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Freeze
Status Ailment
Freeze status icon.png
A Frozen skeleton archer

Freeze is an elemental status ailment associated with cold that completely prevents the affected target from moving, attacking, or using any skills. It is still possible for player characters to use flasks while frozen.

Mechanics

A hit of damage that has a chance to freeze is capable of inflicting freeze. Critical strikes inherently have a 100% chance to freeze. By default, only cold damage is able to inflict freeze, but certain equipment such as The Three Dragons inventory icon.pngThe Three DragonsThe Three Dragons
Golden Mask
Evasion: 83
Energy Shield: 25
Requires Level 35, 40 Dex, 40 Int+(26-30)% to all Elemental Resistances
Your Fire Damage can Shock but not Ignite
Your Cold Damage can Ignite but not Freeze or Chill
Your Lightning Damage can Freeze but not Shock
"The ice seared his naked feet
As the lightning stilled his heart,
But it was the flames upon his lover's face
That roused him to vengeance."
- From 'The Three Dragons' by Victario of Sarn
The Three Dragons inventory icon.png
can change which damage types are able to inflict freeze.

Base freeze duration is 60 milliseconds for every 1% of the target's maximum life (before party scaling) dealt by Cold damage, up to a maximum of 50%. If the duration would be below 0.3 seconds, the freeze effect is not applied.[1] Freeze duration can be lengthened by effects such as the Freeze Duration nodes on the passive tree or the Temporal Chains inventory icon.pngTemporal ChainsTemporal ChainsCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration
Radius: 22
Mana Cost: (24 to 50)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Drop Level: 24
Requires Level 24
Curses all targets in an area, Slowing them, and making effects on them expire more slowly.Per 1% Quality:
Cursed enemies are 0.5% slower
Base duration is (5-5.95) seconds
(0-38)% increased Area of Effect radius
Cursed enemies are (20-29)% slower
Other effects on Cursed enemies expire 40% slower
40% reduced Effect of Curse against Players
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
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curse.

When a target is frozen, it is also chilled for the entire freeze duration, plus an additional 300 ms.[2]

Non-unique enemies that are killed while frozen shatter into pieces. They will still leave loot, but most other on-death effects are suppressed, including:

  • Leaving a corpse. This prevents raising or exploding the corpse. Furthermore, there is no corpse to transfer status ailments with 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
    .
  • Taking on a secondary form, such as the Shield Crab.
  • Spines shot by the Porcupine Goliath.

These on-death effects are not suppressed:

Mechanically, Freeze slows the character's animation speed by 100%. As a result, an Acceleration Shrine and Unstoppable can counteract the effects of Freeze.

Active skill gems

Related base stats

Active skill gems that have stats related to freeze.
Skill gemInt.Dex.Str.Lvl.
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.
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yesN/AN/A4
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.
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yesyesN/A10
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.
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yesyesN/A24
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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N/AN/Ayes1
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 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

Related quality stats

Active skill gems that have quality stats related to freeze.
Skill gemInt.Dex.Str.Lvl.
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
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
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N/AN/Ayes1
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.
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N/AN/Ayes1


Support skill gems

Related base stats

Support skill gems that have stats related to freeze.
Skill gemInt.Dex.Str.Lvl.
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.
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N/AyesN/A31

Related quality stats

Support skill gems that have quality stats related to freeze.
Skill gemInt.Dex.Str.Lvl.
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
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.
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N/AyesN/A31

Unique items

ItemLvl.Stats
Izaro's TurmoilIzaro's Turmoil
Crimson Jewel
(18-25)% increased Fire Damage
(18-25)% increased Cold Damage
2% chance to Freeze
2% chance to Ignite
The once-glorious emperor spent his final days
imprisoned in his greatest creation;
a tool to filter out the unworthy
that pushed a monster to power.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
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Izaro's Turmoil inventory icon.png
1(18-25)% increased Fire Damage
(18-25)% increased Cold Damage
2% chance to Freeze
2% chance to Ignite
WanderlustWanderlust
Wool Shoes
Energy Shield: (14 to 24)Requires Level 3, 11 Int+5 to Dexterity
(20-40)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
+(10-20) to maximum Energy Shield
20% increased Movement Speed
Cannot be Frozen
All the world is my home.
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Wanderlust inventory icon.png
3+5 to Dexterity
(20-40)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
+(10-20) to maximum Energy Shield
20% increased Movement Speed
Cannot be Frozen
Shackles of the WretchedShackles of the Wretched
Chain Gloves
Armour: 12
Energy Shield: 4
Requires Level 7, 8 Str, 8 Int(40-60)% increased Stun and Block Recovery
Curses in this item are reflected back to you
You cannot be Chilled for 3 seconds after being Chilled
You cannot be Frozen for 3 seconds after being Frozen
You cannot be Ignited for 3 seconds after being Ignited
You cannot be Shocked for 3 seconds after being Shocked
You grant (4-6) Frenzy Charges to allies on Death
Captivity breeds creativity.
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Shackles of the Wretched inventory icon.png
7(40-60)% increased Stun and Block Recovery
Curses in this item are reflected back to you
You cannot be Chilled for 3 seconds after being Chilled
You cannot be Frozen for 3 seconds after being Frozen
You cannot be Ignited for 3 seconds after being Ignited
You cannot be Shocked for 3 seconds after being Shocked
You grant (4-6) Frenzy Charges to allies on Death
SpringleafSpringleaf
Plank Kite Shield
Chance to Block: 22%
Armour: (27 to 33)
Energy Shield: (9 to 11)
Requires Level 7, 13 Str, 13 Int3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
+4% to all Elemental Resistances
(80-120)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
50% reduced Freeze Duration on You
1% of Life Regenerated per second
5% of Life Regenerated per second while on Low Life
From death springs life.
Springleaf inventory icon.png
Springleaf inventory icon.png
73% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
+4% to all Elemental Resistances(80-120)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
50% reduced Freeze Duration on You
1% of Life Regenerated per second
5% of Life Regenerated per second while on Low Life
Asphyxia's WrathAsphyxia's Wrath
Two-Point Arrow Quiver
Requires Level 10(20-30)% increased Accuracy Rating(8-12)% increased Attack Speed
+(30-40)% to Cold Resistance
(30-40)% increased Chill Duration on Enemies
20% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
(7-10)% chance to Freeze
40% reduced Radius of Curse Skills
Curses on Slain Enemies are transferred to a nearby Enemy
Mist of breath
Icing to lips and throat
As the warm ones choke and fall
Upon the frozen wasteland.
Asphyxia's Wrath inventory icon.png
Asphyxia's Wrath inventory icon.png
10(20-30)% increased Accuracy Rating(8-12)% increased Attack Speed
+(30-40)% to Cold Resistance
(30-40)% increased Chill Duration on Enemies
20% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
(7-10)% chance to Freeze
40% reduced Radius of Curse Skills
Curses on Slain Enemies are transferred to a nearby Enemy
Dream FragmentsDream Fragments
Sapphire Ring
Requires Level 11+(20-30)% to Cold Resistance20% increased maximum Mana
50% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
Cannot be Frozen
Doryani stumbled into a realm of madness
And awoke its Master.
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Dream Fragments inventory icon.png
11+(20-30)% to Cold Resistance20% increased maximum Mana
50% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
Cannot be Frozen
ShiverstingShiversting
Bastard Sword
Two Hand Swords
Physical Damage: (27 to 30)(45 to 50)
Elemental Damage: 35–70
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.35
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 14, 21 Str, 30 Dex18% increased Accuracy Rating(80-100)% increased Physical Damage
Adds 35 to 70 Cold Damage
0.6% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
Cannot be Frozen
Stoic visage, icy heart.
Life of sorrow, lived apart.
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Shiversting inventory icon.png
1418% increased Accuracy Rating(80-100)% increased Physical Damage
Adds 35 to 70 Cold Damage
0.6% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
Cannot be Frozen
Taste of HateTaste of Hate
Sapphire Flask
Lasts 4.00 Seconds
Consumes 30 of 60 Charges on use
+50% to Cold Resistance
+6% to maximum Cold Resistance
Requires Level 1820% of Physical Damage taken as Cold Damage during Flask effect
Gain (20-30)% of Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage during effect
30% chance to Avoid being Chilled during Flask effect
30% chance to Avoid being Frozen during Flask effect
A sip will freeze your lips,
A swig will chill your heart,
A glass will still your soul.
Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
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Taste of Hate inventory icon.png
1820% of Physical Damage taken as Cold Damage during Flask effect
Gain (20-30)% of Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage during effect
30% chance to Avoid being Chilled during Flask effect
30% chance to Avoid being Frozen during Flask effect
Spine of the First ClaimantSpine of the First Claimant
Iron Sceptre
Sceptres
Physical Damage: (36 to 43.2)(54 to 64.8)
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Attacks per Second: (1.31 to 1.38)
Weapon Range: 9
Requires Level 20, 38 Str, 38 Int14% increased Elemental Damage(100-140)% increased Physical Damage
40% increased Damage against Frozen Enemies
(30-50)% increased Cold Damage
(5-10)% increased Attack Speed
(4-8)% increased Cast Speed
5% chance to Freeze
Thousands gazed upon the doors of the great labyrinth,
at an Eternal Champion in steel and gold,
The first to challenge its treacherous traps.
To mark the occasion, Izaro had the Champion's remains gilded.
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Spine of the First Claimant inventory icon.png
2014% increased Elemental Damage(100-140)% increased Physical Damage
40% increased Damage against Frozen Enemies
(30-50)% increased Cold Damage
(5-10)% increased Attack Speed
(4-8)% increased Cast Speed
5% chance to Freeze
Tasalio's SignTasalio's Sign
Sapphire Ring
Requires Level 20+(20-30)% to Cold ResistanceAdds 10 to 15 Physical Damage to Attacks against Frozen Enemies
Adds (5-6) to (7-9) Cold Damage to Attacks
+(200-300) to Evasion Rating
20% reduced Chill Duration on You
5% chance to Freeze
A gift from Tasalio, God of Water,
to the chieftain Rakiata.
Kaom took Rakiata's head and hand
so that his warriors' axes might rise and fall like the waves.
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Tasalio's Sign inventory icon.png
20+(20-30)% to Cold ResistanceAdds 10 to 15 Physical Damage to Attacks against Frozen Enemies
Adds (5-6) to (7-9) Cold Damage to Attacks
+(200-300) to Evasion Rating
20% reduced Chill Duration on You
5% chance to Freeze
Kiara's DeterminationKiara's Determination
Silver Flask
Lasts 2.50 Seconds
Consumes 40 of 60 Charges on use
Onslaught
Requires Level 22Immune to Freeze, Chill, Curses and Stuns during Flask Effect
50% reduced Duration
Travelers of the deep wood speak of a witch
whose ale provides a different kind
of liquid courage.
Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
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Kiara's Determination inventory icon.png
22Immune to Freeze, Chill, Curses and Stuns during Flask Effect
50% reduced Duration
The TamingThe Taming
Prismatic Ring
Requires Level 30+(8-10)% to all Elemental Resistances10% increased Damage per Freeze, Shock and Ignite on Enemy
15% increased Elemental Damage with Weapons
+(10-15)% to all Elemental Resistances
15% increased Elemental Damage
5% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
"Moon after moon did Berek make fools
Of the great and Untamed Three
Until malice for a Brother
Slew the hatred of the Other
And Berek did hunt
Alone and free."
- Berek and the Untamed
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The Taming inventory icon.png
30+(8-10)% to all Elemental Resistances10% increased Damage per Freeze, Shock and Ignite on Enemy
15% increased Elemental Damage with Weapons
+(10-15)% to all Elemental Resistances
15% increased Elemental Damage
5% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
The HalcyonThe Halcyon
Jade Amulet
Requires Level 35+(20-30) to Dexterity(10-20)% increased Cold Damage
+(35-40)% to Cold Resistance
30% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
10% chance to Freeze
60% increased Damage if you've Frozen an Enemy Recently
We wait, still as the dead.
To join the great avalanche.

This item can be transformed with a Blessing of Tul
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The Halcyon inventory icon.png
35+(20-30) to Dexterity(10-20)% increased Cold Damage
+(35-40)% to Cold Resistance
30% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
10% chance to Freeze
60% increased Damage if you've Frozen an Enemy Recently
The Three DragonsThe Three Dragons
Golden Mask
Evasion: 83
Energy Shield: 25
Requires Level 35, 40 Dex, 40 Int+(26-30)% to all Elemental Resistances
Your Fire Damage can Shock but not Ignite
Your Cold Damage can Ignite but not Freeze or Chill
Your Lightning Damage can Freeze but not Shock
"The ice seared his naked feet
As the lightning stilled his heart,
But it was the flames upon his lover's face
That roused him to vengeance."
- From 'The Three Dragons' by Victario of Sarn
The Three Dragons inventory icon.png
The Three Dragons inventory icon.png
35+(26-30)% to all Elemental Resistances
Your Fire Damage can Shock but not Ignite
Your Cold Damage can Ignite but not Freeze or Chill
Your Lightning Damage can Freeze but not Shock
The OakThe Oak
Plank Kite Shield
Chance to Block: 22%
Armour: (27 to 33)
Energy Shield: (9 to 11)
Requires Level 40, 13 Str, 13 Int3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
+4% to all Elemental Resistances
(80-120)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(100-150) to maximum Life
50% reduced Freeze Duration on You
1% of Life Regenerated per second
5% of Life Regenerated per second while on Low Life
Even the mightiest tree was once just a sapling.
Springleaf inventory icon.png
Springleaf inventory icon.png
403% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
+4% to all Elemental Resistances(80-120)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(100-150) to maximum Life
50% reduced Freeze Duration on You
1% of Life Regenerated per second
5% of Life Regenerated per second while on Low Life
WinterheartWinterheart
Gold Amulet
Requires Level 42(12-20)% increased Rarity of Items found+(20-30) to Dexterity
+(50-70) to maximum Life
+75% to Cold Resistance
Cannot be Chilled
20% of Life Regenerated per second while Frozen
Those who dwell in the deep freeze
enjoy a special kind of madness.
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Winterheart inventory icon.png
42(12-20)% increased Rarity of Items found+(20-30) to Dexterity
+(50-70) to maximum Life
+75% to Cold Resistance
Cannot be Chilled
20% of Life Regenerated per second while Frozen
SouthboundSouthbound
Soldier Gloves
Armour: 80
Energy Shield: 24
Requires Level 51, 40 Str, 40 IntAdds (30-36) to (44-50) Cold Damage to Attacks
(12-16)% increased maximum Life
+(40-50)% to Cold Resistance
25% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
Your Hits can only Kill Frozen Enemies
Far south, the winter crawls under the skin.
Below the snow, adrift wanderers sleep.
Southbound inventory icon.png
Southbound inventory icon.png
51Adds (30-36) to (44-50) Cold Damage to Attacks
(12-16)% increased maximum Life
+(40-50)% to Cold Resistance
25% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
Your Hits can only Kill Frozen Enemies
Hrimnor's ResolveHrimnor's Resolve
Samite Helmet
Armour: (480 to 528)Requires Level 55, 114 Str(30-40)% increased Fire Damage
(100-120)% increased Armour
10% increased Stun and Block Recovery
+30% to Cold Resistance
50% chance to Avoid being Chilled
50% chance to Avoid being Frozen
Hrimnor's presence was as cold as ice,
but his heart burned for vengeance.
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Hrimnor's Resolve inventory icon.png
55(30-40)% increased Fire Damage
(100-120)% increased Armour
10% increased Stun and Block Recovery
+30% to Cold Resistance
50% chance to Avoid being Chilled
50% chance to Avoid being Frozen
Rashkaldor's PatienceRashkaldor's Patience
Jade Amulet
Requires Level 61+(20-30) to Dexterity+(40-80) to maximum Life
+(20-40) to maximum Mana
20% increased Duration of Elemental Status Ailments on Enemies
Items and Gems have 10% reduced Attribute Requirements
5% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
Cannot gain Power Charges
Fate's smile, man's ruin.
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Rashkaldor's Patience inventory icon.png
61+(20-30) to Dexterity+(40-80) to maximum Life
+(20-40) to maximum Mana
20% increased Duration of Elemental Status Ailments on Enemies
Items and Gems have 10% reduced Attribute Requirements
5% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
Cannot gain Power Charges
The Brine CrownThe Brine Crown
Prophet Crown
Armour: (390 to 429)
Energy Shield: (80 to 88)
Requires Level 63, 85 Str, 62 Int(100-120)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(50-70) to maximum Life
+(30-50)% to Cold Resistance
Cannot be Frozen
+800 Armour while stationary
60% increased Mana Regeneration Rate while stationary
15% chance to create Chilled Ground when Hit with an Attack
Greatest is the Brine King's domain,
and every day it grows a little greater,
not through force, but patience.
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The Brine Crown inventory icon.png
63(100-120)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(50-70) to maximum Life
+(30-50)% to Cold Resistance
Cannot be Frozen
+800 Armour while stationary
60% increased Mana Regeneration Rate while stationary
15% chance to create Chilled Ground when Hit with an Attack
Alpha's HowlAlpha's Howl
Sinner Tricorne
Evasion: (577 to 642)Requires Level 64, 138 Dex+2 to Level of Socketed Aura Gems
(80-100)% increased Evasion Rating
+(20-30)% to Cold Resistance
25% chance to Avoid being Chilled
Cannot be Frozen
8% reduced Mana Reserved
Nature respects the strong
And paints the snow red
With the blood of the weak
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Alpha's Howl inventory icon.png
64+2 to Level of Socketed Aura Gems
(80-100)% increased Evasion Rating
+(20-30)% to Cold Resistance
25% chance to Avoid being Chilled
Cannot be Frozen
8% reduced Mana Reserved
Taryn's ShiverTaryn's Shiver
Maelström Staff
Staves
Physical Damage: 57119
Critical Strike Chance: 6.40%
Attacks per Second: 1.20
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 64, 113 Str, 113 Int18% Chance to Block+1 to Level of Socketed Cold Gems
(50-60)% increased Spell Damage
(40-50)% increased Cold Damage
(10-20)% increased Cast Speed
8% chance to Freeze
Enemies Frozen by you take 20% increased Damage
Shed by the winged beast of night,
A scaly frost-encrusted thorn.
All who feel its wintry light
Shiver in pain at the frozen dawn.
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Taryn's Shiver inventory icon.png
6418% Chance to Block+1 to Level of Socketed Cold Gems
(50-60)% increased Spell Damage
(40-50)% increased Cold Damage
(10-20)% increased Cast Speed
8% chance to Freeze
Enemies Frozen by you take 20% increased Damage
The Goddess UnleashedThe Goddess Unleashed
Eternal Sword
One Hand Swords
Physical Damage: (35 to 38)(85 to 118)
Critical Strike Chance: (7.20% to 8.30%)
Attacks per Second: 1.50
Weapon Range: 9
Requires Level 66, 104 Str, 122 Dex18% increased Accuracy RatingUses both hand slots
Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
Adds (3-6) to (33-66) Physical Damage
(44-66)% increased Critical Strike Chance
33% increased Ignite Duration on Enemies
(66-99)% of Sword Physical Damage Added as Fire Damage
Gain Her Blessing for 3 seconds when you Ignite an Enemy
33% chance to Blind nearby Enemies when gaining Her Blessing
Cannot be Frozen, Chilled or Ignited with Her Blessing
20% increased Attack and Movement Speed with Her Blessing
As a maiden I was bound; as a crone was I scorned
Promised power rarely found, delivered fury fairly thorned.
Not enough?...Fine. Now I am become both and another
To take your hand and cradle your talents, not smother
The consummate flames. So hush, dear, say not a word.
Bequeathed, betrayed...beloved. At last, I am the third.
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The Goddess Unleashed inventory icon.png
6618% increased Accuracy RatingUses both hand slots
Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
Adds (3-6) to (33-66) Physical Damage
(44-66)% increased Critical Strike Chance
33% increased Ignite Duration on Enemies
(66-99)% of Sword Physical Damage Added as Fire Damage
Gain Her Blessing for 3 seconds when you Ignite an Enemy
33% chance to Blind nearby Enemies when gaining Her Blessing
Cannot be Frozen, Chilled or Ignited with Her Blessing
20% increased Attack and Movement Speed with Her Blessing
Doryani's InvitationDoryani's Invitation
Heavy Belt
Requires Level 68+(25-35) to Strength(20-30)% increased Cold Damage
+(300-350) to Armour
+(30-35)% to Fire Resistance
+(30-35)% to Lightning Resistance
0.2% of Cold Damage Leeched as Life
Your Flasks grant 10% chance to Freeze while using a Flask
"You can invite them but you can never be
sure who will come knocking."
- Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturgist
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Doryani's Invitation inventory icon.png
68+(25-35) to Strength(20-30)% increased Cold Damage
+(300-350) to Armour
+(30-35)% to Fire Resistance
+(30-35)% to Lightning Resistance
0.2% of Cold Damage Leeched as Life
Your Flasks grant 10% chance to Freeze while using a Flask
Nuro's HarpNuro's Harp
Harbinger Bow
Bows
Elemental Damage: (120 to 140)–(180 to 210)
Critical Strike Chance: (6.50% to 7.50%)
Attacks per Second: (1.32 to 1.38)
Weapon Range: 120
Requires Level 68, 212 Dex(30-50)% increased Critical Strike ChanceNo Physical Damage
Adds (120-140) to (180-210) Cold Damage
(10-15)% increased Attack Speed
(10-30)% increased Light Radius
15% chance to create Chilled Ground when you Freeze an Enemy
Create Consecrated Ground when you Shatter an Enemy
40% increased Effect of Chilled Ground
Night's frost becomes morning's dew
Darkness cleansed, pure and new.
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Nuro's Harp inventory icon.png
68(30-50)% increased Critical Strike ChanceNo Physical Damage
Adds (120-140) to (180-210) Cold Damage
(10-15)% increased Attack Speed
(10-30)% increased Light Radius
15% chance to create Chilled Ground when you Freeze an Enemy
Create Consecrated Ground when you Shatter an Enemy
40% increased Effect of Chilled Ground
Touch of AnguishTouch of Anguish
Imperial Claw
Claws
Physical Damage: (62 to 72)(187 to 207)
Critical Strike Chance: (7.80% to 8.40%)
Attacks per Second: 1.60
Weapon Range: 9
Requires Level 68, 131 Dex, 95 Int+25 Life gained for each Enemy hit by AttacksAdds (40-50) to (130-150) Physical Damage
30% increased Cold Damage
(30-40)% increased Critical Strike Chance
20% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Killing a Frozen Enemy
Skills Chain an additional time while at maximum Frenzy Charges
10% chance to Freeze
Critical Strikes do not always Freeze
Grip the frozen steel, feel it numb you.
Wield the cold touch of death like
a splinter of your own shattered heart.
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Touch of Anguish inventory icon.png
68+25 Life gained for each Enemy hit by AttacksAdds (40-50) to (130-150) Physical Damage
30% increased Cold Damage
(30-40)% increased Critical Strike Chance
20% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Killing a Frozen Enemy
Skills Chain an additional time while at maximum Frenzy Charges
10% chance to Freeze
Critical Strikes do not always Freeze
AuxiumAuxium
Chain Belt
Drop Level: 72
Requires Level 70
+(9-20) to maximum Energy Shield(10-20)% increased Elemental Damage with Weapons
+(45-55) to maximum Mana
+(60-70) to maximum Energy Shield
0.2% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana per Power Charge
Chill and Freeze duration on you is based on 65% of Energy Shield
As long as the soul is unfettered, so is the
body.
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Auxium inventory icon.png
70+(9-20) to maximum Energy Shield(10-20)% increased Elemental Damage with Weapons
+(45-55) to maximum Mana
+(60-70) to maximum Energy Shield
0.2% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana per Power Charge
Chill and Freeze duration on you is based on 65% of Energy Shield

Related passive skills

These passive skills are related to freeze.

Chance to Freeze

Name Bonuses
Freeze Chance
  • 5% chance to Freeze
Breath of Rime
  • 10% increased Cold Damage
  • 20% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
  • 5% chance to Freeze
Celestial Punishment
  • 5% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
  • 25% increased Damage against Frozen, Shocked or Ignited Enemies
Elementalist
  • +12% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 10% increased Elemental Damage
  • 5% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
Fingers of Frost
  • Enemies Become Chilled as they Unfreeze
  • 5% chance to Freeze
  • 5% chance to Freeze Enemies which are Chilled

Ascendancy Class Name Bonuses
Elementalist
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Elemental Damage, Status Ailment Chance
  • 10% increased Elemental Damage
  • 3% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
Pathfinder
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Master Alchemist
  • Immune to Elemental Status Ailments during Flask Effect
  • 40% increased Elemental Damage during Flask Effect
  • 20% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite during Flask Effect

Freeze duration

Name Bonuses
Freeze and Chill Duration
  • 30% increased Chill Duration on Enemies
  • 20% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
Breath of Rime
  • 10% increased Cold Damage
  • 20% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
  • 5% chance to Freeze
Elemental Focus
  • 16% increased Elemental Damage
  • 10% chance to Avoid Elemental Status Ailments
  • 10% increased Duration of Elemental Status Ailments on Enemies

Ascendancy Class Name Bonuses
Elementalist
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Elemental Damage, Status Ailment Duration
  • 10% increased Elemental Damage
  • 15% increased Duration of Elemental Status Ailments on Enemies

Chance to avoid being Frozen

Name Bonuses
Avoid Freeze and Chill
  • 30% chance to Avoid being Chilled
  • 30% chance to Avoid being Frozen
Avoid Status Ailments
  • 5% chance to Avoid Elemental Status Ailments
Crystal Skin
  • 15% chance to Avoid Elemental Status Ailments
Elemental Focus
  • 16% increased Elemental Damage
  • 10% chance to Avoid Elemental Status Ailments
  • 10% increased Duration of Elemental Status Ailments on Enemies
Thick Skin
  • 10% increased maximum Life
  • 8% chance to Avoid Elemental Status Ailments

Ascendancy Class Name Bonuses
Ascendant
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Pathfinder
  • 50% increased Flask Charges gained
  • 25% increased Damage during Flask effect
  • 50% chance to avoid Freeze, Shock, Ignite and Bleed during Flask effect
  • 4% reduced Elemental Damage taken during Flask effect
Ascendant
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Raider
  • 25% chance to Avoid Elemental Status Ailments
  • 10% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
  • 4% chance to Dodge Attacks
  • You have Onslaught while on full Frenzy Charges

Freeze Immunity

Ascendancy Class Name Bonuses
Raider
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Avatar of the Veil
  • 40% increased Elemental Damage
  • 20% increased Movement Speed while Phasing
  • Immune to Elemental Status Ailments while Phasing
  • 10% chance to Dodge Spell Damage while Phasing
Pathfinder
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Master Alchemist
  • Immune to Elemental Status Ailments during Flask Effect
  • 40% increased Elemental Damage during Flask Effect
  • 20% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite during Flask Effect
Inquisitor
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Pious Path
  • Cannot be affected by Elemental Status Ailments while on Consecrated Ground
  • 4% of maximum Mana and Energy Shield Regenerated per second while on Consecrated Ground
  • 25% increased Attack and Cast Speed while on Consecrated Ground

Miscellaneous

Name Bonuses
Celestial Punishment
  • 5% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
  • 25% increased Damage against Frozen, Shocked or Ignited Enemies
Fingers of Frost
  • Enemies Become Chilled as they Unfreeze
  • 5% chance to Freeze
  • 5% chance to Freeze Enemies which are Chilled

Ascendancy Class Name Bonuses
Champion
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First to Strike, Last to Fall
  • 40% increased Damage when not on Low Life
  • 200% increased Armour and Evasion Rating when on Low Life
  • Elemental Status Ailments are removed when you reach Low Life
  • Your Hits permanently Intimidate Enemies that are on Full Life
Ascendant
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Guardian
  • 3% additional Block Chance
  • Every 5 seconds, remove Curses and Elemental Status Ailments from you
  • You and Allies have 12% increased Attack and Cast Speed while affected

by Auras you Cast

  • You and Nearby Party Members Share Power, Frenzy and Endurance Charges with each other
Ascendant
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Inquisitor
  • 20% increased Elemental Damage
  • 20% chance to create Consecrated Ground on Kill, lasting 8 seconds
  • Take 8% reduced Elemental Damage while on Consecrated Ground
  • 120% increased Critical Strike Chance against Enemies affected

by Elemental Status Ailments

Inquisitor
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Righteous Providence
  • 100% increased Critical Strike Chance against Enemies that are affected

by no Elemental Status Ailments

  • +45% to Critical Strike Multiplier against Enemies that are affected

by Elemental Status Ailments

Guardian
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Time of Need
  • 25% reduced Effect of Curses on You
  • Every 5 seconds, remove Curses and Elemental Status Ailments from you
  • Every 5 seconds, 30% of Maximum Life Regenerated over one second
Pathfinder
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Veteran Bowyer
  • Damage Penetrates 10% Elemental Resistances
  • Gain 10% of Physical Damage as Extra Damage of a random Element
  • Enemies you Kill that are affected by Elemental Status Ailments

grant 100% increased Flask Charges

Freeze immune enemies

Currently there are only a few selected enemies in the game that are immune to the freeze status ailment. These are:

Achievements

Name Description
Cryomancer
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Shatter 5 frozen monsters with a single action.

References

  1. Malice (November 13, 2011). "Mechanics thread". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  2. Chris Wilson (July 10, 2015). "Path of Exile 2.0.0: The Awakening Patch Notes". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved September 29, 2016.