Cold Snap

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Cold 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: 240%
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 (34-1057) to (52-1586) Cold Damage
Base duration is 5 seconds
Deals (28.7-1894) 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.pngCold Snap inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Drop level: 16
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemColdSnap

Cold Snap skill screenshot.jpg

For the Vaal-themed counterpart, see Vaal Cold Snap.

Cold Snap is a spell that deals cold damage to enemies in an area, leaving chilled ground that expands and deals cold damage over time. It has a cooldown that is bypassed by using Frenzy Charge. It also leaves behind an area of chilled ground that deals damage over time and has a 25% chance to grant a frenzy charge when you kill an enemy within its area of effect.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Can be used in left mouse button slot to cast and move.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired IntelligenceMana
Cost
Cold
Damage
Cold
DPS
Chill
Effect
Exp.Total Exp.
11618261134 to 5228.7N/A00
22022311347 to 7141.81%4972549725
32425371463 to 9559.22%95714145439
42829421584 to 12682.93%169595315034
531324616103 to 155106.74%199345514379
634355017126 to 189136.65%285815800194
737375418153 to 229173.26%4013441201538
840405819184 to 2772197%5543791755917
943436220222 to 333274.58%7550492510966
1046466621267 to 400343.59%10165333527499
1149487021319 to 479426.610%18986025426101
1252517422381 to 572529.211%19640197390120
1355547823454 to 681652.412%25737319963851
1458578224539 to 809803.513%467643914640290
1560598425605 to 90793014%301732717657617
1662608725677 to 10161076.715%782300125480618
1764629026758 to 11361241.716%1526420840744826
1866649227847 to 12711432.617%2627284567017671
1968669527947 to 14201646.818%62872274129889945
20706898281057 to 1586189419%212023122341913067
217270100291180 to 17702175.120%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A291316 to 19742489.921%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A301467 to 22002851.822%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A301634 to 24513256.523%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A311819 to 27293720.924%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A322025 to 30374239.525%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A322252 to 33794833.426%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A332505 to 3757549627%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A332784 to 41756253.328%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A343092 to 46397097.429%N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A343259 to 48887649.429%N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A353434 to 51518227.530%N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A353618 to 54288857.430%N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A353812 to 5718951731%N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A364016 to 602410234.931%N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A364230 to 634510986.632%N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A364455 to 668311803.932%N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A374692 to 703912659.633%N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A374941 to 74121358933%N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A375203 to 780514580.134%N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Cold Snap can drop anywhere.

Recipes

Cold Snap can be created from the following recipes:

AmountPartDescriptionMeta
8Dying AnguishDying Anguish8Level 19 Gem
Alternate 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 qualityA
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} 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.
Shift click to unstack.
Random superior gemA
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 gemA
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 gemA
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Gem
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% qualityA
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Random divination card set exchangeA

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Intruders in Black
Act 2

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Root of the Problem
Act 2
Yeena
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Cold Snap:

ItemLimitRadiusStats
Winter's BountyWinter's Bounty
Cobalt Jewel
Limited to: 1
Radius: Medium
(10-15)% increased Cold Damage
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Cold Snap grants Power Charges instead of Frenzy Charges when Enemies die in its Area
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Cold Snap's Cooldown can be bypassed by Power Charges instead of Frenzy Charges
As a boy, Rigwald was taught to hunt,
Through the first snows of winter,
When beasts have gorged their fill,
And see nothing but the long slumber ahead.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Medium(10-15)% increased Cold Damage
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Cold Snap grants Power Charges instead of Frenzy Charges when Enemies die in its Area
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Cold Snap's Cooldown can be bypassed by Power Charges instead of Frenzy Charges

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Cold Snap.

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 Cold Snap Cooldown Speed 166Cold Snap has 20% increased Cooldown Recovery Ratehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Cold Snap Cooldown Speed 275Cold Snap has 30% increased Cooldown Recovery Ratehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Cold Snap Damage 16625% increased Cold Snap Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Cold Snap Damage 27540% increased Cold Snap Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Cold Snap Area Of Effect 16616% increased Cold Snap Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Cold Snap Area Of Effect 27524% increased Cold Snap Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Cold Snap has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Cold Grasp EffectCold Grasp EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cold Snap becomes a grasping hand of frostYour Cold Snap becomes a grasping hand of frost
Overseer Cold Snap EffectOverseer Cold Snap EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cold Snap becomes an Overseer Effect.Your Cold Snap becomes an Overseer Effect.

Monster version

Cold Snap
Debuff
Cold Snap skill icon.png
You are taking cold damage over time from a Cold Snap

Delve monster Unstable Weta use its own version of Cold Snap (id: WetaColdSnapOnDeath) as a cast on death skill. It has two status icons, one for Chill status icon.pngChilled Ground part, one for the Cold Snap damage

The Vaal Oversoul also placed "Cold Snap" on the ground instead of normal chilled ground.


The following monsters use Cold Snap (or similar) skills:

Monster names skill ids
Boiling Ambusher MeleeAtAnimationSpeed IceNovaWaterElemental MonsterColdSnap WaterElementalWeakness
Boiling Ambusher MeleeAtAnimationSpeed IceNovaWaterElemental MonsterColdSnap WaterElementalWeakness
Boiling Ambusher MeleeAtAnimationSpeed IceNovaWaterElemental MonsterColdSnap WaterElementalWeakness
Boiling Ambusher MeleeAtAnimationSpeed IceNovaWaterElemental MonsterColdSnap WaterElementalWeakness
Boiling Strider MeleeAtAnimationSpeed IceNovaWaterElemental MonsterColdSnap WaterElementalWeakness
Bubbling Gold MeleeAtAnimationSpeed IceNovaWaterElemental MonsterColdSnap WaterElementalWeakness
Bubbling Gold MeleeAtAnimationSpeed IceNovaWaterElemental MonsterColdSnap WaterElementalWeakness
Captain of the Damned Melee ProphecySummonZombiesBoss ProphecyColdSnap ProphecyBlackguardGrab
Corpsestitch MeleeAtAnimationSpeedUnique NecromancerReviveSkeletonInvasion NecromancerSummonSkeletonsInvasion NecromancerVulnerability MonsterLightningWarpInvasion MonsterColdSnapInvasion DesecrateInvasion FleshOfferingSideAreaBoss
Daemon GeometryTriggerBlightColdModOnDeath BlightColdModOnDeathMortar BlightColdModOnDeathColdSnap
Frostspout Melee DoLiterallyNothing MPSHeistRobotTotemColdShot GSHeistRobotTotemColdSnap ChangeToStance1Heist
Jik'shah IncaBossRocks IncaBossSprayMaps IncaBossTravel IncaBossExplosion IncaBossSummon IncaBossLaser IncaBossRocksTriggered IncaBossColdSnapTriggered
Mirageblast MeleeAtAnimationSpeedUnique IceNovaWaterElementalInvasion MonsterColdSnapInvasion
Mirageblast MeleeAtAnimationSpeedUnique IceNovaWaterElementalInvasion MonsterColdSnapInvasion
Mutewind Snow-singer Melee WbFreezingPulseTrap WbColdSnapTrap WbColdResistAura WbFreezingPulseMultiTrap
Olmec, the All Stone MonsterLightningWarpLegends MonsterCausticBombLegends MonsterColdSnapLegends MonsterSearingBondLegends MonsterLightningProjectileNovaLegends
Otesha, the Giantslayer WbThrownWeapon WbWhirlingBlades WbColdThorns WbBloodRage WbSmokeMine WbHatred WbColdLeaderWait WbColdSnap WbDoubleStrike WbDualStrike WbFrenzyFortify WbFlickerStrike WbColdLeaderIcestorm WbColdThornsShort
Otesha, the Giantslayer WbThrownWeapon WbWhirlingBlades WbColdThorns WbBloodRage WbSmokeMine WbHatred WbColdLeaderWait WbColdSnap WbDoubleStrike WbDualStrike WbFrenzyFortify WbFlickerStrike WbColdLeaderIcestorm WbColdThornsShort
Phantom Impaler Melee PerandusClusterColdSnapTrap
Seething Brine MeleeAtAnimationSpeed MonsterColdSnap
Seething Brine MeleeAtAnimationSpeed MonsterColdSnap
Seething Brine MeleeAtAnimationSpeed MonsterColdSnap
Seething Brine MeleeAtAnimationSpeed MonsterColdSnap
Shadow of the Vaal IncaBossRocks IncaBossSprayMaps IncaBossTravel IncaBossExplosion IncaBossSummon IncaBossLaser IncaBossRocksTriggered IncaBossColdSnapTriggered
Shadow of the Vaal IncaBossRocks IncaBossSprayMaps IncaBossTravel IncaBossExplosion IncaBossSummon IncaBossLaser IncaBossRocksTriggered IncaBossColdSnapTriggered
Shadow of the Vaal IncaBossRocks IncaBossSprayMaps IncaBossTravel IncaBossExplosion IncaBossSummon IncaBossLaser IncaBossRocksTriggered IncaBossColdSnapTriggered
Stranglecharm MeleeAtAnimationSpeedUnique IceNovaWaterElemental WaterElementalCleave StranglecharmWaterPool StrangleCharmColdSnap
Stranglecharm MeleeAtAnimationSpeedUnique IceNovaWaterElemental WaterElementalCleave StranglecharmWaterPool StrangleCharmColdSnap
Undying Patrician Melee CityStalkerColdSnap
Undying Patrician Melee MonsterColdSnap
Undying Patrician Melee CityStalkerColdSnap
Undying Patrician Melee MonsterColdSnap
Unstable Weta DelveMeleeCold WetaColdSnapOnDeath
Unstable Weta DelveMeleeCold WetaColdSnapOnDeath
Unstable Weta DelveMeleeCold WetaColdSnapOnDeath

Version history

Version Changes
3.16.0
  • Now deals 34 to 52 Cold Damage at gem level 1 (previously 32 to 47), up to 1057 to 1586 at gem level 20 (previously 666 to 999).
  • It also now deals 28.7 Base Cold Damage per second at gem level 1 (previously 26.3), up to 1894 at gem level 20 (previously 1193.2).
  • It now has 240% Effectiveness of Added Damage at all gem levels (previously 140%).
3.10.1d
  • Fixed a bug where spells triggered by SpellslingerSpellslingerTrigger, Spell
    Level: (1-20)
    Reservation: (30-25)% Mana
    Cast Time: Instant
    Requires Level 24Reserves mana based on the supported spells to cause those spells to trigger when you fire projectiles from a wand attack.This Skill's Mana Reservation is the total of the Mana Reservations of Supported Skills, and cannot be further modified
    Trigger Supported Spells when you fire Projectiles from a Non-Triggered Wand Attack
    Supported Skills have Added Spell Damage equal to (50-100)% of Damage of Equipped Wand
    If two Wands are Equipped, each contributes half as much Added Damage
    Supported Skills have (0-38)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Spellslinger skill icon.png
    could have their cooldown bypassed if that is normally a behaviour of the skill. Trigger effects that add a cooldown now all correctly prevent any cooldown bypass. This currently only affects Cold Snap.
3.6.0
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 11 (was 8).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 28 (was 20).
  • Now deals 32 to 47 Cold damage at gem level 1 (from 24 to 35) and 666 to 999 Cold damage at gem level 20 (from 668 to 1002).
  • Now deals 26.3 base Cold damage per second at gem level 1 (from 19.6) and 1193.2 base Cold damage per second at gem level 20 (down from 1196.4).
3.5.0
  • Now deals 19.6 base cold damage at gem level 1, up to 1196.3 base cold damage at gem level 20 (up from 997).
3.3.1
  • Fixed a bug where Cold Snap's damage over time stacked with itself. To compensate for this, we have increased Cold Snap and Vaal Cold Snap's damage by 25% at gem level 20, scaling down to no change at gem level 1.
3.3.0c
  • Fixed a bug where Cold Snap's damage over time could bypass damage immunities.
  • Fixed a bug where damage over time from Cold Snap was not removed between PvP rounds or on death. This fixes a case of Catarina minions dying immediately upon being resurrected.
3.3.0
  • Previously dealt cold damage in an area.
  • Now deals cold damage in an area, then creates an area of chilled ground which deals cold damage over time and expands over its duration to up to twice its original size. This effect lasts 6 seconds.
  • Now deals 24-35 cold damage at gem level 1 (up from 9-13), up to 534-800 cold damage at gem level 20 (up from 462-693).
  • Now has a cooldown of 3 seconds (down from 4), which can be bypassed by expending a frenzy charge (previously required a power charge).
  • Now requires level 16.
  • Now requires 18 dexterity at gem level 1 (Previously only required intelligence).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 180% (up from 120%).
  • Now has a 25% chance to grant a frenzy charge when an enemy dies while affected by the skill's cold damage over time.
3.0.0
  • Cold Snap now has 20% increased Chill Effect at gem level 1, gaining 1% per gem level.
2.6.0
  • Cold Snap gains 1 additional unit of radius every 4 levels.
  • No longer gain increased area of effect radius.
2.0.0
  • Quality now instead increases area of effect by 0.5% per 1%, and no longer affects freeze or chill duration.
1.2.0
  • Cold Snap: We changed the freeze chance to 30% at all levels. We increased the damage of Cold Snap by 50% at all levels.
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 (2-70) to (29-1326) 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 Snap, Ice SpearIce SpearCritical, Spell, Projectile, Cold
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (8-23) Mana
    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.png
    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 continuously gain Damage, up to 3% more Damage by the time they dissipate
    Deals 1% less Damage
    Cannot Pierce Enemies
    Deals (8-888) to (12-1332) Cold Damage
    Projectiles Pierce all Targets
    Projectiles continuously lose Damage, 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: 165%
    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 (21-640) to (40-1188) 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
    .
0.10.0
  • Damage significantly increased (40% higher at Level 1, 105% higher at Level 15).
0.9.11
  • Increased its damage.
  • Now has a cooldown which can by bypassed by spending a Power Charge.
0.9.5g
  • Fixed a bug where maximum distance could be bypassed with shift-casts.
0.9.4c
  • Set the default critical strike chance of Cold Snap (4%).
0.9.3c
  • Reduced damage by 10%.
0.9.2
  • Massively increased Cold Snap's chill duration bonus.
0.9.1
  • Disabled the ability to cast Cold Snap on invalid locations.
0.8.0
  • Cold Snap now freezes for a longer duration than normal ice damage.
0.7.1
  • Slightly increased Cold Snap's damage
0.6.11
  • Added skills: Raise Zombie, Detonate Dead, Cold Snap


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