Mana Cost: (4 to 18)
Cast Time: 0.65 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 125%Drop Level: 1
Requires 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 SpeedDeals (7 to 689)-(11 to 1034) Cold Damage
(0 to 19)% increased Projectile SpeedPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
- "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
Skill Functions and Interactions
Area of Effect: AoE increases have no effect on Freezing Pulse.
Automatic Piercing: Freezing Pulse has a 100% chance to pierce enemies, but cannot travel through terrain obstacles. Module Error: No results found. has no 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%.
Projectile Speed: The Module Error: No results found. support and x% increased Projectile Speed mods will affect Freezing Pulse, causing it to travel farther before it dissipates, effectively increasing its 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.Fork: The Fork
Mana Multiplier: 130%Drop Level: 31
Requires Level 31Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Projectile Damage(30 to 11)% less Projectile Damage
Projectiles ForkThis 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.
Gem level progression
Quest rewardThis skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
|Enemy at the Gate|
Vendor rewardThis skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
|Enemy at the Gate|
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.
- Path of Exile. "Intelligence skills". Official Path of Exile website.
- Mark_GGG (8 June 2015). "Shock Nova tooltip is poorly worded and confuses many people". Reddit. Retrieved 10 June 2015.