Frozen Orb: The Return! Blizzard has always done more damage than Orb, altho not as accurate. With the arrival of 1.10, synergies brought a change to our cold skills. The fact of Blizzard not being accurate was no longer an issue, the point is: it kills! Now.. Why would one still use Orb when you got Blizzard around? Ever wondered what's the damage on those Orb shards? You got the orb damage, which is the globe, but no damage displayed as for the shards. Well, it doesn't have to since it's pretty obvious: Those shards are named "Ice Bolts" which is the only synergy to Frozen Orb. Ice Bolts do 49 damage at clvl 20, not much but they gain 15% damage per synergy lvl. Since Orb is a synergy for Ice Bolt, it gets a +300% damage increase, (+147 damage). 147 damage per maxed synergy doesn't sound much but with 3 max synergies you got 490 damage per bolt, and remember, there isn't just one or two bolts. With +skills and +cold skill damage on top, praise the Orb Be advised when trying it out on the realms since data not totally confirmed (altho I'm 80% convinced).