Arctic Blast (Diablo II)

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Arctic Blast Icon.png Arctic Blast
Aided by the will of the North Winds, the Druid conjures up

a chilling torrent of frost that incapacitates all caught within the frozen blast.

Class: Druid
Skill Tree: Elemental Skills
Required Level: 6
Damage Type: Cold
Cast Delay: None
Active
Prerequisites: None
Skill progression
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Mana Cost 4 (per second)

Minimum mana cost: 4

5 6 7 7 8 9 10 10 11
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Cold Damage Per Second 8-15 14-21 20-28 26-34 33-40 39-46 45-53 51-59 58-66 66-74
Cold Length (seconds) 4 4.6 5.2 5.8 6.4 7 7.6 8.2 8.8 9.4
Range 5.3 6 6 6.6 6.6 7.3 7.3 8 8 8.6
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Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Mana Cost 12 13 14 14 15 16 17 17 18 19
Damage {{{Damage11}}} {{{Damage12}}} {{{Damage13}}} {{{Damage14}}} {{{Damage15}}} {{{Damage16}}} {{{Damage17}}} {{{Damage18}}} {{{Damage19}}} {{{Damage20}}}
Cold Damage Per Second 73-81 80-89 87-96 94-103 101-111 108-118 116-126 123-135 131-143 139-151
Cold Length (seconds) 10 10.6 11.2 11.8 12.4 13 13.6 14.2 14.8 15.4
Range 8.6 9.3 9.3 10 10 10.6 10.6 11.3 11.3 12
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{{{Variable E}}} {{{E11}}} {{{E12}}} {{{E13}}} {{{E14}}} {{{E15}}} {{{E16}}} {{{E17}}} {{{E18}}} {{{E19}}} {{{E20}}}
Synergies
Hurricane +15% Cold Damage Per Level
Cyclone Armor +15% Cold Damage Per Level
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Description[edit | edit source]

The Arctic Blast skill sends a jet of icy air out that freezes enemies in their tracks. Many Diablo II players are partial to cold attacks because they not only damage the enemy, but also slow them down and possibly even shatter them. This eliminates them permanently with no chance for resurrection; their corpses cannot be used for nefarious activities (such as Corpse Explosion). For this reason Arctic Blast is very effective against Shamans and Unravelers. This skill does a surprising 8-15 points of cold damage per second over a 5.3 yard radius. It's important to note that this is not a radius effect. Rather, it's a straight line that affects all units in the area of the line (for four seconds). As you put points into Arctic Blast, the damage and range increases and the duration is extended by 0.6 seconds per point. [1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Diablo II Ultimate Strategy Guide, page 110-111. Blizzard Entertainment, 2001.