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Freeze

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Freeze
Status Ailment
Freeze status icon.png
A Frozen skeleton archer

Freeze is an elemental ailment associated with cold that completely prevents the affected target from moving, attacking, or using any skills. It is still possible for player characters to use flasks while frozen.

Mechanics

A hit of damage that has a chance to freeze is capable of inflicting freeze. Critical strikes inherently have a 100% chance to freeze. By default, only cold damage is able to inflict freeze, but certain equipment such as The Three DragonsThe Three Dragons
Golden Mask
Quality: +20%
Evasion: 115
Energy Shield: 22
Requires Level 35, 40 Dex, 40 Int+(26-30)% to all Elemental Resistances
Your Fire Damage can Shock but not Ignite
Your Cold Damage can Ignite but not Freeze or Chill
Your Lightning Damage can Freeze but not Shock
"The ice seared his naked feet
As the lightning stilled his heart,
But it was the flames upon his lover's face
That roused him to vengeance."
- From 'The Three Dragons' by Victario of Sarn
can change which damage types are able to inflict freeze.

Base freeze duration is 60 milliseconds for every 1% of the target's maximum life (before party scaling) dealt by Cold damage, up to a maximum of 50%. If the duration would be below 0.3 seconds, the freeze effect is not applied.[1] Freeze duration can be lengthened by effects such as the Freeze Duration nodes on the passive tree. The Temporal ChainsTemporal ChainsCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration
Radius: 22
Mana Cost: (24 to 50)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 24Curses all targets in an area, Slowing them, and making effects on them expire more slowly.Per 1% Quality:
Cursed enemies are 0.5% slower
Base duration is (5-5.95) seconds
Cursed enemies are (20-29)% slower
Other effects on Cursed enemies expire 40% slower
40% reduced Effect of Curse against Players
+(0-7) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
curse Slows timers but does not affect duration stats, which means it does not count toward 0.3 second minimum, but it will cause the "real duration" of Freeze to be longer.

When a target is frozen, it is also chilled for the entire freeze duration, plus an additional 300 ms.[2]

Non-unique enemies that are killed while frozen shatter into pieces. They will still leave loot, but most other on-death effects are suppressed, including:

  • Leaving a corpse. This prevents raising or exploding the corpse. Furthermore, there is no corpse to transfer status ailments with Elemental Proliferation SupportElemental Proliferation SupportCold, Fire, Lightning, Support, AoE
    Icon: S
    Mana Multiplier: 110%
    Supports any skill that hits enemies, or could otherwise apply elemental ailments.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Duration of Elemental Ailments on Enemies
    Elemental Ailments caused by Supported Skills spread to other enemies in a Radius of 10
    20% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
    (0-19)% increased Duration of Elemental Ailments on Enemies
    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.
    .
  • Taking on a secondary form, such as the Shield Crab.
  • Spines shot by the Porcupine Goliath.

These on-death effects are not suppressed:

  • Spawning enemies, such as with Fracturing enemies.
  • On-death explosions, such as Volatile Blood.
  • Zombies spreading tar.

Mechanically, Freeze slows the character's animation speed by 100%. As a result, an Acceleration Shrine and Unstoppable can counteract the effects of Freeze.

Active skill gems

Related base stats

The following active skill gems have stats related to freeze:

Currently, there are no active skill gems that have stats related to freeze.

Related quality stats

The following active skill gems have quality stats related to freeze:

Currently, there are no active skill gems that have quality stats related to freeze.


Support skill gems

Related base stats

The following support skill gems have stats related to freeze:

Currently, there are no support skill gems that have stats related to freeze.

Related quality stats

The following support skill gems have quality stats related to freeze:

Currently, there are no support skill gems that have quality stats related to freeze.

Unique items

Related passive skills

These passive skills are related to freeze.

Chance to Freeze

Name Bonuses
Freeze Chance
  • 5% chance to Freeze
Breath of Rime
  • 10% increased Cold Damage
  • 20% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
  • 5% chance to Freeze
Celestial Punishment
  • 25% increased Damage with Hits against Frozen, Shocked or Ignited Enemies
  • 30% increased Burning Damage
  • 5% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
  • 15% increased Effect of non-Damaging Ailments on Enemies
Elementalist
  • +12% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 10% increased Elemental Damage
  • 5% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
Fingers of Frost
  • Enemies Become Chilled as they Unfreeze
  • 5% chance to Freeze
  • 5% chance to Freeze Enemies which are Chilled

Ascendancy Class Name Bonuses
Elementalist
Elementalist avatar.png
Elemental Damage, Status Ailment Chance
  • 10% increased Elemental Damage
  • 3% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
Pathfinder
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Master Alchemist
  • Immune to Elemental Status Ailments during Flask Effect
  • 40% increased Elemental Damage during Flask Effect
  • 20% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite during Flask Effect

Freeze duration

Name Bonuses
Freeze and Chill Duration
  • 30% increased Chill Duration on Enemies
  • 20% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
Breath of Rime
  • 10% increased Cold Damage
  • 20% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
  • 5% chance to Freeze
Elemental Focus
  • 10% chance to Avoid Elemental Status Ailments
  • 10% increased Duration of Elemental Status Ailments on Enemies
  • 16% increased Elemental Damage
  • 10% increased Effect of non-Damaging Ailments on Enemies

Chance to avoid being Frozen

Name Bonuses
Avoid Freeze and Chill
  • 30% chance to Avoid being Chilled
  • 30% chance to Avoid being Frozen
Avoid Status Ailments
  • 5% chance to Avoid Elemental Status Ailments
Crystal Skin
  • 15% chance to Avoid Elemental Status Ailments
Elemental Focus
  • 10% chance to Avoid Elemental Status Ailments
  • 10% increased Duration of Elemental Status Ailments on Enemies
  • 16% increased Elemental Damage
  • 10% increased Effect of non-Damaging Ailments on Enemies
Thick Skin
  • 10% increased maximum Life
  • 8% chance to Avoid Elemental Status Ailments

Freeze Immunity

Ascendancy Class Name Bonuses
Raider
Raider avatar.png
Avatar of the Veil
  • 40% increased Elemental Damage
  • 20% increased Movement Speed while Phasing
  • Immune to Elemental Status Ailments while Phasing
  • 10% chance to Dodge Spell Damage while Phasing
Pathfinder
Pathfinder avatar.png
Master Alchemist
  • Immune to Elemental Status Ailments during Flask Effect
  • 40% increased Elemental Damage during Flask Effect
  • 20% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite during Flask Effect
Inquisitor
Inquisitor avatar.png
Pious Path
  • Cannot be affected by Elemental Ailments while on Consecrated Ground
  • 6% of maximum Mana and Energy Shield Regenerated per second while on Consecrated Ground
  • 25% increased Attack and Cast Speed while on Consecrated Ground

Miscellaneous

Name Bonuses
Celestial Punishment
  • 25% increased Damage with Hits against Frozen, Shocked or Ignited Enemies
  • 30% increased Burning Damage
  • 5% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
  • 15% increased Effect of non-Damaging Ailments on Enemies
Fingers of Frost
  • Enemies Become Chilled as they Unfreeze
  • 5% chance to Freeze
  • 5% chance to Freeze Enemies which are Chilled

Ascendancy Class Name Bonuses
Champion
Champion avatar.png
First to Strike, Last to Fall
  • 40% increased Damage when not on Low Life
  • 200% increased Armour and Evasion Rating when on Low Life
  • Elemental Ailments are removed when you reach Low Life
  • Your Hits permanently Intimidate Enemies that are on Full Life
Ascendant
Ascendant avatar.png
Guardian
  • 25% reduced Effect of Curses on You
  • You and Nearby Party Members Share Power, Frenzy and Endurance Charges with each other
  • You and Allies affected by your Auras have 5% additional Block Chance
  • You and Allies affected by your Auras have 10% increased Attack, Cast, and Movement Speed
Ascendant
Ascendant avatar.png
Inquisitor
  • 25% increased Elemental Damage
  • 30% chance to create Consecrated Ground on Kill, lasting 8 seconds
  • Take 8% reduced Elemental Damage while on Consecrated Ground
  • 120% increased Critical Strike Chance against Enemies affected by Elemental Status Ailments
Inquisitor
Inquisitor avatar.png
Righteous Providence
  • 100% increased Critical Strike Chance against Enemies that are affected by no Elemental Ailments
  • +45% to Critical Strike Multiplier against Enemies that are affected by Elemental Ailments
  • 20% increased Effect of non-Damaging Ailments on Enemies
Guardian
Guardian avatar.png
Time of Need
  • 25% reduced Effect of Curses on You
  • Every 5 seconds, remove Curses and Elemental Ailments from you
  • Every 5 seconds, 30% of Maximum Life Regenerated over one second
Pathfinder
Pathfinder avatar.png
Veteran Bowyer
  • Damage Penetrates 10% Elemental Resistances
  • Gain 10% of Physical Damage as Extra Damage of a random Element
  • Enemies you Kill that are affected by Elemental Status Ailments

grant 100% increased Flask Charges

Freeze immune enemies

Currently there are only a few selected enemies in the game that are immune to the freeze status ailment. These are:

Achievements

Name Description
Cryomancer
Cryomancer achievement icon.jpg
Shatter 5 frozen monsters with a single action.

References

  1. Malice (November 13, 2011). "Mechanics thread". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  2. Chris Wilson (July 10, 2015). "Path of Exile 2.0.0: The Awakening Patch Notes". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved September 29, 2016.