Ice Queen

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Ice Queen
Ice Queen.png
Statistics
Type Boss
Environment Frost Moon
AI Type Ice Queen AI
Damage 120 Desktop only.png / 110 Console only.pngMobile only.png / 180 Desktop only.png (melee)
84 / 168 Desktop only.png (frost wave)
70-74 / 140-148 Desktop only.png (frost shard)
Max Life 34000 / 44200 Desktop only.png
Defense 38
KB Resist 100%
Inflicts debuff
Chilled.png
Chilled 
(Frost Wave)
100% chance
(Frost Shard)
33% chance
Debuff duration (Ranged Attacks) 50% chance for 5 seconds or 10 seconds
Debuff tooltip Your movement speed has been reduced.
Inflicts debuff
Frozen.png
Frozen 
See notes for chance
Debuff duration See notes
Debuff tooltip You can't move!
Immune to: Confused.pngPoisoned.pngVenom.png
Drops
Coins 1 Gold Coin

Higher item drop chance on Expert Mode.

Item (Quantity) Rate
Snowman Cannon.png
4.4% - 7.52%
North Pole.png
4.4% - 7.52%
Blizzard Staff.png
4.4% - 7.52%
Baby Grinch's Mischief Whistle.png
0.95% - 1.67%
Reindeer Bells.png
0.56% - 0.83% (wave 15+)
Ice Queen Trophy.png
4.17% - 12.5%

Map Icon Ice Queen.png
Map Icon
Internal NPC ID: 345

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 monster, 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. Equipping a Hand Warmer or Ankh Shield 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 first strongest being the Dungeon Guardian, and second 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 ice 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.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.0.1: Damage decreased from 130 to 120.
  • 1.2.3.1: Damage decreased from 160 to 130.
  • 1.2.2: Introduced.
Frost Moon Enemies
 
Small Enemies Present Mimic.png Present Mimic  • Flocko.png Flocko  • Gingerbread Man.png Gingerbread Man  • Zombie Elf.png Zombie Elf  • Elf Archer.png Elf Archer
Medium Enemies Nutcracker.png Nutcracker  • Yeti.png Yeti  • Elf Copter.png Elf Copter  • Krampus.png Krampus
Mini Bosses Everscream.png Everscream  • Santa-NK1.png Santa-NK1  • Ice Queen.png Ice Queen
Characters: Blue Slime.png Pre-Hardmode Enemies • Pixie.png Hardmode Enemies • Goblin Warrior.png Event Enemies • Skeletron Head.png Bosses
Bunny.png Critters • Guide.png Friendly NPCs • Baby Dinosaur.png Familiars