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Frostwind is a unique Cryptic Sword from Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.

Sister to fellow unique sword Flamebellow, Frostwind is a powerful sword with strong affinities to Cold.

With one of the highest added Cold damage (behind Azurewrath), and the ability to Freeze targets, Frostwind is certainly most effective against enemies that are not immune to Cold, or have low Cold Resist.

Perhaps what is most fascinating about Frostwind is its ability to bestow its user with the ability to use a high level Arctic Blast. Although perhaps not used for its damage output, Arctic Blast is very useful for slowing a large group of enemies at once with cold damage.

From a defense point of view, Frostwind is also helpful against enemies that would use cold against you. It halves freeze durations and gives Absorption to cold damage.



Cryptic Sword

One-Hand Damage: (14-16) To (215-254)
Required Level: 70
Required Strength: 99
Required Dexterity: 109
Sword Class - Fast Attack Speed
+180-230% Enhanced Damage
Adds 237-486 Cold Damage, 6 sec. Duration
+7-14 To Arctic Blast*
Freezes Target +4
Cold Absorb 7-15%
Half Freeze Duration
+25% Increased Attack Speed

(Only Spawns In Patch 1.10 or later)

*Note: The bonus to Arctic Blast is an oskill that can be used by any class, including the Druid, but is capped at +3 for Druids because they are naturally able to learn this skill.

Diablo II Unique Swords
Normal Swords — Rixot's Keen (Short Sword) • Blood Crescent (Scimitar) • Skewer of Krintiz (Sabre) • Gleamscythe (Falchion) • Griswold's Edge (Broad Sword) • Hellplague (Long Sword) • Culwen's Point (War Sword) • Shadowfang (Two-Handed Sword) • Soulflay (Claymore) • Kinemil's Awl (Giant Sword) • Blacktongue (Bastard Sword) • Ripsaw (Flamberge) • The Patriarch (Great Sword)
Exceptional Swords — Bloodletter (Gladius) • Coldsteel Eye (Cutlass) • Hexfire (Shamshir) • Blade of Ali Baba (Tulwar) • Ginther's Rift (Dimensional Blade) • Headstriker (Battle Sword) • Plague Bearer (Rune Sword) • The Atlantean (Ancient Sword)• Crainte Vomir (Espandon) • Bing Sz Wang (Dacian Falx) • The Vile Husk (Tusk Sword) • Cloudcrack (Gothic Sword) • Todesfaelle Flamme (Zweihander) • Swordguard (Executioner Sword)
Elite Swords — Djinn Slayer (Ataghan) • Bloodmoon (Elegant Blade) • Lightsabre (Phase Blade) • Azurewrath (Phase Blade) • Frostwind (Cryptic Sword) • Flamebellow (Balrog Blade) • Doombringer (Champion Sword) • The Grandfather (Colossus Blade)

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