View Staff Posts Post Reply. I understand that these bosses are among the hardest ones of the game and should be by no means trivial and pose as a challenge. However I also understand the frustration from builds that build on such status ailments.
It personally affects me when it comes to chill and freeze. I am a huge fan of the hypothermia support, but these bosses render the gem useless and I don't really think that is your goal either. So, I propose the following: Remove their immunity, but give the bosses an increased animation speed mod. Given their massive life pool, any build that wants to inflict effective ailments needs to invest many passive points and gear towards it.
However there is a cap, due to the increased animation speed, which means they remain hard and deadly. I know that this post is very unlikely to change anything, but I hope the idea of a boss with increased animation speed remains with you.
Say, one that can warp time and space. Posted by Rafikafi on Sep 7,AM. Quote this Post. Chill immunity was already removed in 3. Not only that but the health thresholds in order to shock and chill were dramatically reduced to the point where you only need to do.
If you can't reach those thresholds, there's still ways of chilling and shocking without depending on hit damage, like arctic armor, aquamarine flasks, and vaal lightning trap. As for freeze immunity, that still exists but generally speaking does not gate offense, as there's extremely few mechs that rely on freezing a target to deal more damage to them pretty much just Taryn's. Leaving some bosses immune to freeze makes sure you can't render them completely helpless, much like immunity to stun and knockback.
Posted by Shppy on Sep 7,AM. Posted by Rafikafi on Sep 7,PM. Forum Index Code of Conduct Search. Shop Buy Packs Microtransactions Specials. Follow Us. Last bumped on Sep 7,PM. Last edited by Shppy on Sep 7,AM. Oh, thanks, that is very nice to know.View Staff Posts Post Reply. Hello everyone. I'm trying to work out the chance to freeze an enemy, but I've been having issues with the mechanics; I don't really know how to add everything up.
Are the chances for Elemental Weakness and Freeze additive, or are they independent events? Regarding criticals, can a critical and a "chance to freeze" occur at the same time?
Is one calculated after the other? Thanks to anyone who can shed some light on this : Sorry if it's been posted before, if it has, I haven't been able to find it. Posted by fmoss3 on Oct 28,AM. Quote this Post. Spells like Cold Snap, however, always have a chance to freeze whether they crit or not. They are the exception. If you make a critical strike with cold damage and do not freeze your target, it is because you did not do enough cold damage.
When you attempt to freeze something, you always need to do a sufficient amount of cold damage for it to do anything. Although it will allow you to freeze without ever critting, your non-crit freezing pulse needs to do pretty hefty damage to freeze, even when it rolls the chance to.
I can't begin to imagine why they would have things like "chance to freeze on cold damage" or "chance to shock on lightning damage" if these things were the same as critical strikes. And I don't believe they're that rare as to call them exceptionsalthough I do admit the passive skill tree isn't exactly abundant with them. But you do have a few. You also have the equivalent for lightning damage see passives "Shock", "Static Blows", "Chance to Shock" and to me, they seem to be something different, separate from chance to crit.
It would certainly make it easier to understand. In any case, I still don't understand how you can calculate the total chance to freeze or shock. Spells like Cold Snap have, on the one hand, their critical chance. And on the other hand, a separate at least in the description chance to freeze.
I suspect they would simply add that second bonus to the critical chance if they were the same thing. My main question would be: OK, I have a critical chance, and also a chance to freeze on regular damage. What's my total chance to freeze? And to answer that question, you need to know if the two can occur at the same time, if they're independent, etc. In other words, how they are calculated. I didn't know about this freeze threshold. That's very interesting. Are there any concrete numbers on that?
That's not how they work.
A spell that crits always tries to freeze, that's my point, there's no "chance" involved anywhere.Consider helping out in updating the wiki for 3. Cold damage is one of the five damage types and is one of the three types which count as elemental damage.
Hitting an enemy with cold damage can inflict chill. Critical strikes with cold damage can inflict freeze. Cold damage is mitigated by cold resistance and reduction to cold damage taken.
Skills which deal or affect cold damage have the Cold Keyword. Some effects convert other types of damage into cold. A list of gems with the gem tag : Cold. 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. Unique items that convert damage to cold damage. Unique items that add a portion of other damage types as cold damage. Unique items that convert damage taken to cold damage. Unique items that convert cold damage to another damage type.
There are passive skills that grant cold damage bonuses.
Shocked ground vs 100% chance to avoid shock vs chill/freeze mechanic BUG?
These passive skills grant increased cold damage with weapons. These passive skills convert damage of other types to cold damage. The following Cluster Jewel passives are related to Cold Damage:. Sign In. Updates based on the current game data have begun. From Path of Exile Wiki.
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Support Contact PRO. You drop chilled ground while moving, and take less Fire and Physical damage while stationary. If the attack hits an enemy, it will also deal damage in an area around them, with the radius being larger if that enemy is suffering from an ailment of the chosen element. It will avoid choosing the same element twice in a row. Requires a Melee Weapon.The dew point and wind conditions impact how likely a freeze will be damaging. Cold, cloudy windy conditions can limit damage.
Photo credit: Mark Longstroth I am trying to train myself to stop saying frost when I mean freeze. They are not always the same thing. A frost is when we get a visible frost.
A freeze is when the air temperature drops below freezing. Sometimes we get frost when the temperatures are above freezing and we often have a freeze without frost. It all has to do with the amount of water in the air. There are two different ways to measure humidity, the amount of water vapor in the air. The one that most people use is the relative humidity. The relative humidity measures how much water is in the air compared to the maximum amount of vapor the air can hold.
When the air cannot hold any more water it is saturated and the relative humidity is percent. Warm air can hold more water than cooler air. So during the day and night the relative humidity changes as the temperature rises and falls. If the temperature falls far enough, the amount of water in the air is more than the air can hold at that temperature.
The air is saturated and water vapor in the air condenses as water on surfaces such as our cars, the roofs of houses or on lawns as dew. The dew point measures the absolute amount of water in the air. It is the temperature at which the air is saturated and the relative humidity is percent.
So for a given volume of air with a set amount of water vapor in it, the relative humidity varies with the temperature, but the dew point is always the same. What does that have to do with frosts and freezes? It all has to do with the dew point. If the dew point is much above freezing a frost is unlikely. The higher the dew point is above freezing, then freezing temperatures are less likely. If the dew point is below freezing, then a frost becomes more likely.
Dry air heats and cools much more quickly than humid air. Water vapor in the air acts as a heat reservoir absorbing heat. If a dry air mass moves into the region, a freeze is likely. Dry air has a low dew point and a low relative humidity.Consider helping out in updating the wiki for 3. Freezing Pulse is a cold spelllaunching a short-ranged projectile which passes through enemies with a chance of freezing them.
The following threshold jewels augment Freezing Pulse:. The following helmet enchantments affect Freezing Pulse. The list below shows microtransactions for Freezing Pulse. Sign In. Updates based on the current game data have begun. From Path of Exile Wiki. Jump to: navigationsearch. The projectile fades quickly, reducing damage and freezing chance until it dissipates. Right click to remove from a socket. Official Path of Exile subreddit.
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Navigation menu Namespaces Page Discussion. Views View View source History. This page was last edited on 18 Augustat Game content and materials are trademarks and copyrights of their respective publisher and its licensors. All rights reserved. This site is a part of Fandom, Inc. Support Contact PRO. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox.
The Cataclysm The Cataclysm 13 Level 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. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?
Right click to remove from the Socket. Enchantment Freezing Pulse Cast Speed 1.Freezing Pulse is a cold spell, launching a short-ranged projectile which passes through enemies with a chance of freezing them.
Not much choice here for a totem build. Luckily all four of these nodes are very strong and make Hierophant the standard bearer for totem builds. The reduced Chill effect is also good for fights like Uber Elder where your Freeze flask can run out leaving you very vulnerable to Chill. I often leave Shakari on for the Poison immunity once upgraded.
Especially useful to be immune to the poison from dart traps in the Labyrinth. In the end, though, just use whatever you're most comfortable with here. Especially as a league starter, helping Alira is simply too beneficial to this build to take over 2 passive skill points.
The resists and mana regeneration are super useful at the start of the game and remain good bonuses all the way through Uber Elder, while critical strike multiplier is weak early but the strongest offensive stat available to us at endgame.
At the high end of things you can only get slightly more damage out of 2 passive skill points; the sacrifice of resistances and mana regeneration simply isn't worth it in my opinion. This should be your priority for your first spare 4-link. Remember to level your Arcane Surge gem such that the mana cost of Frostbite is equal or higher than the trigger for Arcane Surge to grant its buff effect.
You want Frostbite to grant Arcane Surge every single time it is cast; maximum uptime is worth more than slightly increasing Arcane Surge's buff effect. Spell Cascade allows you to both increase Frostbite's cost to give you more room for a higher level Arcane Surge and allows you to blanket a much larger area without increasing Frostbite's cast time.
Until you have such gloves, feel free to drop Increased Duration for Faster Casting. As such, I recommend you stick with Frostbite from the outset and only in endgame once you have the flexibility and currency to start refining gear for minor stats like Dexterity, consider switching to Projectile Weakness. Just remember to keep an eye on your rank of Arcane Surge; you generally want to trigger that buff within 2 casts of your curse so that you are never without the Arcane Surge buff. We can't actually deal damage with Frost Bomb, so we are only concerned with supports that improve this effect; Intensify and Increased Area give it a much larger radius and Increased Duration will improve how long the Frost Bomb remains to pulse its effect as well as how long the Cold Exposure lasts on enemies once applied.
Freeze Cookie Dough to Speed Up Chill Time
I've actually started running Steelskin over Immortal call as of late; even though we do generate Endurance Charges in this build, we have a low base amount of physical mitigation, and do not rebuild our Endurance Charges that consistently after Immortal Call eats them, which can leave us a bit vulnerable to physical damage once Immortal Call wears off if we are not fully out of danger.
Steelskin doesn't consume our Endurance Charges when it triggers, so we get to keep the additional physical mitigation at all times.
The downside of Steelskin is that it requires a much higher rank of skill gem to really be useful later, so you'll want to level up Steelskin and Cast When Damage Taken to relatively high levels. I personally run a level 17 Cast When Damage Taken and a level 19 Steelskin, which allows Steelskin to absorb up to around 2k damage during its buff effect.
I run this 3-link setup in my weapon so that when enemies strike me, it will drop a Cold Snap chilling area under them that increases the cold damage they take thanks to Bonechill support. Keep Cast When Damage Taken at level 1 in this setup which will allow you up to a level 7 Cold Snap since we don't care how much damage Cold Snap itself does, so we want this to trigger as much as possible.
Not much to say here, you just want your movement skills to cast as fast as possible. Treat this slot as a defensive piece; you'll want life, mana, and resistances mostly. This is also one of the most ideal places to pick up your main Dexterity bonus. Freezing Pulse drops off in damage and freeze chance the further it travels, so the faster you can make the projectile go, the more damage it will do at any given point in its travel path. This chest piece is mandatory for this build guide to function properly.Consider helping out in updating the wiki for 3.
Chill is an elemental ailment inherent to cold that applies a slow effect to the character, reducing the animation speed at which the character plays. A hit of cold damage will attempt to inflict chill. This will occur regardless of whether or not the hit critically strikes. By default, only cold damage is able to inflict chill. Some skill effects and modifiers, such as Chilled ground and Summon Skitterbotsapply chill without dealing damage.
The base duration of chill is 2 seconds and its effect is determined based on to the amount of Cold damage dealt relative to the enemy's ailment threshold. The effect of chill is calculated using the following formula: . In the great majority of cases, a monster's ailment threshold is equal to its maximum life. It primarily differs for especially high-life monsters such as The Shaperwhere the threshold is reduced to allow ailments to be applied with hits that wouldn't ordinarily reach the required life thresholds.
When a target is frozenit is also considered chilled. As the target becomes unfrozen, chill will remain on the target for an additional duration of 0. If the player is able to chill with multiple different damage types, the chill's effect is determined by the total damage dealt by all applicable damage types.
This means that increases to the effect of chill effectively reduce the amount of damage needed to apply both a minimum and a maximum chill. The chill ailment is applied after the hit not beforebecause the magnitude of the chill is based on damage dealt. These passive skills are related to Chill. Please note there are passives that apply to ailments or elemental status effects in general are not listed here. Sign In. Updates based on the current game data have begun.
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