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Minion Instability
Keystone
KeystoneMinionInstability passive skill icon.png
Minions Explode when reduced to Low Life, dealing 33% of their Life as Fire Damage to surrounding Enemies [1]
Even in death, they have their uses. They just need a little encouragement.

Minion Instability is a Keystone that causes minions to explode when reduced to low life, dealing 33% of their maximum life as fire damage to nearby enemies.

The base explosion radius is 22 units.[1]

Modifiers

Passives that increase your minion's damage and/or health can increase the damage of the explosion.[2]

The following support gems can increase the damage of the explosion:

  • Combustion SupportCombustion SupportFire, Support
    Icon: i
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
    Requires Level 8Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Fire DamageIgnites from Supported Skills deal Damage 0.25% fasterIgnites from Supported Skills deal Damage 0.5% slower
    Supported Skills deal 1% increased Fire Damage
    Supported Skills have (30-49)% chance to Ignite
    Supported Skills deal (10-29)% more Fire Damage
    Enemies Ignited by Supported Skills have -(10-19)% to Fire Resistance
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Concentrated Effect SupportConcentrated Effect SupportSupport, AoE
    Icon: o
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 18Supports any skill with an area of effect, regardless of whether that skill deals damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% less Area of EffectSupported Skills have 0.5% reduced Enemy Stun ThresholdSupported Skills have 30% less Area of Effect
    Supported Skills deal (25-39)% more Area Damage
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Elemental Focus SupportElemental Focus SupportSupport
    Icon: F
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 18Supports any skill that hits or burns enemies, or inflicts elemental ailments.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Elemental DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of EffectSupported Skills have a 1% Chance to Avoid Interruption from Stuns While Using this SkillSupported Skills deal (30-49)% more Elemental Damage
    Supported Skills cannot inflict Elemental Ailments
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Elemental Proliferation SupportElemental Proliferation SupportCold, Fire, Lightning, Support, AoE
    Icon: S
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
    Supports any skill that hits enemies, or could otherwise apply elemental ailments.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Duration of Elemental Ailments on EnemiesSupported Skills have 1% increased Area of EffectSupported Skills deal 1% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments per Freeze, Shock or Ignite on EnemyElemental Ailments caused by Supported Skills spread to other enemies in a Radius of (12-15)
    Supported Skills have 20% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
    (0-19)% increased Duration of Elemental Ailments on Enemies
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Fire Penetration SupportFire Penetration SupportFire, Support
    Icon: V
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy fire resistance.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Fire DamageSupported Skills deal 3% increased Burning DamageSupported Skills Destroy Ignited Corpses on KillSupported Skills Penetrate (18-37)% Fire ResistanceThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Increased Area of Effect SupportIncreased Area of Effect SupportSupport, AoE
    Icon: E
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 38Supports any skill with an area of effect.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack and Cast SpeedSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of EffectSupported Skills have (30-49)% increased Area of EffectThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Minion Damage SupportMinion Damage SupportSupport, Minion
    Icon: d
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 8Supports skills which create Minions.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentMinions from Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased DamageMinions from Supported Skills have 0.15% chance to deal Double DamageMinions from Supported Skills deal 2% increased Damage with AilmentsMinions from Supported Skills deal (25-49)% more DamageThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Minion Life SupportMinion Life SupportSupport, Minion
    Icon: n
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
    Requires Level 18Supports skills which create Minions.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.75% increased Minion maximum LifeMinions Regenerate 0.1% of Life per secondMinions from Supported Skills deal 1% increased Damage while on Full LifeSupported Skills have (30-49)% more Minion maximum LifeThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

Note: Minions never benefit from your passives or equipment unless specifically stated.

Mechanics and Interactions

Minions must be alive with low life for the explosion to work. Anything that causes a minion to die without ever having low life will not cause an explosion.

  • Example - Minions can die from 1 hit taking all their life or die from running out of duration. Neither of these deaths will cause the minions to explode.

Location

Minion Instability is located at the top left of the skill tree, next to the Cluster Jewel socket cluster.

Class Distance from start
Templar 9
Witch 9
Scion 13
Marauder 16
Shadow 18
Duelist 23
Ranger 23

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Movement Speed: -3%
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Sockets cannot be modified
+1 to Level of Socketed Gems
100% increased Global Defences
You can only Socket Corrupted Gems in this item
Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
<Random Keystone>
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Only they may grace His flesh.
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<Random Keystone>
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Crimson Dance
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Elemental Equilibrium
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Elemental Overload
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Corrupted

Version history

Version Changes
0.11.4
  • Fixed an instance server crash related to Minion Instability.
0.11.0
  • Fixed a rare crash related to minion instability and area transitions of minions on low life.
0.9.13c
  • Fixed a server crash that could occur with Minion Instability when leaving town.
0.9.13
  • Minion Instability is now scaled correctly by stats such as minion damage. This large functional change required its explosion to be reduced to 33% of the minion's life rather than 100%.
0.9.6
  • Reduced the Minion Instability keystone passive to deal 100% of the minion's life rather than 200%.
0.9.4b
  • Fixed a server crash with the Minion Instability passive skill.
0.9.4
  • Introduced to the game. Minions explode when reduced to low life, dealing 200% of their maximum life as fire damage to surrounding enemies.

References

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