frost nova sorceress skills diablo4 wiki guide

Frost Nova

Rank 1/5


Cooldown: 24 seconds
Unleash a torrent of frost, Freezing enemies around you for 3 seconds. 
Enchantment Effect Lucky Hit: Your Conjuration Skills have a 30% chance to unleash a Frost Nova when hitting enemies.


Frost Nova is a Sorceress Skill in Diablo 4. Frost Nova unleashs frost, Freezing enemies for 3 seconds. Conjuration Skills have a 30% chance to unleash Frost Nova on hit.


Frost Nova Diablo 4 Information

Frost Nova belongs to the Sorceress class Skill Tree, and is part of the Defensive Cluster.

Active Skills can be ranked up to Rank 5. Players can also Enhance and then Upgrade the skill to add new features to its effects.

Active Skills are represented by big square icons in the Skill Tree menu.


Frost Nova Effects in Diablo 4

Frost Nova can be upgraded up to Rank 5, by spending more skill points. Upgrading Frost Nova will further increase its benefits depending on its rank:

Rank 1:
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Rank 2:
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Rank 3:
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Rank 4:
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Rank 5:
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Diablo 4 Enhance & Upgrade for Frost Nova

You can Enhance Frost Nova to add the following effects:

After enhancing Frost Nova, you may also Upgrade it, to get the following effects depending on the upgrade you selected. You may only choose 1 of these:

Enhancements and Upgrades are represented by diamond shaped icons in the Skill Tree menu


Builds that use Frost Nova in Diablo 4

Frost Nova is used in the following Builds:


Diablo 4 Frost Nova Enchantment Slot

When a Sorceress completes their Specialization and receives the Enchantment System, they can add Frost Nova to one of the newly available slots. By doing so, they receive the following passive:

Rank 1:
  • Lucky Hit: Your Conjuration Skills have a 30% chance to unleash a Frost Nova when hitting enemies.
Rank 2:
  • Lucky Hit: Your Conjuration Skills have a 30% chance to unleash a Frost Nova when hitting enemies.
Rank 3:
  • Lucky Hit: Your Conjuration Skills have a 30% chance to unleash a Frost Nova when hitting enemies.
Rank 4:
  • Lucky Hit: Your Conjuration Skills have a 30% chance to unleash a Frost Nova when hitting enemies.
Rank 5:
  • Lucky Hit: Your Conjuration Skills have a 30% chance to unleash a Frost Nova when hitting enemies.



Diablo 4 Frost Nova Notes & Tips

  • Other Notes & Tips for Frost Nova go here


All Sorceress Skills in Diablo 4
Align The Elements  ♦  Arc Lash  ♦  Avalanche  ♦  Ball Lightning  ♦  Blizzard  ♦  Chain Lightning  ♦  Charged Bolts  ♦  Cold Front  ♦  Combustion  ♦  Conduction  ♦  Conduit  ♦  Conjuration Mastery  ♦  Convulsions  ♦  Coursing Currents  ♦  Crippling Flames  ♦  Deep Freeze  ♦  Destructive Chain Lightning  ♦  Destructive Charged Bolts  ♦  Destructive Fireball  ♦  Destructive Frozen Orb  ♦  Destructive Ice Shards  ♦  Destructive Incinerate  ♦  Devastation  ♦  Devouring Blaze  ♦  Electrocution  ♦  Elemental Attunement  ♦  Elemental Dominance  ♦  Endless Pyre  ♦  Enhanced Arc Lash  ♦  Enhanced Ball Lightning  ♦  Enhanced Blizzard  ♦  Enhanced Chain Lightning  ♦  Enhanced Charged Bolts  ♦  Enhanced Fire Bolt  ♦  Enhanced Fireball  ♦  Enhanced Firewall  ♦  Enhanced Flame Shield  ♦  Enhanced Frost Bolt  ♦  Enhanced Frost Nova  ♦  Enhanced Frozen Orb  ♦  Enhanced Hydra  ♦  Enhanced Ice Armor  ♦  Enhanced Ice Blades  ♦  Enhanced Ice Shards  ♦  Enhanced Incinerate  ♦  Enhanced Lightning Spear  ♦  Enhanced Meteor  ♦  Enhanced Spark  ♦  Enhanced Teleport  ♦  Esu's Ferocity  ♦  Fiery Surge  ♦  Fire Bolt  ♦  Fireball  ♦  Firewall  ♦  Flame Shield  ♦  Flickering Arc Lash  ♦  Flickering Fire Bolt  ♦  Flickering Frost Bolt  ♦  Flickering Spark  ♦  Frigid Breeze  ♦  Frost Bolt  ♦  Frozen Orb  ♦  Glass Cannon  ♦  Glinting Arc Lash  ♦  Glinting Arch Lash  ♦  Glinting Fire Bolt  ♦  Glinting Frost Bolt  ♦  Glinting Spark  ♦  Glitering Arc Lash  ♦  Greater Chain Lightning  ♦  Greater Charged Bolts  ♦  Greater Fireball  ♦  Greater Frozen Orb  ♦  Greater Ice Shards  ♦  Greater Incinerate  ♦  Hoarfrost  ♦  Hydra  ♦  Ice Armor  ♦  Ice Blades  ♦  Ice Shards  ♦  Icy Touch  ♦  Icy Veil  ♦  Incinerate  ♦  Inferno  ♦  Inner Flames  ♦  Invigorating Conduit  ♦  Invoked Hydra  ♦  Invoked Ice Blades  ♦  Invoked Lightning Spear  ♦  Lightning Spear  ♦  Mage's Ball Lightning  ♦  Mage's Blizzard  ♦  Mage's Firewall  ♦  Mage's Meteor  ♦  Mana Shield  ♦  Meteor  ♦  Mystical Flame Shield  ♦  Mystical Frost Nova  ♦  Mystical Ice Armor  ♦  Mystical Teleport  ♦  Nova  ♦  Overflowing Energy  ♦  Permafrost  ♦  Potent Warding  ♦  Precision Magic  ♦  Prime Deep Freeze  ♦  Prime Inferno  ♦  Prime Unstable Currents  ♦  Protection  ♦  Shatter  ♦  Shimmering Flame Shield  ♦  Shimmering Frost Nova  ♦  Shimmering Ice Armor  ♦  Shimmering Teleport  ♦  Shocking Impact  ♦  Snap Freeze  ♦  Soulfire  ♦  Spark  ♦  Static Discharge  ♦  Summoned Hydra  ♦  Summoned Ice Blades  ♦  Summoned Lightning Spear  ♦  Supreme Deep Freeze  ♦  Supreme Inferno  ♦  Supreme Unstable Currents  ♦  Teleport  ♦  Unstable Currents  ♦  Vyr's Mastery  ♦  Warmth  ♦  Wizard's Ball Lightning  ♦  Wizard's Blizzard  ♦  Wizard's Firewall  ♦  Wizard's Meteor


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    • Anonymous

      I am very curious if this 30% chance can trigger even if Frost Nova isn't on the Skill Bar. Has anyone tested this? Can Ice Blades and Lightning Spear Proc this even if Frost Nova is level 1 and upgraded but not on the skill bar? If so It adds a really nice source of Vulnerable to Lightning/Ice Builds.

      • Anonymous

        Just for those confused. It says "lucky hit: up to 30% chance" that means it uses the Lucky hit math.

        If the Ability Rolls for lucky hit, it THEN rolls for the 30% chance.

        For instance Lightning Spear has a 25% Lucky hit chance. So only 25% of hits with Lightning spear will even roll the 30% chance to trigger this.

        This means 25% x 30% so overall, about 7.5% of the hits will trigger the nova. That's how lucky hits work.

        Lucky Hit Modifier affects the SKILLs lucky hit% (So the Sorcerors +15% Precision magic would give Lightning Spears 25%*1.15, or effectively 28.75%) The 30% chance inside lucky hit is immutable.

        • Anonymous

          The tooltip in the game says "up to a 30% chance", and upon very little testing seems like this seems to increase with the level of frost nova.

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