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Cold Mastery

Class: Sorceress
Required Level: 30
Skill Tree: Cold Spells

Pierces the cold resistance of your enemies.

Damage Type: Cold

Cold Mastery is a Sorceress Skill in Diablo II. It decreases enemy Cold Resistance.


Once mastery over this powerful elemental force is attained, a Sorceress achieves perfect command over this school of magic. Her freezing spells are now of such potency that those adversaries formerly impervious to their effects soon find themselves the surprised victims of a vicious, chilly assault.

General InformationEdit

  • Gives synergy to: None
  • Receives synergy from: None

One of the Masteries, Cold Mastery has certain rules that need to be taken into account.

For one, Cold Mastery only applies to the Sorceress; that is, when fighting on a team, only Cold Spells cast by the Sorceress with the skill will receive its benefits. It does work on other Players in PvP, even if their resistances are maxed out.

However, Cold Mastery will unfortunately not affect monsters that are Cold Immune. Enemies that are not Cold Immune can have their Cold Resistances lowered below zero, making a Sorceress' Cold Spells especially effective, but otherwise the only way to break resistances would be through a skill such as a Necromancer's Lower Resist.

Cold Mastery is a direct subtraction modifier from the enemies' resistance, so if a target has 75% Cold Resistance and the Sorceress has only the first level of Cold Mastery, the target's resistance will be 75% - 20% = 55%. Since this reduction does not diminish in effectiveness as points are placed, after around 17 skill points are placed, nothing short of complete immunity will offer the minions of Hell any protection against the Sorceress's spells.

Skill ProgressionEdit

Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Enemy Cold Resist −20% −25% −30% −35% −40% −45% −50% −55% −60% −65% −70%
Level 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Enemy Cold Resist −75% −80% −85% −90% −95% −100% −105% −110% −115%

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