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Minion Instability

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Minion Instability
Keystone Passive Skill
Minion Instability passive icon.png
  • Minions explode when reduced to low life, dealing 33% of their maximum life as fire damage to surrounding enemies
Even in death, they have their uses. They just need a little encouragement.

Minion Instability is a Keystone that causes minions to explode when reduced to low life, dealing 33% of their maximum life as fire damage to nearby enemies.

The base explosion radius is 22 units.[1]

Modifiers

Passives that increase your minion's damage and/or health can increase the damage of the explosion. [2]

The following support gems can increase the damage of the explosion:

  • Minion Damage SupportMinion Damage SupportSupport, Minion
    Icon: d
    Mana Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 8Supports minion skills.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.75% increased Minion Damage
    Supported Skills deal (30-49)% more Minion DamageThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Minion Life SupportMinion Life SupportSupport, Minion
    Icon: n
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 18Supports minion skills.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.75% increased Minion maximum Life
    Supported Skills have (30-49)% increased Minion maximum LifeThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Fire Penetration SupportFire Penetration SupportFire, Support
    Icon: V
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy fire resistance.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Fire Damage
    Supported Skills Penetrate (18-37)% Fire ResistanceThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Concentrated Effect SupportConcentrated Effect SupportSupport, AoE
    Icon: o
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 18Supports any skill with an area of effect, regardless of whether that skill deals damage.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area Damage
    Supported Skills have 30% less Area of Effect
    Supported Skills deal (35-54)% more Area Damage
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Chance to Ignite SupportChance to Ignite SupportFire, Support
    Icon: i
    Mana Multiplier: 120%
    Requires Level 8Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Fire Damage
    Supported Skills have (30-49)% chance to Ignite
    Supported Skills deal (10-29)% more Fire Damage
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Increased Area of Effect SupportIncreased Area of Effect SupportSupport, AoE
    Icon: E
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 38Supports any skill with an area of effect.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area Damage
    Supported Skills have (30-49)% increased Area of EffectThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Elemental Proliferation SupportElemental Proliferation SupportCold, Fire, Lightning, Support, AoE
    Icon: S
    Mana Multiplier: 110%
    Supports any skill that hits enemies, or could otherwise apply elemental ailments.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Duration of Elemental Ailments on Enemies
    Elemental Ailments caused by Supported Skills spread to other enemies in a Radius of 10
    20% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
    (0-19)% increased Duration of Elemental Ailments on Enemies
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Burning Damage SupportBurning Damage SupportFire, Support
    Icon: b
    Mana Multiplier: 120%
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill that hits enemies, or can deal burning damage directly.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Burning Damage
    Supported Skills deal (35-54)% more Burning DamageThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Elemental Focus SupportElemental Focus SupportSupport
    Icon: F
    Mana Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 18Supports any skill that hits or burns enemies.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Elemental Damage
    Supported Skills deal (30-49)% more Elemental Damage
    Supported Skills cannot inflict Elemental Ailments
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

Note: Minions never benefit from your passives or equipment unless specifically stated.

Location

Minion Instability is located at the top left of the skill tree, between the Whispers of Doom and the Corruption clusters.

Class Distance from start
Templar 10
Witch 10
Scion 14
Marauder 17
Shadow 17
Duelist 24
Ranger 24

Version history

Version Changes
0.11.4
  • Fixed an instance server crash related to Minion Instability.
0.11.0
  • Fixed a rare crash related to minion instability and area transitions of minions on low life.
0.9.13c
  • Fixed a server crash that could occur with Minion Instability when leaving town.
0.9.13
  • Minion Instability is now scaled correctly by stats such as minion damage. This large functional change required its explosion to be reduced to 33% of the minion's life rather than 100%.
0.9.6
  • Reduced the Minion Instability keystone passive to deal 100% of the minion's life rather than 200%.
0.9.4b
  • Fixed a server crash with the Minion Instability passive skill.
0.9.4
  • Introduced to the game. Minions explode when reduced to low life, dealing 200% of their maximum life as fire damage to surrounding enemies.

References