Frostbite is a truly debilitating status effect in Elden Ring as it not only damages HP but stifles Stamina recovery by a lot. In this guide, we will tell you in detail about different Frost builds for Elden Ring. Without any further ado, let’s get into it.
Elden Ring Frost Builds
Frostbite may be caused by various weapons, skills, and spells. The Frostbite effect is activated when the Frostbite meter is filled, causing damage to the target and reducing their damage absorption by 20% and stamina recovery by 20% for the duration.
Frostbite works well on most adversaries who still have flesh on their bodies. Players and foes might have different levels of resistance to a Status Effect.
Below are some builds that make the most out of the Frost status effect in Elden RIng.
Frozen Blood Build
Flask Spread: Mostly HP
Weapon: Cold Twinned Knight Swords
Shield: Carian Knight’s Shield
Armor: Any Armor Set
Stats: Dexterity(primary), Arcane(primary), Vigor(secondary) and Intelligence(secondary)
Talismans: Claw Talisman, Millicent’s Prosthesis, Rotten Winged Sword Insignia
Skills: Ash of War: Ice Spear, Ash of War: Chilling Mist, Seppuku
Ice and Fire Build
Flask Spread: Mostly HP
Weapon: Zamor Curved Sword, Fire Misericode
Shield: Any shield
Armor: Any armor set
Stats: Dexterity(primary), Vigor(primary),Endurance(secondary), Mind(secondary)
Talismans: Radagon’s Soreseal, Shard of Alexander
Skills: Zamor Ice Storm, Bloodhound’s Step
Incantation: Fire’s Deadly Sin
Best Stats for Frost Builds
For this build, we’ll be focusing on Dexterity, Arcane, and Intelligence, thus we recommend starting with the Astrologer class. It gives you decent Dex, Int, and Arc stats instantly.
Because of the consistency, the combination of Frost and Bleed with the setup mentioned above may completely destroy your opponents in Elden Ring. Your attacks will be quick and devastating. This build is effective in both PvP and PvE circumstances.
Some of the stats are as follows:
- Vigor: 50
- Mind: 26
- Endurance: 32
- Strength: 52
- Dexterity: 18
- Intelligence: 52
- Faith: 14
- Arcane: 9
You must have at least basic stats to equip such a weapon. Then, use your Arcane and Intelligence points to activate Chilling Mist. The Arcane can help you scale on bleed or freeze for maximum damage.
Having access or even more than 127 frost accumulation you can damage equivalent to a bleed proc, although obviously not as much. When a victim suffers from the frozen state, their stamina regeneration slows, forcing them to take more damage.
Freeze your opponents, then use bleed to do enormous bursts of damage while they’re frozen.
When combined with Ash of War Seppuku. The blood loss accumulation will reach 134, and the bleed building will be faster with Seppuku.
Best Weapons for Frost Builds in Elden Ring
When it comes to dealing frost damage, the Clayman’s Harpoon, Twinned Knight Swords, and Godskin Peeler are all effective alternatives.
The Clayman’s Harpoon does both physical and magical damage, which is helpful because a Frost build will frequently employ both forms of damage and will have Talismans to deflect it. This weapon also scales rather well with Dexterity, which you’ll be levelling up a lot.
You will need a special sword that fits best for this kind of setup which happens to be Zamor’s Curved sword which already comes with an awesome effect called the Zamor Ice Storm.
You just impale the ground with the weapon and then unleash a storm around you that persists for a couple of seconds and deals Frost damage, stagger and build up in a large area around you.
The Godskin Peeler may not be your first pick, but it has superior Dexterity scaling than the Clayman’s Harpoon and still deals physical and magical damage. Its disadvantage is that it cannot be infused with either the Frozen Armament or the Chilling Mist Ash of War.
Best Armor for Frost Builds
There are several armor sets that come with significant powers, but their value is mostly dependent on the sort of character you’re designing.
You can probably use Twinned or Beast Champion which can be the ideal scenario here. These will give you extra protection and they are stylish as well.
Best Skills for Frost Builds
Hoarfrost Stomp summons a carpet of ice shards in front of the player, dealing substantial damage to foes. This talent is excellent for dealing with hostile mobs and may even do significant damage to bosses.
Don’t get discouraged by the limited range of it. For this type of spell, for the type of damage it does, and for the huge amount of stagger, it’s definitely enough, and besides, you’re going to eventually get close to enemies anyway, so might as well get them in style.
But there are a few ways to make this even more powerful. You could add some fire to the mix, and it works nice. Go with the Fire Misericode, which is one of the best critical weapons in the game, probably the highest at 140.
In Elden Ring, this is another weapon skill that may cause frostbite. When using this ability, players will cover their weapon with ice and then slash it forward, releasing a freezing mist in front of them.
As predicted, this coating will not affect any other buffs that players may have on their weapons. As a result, players will have little trouble stacking the same