Frost Nova

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Frost Nova

An active ability found on the second slot of Frost Staffs.

It is unlocked at mastery level 3.

Frost Nova
Energy Cost 33 Teleports the caster to a ground target position and leaves a Frost Nova behind on the ground. The Frost Nova immediately detonates in a 5m radius, dealing 239 Magic damage and freezing for 1.75s. Frozen enemies can't move or attack.
Cast Time instant
Range 11m
Cooldown 20s

Note: numerical values are based on gear with 1060 item power. Affected values are in bold.


Magic Weapon
Elder's Chillhowl
Elder's Frost Staff
Elder's Glacial Staff
Elder's Great Frost Staff
Elder's Hoarfrost Staff
Elder's Icicle Staff
Elder's Permafrost Prism

Related Patch Notes

Patch LinkDatePatch NamePatch Notes
28 July 2021Call to Arms Patch 9Added four new icons to better represent the corresponding abilities:
  • Blood Bandit (One-Handed Axe, E-slot)
  • Protective Beam (Enigmatic Staff, E-slot)
  • Arcane Orb (One-Handed Arcane Staff, E-slot)
  • Ground Shaker (Maces, W-slot)
2 February 2021Rise of Avalon Patch 13 (Balance Patch)Frost Staffs
  • Frost Nova (all Frost Staffs):
    • Reworked hit detection: it is now an instant explosion and no longer freezes enemies who touch the area after the initial teleportation
    • Damage: 85.80 → 70
    • Stun Duration: 1.26s → 1s
20 June 2018Lancelot Patch #9Frost Staffs
  • Frost Bomb (all Frost Staffs)
    • Hit Delay: 2s → 1.6s
  • Frost Nova (all Frost Staffs)
    • Hit Delay: 0.2s → 0s
    • Now completely freezes enemies (Frozen enemies can't attack or cast)
    • Freeze Duration: 2.44s → 1.26s
  • Avalanche (Hoarfrost Staff)
    • Cast Time: 1s → 0.7s
  • Frozen Hell (Icicle Staff)
    • Cast Time: 1s → 0s
    • Standtime: 0.2s → 0.4s
  • Ice Crystal (Permafrost Prism)
    • Damage vs mobs: 184.69 → 253.70
2 May 2018Lancelot Midseason PatchFrost Staffs
  • Frost Nova:
    • Cast Range: 7m -> 11m
    • Energy cost: 14 -> 12
  • Hail:
    • Delay until the second hail wave: 2.4s -> 1.5s
    • Cast Range: 11m -> 15m
  • Ice Storm:
    • Damage per tick: 25.77 -> 27.86