Frost Nova

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Frost Nova is a Sorcerer skill from the Defensive skill tree. Its features are:

Grants Player Exploits Condition
Freezes (CC) N/A
Vulnerable
Defensive
Frost

'Grants Player' 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.


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Frost Nova

Unleash a torrent of frost, Freezing (CC) enemies around you for 3 seconds.

Cooldown: 24 seconds.

Enchantment Slot Effect

Lucky Hit: Your Conjuration Skills have up to a 30% chance to unleash a Frost Nova when hitting enemies.

Tags: Defensive, Frost

Upgrades

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Enhanced Frost Nova

Killing enemies Frozen by Frost Nova reduces its Cooldown by 1 second, up to 4 seconds per cast.

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Mystical Frost Nova

Frost Nova makes enemies Vulnerable for 4 seconds, increased to 6 seconds against Bosses.

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Shimmering Frost Nova

Frost Nova generates 4 Mana per enemy hit.

* Frozen enemies cannot move or attack. Enemies can be Frozen by repeatedly Chilling them.
* Vulnerable enemies take 20% increased damage.


Tips for using Frost Nova

  • Frost Nova applies no damage so items that improve elemental damage will not affect it. Freeze duration improvements will, however.


Items that work with Frost Nova

The following items either:

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

Legendary Aspects

Aspect of Biting Cold
Offensive When you Freeze an enemy there is a 25 - 35% chance they become Vulnerable for 3 seconds.

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

Forgotten Depths
(Map)
Dry Steppes Sorcerer
Aspect of Control
Offensive You deal 25 - 35% more damage to Immobilized (CC), Stunned (CC), or Frozen (CC) enemies.

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

Sunken Library
(Map)
Kehjistan Sorcerer
Aspect of Shared Misery
Utility Lucky Hit: When you hit a Crowd Controlled enemy, there is up to a 30 - 50% chance for that Crowd Control effect to spread to another unaffected enemy.

Helm, Chest, Gloves, Boots, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

Oblivion
(Map)
Hawezar All
Aspect of the Umbral
Resource Restore 1 - 4 of your Primary Resource when you Crowd Control an enemy.

Ring

Champion's Demise
(Map)
Dry Steppes All
Exploiter's Aspect
Utility You have + 20% increased Crowd Control Duration. While enemies are Unstoppable, you deal x 20 - 40% increased damage to them.

Helm, Chest, Gloves, Boots, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction All
Smiting Aspect
Offensive You have x 10 - 20% increased Critical Strike Chance against Injured enemies. While you are Healthy, you gain x 20 - 40% increased Crowd Control Duration.

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

N/A Extraction All
Everliving Aspect
Defensive You take 20 - 25% less damage from Crowd Controlled or Vulnerable enemies.

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

N/A Extraction Sorcerer
Frostblitz Aspect
Defensive Frost Nova gains an additional charge but the Cooldown per charge is increased by 40 - 30%.

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

N/A Extraction Sorcerer
Storm Swell Aspect
Offensive You deal 21 - 30% increased damage to Vulnerable enemies while you have a Barrier.

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

Onyx Hold
(Map)
Dry Steppes Sorcerer

Unique Items

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Ahavarion Spear of Lycander

The angel Lycander left us a portion of her power in this spear. It is all the proof I need that she watches over us still. - Oracle Argoysni

Type: Staff - Uber Unique
Class: Druid and Sorcerer

Description: Gain a random Shrine effect for 10-20 seconds after killing an Elite enemy. Can only occur once every 30 seconds.

+ % Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies


Affixes:

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Frostburn

A touch so frigid it stops the heart and chills the very soul.

Type: Gloves
Class: All

Description: Lucky Hit: Up to a 15 - 25% chance to Freeze (CC) enemies for 2 seconds.

Affixes:

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Godslayer Crown

"The Sahptev faithful believe in a thousand and one gods. If it takes me as many lifetimes, I will find and kill them all." - Gaspar Stilbian, Veradani Outcast"

Type: Helm
Class: All

Description: When you Stun (CC), Freeze (CC), or Immobilize (CC) an Elite enemy, or damage a Boss, it Pulls (CC) In Nearby enemies. You deal [30 - 60]%[x] increased damage to them for 3 seconds. This effect can only occur once every 12 seconds.


Affixes:

  • % Cooldown Reduction
  • + % Crowd Control Duration
  • + # Maximum Life
  • + % Damage
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Penitent Greaves

Remorseful devotees of the Cathedral of Light must undertake a gruelling pilgrimage, journeying across the frigid glacier known as the Serac Rapture. Only then may their gravest sins be forgiven.

Type: Boots
Class: All

Description: You leave behind a trail of frost that Chills (CC) enemies. You deal x7 - 10% more damage to Chilled enemies.

  • Evade Grants +50% Movement Speed for 1 Second

Affixes:

  • + % Movement Speed
  • + % Crowd Control duration
  • % Slow duration reduction
  • % Cold Resistance
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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


Paragon Glyphs

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Advantage

Magic: Barbarian / Necromancer / Sorcerer

Bonus:

  • For every 5 Willpower purchased within range, you gain +1.1% increased damage to Crowd Controlled targets.


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Control

Rare: Necromancer Sorcerer

Bonus:

  • For every 5 Intelligence purchased within range, you deal + [2-10]% increased damage to Crowd Controlled targets.

Additional Bonus:

Requirements: 40 Intelligence

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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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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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Tactician

Rare: Sorcerer

Bonus:

  • Grants + [25-125]% bonus to all Rare nodes within range

Additional Bonus:

  • You deal x10% increased damage for 4 seconds after casting a Defensive Skill.

Requirements: 25 Dexterity


Item Affixes

The following Affixes are particularly useful with Frost Nova.

Attribute Amulet Ring Helm Boots Weap 1H Weap 2H Offhand
Ranks to Frost Nova
[2 -3]
Ranks to All Defensive Skills
[1 - 2]
Damage to Frozen Enemies
[9.5 - 16.5%]
Damage to Frozen Enemies
[19 - 33%]
Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies
[5 - 12%]
Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies
[10 - 24%]
Staff: Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies
[35%]
Crowd Control Duration
[5 - 12%]
Vulnerable Damage
[9.8 - 19.6%]
Vulnerable Damage
[19.6 - 39.2%]
Attribute Amulet Ring Helm Boots Weap 1H Weap 2H Offhand


Changes to Frost Nova

There have been no changes made to Frost Nova.