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Vaal Storm CallVaal, Spell, AoE, Duration, Lightning
Souls Per Use: 30 (N) /
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Soul Gain Prevention: 9.000 sec
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Requires Level 12Sets a marker at a location. Lightning strikes random enemies around the marker repeatedly over the skill's duration, dealing damage in an area around the strike. Modifiers to the skill's duration will also affect the delay between these strikes. When the duration ends, a large bolt of lightning strikes the marker, dealing damage around it.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (14-370) to (26-687) Lightning Damage
Base duration is 6 seconds
(10-29)% increased Effect of Shock
Strikes an Enemy every 0.25 seconds
Modifiers to Skill Effect Duration also apply to this Skill's Soul Gain Prevention
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Storm Call skill icon.pngVaal Storm Call inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 12
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVaalStormCall

Vaal Storm Call skill screenshot.jpg

Vaal Storm Call is a Vaal spell that sets a marker at a location. While the marker remains, lightning strikes random enemies near it, dealing damage to them. After a short duration, a large bolt of lightning strikes the marker, dealing damage around it. When this happens, it will also set off the lightning at any other markers from this skill.

Skill functions and interactions

Unlike the Storm Herald Nemesis Affix found on monsters, the lightning strikes made by Vaal Storm Call will always hit a random target and never miss.

It is speculated that the lightning strikes follow the same rules as the ones from Herald of ThunderHerald of ThunderSpell, AoE, Duration, Lightning, Herald
Radius: 32
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 16Grants a buff which adds lightning damage to spells and attacks. If you kill a shocked enemy, this skill will create a storm, causing lightning bolts to strike enemies around you for a duration. The damage inflicted by this skill is not affected by modifiers to spell damage.Per 1% Quality:
Buff grants 0.75% increased Lightning Damage
Buff grants (2-19) to (7-76) Added Spell Lightning Damage
Buff grants (2-19) to (7-76) Added Attack Lightning Damage
Deals (1-23) to (31-1108) Lightning Damage
Base duration is 6 seconds
Storm Hits an Enemy every 0.25 Seconds
Cannot inflict Shock
Creates a storm when you Kill a Shocked Enemy
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Thunder skill icon.png
's on-kill effect, meaning they will strike a target every amount of time but will not strike the same target again until a higher amount of time passes.[citation needed]

Skill Interactions

  • Area of Effect: Affects both the area in which periodic lightning strikes occur and the area of the final bolt.
  • Area of Effect damage: Affects the damage of both the periodic lightning strikes and the final bolt.
  • Critical Strike: Because Vaal Storm Call is only a single spell, its critical strike chance is only rolled once. If it crits, every lightning strike including the final bolt will be a critical strike. If it doesn't crit, none of them will be.[citation needed]
  • Cast Speed: Affects the speed of the initial Vaal Storm Call cast, but does not affect the skill's periodic lightning strikes.
  • Skill Effect Duration: Modifiers to the skill's duration will also affect the delay between the lightning strikes. Therefore, Less Duration Support increases Vaal Storm Call's DPS whilst also lowering the Soul Gain Prevention timer.
  • Added Damage: It is assumed that the lightning strikes deal the same damage as the final bolt[citation needed] as shown in the tooltip, except that they don't receive bonuses from AoE-modifiers. If this is true, the spell benefits exceedingly well from added damage, as it has an 80% damage effectiveness and strikes very often.
  • TrapTrap SupportSupport, Trap
    Icon: T
    Mana Multiplier: 110%
    Requires Level 8Supports spells, or attacks that use bows or wands. Instead of using that skill, you will throw a trap that will use the skill for you when an enemy walks near it. Traps cannot use channelling skills.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Trap Throwing Speed
    Trap lasts 4 seconds
    Supported Attack Skills cannot be used with Melee Weapons
    Supported Skills have (0-19)% increased Trap Throwing Speed
    Supported Skills deal (0-38)% increased Trap 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.
    , Cluster TrapsCluster Traps SupportTrap, Support
    Icon: L
    Mana Multiplier: 150%
    Requires Level 38Supports traps skills, making them throw extra traps randomly around the targeted location.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Trap Damage
    Supported Skills throw up to 2 additional Traps
    Supported Skills can have up to 5 additional Traps placed at a time
    Supported Skills deal (55-36)% 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.
    , and Multiple TrapsMultiple Traps SupportSupport, Trap
    Icon: t
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 8Supports traps skills, making them throw extra traps in a line.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 1% increased Trap Trigger Area of Effect
    Supported Skills throw up to 2 additional Traps
    Supported Skills can have up to 3 additional Traps placed at a time
    Supported Skills deal (50-31)% 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.
    : While Vaal Storm Call can be supported by them, only a single trap will be thrown out.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.intelligenceLightning
Damage
Shock
Effect
Exp.Total Exp.
1123314 to 2610%00
2153918 to 3311%15,24915,249
3194824 to 4412%41,51756,766
4235631 to 5713%81,983138,749
5276440 to 7414%147,968286,717
6317350 to 9415%250,557537,274
7358163 to 11816%405,086942,360
8388875 to 13917%447,7181,390,078
9419488 to 16318%615,3182,005,396
1044100103 to 19219%834,6392,840,035
1147106121 to 22420%1,570,7604,410,795
1250113141 to 26121%1,633,9876,044,782
1353119163 to 30422%2,151,0308,195,812
1456125190 to 35223%2,812,18911,008,001
1559132220 to 40824%5,099,36016,107,361
1662138254 to 47125%9,400,73125,508,092
1764142279 to 51826%15,273,36640,781,458
1866146307 to 57027%26,286,58267,068,040
1968151337 to 62628%62,890,590129,958,630
2070155370 to 68729%212,046,017342,004,647
2172159406 to 75330%N/AN/A
2274N/A445 to 82631%N/AN/A
2376N/A487 to 90532%N/AN/A
2478N/A534 to 99133%N/AN/A
2580N/A584 to 108534%N/AN/A
2682N/A639 to 118735%N/AN/A
2784N/A699 to 129836%N/AN/A
2886N/A764 to 141937%N/AN/A
2988N/A835 to 155038%N/AN/A
3090N/A911 to 169339%N/AN/A
3191N/A952 to 176939%N/AN/A
3292N/A995 to 184840%N/AN/A
3393N/A1039 to 193040%N/AN/A
3494N/A1086 to 201641%N/AN/A
3595N/A1134 to 210641%N/AN/A
3696N/A1184 to 220042%N/AN/A
3797N/A1237 to 229742%N/AN/A
3898N/A1291 to 239843%N/AN/A
3999N/A1348 to 250443%N/AN/A
40100N/A1408 to 261444%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
9Volatile PowerVolatile Power9Superior Vaal Gem
Quality: +20%
Corrupted
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
13The CataclysmThe Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem
Corrupted
The mighty warriors traded in blows, the nimble archers in arrows, yet it was the brazen thaumaturgists who would bring catastrophe to all.
random corrupted level 21 Spell 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

Video demonstration

Version history

Version Changes
3.3.0
  • No longer triggers other Vaal Storm Calls at the end of its duration.
  • The period of time between strikes now scales alongside the skill's duration. Reducing Vaal Storm Call's duration will now also shorten the delay between lightning strikes.
  • Lightning strikes now deal damage in an area, not just to the struck enemy.
  • Area of effect of the primary strike (the final one) increased by approximately 33%.
2.0.0
  • Damage increased by 20%.
  • The Radius on the explosion has been increased to match the new value on Storm Call.
  • The base Soul Requirements have been increased to 16.
  • Critical Strike Chance increased from 5% to 6%.
1.1.2
  • Vaal Storm Call has been added to the game.