Vaal Summon Skeletons

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Vaal Summon SkeletonsSpell, Minion, Duration, Vaal
Level: (1-20)
Souls Per Use: 50
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Soul Gain Prevention: 10 sec
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Requires Level 10Summons an army of skeletal warriors, archers and mages, led by a powerful general.Maximum (17-36) Summoned Skeletons
Base duration is 20 seconds
Summons (14-21) Skeleton Warriors
Summons (2-9) Skeleton Archers
Summons (0-5) Skeleton Mages
Summons 1 Skeleton General

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
Minions deal 1% increased Damage
CorruptedPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Summon Skeletons skill icon.pngVaal Summon Skeletons inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Drop restricted
Drop level: 10
Vaal Summon Skeletons 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/SkillGemVaalSummonSkeletons

Vaal Summon Skeletons skill screenshot.jpg

For the non-Vaal counterpart, see Summon Skeletons.

Vaal Summon Skeletons is a vaal spell that summons an army of skeletons, led by a skeleton general.

Skill functions and interactions

One of several general variants will be randomly summoned on cast.

  • Aura General: Skeleton General that wears armor, somewhat similar to Vaal Fallen. Has an Aura that grants 10% of physical damage as extra fire damage.[1]
  • Melee General: Skeleton General that wields a mace. It has melee splash attacks that are slow but deal high damage.
  • Archer General: Skeleton General that uses a bow. It can use the Rain of Arrows ability.

This skill works with the passive skills that increase the maximum number of skeletons. But like Summon Skeletons it does not gain an increase in the amount spawned at each use. If one were to cast the ability while it is still in effect its behavior is similar to Summon Skeletons; first it spawns new skeletons up to the cap, then it start replacing the oldest one. When replacing, no consideration is taken to what kind of skeleton is summoned or replaced. Hence it's possible to have two generals at a (short) time. At gem level 20 with all passives and no unique items the chance is 6/(36+6).

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired Intelligence# Skeleton
Warriors
# Skeleton
Archers
# Skeleton
Mages
Skeleton MaximumExp.Total Exp.
11029142N/A1700
21335152N/A1895699569
31743153N/A192818937758
42152163N/A205914696904
52560164N/A21111192208096
62969174N/A22193800401896
73377175N/A23320280722176
83683185N/A243590901081266
939901851254985081579774
1042961861266820572261831
11451021862279217773183608
124810919622817278794911487
135111519632917917696703256
145412120633023536799056935
1557127207331307091212127847
1660134207432909546621223313
17631402084331603989037263203
18661462184342981711767080320
196815121853562895056129975376
2070155219536212051599342026975
2172159229537N/AN/A
2274N/A229638N/AN/A
2376N/A2210639N/AN/A
2478N/A2310640N/AN/A
2580N/A2310741N/AN/A
2682N/A2311742N/AN/A
2784N/A2411743N/AN/A
2886N/A2411844N/AN/A
2988N/A2511845N/AN/A
3090N/A2512846N/AN/A
3191N/A2512846N/AN/A
3292N/A2612947N/AN/A
3393N/A2612947N/AN/A
3494N/A2612948N/AN/A
3595N/A2612948N/AN/A
3696N/A2712949N/AN/A
3797N/A2712949N/AN/A
3898N/A2713950N/AN/A
3999N/A2713950N/AN/A
40100N/A27131051N/AN/A

Gem quality

TypeStats (per 1% quality)Weight
SuperiorMinions deal 1% increased Damage50

Item acquisition
Questionmark.png

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

Recipes

Vaal Summon Skeletons can be created from the following recipes:

AmountPartDescriptionMeta
6The BonesThe BonesThe Bones card art.png6Level 21 Vaal Summon Skeletons
Corrupted
The flesh is a prison, and we are finally free.
N/AM
9Volatile PowerVolatile PowerVolatile Power card art.png9Vaal 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 VoidThe Void card art.png1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Random divination card set exchangeA

Skeleton limit

The skeleton limit can be increased with certain passive skills or items.

Unique items

The following unique items affect the player's skeleton limit:

ItemBase ItemRequired levelStats
Queen's DecreeQueen's Decree
Ornate Sword
Two Hand Sword
Physical Damage: 30-50
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.40
Weapon Range: 13
Requires Level 27, 56 Str, 54 Dex+185 to Accuracy Rating25% increased Strength Requirement
Minions have (30-40)% increased maximum Life
(150-200)% increased Skeleton Duration
Minions deal (30-40)% increased Damage
+1 to maximum number of Raised Zombies
+1 to maximum number of Skeletons
+1 to maximum number of Spectres
The nobles wanted to take her throne.
She let the peasants take their wealth.
The peasants wanted to take her wealth.
She let the soldiers take their heads.
The soldiers wanted to take her head.
She sat on her throne and wept.
Ornate Sword27+185 to Accuracy Rating25% increased Strength Requirement
Minions have (30-40)% increased maximum Life
(150-200)% increased Skeleton Duration
Minions deal (30-40)% increased Damage
+1 to maximum number of Raised Zombies
+1 to maximum number of Skeletons
+1 to maximum number of Spectres
Midnight BargainMidnight Bargain
Engraved Wand
Wand
Physical Damage: 21-38
Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.50
Weapon Range: 120
Requires Level 40, 131 Int(22-26)% increased Spell Damage+(10-20) to Intelligence
Minions have (20-30)% increased Movement Speed
Minions deal (50-70)% increased Damage
+1 to maximum number of Raised Zombies
+1 to maximum number of Skeletons
+1 to maximum number of Spectres
Reserves 30% of Life
Cannot be used with Chaos Inoculation
A chilling hush, a scraping sound
Of things no more entombed in ground.
A shambling horde is on its way
To crush the very light of day.
Engraved Wand40(22-26)% increased Spell Damage+(10-20) to Intelligence
Minions have (20-30)% increased Movement Speed
Minions deal (50-70)% increased Damage
+1 to maximum number of Raised Zombies
+1 to maximum number of Skeletons
+1 to maximum number of Spectres
Reserves 30% of Life
Cannot be used with Chaos Inoculation


Passive skills

The following passive skills increase the player's skeleton limit:

NameStats
Death Attunement
Deathattunement passive skill icon.png
+1 to Maximum number of Spectres
+1 to Maximum number of Raised Zombies
+1 to Maximum number of Skeletons [1]
Lord of the Dead
Lordofthedead passive skill icon.png
+1 to Maximum number of Skeletons
+1 to Maximum number of Raised Zombies
Minions have 15% increased maximum Life
Minions deal 20% increased Damage [1]


Limit

The Player can have a maximum of 47 (or more) Skeletons from this skill gem Active at once:

Note, that To Dust (previously named Army of Bones) no longer grants +2 to Maximum number of Skeletons.

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Vaal Summon Skeletons:

ItemLimitRadiusStats
Dead ReckoningDead Reckoning
Cobalt Jewel
Limited to: 1
Radius: Medium
Minions have +(7-10)% to all Elemental Resistances
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Summon Skeletons can Summon up to 15 Skeleton Mages
A mage from the coast rode up on a broken nag, legs burnt to his bones.
Before he collapsed, he uttered:
"I watched the world we know end yesterday."
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1MediumMinions have +(7-10)% to all Elemental Resistances
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Summon Skeletons can Summon up to 15 Skeleton Mages

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Vaal Summon Skeletons.

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 Summon Skeletons Damage 166Merciless LabyrinthSkeletons deal 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Summon Skeletons Damage 275Eternal LabyrinthSkeletons deal 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Summon Skeletons Additional Warrior Skeletons 166Merciless Labyrinth20% chance to Summon an additional Skeleton Warrior with Summon Skeletonhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Summon Skeletons Additional Warrior Skeletons 275Eternal Labyrinth40% chance to Summon an additional Skeleton Warrior with Summon Skeletonhelmet 100
default 0

Video demonstration

Alternate skill effects

Vaal Summon Skeletons has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Celestial Summon Skeletons SkinCelestial Summon Skeletons SkinSkill Gem EffectYour Summoned Skeletons' Skins becomes Celestial.Your Summoned Skeletons' Skins becomes Celestial.
Oblivion Summon Skeletons SkinOblivion Summon Skeletons SkinSkill Gem EffectThe standard skin on your Summoned Skeletons are replaced by an Oblivion skin.The standard skin on your Summoned Skeletons are replaced by an Oblivion skin.
Onyx Oblivion Summon Skeletons SkinOnyx Oblivion Summon Skeletons SkinSkill Gem EffectThe standard skin on your Summoned Skeletons are replaced by an Onyx Oblivion skin.The standard skin on your Summoned Skeletons are replaced by an Onyx Oblivion skin.
Summon Mannequins SkinSummon Mannequins SkinSkill Gem EffectYour Summoned Skeletons become animated mannequins.Your Summoned Skeletons become animated mannequins.
Summon Statues SkinSummon Statues SkinSkill Gem EffectYour Summoned Skeletons become animated statuesYour Summoned Skeletons become animated statues

Monster stats

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Version history

Version Changes
3.19.0
  • The damage and life scaling values for minions have been adjusted. Generally speaking, minion life and damage is unchanged in the very early game, roughly 30% lower in mid acts, roughly 20% lower at level 20 of the minion skill, and roughly 10% lower at level 30 of the minion skill.
3.14.0
  • 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.
3.13.0
  • Summoned Skeleton Mages now deal 50% more damage, and their projectile speed has been doubled.
1.1.3
  • Solved a situation where Vaal Summon Skeletons summoned fewer skeletons if the summoner had summoned skeletons from a standard Summon Skeleton skill.
1.1.1b
  • Fixed a bug with Vaal Summon Skeleton's placement of skeletons.
1.1.1
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. zephyrdragoon (March 14, 2014). "Vaal Summon Skeletons is a lot of fun". Reddit. Retrieved March 15, 2013.


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