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Freezing PulseSpell, Projectile, Cold
Mana Cost: (5-21)
Cast Time: 0.65 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 150%
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 (8-888) to (12-1332) 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.pngFreezing Pulse inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 5
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemFreezingPulse

Freezing Pulse skill screenshot.jpg

Freezing Pulse is a cold spell, launching a short-ranged projectile which passes through enemies with a chance of freezing them.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Automatic piercing: Freezing Pulse has a 100% chance to pierce enemies, but cannot travel through terrain obstacles. Modifiers to pierce, as well as other projectile effects (e.g. forking and chaining) do not have any effect.
  • Chance to freeze: The Freezing Pulse projectile inherently has a 25% chance to freeze at the point of origin. The chance to freeze decreases in a linear fashion. The freeze chance along the projectile's path is defined as the difference of the initial chance to freeze and the percentage of the projectile's maximum lifetime that has already elapsed as a percentage. Therefore, after one quarter of the projectile's lifetime, Freezing Pulse's chance to freeze is 0%, in terms of the skill itself, excluding any other chances to freeze the caster may have.[1]
  • Projectile speed: The projectiles move at an average speed of approximately 165 units/sec, for 0.375 seconds, making their effective range at approximately 60 units.[2] Modifiers to projectile speed cause the projectiles to travel farther before they dissipate, effectively increasing their range. Freezing Pulse modified by projectile speed will cause more damage and have a better chance to freeze at every point along its trajectory than a slower Freezing Pulse projectile would, because the chance to freeze is based on the lifetime elapsed of the projectiles (and not distance traveled). Thus, a faster projectile has had less time to dissipate and has a longer maximum range and therefore a higher chance to freeze than a slower projectile. This is true at all points along the projectile's path, while the chance to freeze is greater than zero.
  • Can be used in left mouse button slot to cast and move.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.intelligenceMana
Cost
Cold
Damage
Projectile
Speed
Exp.Total Exp.
11058 to 12N/A00
22059 to 151%7070
3416612 to 182%308378
4722717 to 263%1,5541,932
51131725 to 384%6,6678,599
61641938 to 565%26,04734,646
720501050 to 766%49,72584,371
824581166 to 1007%95,714180,085
928671186 to 1308%169,595349,680
10327512111 to 1679%283,759633,439
11368313142 to 21210%453,9961,087,435
12409214179 to 26811%703,1281,790,563
134410015225 to 33712%1,061,2232,851,786
144810916281 to 42113%2,065,8704,917,656
155211717349 to 52414%2,507,1107,424,766
165612518432 to 64815%5,798,93613,223,702
176013419533 to 79916%15,083,91928,307,621
186414220655 to 98317%27,792,73556,100,356
196714821763 to 114518%43,869,73999,970,095
207015521888 to 133219%242,081,556342,051,651
217215922982 to 147320%N/AN/A
2274N/A221084 to 162721%N/AN/A
2376N/A231197 to 179622%N/AN/A
2478N/A231321 to 198223%N/AN/A
2580N/A241457 to 218524%N/AN/A
2682N/A241606 to 240925%N/AN/A
2784N/A251769 to 265426%N/AN/A
2886N/A251949 to 292327%N/AN/A
2988N/A262145 to 321828%N/AN/A
3090N/A262360 to 354029%N/AN/A
3191N/A262475 to 371329%N/AN/A
3292N/A272596 to 389430%N/AN/A
3393N/A272722 to 408330%N/AN/A
3494N/A272854 to 428131%N/AN/A
3595N/A272992 to 448931%N/AN/A
3696N/A273137 to 470532%N/AN/A
3797N/A283288 to 493232%N/AN/A
3898N/A283446 to 517033%N/AN/A
3999N/A283612 to 541833%N/AN/A
40100N/A283785 to 567834%N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Freezing Pulse:

ItemRadiusStats
First Snow
First Snow
Cobalt Jewel
Limited to: 2
Radius: Medium (1200)
(7-10)% increased Projectile Damage
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Freezing Pulse fires 2 additional Projectiles
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, 25% increased Freezing Pulse Damage if
you've Shattered an Enemy Recently
Cadiro watched young Chitus play in the frostbitten grass, care-free, happy,
and unburdened by the responsibility the Perandus scion would soon endure.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Medium (1200)(7-10)% increased Projectile Damage
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Freezing Pulse fires 2 additional Projectiles
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, 25% increased Freezing Pulse Damage if
you've Shattered an Enemy Recently

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Freezing Pulse.

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.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Freezing Pulse Cast Speed 1668% increased Freezing Pulse Cast Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Freezing Pulse Cast Speed 27512% increased Freezing Pulse Cast Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Freezing Pulse Damage 16625% increased Freezing Pulse Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Freezing Pulse Damage 27540% increased Freezing Pulse Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Freezing Pulse Projectile Speed 16620% increased Freezing Pulse Projectile Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Freezing Pulse Projectile Speed 27530% increased Freezing Pulse Projectile Speedhelmet 100
default 0

Microtransactions

The list below shows microtransactions for Freezing Pulse.

ItemEffect(s)
Arctic Freezing Pulse
Arctic Freezing PulseFreezing Pulse SkinYour Freezing Pulse becomes an Arctic Effect.
Your Freezing Pulse becomes an Arctic Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.6.0
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 5 (was 4).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 21 (was 18).
  • Now deals 8 to 12 Cold damage at gem level 1 (from 7 to 11) and 888 to 1332 Cold damage at gem level 20 (from 798 to 1197).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 150% (from 125%
3.3.0
  • Now deals 7-11 cold damage at gem level 1, up to 798-1197 cold damage at gem level 20 (up from 689-1034).
  • The projectile now moves more quickly at the start and slowly decelerates.
  • The damage now drops to 50% at maximum distance (up from 0%).
2.1.0
  • Damage has been increased by around 20% at all levels.
  • Now gains 1% projectile speed per gem level over 1.
2.0.0
  • Damage increased by 25% to compensate for the shotgunning mechanic change.
1.2.0
  • The mana cost of all skills has been revised.
  • We have increased its projectile speed. Damage is increased by 50% at level 1 (to 40% at level 20).
1.1.0
  • Increased the damage of the following skills at low levels: SparkSparkSpell, Projectile, Duration, Lightning
    Mana Cost: (5-21)
    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 (1-63) to (20-1198) 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: (11-28)
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
    Cast Time: 0.85 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 140%
    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 (32-666) to (47-999) Cold Damage
    Base duration is 5 seconds
    Deals (26.3-1193.2) 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 SpearSpell, Projectile, Cold
    Mana Cost: (8-23)
    Cast Time: 0.70 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 80%
    Projectile Speed: 1000
    Requires Level 12Launches shards of ice in rapid succession. After travelling a short distance they change to a second form, which moves much faster and pierces through enemies.Per 1% Quality:
    2% increased Projectile Speed
    Deals (22-383) to (33-575) Cold Damage
    Second form has 600% increased Critical Strike Chance
    Second form has 300% more Projectile Speed
    Second form has +(30-49)% to Critical Strike Multiplier
    Fires an additional Projectile
    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 PulseSpell, Projectile, Cold
    Mana Cost: (5-21)
    Cast Time: 0.65 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 150%
    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 (8-888) to (12-1332) 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: (6-16)
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    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 (16-408) to (31-758) 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
    .
0.11.0
  • Damage has been reduced.
0.9.9
  • Increased cast speed, reduced mana cost, slightly reduced damage.
0.9.7b
  • Increased the damage of level 1.
0.9.7
  • The damage has been increased.
0.9.5
  • Increased damage progression.
0.9.4c
  • Set the default critical strike chance of Freezing Pulse (6%).
0.9.3c
  • Reduced damage by 10%.
0.9.3
  • Freezing Pulse now scales all damage from support gems in the same way as
    the main skill damage (Based on distance).
0.9.1
  • Updated effect for Freezing Pulse.
  • Reduced damage and collision size.
0.8.7
  • Freezing Pulse added to the game.

References

  1. Mark_GGG (June 8, 2015). "Shock Nova tooltip is poorly worded and confuses many people". Official Path of Exile subreddit. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  2. Mark_GGG (July 19, 2016). "Mechanical Questions Thread". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved July 19, 2016.