Vaal Blade Vortex PoE Build, Support Gems

Vaal Blade Vortex Vaal Blade Vortex is a Vaal skill gem that creates a vortex of blades that rapidly deal physical damage. The vortex will home in on enemies while it lasts.

Vaal Blade Vortex

PoE Vaal Blade Vortex Build

1. Character: 100 Occultist

Life: 4967 Strength: 210
Energy Shield: 436 Dexterity: 164
Mana: 2332 Intelligence: 308
Evasion Rating: 1160 Charges: E: 4 / F: 4 / P: 6
Armour: 2816

2. Main Skills Build

Main skill: Blade Vortex Blade Vortex. DPS: 529k.

Damage types:

  • Fire: 56%
  • Chaos: 23%
  • Physical: 13%
  • Lightning: 4%
  • Cold: 4%

Vaal Blade Vortex Support Gems:

  • Empower Empower Support(Red): 85%
  • Inspiration Support(Red): 84%
  • Awakened Increased Area of Effect Increased Area of Effect Support(Blue): 78%
  • Awakened Unleash Unleash Support(Blue): 73%
  • Awakened Controlled Destruction Controlled Destruction Support(Blue): 69%
  • Physical to Lightning Physical to Lightning Support(Blue): 28%
  • Unleash Unleash Support(Blue): 22%
  • Controlled Destruction Controlled Destruction Support(Blue): 21%
  • Awakened Added Fire Damage Added Fire Damage Support(Red): 12%
  • Power Charge On Critical Power Charge On Critical Support(Blue): 10%
  • Hypothermia Hypothermia Support(Green): 4%
  • Increased Area of Effect Increased Area of Effect Support(Blue): 3%
  • Intensify Intensify Support(Blue): 2%
  • Awakened Cold Penetration Cold Penetration Support(Green): 2%

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3. Skill Gems Build

These are the support skill gems for it:

Weapon: Vaal Blade Vortex Vaal Blade Vortex (Green) (21 / 23), Awakened Added Fire Damage Added Fire Damage Support (Red) (6 / 21), Inspiration Support (Red) (21 / 20), Empower Empower Support (Red) (4), Awakened Unleash Unleash Support (Blue) (5 / 20), Awakened Increased Area of Effect Increased Area of Effect Support (Blue) (5 / 20),

Body Armour: Herald of Ash Herald of Ash (Red) (21 / 20), Flame Dash Flame Dash (Blue) (20 / 20), Enlighten Enlighten Support (Blue) (4), Anger Anger (Red) (21 / 23), Phase Run Phase Run (Green) (20 / 15),

Gloves: Temporal Chains Temporal Chains (Green) (20 / 23), Awakened Curse On Hit Curse On Hit Support (Blue) (5 / 20), Vaal Grace Vaal Grace (Green) (21 / 23), Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder (Blue) (20 / 20),

Helmet: Withering Step (Green) (8 / 20), Immortal Call Immortal Call (Red) (4 / 20), Wave of Conviction Wave of Conviction (Blue) (7 / 20), Cast when Damage Taken Cast when Damage Taken Support (Red) (3 / 20),

4. Passive Skill Build

Vaal Blade Vortex Build

Keystones / Ascendency:

  • Profane Bloom: 100%
  • Malediction: 100%
  • Forbidden Power: 98%
  • Vile Bastion: 89%
  • Void Beacon: 10%
  • Pain Attunement: 8%
  • Acrobatics: 8%
  • Phase Acrobatics: 7%
  • Zealot’s Oath: 2%
  • Withering Presence: 2%
  • Mind Over Matter: 1%

5. Equipment Build

Body Armour: Skull Suit Gladiator Plate

Weapon: Blood Fletch Recurve Bow

Offhand Weapon: The Signal Fire The Signal Fire Fire Arrow Quiver

Helmet: Crown of the Inward Eye Prophet Crown

Gloves: Shackles of the Wretched Shackles of the Wretched Chain Chain Gloves

Boots: Kaom’s Roots Kaom’s Roots Titan Greaves

Belt: Headhunter Headhunter Leather Belt

Amulet: Solstice Vigil Solstice Vigil Onyx Amulet

Ring: Circle of Anguish Circle of Anguish Synthesised Ruby Ring, Gloom Gyre Topaz Ring

Vaal Blade Vortex Gem Level Progression

Level Required
Level
Required
Dexterity
Deals
x to y
Physical Damage
+x to
radius
Experience
needed to
level up
Total
Experience
needed
1 12 33 14 to 20 +8 0 0
2 15 39 17 to 25 +8 15,249 15,249
3 19 48 22 to 34 +8 41,517 56,766
4 23 56 29 to 44 +8 81,983 138,749
5 27 64 37 to 56 +9 147,968 286,717
6 31 73 47 to 71 +9 250,557 537,274
7 35 81 59 to 88 +9 405,086 942,360
8 38 88 69 to 104 +9 447,718 1,390,078
9 41 94 81 to 122 +10 615,318 2,005,396
10 44 100 95 to 143 +10 834,639 2,840,035
11 47 106 111 to 166 +10 1,570,760 4,410,795
12 50 113 129 to 193 +10 1,633,987 6,044,782
13 53 119 149 to 224 +11 2,151,030 8,195,812
14 56 125 172 to 258 +11 2,812,189 11,008,001
15 59 132 199 to 298 +11 5,099,360 16,107,361
16 62 138 229 to 343 +11 9,400,731 25,508,092
17 64 142 251 to 377 +12 15,273,366 40,781,458
18 66 146 275 to 413 +12 26,286,582 67,068,040
19 68 151 302 to 453 +12 62,890,590 129,958,630
20 70 155 331 to 496 +12 212,046,017 342,004,647
21 72 159 362 to 543 +13 N/A N/A

Vaal Blade Vortex Quality

Per 1% Quality: 0.5% increased Area of Effect. A Gemcutter’s Prism Gemcutter’s Prism (often abbreviated GCP) is a currency item that can be used to improve the quality of a gem. Each Gemcutter’s Prism Gemcutter’s Prism will always raise the quality by 1%. The maximum quality is 20%.

PoE Vaal Blade Vortex Gem Farming

1. Buy a Vaal Blade Vortex Gem from Other Players

The price of a level 1 Vaal Blade Vortex Vaal Blade Vortex is a Chaos Orb Chaos Orb. This is the best recommended way to get it.

2. Gem Divination Cards

Amount Divination Card Result Drop Areas
9 Volatile Power random corrupted superior Vaal gem (Q20) The Mines Level 1 • The Mines Level 2 • The Crystal Veins • The Tunnel • The Quarry • Crystal Ore Map • Dig Map • Excavation Map • Flooded Mine Map • Geode Map
6 The Fox random level 20 gem The Western Forest (Act 2) • The Riverways (Act 6) • The Vaal City • The Crossroads (Act 7) • The Fellshrine Ruins (Act 7) • Barrows Map • Castle Ruins Map • Sunken City Map
13 The Cataclysm random corrupted level 21 Spell gem Strange Sinkhole • Concealed Cavity • Sunken Shingle • Clouded Ridge • Forgotten Oubliette • Remote Gulch • Cremated Archives • Narrow Ravine• Mystical Clearing • Covered-up Hollow • Hidden Patch • Entombed Alcove • Secret Laboratory • Secluded Copse • Forbidden Chamber • Quarantined Quarters • Inner Grounds • Sealed Corridors • Restricted Gallery • Disused Furnace • Blind Alley • Entombed Chamber • Sacred Chambers • Stagnant Canal • Walled-off Ducts • Neglected Cellar • Arcane Chambers • Forgotten Conduit • Ancient Catacomb • Haunted Mineshaft• Abandoned Dam • Desolate Track • Reclaimed Barracks • Sealed Basement • Secluded Canal • Forbidden Archives • Cremated Archives • Twisted Inquisitorium • Deathly Chambers • Restricted Collection • Side Chapel • Radiant Pools • Clouded Ledge • Flooded Complex • Forbidden Shrine • Sealed Repository • Evacuated Quarter • Concealed Caldarium • Moonlit Chambers • Shifting Sands • Forgotten Gulch • Desolate Isle • Dusty Bluff
3 Gemcutter’s Promise random superior gem (Q20) The Ebony Barracks • The Lunaris Concourse • Colonnade Map • Promenade Map

3. Buy a Blade Vortex gem then use Vaal Orb corrupting it

It is possible to create a Vaal Blade Vortex Vaal Blade Vortex skill gem by using a Vaal Orb Vaal Orb on a normal Blade Vortex Blade Vortex skill gem. You can buy a Blade Vortex Blade Vortex gem from one of the following vendors.

  • Siosa(The Library, Act 3) sells Blade Vortex Blade Vortex for an Orb of Transmutation Orb of Transmutation.
  • Lilly Roth(Lioneye’s Watch, Act 6) sells Blade Vortex Blade Vortex for an Orb of Transmutation Orb of Transmutation as well.

4. Slain Monsters

Vaal skill gems can be looted from corrupted areas, Gemcutter’s Strongboxes, and bosses of corrupted maps. The drop level of Vaal Blade Vortex Vaal Blade Vortex is 12.

Vaal Blade Vortex Related Items

1. Vaal Blade Vortex Helmet Enchantments

Name Level Stats Spawn Weighting
Enchantment Blade Vortex Crit Multi Per Blade 1 66 Blade Vortex has +2% to Critical Strike Multiplier for each blade helmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Blade Vortex Crit Multi Per Blade 2 75 Blade Vortex has +3% to Critical Strike Multiplier for each blade helmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Blade Vortex Damage 1 66 25% increased Blade Vortex Spell Damage helmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Blade Vortex Damage 2 75 40% increased Blade Vortex Spell Damage helmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Blade Vortex Duration 1 66 20% increased Blade Vortex Duration helmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Blade Vortex Duration 2 75 30% increased Blade Vortex Duration helmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Blade Vortex Area Of Effect 1 66 16% increased Blade Vortex Area of Effect helmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Blade Vortex Area Of Effect 2 75 24% increased Blade Vortex Area of Effect helmet 75
default 0

2. Vaal Blade Vortex MTX

The list below shows microtransactions for Vaal Blade Vortex.

Item Effect(s)
Demonic Blade Vortex Effect Your Blade Vortex becomes a black and red demonic vortex.
Sawblade Blade Vortex Your Blade Vortex becomes a Sawblade Effect.

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