Hoarfrost Stomp is another powerful Ash of War in Elden Ring that players can use to stop advancing enemies in their tracks. This can particularly be useful against bosses who like to spawn minions. Moreover, it can hit larger-scale enemies multiple times resulting in more damage as well.
The Hoarfrost Stomp skill can prove to be very resourceful for you to use in Elden ring. As it can be cast quickly and results in dealing considerable AOE damage on foes along with staggering them as well.
Therefore, the following guide will help you in obtaining the Hoarfrost Stomp skill for your melee armaments in Elden Ring.
Ash of War: Hoarfrost Stomp location in Elden Ring
To get the Hoarfrost Stomp Ash of War in Elden Ring, you need to find and kill a certain Teardrop Scarab that can turn invisible in the shallow lake south of Carian Manor.
Hence, you need to head towards the southeast side of the manor. However, to reach this location you will also come across the Stormveil Castle. This area has enemy bosses like Margit the Fell Omen, but you can ignore this castle area by going around it to reach your required destination.
At the lake, there will be an invisible scarab that runs around that area leaving footprints behind. An easy way of completing this task is by standing in one of its paths and waiting for it to pass by you.
Take note of its footprints to anticipate its path and then wait for it to come to you. Kill it to get the Hoarfrost Stomp Ash of War in Elden Ring.
How to use Hoarfrost Stomp in Elden Ring
You can’t use Hoarfrost Stomp on just every weapon as this can only be imbued on the melee weapons in Elden ring. The best weapon for this Ash of War is the one with a passive effect.
For example, if you put it on a katana like Uchigatana, the frost build-up will drastically increase to your benefit. It is better to put frost with Blood Loss to increase the tolerance of damage by 20%.
Another interesting thing to know is that the skill uses just 10 FP for a single cast. This way you can use it quite a few numbers of times to take out enemies during your fights in Elden Ring.
Moreover, you can also infuse the Hoarfrost Stomp skill with weapons in fights and then scale those weapons with intelligence. This way you can end up inflicting both physical and magic damage on your foes as well.
Remember that using the skill in quick succession will deal additional frostbite damage to all enemies in the area. In short, when you use the Hoarfrost Stomp it sends forward a cone of frost which in turn sends out a wave of frost spikes on your foes.
In doing so, these can result in dealing both a decent amount of damage and also ends up applying the frostbite status effect on your enemies as well.
Furthermore, the frostbite status effect builds up very fast and applies a debuff on your enemies, which lets the follow-up hits do even more damage in Elden Ring.