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Frost BombSpell, AoE, Duration, Cold, Orb
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (4-16) Mana
Cooldown Time: 2.50 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 300%
Creates a crystal that pulses with cold for a duration. Each pulse applies a debuff to nearby enemies for a secondary duration which reduces life and energy shield regeneration rate, and reduces energy shield recharge rate, and also inflicts Cold Exposure. When the crystal's duration ends, it explodes, dealing heavy cold damage to enemies around it.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Cold Damage0.5% chance to Freeze enemies1% increased Area of Effect1% less Skill Effect Duration
1% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
Deals (14-1336) to (21-2003) Cold Damage
Base duration is 2 seconds
Base secondary duration is 5 seconds
Cold Exposure applies -15% to Cold Resistance
75% reduced Life Regeneration rate
75% reduced Energy Shield Regeneration rate
25% reduced Energy Shield Recharge rate
+(0-7) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Frost Bomb skill icon.pngFrost Bomb inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 5
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemFrostBomb

Frost Bomb skill screenshot.jpg


Frost Bomb is a cold spell that places an orb that releases pulses which reduce life regeneration and energy shield regeneration, along with applying Cold Exposure. It will rapidly pulse before it explodes, dealing cold damage in an area.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Duration: increasing or reducing the duration of Frost Bomb will affect the time it takes for the skill to detonate, as well as the duration of the debuff.
  • Negative Resistances: Frost Bomb's Exposure can reduce resistances below 0, making enemies vulnerable to cold damage.
  • Hit: just the explosion counts as hit (in terms of Hextouch SupportHextouch SupportTrigger, Support, Hex
    Icon: &
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 38Must support both a skill that hits enemies, and a hex curse skill to work. The hex will be applied when enemies are hit by the other skill. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Minions cannot apply hexes this way.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Effect of Supported CursesSupported Skills deal 1% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments per Curse on Enemy0.5% reduced Effect of Supported Curses
    Supported Skills have 2% increased Curse Duration
    Supported Skills apply supported Curses on Hit
    Supported Skills have (50-12)% reduced Curse Duration
    You cannot Cast Supported Curse Spells
    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.
    for example). The pulses do not.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired IntelligenceMana
Cost
Cold
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
1416414 to 2100
2620518 to 26841841
3927524 to 3630993940
41233631 to 47743311373
51641744 to 662289534268
62050760 to 904972583993
72458880 to 12195714179707
828679107 to 160169595349302
9327510140 to 210283759633061
10368310181 to 2724539961087057
11409211234 to 3507031281790185
124410012299 to 44910612232851408
134810912381 to 57120658704917278
145211713482 to 72325071107424388
155512314574 to 86125737319998119
165813014682 to 1023761135117609470
176113615809 to 12141343790831047378
186414215958 to 14372505214756099525
1967148161132 to 16984386943699968961
2070155161336 to 2003242081178342050139
2172159171490 to 2235N/AN/A
2274N/A171662 to 2493N/AN/A
2376N/A181852 to 2778N/AN/A
2478N/A182063 to 3094N/AN/A
2580N/A182296 to 3445N/AN/A
2682N/A192555 to 3833N/AN/A
2784N/A192842 to 4263N/AN/A
2886N/A193159 to 4739N/AN/A
2988N/A203511 to 5266N/AN/A
3090N/A203899 to 5849N/AN/A
3191N/A204109 to 6163N/AN/A
3292N/A204329 to 6494N/AN/A
3393N/A214561 to 6842N/AN/A
3494N/A214805 to 7208N/AN/A
3595N/A215061 to 7592N/AN/A
3696N/A215331 to 7996N/AN/A
3797N/A215614 to 8422N/AN/A
3898N/A225912 to 8869N/AN/A
3999N/A226226 to 9338N/AN/A
40100N/A226555 to 9832N/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
8Dying AnguishDying Anguish8Level 19 Gem
Alternative Quality: +19%
Moribund, he gazed upon the journey taken as blood trickled down his chin. His eye closed on the city ahead that he would never call home.
random level 19 gem with 19% alternative qualityAutomatic
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorAdds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing # monsters
Quality GemRight click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
random superior gemAutomatic
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
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 with 20% qualityAutomatic
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.random divination card set exchangeAutomatic

Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Frost Bomb.

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 Bomb Cooldown Speed 166Frost Bomb has 20% increased Cooldown Recovery Ratehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Frost Bomb Cooldown Speed 275Frost Bomb has 30% increased Cooldown Recovery Ratehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Frost Bomb Damage 16625% increased Frost Bomb Damagehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Frost Bomb Damage 27540% increased Frost Bomb Damagehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Frost Bomb Increased Duration 166Frost Bomb has 20% increased Debuff Durationhelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Frost Bomb Increased Duration 275Frost Bomb has 30% increased Debuff Durationhelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Frost Bomb Area Of Effect 16616% increased Frost Bomb Area of Effecthelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Frost Bomb Area Of Effect 27524% increased Frost Bomb Area of Effecthelmet 75
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Frost Bomb has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Celestial Frost Bomb EffectCelestial Frost Bomb EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Frost Bomb becomes a celestial effect.Your Frost Bomb becomes a celestial effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.14.0
  • Cold Exposure is now -15% cold resistance (was -25%).
3.13.0
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 300% (from 200%).
  • Now deals 14 to 21 cold damage at gem level 1 (unchanged), up to 1336 to 2003 at gem level 20 (from 959 to 1439).
  • Now gains additional radius as the gem levels, up to +7 at gem level 20.
3.12.0
  • Now has alternative quality
3.6.0
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 4 (was 6).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 16 (was 19).
  • Now applies Cold Exposure to affected enemies, rather than reducing their Cold Resistance.
3.4.0
  • Now reduces Energy Shield Regeneration Rate and Recovery Rate, not just Life Regeneration Rate.
3.3.0
  • Now deals 14-21 cold damage at gem level 1 (up from 10-14), up to 959-1439 cold damage at gem level 20 (up from 521-781).
  • Now has a 2 second delay before exploding, and applies a debuff which lasts 5 seconds and grants -25% cold resistance to affected enemies. (Previously had a 3.5 second delay before exploding, and applied a debuff which lasted 2 seconds and granted -20% cold resistance to affected enemies.)
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 200% (up from 130%).
2.2.0
  • Added to the game

References

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