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"When the battle gets hot, stay frosty!
The Freeze Spell sends out a cryogenic blast that temporarily immobilizes enemy troops and disables defensive buildings within its radius."


Summary

  • The Freeze Spell is a spell unlocked at the Level 4 Spell Factory along with the Jump Spell, which is at Town Hall level 9. As the name of this spell implies, the Freeze Spell is used to temporarily disable defenses and/or ground and air troops from the enemy Clan Castle within a small radius. Until the spell's duration finishes, the affected enemy units will neither move nor attack (or heal, in the case of a Healer being frozen).
  • Enemy Troops that are not within its radius when the spell is cast are unaffected by the Freeze Spell, even if they move into the area of effect while it is still active.
  • It is one of the least expensive Elixir Spells in the game, due to it taking only one spell space compared to two or three for most other Elixir Spells.

Strategies

Offensive Strategy

  • It cannot freeze an enemy Hidden Tesla before it has been revealed. However, if the Hidden Tesla is revealed while the Freeze Spell is active, and the Hidden Tesla is in the radius of the spell, the Hidden Tesla will be inactive until the duration of the spell ends.
  • This spell can be used to freeze the Wizard Tower to allow your swarm of Barbarians or Archers to destroy it without being completely eliminated.
  • It can also freeze an Air Defense, which will buy some time for your air units to get closer to the Air Defense to destroy it. This can be extremely effective when utilizing an all-Balloon army.
  • The Freeze Spell can also be used to freeze X-Bows, Inferno Towers and the Eagle Artillery, allowing stronger units such as P.E.K.K.As to live longer without single-target Inferno Towers, weaker units such as Barbarians to live longer without X-Bows and multi-target Inferno Towers, and clustered troops to live longer without the Eagle Artillery.
  • In the case of the single-target Inferno Tower, the Freeze Spell is a much more effective option than the Healing Spell, as the Freeze Spell can completely negate the Inferno Tower for its entire duration, and once the spell's effect ends, the Inferno Tower's damage is reset to its initial state. Since a Freeze Spell now takes one spell space, you can now reset single-target Inferno Towers twice with two spell spaces; formerly you could only reset it once.
  • It can also freeze powerful Clan Castle troops such as Dragons and Wizards, buying your troops time to kill these units before they have a chance to wreak havoc on your attack plans. However, for weaker units, a Lightning Spell or Poison Spell may be a more expedient (and cheaper) option.
  • When most or all of your heavier units are destroyed, cast a Freeze Spell at area splash structures near the main part of your remaining army. This way, your Troops have a better chance at survival and may be able to take out the structure quickly before it becomes active again.
  • Freeze Spells can be a double purpose Spell by freezing all Clan Castle troops and disabling core defenses such as X-Bows and Inferno Towers.
  • Both the Lightning and Freeze Spells can disrupt the damage of a single-target Inferno Tower. Freeze Spells are better used when an Inferno Tower has high health as the Inferno Tower is left inactive for a longer amount of time (and a short stun may not be as beneficial).

Defensive Strategy

  • Freeze Spells are commonly used to defend troops from Inferno Towers. Using an Inferno Island (an Inferno Tower surrounded by Walls and a 2 or 3 tile gap with nothing else) will prevent extra value from the freeze. Similar islands can also be constructed with Scattershots or X-Bows.
  • Forcing too many Freeze Spells can ruin an attacker's plan. Spread out your splash defenses and make sure their range doesn't go outside Walls (or else a Giant can be placed and save a Freeze) to make many Freeze Spells required.
  • Hidden Teslas and Tornado Traps can delay attacking troops, making a Freeze Spell run out before the Freeze Spell's objective is destroyed. Use this to your advantage.

History

  • The Freeze Spell was added in June 17, 2013 update, with 3 levels.
  • The August 27, 2013 update added the level 4 Freeze Spell, decreased brewing cost of Freeze Spell at all levels from 35,000/40,000/45,000 to 26,000/29,000/31,000, and decreased upgrade cost of level 3 Freeze Spell from 8,000,000 to 6,000,000.
  • The January 29, 2014 update added the level 5 Freeze Spell and decreased the upgrade cost and time of levels 3 and 4 Freeze Spell.
    • Upgrade cost reduction:
      • Level 3 decreased from 6,000,000 to 5,000,000.
      • Level 4 decreased from 8,000,000 to 6,500,000.
    • Upgrade time reduction:
      • Level 3 decreased from 10d to 7d.
      • Level 4 decreased from 14d to 10d.
  • The July 1, 2015 update reduced the Freeze Spell's brewing time from 45 minutes to 30 minutes.
  • The September 9, 2015 update made it so that Freeze Spells now also affect defending air troops.
  • The December 10, 2015 "Town Hall 11" update moved the Freeze Spell to level 4 Spell Factory at Town Hall 9. Previously it was unlocked at Town Hall 10.
  • The March 2016 update reduced the Freeze Spell's brewing time from 30 minutes to 20 minutes, and the May 2016 balance update further reduced this to 10 minutes. This was again reduced to 6 minutes in the October 2016 update.
  • The May 22, 2017 update added the level 6 Freeze Spell and decreased upgrade times and costs of levels 1-5 Freeze Spell.
    • Upgrade costs reduction:
      • Level 2 decreased from 4,000,000 to 3,000,000.
      • Level 3 decreased from 5,000,000 to 4,000,000.
      • Level 4 decreased from 6,500,000 to 5,000,000.
      • Level 5 decreased from 8,000,000 to 7,000,000.
    • Upgrade times reduction:
      • Level 2 decreased from 29,000 to 26,000.
      • Level 3 decreased from 31,000 to 29,000.
      • Level 4 decreased from 33,000 to 31,000.
      • Level 5 decreased from 35,000 to 33,000.
  • Freeze Spell before June 2018 update

    The June 11, 2018 "Town Hall 12" update added the level 7 Freeze Spell, reduced housing space to 1; brewing cost and time was halved, reduced the spell's duration, and reduced upgrade times at all levels.
    • Brewing costs reduction:
      • Level 1 reduced from 23,000 to 12,000.
      • Level 2 reduced from 26,000 to 13,000.
      • Level 3 reduced from 29,000 to 14,000.
      • Level 4 reduced from 31,000 to 15,000.
      • Level 5 reduced from 33,000 to 16,000.
      • Level 6 reduced from 35,000 to 17,000.
    • Freeze durations reduction:
      • Level 1 reduced from 5s to 2.5s.
      • Level 2 reduced from 5.75s to 3.0s.
      • Level 3 reduced from 6.5s to 3.5s.
      • Level 4 reduced from 7.25s to 4.0s.
      • Level 5 reduced from 8s to 4.5s.
      • Level 6 reduced from 9s to 5.0s.
  • The June 26, 2018 update reduced upgrade times of levels 2-6 Freeze Spell from 5d/7d/10d/12d/14d to 3d/4d 12h/6d 12h/8d/9d.
  • The April 2, 2019 update reduced brewing costs of Freeze Spell at all levels from 12,000/13,000/14,000/15,000/16,000/17,000/18,000 to 6,000/7,000/8,000/9,000/10,000/11,000/12,000.
  • In March 30, 2020 update, the level 2 Freeze Spell can now be upgraded at Town Hall 9. The update also reduced upgrade cost of level 5 Freeze Spell from 7,000,000 to 6,000,000.
  • The April 2021 update reduced upgrade costs and times of level 2-6 Freeze Spells (upgrade cost of level 5 and upgrade time of level 6 Freeze Spells unchanged).
    • Upgrade costs reduction:
      • Level 2 reduced from 3,000,000 to 1,500,000.
      • Level 3 reduced from 4,000,000 to 2,500,000.
      • Level 4 reduced from 5,000,000 to 4,200,000.
      • Level 6 reduced from 9,500,000 to 8,500,000.
    • Upgrade times reduction:
      • Level 2 reduced from 3d to 2d.
      • Level 3 reduced from 4d 12h to 4d.
      • Level 4 reduced from 6d 12h to 6d.
      • Level 5 reduced from 8d to 7d 12h.

Trivia

  • When used, the grass will turn light bluish (like ice), the defenses and other buildings will have a tint of light blue and the Walls will look as if they are made out of ice (the texture still remains the same).
  • Among all Home Village troops and spells, the Freeze Spell is currently the only one that has 3 upgrades (Levels 3-5) Levels unlocked at one Laboratory level, that being Level 8.
  • When Freeze Spells were moved down to be unlocked with a level 4 Spell Factory, between this point and the introduction of the Clone Spell, there was a period of time where the level 5 Spell Factory did not introduce a new spell to be unlocked.
  • The Freeze Spell will pause the Weather Vane's and the Storied Statue's animations when deployed on top of them.
  • Troops with death animations (such as Balloons) that are destroyed while under the effect of the Freeze Spell will have their death animation paused until the end of the Freeze Spell's effect (although any death effects that occur will happen at the correct time). Similarly, if a Hero is knocked out while frozen by a Freeze Spell, their KO animation does not start until the Freeze Spell wears off (they instead remain frozen in the pose they were in when frozen, while other corresponding effects i.e. sounds and explosions occur normally).
  • If one manages to drop a Freeze Spell before a Hidden Tesla pops up and then the Hidden Tesla pop up right after, the Hidden Tesla will remain invisible until the Freeze Spell expires while Troops can still damage it.
Radius Range Housing Space Housing Space Brewing Time Time Spell Factory Level Required Spell Factory
3.5 tiles 1 3m 4
Level Level Freeze Time Time Cost Elixir Research Cost Elixir Research Time Time Laboratory Level Required Laboratory
1 2.5 seconds 6,000 N/A N/A N/A
2 3.0 seconds 7,000 1,500,000 2d 7
3 3.5 seconds 8,000 2,500,000 4d 8
4 4.0 seconds 9,000 4,200,000 6d 8
5 4.5 seconds 10,000 6,000,000 7d 12h 8
6 5.0 seconds 11,000 8,500,000 9d 9
7 5.5 seconds 12,000 11,000,000 11d 12h 10
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