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Ice Queen

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Ice Queen
Ice Queen.png
EnvironmentFrost Moon
AI TypeIce Queen AI
Damage120 / 180 Desktop VersionConsole Version (melee)
110 Old-gen console versionMobile Version (melee)
84 / 168 (frost wave)
70-74 / 140-148 (frost shard)
Max Life34000 / 44200
KB Resist100%
Inflicts debuffChilledChilled
Frost Wave: 100% chance
Frost Shard: 33% chance

Debuff duration(Ranged Attacks) 50% chance for 5 seconds or 10 seconds
Debuff tooltipYour movement speed has been reduced
Inflicts debuffFrozenFrozen
See notes for chance

Debuff durationSee notes
Debuff tooltipYou can't move!
Immune toPoisonedConfusedVenom
Coins 1 Gold Coin
Map Icon Ice Queen.png
Map Icon

The Ice Queen is a Hardmode mini-boss that spawns during the Frost Moon event. She is the equivalent to the Pumpking from the Pumpkin Moon, being the Frost Moon's most powerful enemy, coming in at the last waves of the event, and being the event's only flying boss.

Her behavior is characterized by astonishingly fast movement and evasive maneuvers while making constant ranged attacks against the player. There are two ways to counter this - either use wings and possibly movement enhancing accessories to chase her, or a Cross Necklace/Star Veil combined with healing (Spectre armor/Vampire Knives) to mitigate her damage. If not using the Knives, a powerful ranged/magic weapon with high fire velocity is recommended. If a bullet-firing weapon is used, it may be a good idea to equip the Rifle Scope (or, even better, the Sniper Scope) as she will be off-screen for a majority of the battle, and is sometimes difficult to keep track of during the fight.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • During the final waves of the Frost Moon there may be several Ice Queens on the screen at once.
  • The Ice Queen is most vulnerable while executing her "Ice Twirl" attack, when she begins to spin in place rapidly, shooting Ice Bolts in all directions. This is the only time she stays in one spot.
  • Many of the Ice Queen's attacks will inflict the Chilled debuff, which slows the player's movement speed, and sometimes will inflict the Frozen debuff which completely immobilizes the player for 1 second. Drinking a Warmth PotionDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version, equipping a Hand WarmerDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version, or equipping an Ankh Shield (on the Desktop version Desktop version and Console version Console version) will negate these effects and potentially make the fight much less frustrating.
  • The drop chance linearly increases from wave 11 (or 15) to 20.
  • On the 1.2.4 update, Ice Queen was considered the third strongest enemy in the game, the strongest being the Dungeon Guardian and the second strongest being Duke Fishron. However, after the 1.3 update, the Moon Lord was considered much stronger, as well as being the most difficult boss.
  • When the player is hit with the Frost Wave, the player will get the Chilled debuff.
    • If the player is hit with the 10 second time, the player won't get Frozen.
    • If the player is hit with the 5 second time, the player then has a 66% chance to be frozen.
      • If the 66% chance has succeeded, then there is:
        • A 1/16 chance for the player to be frozen for 1 second.
        • A 1/12 chance for the player to be frozen for 2/3 of a second.
        • A 1/8 chance for the player to be frozen for 1/3 of a second.
        • The 1/12 will overwrite the 1/16, and the 1/8 will overwrite the 1/12, it's more likely the player won't be frozen for long.

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