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Shatter is a rune effect in Frost Nova, a Utility Wizard skill.

This rune effect causes the Frost Nova to chain, where any enemies who are frozen by the first cast have a 50% chance to explode with an additional Frost Nova that's fully as effective as the original, if they die while frozen. As the freezing only lasts 3 seconds at best, it's tough to get too many kills during this time, but very effective if you do.

There's been a bug with the graphic for the additional frost nova explosions since this rune was first enabled in the beta, and while other monsters can be frozen properly, players never see the additional Frost Nova explosion graphics.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

Refer to the Frost Nova rune effects article for thorough descriptions of all five rune effects in this skill, including screenshots, videos, strategy tips, and other related information.

Name Level Description
Frost Nova

1 Cooldown: 11 seconds

Blast nearby enemies with an explosion of ice and freeze them for 2 seconds.

1 A frozen enemy that is killed has a 100% chance of releasing another Frost Nova.


Screenshots and movies will be added post-release.


Prior to the skill revision in February 2012, this rune effect was enabled by the Indigo Rune, granting the following effect with a level 7 runestone:



A frozen enemy that is killed has a 21% chance of exploding in a smaller Frost Nova dealing 90% weapon damage as Cold.

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