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Frost WallSpell, Duration, Cold
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (9-33) Mana
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Can Store 3 Use(s)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Creates a wall of ice which holds back enemies. Targets under the wall are damaged and pushed back.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Skill Effect Duration3% increased DamageFreezes enemies as though dealing 5% more DamageBase duration is (3-4.9) seconds
0.15 seconds between appearance of Wall sections
Wall will be (28-56) units long
Deals (8-462) to (12-693) Cold Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Frost Wall skill icon.pngFrost Wall inventory icon.png
Area level: 5
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemFrostWall

Frost Wall skill screenshot.jpg

Frost Wall is a spell that creates a impassable wall of ice which damages enemies and pushes them back.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Duration: Higher skill gem levels will improve base wall duration, which can be further modified by "skill duration" passives and supports.
  • Permeability: Players, monsters and most projectiles can not pass through a frost wall. There are some exceptions: teleporting and leaping skills, and all projectiles fired by the caster of Frost Wall pass through a Frost Wall.
  • Invincible: Frost Walls cannot be destroyed by any amount of damage.
  • Can be used in left mouse button slot to cast and move.
  • Spell Totem SupportSpell Totem SupportSupport, Spell, Totem
    Icon: T
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 200%
    Requires Level 8Supports spell skills that are not triggered. Instead of casting that spell, you will summon a totem that casts the spell for you.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Totem Placement speed1% increased Totem Duration1% increased Totem RangeSupported Skills will summon a Totem which uses that Skill
    Totem lasts 8 seconds
    Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less Damage
    Spells Cast by Totem have 30% less Cast Speed
    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.
    creates a totem with 3 charges that have a cooldown. A new totem can be placed after all 3 charges are used up, instead of waiting for the totem's cooldown.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired IntelligenceMana
Exp.Total Exp.
141693288 to 1200
2620103.1289 to 16841841
3927113.22814 to 2330993940
41233123.32818 to 27743311373
51641133.43525 to 372289534268
62050153.53532 to 494972583993
72458163.63542 to 6395714179707
82867183.73554 to 81169595349302
93275193.84268 to 102283759633061
103683213.94285 to 1284539961087057
11409222442106 to 1597031281790185
1244100234.142131 to 19610612232851408
1348109254.249160 to 24020658704917278
1452117264.349196 to 29425071107424388
1555123274.449227 to 34125737319998119
1658130294.549263 to 394761135117609470
1761136304.656303 to 4551343790831047378
1864142314.756350 to 5242505214756099525
1967148324.856402 to 6034386943699968961
2070155334.956462 to 693242081178342050139
217215934563506 to 759N/AN/A
2274N/A345.163554 to 832N/AN/A
2376N/A355.263607 to 910N/AN/A
2478N/A365.363664 to 996N/AN/A
2580N/A365.470726 to 1089N/AN/A
2682N/A375.570794 to 1191N/AN/A
2784N/A385.670867 to 1301N/AN/A
2886N/A395.770947 to 1420N/AN/A
2988N/A395.8771033 to 1550N/AN/A
3090N/A405.9771127 to 1691N/AN/A
3191N/A405.95781178 to 1766N/AN/A
3292N/A416801230 to 1844N/AN/A
3393N/A416.05811284 to 1926N/AN/A
3494N/A426.1831340 to 2011N/AN/A
3595N/A426.15851399 to 2099N/AN/A
3696N/A426.2871461 to 2191N/AN/A
3797N/A436.25881525 to 2287N/AN/A
3898N/A436.3901591 to 2387N/AN/A
3999N/A436.35921661 to 2491N/AN/A
40100N/A446.4941733 to 2599N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

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

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
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

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
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Frost Wall.

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 Wall Cooldown Speed 166Frost Wall has 20% increased Cooldown Recovery Ratehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Frost Wall Cooldown Speed 275Frost Wall has 30% increased Cooldown Recovery Ratehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Frost Wall Duration 16624% increased Frost Wall Durationhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Frost Wall Duration 27536% increased Frost Wall Durationhelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 9 (was 14)
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 33 (was 37)
  • Now correctly has a random orientation when it targets the caster or has no specific target.
  • Frost Walls created by you or your allies are now no longer considered enemies for the purposes of projectile collision detection (your projectiles will not collide with your own Frost Wall). This intentionally fixes the exploit case where a player stacks many Frost Walls around a boss and uses a skill like Piercing Lightning ArrowLightning ArrowAttack, AoE, Projectile, Lightning, Bow
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (7-11) Mana
    Attack Damage: (130-154)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (130-154)%
    Projectile Speed: 3260
    Requires Level 12Fires a charged arrow at the target, causing them to be struck by a bolt of lightning which damages nearby enemies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% chance to Shock enemies1% increased Area of Effect1% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage1% chance to Hit an additional EnemyDeals (130-154)% of Base Attack Damage
    50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
    Hits up to 3 additional enemies near the target
    (1-9) to (13-179) Added Lightning Damage
    Shocks Enemies as though dealing (100-290)% more Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Lightning Arrow skill icon.png
    to trigger an excessive amount of hits.
  • Frost Wall's cooldown can no longer be bypassed by expending Power Charges.
  • Frost Wall's cooldown has been reduced from 5 seconds to 3 seconds.
  • Now has a cooldown that can be bypassed by consuming Power charges. Its damage, duration, and wall length have all been greatly modified.
  • Fixed a bug where Frost Wall could push around immobile objects.
  • Frost Wall can't be used through walls anymore.
  • Fixed a bug where Frost Wall could damage non-hostile bandit leaders.
  • Fixed a crash with Frost Wall.
  • Frost Wall added to the game.