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Ice Staff
Inventory slot background Ice Staff
Crafting Spear ×1 Blue Gem ×1
Tab Icon Magic
Tier Prestihatitator
Sanity
-1
Durability 20 Uses
Perk Freezes the target
Dropped by Ornate Chest
Ancient Pseudoscience Station (Hammer)
Stacks up to Does not stack
DebugSpawn "icestaff"
That is the opposite of fire.

Willow

Wilson icestaff

Wilson holding the Ice Staff

The Ice Staff is a Magic ranged weapon. It requires 1 Spear and 1 Blue Gem to craft and a Prestihatitator to prototype. It may also be found in an Ornate Chest or dropped by an Ancient Pseudoscience Station when struck with a Hammer.

When used, the Ice Staff temporarily freezes a Mob usually within 1-4 blasts. Small creatures such as Birds and Rabbits take one blast to be frozen, while big ones such as Treeguards take four blasts before they are frozen. Red Hounds, however, take 12 blasts to be frozen so using the staff on them is not efficient. Each use costs 5% durability, equating to 20 uses.

Each time Ice Staff is used, the character's sanity is decreased by 1.

Creatures that periodically drop things (such as Beefalo producing Manure) will still leave them behind while frozen.

Lureplants, Eyeplants, Rock Lobsters, Depths Worms, Chester, Baby Beefalo, Blue Hounds, GhostsShadow Creatures, Packim Baggims, and Tiger Sharks are immune to the Ice Staff's freezing effect.

Reign of Giants icon Reign of GiantsEdit

In the Reign of Giants DLC, the Ice Staff can be used to extinguish smoldering or burning objects.

Freezing EffectEdit

Mobs have varying resistance to the Ice Staff's freezing effect and may require several charges in order to be frozen.

1 Blast:

2 Blasts:

3 Blasts:

4 Blasts:

5 Blasts:

12 Blasts:

Ice Staff TrapEdit

Ice staf
Occasionally, an Ice Staff can be found surrounded by sleeping Blue Hounds: this is a Set Piece trap. When the Staff is taken, the player will lose 33 Sanity, it will rain, and all the Hounds will wake up and attack - otherwise, the player can walk among them safely. The Blue Hounds can be killed one by one while asleep before picking up the staff, and the others will not wake up. The Ice Staff will have a random amount of durability.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • The Ice Staff was added in the A Winter's Tale update.
  • This item used to be a part of the Gemology tab before it was removed.
  • Glommer in the Reign of Giants DLC is the only mob that is not encased in ice when frozen.

Mosquito BugsEdit

  • If a mob is hit by an ice staff while playing its "death" animation, it will instantly switch to its "hit" animation before fading out normally.

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