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Vaal Cold Snap

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Vaal Cold SnapVaal, Spell, AoE, Duration, Cold
Souls Per Use: 35 (N) /
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Soul Gain Prevention: 14.000 sec
Cast Time: 0.85 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 180%
Requires Level 16Creates a sudden burst of cold around you, damaging enemies. This also creates an expanding area around you which chills surrounding enemies and deals cold damage over time to them. Enemies that die while in the area grant Frenzy Charges, and you will passively gain Frenzy Charges while there are enemies in the area.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (35-800) to (53-1201) Cold Damage
Base duration is 4 seconds
Always Freezes enemies
Gain a Frenzy Charge when an Enemy Dies while in this Skill's Area
Every second, gain a Frenzy Charge if an Enemy is in this Skill's Area
Deals (29.5-1195.1) Base Cold Damage per second
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
(0-19)% increased Effect of Chill
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Cold Snap skill icon.pngVaal Cold Snap inventory icon.png
Level: 16
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVaalColdSnap

Vaal Cold Snap skill screenshot.jpg

Vaal Cold Snap is a vaal spell that causes ice crystals to explode around the player, freezing enemies and leaving the ground chilled.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Gem level progression

Exp.Total Exp.
116182635 to 5300
220223147 to 7149,72549,725
324253762 to 9395,714145,439
428294281 to 121169,595315,034
531324697 to 146199,345514,379
6343550117 to 175285,815800,194
7373754139 to 209401,3441,201,538
8404058166 to 248554,3791,755,917
9434362196 to 294755,0492,510,966
10464666231 to 3471,016,5333,527,499
11494870272 to 4081,898,6025,426,101
12525174320 to 4791,964,0197,390,120
13555478374 to 5612,573,7319,963,851
14585782437 to 6564,676,43914,640,290
15605984484 to 7273,017,32717,657,617
16626087536 to 8057,823,00125,480,618
17646290594 to 89015,264,20840,744,826
18666492656 to 98426,272,84567,017,671
19686695725 to 108762,872,274129,889,945
20706898800 to 1201212,023,122341,913,067
217270100883 to 1325N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A974 to 1461N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A1073 to 1610N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A1182 to 1773N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A1302 to 1952N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A1432 to 2148N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A1575 to 2363N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A1732 to 2598N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A1903 to 2855N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A2090 to 3136N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A2191 to 3286N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A2295 to 3443N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A2405 to 3607N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A2519 to 3779N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A2639 to 3958N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A2764 to 4146N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A2895 to 4342N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A3031 to 4547N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A3174 to 4761N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A3324 to 4985N/AN/A

Video Demonstration

Version History

Version Changes
  • Critical Strike Chance increased to 5%.
  • Vaal Skill soul counts were initially balanced for Merciless difficulty, where there are more monsters. We want them to be easier to use in Normal and Cruel difficulty. We have halved the number of souls required for each skill. In Cruel difficulty, skills require 50% more souls to uses. In Merciless difficulty, they require 100% more (which is the same as before the patch).
  • Introduced to the game.