Vaal Pact - Path of Exile

Vaal Pact is a keystone passive skill. It grants doubled life leech speed and maximum life leech rate, but causes life regeneration to have no effect.

  • Life Leeched per Second is doubled
  • Maximum total Recovery per second from Life Leech is doubled
  • Life Regeneration has no effect

When Vaal Pact is allocated all life regeneration has no effect, including Zealot’s Oath.

Vaal Pact PoE

Is Vaal Pact worth it?

Players can restore life by using flasks, gaining life regeneration from passive skills and equipment, or leeching life from enemies, among other mechanics.

  • Regeneration provides passive recovery over time.
  • Leech grants recovery based on damage dealt with the specified type of damage.

Whether using this keystone or not depends on your build and gear.

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Vaal Pact + Zealot’s Oath

Zealot’s Oath applies life regeneration to energy shield instead of life.

If the character has both Vaal Pact and Zealot’s Oath, Vaal Pact takes priority and will not regenerate energy shield. This will not prevent energy shield from recharging as it normally does. Additionally, it does not prevent other sources of energy shield regeneration, such as Shavronne’s Revelation Shavronne’s Revelation, as it is specifically energy shield regeneration and not life regeneration converted by Zealot’s Oath.

How to get Vaal Pact?

1. Passive Skill Tree

Vaal Pact is located on the middle layer of the south side, on the east side of the Duelist’s area.

Class Distance from start
Duelist 8
Ranger 10
Scion 14
Marauder 16
Shadow 18
Templar 24
Witch 24

2. Vaal Pact Uniques

These unique items have the Vaal Pact modifier, which provides the same effect as this keystone. Taking the keystone in addition to equipping one of these items will impart no additional benefit.

Item Base Item Category Lvl. Stats
Skin of the Lords Skin of the Lords Simple Robe Body Armour 1 Item has no level requirement and Energy Shield (Hidden)
Sockets cannot be modified
+1 to Level of Socketed Gems
100% increased Global Defences
You can only Socket Corrupted Gems in this item
Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)

<Random Keystone>(including Vaal Pact, etc.)

Corrupted

Precursor’s Emblem Precursor’s Emblem Two-Stone Ring Ring 49 +(12-16)% to Fire and Cold Resistances5% increased maximum Energy Shield
5% increased maximum Life
+20 to Strength and Dexterity

<Two Endurance Charge mods and one Frenzy Charge Mod>
or
<One Endurance Charge mod and Two Frenzy Charge Mods
Precursor’s Emblem Precursor’s Emblem Ruby Ring Ring 49 +(20-30)% to Fire Resistance+20 to Strength
5% increased maximum Energy Shield
5% increased maximum Life

<Three Endurance Charge mods>
Precursor’s Emblem Precursor’s Emblem Prismatic Ring Ring 49 +(8-10)% to all Elemental Resistances+20 to all Attributes
5% increased maximum Energy Shield
5% increased maximum Life

<One Endurance Charge mod>
<One Frenzy Charge mod>
<One Power Charge mod>
Precursor’s Emblem Precursor’s Emblem Two-Stone Ring Ring 49 +(12-16)% to Fire and Lightning Resistances5% increased maximum Energy Shield
5% increased maximum Life
+20 to Dexterity and Intelligence

<Two Endurance Charge mods and one Power Charge Mod>
or
<One Endurance Charge mod and Two Power Charge Mods>
Atziri’s Acuity Atziri’s Acuity Vaal Gauntlets Gloves 63 +(60-80) to Intelligence
(25-35)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
(200-220)% increased Armour
+(60-75) to maximum Life
You have Vaal Pact if you’ve dealt a Critical Strike Recently
Doomsower Doomsower Lion Sword Sword 65 +50 to Strength and DexteritySocketed Melee Gems have 15% increased Area of Effect
(30-50)% increased Physical Damage
Adds (65-75) to (100-110) Physical Damage
(6-12)% increased Attack Speed
Attack Skills gain 5% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage per Socketed Red Gem
You have Vaal Pact while all Socketed Gems are Red

3. Vaal Pact Jewel

Thread of Hope Thread of Hope is a unique Crimson Jewel.

  • Very Large Radius: in the Scion Duelist/Ranger travel socket, Vaal Pact, a decent amount of life and duration nodes can be allocated.

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