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How to get the Last Epoch Frostbite Shackles

How to get the Frostibite Shackles

Getting the best gear in Last Epoch can be the difference between life and death. Thankfully, plenty of build-defining Unique items are available in the game, with Frostbite Shackles being one of them. The Frostbite Shackles are a Unique set of bracers centered around the Frostbite ailment. While the drop is categorized as “rare,” it can be tricky to get due to the difficult enemies you have to face. However, we can confidently say that it’s worth hunting down to add to your build. If you're interested in this Unique gear, check out our guide on how to get the Frostbite Shackles below.

Last Epoch Frostbite Shackles Stats

If you’re on the fence about whether or not you should pursue the Frostbite Shackles, here’s a look at the modifiers and implicits to help you make an informed decision:




Ward Gain On Freeze

13 to 23

Increased Frostbite Duration

+23% to 33%

Chance to apply Frostbite On Hit

+103% to 143%

Freeze Rate Multiplier

+143% to 183%

Ward Retention for every 1% of uncapped Cold Resistance


As you can see, these gloves are perfect for not just one but multiple classes. You can use these on Dual-Form Ward Druid, Frost Claw Runemaster, and more. If you’re in the game's later stages and need more powerful tools, the Frostbite Shackles are worth having.

Where to Farm Frostbite Shackles in Last Epoch

You can farm the Frostbite Shackles as a rare drop in the Blood, Frost, and Death Monolith Timeline. Specifically, you must defeat the Frost Lich Formosus the Undying. Before you dive into this battle like a headless chicken, we’d like to impart a few tips to help you defeat him.

  • Since the Frost Lich Formosus can teleport, you must search for him. Make this your priority because if you don’t find him quick enough, he can one-shot you.
  • He has four minions (Undead Wengari) that will fight with him; they can be resurrected. The only one you need to worry about for the most part is the Matriarch, since she’s fast and her jump-slam can deal tons of damage because of Earthquake. The best strategy you can do is to kill the three other minions first and then focus on the Matriarch. Since Formosus can only resurrect one minion at a time, you have a better chance of dealing with the Matriarch if everyone else is dead.
  • Formosus specializes in Necrotic and Cold damage. With that in mind, you should increase your resistance to these.
  • The boss has a Slow, so make sure to have a movement ability to counter it if you want to avoid getting hit by his other spells.
  • Formosus can create an ice patch that doesn’t deal any damage but slows you. Thankfully, it’s easy to see on the ground, so try to avoid it.
  • The Monolith boss can summon a Frost Spirit that will follow and damage you. It’s pretty hard to dodge, but it’s possible to tank its damage since it doesn’t do as much. However, if you’re using a squishy class or build, it’s best to try and kill it.
  • Formosus usually summons several Ice Whirlwinds that deal Cold DoT (Damage over Time), and it gets stronger over time. You can dodge them easily since they move slowly, though.
  • Once Formosus channels his Necrotic Beam in front of you for a few seconds, be on your guard. After he unleashes it, it gets stronger over time. This is one attack you must actively avoid, regardless of whether you are tanky or not.

As long as you avoid his attacks—notably the Necrotic Beam—and the Matriarch’s jump-slam while dealing consistent damage, you’ll defeat Frost Lich Formosus in no time.

How to Increase Your Chances of Getting the Frostbite Shackles

You can obtain the Frostbite Shackles as a drop elsewhere or just by going through the normal Monolith difficulty but switching to Empowered Monoliths will increase your chances significantly. Ramping up the Corruption level is another way of boosting your prospects of getting the Unique gloves.b

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