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Herald of Ice

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Herald of IceCast, AoE, Cold, Herald
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Cast 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.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

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
Cast 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 with an attack, 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
(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 ThunderCast, AoE, Duration, Lightning, Herald
Radius: 32
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Cast 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.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
Cast 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 with an attack, 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
(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 ThunderCast, AoE, Duration, Lightning, Herald
Radius: 32
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Cast 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.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 IceCast, AoE, Cold, Herald
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Cast 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.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 surround targets in an AoE. Enemies will shatter if they are killed whilst 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, 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

Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Intruders in Black
Act 2
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes

Vendor reward

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

Alternate skill effect

Name Cost Description
Gloom Herald Effect
Gloom Herald EffectHerald Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a dark effect.Right click this item then left click a Herald of Ash, Herald of Thunder or Herald of Ice Gem to apply it.
Shop Item Coin.png125 Replaces the standard effect on a Herald skill gem with a dark effect.

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Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Herald of Ice:

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)
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

Version history

Version Changes
1.3.0
  • Herald of IceHerald of IceCast, AoE, Cold, Herald
    Mana Reserved: 25%
    Can store 1 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Cast 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.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 ThunderCast, AoE, Duration, Lightning, Herald
    Radius: 32
    Mana Reserved: 25%
    Can store 1 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Cast 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.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.