Volatile Dead PoE Build Necromancer

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.

Volatile Dead

PoE Volatile Dead Build for Necromancer

1. Character: 100 Necromancer

Life: 7041 Strength: 341
Energy Shield: 1046 Dexterity: 119
Mana: 1424 Intelligence: 270
Evasion Rating: 1167 Charges: E: 3 / F: 3 / P: 3
Armour: 14560

2. Main Skills Build

Main skill: Volatile Dead Volatile Dead. AVERAGE HIT: 28k.

Damage types:

  • Fire: 97%
  • Physical: 3%

Volatile Dead Support Gems:

  • Spellslinger Spellslinger Support(Blue): 86%
  • Concentrated Effect Support Concentrated Effect Support(Blue): 84%
  • Awakened Spell Cascade Support Awakened Spell Cascade Support(Blue): 78%
  • Awakened Elemental Focus Support Awakened Elemental Focus Support(Blue): 66%
  • Hypothermia Support Hypothermia Support(Green): 51%
  • Inspiration Support Inspiration Support(Red): 26%
  • Spell Cascade Support Spell Cascade Support(Blue): 19%
  • Elemental Focus Support Elemental Focus Support(Blue): 12%
  • Awakened Controlled Destruction Support Awakened Controlled Destruction Support(Blue): 9%
  • Combustion Support Combustion Support(Blue): 8%
  • Awakened Cast While Channelling Support Awakened Cast While Channelling Support(Blue): 8%
  • Awakened Fire Penetration Support Awakened Fire Penetration Support(Red): 7%
  • Controlled Destruction Support Controlled Destruction Support(Blue): 6%
  • Cast while Channelling Support Cast while Channelling Support(Blue): 4%

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3. Skill Gems Build

These are the support skill gems for it:

Body Armour: Volatile Dead Volatile Dead (Green) (21), Spellslinger Spellslinger Support (Blue) (20 / 20), Awakened Spell Cascade Support Awakened Spell Cascade Support (Blue) (5 / 20), Hypothermia Support Hypothermia Support (Green) (20 / 20), Awakened Elemental Focus Support Awakened Elemental Focus Support (Blue) (5 / 20), Inspiration Support Inspiration Support (Red) (20 / 20),

Gloves: Barrage Barrage (Green) (12 / 20), Combustion Support Combustion Support (Blue) (20 / 20), Frenzy Frenzy (Green) (2 / 20), Inspiration Support Inspiration Support (Red) (20 / 20),

Helmet: Flame Dash Flame Dash (Blue) (20 / 20), Arcane Surge Support Arcane Surge Support (Blue) (2), Vaal Molten Shell Vaal Molten Shell (Red) (20), Increased Duration Support Increased Duration Support (Red) (20 / 20),

Boots: Desecrate Desecrate (Green) (20), Spellslinger Spellslinger Support (Blue) (20 / 20), Spell Cascade Support Spell Cascade Support (Blue) (20 / 20), Herald of Ash Herald of Ash (Red) (20 / 20),

Offhand: Shield Charge Shield Charge (Red) (20), Fortify Support Fortify Support (Red) (20 / 20), Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support (Green) (20 / 20),

Weapon: Tempest Shield Tempest Shield (Blue) (20 / 20), Bone Offering Bone Offering (Blue) (20 / 20), Wave of Conviction Wave of Conviction (Blue) (20 / 20),

4. Passive Skill Build

Volatile Dead Build

Keystones / Ascendency:

  • Plaguebringer: 100%
  • Mistress of Sacrifice: 99%
  • Corpse Pact: 99%
  • Commander of Darkness: 70%
  • Pain Attunement: 60%
  • Elemental Overload: 54%
  • Zealot’s Oath: 49%
  • Ghost Reaver: 40%
  • Essence Glutton: 32%
  • Unwavering Stance: 12%
  • Mind Over Matter: 10%
  • Avatar of Fire: 5%
  • Elemental Equilibrium: 3%
  • Chaos Inoculation: 2%

5. Equipment Build

Body Armour: Inpulsa’s Broken Heart Inpulsa’s Broken Heart Sadist Garb

Weapon: Kraken Branch Opal Wand

Offhand Weapon: Entropy Weaver Fossilised Spirit Shield

Helmet: Carrion Shelter Eternal Burgonet

Gloves: Foe Fist Goliath Gauntlets

Boots: Rage Trail Ironscale Boots

Belt:Soul Tether Soul Tether Cloth Belt

Amulet: Phoenix Rosary Citrine Amulet

Ring: Oblivion Gyre Vermillion Ring, Dire Hold Ruby Ring

Volatile Orb Leveling Guide

Level Required
Level
Required
Dexterity
Required
Intelligence
Mana
Cost
Deals
x to y
Fire Damage
Experience
needed to
level up
Total
Experience
needed
1 12 21 14 9 20 to 30 0 0
2 15 25 17 10 25 to 38 15,249 15,249
3 19 30 21 12 34 to 50 41,517 56,766
4 23 35 24 13 44 to 65 81,983 138,749
5 27 41 28 14 56 to 84 147,968 286,717
6 31 46 32 15 71 to 106 250,557 537,274
7 35 51 36 16 89 to 133 405,086 942,360
8 38 55 38 17 105 to 157 447,718 1,390,078
9 41 59 41 18 123 to 184 615,318 2,005,396
10 44 63 44 19 144 to 216 834,639 2,840,035
11 47 67 47 20 168 to 252 1,570,760 4,410,795
12 50 71 49 20 195 to 293 1,633,987 6,044,782
13 53 75 52 21 227 to 340 2,151,030 8,195,812
14 56 79 55 22 262 to 393 2,812,189 11,008,001
15 59 83 58 23 303 to 454 5,099,360 16,107,361
16 62 87 60 24 349 to 524 9,400,731 25,508,092
17 64 90 62 25 384 to 576 15,273,366 40,781,458
18 66 92 64 25 421 to 632 26,286,582 67,068,040
19 68 95 66 26 462 to 693 62,890,590 129,958,630
20 70 98 68 26 507 to 760 212,046,017 342,004,647
21 72 100 70 27 555 to 832 N/A N/A

Quality

Per 1% Quality: 0.5% increased Area of Effect. A Gemcutter’s Prism Gemcutter’s Prism (often abbreviated GCP) is a currency item that can be used to improve the quality of a gem. Each Gemcutter’s Prism Gemcutter’s Prism will always raise the quality by 1%. The maximum quality is 20%.

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 Volatile Dead are not projectiles. Thus, effects that normally affect projectiles (such as Lesser Multiple Projectiles Support Lesser Multiple Projectiles Support) do not have an effect on Volatile Dead Volatile Dead.
  • Orbs created by Volatile Dead Volatile Dead stay alive for up to 4.5 seconds, and their travel speed increases over time.

PoE Volatile Dead Gem Farming

1. Direct purchase from vendor

  • Siosa(The Library, Act 3) sells Volatile Dead Volatile Dead for an Orb of Transmutation Orb of Transmutation.
  • Lilly Roth(Lioneye’s Watch, Act 6) sells Volatile Dead Volatile Dead for an Orb of Transmutation Orb of Transmutation as well.

2. Gem Divination Cards

Amount Divination Card Result Drop Areas
6 The Fox random level 20 gem The Western Forest (Act 2) • The Riverways (Act 6) • The Vaal City • The Crossroads (Act 7) • The Fellshrine Ruins (Act 7) • Barrows Map • Castle Ruins Map • Sunken City Map
13 The Cataclysm random corrupted level 21 Spell gem Strange Sinkhole • Concealed Cavity • Sunken Shingle • Clouded Ridge • Forgotten Oubliette • Remote Gulch • Cremated Archives • Narrow Ravine• Mystical Clearing • Covered-up Hollow • Hidden Patch • Entombed Alcove • Secret Laboratory • Secluded Copse • Forbidden Chamber • Quarantined Quarters • Inner Grounds • Sealed Corridors • Restricted Gallery • Disused Furnace • Blind Alley • Entombed Chamber • Sacred Chambers • Stagnant Canal • Walled-off Ducts • Neglected Cellar • Arcane Chambers • Forgotten Conduit • Ancient Catacomb • Haunted Mineshaft• Abandoned Dam • Desolate Track • Reclaimed Barracks • Sealed Basement • Secluded Canal • Forbidden Archives • Cremated Archives • Twisted Inquisitorium • Deathly Chambers • Restricted Collection • Side Chapel • Radiant Pools • Clouded Ledge • Flooded Complex • Forbidden Shrine • Sealed Repository • Evacuated Quarter • Concealed Caldarium • Moonlit Chambers • Shifting Sands • Forgotten Gulch • Desolate Isle • Dusty Bluff
3 Gemcutter’s Promise random superior gem (Q20) The Ebony Barracks • The Lunaris Concourse • Colonnade Map • Promenade Map

3. Buy level 21 Volatile Dead Gem from Other Players

You can exchange 2x Exalted Orb Exalted Orb for a level 21 Volatile Dead Volatile Dead gem with other players.

4. Quest Reward

For Witch and Shadow players, it can be obtained by completing The Siren’s Cadence(Act 1) quest.

5. Slain Monsters

The drop level of Volatile Dead Volatile Dead is 12. You can get it by killing enemies, opening Gemcutter’s Strongbox.

Related Items

1.Helmet Enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Volatile Dead.

Name Level Stats Spawn Weighting
Enchantment Volatile Dead Cast Speed 1 66 8% increased Volatile Dead Cast Speed helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Volatile Dead Cast Speed 2 75 12% increased Volatile Dead Cast Speed helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Volatile Dead Damage 1 66 25% increased Volatile Dead Damage helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Volatile Dead Damage 2 75 40% increased Volatile Dead Damage helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Volatile Dead Orbs 3 75 Volatile Dead Consumes up to 1 additional corpse helmet 100
default 0

2. Microtransactions

The list below shows microtransactions for Volatile Dead.

Item Effect(s)
Stygian Volatile Dead Effect Your Volatile Dead becomes a Stygian Effect.

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