Dark Pact

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Dark PactMinion, Spell, AoE, Chaining, Chaos, Nova
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (7-13) Mana
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Requires Level 28This spell removes some life from one of your Skeleton minions near you or the targeted location to deal chaos damage in an area around it. This effect will chain to your other nearby skeletons. If you have no skeletons near you or the targeted location, it will sacrifice your own life to deal damage instead.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Area of EffectSacrifices 0.05% of Skeleton's Life to deal that much Chaos DamageMinions recover 0.1% of Life on HitSacrifices 8% of Skeleton's Life to deal that much Chaos Damage
Deals (24-241) to (36-362) Chaos Damage
Chains +2 Times
(56-136)% more Damage with Hits and Ailments if using your Life
Uses your Life if no Skeletons in range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Dark Pact skill icon.pngDark Pact inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Drop level: 28
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemDarkPact

Dark Pact skill screenshot.jpg

Dark Pact is a chaos spell that removes some life from one of your Summon SkeletonsSummon SkeletonsSpell, Minion, Duration
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (4-12) Mana
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 10Summon Skeleton Warrior minions at the targeted location. They use a melee attack and die after a duration. If made aggressive, Skeleton Warriors will also dash towards nearby enemies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4PhantasmalMinions deal 1% increased DamageMinions can't be Damaged for 0.1 seconds after being SummonedMinions' Attacks have 0.5% chance to Maim Enemies on Hit5% chance to Summon a Skeleton Archer instead of a Skeleton WarriorSummons (2-3) Skeleton Warriors
Maximum (5-7) Summoned Skeletons
Base duration is 20 seconds
Minions gain 50% more Added Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Summon Skeletons skill icon.png
minions near you or the targeted location to deal chaos damage in an area around it. This effect will chain to your other nearby skeletons. If you have no skeletons near you or the targeted location, it will sacrifice your own life to deal damage instead.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Life Removed: If self cast, Dark Pact will sacrifice 8% of the player's maximum life in a manner similar to spending life with the Lifetap SupportLifetap SupportSupport, Duration
Icon: T
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 300%
Requires Level 8Supports any skill. Minions cannot gain the Lifetap buff.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Life CostLifetap lasts +0.1 secondsSupported Skills deal (10-19)% more Damage while you have Lifetap
Gain Lifetap after Spending a total of (23-273) Life on Upfront
Costs and Effects of a Supported Skill
Lifetap lasts 4 seconds
Supported Skills Cost Life instead of Mana
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 the Blood Magic Keystone. Since this sacrificed life is not considered damage, it cannot be mitigated with chaos resistance and will not trigger Cast when Damage Taken SupportCast when Damage Taken SupportSupport, Spell, Trigger
Icon: !
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 250%
Cooldown Time: 0.25 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Requires Level 38Each supported spell skill will track damage you take, and be triggered when the total damage taken reaches a threshold. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills, channelling skills, and skills with a reservation cannot be triggered.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased DamageSupported Skills have 1% increased Skill Effect DurationSupported Skills require 1% reduced amount of Damage taken to TriggerTrigger Supported Spells when you take a total of (528-3272) Damage
Supported Skills deal (-70-6)% more Damage
This Gem can only Support Skill Gems requiring Level (38-70) or lower
You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
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.
. If 8% of maximum life cannot be removed (for example, maximum 1 life due to Chaos Inoculation) the spell will continue to function but with a smaller damage bonus.[1]

Life Scaling: Dark Pact deals additional damage equal to the amount of life removed from the target of the spell. This means that Minion Life nodes and the Minion Life SupportMinion Life SupportSupport, Minion
Icon: n
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 18Supports skills which create Minions.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.75% increased Minion maximum LifeMinions Regenerate 0.1% of Life per secondMinions from Supported Skills deal 1% increased Damage while on Full LifeSupported Skills have (30-49)% more Minion maximum LifeThis 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 increase the damage dealt when cast on skeletons, while self-casting scales with the player's maximum life. Since the spell does not know whether a skeleton is in range until the moment of cast, the in-game tooltip will only consider the spell's base damage and any external sources of damage.[2]

Spell Totem SupportSpell Totem SupportSupport, Spell, Totem
Icon: T
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 200%
Requires Level 8Supports spell skills that are not triggered. Instead of casting that spell, you will summon a totem that casts the spell for you.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 1% increased Totem Placement speed1% increased Totem Duration1% increased Totem RangeSupported Skills will summon a Totem which uses that Skill
Totem lasts 8 seconds
Supported Skills deal (49-40)% less Damage
Supported Skills have 40% less Cast Speed
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.
: Dark Pact can be supported by spell totem and will cast whenever there is an enemy in close proximity. The totem will first attempt to target any skeleton in range. If none are found, the totem will sacrifice 8% of its own maximum life. This means that in order for a totem to cast on Skeletons effectively, the skeletons, totem, and enemy must all be in close proximity of one another. Totems that self-sacrifice will receive the more damage bonus.[3]

Minion Instability: Dark Pact can be used to forcibly lower the life of your Skeleton minions to low life. Doing so will trigger the effect of the Keystone passive Minion Instability. Using Spell Echo SupportSpell Echo SupportSpell, Support
Icon: k
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 150%
Requires Level 38Supports spell skills, making them repeat when cast. Cannot support Vaal skills, totem skills, channelling skills, triggered skills, instant skills, or skills with a reservation.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast SpeedSupported Skills deal 1% less Damage
Final Repeat of Supported Skills deals 3% more Damage
Supported Skills Repeat an additional time
Supported Skills have (40-54)% more Cast Speed
Supported Skills deal 10% less 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.
can effectively speed up the rate at which skeleton life is removed, in order to trigger this effect faster.

Minion Supports: Despite having the minion tag, there are no minion specific support gems that impact Dark Pact. However, the Reanimator's and Summoner's mod found on helmets, as well as uniques that raise the level of socketed minion gems (The BaronThe Baron
Close Helmet
Armour: (130-150)Requires Level 26, 58 Str+2 to Level of Socketed Minion Gems
Minions have (10-20)% increased maximum Life
Half of your Strength is added to your Minions
+1 to maximum number of Raised Zombies per 500 Strength
With at least 1000 Strength, (1.5-2)% of Damage dealt by your Raised Zombies is Leeched to you as Life
"The Emperor's trusted surgeons are not the only ones who practice the dark arts. Some of us are just more discreet."
, Chober ChaberChober Chaber
Great Mallet
Two Hand Mace
Physical Damage: (129-137.6) to (264-281.6)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.25
Weapon Range: 13
Requires Level 40, 104 Str30% increased Stun Duration on Enemies+1 to Level of Socketed Melee Gems
+1 to Level of Socketed Minion Gems
20% reduced Strength Requirement
(200-220)% increased Physical Damage
25% increased maximum Mana
Minions have (20-40)% increased maximum Life
15% increased Skill Effect Duration
The faithful may continue to serve, even after death.
, Femurs of the SaintsFemurs of the Saints
Primordial Staff
Staff
Physical Damage: 55-165
Critical Strike Chance: 6.20%
Attacks per Second: 1.15
Weapon Range: 13
Requires Level 58, 99 Str, 99 Int+18% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff+2 to Level of Socketed Minion Gems
Minions deal (60-80)% increased Damage
+1% Chance to Block Attack Damage per Summoned Skeleton
2% increased Attack and Cast Speed per Summoned Raging Spirit
Regenerate 0.6% of Life per second for each Raised Zombie
30% increased Mana Regeneration Rate per Raised Spectre
"They spent a lifetime in the service of God,
only to spend eternity in the service of me."
- Kadavrus, Surgeon to the Umbra
, etc.) will increase the level of Dark Pact.

Chaining: Dark Pact will chain from one skeleton to other nearby skeletons the designated number of chains. Each Skeleton used to chain Dark Pact will suffer the 8% life sacrifice from this skill. Additional chains can be added to help cover a larger area or return a chain to a previously targeted Skeleton using Chain SupportChain SupportSupport, Chaining, Projectile
Icon: c
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 150%
Requires Level 38Supports projectile skills, and any other skills that chain.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Chaining rangeSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Projectile SpeedProjectiles Fired by Supported Skills have 4% chance not to Pierce EnemiesSupported Skills Chain +2 times
Supported Skills deal (30-11)% less Damage with Hits
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.
, Ricochet from the Deadeye Ascendancy, or items such as MjölnerMjölner
Gavel
One Handed Mace
Physical Damage: (97.2-118.8) to (181.8-222.2)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.15
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 60, 412 Str, 300 Int15% reduced Enemy Stun ThresholdTrigger a Socketed Lightning Spell on Hit, with a 0.25 second Cooldown
Socketed Lightning Spells have no Cost if Triggered
+300 Intelligence Requirement
+200 Strength Requirement
(80-120)% increased Physical Damage
Skills Chain +1 times
(80-100)% increased Lightning Damage
Look the storm in the eye and you will have its respect.
. Note that Dark Pact is NOT a projectile and is not affected by projectile speed or other projectile modifiers, including the quality properties of Chain SupportChain SupportSupport, Chaining, Projectile
Icon: c
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 150%
Requires Level 38Supports projectile skills, and any other skills that chain.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Chaining rangeSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Projectile SpeedProjectiles Fired by Supported Skills have 4% chance not to Pierce EnemiesSupported Skills Chain +2 times
Supported Skills deal (30-11)% less Damage with Hits
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.
. Also, note that it is impossible to chain to or from the player in any way using Dark Pact as the chaining property of Dark Pact only triggers with Skeletons.

Divine Shrine: As Dark Pact sacrifices life rather than deals damage to the player, being affected by a Divine Shrine will not prevent life loss.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired IntelligenceMana
Cost
Chaos
Damage
More Damage
with Hits
and Ailments
Exp.Total Exp.
12867724 to 3656%00
23173729 to 4360%199345199345
33479835 to 5264%285815485160
43785841 to 6269%401344886504
54092949 to 7473%5543791440883
64296955 to 8377%4774371918320
744100962 to 9281%5837862502106
8461041069 to 10385%7103593212465
9481091077 to 11590%13555114567976
10501131086 to 12994%11388775706853
11521171195 to 14398%13682337075086
125412111106 to 159102%16383388713424
135612511118 to 177106%195664810670072
145813011131 to 196111%365518414325256
156013412145 to 218115%301732717342583
166213812161 to 242119%775999525102578
176414212178 to 267123%1513819340240771
186614613197 to 296127%2608382566324596
196815113218 to 327132%62620247128944843
207015513241 to 362136%211708088340652931
217215913266 to 400140%N/AN/A
2274N/A14294 to 441144%N/AN/A
2376N/A14324 to 486148%N/AN/A
2478N/A14358 to 536153%N/AN/A
2580N/A15394 to 591157%N/AN/A
2682N/A15434 to 651161%N/AN/A
2784N/A15478 to 717165%N/AN/A
2886N/A15526 to 789169%N/AN/A
2988N/A16578 to 868174%N/AN/A
3090N/A16636 to 954178%N/AN/A
3191N/A16667 to 1000181%N/AN/A
3292N/A16699 to 1048182%N/AN/A
3393N/A16733 to 1099185%N/AN/A
3494N/A17768 to 1152186%N/AN/A
3595N/A17805 to 1207189%N/AN/A
3696N/A17843 to 1265190%N/AN/A
3797N/A17884 to 1325193%N/AN/A
3898N/A17926 to 1389195%N/AN/A
3999N/A17970 to 1455197%N/AN/A
40100N/A171016 to 1524199%N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Dark Pact can drop anywhere.

Recipes

Dark Pact can be created from the following recipes:

AmountPartDescriptionMeta
3The Bitter BlossomThe Bitter Blossom3Level 21 Chaos Gem
Quality: +23%
Corrupted
The pain you feel is of no consequence, it is evolution, to be made whole within something greater.
Random corrupted superior level 21 Chaos gem with 23% qualityA
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
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 superior gemA
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
6The SummonerThe Summoner6Minion Gem
Quality: +20%
To own a piece of the Nightmare, you must first belong to the Nightmare.
Random superior Minion gem with 20% qualityA
13The CataclysmThe Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem
Corrupted
The mighty warriors traded in blows, the nimble archers in arrows, yet it was the brazen thaumaturgists who would bring catastrophe to all.
Random corrupted level 21 Spell 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 superior gem with 20% qualityA
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Random divination card set exchangeA

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Clarissa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Dark Pact.

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 Dark Pact Area Of Effect 166Merciless Labyrinth16% increased Dark Pact Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Dark Pact Area Of Effect 275Eternal Labyrinth24% increased Dark Pact Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Dack Pact Cast Speed 166Merciless Labyrinth8% increased Dark Pact Cast Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Dack Pact Cast Speed 275Eternal Labyrinth12% increased Dark Pact Cast Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Dark Pact Damage 166Merciless Labyrinth25% increased Dark Pact Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Dark Pact Damage 275Eternal Labyrinth40% increased Dark Pact Damagehelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.17.0
  • Dark Pact now deals 56% more Damage with Hits and Ailments if using your Life at gem level 1 (previously 40%), up to 136% at gem level 20 (previously 97%).
3.16.0
  • Dark Pact now sacrifices 8% of Skeleton’s Life to deal that much Chaos Damage (previously 6%).
  • Now has 40% more Damage with Hits and Ailments if using your Life at gem level 1 (previously 0%), up to 97% at gem level 20 (previously 76%).
3.6.0
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 13 (was 14).
  • Now has a radius of 26 (from 24).
  • Now deals 24 to 36 Chaos damage at gem level 1 (from 20 to 30) and 241 to 362 Chaos damage at gem level 20 (from 201 to 301).
3.1.0
  • Dark Pact cast using your life no longer has bonus radius.
  • The damage bonus has been reduced from 95% more damage with hits and ailments when using your life to 76% more damage.
  • Dark Pact now counts as being a Minion skill gem, and will thus interact with effects such as the one found on Cloak of Tawm'r IsleyCloak of Tawm'r Isley
    Savant's Robe
    Energy Shield: (287-396)
    Movement Speed: -3%
    Requires Level 56, 152 IntSocketed Minion Gems are Supported by Level 16 Life Leech
    (150-200)% increased Energy Shield
    Minions cannot be Blinded
    Minions have 15% chance to Blind Enemies on hit
    Found Magic Items drop Identified
    Renowned by those distinguished,
    Exalted by the few.
    He skulks in darkness,
    and watches from beneath the city.
    .
3.0.0
  • Dark Pact has been added to the game.

References

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