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Vaal Earthquake

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Vaal EarthquakeVaal, Attack, AoE, Duration, Melee
Souls Per Use: 30 (N) /
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Soul Gain Prevention: 12.000 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (50%-61%)
Requires Level 28Smashes the ground with an Axe, Mace, Sceptre or Staff, dealing damage in an area and cracking the earth. The crack will erupt in a powerful aftershock after a short duration. After using this skill, your steps will deal damage around you, cracking the earth if the previous cracks have erupted. This effect ends after a secondary duration, or after a maximum number of aftershocks.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Damage
Deals (50-61.4)% of Base Attack Damage
Base duration is 1 seconds
Aftershock deals (350-407)% more Damage with Hits and Ailments
Base secondary duration is 12 seconds
Ongoing effect ends after 7 Aftershocks
Aftershock deals (30-169) to (46-254) Added Attack Physical Damage
Modifiers to Skill Effect Duration also apply to this Skill's Soul Gain Prevention
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Earthquake skill icon.pngVaal Earthquake inventory icon.png
Level: 28
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVaalEarthquake

Vaal Earthquake is a Vaal skill gem. The character strikes the ground, creating an aftershock that erupts to deal more damage in a bigger area. Only one aftershock can be active at a time. The user will also release a limited number of aftershocks while moving.

Skill functions and interactions

Gem level progression

Exp.Total Exp.
1286750%50%350%30 to 4600
2317351%50.6%353%35 to 53199,345199,345
3347951%51.2%356%40 to 61285,815485,160
4378552%51.8%359%46 to 70401,344886,504
5409252%52.4%362%53 to 79554,3791,440,883
6429653%53%365%58 to 86477,4371,918,320
74410054%53.6%368%63 to 94583,7862,502,106
84610454%54.2%371%68 to 102710,3593,212,465
94810955%54.8%374%74 to 1111,355,5114,567,976
105011355%55.4%377%80 to 1201,138,8775,706,853
115211756%56%380%86 to 1301,368,2337,075,086
125412157%56.6%383%93 to 1401,638,3388,713,424
135612557%57.2%386%101 to 1511,956,64810,670,072
145813058%57.8%389%109 to 1633,655,18414,325,256
156013458%58.4%392%117 to 1763,017,32717,342,583
166213859%59%395%126 to 1907,759,99525,102,578
176414260%59.6%398%136 to 20415,138,19340,240,771
186614660%60.2%401%146 to 22026,083,82566,324,596
196815161%60.8%404%157 to 23662,620,247128,944,843
207015561%61.4%407%169 to 254211,708,088340,652,931
217215962%62%410%181 to 272N/AN/A
2274N/A63%62.6%413%195 to 292N/AN/A
2376N/A63%63.2%416%209 to 313N/AN/A
2478N/A64%63.8%419%224 to 335N/AN/A
2580N/A64%64.4%422%239 to 359N/AN/A
2682N/A65%65%425%256 to 384N/AN/A
2784N/A66%65.6%428%274 to 411N/AN/A
2886N/A66%66.2%431%293 to 440N/AN/A
2988N/A67%66.8%434%314 to 470N/AN/A
3090N/A67%67.4%437%335 to 503N/AN/A
3191N/A68%67.7%437%346 to 519N/AN/A
3292N/A68%68%440%358 to 537N/AN/A
3393N/A68%68.3%440%370 to 555N/AN/A
3494N/A69%68.6%443%382 to 573N/AN/A
3595N/A69%68.9%443%395 to 592N/AN/A
3696N/A69%69.2%446%408 to 612N/AN/A
3797N/A69%69.5%446%421 to 632N/AN/A
3898N/A70%69.8%449%435 to 653N/AN/A
3999N/A70%70.1%449%449 to 674N/AN/A
40100N/A70%70.4%452%464 to 696N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

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

9Volatile PowerVolatile Power9Superior Vaal Gem
Quality: +20%
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.
random corrupted superior Vaal gem (Q20)Automatic
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 Vaal Earthquake:


Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Vaal Earthquake.

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 Earthquake Damage 16625% increased Earthquake Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Earthquake Damage 27540% increased Earthquake Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Earthquake Duration 16620% reduced Earthquake Durationhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Earthquake Duration 27530% reduced Earthquake Durationhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Earthquake Area Of Effect 16616% increased Earthquake Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Earthquake Area Of Effect 27524% increased Earthquake Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0


The list below shows microtransactions for Vaal Earthquake.

Crystal Earthquake EffectCrystal Earthquake EffectCrystal EarthquakeYour Earthquake becomes a crystal effect.Your Earthquake becomes a crystal effect.
Gore Earthquake EffectGore Earthquake EffectEarthquake Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Earthquake becomes a gory effect.
Your Earthquake becomes a gory effect.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Aftershocks now benefit from 30 to 46 added physical damage at gem level 1, up to 169 to 254 at gem level 20.
  • Now gains 1% increased damage per 1% gem quality (rather than 1% increased physical damage).
  • The aftershock now deals 70% (up from 50%) more damage with hits and ailments (as opposed to every form of damage) at all gem levels.
  • Vaal Earthquake has been added to the game.