Cold Steel Viridian Jewel - Path of Exile

Cold Steel Viridian Jewel

Cold Steel

Cold Steel is a unique Viridian Jewel. Jewels. Radius: Large (1500).

  • Increases and Reductions to Physical Damage in Radius are Transformed to apply to Cold Damage
  • Increases and Reductions to Cold Damage in Radius are Transformed to apply to Physical Damage

Flavour Text: Winter provides us with her own weapons, hanging from the eaves of our homes.

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Global Physical Damage is hard to come by on the skill tree, and Physical Spell Damage does not exist at all. The Jewel can therefore be used to turn Cold Damage nodes into Physical damage nodes for Ethereal Knives, Shockwave Totem and Bear Trap.

If the player is dealing a lot of additive cold damage with any kind of weapon, the Jewel will allow them to convert physical nodes in the southern half of the tree to apply to that cold damage instead. However, as these bonuses will no longer apply to physical output, the only unique weapons with enough added cold damage to justify this strategy (i.e. achieve overall increased damage) is Dyadus when held in the off hand or Debeon's Dirge. As there is no noteworthy main hand weapon with similar amounts of additive cold damage, and the only skills that will not alternate between hands when dual wielding with an axe in the off hand are Heavy Strike and Infernal Blow (each when wielding a dagger or claw in the main hand), this is an unlikely scenario.

Skills with Damage conversion to Cold Damage, such as Frost Blades or Ice Crash, will usually not profit from turning increased Physical Damage nodes to increased Cold Damage nodes, as Physical Damage nodes will scale all of the damage, whereas Cold Damage nodes will only scale the cold portion of damage. See Damage Conversion for more information.


Cold Steel will only transform nodes that explicitly state Cold Damage or Physical Damage. It will not apply to Elemental damage, nor Attack Damage, Melee Damage, etc., unless they also use the words Cold or Physical. All other restrictions on damage and weapon types will remain. A few examples are:

 X% increased Physical Damage with Two Handed Melee Weapons <--> X% increased Cold Damage with Two Handed Melee Weapons X% increased Cold Damage <--> X% increased Physical Damage X% increased Cold Damage with Weapons <--> X% increased Physical Damage with Weapons 

Item acquisition

Cold Steel can drop anywhere. It can be chanced.


Cold Steel can be created from the following recipes:

Amount Part Description
4 The Garish Power Random jewel
10 The Eye of the Dragon Random corrupted jewel
8 Arrogance of the Vaal Random two-implicit corrupted item
4 Jack in the Box Random item
1 Singular Incubator Random item
1 The Void Random divination card set exchange