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The Vaal are an ancient race of Wraeclast. All but 3,126 of the Vaal were killed by the Vaal Cataclysm instigated by the experiments of Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturgist and Atziri, last Queen of the Vaal. The survivors found refuge in the nearby Azmeri tribes, eventually entirely assimilating into their civilization. They were the first known users of gems and practised sacrifice.

History

The Vaal are the oldest identified race in Wraeclast,[a] almost completely forgotten in modern times.[b] At the height of its prosperity, it was the most powerful nation in the known world.[c]

The Vaal were the first known users of virtue gems[d][e][f] Vaal bloodpriests discovered that the souls of those recently killed would, for a short moment, search for any other source of life. In this moment, they could be captured in a vaal skill gem. Then, the abilities of the gem would be empowered by these souls.

Human sacrifice and blood sacrifice were extremely prolific in Vaal society. They human sacrifice as a way to empower their constructs, and through them their civilization.[g] The Vaal also engaged in slavery.[h]

Origins of the Vaal

Due to their antiquity, very little is known about the origin of the Vaal. Despite the name "Proto-Vaal" often given to the primeval civilization, no connection between the two peoples has been proven.[i]

According to Vaal mythology, the origins of the Vaal trace back to a conflict between the historical figure Xibaqua and "the gods", resulting in the creation of a "droplet of pure light" - the first Vaal.[j][k] Little is known about Xibaqua, the mentioned "gods", whether the story is rooted in reality, or the exact nature of their conflict.

On Oriath

Although traditionally confined to the Wraeclastian mainland, spanning the majority of the regions later conquered by the Eternal Empire, it is known that Vaal culture had once extended to the shores of the island of Oriath.[l] Queen Atziri also used Oriath as a "vault" to keep valuable goods. One such good was the Elixir of AllureElixir of AllureFamous for her many lovers, those that did not
come willing to Atziri, came by liquid persuasion.
, a famed love potion said to have been kept in the skulls of Atziri's favourite lovers.[m] In the Act 10 quest No Love for Old Ghosts, the exile retrieves this potion from the Ossuary for Weylam Roth.

Contacting the Azmeri

Around 1160 BC,[n] the Vaal first made contact with the Azmeri living in the Azmerian ranges. At the time, the Azmeri were still composed of primitive tribes. The Vaal introduced agriculture and literacy to the Azmeri, assisting them in the creation of the first Azmerian written language. While the Vaal were generous with sharing their knowledge in many areas, they never divulged any information about the virtue gems with which their skin was adorned.[o]

Ralakesh

The god Ralakesh, "Master of a Million Faces", was a Vaal god who rose to prominence at some point before the reign of Atziri. He was obsessed with the control of humanity through their "animal instincts", and came under the control of a certain Vaal city. His experiments drove his citizens to the brink of extinction, and he was forced to enslave many of the primitive Azmeri to repopulate his domain.[p] In the Act 7 quest The Master of a Million Faces, the exile encounters and kills Ralakesh to claim his soul and empower their pantheon.

Yugul

Yugul, "Reflection of Terror", was a Vaal scholar obsessed with the study of fear, which he believed to be an idea upon which the "bedrock" of the "great cosmos" was formed.[q] He would induce terror in children and capture their reactions in "eldritch mirrors" designs of his own creation that could "petrify fear" for further study.[r] He used this understanding of human nature and control over fear to enter the halls of Vaal leadership, and eventually scare enough Vaal into worshipping him, allowing him to ascend to godhood.[s] In the Act 8 quest Reflection of Terror, the exile encounters and kills Yugul to claim his soul and empower their pantheon.

Arakaali

Arakaali, "Spinner of Shadows" said to crawled up from the "blackest pits" during the creation of the world, was really a mortal temptress and seductress whose "lust for loin" transformed her into an arachnid.[t] She became a Vaal goddess of fertility, who would often assume a human form and, after copulating with her victims (the genders of whom were unclear), would satiate her "divine thirst" by draining them of their bodily fluid. Her acolytes would collect the husk and give it a place in her temple, the modern day Temple of Decay.[u] Despite primarily being known as a Vaal goddess, she was first worshipped by the Azmeri.[v][w] In the Act 7 quest The Mother of Spiders, the exile encounters and defeats Arakaali in the Temple of Decay Level 2 to claim her soul and empower their pantheon.

Reign of Queen Tetzlapokal

Queen Tetzlapokal, described by scholars as a "waif of disturbing proclivities", was a devotee of the goddess Arakaali who lived at some point before the reign of Atziri. According to literature, she had a deep fascination with mortality and the "inert human form". Her subjects were requested to deposit the bodies of their deceased loved ones on the steps of her palace, upon which the bodies would be taken inside.[x] Eramir is unable to describe exactly what was done with the bodies taken inside, but his dialogue suggests some form of necrophilia. The Vaal City rose to prominence during her reign.

Reign of Queen Atziri

Queen Atziri was the last Queen of the Vaal, as the actions of her and her thaumaturge, Doryani, led to the Vaal Cataclysm and the fall of the Vaal.

Early reign

Atziri was a vain, narcissistic, and beautiful ruler, obsessed with eternal beauty and youth.[y][z] Although dissenters in her court were usually sacrificed, she sometimes took matters into her own hands.[aa][ab]

Atziri held court naked in a "throne room of mirrors", demanding the same of anyone wishing an audience with her.[1] Scholars believe that she used her "striking physical appearance" to solicit "courtly engagements in her favour", especially from men.[ac]

"When you have nothing to hide,

you have nothing to fear."

— Atziri, Queen of the Vaal[ad]

Kishara

Kishara, a Vaal explorer from Atziri's time from travelled "every coast, cove and bay" with the help of her thaumaturgical guide, Kishara's StarKishara's StarTo the wily Kishara's eye, a star brighter than the sun., fell out of Atziri's favour for an unknown reason.[ae] Atziri took Kishara's ship and made sacrifices out of her crew, forcing Kishara to escape and go into hiding. However, before she left, she hid Kishara's Star near the Causeway.[af][ag] In the Act 7 quest Kishara's Star, the exile retrieves Kishara's Star in the Causeway for Weylam Roth.

Zerphi

During Atziri's reign, a Vaalish noble named Zerphi caught her attention for having lived to 168. He was a serial killer; over a period of 128 years, Zerphi had abducted, tortured, and murdered thirteen victims, all Gemlings of noble descent at their twentieth year of life. Post-mortem revealed that each victim had been tortured and mutilated slowly, all while they were still alive. When Zerphi himself was found dead next to his thirteenth victim, whose body appeared untouched, instead of that of a centenarian, it was discovered that his body resembled that of a twenty year-old.[ah]

Atziri tasked her premier thaumaturgist Doryani with the task of researching Zerphi's methods of achieving his longevity and vitality, ordering him to "make any effort within the realms of possibility, and to act without fear of question or consequence". The source of Zerphi's longevity may have been his devotion to an unidentified "god of death".[ai]Doryani's methods were brutal - countless Vaal between the ages of 16-26 were sent to him, yet none survived and his experiments proved unsuccessful.[aj]

The Temple of Atzoatl

The Temple of Atzoatl's construction is said to have began in the final years of Atziri's reign, with it being completed shortly before the Vaal Cataclysm. Its exact location has been lost to time and, for the denizens of Wraeclast, its existence and purpose now lie within the realm of mythology.

At the peak of Atzoatl's influence, evidence suggests that Atziri herself moved her seat of power to there. This may be why she can be encountered in the Throne of Atziri area of The Temple of Atzoatl.[ak]

While little is known about the temple's true purpose, it was used, among other purposes, for the storing of riches acquired from trade with the Karui and Maraketh; the development of mechanical technology; worship of Corruption; Doryani's experiments with gems; playing host to the Cult of Purple Flame, which worshipped Chayula; the study of cold, fire, and lightning; the study of the control of the weather; the pursuit of immortality; sacrifice; the study of Legion monoliths; the crafting of weapons and armour; and the study of maps.[al]

The temple was filled with ambushes and traps to deter potential plunderers. According to myth, the heart of the temple, the Temple Nexus, "imbued its denizens with vigour".[am]

At The Temple of Atzoatl, the Vaal were repeatedly attacked by a certain "horrifying murderous entity". To defend, the Vaal stationed a "great many warriors" and bred "a great many creatures" to defend against the attacks.[an] Little is known about this entity; its origins, motivations, and ultimate fate are up for speculation.

Fall of the Vaal

Despite Doryani's failures to replicate Zerphi's success, Atziri never lost her desire for immortal life. Under her reign, she began demanding life and blood sacrifice from her subjects. As Atziri grew more desperate and the blood of the empire began to run dry, more and more Vaal were sent to the altar every day - from the common thief to the most devoted thaumaturge or most trusted advisor, none were exempt. However, it was the lower classes that suffered the most.[ao] [ap][aq] The Vaal used these souls of those sacrifice to power their Vaal gems.[ar][as][2]

For their sacrifice, Atziri promised immortality not just for herself, but for the entire Vaal population.[at]However, due to her history of vanity and narcissism, it is questionable whether she had ever intended to save the other Vaal as opposed to keeping immortality only to herself.[au]

Some of the Vaal were fully accepting of Atziri's sacrifices and rituals,[av] but others expressed disillusionment and dissent[aw]Any such protestors were quickly arrested and at her altars.[ax]

Atziri became obsessed with gems as well as sacrifice. Soon, they were too ubiquitous in Vaal society. Historical recountings of the Vaal describe their bodies as were glittering, adorned with gems all over.[ay][az]

Signs of the Vaal civilization's decline began showing even before The Fall.[ba][bb]

The Vaal Cataclysm

The Vaal Catalysm was a historical event that brought an end to the Vaal Empire, from which only 3,126 Vaal survived. The fate of Atziri, Doryani, and the rest of Vaal is unknown and up for speculation, even to Wraeclastian scholars.

Very little is known about the cause the Vaal Cataclysm. Under Atziri, Doryani's attempts to reach immortality grew in size and scope, until he began work on his final project. At the time of or in preparation for this project, Atziri took her treasures and moved them to Vaults of AtziriVaults of Atziri
Vaal Pyramid Map
Map Level: 71
Map Tier: 4
Guild Character: g
Chests have (2500-3500)% increased Item Rarity
Area contains no monsters
Chest drop scaling is disabled. (Hidden)
Found Items have (20-40)% chance to drop Corrupted in Area
"Should I depart this mortal coil,
so shall all of my treasures."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
.

The result of the catalytic reaction would be either immortality for all,

or death for all. It was a risk Doryani was willing to take.

Doryani's CatalystDoryani's Catalyst
Vaal Sceptre
Sceptre
Physical Damage: (102-122) to (170-230)
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Attacks per Second: (1.55-1.61)
Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
Requires Level 75, 113 Str, 113 Int32% increased Elemental DamageSocketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Elemental Proliferation
Adds (65-85) to (100-160) Physical Damage
(11-15)% increased Attack Speed
(6-10)% increased Cast Speed
(30-40)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
0.2% of Elemental Damage Leeched as Life
(80-100)% increased Elemental Damage
The result of the catalytic reaction would be either immortality for all,
or death for all. It was a risk Doryani was willing to take.

The exact details of his experiments and its fallout are extremely nebulous due to lack of documentation. However, it involved manipulating the powers of the Beast, its thaumaturgy, corruption, gems, sacrifice, "communion", the "harvest moon", "sleep", "nightmare", maps, and possibly The Elder.[bc][bd][be][bf][bg]

Doryani did not appear to be successful. Due to the cataclysmic nature of the event, little is known about what truly happened to the Vaal. However it is known that only 3,126 survived, to seek refuge with the nearby Azmeri. When asked about the Fall, none of the survivors could say what had happened. Over time, they assimilated into the Azmeri population until no Vaal remained. Despite the ubiquity of gems in the Vaal civilization, none of these survivors had any; when the Kalguur showed them an image of one, a "great panic arose" and the Kalguur were banished from the Azmerian mountains.[bh]

"... tattered, shambling survivors, bereft of their families, their wealth, and in many cases, their sanity."

— Trinian, "The Ancients", Book 5: The Fall

As for Atziri, she managed to preserve her beauty into as the cost of sacrificing her humanity,[bi] relegated to a "nightmare realm" and unable to return to Wraeclast. Doryani's fate is unclear. In Atziri's "crimson nightmare" realm, she is joined by other Vaal who continue to sacrifice themselves to her over and over, only to rise again each time.[bj]The Trialmaster describes Atziri's realm of "crimson madness and nightmare" as being beyond the reach of his master, Chaos.


Figures

Atalui, Vaal Priestess

Atalui, Vaal Priestess is a figure only mentioned by the flavour text of BloodseekerBloodseeker
Hellion's Paw
Claw
Physical Damage: (162-172.8) to (255-272)
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.68
Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
Requires Level 62, 131 Dex, 95 Int1.6% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life(200-220)% increased Physical Damage
Adds 25 to 30 Physical Damage
5% increased Attack Speed
1.2% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
5% increased Movement Speed
Life Leech from Hits with this Weapon is instant
"For the life of the flesh will always be in the blood."
- Atalui, Vaal Priestess
.

Jaetai, Vaal Advisor

Jaetai, Vaal Advisor is a figure only mentioned by the flavour text of Atziri's FoibleAtziri's Foible
Paua Amulet
Requires Level 16(20-30)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate+100 to maximum Mana
(16-24)% increased maximum Mana
(80-100)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
Items and Gems have 25% reduced Attribute Requirements
The world is but a piece of parchment, blank and symmetric.
We label each side: one Good, one Evil; one Black, one White.
The divine truth, however, is that both are one and the same.
-Jaetai, Vaal Advisor
. The item's name suggests that Jaetai was an advisor to Atziri.

Culture

Constructs

Gods

Yaomac

Yaomac was a mythological Vaal deity with three serpentine heads, said to have been the shepherd of Vaal souls and the arbiter of the balance of the seasons. The priest that carried Yaomac's sigil was granted one boon by each serpentine head.[bk][bl][bm][bn]

Chaos

Chaos, despite not being a god,[bo] nor of Vaal origin, a sect of Vaal priests were dedicated to his worship. The Temple of Chaos was located on the outskirts of the city of Utzaal.[bp]

From the timeline The Last to Die hailed from, the Blood CrucibleBlood CrucibleThe gateway of flesh, horror unbound,
requires a key of madness and pain.
was creating during the "height of the empire's madness" in a pact forged between the bloodlines of the High Priests of the Vaal and Chaos.[bq]

Geography

Vaal-themed expansions/leagues

Related items

Several items are named after the Vaal:

Basetype

ItemFlavour Text
Allflame Ember of The Vaal LegionAllflame Ember of The Vaal LegionPack Size: 4-7 Monsters
Pack contains Pack Leader
Pack monsters can drop Timeless Vaal SplintersClick and drag this item over a Monster Pack in the Lantern of Arimor to have those packs in the area replaced with this pack.
N/A
Arrogance of the VaalArrogance of the Vaal8Item
Two-Implicit
Corrupted
Discovery can lead to beauty, or it can lead to ruin.
Discovery can lead to beauty, or it can lead to ruin.
Flaring Allflame Ember of the VaalFlaring Allflame Ember of the VaalPack Size: 3-4 Monsters
Pack contains Pack Leader
Pack monsters have a chance to leave corpses with a Special CraftClick and drag this item over a Monster Pack in the Lantern of Arimor to have those packs in the area replaced with this pack.
N/A
Timeless Vaal EmblemTimeless Vaal EmblemPlace two or more different Emblems in a Map Device to access the Domain of Timeless Conflict. Can only be used once.N/A
Timeless Vaal SplinterTimeless Vaal SplinterStack Size: 100Combine 100 Splinters to create a Timeless Vaal Emblem.N/A
Unrelenting Timeless Vaal EmblemUnrelenting Timeless Vaal EmblemMonsters gain 10% increased Maximum Life each time they are Revived
Monsters Penetrate 4% of Enemy Resistances for each time they have been Revived
Monsters Overwhelm 4% of Physical Damage Reduction for each time they have been Revived
10% increased Experience Gain
10% improved Rewards
Place two or more different Emblems in a Map Device to access the Domain of Timeless Conflict. Can only be used once.
N/A
Vaal OrbVaal OrbStack Size: 20Corrupts an item, modifying it unpredictablyRight click this item then left click an item to corrupt it. Corrupted items cannot be modified again.N/A
Vaal Pyramid MapVaal Pyramid MapMap Level: 71
Map Tier: 4
Guild Character: ~
A good slave is driven by
only two thoughts:
service and sacrifice.
Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
A good slave is driven by
only two thoughts:
service and sacrifice.
Vaal Scouting ReportVaal Scouting ReportStack Size: 20Reroll all of Kirac's Atlas Missions, corrupting all non-Unique MapsRight click this item while viewing Kirac's Atlas Missions to use it.N/A
Vaal Temple MapVaal Temple MapMap Level: 83
Map Tier: 16
Guild Character: >
Area contains 10 additional guarded Vaal VesselsVoices. Visions. Violence.
They will haunt these grounds for all of eternity.
Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
Voices. Visions. Violence.
They will haunt these grounds for all of eternity.
Vaal GreavesVaal GreavesArmour: (220-253)Requires Level 62, 117 StrN/A
Vaal MaskVaal MaskEvasion: (207-239)
Energy Shield: (37-43)
Requires Level 62, 79 Dex, 72 Int
N/A
Vaal Spirit ShieldVaal Spirit ShieldChance to Block: 24%
Energy Shield: (56-64)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 62, 159 Int(5-10)% increased Spell Damage
N/A
Vaal BucklerVaal BucklerChance to Block: 27%
Evasion: (330-379)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 63, 159 Dex3% increased Movement Speed
N/A
Vaal GauntletsVaal GauntletsArmour: (232-266)Requires Level 63, 100 StrN/A
Vaal GreatswordVaal GreatswordTwo Hand Sword
Physical Damage: 68-142
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 1.3 metres
Requires Level 63, 122 Str, 104 Dex+470 to Accuracy Rating
N/A
Vaal AxeVaal AxeTwo Handed Axe
Physical Damage: 104-174
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.15
Weapon Range: 1.3 metres
Requires Level 64, 158 Str, 76 Dex25% chance to Maim on Hit
N/A
Vaal BladeVaal BladeOne Handed Sword
Physical Damage: 46-86
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
Requires Level 64, 113 Str, 113 Dex+460 to Accuracy Rating
N/A
Vaal SceptreVaal SceptreSceptre
Physical Damage: 37-70
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.40
Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
Requires Level 64, 113 Str, 113 Int32% increased Elemental Damage
N/A
Vaal HatchetVaal HatchetOne Handed Axe
Physical Damage: 30-90
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.40
Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
Requires Level 65, 140 Str, 86 Dex
N/A
Vaal ClawVaal ClawClaw
Physical Damage: 29-76
Critical Strike Chance: 6.50%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
Requires Level 66, 95 Dex, 131 Int2% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
N/A
Vaal RapierVaal RapierOne Handed Sword
Physical Damage: 22-87
Critical Strike Chance: 6.50%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 1.4 metres
Requires Level 66, 212 Dex+25% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
N/A
Vaal RegaliaVaal RegaliaEnergy Shield: (171-197)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 68, 194 Int
N/A

Unique

List of unique items named after Vaal. For an incomplete list of Vaal-related unique items, see Foil#List_of_Foil_items_(Vaal_Reliquary_Key)

ItemFlavour Text
String of ServitudeString of Servitude
Heavy Belt
Requires Level 1<(1-2) Random corrupted implicit modifiers>Implicit Modifier magnitudes are tripled
Level Requirement reduced by 100 (Hidden)
CorruptedFor the Vaal, the relationship between slave and master was as intimate and volatile as that of lovers.
For the Vaal, the relationship between slave and master was as intimate and volatile as that of lovers.
The AdornedThe Adorned
Crimson Jewel
Limited to: 1(50-150)% increased Effect of Jewel Socket Passive Skills containing Corrupted Magic JewelsCorruptedAt their height, the Vaal glittered under the sun.
A decade, a century, an aeon of prosperity...
now nothing more than a passing wonder.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
At their height, the Vaal glittered under the sun.
A decade, a century, an aeon of prosperity...
now nothing more than a passing wonder.
Vaults of AtziriVaults of Atziri
Vaal Pyramid Map
Map Level: 71
Map Tier: 4
Guild Character: g
Chests have (2500-3500)% increased Item Rarity
Area contains no monsters
Chest drop scaling is disabled. (Hidden)
Found Items have (20-40)% chance to drop Corrupted in Area
"Should I depart this mortal coil,
so shall all of my treasures."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
"Should I depart this mortal coil,
so shall all of my treasures."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
Atziri's FoibleAtziri's Foible
Paua Amulet
Requires Level 16(20-30)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate+100 to maximum Mana
(16-24)% increased maximum Mana
(80-100)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
Items and Gems have 25% reduced Attribute Requirements
The world is but a piece of parchment, blank and symmetric.
We label each side: one Good, one Evil; one Black, one White.
The divine truth, however, is that both are one and the same.
-Jaetai, Vaal Advisor
The world is but a piece of parchment, blank and symmetric.
We label each side: one Good, one Evil; one Black, one White.
The divine truth, however, is that both are one and the same.
-Jaetai, Vaal Advisor
QuecholliQuecholli
Jagged Maul
Two Hand Mace
Physical Damage: (57.6-64) to (133.2-148)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 1.3 metres
Requires Level 22, 77 Str30% increased Stun Duration on Enemies+(25-50) to all Attributes
(80-100)% increased Physical Damage
Adds 5 to 25 Physical Damage
Gain 10 Life per Enemy Killed
Enemies Killed with Attack or Spell Hits Explode, dealing 10% of their Life as Fire Damage
"The finest prosperity grows from the direst
carnage. Such is the nature of progress."
- Doryani of the Vaal
"The finest prosperity grows from the direst
carnage. Such is the nature of progress."
- Doryani of the Vaal
Soul RipperSoul Ripper
Quartz Flask
Lasts 6.00 Seconds
Consumes 30 of (20-150) Charges on use
Phasing
+10% chance to Suppress Spell Damage
Requires Level 27+(-40-90) to Maximum Charges
Loses all Charges when you enter a new area
Consumes Maximum Charges to use
Gain Vaal Souls equal to Charges Consumed when used
"What care have I for their pain? They're already dead."
- Atalui, Vaal Priestess
Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
"What care have I for their pain? They're already dead."
- Atalui, Vaal Priestess
Vaal CaressVaal Caress
Bronzescale Gauntlets
Armour: (110-148)
Evasion: (110-148)
Requires Level 27, 22 Str, 22 Dex+5 to Level of Socketed Vaal Gems
-5 to Level of Socketed Non-Vaal Gems
(120-140)% increased Armour and Evasion
+(50-70) to maximum Life
+40% to Cold Resistance
You gain Onslaught for 20 seconds on using a Vaal Skill
"The gems are strangely human at times.
They simply love to be held."
- Doryani, First Seer to the Queen
"The gems are strangely human at times.
They simply love to be held."
- Doryani, First Seer to the Queen
RearguardRearguard
Blunt Arrow Quiver
Requires Level 31Adds (7-9) to (13-16) Physical Damage to Attacks(20-24)% Chance to Block Attack Damage
(12-15)% Chance to Block Spell Damage
+(400-450) to Armour
(20-30)% increased Projectile Speed
50% increased Stun and Block Recovery
(15-20)% increased Projectile Damage
"It's a rare man that has eyes in the back of his head."
- Kiravi, Vaal Archer
"It's a rare man that has eyes in the back of his head."
- Kiravi, Vaal Archer
DrillneckDrillneck
Penetrating Arrow Quiver
Requires Level 36Arrows Pierce an additional Target(8-12)% increased Attack Speed
+350 to Evasion Rating
+(40-50) to maximum Life
(10-14) to (19-24) Added Physical Damage with Bow Attacks
Arrows deal 50% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments to Targets they Pierce
"Why waste such a fine arrow on just one man?"
- Kiravi, Vaal Archer
"Why waste such a fine arrow on just one man?"
- Kiravi, Vaal Archer
Demon StitcherDemon Stitcher
Satin Gloves
Energy Shield: (128-153)Requires Level 41, 60 Int(15-20)% increased Cast Speed
+(100-120) to maximum Energy Shield
+(100-120) to maximum Life
Sacrifice (5-25)% of Life to gain that much Energy Shield when you Cast a Spell
Xibaqua's treachery was met with divine fury.
One by one, the gods reclaimed their flesh, until all that remained was a droplet of pure light:
The first Vaal.
Xibaqua's treachery was met with divine fury.
One by one, the gods reclaimed their flesh, until all that remained was a droplet of pure light:
The first Vaal.
SoulthirstSoulthirst
Cloth Belt
Requires Level 45(15-25)% increased Stun and Block Recovery+(60-80) to maximum Life
+15% to all Elemental Resistances
(20-30)% increased Mana Recovery from Flasks
(30-20)% reduced Flask Effect Duration
Gain Soul Eater during any Flask Effect
Lose all Eaten Souls when you use a Flask
"They say a draught of fine spirits will ward off
the elements and promote a longer, merrier life.
I have found this to be true on all counts."
- Zerphi of the Vaal
"They say a draught of fine spirits will ward off
the elements and promote a longer, merrier life.
I have found this to be true on all counts."
- Zerphi of the Vaal
Mahuxotl's MachinationMahuxotl's Machination
Steel Kite Shield
Chance to Block: 26%
Armour: (146-167)
Energy Shield: (30-35)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 46, 60 Str, 60 IntCorrupted Soul
Divine Flesh
Eternal Youth
Everlasting Sacrifice
Immortal Ambition
Vaal Pact
The Banished Architect sought to employ all the
darkest secrets of the Vaal... at the same time.
The Banished Architect sought to employ all the
darkest secrets of the Vaal... at the same time.
Soul TetherSoul Tether
Cloth Belt
Requires Level 48(15-25)% increased Stun and Block Recovery+(20-40) to Intelligence
Gain (4-6)% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
Immortal Ambition
Vaal bloodpriests were among the earliest intellectuals on record.
It was they who found that a newly freed soul would
desperately cling to any other source of life.
Vaal bloodpriests were among the earliest intellectuals on record.
It was they who found that a newly freed soul would
desperately cling to any other source of life.
Zeel's AmplifierZeel's Amplifier
Polished Spiked Shield
Chance to Block: 26%
Evasion: (111-131)
Energy Shield: (83-107)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 49, 64 Dex, 64 Int+5% chance to Suppress Spell Damage(40-50)% increased Spell Damage
+(60-80) to maximum Energy Shield
+(50-70) to maximum Life
1% increased Area of Effect per Enemy killed recently, up to 50%
You have Zealot's Oath if you haven't been hit recently
"Great minds wish to reveal all the secrets of time and space.
But it does not matter.
Creation, the act of Matter Metamorphosis, is the only secret worth discovering."
- Zeel, Vaal Tinkerer
"Great minds wish to reveal all the secrets of time and space.
But it does not matter.
Creation, the act of Matter Metamorphosis, is the only secret worth discovering."
- Zeel, Vaal Tinkerer
Fate of the VaalFate of the Vaal
Gemstone Sword
One Handed Sword
Physical Damage: (109.2-120.9) to (232.4-257.3)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: (1.43-1.49)
Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
Requires Level 56, 96 Str, 96 Dex+400 to Accuracy Rating(180-210)% increased Physical Damage
(10-15)% increased Attack Speed
100% of Physical Damage from Hits with this Weapon is Converted to a random Element
Hits with this Weapon always Ignite, Freeze, and Shock
Hits with this Weapon deal (30-60)% increased Damage to Ignited Enemies
Hits with this Weapon deal (30-60)% increased Damage to Frozen Enemies
Hits with this Weapon deal (30-60)% increased Damage to Shocked Enemies
Doryani promises immortality, yet we build great structures, carve magnificent works into stone, so a part of us lives onward.
A sign of faithlessness through action.
Doryani promises immortality, yet we build great structures, carve magnificent works into stone, so a part of us lives onward.
A sign of faithlessness through action.
Story of the VaalStory of the Vaal
Gemstone Sword
One Handed Sword
Physical Damage: (109.2-120.9) to (232.4-257.3)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: (1.43-1.49)
Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
Requires Level 56, 96 Str, 96 Dex+400 to Accuracy Rating(180-210)% increased Physical Damage
(10-15)% increased Attack Speed
50% of Physical Damage from Hits with this Weapon is Converted to a random Element
Hits with this Weapon always Ignite, Freeze, and Shock
Hits with this Weapon Freeze Enemies as though dealing (150-200)% more Damage
Hits with this Weapon Shock Enemies as though dealing (150-200)% more Damage
Ignites inflicted with this Weapon deal (50-75)% more Damage
Through war we found peace.
Through death we found advancement.
Our ancestors did not know where their actions would take them.
Are we any better?

This item can be transformed on the Altar of Sacrifice along with Vial of Fate
Through war we found peace.
Through death we found advancement.
Our ancestors did not know where their actions would take them.
Are we any better?

This item can be transformed on the Altar of Sacrifice along with Vial of Fate
Offering to the SerpentOffering to the Serpent
Legion Gloves
Armour: (257-363)
Energy Shield: (52-75)
Requires Level 57, 44 Str, 44 Int<One to three random Synthesis implicit modifiers>+(15-25) to all Attributes
(150-200)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
50% reduced Maximum Recovery per Life Leech
(6-10)% increased Attack and Cast Speed
(15-25)% increased Damage while Leeching
Life Leech effects are not removed when Unreserved Life is Filled
"You covet the strength of your peers, mortal?
Perhaps it can be yours, if you are willing to make an offering of their blood..."
- Vaal Myth of the Third Snake
"You covet the strength of your peers, mortal?
Perhaps it can be yours, if you are willing to make an offering of their blood..."
- Vaal Myth of the Third Snake
BloodseekerBloodseeker
Hellion's Paw
Claw
Physical Damage: (162-172.8) to (255-272)
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.68
Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
Requires Level 62, 131 Dex, 95 Int1.6% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life(200-220)% increased Physical Damage
Adds 25 to 30 Physical Damage
5% increased Attack Speed
1.2% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
5% increased Movement Speed
Life Leech from Hits with this Weapon is instant
"For the life of the flesh will always be in the blood."
- Atalui, Vaal Priestess
"For the life of the flesh will always be in the blood."
- Atalui, Vaal Priestess
The VertexThe Vertex
Vaal Mask
Evasion: (714-908)
Energy Shield: (231-315)
Requires Level 62, 79 Dex, 72 Int+1 to Level of Socketed Gems
Socketed Gems have 50% reduced Mana Cost
(245-280)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
+(30-40) to maximum Energy Shield
+(24-30)% to Chaos Resistance
Enemies Cannot Leech Mana From you
"A queen should be seen, admired, but never touched."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
"A queen should be seen, admired, but never touched."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
Atziri's AcuityAtziri's Acuity
Vaal Gauntlets
Armour: (696-851)Requires Level 63, 100 Str+(60-80) to Intelligence
(40-60)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
(200-220)% increased Armour
+(60-75) to maximum Life
You have Vaal Pact if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently
"The heart is the herald.
It will tell me when it is best to strike."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
"The heart is the herald.
It will tell me when it is best to strike."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
Doryani's FistDoryani's Fist
Vaal Gauntlets
Armour: (232-266)
Energy Shield: (80-100)
Requires Level 63, 100 StrGrants Level 20 Doryani's Touch Skill
+(80-100) to maximum Energy Shield
30% chance to Shock
Adds (150-225) to (525-600) Lightning Damage to Unarmed Melee Hits
Adds (90-135) to (315-360) Lightning Damage to Spells while Unarmed
+(200-250) Energy Shield gained on Killing a Shocked Enemy
30% increased Effect of Lightning Ailments
Doryani's ingenuity raised the Vaal Empire to unprecedented heights. His curiosity reduced it to ruins and bones.
Doryani's ingenuity raised the Vaal Empire to unprecedented heights. His curiosity reduced it to ruins and bones.
Atziri's DisfavourAtziri's Disfavour
Vaal Axe
Two Handed Axe
Physical Damage: (414-434) to (544-564)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: (1.29-1.33)
Weapon Range: 2.3 metres
Requires Level 64, 158 Str, 76 Dex25% chance to Maim on Hit+30% to Quality of Socketed Support Gems
Adds (310-330) to (370-390) Physical Damage
(12-16)% increased Attack Speed
25% chance to cause Bleeding on Hit
+1 metres to Weapon Range
"I do not believe in disguising my disappointment."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
"I do not believe in disguising my disappointment."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
Rebuke of the VaalRebuke of the Vaal
Vaal Blade
One Handed Sword
Physical Damage: (95-144) to (187-226)
Elemental Damage: (49-98) to (101-140), (49-98) to (101-140), 1 to (210-250)
Chaos Damage: (49-98) to (101-140)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: (1.43-1.56)
Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
Requires Level 64, 113 Str, 113 Dex+460 to Accuracy RatingAdds (49-98) to (101-140) Physical Damage
Adds (49-98) to (101-140) Fire Damage
Adds (49-98) to (101-140) Cold Damage
Adds 1 to (210-250) Lightning Damage
Adds (49-98) to (101-140) Chaos Damage
(10-20)% increased Attack Speed
Though the Vaal revered peace, it would have
been suicide for any culture to rouse them to war.
- Icius Perandus, Scholar to the Empire.
Though the Vaal revered peace, it would have
been suicide for any culture to rouse them to war.
- Icius Perandus, Scholar to the Empire.
Ahn's HeritageAhn's Heritage
Colossal Tower Shield
Chance to Block: 29%
Armour: (783-1202)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 67, 159 Str+(10-20) to maximum Life(50-100)% increased Armour
+(60-80) to maximum Life
-1 to Maximum Endurance Charges
-10% to maximum Chance to Block Attack Damage
+6% Chance to Block
+2% to all maximum Resistances while you have no Endurance Charges
You have Onslaught while at maximum Endurance Charges
"It's not Karui, Azmeri or even Vaal in origin,
but one thing is certain. It is very, very old."
- Icius Perandus, Antiquities Collection, Item 46
"It's not Karui, Azmeri or even Vaal in origin,
but one thing is certain. It is very, very old."
- Icius Perandus, Antiquities Collection, Item 46
Doryani's DelusionDoryani's Delusion
Sorcerer Boots
Energy Shield: (127-165)Requires Level 67, 123 Int(150-180)% increased Energy Shield
+(60-70) to maximum Life
30% increased Movement Speed
<One Purity of # mod of one element and One Added # damage mod of one element>
"Every day we choose safety or knowledge. Live and stagnate, or risk death for truth.
I would rather see the end of the Vaal than help it tread water."
- Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturgist
"Every day we choose safety or knowledge. Live and stagnate, or risk death for truth.
I would rather see the end of the Vaal than help it tread water."
- Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturgist
Atziri's PromiseAtziri's Promise
Amethyst Flask
Lasts 6.50 Seconds
Consumes 35 of 65 Charges on use
+35% to Chaos Resistance
Requires Level 68Gain (5-8)% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
2% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life during Effect
Gain (5-8)% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
"Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
"Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
Atziri's ReflectionAtziri's Reflection
Golden Buckler
Chance to Block: 25%
Evasion: (991-1221)
Energy Shield: (180-200)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 68, 130 Dex6% increased Movement Speed+(40-60) to Intelligence
(180-200)% increased Evasion Rating
+(180-200) to maximum Energy Shield
+(20-30)% to all Elemental Resistances
Hex Reflection
Unaffected by Curses
(15-20)% increased Effect of your Curses
"At last, my beauty is beyond reproach."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
"At last, my beauty is beyond reproach."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
Doryani's DelusionDoryani's Delusion
Titan Greaves
Armour: (482-611)Requires Level 68, 120 Str(100-120)% increased Armour
+(60-70) to maximum Life
30% increased Movement Speed
<One Purity of # mod of one element and One Added # damage mod of one element>
"Every day we choose safety or knowledge. Live and stagnate, or risk death for truth.
I would rather see the end of the Vaal than help it tread water."
- Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturgist
"Every day we choose safety or knowledge. Live and stagnate, or risk death for truth.
I would rather see the end of the Vaal than help it tread water."
- Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturgist
Rathpith GlobeRathpith Globe
Titanium Spirit Shield
Chance to Block: 25%
Energy Shield: (147-200)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 68, 159 Int(10-15)% Chance to Block Spell Damage
(120-160)% increased Energy Shield
10% increased maximum Life
Sacrifice 10% of your Life when you Use or Trigger a Spell Skill
5% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells per 100 Player Maximum Life
5% increased Spell Damage per 100 Player Maximum Life
The Vaal emptied their slaves of beating hearts,
and left a mountain of twitching dead.
The Vaal emptied their slaves of beating hearts,
and left a mountain of twitching dead.
Rumi's ConcoctionRumi's Concoction
Granite Flask
Lasts 6.00 Seconds
Consumes 30 of 60 Charges on use
+1500 to Armour
Requires Level 68+(8-12)% Chance to Block Attack Damage during Effect
+(4-6)% Chance to Block Spell Damage during Effect
"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."
-Rumi of the Vaal
Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."
-Rumi of the Vaal
The Queen's HungerThe Queen's Hunger
Vaal Regalia
Energy Shield: (342-453)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 68, 194 IntTrigger Level 20 Bone Offering, Flesh Offering or Spirit Offering every 5 seconds
Offering Skills Triggered this way also affect you
(5-10)% increased Cast Speed
(100-130)% increased Energy Shield
(6-10)% increased maximum Life
Veiled Prefix
Veiled Suffix
<veiled mod pool>
In their crimson nightmare, the Vaal are still sacrificing themselves to her glory and beauty.
They stab their own hearts and cry out in ecstasy, only to rise again.
Take this item to Jun Ortoi to have her Unveil it.
In their crimson nightmare, the Vaal are still sacrificing themselves to her glory and beauty.
They stab their own hearts and cry out in ecstasy, only to rise again.
Atziri's StepAtziri's Step
Slink Boots
Evasion: (688-792)Requires Level 69, 120 Dex+(20-26)% chance to Suppress Spell Damage
180% increased Evasion Rating
+(55-75) to maximum Life
30% increased Movement Speed
"Those who dance are considered insane
by those who cannot hear the music."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
"Those who dance are considered insane
by those who cannot hear the music."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
Doryani's DelusionDoryani's Delusion
Slink Boots
Evasion: (492-622)Requires Level 69, 120 Dex(100-120)% increased Evasion Rating
+(60-70) to maximum Life
30% increased Movement Speed
<One Purity of # mod of one element and One Added # damage mod of one element>
"Every day we choose safety or knowledge. Live and stagnate, or risk death for truth.
I would rather see the end of the Vaal than help it tread water."
- Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturgist
"Every day we choose safety or knowledge. Live and stagnate, or risk death for truth.
I would rather see the end of the Vaal than help it tread water."
- Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturgist
HateforgeHateforge
Ancient Gauntlets
Armour: (338-432)Requires Level 72, 68 StrSocketed Gems are Supported by Level 30 Rage
(120-150)% increased Armour
(25-10)% reduced Rage Cost of Skills
Vaal Attack Skills you Use yourself Cost Rage instead of requiring Souls
You cannot gain Rage during Soul Gain Prevention
The first Karui born on the fringes of the Vaal empire developed a blood fever born of corruption.
The first Karui born on the fringes of the Vaal empire developed a blood fever born of corruption.
Atziri's SplendourAtziri's Splendour
Sacrificial Garb
Armour: (987-1209)
Evasion: (329-378)
Energy Shield: (411-502)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 75, 66 Str, 66 Dex, 66 Int+1 to Level of all Vaal Skill Gems(200-220)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(70-80) to maximum Energy Shield
+(20-24)% to all Elemental Resistances
Gain 100 Life per Enemy Killed
Gain 100 Mana per Enemy Killed
"When you have nothing to hide,
you have nothing to fear."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
"When you have nothing to hide,
you have nothing to fear."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
Atziri's SplendourAtziri's Splendour
Sacrificial Garb
Armour: (1579-1965)
Evasion: (329-378)
Energy Shield: (67-77)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 75, 66 Str, 66 Dex, 66 Int+1 to Level of all Vaal Skill Gems(380-420)% increased Armour
+(90-100) to maximum Life
+(20-24)% to all Elemental Resistances
Gain 100 Life per Enemy Killed
Gain 100 Mana per Enemy Killed
"When you have nothing to hide,
you have nothing to fear."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
"When you have nothing to hide,
you have nothing to fear."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
Atziri's SplendourAtziri's Splendour
Sacrificial Garb
Armour: (987-1209)
Evasion: (329-378)
Energy Shield: (201-246)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 75, 66 Str, 66 Dex, 66 Int+1 to Level of all Vaal Skill Gems(200-220)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(90-100) to maximum Life
+(20-24)% to all Elemental Resistances
Gain 100 Life per Enemy Killed
Gain 100 Mana per Enemy Killed
"When you have nothing to hide,
you have nothing to fear."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
"When you have nothing to hide,
you have nothing to fear."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
Atziri's SplendourAtziri's Splendour
Sacrificial Garb
Armour: (1217-1663)
Evasion: (1217-1663)
Energy Shield: (247-338)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 75, 66 Str, 66 Dex, 66 Int+1 to Level of all Vaal Skill Gems(270-340)% increased Armour, Evasion and Energy Shield
+(20-24)% to all Elemental Resistances
Gain 100 Life per Enemy Killed
Gain 100 Mana per Enemy Killed
"When you have nothing to hide,
you have nothing to fear."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
"When you have nothing to hide,
you have nothing to fear."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
Atziri's SplendourAtziri's Splendour
Sacrificial Garb
Armour: (987-1209)
Evasion: (987-1209)
Energy Shield: (67-77)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 75, 66 Str, 66 Dex, 66 Int+1 to Level of all Vaal Skill Gems(200-220)% increased Armour and Evasion
+(90-100) to maximum Life
+(20-24)% to all Elemental Resistances
Gain 100 Life per Enemy Killed
Gain 100 Mana per Enemy Killed
"When you have nothing to hide,
you have nothing to fear."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
"When you have nothing to hide,
you have nothing to fear."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
Atziri's SplendourAtziri's Splendour
Sacrificial Garb
Armour: (329-378)
Evasion: (329-378)
Energy Shield: (506-628)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 75, 66 Str, 66 Dex, 66 Int+1 to Level of all Vaal Skill Gems+(70-80) to maximum Energy Shield
(270-300)% increased Energy Shield
+(20-24)% to all Elemental Resistances
Gain 100 Life per Enemy Killed
Gain 100 Mana per Enemy Killed
"When you have nothing to hide,
you have nothing to fear."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
"When you have nothing to hide,
you have nothing to fear."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
Atziri's SplendourAtziri's Splendour
Sacrificial Garb
Armour: (329-378)
Evasion: (987-1209)
Energy Shield: (411-502)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 75, 66 Str, 66 Dex, 66 Int+1 to Level of all Vaal Skill Gems(200-220)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
+(70-80) to maximum Energy Shield
+(20-24)% to all Elemental Resistances
Gain 100 Life per Enemy Killed
Gain 100 Mana per Enemy Killed
"When you have nothing to hide,
you have nothing to fear."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
"When you have nothing to hide,
you have nothing to fear."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
Atziri's SplendourAtziri's Splendour
Sacrificial Garb
Armour: (329-378)
Evasion: (1579-1965)
Energy Shield: (67-77)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 75, 66 Str, 66 Dex, 66 Int+1 to Level of all Vaal Skill Gems(380-420)% increased Evasion Rating
+(90-100) to maximum Life
+(20-24)% to all Elemental Resistances
Gain 100 Life per Enemy Killed
Gain 100 Mana per Enemy Killed
"When you have nothing to hide,
you have nothing to fear."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
"When you have nothing to hide,
you have nothing to fear."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
Atziri's SplendourAtziri's Splendour
Sacrificial Garb
Armour: (329-378)
Evasion: (987-1209)
Energy Shield: (201-246)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 75, 66 Str, 66 Dex, 66 Int+1 to Level of all Vaal Skill Gems(200-220)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
+(90-100) to maximum Life
+(20-24)% to all Elemental Resistances
Gain 100 Life per Enemy Killed
Gain 100 Mana per Enemy Killed
"When you have nothing to hide,
you have nothing to fear."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
"When you have nothing to hide,
you have nothing to fear."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

Hideout decoration

Item
Vaal AltarVaal AltarHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout9 Variations
Vaal Armour RackVaal Armour RackHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout16 Variations
Vaal Atlas ChartVaal Atlas ChartHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout3 Variations
Vaal BlockVaal BlockHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout10 Variations
Vaal BookshelfVaal BookshelfHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout5 Variations
Vaal CurtainVaal CurtainHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout16 Variations
Vaal DebrisVaal DebrisHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout12 Variations
Vaal FigurineVaal FigurineHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout7 Variations
Vaal Fire PitVaal Fire PitHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout9 Variations
Vaal FurnitureVaal FurnitureHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout24 Variations
Vaal Large AltarVaal Large AltarHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout12 Variations
Vaal LetterVaal LetterHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout3 Variations
Vaal MarkerVaal MarkerHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout3 Variations
Vaal MechanismVaal MechanismHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout11 Variations
Vaal MummyVaal MummyHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout12 Variations
Vaal NotesVaal NotesHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout5 Variations
Vaal PillarVaal PillarHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout9 Variations
Vaal PylonVaal PylonHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout9 Variations
Vaal PyramidVaal PyramidHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout
Vaal Reading TableVaal Reading TableHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout3 Variations
Vaal Round AltarVaal Round AltarHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout4 Variations
Vaal RugVaal RugHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout12 Variations
Vaal Ruined StatuesFile:Vaal Ruined Statues inventory icon.pngVaal Ruined StatuesHideout Item6 VariationsFile:Vaal Ruined Statues inventory icon.png
Vaal SarcophagusVaal SarcophagusHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout5 Variations
Vaal Scattered PapersVaal Scattered PapersHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout16 Variations
Vaal SealVaal SealHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout30 Variations
Vaal Sigil DecorationVaal Sigil DecorationHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout2 Variations
Vaal Square AltarVaal Square AltarHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout5 Variations
Vaal StatueVaal StatueHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout3 Variations
Vaal TabletsVaal TabletsHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout8 Variations
Vaal Treasure TroveVaal Treasure TroveHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout4 Variations
Vaal VesselVaal VesselHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout2 Variations
Vaal Weapon RackVaal Weapon RackHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout14 Variations
Vaal Weathered PillarVaal Weathered PillarHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout17 Variations

Microtransactions

Item
Bloodletter of the VaalBloodletter of the VaalApparitionThe Bloodletter of the Vaal possesses your character
Plummeting Vaal Rare Finisher EffectFile:Plummeting Vaal Rare Finisher Effect inventory icon.pngPlummeting Vaal Rare Finisher EffectWeapon Added EffectAdds the Plummeting Vaal Rare Finisher Effect to any weapon. It amplifies the deaths of Rare Monsters you kill.File:Plummeting Vaal Rare Finisher Effect inventory icon.png
Tumbling Vaal Orb PetTumbling Vaal Orb PetPetSummons your pet. It glows when there is a Vaal Orb on the ground, letting out a shockwave when that currency is picked up.
Vaal Behemoth Unique Finisher EffectVaal Behemoth Unique Finisher EffectWeapon Added EffectAdds the Vaal Behemoth Unique Finisher Effect to any weapon. It summons a towering ancient to crush unique monsters you kill, reducing them to a bloody pulp.
Vaal CursorVaal CursorCursorChanges the default appearance of the mouse cursor to a Vaal version.
Vaal Orb Body ArmourVaal Orb Body ArmourArmour SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped body armour to the Vaal Orb Body Armour.
Vaal Orb BootsVaal Orb BootsBoots SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped boots to the Vaal Orb Boots.
Vaal Orb Character EffectVaal Orb Character EffectCharacter EffectAttaches the Vaal Orb Character Effect to your belt.
Vaal Orb CloakVaal Orb CloakArmour AttachmentAdds the Vaal Orb Cloak back attachment to any equipped body armour.
Vaal Orb Cremation EffectVaal Orb Cremation EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cremation becomes a Vaal Orb Effect.
Vaal Orb GlovesVaal Orb GlovesGloves SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped gloves to the Vaal Orb Gloves.
Vaal Orb HelmetVaal Orb HelmetHelmet SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped helmet to the Vaal Orb Helmet.
Vaal Orb Ice Shot EffectVaal Orb Ice Shot EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Ice Shot becomes a Vaal Orb Effect.
Vaal Orb ShieldVaal Orb ShieldShield SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped shield to the Vaal Orb Shield.
Vaal Orb Void Sphere EffectVaal Orb Void Sphere EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Void Sphere becomes a Vaal Orb effect.
Vaal Orb WeaponVaal Orb WeaponWeapon SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped Axe, Sword, Mace, Staff or Bow to the Vaal Orb Weapon.
Vaal Portrait FrameVaal Portrait FrameSocial FrameAdds the Vaal Portrait Frame to this character.
Vaal Serpent-God Body ArmourVaal Serpent-God Body ArmourArmour SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped body armour to the Vaal Serpent-God Body Armour.
Vaal Serpent-God BootsVaal Serpent-God BootsBoots SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped boots to the Vaal Serpent-God Boots.
Vaal Serpent-God CloakVaal Serpent-God CloakArmour AttachmentAdds the Vaal Serpent-God Cloak to any equipped body armour.
Vaal Serpent-God GlovesFile:Vaal Serpent-God Gloves inventory icon.pngVaal Serpent-God GlovesGloves SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped gloves to the Vaal Serpent-God Gloves.File:Vaal Serpent-God Gloves inventory icon.png
Vaal Serpent-God HelmetFile:Vaal Serpent-God Helmet inventory icon.pngVaal Serpent-God HelmetHelmet SkinChanges the appearance of any equipped helmet to the Vaal Serpent-God Helmet.File:Vaal Serpent-God Helmet inventory icon.png
Vaal Serpent-God Portrait FrameFile:Vaal Serpent-God Portrait Frame inventory icon.pngVaal Serpent-God Portrait FramePortraitAdds the Vaal Serpent-God Portrait Frame to this character.File:Vaal Serpent-God Portrait Frame inventory icon.png
Vaal Viper Portal EffectVaal Viper Portal EffectPortalThis character's portals use the Vaal Viper Portal Effect.
Vaal Weapon EffectVaal Weapon EffectWeapon EffectAdds the Vaal effect to any equipped weapon

Notes

  1. The primeval civilization predates the Vaal, but very little is known about them.
  2. Eramir, "Ancient Gateway"
  3. Maata, "The Vaal"
  4. Help Panel glossary, "Vaal"
  5. Eramir, "Ancient Gateway"
  6. Icius Perandus, on Golden Page (1 of 4)Golden Page"The Vaal were even more steeped in gem culture than
    our Emperor and his 'Gemlings'. It's an obsession
    as old as civilisation itself."
    - Icius Perandus
  7. Sacrificial HarvestSacrificial Harvest
    Viridian Jewel
    Limited to: 1(20-30)% chance to gain an additional Vaal Soul on KillCorruptedThe Vaal used human sacrifice to power their empire.
    They, too, eventually sought means to
    make their machines run more efficiently.
    Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
  8. String of ServitudeString of Servitude
    Heavy Belt
    Requires Level 1<(1-2) Random corrupted implicit modifiers>Implicit Modifier magnitudes are tripled
    Level Requirement reduced by 100 (Hidden)
    CorruptedFor the Vaal, the relationship between slave and master was as intimate and volatile as that of lovers.
  9. "Proto-Vaal" is the internal name for Delve's Primeval Chamber and The Crystal King's Throne nodes, one of the tags on Aul ("delve_protovaal_boss"), prefixes all of Aul's skills, is used in his name for his dialogue (DelveProtoVaalCityBoss), is the internal name for High Lithomancer (ProtoVaalMapBoss), a related map boss. However, the term "Proto-Vaal" has never been encountered in-game.
  10. Demon StitcherDemon Stitcher
    Satin Gloves
    Energy Shield: (128-153)Requires Level 41, 60 Int(15-20)% increased Cast Speed
    +(100-120) to maximum Energy Shield
    +(100-120) to maximum Life
    Sacrifice (5-25)% of Life to gain that much Energy Shield when you Cast a Spell
    Xibaqua's treachery was met with divine fury.
    One by one, the gods reclaimed their flesh, until all that remained was a droplet of pure light:
    The first Vaal.
    , Mask of the Stitched DemonMask of the Stitched Demon
    Magistrate Crown
    Armour: (160-189)
    Energy Shield: (193-219)
    Requires Level 58, 64 Str, 64 Int+(40-50) to Intelligence
    +(160-180) to maximum Energy Shield
    Strength provides no bonus to Maximum Life
    Intelligence provides no inherent bonus to Maximum Mana
    +1 to Maximum Life per 2 Intelligence
    Your Energy Shield starts at zero
    Cannot gain Energy Shield
    Regenerate 1% of Life per second per 500 Maximum Energy Shield
    From the flesh of the gods, Xibaqua was born.
    From the carnage of Xibaqua, we were born.
    It is our duty to return to the gods what was once theirs.
  11. Glorious VanityGlorious Vanity
    Timeless Jewel
    Limited to: 1 Historic
    Radius: Large
    Bathed in the blood of (100-8000) sacrificed in the name of (Ahuana-Doryani-Xibaqua)
    Passives in radius are Conquered by the Vaal
    Historic
    They believed themselves the pinnacle of civilisation, but that height toppled their empire.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
    's Divine Flesh variant names Xibaqua.
  12. Davaro, "Research Journal"
  13. Weylam Roth, "Elixir of Allure"
  14. Trinian lived during Chitus' reign, around 1333 IC. In Book 4 of The Ancients, he mentions that the Vaal first contacted the Azmeri some 2500 years prior.
  15. Trinian, "The Ancients", "Book 4: Raising the Azmeri"
  16. Eramir, "Ralakesh"
  17. Yugul, captured soul for Soul of Yugul
  18. Sin, "Yugul"
  19. Hargan, "Yugul"
  20. Sin, "Arakaali"
  21. Eramir, "Arakaali"
  22. Cadiro, on Arakaali's FangArakaali's Fang
    Fiend Dagger
    Rune Dagger
    Physical Damage: (81-105) to (288.9-351)
    Chaos Damage: 1-59
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.50%
    Attacks per Second: 1.20
    Weapon Range: 1.0 metres
    Requires Level 53, 58 Dex, 123 Int40% increased Global Critical Strike Chance100% chance to Trigger Level 1 Raise Spiders on Kill
    (170-200)% increased Physical Damage
    Adds (8-13) to (20-30) Physical Damage
    Adds 1 to 59 Chaos Damage
    15% chance to Poison on Hit
    All children must eat.
  23. Sin, "Arakaali"
  24. Eramir, "The Vaal City"
  25. Atziri's ReflectionAtziri's Reflection
    Golden Buckler
    Chance to Block: 25%
    Evasion: (991-1221)
    Energy Shield: (180-200)
    Movement Speed: -3%
    Requires Level 68, 130 Dex6% increased Movement Speed+(40-60) to Intelligence
    (180-200)% increased Evasion Rating
    +(180-200) to maximum Energy Shield
    +(20-30)% to all Elemental Resistances
    Hex Reflection
    Unaffected by Curses
    (15-20)% increased Effect of your Curses
    "At last, my beauty is beyond reproach."
    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
  26. Atziri's ReignAtziri's Reign
    Crimson Jewel
    Limited to: 1(15-20)% increased Vaal Skill Effect Duration
    Vaal Skills have (15-20)% chance to regain consumed Souls when used
    CorruptedAtziri went to great lengths to ensure her immortality,
    but nothing is eternal.
    Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
  27. Atziri's DisfavourAtziri's Disfavour
    Vaal Axe
    Two Handed Axe
    Physical Damage: (414-434) to (544-564)
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Attacks per Second: (1.29-1.33)
    Weapon Range: 2.3 metres
    Requires Level 64, 158 Str, 76 Dex25% chance to Maim on Hit+30% to Quality of Socketed Support Gems
    Adds (310-330) to (370-390) Physical Damage
    (12-16)% increased Attack Speed
    25% chance to cause Bleeding on Hit
    +1 metres to Weapon Range
    "I do not believe in disguising my disappointment."
    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
  28. Atziri's AcuityAtziri's Acuity
    Vaal Gauntlets
    Armour: (696-851)Requires Level 63, 100 Str+(60-80) to Intelligence
    (40-60)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
    (200-220)% increased Armour
    +(60-75) to maximum Life
    You have Vaal Pact if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently
    "The heart is the herald.
    It will tell me when it is best to strike."
    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
  29. Trinian, "The Ancients", "Book 1: Last of the Vaal Queens"
  30. Atziri's Splendour
  31. Weylam Roth, "Kishara"
  32. Kishara's StarKishara's StarTo the wily Kishara's eye, a star brighter than the sun.
  33. Weylam Roth, "Kishara's Star"
  34. Trinian, "The Ancients", Book 2: Zerphi the Murderer
  35. Icius Perandus, Zerphi's Last BreathZerphi's Last Breath
    Grand Mana Flask
    Recovers 170 Mana over 4.50 Seconds
    Consumes 10 of 30 Charges on use
    Requires Level 1850% increased Charges per use
    Grants Last Breath when you Use a Skill during Effect, for (450-600)% of Mana Cost
    "Proof that if you devote yourself to a god of death,
    you may be spared from its wrath."
    - Icius Perandus, Antiquities Collection, Item 408
    Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
  36. Trinian, "The Ancients", Book 3: The Queen's Thaumaturgist
  37. Icius Perandus, Chronicle of Atzoatl#Flavour text, Throne of Atziri
  38. Icius Perandus, Chronicle of AtzoatlChronicle of Atzoatl"Grand plans were laid for a place called Atzoatl, though fierce bickering between its Architects is said to have stifled its development." - Icius Perandus, Antiquities Collection, Research ReportRight click this item to view the Temple of Atzoatl.
    Can be used in a personal Map Device to open portals to the Temple of Atzoatl in the present day.
    containing Apex of Ascension, Chamber of Iron, Glittering Halls, Sanctum of Immortality, Factory, Hall of Legends, Locus of Corruption, Crucible of Flame, Storm of Corruption, Atlas of Worlds, Conduit of Lightning, Doryani's Institute, House of the Others.
  39. Icius Perandus, Chronicle of Atzoatl#Flavour text: Defense Research Lab, Court of Sealed Death
  40. Icius Perandus, Chronicle of Atzoatl#Flavour text: Hybridisation Chamber, Hall of War
  41. Vaal SentencingVaal Sentencing
    Cobalt Jewel
    (80-120)% increased Vaal Skill Critical Strike ChanceCorruptedIn their final days, every crime was punishable by death.
    Atziri's empire ran on blood, but the blood was running dry.
    Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
  42. Unknown authors, Vaal Letter III, IX
  43. The Price of DevotionThe Price of Devotion7Mageblood
    Quality: +20%
    Two-Implicit
    Corrupted
    Unbeknown to Atziri's finest thaumaturgists, their loyalty would require far greater devotion than mere research.
  44. Soul CatcherSoul Catcher
    Quartz Flask
    Lasts 6.00 Seconds
    Consumes 30 of 60 Charges on use
    Phasing
    +10% chance to Suppress Spell Damage
    Requires Level 27Cannot gain Mana during effect
    (60-80)% increased Critical Strike Chance with Vaal Skills during effect
    (60-80)% increased Damage with Vaal Skills during effect
    Vaal Skills used during effect have 10% reduced Soul Gain Prevention Duration
    Freedom is for the privileged, even in death.

    This item can be transformed on the Altar of Sacrifice along with Vial of the Ghost
    Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
  45. Soul RipperSoul Ripper
    Quartz Flask
    Lasts 6.00 Seconds
    Consumes 30 of (20-150) Charges on use
    Phasing
    +10% chance to Suppress Spell Damage
    Requires Level 27+(-40-90) to Maximum Charges
    Loses all Charges when you enter a new area
    Consumes Maximum Charges to use
    Gain Vaal Souls equal to Charges Consumed when used
    "What care have I for their pain? They're already dead."
    - Atalui, Vaal Priestess
    Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
  46. Unknown authors, Vaal Letter III, XI, XII
  47. Last HopeLast Hope3Mortal HopeAs their civilisation crumbled, the Vaal looked to their queen. In her, they saw a way out. In them, she saw a burden she was happy to free herself from.
  48. Unknown authors, Vaal Letters III, IV, XI
  49. Unknown authors, Vaal Letters II, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII
  50. Siosa, "Page Two Translation"
  51. Dannig, "Arrival III"
  52. Trinian, "The Ancients", Book 4: Raising the Azmeri
  53. Last HopeLast Hope3Mortal HopeAs their civilisation crumbled, the Vaal looked to their queen. In her, they saw a way out. In them, she saw a burden she was happy to free herself from.
  54. Vaal SentencingVaal Sentencing
    Cobalt Jewel
    (80-120)% increased Vaal Skill Critical Strike ChanceCorruptedIn their final days, every crime was punishable by death.
    Atziri's empire ran on blood, but the blood was running dry.
    Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
  55. Sin, "The Beast"
  56. Siosa, "Page Two Translation"
  57. Dream FragmentsDream Fragments
    Sapphire Ring
    Requires Level 24+(20-30)% to Cold Resistance20% increased maximum Mana
    50% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
    +(30-40)% to Cold Resistance
    Cannot be Chilled
    Cannot be Frozen
    Doryani stumbled into a realm of madness
    And awoke its Master.
  58. Icius Perandus, on Chronicle of AtzoatlChronicle of Atzoatl"Grand plans were laid for a place called Atzoatl, though fierce bickering between its Architects is said to have stifled its development." - Icius Perandus, Antiquities Collection, Research ReportRight click this item to view the Temple of Atzoatl.
    Can be used in a personal Map Device to open portals to the Temple of Atzoatl in the present day.
    with Doryani's Institute
  59. Siosa, "Page Three Translation"
  60. Dannig, "Arrival III"
  61. Beauty Through DeathBeauty Through Death5Atziri's ReflectionHer beauty did not fade
    her humanity did not survive.
  62. The Queen's HungerThe Queen's Hunger
    Vaal Regalia
    Energy Shield: (342-453)
    Movement Speed: -3%
    Requires Level 68, 194 IntTrigger Level 20 Bone Offering, Flesh Offering or Spirit Offering every 5 seconds
    Offering Skills Triggered this way also affect you
    (5-10)% increased Cast Speed
    (100-130)% increased Energy Shield
    (6-10)% increased maximum Life
    Veiled Prefix
    Veiled Suffix
    <veiled mod pool>
    In their crimson nightmare, the Vaal are still sacrificing themselves to her glory and beauty.
    They stab their own hearts and cry out in ecstasy, only to rise again.
    Take this item to Jun Ortoi to have her Unveil it.
  63. Triumvirate AuthorityTriumvirate Authority
    Unset Ring
    Requires Level 64Has 1 Socket+2 to Level of Socketed Vaal Gems
    <Three random Socketed Vaal Skill modifiers>
    The priest that carried Yaomac's sigil was granted one boon by each serpentine head.
  64. Cadiro, on Triumvirate AuthorityTriumvirate Authority
    Unset Ring
    Requires Level 64Has 1 Socket+2 to Level of Socketed Vaal Gems
    <Three random Socketed Vaal Skill modifiers>
    The priest that carried Yaomac's sigil was granted one boon by each serpentine head.
  65. Yaomac's AccordYaomac's Accord
    Vaal Sceptre
    Sceptre
    Physical Damage: 37-70
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Attacks per Second: 1.40
    Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
    Requires Level 64, 113 Str, 113 Int32% increased Elemental Damage(80-120)% increased Damage with Vaal Skills
    (8-6)% reduced Soul Gain Prevention Duration
    Gain an Endurance Charge, Frenzy Charge, and Power Charge when you use a Vaal Skill
    Shepherd of Souls
    Their three serpentine heads found unity in balance.
  66. Offering to the SerpentOffering to the Serpent
    Legion Gloves
    Armour: (257-363)
    Energy Shield: (52-75)
    Requires Level 57, 44 Str, 44 Int<One to three random Synthesis implicit modifiers>+(15-25) to all Attributes
    (150-200)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
    50% reduced Maximum Recovery per Life Leech
    (6-10)% increased Attack and Cast Speed
    (15-25)% increased Damage while Leeching
    Life Leech effects are not removed when Unreserved Life is Filled
    "You covet the strength of your peers, mortal?
    Perhaps it can be yours, if you are willing to make an offering of their blood..."
    - Vaal Myth of the Third Snake
  67. Module Error: No results found for item using search term "item_name = Gilded Ultimatum Scarab"
  68. The Tower of OrdealsThe Tower of Ordeals
    Engraved Ultimatum
    Map Level: 83
    Map Tier: 16
    <5-6 random Ultimatum modifiers>CorruptedOn the outskirts of Utzaal, at the Temple of Chaos,
    the Trialmaster awaits your challenge.
    Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
  69. The Last to Die, "Chaos"

References

  1. Chris (Feb 13, 2014). "Sacrifice of the Vaal Announcement". Official Path of Exile Website. Retrieved January 11, 2024.
  2. Chris (Feb 28, 2014). "Sacrifice of the Vaal Full Information". Official Path of Exile Website. Retrieved January 18, 2024.