Frost armor

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Frost armor
Male variant Female variant
Statistics
Type Armor
Defense 43
Set Bonus Melee and ranged attacks cause frostburn and emit light
Rarity Rarity Level: 5
Sell 12 Gold Coin (set)

The Frost Armor is a Hardmode armor set that grants the ability to inflict Frostburn on enemies with melee or ranged attacks when the whole set is worn, as well as causing all ranged and melee attacks to give off light - this makes it very useful for exploring caves.

In all versions, Ice Golems will drop the Frost Core required to craft one piece of this armor; therefore, it takes three Ice Golem kills to get the full armor set. Ice Golems spawn in the Snow biome during a Blizzard in Hardmode.

The Frostburn debuff is particularly devastating when used against worm enemies because it affects each segment, thereby multiplying the damage dealt by the number of segments. Unfortunately, the Destroyer is immune to this effect.

Visually, wearing the set causes a "snow trail" to be left behind the player as they walk, similar to running with Hermes Boots. Also, taking damage causes the shattering sound heard when breaking through thin ice.

The Frost set is the snow version of the Desert's Forbidden armor, buffing melee and ranged abilities instead of magic and summon.

Set[edit | edit source]

Frost Helmet
Frost Helmet.png
Statistics
Type Armor
Defense 10
Bonus 16% increased melee and ranged damage
Max Stack 1
Body Slot Helmet
Sell 5 Gold Coin
Internal Item ID: 684
Frost Breastplate
Frost Breastplate.png
Statistics
Type Armor
Defense 20
Bonus 11% increased melee and ranged critical strike chance
Max Stack 1
Body Slot Shirt
Sell 4 Gold Coin
Internal Item ID: 685
Frost Leggings
Frost Leggings.png
Statistics
Type Armor
Defense 13
Bonus 8% increased movement speed
7% increased melee attack speed
Max Stack 1
Body Slot Pants
Sell 3 Gold Coin
Internal Item ID: 686

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Desktop version[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Frost Helmet.png Frost Core.pngFrost Core (1) Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil
Adamantite Bar.png Titanium Bar.pngAdamantite Bar or Titanium Bar (10)
Frost Breastplate.png Frost Core.pngFrost Core (1)
Adamantite Bar.png Titanium Bar.pngAdamantite Bar or Titanium Bar (20)
Frost Leggings.png Frost Core.pngFrost Core (1)
Adamantite Bar.png Titanium Bar.pngAdamantite Bar or Titanium Bar (16)

Mobile and console versions[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Frost Helmet.png Frost Core.pngFrost Core (1) Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil
Hallowed Bar.pngHallowed Bar (10)
Frost Breastplate.png Frost Core.pngFrost Core (1)
Hallowed Bar.pngHallowed Bar (20)
Frost Leggings.png Frost Core.pngFrost Core (1)
Hallowed Bar.pngHallowed Bar (16)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Only three of the bosses (The Destroyer, Duke Fishron and Mourning Wood) are immune to the Frostburn debuff, making this set useful against most bosses.
  • The Frost armor set can easily be farmed by creating a large one sided trench with a roof over the top of it with a one block hole in it. The Ice Golem will not be able to shoot you because of its 'laser' spawning off-center when you are above it. This is useful because Frost armor has a better armor value than most hardmode alternatives.
  • The Frostburn effect adds light to all melee and ranged attacks, including tools such as Pickaxes and Drills, and to ordinary ammunition, such as that used by the Endless Quiver and Endless Musket Pouch.
  • The Frostburn debuff is also given to all NPCs. This may or may not be a bug.
  • It is worth noting that selling the components of Frost armor results in more profit than selling the crafted set.
  • The Magical Harp's projectiles inflict Frostburn, even though it is magic damage.
  • For melee users, pairing this armor with Magma Stone/Fire Gauntlet and a Flask will inflict 3 different debuffs on a single hit, possibly more if the weapon itself inflicts another debuff.
  • Particularly useful when used with the Shadowflame weapons.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Red's old armor.png
  • Pc only.png If the Breastplate and Leggings are paired with a gold helmet, and you dye all pieces with Blue Flame and Black dye, you will get an afterimage and pulsing aura, akin to Hallowed armor. This was the armor Red used to wear, before his specific set was added. This has since been removed.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.2: Sprites updated.
  • 1.3.0.1: Now requires Titanium Bars/Adamantite Bars instead of Hallowed Bars to craft.
  • 1.2.4.1: Frost Armor now correctly plays a special sound when hit.
  • 1.2.3: Now is obtained by combining Frost Cores (dropped by the Ice Golem) with Hallowed Bars. *Wearing Frost Armor no longer makes Spiky Ball Traps give Frostburn debuffs.
  • 1.2.1: Graphics variant for female characters added.
  • 1.2.0.3: The Frost Breastplate now correctly gives bonus based off the tooltip.
  • 1.2: Introduced.
Equipable Items: Adamantite Breastplate.png Armor • Anklet of the Wind.png Accessories ( Cobalt Shield.png Combat) • Pharaoh's Robe.png Vanity ( Diamond Ring.png Accessories • Purple Dye.png Dyes)