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Frost Bomb

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Frost BombSpell, AoE, Duration, Cold
Mana Cost: (6-19)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 2.50 sec
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 200%
Requires Level 4Creates a crystal that pulses with cold for a duration. Each pulse applies a debuff to nearby enemies for a secondary duration which lowers their cold resistance, reduces life and energy shield regeneration rate, and reduces energy shield recharge rate. When the crystal's duration ends, it explodes, dealing heavy cold damage to enemies around it.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Cold Damage
Deals (14-959) to (21-1439) Cold Damage
Base duration is 2 seconds
Base secondary duration is 5 seconds
-25% to Cold Resistance
75% reduced Life Regeneration rate
75% reduced Energy Shield Regeneration rate
25% reduced Energy Shield Recharge rate
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Frost Bomb skill icon.pngFrost Bomb inventory icon.png
Level: 5
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemFrostBomb

Frost Bomb skill screenshot.jpg

Frost Bomb is a cold spell that creates an ice shard that pulses for no damage, and explodes within an area to do damage.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Duration: increasing or reducing the duration of Frost Bomb will affect the time it takes for the skill to detonate, as well as the duration of the debuff.
  • Negative Resistances: Frost Bomb's debuff can put resistances below 0, making enemies vulnerable to cold damage.
  • Hit: just the explosion counts as hit (in terms of Curse On Hit SupportCurse On Hit SupportCurse, Trigger, Support
    Icon: &
    Requires Level 38Must support both a skill that hits enemies, and a curse skill to work. The curse will be applied when enemies are hit by the other skill. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Minions cannot apply curses this way.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Effect of Supported Curses
    Supported Skills apply supported Curses on Hit
    Supported Skills have (50-12)% reduced Curse Duration
    You cannot Cast Supported Curses
    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.
    for example). The pulses do not.

Gem level progression

Exp.Total Exp.
1416614 to 2100
2620717 to 26841841
3927823 to 353,0993,940
41233930 to 457,43311,373
516411041 to 6222,89534,268
620501155 to 8349,72583,993
724581273 to 11095,714179,707
828671395 to 142169,595349,302
9327513122 to 183283,759633,061
10368314155 to 232453,9961,087,057
11409214196 to 293703,1281,790,185
124410015245 to 3681,061,2232,851,408
134810916306 to 4592,065,8704,917,278
145211716380 to 5692,507,1107,424,388
155512317445 to 6682,573,7319,998,119
165813018521 to 7817,611,35117,609,470
176113618608 to 91313,437,90831,047,378
186414219709 to 106425,052,14756,099,525
196714819825 to 123843,869,43699,968,961
207015519959 to 1439242,081,178342,050,139
2172159201059 to 1589N/AN/A
2274N/A211169 to 1754N/AN/A
2376N/A211290 to 1935N/AN/A
2478N/A211422 to 2133N/AN/A
2580N/A221567 to 2351N/AN/A
2682N/A231726 to 2589N/AN/A
2784N/A231901 to 2851N/AN/A
2886N/A232091 to 3137N/AN/A
2988N/A242300 to 3451N/AN/A
3090N/A242529 to 3794N/AN/A
3191N/A242652 to 3978N/AN/A
3292N/A242780 to 4170N/AN/A
3393N/A242914 to 4371N/AN/A
3494N/A253054 to 4581N/AN/A
3595N/A253200 to 4801N/AN/A
3696N/A253354 to 5031N/AN/A
3797N/A253514 to 5271N/AN/A
3898N/A253682 to 5523N/AN/A
3999N/A263857 to 5786N/AN/A
40100N/A264041 to 6061N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Frost Bomb.

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
EnchantmentFrostBombCooldownSpeed16620% increased Frost Bomb Cooldown Recovery Speed
EnchantmentFrostBombCooldownSpeed27530% increased Frost Bomb Cooldown Recovery Speed
EnchantmentFrostBombDamage16625% increased Frost Bomb Damage
EnchantmentFrostBombDamage27540% increased Frost Bomb Damage
EnchantmentFrostBombIncreasedDuration166Frost Bomb has 20% increased Debuff Duration
EnchantmentFrostBombIncreasedDuration275Frost Bomb has 30% increased Debuff Duration
EnchantmentFrostBombRadius1668% increased Frost Bomb Area of Effect
EnchantmentFrostBombRadius27512% increased Frost Bomb Area of Effect


The list below shows microtransactions for Frost Bomb.

Celestial Frost Bomb Effect
Celestial Frost Bomb EffectFrost Bomb SkinYour Frost Bomb becomes a celestial effect.
Your Frost Bomb becomes a celestial effect.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Now reduces Energy Shield Regeneration Rate and Recovery Rate, not just Life Regeneration Rate.
  • Now deals 14-21 cold damage at gem level 1 (up from 10-14), up to 959-1439 cold damage at gem level 20 (up from 521-781).
  • Now has a 2 second delay before exploding, and applies a debuff which lasts 5 seconds and grants -25% cold resistance to affected enemies. (Previously had a 3.5 second delay before exploding, and applied a debuff which lasted 2 seconds and granted -20% cold resistance to affected enemies.)
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 200% (up from 130%).
  • Added to the game