Freezing Arrow Amazon Guide

Last Updated: September 26th 2023

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The Freezing Arrow Amazon primarily focuses on dealing Cold Damage and, well, "Freezing" them, which is fantastic for Crowd Control. This build is great for dense areas and very satisfying with its Ice Explosions.

This build also has multiple damage types, which is great against Immunes and different tactical situations. Think of this build like an elemental spell caster with Fire and Cold Damage types. The Standard Variant shown on the right uses Immolation Arrow and Exploding Arrow for Fire Damage in addition to the Freezing Arrow Skill.

As an extra layer of safety, we can even cast Decoy and Valkyrie to take some heat off of us while moving.

The new Seasonal Runeword Hustle has opened the door for MASSIVE min-maxing potential on Freezing Arrow! See the Variant and Playstyle sections to learn how to incorporate it into your gear.

Ideal Standard Setup
Ideal Standard Setup


Immolation Arrow



This build guide assumes you have a Character at Level 75 before transitioning to it. Check out our Amazon Leveling Guide and our General Leveling Strategies to reach Level 75.

Beginner Friendly ✔
Relaxed Gameplay ✔
Fast Paced Playstyle

Lots Of Crowd Control

Multiple Damage Types ✔

Low Mobility
❌ Relatively Squishy
❌ Gear Can Be Hard To Get
❌ Heavy Mana Dependency
❌ Bad In Open Low Density Areas

Sunder Charm Setup

Patch 2.5 introduces a new way of breaking Immunities: Sunder Charms. Any enemy that would be Immune to your damage type is instead reduced to 95% Resistance, before any other Resistance reductions apply. (e.g. Conviction, Lower Resist) The Charm also reduces YOUR Resistance against the sundered damage type! Check out our post on Sunder Charms to learn more about these new Charms. The following setup uses Cold Rupture, allowing you to farm anywhere you want.

Sunder Charm Setup
Sunder Charm Setup

Gear Changes

To optimize Freezing Arrow Bowazon with the Sunder Charm we need as much -% Enemy Cold Resistance as possible. Equip Nightwing's Veil and Ice Matriarchal Bow.

Counteract the negative effect of Cold Rupture with Sapphire Small Charm of Vita and Cruel Claw.

Terror Zones

The new Terror Zone mechanic combined with Sunder Charms open up a wide range of farmable areas. The following list highlights the best and worst Terror Zones for this build on the Starter or Budget setup. With the Sunder Charm Setup, more Terror Zones become accessible. Learn more about Terror Zones here and see how they stack up in our Terror Zone Tier List.


The Secret Cow Level - High Density, No Immunities
Travincal - Quick Access, Council Members ONLY
Nihlathak's Temple ONLY - Quick Access, Pindleskin
Tristram - Many Elite Groups, Quick Access
Stony Tomb - High Density, Many Elite Groups


Pit - Immunities, High Physical Damage
Claw Viper Temple - Immunities, High Physical Damage, Slow Access
Act 2 Sewers - Trash Mobility, Immunities
Frigid Highlands - Low Density, Immunities
Crystalline Passage + Frozen River - Immunities, High Physical Damage, High Elemental Damage


Put 1 Point into each of the following Skills:
1. dodge
2. evade
3. avoid
4. valkyrie
5. Strafe (To proc Hustle)

Max out the following Skills in this order:
1. pierce (Until 69%)
2. freezingarrow
3. coldarrow
4. immolationarrow
5. explodingarrow
6. firearrow

Use the Scroll Bar to see Skill Point Progression
Use the Scroll Bar to see Skill Point Progression




Note: This section provides you with the standard Stat Point allocation. Build Variants can require a different allocation!


Allocate enough Stat Points into Strength to equip all of your gear. Take into account how much Strength your gear provides when equipped.


Allocate enough Stat Points into Dexterity to equip all of your gear. Take into account how much Dexterity your gear provides when equipped.


Allocate any remaining Stat Points into Vitality after meeting Strength, Dexterity and Energy requirements.


Allocate an appropriate amount of Stat Points into Energy for your Mana costs. You don't gain much Mana from your gear, and your Skills require a lot of Mana.


Gear Options

Farming Spots





Build Variants

M'avina's Battle Hymn


Freezing Arrow Amazon aims to get as many + to Skills to increase our Cold Damage from freezing arrow. Then your prioritization is Increased Attack Speed from Hustle on swap and mobility from Harmony Stag Bow's Vigor[/d2planner-skill' Aura. The Charms in the inventory are representative of options for increasing survivability and damage output. Remember that Attack Rating is important to allow our arrows to Pierce the targets and maximize the explosions per attack.


Equip your Mercenary with a Body Armor and Helmet that provides Resistances and Life. [d2planner-item]Insight[/d2planner-item] is an easy Runeword to make that gives a great amount of damage and Quality of Life with [d2planner-skill]Meditation. Hire the Might Aura Mercenary for extra damage on the field.


Put 1 Point into each of the following Skills:
1. dodge
2. evade
3. avoid
4. valkyrie
5. Strafe
(To proc Hustle)

Max out the following Skills in this order:
1. pierce (Until 69%)
2. freezingarrow
3. coldarrow
4. penetrate


Allocate enough Stat Points into Strength and Dexterity to equip your gear. Put remaining Stat Points into Vitality.


  • Enough Strength and Dexterity to wear gear and put 100+ into Energy with the remaining Stat Points into Vitality.
  • Keep your distance during combat and pay attention to the enemy’s positioning, movements, and Auras.
  • Utilize the combination of Freezing Arrow and pierce by stacking up large groups of enemies before attacking. This strategy increases your damage output drastically!
  • Use ImmolationArrow, Exploding Arrow, and your Mercenary against Cold Immunes.
  • Use Valkyrie or Decoy in dangerous situations.
  • Keep your Battle Command, Battle Orders and Valkyrie up at all times.
  • Insight Scythe Mercenary solves your Mana problems in the early stages of your progression.
  • Have fun!

I hope you enjoy this build! This is one of my favorites because of satisfying icy explosions and turning enemies into ice cubes. This is a very chill build and visually rewarding. Happy hunting!

Good luck!


Rewritten and Updated by MacroBioBoi
Originally Written by BTNeandertha1
Reviewed by Teo1904

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