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Winter's Embrace is one of three class skill lines available to Wardens. Abilities in this line focus on dealing frost damage, and shielding you and your group from damage.

Skill Perks[edit]

The Winter's Embrace skill line is immediately available to all Wardens, and is leveled up by earning experience while Winter's Embrace skills are slotted. Skills include: Notes

  • The numbers displayed here are the base values for the skills. Magicka/Stamina Cost is based on a character of Level 50 Champion Points160. Damage values are based on Max Magicka/Stamina 7958, Max Health 8744, and Weapon/Spell Damage 1037. The actual numbers you see in the game may depend on a variety of factors, including skill line rank, your equipped weapons and armor, other skills, enchantments, etc. As such, they should only be used as a comparative reference.
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Skills with this icon may need to be updated following changes in Update 20.

Ultimate Abilities[edit]

These abilities must be activated manually, for a cost of Ultimate.

Name Line Rank Cast Time Target Range Radius Duration Cost
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Sleet Storm.png Sleet Storm 12 Instant Area 10 meters 8 seconds 200 Ultimate
Twist a violent storm around you, dealing [3074 / 3107 / 3141 / 3175] Frost Damage every 1 second for 8 seconds to enemies around you and reducing their Movement Speed by 70%. You and nearby allies gain Major Protection, reducing your damage taken by 30%.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Northern Storm.png Northern Storm Increases your Max Magicka while slotted.
Twist a violent storm around you, dealing [3175 / 3211 / 3245 / 3280] Frost Damage every 1 second for 8 seconds to enemies around you and reducing their Movement Speed by 70%. You and nearby allies gain Major Protection, reducing your damage taken by 30%. While slotted, your Max Magicka is increased by 8%.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Permafrost.png Permafrost Damaging enemies with the storm will eventually stun them.
Twist a violent storm around you, dealing [3175 / 3211 / 3245 / 3280] Frost Damage every 1 second for 8 seconds to enemies around you and reducing their Movement Speed by 70%. You and nearby allies gain Major Protection, reducing your damage taken by 30%. Damaging an enemy three times with the storm will stun them for 3 seconds.

Active Abilities[edit]

These abilities must be activated manually, for a cost.

Name Line Rank Cast Time Target Range Radius Duration Cost
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Frost Cloak.png Frost Cloak 1 Instant Area 8 meters 21 seconds 4050 Magicka
Duration: [18 / 19 / 20 / 21] seconds.
Wrap a thick cloak of ice around you and your allies. The ice grants Major Resolve and Major Ward, increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance by 5280 for [18 / 19 / 20 / 21] seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Expansive Frost Cloak.png Expansive Frost Cloak Increases the radius and reduces the cost.
Cost: 2700 Magicka, Duration: [21 / 22 / 23 / 24] seconds, Area: 28 meters.
Wrap a thick cloak of ice around you and your allies. The ice grants Major Resolve and Major Ward, increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance by 5280 for [21 / 22 / 23 / 24] seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Ice Fortress.png Ice Fortress Grants Minor Protection to you.
Duration: [21 / 22 / 23 / 24] seconds.
Wrap a thick cloak of ice around you and your allies. The ice grants Major Resolve and Major Ward, increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance by 5280 for [21 / 22 / 23 / 24] seconds. You gain Minor Protection, reducing your damage taken 8% for [21 / 22 / 23 / 24] seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Impaling Shards.png Impaling Shards 4 Instant Area 6 meters 12 seconds 3510 Magicka
Cost: [3780 / 3690 / 3600 / 3510] Magicka.
Conjure icy shards around you to skewer enemies in the area, dealing 321 Frost Damage every 1 second for 12 seconds and reducing the Movement Speed of any enemy hit by 30% for 3 seconds. Damage done is based on your Max Health.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Gripping Shards.png Gripping Shards Immobilizes enemies around you when cast.
Cost: [3510 / 3420 / 3330 / 3240] Magicka.
Conjure icy shards around you to skewer enemies in the area, dealing 321 Frost Damage every 1 second for 12 seconds and reducing the Movement Speed of any enemy hit by 30% for 3 seconds. On cast, enemies in the area are immobilized for 3 seconds. Damage done is based on your Max Health.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Winter's Revenge.png Winter's Revenge Summons at targeted location instead of around you. Deals damage based on your Spell Damage and Max Magicka.
Range: 28 meters, Target: Ground.
Conjure icy shards at the target location to skewer enemies in the area, dealing [1537 / 1554 / 1570 / 1589] Frost Damage every 1 second for 12 seconds and reducing the Movement Speed of any enemy hit by 30% for 3 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Arctic Wind.png Arctic Wind 20 Instant Self 4321 Magicka
Cost: [4591 / 4501 / 4411 / 4321] Magicka.
Envelop yourself in winter winds, healing for 15% of your Max Health instantly and an additional 10% of your Max Health over 10 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Polar Wind.png Polar Wind Heals a nearby ally.
Cost: [4321 / 4231 / 4141 / 4051] Magicka.
Envelop yourself in winter winds, healing for 15% of your Max Health instantly and an additional 10% of your Max Health over 10 seconds. Heals a nearby ally for 15% of your Max Health.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Arctic Blast.png Arctic Blast Stuns targeted enemy.
Cost: [4321 / 4231 / 4141 / 4051] Magicka, Range: 28 meters, Target: Enemy.
Envelop yourself in winter winds, healing for 15% of your Max Health instantly and an additional 10% of your Max Health over 10 seconds. Targeted enemy is stunned for 3 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Crystallized Shield.png Crystallized Shield 30 Instant Self 6 seconds 3240 Magicka
Cost: [3510 / 3420 / 3330 / 3240] Magicka.
Spin a shield of ice around you, absorbing up to 24000 damage from 3 projectiles. Each time you absorb a projectile you restore 578 Magicka.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Crystallized Slab.png Crystallized Slab Absorbing projectiles launches an icy bolt back at the enemy.
Spin a shield of ice around you, absorbing up to 24000 damage from 3 projectiles. Each time you absorb a projectile you restore 578 Magicka and launch an icy bolt back at the enemy, dealing [3074 / 3107 / 3142 / 3176] Frost Damage.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Shimmering Shield.png Shimmering Shield Absorbing projectiles grants you Major Heroism.
Spin a shield of ice around you, absorbing up to 24000 damage from 3 projectiles. Each time you absorb a projectile you restore [578 / 583 / 589 / 595] Magicka and gain Major Heroism for 6 seconds, granting you 3 Ultimate every 1.5 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Frozen Gate.png Frozen Gate 42 Instant Ground 28 meters 5 meters 30 seconds 2701 Magicka
Cost: [2971 / 2881 / 2791 / 2701] Magicka.
Summon an ancient portal, which arms after 1.5 seconds and lasts for 30 seconds. When triggered the enemy is teleported to you, immobilized for 3 seconds, and dealt 4921 Frost Damage. You can have up to 3 Frozen Gates active at a time.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Frozen Device.png Frozen Device Teleported enemies have their damage done reduced.
Duration: [30 / 32 / 34 / 36] seconds.
Summon an ancient portal, which arms after 1.5 seconds, When triggered the enemy is teleported to you, immobilized for 3 seconds, dealt 4921 Frost Damage, and afflicted with Major Maim, reducing their damage done by 30% for 4 seconds. You can have up to 3 Frozen Devices active at a time.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Frozen Retreat.png Frozen Retreat Grants allies in the area a synergy that teleports them to you and grants them increased Movement Speed.
Duration: [30 / 32 / 34 / 36] seconds.
Summon an ancient portal, which arms after 1.5 seconds. When triggered the enemy is teleported to you, immobilized for 3 seconds, and dealt 4921 Frost Damage. An ally in the portal can activate the Icy Escape synergy, teleporting them to you and granting them Major Expedition, increasing their Movement Speed by 30% for 8 seconds. You can have up to 3 Frozen Retreats active at a time.

Passive Abilities[edit]

Passive abilities are active all the time.

Name Line Rank Skill Rank Description
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Glacial Presence.png Glacial Presence 8 1 Increase chance of applying Chilled to enemies with Winter's Embrace abilities by 100%.
18 2 Increase chance of applying Chilled to enemies with Winter's Embrace abilities by 200%.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Frozen Armor.png Frozen Armor 14 1 Increases your Physical and Spell Resistance by 250 for each Winter's Embrace ability slotted.
27 2 Increases your Physical and Spell Resistance by 500 for each Winter's Embrace ability slotted.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Icy Aura.png Icy Aura 22 1 Reduce the effectiveness of snares applied to you by 7%.
36 2 Reduce the effectiveness of snares applied to you by 15%.
ON-icon-skill-Winter's Embrace-Piercing Cold.png Piercing Cold 39 1 Increases your Magic and Frost Damage by 3%.
50 2 Increases your Magic and Frost Damage by 6%.