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Ice Queen

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Ice Queen
Ice Queen.png
AI TypeIce Queen AI
Damage120 / 180 Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version (melee)
110 Old-gen console version (melee)
84 / 168 (frost wave)
70-74 / 140-148 (frost shard)
Max Life34000 / 44200
KB Resist100%
Immune toVenomConfusedPoisoned
Inflicts debuffs
Debuff tooltipYour movement speed has been reduced
ChanceFrost Wave: 100% chance
Frost Shard: 66.7%
Duration5 / 10 seconds or 10 / 20 seconds, see notes
Debuff tooltipYou can't move!
ChanceFrost Wave: 16.54%
DurationUp to 1 second / 2 seconds, see notes
Coins50000*5 Gold Coin.png
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. She randomly cycles through the following attacks:

  • She will sweep across the screen from left to right while shooting Frost WaveFrost Waves at the player.
  • She will hover over the player while raining down Frost ShardFrost Shards below her.
  • She will stay stationary before spinning in the air and shooting Frost Shards in all different directions.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • During the final waves of the Frost Moon there may be several Ice Queens on the screen at once.
  • The drop chance linearly increases from wave 11 (or 15) to 20.
  • The Ice Queen's projectiles inflict the following debuffs:
Debuff From Projectile Duration (normal) Duration (ExpertDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version) Chance
ChilledChilled Frost WaveFrost Wave 5 seconds 10 seconds 50% (1/2)
10 seconds 20 seconds 50% (1/2)
Frost ShardFrost Shard 5 seconds 10 seconds 33.33% (1/3)
10 seconds 20 seconds 33.33% (1/3)
FrozenFrozen Frost WaveFrost Wave 1/3 of a second (20 ticks) 2/3 of a second (40 ticks) 7.16% (55/768)
2/3 of a second (40 ticks) 1+ 1/3 seconds (80 ticks) 5.2% (5/96)
1 second 2 seconds 4.17% (1/24)
  • In total, the chance to inflict the Chilled debuff is 100% for the Frost Wave and 66.67% (2/3) for the Frost Shard. The Frozen debuff is inflicted with a chance of 16.54% (127/768).

Tips[edit | edit source]

For more elaborate strategies on defeating Ice Queen, including weapon and arena recommendations, see Guide:Frost Moon strategies.

  • Both of the Ice Queen's attacks will inflict the Chilled debuff, which slows the player's movement speed, and Frost Waves will sometimes inflict the Frozen debuff which completely immobilizes the player. 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 in the Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, and Mobile version Mobile versions will negate these effects and potentially make the fight much less frustrating.
  • The Chilled debuff causes players to exit their mount and may kill a player if inflicted at a high point in the sky
  • The Ice Queen is most vulnerable while executing her "Ice Twirl" attack, when she begins to spin in place rapidly, shooting Frost Shards in all directions. This is the only time she stays in one spot.
  • To mitigate her damage, using wings and possibly movement enhancing accessories for chasing and dodging, in addition to equipping a Cross Necklace/Star Veil combined with healing (Spectre armor/Vampire Knives), proves very effective.

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