Bolt of Cold

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Fires a penetrating bolt of frost.

Bolt of Cold is a monster-only spell capable of striking multiple targets along its path, doing a considerable amount of cold damage. Cold resistance reduces the damage dealt by this spell by 50% (rC+), 66% (rC++), or 80% (rC+++). The Cold Breath monster ability is very similar to this spell.

Bolts of cold that travel through water will create freezing vapours.

The following enemies cast Bolt of Cold:

The following enemies may be able to cast Bolt of Cold, depending on their spell set:


Bolt of cold.png Bolt of Cold
Level 6
School1 Conjuration
School2 Ice
Casting noise 6
Spell noise 6
Spell Details
Damage Formula 6d(3+Power/9) cold
Max Damage 6d(25)
Max Power 200
Range 5
Targeting Bolt
To-hit 10+Power/25
Special N/A
It was often considered worse than Bolt of Fire, due to its inferior range, and the fact that cold resistant monsters were generally more common (undead have rC+, for instance).