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Volatile Dead

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Volatile DeadSpell, AoE, Fire
Mana Cost: (10-31)
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 120%
Requires Level 12Corpses near the targeted location explode, dealing damage in a small area and creating an orb which moves towards nearby enemies before dealing spell damage in a larger area. The explosion of the corpse is not affected by modifiers to spell damage, and cannot be reflected.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (20-535) to (30-802) Fire Damage
Destroys up to 3 Corpses
Explosion deals base Fire Damage equal to 3% of the corpse's maximum Life
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Volatile Dead skill icon.pngVolatile Dead inventory icon.png
Level: 12
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Transmutation
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVolatileDead

Volatile Dead skill screenshot.jpg

Skill functions and interactions

Note: Despite their appearance, the orbs created by Volatile Dead are not projectiles. Thus, effects that normally affect projectiles (such as Lesser Multiple Projectiles SupportLesser Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
Icon: l
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 8Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
Supported Skills fire 2 additional Projectiles
Supported Skills deal (25-16)% less Projectile 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.
) do not have an effect on Volatile Dead.

Gem level progression

Exp.Total Exp.
11221141020 to 3000
21525171125 to 3815,24915,249
31930211333 to 5041,51756,766
42335241444 to 6581,983138,749
52741281656 to 84147,968286,717
63146321771 to 107250,557537,274
73551361990 to 135405,086942,360
838553820107 to 160447,7181,390,078
941594121126 to 188615,3182,005,396
1044634422147 to 221834,6392,840,035
1147674723173 to 2591,570,7604,410,795
1250714924201 to 3021,633,9876,044,782
1353755225235 to 3522,151,0308,195,812
1456795526272 to 4092,812,18911,008,001
1559835827316 to 4745,099,36016,107,361
1662876028365 to 5489,400,73125,508,092
1764906229402 to 60415,273,36640,781,458
1866926430443 to 66426,286,58267,068,040
1968956630487 to 73062,890,590129,958,630
2070986831535 to 802212,046,017342,004,647
21721007032587 to 881N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A33645 to 967N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A34707 to 1061N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A34775 to 1163N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A34849 to 1274N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A34930 to 1395N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A351018 to 1527N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A351114 to 1670N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A351218 to 1827N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A351331 to 1997N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A351392 to 2087N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A361455 to 2182N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A361520 to 2280N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A361589 to 2383N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A361660 to 2490N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A361735 to 2602N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A361812 to 2719N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A361893 to 2840N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A361978 to 2967N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A372066 to 3099N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Siren's Cadence
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Siren's Cadence
Act 1
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Volatile 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
EnchantmentVolatileDeadCastSpeed1668% increased Volatile Dead Cast Speed
EnchantmentVolatileDeadCastSpeed27512% increased Volatile Dead Cast Speed
EnchantmentVolatileDeadDamage16625% increased Volatile Dead Damage
EnchantmentVolatileDeadDamage27540% increased Volatile Dead Damage
EnchantmentVolatileDeadOrbs375Volatile Dead destroys up to 1 additional Corpse


The list below shows microtransactions for Volatile Dead.

Stygian Volatile Dead Effect
Stygian Volatile Dead EffectVolatile Dead SkinYour Volatile Dead becomes a Stygian Effect.
Your Volatile Dead becomes a Stygian Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Volatile Dead has been added to the game.