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Frostburn is a debuff that prevents health regeneration and causes the afflicted player to lose 8 / 6 health per second and the NPCs to lose 8 health per second. If the enemy is Oiled, they will take 33 damage per second instead.

The debuff is very useful early to mid-game, as only 31 enemies in the game are immune to it. Only the Ice Elemental inflicts the Frostburn effect.


From player[]

From Duration Chance
Frostburn Arrow Frostburn Arrow 3 seconds 33.3%
Flower of Frost Flower of Frost 8 seconds 100% / 50%
Frost armor Frost armor (Ranged or melee attack) 5–14 seconds 100%
Amarok Amarok 2–5 seconds 67%
Cool Whip Cool Whip 4 seconds 100%

From enemy[]

From Duration Chance
Ice ElementalIce Elemental
(Frost Blast)
6 / 12 / 15 seconds 33.33*1/3 (33.33%)

Immune NPCs[]


  • Desktop 1.4.1: Players inflicted with this effect now lose 8 health per second, up from 6.
  • Desktop Fixed bug where frostburn wasn't applied in player-versus-player scenarios when using the Flower of Frost.