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Ice Bow
  • Ice Bow item spriteold Ice Bow item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Uses ammoArrows
Damage39 / 46 (Ranged)
Knockback4.5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time16 (Very fast) /
21 (Fast)
Velocity20 (not affected by ammo)
TooltipShoots frost arrows
RarityRarity level: 5
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Frost Arrow
    Frost Arrow
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Ice MimicIce Mimic.pngIce Mimic131.67%

The Ice Bow firing Frost Arrows.

The Ice Bow is a Hardmode bow that has a 31.67*19/60 (31.67%) chance to be dropped by Ice Mimics in the Ice biome. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, Mobile version Mobile version, and Nintendo Switch version Nintendo Switch version, it is capable of autofire.

All arrows fired by this bow are converted to special Frost ArrowFrost Arrows which travel faster with less of an arc as a result and lose any special properties, but retain increased damage when used with stronger arrows. However, unlike the craftable Frostburn Arrows, they do not inflict the Frostburn debuff.

Its best modifier is Unreal.


  • Like other bows that fire special arrows, the Ice Bow is especially effective to use with the Endless Quiver.
  • Due to a special coding quirk, this bow can be used along side the Flying Knife - using the Flying Knife and switching to the Ice Bow while the fire button is held allows one to use both weapons at once. This is a great way to gain extra DPS via the Flying Knife's projectile as well as inflicting Ichor for free via Flasks, boosting the damage of the Ice Bow itself.


  • The Ice Bow is very similar in function to the Marrow, as they are both Early Hardmode weapons obtainable underground, both shoot a unique high-velocity projectile, and before 1.4 had a very similar stat distribution.


  • Desktop
    • Damage decreased from 46 to 39.
    • Use time decreased from 21 to 16.
    • Now autofires.
  • Desktop 1.2.3: Slightly increased damage and slightly decreased use time.