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Ice Rod
Ice Rod.png
Statistics
Type Weapon
Damage 26
Max stack 1
Mana 7
Velocity 12
Rarity Rarity Level: 4
Use time 16
Tooltip Summons a block of ice
Buy / Sell 1 Platinum Coin / 20 Gold Coin

The Ice Rod is a Hardmode magic weapon that auto-fires shards 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" (translucent, but not slippery) is formed in midair, at the point clicked, which lasts for about six 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 available from the Wizard for 1 Platinum.

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 shard acts as an ordinary projectile, continuing (without being affected by gravity) until it hits an enemy or other foreground object, where it shatters and inflicts magic damage. Clicking an existing ice block from a previous firing will cause your 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).

The Ice Rod's best possible Modifier is Mythical.

Notes[edit]

  • 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 are not slippery.
  • 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, as one need not build a temporary connection from the ground to the building site.
Bug.png Bug 1.2.1.2: When putting a chest on the Ice blocks, if kept on long enough, will cause the blocks to be permanent until the map is unloaded. This can also cause a glitch where you are able to get unlimited chests.
Bug.png Bug : If you shoot ice blocks and instantly save/exit and reload the world before they break, there will be a tower of dirt from where you placed it to the ground.
Anomaly.png Anomaly Mobile: It is possible to get them from presents as a very rare drop.
Bug.png Bug : If an ice block is spawned in the same place as a wooden platform, it will cause the platform to disapear.

Tips[edit]

  • Since the ice blocks created can be grappled to with a Grappling 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.
  • The Ice Rod can be used with Wings to repeatedly reset flight time in midair, by casting and grappling or landing on ice blocks during flight.

Trivia[edit]

  • The Ice Rod may be a reference to a tool from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past with the same name and function.

History[edit]

  • 1.1: Introduced.
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