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For the notable passive skill, see Wish for Death.
NameDeath Wish
Skill IdDeathWish
IconDeath Wish skill icon.png
Cast Time0.20 sec
Level Req.70
Critical Strike Chance6%
Cost7 Mana
Attack Speed100% of base
Attack Damage100% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage100%
As you channel this spell, it spreads its effect to more of your minions. When you stop channelling, each affected minion explodes, and this skill deals spell damage around them. The explosion of the minion is not affected by modifiers to spell damage, and cannot be reflected.
Deals 316 to 474 Fire Damage
Explosion deals base Fire Damage equal to 13% of the Minion's maximum Life
Deals 10% more Damage with Hits and Ailments per affected Minion
Affected Minions have 40% increased Attack Speed
Affected Minions have 40% increased Cast Speed
Affected Minions have 40% increased Movement Speed
Can affect 13 Minions

Death Wish is a skill grants by Maw of MischiefMaw of Mischief
Bone Helmet
Quality: +20%
Armour: 236
Energy Shield: 45
Requires Level 73, 76 Str, 76 IntMinions deal (15-20)% increased DamageGrants Level 20 Death Wish Skill
+(45-65) to maximum Life
(30-20)% reduced Mana Cost of Minion Skills
Minions are Aggressive
The line that divides hope and fear,
life and death, crowd and mob,
is as thin as a whisper.
, a unique Bone HelmetBone HelmetArmour: 197
Energy Shield: 38
Requires Level 73, 76 Str, 76 IntMinions deal (15-20)% increased Damage

Skill functions and interactions

Immortal minions by Spectral Spirits skill icon.pngSpectral Spirits (from Essence of InsanityEssence of InsanityStack Size: 9
Essence Tier: 8
Upgrades a normal item to rare or reforges a rare item, guaranteeing one property

Weapon: Triggers Level 20 Spectral Spirits when Equipped
Gloves: Socketed Gems have 16% more Attack and Cast Speed
Boots: 70% increased Mana Regeneration Rate while Shocked
Body Armour: You gain Onslaught for 6 seconds when Hit
Helmet: Socketed Gems gain 50% of Physical Damage as extra Lightning Damage
Shield: 25% chance to gain a Power Charge when you Block
Quiver: Projectiles Pierce 2 additional Targets
Amulet: 10% chance to Recover 10% of Mana when you use a Skill
Ring: You and your Minions take 40% reduced Reflected Damage
Belt: 10% increased Movement Speed during any Flask Effect
Right click this item then left click a normal or rare item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
's mod) or Herald of AgonyHerald of AgonySpell, Herald, Minion, Chaos, Physical
Level: (1-20)
Reservation: 25% Mana
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Requires Level 16Grants a buff giving more poison damage and a chance to inflict poison. When you poison an enemy while you have this buff, you gain Virulence, and summon an Agony Crawler minion that uses projectile and area attacks. You will lose Virulence over time, at a rate which increases the more Virulence you have. The minion will die when you have no Virulence.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Minion Movement SpeedMinions deal 2% less Damage
Agony Crawler has 1% chance to inflict Withered for 2 seconds on Hit
Grants 1% chance to Poison on Hit
Grants 20% chance to Poison on Hit
Grants 10% more Poison Damage
Agony Crawler deals (5-9)% increased Physical Damage per Virulence you have
Agony Crawler has (2-3)% increased Attack Speed per Virulence you have
Agony Crawler has (1-45) to (3-84) Added Physical Damage per Virulence you have
Maximum 1 Summoned Agony Crawler
Maximum 40 Virulence
Grants Virulence when you Poison an Enemy
Minions cannot Taunt Enemies
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Agony skill icon.png
cannot be made to explode.

The immortal Bestial minions from Yriel's Fostering, however, can be made to explode.

The targeting of the skill is random, but it cannot affect immortal minions or minions already affected by the skill.[1]

Version history

Version Changes
  • Introduced to the game.


  1. Community_Team (May 18, 2021). "Game Mechanics Q&A Answers". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved May 19, 2021.