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%
Drop Level: 1
Requires Level 1
An 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 inventory icon.pngFreezing Pulse skill 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

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%.[2]

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 inventory icon.pngFork
ForkSupport, Projectile
Icon: Y
Mana Multiplier: 130%
Drop Level: 31
Requires Level 31
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Projectile Damage
(30 to 11)% less Projectile Damage
Projectiles Fork
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.
Fork inventory icon.png
support gem will cost extra mana, however it has no effect due to Freezing Pulse's 100% Pierce chance. Please see the projectiles page for more information on this projectile behaviour.

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
yes
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.pngSpark
    SparkProjectile, Spell, Duration, Lightning
    Mana Cost: (5 to 23)
    Cast Time: 0.65 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 70%
    Drop Level: 1
    Requires Level 1
    Launches unpredictable sparks that move randomly until they hit an enemy or expire.Per 1% Quality:
    2% 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 inventory icon.pngSpark skill icon.png
    , Module Error: No results found., Module Error: No results found. and to a lesser extent, Freezing Pulse inventory icon.pngFreezing Pulse
    Freezing PulseProjectile, Spell, Cold
    Mana Cost: (4 to 18)
    Cast Time: 0.65 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 125%
    Drop Level: 1
    Requires Level 1
    An 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 inventory icon.pngFreezing Pulse skill icon.png
    and Storm Call inventory icon.pngStorm Call
    Storm 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 inventory icon.pngStorm Call skill 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. Path of Exile. "Intelligence skills". Official Path of Exile website.
  2. Mark_GGG (8 June 2015). "Shock Nova tooltip is poorly worded and confuses many people". Reddit. Retrieved 10 June 2015‎.