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Ice Sickle
  • Ice Sickle item spriteold Ice Sickle item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage42 / 40 (Melee)
Knockback5.5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time25 (Fast)
TooltipShoots an icy sickle
RarityRarity level: 5
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Ice Sickle
    Ice Sickle
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Armored VikingArmored VikingArmored Viking10.56%
Ice ElementalIce ElementalIce Elemental10.56%
Ice TortoiseIce Tortoise.pngIce Tortoise10.56%
Icy MermanIcy MermanIcy Merman10.56%
Not to be confused with Death Sickle or Sickle.

Ice Sickle attack animation

The Ice Sickle is a Hardmode melee weapon that fires a projectile with no ammunition or mana cost. Its wide projectile stops in midair a short distance from the player, spinning in mid-air for 5 seconds then disappearing. It can pierce enemies but disappears on the fifth hit. The Ice Sickle has a 0.56% (1/180) chance of being dropped by Armored Vikings, Ice Elementals, Ice Tortoises, and Icy Mermen in the Hardmode Snow and Ice biomes.

Its best modifier is Legendary.


  • Like the Death Sickle, the range of the projectile produced by the weapon increases with melee speed.


  • The weapon is very effective for close-range area control, as most enemies will be knocked back and take high damage by trying to pass through the hovering projectile. It is also potent against worm enemies (like the The Destroyer, Dune Splicer, Digger or World Feeder) that take multiple hits from each projectile.
  • The Ice Sickle is extremely useful in early Hardmode, because it can be obtained just after defeating the Wall of Flesh and can kill groups of enemies in just a few hits.
  • This weapon is good for dealing with monsters that can travel through blocks (especially while farming).
  • Compared to the Death Sickle, it is an inferior weapon, lacking autoswing and block penetration.


  • The name "Ice Sickle" is a play on the word "icicle".
  • The Ice Sickle is improperly named; it more resembles a real-life scythe than a sickle, as it is much larger than sickles and lacks their short handle and circular blade.