Freezing Arrow Frostmaiden Amazon Build for Diablo 2 Resurrected

Last updated on Feb 16, 2023 at 08:00 by MrLlamaSC 2 comments

The Frostmaiden is a Bow Amazon build that sacrifices damage for safety. With the ability to freeze everything around, she can move through the game at her own pace. Due to being more focused on elemental damage, this character is less gear dependent than most Bowazons and can be great for solo players.



With strong crowd control thanks to Freezing Arrow Freezing Arrow, the Frostmaiden crushes any area without Cold Immune monsters. While she does run into some single-element issues, having a strong Mercenary can help mitigate this somewhat. Overall, this build is a fun way to play the Bowazon all the way through Hell.

You can check the viability of this build in PvM by consulting our PvM Tier List.


Frostmaiden Skill Build

This section shows the default skill build for the Frostmaiden. For a detailed breakdown of all core and optional skills as well as the recommended order for allocating skill points, refer to the Skills section of this guide.


Frostmaiden Stat Points and Attributes

Strength Dexterity Vitality Energy
Enough for gear Enough for gear Everything else None

You can read more details about the Stats and Attribute requirements for this build on our Skills page.


Frostmaiden Gear

The following section shows some of the most important Items for the Frostmaiden. For a detailed per-slot breakdown of all Frostmaiden Items and alternative builds, refer to the Gear section of this guide.


MrLlamaSC's Frostmaiden Video Guide

We also have a video guide that goes over the build, if you prefer that instead of or in addition to our written guide.


Frostmaiden Breakpoints

In Diablo 2, stats that affect action speed (known as frames) for attacking, casting, blocking, and recovering from a hit can almost never be taken literally. For example, gaining 10% Increased Attack Speed from an item will not necessarily translate into 10% faster attacks. To achieve faster actions, certain breakpoints must be reached, which vary for every class. The tables below list how much of a given stat is required to actually improve the action speed of the class for the stated action.


Faster Hit Recovery Breakpoints

Hit Recovery Breakpoints
Frames to perform action 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4
Faster Hit Recovery required to reach frame 0% 5% 10% 16% 24% 37% 54% 86% 152% 360%

Frostmaiden Mercenary

An Offensive (Might Might) Act 2 Nightmare Mercenary is best to increase your physical Damage. An Offensive (Blessed Aim Blessed Aim) Act 2 Hell Mercenary could also work for increased chance to hit your physical shots.


Frostmaiden Early Leveling

The following section features a generic Bow Amazon skill point progression meant to make leveling towards becoming a Frostmaiden Bowazon smoother.

  1. 10 points to Fire Arrow Fire Arrow
  2. 1 point to Magic Arrow Magic Arrow at level 10
  3. 1 point to Multiple Shot Multiple Shot at level 11
  4. All remaining points to Exploding Arrow Exploding Arrow until ready to respec into the full build

For more comprehensive leveling advice, please refer to our Amazon Fastest Leveling Build.



  • 16 Feb. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 2.6.
  • 30 Sep. 2021 (this page): Added video guide embed.
  • 19 Sep. 2021 (this page): Build added.
  • 31 Aug. 2021 (gear page): Page added.
  • 31 Aug. 2021 (skills page): Page added.
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