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V Rising

V Rising Frost Ability List

Ben Chard

Combat plays a significant role in V Rising, and to aid you in that endeavor are the plethora of spells that you can learn, all with their own playstyles. This page will give you an overview of all of the Frost Abilities in V Rising.

Arctic Leap is one of the Frost Ultimate Abilities in V Rising.

Frost Ability Effects

The Frost category of spells in V Rising are mostly themed around the freeze and slow debuffs to your enemies. This makes them useful for those moments when you’re up against large groups of adds in the later boss fights, allowing you to manage them and get yourself out of trouble. With the Gloomrot update, you now get Chilled and Frozen mechanics, which can slow enemies, eventually building up to outright freeze enemies in place. Frost spells are incredibly strong for controlling enemies in both PvP and PvE.

With the full release of the game, you also get more passives ot further imporve your xhilling, freezing effects. These are

Icon Name Description Location
Chillweave_Icon.png "Chillweave" iconChillweave (passive) Shield applied on your absorb 10% additional damage and you also gain 8% increased damage to Chilled and Frozen targets. Unlocked via the Altar of Stygian Awakening. You need 400 Stygia Shards to purchase it.
Lingering_Frost_Icon.png "Lingering Frost" iconLingering Frost (passive) 30% chance to apply Chill when Freeze is removed. Unlocked at the Altar of Stygian Awakening for 800 Greater "Stygian Shard" iconStygian Shards.
Cold_Soul_Icon.png "Cold Soul" iconCold Soul (passive) Killing a frozen target or inflicting Freeze on an immune target triggers an ice nova, dealing 25% damage and inflicting Chill. Unlocked via the Altar of Stygian Awakening. It costs 1000 Greater "Stygian Shard" iconStygian Shards.

As you can see, you can get a lot out of the shields this magic school brings. You’ll find quit e few shield generating tools, such as your movement skill, Iceblock ultimate. Since this is a passive, it also works to other magic schools that grant you a shield, such as Chaos’ tree’s shield. Moreso, you can get increased damage to frozen and chilled targets, which is nice. In addition, you can also reapply chill more frequently with improved odds when an enemies frozen is expired. It helps that control, and also annoy players in PvP more often. The other passive is "Cold Soul" iconCold Soul, which gfrants more ways to frost nova for AOE cleave and more slowing effects.

With the passives outlined, you can now take a look at the remaining aspects of the frost magic school in V Rising.

Frost Travel Ability

Icon Name Description Location
Veil_of_Frost_Skills_V_Rising.png Veil of Frost (travel) Dash towards input direction, elude nearby enemies for 2.2s and shield self for 125% of your spell power. Your next primary attack deals 25% bonus damage and conjure a nova of frost dealing 50% magic damage and inflicting chill on nearby enemies. Requires T2 Frost Spell Point, which you can earn via killing V Blood bosses like "Vincent the Frostbringer" iconVincent the Frostbringer.

Veil of Frost is another Travel Ability that really shines late on in V Rising. You won’t get the second dash from Veil of Chaos, but you will get a 2.2s shield that can take the brunt of damage from an add nearby or a boss itself. As the shield is based on your spell power, once you’re in the later stages of the game and have high spell power. Furthermore, the spell also grants a bonus 25% damage on your next attack, and you conjure a frost nova that deals 50% magic damage and inflicts Chill on nearby enemies. The amount of value this movement skill grants is very unfair, making it an incredibly strong movement skill to pickup.

Frost Basic Abilities

Icon Name Description Location
Crystal_Lance_Skills_V_Rising.png "Crystal Lance" iconCrystal Lance Launch a projectile dealing 150% magic damage and inflicting Chill. Hitting a chilled enemy freezes it for 4s. The "Crystal Lance" iconCrystal Lance splinters into a nova of projectiles on impact, each splinter deal 50% magic damage, chilling or freezing targets as well. Enemy vampires are frozen for 2.5s Requires T2 Frost Spell Point.
Frost_Barrier_Skills_V_Rising.png "Frost Barrier" iconFrost Barrier Increase movement speed by 10% and block melee and projectile attacks in front of you for 2s. Spawn up to 8 waves of frost dealing 50% magic damage and inflicting Chill when the barrier is struck Requires T2 Frost Spell Point.
Frost_Bat_Skills_V_Rising.png "Frost Bat" iconFrost Bat Launch a projectile that explodes upon impact, dealing 110% magic damage and inflicts Chill on surrounding enemies. Hitting a chilled enemy freezes it for 4s. Enemy vampires are frozen for 2.5s Requires a T1 Frost Spell Point, which you can get from bosses like Keely the Frost Archer (20)
Ice_Nova_Skills_V_Rising.png "Ice Nova" iconIce Nova Summons a nova of ice at the target location dealing 100% magic damage and freezing any enemy already affected by Chill for 4s. The nova radiates outward inflicting Chill for 5s to any enemy hit. Enemy vampires are frozen for 2.5s Defeat a foe that awards a T2 Frost Spell point, like Frostmaw the Mountain Terror (56)
Cold_Snap_Icon.png "Cold Snap" iconCold Snap Blocks melee and projectile attacks for 1,5 seconds. Blocking an attack triggers an ice nova that deals 50% magic damage and inflicts a 2.5 seconds long Freeze. Requires T1 Frost Spell point.

Crystal Lance

"Crystal Lance" iconCrystal Lance may seem rather uninspiring but it’s use is magnified when fighting against groups of enemies. After the initial blast, it will splinter off and hit other enemies nearby, inflicting Chill and possibly Freeze on them. This will make it easier to focus down the adds in a boss phase for example.

Frost Barrier

This is another shield ability that will block attacks and projectiles which is always useful. This version of those shields will reflect waves of frost back at the attacker for some damage and inflict Chill, making it a useful shield in PvP especially provided you can get used to the timing.

Frost Bat

"Frost Bat" iconFrost Bat is a strange one, it comes relatively early in the game and is very similar to Crystal Lance that you’ll unlock later. Out of the two of them, Frost Bat has the most uses, especially in PvP, provided you can pre-chill an enemy before landing the bat on them.

Ice Nova

"Ice Nova" iconIce Nova is one of those Basic Abilities that seem far better than they actually are. It does decent Area of Effect (AoE) damage, but you really want it to freeze your targets, which means you’ll need them chilled first which this ability does. It can work well when used in tandem with other Frost abilities that will inflict Chill first. Pair it with a melee weapon, freeze enemies and unleash your combo for the most obvious impact in your playstyle.

Frost Ultimate Abilities

Icon Name Description Location
Arctic_Leap_Skills_V_Rising.png "Arctic Leap" iconArctic Leap (ultimate) Frost Leap into the air and strike down at target location, dealing 225% magic damage. A nova of frost erupts from the impact location, freezing any enemy hit for up to 6s, enemy vampires are frozen for 3s.
Ice_Block_Icon.png "Ice Block" iconIce Block (ultimate) Frost Encase yourself or an ally in a block of ice for five seconds and summon frost vortex around the ice block. Ice block shields the target for 450% of your spell power, grant immunity to crowd control effect and heals up to 105 of the target’s maximum health.The vortex then deals 100% magic damage to targets in its wake, and inflict Chill. The vortex can deal up to 240% magic damage over the duration of the "Ice Block" iconIce Block.

Arctic Leap

Although most Ultimates aren’t as great as their cooldowns suggest, "Arctic Leap" iconArctic Leap is useful in the late game boss battles when you’re up against hordes of adds. When used, you’ll leap high into the air and land where your cursor is, causing damage on impact that then hits multiple times outwards. Every hit will also freeze the enemies for 6s making it ideal to use on a group of adds to either try and kill quicker or get back and heal up.

Ice Block

The second Frost Ultimate is another very good spell after merging with the basic skill ice block and the early access ultimate, frost vortex. When used, you’ll conjure a frost storm that pulls your foes into it, dealing major damage and inflicting Chill on top of it. Moreso, you’ll get a shield with 450% spell power and get immunity to crowd control. This is incredibly useful for bosses that have plenty of adds and will allow you to turn the tide of battle. Not to mention it survivability, anti cc effect. It’s an incredibly simpler and effective ultimate to use for all skill brackets and all content.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Stunlock Studios
  • Platforms,
    PC, Steam
  • Genre
    MMORPG, Survival
  • Guide Release
    24 May 2022
  • Last Updated
    13 June 2024
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V Rising is an survival game developed by Stunlock Studios. First announced on May 5, 2021 for Windows, early access started on May 17, 2022.

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