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Cold Steel

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Cold Steel
Viridian Jewel
Radius: Large (1500)Increases and Reductions to Physical Damage in Radius are Transformed to apply to Cold Damage
Increases and Reductions to Cold Damage in Radius are Transformed to apply to Physical Damage
Winter provides us with her own weapons, hanging from the eaves of our homes.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Cold Steel inventory icon.png
Purchase Costs
Unique8x Chaos Orb
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Jewel

Cold Steel is a unique Viridian JewelViridian JewelPlace into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket..

Strategy

Global Physical Damage is hard to come by on the skill tree, and Physical Spell Damage does not exist at all. The Jewel can therefore be used to turn Cold Damage nodes into Physical damage nodes for Ethereal KnivesEthereal KnivesSpell, Projectile
Mana Cost: (5-23)
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Projectile Speed: 1300
Fires an arc of knives in front of the caster which deals physical damage.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Projectile Speed
Deals (6-457) to (9-685) Physical Damage
Fires 9 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.
Ethereal Knives skill icon.png
, Shockwave TotemShockwave TotemTotem, Spell, AoE
Radius: 24
Mana Cost: (24-58)
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 60%
Requires Level 28Summons a totem that shakes the earth around it, knocking back and damaging nearby enemiesPer 1% Quality:
1% increased totem life
Deals (23-231) to (46-429) Physical Damage
Totem lasts 8 seconds
25% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit
Summons a Totem which uses this Skill
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Shockwave Totem skill icon.png
and Bear TrapBear TrapTrap, Spell, Duration
Mana Cost: (6-23)
Can Store 3 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 4.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 200%
Requires Level 4Throws a trap that damages and immobilises a single enemy for a duration based on how much damage was dealt. After the immobilise expires, a debuff remains on the enemy for a duration, lowering their movement speed by an amount which lessens over time. The affected enemy will take increased damage from traps and mines until the debuff expires. Modifiers to spell damage do not affect this skill's damage.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Physical Damage
Throws a Trap which uses this Skill when Triggered
Trap lasts 4 seconds
Deals (16-1447) to (22-2026) Physical Damage
Enemies take 15% increased Damage from Trap or Mine Hits
Enemies have 80% less Movement Speed when the Debuff starts
Base duration is 3 seconds
Locks enemy in place
Traps do not Trigger at the end of their Duration
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Bear Trap skill icon.png
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If the player is dealing a lot of additive cold damage with any kind of weapon, the Jewel will allow him or her to convert physical nodes in the southern half of the tree to apply to that cold damage instead. However, as these bonuses will no longer apply to physical output, the only unique weapons with enough added cold damage to justify this strategy (i.e. achieve overall increased damage) is DyadusDyadus
Infernal Axe
One Handed Axe
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: 61.2102
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: (1.43-1.49)
Requires Level 69, 158 Str, 76 DexAdds (255-285) to (300-330) Fire Damage in Main Hand
Adds (255-285) to (300-330) Cold Damage in Off Hand
(10-15)% increased Attack Speed
100% increased Damage with Ignite inflicted on Chilled Enemies
25% chance to Ignite when in Main Hand
Chill Enemies for 1 second on Hit with this Weapon when in Off Hand
Born of love, forged in blood
He burned as a torch in the blackest night
She shone as ice in the winter sun
Proudly, fiercely
At their mother's side, forever.
when held in the off hand or Debeon's DirgeDebeon's Dirge
Despot Axe
Two Handed Axe
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: 91.2123.6
Elemental Damage: (310-350)–(460-500)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 66, 140 Str, 86 DexAdds (310-350) to (460-500) Cold Damage
15% increased Movement Speed if you've used a Warcry Recently
150% increased Elemental Damage if you've used a Warcry Recently
Warcries Knock Enemies Back in an Area
A sharp and heavy beat,
discorded, out of tune,
when you hear it on the wind,
you know death will follow soon.
. As there is no noteworthy main hand weapon with similar amounts of additive cold damage, and the only skills that will not alternate between hands when dual wielding with an axe in the off hand are Heavy StrikeHeavy StrikeAttack, Melee
Mana Cost: 5
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (150%-194%)
Attacks the enemy with a forceful blow, knocking them back. Requires a Mace, Axe, Sword or Two-Handed Weapon.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Stun Duration on enemies
Deals (150-193.7)% of Base Damage
Knocks Enemies Back on Hit
25% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
+(0-2) to Melee range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Heavy Strike skill icon.png
and Infernal BlowInfernal BlowAttack, AoE, Melee, Fire, Duration
Radius: 15
Mana Cost: 6
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 12Hit the target enemy, applying a charged debuff to it, and an uncharged debuff to any other enemies hit. Upon reaching 6 charges, expiring, or the enemy's death, the charged debuff is removed, and it deals damage to that and other nearby enemies. Enemies with either debuff explode when they die, damaging other nearby enemies. Damage from this explosion cannot be reflected. Requires a Sword, Axe, Mace, Staff or Unarmed.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (100-122.8)% of Base Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
Base duration is 0.8 seconds
Explosion deals base Fire Damage equal to 6% of the corpse's maximum Life
Debuff deals 66% of Damage per Charge
+(0-2) to Melee range
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Infernal Blow skill icon.png
(each when wielding a dagger or claw in the main hand), this is an unlikely scenario.

Skills with Damage conversion to Cold Damage, such as Frost BladesFrost BladesAttack, Projectile, Melee, Cold
Mana Cost: 6
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Projectile Speed: 2250
Attack an enemy with increased range, releasing icy blades from the targeted enemy which fly at other enemies. Requires a Melee Weapon.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Projectile Damage
Deals (100-141.8)% of Base Damage
Fires (4-7) additional Projectiles
+(18-21) to Melee Weapon Range
60% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
(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.
Frost Blades skill icon.png
or Ice CrashIce CrashAttack, AoE, Cold, Melee
Radius: 24
Mana Cost: 8
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: (170%-208%)
Requires Level 28Slam the ground with your main hand weapon, damaging enemies in an area around the impact in three stages. Enemies take slightly less damage on the second and third stage. Works with Swords, Maces, Axes, Staves and Unarmed.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Cold Damage
Deals (170-208)% of Base Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
20% less Attack Speed
Second Stage deals 10% less Damage
Third Stage deals 20% less Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ice Crash skill icon.png
, will usually not profit from turning increased Physical Damage nodes to increased Cold Damage nodes, as Physical Damage nodes will scale all of the damage, whereas Cold Damage nodes will only scale the cold portion of damage. See Damage Conversion for more information.

Mechanics

Cold Steel will only transform nodes that explicitly state Cold Damage or Physical Damage. It will not apply to Elemental damage, nor Attack Damage, Melee Damage, etc., unless they also use the words Cold or Physical. All other restrictions on damage and weapon types will remain. A few examples are:

 X% increased Physical Damage with Two Handed Melee Weapons <--> X% increased Cold Damage with Two Handed Melee Weapons
 X% increased Cold Damage                                   <--> X% increased Physical Damage
 X% increased Cold Damage with Weapons                      <--> X% increased Physical Damage with Weapons

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:
AmountIngredientIngredient
Notes
General
Notes
4The Garish PowerThe Garish Power4JewelMaligaro may have valued function over form, but that did not mute his flair for the dramatic.random unique JewelN/A
10The Eye of the DragonThe Eye of the Dragon10Jewel
Corrupted
Some powers are far too great even for the
gods of old.
random corrupted unique JewelN/A
4Jack in the BoxJack in the Box4ItemTurn the crank,
close your eyes,
and pray to the gods
for a pleasant surprise.
N/Arandom unique item

Version history

Version Changes
2.0.0
  • Introduced to the game.