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Freezing Pulse

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Freezing PulseSpell, Projectile, 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.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, aswell 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.
11047 to 11N/A00
22058 to 131%7070
3416611 to 162%308378
4722716 to 233%1,5541,932
51131822 to 344%6,6678,599
61641934 to 505%26,04734,646
720501045 to 686%49,72584,371
824581159 to 897%95,714180,085
928671277 to 1168%169,595349,680
1032751399 to 1499%283,759633,439
11368314127 to 19010%453,9961,087,435
12409214160 to 24011%703,1281,790,563
134410015201 to 30212%1,061,2232,851,786
144810916252 to 37813%2,065,8704,917,656
155211717313 to 46914%2,507,1107,424,766
165612518388 to 58115%5,798,93613,223,702
176013418478 to 71716%15,083,91928,307,621
186414218588 to 88217%27,792,73556,100,356
196714818686 to 102818%43,869,73999,970,095
207015518798 to 119719%242,081,556342,051,651
217215918882 to 132320%N/AN/A
2274N/A19974 to 146221%N/AN/A
2376N/A191076 to 161422%N/AN/A
2478N/A191188 to 178123%N/AN/A
2580N/A201310 to 196524%N/AN/A
2682N/A201444 to 216625%N/AN/A
2784N/A201591 to 238726%N/AN/A
2886N/A211753 to 262927%N/AN/A
2988N/A211930 to 289528%N/AN/A
3090N/A212124 to 318629%N/AN/A
3191N/A222228 to 334229%N/AN/A
3292N/A222337 to 350530%N/AN/A
3393N/A232451 to 367630%N/AN/A
3494N/A232570 to 385431%N/AN/A
3595N/A232694 to 404131%N/AN/A
3696N/A232825 to 423732%N/AN/A
3797N/A232961 to 444232%N/AN/A
3898N/A233104 to 465633%N/AN/A
3999N/A243253 to 488033%N/AN/A
40100N/A243410 to 511534%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.Stats
EnchantmentFreezingPulseCastSpeed1668% increased Freezing Pulse Cast Speed
EnchantmentFreezingPulseCastSpeed27512% increased Freezing Pulse Cast Speed
EnchantmentFreezingPulseDamage16625% increased Freezing Pulse Damage
EnchantmentFreezingPulseDamage27540% increased Freezing Pulse Damage
EnchantmentFreezingPulseProjectileSpeed16620% increased Freezing Pulse Projectile Speed
EnchantmentFreezingPulseProjectileSpeed27530% increased Freezing Pulse Projectile Speed

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
3.3.0
  • 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: (5-23)
    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: 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 (24-668) to (35-1002) Cold Damage
    Base duration is 5 seconds
    Deals (19.6-997) 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: (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 PulseSpell, Projectile, 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
    .
0.11.0
  • 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.