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.
Freeze is typically inflicted by critical strikes of cold damage. There are other ways for freeze to be applied as well, such as . Targets cursed with have a chance to be frozen when hit with any cold damage. The and skills have a built-in chance to freeze targets.
Base freeze duration is 10.00 seconds times the proportion of the target's effective maximum life dealt. The base (?) duration is capped at a third of this value (3.33 seconds). If the duration would be below 0.3 seconds, the freeze effect is not applied; at base this is equivalent to 3.00% of the target's effective maximum life. Freeze duration can be lengthened by effects such as the Freeze Duration nodes on the passive tree or the curse.
Non-unique enemies that are killed while frozen shatter into pieces. They will still leave loot, but all 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 .
- Taking on a secondary form, such as the Shield Crab.
- Spawning enemies, such as with Fracturing enemies.
- On-death explosions, such as Volatile Blood.
- Dream FragmentsDream Fragments
Sapphire RingRequires Level 11+(20 to 30)% to Cold Resistance20% increased maximum Mana
50% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
Cannot be FrozenDoryani stumbled into a realm of madness
and awoke its Master, WanderlustWanderlust
Wool ShoesEnergy Shield: (14 to 24)+5 to Dexterity
(20 to 40)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
+(10 to 20) to maximum Energy Shield
20% increased Movement Speed
Cannot be FrozenAll the world is my home., Alpha's HowlAlpha's Howl
Sinner TricorneEvasion Rating: (578 to 642)
Requires Level 64, 138 Dex+2 to Level of Aura Gems in this item
(80 to 100)% increased Evasion Rating
+(20 to 30)% to Cold Resistance
25% chance to Avoid being Chilled
Cannot be Frozen
8% reduced Mana ReservedNature respects the strong
And paints the snow red
With the blood of the weak and ShiverstingShiversting
Bastard SwordTwo Handed Sword
Physical Damage: (31–50 to 34–56)
Elemental Damage: 35–70
Critical Strike Chance: 5%
Attacks per Second: 1.35Requires Level 14, 21 Str, 30 Dex18% increased Accuracy Rating(80 to 100)% increased Physical Damage
Adds 35–70 Cold Damage
3% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
Cannot be FrozenStoic visage, icy heart.
Life of sorrow, lived apart. all prevent the player from becoming frozen when the item is equipped.
- Critical hits with lightning damage, rather than cold damage, cause freeze while The Three DragonsThe Three Dragons
Golden MaskEvasion Rating: 83
Energy Shield: 25Requires Level 35, 40 Dex, 40 Int+(26 to 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 is equipped.
- Malice (November 13, 2011). "Mechanics thread". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved July 5, 2013.