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Detonate Dead

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Detonate DeadSpell, AoE, Fire
Radius: 22
Mana Cost: (7-30)
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Requires Level 4Targets a corpse, and deals spell damage to enemies around the corpse, as well as causing the corpse to explode, dealing fire damage. The explosion is not affected by modifiers to spell damage and cannot be reflected.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Cast Speed
Explosion deals base Fire Damage equal to 6% of the corpse's maximum Life
Deals (10-823) to (14-1235) Fire Damage
+(0-4) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Detonate Dead skill icon.pngDetonate Dead inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 5
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemDetonateDead

Detonate Dead skill screenshot.jpg

Detonate Dead is a spell that explodes a corpse, dealing secondary damage as fire in an area around it.

Skill functions and interactions

Detonate Dead deals damage in two hits that get calculated separately, the fixed fire damage component and the corpse maximum life % component. [1]

  • Secondary damage: Detonate Dead's explosion deals secondary damage, hence it cannot be affected by stats affecting spell damage, including ones such as x% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells. However the corpse explosion component of the spell will receive bonuses from elemental, area, and fire related stats.
  • 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 the player was solo.[2]
  • Blocking: The damage from the Detonate Dead explosion cannot be blocked

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityintelligenceMana
Cost
Fire
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
1400710 to 1400
2600814 to 21841841
39170921 to 283,0993,940
41221141024 to 377,43311,373
51626181134 to 5122,89534,268
62031221245 to 6849,72583,993
72437251460 to 9095,714179,707
82842291578 to 117169,595349,302
932473317101 to 151283,759633,061
1036523619129 to 193453,9961,087,057
1140584021163 to 245703,1281,790,185
1244634422205 to 3081,061,2232,851,408
1348684823257 to 3852,065,8704,917,278
1452745124320 to 4802,507,1107,424,388
1555785425377 to 5652,573,7319,998,119
1658825726442 to 6637,611,35117,609,470
1761866027518 to 77713,437,90831,047,378
1864906228605 to 90825,052,14756,099,525
1967946529706 to 106043,869,43699,968,961
2070986830823 to 1235242,081,178342,050,139
21721007031911 to 1367N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A321008 to 1511N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A331114 to 1671N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A341230 to 1845N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A341358 to 2038N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A351499 to 2249N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A361654 to 2480N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A371823 to 2735N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A382009 to 3014N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A382213 to 3320N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A392323 to 3484N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A392437 to 3656N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A402557 to 3836N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A402683 to 4024N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A412814 to 4221N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A412952 to 4428N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A423096 to 4644N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A423247 to 4870N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A433405 to 5107N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A433570 to 5355N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Quest reward

This item is given as quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Detonate Dead.

NameFor generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value.Stats
EnchantmentDetonateDeadDamage16625% increased Detonate Dead Damage
EnchantmentDetonateDeadDamage27540% increased Detonate Dead Damage
EnchantmentDetonateDeadPercentChanceToDetonateAdditionalCorpse166Detonate Dead has a 30% chance to detonate an additional Corpse
EnchantmentDetonateDeadPercentChanceToDetonateAdditionalCorpse275Detonate Dead has a 45% chance to detonate an additional Corpse
EnchantmentDetonateDeadRadius1668% increased Detonate Dead Area of Effect
EnchantmentDetonateDeadRadius27512% increased Detonate Dead Area of Effect

Version history

Version Changes
3.1.0
  • Detonate DeadDetonate DeadSpell, AoE, Fire
    Radius: 22
    Mana Cost: (7-30)
    Cast Time: 0.60 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Requires Level 4Targets a corpse, and deals spell damage to enemies around the corpse, as well as causing the corpse to explode, dealing fire damage. The explosion is not affected by modifiers to spell damage and cannot be reflected.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Cast Speed
    Explosion deals base Fire Damage equal to 6% of the corpse's maximum Life
    Deals (10-823) to (14-1235) Fire Damage
    +(0-4) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Detonate Dead skill icon.png
    now deals spell damage based on the level of the skill gem, in addition to damage based on the corpse's maximum life. The base fire damage dealt by the spell part of the explosion has been significantly increased. The skill now gains additional area of effect radius as it levels, and its base critical chance has been increased from 5% to 6%. The cast time has been lowered to 0.6 seconds (from 0.8).
2.1.0
  • Radius increased by 22%.
2.0.0
  • Radius of the explosion increased by 12.5% (from 16 to 18).
  • Damage caused by the detonation of corpses can no longer be reflected.
1.2.1
  • We have corrected the cast time to 800ms, as originally stated in the 1.2.0 patch notes.
1.2.0
  • This now deals entirely fire damage. It deals 8% of corpse life as well as flat damage. The damage increase per level has been significantly increased. The base cast time has been decreased from 850ms to 800ms. Quality on this skill now offers substantially less cast speed, from 60% cast speed at 20 quality to 20% cast speed at 20 quality.
1.1.1b
  • Fixed a bug that caused the damage dealt by Detonate Dead to be delayed.
1.0.0
  • Mana cost reduced.
0.10.2
  • The mana cost of Detonate Dead has been reduced at early levels so that it's around 40% cheaper.
    It ramps up to the same mana cost as before for high levels.
0.9.7
  • Slightly increased the radius of Detonate Dead's explosion.
0.9.6b
  • Improved the effects for Detonate Dead.
0.9.5g
  • Reduced the critical strike chance on Detonate Dead.
0.9.3g
  • Changed Detonate Dead to not have the damage scaled by mods that affect Spell Damage.
0.9.1
  • Fixed a crash involving Detonate Dead.
0.7.1
  • Changed Detonate Dead to be 20% monster health in fire damage and then the rest is physical
0.6.13
  • Detonate Dead skill gem should now drop
0.6.11
  • Added skills: Raise Zombie, Detonate Dead, Cold Snap

References

  1. Mark_GGG (January 22, 2018). "(Question) Damage calculation on Detonate Dead". Reddit. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  2. Mark_GGG (February 3, 2013). "Devs and other GD people - Kripps Death a good thing". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved August 2, 2013.