PoE Vaal Cleave 3.20

Vaal Cleave is a Vaal melee attack that deals damage with all equipped weapons to enemies in a 180 degree arc in front of the player. When dual wielding, equipment requirement applies to both weapons, and each weapon does reduced damage. Requires an axe, sword, two-handed axe, or two-handed sword.

Vaal Cleave Vaal Cleave is a Vaal skill gem.

The character swings their weapon (or both weapons if dual wielding) in an arc, damaging monsters in an area in front of them. Killing Blows on Rare or Unique enemies grant a buff that improves Cleave for a duration. Killing Blows on Rare Enemies also steal their modifiers for a secondary duration. Only works with Axes and Swords.

Attack, AoE, Physical, Vaal, Duration, Melee. Level: 1–20. Souls Per Use: 25. Can Store 3 Use. Soul Gain Prevention: 4 sec. Attack Speed: 80% of base. Attack Damage: 200–400% of base. Effectiveness of Added Damage: 200–400%. Requires Level 1.

  • When Dual Wielding, Deals 60% Damage from each Weapon combined
  • Base duration is 20 seconds
  • Base secondary duration is 20 seconds
  • +0.8 seconds to Attack Time
  • (2–75) to (3–113) Added Attack Physical Damage
  • Modifiers to Skill Effect Duration also apply to this Skill"s Soul Gain Prevention
  • +(15–24) to radius
  • Culling Strike
  • Can"t be Evaded
  • Buff grants Culling Strike with Cleave
  • Buff grants 60% more Cleave Area of Effect
  • Buff grants 60% more Cleave Damage to Enemies that are on Low Life
  • Corrupted

Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

NameAdditional Effects From QualityWeight
Vaal Cleave(0–10)% increased Attack Speed50

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Skill functions and interactions

  • Attack Speed: When dual wielding attack speed is averaged between the two weapons.
  • Dual Wielding:
    • If the player's weapons have different critical strike chance values, it is possible for one weapon to get a critical strike when the other doesn't. It is also possible to miss with only one of the weapons swung. The decrease in damage while dual wielding is multiplicative and applies to all damage bonuses.
    • Two hits are calculated separately (one from each weapon) and then combined into one unique hit/stack (damaging ailments).

This skill has a culling strike effect. Killing a Rare or Unique Enemy with a hit will grant a buff that causes regular Cleave to have 60% more AOE, deal 60% more Cleave Damage to enemies on Low Life, and grants Culling Strike with Cleave.

Killing a Rare Enemy will also steal its monster modifiers for a duration (similar to Headhunter). Both the Cleave buff and the monster modifiers can be scaled with modifiers to duration, at the cost of increasing Soul Gain Prevention.

Related Gems

Level Effect

LevelRequires LevelStrengthDexterityBase Damage2 to 3 Added Attack Physical Damage+15 to radiusExperience
1164200%2, 31570
2275210.5%2, 315308
34107221.1%3, 4161,554
471410231.6%4, 6166,667
5111913242.1%5, 81726,047
6162618252.6%7, 111749,725
7203122263.2%9, 131895,714
8243725273.7%11, 1718169,595
9284229284.2%14, 2019283,759
10324733294.7%16, 2519453,996
11365336305.3%20, 3020703,128
12405840315.8%24, 35201,061,223
13446344326.3%28, 42212,065,870
14486848336.8%33, 49212,507,110
15527451347.4%39, 58225,798,936
16567955357.9%45, 682215,083,919
17608459368.4%52, 792327,792,735
18649062378.9%61, 912343,869,739
19679465389.5%68, 10224242,081,556
20709868400%75, 11324
2172410.5%81, 12225
2274421.1%87, 13025
2376431.6%93, 14026
2478442.1%100, 15026
2580452.6%107, 16027
2682463.2%114, 17227
2784473.7%123, 18428
2886484.2%131, 19728
2988494.7%140, 21029
3090505.3%150, 22429
3191510.5%155, 23229
3292515.8%160, 24030
3393521.1%165, 24830
3494526.3%171, 25630
3595531.6%176, 26530
3696536.8%182, 27331
3797542.1%188, 28231
3898547.4%194, 29231
3999552.6%201, 30131
40100557.9%207, 31132

Vaal Cleave Effect

Vaal Cleave Effect

Level 20 with 20% quality

Vaal Cleave Level 20

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