What is Chilled in Diablo 4?

Diablo IV

Sorcerer class in diablo 4 using the Chilled status effect to freeze enemies

Diablo IV (Diablo 4) is packed with various stats, status effects, buffs, and debuffs that you can use to keep enemies at bay (or vice versa!). Among these effects is the ever-useful “Chilled” debuff, which can become a powerful asset with the right build. This article provides a complete guide on everything you need to know about Chilled in Diablo 4. From understanding its gameplay mechanics to exploring the Skills and Aspects that can enhance it, we’ve got you covered!



Diablo 4 Chilled Explained

A Diablo 4 Barbarian under the effect of enemy Chilled effect

In Diablo 4, Chilled serves as a debuff predominantly used by Rogues and Sorcerers, as well as certain enemies encountered throughout the game. Its primary purpose is to significantly reduce the movement speed of the target. But apply enough stacks of Chill to the same target, and they will become Frozen, rendering them unable to move or attack. It’s worth noting that enemies can also inflict Chill and Frozen effects on your character, but you can break free from them by becoming Unstoppable.

The Chilled effect can be inflicted on targets by casting various class-specific Skills or by fulfilling specific conditions with certain Legendary Aspects equipped. In the following section, let’s delve into the particular Skills and Aspects that can trigger the Chilling effect.


Sorcerer's Frost Nova Skill in Diablo 4 That Inflicts Chill on Enemies

Below you will find complete lists of every Chill-related Skill in Diablo 4, categorized by Class:


D4 Rogue Chilled Skills

Skill Type Effect
Cold Imbuement Active Imbue your weapons with frigid energies. Your next 2 Imbueable Skills deal Cold damage and Chill enemies for 25% per hit.
Methodical Caltrops Upgrade Caltrops now deals Cold damage and Chills enemies for 20% per second.
Subverting Smoke Grenade Upgrade If an enemy is Vulnerable, Slowed, or Chilled then Smoke Grenade will Daze them for 20% [x] longer.
Frigid Finesse Passive You deal 5% [x] increased damage to Chilled enemies. This bonus increases to 10% [x] against Frozen enemies.
Chilling Weight Passive Chilled enemies have their Movement Speed further reduced by up to 10%.

D4 Sorcerer Chilled Skills

Name Type Effect
Frost Bolt Active Frost Bolt has an XX% chance to explode on Chilled enemies, hitting surrounding enemies. Chance increased to 100% against Frozen enemies.
Glinting Frost Bolt Upgrade Frost Bolt generates 4 Mana when hitting Chilled or Frozen enemies.
Enhanced Frost Bolt Enhancement Frost Bolt has a XX% chance to explode on Chilled enemies, hitting surrounding enemies. Chance increased to 100% against Frozen enemies.
Frozen Orb Active Unleash an orb that Chills for XX% and expels piercing shards, dealing a total of XX% damage. Upon expiration, Frozen Orb explodes, dealing XX% damage and Chilling enemies for XX%.
Blizzard Active Summon a frigid blizzard that deals XX% damage and continually Chills enemies for XX% over 8 seconds.
Enchantment Effect: Every 15 seconds, a Blizzard forms over you and follows you for 6 seconds.
Deep Freeze Active You deal XX% increased damage to Chilled enemies and XX% increased damage to Frozen enemies.
Hoarfrost Passive You deal XX% increased damage to Chilled enemies, and XX% increased damage to Frozen enemies.
Cold Front Passive While you have a Barrier active, you apply XX% more Chill.

Note: The Barbarian, Druid, and Necromancer classes currently do not have any Chilled-related Skills in Diablo 4.


Codex of Power Chilled Aspects in Diablo 4

Below is a list of all the available Chill-related Legendary Aspects in Diablo 4 currently:

Aspect Class Category Effect
Aspect of Frozen Wake Sorceress Offensive Lucky Hit: Damaging a Chilled or Frozen enemy with a Shadow Imbued Skill has up to an X% chance to release an explosion that deals XX Cold damage to the target and surrounding enemies, Chilling them for XX%.
Aspect of Noxious Ice Rogue Utility Chilled enemies Poisoned by Poison Imbuement will be further Chilled for XX% per second. You deal XX% additional Poison damage to Frozen enemies.
Frostbitten Aspect Rogue Utility Chilled enemies hit by your Grenade Skills have a chance equal to double your Critical Strike Chance to be instantly Frozen for 2 seconds. You deal XX% increased Critical Strike Damage against Frozen enemies.
Icy Alchemist’s Aspect Rogue Offensive Lucky Hit: Damaging a Chilled or Frozen enemy with a Shadow Imbued Skill has up to an XX% chance to release an explosion that deals XX Cold damage to the target and surrounding enemies, Chilling them for XX%.
Snap Frozen Aspect Rogue Defensive Each Chilled or Frozen enemy you Evade through grants you a Barrier that absorbs XX damage for XX seconds, absorbing up to a maximum of XX damage.
Coldbringer’s Aspect Necromancer Utility Every 10 seconds, your Cold Skeletal Mages cast a blizzard that deals XX Cold damage and continuously Chills enemies for XX% over 6 seconds.

Note: The Barbarian and Druid classes currently do not have any Chilled-related Legendary Aspects in Diablo 4.


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