Cold damage is an elemental damage type that is usually caused by ice, water, frost, or other related sources. The majority of cold damage sources are found in the Elementalist's Water Magic line, though cold damage is also plentiful in Necromancer offensive skills, and also appears in several Air Magic and Wind Prayers spells. Within weapons, cold damage can be inflicted by staves and wands with Water Magic, as well as Curses and Death Magic attribute requirements. In addition, cold damage can also be inflicted by any martial weapon upgraded with an Icy prefix upgrade.
Unlike some other games, cold damage has no inherent effects such as slowing or shattering foes on hit. However, many Water Magic spells are hexes that both inflict cold damage and snare a target.
Cold damage is particularly effective against fire damage-based foes. Using cold damage against a Flame Djinn will substantially increase damage one would otherwise do. Contrarily, cold damage is less effective against icy or cold-based enemies such as Ice Imps.
Generally within PvE, cold damage is uncommon, with most players opting to wield fire damage due to its nature to deal damage; however, depending on the situation, using cold damage may be preferable. Within PvP, cold damage either commonly comes in the form of a side effect from utilizing Water Magic hexes to support allies via snaring foes or preventing them from dealing damage. However, cold damage also occurs within some spikes - sometimes as the primary damage source.
Equipment that protects against cold damage
- Focus item or Shield Inscriptions
Skills that protect against cold damage
Skills that are involved with cold damage
- Enchantment spells
Skills that inflict cold damage
- Enchantment spells
- Hex spells
- Scythe attacks
Monsters specifically resistant to cold damage
- River Drakes
- Titans encountered during Defend Droknar's Forge
- Blessed Griffons
Monsters specifically vulnerable to cold damage
- Tomb Nightmare
- Obsidian Behemoths
|Elemental damage||Cold damage • Earth damage • Fire damage • Lightning damage|
|Physical damage||Blunt damage • Piercing damage • Slashing damage|
|Miscellaneous||Chaos damage • Dark damage • Holy damage • Shadow damage|