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Frozen Orb

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Frozen Orb is a Sorcerer skill from the Core skill tree. Its features are:

Grants Player Exploits Condition
Cold Dmg Frozen
Chills (CC)
Vulnerable
+ Mana
Core
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.


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Frozen Orb

Unleash an orb that Chills (CC) for 34% and expels piercing shards dealing a total of 36% damage. Upon expiration, Frozen Orb explodes, dealing 34% damage and Chilling enemies for 9%.

Mana Cost: 40

Enchantment Slot Effect

Whenever you cast a non-Basic Skill, you have a 20% chance to launch a Frozen Orb at a nearby enemy.

Damage: Cold

Lucky Hit Chance: 4%

Tags: Core, Frost

Upgrades

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Enhanced Frozen Orb

When cast above 40 Mana, Frozen Orb's explosion damage is increased by x 45% against Elites and x 30% against all other enemies.

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Greater Frozen Orb

Frozen Orb's explosion has a 30% chance to make all enemies hit Vulnerable for 2 seconds. Frozen Orb always makes Frozen enemies Vulnerable.

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Destructive Frozen Orb

Frozen Orb's explosion restores 5 Mana when hitting a Frozen enemy.


Items that work with Frozen Orb

The following items either:

  • Grant a bonus when using Frozen Orb
  • Create a condition Frozen Orb can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Frozen Orb creates

Legendary Aspects

Accelerating Aspect
Offensive Critical Strikes with Core skills increase your Attack Speed by 15 - 25% for 5 seconds.

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

N/A Extraction All
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 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 Frozen Orbit
Offensive Frozen Orb stays in place after reaching its destination and explodes 2 additional times for 20 - 30% of its damage.

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

N/A Extraction 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
Elementalist's Aspect
Offensive Core or Mastery skills cast at or above 100 Mana gain a 20 - 40% increased Critical Strike Chance.

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

Pallid Delve
(Map)
Dry Steppes Sorcerer
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
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
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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Banished Lord's Talisman

"His name has been lost to history, but to have been exiled from a land as cursed as Hawezar, his deeds must have been truly depraved." - Scholar's Notes

Type: Amulet
Class: All

Description: After you spend 300 of your Primary Resource, your next Core Skill is guaranteed to Overpower. Your Critical Strikes that Overpower deal %[x] increased damage.


Affixes:

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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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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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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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Melted Heart of Selig

"Do not allow your passions to become obsessions. Fuel the fire that burns within you, but it is madness to allow yourself to become ash to please an uncaring universe." - Last words of Master Selig

Type: Amulet - Uber Unique
Class: All

Description: Gain 60 Maximum Resource. 75% of incoming damage drains 2 Resource for every 1% of Life you would have lost instead.

Affixes:

  • + Resistance to All Elements
  • + All Stats
  • + Core Skill Damage
  • + Damage while Healthy
  • Resource Regeneration
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Mother's Embrace

"Every tome, every scroll, every book in this temple produces the same answer. The only being willing to stand against the Eternal Conflict, against the Prime Evils, was Lilith." - Elias

Type: Ring
Class: All

Description: If a Core Skill hits 4 or more enemies, 20% - 40% of the Resource cost is refunded.

Affixes:

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Paingorger's Gauntlets

Crafted from fragments of Duriel's carapace, wearing these gloves, or being struck by them, causes an agonizing sensation akin to pushing one's hands through a thousand shards of glass.

Type: Gloves
Class: All

Description: Damaging enemies with a cast Non–Basic Skill marks them for 3 seconds. When a Basic Skill first hits a marked enemy, the Basic Skill’s damage is echoed to all marked enemies, dealing 100–200%[x] increased damage.

Affixes:


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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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Ring of Starless Skies

"Yours is the power to pluck the stars from the heavens with the ease of a child gathering fruit from the bough." - Unknown

Type: Ring - Uber Unique
Class: All

Description: Spending resources reduces your resource costs and increases your damage by x10% for 3 seconds, up to 40%.

  • + % All Resistances

Affixes:

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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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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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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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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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Subdue

Magic: Barbarian / Druid / Necromancer / Rogue / Sorcerer

Bonus:

  • For every 5 Strength purchased within range, you gain +0.8% increased damage to Vulnerable targets.


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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 Frozen Orb

Attribute Amulet Ring Helm Chest Gloves Weap 1H Weap 2H Off-Hand
Ranks to Frozen Orb
[2 -3]
Core Skill Damage
[12.5 - 19.5%]
Core Skill Damage
[25 - 39%]
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%]
Vulnerable Damage
[9.8 - 19.6%]
Vulnerable Damage
[19.6 - 39.2%]
Attribute Amulet Ring Helm Chest Gloves Weap 1H Weap 2H Off-Hand



Changes to Frozen Orb

Patch 1.2.0, October 17, 2023

  • Enhanced Frozen Orb
    • Threshold for bonus damage reduced from 50 to 40 Mana.
    • Maximum distance reduced from 6 to 4.
    • Additional functionality: Bonus explosion damage is increased to x45% against Elites.

Patch 1.0.3, June 27, 2023

  • Initial base damage increased from 32% to 36%.
  • Explosion base damage increased from 29% to 34%.
  • Greater Frozen Orb - Chance to apply Vulnerable increased from 25% to 30%.