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Poison Explosion Tab.png
Poison Explosion Icon.png Poison Explosion
Releases a cloud of poisonous gas from a corpse
Class: Necromancer
Skill Tree: Poison And Bone Skills
Required Level: 18
Damage Type: Poison
Cast Delay: -
Prerequisites: Teeth (Diablo II) (1), Corpse Explosion (Diablo II) (6), Poison Dagger (Diablo II) (6)
Skill progression
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Mana Cost 8
Damage {{{Damage1}}} {{{Damage2}}} {{{Damage3}}} {{{Damage4}}} {{{Damage5}}} {{{Damage6}}} {{{Damage7}}} {{{Damage8}}} {{{Damage9}}} {{{Damage10}}}
Poison Damage 28-86 43-112 60-140 80-172 103-206 129-244 158-284 189-327 242-392 301-462
Poison Duration 2 2.4 2.8 3.2 3.6 4 4.4 4.8 5.2 5.6
{{{Variable C}}} {{{C1}}} {{{C2}}} {{{C3}}} {{{C4}}} {{{C5}}} {{{C6}}} {{{C7}}} {{{C8}}} {{{C9}}} {{{C10}}}
{{{Variable D}}} {{{D1}}} {{{D2}}} {{{D3}}} {{{D4}}} {{{D5}}} {{{D6}}} {{{D7}}} {{{D8}}} {{{D9}}} {{{D10}}}
{{{Variable E}}} {{{E1}}} {{{E2}}} {{{E3}}} {{{E4}}} {{{E5}}} {{{E6}}} {{{E7}}} {{{E8}}} {{{E9}}} {{{E10}}}
Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Mana Cost 8
Damage {{{Damage11}}} {{{Damage12}}} {{{Damage13}}} {{{Damage14}}} {{{Damage15}}} {{{Damage16}}} {{{Damage17}}} {{{Damage18}}} {{{Damage19}}} {{{Damage20}}}
Poison Damage 366-539 436-620 512-708 594-801 682-901 775-1006 905-1146 1043-1295 1189-1454 1345-1620
Poison Duration 6 6.4 6.8 7.2 7.6 8 8.4 8.8 9.2 9.6
{{{Variable C}}} {{{C11}}} {{{C12}}} {{{C13}}} {{{C14}}} {{{C15}}} {{{C16}}} {{{C17}}} {{{C18}}} {{{C19}}} {{{C20}}}
{{{Variable D}}} {{{D11}}} {{{D12}}} {{{D13}}} {{{D14}}} {{{D15}}} {{{D16}}} {{{D17}}} {{{D18}}} {{{D19}}} {{{D20}}}
{{{Variable E}}} {{{E11}}} {{{E12}}} {{{E13}}} {{{E14}}} {{{E15}}} {{{E16}}} {{{E17}}} {{{E18}}} {{{E19}}} {{{E20}}}
Poison Dagger +15% Poison Damage Per Level
Poison Nova +15% Poison Damage Per Level
{{{Synergy3}}} {{{Synergy Effect3}}}
{{{Synergy4}}} {{{Synergy Effect4}}}
{{{Synergy5}}} {{{Synergy Effect5}}}
{{{Synergy6}}} {{{Synergy Effect6}}}


Poison Explosion might have been a useful skill for a Poisonmancer, or any Necromancer for that matter, had it not been in direct competition with Corpse Explosion. Unfortunately, the latter skill is so devastating and effective that it makes no sense to ever use a corpse to release a poison cloud. The result is that this skill is often only used for synergy purposes.


This spell permits the Necromancer to accelerate the decomposition of a corpse to an alarming degree. So rapidly does the corpse putrefy, that the toxic gases, normally accumulated in dead tissue over time, explode forth from the carcass in a cloud of poisonous vapors.[1]


  1. Diablo II Manual, page 74. Blizzard Entertainment, 2000.