Ice Blast

Class: Sorceress
Required Level: 6
Skill Tree: Cold Spells
Requires: Ice Bolt
Cost: 6 Mana

Creates a bolt of ice that completely freezes a target.

Damage Type: Cold
Synergies: Ice Bolt, Glacial Spike, Blizzard, Frozen Orb

Ice Blast is a Sorceress Skill in Diablo II.


The freezing damage of this spell can shatter an opponent into icy shards, leaving enemy spellcasters little material with which to resurrect their minions. In this way the Sorceress can make quick work of those who would use the dead against her.

General InformationEdit

  • Gives synergy to :
Ice Bolt: +15% Cold damage per level
Glacial Spike: +5% Cold damage per level
Blizzard: +5% Cold damage per level
  • Receives synergy from :
Ice Bolt: +8% Cold damage per level
Glacial Spike: +10% Freeze length per level
Blizzard: +8% Cold damage per level
Frozen Orb: +8% Cold damage per level

An upgrade to Ice Bolt, and an intermediate spell to Glacial Spike, Ice Blast is a powerful Cold projectile that always Freezes an individual enemy completely solid. Not only does this render enemies unable to fight back, but frozen enemies shatter when killed, preventing them from being resurrected. This is useful when fighting enemies like Fallen or Skeletons.

Keep in mind that in comparison to Glacial Spike, no one is necessarily clean cut better or worse; although Glacial Spike is cast faster and has a radius of impact, Ice Blast does more individual damage and has a much longer Freeze duration. Since they synergize with each other, Sorceresses specializing in Cold Spells may find it prudent to put points into both.

Other players, bosses, super unique monsters, and champions will be chilled and not frozen when hit with Ice Blast.

Skill ProgressionEdit

Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Mana Cost 66.577.588.599.51010.511
Damage 8–12 16–21 23–29 31–37 38–45 46–53 54–61 61–69 76–85 91–100 106–116
Freeze Length 3s 3.2s 3.4 s3.6 s3.8s 4 s4.2s 4.4s 4.6s 4.8s 5s
Level 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Mana Cost 11.51212131314141515
Damage 122–132 137–147 152–163 167–179 182–194 205–218 227–241 250–264 273–287
Freeze Length 5.2s 5.4s 5.6s 5.8s 6s 6.2s 6.4s 6.6s 6.8s
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