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Primordial Series Frozen Vanguard

First of the Primordials that focuses on the Ice element. The purpose of this skill tree is to be able to withstand most attacks building up permafrost and then use them to strike back.

Last updated a year ago
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Categories Classes Skills
Dependency string Avrixel-Primordial_Series_Frozen_Vanguard-1.3.1
Dependants 1 other mod depends on this mod

This mod requires the following mods to function

BepInEx-BepInExPack_Outward-5.4.8 icon

BepInEx pack for Outward.

Preferred version: 5.4.8
sinai-dev-SideLoader-3.4.2 icon

API and Mod Development Toolkit for Outward.

Preferred version: 3.4.2
SLExtendedEffects-SideLoader_ExtendedEffects-1.1.3 icon

Adds a collection of custom SL_Effect behaviours for use with SideLoader.

Preferred version: 1.1.3



Frozen Vanguard is a defensive skilltree mod for Outward. First of the Primordial series focuses on element of Ice encases itself in Ice to protect from most of the attacks and then use that to annihilate anything when the time is right
Trainer is located in the Corrupted Tombs past the Ghost pass

Class mechanic: Permafrost Stacking buff that increases resistances by 5% but also decreases your physical damage by 5% per stack, max 5 stacks, post breakthrough abilities require this to be casted

Glacial Prison:
cooldown: 24s stamina cost: 10
jumping attack that freezes the movement of your enemy (be carefull attacks that move the enemy will still move him, but they wont walk or dodge) for 5 seconds
the ice can be shattered by some abilities for additional effects

Frozen Grasp:
cooldown: 4s stamina cost: 5
mid range blast attack that builds up chill on the enemy, this ability can shatter, staggering the shattered target and granting Permafrost to the player

Brittle Icicle:
cooldown 4s stamina cost: 25
counter that costs a bit more stamina but if succesful refunds its cost and grants permafrost, also staggeres nearby enemies

-passive- Snow Mountain:
Permafrost stacks now also grant 2 barrier and 1 protection, but slows the players movement speed
-passive- Agressive Winter:
Permafrost now also increse Frost damage by 5%, but decrease other elemental damage by 5% and physical damage by 2%

Heart of Ice:
cooldown: 40s mana cost: 6
Gives cool boon, removes damage over time effects and gives Unerring Read
requires 2 Permafrost
Chilling stance:
cooldown: 40s stamina cost: 8
Gives cool boon and removes 5 burned stamina
if the player has 0 Permafrost gain 2

cooldown: 90s stamina cost: 20
Attack all enemies within a close distance with minor ice damage, if the enemy was Chilled gain a Frost Imbue
requires 2 stacks of Permafrost
This ability can shatter, chilling every enemy shattered

Spirits Unleashed:
cooldown: 200s mana cost: 20
Ice explosion around the player that deals massive damage, if the target was chilled 2nd weaker explosion occurs on their location, removes Chill, requires at least 4 Permafrost
Avatar of Ice:
cooldown: 200s stamina cost: 30
Consume all of your Permafrost stacks to become ice incarnate for 25 seconds, blockinbg Permafrost generation for the duration except Chilling stance, but making the player unstoppable and giving
15 Barrier and 10 Protection
damage resistances +20%
Ice damage +15%
Physical damage +5%
attack speed -10%
shattering refreshes the Avatars duration, Glacials prison cooldown is halved during it


Update 1.3.1 -

  • Fixed Avatar of Ice not pausing DoTs correctly
  • Fixed Heart of ice not doing effects
  • Changed Chilling stance burnt stamina recovery to be flat 5

Update 1.3.0 "Vanguard changes"-

  • Replaced Frost Lunge with Glacial Prison
  • Added shattering effects on baseline abilities
  • Nerfed Permafrost damage resistance, since more sources of it are availible
  • Split the little bit confusing Heart of Ice into 2 skills, but mutually exclusive
  • Freeze Veins has been merged into Avatar of Ice
  • Avatar of ice duration has been lowered, buffs made stronger and paused all DoTs for the duration
  • made Avatars duration refreshable

    Big thanks to Nielsuh for testing this update


big thanks to Faerin and Emo for help with the code
Emo again for helping with the visuals as well
Iggy The Mad for introduction to SideLoader
FluffyTail for advising in the early stage

to have better track of which class im currently working on, or to see development of other classes you can visit Outward Modding discord: https://discord.com/invite/zKyfGmy7TR Also report any problems with the mod there, in the "Frozen Vanguard" chanel

Available versions

Please note that the install buttons only work if you have compatible client software installed, such as the Thunderstore Mod Manager. Otherwise use the zip download links instead.

Upload date Version number Downloads Download link  
2022-8-24 1.3.1 9621 Version 1.3.1 Install
2022-8-10 1.3.0 415 Version 1.3.0 Install
2022-7-21 1.2.2 422 Version 1.2.2 Install
2022-6-23 1.2.1 563 Version 1.2.1 Install
2022-6-22 1.2.0 118 Version 1.2.0 Install
2022-6-20 1.0.0 125 Version 1.0.0 Install