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Herald of Ice

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Herald of IceSpell, AoE, Cold, Herald
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: 80%
Requires Level 16Channel ice through your hands, adding cold damage to spells and attacks. If you shatter an enemy, they explode and deal AoE cold damage to enemies near them. The AoE cold damage inflicted by this skill is not affected by modifiers to spell damage.Per 1% Quality:
0.75% increased Cold Damage
Adds (4-38) to (5-56) Cold Damage to Spells
Adds (4-38) to (5-56) Cold Damage to Attacks
Deals (18-308) to (26-462) Cold Damage
Damage cannot be Reflected
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Ice skill icon.pngHerald of Ice inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 16
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Alteration
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemHeraldOfIce

Herald of Ice skill screenshot.jpg

Herald of Ice is a self-cast buff that reserves mana to increase damage output. See also Herald of AshHerald of AshSpell, AoE, Fire, Herald, Duration
Radius: 10
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 16Grants a buff providing fire damage based on your physical damage. While you have this buff, if you kill an enemy, other enemies near them will be burned based on the overkill damage. The burn inflicted by this skill can only be affected by modifiers to damage over time (burning damage is damage over time).Per 1% Quality:
0.75% increased Fire Damage
Gain 15% of your Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage
Base duration is 4 seconds
Base Burning Damage is 25% of Overkill Damage
(9-12)% more Spell Fire Damage
(0-38)% more Burning Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Ash skill icon.png
and Herald of ThunderHerald of ThunderSpell, AoE, Duration, Lightning, Herald
Radius: 32
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: 120%
Requires Level 16Channel lightning through your hands, adding lightning damage to spells and attacks. If you kill a shocked enemy, lightning bolts will strike enemies around you for a short duration. The lightning bolt damage inflicted by this skill is not affected by modifiers to spell damage.Per 1% Quality:
0.75% increased Lightning Damage
Adds (2-19) to (7-76) Lightning Damage to Spells
Adds (2-19) to (7-76) Lightning Damage to Attacks
Deals (1-27) to (34-1303) Lightning Damage
Base duration is 6 seconds
Cannot apply Shock
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Thunder skill icon.png
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Mechanics

Like Herald of AshHerald of AshSpell, AoE, Fire, Herald, Duration
Radius: 10
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 16Grants a buff providing fire damage based on your physical damage. While you have this buff, if you kill an enemy, other enemies near them will be burned based on the overkill damage. The burn inflicted by this skill can only be affected by modifiers to damage over time (burning damage is damage over time).Per 1% Quality:
0.75% increased Fire Damage
Gain 15% of your Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage
Base duration is 4 seconds
Base Burning Damage is 25% of Overkill Damage
(9-12)% more Spell Fire Damage
(0-38)% more Burning Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Ash skill icon.png
and Herald of ThunderHerald of ThunderSpell, AoE, Duration, Lightning, Herald
Radius: 32
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: 120%
Requires Level 16Channel lightning through your hands, adding lightning damage to spells and attacks. If you kill a shocked enemy, lightning bolts will strike enemies around you for a short duration. The lightning bolt damage inflicted by this skill is not affected by modifiers to spell damage.Per 1% Quality:
0.75% increased Lightning Damage
Adds (2-19) to (7-76) Lightning Damage to Spells
Adds (2-19) to (7-76) Lightning Damage to Attacks
Deals (1-27) to (34-1303) Lightning Damage
Base duration is 6 seconds
Cannot apply Shock
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Thunder skill icon.png
, Herald of IceHerald of IceSpell, AoE, Cold, Herald
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: 80%
Requires Level 16Channel ice through your hands, adding cold damage to spells and attacks. If you shatter an enemy, they explode and deal AoE cold damage to enemies near them. The AoE cold damage inflicted by this skill is not affected by modifiers to spell damage.Per 1% Quality:
0.75% increased Cold Damage
Adds (4-38) to (5-56) Cold Damage to Spells
Adds (4-38) to (5-56) Cold Damage to Attacks
Deals (18-308) to (26-462) Cold Damage
Damage cannot be Reflected
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Ice skill icon.png
has two separate effects on the player:

  • the first adds flat x-y cold damage to spells and attacks.
  • the second is the on-kill effect. Upon shattering an enemy, the enemy explodes dealing cold secondary damage to surrounding targets in an AoE. Enemies will shatter if they are killed while frozen. Added damage support gems such as Added Lightning Damage SupportAdded Lightning Damage SupportLightning, Support
    Icon: L
    Mana Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 8Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Lightning Damage
    Supported Skills have (1-21) to (8-402) added Lightning DamageThis 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.
    will be added to the explosion only.

It is worth noting that Herald of Ice is a secondary damage and not spell damage, and does not receive any direct bonuses from spell damage modifiers. This includes bonuses from items, passive nodes and spell only support gems such as Spell Echo SupportSpell Echo SupportSpell, Support
Icon: k
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 38Supports spell skills, making them repeat when cast. Cannot support Vaal skills, totem skills, channelling skills, triggered skills, instant skills, or skills which reserve mana.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell Damage
Supported Skills Repeat an additional time
Supported Skills have (51-70)% more Cast Speed
Supported Skills deal 10% less 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.
and Iron Will SupportIron Will SupportSpell, Support
Icon: w
Requires Level 18Supports spell skills, making the increase to physical melee damage from strength also increase their spell damage.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell Damage
Strength's damage bonus applies to Spell Damage as well for Supported Skills
Supported Skills deal (0-38)% increased Spell 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.

The quality of the gem is global. This means that the increased Cold Damage will affect all types of cold skills, not just Herald of Ice.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityintelligenceSpell
Cold
Damage
Attack
Cold
Damage
Cold
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
11626184–54–518–2600
22031225–75–723–3549,72549,725
32437256–86–830–4595,714145,439
42842297–107–1038–57169,595315,034
53146328–128–1245–67199,345514,379
63450359–149–1453–80285,815800,194
737543710–1610–1662–94401,3441,201,538
840584012–1812–1873–110554,3791,755,917
943624313–2013–2085–128755,0492,510,966
1046664615–2315–2399–1491,016,5333,527,499
1149704817–2617–26115–1731,898,6025,426,101
1252745119–2919–29134–2001,964,0197,390,120
1355785422–3322–33154–2322,573,7319,963,851
1458825724–3724–37178–2674,676,43914,640,290
1560845926–3926–39195–2933,017,32717,657,617
1662876028–4228–42214–3217,823,00125,480,618
1764906230–4630–46235–35215,264,20840,744,826
1866926433–4933–49257–38626,272,84567,017,671
1968956635–5335–53282–42262,872,274129,889,945
2070986838–5638–56308–462212,023,122341,913,067
21721007040–6140–61337–505N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A43–6543–65368–552N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A46–7046–70402–603N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A50–7550–75438–658N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A53–8053–80478–717N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A57–8557–85521–782N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A61–9161–91568–852N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A65–9865–98619–928N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A69–10469–104674–1010N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A74–11174–111733–1100N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A77–11577–115764–1149N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A79–11979–119796–1198N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A82–12382–123830–1251N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A85–12785–127863–1304N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A87–13187–131898–1361N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A90–13590–135934–1418N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A93–14093–140971–1479N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A96–14496–1441008–1540N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A99–14999–1491046–1605N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A102–154102–1541085–1670N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Quest reward

This item is given as quest reward for the following quests:
Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Intruders in Black
Act 2

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Root of the Problem
Act 2
Yeena
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Unique items

ItemLvl.Stats
Southbound
Southbound
Soldier Gloves
Quality: +20%
Armour: 110
Energy Shield: 21
Requires Level 51, 40 Str, 40 IntAdds (30-36) to (44-50) Cold Damage to Attacks
(12-16)% increased maximum Life
+(40-50)% to Cold Resistance
25% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
Your Hits can only Kill Frozen Enemies
50% increased Herald of Ice Damage
Far south, the winter crawls under the skin.
Below the snow, adrift wanderers sleep.
51Adds (30-36) to (44-50) Cold Damage to Attacks
(12-16)% increased maximum Life
+(40-50)% to Cold Resistance
25% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
Your Hits can only Kill Frozen Enemies
50% increased Herald of Ice Damage

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Herald of Ice.

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
EnchantmentHeraldOfIceDamage1_6625% increased Herald of Ice Damage
EnchantmentHeraldOfIceDamage27540% increased Herald of Ice Damage
EnchantmentHeraldOfIceManaReservation16620% reduced Herald of Ice Mana Reservation
EnchantmentHeraldOfIceManaReservation27530% reduced Herald of Ice Mana Reservation

Microtransactions

The list below shows microtransactions for Herald of Ice.

ItemEffect(s)
Automaton Herald Effect
Automaton Herald EffectHerald SkinYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes an Automaton Effect.
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes an Automaton Effect.
Divine Herald Effect
Divine Herald EffectHerald Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a divine effect.
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a divine effect.
Gloom Herald Effect
Gloom Herald EffectHerald Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a dark effect.
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a dark effect.
Gore Herald Effect
Gore Herald EffectHerald Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a gory effect.
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a gory effect.
Innocence Herald Effect
Innocence Herald EffectHerald SkinYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes an innocence effect.
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes an innocence effect.
Purple Herald Effect
Purple Herald EffectHerald Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a purple effect.
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a purple effect.
Sin Herald Effect
Sin Herald EffectHerald SkinYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a sin effect.
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a sin effect.
Wasteland Herald Effect
Wasteland Herald EffectHerald SkinYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a Wasteland Effect.
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a Wasteland Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.4.0
  • Now instant by default and can therefore be used while moving.
  • All instant skills now have cooldown 1 second or less.
  • Instant skills cannot be supported by Spell Echo and will not be cast a second time by similar effects (such as from the Echoing Shrine).
1.3.0
  • Herald of IceHerald of IceSpell, AoE, Cold, Herald
    Mana Reserved: 25%
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Damage Effectiveness: 80%
    Requires Level 16Channel ice through your hands, adding cold damage to spells and attacks. If you shatter an enemy, they explode and deal AoE cold damage to enemies near them. The AoE cold damage inflicted by this skill is not affected by modifiers to spell damage.Per 1% Quality:
    0.75% increased Cold Damage
    Adds (4-38) to (5-56) Cold Damage to Spells
    Adds (4-38) to (5-56) Cold Damage to Attacks
    Deals (18-308) to (26-462) Cold Damage
    Damage cannot be Reflected
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Herald of Ice skill icon.png
    and Herald of ThunderHerald of ThunderSpell, AoE, Duration, Lightning, Herald
    Radius: 32
    Mana Reserved: 25%
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Damage Effectiveness: 120%
    Requires Level 16Channel lightning through your hands, adding lightning damage to spells and attacks. If you kill a shocked enemy, lightning bolts will strike enemies around you for a short duration. The lightning bolt damage inflicted by this skill is not affected by modifiers to spell damage.Per 1% Quality:
    0.75% increased Lightning Damage
    Adds (2-19) to (7-76) Lightning Damage to Spells
    Adds (2-19) to (7-76) Lightning Damage to Attacks
    Deals (1-27) to (34-1303) Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 6 seconds
    Cannot apply Shock
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Herald of Thunder skill icon.png
    have been changed from Spell to Cast active skill types to indicate that they deal secondary damage and not spell damage.
1.2.4
  • Herald of Ice no longer has the Spell tag, and instead has the Cast tag (to make it more clear that it does not deal spell damage).
1.2.3
  • The shattering damage area of effect radius has been increased by 20%. The damage on shatter has been increased by 100%.
1.2.0
  • Herald of Ice has been added to the game.