Vampiric Link – Path of Exile

Vampiric Link skill gem – Path of Exile

Vampiric Link Vampiric Link targets an allied player to apply a buff which links you to them for a duration. While linked, they get recovery from your life leech instead of you. If the target dies while linked, you will also die. This skill cannot be triggered, or used by Totems, Traps, or Mines.

It is a new Dexterity/Strength skill gem. Tag: Spell, Duration, Link. Cost: (15-32.67) Mana per second. Cast Time: 0.50 sec.

Requires Level 34, 35 Str, 50 Dex.

  • Base duration is (8–9.9) seconds
  • Life Leech effects are not removed at Full Life
  • Life Leech effects apply Recovery Linked Target instead of you
  • Linked target's Maximum total Life Recovery per second from Leech is equal to yours
  • Buff grants +(2–5.8)% to Maximum total Life Recovery per second from Leech
  • Link breaks if target leaves range or line of sight for 4 seconds
  • Maximum 1 Link from any source per target
  • You die if Linked target dies

Per 1% quality: 1% increased Skill Effect Duration.

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

Tip: This new gem is designed for party play. This skill creates a bond between you and a specific party member, providing a big benefit to them while they stay within range, but with the very important drawback that if they die, so do you.

To best use this skill, increases your Life Leech. Vaal Pact keystone is recommended.

Vampiric Link PoE

PoE Vampiric Link Build

Let’s take a level 1 gem as an example:

  1. It is useful for party play. It can link one party member.
  2. The base duration is 8 seconds.
  3. It grants your target additional Life Leech. When lined, your party member’s life recovery from leech is equal to yours.
  4. Vaal Pact keystone: Maximum total Life Recovery per second from Leech is doubled.
  5. Defy Pain is the Berserker ascendancy notable: 50% increased Maximum total Life Recovery per second from Leech while you have Defiance.
  6. Mastery: Leech Mastery, Link Mastery.
  7. It cannot be used by Totems, Traps, or Mines.
  8. Cannot normally be used with your minions. Minion Defence Mastery(Link Skills can target Minions) passive skill allows you to use this skill with them. However, this has a high ongoing mana cost that is difficult to stay on top of.
  9. Note that if your party member die, you will die.

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Passive Skill Build

Name Stats
Vaal Pact(keystone)
  • Total Recovery per second from Life Leech is doubled
  • Maximum total Life Recovery per second from Leech is doubled
  • Life Regeneration has no effect
Defy Pain(Berserker ascendancy notable)
  • Gain Defiance for 10 seconds on losing Life to an Enemy Hit, no more than once every 0.3 seconds
  • 25% increased Armour per Defiance
  • 50% increased Maximum total Life Recovery per second from Leech while you have Defiance
  • At 10 Defiance, take Reflected Physical Damage equal to maximum Life, then lose all Defiance
  • 50% increased Maximum total Life Recovery per second from Leech while you have Defiance
Leech Mastery
  • 20% increased Maximum total Life Recovery per second from Leech
  • 30% increased Maximum total Mana Recovery per second from Leech
  • 30% increased Maximum total Energy Shield Recovery per second from Leech
  • 30% increased Damage while Leeching
  • 100% increased total Recovery per second from Life, Mana, or Energy Shield Leech
Link Mastery
  • Enemies inflict Elemental Ailments on you instead of Linked targets
  • 20% increased Damage per Linked target
  • Your Lined Targets take 5% reduced Damage
  • Enemies near your Linked targets have Fire, Cold and Lightning Exposure
Vitality Void
  • 0.8% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life
  • 15% increased Maximum total Life Recovery per second from Leech
  • 60% increased total Recovery per second from Life Leech
Life Leech
  • 10% increased Maximum total Life Recovery per second from Leech
Taste for Blood
  • 0.5% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life
  • 10% increased Maximum total Life Recovery per second from Leech
  • +10 Life gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks
Adrenaline
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • 10% increased Maximum total Life Recovery per second from Leech
  • 6% increased Attack Speed while Leeching

Alternate Quality

Name Stats Weight
Vampiric Link (0–20)% increased Skill Effect Duration 100
Anomalous Vampiric Link (0–10)% increased Buff Effect 50
Divergent Vampiric Link Linked target deals (0–20)% increased Damage when on Full Life 50

Labyrinth Enchantment helmet

Level Name Mod Weight
The Merciless Labyrinth Enchantment Vampiric Link Duration 1 20% increased Vampiric Link Duration 100
The Eternal Labyrinth Enchantment Vampiric Link Duration 2 30% increased Vampiric Link Duration 100

Quest Rewards

Vampiric Link Vampiric Link can be purchased from Petarus and Vanja by the Duelist, Ranger and Scion after completing Breaking the Seal.

PoE 3.16 does include significant nerfs to "aurabot" characters who stack auras for the benefit of their party members, these Link skills give them a viable more-active playstyle.

Name Description
Soul Link Soul Link While linked, your Energy Shield will intercept some of the damage they would take.
Protective Link Protective Link While linked, they copy your block chance and recover life when they block.
Intuitive Link Intuitive Link While linked, their hits can trigger your supported spells.
Vampiric Link Vampiric Link While linked, they get recovery from your life leech instead of you.
Flame Link Flame Link While linked, they deal additional fire damage based on your life. 
Destructive Link Destructive Link While linked, they use your main hand critical strike chance. 

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