For the Wizard Magic Missile rune of the same name in Diablo III, see Magic Missile.
Glacial Spike

Class: Sorceress
Required Level: 18
Skill Tree: Cold Spells
Requires: Ice Bolt, Ice Blast
Cost: 10 Mana

A shard of ice that inflicts massive cold damage and explodes to freeze nearby enemies.

Damage Type: Cold
Synergies: Ice Bolt, Ice Blast, Blizzard, Frozen Orb
Other Stats: Effect Radius: 2.6 yards
Glacial Spike

Glacial Spike is a Sorceress Skill in Diablo II.


More powerful than an Ice Blast, this is the offensive spell of choice for a higher-level Sorceress seeking a quick deathblow. The Sorceress who wields this spell will find herself often treading over the shattered and frozen remains of her opponents.

General InformationEdit

  • Gives synergy to:
Ice Bolt: +15% Cold damage per level
Ice Blast: +10% Cold damage per level
Blizzard: +5% Cold damage per level
  • Receives synergy from :
Ice Bolt: +5% Cold damage per level
Ice Blast: +5% Cold damage per level
Blizzard: +3% Freeze length per level
Frozen Orb: +5% Cold damage per level

Glacial Spike in-game

This skill conjures a great spike of ice that travels in a straight line to the indicated target. When it hits something, it explodes, dealing heavy damage and completely freezing all enemy units within its range. Increasing this spell does not increase the impact area, but the damage and the freezing time augments.

This spell is very effective in all character levels if increased. It is especially devastating in places where the monsters stack, e.g. Arcane Sanctuary.

Some players prefer Ice Blast to Glacial Spike, because it needs less mana, deals more damage, and freezes the target a longer time. However, Glacial Spike's main advantage is its radius of effect, as well as the fact that it is cast much faster. So depending on the number of enemies being fought, the spells can be interchanged.

Skill ProgressionEdit

Explosion Radius: 2.6 yards

Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Mana Cost 1010.51111.51212.51313.51414.515
Damage 17–26 25–34 33–42 40–51 48–59 56–67 63–75 71–84 85–99 100–113 114–128
Freeze Length 2s 2.1s 2.2s 2.3s 2.4s 2.6s 2.7s 2.8s 2.9s 3s 3.2s
Level 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Mana Cost 15.51616.51717.51818.51919.5
Damage 128–143 143–158 157–173 171–188 185–202 201–218 216–234 232–250 247–266
Freeze Length 3.3s 3.4s 3.5s 3.6s 3.8s 3.9s 4s 4.1s 4.2s
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