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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 DragonsThe Three Dragons
Golden Mask
Evasion: 83
Energy Shield: 25
Requires 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
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 (5.0 to 5.95) seconds
(0 to 38)% increased Area of Effect radius
Cursed enemies are (20 to 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.
Temporal Chains skill icon.png
Temporal Chains inventory icon.png
curse.

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

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 to 21)% less Damage
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but 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 to 462)-(13 to 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
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 to 169)-(8 to 314) base Fire Damage
Can deal (3 to 138)-(6 to 257) base Cold Damage
Can deal (1 to 27)-(13 to 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.
Elemental Hit skill icon.png
Elemental Hit inventory icon.png
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 to 181)-(10 to 271) Cold Damage
Enemies lose 15% Cold Resistance while Frozen
Mine lasts 16.0 seconds
Freezes enemies as though dealing (200 to 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
Freeze Mine inventory icon.png
yesyesN/A10
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 (140.0 to 170.4)% 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
N/AN/Ayes1
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 to 38)-(5 to 56) Cold Damage to Spells
Adds (4 to 38)-(5 to 56) Cold Damage to Attacks
Deals (18 to 308)-(26 to 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
Herald of Ice inventory icon.png
yesyesN/A16
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 to 600)-(17 to 901) Cold Damage
Base duration is 10.0 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
Vaal Cold Snap inventory icon.png
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 (150.0 to 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 to 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
Vaal Glacial Hammer inventory icon.png
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 (9.0 to 10.9) seconds
(0 to 38)% increased Area of Effect radius
Cursed enemies have (-25 to -44)% to Cold Resistance
Cursed enemies have +(10 to 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
Frostbite inventory icon.png
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 (140.0 to 170.4)% 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
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 (150.0 to 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 to 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
Vaal Glacial Hammer inventory icon.png
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 to 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 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 to 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 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

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 to 21)% less Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but 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

Related items

Chance to apply Freeze

These items grant a chance to apply Freeze:

  • Asphyxia's WrathAsphyxia's Wrath
    Two-Point Arrow Quiver
    Requires Level 10
    (20 to 30)% increased Accuracy Rating(8 to 12)% increased Attack Speed
    +(30 to 40)% to Cold Resistance
    (30 to 40)% increased Chill Duration on Enemies
    20% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
    (7 to 10)% chance to Freeze
    40% reduced Radius of Curses
    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.
  • Izaro's TurmoilIzaro's Turmoil
    Crimson Jewel
    (18 to 25)% increased Fire Damage
    (18 to 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.
  • Rashkaldor's PatienceRashkaldor's Patience
    Jade Amulet
    Requires Level 61
    +(20 to 30) to Dexterity+(40 to 80) to maximum Life
    +(20 to 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.
  • Spine of the First ClaimantSpine of the First Claimant
    Iron Sceptre
    One Handed Mace
    Physical Damage: (40–59 to 43–65)
    Critical Strike Chance: 6%
    Attacks per Second: (1.31 to 1.37)
    Requires Level 20, 38 Str, 38 Int
    14% increased Elemental Damage(100 to 140)% increased Physical Damage
    40% increased Damage against Frozen Enemies
    (30 to 50)% increased Cold Damage
    (5 to 10)% increased Attack Speed
    (4 to 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.
  • The TamingThe Taming
    Prismatic Ring
    Requires Level 30
    +(8 to 10)% to all Elemental Resistances10% increased Damage per Freeze, Shock and Ignite on Enemy
    15% increased Elemental Damage with Weapons
    +(10 to 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
  • Taryn's ShiverTaryn's Shiver
    Maelström Staff
    Staff
    Physical Damage: 57–119
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.40%
    Attacks per Second: 1.20
    Requires Level 64, 113 Str, 113 Int
    18% Chance to Block+1 to Level of Socketed Cold Gems
    (50 to 60)% increased Spell Damage
    (40 to 50)% increased Cold Damage
    (10 to 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.
  • Tasalio's SignTasalio's Sign
    Sapphire Ring
    Requires Level 20
    +(20 to 30)% to Cold ResistanceAdds 10–15 Physical Damage to Attacks against Frozen Enemies
    Adds (5–7 to 6–9) Cold Damage to Attacks
    +(200 to 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.
  • Touch of AnguishTouch of Anguish
    Imperial Claw
    Claw
    Physical Damage: (62–187 to 72–207)
    Critical Strike Chance: (7.8 to 8.4)%
    Attacks per Second: 1.60
    Requires Level 68, 131 Dex, 95 Int
    +25 Life gained for each Enemy hit by AttacksAdds (40–130 to 50–150) Physical Damage
    30% increased Cold Damage
    (30 to 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.

Effect vs. enemies

  • Berek's GripBerek's Grip
    Two-Stone Ring
    Requires Level 20
    +(12 to 16)% to Cold and Lightning Resistances(10 to 15)% increased Cold Damage
    Adds (1–1 to 1–50) Lightning Damage to Attacks
    +(30 to 40) to maximum Life
    1% of Damage against Frozen Enemies Leeched as Life
    1% of Damage against Shocked Enemies Leeched as Mana
    "Berek hid from Storm's lightning wrath
    In the embrace of oblivious Frost
    Repelled by ice, blinded by blizzards
    Storm raged in vain
    while Berek slept."
    - Berek and The Untamed
    grants Life Leech against Frozen enemies.
  • Call of the BrotherhoodCall of the Brotherhood
    Two-Stone Ring
    Requires Level 20
    +(12 to 16)% to Cold and Lightning Resistances+(15 to 25) to Intelligence
    (15 to 25)% increased Lightning Damage
    (30 to 40)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
    50% of Lightning Damage Converted to Cold Damage
    Your spells have 100% chance to Shock against Frozen enemies
    Forged by three brothers so that they may recognize each other across any distance of time or travel.
    grants spells an additional chance to Shock against Frozen enemies.
  • Spine of the First ClaimantSpine of the First Claimant
    Iron Sceptre
    One Handed Mace
    Physical Damage: (40–59 to 43–65)
    Critical Strike Chance: 6%
    Attacks per Second: (1.31 to 1.37)
    Requires Level 20, 38 Str, 38 Int
    14% increased Elemental Damage(100 to 140)% increased Physical Damage
    40% increased Damage against Frozen Enemies
    (30 to 50)% increased Cold Damage
    (5 to 10)% increased Attack Speed
    (4 to 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.
    grants increased damage against Frozen enemies.
  • Tasalio's SignTasalio's Sign
    Sapphire Ring
    Requires Level 20
    +(20 to 30)% to Cold ResistanceAdds 10–15 Physical Damage to Attacks against Frozen Enemies
    Adds (5–7 to 6–9) Cold Damage to Attacks
    +(200 to 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.
    adds physical damage against Frozen enemies.
  • The TamingThe Taming
    Prismatic Ring
    Requires Level 30
    +(8 to 10)% to all Elemental Resistances10% increased Damage per Freeze, Shock and Ignite on Enemy
    15% increased Elemental Damage with Weapons
    +(10 to 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
    grants increased Damage per Freeze, Shock and Ignite on Enemies.
  • Enemies Frozen by a player wielding Taryn's ShiverTaryn's Shiver
    Maelström Staff
    Staff
    Physical Damage: 57–119
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.40%
    Attacks per Second: 1.20
    Requires Level 64, 113 Str, 113 Int
    18% Chance to Block+1 to Level of Socketed Cold Gems
    (50 to 60)% increased Spell Damage
    (40 to 50)% increased Cold Damage
    (10 to 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.
    take increased damage.
  • Cameria's MaulCameria's Maul
    Gavel
    One Handed Mace
    Physical Damage: (101–185 to 118–216)
    Elemental Damage: (10–30 to 20–50)
    Critical Strike Chance: (5.75 to 7.00)%
    Attacks per Second: 1.15
    Requires Level 60, 212 Str
    40% increased Stun Duration on Enemies(140 to 180)% increased Physical Damage
    Adds (10–30 to 20–50) Cold Damage
    (15 to 40)% increased Critical Strike Chance
    (30 to 40)% increased Cold Damage with Weapons
    40% increased Rarity of Items Dropped by Frozen Enemies
    "You'll have my riches when you pry them from my cold, dead hands!"
    "That's how I prefer it."
    grants increased rarity of items dropped by Frozen enemies.
  • WindripperWindripper
    Imperial Bow
    Bow
    Physical Damage: 19–78
    Elemental Damage: (32–48 to 40–60), (1–80 to 1–100)
    Critical Strike Chance: (8.00 to 9.00)%
    Attacks per Second: (1.59 to 1.67)
    Requires Level 66, 212 Dex
    (6 to 12)% increased Elemental Damage with WeaponsAdds (32–48 to 40–60) Cold Damage
    Adds (1–80 to 1–100) Lightning Damage
    (10 to 15)% increased Attack Speed
    (60 to 80)% increased Critical Strike Chance
    15% increased Quantity of Items Dropped by Slain Frozen Enemies
    30% increased Rarity of Items Dropped by Slain Shocked Enemies
    It hunts; as silent as falling snow, as deadly as the tempest.
    grants increased quantity of items dropped by Frozen enemies.

Effect on player

  • Berek's PassBerek's Pass
    Two-Stone Ring
    Requires Level 20
    +(12 to 16)% to Fire and Cold Resistances(10 to 15)% increased Fire Damage
    Adds (1–10 to 1–30) Cold Damage to Attacks
    +(30 to 40) to maximum Energy Shield
    30% increased Damage while Ignited
    +5000 to Armour while Frozen
    "From Frost's ice-bound pass
    Berek taunted and jeered
    Until furious Flame scaled the mountain
    Berek escaped through the thaw
    And Frost's tortured moans."
    - Berek and The Untamed
    grants Armour while the player is frozen.
  • Izaro's DilemmaIzaro's Dilemma
    Imperial Claw
    Claw
    Physical Damage: (59–150 to 67–171)
    Critical Strike Chance: 6%
    Attacks per Second: (1.76 to 1.84)
    Requires Level 68, 131 Dex, 95 Int
    +25 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks(40 to 60)% increased Physical Damage
    Adds 20–50 Physical Damage
    (10 to 15)% increased Attack Speed
    +(250 to 350) to Accuracy Rating
    100% increased Physical Damage while Frozen
    Izaro saw himself not as a man,
    but as a divine saviour trapped in a man's body.
    grants increased physical damage while frozen.
  • SpringleafSpringleaf
    Plank Kite Shield
    Chance to Block: 22%
    Armour: (27 to 33)
    Energy Shield: (9 to 11)
    Requires Level 7
    +4% to all Elemental Resistances(80 to 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.
    reduces Freeze duration on the player.
  • The StormheartThe Stormheart
    Royal Staff
    Staff
    Physical Damage: (41–126 to 46–140)
    Elemental Damage: (25–45 to 35–60), (1–70 to 10–90)
    Critical Strike Chance: (8.64 to 9.72)%
    Attacks per Second: 1.15
    Requires Level 28, 51 Str, 51 Int
    12% Chance to Block(80 to 100)% increased Physical Damage
    Adds (25–45 to 35–60) Cold Damage
    Adds (1–70 to 10–90) Lightning Damage
    (20 to 35)% increased Critical Strike Chance
    You Cannot Be Shocked While Frozen
    When the storm comes, the safest place to be is the centre.
    grants Shock immunity while Frozen.
  • WinterheartWinterheart
    Gold Amulet
    Requires Level 42
    (12 to 20)% increased Rarity of Items found+(20 to 30) to Dexterity
    +(50 to 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.
    grants great amount of life regeneration when character is frozen.
  • AuxiumAuxium
    Chain Belt
    Requires Level 70
    +(9 to 20) to maximum Energy Shield(10 to 20)% increased Elemental Damage with Weapons
    +(45 to 55) to maximum Mana
    +(60 to 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.
    modifies Freeze duration on the player to be based on 65% of Energy Shield instead of Life.

Freeze Avoidance/Immunity

These items grant a chance to avoid being Frozen:

  • Conqueror's LongevityConqueror's Longevity
    Viridian Jewel
    Limited to: 13% chance to Avoid Elemental Status Ailments
    8% increased Life Recovery from Flasks
    2% chance to Dodge Attacks
    Victory is as simple as being the last one standing.Place into an allocated jewel socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
  • Hrimnor's ResolveHrimnor's Resolve
    Samite Helmet
    Armour: (480 to 528)
    Requires Level 55, 114 Str
    (30 to 40)% increased Fire Damage
    (100 to 120)% increased Armour
    +30% to Cold Resistance
    50% chance to Avoid being Chilled
    50% chance to Avoid being Frozen
    10% increased Stun Recovery
    Hrimnor's presence was as cold as ice,
    but his heart burned for vengeance.
  • Taste of HateTaste of Hate
    Sapphire Flask
    Lasts 4 Seconds
    Consumes 30 of 60 Charges on use
    +6% to maximum Cold Resistance
    +50% to Cold Resistance
    Requires Level 18
    20% of Physical Damage taken as Cold Damage during Flask effect
    Gain (20 to 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.
    (during flask effect)
  • Tear of PurityTear of Purity
    Lapis Amulet
    Requires Level 20
    +(20 to 30) to IntelligenceGrants level 10 Purity of Elements Skill
    +(5 to 10) to all Attributes
    +(20 to 40) to maximum Life
    5% chance to avoid Elemental Status Ailments
    A shimmering symbol of Purity, clear as water, but I know better than most how quickly Purity can succumb to Corruption.
    How quickly water turns to blood.
    - Victario, the People's Poet

These items grant Freeze immunity:

  • Alpha's HowlAlpha's Howl
    Sinner Tricorne
    Evasion: (578 to 642)
    Requires Level 64, 138 Dex
    +2 to Level of Socketed Aura Gems
    (80 to 100)% increased Evasion Rating
    +(20 to 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
  • Dream FragmentsDream Fragments
    Sapphire Ring
    Requires Level 11
    +(20 to 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.
  • The Goddess UnleashedThe Goddess Unleashed
    Eternal Sword
    One Handed Sword
    Physical Damage: (35–85 to 38–118)
    Critical Strike Chance: (7.20 to 8.30)%
    Attacks per Second: 1.50
    Requires Level 51, 104 Str, 122 Dex
    18% increased Accuracy RatingUses both hand slots
    Adds (3–33 to 6–66) Physical Damage
    (44 to 66)% increased Critical Strike Chance
    33% increased Ignite Duration on Enemies
    (66 to 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.
    (with Her Blessing)
  • Kiara's DeterminationKiara's Determination
    Silver Flask
    Lasts 2.50 Seconds
    Consumes 40 of 60 Charges on use
    Onslaught
    Requires Level 22
    Immune 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.
    (during flask effect)
  • ShiverstingShiversting
    Bastard Sword
    Two Handed Sword
    Physical Damage: (31–50 to 34–56)
    Elemental Damage: 35–70
    Critical Strike Chance: 5%
    Attacks per Second: 1.35
    Requires Level 14, 21 Str, 30 Dex
    18% increased Accuracy Rating(80 to 100)% increased Physical Damage
    Adds 35–70 Cold Damage
    0.6% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
    Cannot be Frozen
    Stoic visage, icy heart.
    Life of sorrow, lived apart.
  • WanderlustWanderlust
    Wool Shoes
    Energy 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 Frozen
    All the world is my home.
  • Shackles of the WretchedShackles of the Wretched
    Chain Gloves
    Armour: 12
    Energy Shield: 4
    Requires Level 7, 17 Dex
    (40 to 60)% increased Stun 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 to 6) Frenzy Charges to allies on Death
    Captivity breeds creativity.
    grants the player Freeze immunity for 3 seconds after becoming Frozen.

Miscellaneous

  • SouthboundSouthbound
    Soldier Gloves
    Armour: 80
    Energy Shield: 24
    Requires Level 51, 40 Str, 40 Int
    Adds (30–44 to 36–50) Cold Damage to Attacks
    (12 to 16)% increased maximum Life
    (40 to 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.
    causes hits to only be able to kill Frozen enemies.
  • Touch of AnguishTouch of Anguish
    Imperial Claw
    Claw
    Physical Damage: (62–187 to 72–207)
    Critical Strike Chance: (7.8 to 8.4)%
    Attacks per Second: 1.60
    Requires Level 68, 131 Dex, 95 Int
    +25 Life gained for each Enemy hit by AttacksAdds (40–130 to 50–150) Physical Damage
    30% increased Cold Damage
    (30 to 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.
    causes critical strikes no longer guarantee applying Freeze.
  • The Three DragonsThe Three Dragons
    Golden Mask
    Evasion: 83
    Energy Shield: 25
    Requires 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
    causes the user to apply Freeze based on Lightning damage instead of Cold damage.

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
  • 20% 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.