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Glacial Cascade

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Glacial CascadeSpell, AoE, Cold
Radius: 14
Mana Cost: (13 to 26)
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 60%
Requires Level 28Acquisition
Level: 28
Icicles emerge from the ground in a series of small bursts, each damaging enemies caught in the area.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Damage
Deals (12-110) to (19-169) Physical Damage
Deals (23-203) to (35-307) Cold Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Glacial Cascade skill icon.pngGlacial Cascade inventory icon.png

Glacial Cascade skill screenshot.jpg

Glacial Cascade is a cold spell that creates a series of short duration ice protrusions in front of the character.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Area of Effect: Glacial Cascade fires as a set of multiple area of effect circles in a line. Increasing the Area of Effect increases the size of each circle as well as the distance between the center of each circle; this also increases the effective range. Decreasing the area of effect will likewise decrease the effective range of the spell.

Multiple Hits: Each circle in the Glacial Cascade overlaps partially with adjacent circles, meaning that enemies standing in the spell can be hit by multiple area of effects in one cast (depending on the enemy's hitbox). Decreasing the Area of Effect makes it easier to hit a single enemy multiple times due to more tightly grouping circles. However, even at the maximum Area of Effect possible, an enemy will usually be hit twice in one cast except for the exception below.

Melee Range and Full Range: An enemy close enough to the caster may sometimes only be hit once because they are only under the area of effect of the closest circle. Likewise, an enemy at full range may sometimes also only be hit once because they are only under the area of effect of the furthest circle.

Note: Despite what the spell may look like, Glacial Cascade is not a projectile. Thus, effects that normally affect projectiles such as Lesser Multiple Projectiles Support inventory icon.pngLesser Multiple Projectiles SupportLesser Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
Icon: l
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 8Acquisition
Level: 8
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack Speed
0.5% increased Cast Speed
2 additional Projectiles
Supported Projectile Skills deal (25-16)% less Projectile Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to 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.
Lesser Multiple Projectiles Support inventory icon.png
do not have an effect on Glacial Cascade.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.intelligenceMana
Cost
Physical
Damage
Cold
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
128671312 to 1923 to 3500
231731415 to 2328 to 42199,345199,345
334791518 to 2733 to 50285,815485,160
437851621 to 3239 to 59401,344886,504
540921725 to 3846 to 69554,3791,440,883
642961827 to 4251 to 77477,4371,918,320
7441001831 to 4757 to 85583,7862,502,106
8461041934 to 5263 to 95710,3593,212,465
9481091938 to 5870 to 1051,355,5114,567,976
10501132042 to 6477 to 1161,138,8775,706,853
11521172146 to 7185 to 1291,368,2337,075,086
12541212151 to 7894 to 1421,638,3388,713,424
13561252256 to 86104 to 1571,956,64810,670,072
14581302262 to 95115 to 1733,655,18414,325,256
15601342368 to 105127 to 1913,017,32717,342,583
16621382475 to 116139 to 2107,759,99525,102,578
17641422483 to 127153 to 23115,138,19340,240,771
18661462591 to 140169 to 25426,083,82566,324,596
196815125100 to 154185 to 28062,620,247128,944,843
207015526110 to 169203 to 307211,708,088340,652,931
217215927120 to 185223 to 337N/AN/A
2274N/A27132 to 203245 to 369N/AN/A
2376N/A28145 to 223268 to 405N/AN/A
2478N/A28158 to 244294 to 443N/AN/A
2580N/A29174 to 267322 to 485N/AN/A
2682N/A30190 to 292352 to 531N/AN/A
2784N/A30208 to 319385 to 581N/AN/A
2886N/A31227 to 349421 to 635N/AN/A
2988N/A31248 to 382460 to 694N/AN/A
3090N/A32271 to 417502 to 758N/AN/A

Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Normal
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Siosa
yes

Alternate skill effect

Name Cost Description
Gore Glacial Cascade EffectGore Glacial Cascade EffectGlacial Cascade Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Glacial Cascade becomes a surge of demonic teeth from below.Right click this item then left click a Glacial Cascade Skill Gem to apply it.
Gore Glacial Cascade Effect inventory icon.png
Gore Glacial Cascade Effect inventory icon.png
Shop Item Coin.png65 Replaces the standard effect on a Glacial Cascade inventory icon.pngGlacial CascadeGlacial CascadeSpell, AoE, Cold
Radius: 14
Mana Cost: (13 to 26)
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 60%
Requires Level 28Acquisition
Level: 28
Icicles emerge from the ground in a series of small bursts, each damaging enemies caught in the area.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Damage
Deals (12-110) to (19-169) Physical Damage
Deals (23-203) to (35-307) Cold Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Glacial Cascade skill icon.png
Glacial Cascade inventory icon.png
skill gem with a surge of demonic teeth from below.

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Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Glacial Cascade:

Name For generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value. Effect(s)
EnchantmentGlacialCascadeDamage16625% increased Glacial Cascade Damage
EnchantmentGlacialCascadeDamage27540% increased Glacial Cascade Damage
EnchantmentGlacialCascadePhysicalDamagePercentToConvertToCold16660% of Glacial Cascade Physical Damage converted to Cold Damage
EnchantmentGlacialCascadePhysicalDamagePercentToConvertToCold27590% of Glacial Cascade Physical Damage converted to Cold Damage
EnchantmentGlacialCascadeRadius1668% increased Glacial Cascade Area of Effect
EnchantmentGlacialCascadeRadius2_7512% increased Glacial Cascade Area of Effect

Version History

Version Changes
2.6.0
  • Glacial Cascade's radius has increased from 10 to 14 units.
2.1.0
  • Damage has been increased by around 20% at all levels.
  • Radius has been increased by 25%.
2.0.0
  • Base cast speed reduced to 800ms from 850ms.
  • Added an additional sequence to the effect (increasing the total length).
  • Now grants 1% increased damage per 1% quality (was 0.5% per 1% quality).
  • Critical Strike Chance reduced from 6% to 5%.
1.2.0
  • The area of effect of each ice section has been increased. This also increases the area of overlaps of sections.
  • Mana Cost reduced
1.1.2
  • Added a new Intelligence skill - Glacial Cascade inventory icon.pngGlacial CascadeGlacial CascadeSpell, AoE, Cold
    Radius: 14
    Mana Cost: (13 to 26)
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 60%
    Requires Level 28Acquisition
    Level: 28
    Icicles emerge from the ground in a series of small bursts, each damaging enemies caught in the area.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Damage
    Deals (12-110) to (19-169) Physical Damage
    Deals (23-203) to (35-307) Cold Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Glacial Cascade skill icon.png
    Glacial Cascade inventory icon.png
    : Icicles emerge from the ground in a series of small bursts, each damaging enemies caught in their area.