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Ancestral Warchief is a Skill in Path Of Exile that increases attack speed of the player up to 90%. It also increases the physical melee damage.

Path of Exile Ancestral Warchief

In Path of Exile, there is a skill known as ‘Ancestral Warchief’, with an attack speed multiplier of 90%. This skill spawns a totem; while the player is close to it, the totem fights enemies using melee AoE attacks. As a bonus, the player’s melee damage is also boosted while they are close it.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Multistrike: Multistrike does not work with Ancestral Warchief.

Fortify: Fortify Support can be linked with Ancestral Warchief. Do note that only the totem, and not the player themselves gain the Fortify effect on landing a melee hit. If Perseverance is equipped, there is a (14-20)% chance for the Totem to gain Fortify, on stunning an enemy.

Multiple Totems: You cannot multiply your damage boost using multiple totems.

Totem Attack Range: The attack range of the totem depends on the range itself, and the modifiers of the weapon equipped.

Area of Effect: The radius of the totem’s attack, plus its attack range are affected by modifiers to area radius.

Activation: If the totem stays within an 80 unit radius of the player, it shall remain active. However, line of sight with the totem is necessary for starting activation. Once it is activated, you do not have to keep the line of sight anymore.

Dual Wielding: This skill cannot be dual-wielded.

Gem Level Progression

The following table details the level progression of the Ancestral Warchief Skill Gem in Path Of Exile.

Level Lvl. Strength Damage Effectiveness Damage Multiplier Melee Damage Exp. Total Exp.
1 28 67 110% 110% 8% 0 0
2 31 73 111% 111.20% 8% 199,345 199,345
3 34 79 112% 112.40% 9% 285,815 485,160
4 37 85 114% 113.60% 10% 401,344 886,504
5 40 92 115% 114.80% 10% 554,379 1,440,883
6 42 96 116% 116.10% 10% 477,437 1,918,320
7 44 100 117% 117.30% 11% 583,786 2,502,106
8 46 104 118% 118.50% 12% 710,359 3,212,465
9 48 109 120% 119.70% 12% 1,355,511 4,567,976
10 50 113 121% 120.90% 12% 1,138,877 5,706,853
11 52 117 122% 122.10% 13% 1,368,233 7,075,086
12 54 121 123% 123.30% 14% 1,638,338 8,713,424
13 56 125 125% 124.50% 14% 1,956,648 10,670,072
14 58 130 126% 125.70% 14% 3,655,184 14,325,256
15 60 134 127% 126.90% 15% 3,017,327 17,342,583
16 62 138 128% 128.20% 16% 7,759,995 25,102,578
17 64 142 129% 129.40% 16% 15,138,193 40,240,771
18 66 146 131% 130.60% 16% 26,083,825 66,324,596
19 68 151 132% 131.80% 17% 62,620,247 128,944,843
20 70 155 133% 133% 18% 211,708,088 340,652,931
21 72 159 134% 134.20% 18% N/A N/A
22 74 N/A 135% 135.40% 18% N/A N/A
23 76 N/A 137% 136.60% 19% N/A N/A
24 78 N/A 138% 137.80% 20% N/A N/A
25 80 N/A 139% 139.10% 20% N/A N/A
26 82 N/A 140% 140.30% 20% N/A N/A
27 84 N/A 141% 141.50% 21% N/A N/A
28 86 N/A 143% 142.70% 22% N/A N/A
29 88 N/A 144% 143.90% 22% N/A N/A
30 90 N/A 145% 145.10% 22% N/A N/A
31 91 N/A 146% 145.70% 23% N/A N/A
32 92 N/A 146% 146.30% 23% N/A N/A
33 93 N/A 147% 146.90% 23% N/A N/A
34 94 N/A 148% 147.50% 24% N/A N/A
35 95 N/A 148% 148.10% 24% N/A N/A
36 96 N/A 149% 148.70% 24% N/A N/A
37 97 N/A 149% 149.30% 24% N/A N/A
38 98 N/A 150% 149.90% 25% N/A N/A
39 99 N/A 151% 150.60% 25% N/A N/A
40 100 N/A 151% 151.20% 25% N/A N/A

Item Acquisition

Quest Reward

This item is granted as a quest reward for these quests:

Quest Witch Shadow Ranger Duelist Marauder Templar Scion
Sever the Right Hand, Act 3

Vendor Reward

The following listed NPC vendors sell the Ancestral Warchief gem subsequent to the completion of these quests.

Quest Witch Shadow Ranger Duelist Marauder Templar Scion
A Fixture of Fate, Act 3, Siosa
Sever the Right Hand, Act 3, Clarissa
Fallen from Grace, Act 6, Lilly Roth

Path Of Exile Ancestral Warchief is influenced by these helmet enchantments.

Name Lvl. Stats Spawn Weighting
Enchantment Ancestral Warchief Damage 1 66 Totem Damage is boosted by 25% helmet 100 default0
Enchantment Ancestral Warchief Damage 2 75 Totem Damage is boosted by 40% helmet 100 default0
Enchantment Ancestor Warchief Melee Damage 1 66 While active, the damage boost granted to the player by Totem is boosted by 20% helmet 100 default0
Enchantment Ancestor Warchief Melee Damage 2 75 While active, the damage boost granted to the player by Totem is boosted by 30% helmet 100 default0
Enchantment Ancestor Warchief Area Of Effect 1 66 Area of Effect of Totem is boosted by 8% helmet 100 default0
Enchantment Ancestor Warchief Area Of Effect 2 75 Area of Effect of Totem is boosted by 12% helmet 100 default0

Microtransactions

POE Ancestral Warchief has these microtransactions associated to it.

Item Effect(s)
Iron Maiden Ancestral Warchief Your Ancestral Warchief turns into an Iron Maiden Effect.
Void Ancestral Warchief Your Ancestral Warchief turns into a Void Effect.
Void Ancestral Warchief Effect Your Ancestral Warchief turns into Shakari, Queen of the Sands scorpion tail effect.

Version History

Version Changes
3.7.0
  • At gem level 1, instead of 100%, it now deals base damage equivalent to, and has an added damage effectiveness of 110%. At gem level 20, instead of 123%, it now goes up to 133%.
  • Instead of 10% lower attack speed, it now possesses an attack speed multiplier of 90%.
2.3.0 Ancestral Warchief has been introduced to the game.

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