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Vaal Pact

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Vaal Pact
Keystone
Vaalpact passive skill icon.png
Life Leeched per Second is doubled.
Maximum Life Leech Rate is doubled.
Life Regeneration has no effect. [1]
My ancestral pact was sealed. Forevermore, I would gain sustenance only from the ravaged flesh of my enemies.

Vaal Pact is a keystone passive skill that grants doubled life leech speed and maximum life leech rate, but causes life regeneration to have no effect.

Mechanics

Interaction with Zealot's Oath

The Zealot's Oath keystone causes life regeneration to restore energy shield instead of life. Because Vaal Pact causes life regeneration to have no effect, taking it along with Zealot's Oath will prevent the character from regenerating energy shield. It will not prevent energy shield from recharging as it normally does. Note that energy shield regeneration, from sources such as Shavronne's RevelationShavronne's Revelation
Moonstone Ring
Requires Level 30+(15-25) to maximum Energy Shield+(60-75) to Intelligence
Right ring slot: You cannot Regenerate Mana
Right ring slot: 3% of Energy Shield Regenerated per second
Right ring slot: +100 to maximum Mana
Left ring slot: You cannot Recharge or Regenerate Energy Shield
Left ring slot: 40 Mana Regenerated per Second
Left ring slot: +100 to maximum Energy Shield
"Shavronne held Sanity in her right
hand and Revelation in her left.
Brutus chose the left hand."
- Kadavrus, Surgeon to the Umbra
, will still work, as it is specifically energy shield regeneration and not life regeneration converted by Zealot's Oath.

Location

Since version 3.1.0, Vaal Pact is located on the bottom side of the tree, close to the Duelist leech cluster.

Class Distance from start
Duelist 8
Ranger 10
Scion 14
Marauder 16
Shadow 18
Templar 24
Witch 24

Related unique items

ItemLvl.Stats
Atziri's Acuity
Atziri's Acuity
Vaal Gauntlets
Quality: +20%
Armour: (742-788)
Requires Level 63, 100 Str+(60-80) to Intelligence
+(60-75) to maximum Life
(200-220)% increased Armour
(25-35)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
You have Vaal Pact if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently
"The heart is the herald.
It will tell me when it is best to strike."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
63+(60-80) to Intelligence
+(60-75) to maximum Life
(200-220)% increased Armour
(25-35)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
You have Vaal Pact if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently

Version history

Version Changes
3.1.0
  • Vaal Pact has been significantly reworked. It no longer grants instantaneous Life Leech, and instead doubles the rate of your Life Leech as well as your maximum Leech rate. It has been moved into the Duelist's area.
3.0.0
  • Now only applies to leeched life.
2.0.0
  • Vaal Pact now no longer reduces the amount of life leeched. It has also been moved to between the Shadow and Ranger on the passive skill tree.
1.1.0
  • Vaal Pact no longer suppresses life recovery from flasks. It still prevents life regeneration and now also reduces your leech by 60%.
0.9.12
  • Introduced to the game.