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Vaal Summon Skeletons

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Vaal Summon SkeletonsVaal, Spell, Minion, Duration
Souls Per Use: 50 (N) /
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Soul Gain Prevention: 10.000 sec
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Requires Level 10Summons an army of skeletal warriors, archers and mages, led by a powerful general.Per 1% Quality:
Minions deal 1% increased Damage
Summons (14-21) Skeleton Warriors
Summons (2-9) Skeleton Archers
Summons 1 Skeleton General
Can summon up to (17-36) Skeletons at a time
Base duration is 20 seconds
Summons (0-5) Skeleton Mages
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Summon Skeletons skill icon.pngVaal Summon Skeletons inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 10
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVaalSummonSkeletons

Vaal Summon Skeletons skill screenshot.jpg

Vaal Summon Skeletons is a vaal spell that summons an army of skeletons, led by a skeleton general.

Skill Functions and Interactions

One of several general variants will be randomly summoned on cast.

  • Aura General: Skeleton General that wears armor, somewhat similar to Vaal Fallen. Has an aura that resembles Anger, with a smaller radius.[1]
  • Melee General: Skeleton General that wields a mace. It has melee splash attacks that are slow but deal high damage.
  • Archer General: Skeleton General that uses a bow. It can use the Rain of Arrows ability.

This skill works with the passive skills that increase the maximum number of skeletons. But like Summon Skeletons it does not gain an increase in the amount spawned at each use. If one were to cast the ability while it is still in effect its behavior is similar to Summon Skeletons; first it spawns new skeletons up to the cap, then it start replacing the oldest one. When replacing, no consideration is taken to what kind of skeleton is summoned or replaced. Hence it's possible to have two generals at a (short) time. At gem level 20 with all passives and no unique items the chance is 6/(36+6).

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.intelligence# Skeleton
Warriors
# Skeleton
Archers
# Skeleton
Mages
# SkeletonsExp.Total Exp.
11029142N/A1700
21335152N/A189,5699,569
31743153N/A1928,18937,758
42152163N/A2059,14696,904
52560164N/A21111,192208,096
62969174N/A22193,800401,896
73377175N/A23320,280722,176
83683185N/A24359,0901,081,266
93990185125498,5081,579,774
104296186126682,0572,261,831
1145102186227921,7773,183,608
12481091962281,727,8794,911,487
13511151963291,791,7696,703,256
14541212063302,353,6799,056,935
15571272073313,070,91212,127,847
16601342074329,095,46621,223,313
176314020843316,039,89037,263,203
186614621843429,817,11767,080,320
196815121853562,895,056129,975,376
2070155219536212,051,599342,026,975
2172159229537N/AN/A
2274N/A229638N/AN/A
2376N/A2210639N/AN/A
2478N/A2310640N/AN/A
2580N/A2310741N/AN/A
2682N/A2311742N/AN/A
2784N/A2411743N/AN/A
2886N/A2411844N/AN/A
2988N/A2511845N/AN/A
3090N/A2512846N/AN/A
3191N/A2512846N/AN/A
3292N/A2612947N/AN/A
3393N/A2612947N/AN/A
3494N/A2612948N/AN/A
3595N/A2612948N/AN/A
3696N/A2712949N/AN/A
3797N/A2712949N/AN/A
3898N/A2713950N/AN/A
3999N/A2713950N/AN/A
40100N/A27131051N/AN/A


Skeleton limit

The skeleton limit can be increased with certain passive skills or items.

Unique items

The following unique items affect the player's skeleton limit:

ItemLvl.Stats
Queen's Decree
Queen's Decree
Ornate Sword
Two Hand Sword
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: 31.251.6
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.40
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 27, 56 Str, 54 Dex+185 to Accuracy RatingMinions have (10-15)% increased maximum Life
(150-200)% increased Skeleton Duration
Minions deal (10-15)% increased Damage
+1 to maximum number of Zombies
+1 to maximum number of Skeletons
+1 to maximum number of Spectres
25% increased Strength Requirement
The nobles wanted to take her throne.
She let the peasants take their wealth.
The peasants wanted to take her wealth.
She let the soldiers take their heads.
The soldiers wanted to take her head.
She sat on her throne and wept.
27+185 to Accuracy RatingMinions have (10-15)% increased maximum Life
(150-200)% increased Skeleton Duration
Minions deal (10-15)% increased Damage
+1 to maximum number of Zombies
+1 to maximum number of Skeletons
+1 to maximum number of Spectres
25% increased Strength Requirement
Queen's Escape
Queen's Escape
Ornate Sword
Two Hand Sword
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: 31.251.6
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.40
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 38, 56 Str, 54 Dex+185 to Accuracy RatingMinions have (10-15)% increased maximum Life
Minions have (80-100)% increased Movement Speed
(150-200)% increased Skeleton Duration
Minions deal (10-15)% increased Damage
+1 to maximum number of Zombies
+1 to maximum number of Skeletons
+1 to maximum number of Spectres
25% increased Strength Requirement
The soldiers stormed her throne room.
The guards held them at bay.
The peasants overwhelmed the guards.
The nobles paid for their lives.
The nobles took her throne,
and so she fled to the woods.
38+185 to Accuracy RatingMinions have (10-15)% increased maximum Life
Minions have (80-100)% increased Movement Speed
(150-200)% increased Skeleton Duration
Minions deal (10-15)% increased Damage
+1 to maximum number of Zombies
+1 to maximum number of Skeletons
+1 to maximum number of Spectres
25% increased Strength Requirement
Midnight Bargain
Midnight Bargain
Engraved Wand
Wand
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: 20.438.4
Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.50
Weapon Range: 120
Requires Level 40, 131 Int(22-26)% increased Spell Damage+(10-20) to Intelligence
Minions have (10-20)% increased Movement Speed
Minions deal (10-30)% increased Damage
+1 to maximum number of Zombies
+1 to maximum number of Skeletons
+1 to maximum number of Spectres
Reserves 30% of Life
Cannot be used with Chaos Inoculation
A chilling hush, a scraping sound
Of things no more entombed in ground.
A shambling horde is on its way
To crush the very light of day.
40(22-26)% increased Spell Damage+(10-20) to Intelligence
Minions have (10-20)% increased Movement Speed
Minions deal (10-30)% increased Damage
+1 to maximum number of Zombies
+1 to maximum number of Skeletons
+1 to maximum number of Spectres
Reserves 30% of Life
Cannot be used with Chaos Inoculation
Alberon's Warpath
Alberon's Warpath
Soldier Boots
Quality: +20%
Armour: (321-369)
Energy Shield: 20
Requires Level 49, 47 Str, 47 IntAdds 1 to 80 Chaos Damage to Attacks
+(180-220) to Armour
+(9-12)% to Chaos Resistance
20% increased Movement Speed
+1 to maximum number of Skeletons
(15-18)% increased Strength
Alberon walked among the accursed,
and they welcomed him.
49Adds 1 to 80 Chaos Damage to Attacks
+(180-220) to Armour
+(9-12)% to Chaos Resistance
20% increased Movement Speed
+1 to maximum number of Skeletons
(15-18)% increased Strength


Passive skills

The following passive skills increase the player's skeleton limit:

NameStats
Grave Intentions
Graveintentions passive skill icon.png
+1 to Maximum number of Zombies
+1 to Maximum number of Skeletons
Minions have +15% to Chaos Resistance [1]
Gravepact
Gravepact passive skill icon.png
+1 to Maximum number of Zombies
+1 to Maximum number of Skeletons
Minions deal 20% increased Damage [1]
Lord of the Dead
Lordofthedead passive skill icon.png
+1 to Maximum number of Skeletons
+1 to Maximum number of Zombies
Minions have 10% increased maximum Life
Minions deal 15% increased Damage [1]
Puppet Master
Graveconsequences passive skill icon.png
+1 to Maximum number of Zombies
+1 to Maximum number of Skeletons
Minions have 16% increased maximum Life [1]

Catarina

Catarina, Master of the Dead provides the following crafting mod for body armour: +1 to Maximum number of Skeletons.


Limit

The Player can have a maximum of 47 Skeletons from this skill gem Active at once:

Note, that To Dust (previously named Army of Bones) no longer grants +2 to Maximum number of Skeletons.

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Vaal Summon Skeletons:

ItemRadiusStats
Dead Reckoning
Dead Reckoning
Cobalt Jewel
Limited to: 3
Radius: Medium (1200)
Minions have +(7-10)% to all Elemental Resistances
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Summon Skeleton can summon up to 5 Skeleton Mages
A mage from the coast rode up on a broken nag, legs burnt to his bones.
Before he collapsed, he uttered:
"I watched the world we know end yesterday."
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Medium (1200)Minions have +(7-10)% to all Elemental Resistances
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Summon Skeleton can summon up to 5 Skeleton Mages


Video Demonstration

Monster stats

Summoned Skeleton Soldier

Mods:

Resistances:

  • 40% elemental resistance
  • 20% chaos resistance
Level Life Attack
Speed
Damage
10 48 0.93 16–40
13 63 0.93 20–50
16 80 0.93 24–60
19 102 0.93 31–77
22 128 0.93 38–95
25 157 0.93 46–115
28 192 0.93 56–140
32 247 0.93 72–180
36 315 0.93 91–227
40 397 0.93 115–287
44 497 0.93 145–362
47 586 0.93 171–427
50 688 0.93 201–502
53 807 0.93 235–587
56 943 0.93 276–690
59 1100 0.93 323–807
62 1279 0.93 376–940
64 1413 0.93 417–1042
66 1560 0.93 463–1157
68 1722 0.93 512–1280
70 1897 0.93 565–1412
72 2090 0.93 624–1560
74 2301 0.93 690–1725
76 2531 0.93 761–1902
78 2783 0.93 841–2102
80 3058 0.93 927–2317
82 3358 0.93 1022–2555
84 3686 0.93 1126–2815
86 4045 0.93 1239–3097
88 4436 0.93 1364–3410

Summoned Skeleton Caster

Mods:

Resistances:

  • 40% elemental resistance
  • 20% chaos resistance
Level Life Attack
Speed
Damage
10 48 0.93 11–27
13 63 0.93 14–35
16 80 0.93 17–42
19 102 0.93 22–55
22 128 0.93 27–67
25 157 0.93 33–82
28 192 0.93 40–100
32 247 0.93 51–127
36 315 0.93 65–162
40 397 0.93 82–205
44 497 0.93 103–257
47 586 0.93 122–305
50 688 0.93 144–360
53 807 0.93 168–420
56 943 0.93 197–492
59 1100 0.93 231–577
62 1279 0.93 269–672
64 1413 0.93 298–745
66 1560 0.93 331–827
68 1722 0.93 366–915
70 1897 0.93 404–1010
72 2090 0.93 446–1115
74 2301 0.93 493–1232
76 2531 0.93 544–1360
78 2783 0.93 601–1502
80 3058 0.93 663–1657
82 3358 0.93 731–1827
84 3686 0.93 805–2012
86 4045 0.93 886–2215
88 4436 0.93 976–2440

Summoned Skeleton Archer

Mods:

Resistances:

  • 40% elemental resistance
  • 20% chaos resistance
Level Life Attack
Speed
Damage
10 48 0.75 11–27
13 63 0.75 14–35
16 80 0.75 17–42
19 102 0.75 22–55
22 128 0.75 27–67
25 157 0.75 33–82
28 192 0.75 40–100
32 247 0.75 51–127
36 315 0.75 65–162
40 397 0.75 82–205
44 497 0.75 103–257
47 586 0.75 122–305
50 688 0.75 144–360
53 807 0.75 168–420
56 943 0.75 197–492
59 1100 0.75 231–577
62 1279 0.75 269–672
64 1413 0.75 298–745
66 1560 0.75 331–827
68 1722 0.75 366–915
70 1897 0.75 404–1010
72 2090 0.75 446–1115
74 2301 0.75 493–1232
76 2531 0.75 544–1360
78 2783 0.75 601–1502
80 3058 0.75 663–1657
82 3358 0.75 731–1827
84 3686 0.75 805–2012
86 4045 0.75 886–2215
88 4436 0.75 976–2440

Summoned Skeleton Colossus

Mods:

Resistances:

  • 40% elemental resistance
  • 20% chaos resistance
Level Life Attack
Speed
Damage
10 48 0.93 16–40
13 63 0.93 20–50
16 80 0.93 24–60
19 102 0.93 31–77
22 128 0.93 38–95
25 157 0.93 46–115
28 192 0.93 56–140
32 247 0.93 72–180
36 315 0.93 91–227
40 397 0.93 115–287
44 497 0.93 145–362
47 586 0.93 171–427
50 688 0.93 201–502
53 807 0.93 235–587
56 943 0.93 276–690
59 1100 0.93 323–807
62 1279 0.93 376–940
64 1413 0.93 417–1042
66 1560 0.93 463–1157
68 1722 0.93 512–1280
70 1897 0.93 565–1412
72 2090 0.93 624–1560
74 2301 0.93 690–1725
76 2531 0.93 761–1902
78 2783 0.93 841–2102
80 3058 0.93 927–2317
82 3358 0.93 1022–2555
84 3686 0.93 1126–2815
86 4045 0.93 1239–3097
88 4436 0.93 1364–3410

Summoned Skeleton General

Mods:

Resistances:

  • 40% elemental resistance
  • 20% chaos resistance
Level Life Attack
Speed
Damage
10 48 0.93 16–40
13 63 0.93 20–50
16 80 0.93 24–60
19 102 0.93 31–77
22 128 0.93 38–95
25 157 0.93 46–115
28 192 0.93 56–140
32 247 0.93 72–180
36 315 0.93 91–227
40 397 0.93 115–287
44 497 0.93 145–362
47 586 0.93 171–427
50 688 0.93 201–502
53 807 0.93 235–587
56 943 0.93 276–690
59 1100 0.93 323–807
62 1279 0.93 376–940
64 1413 0.93 417–1042
66 1560 0.93 463–1157
68 1722 0.93 512–1280
70 1897 0.93 565–1412
72 2090 0.93 624–1560
74 2301 0.93 690–1725
76 2531 0.93 761–1902
78 2783 0.93 841–2102
80 3058 0.93 927–2317
82 3358 0.93 1022–2555
84 3686 0.93 1126–2815
86 4045 0.93 1239–3097
88 4436 0.93 1364–3410

Summoned Skeleton Sniper

Mods:

Resistances:

  • 40% elemental resistance
  • 20% chaos resistance
Level Life Attack
Speed
Damage
10 48 0.93 11–27
13 63 0.93 14–35
16 80 0.93 17–42
19 102 0.93 22–55
22 128 0.93 27–67
25 157 0.93 33–82
28 192 0.93 40–100
32 247 0.93 51–127
36 315 0.93 65–162
40 397 0.93 82–205
44 497 0.93 103–257
47 586 0.93 122–305
50 688 0.93 144–360
53 807 0.93 168–420
56 943 0.93 197–492
59 1100 0.93 231–577
62 1279 0.93 269–672
64 1413 0.93 298–745
66 1560 0.93 331–827
68 1722 0.93 366–915
70 1897 0.93 404–1010
72 2090 0.93 446–1115
74 2301 0.93 493–1232
76 2531 0.93 544–1360
78 2783 0.93 601–1502
80 3058 0.93 663–1657
82 3358 0.93 731–1827
84 3686 0.93 805–2012
86 4045 0.93 886–2215
88 4436 0.93 976–2440

Summoned Skeleton Deathmage

Mods:

Resistances:

  • 40% elemental resistance
  • 20% chaos resistance
Level Life Attack
Speed
Damage
10 48 0.93 16–40
13 63 0.93 20–50
16 80 0.93 24–60
19 102 0.93 31–77
22 128 0.93 38–95
25 157 0.93 46–115
28 192 0.93 56–140
32 247 0.93 72–180
36 315 0.93 91–227
40 397 0.93 115–287
44 497 0.93 145–362
47 586 0.93 171–427
50 688 0.93 201–502
53 807 0.93 235–587
56 943 0.93 276–690
59 1100 0.93 323–807
62 1279 0.93 376–940
64 1413 0.93 417–1042
66 1560 0.93 463–1157
68 1722 0.93 512–1280
70 1897 0.93 565–1412
72 2090 0.93 624–1560
74 2301 0.93 690–1725
76 2531 0.93 761–1902
78 2783 0.93 841–2102
80 3058 0.93 927–2317
82 3358 0.93 1022–2555
84 3686 0.93 1126–2815
86 4045 0.93 1239–3097
88 4436 0.93 1364–3410

Version history

Version Changes
1.1.3
  • Solved a situation where Vaal Summon Skeletons summoned fewer skeletons if the summoner had summoned skeletons from a standard Summon Skeleton skill.
1.1.1b
  • Fixed a bug with Vaal Summon Skeleton's placement of skeletons.
1.1.1
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. zephyrdragoon (March 14, 2014). "Vaal Summon Skeletons is a lot of fun". Reddit. Retrieved March 15, 2013.