Deep Freeze

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Deep Freeze

Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
Parent skill
Conjure Frost Bow.png Conjure Frost Bow
Frost Bow
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10.5½ Activation time  30 Recharge time  
Deep Freeze

Encase your target in a block of solid ice. Duration is increased per stack of Water Arrow.

Damage.png Damage: 284 (0.8)?
Chilled.png5 Chilled (1s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
Stun.png Stun: 3 seconds
Stun.png Duration Increase per Water Arrow Stack: 0.5½s
Duration.png Duration: 5 seconds
Evade.png Defiance Break: 400[sic]
Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Air Air

Arcane Arcane

Weaver Weaver

Catalyst Catalyst


The Defiance Break sums up the stun and Water Arrow stun: 300+100=400 instead of displaying it seperately.
This skill will not apply its control effect on the sacrificed target in Salvation Pass as the projectile is unable to hit, and thus will not contribute to breaking the target's defiance bar.
  • Freezes the target in a visible block of ice, preventing skill use and movement. The Freeze effect cannot be removed with a stun break. A 1 second pulse of chill is applied every second the target remains frozen.
  • The ice block appears even if the target was not frozen (due to Defiant, for example).
  • A player that's been successfully frozen will trigger traits that require a stun, such as Unsuspecting Foe and Stormsoul.
  • This skill is affected by the effects of Sigil of Paralyzation and each added 0.5 seconds of stun from Water Arrow (effect) is also affected by the sigil.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
July 07, 2020
  • Icons for daze and stun are now displayed in light purple in skill and trait tooltips.
September 23, 2017
  • Updated this skill to display the stun duration in the enhancement bar.
  • Fixed a bug that displayed an incorrect duration in the tooltip.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This skill now freezes for 0.5 additional seconds per stack of Water Arrow.
September 30, 2014
  • Added a Duration: 5 skill fact.
September 09, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from dealing damage to a foe that was already frozen by another player's Deep Freeze.
October 15, 2013
  • Reduced the cast time of this skill to 1.5 seconds.
November 15, 2012
  • This skill now applies 1 second of chill per pulse, preventing extreme stacking of chill on a target.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Deep Freeze has been added to the game.