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Vaal Righteous Fire

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Vaal Righteous FireVaal, Spell, AoE, Fire
Souls per use: 16 (N) / 24 (C) / 32 (M)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Requires Level 16A fiery blast removes your energy shield and all but 1 life, exploding outwards to deal fire damage to nearby enemies based on the life and energy shield lost.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Spell Damage
Deals (120-139)% of Damage
Damage cannot be Reflected
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Righteous Fire inventory icon.png
Level: 16
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment

Vaal Righteous Fire skill screenshot.jpg

Vaal Righteous Fire is a vaal spell that expends your energy shield and all but 1 life to deal fire damage to surrounding enemies relative to how much life and energy shield was spent.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Low Life: As long as the player does not have Chaos Inoculation, then at the moment that Vaal Righteous Fire deals damage to enemies, the player counts as being on low life.[1] This means that modifiers related to being on low life, such as damage bonuses from Pain Attunement or RedbeakRedbeak
Rusted Sword
One Hand Swords
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: 10.227.2
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.59
Weapon Range: 9
Requires 8 Str, 8 Dex40% increased Accuracy Rating100% increased Damage when on Low Life
50% increased Physical Damage
Adds 2 to 6 Physical Damage
10% increased Attack Speed
+(20-30) to maximum Life
+2 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks
As battle calms, blood turns to rust.
, will always apply to Vaal Righteous Fire.

Righteous Fire: If the player has the buff from Righteous FireRighteous FireSpell, AoE, Fire
Radius: 18
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 16Engulfs you in magical fire that rapidly burns you and nearby enemies. Your spell damage is substantially increased while under this effect. The effect ends when you have 1 life remaining.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Spell Damage
(20-39)% more Spell Damage
Enemies Burn for 40% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
You Burn for 90% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
Enemies Burn for 40% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
You Burn for 70% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
+(0-5) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
active, then using Vaal Righteous Fire will immediately end the buff since it brings the player's life to 1. However, the % more Spell Damage modifier of Righteous Fire will still apply to the damage of Vaal Righteous Fire.

On-hit effects: The damage you do to yourself when Using Vaal Righteous Fire is not considered a hit on yourself. Thus it will not proc any when-hit effects such as the trigger from the Berserker's Cloaked in Savagery which requires taking a savage hit. However; it does hit enemy mobs, and will trigger those type of on-hit effects. Which is why life leech works with this skill.


To prevent the danger of having only 1 life point after use, Vaal Righteous Fire can be supported with Life Leech SupportLife Leech SupportSupport
Icon: l
Mana Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 31Supports any skill that hits enemies, causing those hits to leech life based on damage dealt.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Life Leeched per second
Supported Skills have 2% of Damage Leeched as Life
Supported Skills have (0-38)% increased Life Leeched per second
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.
, in combination with the Vaal Pact keystone, to instantly replenish some or all of the life that was lost, assuming there are enough targets to leech from. With builds that primarily use energy shield, Ghost Reaver should also be taken in order to regain lost energy shield.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.strengthintelligenceDamageExp.Total Exp.

Video Demonstration

Version History

Version Changes
  • Introduced to the game.


  1. CharanPlzMakeGudUniq (February 23, 2016). "Tested and Confirmed: Vaal Righteous Fire's explosion is always considered Low life". Path of Exile subreddit. Retrieved February 23, 2016.