Vaal Ground Slam

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Ground SlamGround Slam of EarthshakingVaal Ground Slam
Vaal Ground SlamAttack, AoE, Vaal, Slam, Melee
Level: (1-20)
Souls Per Use: 15
Can Store 4 Use(s)
Soul Gain Prevention: 1 sec
Attack Speed: 90% of base
Attack Damage: (190-375)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (190-375)%
Slams the ground in front of you, creating a wave that travels in all directions that damages enemies with an increased chance to stun. The wave deals more damage to closer enemies. Requires an Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.25% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
+(0-0.9) metres to radius
200% increased Stun Duration on enemies
Can't be Evaded
Deals up to (40-49)% more Damage with Hits to closer targets
This Attack can be Exerted as though it was not a Vaal Skill

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Deals up to +(1-20)% more Damage with Hits to closer targets
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: 1
Vaal Ground Slam can drop from the Vaal Vessels found in Vaal side areas.
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVaalGroundSlam

Vaal Ground Slam is a vaal melee attack that slams the ground, creating a wave that travels in all directions, knocking enemies back and stunning them.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Soul Gain Prevention - Vaal Ground Slam has a 1 second soul gain prevention time. Vaal Ground Slam and Vaal Burning ArrowVaal Burning ArrowAttack, Projectile, AoE, Vaal, Fire, Bow
Level: (1-20)
Souls Per Use: 15
Can Store 3 Use(s)
Soul Gain Prevention: 2 sec
Attack Speed: 70% of base
Attack Damage: (280-400)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (280-400)%
Projectile Speed: 3260
Fires an arrow that explodes, dealing fire damage to its target and other nearby enemies, with an increased chance of igniting them.Adds (3-201) to (4-302) Fire Damage to Attacks against Ignited Enemies
50% chance to Ignite enemies
Projectiles Pierce 3 additional Targets
100% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
Can't be Evaded

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(1-20)% more Damage with Ignite
CorruptedPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
share the lowest soul gain prevention timer for vaal skills.

Exerted - Vaal Ground Slam is currently the only vaal skill that can be exerted by warcries.

Interactions:

SouthboundSouthbound
Soldier Gloves
Armour: (92-103)
Energy Shield: (19-21)
Requires Level 51, 40 Str, 40 IntAdds (60-72) to (88-100) Cold Damage to Attacks
(12-16)% increased maximum Life
+(40-50)% to Cold Resistance
100% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
Your Hits can only Kill Frozen Enemies
Far south, the winter crawls under the skin.
Below the snow, adrift wanderers sleep.
gloves have the potential to prevent your hits from killing enemies, keeping them alive on 1 life. This allows the character to wait until the soul gain prevention time is over to kill enemies and gain all souls from all kills. The base duration is 1 second and this can be reduced further by Vaal Skills have % reduced Soul Gain Prevention Duration. After the soul gain prevention timer has expired, the enemy can be killed by any non-vaal skill that can do damage over time and the character will gain all souls for all kills if they have room to store those kills. If the kill size outnumbers the souls per use in every situation, this combination can be repeated over and over again. In other words in areas where you regularly kill 15 enemies or more at the same time, vaal ground slam will always have enough souls to be used on every pack of enemies.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthDamage
Effectiveness
Attack
Damage
Close Target DamageRadiusExp.Total Exp.
110190%190%40%N/A00
220200%199.7%40%N/A7070
3416209%209.5%41%+0.1m308378
4722219%219.2%41%+0.1m15541932
51131229%228.9%42%+0.2m66678599
61641239%238.7%42%+0.2m2604734646
72050248%248.4%43%+0.3m4972584371
82458258%258.2%43%+0.3m95714180085
92867268%267.9%44%+0.4m169595349680
103275278%277.6%44%+0.4m283759633439
113683287%287.4%45%+0.5m4539961087435
124092297%297.1%45%+0.5m7031281790563
1344100307%306.8%46%+0.6m10612232851786
1448109317%316.6%46%+0.6m20658704917656
1552117326%326.3%47%+0.7m25071107424766
1656125336%336.1%47%+0.7m579893613223702
1760134346%345.8%48%+0.8m1508391928307621
1864142356%355.5%48%+0.8m2779273556100356
1967148365%365.3%49%+0.9m4386973999970095
2070155375%375%49%+0.9m242081556342051651
2172159385%384.7%50%+1mN/AN/A
2274N/A394%394.5%50%+1mN/AN/A
2376N/A404%404.2%51%+1.1mN/AN/A
2478N/A414%413.9%51%+1.1mN/AN/A
2580N/A424%423.7%52%+1.2mN/AN/A
2682N/A433%433.4%52%+1.2mN/AN/A
2784N/A443%443.2%53%+1.3mN/AN/A
2886N/A453%452.9%53%+1.3mN/AN/A
2988N/A463%462.6%54%+1.4mN/AN/A
3090N/A472%472.4%54%+1.4mN/AN/A
3191N/A477%477.2%54%+1.4mN/AN/A
3292N/A482%482.1%55%+1.5mN/AN/A
3393N/A487%487%55%+1.5mN/AN/A
3494N/A492%491.8%55%+1.5mN/AN/A
3595N/A497%496.7%55%+1.5mN/AN/A
3696N/A502%501.6%56%+1.6mN/AN/A
3797N/A506%506.4%56%+1.6mN/AN/A
3898N/A511%511.3%56%+1.6mN/AN/A
3999N/A516%516.2%56%+1.6mN/AN/A
40100N/A521%521.1%57%+1.7mN/AN/A

Item acquisition

Vaal Ground Slam has restrictions on where or how it can drop. Vaal Ground Slam can drop from the Vaal Vessels found in Vaal side areas.

Recipes

Vaal Ground Slam 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

Video Demonstration

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Vaal Ground Slam:

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

ItemLimitRadiusStatsDrop
Enabled
Rapid ExpansionRapid Expansion
Crimson Jewel
Limited to: 2
Radius: Medium
(8-12)% increased Global Physical Damage
With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Ground Slam has a 35% chance
to grant an Endurance Charge when you Stun an Enemy
With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Ground Slam
has a 50% increased angle
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into neighbouring nations at great human cost.
But for absolute power, there is no price
that a Perandus won't pay.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
2Medium(8-12)% increased Global Physical Damage
With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Ground Slam has a 35% chance
to grant an Endurance Charge when you Stun an Enemy
With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Ground Slam
has a 50% increased angle
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Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Vaal Ground Slam.

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 Ground Slam Angle 166Merciless LabyrinthGround Slam has a 16% increased anglehelmet 100
Enchantment Ground Slam Angle 275Eternal LabyrinthGround Slam has a 24% increased anglehelmet 100
Enchantment Ground Slam Damage 166Merciless Labyrinth25% increased Ground Slam Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Ground Slam Damage 275Eternal Labyrinth40% increased Ground Slam Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Ground Slam Area Of Effect 166Merciless Labyrinth16% increased Ground Slam Area of Effecthelmet 100
Enchantment Ground Slam Area Of Effect 275Eternal Labyrinth24% increased Ground Slam Area of Effecthelmet 100

Alternate skill effects

Vaal Ground Slam has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemDescription
Celestial Ground Slam EffectCelestial Ground Slam EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Ground Slam becomes a Celestial Effect.Your Ground Slam becomes a Celestial Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.25.0
  • Now has 218% Effectiveness of Base and Added Damage at gem level 1 (previously 190%), scaling up to 522% at gem level 20 (previously 375%).
3.23.0
  • Quality now causes the skill to deal up +0-20% more Damage with Hits to closer targets, instead of providing 0-10% increased Area of Effect and 0-20% increased Stun Duration on enemies.
3.15.0
  • Now deals 375% of Base Damage, and has 375% Effectiveness of Added Damage at gem level 20 (previously 400%).
  • No longer always Stuns Enemies.
  • Now has 25% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold.
3.14.0
  • The following changes are applied to Vaal Ground Slam
  • This Attack can now be Exerted as though it was not a Vaal Skill.
  • Now deals 250% of base Attack Damage at gem level 1 (previously 190%) and 400% of base Attack Damage at gem level 20 (previously 300%).
  • Now stores up to 4 uses (previously 3).
  • Now has a Soul Gain Prevention duration of 1 second (previously 2).
  • Vaal Skill Gems can now only be obtained from a set of specific methods such as Corrupting Gems, Vaal Side Areas, Divination Cards (that specifically grant Vaal Skill Gems) and the Lapidary Lens in the Temple of Atzoatl.
3.11.0
  • No longer has added attack physical damage.
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 190% at gem level 1 (from 185%), up to 300% at gem level 20 (from 227%).
  • Base attack speed is now 90% to match Ground Slam (from 100%).
3.7.0
  • Now adds 2 to 3 physical damage to attacks at gem level 1, up to 75 to 113 at gem level 20.
  • Now gains 1% increased area of effect per 2% gem quality.
2.1.0
  • Vaal Ground Slam now requires 50% more souls per use, and can only store three uses. The area of effect radius bonus has been reduced from 30% to 20%.


1.1.0d
  • Vaal Skill soul counts were initially balanced for Merciless difficulty, where there are more monsters. We want them to be easier to use in Normal and Cruel difficulty. We have halved the number of souls required for each skill. In Cruel difficulty, skills require 50% more souls to uses. In Merciless difficulty, they require 100% more (which is the same as before the patch).
1.1.0
  • Introduced to the game.

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