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Frostbolt

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FrostboltSpell, Projectile, Cold
Mana Cost: (6-20)
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Projectile Speed: 375
Fires a slow-moving projectile that pierces through enemies, dealing cold damage.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Cold Damage
Deals (6-753) to (10-1129) Cold Damage
Projectiles Pierce all Targets
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Frostbolt skill icon.pngFrostbolt 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/SkillGemFrostBolt

Frostbolt skill screenshot.jpg

Frostbolt is a cold spell that fires a slowly moving projectile with 100% chance to pierce.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Interaction with Ice Nova and Vortex: When Ice NovaIce NovaSpell, AoE, Cold
    Radius: 30
    Mana Cost: (10-31)
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 70%
    Requires Level 12A chilling circle of ice expands from the caster. If the caster targets near one of their Frostbolt projectiles, it will expand from the projectile instead.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (15-486) to (21-715) Cold Damage
    40% more Damage when Cast on Frostbolt
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Ice Nova skill icon.png
    or VortexVortexSpell, AoE, Cold, Duration
    Mana Cost: (11-21)
    Cast Time: 0.90 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Requires Level 28An icy blast explodes around the caster, dealing cold damage to enemies, and leaving behind a whirling vortex that continues to deal cold damage over time and chill enemies caught in it. If the caster targets near one of their Frostbolt projectiles, it will explode from the projectile instead, destroying it.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (50-458) to (75-688) Cold Damage
    Base duration is 3 seconds
    Deals (41.6-684.5) Base Cold Damage per second
    40% more Damage when Cast on Frostbolt
    Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Vortex skill icon.png
    is cast while a Frostbolt projectile is out, the skills will be cast out from the projectile rather than the player.[1] Vortex will consume the projectile, but Ice Nova will not. If multiple Frostbolt projectiles are active, the skill will use the closest Frostbolt projectile. Only one projectile can activate this effect at a time, even if multiple projectiles were fired at the same time (Ex. Greater Multiple Projectiles SupportGreater Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: P
    Mana Multiplier: 165%
    Requires Level 38Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
    Supported Skills fire 4 additional Projectiles
    Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less Projectile Damage
    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.
    ).
  • Interaction with projectile speed: Frostbolt's total projectile distance traveled is not affected by faster projectile speed such as from Faster Projectiles SupportFaster Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: j
    Mana Multiplier: 110%
    Requires Level 31Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
    Supported Skills have (50-69)% increased Projectile Speed
    Supported Skills deal (20-29)% increased Projectile Damage
    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.
    nor from slower projectile speed such as from Slower Projectiles SupportSlower Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: J
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 31Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage
    Supported Skills have (30-49)% less Projectile Speed
    Supported Skills deal (20-29)% more Projectile Damage
    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.
    .
  • Can be used in left mouse button slot to cast and move.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.intelligenceMana
Cost
Cold
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
11066 to 1000
22067 to 117070
341679 to 14308378
4722813 to 191,5541,932
51131918 to 276,6678,599
616411028 to 4226,04734,646
720501138 to 5749,72584,371
824581250 to 7595,714180,085
928671366 to 99169,595349,680
1032751486 to 128283,759633,439
11368314110 to 165453,9961,087,435
12409215141 to 211703,1281,790,563
134410016178 to 2681,061,2232,851,786
144810916225 to 3382,065,8704,917,656
155211717283 to 4242,507,1107,424,766
165612518354 to 5305,798,93613,223,702
176013418440 to 66115,083,91928,307,621
186414219547 to 82027,792,73556,100,356
196714819642 to 96343,869,73999,970,095
207015520753 to 1129242,081,556342,051,651
217215920836 to 1254N/AN/A
2274N/A21928 to 1392N/AN/A
2376N/A211030 to 1545N/AN/A
2478N/A211142 to 1713N/AN/A
2580N/A221266 to 1898N/AN/A
2682N/A231402 to 2103N/AN/A
2784N/A231553 to 2329N/AN/A
2886N/A231718 to 2577N/AN/A
2988N/A241901 to 2851N/AN/A
3090N/A242102 to 3153N/AN/A
3191N/A242210 to 3315N/AN/A
3292N/A242324 to 3486N/AN/A
3393N/A252443 to 3664N/AN/A
3494N/A252568 to 3852N/AN/A
3595N/A252699 to 4048N/AN/A
3696N/A252836 to 4254N/AN/A
3797N/A252980 to 4471N/AN/A
3898N/A263132 to 4697N/AN/A
3999N/A263290 to 4935N/AN/A
40100N/A263457 to 5185N/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 Frostbolt:

ItemRadiusStats
Frozen Trail
Frozen Trail
Cobalt Jewel
Limited to: 2
Radius: Medium (1200)
(7-10)% increased Projectile Damage
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Frostbolt Projectiles gain 40% increased Projectile Speed per second
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Frostbolt fires 2 additional Projectiles
The Maraketh knew that a mountain path
free of vegetation was cut by regular avalanches,
and so the advancing Eternals were unwittingly drawn into a deathtrap.
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, Frostbolt Projectiles gain 40% increased Projectile Speed per second
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Frostbolt fires 2 additional Projectiles


Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Frostbolt.

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
EnchantmentFrostBoltCastSpeed1_6610% increased Frostbolt Cast Speed
EnchantmentFrostBoltCastSpeed2_7515% increased Frostbolt Cast Speed
EnchantmentFrostBoltDamage16625% increased Frostbolt Damage
EnchantmentFrostBoltDamage27540% increased Frostbolt Damage
EnchantmentFrostBoltFreezeChance166Frostbolt has +10% chance to Freeze
EnchantmentFrostBoltFreezeChance275Frostbolt has +15% chance to Freeze
EnchantmentVortexAoEOnFrostbolt166Vortex has 30% increased Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolt
EnchantmentVortexAoEOnFrostbolt275Vortex has 45% increased Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolt

Microtransactions

The list below shows microtransactions for Frostbolt.

ItemEffect(s)
Black Hole Frostbolt Effect
Black Hole Frostbolt EffectFrostbolt Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Frostbolt becomes a flying black hole.
Your Frostbolt becomes a flying black hole.

Version history

Version Changes
2.3.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. Bex_GGG (May 12, 2016). "Skill Reveal - Frostbolt and Vortex". Official Path of Exile Forum. Retrieved June 3, 2016.