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Ice Blade
  • Ice Blade item spriteold Ice Blade item sprite
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Damage17 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions / 13 Old-gen console version3DS version (Melee)
Knockback4.75 (Average)
Critical chance6%
Use time20 (Very fast)
TooltipShoots an icy bolt
RarityRarity level: 1
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Ice Bolt
    Ice Bolt
Dropped by Dropped by
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Boreal CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsBoreal CrateBoreal CrateDesktop and Mobile versions116.67%
Frozen ChestFrozen ChestFrozen Chest116.67*1/6 (16.67%)
Frozen CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsFrozen CrateFrozen CrateDesktop and Mobile versions116.67%

Ice Blade attack animations projectile hitting a dummy

The Ice Blade is a sword that is found in Frozen Chests in the Ice biome, Frozen Crates, and Boreal Crates. It fires an "icy bolt" projectile when swung, at no mana or ammunition cost. The projectile does the same amount of damage as the sword itself but has a cooldown of 55 frames, or about 0.9 seconds. The projectile also emits a small amount of light, which lingers briefly after it shatters. The light level is roughly on par with an Ice Torch.

Its best modifier is Legendary.


  • While the cooldown is active, the player is unable to switch items, but can continue swinging the blade.
  • A small particle effect and the mana recharge "blip" will notify the player of a recharged ice bolt.
  • The Ice Blade is capable of autoswing. It will swing in the direction of the last fired projectile.
  • On the PSVita, this weapon deals 18 damage without modifiers instead of 17. Whether this is intended or not is unknown.



  • The Ice Blade makes the same noise as the Ice Elemental when its projectile is fired.
  • This weapon has a more powerful version called the Frostbrand.


  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PS4)
    • Increased damage from 13 to 17.
    • Sprite updated to match Desktop 1.3.1.