Ice Rod

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Ice Rod
Stack digit 1.png
Ice Rod inventory icon
Type Weapon
Damage 28 (Magic)
Mana 6
Critical chance 4%
Use time 8 (Insanely Fast)
Velocity 12
Tooltip Summons a block of ice
Rarity Rarity Level: 4
Buy 50 Gold Coin Pc only.pngMobile only.png / 1 Platinum Coin Console only.png
Sell 10 Gold Coin Pc only.pngMobile only.png / 20 Gold Coin Console only.png
Internal Item ID: 496
Internal Tile ID: 127 (Summoned Block)

The Ice Rod is a Hardmode magic weapon that auto-fires blocks of ice. The weapon is unique in that if the point targeted is free of any blocks or placed background items, a solid temporary Ice Block-Ice Rod.png "ice block" is formed in midair (translucent, slippery, and glowing), at the point clicked, which lasts for 15 seconds before shattering. These ice blocks can create temporary platforms for standing or grappling, and also cast a dim, flickering light. The Ice Rod is purchased from the Wizard for 50 Gold Coin on Pc only.png Desktop version and Mobile only.pngMobile version, or for 1 Platinum Coin on Console only.png Console version.

The point clicked must be unoccupied in order to form an ice block. If the space clicked is occupied, either by blocks or background objects, the block acts as an ordinary projectile (unaffected by gravity), continuing until it hits an enemy or other foreground object, where it shatters and inflicts magic damage. Clicking an existing ice block from a previous casting will cause the next shard to pass through the existing ice block, which creates unique shielding possibilities during combat — as while you can fire through your ice shield, enemies cannot move or fire through them (with the exception of Worms, Casters, bosses, and other enemies that can attack through blocks).

Its best Modifier is Mythical for speed, or Masterful for saving mana.

The Ice Rod. Note the ability to strike through its own walls.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The temporary "block of ice" summoned by the Ice Rod is unrelated to the Ice Block inventory item found naturally in Snow Biomes. Summoned ice blocks cannot be collected or placed, and break automatically about 15 seconds after summoning.
  • Upon shattering, summoned ice blocks release illuminated sparks that travel down through blocks, making the Ice Rod useful for discovering ores and caves.
  • Regular blocks can be placed adjacent to the created ice blocks, which can prove useful in building floating structures (especially at higher elevations such as in Space), as you do not need to build a temporary connection from the ground to the building site.
  • Wall-mounted light fixtures like Torches will switch to a placed Ice block over a background wall until it breaks.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Ice Rod can be used with Wings to repeatedly reset flight time in midair, by casting a block of ice beneath your feet as you start falling. The flight timer will be reset as soon as you land on the block of ice.
  • Since the ice blocks created can be grappled to with a Hook or similar device, the Ice Rod can be used to get to the top of the world and other high areas, such as a Floating Island, more easily. You could also simply make "stairs" of ice, but it would take a bit longer.
  • Ice blocks can be used as a way to start floating construction projects without needing to build a column all the way up into the sky first.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.1: Sprite updated.
    • Halved price.
    • Increased block duration from 5 seconds to 15 seconds.
    • Blocks are now slippery.
    • Decreased mana usage from 7 to 6.
    • Decreased use time from 16 to 8.
  • 1.1: Introduced.
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