Frost Nova
Level Required: 4
Skill Type: Defensive

Cooldown: 11 seconds

Blast nearby enemies with an explosion of ice and freeze them for 2 seconds.

Element: Cold

Runes for Frost Nova
Skill RunesLevelElement

A frozen enemy that is killed has a 100% chance of releasing another Frost Nova.

Cold Snap

Reduce the cooldown to 7.5 seconds and increase the Freeze duration to 3 seconds.

Frozen Mist

Frost Nova no longer freezes enemies, but instead leaves behind a mist of frost that deals 915% weapon damage as Cold over 8 seconds.

Deep Freeze

Gain a 10% bonus to Critical Hit Chance for 11 seconds if Frost Nova hits 5 or more enemies.

Bone Chill

Enemies take 33% more damage while frozen or chilled by Frost Nova.

Note: Information on this page is based on a level 70 Wizard.
Frost Nova Rune Popularity
  • This chart shows the popularity of the runes for the Frost Nova Wizard active skill. Select the blue bars for softcore data, the red bars for hardcore data, or view all the rune statistics in the table display.
  • These are the Frost Nova runes as chosen by level 70 Wizards who are currently playing the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls on PC or Mac in patch 2.3. It can also guide Wizards looking to pick the best Frost Nova runes in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on consoles - the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
  • See other Wizard skill data in the Most Popular Wizard Builds and Skills charts.
Frost Nova Rune Popularity Chart
Popularity percentages for Frost Nova runes, as used by level 70 hardcore and softcore Wizards. Hightlight the bars on the chart to see the percentages for each Frost Nova rune.
Frost Nova Rune Popularity Table
Popularity percentages for the Frost Nova runes used by level 70 softcore and hardcore Wizards.
RuneSoftcore %Hardcore %
Deep Freeze6259.9
Bone Chill13.79
Frozen Mist13.315.8
Cold Snap9.713.8
No Rune00
Charts Last Updated: November 3, 2018
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