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FrostboltSpell, Projectile, Cold
Mana Cost: (6-25)
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 160%
Projectile Speed: 375
Fires a slow-moving projectile that pierces through enemies, dealing cold damage.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Cold Damage
Deals (9-972) to (13-1458) Cold Damage
Projectiles Pierce all Targets
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Frostbolt skill icon.pngFrostbolt inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 5
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemFrostBolt

Frostbolt skill screenshot.jpg

Frostbolt is a cold spell that fires a slowly moving projectile that always pierces targets. Frostbolt interacts with Ice NovaIce NovaSpell, AoE, Cold
Radius: 30
Mana Cost: (8-23)
Cast Time: 0.70 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 120%
Requires Level 12A chilling circle of ice expands from the caster. If the caster targets near their Frostbolt projectiles, it will expand from a number of those projectiles instead. If this skill would repeat when cast this way, it will instead expand again from the same projectiles after a short delay.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (18-518) to (26-762) Cold Damage
Can expand from up to 2 Frostbolt Projectiles
Adds (3-79) to (4-116) Cold Damage against Chilled Enemies
20% less Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolt
+(0-4) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ice Nova skill icon.png
and VortexVortexSpell, AoE, Cold, Duration
Mana Cost: (11-20)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.50%
Requires Level 28An icy blast explodes around the caster, dealing cold damage to enemies, and leaving behind a whirling vortex which deals cold damage over time and chills enemies caught in it. If the caster targets near their Frostbolt projectiles, it will explode from a number of those projectiles instead, destroying them.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (38-524) to (57-787) Cold Damage
Base duration is 3 seconds
Deals (106.5-1456.9) Base Cold Damage per second
Can explode from up to 5 Frostbolt Projectiles
20% less Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolt
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
(0-76)% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vortex skill icon.png
, causing those spells to be released out of Frostbolt Projectiles instead.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Interaction with Ice Nova and Vortex: When Ice NovaIce NovaSpell, AoE, Cold
    Radius: 30
    Mana Cost: (8-23)
    Cast Time: 0.70 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 120%
    Requires Level 12A chilling circle of ice expands from the caster. If the caster targets near their Frostbolt projectiles, it will expand from a number of those projectiles instead. If this skill would repeat when cast this way, it will instead expand again from the same projectiles after a short delay.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (18-518) to (26-762) Cold Damage
    Can expand from up to 2 Frostbolt Projectiles
    Adds (3-79) to (4-116) Cold Damage against Chilled Enemies
    20% less Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolt
    +(0-4) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Ice Nova skill icon.png
    or VortexVortexSpell, AoE, Cold, Duration
    Mana Cost: (11-20)
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.80 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.50%
    Requires Level 28An icy blast explodes around the caster, dealing cold damage to enemies, and leaving behind a whirling vortex which deals cold damage over time and chills enemies caught in it. If the caster targets near their Frostbolt projectiles, it will explode from a number of those projectiles instead, destroying them.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (38-524) to (57-787) Cold Damage
    Base duration is 3 seconds
    Deals (106.5-1456.9) Base Cold Damage per second
    Can explode from up to 5 Frostbolt Projectiles
    20% less Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolt
    Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
    (0-76)% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Vortex skill icon.png
    is cast while a Frostbolt projectile is out, the skills will be cast out from the projectile rather than the player.[1] Vortex will consume the projectile, but Ice Nova will not. If multiple Frostbolt projectiles are active, the skill will use the closest Frostbolt projectile.
  • Interaction with projectile speed: Frostbolt's total projectile distance traveled is not affected by faster projectile speed such as from Faster Projectiles SupportFaster Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: j
    Mana Multiplier: 110%
    Requires Level 31Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
    Supported Skills have (50-69)% increased Projectile Speed
    Supported Skills deal (20-29)% increased 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.
    nor from slower projectile speed such as from Slower Projectiles SupportSlower Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: J
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 31Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage
    Supported Skills have (30-49)% less Projectile Speed
    Supported Skills deal (20-29)% 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.
    .
  • Can be used in left mouse button slot to cast and move.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.intelligenceMana
Cost
Cold
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
11069 to 1300
220610 to 157070
3416713 to 19308378
4722818 to 261,5541,932
51131925 to 386,6678,599
616411038 to 5826,04734,646
720501152 to 7849,72584,371
824581269 to 10395,714180,085
928671390 to 135169,595349,680
10327514116 to 174283,759633,439
11368315148 to 223453,9961,087,435
12409216189 to 283703,1281,790,563
134410018238 to 3571,061,2232,851,786
144810919299 to 4482,065,8704,917,656
155211720373 to 5602,507,1107,424,766
165612521465 to 6975,798,93613,223,702
176013422576 to 86415,083,91928,307,621
186414223711 to 106727,792,73556,100,356
196714824832 to 124843,869,73999,970,095
207015525972 to 1458242,081,556342,051,651
2172159251077 to 1615N/AN/A
2274N/A261192 to 1789N/AN/A
2376N/A261320 to 1980N/AN/A
2478N/A271460 to 2190N/AN/A
2580N/A271614 to 2421N/AN/A
2682N/A281784 to 2676N/AN/A
2784N/A281970 to 2955N/AN/A
2886N/A292175 to 3263N/AN/A
2988N/A302400 to 3600N/AN/A
3090N/A302648 to 3972N/AN/A
3191N/A302780 to 4171N/AN/A
3292N/A312919 to 4379N/AN/A
3393N/A313065 to 4598N/AN/A
3494N/A313218 to 4827N/AN/A
3595N/A313378 to 5067N/AN/A
3696N/A323546 to 5318N/AN/A
3797N/A323721 to 5582N/AN/A
3898N/A323905 to 5858N/AN/A
3999N/A334098 to 6147N/AN/A
40100N/A334300 to 6449N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Frostbolt:

ItemRadiusStats
Frozen TrailFrozen Trail
Cobalt Jewel
Limited to: 2
Radius: Medium (1200)
(7-10)% increased Projectile Damage
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Frostbolt Projectiles gain 40% increased Projectile Speed per second
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Frostbolt fires 2 additional Projectiles
The Maraketh knew that a mountain path
free of vegetation was cut by regular avalanches,
and so the advancing Eternals were unwittingly drawn into a deathtrap.
Place into an allocated jewel socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Medium (1200)(7-10)% increased Projectile Damage
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Frostbolt Projectiles gain 40% increased Projectile Speed per second
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Frostbolt fires 2 additional Projectiles

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Frostbolt.

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 Bolt Cast Speed 16610% increased Frostbolt Cast Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Frost Bolt Cast Speed 27515% increased Frostbolt Cast Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Frost Bolt Damage 16625% increased Frostbolt Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Frost Bolt Damage 27540% increased Frostbolt Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Frost Bolt Freeze Chance 166Frostbolt has +10% chance to Freezehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Frost Bolt Freeze Chance 275Frostbolt has +15% chance to Freezehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Vortex AoE On Frostbolt 166Vortex has 30% increased Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolthelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Vortex AoE On Frostbolt 275Vortex has 45% increased Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolthelmet 75
default 0

Microtransactions

The list below shows microtransactions for Frostbolt.

ItemEffect(s)
Black Hole Frostbolt EffectBlack Hole Frostbolt EffectFrostbolt Skin
Stack Size: 20
Your Frostbolt becomes a flying black hole.
Your Frostbolt becomes a flying black hole.

Version history

Version Changes
3.6.0
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 25 (was 20).
  • Now deals 9 to 13 Cold damage at gem level 1 (from 6 to 10) and 972 to 1458 Cold damage at gem level 20 (from 753 to 1129)
2.3.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. Bex_GGG (May 12, 2016). "Skill Reveal - Frostbolt and Vortex". Official Path of Exile Forum. Retrieved June 3, 2016.