Flash Freeze

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This spell freezes the air around a target rapidly enough to both cause significant harm and cause a thick sheet of ice to form, hindering the target's movement.

Flash Freeze is a monster-only spell which fires a beam of cold that ignores EV and applies the Frozen status effect to the target. This negative enchantment lasts for 3 turns and cannot be refreshed.

The following enemies cast Flash Freeze:

Other possible sources are the wrath of Vehumet or Makhleb, and the Legendary Destruction spell.

The unrandart Dagger of Chilly Death may also 'flash-freeze' the target on a successful hit.

History

This spell was added in 0.14.