Herald of Ice

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Herald of IceSpell, AoE, Cold, Herald
Level: (1-20)
Reservation: 25% Mana
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 80%
Requires Level 16Grants a buff adding cold damage to spells and attacks. If you shatter an enemy, this skill will cause them to explode and deal AoE cold damage to enemies near them. This damage is not affected by modifiers to spell damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentBuff grants 0.75% increased Cold Damage0.5% increased Area of EffectBuff grants 0.5% chance to FreezeAdds (4-38) to (5-56) Cold Damage to Spells
Adds (4-38) to (5-56) Cold Damage to Attacks
Deals (18-308) to (26-462) Cold Damage
Damage cannot be Reflected
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Ice skill icon.pngHerald of Ice inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 16
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Orb of Alteration
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemHeraldOfIce

Herald of Ice skill screenshot.jpg


Herald of Ice is a Herald skill. It reserves mana to grant added cold damage to attacks and spells and causes frozen enemies you shatter to explode, dealing cold damage in an area.

Skill functions and interactions

Explode on Shatter: While Herald of Ice is active, if you kill a frozen enemy (thereby shattering it), an explosion will be created that deals cold secondary damage to other enemies in an area. This explosion can be modified by support gems linked to Herald of Ice, such as Hextouch SupportHextouch SupportSupport, Hex, Trigger
Icon: &
Level: (1-20)
Requires Level 38Must support both a skill that hits enemies, and a hex curse skill to work. The hex will be applied when enemies are hit by the other skill. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Minions cannot apply hexes this way.Supported Skills apply supported Curses on Hit
Supported Skills have (50-12)% reduced Curse Duration
You cannot Cast Supported Curse Spells
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 Increased Area of Effect SupportIncreased Area of Effect SupportSupport, AoE
Icon: E
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 38Supports any skill with an area of effect.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Area DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of Effect
Supported Skills deal 1% reduced Damage
Supported Skills have 0.25% increased Area of Effect
Supported Skills have (30-49)% increased Area of EffectThis 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.
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Spell Damage: Because of the line Damage is not affected by modifiers to spell damage, support gems which grant more spell damage, increases and reductions to spell damage on the passive tree, or even critical modifiers such as increased critical strike chance for spells will not apply.

Increased Cold Damage: The Buff grants 0.75% increased Cold Damage from quality applies globally to all cold damage.

Area of Effect: Area of Effect modifiers from passives, items, and gems affect the radius of the on-kill explosion.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired IntelligenceSpell
Cold
Damage
Attack
Cold
Damage
Cold
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
11626184–54–518–2600
22031225–75–723–354972549725
32437256–86–830–4595714145439
42842297–107–1038–57169595315034
53146328–128–1245–67199345514379
63450359–149–1453–80285815800194
737543710–1610–1662–944013441201538
840584012–1812–1873–1105543791755917
943624313–2013–2085–1287550492510966
1046664615–2315–2399–14910165333527499
1149704817–2617–26115–17318986025426101
1252745119–2919–29134–20019640197390120
1355785422–3322–33154–23225737319963851
1458825724–3724–37178–267467643914640290
1560845926–3926–39195–293301732717657617
1662876028–4228–42214–321782300125480618
1764906230–4630–46235–3521526420840744826
1866926433–4933–49257–3862627284567017671
1968956635–5335–53282–42262872274129889945
2070986838–5638–56308–462212023122341913067
21721007040–6140–61337–505N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A43–6543–65368–552N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A46–7046–70402–603N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A50–7550–75438–658N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A53–8053–80478–717N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A57–8557–85521–782N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A61–9161–91568–852N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A65–9865–98619–928N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A69–10469–104674–1010N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A74–11174–111733–1100N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A77–11577–115765–1149N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A79–11979–119796–1198N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A82–12382–123830–1251N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A85–12785–127863–1304N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A87–13187–131899–1361N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A90–13590–135934–1418N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A93–14093–140971–1479N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A96–14496–1441008–1540N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A99–14999–1491047–1605N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A102–154102–1541085–1670N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Herald of Ice can drop anywhere.

Recipes

Herald of Ice 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 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 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

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Herald of Ice.

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 Herald Of Ice Damage 16625% increased Herald of Ice Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Herald Of Ice Damage 27540% increased Herald of Ice Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Herald Of Ice Mana Reservation 166Herald of Ice has 20% reduced Mana Reservationhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Herald Of Ice Mana Reservation 275Herald of Ice has 30% reduced Mana Reservationhelmet 100
default 0

Related unique items

The following unique items are related to Herald of Ice:

ItemBase ItemLvl.Stats
SouthboundSouthbound
Soldier Gloves
Quality: +20%
Armour: 110
Energy Shield: 21
Requires Level 51, 40 Str, 40 IntAdds (30-36) to (44-50) Cold Damage to Attacks
(12-16)% increased maximum Life
+(40-50)% to Cold Resistance
25% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
Your Hits can only Kill Frozen Enemies
50% increased Herald of Ice Damage
Far south, the winter crawls under the skin.
Below the snow, adrift wanderers sleep.
Soldier Gloves51Adds (30-36) to (44-50) Cold Damage to Attacks
(12-16)% increased maximum Life
+(40-50)% to Cold Resistance
25% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
Your Hits can only Kill Frozen Enemies
50% increased Herald of Ice Damage
Circle of FearCircle of Fear
Sapphire Ring
Requires Level 52<One to three random Synthesis implicit modifiers>+(20-30) to Dexterity
Adds (20-25) to (26-35) Cold Damage
+(20-30)% to Cold Resistance
<Two Random Herald of Ice modifiers>
My subordinates circled me eternally, attuned to the slightest weakness, ready to tear me apart for their own gains.
Sapphire Ring52<One to three random Synthesis implicit modifiers>+(20-30) to Dexterity
Adds (20-25) to (26-35) Cold Damage
+(20-30)% to Cold Resistance
<Two Random Herald of Ice modifiers>
+(50-60)% to Cold Resistance while affected by Herald of Ice
(40-60)% increased Cold Damage while affected by Herald of Ice
Herald of Ice has (40-60)% increased Buff Effect
Herald of Ice has (20-15)% reduced Mana Reservation
+1% to maximum Cold Resistance while affected by Herald of Ice

Related passive skills

The following passive skills are related to Herald of Ice: No results found for the given query.

Alternate skill effects

Herald of Ice has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Automaton Herald EffectAutomaton Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes an Automaton Effect.Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes an Automaton Effect.
Blood Guard Herald EffectBlood Guard Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald becomes a Blood Guard Effect.Your Herald becomes a Blood Guard Effect.
Celestial Herald EffectCelestial Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald becomes a Celestial Effect.Your Herald becomes a Celestial Effect.
Demonic Herald EffectDemonic Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald becomes a Demonic Effect.Your Herald becomes a Demonic Effect.
Divine Herald EffectDivine Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a divine effect.Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a divine effect.
Dragon Hunter Herald EffectDragon Hunter Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald becomes a Dragon Hunter Effect.Your Herald becomes a Dragon Hunter Effect.
Faith Guard Herald EffectFaith Guard Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald becomes a Faith Guard Effect.Your Herald becomes a Faith Guard Effect.
Gloom Herald EffectGloom Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a dark effect.Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a dark effect.
Gore Herald EffectGore Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a gory effect.Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a gory effect.
Innocence Herald EffectInnocence Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes an innocence effect.Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes an innocence effect.
Invisible Buff EffectInvisible Buff EffectSkill Gem EffectRemoves the visual effects on the player from arctic armour, tempest shield, blood rage, molten shell, phase run, petrified blood, any aura, any blasphemied curse, or any herald gem.Removes the visual effects on the player from arctic armour, tempest shield, blood rage, molten shell, phase run, petrified blood, any aura, any blasphemied curse, or any herald gem.
Purple Herald EffectPurple Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a purple effect.Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a purple effect.
Sin Herald EffectSin Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a sin effect.Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a sin effect.
Sunprism Herald EffectSunprism Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald becomes a sun prism effect.Your Herald becomes a sun prism effect.
Wasteland Herald EffectWasteland Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a Wasteland Effect.Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a Wasteland Effect.
White Herald EffectWhite Herald EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Herald becomes a White Effect.Your Herald becomes a White Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.4.0
  • Now instant by default and can therefore be used while moving.
  • All instant skills now have cooldown 1 second or less.
  • Instant skills cannot be supported by Spell Echo and will not be cast a second time by similar effects (such as from the Echoing Shrine).
3.0.0
  • Added Herald gem tag.
2.0.0
  • Shattering effect no longer reflects damage to the player. Reduced added damage at all levels.
1.3.0
  • Herald of IceHerald of IceSpell, AoE, Cold, Herald
    Level: (1-20)
    Reservation: 25% Mana
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cast Time: Instant
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 80%
    Requires Level 16Grants a buff adding cold damage to spells and attacks. If you shatter an enemy, this skill will cause them to explode and deal AoE cold damage to enemies near them. This damage is not affected by modifiers to spell damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentBuff grants 0.75% increased Cold Damage0.5% increased Area of EffectBuff grants 0.5% chance to FreezeAdds (4-38) to (5-56) Cold Damage to Spells
    Adds (4-38) to (5-56) Cold Damage to Attacks
    Deals (18-308) to (26-462) Cold Damage
    Damage cannot be Reflected
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Herald of Ice skill icon.png
    and Herald of ThunderHerald of ThunderSpell, AoE, Duration, Lightning, Herald
    Level: (1-20)
    Reservation: 25% Mana
    Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cast Time: Instant
    Radius: 32
    Requires Level 16Grants a buff which adds lightning damage to spells and attacks. If you kill a shocked enemy, this skill will create a storm, causing lightning bolts to strike enemies around you for a duration. The damage inflicted by this skill is not affected by modifiers to spell damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentBuff grants 0.75% increased Lightning Damage1% increased Skill Effect DurationBuff grants 1.5% increased Damage
    Buff grants 0.5% increased Damage taken
    Buff grants (2-19) to (7-76) Added Spell Lightning Damage
    Buff grants (2-19) to (7-76) Added Attack Lightning Damage
    Deals (1-23) to (31-1108) Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 6 seconds
    Storm Hits an Enemy every 0.25 Seconds
    Cannot inflict Shock
    Creates a storm when you Kill a Shocked Enemy
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Herald of Thunder skill icon.png
    have been changed from Spell to Cast active skill types to indicate that they deal secondary damage and not spell damage.
1.2.4
  • Herald of Ice no longer has the Spell tag, and instead has the Cast tag (to make it more clear that it does not deal spell damage).
1.2.3
  • The shattering damage area of effect radius has been increased by 20%. The damage on shatter has been increased by 100%.
1.2.0
  • Herald of Ice has been added to the game.

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