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Ice SpearSpell, Projectile, Cold
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (8-23) Mana
Soul Gain Prevention: 0 sec
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:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal2% increased Projectile SpeedProjectiles Pierce 0.1 additional Targets1% increased Cold DamageTravels 1% reduced distance before changing formsDeals (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.pngIce Spear inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 12
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Orb of Transmutation
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemIceSpear

Ice Spear skill screenshot.jpg


Ice Spear is a cold spell that fires projectiles in sequence. After traveling a short distance the projectiles enter a second form. The second form pierces all targets and has increased projectile speed and critical strike chance. This unique feature of Ice Spear makes it ideal for damaging distant targets, but at the same time makes it noticeably weaker at close range.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Multiple projectiles: All projectiles, including additional projectiles (such as from Greater Multiple Projectiles SupportGreater Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: P
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 165%
    Requires Level 38Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
    Supported Skills have 1% reduced Mana Cost
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Projectile Speed
    Projectiles Fired by Supported Skills have 1% increased Projectile spread
    Supported Skills fire 4 additional Projectiles
    Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less 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 Volley SupportVolley SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: =
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
    Supports skills that fire projectiles from the user. Does not affect projectiles fired from other locations as secondary effects.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 1% increased Projectile Damage1% increased distance between Firing PointsSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of EffectSupported Skills also fire Projectiles from up to 2 points on each side of you
    Supported Skills fire 2 additional Projectiles
    Supported Skills deal (12-3)% less 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.
    ), are fired in sequence.
  • Multiple Stages: This spell has two forms. The first form has no natural piercing. Once the projectile reaches a preset distance from the caster, it will instantly change to its second form. The second form pierces all targets, has 300% more projectile speed, and has 600% increased chance to critical strike. With a base critical strike chance of 7%, the second form will have a 49% chance to critically strike, before other modifiers. Ice Spear will do full damage to enemies in either form.
  • Projectile Speed: Increases and reductions to projectile speed (such as from Slower Projectiles SupportSlower Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: J
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 31Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile DamageSupported Skills deal 0.75% increased Projectile Damage to nearby EnemiesProjectiles Fired by Supported Skills have 3% chance not to Pierce EnemiesSupported Skills have (20-30)% 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.
    ) will not affect the distance at which the spell changes to its second form, but will alter Ice Spear's travel speed.
  • Piercing: Additional pierce will allow the first form to pierce targets as well. The second form naturally pierces all targets.
  • Fork and Chain: Ice Spear can fork and chain in its first form. In its second form, it pierces all targets, and therefore can never fork or chain.
    • Note: Frost Sentinel monsters use a different version of the skill, with additional projectiles (from 0 to 2) and 50% increased damage in second form. Fork and chain can apply to the skill in second form, as well as pierce in the first one.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired IntelligenceMana
Cost
Cold
Damage
Second
Form
Crit
Multi
Exp.Total Exp.
11233822 to 33+30%00
21539928 to 41+31%1524915249
319481036 to 53+32%4151756766
423561145 to 68+33%81983138749
527641256 to 84+34%147968286717
631731369 to 104+35%250557537274
735811485 to 127+36%405086942360
838881598 to 147+37%4477181390078
9419416113 to 169+38%6153182005396
104410016129 to 194+39%8346392840035
114710617148 to 222+40%15707604410795
125011318169 to 253+41%16339876044782
135311919192 to 288+42%21510308195812
145612519218 to 327+43%281218911008001
155913220247 to 370+44%509936016107361
166213821279 to 418+45%940073125508092
176414221302 to 453+46%1527336640781458
186614622327 to 491+47%2628658267068040
196815122354 to 532+48%62890590129958630
207015523383 to 575+49%212046017342004647
217215924415 to 622+50%N/AN/A
2274N/A24448 to 672+51%N/AN/A
2376N/A25484 to 726+52%N/AN/A
2478N/A25522 to 783+53%N/AN/A
2580N/A26563 to 845+54%N/AN/A
2682N/A26607 to 911+55%N/AN/A
2784N/A27654 to 982+56%N/AN/A
2886N/A27705 to 1057+57%N/AN/A
2988N/A28759 to 1139+58%N/AN/A
3090N/A28817 to 1225+59%N/AN/A
3191N/A28847 to 1271+60%N/AN/A
3292N/A29879 to 1318+61%N/AN/A
3393N/A29912 to 1367+62%N/AN/A
3494N/A29945 to 1418+63%N/AN/A
3595N/A29980 to 1470+64%N/AN/A
3696N/A301016 to 1524+65%N/AN/A
3797N/A301054 to 1580+66%N/AN/A
3898N/A301092 to 1638+67%N/AN/A
3999N/A301132 to 1698+68%N/AN/A
40100N/A311173 to 1760+69%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
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

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Siren's Cadence
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 Ice Spear.

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 Ice Spear Additional Projectile 175Ice Spear fires an additional Projectilehelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Ice Spear Distance Before Form Change 166Ice Spear travels 20% reduced distance before changing formshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ice Spear Distance Before Form Change 275Ice Spear travels 30% reduced distance before changing formshelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Ice Spear Percent Chance To Gain Power Charge On Critical Strike 16610% Chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical Strike with Ice Spearhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ice Spear Percent Chance To Gain Power Charge On Critical Strike 27515% Chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical Strike with Ice Spearhelmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Ice Spear Second Form Critical Strike Chance 166200% increased Ice Spear Critical Strike Chance in second formhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Ice Spear Second Form Critical Strike Chance 275300% increased Ice Spear Critical Strike Chance in second formhelmet 75
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Ice Spear has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Swordfish Ice Spear EffectSwordfish Ice Spear EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Ice Spear becomes a shattering icy swordfish.Your Ice Spear becomes a shattering icy swordfish.

Version history

Version Changes
3.6.0
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 8 (was 6).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 23 (was 20).
  • Now deals 22 to 33 Cold damage at gem level 1 (from 14 to 21) and 383 to 575 Cold damage at gem level 20 (from 369 to 553).
3.5.0
  • No longer pierces at short range.
  • Now fires a rapid sequence of ice spears which move 300% faster after arming.
  • Now gains additional critical strike multiplier after it arms.
  • Now pierces after it arms.
3.0.0
  • Ice Spear now has 10% increased Chill Effect at gem level 1, gaining 1% per gem level.
2.4.0
  • 70% more damage at gem level 20.
2.0.0
  • The Awakening Launch: complete rebalance of the Skill Gem.
  • Now grants 2% increased projectile speed per 1% quality (was 3% per 1% quality)
1.2.0
  • The mana cost of all skills has been revised.
  • We have increased the damage by 33% at level one, to +87% at level 20.
1.1.0
  • Increased the damage of the following skills at low levels: SparkSparkSpell, Projectile, Duration, Lightning
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (5-21) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.65 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 125%
    Projectile Speed: 560
    Launches unpredictable sparks that move randomly until they hit an enemy or expire.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Projectile SpeedProjectiles Pierce 0.1 additional TargetsFires 0.1 additional Projectiles2% of Lightning Damage Converted to Chaos DamageDeals (2-29) to (70-1326) 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 SnapCold SnapSpell, AoE, Cold, Duration
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (11-28) Mana
    Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cast Time: 0.85 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 140%
    Radius: 16
    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:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Area of Effect1% increased Effect of Chill2% increased Damage with Hits and AilmentsDeals (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.png
    , Ice Spear and to a lesser extent, Freezing PulseFreezing PulseSpell, Projectile, Cold
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (5-21) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.65 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 200%
    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:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent2% increased Projectile SpeedProjectiles gain Damage over time, dealing up to 3% more Damage by the time they dissipate
    Deals 99% of Damage
    Cannot Pierce Enemies
    Deals (8-888) to (12-1332) Cold Damage
    Projectiles Pierce all Targets
    Projectiles lose Damage over time, dealing up to 50% less Damage by the time they dissipate
    Projectiles have 25% chance to Freeze, which is lost over the first quarter of their flight
    (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
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (6-16) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 130%
    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:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal0.5% increased Area of Effect2% increased Area of Effect
    2% reduced Cast Speed
    0.5% reduced Skill Effect Duration0.25% chance for Lightning to Strike the Marker when Cast
    Deals (21-510) to (38-947) Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 1.5 seconds
    (10-29)% increased Effect of Lightning Ailments
    +(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
    .
0.10.2
  • Improved the Ice Spear and Lightning ArrowLightning ArrowAttack, AoE, Projectile, Lightning, Bow
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (7-11) Mana
    Attack Damage: (110-134)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (110-134)%
    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
    effects.
0.9.5g
  • Reduced the critical strike chance.
0.9.4c
  • Set the default critical strike chance of Ice Spear (8%).
0.9.3c
  • Increased damage by 5%.
0.9.3
  • Ice Spear now uses an increased Critical Strike chance to achieve the damage bonus and freeze when in its armed state.
0.9.2
  • Increased the damage.
0.9.1
  • Updated effect for Ice Spear.
0.8.4
  • Added new skill prototype: Ice Spear