An Embermage using icy blast.

 Icy Blast is the first active skill for the Embermage in the frost tree in Torchlight II.


You unleash a hail of 5 ricocheting icy bolts to slow and immobilize your foes.

Skill ProgressionEdit

Rank 123456789101112131415
Mana Cost 11 12 13 14 15 18 20 22 24 27 31 34 37 42 46

% Weapon DPS as ice

30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58

% Chance to Freeze for 3 Seconds

50 53 55 58 60 63 65 68 70 73 75 78 80 83 85

% Chance to Immobilize for X Seconds

50% for 3 seconds 75% for 4 seconds
Required Level 1 2 3 6 10 14 19 25 32 40 49 58 68 79 92
  • Cooldown: 0.8 seconds

Tier BonusesEdit

Tier 1

Target's damage is reduced by 20% for 6 seconds.

Tier 2

Chance to immobilize is increased to 75% for 4 seconds.

Tier 3

Increases to 7 bolts over a wider arc.


  • Icy blast is useful against crowds or in narrows spaces.
  • It is less useful against single targets, especially since the path the hail takes is somewhat random.
    • If you do use Icy Blast against single targets, it is best to be up close to hit the target with as much hail as possible.


Skills that directly improve this skill:

  • Ice Brand    -    Increase fire damage to enemies with Freeze status
  • Staff Mastery    -    Decrease fire armor of targets hit with Magma Spear (when wielding a staff)
  • Wand Chaos    -    Applies random effects/attacks onto enemies hit with Magma Spear (when wielding a wand)

Skills that synergize well with this skill:

  • Hailstorm - The tier bonuses of this AoE increases ice damage to enemies.
  • Elemental Boon    -    Increases spell damage for short time.
  • Frozen Fate   -   Grants a chance to immobilize nearby targets upon killing an enemy.
Torchlight II skills


Hunter: EviscerateHowlRazeWolfstrikeBattle RageRuptureRavage
Hunter Passives: Blood HungerExecutionerRampage
Tundra: Frost BreathStormclawStorm HatchetNorthern RageIce ShieldPermafrostGlacial Shatter
Tundra Passives: Cold Steel MasteryShatter StormRage Retaliation
Shadow: Shadow BurstWolf ShadeShadowbindSavage RushChain SnareBattle StandardWolfpack
Shadow Passives: Frenzy MasteryShred ArmorRed Wolf


Inferno: Magma SpearMagma MaceFirebombsBlazing PillarInfernal CollapseImmolation AuraFirestorm
Inferno Passives: Charge MasteryElemental AttunementFire Brand
Frost: Icy BlastHailstormFrost PhaseElemental BoonFrost WaveIce PrisonAstral Ally
Frost Passives: Staff MasteryFrozen FateIce Brand
Storm: Prismatic BoltShocking BurstThunder LocusArc BeamDeath's BountyShockboltsShocking Orb
Storm Passives: Prismatic RiftWand ChaosLightning Brand


Blitz: Flame HammerSeismic SlamEmber HammerOnslaughtEmber ReachStorm BurstEmberquake
Blitz Passives: Heavy LiftingSuperchargeCoup-de-Grace
Construction: Healing BotBlast CannonSpider MinesGun BotShock GrenadeFusiladeSledgebot
Construction Passives: BulwarkFire and SparkCharge Domination
Aegis: Shield BashForcefieldOverloadDynamo FieldTremorFire BashImmobilization Copter
Aegis Passives: Sword and BoardAegis of FateCharge Reconstitution


Warfare: Rapid FireRune VaultChaos BurstCursed DaggersVortex HexShattering GlaiveVenomous Hail
Warfare Passives: Long Range MasteryShotgonne MasteryAkimbo
Lore: Glaive ThrowTangling ShotGlaive SweepSandstormBramble WallBurning LeapFlaming Glaive
Lore Passives: Dodge MasteryPoison BurstShare the Wealth
Sigil: Blade PactBane BreathShadowshotRepulsion HexStone PactShadowmantleShadowling Brute
Sigil Passives: Master of the ElementsShadowling AmmoDeath Ritual