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Holy Freeze
Periodically slows enemies nearby.
Class Paladin
Skill Tree Offensive Auras
Level 18
Prerequisites Might, Holy Fire
Damage Type Cold/Physical
Mana Cost None
Other Stats N/A
Synergies Resist Cold, Salvation

Holy Freeze is a Paladin Skill in Diablo II.


Using this aura, the Paladin causes the temperature of the air around him to drop drastically, freezing the flesh of his enemies. Those so affected will find their movement drastically hindered and are easily dispatched back to the Hells from whence they spawned.

General InformationEdit

Similar to Holy Fire this will deal periodic damage to all enemies near you, but this aura will also slow them down. Although graphically it is identical to chilling, it is actually mechanically different - it will work on even cold immune enemies, and it stacks with chilling on enemies vulnerable to cold to create a patch of extremely slow-moving enemies. While it does not deal as much damage as Holy Shock or Holy Fire (when comparing synergized damage), the slowing aspect is very useful and well worth considering.

Cold Resistances and Cannot Be Frozen Items will not have any affect Holy Freeze. This was intended by design.

A player may also hire a Defensive Desert Mercenary in Nightmare to obtain this effect. This is often the ideal choice for characters who do not benefit from might (or a particularly damaging mercenary), especially if the character lacks other effective method of crowd control.

In Player versus Player situations, this skill will slow other Players.

Heroes should be warned that it is not only the Paladins and the Desert Mercenaries who can make use of this aura. Duriel, the Prince of Pain, also makes use of this skill to help take out anyone who wishes to give chase to Diablo and Baal. Strategize your fight against him with this in mind.


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  • Gives Synergy to: None

Skill ProgressionEdit

Level 12345678910
Radius (yards) 4 4.6 5.3 6 6.6 7.3 8 8.6 9.3 10
Slowed By % 30 34 37 40 42 44 45 46 48 48
Cold Damage 2-3 3-4 4-5 5-6 6-7 7-8 8-9 9-10 11-12 13-14
Cold Damage +X To Your Attack 10-15 15-20 20-25 25-30 30-35 35-40 40-45 45-50 55-60 65-70
Level 11121314151617181920
Radius (yards) 10.6 11.3 12 12.6 13.3 14 14.6 15.3 16 16.6
Slowed By % 49 50 51 51 52 53 53 53 54 54
Cold Damage 15-16 17-18 19-20 21-22 23-24 25-26 28-29 31-32 34-35 37-38
Cold Damage +X To Your Attack 75-80 85-90 95-100 105-110 115-120 125-130 140-145 155-160 170-175 185-190
Paladin Skills
Combat Skills SacrificeSmiteHoly BoltZealChargeVengeanceBlessed HammerConversionHoly ShieldFist of the Heavens
Defensive Auras PrayerResist FireResist ColdResist LightningDefianceCleansingVigorMeditationRedemptionSalvation
Offensive Auras MightHoly FireThornsBlessed AimConcentrationHoly FreezeHoly ShockSanctuaryFanaticismConviction

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