|Instantly strikes a target with cold damage and a slowing effect|
With a mere snap of the fingers, a wielder of frost summons a razor-sharp bed of ice crystals beneath the feet of a target. Unlike a regular bolt of ice, which flies through the air and gives the target time to dodge, the effect of Cold Snap is instant and nearly unavoidable. This gives the caster a trade-off, sacrificing brute force for finesse and speed. While initial hits of Cold Snap cause little damage and reduced movement speed, higher levels of the spell hit much harder, and will freeze the target in place. A frozen target will be completely paralyzed, unable to attack or defend, and completely vulnerable to subsequent attack.