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Glacial Retreat
Skill information
Tooltip description
Glacial RetreatGlacial Retreat
Cast time Instant
MP cost 150
Cooldown 10sec
Base Damage X
Freeze the ground before you as you leap backward, briefly slowing your target by 70%.
Level 16 and above
Class Sorcerer
Source Magic Instructor
Mana cost 150
Cast time Instant
Cooldown 10sec

Glacial Retreat is an active skill that can be taught to Sorcerers at level 16 and can be ranked up at later levels.

Glacial Retreat can be performed with a disc by the Sorcerer to quickly jump backward while dealing damage to close enemies and slowing them down. It is a great replacement for Backstep (Sorcerer), but keeping Backstep on your hotbar will allow you to jump back again, even when Glacial Retreat is on cooldown.

Glacial Retreat makes a great combo with Magma Bomb as it will give you the correct distance from your opponent while slowing them down

Amount of damage dealt varies dependent on skill rank.

Rank table[]

To obtain and upgrade Glacial Retreat, one must find a Magic Instructor and pay a certain price of gold dependent on rank.

Rank Level Cost Damage
I 16 6Silver coin 25Copper coin 57
II 22 24Silver coin 76Copper coin 83
III 28 61Silver coin 65Copper coin 122
IV 34 1Gold coin 26Silver coin 29Copper coin 178
V 40 3Gold coin 57Silver coin 85Copper coin 259
VI 46 8Gold coin 69Silver coin 45Copper coin 378
VII 52 18Gold coin 56Silver coin 49Copper coin 552
VIII 58 37Gold coin 70Silver coin 24Copper coin 806


To glyph Glacial Retreat, a glyph must be obtained and learned only once. At level 60, a character has 50 glyph points available to spend on all available sorcerer glyphs. Most glyphs, specifically common glyphs can be purchased from a Glyph Master, while fine glyphs must be looted from enemies.

(Disclaimer: As NPC shop prices vary depending on a variety of factors, the prices below are subject to variation. Only take them as benchmarks.)

Icon Name Skill Level Glyph Points Cost Description
Glacial Retreat Glyph Glyph of Lingering Glacial Retreat 20 4 49Silver coin 23Copper coin Increases effect duration by 40%.
Glacial Retreat Glyph Glyph of Blaze Glacial Retreat 20 4 49Silver coin 23Copper coin Speeds charging by 30% for Arcane Pulse, the next skill in the chain.
Glacial Retreat Glyph Glyph of Blaze Glacial Retreat 28 4 1Gold coin 77Silver coin 84Copper coin Speeds charging by 40% for Lightning Trap, the next skill in the chain.
Glacial Retreat Glyph Glyph of Indignacy Glacial Retreat 32 4 2Gold coin 79Silver coin 57Copper coin 35% chance to trigger Overchannel.



Glacial Retreat

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