Frozen Ground

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Frozen Ground

Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
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30 Recharge time
25 Recharge time
Frozen Ground

Coat the target area in ice, chilling foes that enter it. Grant frost aura to allies in the area.

Chilled.png Chilled (2s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
Frost Aura (effect).png Frost Aura (3s): -10% Incoming Damage
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Duration.png Duration: 5 seconds
Radius.png Radius: 300
Combo.png Combo Field: Ice
Range.png Range: 1,200
Unblockable.png Unblockable

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Texture on the ground.

Fire Fire

Air Air

Earth Earth

Water Water

Tempest Tempest

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Catalyst Catalyst


  • Unlike other skills with no cast time, this skill cannot be used while casting skill, and will be queued if this is attempted.
  • The aftercast animation of this respects other aftercast delays, but can be easily cancelled by other skills.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 14, 2023
  • This skill now grants frost aura to allies in the area when the field is created.
June 28, 2022
  • Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 25 seconds in PvP and WvW.
February 22, 2017
  • The recharge of this skill has been reduced from 40 seconds to 30 seconds.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Blasting Staff: The effects of this trait have been added to all staff-skill area attacks by default.
October 15, 2013
  • Added an unblockable skill fact.
June 25, 2013
  • Reduced the cast time from .36 seconds to .2 seconds.
  • Reduced the aftercast from .34 seconds to .2 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Frozen Ground has been added to the game.