Ice Spear

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Ice SpearIce Spear of Splitting
Ice 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: 130%
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.Deals (22-568) to (33-852) Cold Damage
Fires 2 Projectiles
Second form has 600% increased Critical Strike Chance
Second form has +(30-49)% to Critical Strike Multiplier
Second form has 300% more Projectile Speed

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Second form has +(2-40)% to Critical Strike Multiplier
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Acquisition
Drop level: 12
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemIceSpear

Ice Spear is a cold spell that fires projectiles in sequence. After traveling a short distance the projectiles enter a second form. The second form pierces all targets and has increased projectile speed and critical strike chance and multiplier. This unique feature of Ice Spear makes it ideal for damaging distant targets, but at the same time makes it noticeably weaker at close range.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Multiple projectiles: All projectiles, including additional projectiles (such as from Greater Multiple Projectiles SupportGreater Multiple Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: P
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 150%
    Requires Level 38Supports projectile skills.Supported Skills deal (35-26)% less Projectile Damage
    Supported Skills fire 4 additional Projectiles

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal (0.5-10)% increased Projectile Damage
    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 Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    ) are fired in sequence. All sequential projectiles may collide with the same target.
    • When Ice Spear creates non-sequential sets of projectiles, like by Splitting due to Sniper's MarkSniper's MarkSpell, Curse, Mark
      Level: (1-20)
      Cost: (16-33) Mana
      Cast Time: 0.50 sec
      Requires Level 4Curses a single enemy, increasing the damage they take from projectiles, and making projectiles split when hitting them, to hit other targets around them. You can only have one Mark at a time.Cursed enemies take (10-29)% increased Damage from Projectile Hits
      Projectiles which Hit Cursed Enemies Split towards 2 additional targets

      Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
      Cursed enemies take (0.25-5)% increased Damage from Projectile Hits
      Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
      , those sets are limited to one (returning) hit.
  • Multiple Stages: This spell has two forms. The first form has no natural piercing. Once a projectile has travelled a short distance, it will instantly change to its second form. The second form pierces all targets, has 300% more projectile speed, and has 600% increased chance to critical strike. With a base critical strike chance of 7%, the second form will have a 49% chance to critically strike, before other modifiers. Ice Spear will do full damage to enemies in either form.
    • Projectiles change forms after 2.2 metres of travel. The projectiles spawn a short distance in front of the caster however, so the distance between caster and enemy should be a little higher.[1]
  • Projectile Speed: Increases and reductions to projectile speed (such as from Slower Projectiles SupportSlower Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: J
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
    Requires Level 31Supports projectile skills.Supported Skills have (20-30)% less Projectile Speed
    Supported Skills deal (10-19)% more Projectile Damage

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal (0.5-10)% increased Projectile Damage
    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 Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    ) will not affect the distance at which the spell changes to its second form, but will alter Ice Spear's travel speed.
  • Piercing: Additional pierce will allow the first form to pierce targets as well. The second form naturally pierces all targets.
  • Fork and Chain: Ice Spear can fork and chain in its first form. In its second form, it pierces all targets, and therefore can never fork or chain against enemies. (This does not prevent % chance to be able to Chain when colliding with terrain.)
    • Note: Frost Sentinel monsters use a different version of the skill, with additional projectiles (from 0 to 2) and 50% increased damage in second form. Fork and chain can apply to the skill in second form, as well as pierce in the first one.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired IntelligenceMana
Cost
Cold
Damage
Second
Form
Crit
Multi
Exp.Total Exp.
11233822 to 33+30%00
21539928 to 42+31%1524915249
319481037 to 56+32%4151756766
423561148 to 72+33%81983138749
527641262 to 93+34%147968286717
631731378 to 118+35%250557537274
735811499 to 148+36%405086942360
8388815116 to 174+37%4477181390078
9419416137 to 205+38%6153182005396
104410016160 to 240+39%8346392840035
114710617187 to 280+40%15707604410795
125011318218 to 326+41%16339876044782
135311919253 to 379+42%21510308195812
145612519293 to 439+43%281218911008001
155913220338 to 508+44%509936016107361
166213821391 to 586+45%940073125508092
176414221429 to 644+46%1527336640781458
186614622472 to 707+47%2628658267068040
196815122518 to 776+48%62890590129958630
207015523568 to 852+49%212046017342004647
217215924622 to 933+50%N/AN/A
2274N/A24682 to 1023+51%N/AN/A
2376N/A25746 to 1120+52%N/AN/A
2478N/A25817 to 1225+53%N/AN/A
2580N/A26893 to 1340+54%N/AN/A
2682N/A26977 to 1465+55%N/AN/A
2784N/A271067 to 1601+56%N/AN/A
2886N/A271165 to 1748+57%N/AN/A
2988N/A281272 to 1908+58%N/AN/A
3090N/A281388 to 2083+59%N/AN/A
3191N/A281450 to 2175+60%N/AN/A
3292N/A291514 to 2272+61%N/AN/A
3393N/A291581 to 2372+62%N/AN/A
3494N/A291651 to 2477+63%N/AN/A
3595N/A291724 to 2586+64%N/AN/A
3696N/A301800 to 2700+65%N/AN/A
3797N/A301879 to 2818+66%N/AN/A
3898N/A301961 to 2942+67%N/AN/A
3999N/A302047 to 3070+68%N/AN/A
40100N/A312136 to 3204+69%N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Ice Spear can drop anywhere.

Recipes

Ice Spear can be created from the following recipes:

AmountPartDescriptionMeta
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
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
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 gem with 20% qualityA
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Right click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
Random gem with 1–20% qualityA
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Random divination card set exchangeA

Usage in recipes

Ice Spear is used in the following recipes:

ResultAmountPartNotesDescriptionMeta
Cameria's AvariceCameria's Avarice
Gavel
One Handed Mace
Physical Damage: (156-190.4) to (283.2-341.6)
Critical Strike Chance: (5.75-7.00)%
Attacks per Second: 1.15
Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
Requires Level 60, 212 Str15% reduced Enemy Stun ThresholdTrigger Level 20 Icicle Burst when you Hit a Frozen Enemy
(140-180)% increased Physical Damage
Adds (11-14) to (17-21) Physical Damage
(15-40)% increased Critical Strike Chance
40% increased Rarity of Items Dropped by Frozen Enemies
(30-40)% increased Cold Damage with Attack Skills
"Please, take whatever you want. Just don't kill me"
"But then I wouldn't have everything I want, would I?"
1Cameria's MaulCameria's Maul
Gavel
One Handed Mace
Physical Damage: (129.6-151.2) to (242.4-282.8)
Elemental Damage: (10-20) to (30-50)
Critical Strike Chance: (5.75-7.00)%
Attacks per Second: 1.15
Weapon Range: 1.1 metres
Requires Level 60, 212 Str15% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold(140-180)% increased Physical Damage
Adds (10-20) to (30-50) Cold Damage
(15-40)% increased Critical Strike Chance
40% increased Rarity of Items Dropped by Frozen Enemies
(30-40)% increased Cold Damage with Attack Skills
"You'll have my riches when you pry them from my cold, dead hands!"
"That's how I prefer it."
N/AVendor recipeM
1Glacial HammerGlacial HammerAttack, Melee, Strike, Cold
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 5 Mana
Attack Damage: (165-269)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (165-269)%
Hits enemies, converting some of your physical damage to cold damage. If a non-unique enemy is frozen and is on less than one third life, they will shatter when hit by Glacial Hammer. If striking three times in a row, the third strike will freeze enemies more easily. Requires a Mace, Sceptre or Staff.25% chance to Freeze enemies
100% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
Every third successive strike Freezes enemies as though dealing (200-390)% more Damage
+0.2 metres to Melee Strike Range
35% increased Duration of Cold Ailments
(10-29)% increased Effect of Cold Ailments
Adds (2-75) to (3-113) Cold Damage against Chilled Enemies

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Every third successive strike Freezes enemies as though dealing (5-100)% more Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
20% quality
1Ice 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: 130%
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.Deals (22-568) to (33-852) Cold Damage
Fires 2 Projectiles
Second form has 600% increased Critical Strike Chance
Second form has +(30-49)% to Critical Strike Multiplier
Second form has 300% more Projectile Speed

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Second form has +(2-40)% to Critical Strike Multiplier
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
20% quality
1Ice Bite SupportIce Bite SupportCold, Support
Icon: K
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
Requires Level 31Supports any skill you use to hit enemies yourself. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines.Supported Skills have 15% chance to Freeze
Supported Skills have (50-69)% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Killing a Frozen Enemy
Supported Skills have (8-69) to (12-103) added Cold Damage
Supported Skills have (2-15) to (3-23) added Cold Damage per Frenzy Charge

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Supported Skills deal (0.1-2)% increased Damage per Frenzy Charge
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 Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
20% quality

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Siren's Cadence
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Ice Spear.

Note that helmet enchantments are no longer obtainable since version 3.23.0 and can only be obtained in permanent leagues as already enchanted items from before this patch.

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.LabyrinthStatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Ice Spear Additional Projectile 175Eternal LabyrinthIce Spear fires an additional Projectilehelmet 75
Enchantment Ice Spear Damage 166Merciless Labyrinth25% increased Ice Spear Damagehelmet 0
Enchantment Ice Spear Damage 275Eternal Labyrinth40% increased Ice Spear Damagehelmet 0
Enchantment Ice Spear Distance Before Form Change 166Merciless LabyrinthIce Spear travels 20% reduced distance before changing formshelmet 100
Enchantment Ice Spear Distance Before Form Change 275Eternal LabyrinthIce Spear travels 30% reduced distance before changing formshelmet 75
Enchantment Ice Spear Percent Chance To Gain Power Charge On Critical Strike 166Merciless Labyrinth10% Chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical Strike with Ice Spearhelmet 100
Enchantment Ice Spear Percent Chance To Gain Power Charge On Critical Strike 275Eternal Labyrinth15% Chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical Strike with Ice Spearhelmet 75
Enchantment Ice Spear Second Form Critical Strike Chance 166Merciless Labyrinth200% increased Ice Spear Critical Strike Chance in second formhelmet 100
Enchantment Ice Spear Second Form Critical Strike Chance 275Eternal Labyrinth300% increased Ice Spear Critical Strike Chance in second formhelmet 75

Alternate skill effects

Ice Spear has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Auspicious Ice Spear EffectFile:Auspicious Ice Spear Effect inventory icon.pngAuspicious Ice Spear EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Ice Spear becomes an Auspicious Effect.File:Auspicious Ice Spear Effect inventory icon.pngYour Ice Spear becomes an Auspicious Effect.
Swordfish Ice Spear EffectSwordfish Ice Spear EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Ice Spear becomes a shattering icy swordfish.Your Ice Spear becomes a shattering icy swordfish.
Void Emperor Ice Spear EffectVoid Emperor Ice Spear EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Ice Spear becomes a Void Emperor effect.Your Ice Spear becomes a Void Emperor effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.23.0
  • Quality now causes shards of ice in their second form to have +0-40% to Critical Strike Multiplier, instead of 0-40% increased Projectile Speed.
3.17.0
  • Ice Spear now deals 22 to 33 Cold Damage at gem level 1 (unchanged), up to 568 to 852 at gem level 20 (previously 383 to 575).
  • Now has 130% Effectiveness of Added Damage at all gem levels (previously 80%).
  • The spread of Ice Spear projectiles has been reduced, meaning you no longer have to aim far away from your character in order for the projectiles to fire straight.
3.6.0
  • Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 8 (was 6).
  • Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 23 (was 20).
  • Now deals 22 to 33 Cold damage at gem level 1 (from 14 to 21) and 383 to 575 Cold damage at gem level 20 (from 369 to 553).
3.5.0
  • No longer pierces at short range.
  • Now fires a rapid sequence of ice spears which move 300% faster after arming.
  • Now gains additional critical strike multiplier after it arms.
  • Now pierces after it arms.
3.0.0
  • Ice Spear now has 10% increased Chill Effect at gem level 1, gaining 1% per gem level.
2.4.0
  • 70% more damage at gem level 20.
2.0.0
  • The Awakening Launch: complete rebalance of the Skill Gem.
  • Now grants 2% increased projectile speed per 1% quality (was 3% per 1% quality)
1.2.0
  • The mana cost of all skills has been revised.
  • We have increased the damage by 33% at level one, to +87% at level 20.
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: 190%
    Projectile Speed: 420
    Launches unpredictable sparks that move randomly until they hit an enemy or expire.Deals (1-104) to (28-1983) Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 2.00 seconds
    Fires (4-8) Projectiles

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    Fires +(0.1-2) Projectiles
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    , Cold SnapCold 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: 320%
    AoE Radius: 16
    Requires Level 16Creates a sudden burst of cold in a targeted area, damaging enemies. 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.Deals (34-1440) to (51-2160) Cold Damage
    Base duration is 5.00 seconds
    Deals (28.7-1895.4) Base Cold Damage per second
    Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
    Burst Base radius is 1.5 metres
    Chilled Ground Base initial radius is 1.5 metres
    Chilled Ground Base final radius is 3 metres
    25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge when an Enemy Dies while in this Skill's Area

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    (1-20)% more Effect of Chill
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    , Ice Spear 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: 330%
    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.Deals (8-1458) to (12-2188) 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

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    (2-40)% increased Projectile Speed
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    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: 250%
    Requires Level 12Sets a marker at a location. After a short duration, lightning strikes the marker, dealing damage around it and causing lightning strikes at any other markers you've cast.Deals (21-949) to (39-1762) Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 1.50 seconds
    +(0-0.6) metres to radius

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    (0.75-15)% chance for Lightning to Strike the Marker when Cast
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    .
0.10.2
  • Improved the Ice Spear and Lightning ArrowLightning ArrowAttack, AoE, Projectile, Lightning, Bow
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (7-11) Mana
    Attack Damage: (130-154)% of base
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: (130-154)%
    Projectile Speed: 3260
    Requires Level 12Fires a charged arrow which damages enemies by causing them to be struck by a bolt of lightning, which also damages a number of surrounding enemies.50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
    (1-9) to (13-179) Added Lightning Damage
    Hits up to 3 additional enemies near the target
    Shocks Enemies as though dealing (100-290)% more Damage

    Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
    Hits up to (0.1-2) additional enemies near the target
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    effects.
0.9.5g
  • Reduced the critical strike chance.
0.9.4c
  • Set the default critical strike chance of Ice Spear (8%).
0.9.3c
  • Increased damage by 5%.
0.9.3
  • Ice Spear now uses an increased Critical Strike chance to achieve the damage bonus and freeze when in its armed state.
0.9.2
  • Increased the damage.
0.9.1
  • Updated effect for Ice Spear.
0.8.6
  • Ice Spear now deals 10% more damage.
  • Reduced Ice Spear mana cost.
0.8.4
  • Added new skill prototype: Ice Spear (fires an icy projectile that pierces and chills nearby enemies. After a short distance it will arm, exploding on and freezing the first enemy it hits).

References

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