Frost Aura

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Frost Aura

Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
Off hand dagger
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Frost Aura

Protect yourself with frost armor that reduces incoming damage by 10%. While active, it chills foes that hit you. Each attacker can be affected by this only once per second.

Frost Aura (effect).png Frost Aura (10s): -10% Incoming Damage
Frost Aura (effect).png Frost Aura (4s): -10% Incoming Damage
Chilled.png Chilled (2s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
Chilled.png Chilled (1s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Fire Fire

Air Air

Earth Earth

Water Water

Tempest Tempest

Weaver Weaver

Catalyst Catalyst


  • This skill does not separately cause the chill that is listed below the Frost Aura description in the tool-tip. This skill fact provides information about what occurs when struck by foes.

See also[edit]

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 25, 2024
  • (Undocumented) Reduced the chill duration from 2 seconds to 1 second in WvW only.
June 27, 2023
  • Reduced cooldown from 25 seconds to 20 seconds in PvP only.
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Recharge reduced from 30 seconds to 10 seconds. Duration increased from 4 seconds to 10 seconds.
March 29, 2022
  • Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 25 seconds in PvP and WvW.
October 26, 2021
  • Multiplicative damage reduction enhancements have been updated to display how much damage was reduced by rather than displaying how much the damage is multiplied by. For example, protection now displays "-33% Damage" instead of "67% damage." This is not a change to functionality; it is only a change to display the bonus in a more intuitively understandable way.
October 05, 2021
  • All effects that provide a percentage reduction to incoming damage have been standardized to stack multiplicatively.
February 22, 2017
  • The recharge of this skill has been reduced from 40 seconds to 30 seconds.
December 01, 2015
  • The following skills have had their effects replaced with a new version to reduce visual noise: Frost Aura, Magnetic Aura, Shocking Aura, and Fire Shield.
September 09, 2014
  • Added a unique skill fact icon for this skill.
May 20, 2014
  • Added a protection skill fact when traited with Elemental Shielding.
  • Added fury and swiftness skill facts when traited with Zephyr's Boon.
February 26, 2013
  • Incoming damage is reduced by 10% while under the effects of this aura.
  • Enemies are only able to be chilled by this aura once per second. This affects all frost auras.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Frost Aura has been added to the game.