staves
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: 56.4169.2
Critical Strike Chance: 6.20%
Attacks per Second: 1.15
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 58, 99 Str, 99 Int18% Chance to Block+2 to Level of Socketed Minion Gems
Minions Regenerate (1.5-2.5)% Life per second
2% increased Minion Attack and Cast Speed per Skeleton you own
2% increased Minion Duration per Zombie you own
(8-12)% increased Minion Damage per Spectre you own
"They spent a lifetime in the service of God,
only to spend eternity in the service of me."
- Kadavrus, Surgeon to the Umbra
, etc.) will increase the level of Dark Pact.

Chaining: Dark Pact will chain from one skeleton to other nearby skeletons the designated number of chains. Each Skeleton used to chain Dark Pact will suffer the 6% life sacrifice from this skill. Additional chains can be added to help cover a larger area or return a chain to a previously targeted Skeleton using Chain SupportChain SupportSupport, Chaining, Projectile
Icon: c
Mana Multiplier: 150%
Requires Level 38Supports projectile skills, and any other skills that chain.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 1% increased Projectile Speed
Supported Skills Chain +2 times
Supported Skills deal (50-31)% less Damage with 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.
, Ricochet from the Deadeye Ascendancy, or items such as MjölnerMjölner
Gavel
One Hand Maces
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (108 to 129.6)(202 to 242.4)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.15
Weapon Range: 9
Requires Level 60, 412 Str, 300 Int15% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold(80-120)% increased Physical Damage
Skills Chain +1 times
(30-40)% increased Lightning Damage with Attack Skills
+200 Strength Requirement
+300 Intelligence Requirement
Trigger a Socketed Lightning Spell on Hit
Socketed Lightning Spells deal 100% increased Spell Damage if Triggered
Look the storm in the eye and you will have its respect.
. Note that Dark Pact is NOT a projectile and is not effected by projectile speed or other projectile modifiers, including the quality properties of Chain SupportChain SupportSupport, Chaining, Projectile
Icon: c
Mana Multiplier: 150%
Requires Level 38Supports projectile skills, and any other skills that chain.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 1% increased Projectile Speed
Supported Skills Chain +2 times
Supported Skills deal (50-31)% less Damage with 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.
. Also note that it is impossible to chain to or from the player in any way using Dark Pact as the chaining property of Dark Pact only triggers with Skeletons.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.intelligenceMana
Cost
Chaos
Damage
More Damage
with Hits
and Ailments
Exp.Total Exp.
12867720 to 30N/A00
23173824 to 365%199,345199,345
33479829 to 4310%285,815485,160
43785934 to 5215%401,344886,504
54092941 to 6120%554,3791,440,883
642961046 to 6925%477,4371,918,320
7441001051 to 7730%583,7862,502,106
8461041157 to 8635%710,3593,212,465
9481091164 to 9640%1,355,5114,567,976
10501131271 to 10745%1,138,8775,706,853
11521171280 to 11950%1,368,2337,075,086
12541211388 to 13355%1,638,3388,713,424
13561251398 to 14760%1,956,64810,670,072
145813013109 to 16465%3,655,18414,325,256
156013413121 to 18270%3,017,32717,342,583
166213813134 to 20175%7,759,99525,102,578
176414213149 to 22380%15,138,19340,240,771
186614613164 to 24785%26,083,82566,324,596
196815114182 to 27390%62,620,247128,944,843
207015514201 to 30195%211,708,088340,652,931
217215914222 to 333100%N/AN/A
2274N/A14245 to 368105%N/AN/A
2376N/A15270 to 405110%N/AN/A
2478N/A15298 to 447115%N/AN/A
2580N/A15328 to 493120%N/AN/A
2682N/A15362 to 543125%N/AN/A
2784N/A15398 to 597130%N/AN/A
2886N/A15438 to 657135%N/AN/A
2988N/A16482 to 723140%N/AN/A
3090N/A16530 to 795145%N/AN/A

Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
yes
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Clarissa
no
no
yes
yes
no
no
yes
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth
yes

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Dark Pact:

Name For 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. Effect(s)
EnchantmentDarkPactCastSpeed1668% increased Dark Pact Cast Speed
EnchantmentDarkPactCastSpeed27512% increased Dark Pact Cast Speed
EnchantmentDarkPactRadius1__668% increased Dark Pact Area of Effect
EnchantmentDarkPactRadius27512% increased Dark Pact Area of Effect
EnchantmentSkeletalChainsDamage16625% increased Dark Pact Damage
EnchantmentSkeletalChainsDamage27540% increased Dark Pact Damage

Version history

Version Changes
3.0.0
  • Dark Pact has been added to the game.

References