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Glacial Hammer

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Glacial Hammer
Active skill gem
  
Attribute(s)Strength
KeywordsCold, Attack, Melee
Required Level1
Damage effectiveness130%
Per 1% Quality+1% increased Freeze Duration
+2% increased Chill Duration
Hits 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 with Glacial Hammer. Requires a Mace or Staff.
x% increased Physical Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
x% Chance to Freeze enemies
35% increased Chill Duration on enemies
Screenshot of Glacial Hammer

Where Infernal Blow burns hot, Glacial Hammer freezes to the bone. The spell infuses a Mace or Staff with the essence of pure ice, making a weapon so cold it can barely be handled. A successful hit from Glacial Hammer deals grievous damage, and if the target is already frozen and near death, it will shatter into thousands of shards. The more skilled one becomes at inscribing the runes for Glacial Hammer, the greater the frostbite becomes, eventually leaving most foes frozen solid.

Glacial Hammer hits 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 with Glacial Hammer. Requires a Mace or Staff.

Contents

Skill Functions and Interactions

Damage conversion: Like all converted damage, the cold damage component of Glacial Hammer's damage will be modified by Cold Damage, Elemental Damage and Physical Damage.

Dual Wielding: Dual Wielding attacks will alternate weapons unless one of the weapons is not a hammer. In this case, the hammer will be used for all attacks.

Unique Enemies: Unique enemies that are frozen will not shatter at 1/3 life.

Gem level progression

Level Lvl. Str. Mana
Cost
Physical
Damage
Freeze
Chance
Exp.
1 1 N/A 11 N/A 15% 70
2 2 N/A 11 4% 16% 308
3 4 16 11 8% 17% 2,560
4 8 25 11 12% 18% 8,813
5 12 33 11 16% 19% 22,895
6 16 41 11 20% 20% 68,427
7 21 52 11 24% 21% 150,439
8 26 62 11 28% 21% 581,328
9 32 75 11 32% 22% 566,989
10 38 88 12 36% 22% 1,143,783
11 42 96 12 40% 23% 1,426,490
12 46 104 12 44% 23% 2,737,323
13 49 111 12 48% 24% 3,289,072
14 52 117 12 52% 24% 3,351,223
15 55 123 12 56% 24% 9,936,267
16 58 130 13 60% 25% 21,346,397
17 61 136 13 64% 25% 50,694,186
18 64 142 13 68% 25% 90,050,815
19 66 146 13 72% 26% 147,034,823
20 68 151 13 76% 26% N/A

Quest reward

This skill can be gained as a reward for finishing quests:

Version history

Version Changes
1.2.0
  • Damage effectiveness increased from 125% to 130%.
0.10.2
  • Glacial Hammer's physical damage now increases by 4% per level rather than 3%.
0.9.12qq
  • Damage modifiers are now factored into Damage Effectiveness rather than being listed as separate stats.
0.9.3g
  • Fixed Glacial Hammer to scale in damage properly as it levels up.
0.9.3
  • The stats which convert damage from one type to another now calculate the damage in a way
    that takes into account your physical damage bonuses.
0.9.2
  • Glacial Hammer does more damage at higher levels than before.
0.9.1
  • Glacial Hammer now doesn't prevent item drops from slain monsters.
  • Increased damage of Glacial Hammer.