Frost Blades
Level: 1–20
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 110–225%
Projectile Speed: 2250
Requires Level 1
Attack enemies with increased range, releasing icy blades from the first enemy hit which fly at other enemies. Requires a Melee Weapon.
(2–75) to (3–113) Added Cold Damage
Fires (4–7) additional Projectiles
60% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
+(18–21) to Melee Strike Range

Additional Effects From Quality:
(0–20)% increased Projectile Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Unusual Gems /3
TypeStatsWeight
Superior (0–20)% increased Projectile Speed50
Anomalous Fires (0–2) additional Projectiles20
Divergent (0–20)% increased Duration of Cold Ailments100
Quest /2
ActQuestNPCCharacter
1Enemy at the GateQuest RewardRanger
1Enemy at the GateNessaDuelist · Ranger · Scion · Shadow
Frost Blades /6
A projectile based melee attack skill that converts 60% of physical damage to cold damage. The melee strike splits into multiple projectiles when hitting the targeted enemy, potentially dealing damage to multiple secondary targets.
NameShow Full Descriptions
Ancestral Call SupportAllows Frost Blades to target two additional nearby enemies. With at least three enemies nearby this can result in triple the amount of blade projectiles.
Cold Penetration SupportReduces enemy resistance to cold damage, making them take more cold damage from Frost Blades.
Elemental Damage with Attacks SupportMultiplies the elemental damage done by Frost Blades. Converting all physical damage from Frost Blades to elemental damage maximizes the benefit this support provides.
Melee Physical Damage SupportGrants more melee physical damage for Frost Blades. Because 60% of physical damage is converted to cold damage, this support will also increase the cold damage done by Frost Blades.
Multistrike SupportCauses Frost Blades to repeat an additional two times, as well as providing a large bonus to attack speed.
Ice Bite SupportAdds additional cold damage to Frost Blades, increasing freeze chance, and granting a chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on killing a frozen enemy. Frenzy Charges increase a player's attack speed, cast speed and damage.
Level Effect /40
Implicit
Cost: 6
60% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
(Affects Melee Strikes, including the Default Attack. Does not apply to Areas of Effect)
LevelRequires LevelDexterityBase Damage2 to 3 Added Cold DamageFires 4 additional Projectiles+18 to Melee Strike RangeExperience
1110110%2, 341870
2212116%2, 3418308
3416122%3, 44181,554
4722128%4, 64186,667
51131134%5, 841826,047
61641140%7, 1151949,725
72050146%9, 1351995,714
82458152%11, 17519169,595
92867158%14, 20519283,759
103275164%16, 25519453,996
113683171%20, 30620703,128
124092177%24, 356201,061,223
1344100183%28, 426202,065,870
1448109189%33, 496202,507,110
1552117195%39, 586205,798,936
1656125201%45, 6872115,083,919
1760134207%52, 7972127,792,735
1864142213%61, 9172143,869,739
1967148219%68, 102721242,081,556
2070155225%75, 113721
2172231%81, 122822
2274237%87, 130822
2376243%93, 140822
2478249%100, 150822
2580255%107, 160822
2682261%114, 172923
2784267%123, 184923
2886273%131, 197923
2988279%140, 210923
3090286%150, 224923
3191289%155, 232923
3292292%160, 2401024
3393295%165, 2481024
3494298%171, 2561024
3595301%176, 2651024
3696304%182, 2731024
3797307%188, 2821024
3898310%194, 2921024
3999313%201, 3011024
40100316%207, 3111024

Frost Blades

CostiLvl 1: Normal: 1xCurrencyIdentificationScroll of Wisdom
AcronymMelee, Projectile
BaseType Frost Blades
Class Active Skill Gems
WeaponClaws, Daggers, One Hand Swords, Thrusting One Hand Swords, One Hand Axes, One Hand Maces, Staves, Two Hand Swords, Two Hand Axes, Two Hand Maces, Sceptres, Rune Daggers, Warstaves
TargetTypesGround, Enemy
TypeAttack, Projectile, MeleeSingleTarget, Multistrikeable, Melee, Cold, RangedAttack, ProjectilesNotFromUser
MetadataMetadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemFrostBlades
Referencepoe.ninja
Frost Blades Monster /11 ⍟
NameModifiersSpectre
Sandworn Watchmanundead description [1]Y
Sandworn Watchmanundead description [1]
monster beyond portal chance +% final [-35]
monster hellscape charge +% [-35]
Y
Mutewind Wildrunner50% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
monster no map drops [1]
20% Chance to Block Attack Damage
You take 10% of Damage from Blocked Hits
cannot have affliction mods [1]
Y
It of Tulmonster beyond portal chance +% final [-66]
monster hellscape charge +% [-66]
monster no map drops [1]
Y
It of Tulmonster beyond portal chance +% final [-66]
monster hellscape charge +% [-66]
Y
It of Tulmonster no drops or experience [1]
cannot be used as minion [1]
N
It That Is Displacedmonster no drops or experience [1]
cannot be used as minion [1]
N
Tul, Creeping Avalanchekill traps mines and totems on death [1]
30% Chance to Block Attack Damage
You take 15% of Damage from Blocked Hits
Y
Tul, Creeping Avalanchemonster dropped item rarity +% [15000]
monster slain experience +% [100]
30% Chance to Block Attack Damage
You take 15% of Damage from Blocked Hits
cannot be stunned for ms after stun finished [2000]
cannot be stunned while stunned [1]
Y
Xesht-Ula, the Open HandY
It of Tulcannot be used as minion [1]
monster beyond portal chance +% final [-66]
monster hellscape charge +% [-66]
monster no map drops [1]
N
Microtransactions /1 ⍟
IconName
StygianFrostBladesStygian Frost Blades Effect
Your Frost Blades become a Stygian Effect.
Labyrinth Enchantment helmet /4 ⍟
LevelNameModWeight
The Merciless LabyrinthEnchantment Frost Blades Damage 125% increased Frost Blades Damage100
The Eternal LabyrinthEnchantment Frost Blades Damage 240% increased Frost Blades Damage100
The Merciless LabyrinthEnchantment Frost Blades Projectile Speed 120% increased Frost Blades Projectile Speed100
The Eternal LabyrinthEnchantment Frost Blades Projectile Speed 230% increased Frost Blades Projectile Speed100
Supported By /113 ⍟
IconName
AddedFireDamageAdded Fire Damage Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
FasterAttacksFaster Attacks Support
Supports attack skills.
GreaterMultipleProjectilesGreater Multiple Projectiles Support
Supports projectile skills.
LesserMultipleProjectilesLesser Multiple Projectiles Support
Supports projectile skills.
FasterProjectilesFaster Projectiles Support
Supports projectile skills.
AddedColdDamageAdded Cold Damage Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
IncreasedAccuracyAdditional Accuracy Support
Supports attack skills.
AddedLightningDamageAdded Lightning Damage Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
IncreasedCriticalStrikesIncreased Critical Strikes Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
IncreasedCriticalDamageIncreased Critical Damage Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
KnockbackKnockback Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
LifeLeechLife Leech Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies, causing those hits to leech life based on damage dealt.
ManaLeechMana Leech Support
Supports attack skills that hit enemies, causing those hits to leech mana based on damage dealt.
AddedChaosDamageAdded Chaos Damage Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
StunStun Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies, making it easier to stun enemies with those skills.
PiercePierce Support
Supports projectile skills.
IncreasedPhysicalDamageMelee Physical Damage Support
Supports melee attack skills.
IncreasedQualityItem Rarity Support
Supports any skill that can kill enemies.
ColdtoFireCold to Fire Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
ChancetoIgniteCombustion Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
WeaponElementalDamageElemental Damage with Attacks Support
Supports attack skills.
BloodlustBloodlust Support
Supports melee attack skills, causing them to deal more damage against bleeding enemies, but preventing those skills from inflicting bleeding on enemies in any way.
LifeonHitLife Gain on Hit Support
Supports attack skills.
ElementalProliferationElemental Proliferation Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies, or could otherwise apply elemental ailments.
CullingStrikeCulling Strike Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies. If enemies are left below 10% of maximum life after being hit by these skills, they will be killed.
PointBlankPoint Blank Support
Supports projectile skills.
IronGripIron Grip Support
Supports attack skills that fire projectiles, making the increase to physical melee damage from strength also increase their physical projectile damage.
MeleeDamageonFullLifeDamage on Full Life Support
Supports attack skills, providing a bonus to all damage dealt by those skills while your life is full.
ChancetoFleeChance to Flee Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
BlindBlind Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
FirePenetrationFire Penetration Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy fire resistance.
ColdPenetrationCold Penetration Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy cold resistance.
LightningPenetrationLightning Penetration Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy lightning resistance.
ElementalPenetrationElemental Penetration Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy elemental resistances.
chainChain Support
Supports projectile skills, and any other skills that chain.
ForkFork Support
Supports projectile skills, making their projectiles fork into two projectiles the first time they hit an enemy and don't pierce it.
multipleattacksMultistrike Support
Supports melee attack skills, making them repeat twice when used, targeting a random enemy each time. Cannot support Vaal skills, channelling skills or triggered skills.
SplashMelee Splash Support
Supports melee strike skills, causing their melee strike to deal splash damage around each target hit.
PowerChargesPower Charge On Critical Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
IncreasedBurnDurationBurning Damage Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies, or can deal burning damage directly.
CurseOnHitHextouch Support
Must 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.
CastOnCritCast On Critical Strike Support
Must support both an attack skill and a spell skill to work. The attack skill will trigger a spell when it critically strikes an enemy. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills, channelling skills, and skills with a reservation cannot be triggered.
CastOnMeleeKillCast on Melee Kill Support
Must support both a melee attack skill and a spell skill to work. The attack skill will trigger a spell when it kills an enemy. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills, channelling skills, and skills with a reservation cannot be triggered.
EnduranceChargeStunEndurance Charge on Melee Stun Support
Supports melee attack skills.
SlowerProjectilesSlower Projectiles Support
Supports projectile skills.
RangedPhysicalAttackDamageVicious Projectiles Support
Supports projectile attack skills.
BreakBlockBlock Chance Reduction Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
PhysicalToLightningPhysical to Lightning Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
FortifyGemFortify Support
Supports melee attack skills that are not triggered.
FrenzyChargeOnShatterIce Bite Support
Supports any skill you use to hit enemies yourself. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines.
DamageAgainstChilledHypothermia Support
Supports any skill that deals damage.
OnslaughtOnSlayingShockedInnervate Support
Supports any skill you use to hit enemies yourself. Cannot support skills used by totems, traps, or mines.
PoisonCritical Strike Affliction Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
VoidManipulationVoid Manipulation Support
Supports any skill that deals damage.
ControlledDestructionGemControlled Destruction Support
Supports attack skills, or spell skills that deal damage.
SupportRapidDecayGemSwift Affliction Support
Supports any skill that has a duration, or can hit enemies to inflict ailments on them.
ElementalFocusElemental Focus Support
Supports any skill that hits or burns enemies, or inflicts elemental ailments.
IgniteProliferationIgnite Proliferation Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
ChanceToBleedChance to Bleed Support
Supports attack skills. Cannot support skills that create minions.
LesserPoisonChance to Poison Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
DeadlyAilmentsDeadly Ailments Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
DecayDecay Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
EfficacyEfficacy Support
Supports any skill that deals damage or has a duration.
VileToxinsVile Toxins Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
MaimMaim Support
Supports attack skills, or other skills that can maim enemies.
ImmolateImmolate Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
UnboundAilmentsUnbound Ailments Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies or inflicts ailments
BrutalityBrutality Support
Supports any skill that deals damage.
RuthlessRuthless Support
Supports melee strike or slam skills. Every third time you use a supported attack, that use of the skill will be more powerful.
OnslaughtOnslaught Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
MirageStrikeAncestral Call Support
Supports melee strike skills, causing them to also strike at extra targets simultaneously. The extra targets must be a minimum distance from the user. If supporting a minion attack skill, the minion's skills will not also strike extra targets. Cannot support triggered skills.
SummonPhantasmSummon Phantasm Support
Supports skills that can hit enemies, or create minions. When those skills or minions kill enemies, or hit rare or unique enemies they will have a chance to summon a Phantasm minion, which uses a piercing projectile spell that deals physical damage.
WitherGemSupportWithering Touch Support
Supports attack skills.
BoneChillSupportBonechill Support
Supports any skill that can chill enemies or create chilling areas.
EnergyShieldLeechsupportEnergy Leech Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies, causing those hits to leech energy shield based on damage dealt.
CloseCombatClose Combat Support
Supports melee attack skills. Cannot support skills which create minions.
ShockwaveShockwave Support
Supports melee attack skills. Cannot support triggered attacks, attacks used by things other than you, or skills which create minions.
impaleImpale Support
Supports attack skills.
PulverizePulverise Support
Supports melee attack skills.
RageSupportRage Support
Supports melee attack skills. Minions cannot gain rage.
NightbladeNightblade Support
Supports attack skills. Cannot support skills which create minions.
GreenBarrageSupportGemBarrage Support
Supports projectile attack skills that use bows or wands. Cannot support triggered skills, channelled skills, or skills that create Minions.
AddedFireDamagePlusAwakened Added Fire Damage Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
MirageStrikePlusAwakened Ancestral Call Support
Supports melee strike skills, causing them to also strike at extra targets simultaneously. The extra targets must be a minimum distance from the user. If supporting a minion attack skill, the minion's skills will not also strike extra targets. Cannot support triggered skills.
BrutalityPlusAwakened Brutality Support
Supports any skill that deals damage.
IncreasedBurnDurationPlusAwakened Burning Damage Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies, or can deal burning damage directly.
WeaponElementalDamagePlusAwakened Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
Supports attack skills.
FirePenetrationPlusAwakened Fire Penetration Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy fire resistance.
IncreasedPhyscialDamagePlusAwakened Melee Physical Damage Support
Supports melee attack skills.
SplashPlusAwakened Melee Splash Support
Supports melee strike skills, causing their melee strike to deal splash damage around each target hit.
MultipleAttacksPlusAwakened Multistrike Support
Supports melee attack skills, making them repeat three times when used, targeting a random enemy each time. Cannot support Vaal skills, channelling skills or triggered skills.
AddedColdDamagePlusAwakened Added Cold Damage Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
CastOnCritPlusAwakened Cast On Critical Strike Support
Must support both an attack skill and a spell skill to work. The attack skill will trigger a spell when it critically strikes an enemy. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills, channelling skills, and skills with a reservation cannot be triggered.
ChainPlusAwakened Chain Support
Supports projectile skills, and any other skills that chain.
ColdPenetrationPlusAwakened Cold Penetration Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy cold resistance.
DeadlyAilmentsPlusAwakened Deadly Ailments Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
ForkPlusAwakened Fork Support
Supports projectile skills, making their projectiles fork into two projectiles the first two times they hit an enemy and don't pierce it.
GreaterMultipleProjectilesPlusAwakened Greater Multiple Projectiles Support
Supports projectile skills.
SupportRapidDecayPlusAwakened Swift Affliction Support
Supports any skill that has a duration, or can hit enemies to inflict ailments on them.
VoidManipulationPlusAwakened Void Manipulation Support
Supports any skill that deals damage.
RangedPhysicalAttackDamagePlusAwakened Vicious Projectiles Support
Supports projectile attack skills.
AddedChaosDamagePlusAwakened Added Chaos Damage Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
AddedLightningDamagePlusAwakened Added Lightning Damage Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
ControlledDestructionPlusAwakened Controlled Destruction Support
Supports attack skills, or spell skills that deal damage.
CurseOnHitPlusAwakened Hextouch Support
Must 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.
ElementalFocusPlusAwakened Elemental Focus Support
Supports any skill that hits or burns enemies, or inflicts elemental ailments.
LightningPenetrationPlusAwakened Lightning Penetration Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy lightning resistance.
UnboundAilmentPlusAwakened Unbound Ailments Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies or inflicts ailments
TrinitySupportGemTrinity Support
Supports skills that hit enemies, causing them to gain bonuses while you have resonance of all three elements, and to grant resonance of elements other than the highest one in a hit. There is a maximum of 50 Resonance for each Element. Cannot support triggered skills, instant skills, orb skills, brands, skills with a reservation, or skills used by totems, traps, or mines. Cannot modify the skills of minions.
BloodPriceSupportGemBloodthirst Support
Supports attack skills. Cannot support triggered skills, skills which create minions, or skills used by totems, traps or mines.
FragilityCruelty Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies. Minions cannot gain Cruelty.
ExecutionerSupportGemBehead Support
Supports strike skills.
PureShockSupportGemOvercharge Support
Supports any skill that hits enemies.
Frost Blades Unique /1 ⍟
IconName
FrostBladesThresholdFight for Survival Viridian Jewel
(10–15)% increased Cold Damage
With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Melee Damage
dealt by Frost Blades Penetrates 15% Cold Resistance
With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Frost Blades has 25% increased Projectile Speed

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Frost Blades


Frost Blades is a cold melee attack skill that strikes with increased range, then has the secondary effect of releasing projectiles behind the struck enemies.



Skill functions and interactions

  • Dual Wielding: Since Frost Blades has no weapon restrictions, attacks will alternate between both hands while dual wielding.

An attack with Frost Blades consists of two parts:

  • An initial melee hit with the keywords Cold, Attack, Melee
  • A projectile attack with the keywords Cold, Attack, Projectile

When an enemy is hit by this skill, multiple projectiles fly out from behind the enemy and target nearby enemies. This skill increases the melee range by an appreciable degree. Unlike Lightning Strike, if the initial attack does not hit an enemy, then no projectiles are released.

The projectiles have the same damage multiplier as the initial melee hit, with the same cold damage conversion. However the initial melee attack scales with melee damage modifiers (such as Melee Physical Damage), whereas the projectiles scale with projectile damage modifiers. Both components scale equally with (unspecified) attack, physical, and cold damage modifiers.

Multistrike Support uses the increased attack range of this skill when selecting targets to attack.

Melee Splash Support does not release additional projectiles from secondary targets struck by the initial melee splash, nor does it splash the projectiles' damage. Faster Projectiles Support will increase the speed and effective range of the secondary projectiles. Vicious Projectiles Support scales all the damage of the projectiles, but not the initial melee attack: attack speed is NOT reduced since the attack animation itself is melee, rather than projectile.

Note: the tooltip DPS shows only the melee attack component damage and DPS. It does not show damage values for the projectile component. To calculate the projectile component, use the formula at the bottom of this page.

Interactions:

  • Hydrosphere - Attacking a Hydrosphere will make the projectiles from frost blades release. This allows characters to stay out of melee range of monsters, while still releasing projectiles.

Version history

VersionChanges
3.15.0
  • Now deals 175% of Base Damage, and has 175% Effectiveness of Added Damage at gem level 20 (previously 140%).
  • 3.7.0
  • Now deals base damage equal to, and has an added damage effectiveness of, 102% at gem level 1 (unchanged), up to 140% at gem level 20 (from 142%).
  • Now adds 2 to 3 cold damage to attacks at gem level 1, up to 75 to 113 at gem level 20.
  • Now gains 1% increased damage and 1% increased projectile speed per 1% gem quality (previously gained 1% increased projectile damage per 1% gem quality).
  • 2.6.0
  • Physical to Cold conversion increase to 60% (up from 40%).
  • 2.4.0
  • 15% more damage at gem level 20.
  • 2.1.0
  • Attack skills that have their damage based on the wielded weapon have their mana costs fixed in place from level 1 onwards.
  • Frost Blades has been improved from 2 additional projectiles at all levels to 4 additional projectiles at level 1 and 7 additional projectiles at level 20. It has also been increased from +14 weapon range at all levels to +18 weapon range at level 1 and +21 weapon range at level 20. It now gains 1% projectile speed per level after the first (19% at Level 20) and its base projectile speed has been increased by 25%.
  • 2.0.0
  • Introduced to the game.

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