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Frost Bolt

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Frost Bolt is a Sorcerer skill from the Basic skill tree. Its features are:

Grants Player Exploits Condition
Cold Dmg Frozen (CC)
Chills (CC) Chilled (CC)
Freezes (CC)
+ Mana
Vulnerable
Basic
Frost

'Creates Condition' means this skill creates this condition i.e it could make a target Vulnerable that other skills can take advantage of. 'Exploits Condition' means this skill takes advantage of a condition, not necessarily of its own making. So for example another skill might Stun and this skill could take advantage of that.

Frost Bolt Details and Upgrades

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Frost Bolt

Throw a bolt of frost at an enemy, dealing 38% damage and Chilling (CC) them for 15%.

Enchantement Slot Effect

Direct Damage from skills applies up to 15% Chill.

Damage: Cold

Lucky Hit Chance: 40%

Tags: Basic, Frost

Upgrades

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Enhanced Frost Bolt

Frost Bolt has a 15% chance to explode on Chilled targets hitting surrounding enemies. Chance increased to 100% against Frozen targets.

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Glinting Frost Bolt

Frost Bolt generates 4 Mana when hitting Chilled or Frozen enemies.

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Flickering Frost Bolt

Frost Bolt makes Frozen enemies  Vulnerable for 3 seconds.


Items that work with Frost Bolt

The following items either:

  • Grant a bonus when using Frost Bolt
  • Create a condition Frost Bolt can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Frost Bolt creates

Legendary Aspects

Aspect of Efficiency
Resource Casting a Basic Skill reduces the Mana cost of your next Core Skill by 10 - 20%.

Ring

Domhainne Tunnels
(Map)
Scosglen Sorcerer
Aspect of the Expectant
Offensive After Attacking enemies with a Basic skill, increase the damage of your next Core skill cast within 5 seconds by x 5 - 10%, up to x 30%.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

Underroot
(Map)
Codex of Power All
Aspect of Might
Defensive Basic Skills grant 20% Damage Reduction for 2 - 6 seconds.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

Dark Ravine
(Map)
Dry Steppes All
Aspect of Overwhelming Currents
Offensive Unstable Currents has a 10 - 20% chance to cast an additional Shock skill.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Sorcerer
Rapid Aspect
Offensive Basic skills gain + 15 - 30% Attack Speed.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

Buried Halls
(Map)
Dry Steppes All
Stable Aspect
Offensive While Unstable Currents is not active, your Shock skills have a 7 - 12% chance to trigger a free cast from it.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Sorcerer

Unique Items

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Blue Rose

"Her lover's spirit faded, and in her sorrow she wept frozen tears. Where they fell, roses of the purest ice would blossom each winter." - Greenslade's Tales, Chapter 7: "The Myth of Irina Coldheart"

Type: Ring
Class: Sorcerer

Description: Lucky Hit: Damaging an enemy has up to a 30% chance to form an exploding Ice Spike, dealing # Cold damage. Triple this chance if the enemy is Frozen.

  • + % Resistance to All Elements
  • + % Cold Resistance

Affixes:

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Iceheart Brais

The mad artisan saw his fingers turn black from frostbite as he worked the cloth, but refused to stay the needle and thread for even a moment.

Type: Pants
Class: Sorcerer

Description: Enemies that die while Frozen have a 21 - 30% chance to unleash a Frost Nova.

  • While Injured, your potion also restores 20% Resource

Affixes:

  • % Damage Reduction
  • + % Freeze duration
  • + % Damage to Frozen enemies
  • + # - # Maximum Life
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Tal Rasha's Iridescent Loop

"Fool said he dug it out of the sands near Lut Gholem with a few other worthless trinkets. I hid my delight at receiving such as treasure in exchange for a meager handful of coins" - Rakhaan

Type: Ring
Class: Sorcerer

Description: For each type of elemental damage you deal, gain [X] 14% increased damage for 4 seconds. Dealing Elemental damage refreshes all bonuses. (Sorcerer Only)

  • + % Resistance to All Elements
  • + % Resistance to All Elements

Affixes:

  • + % Non-Physical Damage
  • + % Lucky Hit Chance
  • + % Resource Generation
  • + % Cooldown Reduction


Paragon Glyphs

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Control

Rare: Necromancer / Sorcerer

Bonus:

  • For every 5 Intelligence (Necro) / Dexterity (Sorc) purchased within range, you deal + 2-10% increased damage to Crowd Controlled targets.

Additional Bonus:

Requirements: 40 Intelligence (in radius range)

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Electrocute

Rare: Sorcerer

Bonus:

  • Paragon nodes within range gain + [15-75]% bonus to their Lightning damage and damage reduction modifiers.

Additional Bonus:

Requirements: 25 Dexterity

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Elementalist

Rare: Sorcerer

Bonus:

  • Paragon nodes within range gain + [15-75]% bonus to their Non-physical damage and damage reduction modifiers.

Additional Bonus:

  • Dealing Fire, Cold, or Lightning damage to an enemy increases all damage you deal to them by 5% for 10 seconds, stacking once per element.

Requirements: 40 Intelligence

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Enchanter

Rare: Sorcerer

Bonus:

  • For every 5 Intelligence purchased within range, you deal + [1.3 - 6.5]% increased Non-physical damage.

Additional Bonus:

  • For each skill equipped in your Enchantment Slots, gain 13.3% Resistance to that Skill's element.

Requirements: 40 Intelligence

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Frostbite

Rare: Sorcerer

Bonus:

  • For every 5 Willpower purchased within range, you deal + [3-14.8]% increased damage to Chilled (CC) targets.

Additional Bonus:

  • Enemies deal 13.3% reduced damage to you for 5 seconds after they are no longer Frozen.

Requirements: 25 Willpower

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Winter

Rare: Sorcerer

Bonus:

  • Paragon nodes within range gain +[15-75]% bonus to their Cold damage and damage reduction modifiers.

Additional Bonus:

  • Whenever you Chill an enemy, you deal x3% increased Cold damage for 10 seconds, up to x15%.

Requirements: 25 Dexterity


Item Affixes

The following Affixes are particularly useful with Frost Bolt

Attribute Amulet Ring Helm Chest Weap 1H Weap 2H Off-Hand
Ranks to Frost Bolt
[2 -3]
Basic Skill Damage
[18.5 - 39.5%]
Basic Skill Damage
[37 - 79%]
Basic Skill Attack Speed
[4.4 - 10%]
Frost Skill Damage
[10.5 - 17.5%]
Damage to Chilled Enemies
[7 - 14%]
Damage to Chilled Enemies
[14 - 28%]
Damage to Frozen Enemies
[9.5 - 16.5%]
Damage to Frozen Enemies
[19 - 33%]
Cold Damage
[10.5 - 17.5%]
Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies
[5 - 12%]
Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies
[10 - 24%]
Crowd Control Duration
[5 - 12%]
Staff: Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies
[35%]
Attribute Amulet Ring Helm Chest Weap 1H Weap 2H Off-Hand


Changes to Frost Bolt

Patch 1.0.3, June 27, 2023

  • Base damage increased from 35% to 38%.