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Detonate DeadSpell, AoE, Fire
Radius: 22
Mana Cost: (5-20)
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 160%
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 (15-798) to (22-1197) 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
Damage
Effectiveness
Fire
Damage
RadiusExp.Total Exp.
14005160%15 to 22N/A00
26006160%21 to 32N/A841841
391706160%32 to 42N/A3,0993,940
41221147160%36 to 53N/A7,43311,373
51626188160%48 to 72122,89534,268
62031229160%63 to 94149,72583,993
724372510160%80 to 121195,714179,707
828422911160%102 to 1531169,595349,302
932473311160%128 to 1921283,759633,061
1036523612160%159 to 2382453,9961,087,057
1140584013160%195 to 2932703,1281,790,185
1244634414160%239 to 35921,061,2232,851,408
1348684815160%291 to 43622,065,8704,917,278
1452745116160%352 to 52922,507,1107,424,388
1555785416160%406 to 60932,573,7319,998,119
1658825717160%466 to 69937,611,35117,609,470
1761866018160%535 to 802313,437,90831,047,378
1864906218160%612 to 918325,052,14756,099,525
1967946519160%700 to 1049343,869,43699,968,961
2070986820160%798 to 11974242,081,178342,050,139
21721007020160%871 to 13064N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A21160%950 to 14244N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A21160%1035 to 15524N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A21160%1127 to 16914N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A22160%1227 to 18415N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A22160%1335 to 20035N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A23160%1452 to 21785N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A23160%1579 to 23685N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A24160%1716 to 25735N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A24160%1863 to 27956N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A24160%1942 to 29136N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A25160%2023 to 30356N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A25160%2108 to 31626N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A25160%2196 to 32946N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A25160%2287 to 34317N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A25160%2382 to 35737N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A26160%2481 to 37227N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A26160%2584 to 38757N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A26160%2690 to 40357N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A26100%2801 to 42028N/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.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Detonate Dead Damage 16625% increased Detonate Dead Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Detonate Dead Damage 27540% increased Detonate Dead Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Detonate Dead Percent Chance To Detonate Additional Corpse 166Detonate Dead has a 30% chance to detonate an additional Corpsehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Detonate Dead Percent Chance To Detonate Additional Corpse 275Detonate Dead has a 45% chance to detonate an additional Corpsehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Detonate Dead Area Of Effect 1668% increased Detonate Dead Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Detonate Dead Area Of Effect 27512% increased Detonate Dead Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.6.0
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 5 (was 7).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 20 (was 30).
  • Now deals 15 to 22 Fire damage at gem level 1 (from 10 to 14) and 798 to 1197 Fire damage at gem level 20 (from 823 to 1235).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 160% (from 100%).
3.1.0
  • Detonate DeadDetonate DeadSpell, AoE, Fire
    Radius: 22
    Mana Cost: (5-20)
    Cast Time: 0.60 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 160%
    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 (15-798) to (22-1197) 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.