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Ancestral Bond

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Ancestral Bond
Keystone
Totemmax passive skill icon.png
You can't deal Damage with Skills yourself
+1 to maximum number of Summoned Totems [1]
A wooden construct, mute and blind. But fear the wrath of shackled mind.

Ancestral Bond is a keystone passive skill that raises the active totem limit by one. As a drawback, the character cannot deal damage directly with skills.

With Ancestral Bond, the character can only deal damage to enemies by indirect means such as totems, traps and mines, or minions. Reflected damage will still be applied, but Tempest ShieldTempest ShieldSpell, Lightning, Chaining, Duration
Mana Cost: (7-16)
Cast Time: 0.25 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 60%
Requires Level 16Enchants your shield with the power of storms, which lashes out to deal arcing lightning damage to attackers when you block them. Blocking refreshes the duration of Tempest Shield.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Lightning Damage
Deals (24-284) to (36-426) Lightning Damage
+3% Chance to Block Attack Damage while holding a Shield
Chains +1 Times
Base duration is 12 seconds
+3% Chance to Block Spell Damage while holding a Shield
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Tempest Shield skill icon.png
and counter-attacks like ReckoningReckoningTrigger, Attack, AoE, Physical, Melee
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 0.40 sec
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (91%-140%)
Requires Level 4Perform a swift counter-attack against enemies in a cone shape when you block with your shield.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (90.9-140)% of Base Damage
Trigger this Skill when you Block
(6-169) to (10-254) Added Attack Physical Damage
You cannot use this Attack directly
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Reckoning skill icon.png
will not do any damage.

Effects that require hitting or critting can still be used directly, such as that granted by Blind SupportBlind SupportSupport
Icon: x
Requires Level 8Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 1% increased Blinding duration
Supported Skills have 10% chance to Blind enemies on hit
Supported Skills have (0-38)% increased Blinding 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.
or Power Charge On Critical SupportPower Charge On Critical SupportSupport
Icon: P
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Requires Level 18Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 1% increased Critical Strike Chance
Supported Skills have (35-54)% chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical Strike
Supported Skills deal 4% more Damage per Power Charge
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.
, so long as the effect is not scaled by damage. Elemental status ailments will not be triggered by direct skills for this reason.

Location

Ancestral Bond lies on the far left of the tree, behind a cluster of 4 basic totem passives consisting of Totem Attack, Cast Speed and Damage, Totem Damage, Totem Life and Resistances, and Totem Placement Speed.

Class Distance from start
Templar 15
Witch 15
Marauder 16
Scion 19
Duelist 24
Shadow 24
Ranger 29

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ItemBase ItemLvl.Stats
Skin of the LordsSkin of the Lords
Simple Robe
Quality: +20%
Movement Speed: -3%
Item has no level requirement and Energy Shield (Hidden)
Sockets cannot be modified
+1 to Level of Socketed Gems
100% increased Global Defences
You can only Socket Corrupted Gems in this item
Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
<Random Keystone>
Corrupted
The Lords are chosen so carefully.
Only they may grace His flesh.
Simple Robe1Item has no level requirement and Energy Shield (Hidden)
Sockets cannot be modified
+1 to Level of Socketed Gems
100% increased Global Defences
You can only Socket Corrupted Gems in this item
Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
<Random Keystone>
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Corrupted

Version history

Version Changes
3.5.0
  • Now also offers increased damage with Brand skills, increased Brand attachment range, and increased Brand activation frequency.
0.10.0
  • Converted to Keystone Passive