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Corpse Explosion

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Corpse Explosion is a Necromancer skill from the Corpse & Macabre skill tree. Its features are:

Grants Player Exploits Condition
Physical Dmg Slowed (CC)
Shadow Dmg Stunned (CC)
Corpse Vulnerable

'Creates Condition' means this skill creates this condition i.e it could make a target Vulnerable that other skills can take advantage of. 'Exploits Condition' means this skill takes advantage of a condition, not necessarily of its own making. So for example another skill might Stun and this skill could take advantage of that.

Corpse Explosion Details and Upgrades

Corpse Explosion

Corpse Explosion

Detonate a Corpse, dealing 70% damage to surrounding enemies.

Damage: Physical

Essence Cost: 0

Lucky Hit Chance: 25%

Tags: Corpse, Corruption, Darkness


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Enhanced Corpse Explosion

Corpse Explosion's radius is increased by 15%.

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Plagued Corpse Explosion

Corpse Explosion deals x 8% increased damage to enemies that are Slowed, Stunned or Vulnerable. These damage bonuses can stack.

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Blighted Corpse Explosion

Corpse Explosion becomes a Darkness Skill and, instead of exploding, releases a vile miasma dealing 18% Shadow Damage over 6 seconds (DoT).

Items that work with Corpse Explosion

The following items either:

  • Grant a bonus when using Corpse Explosion
  • Create a condition Corpse Explosion can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Corpse Explosion creates

Legendary Aspects

Aspect of the Long Shadow
Offensive Lucky Hit: Your Shadow Damage Over Time (DoT) effects have a 10 - 30% chance to generate 3 Essence. Damage from your Shadowblight Key Passive will always generate 2 Essence.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Necromancer
Aspect of the Embalmer
Defensive Consuming a Corpse has a 20 - 30% chance to spawn a Blood Orb.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Necromancer
Cadaverous Aspect
Offensive Consuming a Corpse increases the damage of your next Core skill by 5 - 10%, up to 25 - 50%.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Necromancer
Torturous Aspect
Utility Iron Maiden is now also a Darkness Skill and deals Shadow damage. Enemies afflicted by your Iron Maiden have a [15–25]% chance to be Stunned (CC) for 1 second when they deal direct damage.

Helm, Chest, Gloves, Boots, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

Deserted Underpass
Kehjistan Necromancer

* Extraction means the Legendary Aspect can be removed from any Legendary item at the Occultist. A dungeon name means the Aspect will be added to your Codex of Power as a reward after completing that dungeon.

Unique Items


Black River

"The scrolls describe a river of tar that separated the living from the land of the dead. Any unfortunate soul who tried to cross would be dragged down into oblivion." - Notes of Scholar Kamien

Type: Scythe
Class: Necromancer

Description: Corpse Explosion consumes up to 4 additional Corpses around the initial Corpse, dealing % increased damage and with a % larger radius per additional Corpse.

  • +# Life On Kill



Howl from Below

"Can you not hear it? That endless scream from the cold earth beneath your feet!? They are down there, trapped, blind with rage! Waiting to drag us down into the sod!" - Ravings of Madman Gustav

Type: Gloves
Class: Necromancer

Description: Instead of detonating immediately, Corpse Explosion summons a Volatile Skeleton that charges at a random enemy and explodes. Corpse Explosion's damage is increased by x 30% - 40%.

Affixes: - Item Power 725

Changes to Corpse Explosion

Patch 1.1.0a, July 18, 2023

  • Range for auto-targeting Corpses on mouse and keyboard increased by 50%.