Vaal Cold Snap

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Vaal Cold SnapSpell, AoE, Duration, Vaal, Cold
Level: (1-20)
Souls Per Use: 35
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Soul Gain Prevention: 6 sec
Cast Time: 0.85 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 350%
Requires Level 16Creates a sudden burst of cold around you, damaging enemies. This also creates a chilling area around you which expands and deals cold damage over time to surrounding enemies in addition to chilling them. Enemies that die while in the area grant Frenzy Charges, and you will passively gain Frenzy Charges while there are enemies in the area.Deals (46-1571) to (69-2356) Cold Damage
Deals (37.8-2454.5) Base Cold Damage per second
Base duration is 4 seconds
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
Modifiers to Skill Effect Duration also apply to this Skill's Soul Gain Prevention
Always Freezes enemies
(0-19)% increased Effect of Chill
Gain a Frenzy Charge when an Enemy Dies while in this Skill's Area

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
CorruptedPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Cold Snap skill icon.pngVaal Cold Snap inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Drop restricted
Drop level: 16
Vaal Cold Snap can drop from the Vaal Vessels found in Vaal side areas.
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVaalColdSnap

Vaal Cold Snap skill screenshot.jpg

For the non-Vaal counterpart, see Cold Snap.

Vaal Cold Snap is a Vaal spell that causes an initial burst of ice to explode around the player, freezing enemies. After the burst an area of damage over time releases from the player chilling any enemy that comes into contact with it as well as awarding Frenzy charges every second per enemy in the area.

Skill functions and interactions

The Damage over Time interacts with spell damage like most DoT skills. It also interacts with multiple sources of cold DoT. Stacking Creeping FrostCreeping FrostSpell, Projectile, Duration, AoE, Cold
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (7-20) Mana
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 120%
Projectile Speed: 844
Radius: 12
Requires Level 12Fire an icy projectile that bursts on impact or when reaching the targeted area, dealing area damage and creating a chilling area that deals cold damage over time. This area will creep across the ground towards nearby enemies until its duration expires.Deals (11-568) to (16-847) Cold Damage
Deals (18.4-2225.7) Base Cold Damage per second
Base duration is 5 seconds
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
Can have up to 10 Chilling Areas

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Creeping Frost skill icon.png
, 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%
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.Deals (34-1440) to (51-2160) Cold Damage
Deals (28.7-1895.4) Base Cold Damage per second
Base duration is 5 seconds
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
(0-19)% increased Effect of Chill
25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge when an Enemy Dies while in this Skill's Area

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Cold Snap skill icon.png
, VortexVortexSpell, AoE, Cold, Duration, Nova
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (11-20) Mana
Cooldown Time: 1.80 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 270%
Requires Level 28An icy blast explodes around the caster, dealing cold damage to enemies, and leaving behind a whirling vortex which deals cold damage over time and chills enemies caught in it. If the caster targets near their Frostbolt projectiles, it will explode from a number of those projectiles instead, destroying them.Deals (41-1209) to (62-1813) Cold Damage
Deals (116-2317.2) Base Cold Damage per second
Base duration is 3 seconds
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
20% less Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolt
(0-76)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
Can explode from up to 5 Frostbolt Projectiles

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vortex skill icon.png
, or any other source of Cold Damage over Time will work together.

Multiple activation of the skill by other players will stack the burst but not the DoT portion of this skill.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired IntelligenceCold
Damage
Cold
DPS
Chill
Effect
Exp.Total Exp.
116182646 to 6937.8N/A00
220223163 to 95551%4972549725
324253786 to 12878.72%95714145439
4282942114 to 172111.63%169595315034
5313246141 to 2121434%199345514379
6343550173 to 260184.65%285815800194
7373754211 to 317233.56%4013441201538
8404058257 to 386293.97%5543791755917
9434362312 to 468371.38%7550492510966
10464666377 to 5654639%10165333527499
11494870454 to 681579.810%18986025426101
12525174545 to 818715.511%19640197390120
13555478653 to 980884.912%25737319963851
14585782782 to 1172109113%467643914640290
15605984880 to 13201252.314%301732717657617
16626087989 to 14841442.815%782300125480618
176462901112 to 16681644.416%1526420840744826
186664921248 to 18731885.617%2627284567017671
196866951401 to 21012154.818%62872274129889945
207068981571 to 23562454.519%212023122341913067
2172701001760 to 26412787.420%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A1972 to 2958316321%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A2207 to 33113578.922%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A2469 to 3704406423%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A2761 to 41424573.124%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A3086 to 4629518625%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A3447 to 51715853.226%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A3849 to 57746615.827%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A4296 to 64447458.528%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A4793 to 71898404.329%N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A5062 to 75938928.329%N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A5345 to 80189465.230%N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A5644 to 846610052.830%N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A5958 to 893810675.531%N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A6290 to 943511313.631%N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A6640 to 996012011.532%N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A7008 to 105121275132%N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A7396 to 1109513508.633%N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A7805 to 117081433733%N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A8236 to 1235515185.834%N/AN/A

Gem quality

TypeStats (per 1% quality)Weight
Superior0.5% increased Area of Effect50

Item acquisition
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Vaal Cold Snap has restrictions on where or how it can drop. Vaal Cold Snap can drop from the Vaal Vessels found in Vaal side areas.

Recipes

Vaal Cold Snap can be created from the following recipes:

AmountPartDescriptionMeta
9Volatile PowerVolatile PowerVolatile Power card art.png9Vaal Gem
Quality: +20%
Corrupted
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.
Random corrupted Vaal gem with 20% qualityA
1The VoidThe VoidThe Void card art.png1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Random divination card set exchangeA

Skill demonstration

Vaal Cold Snap.gif

Video

Initial GGG promote video in 2014, showing the initial version of the skill . The skill had reworked in Version 3.3.0.

Alternate skill effects

Vaal 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.

Version history

Version Changes
3.16.0
  • Now deals 37.8 Base Cold Damage per second at gem level 1 (previously 34.3), up to 2454.4 at gem level 20 (previously 1532.7). Its Hit Damage remains unchanged.
3.14.0
  • Now deals 46 to 69 Cold Damage at gem level 1 (previously 35 to 53), and 1571 to 2356 Cold Damage at gem level 20 (previously 1002 to 1502).
  • Now deals 34.3 base Cold Damage per second at gem level 1 (previously 29.4), and 1532.7 base Cold Damage per second at gem level 20 (previously 1495.5).
  • Now has added damage effectiveness of 350% (previously 200%).
  • The base radius of the Hit is now 32 (previously 15).
  • Now has a Soul Gain Prevention duration of 6 seconds (previously 8).
  • Vaal Skill Gems can now only be obtained from a set of specific methods such as Corrupting Gems, Vaal Side Areas, Divination Cards (that specifically grant Vaal Skill Gems) and the Lapidary Lens in the Temple of Atzoatl.
3.6.0
  • Can now affect up to 40 targets per cast (from 20).
  • Added wind physics.
3.5.0
  • Critical Strike Chance increased to 6%.
  • Skill has been reworked to deal DoT and work with Frenzy instead of Power Charges.
3.3.0
  • Previously created a snowflake-shaped area of chilled ground which lasted 10 seconds.
  • Now deals 35-53 cold damage at gem level 1 (up from 11-17), up to 800 to 1201 cold damage at gem level 20 (up from 600-901).
  • Now creates an area of chilled ground in a circle around the caster, which deals cold damage over time for 5 seconds.
  • Now requires 35 souls to use (up from 32).
  • Now prevents you from gaining Vaal souls for 10 seconds after use.
  • Now has a 100% chance to grant a frenzy charge when an enemy dies while affected by the skill's cold damage over time.
2.0.0
  • Critical Strike Chance increased to 5%.
1.1.0d
  • Vaal Skill soul counts were initially balanced for Merciless difficulty, where there are more monsters. We want them to be easier to use in Normal and Cruel difficulty. We have halved the number of souls required for each skill. In Cruel difficulty, skills require 50% more souls to uses. In Merciless difficulty, they require 100% more (which is the same as before the patch).
1.1.0
  • Introduced to the game.


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