Ancestral Protector

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Ancestral ProtectorAttack, Totem, Melee, Strike
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 8 Mana
Attack Damage: (90-180)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (90-180)%
Summons an Ancestor Totem which attacks enemies with melee strikes while you're near it. Being near it grants you more attack speed. Requires a Melee Weapon or Unarmed.Totem lasts 12 seconds
+(16-18) to Melee Strike Range
50% increased Totem Placement speed
(10-20)% more Attack Speed while Totem is Active
Summons a Totem which uses this Skill

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
1% increased Totem Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ancestral Protector skill icon.pngAncestral Protector inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Drop level: 5
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemMeleeTotem

Ancestral Protector skill screenshot.jpg
Ancestral Protector is a skill that creates a totem which will attack enemies with melee strikes while the player stands close to it. Being near it increases the player's attack speed.

Skill Functions and Interactions

  • Weapon: Ancestral Protector wields the player's weapon and attacks single enemies with it at a greater range. The totem can be supported by Melee Splash SupportMelee Splash SupportSupport, Melee, Attack, Strike, AoE
    Icon: S
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
    Radius: 14
    Requires Level 8Supports melee strike skills, causing their melee strike to deal splash damage around each target hit.Supported Skills deal (50-41)% less Damage to surrounding targets
    Supported Skills deal Splash Damage to surrounding targets
    Supported Skills have (0-57)% more Melee Splash Area of Effect

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased 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.
    to hit several enemies at once.[1] It can also be used while Unarmed.
  • Fortify: Linking Fortify SupportFortify SupportAttack, Support, Melee
    Icon: O
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 31Supports melee attack skills that are not triggered.Melee Hits from Supported Skills Fortify
    Supported Skills deal (10-19)% more Melee Damage
    Supported Skills deal (10-19)% more Damage with Ailments caused by Melee Hits

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased 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.
    to Ancestral Protector will cause the totem, and not the player, to gain Fortify on melee hit. This appears to be the only way for a totem to have Fortify.
  • Multiple Totems: Attack speed buff does not stack when multiple totems are summoned.
  • Area of Effect: Modifiers to skill radius have no effect on range at which totem stays active or the range of it's attack, even if supported by Melee Splash SupportMelee Splash SupportSupport, Melee, Attack, Strike, AoE
    Icon: S
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
    Radius: 14
    Requires Level 8Supports melee strike skills, causing their melee strike to deal splash damage around each target hit.Supported Skills deal (50-41)% less Damage to surrounding targets
    Supported Skills deal Splash Damage to surrounding targets
    Supported Skills have (0-57)% more Melee Splash Area of Effect

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased 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.
    .
  • Activation: The totem is active as long as the player remains within a 85 unit radius of it. Initial activation also requires line of sight with the player, but this can be broken once the totem has become active.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthDamage
Effectiveness
Attack
Damage
Attack
Speed
RangeExp.Total Exp.
141690%90%10%1600
262095%94.7%11%16841841
392799%99.5%11%1630993940
41233104%104.2%12%16743311373
51641109%108.9%12%162289534268
62050114%113.7%13%164972583993
72458118%118.4%13%1795714179707
82867123%123.2%14%17169595349302
93275128%127.9%14%17283759633061
103683133%132.6%15%174539961087057
114092137%137.4%15%177031281790185
1244100142%142.1%16%1710612232851408
1348109147%146.8%16%1720658704917278
1452117152%151.6%17%1825071107424388
1555123156%156.3%17%1825737319998119
1658130161%161.1%18%18761135117609470
1761136166%165.8%18%181343790831047378
1864142171%170.5%19%182505214756099525
1967148175%175.3%19%184386943699968961
2070155180%180%20%18242081178342050139
2172159185%184.7%20%19N/AN/A
2274N/A189%189.5%21%19N/AN/A
2376N/A194%194.2%21%19N/AN/A
2478N/A199%198.9%22%19N/AN/A
2580N/A204%203.7%22%19N/AN/A
2682N/A208%208.4%23%19N/AN/A
2784N/A213%213.2%23%19N/AN/A
2886N/A218%217.9%24%20N/AN/A
2988N/A223%222.6%24%20N/AN/A
3090N/A227%227.4%25%20N/AN/A
3191N/A230%229.7%25%20N/AN/A
3292N/A232%232.1%25%20N/AN/A
3393N/A234%234.5%25%20N/AN/A
3494N/A237%236.8%26%20N/AN/A
3595N/A239%239.2%26%21N/AN/A
3696N/A242%241.6%26%21N/AN/A
3797N/A244%243.9%26%21N/AN/A
3898N/A246%246.3%27%21N/AN/A
3999N/A249%248.7%27%21N/AN/A
40100N/A251%251.1%27%21N/AN/A

Gem quality

TypeStats (per 1% quality)Weight
Superior1% increased Totem Damage50
Anomalous2% increased Totem Placement speed100
Divergent2% increased Activation range20
Phantasmal1% increased Effect of Ancestor Totem Buff100

Item acquisition
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Ancestral Protector can drop anywhere.

Recipes

Ancestral Protector can be created from the following recipes:

AmountPartDescriptionMeta
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
8Dying AnguishDying Anguish8Level 19 Gem
Alternate Quality: +19%
Moribund, he gazed upon the journey taken as blood trickled down his chin. His eye closed on the city ahead that he would never call home.
Random level 19 gem with 19% alternative qualityA
8The HookThe Hook8Level 21 Gem
Alternate Quality: +23%
Corrupted
Every obsession began with a single, innocent taste.
Random corrupted level 21 gem with 23% alternative qualityA
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
Quality GemRight 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 ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Monster stats

Totem

Resistances:

  • 40% elemental resistance
  • 20% chaos resistance
Level Life
4 67
6 88
9 120
12 161
16 226
20 308
24 411
28 538
32 693
36 882
40 1114
44 1393
48 1734
52 2146
55 2507
58 2928
61 3407
64 3957
67 4589
70 5312
72 5853
74 6444
76 7088
78 7793
80 8564
82 9405
84 10322
86 11327
88 12421
90 13615

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Ancestral Protector.

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 Protector Attack Speed 166Merciless LabyrinthAncestral Protector Totem grants 12% increased Attack Speed while Activehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ancestral Protector Attack Speed 275Eternal LabyrinthAncestral Protector Totem grants 18% increased Attack Speed while Activehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ancestral Protector Damage 166Merciless LabyrinthAncestral Protector Totem deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ancestral Protector Damage 275Eternal LabyrinthAncestral Protector Totem deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ancestral Protector Resistances 166Merciless Labyrinth+24% to Ancestral Protector Totem Elemental Resistanceshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ancestral Protector Resistances 275Eternal Labyrinth+36% to Ancestral Protector Totem Elemental Resistanceshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ancestral Protector Placement Speed 166Merciless Labyrinth12% increased Ancestral Protector Totem Placement Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ancestral Protector Placement Speed 275Eternal Labyrinth18% increased Ancestral Protector Totem Placement Speedhelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.15.0
  • Now deals 180% of Base Damage, and has 180% Effectiveness of Added Damage at gem level 20 (previously 144%).
3.10.0
  • Now rises out of the ground, leaving a hole in its wake like a devourer. [sic Sīc erat scriptum (Latin: “Thus it was written”) – This quote is reproduced faithfully from its source with the preceding errors.]
3.7.0
  • Now deals base damage equal to, and has an added damage effectiveness of, 90% at gem level 1 (from 80%), up to 144% at gem level 20 (from 133%).
3.4.0
  • Now gain additional melee weapon range every 7 levels, up to +2 at level 20 (and +3 at level 21)
3.1.1c
  • Improved the visuals of Ancestral CallAncestral Call SupportSupport, Melee, Attack, Strike
    Icon: A
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
    Supports melee strike skills, causing them to also strike at extra targets simultaneously. The extra targets must be a minimum distance from the user. If supporting a minion attack skill, the minion's skills will not also strike extra targets. Cannot support triggered skills.Supported Strike Skills target 2 additional nearby Enemies
    Supported Skills deal (19-0)% less 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 Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    when used with Ancestral ProtectorAncestral ProtectorAttack, Totem, Melee, Strike
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: 8 Mana
    Attack Damage: (90-180)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (90-180)%
    Summons an Ancestor Totem which attacks enemies with melee strikes while you're near it. Being near it grants you more attack speed. Requires a Melee Weapon or Unarmed.Totem lasts 12 seconds
    +(16-18) to Melee Strike Range
    50% increased Totem Placement speed
    (10-20)% more Attack Speed while Totem is Active
    Summons a Totem which uses this Skill

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Totem Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Ancestral Protector skill icon.png
    .
2.3.0
  • Ancestor Totems now emerge 40% faster when first placed, have 50% more totem life, and remain active 40% further away from the owner.
  • Ancestral ProtectorAncestral ProtectorAttack, Totem, Melee, Strike
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: 8 Mana
    Attack Damage: (90-180)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (90-180)%
    Summons an Ancestor Totem which attacks enemies with melee strikes while you're near it. Being near it grants you more attack speed. Requires a Melee Weapon or Unarmed.Totem lasts 12 seconds
    +(16-18) to Melee Strike Range
    50% increased Totem Placement speed
    (10-20)% more Attack Speed while Totem is Active
    Summons a Totem which uses this Skill

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Totem Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Ancestral Protector skill icon.png
    's damage has been increased at all gem levels. At gem level 1, it has been increased from 60% to 80% of your weapon damage. The damage at gem level 20 has been increased from 75.2% to 133.2% of your weapon damage.
2.2.1d
  • Fixed a bug where Ancestral Protector was providing increased attack speed, instead of more attack speed.
2.2.0
  • Added to the game

References

  1. Rory (February 17, 2016). "Skill Reveal - Ancestral Protector".


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