Vaal Flicker Strike

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Flicker StrikeFlicker Strike of PowerVaal Flicker Strike
Vaal Flicker StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike, Movement, Vaal, Duration
Level: (1-20)
Souls Per Use: 30
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Soul Gain Prevention: 6 sec
Attack Speed: 300% of base
Attack Damage: (142-210)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (142-210)%
Requires Level 10Repeatedly teleports to enemies and hits them, inflicting a wound but dealing no damage. After the repeating finishes, each enemy is hit by the total damage of their wounds, which are removed.This Attack Repeats 25 additional times
10% increased Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge
70% less Damage with Ailments
30% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(0.5-10)% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit
CorruptedPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Acquisition
Drop restricted
Drop level: 10
Vaal Flicker Strike can drop from the Vaal Vessels found in Vaal side areas, or by corrupting Flicker StrikeFlicker StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike, Movement, Duration
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 10 Mana
Cooldown Time: 2.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Attack Speed: 120% of base
Attack Damage: (142-210)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (142-210)%
Requires Level 10Teleports the character to a nearby monster and attacks with a melee weapon. If no specific monster is targeted, one is picked at random. Grants a buff that increases movement speed for a duration. The cooldown can be bypassed by expending a Frenzy Charge.Base duration is 3.00 seconds
10% increased Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge
15% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit
Buff grants 20% increased Movement Speed

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(0.5-10)% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
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Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVaalFlickerStrike

Vaal Flicker Strike is a Vaal melee skill that teleports the character to nearby enemies and hits multiple times, dealing no damage but inflicting a wound debuff. After completing all hits, it deals an additional hit which inflicts the combined damage of all the wounds applied to that enemy as a single hit and removing all wounds.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Hits that inflict the initial wound do not deal damage, but will still provide on-hit effects such as Life Gain on Hit. The damage is stored and inflicted in a single hit at the end of the attack. Each wound's damage is calculated separately, including ailments and crits. If even a single wound on a target was a crit, the combined final hit counts as a critical strike.[1] Ailments are only inflicted by the final hit, and will inflict a single stack of that ailment[2]. However, the ailment will deal damage based on the sum of all wounds that would cause the ailment (causing a single large Ignite, Bleed, or Poison), making it synergize well with Alchemist's MarkAlchemist's MarkSpell, Curse, Mark, AoE, Duration, Fire, Chaos
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (16-33) Mana
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 24Curses a single enemy, granting flask charges when you hit them and creating Burning Ground under them if your hit Ignites them, and Caustic Ground if it Poisons them. Damage modifiers do not apply to these ground effects. You can only have one Mark at a time.Base duration is 4.00 seconds
Burning Ground deals (20-26)% of the Fire Damage per Second of strongest Ignite on Enemy
Caustic Ground deals (60-79)% of the Chaos Damage per Second of strongest Poison on Enemy
Can create each Ground effect no more than once each second
Gain 1 Flask Charge when you Hit a Cursed Enemy, no more than once every 3 seconds

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(0.5-10)% increased Effect of Mark
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
, Flame SurgeFlame SurgeSpell, AoE, Fire, Duration
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (6-16) Mana
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 190%
AoE Radius: 30
Requires Level 12Strikes enemies in front of you with a surge of flame. Burning enemies are dealt more damage. If you hit an ignited enemy, will create burning ground under them. Your damage modifiers don't apply to this burning ground.Base duration is 4.00 seconds
Deals (26-832) to (40-1247) Fire Damage
(50-88)% more Damage with Hits against Burning enemies
Cannot Ignite
+(0-9) to Area of Effect length
Hits on Ignited Enemies create Burning Ground, no more than once every 2 seconds
Burning Ground deals 25% of Fire Damage per second of Ignite affecting Enemy

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
+(1-20)% more Damage with Hits against Burning enemies
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
, or Low Tolerance. Stun is also calculated per wound, not the final damage.[3]

Impale will inflict a single stack of impale based on the final hit. This may have some synergy with The Impaler keystone, quintupling your impale damage.

Stationary: The character is considered to be stationary while flickering for the purpose of receiving buffs such as the Inexorable notable passive skill, and that they have moved each time they flickered. For this reason the character never benefits from "while moving" buffs and the timers for scaling stationary buffs are continuously reset.[4]

Dual Wielding: Dual Wielding while using Flicker Strike will cause the player to alternate weapons each attack.

Melee Strike Range: Increases or reductions to Melee Strike Range have no special interaction with flicker, you will neither "land" farther from the target when you flicker, nor will you be able to initiate a flicker from father away.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityDamage
Effectiveness
Attack
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
11029142%142%00
21335146%145.6%95699569
31743149%149.2%2818937758
42152153%152.7%5914696904
52560156%156.3%111192208096
62969160%159.9%193800401896
73377163%163.5%320280722176
83683167%167.1%3590901081266
93990171%170.6%4985081579774
104296174%174.2%6820572261831
1145102178%177.8%9217773183608
1248109181%181.4%17278794911487
1351115185%184.9%17917696703256
1454121189%188.5%23536799056935
1557127192%192.1%307091212127847
1660134196%195.7%909546621223313
1763140199%199.3%1603989037263203
1866146203%202.8%2981711767080320
1968151206%206.4%62895056129975376
2070155210%210%212051599342026975
2172159214%213.6%N/AN/A
2274N/A217%217.2%N/AN/A
2376N/A221%220.7%N/AN/A
2478N/A224%224.3%N/AN/A
2580N/A228%227.9%N/AN/A
2682N/A231%231.5%N/AN/A
2784N/A235%235.1%N/AN/A
2886N/A239%238.6%N/AN/A
2988N/A242%242.2%N/AN/A
3090N/A246%245.8%N/AN/A
3191N/A248%247.6%N/AN/A
3292N/A249%249.4%N/AN/A
3393N/A251%251.2%N/AN/A
3494N/A253%252.9%N/AN/A
3595N/A255%254.7%N/AN/A
3696N/A257%256.5%N/AN/A
3797N/A258%258.3%N/AN/A
3898N/A260%260.1%N/AN/A
3999N/A262%261.9%N/AN/A
40100N/A264%263.7%N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Vaal Flicker Strike has restrictions on where or how it can drop. Vaal Flicker Strike can drop from the Vaal Vessels found in Vaal side areas, or by corrupting Flicker StrikeFlicker StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike, Movement, Duration
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 10 Mana
Cooldown Time: 2.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Attack Speed: 120% of base
Attack Damage: (142-210)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (142-210)%
Requires Level 10Teleports the character to a nearby monster and attacks with a melee weapon. If no specific monster is targeted, one is picked at random. Grants a buff that increases movement speed for a duration. The cooldown can be bypassed by expending a Frenzy Charge.Base duration is 3.00 seconds
10% increased Attack Speed per Frenzy Charge
15% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit
Buff grants 20% increased Movement Speed

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(0.5-10)% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
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Recipes

Vaal Flicker Strike can be created from the following recipes:

AmountPartDescriptionMeta
9Volatile PowerVolatile Power9Vaal Gem
Quality: +20%
Corrupted
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.
Random corrupted Vaal gem with 20% qualityA
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Random divination card set exchangeA

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Vaal Flicker Strike.

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

NameFor generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value.LabyrinthStatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Flicker Strike Cooldown Speed 166Merciless LabyrinthFlicker Strike has 20% increased Cooldown Recovery Ratehelmet 100
Enchantment Flicker Strike Cooldown Speed 275Eternal LabyrinthFlicker Strike has 30% increased Cooldown Recovery Ratehelmet 100
Enchantment Flicker Strike Damage 166Merciless Labyrinth25% increased Flicker Strike Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Flicker Strike Damage 275Eternal Labyrinth40% increased Flicker Strike Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Flicker Strike Damage Per Frenzy Charge 166Merciless Labyrinth6% increased Flicker Strike Damage per Frenzy Chargehelmet 100
Enchantment Flicker Strike Damage Per Frenzy Charge 275Eternal Labyrinth9% increased Flicker Strike Damage per Frenzy Chargehelmet 100

Alternate skill effects

Vaal Flicker Strike has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Afterimage Flicker Strike EffectAfterimage Flicker Strike EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Flicker Strike becomes an Afterimage Effect.Your Flicker Strike becomes an Afterimage Effect.
Demonic Flicker Strike EffectDemonic Flicker Strike EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Flicker Strike becomes a bloody mist.Your Flicker Strike becomes a bloody mist.
Ghost Flicker Strike EffectGhost Flicker Strike EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Flicker Strike becomes a ghostly smoke.Your Flicker Strike becomes a ghostly smoke.
Vapour Flicker Strike EffectVapour Flicker Strike EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Flicker Strike becomes a cloud of vapour.Your Flicker Strike becomes a cloud of vapour.

Version history

Version Changes
3.23.0
  • Quality now provides 0-10% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit (previously 0-5%).
3.20.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References