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Glacial CascadeSpell, AoE, Cold, Physical
Radius: 12
Mana Cost: (12-23)
Cast Time: 0.70 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 (37-354) to (56-531) 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
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemGlacialCascade

Glacial Cascade skill screenshot.jpg

Glacial Cascade is a cold spell that launches a wave of icicles. Damage from this skill converts physical damage to cold damage.

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 fire 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.

Can be used in left mouse button slot to cast and move.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.intelligenceMana
Cost
Physical
Damage
RadiusExp.Total Exp.
128671237 to 56N/A00
231731345 to 67N/A199,345199,345
334791453 to 80N/A285,815485,160
437851564 to 95N/A401,344886,504
540921575 to 113N/A554,3791,440,883
642961684 to 126N/A477,4371,918,320
7441001694 to 141N/A583,7862,502,106
84610417105 to 157N/A710,3593,212,465
94810917117 to 175N/A1,355,5114,567,976
105011318130 to 19411,138,8775,706,853
115211718144 to 21611,368,2337,075,086
125412119160 to 23911,638,3388,713,424
135612519177 to 26511,956,64810,670,072
145813020196 to 29313,655,18414,325,256
156013420216 to 32513,017,32717,342,583
166213821239 to 35917,759,99525,102,578
176414221264 to 396115,138,19340,240,771
186614622291 to 437126,083,82566,324,596
196815122321 to 482162,620,247128,944,843
207015523354 to 5312211,708,088340,652,931
217215924390 to 5852N/AN/A
2274N/A24429 to 6442N/AN/A
2376N/A25472 to 7082N/AN/A
2478N/A25519 to 7782N/AN/A
2580N/A26570 to 8552N/AN/A
2682N/A26626 to 9392N/AN/A
2784N/A27688 to 10312N/AN/A
2886N/A27754 to 11322N/AN/A
2988N/A28827 to 12412N/AN/A
3090N/A28907 to 13613N/AN/A
3191N/A28950 to 14243N/AN/A
3292N/A29994 to 14913N/AN/A
3393N/A291040 to 15613N/AN/A
3494N/A291089 to 16333N/AN/A
3595N/A291139 to 17093N/AN/A
3696N/A301192 to 17893N/AN/A
3797N/A301248 to 18713N/AN/A
3898N/A301305 to 19583N/AN/A
3999N/A301365 to 20483N/AN/A
40100N/A311428 to 21423N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Clarissa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Glacial Cascade:

ItemRadiusStats
The Long WinterThe Long Winter
Cobalt Jewel
Limited to: 2
Radius: Medium (1200)
(10-15)% increased Cold Damage
With 40 Intelligence in Radius, Glacial Cascade has an additional Burst
With 40 Intelligence in Radius, 20% of Glacial Cascade Physical Damage
Converted to Cold Damage
In the years that followed the twisted sky,
cold winds cloaked Wraeclast in snow.
The pure-white blanket masked a black heart
that lay dormant deep beneath the earth.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Medium (1200)(10-15)% increased Cold Damage
With 40 Intelligence in Radius, Glacial Cascade has an additional Burst
With 40 Intelligence in Radius, 20% of Glacial Cascade Physical Damage
Converted to Cold Damage

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Glacial Cascade.

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 Glacial Cascade Damage 16625% increased Glacial Cascade Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Glacial Cascade Damage 27540% increased Glacial Cascade Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Glacial Cascade Physical Damage Percent To Convert To Cold 16630% of Glacial Cascade Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Glacial Cascade Physical Damage Percent To Convert To Cold 27540% of Glacial Cascade Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Glacial Cascade Area Of Effect 1668% increased Glacial Cascade Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Glacial Cascade Area Of Effect 27512% increased Glacial Cascade Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0

Microtransactions

The list below shows microtransactions for Glacial Cascade.

ItemEffect(s)
Gore Glacial Cascade EffectGore Glacial Cascade EffectGlacial Cascade Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Glacial Cascade becomes a surge of demonic teeth from below.
Your Glacial Cascade becomes a surge of demonic teeth from below.

Version History

Version Changes
3.6.0
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 12 (was 13).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 23 (was 26).
  • Now has a cast time of 0.7 seconds (from 0.8).
  • Now deals 37 to 56 Physical damage at gem level 1 (from 48 to 72) and 354 to 531 Physical damage at gem level 20 (from 422 to 633).
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, Physical
    Radius: 12
    Mana Cost: (12-23)
    Cast Time: 0.70 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 (37-354) to (56-531) 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.