Cold Blooded

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Cold Blooded (known as Black Ice prior to March 2012) is a Wizard passive skill unlocked at Level 30, which increases damage to chilled and frozen targets.

Description[edit | edit source]

Name Level Description

<skill class="Wizard">Cold Blooded</skill>

Design[edit | edit source]

This might be a useful passive for a Battle Mage, since Ice Armor chills melee attackers.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

No synergies with any active skills or other Wizard passives are known.

Development[edit | edit source]

Passive skills have had a long and storied history. When Diablo III debuted at the WWI 2008, skill trees included passive skills, much like in Diablo II. In 2010, it was announced that passive skills had been renamed traits and separated out from active skills. At the July 2011 Press Event, Blizzard announced that passive skills were once again in the game, replacing the traits system. Cold Blooded was originally called Black Ice, and when traits were changed back to passive skills in early 2011, Black Ice was moved directly from a low-level trait to a level 20 passive.

Beta[edit | edit source]

Black Ice was removed from the game prior to the beta launch but was added back into the game later, along with Paralysis to compensate for the lack of cold and lightning based passives. When passives were reorganized for Beta Patch 14, Black Ice was renamed Cold Blooded and moved to level 30.

Previous Versions[edit | edit source]

See the traits page for more details on previous versions of this and many other passive skills.

References[edit | edit source]