Frost armor

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Frost armor
  • Frost armor equipped (male)
  • Frost armor equipped (female)
Stack digit 1.png
Defense43 (set)
Set BonusMelee and ranged attacks cause frostburn
Increases melee and ranged damage by 10%
Rarity05*Rarity level: 5
Sell12 (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.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, the Ice Golem will drop a Frost Core, required to craft one piece of Frost armor. On the 3DS version 3DS version, Ice Golems will drop a random piece of Frost armor. Ice Golems spawn in the Snow biome during a Blizzard in Hardmode.

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 Desert's Forbidden armorDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions is the counterpart to this armor set, buffing magic and summon abilities instead of melee and ranged.

A full set of Frozen Armor will provide the following benefits:

  • Ranged and melee attacks cause frostburn
  • +43 defense
  • Desktop version +26% melee and ranged damage
  • Console VersionOld-gen console version3DS version +16% melee and ranged damage
  • +11% melee and ranged critical strike chance
  • +8% movement speed
  • +7% melee attack speed

Set[edit | edit source]

Frost Helmet
  • Frost Helmet item spriteold Frost Helmet item sprite
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Body slotHelmet
Tooltip16% increased melee and ranged damage
Rarity05*Rarity level: 5
Research1 required
Frost Breastplate
  • Frost Breastplate item spriteold Frost Breastplate item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Body slotShirt
Tooltip11% increased melee and ranged critical strike chance
Rarity05*Rarity level: 5
Research1 required
Frost Leggings
  • Frost Leggings item spriteold Frost Leggings item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Body slotPants
Tooltip8% increased movement speed
10% increased melee attack speed
Rarity05*Rarity level: 5
Research1 required

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Frost BreastplateFrost Breastplate (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
Frost BreastplateFrost Breastplate (Old-gen console version)
Frost HelmetFrost Helmet (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Frost HelmetFrost Helmet (Old-gen console version)
Frost LeggingsFrost Leggings (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Frost LeggingsFrost Leggings (Old-gen console version)
total: 9 row(s)

Notes[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Frost armor set can easily be farmed by creating a large one-sided trench with a roof over the top of it containing a one block wide hole. The Ice Golem will not be able to shoot the player because of its laser spawning off-center when being above it. Using Water Candles increases the spawn rate.
  • The Dungeon Guardian is not immune to the debuff, thus making Frost Armour useful in obtaining the Bone Key.
  • 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 affected segments. Additionally, the light and particles from the debuffs allow you to track them through tiles.
    • Unfortunately, The Destroyer is immune to the debuff, thus limiting the effectiveness of this strategy.
  • The debuff is also useful for most bosses as only three of them ( The Destroyer, Duke Fishron and Mourning Wood) are immune.
  • 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.
    • This makes the armor set very useful for exploring caves.
  • It is worth noting that selling the components of Frost armor results in more profit than selling the crafted set.
  • For melee users, pairing this armor with Magma Stone/Fire Gauntlet and a flask will inflict three different debuffs on a single hit, possibly more if the weapon itself inflicts another debuff. This proves particularly useful when used with the Shadowflame weapons.
  • Console VersionOld-gen console version3DS version For ranged users, this armor has slightly more defense than Hallowed armor with their respective headpiece, however the damage bonuses are only equal to those from Mythril armor.
  • As a ranged user with Adamantite armor, it may better to change the Adamantite Breastplate for the Frost Breastplate, as this will result in 11% more critical strike chance and 4 more defense at the cost of 6% damage and its set bonus, which only reduces ammo consumption by 25%.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Red's old armor.png
  • Desktop version Prior to 1.3, if the Frost Breastplate and Leggings were paired with a Gold Helmet, and all pieces were dyed with Blue Flame and Black Dye, it would cause an afterimage and pulsing aura, akin to Hallowed armor. This was the armor Red used to wear before his specific set was added.
  • The Frost Breastplate and Leggings look strikingly similar to the Molten Breastplate and Greaves.
  • The sound effect when a player is struck while wearing Frost armor takes priority over other items that also alter the sound effect of a player being struck, such as the Moon Charm at night.
  • Unlike other armors, the Frost Leggings increase melee attack speed instead of just melee speed; but in terms of gameplay, they both mean the same.

See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Frost Armor's Set Bonus now gives an additional 10% Melee/Ranged Damage.
    • Frost Armor's Set Bonus now inflicts a special version of On Fire that deals 25 DPS instead of 8.
  • Desktop Now requires Titanium/Adamantite Bars instead of Hallowed Bars to craft.
  • Desktop The Frost Breastplate now correctly gives bonus based off the tooltip.
  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PS4)
    • Now requires Adamantite/Titanium Bars instead of Hallowed Bars to craft.
    • Sprites updated to match Desktop 1.3.2.
  • Console 1.06:
    • Now crafted by combining Frost Cores with Hallowed Bars.
    • Wearing Frost armor no longer makes Spiky Ball Traps inflict the Frostburn debuff.
  • Mobile Now requires Titanium/Adamantite Bars instead of Hallowed Bars to craft.
  • Mobile 1.2.11212:
    • Now crafted by combining Frost Cores with Hallowed Bars.
    • Wearing Frost armor no longer makes Spiky Ball Traps inflict the Frostburn debuff.