Cold Wave
Level 52
MP Cost: 37 MP
Ecosystem: Arcana
Type: Magical: Ice
Target: AOE centered on caster
Spell Modifiers INT
Set Point Cost: 1 Set Point
Casting Time: 4 Seconds
Recast Time: 60 Seconds
Stat Bonus: INT-1


Obtained from Monster Family: Snoll
TP Moves Effect
Berserk Caster ATK up & DEF down
Cold Wave Deals ice damage and AOE Frost
Freeze Rush Damage attack
Hypothermal Combustion Deals AOE Ice damage equal to attackers remaining hit points
Special Notes on Monster and it's TP Moves

Hypothermal Combustion is a self destruct move that can deal some serious damage. Snoll in Uleguerand Range can kill level 75's with this move easily.


Obtaining the Spell
Minimum Blue Mage Level Needed To Acquire Spell: Level 44
Cold Wave is best hunted in Pso'Xja.

This spell can be soloed starting in the upper 40's. No party is needed for the Pso'Xja camp.

Sneak and Invisibility spells to reach camp. Stun spell equipped.

Snoll Hunting Grounds Camp #1
Name Level Location
Snowball 43-46 Pso'Xja

Proceed to the PsoÍXja tower located at F-7 in Beaucedine Glacier. Note that there is sight, sound and magical aggro on the way there. Take proper precautions.

Once in the F-7 tower there are 2 Snowballs that you can farm the spell from. They are indicated by the red dots on the map above at H-8. None of the mobs on the way to the Snowballs will aggro, so you can walk past them safely. The Snowballs WILL aggro on sight and magic, so take care when you get close to them.

Snoll Hunting Grounds Camp #2
Name Level Location
Snoll 57-58 Pso'Xja
Snoll 60-63 Uleguerand Range
Morozko 65-66 Pso'Xja
Morozko 67-70 Uleguerand Range
Akselloak 71-74 Uleguerand Range
Avalanche 75 Pso'Xja
Agloolik 77-80 Uleguerand Range
Snoll Tzar 60+ Bearclaw Pinnacle

Due to level caps, and difficulty in reaching them, the Pso'Xja snolls are not recommended. The Snow Tzar is a CoP boss and you must be on chapter 5-3 to fight him. He does use the spell, but this would be a strange choice for farming Cold Wave in my opinion.

The Snoll in Uleguerand Range are killable at high risk with a high level helper. The risk is Hypothermal Combustion, which can kill a high level helper friend easily. A Beastmaster, or Summoner, can easily and safely kill the level 60-63 Snoll named versions. There are several floating about in the areas indicated on the map above.


Special notes about the spell a Blue Mage may like to know
Can I solo it? Yes. With proper care you should have no problems by your upper 40's in camp #1
Do I need any special items? Yes, a way to sneak and invisible yourself is needed to get to camp. Setting a stun spell is mandatory, to prevent Hypothermal Combustion, as an exploding Snowball can kill you easily. A warp item to save a long walk home is nice also.
Do Snoll like to use the move? Yes. They seem to use it often.
The Spell's Frost averages 18 damage per tick. The added AGI down effect starts very high, around -35 AGI, and then decays over time.
Cold Wave can be used to create the Auto Refresh Trait. It counts as one point of the eight needed.

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