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Frost Bomb

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Frost BombSpell, AoE, Duration, Cold
Mana Cost: (4-16)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 2.50 sec
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 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 reduces life and energy shield regeneration rate, and reduces energy shield recharge rate, and also inflicts Cold Exposure. 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
Cold Exposure applies -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 places an orb that releases pulses that reduce cold resistance, life regeneration, and energy shield regeneration. It will rapidly pulse before it explodes, dealing cold damage in an area.

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.
1416414 to 2100
2620517 to 26841841
3927523 to 353,0993,940
41233630 to 457,43311,373
51641741 to 6222,89534,268
62050755 to 8349,72583,993
72458873 to 11095,714179,707
82867995 to 142169,595349,302
9327510122 to 183283,759633,061
10368310155 to 232453,9961,087,057
11409211196 to 293703,1281,790,185
124410012245 to 3681,061,2232,851,408
134810912306 to 4592,065,8704,917,278
145211713380 to 5692,507,1107,424,388
155512314445 to 6682,573,7319,998,119
165813014521 to 7817,611,35117,609,470
176113615608 to 91313,437,90831,047,378
186414215709 to 106425,052,14756,099,525
196714816825 to 123843,869,43699,968,961
207015516959 to 1439242,081,178342,050,139
2172159171059 to 1589N/AN/A
2274N/A171169 to 1754N/AN/A
2376N/A181290 to 1935N/AN/A
2478N/A181422 to 2133N/AN/A
2580N/A181567 to 2351N/AN/A
2682N/A191726 to 2589N/AN/A
2784N/A191901 to 2851N/AN/A
2886N/A192091 to 3137N/AN/A
2988N/A202300 to 3451N/AN/A
3090N/A202529 to 3794N/AN/A
3191N/A202652 to 3978N/AN/A
3292N/A202780 to 4170N/AN/A
3393N/A212914 to 4371N/AN/A
3494N/A213054 to 4581N/AN/A
3595N/A213200 to 4801N/AN/A
3696N/A213354 to 5031N/AN/A
3797N/A213514 to 5271N/AN/A
3898N/A223682 to 5523N/AN/A
3999N/A223857 to 5786N/AN/A
40100N/A224041 to 6061N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

6The FoxThe Fox6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb
random level 20 gemAutomatic
13The CataclysmThe Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem
The mighty warriors traded in blows, the nimble archers in arrows, yet it was the brazen thaumaturgists who would bring catastrophe to all.
random corrupted level 21 Spell gemAutomatic
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Superior Gem
Quality: +20%
"I swore to use my position to help the people. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?" - Erasmus, Imperial Gemcutter
random superior gem (Q20)Automatic

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.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Frost Bomb Cooldown Speed 16620% increased Frost Bomb Cooldown Recovery Speedhelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Frost Bomb Cooldown Speed 27530% increased Frost Bomb Cooldown Recovery Speedhelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Frost Bomb Damage 16625% increased Frost Bomb Damagehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Frost Bomb Damage 27540% increased Frost Bomb Damagehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Frost Bomb Increased Duration 166Frost Bomb has 20% increased Debuff Durationhelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Frost Bomb Increased Duration 275Frost Bomb has 30% increased Debuff Durationhelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Frost Bomb Area Of Effect 1668% increased Frost Bomb Area of Effecthelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Frost Bomb Area Of Effect 27512% increased Frost Bomb Area of Effecthelmet 75
default 0


The list below shows microtransactions for Frost Bomb.

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

Version history

Version Changes
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 4 (was 6).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 16 (was 19).
  • Now applies Cold Exposure to affected enemies, rather than reducing their Cold Resistance.
  • 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