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Arctic BreathSpell, Projectile, Duration, AoE, Cold
Radius: 12
Mana Cost: (6-20)
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 60%
Projectile Speed: 844
Requires Level 12Fire an icy projectile that bursts on impact or when reaching the targeted area, dealing area damage and creating a chilling area that deals cold damage over time. This area will creep across the ground towards nearby enemies until its duration expires.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (7-275) to (10-413) Cold Damage
Base duration is 5 seconds
Can have up to 10 Chilling Areas
Deals (9.2-1089.2) Base Cold Damage per second
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Arctic Breath skill icon.pngArctic Breath inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 12
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Chance
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemArcticBreath

Arctic Breath skill screenshot.jpg

Arctic Breath is a projectile cold spell that launches a frozen skull, leaving a trail of ground ice behind it. The skull explodes on impact, creating more ground ice and damaging targets within an area.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Area of Effect: The radius of the explosion caused by collision (with either an enemy or a terrain obstruction) is affected by all AoE increases. Full spell damage is done to any enemy in range of the explosion. Concentrated Effect SupportConcentrated Effect SupportSupport, AoE
    Icon: o
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 18Supports any skill with an area of effect, regardless of whether that skill deals damage.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area Damage
    Supported Skills have 30% less Area of Effect
    Supported Skills deal (35-54)% more Area 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.
    and Area of Effect damage passive nodes will only affect the damage if the projectile does not fork or pierce. Additionally Area of Effect chilled ground effect will only trigger at the end of a projectile chain supported by Chain SupportChain SupportSupport, Chaining, Projectile
    Icon: c
    Mana Multiplier: 150%
    Requires Level 38Supports projectile skills, and any other skills that chain.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 1% increased Projectile Speed
    Supported Skills Chain +2 times
    Supported Skills deal (50-31)% less Damage with Hits
    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.
    .
  • Projectile: While Lesser Multiple Projectiles SupportLesser Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: l
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 8Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
    Supported Skills fire 2 additional Projectiles
    Supported 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.
    and Greater Multiple Projectiles SupportGreater Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: P
    Mana Multiplier: 165%
    Requires Level 38Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
    Supported Skills fire 4 additional Projectiles
    Supported Skills deal (35-26)% 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.
    will increase the number of projectiles, a single target can only be hit by one projectile of Arctic Breath. However, an enemy can be hit by multiple explosions from a single cast, provided each projectile can collide with something and there is enough overlap on the enemy. In this sense, Arctic Breath is capable of "shotgunning" an enemy.
  • Duration: Increases/decreases to duration affect length of time the chilled ground remains.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityintelligenceMana
Cost
Cold
DPS
Cold
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
112142169.27 to 1000
2151725713.19 to 1315,24915,249
3192130819.612 to 1841,51756,766
4232435928.616 to 2581,983138,749
52728411040.822 to 32147,968286,717
63132461157.228 to 42250,557537,274
7353651127937 to 55405,086942,360
838385512101.544 to 66447,7181,390,078
941415913129.553 to 80615,3182,005,396
104444631416464 to 95834,6392,840,035
1147476714206.476 to 1141,570,7604,410,795
1250497115258.491 to 1361,633,9876,044,782
1353527516322108 to 1612,151,0308,195,812
1456557917399.4128 to 1912,812,18911,008,001
1559588317492.9151 to 2265,099,36016,107,361
1662608718606.8178 to 2679,400,73125,508,092
1764629019704.8199 to 29815,273,36640,781,458
1866649219816.8222 to 33326,286,58267,068,040
1968669519943.7247 to 37162,890,590129,958,630
20706898201089.2275 to 413212,046,017342,004,647
217270100201254.8306 to 459N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A211441.8341 to 511N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A211655.4379 to 568N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A221897.8421 to 631N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A222172.3467 to 701N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A232481.4519 to 778N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A232832.8575 to 863N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A243230638 to 957N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A243678.5707 to 1061N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A254184.5784 to 1175N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A254518.5825 to 1237N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A254875.5868 to 1302N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A255257913 to 1370N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A265661.2961 to 1441N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A266096.21011 to 1516N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A266560.51063 to 1595N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A2670561118 to 1678N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A277580.51176 to 1764N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A2781441237 to 1856N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A278744.71301 to 1951N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Quest reward

This item is given as quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Siren's Cadence
Act 1

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Clarissa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Arctic Breath.

NameFor 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.Stats
EnchantmentArcticBreathDamage16625% increased Arctic Breath Damage
EnchantmentArcticBreathDamage27540% increased Arctic Breath Damage
EnchantmentArcticBreathDuration16624% increased Arctic Breath Duration
EnchantmentArcticBreathDuration27536% increased Arctic Breath Duration
EnchantmentArcticBreathRadius1668% increased Arctic Breath Area of Effect
EnchantmentArcticBreathRadius27512% increased Arctic Breath Area of Effect

Version history

Version Changes
3.5.0
  • No longer a ground-projectile. It is now capable of passing over gaps and cliffs.
  • No longer leaves a trail of Chilled Ground in its wake.
  • Now leaves a chilling area on impact that deals cold damage over time over its duration. This area will move towards enemies.
  • You can now target specific locations with this skill. The projectile will impact at the location if it does not collide with something sooner.
  • Now requires level 28.
2.4.0
  • 35% more damage at gem level 20.
2.0.0
  • Explosion area increased (to 12). The radius of the chilled ground left by the explosion now matches the radius of the explosion.
1.2.0
  • Cast time has been reduced from 1000ms to 800ms. The mana cost has been reduced further than other skills to account for the change in cast time. Its damage has been reduced by 20%. The same change was applied to monster versions of this skill, though to a lesser or no extent if they had a cooldown or mana cost.
1.1.2
  • Arctic BreathArctic BreathSpell, Projectile, Duration, AoE, Cold
    Radius: 12
    Mana Cost: (6-20)
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 60%
    Projectile Speed: 844
    Requires Level 12Fire an icy projectile that bursts on impact or when reaching the targeted area, dealing area damage and creating a chilling area that deals cold damage over time. This area will creep across the ground towards nearby enemies until its duration expires.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (7-275) to (10-413) Cold Damage
    Base duration is 5 seconds
    Can have up to 10 Chilling Areas
    Deals (9.2-1089.2) Base Cold Damage per second
    Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Arctic Breath skill icon.png
    's damage has been increased by 42% at level 1, up to an increase of 95% at level 15.
1.0.0b
  • Fixed a performance problem with Ice ShotIce ShotAttack, Projectile, AoE, Duration, Cold, Bow
    Radius: 23 / 10
    Mana Cost: (6-10)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Damage Effectiveness: (120%-147%)
    Projectile Speed: 3260
    Fires an arrow that converts some physical damage to cold on its target and converts all physical damage to cold in a cone behind that target. Creates a patch of ground ice under the target.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Cold Damage
    Deals (120-146.6)% of Base Damage
    60% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold 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.
    Ice Shot skill icon.png
    and Arctic BreathArctic BreathSpell, Projectile, Duration, AoE, Cold
    Radius: 12
    Mana Cost: (6-20)
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 60%
    Projectile Speed: 844
    Requires Level 12Fire an icy projectile that bursts on impact or when reaching the targeted area, dealing area damage and creating a chilling area that deals cold damage over time. This area will creep across the ground towards nearby enemies until its duration expires.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (7-275) to (10-413) Cold Damage
    Base duration is 5 seconds
    Can have up to 10 Chilling Areas
    Deals (9.2-1089.2) Base Cold Damage per second
    Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Arctic Breath skill icon.png
    .
0.9.12
  • Arctic BreathArctic BreathSpell, Projectile, Duration, AoE, Cold
    Radius: 12
    Mana Cost: (6-20)
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 60%
    Projectile Speed: 844
    Requires Level 12Fire an icy projectile that bursts on impact or when reaching the targeted area, dealing area damage and creating a chilling area that deals cold damage over time. This area will creep across the ground towards nearby enemies until its duration expires.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (7-275) to (10-413) Cold Damage
    Base duration is 5 seconds
    Can have up to 10 Chilling Areas
    Deals (9.2-1089.2) Base Cold Damage per second
    Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Arctic Breath skill icon.png
    has been added to the game.