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Cold Snap

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Cold SnapSpell, AoE, Cold, Duration
Radius: 16
Mana Cost: (11-28)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Cast Time: 0.85 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 140%
Requires Level 16Creates a sudden burst of cold in a targeted area, damaging enemies. This also creates an expanding area which is filled with chilled ground, and deals cold damage over time to enemies. Enemies that die while in the area have a chance to grant Frenzy Charges. The cooldown can be bypassed by expending a Frenzy Charge.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (32-666) to (47-999) Cold Damage
Base duration is 5 seconds
Deals (26.3-1193.2) Base Cold Damage per second
25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge when an Enemy Dies while in this Skill's Area
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.
Cold Snap skill icon.pngCold Snap inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 16
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Alteration
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemColdSnap

Cold Snap skill screenshot.jpg

Cold Snap is a spell that deals cold damage to enemies in an area, leaving chilled ground that expands and deals cold damage over time. It has a cooldown that is bypassed by using Frenzy Charge and also has a chance to grant a Frenzy Charge on kill.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Can be used in left mouse button slot to cast and move.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityintelligenceMana
Cost
Cold
Damage
Cold
DPS
Chill
Effect
Exp.Total Exp.
11618261132 to 4726.3N/A00
22022311342 to 6337.21%49,72549,725
32425371455 to 8251.32%95,714145,439
42829421571 to 10669.83%169,595315,034
53132461685 to 128884%199,345514,379
634355017102 to 152110.45%285,815800,194
737375418121 to 181137.16%401,3441,201,538
840405819143 to 214169.87%554,3791,755,917
943436220169 to 253208.58%755,0492,510,966
1046466621198 to 298255.59%1,016,5333,527,499
1149487021233 to 349310.910%1,898,6025,426,101
1252517422272 to 408377.611%1,964,0197,390,120
1355547823317 to 47645612%2,573,7319,963,851
1458578224369 to 55455013%4,676,43914,640,290
1560598425408 to 612627.914%3,017,32717,657,617
1662608725451 to 67671715%7,823,00125,480,618
1764629026498 to 746815.416%15,264,20840,744,826
1866649227549 to 823927.917%26,272,84567,017,671
1968669527605 to 9071051.918%62,872,274129,889,945
2070689828666 to 9991193.219%212,023,122341,913,067
21727010029733 to 10991351.420%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A29806 to 12091525.721%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A30886 to 13301723.522%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A30974 to 1461194123%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A311069 to 16042187.224%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A321174 to 17612457.825%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A321288 to 19322763.626%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A331412 to 21183099.227%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A331548 to 23223477.828%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A341696 to 25443892.929%N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A341775 to 26634166.729%N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A351858 to 27874450.730%N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A351944 to 29164758.430%N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A352034 to 30515077.531%N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A362128 to 31925422.831%N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A362226 to 33395780.932%N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A362328 to 34926168.132%N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A372435 to 36536569.633%N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A372547 to 38207003.233%N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A372663 to 39957462.134%N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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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 ↓
Intruders in Black
Act 2

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Root of the Problem
Act 2
Yeena
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Cold Snap:

ItemLimitRadiusStats
Winter's BountyWinter's Bounty
Cobalt Jewel
Limited to: 1
Radius: Medium (1200)
(10-15)% increased Cold Damage
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Cold Snap grants Power Charges instead of Frenzy Charges when Enemies die in its Area
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Cold Snap's Cooldown can be bypassed by Power Charges instead of Frenzy Charges
As a boy, Rigwald was taught to hunt,
Through the first snows of winter,
When beasts have gorged their fill,
And see nothing but the long slumber ahead.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Medium (1200)(10-15)% increased Cold Damage
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Cold Snap grants Power Charges instead of Frenzy Charges when Enemies die in its Area
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Cold Snap's Cooldown can be bypassed by Power Charges instead of Frenzy Charges

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Cold Snap.

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 Cold Snap Cooldown Speed 16620% increased Cold Snap Cooldown Recovery Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Cold Snap Cooldown Speed 27530% increased Cold Snap Cooldown Recovery Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Cold Snap Damage 16625% increased Cold Snap Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Cold Snap Damage 27540% increased Cold Snap Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Cold Snap Area Of Effect 1668% increased Cold Snap Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Cold Snap Area Of Effect 27512% increased Cold Snap Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0

Microtransactions

The list below shows microtransactions for Cold Snap.

ItemEffect(s)
Cold Grasp EffectCold Grasp EffectCold Snap Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Cold Snap becomes a grasping hand of frost
Your Cold Snap becomes a grasping hand of frost

Version history

Version Changes
3.6.0
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 11 (was 8).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 28 (was 20).
  • Now deals 32 to 47 Cold damage at gem level 1 (from 24 to 35) and 666 to 999 Cold damage at gem level 20 (from 668 to 1002).
  • Now deals 26.3 base Cold damage per second at gem level 1 (from 19.6) and 1193.2 base Cold damage per second at gem level 20 (down from 1196.4).
3.5.0
  • Now deals 19.6 base cold damage at gem level 1, up to 1196.3 base cold damage at gem level 20 (up from 997).
3.3.1
  • Fixed a bug where Cold Snap's damage over time stacked with itself. To compensate for this, we have increased Cold Snap and Vaal Cold Snap's damage by 25% at gem level 20, scaling down to no change at gem level 1.
3.3.0c
  • Fixed a bug where Cold Snap's damage over time could bypass damage immunities.
  • Fixed a bug where damage over time from Cold Snap was not removed between PvP rounds or on death. This fixes a case of Catarina minions dying immediately upon being resurrected.
3.3.0
  • Previously dealt cold damage in an area.
  • Now deals cold damage in an area, then creates an area of chilled ground which deals cold damage over time and expands over its duration to up to twice its original size. This effect lasts 6 seconds.
  • Now deals 24-35 cold damage at gem level 1 (up from 9-13), up to 534-800 cold damage at gem level 20 (up from 462-693).
  • Now has a cooldown of 3 seconds (down from 4), which can be bypassed by expending a frenzy charge (previously required a power charge).
  • Now requires level 16.
  • Now requires 18 dexterity at gem level 1 (Previously only required intelligence).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 180% (up from 120%).
  • Now has a 25% chance to grant a frenzy charge when an enemy dies while affected by the skill's cold damage over time.
3.0.0
  • Cold Snap now has 20% increased Chill Effect at gem level 1, gaining 1% per gem level.
2.6.0
  • Cold Snap gains 1 additional unit of radius every 4 levels.
  • No longer gain increased area of effect radius.
2.0.0
  • Quality now instead increases area of effect by 0.5% per 1%, and no longer affects freeze or chill duration.
1.2.0
  • Cold Snap: We changed the freeze chance to 30% at all levels. We increased the damage of Cold Snap by 50% at all levels.
1.1.0
  • Increased the damage of the following skills at low levels: SparkSparkSpell, Projectile, Duration, Lightning
    Mana Cost: (5-21)
    Cast Time: 0.65 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Projectile Speed: 560
    Launches unpredictable sparks that move randomly until they hit an enemy or expire.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Projectile Speed
    Deals (1-63) to (20-1198) Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 2 seconds
    Fires (4-6) additional Projectiles
    (0-19)% increased Projectile Speed
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Spark skill icon.png
    , Cold Snap, Ice SpearIce SpearSpell, Projectile, Cold
    Mana Cost: (8-23)
    Cast Time: 0.70 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 80%
    Projectile Speed: 1000
    Requires Level 12Launches shards of ice in rapid succession. After travelling a short distance they change to a second form, which moves much faster and pierces through enemies.Per 1% Quality:
    2% increased Projectile Speed
    Deals (22-383) to (33-575) Cold Damage
    Second form has 600% increased Critical Strike Chance
    Second form has 300% more Projectile Speed
    Second form has +(30-49)% to Critical Strike Multiplier
    Fires an additional Projectile
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Ice Spear skill icon.png
    and to a lesser extent, Freezing PulseFreezing PulseSpell, Projectile, Cold
    Mana Cost: (5-21)
    Cast Time: 0.65 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 150%
    Projectile Speed: 1800
    An icy projectile which has a chance to freeze enemies it passes through. The projectile fades quickly, reducing damage and freezing chance until it dissipates.Per 1% Quality:
    2% increased Projectile Speed
    Deals (8-888) to (12-1332) Cold Damage
    Projectiles Pierce all Targets
    (0-19)% increased Projectile Speed
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Freezing Pulse skill icon.png
    and Storm CallStorm CallSpell, AoE, Duration, Lightning
    Radius: 20
    Mana Cost: (6-16)
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Requires Level 12Sets a marker at a location. After a short duration, lightning strikes the marker, dealing damage around it. When this happens, it will also set off the lightning at any other markers you've cast.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (16-408) to (31-758) Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 1.5 seconds
    (10-29)% increased Effect of Shock
    +(0-6) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Storm Call skill icon.png
    .
0.10.0
  • Damage significantly increased (40% higher at Level 1, 105% higher at Level 15).
0.9.11
  • Increased its damage.
  • Now has a cooldown which can by bypassed by spending a Power Charge.
0.9.5g
  • Fixed a bug where maximum distance could be bypassed with shift-casts.
0.9.4c
  • Set the default critical strike chance of Cold Snap (4%).
0.9.3c
  • Reduced damage by 10%.
0.9.2
  • Massively increased Cold Snap's chill duration bonus.
0.9.1
  • Disabled the ability to cast Cold Snap on invalid locations.
0.8.0
  • Cold Snap now freezes for a longer duration than normal ice damage.
0.7.1
  • Slightly increased Cold Snap's damage
0.6.11
  • Added skills: Raise Zombie, Detonate Dead, Cold Snap