An active ability found on the first slot of Frost Staffs.
It is unlocked at mastery level 3.
|Energy Cost||14||A spell that deals 406 magical damage in a 4m radius.|
Note: numerical values are based on gear with 1060 item power. Affected values are in bold.
Related Patch Notes
|Patch Link||Date||Patch Name||Patch Notes|
|Version 18.090.1||28 July 2021||Call to Arms Patch 9||Added four new icons to better represent the corresponding abilities:
|Version 18.040.1||6 May 2021||Call to Arms Patch 4 (Balance Patch)||Frost Staffs
Freezing Wind has a much larger area that also stays on the ground briefly, making it easier to hit enemies or block choke points. To offset this significant buff and allow for more counterplay, the root will now not instantly affect the target, but instead stacks up quickly, so it is possible to blink out before getting rooted.
Hoarfrost has struggled with its unique identity among the other Q abilities. With this patch it now has a 6m AoE radius, making it the best Q ability to spread damage among multiple enemies. This makes it less powerful in focusing down one target, but adds constant pressure to enemy healers as it hits multiple targets repeatedly.
|Version 1.16.393.162877||25 March 2020||Queen Patch 8||Frost Staffs
|Version 1.12.365.126590||26 September 2018||Merlyn Preseason Balance Patch||Frost Staffs: