Ice Tortoise

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Ice TortoiseHardmode exclusive
Ice Tortoise.pngOld-gen console version and 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeTortoise AI
Max Life400/800/1200
KB Resist70%/73%/76%
BannerIce Tortoise BannerIce Tortoise BannerDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Immune toFrostburnFrostbite

The Ice Tortoise is a Hardmode enemy which is found in the Ice biome cavern layer. It attacks by spinning inside its shell and jumping at the player, similarly to the Giant Tortoise and Giant ShellyDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions. It flies with high speed and accuracy, and deals moderate contact damage, making it dangerous to deal with for characters entering Hardmode.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Because Ice Tortoises emit a fair amount of light, they are comparably easy to spot. This also helps in revealing unexplored caves.
  • While the Ice Tortoise hides in its shell, it takes very little damage. The quickest way to defeat it is to attack it continuously so it cannot retreat into its shell. Furthermore, while it is stuck like this, it will be unable to jump at the player, making it easy to kill safely. Any auto-swing weapon or yoyoDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions can easily take it out. When attacking with melee weapons, using a weapon with high knockback will help keep it away.
  • Giant Tortoises and Ice Tortoises cannot drop through platforms. If the player sets up platforms along an Ice biome they can farm them with ease.
  • The Crystal Vile Shard is a useful weapon against Ice Tortoises, due to its ability to hit through walls.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Ice Tortoise: "Like their jungle cousins, ice tortoises are an unexpectedly serious threat, possessing surprising speed and mobility."

History[edit | edit source]