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Freezing Pulse

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Freezing 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 to 689)-(11 to 1034) Cold Damage
(0 to 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.pngFreezing Pulse inventory icon.png

Freezing Pulse skill screenshot.jpg

Sometimes a spellcaster just needs crowd control. When beset by a hostile throng, masters of ice magic frequently employ the deadly Freezing Pulse. The spell pierces easily through the thickest hide and the toughest armor, spinning and freezing in an icy whirl until it impacts a distant target. The Pulse is at peak strength when it's cast, so it has the greatest effect on enemies that are right up next to the caster. Of course, these are also the enemies presenting the most threat, and they are left frozen solid or slain outright.

Description on the official Path of Exile website [1]

Freezing Pulse is a cold spell, launching a short-ranged projectile which passes through enemies with a chance of freezing them.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Automatic piercing: Freezing Pulse has a 100% chance to pierce enemies, but cannot travel through terrain obstacles. Modifiers to pierce, aswell as other projectile effects (e.g. forking and chaining) do not have any effect.
  • Chance to freeze: The Freezing Pulse projectile has an inherent 25% chance to freeze at its starting point, but which decreases linearly by the percentage of the projectile's lifetime elapsed. Therefore after one quarter of the projectile's lifetime, Freezing Pulse's inherent chance to freeze is 0%.[2]
  • Projectile speed: The projectiles move at an average speed of close to 165 units/s for 0.375 seconds, putting their effective range at somewhere around 60ish units.[3] Modifiers to projectile speed cause them to travel farther before they dissipate, effectively increasing their range. Freezing Pulse modified by projectile speed will cause more damage and have a better chance to freeze at every point along its trajectory than a slower Freezing Pulse projectile would, because it has had less time to dissipate.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.intelligenceMana
Cost
Cold
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
11047–1100
22058–137070
3416611–16308378
4722715–231,5541,932
51131822–336,6678,599
61641932–4926,04734,646
720501043–6549,72584,371
824581157–8595,714180,085
928671273–110169,595349,680
1032751393–140283,759633,439
11368314118–176453,9961,087,435
12409214148–221703,1281,790,563
134410015184–2761,061,2232,851,786
144810916228–3422,065,8704,917,656
155211717281–4212,507,1107,424,766
165612518345–5175,798,93613,223,702
176013418422–63315,083,91928,307,621
186414218515–77227,792,73556,100,356
196714818596–89443,869,73999,970,095
207015518689–1034242,081,556342,051,651
217215918759–1138N/AN/A
2274N/A19835–1252N/AN/A
2376N/A19918–1377N/AN/A
2478N/A191009–1513N/AN/A
2580N/A201108–1662N/AN/A
2682N/A201216–1824N/AN/A
2784N/A201335–2002N/AN/A
2886N/A211464–2196N/AN/A
2988N/A211605–2407N/AN/A
3090N/A211759–2638N/AN/A

Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
Normal
no
no
yes
yes
no
no
no

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
Nessa

Cost:
Scroll of WisdomScroll of WisdomStack Size: 40Identifies an itemRight click this item then left click an unidentified item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
no
yes
yes
yes
no
no
no

Version history

Version Changes
2.1.0
  • Damage has been increased by around 20% at all levels.
  • Now gains 1% projectile speed per gem level over 1.
2.0.0
  • Damage increased by 25% to compensate for the shotgunning mechanic change.
1.2.0
  • The mana cost of all skills has been revised.
  • We have increased its projectile speed. Damage is increased by 50% at level 1 (to 40% at level 20).
1.1.0
  • Increased the damage of the following skills at low levels: Spark inventory icon.pngSparkSparkProjectile, Spell, Duration, Lightning
    Mana Cost: (5 to 23)
    Cast Time: 0.65 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 70%
    Projectile Speed: 560
    Drop Level: 1Launches unpredictable sparks that move randomly until they hit an enemy or expire.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Projectile Speed
    Deals (1 to 44)-(20 to 832) Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 1.5 seconds
    (4 to 6) additional Projectiles
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Spark skill icon.png
    Spark inventory icon.png
    , 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
    , 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 (16 to 321)-(24 to 482) Cold Damage
    (40 to 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
    and to a lesser extent, 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 to 689)-(11 to 1034) Cold Damage
    (0 to 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
    and Storm Call inventory icon.pngStorm CallStorm CallSpell, AoE, Duration, Lightning
    Radius: 20
    Mana Cost: (6 to 19)
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 80%
    Drop Level: 12
    Requires Level 12
    Sets a marker at a location. After a short duration, lightning strikes the marker, dealing damage around it. When this happens, it will also set off the lightning at any other markers you've cast.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect radius
    Deals (13 to 341)-(24 to 633) Lightning 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.
    Storm Call skill icon.png
    Storm Call inventory icon.png
    .
0.11.0
  • Damage has been reduced.
0.9.9
  • Increased cast speed, reduced mana cost, slightly reduced damage.
0.9.7b
  • Increased the damage of level 1.
0.9.7
  • The damage has been increased.
0.9.5
  • Increased damage progression.
0.9.4c
  • Set the default critical strike chance of Freezing Pulse (6%).
0.9.3c
  • Reduced damage by 10%.
0.9.3
  • Freezing Pulse now scales all damage from support gems in the same way as
    the main skill damage (Based on distance).
0.9.1
  • Updated effect for Freezing Pulse.
  • Reduced damage and collision size.
0.8.7
  • Freezing Pulse added to the game.

References

  1. "Intelligence skills". Official Path of Exile website.
  2. Mark_GGG (June 8, 2015). "Shock Nova tooltip is poorly worded and confuses many people". Official Path of Exile subreddit. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  3. Mark_GGG (July 19, 2016). "Mechanical Questions Thread". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved July 19, 2016.