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Vigilant Strike

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Vigilant StrikeAttack, Melee
Mana Cost: 6
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 4.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (165% to 203%)
Requires Level 4Attacks the enemy with a powerful melee strike. You gain the Fortify buff, granting damage reduction. The cooldown can be bypassed by expending an Endurance Charge. Requires a Melee Weapon.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Fortify duration
Deals (165-203)% of Base Damage
(75-170)% increased Fortify duration
Grants Fortify on Melee Hit
Can't be Evaded
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vigilant Strike skill icon.pngVigilant Strike inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 5
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment

Vigilant Strike skill screenshot.jpg

Vigilant Strike is a melee attack skill that cannot be evaded and applies the Fortify buff on hit. Vigilant Strike has one of the highest base damages of any attack skill, but has a cooldown that can only be bypassed by expending an endurance charge.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Dual wielding: When dual wielding, Vigilant Strike will randomly choose one weapon to attack with.[citation needed]
  • Can't be Evaded causes any other source of this modifier, as well as accuracy in general, to be redundant.
  • Vigilant Strike can still miss if the target dodges, blocks, or moves out of the way.
  • Critical Strikes work as normal, but accuracy does not need to be checked.
  • Support gems:
    • Endurance Charge on Melee Stun SupportEndurance Charge on Melee Stun SupportSupport, Melee, Attack
      Icon: e
      Mana Multiplier: 110%
      Requires Level 18Supports melee attack skills.Per 1% Quality:
      Supported Skills have 1% increased Stun Duration on Enemies
      Gain an Endurance Charge if you Stun an Enemy with Melee Damage from Supported Skills
      Supported Skills have (0-19)% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
      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.
      will generate an endurance charge if Vigilant Strike stuns an enemy, allowing for continued use of the skill.
    • Stun SupportStun SupportSupport
      Icon: t
      Requires Level 8Supports any skill that hits enemies, making it easier to stun enemies with those skills.Per 1% Quality:
      Supported Skills have 1.5% increased Stun Duration on Enemies
      Supported Skills have (30-49)% reduced Enemy Stun ThresholdThis 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.
      can synergize with Endurance Charge on Melee Stun SupportEndurance Charge on Melee Stun SupportSupport, Melee, Attack
      Icon: e
      Mana Multiplier: 110%
      Requires Level 18Supports melee attack skills.Per 1% Quality:
      Supported Skills have 1% increased Stun Duration on Enemies
      Gain an Endurance Charge if you Stun an Enemy with Melee Damage from Supported Skills
      Supported Skills have (0-19)% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
      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.
      , increasing the chance that the attack will generate an endurance charge.
    • Multistrike SupportMultistrike SupportAttack, Melee, Support
      Icon: 3
      Mana Multiplier: 180%
      Requires Level 38Supports melee attack skills, making them repeat twice when used, targeting a random enemy each time. Cannot support Vaal skills, totem skills, channelling skills, or triggered skills.Per 1% Quality:
      Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Physical Damage
      Supported Skills Repeat 2 additional times
      Supported Skills have (75-94)% more Melee Attack Speed
      Supported Skills deal 30% less Attack 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.
      will cause Vigilant Strike to repeat twice per attack, causing its cooldown and endurance charge expenditure to be more effective. Endurance Charge on Melee Stun SupportEndurance Charge on Melee Stun SupportSupport, Melee, Attack
      Icon: e
      Mana Multiplier: 110%
      Requires Level 18Supports melee attack skills.Per 1% Quality:
      Supported Skills have 1% increased Stun Duration on Enemies
      Gain an Endurance Charge if you Stun an Enemy with Melee Damage from Supported Skills
      Supported Skills have (0-19)% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
      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.
      will only trigger on the first hit, if it stuns. Multistrike will also cause Vigilant Strike to automatically target nearby enemies, potentially increasing its total hit chance versus manually targeting.
    • Fortify SupportFortify SupportAttack, Support, Melee
      Icon: O
      Mana Multiplier: 110%
      Requires Level 31Supports melee attack skills that are not triggered.Per 1% Quality:
      Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Fortify duration
      Supported Skills grant Fortify on Melee hit
      Supported Skills deal (25-44)% increased Melee Physical Damage
      Supported Skills have 25% increased Fortify duration
      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.
      will impart additional Fortify duration and increased melee physical damage, but its utility will be redundant.
    • Melee Splash SupportMelee Splash SupportSupport, Melee, Attack, AoE
      Icon: S
      Radius: 14
      Mana Multiplier: 160%
      Requires Level 8Supports single-target melee attack skills, causing their melee strike to deal spash damage around the target.Per 1% Quality:
      Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of Effect
      Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less Damage to surrounding targets
      Supported Skills deal Splash Damage to surrounding targets
      Supported Skills have (0-57)% more Melee Splash Area of Effect
      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.
      works as usual, allowing Vigilant Strike to damage more than one target.

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Vigilant Strike:

ItemRadiusStats
The Vigil
The Vigil
Crimson Jewel
Limited to: 1
Radius: Medium (1200)
(10-15)% increased Armour
With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Vigilant Strike
Fortifies you and Nearby Allies for 12 seconds
When Voll took the throne,
He swore to care for the empire with eyes open.
And so he looked to the salvation of his people,
Blind to the damnation in his hands.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Medium (1200)(10-15)% increased Armour
With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Vigilant Strike
Fortifies you and Nearby Allies for 12 seconds

Fortify duration modifiers also apply to the fortify buff granted to allies.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.strengthintelligenceDamage
Effectiveness
Damage
Multiplier
Exp.Total Exp.
1400165%165%00
2600167%167%841841
39170169%169%3,0993,940
4122114171%171%7,43311,373
5162618173%173%22,89534,268
6203122175%175%49,72583,993
7243725177%177%95,714179,707
8284229179%179%169,595349,302
9324733181%181%283,759633,061
10365236183%183%453,9961,087,057
11405840185%185%703,1281,790,185
12446344187%187%1,061,2232,851,408
13486848189%189%2,065,8704,917,278
14527451191%191%2,507,1107,424,388
15557854193%193%2,573,7319,998,119
16588257195%195%7,611,35117,609,470
17618660197%197%13,437,90831,047,378
18649062199%199%25,052,14756,099,525
19679465201%201%43,869,43699,968,961
20709868203%203%242,081,178342,050,139
217210070205%205%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A207%207%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A209%209%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A211%211%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A213%213%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A215%215%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A217%217%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A219%219%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A221%221%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A223%223%N/AN/A

Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1
yes
yes
no
no
no
yes
yes

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1
Nessa
yes
yes
no
no
yes
yes
yes
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
yes
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth
yes

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Vigilant Strike:

Name For 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. Effect(s)
EnchantmentVigilantStrikeDamage16625% increased Vigilant Strike Damage
EnchantmentVigilantStrikeDamage27540% increased Vigilant Strike Damage
EnchantmentVigilantStrikeFortifyDuration16630% increased Vigilant Strike Fortify Duration
EnchantmentVigilantStrikeFortifyDuration2_7545% increased Vigilant Strike Fortify Duration

Version history

Version Changes
2.6.0
  • Now grants at 75% Increased Fortify Duration at level 1 (up from 50%), and increases by 5% each gem level.
2.1.0
  • Attack skills that have their damage based on the wielded weapon have their mana costs fixed in place from level 1 onwards.
2.0.0
  • Vigilant Strike has been added to the game.