Vaal Smite | PoE Wiki (2024)

Vaal SmiteLightning, Attack, AoE, Duration, Melee, Strike, Aura, Vaal
Level: (1-20)
Souls Per Use: 20
Can Store 2 Use(s)
Soul Gain Prevention: 6 sec
Attack Speed: 50% of base
Attack Damage: (300-430)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (300-430)%
Calls lightning down to infuse your weapon, then performs a melee attack and causes lightning to strike nearby enemies, dealing damage in an area. Hitting an enemy grants an aura for a duration. Requires a Sword, Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Base duration is 8.00 seconds
Modifiers to Skill Effect Duration also apply to this Skill's Soul Gain Prevention
Can't be Evaded
Base radius is (1.5-2.1) metres
Base Aura radius is (3.6-4.2) metres
Lightning strikes 30 targets within 10 metres
Aura makes Smite strike +1 target with lightning
Aura grants (1-17) to (7-330) added Lightning Damage
Aura grants (10-19)% chance to Shock

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
+(0.5-10)% more Area Damage

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

Acquisition
Drop restricted
Drop level: 1
Vaal Smite can drop from the Vaal Vessels found in Vaal side areas, or by corrupting Vaal Smite | PoE Wiki (6)SmiteSmiteLightning, Attack, AoE, Duration, Melee, Strike, Aura
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 6 Mana
Attack Speed: 85% of base
Attack Damage: (196-273)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (196-273)%
Performs a melee attack, and causes lightning to strike a nearby enemy, dealing damage in an area. Each target can only be hit once by this skill. Hitting an enemy grants an aura for a duration. Requires a Sword, Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Base duration is 4.00 seconds
(30-20)% less Area Damage
Base radius is (1.5-2.1) metres
Base Aura radius is (3.6-4.2) metres
Lightning strikes 1 target within 5 metres
Aura grants (1-12) to (4-220) added Lightning Damage
Aura grants (10-19)% chance to Shock

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
-(0.5-10)% less Area Damage

Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.Vaal Smite | PoE Wiki (8).Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVaalSmite

Vaal Smite is a Vaal melee attack where the user strikes an enemy or location, dealing area damage to several nearby enemies. Hitting an enemy grants an improved version of the Vaal Smite | PoE Wiki (9)SmiteSmiteLightning, Attack, AoE, Duration, Melee, Strike, Aura
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 6 Mana
Attack Speed: 85% of base
Attack Damage: (196-273)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (196-273)%
Performs a melee attack, and causes lightning to strike a nearby enemy, dealing damage in an area. Each target can only be hit once by this skill. Hitting an enemy grants an aura for a duration. Requires a Sword, Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Base duration is 4.00 seconds
(30-20)% less Area Damage
Base radius is (1.5-2.1) metres
Base Aura radius is (3.6-4.2) metres
Lightning strikes 1 target within 5 metres
Aura grants (1-12) to (4-220) added Lightning Damage
Aura grants (10-19)% chance to Shock

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
-(0.5-10)% less Area Damage

Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.Vaal Smite | PoE Wiki (11) aura buff which has a longer duration and higher added lightning damage. The aura buff also causes the regular version of Smite to strike an additional target with lightning. Requires a Sword, Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.

Contents

  • 1 Skill functions and interactions
  • 2 Gem level progression
  • 3 Item acquisition
    • 3.1 Recipes
  • 4 Related helmet enchantments
  • 5 Alternate skill effects
  • 6 Version history
  • 7 References

Skill functions and interactions

  • Can't be evaded: Vaal Smite ignores accuracy and evasion rating for hit chance calculations.
  • The lightning damage area of effect caused by this skill does not count as a melee hit for purposes of effects like Fortify.
  • Unlike regular Vaal Smite | PoE Wiki (12)SmiteSmiteLightning, Attack, AoE, Duration, Melee, Strike, Aura
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: 6 Mana
    Attack Speed: 85% of base
    Attack Damage: (196-273)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (196-273)%
    Performs a melee attack, and causes lightning to strike a nearby enemy, dealing damage in an area. Each target can only be hit once by this skill. Hitting an enemy grants an aura for a duration. Requires a Sword, Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 4.00 seconds
    (30-20)% less Area Damage
    Base radius is (1.5-2.1) metres
    Base Aura radius is (3.6-4.2) metres
    Lightning strikes 1 target within 5 metres
    Aura grants (1-12) to (4-220) added Lightning Damage
    Aura grants (10-19)% chance to Shock

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    -(0.5-10)% less Area Damage

    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Vaal Smite | PoE Wiki (14)
    , Vaal Smite targets an extremely high number of enemies; this means that although a few sources of Strike Skills target an additional nearby Enemy are helpful, Vaal Smite | PoE Wiki (15)Ancestral Call SupportAncestral Call SupportSupport, Melee, Attack, Strike
    Icon: A
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 4Supports melee strike skills, causing them to also strike at extra targets simultaneously. The extra targets must be a minimum distance from the user. If supporting a minion attack skill, the minion's skills will not also strike extra targets. Cannot support Vaal skills or triggered skills.Supported Strike Skills target 2 additional nearby Enemies
    Supported Skills deal (19-0)% less Damage

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    Extra Targets for Supported Skills can be found (0.75-15)% further away

    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Vaal Smite | PoE Wiki (16)
    would be comparatively worse as it causes skills to deal less damage. Additionally, because of the Vaal Smite buff granting regular Smite an additional target, Ancestral Call may be unnecessary in general.
  • The area damage from lightning bolts can overlap, causing additional damage to a target if there are nearby enemies.
  • The aura from this skill does not stack with the aura from regular Smite: Vaal Smite has priority (even if it's weaker).[1]

Gem level progression

LevelVaal Smite | PoE Wiki (17)Vaal Smite | PoE Wiki (18)Vaal Smite | PoE Wiki (19)Damage
Effectiveness
Attack
Damage
Lightning
Damage
from Aura
Shock
Chance
from Aura
RadiusAura
Radius
Exp.Total Exp.
1100300%300%1 to 710%1.5m3.6m00
2200306.8%306.8%1 to 710%1.5m3.6m7070
3400313.7%313.7%1 to 911%1.6m3.7m308378
47140320.5%320.5%1 to 1211%1.6m3.7m15541932
511190327.4%327.4%1 to 1712%1.6m3.7m66678599
6162618334.2%334.2%1 to 2412%1.7m3.8m2604734646
7203122341.1%341.1%2 to 3113%1.7m3.8m4972584371
8243725347.9%347.9%2 to 3913%1.7m3.8m95714180085
9284229354.7%354.7%3 to 4914%1.8m3.9m169595349680
10324733361.6%361.6%3 to 6114%1.8m3.9m283759633439
11365236368.4%368.4%4 to 7415%1.8m3.9m4539961087435
12405840375.3%375.3%5 to 9015%1.9m4m7031281790563
13446344382.1%382.1%6 to 10916%1.9m4m10612232851786
14486848388.9%388.9%7 to 13016%1.9m4m20658704917656
15527451395.8%395.8%8 to 15617%2m4.1m25071107424766
16567955402.6%402.6%10 to 18517%2m4.1m579893613223702
17608459409.5%409.5%12 to 21918%2m4.1m1508391928307621
18649062416.3%416.3%14 to 25918%2.1m4.2m2779273556100356
19679465423.2%423.2%15 to 29319%2.1m4.2m4386973999970095
20709868430%430%17 to 33019%2.1m4.2m242081556342051651
217210070436.8%436.8%19 to 35820%2.2m4.3mN/AN/A
2274N/AN/A443.7%443.7%20 to 38720%2.2m4.3mN/AN/A
2376N/AN/A450.5%450.5%22 to 41921%2.2m4.3mN/AN/A
2478N/AN/A457.4%457.4%24 to 45321%2.3m4.4mN/AN/A
2580N/AN/A464.2%464.2%26 to 49022%2.3m4.4mN/AN/A
2682N/AN/A471.1%471.1%28 to 52922%2.3m4.4mN/AN/A
2784N/AN/A477.9%477.9%30 to 57223%2.3m4.4mN/AN/A
2886N/AN/A484.7%484.7%32 to 61723%2.4m4.5mN/AN/A
2988N/AN/A491.6%491.6%35 to 66624%2.4m4.5mN/AN/A
3090N/AN/A498.4%498.4%38 to 71824%2.4m4.5mN/AN/A
3191N/AN/A501.8%501.8%39 to 74524%2.5m4.6mN/AN/A
3292N/AN/A505.3%505.3%41 to 77425%2.5m4.6mN/AN/A
3393N/AN/A508.7%508.7%42 to 80325%2.5m4.6mN/AN/A
3494N/AN/A512.1%512.1%44 to 83425%2.5m4.6mN/AN/A
3595N/AN/A515.5%515.5%46 to 86525%2.5m4.6mN/AN/A
3696N/AN/A518.9%518.9%47 to 89826%2.5m4.6mN/AN/A
3797N/AN/A522.4%522.4%49 to 93226%2.6m4.7mN/AN/A
3898N/AN/A525.8%525.8%51 to 96726%2.6m4.7mN/AN/A
3999N/AN/A529.2%529.2%53 to 100326%2.6m4.7mN/AN/A
40100N/AN/A532.6%532.6%55 to 104127%2.6m4.7mN/AN/A

Item acquisition

Vaal Smite has restrictions on where or how it can drop.Vaal Smite can drop from the Vaal Vessels found in Vaal side areas, or by corrupting Vaal Smite | PoE Wiki (21)SmiteSmiteLightning, Attack, AoE, Duration, Melee, Strike, Aura
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 6 Mana
Attack Speed: 85% of base
Attack Damage: (196-273)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (196-273)%
Performs a melee attack, and causes lightning to strike a nearby enemy, dealing damage in an area. Each target can only be hit once by this skill. Hitting an enemy grants an aura for a duration. Requires a Sword, Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Base duration is 4.00 seconds
(30-20)% less Area Damage
Base radius is (1.5-2.1) metres
Base Aura radius is (3.6-4.2) metres
Lightning strikes 1 target within 5 metres
Aura grants (1-12) to (4-220) added Lightning Damage
Aura grants (10-19)% chance to Shock

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
-(0.5-10)% less Area Damage

Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.Vaal Smite | PoE Wiki (23).

Recipes

Vaal Smite can be created from the following recipes:

AmountPartDescriptionMeta
9Vaal Smite | PoE Wiki (24)Volatile PowerVaal Smite | PoE Wiki (25)Volatile Power9Vaal Gem
Quality: +20%
Corrupted
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.
Vaal Smite | PoE Wiki (27)
Random corrupted Vaal gem with 20% qualityA
1Vaal Smite | PoE Wiki (28)The VoidVaal Smite | PoE Wiki (29)The Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Vaal Smite | PoE Wiki (31)Random divination card set exchangeA

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Vaal Smite.

Note that helmet enchantments are no longer obtainable since version 3.23.0 and can only be obtained in permanent leagues as already enchanted items from before this patch.

NameVaal Smite | PoE Wiki (32)LabyrinthStatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Smite Additional Target Chance 166Merciless LabyrinthSmite has a 10% chance for lightning to strike another targethelmet 100
Enchantment Smite Additional Target Chance 275Eternal LabyrinthSmite has a 15% chance for lightning to strike another targethelmet 100
Enchantment Smite Aura Effect 166Merciless LabyrinthSmite has 20% increased Aura Effecthelmet 100
Enchantment Smite Aura Effect 275Eternal LabyrinthSmite has 30% increased Aura Effecthelmet 100
Enchantment Smite Damage 166Merciless LabyrinthSmite deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Smite Damage 275Eternal LabyrinthSmite deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100

Alternate skill effects

Vaal Smite has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Valkyrie Smite EffectValkyrie Smite EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Smite becomes a Valkyrie Effect.Vaal Smite | PoE Wiki (34)Your Smite becomes a Valkyrie Effect.

Version history

VersionChanges
3.23.0
  • Quality now provides 0-10% more Area Damage, instead of 0-10% increased Area of Effect.
3.20.0
  • Introduced to the game.

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