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Skull Upgrade Stats

The Skull Gem Socket Effect for Weapons (Life on Kill), Armor (Healing Received), and Jewelry (Armor). we also include the upgrade cost, level requirement and effect amount for each Skull Upgrade (Crude Skull, Chipped Skull, Skull, Flawless Skull, Royal Skull).

Skull Effects by Equipment Slot
Slot Effect Upgrade Cost
Weapons Socket
X% Life on Kill
2 - Lv.15
5 - Lv.20
8 - Lv.40
12 - Lv.50
24 - Lv.60
None
Requires 3 Crude Skull and 4,500 Gold
Requires 3 Chipped Skull and 12,500
Requires 3 Skull and 18,000 Gold
Requires 3 Flawless Skull and 50,000
Armor Socket
X% Healing Received
3% - Lv.15
3.5% - Lv.20
4% - Lv.40
4.5% - Lv.50
5% - Lv.60
None
Requires 3 Crude Skull and 4,500 Gold
Requires 3 Chipped Skull and 12,500
Requires 3 Skull and 18,000 Gold
Requires 3 Flawless Skull and 50,000
Jewelry Socket
X% Armor
+75 - Lv.15
+125 - Lv.20
+170 - Lv.40
+220 - Lv.50
+250 - Lv.60
None
Requires 3 Crude Skull and 4,500 Gold
Requires 3 Chipped Skull and 12,500
Requires 3 Skull and 18,000 Gold
Requires 3 Flawless Skull and 50,000

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Best Paragons To Use with Skull Gems

The best paragon to use with the Skull gem in D4 is Imbiber (Barbarian), which is a Rare Glyph Node.

Guzzler
DruidRare Glyph
D
Good Synergy
  • Description:
    For every 5 Intelligence purchased within range, you deal +2.65 - 10% (0.3675% Per Level) increased damage while Healthy.
  • Radius Bonus:
    You gain +30% increased Potion Healing.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Intelligence
Imbiber (Barbarian)
BarbarianRare Glyph
S
Good Synergy
  • Description:
    For every 5 Willpower purchased within range, you deal +2.65 - 10% (0.3675% Per Level) increased damage while Healthy.
  • Radius Bonus:
    You gain +30% increased Potion Healing.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Willpower
Imbiber (Necromancer)
NecromancerRare Glyph
S
Good Synergy
  • Description:
    For every 5 Willpower purchased within range, you deal +2.65 - 10% (0.3675% Per Level) increased damage while Healthy.
  • Radius Bonus:
    You gain +30% increased Potion Healing.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Willpower
Imbiber (Sorceress)
SorceressRare Glyph
S
Good Synergy
  • Description:
    For every 5 Willpower purchased within range, you deal +2.65 - 10% (0.3675% Per Level) increased damage while Healthy.
  • Radius Bonus:
    You gain +30% increased Potion Healing.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Willpower
Executioner
BarbarianRare Glyph
?
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    For every 5 Strength purchased within range, you deal +2 - 8% (0.3% Per Level) increased damage while wielding a Polearm.
  • Radius Bonus:
    While wielding a Polearm, you deal x10% increased damage to Healthy or Injured enemies.
  • Radius Requirement:
    40 Strength
Fulminate
DruidRare Glyph
?
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, you deal +2 - 10% (0.4% Per Level) increased Lightning damage.
  • Radius Bonus:
    You deal x12% increased Lightning damage to both Healthy and Injured enemies.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Dexterity
Pride
RogueRare Glyph
?
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    Paragon nodes within range gain +15 - 75% (3% Per Level) bonus to their Physical damage and Damage Reduction modifiers.
  • Radius Bonus:
    You deal x13% increased Physical damage to both Healthy and Injured enemies.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Strength
Essence
NecromancerRare Glyph
C
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, All damage deal +2 - 10% (0.4% Per Level) increased Critical Strike Damage.
  • Radius Bonus:
    Critical Strikes deal x22% increased damage to enemies that are not Healthy.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Dexterity
Warrior
NecromancerRare Glyph
D
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, Skeletal Warriors deal +4 - 20% (0.8% Per Level) increased damage.
  • Radius Bonus:
    Skeletal Warriors gain +20% increased Armor.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Dexterity

Best Aspects To Use with Skull Gem

The best aspects to use with the Skull gem in D4 is Aspect of Disobedience, which is a Defensive Aspect and can only be used on Helm, Chest, Pants, Shield, Amulet (+50%) Equipment Slots.

Aspect of Disobedience
AllDefensive
Codex
S
Average Synergy
You gain [0.25-0.50%] increased Armor for 4 seconds when you deal any form of damage, stacking up to [25.00-50.00%] .
Dire Wolf's Aspect
DruidOffensive
B
Average Synergy
Grizzly Rage now Shapeshifts you into a Dire Werewolf. As a Dire Werewolf you gain [15-25%] Movement Speed instead of Damage Reduction and [30-50%] Spirit cost reduction bonus. In addition, kills Heal you for 10% of your Maximum Life.
Smiting Aspect
AllOffensive
B
Average Synergy
You have [10-20%] increased Critical Strike Chance against Injured enemies. While you are Healthy, you gain [20-40%] increased Crowd Control Duration.
Protecting Aspect
AllDefensive
C
Average Synergy
When hit while not Healthy, a magical bubble is summoned around you for [3-5] seconds. While standing in the bubble players are Immune. Can only occur once every 90 seconds.
Aspect of Stolen Vigor
RogueDefensive
D
Average Synergy
Each stack of the Momentum Key Passive Heals you for [.04-.08] Life per second.
Aspect of Untimely Death
NecromancerOffensive
D
Average Synergy
Each percent of your Maximum Life you Heal beyond 100% grants you 0.5% bonus Overpower damage on your next Overpowering attack, up to a [20.0-60.0%] bonus.
Starlight Aspect
AllResource
D
Average Synergy
Gain [10-20] of your Primary Resource for every 25% of your Life that you Heal.
Aspect of Cruel Sustenance
RogueDefensive
?
Average Synergy
Explosions from the Victimize Key Passive Heal you for [X] Life for each enemy damaged, up to a maximum of [X] Life.
Aspect of Cyclonic Force
DruidDefensive
Codex
?
Average Synergy
Cyclone Armor also provides Physical Damage Reduction. In addition, Cyclone Armor will also be applied to all Nearby Allies.
Aspect of Frozen Wake
SorceressOffensive
?
Average Synergy
While Ice Armor is active, you leave behind exploding Ice Spikes that deal [.25-.35] damage. Your Ice Spikes Chill enemies for 10%.
Aspect of Siphoned Victuals
RogueDefensive
Codex
?
Average Synergy
Lucky Hit: Damaging a Vulnerable enemy with a Core Skill has up to a [10-20%] chance to drop a Healing Potion.
Aspect of the Crowded Sage
AllDefensive
?
Average Synergy
You Heal for [X] Life per second for each Close enemy, up to [X] Life per second.
Aspect of Three Curses
SorceressOffensive
Codex
?
Average Synergy
Meteor deals [20-40%] increased Critical Strike Damage, Double this bonus against Healthy targets.
Snowveiled Aspect
SorceressDefensive
Codex
?
Average Synergy
Casting Ice Armor makes you Unstoppable for [3-5] seconds. Also grants 10% bonus Armor for 3-5 seconds.

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