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Frost is a Norse Heroic Age god power in Age of Mythology that is available to worshipers of Skadi. When invoked, it freezes in place all enemy units in a large area for a minute but gives them 99% armor to all attacks, essentially making them invulnerable.


As Frost only immobilizes units while rendering them nearly invulnerable, it cannot be used to destroy an enemy army. It should instead be used defensively as a delaying tactic. If caught off guard, the enemy force can simply be frozen, allowing the player to create an opposing force to deal with the enemy or retreat to a safer location. Alternatively, it can be used to only freeze a portion of the enemy army, leaving the half sized army very vulnerable to attack.

Frost can also be used offensively. If the opponent has concentrated a good portion of their army in their base, the player can freeze them, preventing the player from fending off an attack. Players are then free to use their siege units to demolish important buildings. As worker units are also affected, this can also stop their resource income. If the enemy has reached their population limit, they will be unable to train new units to supplement their frozen army. The combined loss of unit producing buildings and resource income will make it even harder to counter-attack. This can also be used to stall the construction of a Wonder or Titan Gate. The following units cannot be frozen:


  • Frost ends one second before the timer runs out.
  • Atlantean human units (including Citizens) caught in the god power can convert into heroes to escape. Whether it is a bug or done intentionally is unknown.
    • Given this fact, Atlantean heroes are not immune to the god power, if caught in their hero form.
  • Fast units may be able to escape from Frost, if they can leave circumference area of the god power after it has been invoked before being caught in it. After Frost has spread to maximize the circumference of its area of effect, enemy units may pass through the affected area without being caught.


God powers in Age of Mythology
GreekPortrait Greeks
ArchaicAge Archaic Age BoltIcon Bolt · LureIcon Lure · SentinelIcon Sentinel
ClassicalAge Classical Age PestilenceIcon Pestilence · RestorationIcon Restoration · CeasefireIcon Ceasefire
HeroicAge Heroic Age UnderWorldPassageIcon Underworld Passage · CurseIcon Curse · BronzeIcon Bronze
MythicAge Mythic Age EarthquakeIcon Earthquake · LightningStormIcon Lightning Storm · PlentyIcon Plenty
EgyptianPortrait Egyptians
ArchaicAge Archaic Age ProsperityIcon Prosperity · VisionIcon Vision · RainIcon Rain
ClassicalAge Classical Age EclipseIcon Eclipse · ShiftingSandsIcon Shifting Sands · PlagueOfSerpentsIcon Plague of Serpents
HeroicAge Heroic Age LocustSwarmIcon Locust Swarm · CitadelIcon Citadel · AncestorsIcon Ancestors
MythicAge Mythic Age TornadoIcon Tornado · MeteorIcon Meteor · SonOfOsirisIcon Son of Osiris
NorsePortrait Norse
ArchaicAge Archaic Age DwarvenMineIcon Dwarven Mine · GreatHuntIcon Great Hunt · SpyIcon Spy
ClassicalAge Classical Age HealingSpringIcon Healing Spring · ForestFireIcon Forest Fire · UndermineIcon Undermine
HeroicAge Heroic Age FrostIcon Frost · FlamingWeaponsIcon Flaming Weapons · WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Woods
MythicAge Mythic Age FimbulwinterIcon Fimbulwinter · NidhoggIcon Nidhogg · RagnarokIcon Ragnarok
AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans
ArchaicAge Archaic Age DeconstructionIcon Deconstruction · ShockwaveIcon Shockwave · GaiaForestIcon Gaia Forest
ClassicalAge Classical Age SpiderLairIcon Spider Lair · ValorIcon Valor · CarnivoraIcon Carnivora
HeroicAge Heroic Age ChaosIcon Chaos · TraitorIcon Traitor · HesperidesIcon Hesperides
MythicAge Mythic Age TartarianGateIcon Tartarian Gate · VortexIcon Vortex · ImplodeIcon Implode
ChinesePortrait Chinese
ArchaicAge Archaic Age IconYearOfTheGoat Year of the Goat · IconRecreation Recreation · IconTimberHarvest Timber Harvest
ClassicalAge Classical Age BarrageIcon Barrage · GreatJourneyIcon Great Journey · CallToArmsIcon Call to Arms
HeroicAge Heroic Age GeyserIcon Geyser · UprootIcon Uproot · ImperialExaminationIcon Imperial Examination
MythicAge Mythic Age GreatFloodIcon Great Flood · InfernoIcon Inferno · EarthDragonIcon Earth Dragon
Other (except Campaign-exclusive)
SecretsOfTheTitans Titan Age All civilizations: SecretsOfTheTitans Titan Gate
Cheat MeteorIcon Chicken Storm · Goatunheim Goatunheim · WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Berry Bushes
Cut Brambleiconmpalpha Bramble · Enragebeta Enrage · DivineBlood Rebellion · AOMShepherdGodPowerIcon Shepherd · AOMSightGodPowerIcon Sight · God power snowstorm icon Snowstorm · EarthquakeIcon Volcano