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Cold Shoulder

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Cold Shoulder

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Chill lasts longer, and chilled foes take more damage from your attacks.

 Duration.png Duration Increase: 20%

— In-game description

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 05, 2019
  • Increased the amount of bonus damage that this trait grants from 10% to 15% in PvE only.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • This trait no longer reduces incoming damage from chilled foes. It now increases outgoing strike damage by 10% to chilled foes.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Cold Shoulder has been added to the game.


  • The act of giving somebody the "cold shoulder" means to be negligent of somebody to let them know that they are unwelcome.