Consider helping out in updating the wiki for 3.8.0 - see Path of Exile Wiki:To-do list/3.8.0.

Game data updates to the wiki have been started.

---

A system has been added that will automatically add divination cards and other items to the item acquisition sections where appropriate. Entries added by this system will be shown as automatic in the item acquisition section.

Some pages will need to be updated to include upgraded_from_disabled=true if they are not eligible for the system.

Some further details on what needs to be done can be found on Path of Exile Wiki:To-do list/Automatic upgraded from and issues can be posted on the talk page.

Winter Orb

From Path of Exile Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Winter OrbCold, Spell, Channelling, AoE, Duration, Projectile
Mana Cost: (2-4)
Cast Time: 0.25 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 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 (30-232) to (37-291) Cold Damage
Maximum 10 Stages
Fires projectiles every 1.6 seconds
25% increased Duration per Stage
15% increased Projectile Frequency per Stage
Increases and Reductions to Cast Speed also apply to Projectile Frequency
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
Acquisition
Level: 28
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Chance
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemWinterOrb

Winter Orb is a channelling skill. Channeling the skill charges up an orb, which fires icy projectiles to deal cold damage enemies, which target the ground to deal area of effect damage.

Skill functions and interactions

While Winter Orb has the Projectile keyword, testing shows it appears to gain no benefit from the Fork SupportFork SupportSupport, Projectile
Icon: Y
Mana Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 31Supports projectile skills, making their projectiles fork into two projectiles the first time they hit an enemy and don't pierce it.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage
Supported Skills deal (-10-9)% more Projectile Damage
Supported Skills Fork
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.
, Pierce SupportPierce SupportSupport, Projectile
Icon: p
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage
Projectiles from Supported Skills Pierce (2-4) additional Targets
Supported Skills deal (0-19)% more Projectile 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.
, or Chain SupportChain SupportSupport, Chaining, Projectile
Icon: c
Mana Multiplier: 150%
Requires Level 38Supports projectile skills, and any other skills that chain.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 1% increased Projectile Speed
Supported Skills Chain +2 times
Supported Skills deal (30-11)% less Damage with Hits
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.
gems, even though the Active Skills window shows them as compatible. Firing projectiles in a nova with Sire of ShardsSire of Shards
Serpentine Staff
Warstaff
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: 57.6120
Critical Strike Chance: 6.30%
Attacks per Second: 1.25
Weapon Range: 13
Requires Level 49, 85 Str, 85 Int+20% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a StaffSocketed Gems fire 4 additional Projectiles
Socketed Gems fire Projectiles in a Nova
+(15-20) to all Attributes
+(5-7)% to all Elemental Resistances
(60-100)% increased Projectile Damage
20% increased Light Radius
That which was broken may yet break.
causes multiple projects to launch spread out as expected but land not exactly the same distance away from the caster.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.intelligenceMana
Cost
Cold DamageExp.Total Exp.
12867230 to 3700
23173235 to 44199,345199,345
33479241 to 52285,815485,160
43785349 to 61401,344886,504
54092357 to 71554,3791,440,883
64296363 to 78477,4371,918,320
744100369 to 87583,7862,502,106
846104377 to 96710,3593,212,465
948109385 to 1061,355,5114,567,976
1050113393 to 1161,138,8775,706,853
11521173102 to 1281,368,2337,075,086
12541213113 to 1411,638,3388,713,424
13561253124 to 1551,956,64810,670,072
14581304136 to 1703,655,18414,325,256
15601344149 to 1863,017,32717,342,583
16621384163 to 2037,759,99525,102,578
17641424178 to 22315,138,19340,240,771
18661464195 to 24326,083,82566,324,596
19681514213 to 26662,620,247128,944,843
20701554232 to 291211,708,088340,652,931
21721594254 to 317N/AN/A
2274N/A4277 to 346N/AN/A
2376N/A4302 to 377N/AN/A
2478N/A4329 to 411N/AN/A
2580N/A5358 to 447N/AN/A
2682N/A5389 to 487N/AN/A
2784N/A5423 to 529N/AN/A
2886N/A5460 to 576N/AN/A
2988N/A5500 to 626N/AN/A
3090N/A5544 to 680N/AN/A
3191N/A5567 to 708N/AN/A
3292N/A5590 to 738N/AN/A
3393N/A5615 to 769N/AN/A
3494N/A5641 to 801N/AN/A
3595N/A5668 to 835N/AN/A
3696N/A5695 to 869N/AN/A
3797N/A5724 to 905N/AN/A
3898N/A5754 to 943N/AN/A
3999N/A5786 to 982N/AN/A
40100N/A5818 to 1023N/AN/A

Item acquisition
Questionmark.png

Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
13The CataclysmThe Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem
Corrupted
The mighty warriors traded in blows, the nimble archers in arrows, yet it was the brazen thaumaturgists who would bring catastrophe to all.
random corrupted level 21 Spell gemAutomatic
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Superior Gem
Quality: +20%
"I swore to use my position to help the people. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?" - Erasmus, Imperial Gemcutter
random superior gem (Q20)Automatic
6The FoxThe Fox6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb
random level 20 gemAutomatic

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 ↓
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Clarissa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Winter Orb:

ItemLimitRadiusStats

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
3.7.0
  • Deals 30 to 37 cold damage at gem level 1 (from 25 to 31), up to 232 to 291 at gem level 20 (from 232 to 289).
  • Base duration is now 1.2 seconds (from 0 base duration, building solely on stages).
  • Now states that increases and reductions to cast speed now also apply to projectile frequency (actual behaviour is unchanged).
  • Now has a 20% reduced target acquisition range.
  • Now fires projectiles every 1.6 seconds (from every 0.8 seconds)
  • Now gains 25% increased duration per stage (from +0.4 seconds to base duration per stage).
  • Now has 100% more projectile frequency while channelling.
3.6.0
  • 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%).
3.5.0
  • Winter Orb has been added to the game.

References