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Disambig icon.png This article is about the Tempest utility skill. For the bundle skill, see Flash Freeze. For the bounty effect, see Flash Freeze (effect). For the Prologue: Bound by Blood achievement, see A Race to Arms.
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0.25¼ Activation time  
25 Recharge time
30 Recharge time
 15 Hero point  
Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist (skill list)
Tempest tango icon 20px.png Tempest
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Shout. Unleash a torrent of ice on enemy locations, chilling those who cannot escape. Grant frost aura to allies in range.

 Damage.png Damage: 186 (0.7)?
 Chilled.png Chilled (3s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
 Regeneration.png Regen (4s): 520 Heal
 Frost Aura.png Frost Aura (4s): -10% Incoming Damage
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 600

— In-game description [?]


  • Has a short delay after the frost particles appear on the enemy.
Has a different tooltip in combat logs:
Chill and freeze enemies while granting frost aura to allies.
 Damage.png Damage (2x): 186 (0.7)?
 Chilled.png Chilled (2s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
 Duration.png Duration: 3 seconds
 Radius.png Radius: 600

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 05, 2019
  • This skill now applies 4 seconds of regeneration to nearby allies in addition to its other effects.
October 02, 2018
  • The cooldown of this skill has been reduced from 30 seconds to 25 seconds in PvE only.
May 17, 2016
  • The cooldown of this skill has been increased from 25 seconds to 30 seconds.
April 20, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that allowed this skill to cleanse more than one condition when used with Rune of the Soldier.
December 01, 2015
  • Reduced the visual noise on the effects associated with this skill.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • "Flash-Freeze!" has been added to the game.