Volatile Dead
Level: (1–20)
Cost: (9–26) Mana
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 170%
AoE Radius: 15
Requires Level (12–70), (21–98) Dex, (14–68) Int
Corpses 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.
Deals (20–753) to (30–1129) Fire Damage
Consumes up to 3 corpses
Explosion deals base Fire Damage equal to (3–4)% of the corpse's Maximum Life
Base radius is 2 metres
Base explosion radius is 1.5 metres
Maximum of 60 Orbs at a time

Additional Effects From Quality:
(0–40)% increased Orb Movement Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Level Effect /40
Implicit
Consumes up to 3 corpses
Maximum of 60 Orbs at a time
Base radius is 2 metres
Base explosion radius is 1.5 metres
LevelRequires LevelIntDexCostDeals 20 to 30 Fire DamageExplosion deals base Fire Damage equal to 3% of the corpse's Maximum LifeExperience
1121421920, 30315,249
21517251026, 383.141,517
31921301235, 523.181,983
42324351347, 703.2147,968
52728411462, 923.2250,557
63132461580, 1203.3405,086
735365116104, 1553.3447,718
838385517125, 1873.4615,318
941415918149, 2243.4834,639
1044446319178, 2683.51,570,760
1147476720213, 3193.51,633,987
1250497120253, 3793.62,151,030
1353527521299, 4493.62,812,189
1456557922354, 5303.75,099,360
1559588323417, 6263.79,400,731
1662608724491, 7373.815,273,366
1764629025547, 8203.826,286,582
1866649225609, 9133.962,890,590
1968669526677, 10163.9212,046,017
2070689826753, 11294
217227836, 12544
227427928, 13924.1
2376281030, 15454.1
2478291142, 17134.2
2580291266, 18994.2
2682301402, 21044.3
2784301553, 23294.3
2886311719, 25784.4
2988321901, 28524.4
3090322103, 31544.5
3191322211, 33164.5
3292332324, 34864.5
3393332443, 36654.5
3494332568, 38524.6
3595342699, 40494.6
3696342837, 42554.6
3797342981, 44724.6
3898343132, 46994.7
3999353291, 49374.7
40100353457, 51864.7
Attribute /8

Volatile Dead

KeyValue
CostiLvl 1: Normal: 1xOrb of Transmutation
DropLevel 12
BaseType Volatile Dead
Class Skill Gems
TargetTypesCorpse
TypeSpell, Damage, Area, Trappable, Totemable, Mineable, Multicastable, Triggerable, Fire, Cascadable, CanRapidFire, AreaSpell
ItemTypeMetadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVolatileDead
Referencepoe.ninja, Community Wiki
Crucible Weapon /2
WeightDesc
1000 (T5)Volatile Dead and Cremation Penetrate 2% Fire Resistance per 100 Dexterity
1000 (T5)Volatile Dead and Cremation Penetrate 4% Fire Resistance per 100 Dexterity
Volatile Dead Monster /3 ⍟
NameModifiersSpectre
Kirmes Ollimonster base type attack cast speed +% and damage -% final [33]Y
Kirmes Ollimonster base type attack cast speed +% and damage -% final [33]
100% increased maximum Life
100% increased Area of Effect
80% increased Character Size
Y
Alira DarktongueMonsters grant 250% increased Experience
6000% increased Rarity of Items Dropped
20% Chance to Block Spell Damage
You take 10% of Damage from Blocked Hits
cannot be stunned for ms after stun finished [2000]
cannot be stunned while stunned [1]
Y
Microtransactions /3 ⍟
Stygian Volatile Dead Effect
Your Volatile Dead becomes a Stygian Effect.
Void Volatile Dead Effect
Your Volatile Dead becomes a Void Effect.
Darkwood Volatile Dead Effect
Your Volatile Dead becomes a Darkwood Effect.
Supported By /89 ⍟
  • Active Type: Spell, Damage, Area, Trappable, Totemable, Mineable, Multicastable, Triggerable, Fire, Cascadable, CanRapidFire, AreaSpell
  • IconName
    Added Fire Damage Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Added Cold Damage Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Increased Area of Effect Support
    Supports any skill with an area of effect.
    Added Lightning Damage Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Increased Critical Strikes Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Increased Critical Damage Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Knockback Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Life Leech Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies, causing those hits to leech life based on damage dealt.
    Added Chaos Damage Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Stun Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies, making it easier to stun enemies with those skills.
    Trap Support
    Supports spells, or attacks that use bows or wands. Instead of using that skill, you will throw a trap that will use the skill for you when an enemy walks near it. Traps cannot use channelling skills.
    Item Rarity Support
    Supports any skill that can kill enemies.
    Faster Casting Support
    Supports non-instant spell skills.
    Concentrated Effect Support
    Supports any skill with an area of effect, regardless of whether that skill deals damage.
    Cold to Fire Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Combustion Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Elemental Proliferation Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies, or could otherwise apply elemental ailments.
    Culling Strike Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies. If enemies are left below 10% of maximum life after being hit by these skills, they will be killed.
    Iron Will Support
    Supports spell skills, making the increase to physical melee damage from strength also increase their spell damage.
    Spell Totem Support
    Supports spell skills that are not triggered. Instead of casting that spell, you will summon a totem that casts the spell for you.
    Blastchain Mine Support
    Supports spells, or attacks that use bows or wands. Instead of using that skill, you will throw a mine that will use the skill for you when you detonate it. Mines cannot use channelling skills.
    Chance to Flee Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Blind Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Fire Penetration Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy fire resistance.
    Cold Penetration Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy cold resistance.
    Lightning Penetration Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy lightning resistance.
    Elemental Penetration Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy elemental resistances.
    Spell Echo Support
    Supports spell skills, making them repeat when cast. Cannot support Vaal skills, totem skills, channelling skills, triggered skills, instant skills, blink skills, or skills with a reservation.
    Power Charge On Critical Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Burning Damage Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies, or can deal burning damage directly.
    Hextouch Support
    Must support both a skill that hits enemies, and a hex curse skill to work. The hex will be applied when enemies are hit by the other skill. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Minions cannot apply hexes this way.
    Cast on Death Support
    Each supported spell skill will be triggered when you die. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills, channelling skills, and skills with a reservation cannot be triggered.
    Cast when Damage Taken Support
    Each supported spell skill will track damage you take, and be triggered when the total damage taken reaches a threshold. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills, channelling skills, and skills with a reservation cannot be triggered.
    Cast when Stunned Support
    Each supported spell skill will have a chance to be triggered when you are stunned. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills, channelling skills, and skills with a reservation cannot be triggered.
    Block Chance Reduction Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Physical to Lightning Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Ice Bite Support
    Supports any skill you use to hit enemies yourself. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines.
    Hypothermia Support
    Supports any skill that deals damage.
    Innervate Support
    Supports any skill you use to hit enemies yourself. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines.
    Critical Strike Affliction Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Void Manipulation Support
    Supports any skill that deals damage.
    Controlled Destruction Support
    Supports attack skills, or spell skills that deal damage.
    Swift Affliction Support
    Supports any skill that has a duration, or can hit enemies to inflict ailments on them.
    Elemental Focus Support
    Supports any skill that hits or burns enemies, or inflicts elemental ailments.
    Ignite Proliferation Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Chance to Poison Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Deadly Ailments Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Decay Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Efficacy Support
    Supports any skill that deals damage or has a duration.
    Vile Toxins Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Immolate Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Unbound Ailments Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies or inflicts ailments
    Brutality Support
    Supports any skill that deals damage.
    Arcane Surge Support
    Each supported spell will track how much mana you spend on it, granting a buff when the total mana spent reaches a threshold. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, mines or skills with a reservation.
    Spell Cascade Support
    Supports spell skills that apply an effect to an area around a targeted location. Cannot support Vaal skills or skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Cannot modify the skills of minions.
    Summon Phantasm Support
    Supports skills that can hit enemies, or create minions. When those skills or minions kill enemies, or hit rare or unique enemies they will have a chance to summon a Phantasm minion, which uses a piercing projectile spell that deals physical damage.
    Bonechill Support
    Supports any skill that can chill enemies or create chilling areas.
    Energy Leech Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies, causing those hits to leech energy shield based on damage dealt.
    Intensify Support
    Supports spell skills that you cast yourself. Cannot support triggered skills, Vaal skills, instant skills, channelling skills, skills with a reservation or which create minions, or skills used by totems, traps, or mines.
    Unleash Support
    Supports spell skills, making their effect reoccur when cast. Cannot support skills with cooldowns, triggered skills, Brand skills, Vaal skills, channelling skills, skills with a reservation, or skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Cannot modify the skills of minions.
    High-Impact Mine Support
    Supports spells, or attacks that use bows or wands. Instead of using that skill, you will throw a mine that will use the skill for you when you detonate it. Mines cannot use channelling skills.
    Awakened Added Fire Damage Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Awakened Brutality Support
    Supports any skill that deals damage.
    Awakened Burning Damage Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies, or can deal burning damage directly.
    Awakened Fire Penetration Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy fire resistance.
    Awakened Added Cold Damage Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Awakened Cold Penetration Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy cold resistance.
    Awakened Deadly Ailments Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Awakened Swift Affliction Support
    Supports any skill that has a duration, or can hit enemies to inflict ailments on them.
    Awakened Void Manipulation Support
    Supports any skill that deals damage.
    Awakened Added Chaos Damage Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Awakened Added Lightning Damage Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Awakened Controlled Destruction Support
    Supports attack skills, or spell skills that deal damage.
    Awakened Hextouch Support
    Must support both a skill that hits enemies, and a hex curse skill to work. The hex will be applied when enemies are hit by the other skill. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Minions cannot apply hexes this way.
    Awakened Elemental Focus Support
    Supports any skill that hits or burns enemies, or inflicts elemental ailments.
    Awakened Increased Area of Effect Support
    Supports any skill with an area of effect.
    Awakened Lightning Penetration Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy lightning resistance.
    Awakened Spell Cascade Support
    Supports spell skills that apply an effect to an area around a targeted location. Cannot support Vaal skills or skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Cannot modify the skills of minions.
    Awakened Spell Echo Support
    Supports spell skills, making them repeat when cast. Cannot support Vaal skills, totem skills, channelling skills, triggered skills, instant skills, blink skills, or skills with a reservation.
    Awakened Unbound Ailments Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies or inflicts ailments
    Awakened Unleash Support
    Supports spell skills, making their effect reoccur when cast. Cannot support skills with cooldowns, triggered skills, Brand skills, Vaal skills, channelling skills, skills with a reservation, or skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Cannot modify the skills of minions.
    Archmage Support
    Supports spell skills that deal damage with hits and have no reservation. Cannot support arcane skills, Brand skills, Orb skills, Vaal skills, or skills used by totems, traps or mines. Cannot modify the skills of minions.
    Trinity Support
    Supports skills that hit enemies, causing them to gain bonuses while you have resonance of all three elements, and to grant resonance of elements other than the highest one in a hit. There is a maximum of 50 Resonance for each Element. Cannot support triggered skills, instant skills, orb skills, brands, skills with a reservation, or skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Cannot modify the skills of minions.
    Cruelty Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies. Minions cannot gain Cruelty.
    Overcharge Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Spellblade Support
    Supports spells that hit enemies. Cannot modify the skills of minions.
    Devour Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.
    Sacrifice Support
    Supports spell skills that hit enemies and have no reservation. Cannot support brand skills, orb skills, channelling skills, Vaal skills or skills used by traps or mines. Cannot modify the skills of minions.
    Sadism Support
    Supports any skill that hits enemies.

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    Volatile Dead

    Volatile Dead is a spell that consumes a corpse to summon a volatile orb. The orb homes in on nearby enemies and explodes for fire damage on contact.

    Skill functions and interactions

    • Homing: Orbs have the same pathfinding AI as the enemy modifier "Volatile Flameblood", which means they can seek out enemies with no line of sight, and even navigate through short maze layouts and pass through fences and some closed doors to reach an enemy. This can be exploited to damage an enemy without the enemy finding your location to retaliate.

    • Despite their appearance, the orbs created by Volatile Dead are not projectiles. Thus, effects that normally affect projectiles (such as Lesser Multiple Projectiles Support) do not have an effect on Volatile Dead.

    • Orbs created by Volatile Dead stay alive for up to 4.5 seconds, and their travel speed increases over time.

    Version history

    VersionChanges
    3.19.0
  • Now has "Explosion deals base Fire Damage equal to 3% of the corpse's maximum Life" at gem level 1, up to 4% at gem level 20 (previously 3% at all gem levels).
  • 3.17.0
  • Volatile Dead now deals 20 to 30 Fire Damage at gem level 1 (unchanged), up to 753 to 1129 at gem level 20 (previously 507 to 760).
  • Now has 170% Effectiveness of Added Damage at all gem levels (previously 120%).
  • 3.10.0
  • Now displays that you are limited to a maximum of 60 orbs at a time.
  • 3.9.0
  • Now has a limit of 60 Orbs.
  • 3.6.0
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 9 (was 10).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 26 (was 31).
  • Now deals 20 to 30 Fire damage at gem level 1 (unchanged) and 507 to 760 Fire damage at gem level 20 (from 535 to 802).
  • 3.1.0
  • Volatile Dead has been added to the game.

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