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Winter Orb

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Winter OrbCold, Spell, Channelling, AoE, Duration, Projectile
Mana Cost: (2-4)
Cast Time: 0.25 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 50%
Requires Level 28Channel to conjure an orb above you, which pelts nearby enemies with projectiles that impact the ground and explode. Channelling for longer builds up stages on the skill. When you stop channelling, the stages decay over a duration.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Cast Speed
Deals (25-232) to (31-289) Cold Damage
Maximum 10 Stages
Fires projectiles every 0.8 seconds
+0.4 seconds to Base Duration per Stage
15% increased Projectile Frequency per Stage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Winter Orb skill icon.pngWinter Orb inventory icon.png
Level: 28
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Chance
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemWinterOrb

Winter Orb is a channelling skill gem.

Skill functions and interactions

While Winter Orb has the Projectile keyword, testing shows it appears to gain no benefit from the Fork Support, Pierce Support, or Chain Support gems, even though the Active Skills window shows them as compatible. Firing projectiles in a nova with Sire of Shards causes multiple projects to launch spread out as expected but land not exactly the same distance away from the caster.

Gem level progression

Cold DamageExp.Total Exp.
12867225 to 3100
23173230 to 38199,345199,345
33479236 to 45285,815485,160
43785343 to 53401,344886,504
54092350 to 63554,3791,440,883
64296356 to 70477,4371,918,320
744100363 to 78583,7862,502,106
846104370 to 87710,3593,212,465
948109377 to 971,355,5114,567,976
1050113386 to 1071,138,8775,706,853
1152117395 to 1191,368,2337,075,086
12541213105 to 1321,638,3388,713,424
13561253117 to 1461,956,64810,670,072
14581304129 to 1613,655,18414,325,256
15601344142 to 1783,017,32717,342,583
16621384157 to 1977,759,99525,102,578
17641424173 to 21715,138,19340,240,771
18661464191 to 23926,083,82566,324,596
19681514210 to 26362,620,247128,944,843
20701554232 to 289211,708,088340,652,931
21721594255 to 318N/AN/A
2274N/A4280 to 350N/AN/A
2376N/A4307 to 384N/AN/A
2478N/A4338 to 422N/AN/A
2580N/A5370 to 463N/AN/A
2682N/A5406 to 508N/AN/A
2784N/A5445 to 557N/AN/A
2886N/A5488 to 610N/AN/A
2988N/A5534 to 668N/AN/A
3090N/A5585 to 731N/AN/A
3191N/A5612 to 765N/AN/A
3292N/A5640 to 800N/AN/A
3393N/A5670 to 837N/AN/A
3494N/A5701 to 876N/AN/A
3595N/A5733 to 916N/AN/A
3696N/A5766 to 958N/AN/A
3797N/A5801 to 1001N/AN/A
3898N/A5837 to 1047N/AN/A
3999N/A5875 to 1094N/AN/A
40100N/A5915 to 1144N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Winter Orb:


Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Winter Orb.

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.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Frost Fury Additional Max Number Of Stages 175Winter Orb has +2 Maximum Stageshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Frost Fury Area Of Effect Per Stage 166Winter Orb has 2% increased Area of Effect per Stagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Frost Fury Area Of Effect Per Stage 275Winter Orb has 3% increased Area of Effect per Stagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Winter Orb Damage 166Winter Orb deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Winter Orb Damage 275Winter Orb deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
  • Now deals 25 to 31 Cold damage at gem level 1 (from 23 to 28) and 232 to 289 Cold damage at gem level 20 (from 258 to 322).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 50% (from 60%).
  • Winter Orb has been added to the game.