Ancestral Cry

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Ancestral CryWarcry, AoE, Duration
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (14-19) Mana
Cooldown Time: 8.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Use Time: 0.80 sec
AoE Radius: 60
Requires Level 16Performs a warcry, taunting all nearby enemies to attack the user and exerting subsequent strike attacks. Grants a buff which gives you bonus armour and melee range.Base duration is (4.00-4.90) seconds
(0-38)% increased Warcry Speed
Counts total Power of Enemies in Range
Buff grants +(28-257) to Armour per 5 Power, up to a maximum of +(170-1540)
Buff grants +0.2 metres to Melee Strike Range per 5 Power, up to a maximum of +0.6
Exerts the next 8 Melee Strike Attacks you perform
Exerted Strikes target 2 additional Enemies

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
2% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Drop level: 16
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemAncestralCry
Ancestral Cry is a warcry skill that taunts nearby enemies and grants a buff that grants additional armour and melee strike range based on the power of nearby enemies. It also causes your next strike attacks to exert, targeting two additional enemies.

Skill functions and interactions

Multistrike and Exerted attacks: Multistrike SupportMultistrike SupportAttack, Melee, Support
Icon: 3
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 150%
Requires Level 38Supports melee attack skills, making them repeat twice when used, targeting a random enemy each time. Cannot support Vaal skills, channelling skills or triggered skills.Supported Skills Repeat 2 additional times
Supported Skills have (35-44)% more Melee Attack Speed
Supported Skills deal (30-20)% less Attack Damage
First Repeat of Supported Skills deals 22% more Damage
Second Repeat of Supported Skills deals 44% more Damage

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee 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 Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
supported skills cannot be exerted, although skills that inherently hit multiple times, like Module Error: No results found for item using search term "item_name = Double Strike", consume one exerted attack per use of the skill.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthMana
Base durationWarcry
5 Power
Exp.Total Exp.
11641144.00 secN/A2817000
22050144.00 sec2%382304972549725
32458154.10 sec4%5332095714145439
42867154.10 sec6%70420169595315034
53173154.20 sec8%82490199345514379
63479154.20 sec10%93560285815800194
73785164.30 sec12%1076404013441201538
84092164.30 sec14%1207205543791755917
94398164.40 sec16%1338007550492510966
1046104164.40 sec18%14889010165333527499
1149111174.50 sec20%16096018986025426101
1252117174.50 sec22%173104019640197390120
1355123174.60 sec24%188113025737319963851
1458130184.60 sec26%2071240467643914640290
1560134184.70 sec28%2181310301732717657617
1662138184.70 sec30%2321390782300125480618
1764142194.80 sec32%23814301526420840744826
1866146194.80 sec34%24514702627284567017671
1968151194.90 sec36%250150062872274129889945
2070155194.90 sec38%2571540212023122341913067
2172159205.00 sec40%2621570N/AN/A
2274N/A205.00 sec41%2771660N/AN/A
2376N/A205.10 sec42%2921750N/AN/A
2478N/A205.10 sec43%3071840N/AN/A
2580N/A215.20 sec44%3221930N/AN/A
2682N/A215.20 sec45%3382030N/AN/A
2784N/A215.30 sec46%3552130N/AN/A
2886N/A215.30 sec47%3722230N/AN/A
2988N/A225.40 sec48%3882330N/AN/A
3090N/A225.40 sec49%4072440N/AN/A
3191N/A225.40 sec49%4152490N/AN/A
3292N/A225.40 sec50%4232540N/AN/A
3393N/A225.50 sec50%4332600N/AN/A
3494N/A225.50 sec51%4432660N/AN/A
3595N/A235.50 sec51%4522710N/AN/A
3696N/A235.50 sec52%4622770N/AN/A
3797N/A235.60 sec52%4702820N/AN/A
3898N/A235.60 sec53%4822890N/AN/A
3999N/A235.60 sec53%4902940N/AN/A
40100N/A235.60 sec54%5003000N/AN/A

Gem quality

TypeStats (per 1% quality)Weight
Superior2% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate1

Item acquisition

Ancestral Cry can drop anywhere.


Ancestral Cry can be created from the following recipes:

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 gemA
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Gem
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 gem with 20% qualityA
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Right click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
Shift click to unstack.
Random gem with 1–20% qualityA
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Random divination card set exchangeA

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Intruders in Black
Act 2

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Intruders in Black
Act 2
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Ancestral Cry:

Note that the jewels may be drop disabled and only be found in the permanent leagues as legacy items.

Spirited ResponseSpirited Response
Cobalt Jewel
Limited to: 1
Radius: Medium
(7-10)% increased maximum Mana
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, 10% of Damage taken Recouped as Mana if you've Warcried Recently
The Purity Rebels fought with heart and soul,
To free their empire from corruption.
And the fires of war did merely serve,
To temper the steel of their spirits.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Medium(7-10)% increased maximum Mana
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, 10% of Damage taken Recouped as Mana if you've Warcried Recently

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Ancestral Cry.

Note that helmet enchantments are no longer obtainable since version 3.23.0 and can only be obtained in permanent leagues as already enchanted items from before this patch.

NameFor 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.LabyrinthStatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Ancestral Cry Exerted Attack Damage 166Merciless LabyrinthAttacks Exerted by Ancestral Cry deal 35% increased Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Ancestral Cry Exerted Attack Damage 275Eternal LabyrinthAttacks Exerted by Ancestral Cry deal 50% increased Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Ancestral Cry Minimum Power 175Eternal LabyrinthAncestral Cry has a minimum of 10 Powerhelmet 100

Alternate skill effects

Ancestral Cry has the following alternate skill effects:

Celestial Warcry EffectCelestial Warcry EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Warcry becomes a Celestial Effect.Your Warcry becomes a Celestial Effect.
Wolf Howl Warcry EffectWolf Howl Warcry EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Warcry becomes a Wolf Howl Effect.Your Warcry becomes a Wolf Howl Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Quality now provides 0-40% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate (previously 0-20%).
  • Quality on Ancestral Cry now provides 0-20% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate (previously 0-10%).
  • Fixed a bug where repeatedly using Ancestral Cry could give your character ever-increasing Armour.
  • Ancestral Cry has been added to the game.


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