Icy Merman

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Icy Merman
Icy Merman.png Console, Mobile, 3DS version
Type Enemy
Environment Underground Snow
AI Type Fighter
Damage 60 / 120 Desktop Version (melee)
74 / 148 Desktop Version (ranged)
Max Life 280 / 560 Desktop Version
Defense 30
KB Resist 50% / 55% Desktop Version
Inflicts debuff
(Icewater Spit)
100% chance
Debuff duration 25 seconds / 50 seconds Desktop Version
Debuff tooltip Your movement speed has been reduced.
Inflicts debuff
(Icewater Spit)
10% chance
Debuff duration 1 - 2 seconds / 2 - 4 seconds Desktop Version
Debuff tooltip You can't move!
Icy Merman Banner.png
Coins 5 Silver Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Frost Staff.png
Ice Sickle.png
Internal NPC ID: 206

The Icy Merman is a Hardmode enemy found in the Underground Snow Biome. Upon gaining line of sight to the player, it will stop in place and begin firing ice projectiles similar to those fired by the Frost Staff, but with less frequency. Its projectiles also behave similarily to those of the Ice Elemental, but they are weaker in strength and fired more rapidly. Their icy spit attack causes the Chilled debuff, and more rarely, Frozen.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • As they stop in place when firing at the player, they are easily dispatched with a long-ranged weapon that fires more rapidly than their ice ball attack, such as the Phoenix Blaster. This will easily lock them in place. Alternatively, if you can use cover to get close to them without being hit by their projectile attack, they are vulnerable to melee weapons. However, if you are caught by their projectile and it causes Chilled it will be far more difficult to get into close-range without being hit by more of their attacks.
  • A Nimbus Rod can be used to kill them effectively while they stand still.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.5: Sprite updated. Old sprite was Icy Merman (old).png.
  • 1.2: Introduced.
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