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Arctic Breath

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Arctic BreathProjectile, Spell, Duration, AoE, Cold
Radius: 12
Mana Cost: (11 to 21)
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Projectile Speed: 844
Requires Level 28Fires a frozen skull projectile that leaves a trail of ground ice behind it. It explodes on impact, creating more ground ice and damaging targets within an area.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (52-608) to (78-913) Cold Damage
Base duration is (0.88-1.65) seconds
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: 28
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Chance

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 have 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 have 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.
  • Arctic Breath leaves chilled ground behind the projectile as it travels, as well as around the area of the explosion.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityintelligenceMana
Cost
Base
Duration
Cold
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
1282942110.8852 to 7800
2313246110.9464 to 96199,345199,345
3343550120.9977 to 116285,815485,160
4373754131.0593 to 140401,344886,504
5404058141.1112 to 168554,3791,440,883
6424260141.16126 to 190477,4371,918,320
7444463151.21143 to 214583,7862,502,106
8464666151.27160 to 240710,3593,212,465
9484868161.32180 to 2701,355,5114,567,976
10504971161.35202 to 3031,138,8775,706,853
11525174161.38227 to 3401,368,2337,075,086
12545376171.4254 to 3811,638,3388,713,424
13565579171.43284 to 4261,956,64810,670,072
14585782181.46317 to 4763,655,18414,325,256
15605984181.49354 to 5323,017,32717,342,583
16626087191.51395 to 5937,759,99525,102,578
17646290191.54441 to 66115,138,19340,240,771
18666492201.57491 to 73726,083,82566,324,596
19686695201.6547 to 82062,620,247128,944,843
20706898211.65608 to 913211,708,088340,652,931
217270100211.71677 to 1015N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A221.76752 to 1128N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A221.82835 to 1252N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A231.87927 to 1390N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A231.931028 to 1542N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A241.981140 to 1710N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A242.041264 to 1896N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A252.091400 to 2100N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A252.151550 to 2326N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A262.21716 to 2574N/AN/A

Quest reward

This skill is not given as quest reward.

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
yes
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Clarissa
no
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth
yes

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Arctic Breath:

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)
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
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 BreathProjectile, Spell, Duration, AoE, Cold
    Radius: 12
    Mana Cost: (11 to 21)
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Projectile Speed: 844
    Requires Level 28Fires a frozen skull projectile that leaves a trail of ground ice behind it. It explodes on impact, creating more ground ice and damaging targets within an area.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (52-608) to (78-913) Cold Damage
    Base duration is (0.88-1.65) seconds
    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, AoE, Duration, Cold, Bow
    Radius: 23 / 10
    Mana Cost: (6 to 10)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Damage Effectiveness: (120% to 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 BreathProjectile, Spell, Duration, AoE, Cold
    Radius: 12
    Mana Cost: (11 to 21)
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Projectile Speed: 844
    Requires Level 28Fires a frozen skull projectile that leaves a trail of ground ice behind it. It explodes on impact, creating more ground ice and damaging targets within an area.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (52-608) to (78-913) Cold Damage
    Base duration is (0.88-1.65) seconds
    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 BreathProjectile, Spell, Duration, AoE, Cold
    Radius: 12
    Mana Cost: (11 to 21)
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Projectile Speed: 844
    Requires Level 28Fires a frozen skull projectile that leaves a trail of ground ice behind it. It explodes on impact, creating more ground ice and damaging targets within an area.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (52-608) to (78-913) Cold Damage
    Base duration is (0.88-1.65) seconds
    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.