Ice Golem

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Ice GolemHardmode exclusive
Ice Golem.pngOld-gen console version and 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeFighter AI
Damage60/120/180 (melee)
64128192 (ranged)
Max Life4000/8000/12000
Defense32
KB Resist95%/96%
BannerIce Golem BannerIce Golem BannerDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Immune toFrostburnConfusedPoisonedFrostbite
Inflicts debuffs
DebuffChilledChilled
Debuff tooltipYour movement speed has been reduced
Chance100% (Frost Beam)
Duration4590120 seconds
DebuffFrozenFrozen
Debuff tooltipYou can't move!
Chance20% (Frost Beam)
Duration123 seconds
Drops
Coins150375
This article is about the rare, resilient enemy from the Snow biome. For the post-Plantera boss, see Golem. For the enemy in Granite Caves, see Granite Golem.

The Ice Golem is a rare Hardmode enemy that spawns in the Snow biome during Blizzards, day or night. Ice Golems walk slowly and fire big ranged blue lasers that chill and occasionally freeze players.

It is one of the few entities that can be detected by the Lifeform AnalyzerDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Since the Ice Golem is a very tall enemy, the player may want to use naturally found terrain features to stop and block its attacks, allowing easy grinding even in early Hardmode.
Unused Blizzard Bestiary filter for the Ice Golem as of 1.4.0.5Desktop and Mobile versions.
  • If the Ice Golem cannot see the player with its head, it will try to flee from the screen. It needs to be attacked continuously to prevent it from escaping.
  • Ice Golems spawn more frequently at night, like most other enemies.
  • Even though 300 Snow Blocks, Ice Blocks (of any type) or Snow Bricks define a Snow biome it seems that there has to be at least 400 Snow Blocks of any type present on the screen for the Ice Golem to spawn.
  • On the 3DS version 3DS version, the Ice Golems will drop the Frost armor instead of the Frost Core.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Even though the Ice Golem can be detected with the Lifeform AnalyzerDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions, it is more effective to fly around while trying to hunt them down and just watch for the Frost Beams.
  • Once an Ice Golem is trapped, a yoyoDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions is useful for taking it down. The Hel-Fire is particularly preferable, since it inflicts the On Fire! debuff.
  • Ice Golems can easily despawn if they go off-screen, so it's best not to go too far from it.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Similar to the Sand Elemental and the Dreadnautilus, the Ice Golem is not a boss or mini-boss even though it has stats comparable to a boss. This is evidenced by its lack of a health barDesktop and Mobile versions  and the fact that it drops a banner, not a trophy and the fact that it does not drop a Relic in Master Mode.
  • In Jewish folklore, a Golem (/ˈɡoʊləm/ GOH-ləm; Hebrew: גולם‎) is an animated anthropomorphic being that is created entirely from inanimate matter (usually clay or mud). The word was used to mean an amorphous, unformed material in Psalms and medieval writing.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Ice Golem: "Sub-zero temperatures, blinding snow flurries, and being blasted apart by an icy construct are some of the dangers of blizzards."

See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2.3: No longer drops items from the Frost armor set. Instead now drops the Frost Core which is used to craft the set.