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Cold damage is one of the 5 damage types and is one of the 3 types which count as elemental damage.

Hitting an enemy with cold damage can inflict chill. Critical strikes with cold damage can inflict freeze.

Cold damage is reduced by cold resistance. Skills which deal or affect cold damage have the Cold Keyword. Some effects convert other types of damage into cold.

Skill gems

A list of gems with the gem tag: Cold
Skill gemInt.Dex.Str.Lvl.
Added Cold Damage Support inventory icon.pngAdded Cold Damage SupportAdded Cold Damage SupportCold, Support
Icon: C
Mana Multiplier: 130%
Drop Level: 8
Requires Level 8
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Cold Damage
Adds (4-125) to (6-188) Cold 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.
Added Cold Damage Support inventory icon.png
N/AyesN/A8
Arctic Armour inventory icon.pngArctic ArmourArctic ArmourSpell, Duration, Cold
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 0.50 sec
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Drop Level: 16
Requires Level 16
Summons an icy barrier that chills enemies when they hit you. You drop chilled ground while moving, and take less Fire and Physical damage while stationary.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Duration
Chill Enemy for 0.5 seconds when hit
(8-13)% less Physical Damage taken when Hit
(8-12)% less Fire Damage taken when Hit
Base duration is (2.5-4.4) seconds
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
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yesyesN/A16
Cold Penetration Support inventory icon.pngCold Penetration SupportCold Penetration SupportCold, Support
Icon: V
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Drop Level: 31
Requires Level 31
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Cold Damage
Penetrates (18-37)% Cold 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.
Cold Penetration Support inventory icon.png
N/AyesN/A31
Elemental Hit inventory icon.pngElemental HitElemental HitAttack, Melee, Fire, Cold, Lightning, Bow
Mana Cost: (6 to 12)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Drop Level: 1A standard attack (with any weapon) that adds damage of a random element.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Elemental Damage
Can deal (4-169) to (8-314) base Fire Damage
Can deal (3-138) to (6-257) base Cold Damage
Can deal (1-27) to (13-516) base Lightning Damage
10% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
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N/AyesN/A1
Freeze Mine inventory icon.pngFreeze MineFreeze MineMine, Spell, AoE, Duration, Cold
Mana Cost: (6 to 22)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Damage Effectiveness: 50%
Drop Level: 10
Requires Level 10
Lays a remote mine that you can detonate to freeze all enemies in the area.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
Deals (7-181) to (10-271) Cold Damage
Enemies lose 15% Cold Resistance while Frozen
Mine lasts 16 seconds
Freezes enemies as though dealing (200-390)% more Damage
Places a Remote Mine which uses this Skill when detonated
Always Freezes enemies
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Freeze Mine skill icon.png
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yesyesN/A10
Frost Blades inventory icon.pngFrost BladesFrost BladesProjectile, Attack, Melee, Cold
Mana Cost: 6
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Projectile Speed: 2250
Drop Level: 1Attack with increased range, releasing icy blades from the struck enemy that fly at other enemies. Requires a Melee Weapon.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Projectile Damage
Deals (100-141.8)% of Base Attack Damage
(4-7) additional Projectiles
+(18-21) to Melee Weapon Range
40% of Physical Damage converted to Cold Damage
(0-19)% increased Projectile Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Frost Blades skill icon.png
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N/AyesN/A1
Hatred inventory icon.pngHatredHatredAura, Spell, AoE, Cold
Radius: 36
Mana Reserved: 50%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
Cast Time: 1.20 sec
Drop Level: 24
Requires Level 24
Casts an aura that increases the cold damage of you and your allies.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Area of Effect radius
You and nearby allies gain (26-36)% of Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage
(0-40)% increased Area of Effect radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
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yesyesN/A24
Herald of Ice inventory icon.pngHerald of IceHerald of IceCast, AoE, Cold
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: 80%
Drop Level: 16
Requires Level 16
Channel ice through your hands, adding cold damage to spells and attacks. If you shatter an enemy, they explode and deal AoE cold damage to enemies near them.Per 1% Quality:
0.75% increased Cold Damage
Adds (4-38) to (5-56) Cold Damage to Spells
Adds (4-38) to (5-56) Cold Damage to Attacks
Deals (18-308) to (26-462) Cold Damage
Damage cannot be Reflected
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Ice skill icon.png
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yesyesN/A16
Hypothermia Support inventory icon.pngHypothermia SupportHypothermia SupportCold, Support
Icon: D
Mana Multiplier: 120%
Drop Level: 31
Requires Level 31
Per 1% Quality:
1.5% increased Chill Duration on Enemies
(20-39)% more Damage against Chilled Enemies
10% chance to Freeze Enemies which are Chilled
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.
Hypothermia Support inventory icon.png
N/AyesN/A31
Ice Bite Support inventory icon.pngIce Bite SupportIce Bite SupportCold, Support
Icon: K
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Drop Level: 31
Requires Level 31
Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Damage against Frozen Enemies
(50-69)% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Killing a Frozen Enemy
15% chance to Freeze
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.
Ice Bite Support inventory icon.png
N/AyesN/A31
Ice Shot inventory icon.pngIce ShotIce ShotAttack, AoE, Duration, Cold, Bow
Radius: 23
Mana Cost: (6 to 10)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Projectile Speed: 3260
Drop Level: 1Fires an arrow that converts some physical damage to cold on its target and converts all physical damage to cold in a cone behind that target. Creates a patch of ground ice under the target.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Cold Damage
Deals (120-146.6)% of Base Attack Damage
40% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
Base duration is 1.5 seconds
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ice Shot skill icon.png
Ice Shot inventory icon.png
N/AyesN/A1
Ice Trap inventory icon.pngIce TrapIce TrapTrap, Spell, AoE, Cold, Duration
Mana Cost: (13 to 25)
Can store 3 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 2.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 110%
Drop Level: 28
Requires Level 28
Throws a trap that creates a series of icy runic explosions when triggered, dealing cold damage to all enemies caught in the blasts.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
Trap lasts 16 seconds
Deals (60-519) to (90-778) Cold Damage
Throws a Trap which uses this Skill when Triggered
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ice Trap skill icon.png
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yesyesN/A28
Purity of Ice inventory icon.pngPurity of IcePurity of IceAura, Spell, AoE, Cold
Radius: 36
Mana Reserved: 35%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
Cast Time: 1.20 sec
Drop Level: 24
Requires Level 24
Casts an aura that grants cold resistance to you and your allies.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Area of Effect radius
You and nearby allies gain (22-41)% additional Cold Resistance
You and nearby allies gain (0-4)% additional maximum Cold Resistance
(0-40)% increased Area of Effect radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Purity of Ice skill icon.png
Purity of Ice inventory icon.png
yesyesN/A24
Summon Ice Golem inventory icon.pngSummon Ice GolemSummon Ice GolemGolem, Cold, Minion, Spell
Mana Cost: (30 to 54)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 6.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Drop Level: 34
Requires Level 34
Summons an Ice Golem that grants you increased Critical Strike Chance and Accuracy. The Ice Golem can use an icy barrage spell and a chilling spinning dash in addition to its melee attack.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Minion Maximum Life
1% increased Minion Damage
(0-10)% increased Character Size
Can raise up to 1 Golem at a time
Golems Grant (20-30)% increased Critical Strike Chance
Golems Grant (20-30)% increased Accuracy
(30-68)% increased Minion Maximum Life
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Summon Ice Golem skill icon.png
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yesyesN/A34
Wild Strike inventory icon.pngWild StrikeWild StrikeProjectile, Attack, Melee, Lightning, Cold, Fire, AoE, Chaining
Mana Cost: 6
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Projectile Speed: 1800
Drop Level: 28
Requires Level 28
Your melee weapon strikes an enemy, converting some of the damage to a random element. Then, depending on the element chosen, it releases an explosion, an arcing bolt of lightning, or an icy wave.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Elemental Damage
Deals (130-175.6)% of Base Attack Damage
60% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire, Cold or Lightning Damage
Chain +(4-7) Times
2 additional Projectiles
(0-19)% increased Area of Effect radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Wild Strike skill icon.png
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N/Ayesyes28
Arctic Breath inventory icon.pngArctic BreathArctic BreathProjectile, Spell, Duration, AoE, Cold
Radius: 12
Mana Cost: (11 to 21)
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Projectile Speed: 844
Drop Level: 28
Requires Level 28
Fires a frozen skull projectile that leaves a trail of ground ice behind it. It explodes on impact, creating more ground ice and damaging targets within an area.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
Deals (52-608) to (78-913) Cold Damage
Base duration is (0.88-1.65) seconds
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Arctic Breath skill icon.png
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yesyesN/A28
Cold Snap inventory icon.pngCold SnapCold SnapSpell, AoE, Cold
Radius: 16
Mana Cost: (11 to 28)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 4.00 sec
Cast Time: 0.85 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 120%
Drop Level: 4
Requires Level 4
Ice crystals protrude from the ground at target location. Monsters in this area take damage and become frozen. The cooldown can be bypassed by expending a Power Charge.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
Deals (9-462) to (13-693) Cold Damage
30% chance to Freeze enemies
30% increased Freeze Duration on enemies
110% increased Chill Duration on enemies
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Cold Snap skill icon.png
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yesN/AN/A4
Discharge inventory icon.pngDischargeDischargeSpell, AoE, Fire, Cold, Lightning
Radius: 30
Mana Cost: (24 to 47)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 150%
Drop Level: 28
Requires Level 28
Discharge all the character's charges to deal elemental damage to all nearby monsters.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
Deals (4-31) to (77-589) base Lightning Damage per Power Charge
Deals (29-220) to (43-331) base Fire Damage per Endurance Charge
Deals (24-180) to (36-271) base Cold Damage per Frenzy Charge
35% less Damage if Triggered
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Discharge skill icon.png
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yesN/AN/A28
Elemental Proliferation Support inventory icon.pngElemental Proliferation SupportElemental Proliferation SupportCold, Fire, Lightning, Support, AoE
Icon: S
Radius: 16
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Drop Level: 38
Requires Level 38
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Ignite Duration on Enemies
0.5% increased Chill Duration on Enemies
0.5% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
0.5% increased Shock Duration on Enemies
Radius: 16
Elemental Status Effects caused by supported Skills spread to other enemies
Supported Skills deal (30-21)% less 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 Proliferation Support inventory icon.png
yesN/AN/A38
Freezing Pulse inventory icon.pngFreezing PulseFreezing PulseProjectile, Spell, Cold
Mana Cost: (4 to 18)
Cast Time: 0.65 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 125%
Projectile Speed: 1800
Drop Level: 1An icy projectile which has a chance to freeze enemies it passes through. The projectile fades quickly, reducing damage and freezing chance until it runs out of time and dissipates completely.Per 1% Quality:
2% increased Projectile Speed
Deals (7-689) to (11-1034) Cold Damage
(0-19)% increased Projectile Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Freezing Pulse skill icon.png
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yesN/AN/A1
Frost Bomb inventory icon.pngFrost BombFrost BombSpell, AoE, Duration, Cold
Mana Cost: (6 to 19)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 2.50 sec
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 130%
Drop Level: 4
Requires Level 4
Creates a crystal that pulses with cold for a duration. Each pulse applies a debuff to nearby enemies that reduces their cold resistance and life regeneration. When its duration ends, the crystal explodes, dealing heavy cold damage to enemies around it.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Cold Damage
Deals (10-521) to (14-781) Cold Damage
Base duration is 3.5 seconds
Base secondary duration is 2 seconds
-20% to Cold Resistance
75% reduced Life Regeneration rate
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Frost Bomb skill icon.png
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yesN/AN/A4
Frost Wall inventory icon.pngFrost WallFrost WallSpell, Duration, Cold
Mana Cost: (14 to 37)
Can store 3 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Drop Level: 4
Requires Level 4
Creates a wall of ice which holds back enemies. Targets under the wall are damaged and pushed back.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Duration
Base duration is (3-4.9) seconds
0.15 seconds between appearance of Wall sections
Wall will be (28-56) units long
Deals (8-462) to (12-693) Cold Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Frost Wall skill icon.png
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yesN/AN/A4
Frostbite inventory icon.pngFrostbiteFrostbiteCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration, Cold
Radius: 22
Mana Cost: (24 to 50)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Drop Level: 24
Requires Level 24
Curses all targets in an area, making them less resistant to cold damage and giving them a chance to be frozen by cold damage.Per 1% Quality:
Freezes on Cursed enemies have 1% increased Duration
Base duration is (9-10.9) seconds
(0-38)% increased Area of Effect radius
Cursed enemies have (-25--44)% to Cold Resistance
Cursed enemies have +(10-14)% chance to be Frozen by Cold Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Frostbite skill icon.png
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yesyesN/A24
Frostbolt inventory icon.pngFrostboltFrostboltProjectile, Spell, Cold
Mana Cost: (6 to 20)
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Projectile Speed: 375
Drop Level: 1Fires a slow-moving projectile that pierces through enemies, dealing cold damage.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Cold Damage
Deals (6-752) to (10-1129) Cold DamagePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Frostbolt skill icon.png
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yesN/AN/A1
Glacial Cascade inventory icon.pngGlacial CascadeGlacial CascadeSpell, AoE, Cold
Mana Cost: (13 to 26)
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 60%
Drop Level: 28
Requires Level 28
Icicles emerge from the ground in a series of small bursts, each damaging enemies caught in the area.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Damage
Deals (12-110) to (19-169) Physical Damage
Deals (23-203) to (35-307) Cold Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Glacial Cascade skill icon.png
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yesN/AN/A28
Ice Nova inventory icon.pngIce NovaIce NovaSpell, AoE, Cold
Radius: 30
Mana Cost: (10 to 31)
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 70%
Drop Level: 12
Requires Level 12
A chilling circle of ice expands from the caster. If the caster targets near one of their Frostbolt projectiles, it will expand from the projectile instead.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
Deals (14-369) to (21-577) Cold DamagePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ice Nova skill icon.png
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yesN/AN/A12
Ice Spear inventory icon.pngIce SpearIce SpearProjectile, Spell, Cold
Mana Cost: (9 to 27)
Cast Time: 0.85 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 80%
Projectile Speed: 1000
Drop Level: 12
Requires Level 12
Launches a shard of ice that pierces close enemies, before exploding on a distant enemy with a much higher critical strike chance.Per 1% Quality:
2% increased Projectile Speed
Deals (17-548) to (26-822) Cold Damage
(40-78)% increased Chill Duration on enemies
Second form has 600% increased Critical Strike Chance
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ice Spear skill icon.png
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yesN/AN/A12
Vaal Cold Snap inventory icon.pngVaal Cold SnapVaal Cold SnapVaal, Spell, AoE, Duration, Cold
Souls per use: 32 (N) / 48 (C) / 64 (M)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cast Time: 0.85 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 140%
Drop Level: 4
Requires Level 4
A sequence of ice crystals erupts from the ground around the caster, damaging enemies and leaving the ground chilled.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
Deals (11-600) to (17-901) Cold Damage
Base duration is 10 seconds
Always Freezes enemies
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Cold Snap skill icon.png
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yesN/AN/A4
Vaal Ice Nova inventory icon.pngVaal Ice NovaVaal Ice NovaVaal, Spell, AoE, Cold
Souls per use: 24 (N) / 36 (C) / 48 (M)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 70%
Drop Level: 12
Requires Level 12
A chilling circle of ice expands from the caster, repeating from every enemy it hits. If the caster targets near one of their Frostbolt projectiles, it will expand from the projectile instead.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
Deals (11-274) to (17-428) Cold Damage
Causes smaller novas up to 5 times on enemies hit
20% reduced Area of Effect Radius each repeat
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Ice Nova skill icon.png
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yesN/AN/A12
Vortex inventory icon.pngVortexVortexSpell, AoE, Cold, Duration
Mana Cost: (11 to 21)
Cast Time: 0.90 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Drop Level: 28
Requires Level 28
An icy blast explodes around the caster, dealing cold damage to enemies, and leaving behind a whirling vortex that continues to deal cold damage over time and chill enemies caught in it. If the caster targets near one of their Frostbolt projectiles, it will explode from the projectile instead, destroying it.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
Deals (50-458) to (75-688) Cold Damage
Base duration is 3 seconds
Deals (41.6-684.5) Base Cold Damage per second
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this skill's Damage Over Time
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vortex skill icon.png
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yesN/AN/A28
Cold to Fire Support inventory icon.pngCold to Fire SupportCold to Fire SupportCold, Fire, Support
Icon: x
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Drop Level: 18
Requires Level 18
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Cold Damage
0.5% increased Fire Damage
50% of Cold Damage Converted to Fire Damage
Gain (10-29)% of Cold Damage as Extra Fire 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.
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yesN/Ayes18
Glacial Hammer inventory icon.pngGlacial HammerGlacial HammerAttack, Melee, Cold
Mana Cost: 5
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Drop Level: 1Hits the enemy, converting some of your physical damage to cold damage. If the enemy is frozen and is on less than one third life, they will shatter when hit by Glacial Hammer. Requires a Mace or Staff.Per 1% Quality:
2% increased Chill Duration on enemies
1% increased Freeze Duration on enemies
Deals (140-181.8)% of Base Attack Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
25% chance to Freeze enemies
35% increased Chill Duration on enemies
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
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Glacial Hammer inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes1
Ice Crash inventory icon.pngIce CrashIce CrashAttack, AoE, Cold, Melee
Mana Cost: 8
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Drop Level: 28
Requires Level 28
Slam the ground with your main hand weapon, damaging enemies in an area around the impact in three stages. Enemies take slightly less damage on the second and third stage. Works with Swords, Maces, Axes, Staves and Unarmed. Cannot be used with Multistrike.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Cold Damage
Deals (150-184.2)% of Base Attack Damage
50% of Physical Damage converted to Cold Damage
20% less Attack Speed
Second Stage deals 15% less Damage
Third Stage deals 30% less Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ice Crash skill icon.png
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yesN/Ayes28
Vaal Glacial Hammer inventory icon.pngVaal Glacial HammerVaal Glacial HammerVaal, Attack, Melee, Duration, AoE, Cold
Souls per use: 12 (N) / 18 (C) / 24 (M)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Drop Level: 1Hits the enemy, converting some of your physical damage to cold damage. It traps the enemy with you in a circle of ice so that it can't escape. Requires a Mace or Staff.Per 1% Quality:
2% increased Chill Duration on enemies
1% increased Freeze Duration on enemies
Deals (150-184.2)% of Base Attack Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
25% chance to Freeze enemies
35% increased Chill Duration on enemies
Base duration is (3.4-4.35) seconds
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Glacial Hammer skill icon.png
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N/AN/Ayes1

Passive skills

There are passive skills that grant cold damage bonuses.

Cold damage

These passive skills grant increased cold damage.

Name Bonuses
Cold Damage
    • 8% increased Cold Damage
    • 10% increased Cold Damage
    • 12% increased Cold Damage
Breath of Rime
  • 10% increased Cold Damage
  • 20% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
  • 5% chance to Freeze
Flash Freeze
  • 24% increased Cold Damage
  • 15% increased Projectile Speed
Freeze
  • 12% increased Cold Damage
  • 5% chance to Freeze
Frost Walker
  • 18% increased Cold Damage
  • +15% to Cold Resistance
Heart of Ice
  • 25% increased Cold Damage
  • Damage Penetrates 3% Cold Resistance
Snowforged
  • 25% increased Fire Damage
  • 25% increased Cold Damage
  • 30% increased Critical Strike Chance
Storm Weaver
  • 25% increased Cold Damage
  • 25% increased Lightning Damage
  • 20% increased Mana Regeneration Rate

Cold damage with weapons

These passive skills grant increased cold damage with weapons.

Name Bonuses
Weapon Cold Damage
  • 12% increased Cold Damage with Weapons
Fangs of Frost
  • 30% increased Cold Damage with Weapons
  • Damage with Weapons Penetrates 8% Cold Resistance

Added cold damage with wands

These passive skills add a percentage of physical damage as cold damage to attacks with wands.

Name Bonuses
Wand Cold Damage
  • 10% of Wand Physical Damage Added as Cold Damage

Miscellany

These passive skills are related to cold damage, but do not fit into any other category.

Name Bonuses
Avatar of Fire
  • 50% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
  • 50% of Cold Damage Converted to Fire Damage
  • 50% of Lightning Damage Converted to Fire Damage
  • Deal no Non-Fire Damage

Monsters

Monsters with cold damage attacks include:

  • Maelström
  • Siren's Daughter (cast Freezing Pulse inventory icon.pngFreezing PulseFreezing PulseProjectile, Spell, Cold
    Mana Cost: (4 to 18)
    Cast Time: 0.65 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 125%
    Projectile Speed: 1800
    Drop Level: 1An icy projectile which has a chance to freeze enemies it passes through. The projectile fades quickly, reducing damage and freezing chance until it runs out of time and dissipates completely.Per 1% Quality:
    2% increased Projectile Speed
    Deals (7-689) to (11-1034) Cold Damage
    (0-19)% increased Projectile Speed
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Freezing Pulse skill icon.png
    Freezing Pulse inventory icon.png
    )
  • Water Elemental (cast Cold Snap inventory icon.pngCold SnapCold SnapSpell, AoE, Cold
    Radius: 16
    Mana Cost: (11 to 28)
    Can store 1 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 4.00 sec
    Cast Time: 0.85 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 120%
    Drop Level: 4
    Requires Level 4
    Ice crystals protrude from the ground at target location. Monsters in this area take damage and become frozen. The cooldown can be bypassed by expending a Power Charge.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
    Deals (9-462) to (13-693) Cold Damage
    30% chance to Freeze enemies
    30% increased Freeze Duration on enemies
    110% increased Chill Duration on enemies
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Cold Snap skill icon.png
    Cold Snap inventory icon.png
    , Ice Nova inventory icon.pngIce NovaIce NovaSpell, AoE, Cold
    Radius: 30
    Mana Cost: (10 to 31)
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 70%
    Drop Level: 12
    Requires Level 12
    A chilling circle of ice expands from the caster. If the caster targets near one of their Frostbolt projectiles, it will expand from the projectile instead.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
    Deals (14-369) to (21-577) Cold DamagePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Ice Nova skill icon.png
    Ice Nova inventory icon.png
    )

Some Chimerals, some Constructs, some Dockhand Wraiths, some Shield Crabs, some Skeletons, some Skeletal Mages, some Spitters, some Statues, and some Undyings.

Bosses with cold damage attacks include:

  • Hailrake (cast Glacial Cascade inventory icon.pngGlacial CascadeGlacial CascadeSpell, AoE, Cold
    Mana Cost: (13 to 26)
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 60%
    Drop Level: 28
    Requires Level 28
    Icicles emerge from the ground in a series of small bursts, each damaging enemies caught in the area.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Damage
    Deals (12-110) to (19-169) Physical Damage
    Deals (23-203) to (35-307) Cold Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Glacial Cascade skill icon.png
    Glacial Cascade inventory icon.png
    )
  • The Deep Dweller
  • Brood Princess (cast Freezing Pulse inventory icon.pngFreezing PulseFreezing PulseProjectile, Spell, Cold
    Mana Cost: (4 to 18)
    Cast Time: 0.65 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 125%
    Projectile Speed: 1800
    Drop Level: 1An icy projectile which has a chance to freeze enemies it passes through. The projectile fades quickly, reducing damage and freezing chance until it runs out of time and dissipates completely.Per 1% Quality:
    2% increased Projectile Speed
    Deals (7-689) to (11-1034) Cold Damage
    (0-19)% increased Projectile Speed
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Freezing Pulse skill icon.png
    Freezing Pulse inventory icon.png
    )
  • Chatters (Glacial Hammer inventory icon.pngGlacial HammerGlacial HammerAttack, Melee, Cold
    Mana Cost: 5
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Drop Level: 1Hits the enemy, converting some of your physical damage to cold damage. If the enemy is frozen and is on less than one third life, they will shatter when hit by Glacial Hammer. Requires a Mace or Staff.Per 1% Quality:
    2% increased Chill Duration on enemies
    1% increased Freeze Duration on enemies
    Deals (140-181.8)% of Base Attack Damage
    50% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
    25% chance to Freeze enemies
    35% increased Chill Duration on enemies
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Glacial Hammer skill icon.png
    Glacial Hammer inventory icon.png
    )
  • Stranglecharm (cast Ice Nova inventory icon.pngIce NovaIce NovaSpell, AoE, Cold
    Radius: 30
    Mana Cost: (10 to 31)
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 70%
    Drop Level: 12
    Requires Level 12
    A chilling circle of ice expands from the caster. If the caster targets near one of their Frostbolt projectiles, it will expand from the projectile instead.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
    Deals (14-369) to (21-577) Cold DamagePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Ice Nova skill icon.png
    Ice Nova inventory icon.png
    )
  • Merveil, the Siren (Ice Storm, Barrage of Ice Spears, Freezing Pulse)
  • Banner of Knowledge (Hatred inventory icon.pngHatredHatredAura, Spell, AoE, Cold
    Radius: 36
    Mana Reserved: 50%
    Can store 1 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
    Cast Time: 1.20 sec
    Drop Level: 24
    Requires Level 24
    Casts an aura that increases the cold damage of you and your allies.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Area of Effect radius
    You and nearby allies gain (26-36)% of Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage
    (0-40)% increased Area of Effect radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Hatred skill icon.png
    Hatred inventory icon.png
    aura)
  • The Goddess of Purity (cast Ice Nova inventory icon.pngIce NovaIce NovaSpell, AoE, Cold
    Radius: 30
    Mana Cost: (10 to 31)
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 70%
    Drop Level: 12
    Requires Level 12
    A chilling circle of ice expands from the caster. If the caster targets near one of their Frostbolt projectiles, it will expand from the projectile instead.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
    Deals (14-369) to (21-577) Cold DamagePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Ice Nova skill icon.png
    Ice Nova inventory icon.png
    )
  • Piety (deals Cold Damage in Ice Archer form)
  • Thistlesage (Ice Spear inventory icon.pngIce SpearIce SpearProjectile, Spell, Cold
    Mana Cost: (9 to 27)
    Cast Time: 0.85 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 80%
    Projectile Speed: 1000
    Drop Level: 12
    Requires Level 12
    Launches a shard of ice that pierces close enemies, before exploding on a distant enemy with a much higher critical strike chance.Per 1% Quality:
    2% increased Projectile Speed
    Deals (17-548) to (26-822) Cold Damage
    (40-78)% increased Chill Duration on enemies
    Second form has 600% increased Critical Strike Chance
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Ice Spear skill icon.png
    Ice Spear inventory icon.png
    , Ice Spears on Death )
  • Imperator Stantinus Bitterblade (Cyclone Leaves Trail of Ice)

See also