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Icestorm

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NameIcestorm
Skill IdIcestormUniqueStaff12
IconIcestorm skill icon.png
Cast Time1s
Level Req.1
Critical Strike Chance5%
Mana Cost22
Damage Effectiveness30%
Damage Multiplier100%
Icy bolts rain down over the targeted area. They explode when landing, dealing damage to nearby enemies and chilling them, as well as causing patches of chilled ground. Skill damage is based on Intelligence.
Deals 1 to 3 base Cold Damage per 10 Intelligence
Base duration is 1.5 seconds
One impact every 0.1 seconds
0.15 seconds additional Base Duration per 100 Intelligence
Icestorm skill screenshot.jpg

Icestorm is a cold spell only available through The Whispering IceThe Whispering Ice
Vile Staff
Staff
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: 39.674.4
Critical Strike Chance: 6.10%
Attacks per Second: 1.25
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 33, 59 Str, 59 Int+18% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff+1 to Level of Socketed Support Gems
Grants Level 1 Icestorm Skill
Plays Whispering Ice sound on killing a rare Monster (Hidden)
(8-12)% increased Cast Speed
1% increased Spell Damage per 10 Intelligence
(14-18)% increased Intelligence
Guard your darkest thoughts well, for they are
the cracks through which the Nightmare crawls.
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As with Jaws of AgonyJaws of Agony
Supreme Spiked Shield
Quality: +20%
Chance to Block: 24%
Evasion: 290
Energy Shield: 56
Requires Level 70, 85 Dex, 85 Int4% chance to Dodge Spell Hits
3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
(18-28)% increased Trap Damage
(15-25)% increased Global Physical Damage
+(60-80) to maximum Life
-(18-14) Physical Damage taken from Attacks
25% chance to gain a Power Charge on Throwing a Trap
Grants Level 20 Bear Trap Skill
One wrong step triggers destruction.
Agony slowly dominates the will to live.
, support gems do not have to be linked together in order to apply to the innate skill Icestorm. This means that an unlinked six-socket The Whispering Ice is just as effective for modifying the effect of Icestorm as a six-linked The Whispering Ice.

Skill functions and interactions

Empower/Enlighten/Enhance: Due to Icestorm being an innate property on The Whispering Ice, Enhance SupportEnhance SupportSupport
Icon: +
Mana Multiplier: 115%
Supports any skill gem. Once this gem reaches level 2 or above, will raise the quality of supported gems. Cannot support skills that don't come from gems.Per 1% Quality:
This Gem gains 5% increased Experience
+(0-16)% to Quality of Supported Active Skill GemsThis 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.
, Enlighten SupportEnlighten SupportSupport
Icon: +
Supports any skill gem. Once this gem reaches level 2 or above, will apply a mana multiplier to supported gems. Cannot support skills that don't come from gems.Per 1% Quality:
This Gem gains 5% increased Experience
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 Empower SupportEmpower SupportSupport
Icon: +
Mana Multiplier: 125%
Supports any skill gem. Once this gem reaches level 2 or above, will raise the level of supported gems. Cannot support skills that don't come from gems.Per 1% Quality:
This Gem gains 5% increased Experience
+(0-2) to Level of Supported Active Skill GemsThis 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 affect Icestorm. If socketed, the increased level will apply to the support gems, but the support gems abilities will not affect Icestorm.

Totem, Mine, Trap: Ice Storm can be supported by Spell Totem SupportSpell Totem SupportSupport, Totem
Icon: T
Mana Multiplier: 200%
Requires Level 8Supports spell skills that are not triggered. Instead of casting that spell, you will summon a totem that casts the spell for you.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Totem Placement speed
Summons a Totem which uses the Supported Skill
Totem lasts 8 seconds
Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less Damage
Spells Cast by Totem have 30% less Cast Speed
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.
, Trap SupportTrap SupportSupport, Trap
Icon: T
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Requires Level 8Supports spells, or attacks that use bows or wands. Instead of using that skill, you will throw a trap that will use the skill for you when an enemy walks near it.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Trap Throwing Speed
Trap lasts 4 seconds
Supported Attack Skills cannot be used with Melee Weapons
Supported Skills have (0-10)% increased Trap Throwing Speed
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.
, Remote Mine SupportRemote Mine SupportSupport, Mine
Icon: Y
Mana Multiplier: 150%
Requires Level 8Supports spells, or attacks that use bows or wands. Instead of using that skill, you will place a mine that will use the skill for you when you detonate it.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Mine Laying Speed
Places a Remote Mine which uses the Supported Skill when detonated
Mine lasts 16 seconds
Supported Skills deal (30-49)% more Mine Damage
Supported Attack Skills cannot be used with Melee Weapons
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.
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Area of Effect: Increased AoE will increase both the area in which the ice shards randomly fall and also the radius of the individual ice shard damage. Full spell damage is done at any point within the AoE of a shard, however due to the fact that enemies take up an area, and not simply a point, less spell damage is dealt to any given enemy as area increases. This is why, contrary to popular belief, increasing the AoE of Icestorm decreases the average number of hits to single target. However, this is only true if the enemy remains within the AoE of Icestorm for its whole duration. Increasing the AoE can therefore be advisable for movement heavy fights.

Duration: Increasing duration with either supports or passives will increase the total number of iceshard that fall before the spell ends. Additionally, the length of time the chilled ground remains also increases or decreases.

Damage Effectiveness: Damage from secondary sources like 'added damage' supports or heralds applies at only 30% of their listed value.

Damage per Second: Due to the complexity of estimating actual DPS of the skill including all possible factors, ingame tooltip shows only average damage per hit of one ice shard, with actual DPS of the skill being considerably higher.

Strategy

Cast while Channelling SupportCast while Channelling SupportSupport, Channelling, Spell
Icon: W
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 38Must support both a channelling skill and a non-channelling spell skill to work. The channelling skill will trigger a spell periodically while channelling. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills and skills that reserve mana cannot be triggered.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage
Trigger a Supported Spell every (0.45-0.35) seconds while Channelling Supported Skills
You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
Supported Triggered Spells deal (0-9)% more 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.
allows the use of very cheap skills, completely skipping the otherwise heavy mana costs, and also skipping the long cast time, in the extreme case: going from 1 second cast times down to .35 second cast times, and 100 mana down to 2 using BlightBlightSpell, Chaos, AoE, Channelling, Duration
Radius: 26
Mana Cost: (2-4)
Cast Time: 0.30 sec
Apply a debuff to enemies in front of you which deals chaos damage over time. Enemies who aren't already debuffed by Blight are also hindered for a shorter secondary duration, slowing their movement. Continued channelling adds layers of damage to the debuff, each with their own duration.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (1.7-209.9) Base Chaos Damage per second
Base duration is 2.5 seconds
Base secondary duration is 0.8 seconds
80% reduced Movement Speed
Debuff can have up to 20 layers of Damage
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
+(0-4) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Blight skill icon.png
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Version history

Version Changes
2.0.0
  • Icestorm has been added to the game.