Detonate DeadCast, AoE, Fire
Mana Cost: (7 to 30)
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%Requires Level 4Drop Restrictions
Level: 4Explodes an unused corpse, dealing fire damage to nearby enemies.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Cast SpeedExplosion deals base Fire Damage equal to 6% of the corpse's maximum Life
Deals (4-276) to (5-414) Fire Damage
Damage cannot be ReflectedPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
To a skilled practitioner of the occult, the corpses of slain foes are a tool to bend to their dark purpose. While most seek to animate the very souls of fallen enemies, a crafty handful have discovered an even more potent use. Infusing the enzymes and acids of the target's body with magical energy, the caster creates a volatile mixture that detonates violently when a final word is spoken. The explosion blasts outwards in every direction, showering nearby enemies with flame and toxic liquid. At higher levels of skill, the detonation will damage and stun foes in a wide area.Description on the official Path of Exile website 
Skill functions and interactions
- Secondary damage: Detonate Dead's explosion deals secondary damage, hense it cannot be affected by modifiers to spell damage. Due to its nature in which it does not share the Spell keyword, modifiers such as x% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells do not affect the skill aswell. However the corpse explosion component of the spell will receive bonuses from elemental, area, and fire damage mods.
- Partying: While in a party, the explosion ignores the increased life added for each player beyond the first and treats the monster's life as if you were solo.
- Damage reflection: The damage from the Detonate Dead explosion cannot be reflected.
- Blocking: The damage from the Detonate Dead explosion cannot be blocked
Gem level progression
|1||4||0||0||7||4 to 5||0||0|
|2||6||0||0||8||5 to 8||841||841|
|3||9||17||0||9||8 to 11||3,099||3,940|
|4||12||21||14||10||9 to 14||7,433||11,373|
|5||16||26||18||11||13 to 19||22,895||34,268|
|6||20||31||22||12||17 to 25||49,725||83,993|
|7||24||37||25||14||22 to 33||95,714||179,707|
|8||28||42||29||15||28 to 43||169,595||349,302|
|9||32||47||33||17||36 to 54||283,759||633,061|
|10||36||52||36||19||46 to 69||453,996||1,087,057|
|11||40||58||40||21||58 to 87||703,128||1,790,185|
|12||44||63||44||22||72 to 108||1,061,223||2,851,408|
|13||48||68||48||23||90 to 135||2,065,870||4,917,278|
|14||52||74||51||24||111 to 167||2,507,110||7,424,388|
|15||55||78||54||25||130 to 195||2,573,731||9,998,119|
|16||58||82||57||26||152 to 227||7,611,351||17,609,470|
|17||61||86||60||27||176 to 265||13,437,908||31,047,378|
|18||64||90||62||28||205 to 308||25,052,147||56,099,525|
|19||67||94||65||29||238 to 357||43,869,436||99,968,961|
|20||70||98||68||30||276 to 414||242,081,178||342,050,139|
|21||72||100||70||31||304 to 456||N/A||N/A|
|22||74||N/A||N/A||32||335 to 502||N/A||N/A|
|23||76||N/A||N/A||33||369 to 553||N/A||N/A|
|24||78||N/A||N/A||34||406 to 609||N/A||N/A|
|25||80||N/A||N/A||34||446 to 669||N/A||N/A|
|26||82||N/A||N/A||35||491 to 736||N/A||N/A|
|27||84||N/A||N/A||36||539 to 809||N/A||N/A|
|28||86||N/A||N/A||37||592 to 888||N/A||N/A|
|29||88||N/A||N/A||38||650 to 975||N/A||N/A|
|30||90||N/A||N/A||38||713 to 1070||N/A||N/A|
This skill is not given as quest reward.
Vendor rewardThis skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
|Breaking Some Eggs|
Scroll of WisdomScroll of WisdomStack Size: 40Drop Restrictions
Level: 1Identifies an itemRight click this item then left click an unidentified item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Related helmet enchantments
There are helmet enchantments that affect Detonate Dead:
|EnchantmentDetonateDeadDamage1||66||25% increased Detonate Dead Damage|
|EnchantmentDetonateDeadDamage2||75||40% increased Detonate Dead Damage|
|EnchantmentDetonateDeadPercentChanceToDetonateAdditionalCorpse1||66||Detonate Dead has a 30% chance to detonate an additional Corpse|
|EnchantmentDetonateDeadPercentChanceToDetonateAdditionalCorpse2||75||Detonate Dead has a 45% chance to detonate an additional Corpse|
|EnchantmentDetonateDeadRadius1||66||8% increased Detonate Dead Radius|
|EnchantmentDetonateDeadRadius2||75||12% increased Detonate Dead Radius|
- Path of Exile. "Dexterity skills". Official Path of Exile website.
- Mark_GGG (February 3, 2013). "Devs and other GD people - Kripps Death a good thing". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved August 2, 2013.