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Cold Snap

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Cold SnapSpell, AoE, Cold, Duration
Radius: 16
Mana Cost: (8-20)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Cast Time: 0.85 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 120%
Requires Level 16Creates a sudden burst of cold in a targeted area, damaging enemies. This also creates an expanding area which is filled with chilled ground, and deals cold damage over time to enemies. Enemies that die while in the area have a chance to grant Frenzy Charges. The cooldown can be bypassed by expending a Frenzy Charge.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (24-534) to (35-800) Cold Damage
Base duration is 5 seconds
Deals (19.7-796.7) Base Cold Damage per second
25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge when an Enemy Dies while in this Skill's Area
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
(0-19)% increased Effect of Chill
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Cold Snap skill icon.pngCold Snap inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 16
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Alteration
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemColdSnap

Cold Snap skill screenshot.jpg

Cold Snap is a spell that deals cold damage to enemies in an area and has a chance to grant Frenzy charges.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Can be used in left mouse button slot to cast and move.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityintelligenceMana
Cost
Cold
Damage
Cold
DPS
Chill
Effect
Exp.Total Exp.
1161826824 to 3519N/A00
2202231832 to 47271%49,72549,725
3242537942 to 62372%95,714145,439
4282942954 to 81503%169,595315,034
53132461065 to 97634%199,345514,379
63435501178 to 117785%285,815800,194
73737541293 to 139966%401,3441,201,538
840405812110 to 1661187%554,3791,755,917
943436213131 to 1961458%755,0492,510,966
1046466614154 to 2311769%1,016,5333,527,499
1149487015181 to 27221410%1,898,6025,426,101
1252517416213 to 32025811%1,964,0197,390,120
1355547817249 to 37431112%2,573,7319,963,851
1458578218291 to 43737413%4,676,43914,640,290
1560598418323 to 48442614%3,017,32717,657,617
1662608718358 to 53648415%7,823,00125,480,618
1764629019396 to 59454916%15,264,20840,744,826
1866649219437 to 65662217%26,272,84567,017,671
1968669520483 to 72570418%62,872,274129,889,945
2070689820534 to 80079619%212,023,122341,913,067
21727010021589 to 88389920%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A22649 to 974101421%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A22716 to 1073114322%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A22788 to 1182128623%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A23868 to 1302144624%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A23955 to 1432162425%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A241050 to 1575182326%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A251155 to 1732204427%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A251269 to 1903229028%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A261394 to 2090256429%N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A271460 to 2191273829%N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A281530 to 2295292230%N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A281603 to 2405311730%N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A291679 to 2519332331%N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A301759 to 2639354231%N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A301843 to 2764377432%N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A311930 to 2895402032%N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A312021 to 3031428033%N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A322116 to 3174455533%N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A332216 to 3324484634%N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Intruders in Black
Act 2

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Root of the Problem
Act 2
Yeena
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Cold Snap:

ItemRadiusStats
Winter's Bounty
Winter's Bounty
Cobalt Jewel
Limited to: 1
Radius: Medium (1200)
(10-15)% increased Cold Damage
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Cold Snap grants Power Charges instead of Frenzy Charges when Enemies die in it's Area
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Cold Snap Cooldown can be bypassed by Power Charges instead of Frenzy Charges
As a boy, Rigwald was taught to hunt,
Through the first snows of winter,
When beasts have gorged their fill,
And see nothing but the long slumber ahead.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Medium (1200)(10-15)% increased Cold Damage
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Cold Snap grants Power Charges instead of Frenzy Charges when Enemies die in it's Area
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Cold Snap Cooldown can be bypassed by Power Charges instead of Frenzy Charges


Alternate skill effects

Name Cost Description
Cold Grasp Effect
Cold Grasp EffectCold Snap Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Cold Snap becomes a grasping hand of frost
Shop Item Coin.png70 Replaces the standard ice effect on a Cold SnapCold SnapSpell, AoE, Cold, Duration
Radius: 16
Mana Cost: (8-20)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Cast Time: 0.85 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 120%
Requires Level 16Creates a sudden burst of cold in a targeted area, damaging enemies. This also creates an expanding area which is filled with chilled ground, and deals cold damage over time to enemies. Enemies that die while in the area have a chance to grant Frenzy Charges. The cooldown can be bypassed by expending a Frenzy Charge.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (24-534) to (35-800) Cold Damage
Base duration is 5 seconds
Deals (19.7-796.7) Base Cold Damage per second
25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge when an Enemy Dies while in this Skill's Area
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
(0-19)% increased Effect of Chill
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Cold Snap skill icon.png
gem with an icy, grasping hand that emerges from the ground.

Shop Item Video Icon.png Preview

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Cold Snap

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
EnchantmentColdSnapCooldownSpeed16620% increased Cold Snap Cooldown Recovery Speed
EnchantmentColdSnapCooldownSpeed27530% increased Cold Snap Cooldown Recovery Speed
EnchantmentColdSnapDamage16625% increased Cold Snap Damage
EnchantmentColdSnapDamage27540% increased Cold Snap Damage
EnchantmentColdSnapRadius1668% increased Cold Snap Area of Effect
EnchantmentColdSnapRadius27512% increased Cold Snap Area of Effect

Version history

Version Changes
2.6.0
  • Cold Snap gains 1 additional unit of radius every 4 levels.
  • No longer gain increased area of effect radius.
2.0.0
  • Quality now instead increases area of effect by 0.5% per 1%, and no longer affects freeze or chill duration.
1.2.0
  • Cold Snap: We changed the freeze chance to 30% at all levels. We increased the damage of Cold Snap by 50% at all levels.
1.1.0
  • Increased the damage of the following skills at low levels: SparkSparkProjectile, Spell, Duration, Lightning
    Mana Cost: (5-23)
    Cast Time: 0.65 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Projectile Speed: 560
    Launches unpredictable sparks that move randomly until they hit an enemy or expire.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Projectile Speed
    Deals (1-52) to (20-997) Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 2 seconds
    Fires (4-6) additional Projectiles
    (0-19)% increased Projectile Speed
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Spark skill icon.png
    , Cold SnapCold SnapSpell, AoE, Cold, Duration
    Radius: 16
    Mana Cost: (8-20)
    Can store 1 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
    Cast Time: 0.85 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 120%
    Requires Level 16Creates a sudden burst of cold in a targeted area, damaging enemies. This also creates an expanding area which is filled with chilled ground, and deals cold damage over time to enemies. Enemies that die while in the area have a chance to grant Frenzy Charges. The cooldown can be bypassed by expending a Frenzy Charge.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (24-534) to (35-800) Cold Damage
    Base duration is 5 seconds
    Deals (19.7-796.7) Base Cold Damage per second
    25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge when an Enemy Dies while in this Skill's Area
    Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
    (0-19)% increased Effect of Chill
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Cold Snap skill icon.png
    , Ice SpearIce SpearProjectile, Spell, Cold
    Mana Cost: (9-27)
    Cast Time: 0.85 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 80%
    Projectile Speed: 1000
    Requires Level 12Launches a shard of ice that pierces close enemies, before exploding on a distant enemy with a much higher critical strike chance.Per 1% Quality:
    2% increased Projectile Speed
    Deals (17-548) to (26-822) Cold Damage
    (40-78)% increased Chill Duration on enemies
    Second form has 600% increased Critical Strike Chance
    (10-29)% increased Effect of Chill
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Ice Spear skill icon.png
    and to a lesser extent, Freezing PulseFreezing PulseProjectile, Spell, Cold
    Mana Cost: (4-18)
    Cast Time: 0.65 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 125%
    Projectile Speed: 1800
    An icy projectile which has a chance to freeze enemies it passes through. The projectile fades quickly, reducing damage and freezing chance until it dissipates.Per 1% Quality:
    2% increased Projectile Speed
    Deals (7-798) to (11-1197) Cold Damage
    Projectiles Pierce all Targets
    (0-19)% 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 skill icon.png
    and Storm CallStorm CallSpell, AoE, Duration, Lightning
    Radius: 20
    Mana Cost: (6-19)
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 80%
    Requires Level 12Sets 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
    Deals (13-341) to (24-633) Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 1.5 seconds
    (10-29)% increased Effect of Shock
    +(0-6) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Storm Call skill icon.png
    .
0.10.0
  • Damage significantly increased (40% higher at Level 1, 105% higher at Level 15).
0.9.11
  • Increased its damage.
  • Now has a cooldown which can by bypassed by spending a Power Charge.
0.9.5g
  • Fixed a bug where maximum distance could be bypassed with shift-casts.
0.9.4c
  • Set the default critical strike chance of Cold Snap (4%).
0.9.3c
  • Reduced damage by 10%.
0.9.2
  • Massively increased Cold Snap's chill duration bonus.
0.9.1
  • Disabled the ability to cast Cold Snap on invalid locations.
0.7.1
  • Slightly increased Cold Snap's damage
0.6.11
  • Added skills: Raise Zombie, Detonate Dead, Cold Snap