Glacial Heart

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Glacial Heart

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Critical hits with hammers chill enemies. Hammer recharge is reduced.

 Miscellaneous effect.png Chance on Critical Hit: 50%
 Miscellaneous effect.png Recharge Reduced: 20%

— In-game description


If Glacial Heart criticals, Vigorous Precision will be triggered a second time before its cool-down is invoked.
  • The activated skill is Glacial Heart.
  • The skill can trigger on any attack while wielding a hammer, not just on hammer skills.
Skill Recharge Traited recharge
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 Mighty Blow
5 Recharge time 4 Recharge time
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 Zealot's Embrace
15 Recharge time 12 Recharge time
18 Recharge time 14.4 Recharge time
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 Ring of Warding
40 Recharge time 32 Recharge time

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 26, 2016
  • The recharge of this trait has been reduced from 15 seconds to 10 seconds.
  • The damage of this trait has been increased by 33%.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • This trait has been moved to the Virtues Master tier.
  • Added: Hammer abilities have 20% reduced recharge.
  • Added a skill fact for reduced recharge.
  • Fixed a bug so that this will correctly apply the reduced recharge to hammer skills.
September 09, 2014
  • The cooldown of this trait has been reduced to 15 seconds.
  • Chill duration has been reduced from 4 to 3 seconds.
October 15, 2013
  • This trait now delivers an area strike on the target it activates on, damaging and chilling up to five enemies in a 180 radius.
June 25, 2013
  • This trait now applies 5 seconds of chill on a critical hit with a 100% activation rate (up from 4 seconds on a 50% rate).
  • This effect's recharge has been reduced from 45 seconds to 30 seconds.
September 14, 2012
  • Glacial Heart has been added to the game.