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.
PoE Vampiric Link Build
Let’s take a level 1 gem as an example:
It is useful for party play. It can link one party member.
The base duration is 8 seconds.
It grants your target additional Life Leech. When lined, your party member’s life recovery from leech is equal to yours.
Vaal Pact keystone: Maximum total Life Recovery per second from Leech is doubled.
Defy Pain is the Berserker ascendancy notable: 50% increased Maximum total Life Recovery per second from Leech while you have Defiance.
Mastery: Leech Mastery, Link Mastery.
It cannot be used by Totems, Traps, or Mines.
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.