The Frostbite is a premium tank that functions like a support unit, rather than a frontline tank, mainly because of its Cryogenic Cannon attack. The low damage and lengthy cooldown is offset by its ability to freeze at considerable range, allowing other units to follow up the Frostbite and do extra damage to the frozen target. Additionally, the Frostbite has a small area-of-effect, allowing it to hit multiple units with a single shot.
Compared to the Cryo Trooper, which does not cost but provides the same ability, the Frostbite provides survivability to ensure that it sticks around to freeze critical targets with the added damage reduction bonuses and . In addition, it's firing pattern is similar to that of the Allied Firebreather, with 100% damage and chance to freeze being applied to the main target, and reduced damage and freeze chance to units directly adjacent in a cross shape. Like the Cryo Trooper, the Frostbite stands out from all pre-2.5 Patch units as having an incredibly lengthy repair time.