Expert's Hoarfrost Staff

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Expert's Hoarfrost Staff

Description
Equipment Item
Tier
5
Weight
7.6 kg
Item value
960

General Information

The Expert's Hoarfrost Staff is a Tier 5 Frost Staff which may be obtained by crafting or via the Market Place.

There are three options for the Q spell slot: Frost Bolt (First), Hoarfrost (First), and Ice Shard (First)

There are four options for the W spell slot: Frost Bomb (Second), Frost Nova (Second), Frost Beam (Second), and Shatter (Second)

There is one option for the E spell slot: Avalanche (Third)

There are four options for the passive slot: Frost (Passive), Energetic (Passive), Aggressive Caster (Passive), and Furious (Passive)

The Expert's Hoarfrost Staff may have different Item Quality ranging from Normal to Masterpiece

The Expert's Hoarfrost Staff Item Quality may be increased at a Repair Station for a fee


Crafting Requirements

In order to craft the Expert's Hoarfrost Staff, players will need the following materials:

Tier 5.0 Hoarfrost Staff Recipe
Item Name Quantity
  Cedar Planks 16
  Titanium Steel Bar 8
  Expert's Hoarfrost Orb
or
  Expert's Crystallized Spirit
1
Produces 1 x   Expert's Hoarfrost Staff
Tier 5.2 Hoarfrost Staff Recipe
Item Name Quantity
  Rare Cedar Planks 16
  Rare Titanium Steel Bar 8
  Expert's Hoarfrost Orb
or
  Expert's Crystallized Spirit
1
Produces 1 x   Expert's Hoarfrost Staff

Stats

Expert's Hoarfrost Staff
Item Quality Tier Item Power Magical damage DPS
Normal 5.0 825 42 57/s
Good 5.0 845 43 58/s
Outstanding 5.0 865 44 59/s
Excellent 5.0 885 44 60/s
Masterpiece 5.0 925 46 62/s
Normal 5.1 925 46 62/s
Good 5.1 945 47 63/s
Outstanding 5.1 965 47 64/s
Excellent 5.1 985 48 65/s
Masterpiece 5.1 1025 50 67/s
Normal 5.2 1025 50 67/s
Good 5.2 1045 50 68/s
Outstanding 5.2 1065 51 69/s
Excellent 5.2 1085 52 70/s
Masterpiece 5.2 1125 54 72/s
Normal 5.3 1125 54 72/s
Good 5.3 1145 55 74/s
Outstanding 5.3 1165 55 75/s
Excellent 5.3 1185 56 76/s
Masterpiece 5.3 1225 58 78/s
Normal 5.4 1225 58 78/s
Good 5.4 1245 59 80/s
Outstanding 5.4 1265 60 81/s
Excellent 5.4 1285 61 82/s
Masterpiece 5.4 1325 63 85/s

Additional Frost Staff Families

Families are split at tier 4 and above.

Frost Staff Weapon Families

Additional Tiers of Hoarfrost Staff

Tiers of Hoarfrost Staff

Gallery

Related Patch Notes

Patch LinkDatePatch NamePatch Notes
21 November 2022Beyond the Veil UpdateHoarfrost Staff was underused since its last rework. Its cooldown was high relative to its effects, so this has been significantly decreased. Since Ice Crystal damage was significantly delayed, it could easily be reflected, making it risky for large fights. Its damage is now un-reflectable. Additionally, the Damage Increase duration of Frostbite is increased, so the buff no longer falls off as easily.
  • Frostbite (all Frost Staffs):
    • Damage Increase Duration: 2.5s → 4s
  • Avalanche (Hoarfrost Staff):
    • Cooldown: 30s → 20s
  • Ice Crystal (Permafrost Staff):
    • Damage can no longer be reflected
5 October 2022Into the Fray Patch 7Frozen Surge remained very much underused since its recent rework. This Q-ability was designed to sacrifice some damage output for its kiting and slowing potential. However, its previous damage was likely still too low, so its damage has been increased a little.
  • Frozen Surge (all Frost Staffs):
    • Damage: 80 → 90
25 August 2022Into the Fray Patch 5
  • Frostbite (all Frost Staffs):
    • Size of the projectile hitbox has been increased
    • Cast Time: 0.4s → 0.3s
    • Cooldown: 1s → 1.2s
    • Damage: 128 → 102
  • Frost Nova (all Frost Staffs):
    • Range: 9m → 11m
  • Frost Lance (all Frost Staffs):
    • Resistance Reduction: 0.16 → 0.12
    • Resistance Reduction Duration: 4s → 3s
  • Freezing Wind (one-handed Frost Staff):
    • Standtime: 0.4s → 0.2s
  • Hail (Great Frost Staff):
    • Hit Delay: 0.2s → 0.4s
    • Recast Cooldown: 0s → 1s
    • Damage: 150 → 130
  • 9 August 2022Into the Fray Patch 4 / Arcane and Frost Patch
    • Removed the Q-slot Ability: Frost Bolt (all Frost Staffs)
    • Added new Q-slot Ability: Frostbite (all Frost Staffs)
      • Shoot a projectile in the targeted direction, dealing 128 magical damage upon impact with an enemy; increases your damage by 4% for 2.5s (stacks up to 3 times)
    • Removed the Q-slot Ability: Hoarfrost (all Frost Staffs)
    • Added new Q-slot Ability: Frozen Surge (all Frost Staffs)
      • Freeze the ground in front of you along a 16m long and 3.8m wide path, dealing 80 magical damage
      • Slows all enemies hit by 20% for 3s
    • Frost Bomb (all Frost Staffs)
      • Now instantly slows enemies by 20% while the bomb is building up
    • Frost Nova (all Frost Staffs)
      • Range: 11m -> 9m
      • Stun Radius: 5m -> 3m
    • Frost Beam (all Frost Staffs)
      • Channel Tick Interval: 0.5s -> 0.3s
      • Channel Duration: 4.5s -> 2.7s
    • Removed W-slot Ability Shatter (all Frost Staffs)
    • Added new W-slot Ability Frost Lance (all Frost Staffs)
      • Fire a Frost Lance from a targeted position in a chosen direction
      • Hitting an enemy causes the lance to explode, dealing 145 magical damage to all enemies within 3m radius
      • Decreases damage resistances of all enemies hit by 0.16 for 4s
    • Added new W-slot Ability Glacial Obelisk (all Frost Staffs)
      • Create a Glacial Obelisk at the targeted position, lasting 6s
      • Increases all damage and the Cooldown Rate of up to 10 allies within a 6m radius of the Obelisk by 15%
      • Recast ability to detonate the Obelisk, dealing 70 magical damage within a 5m radius
      • Slows all enemies hit by 40% for 4s
    • Freezing Wind (one-handed Frost Staff)
      • Standtime 0.2s -> 0.4s
      • Area cone reduced by 1m
    • Hail (Great Frost Staff)
      • Each Hail wave can now be cast independently
      • Damage per wave: 119 -> 150
      • Damage is now reflectable
    • Avalanche (Hoarfrost Staff)
      • Reworked ability:
        • Launch a giant snowball in the targeted direction, rolling over all enemies
        • Deals 60 magical damage (cannot be reflected)
        • The snowball starts with a 2m radius, growing up to 3.1m while rolling
        • Leaves behind a freezing trail that lasts 4s
        • Slows all enemies on it by 40%
        • Recast to make the snowball explode, dealing 160 magical damage (cannot be reflected)
        • Stuns all enemies hit for 1,33s
    • Frozen Crystal (Chillhowl)
      • Now called Glacial Prison
    25 April 2022Lands Awakened Patch 8Frost Staffs were dominant in various areas of the game. With their peak damage output when stacking multiple cast time modifiers, they outshone most other ranged DPS. While keeping this playstyle generally intact, the damage output of Ice Shard has been reduced slightly, to lower the peak DPS that Frost Staffs can reach. In addition, as Freezing Wind had a large CC area on a relatively low cooldown, this cooldown has been increased.
    • Ice Shard (all Frost Staffs):
      • Damage vs players: 125 -> 118
    • Freezing Wind (one-handed Frost Staff)
      • Cooldown: 15s -> 18s
    28 July 2021Call to Arms Patch 9Frost Staffs

    Once one of the most feared weapons in large-scale fights, the Glacial Staff has unfortunately fallen off the meta significantly. To help bring back this unique playstyle, the damage output has been increased, and some utility improvements have been made including increased cast range and making cast direction independent of cast position.

    • Ice Storm (Glacial Staff):
      • The cast direction can now be chosen after the cast position
      • Cast range: 5m → 10m
      • Ice Storm travel distance: 23m → 18m
      • Damage per Tick (vs players): 60 → 72
      • Damage per Tick (vs mobs): 20 → 25
    6 May 2021Call 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.

    • Hoarfrost (all Frost Staffs):
      • Cast Time: 2s → 1.8s
      • Damage to main target: 150
      • Splash Damage to other enemies in the AoE 150 → 110
      • Radius: 4m → 6m
      • Cast Range: 14m → 12m
    • Freezing Wind (One-handed Frost Staff):
      • Area size and duration increased
      • Area no longer roots instantly - instead applies 3 cc stacks in quick succession:
        • Stacks: 1 / 2 / 3 → Effect: Slows 15% / Slows 30% / Roots for 2.5s
    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
    10 December 2020Rise of Avalon Patch 11Frost Staffs
    • Frozen Crystal (Chillhowl):
      • Cast Range: 15m → 12m
    16 November 2020Rise of Avalon Patch 9Frost Staffs
    • Frozen Hell (Icicle Staff):
      • Slow Strength: 75% → 50%
    21 October 2020Rise of Avalon Patch 7 / Brimstone & Mist Midseason Update and Hotfix 7.1Frost Staffs
    • Ice Storm (Glacial Staff):
      • The slow effect no longer increases over time; instead, enemies inside the area are always slowed by 30% (ignoring crowd control resistance)
      • Damage vs Players: 45 → 60
      • Cast Time: 1.5s → 1s
    • Frozen Hell (Icicle Staff):
      • Cast Range: 11m → 14m
      • The slow is now applied independent of CC reduction; all enemies stay slowed while in the area
    12 August 2020Rise of Avalon Update and Hotfix 1, 2Avalonian Weapons are an entirely new line of Artifact Weapons and offhands, each with unique new abilities. They can be crafted with new Avalonian Artifacts, which can be obtained directly or forged from Avalonian Shards, which are dropped in Elite Dungeons and along the Roads of Avalon.
    25 March 2020Queen Patch 8Frost Staffs
    • Hoarfrost (all Frost Staffs):
      • Damage: 103.41 → 150
      • Cast Time: 1.5s → 2s
      • Radius: 3m → 4m
      • Hit Delay: 0.2s → 0.1s
      • Cast Range: 11m → 14m
    • Ice Shard (all Frost Staffs):
      • Damage vs Mobs: 125 → 90
    18 September 2019Percival Patch 5 (Midseason Patch)Frost Staffs
    • Ice Shard (all Ice Staffs):
      • Damage: 140 → 125
    10 July 2019Percival UpdateFrost Staffs
    • Added new Q-Spell: Ice Shard
      • Drop a big Ice Shard at a ground target. The impact deals 140 magic damage to all enemies in a 3m radius.
      • Cast Time: 1.2s
    • Shatter (all Frost Staffs):
      • First Area Damage: 93.60 → 80.00
      • Second Area Damage: 93.60 → 100.00
      • Third Area Damage: 93.60 → 120.00
    • Avalanche (Hoarfrost Staff):
      • Cast Time: 0.7s → 0s
      • Hit Delay: 0s → 0.2s
      • Standtime: 0s → 0.4s
    10 July 2019Percival UpdateSeven new skills have been added to a range of player weapons:
    • Axes: Spinning Blades
    • Frost Staffs: Ice Shard
    • Hammers: Inertia Ring (formerly listed as "Ring of Tar")
    • Nature Staffs: Rejuvenating Breeze
    • Quarterstaffs: Rising Blow
    • Spears: Impaler
    • Swords: Parry
    9 May 2019Oberon Patch 5 (Midseason Patch)Frost Staffs
    • Freezing Wind (one-handed Frost Staff):
      • Damage: 160 → 174
      • Standtime: 0.6s → 0.2s
      • Root Duration: 1.57s → 2.00s
    • Ice Storm (Glacial Staff):
      • Damage vs Mobs: 16.70 → 20.00
      • Damage vs Players: 35.00 → 45.00
    • Ice Crystal (Permafrost Prism):
      • Cooldown: 45s → 30s
    21 November 2018Nimue UpdateFrost Staffs
    • Avalanche (Hoarfrost Staff)
      • Freeze Duration: 2s → 2.5s
    26 September 2018Merlyn Preseason Balance PatchFrost Staffs:
    • Frostbolt (all Frost Staffs)
      • Standtime: 0.2s → 0s
    • Hoarfrost (all Frost Staffs)
      • Standtime: 0.2s → 0s
    • Frost Beam (all Frost Staffs)
      • Cast Range: 11m → 12m
      • Move & Attack Speed Reduction per tick: 10% → 15%
    • Shatter (all Frost Staffs)
      • Damage: 86.91 → 93.60
    • Freezing Wind (normal Frost Staff)
      • Damage: 145.41 → 160.00
    • Ice Storm (Glacial Staff)
      • Slow Duration per tick: 1s → 3s
      • Slow base strength: 30% → 15%
      • Cast Range: 11m → 5m
      • Damage against Players: 27.86 → 35.0
      • Damage against Mobs: 15.60 → 16.7
    31 July 2018Merlyn UpdateFrost Staffs:
    • Shatter (New W-slot spell)
      • Creates three areas in a row in front of the caster, each dealing magic damage.
      • Instant skillshot
      • The combined areas reach a distance of 16m
      • Cooldown: 8s
    • Ice Storm (Glacial Staff)
      • Can now be cast in a 11m radius and then moves 23m forward from that position.
      • Cast Time: 2s → 1.5s
    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
    12 March 2018Lancelot UpdateFrost Staffs:
    • Frost Bolt:
      • Doesn't trigger Diminishing Returns anymore.
    1 February 2018Kay Patch #3
  • Frost Nova:
    • The spell is now a short-range teleport, which leaves the Frost Nova at the area from which the player teleported.
    • Cooldown: 10s -> 20s
    • Energy Cost: 13 -> 14
    • Damage: 66.44 -> 85.80
    • Root Duration: 2.19 -> 2.44
    • Standtime: 0.4s -> 0.2s
  • 27 September 2017Joseph Update
    • Freezing Wind:
      • Damage: 166.74 -> 145.41
    • Ice Storm:
      • Damage Tick Interval: 1s -> 0.5s
      • Damage vs players per tick: 45.27 -> 25.77
      • Damage vs mobs per tick: 27.86 -> 15.60
      • Base Slow Duration per Tick: 1s -> 2s
    • Frozen Hell:
      • Hit Delay: 0.2s -> 0.7s