Online: Winter's Embrace

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Winter's Embrace is one of three class skill lines available to Wardens. Abilities in this line focus on dealing frost damage, and shielding you and your group from damage.

Skill PerksEdit

The Winter's Embrace skill line is immediately available to all Wardens, and is leveled up by earning experience while Winter's Embrace skills are slotted. Skills include: Notes

  • The numbers displayed here are the base values for the skills. Magicka/Stamina Cost is based on a character of Level 50 Champion Points160. Damage values are based on Max Magicka/Stamina 7958, Max Health 8744, and Weapon/Spell Damage 1037. The actual numbers you see in the game may depend on a variety of factors, including skill line rank, your equipped weapons and armor, other skills, enchantments, etc. As such, they should only be used as a comparative reference.
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Skills with this icon may need to be updated following changes in Update 26.

Ultimate AbilitiesEdit

These abilities must be activated manually, for a cost of Ultimate.

Name Line Rank Cast Time Target Range Radius Duration Cost
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Sleet Storm.png Sleet Storm 12 Instant Area 10 meters 8 seconds 200 Ultimate
Twist a violent storm around you, dealing [1505 / 1521 / 1538 / 1555] Frost Damage every 1 second for 8 seconds to enemies around you and reducing their Movement Speed by 40%. You and nearby allies gain Major Protection, reducing your damage taken by 30%.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Northern Storm.png Northern Storm Increases your Max Magicka after activating.
Twist a violent storm around you, dealing 1550 Frost Damage every 1 second for 8 seconds to enemies around you and reducing their Movement Speed by 40% and increasing your Max Magicka by [9 / 11 / 13 / 15]% for 30 seconds. You and nearby allies gain Major Protection, reducing your damage taken by 30%.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Permafrost.png Permafrost Increases the snare potency and applies the Chilled status effect to enemies hit, but at the expense of damage done. Increases the duration as the ability ranks up.
Duration: [9 / 10 / 11 / 12] seconds.
Twist a violent storm around you, dealing 774 Frost Damage every 1 second for [9 / 10 / 11 / 12] seconds to enemies around you and reducing their Movement Speed by 70% and applying the Chilled status effect. You and nearby allies gain Major Protection, reducing your damage taken by 30%.

Active AbilitiesEdit

These abilities must be activated manually, for a cost.

Name Line Rank Cast Time Target Range Radius Duration Cost
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Frost Cloak.png Frost Cloak 1 Instant Area 8 meters 20 seconds 4050 Magicka
Duration: [17 / 18 / 19 / 20] seconds.
Wrap a thick cloak of ice around you and your allies. The ice grants Major Resolve, increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance by 5280 for [17 / 18 / 19 / 20] seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Expansive Frost Cloak.png Expansive Frost Cloak Increases the radius and reduces the cost.
Cost: [2700 / 2610 / 2520 / 2430] Magicka, Area: 28 meters.
Wrap a thick cloak of ice around you and your allies. The ice grants Major Resolve, increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance by 5280 for 20 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Ice Fortress.png Ice Fortress Grants Minor Protection to you. Increases the duration as the ability ranks up.
Duration: [21 / 22 / 23 / 24] seconds.
Wrap a thick cloak of ice around you and your allies. The ice grants Major Resolve, increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance by 5280 for [21 / 22 / 23 / 24] seconds. You gain Minor Protection, reducing your damage taken by 8% for [21 / 22 / 23 / 24] seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Impaling Shards.png Impaling Shards 4 Instant Area 6 meters 12 seconds 3240 Magicka
Conjure icy shards around you to skewer enemies in the area, dealing [479 / 484 / 489 / 495] Frost Damage every 1 second for 12 seconds. Enemies hit are overcome with bitter cold, reducing their Movement Speed by 30% for 3 seconds. Damage done is based on your Max Health, and has a higher chance to apply the Chilled status effect.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Gripping Shards.png Gripping Shards Reduces the cost and immobilizes enemies around you when cast.
Conjure icy shards around you to skewer enemies in the area, immobilizing them for 3 seconds and dealing [496 / 501 / 507 / 512] Frost Damage every 1 second for 12 seconds. Enemies hit are overcome with bitter cold, reducing their Movement Speed by 30% for 3 seconds. Damage done is based on your Max Health and has a higher chance to apply the Chilled status effect.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Winter's Revenge.png Winter's Revenge Summons at targeted location instead of around you. Deals damage based on your Spell Damage and Max Magicka.
Range: 28 meters, Target: Ground.
Conjure icy shards at the target location to skewer enemies in the area, dealing [776 / 782 / 790 / 800] Frost Damage every 1 second for 12 seconds. Enemies hit are overcome with bitter cold, reducing their Movement Speed by 30% for 3 seconds. This ability has a higher chance to apply the Chilled status effect.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Arctic Wind.png Arctic Wind 20 Instant Area 6 meters 4320 Magicka
Envelop yourself in winter winds, instantly healing for [4000 / 4043 / 4087 / 4131] Health and an additional [479 / 484 / 489 / 495] Health every 1 second over 5 seconds. While the effect persists the winds pulse outwards, dealing [562 / 568 / 574 / 580] Frost Damage every 1 second to nearby enemies. This healing from this ability scales with your Max Health.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Polar Wind.png Polar Wind The initial heal also heals a nearby ally.
Envelop yourself in winter winds, instantly healing for [4132 / 4177 / 4222 / 4267] Health and an additional 496 Health every 1 second over 5 seconds. The winds also sweep out in search of an ally within 12 meters, healing them for [4132 / 4177 / 4222 / 4267] Health. While the effect persists the winds pulse outwards, dealing 580 Frost Damage every 1 second to nearby enemies. The healing from this ability scales with your Max Health.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Arctic Blast.png Arctic Blast Enemies hit by the damage multiple times are stunned.
Cost: [4320 / 4230 / 4140 / 4050] Magicka.
Envelop yourself in winter winds, instantly healing for 4132 Health and an additional 496 Health every 1 second over 5 seconds. While the effect persists the winds pulse outwards, dealing 580 Frost Damage every 1 second to nearby enemies. Enemies hit by this effect 3 times are stunned for 4 seconds. This healing from this ability scales with your Max Health.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Crystallized Shield.png Crystallized Shield 30 Instant Self 6 seconds 3780 Magicka
Spin a shield of ice around you, absorbing up to [24000 / 24263 / 24527 / 24791] damage from 3 projectiles. Each time you absorb a projectile you restore 831 Magicka.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Crystallized Slab.png Crystallized Slab Absorbing projectiles launches an icy bolt back at the enemy.
Spin a shield of ice around you, absorbing up to 24792 damage from 3 projectiles. Each time you absorb a projectile you restore 831 Magicka and launch an icy bolt back at the enemy, dealing [2323 / 2348 / 2375 / 2397] Frost Damage. This effect can occur once every half second.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Shimmering Shield.png Shimmering Shield Absorbing projectiles grants you Major Heroism.
Spin a shield of ice around you, absorbing up to [24792 / 25064 / 25337 / 25609] damage from 3 projectiles. Each time you absorb a projectile you restore 831 Magicka and gain Major Heroism for 6 seconds, granting you 3 Ultimate every 1.5 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Frozen Gate.png Frozen Gate 42 Instant Ground 28 meters 5 meters 30 seconds 2970 Magicka
Summon an ancient portal, which arms after 1.5 seconds and lasts for 30 seconds. When triggered the enemy is teleported to you, immobilized for 3 seconds, and dealt [2248 / 2272 / 2295 / 2322] Frost Damage. You can have up to 3 Frozen Gates active at a time.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Frozen Device.png Frozen Device Teleported enemies have their damage done reduced.
Summon an ancient portal, which arms after 1.5 seconds, When triggered the enemy is teleported to you, immobilized for 3 seconds, dealt [2323 / 2348 / 2375 / 2397] Frost Damage, and afflicted with Major Maim, reducing their damage done by 30% for 4 seconds. You can have up to 3 Frozen Devices active at a time.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Frozen Retreat.png Frozen Retreat Grants allies in the area a synergy that teleports them to you and grants them increased Movement Speed.
Summon an ancient portal, which arms after 1.5 seconds. When triggered the enemy is teleported to you, immobilized for 3 seconds, and dealt [2323 / 2348 / 2375 / 2397] Frost Damage. An ally in the portal can activate the Icy Escape synergy, teleporting them to you and granting them Major Expedition, increasing their Movement Speed by 30% for 8 seconds. You can have up to 3 Frozen Retreats active at a time.

Passive AbilitiesEdit

Passive abilities are active all the time.

Name Line Rank Skill Rank Description
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Glacial Presence.png Glacial Presence 8 1 Increase chance of applying Chilled to enemies with Winter's Embrace abilities by 100%. Enemies and allies who have recently been Chilled take 5% more Critical Damage and Healing from you.
18 2 Increase chance of applying Chilled to enemies with Winter's Embrace abilities by 200%. Enemies and allies who have recently been Chilled take 10% more Critical Damage and Healing from you.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Frozen Armor.png Frozen Armor 14 1 Increases your Physical and Spell Resistance by 250 for each Winter's Embrace ability slotted.
27 2 Increases your Physical and Spell Resistance by 500 for each Winter's Embrace ability slotted.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Icy Aura.png Icy Aura 22 1 Reduce the effectiveness of snares applied to you by 7%.
36 2 Reduce the effectiveness of snares applied to you by 15%.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Piercing Cold.png Piercing Cold 39 1 Increases your Magic and Frost Damage by 5%.
50 2 Increases your Magic and Frost Damage by 10%.