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Glacial Cascade

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Glacial CascadeSpell, AoE, Cold
Radius: 12
Mana Cost: (13 to 26)
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 60%
Requires Level 28Icicles emerge from the ground in a series of small bursts, each damaging enemies caught in the area.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Damage
Deals (48-422) to (72-633) Physical Damage
60% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
+(0-2) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Glacial Cascade skill icon.pngGlacial Cascade inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 28
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Chance
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment

Glacial Cascade skill screenshot.jpg

Glacial Cascade is a cold spell that creates a series of short duration ice protrusions in front of the character.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Area of Effect: Glacial Cascade fires as a set of multiple area of effect circles in a line. Increasing the Area of Effect increases the size of each circle as well as the distance between the center of each circle; this also increases the effective range. Decreasing the area of effect will likewise decrease the effective range of the spell.

Multiple Hits: Each circle in the Glacial Cascade overlaps partially with adjacent circles, meaning that enemies standing in the spell can be hit by multiple area of effects in one cast (depending on the enemy's hitbox). Decreasing the Area of Effect makes it easier to hit a single enemy multiple times due to more tightly grouping circles. However, even at the maximum Area of Effect possible, an enemy will usually be hit twice in one cast except for the exception below.

Melee Range and Full Range: An enemy close enough to the caster may sometimes only be hit once because they are only under the area of effect of the closest circle. Likewise, an enemy at full range may sometimes also only be hit once because they are only under the area of effect of the furthest circle.

Note: Despite what the spell may look like, Glacial Cascade is not a projectile. Thus, effects that normally affect projectiles such as Lesser Multiple Projectiles SupportLesser Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
Icon: l
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 8Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
Supported Skills have 2 additional Projectiles
Supported Skills deal (25-16)% 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.
do not have an effect on Glacial Cascade.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.intelligenceMana
Cost
Physical
Damage
RadiusExp.Total Exp.
128671348 to 72N/A00
231731457 to 86N/A199,345199,345
334791568 to 102N/A285,815485,160
437851681 to 121N/A401,344886,504
540921795 to 142N/A554,3791,440,883
6429618106 to 159N/A477,4371,918,320
74410018117 to 176N/A583,7862,502,106
84610419130 to 196N/A710,3593,212,465
94810919145 to 217N/A1,355,5114,567,976
105011320160 to 24011,138,8775,706,853
115211721177 to 26611,368,2337,075,086
125412121196 to 29411,638,3388,713,424
135612522216 to 32411,956,64810,670,072
145813022238 to 35813,655,18414,325,256
156013423263 to 39413,017,32717,342,583
166213824289 to 43417,759,99525,102,578
176414224318 to 477115,138,19340,240,771
186614625350 to 525126,083,82566,324,596
196815125384 to 577162,620,247128,944,843
207015526422 to 6332211,708,088340,652,931
217215927463 to 6952N/AN/A
2274N/A27508 to 7622N/AN/A
2376N/A28556 to 8352N/AN/A
2478N/A28610 to 9142N/AN/A
2580N/A29667 to 10012N/AN/A
2682N/A30730 to 10952N/AN/A
2784N/A30799 to 11982N/AN/A
2886N/A31873 to 13102N/AN/A
2988N/A31954 to 14312N/AN/A
3090N/A321042 to 15633N/AN/A

Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
yes
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Clarissa
no
yes
yes
yes
no
no
no
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth
yes

Alternate skill effect

Name Cost Description
Gore Glacial Cascade Effect
Gore Glacial Cascade EffectGlacial Cascade Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Glacial Cascade becomes a surge of demonic teeth from below.Right click this item then left click a Glacial Cascade Skill Gem to apply it.
Shop Item Coin.png65 Replaces the standard effect on a Glacial CascadeGlacial CascadeSpell, AoE, Cold
Radius: 12
Mana Cost: (13 to 26)
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 60%
Requires Level 28Icicles emerge from the ground in a series of small bursts, each damaging enemies caught in the area.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Damage
Deals (48-422) to (72-633) Physical Damage
60% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
+(0-2) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Glacial Cascade skill icon.png
skill gem with a surge of demonic teeth from below.

Shop Item Video Icon.png Preview

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Glacial Cascade:

Name For 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. Effect(s)
EnchantmentGlacialCascadeDamage16625% increased Glacial Cascade Damage
EnchantmentGlacialCascadeDamage27540% increased Glacial Cascade Damage
EnchantmentGlacialCascadePhysicalDamagePercentToConvertToCold16630% of Glacial Cascade Physical Damage converted to Cold Damage
EnchantmentGlacialCascadePhysicalDamagePercentToConvertToCold27540% of Glacial Cascade Physical Damage converted to Cold Damage
EnchantmentGlacialCascadeRadius1668% increased Glacial Cascade Area of Effect
EnchantmentGlacialCascadeRadius2_7512% increased Glacial Cascade Area of Effect

Version History

Version Changes
3.0.0
  • Now deals entirely base physical damage, 60% of which is converted to cold.
  • Damage has been increased by approximately 33% at all levels.
  • Base radius reduced to 12 from 14.
  • Now gains +1 range every 10 gem levels.
2.6.0
  • Glacial Cascade's radius has increased from 10 to 14 units.
2.1.0
  • Damage has been increased by around 20% at all levels.
  • Radius has been increased by 25%.
2.0.0
  • Base cast speed reduced to 800ms from 850ms.
  • Added an additional sequence to the effect (increasing the total length).
  • Now grants 1% increased damage per 1% quality (was 0.5% per 1% quality).
  • Critical Strike Chance reduced from 6% to 5%.
1.2.0
  • The area of effect of each ice section has been increased. This also increases the area of overlaps of sections.
  • Mana Cost reduced
1.1.2
  • Added a new Intelligence skill - Glacial CascadeGlacial CascadeSpell, AoE, Cold
    Radius: 12
    Mana Cost: (13 to 26)
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 60%
    Requires Level 28Icicles emerge from the ground in a series of small bursts, each damaging enemies caught in the area.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Damage
    Deals (48-422) to (72-633) Physical Damage
    60% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
    +(0-2) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Glacial Cascade skill icon.png
    : Icicles emerge from the ground in a series of small bursts, each damaging enemies caught in their area.