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Ice NovaSpell, AoE, Cold
Radius: 30
Mana Cost: (10-31)
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 130%
Requires Level 12A chilling circle of ice expands from the caster. If the caster targets near their Frostbolt projectiles, it will expand from a number of those projectiles instead. If this skill would repeat when cast this way, it will instead expand again from the same projectiles after a short delay.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (19-632) to (28-930) Cold Damage
Can expand from up to 2 Frostbolt Projectiles
Adds (3-97) to (4-141) Cold Damage against Chilled Enemies
20% less Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolt
+(0-4) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ice Nova skill icon.pngIce Nova inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 12
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Transmutation
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemIceNova

Ice Nova skill screenshot.jpg

Ice Nova is a spell that casts an expanding circle of cold damage.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Area Damage: Ice Nova hits every enemy in its Area of Effect as long as it is not blocked by terrain obstacles.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.intelligenceMana
Cost
Cold
Damage
Cold Damage
against Chilled
RadiusExp.Total Exp.
112331019 to 283 to 4N/A00
215391124 to 364 to 5N/A15,24915,249
319481333 to 485 to 7N/A41,51756,766
423561443 to 647 to 10N/A81,983138,749
527641657 to 839 to 131147,968286,717
631731773 to 10811 to 161250,557537,274
735811994 to 13814 to 211405,086942,360
8388820112 to 16417 to 251447,7181,390,078
9419421133 to 19620 to 302615,3182,005,396
104410022158 to 23324 to 352834,6392,840,035
114710623187 to 27529 to 4221,570,7604,410,795
125011324221 to 32534 to 4921,633,9876,044,782
135311925260 to 38340 to 5832,151,0308,195,812
145612526306 to 45047 to 6832,812,18911,008,001
155913227358 to 52755 to 8035,099,36016,107,361
166213828419 to 61764 to 9439,400,73125,508,092
176414229465 to 68471 to 104415,273,36640,781,458
186614630516 to 75879 to 115426,286,58267,068,040
196815130571 to 84087 to 128462,890,590129,958,630
207015531632 to 93097 to 1414212,046,017342,004,647
217215932699 to 1028107 to 1565N/AN/A
2274N/A33773 to 1137118 to 1735N/AN/A
2376N/A34854 to 1256131 to 1915N/AN/A
2478N/A34943 to 1387144 to 2115N/AN/A
2580N/A341041 to 1531159 to 2336N/AN/A
2682N/A341149 to 1690176 to 2576N/AN/A
2784N/A351267 to 1863194 to 2836N/AN/A
2886N/A351396 to 2053214 to 3126N/AN/A
2988N/A351538 to 2262235 to 3447N/AN/A
3090N/A351694 to 2491259 to 3797N/AN/A
3191N/A351778 to 2614272 to 3977N/AN/A
3292N/A351865 to 2743285 to 4177N/AN/A
3393N/A351956 to 2877299 to 4377N/AN/A
3494N/A352052 to 3018314 to 4597N/AN/A
3595N/A352152 to 3165329 to 4818N/AN/A
3696N/A362257 to 3320345 to 5058N/AN/A
3797N/A362367 to 3481362 to 5298N/AN/A
3898N/A362482 to 3650380 to 5558N/AN/A
3999N/A362603 to 3827398 to 5828N/AN/A
40100N/A362729 to 4013417 to 6108N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Siren's Cadence
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Siren's Cadence
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Ice Nova.

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
EnchantmentIceNovaDamage16625% increased Ice Nova Damage
EnchantmentIceNovaDamage27540% increased Ice Nova Damage
EnchantmentIceNovaFreezeChance166Ice Nova has +20% chance to Freeze
EnchantmentIceNovaFreezeChance275Ice Nova has +30% chance to Freeze
EnchantmentIceNovaMinimumChill166Chills from Ice Nova Hits always reduce Action Speed by at least 6%
EnchantmentIceNovaMinimumChill275Chills from Ice Nova Hits always reduce Action Speed by at least 8%
EnchantmentIceNovaRadius1668% increased Ice Nova Area of Effect
EnchantmentIceNovaRadius27512% increased Ice Nova Area of Effect

Microtransactions

The list below shows microtransactions for Ice Nova.

ItemEffect(s)
Arctic Ice Nova Effect
Arctic Ice Nova EffectIce Nova Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Ice Nova becomes a swirling ring of arctic wind.
Your Ice Nova becomes a swirling ring of arctic wind.
Water Nova Effect
Water Nova EffectIce Nova Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Ice Nova becomes a rippling burst of cold water
Your Ice Nova becomes a rippling burst of cold water

Version history

Version Changes
3.5.0
  • Deals 19 to 28 cold damage at gem level 1 (up from 15 to 21) and 632 to 930 cold damage at gem level 20 (up from 486 to 715).
  • Can now expand from up to 2 Frostbolt projectiles at once.
  • No longer deals 40% more damage when cast on Frostbolt.
  • Now has 20% less Area of Effect when cast on Frostbolt.
  • Now has a smaller radius at gem level 1, gaining up to +4 to radius at gem level 20.
2.6.0
  • Ice NovaIce NovaSpell, AoE, Cold
    Radius: 30
    Mana Cost: (10-31)
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 130%
    Requires Level 12A chilling circle of ice expands from the caster. If the caster targets near their Frostbolt projectiles, it will expand from a number of those projectiles instead. If this skill would repeat when cast this way, it will instead expand again from the same projectiles after a short delay.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (19-632) to (28-930) Cold Damage
    Can expand from up to 2 Frostbolt Projectiles
    Adds (3-97) to (4-141) Cold Damage against Chilled Enemies
    20% less Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolt
    +(0-4) to radius
    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
    damage has been increased by 3% at level 1, scaling up to 24% increased damage by level 20.
2.3.0
  • The cast time for Ice NovaIce NovaSpell, AoE, Cold
    Radius: 30
    Mana Cost: (10-31)
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 130%
    Requires Level 12A chilling circle of ice expands from the caster. If the caster targets near their Frostbolt projectiles, it will expand from a number of those projectiles instead. If this skill would repeat when cast this way, it will instead expand again from the same projectiles after a short delay.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (19-632) to (28-930) Cold Damage
    Can expand from up to 2 Frostbolt Projectiles
    Adds (3-97) to (4-141) Cold Damage against Chilled Enemies
    20% less Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolt
    +(0-4) to radius
    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
    and Vaal Ice NovaVaal Ice NovaVaal, Spell, AoE, Cold
    Souls Per Use: 25 (N) /
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Soul Gain Prevention: 4.000 sec
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 70%
    Requires Level 12A chilling circle of ice expands from the caster, repeating from every enemy it hits. 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 (11-274) to (17-428) Cold Damage
    Causes smaller novas up to 5 times on enemies hit
    20% reduced Area of Effect each repeat
    Corrupted
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Vaal Ice Nova skill icon.png
    have been reduced from 900ms to 800ms.
2.1.0
  • Damage has been increased by 20% at level one, improving to a 35% increase in damage by level 20.
2.0.0
  • Damage increased by up to 36% at high levels.
  • Base cast time reduced to 900ms (from 935ms).
  • Now grants 0.5% increased area of effect radius per 1% of quality (was 1% per 1% quality).
  • Critical Strike Chance has been increased from 5% to 6%.
1.2.0
  • We have increased the high-level damage of this skill (up to 15% by level 20).
1.1.0
  • Fixed a bug where the the Ice Nova graphical effect wouldn't scale correctly.
1.0.1
  • Damage at high levels has been increased (around 10% more damage at level 15).
0.10.0
  • Now doesn't hide monster health bars while being cast.
0.9.10
  • Fixed a bug with the damage dealt while in Trap form.
0.9.6
  • Increased the damage.
0.9.2
  • Increased the damage.
0.7.1
  • Slightly increased Ice Nova mana cost and increased its damage. Corrected its range
0.6.12
  • Ice nova no longer damages monsters through walls
0.6.9
  • Further nerfed ice nova, another 10% less damage
0.6.8
  • Nerfed ice nova (-40% damage, costs more mana)
0.6.0
  • Ice Nova now ripples damage correctly