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Wilson Portrait
It's cold to the touch.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
Booooring.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Frosted tip.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
A staff to freeze.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
ITS MOLECULES ARE BARELY MOVING

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
Some kind of ice-throwing contraption.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
It reminds me of home.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Cool staff.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
A gift fröm Ullr!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
It makes me feel funny.

Webber

Walani Portrait
Too cold to hold.

Walani

Warly Portrait
It flash freezes poulet!

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Thet staff be chillin'.

Woodlegs

Warbucks Portrait
A rather chilling weapon. Haw haw!

Warbucks

Wilba Portrait
'TIS A BUR-R-R STAFF

Wilba

Winona Portrait
This doesn't seem safe.

Winona

Wilson icestaff

Wilson holding the Ice Staff

The Ice Staff is a Magic ranged weapon. It requires 1 Spear and 1 Blue Gem to craft and a Prestihatitator to prototype. It may also be found in an Ornate Chest or dropped by an Ancient Pseudoscience Station when struck with a Hammer.

When used, the Ice Staff temporarily freezes a Mob usually within 1-4 blasts. Small creatures such as Birds and Rabbits take one blast to be frozen, while big ones such as Treeguards take four blasts before they are frozen. Each use costs 5% durability, equating to 20 uses.

Each time Ice Staff is used, the character's sanity is decreased by 1.

Creatures that periodically drop things (such as Beefalo producing Manure) will still leave them behind while frozen.

Lureplants, Eyeplants, Rock Lobsters, Depths Worms, Chester, Baby Beefalo, Blue Hounds, GhostsShadow Creatures, Packim Baggims, and Tiger Sharks are immune to the Ice Staff's freezing effect.

Reign of Giants icon Reign of GiantsEdit

In the Reign of Giants DLC, the Ice Staff can be used to extinguish smoldering or burning objects.

The amount of blasts needed to freeze a Deerclops is increased to six.

Don't Starve Together icon Don't Starve TogetherEdit

In Don't Starve Together, select freezable mobs (mostly bosses) have the diminishing returns trait. A mob with this trait will gradually require more and more hits with the ice staff to freeze, up to a maximum of 2.5 * its natural resistance. This extra resistance rises at a rate of 25% of the natural resistance each time the mob is frozen. Additionally, the time it takes for the mob to thaw and unfreeze is also gradually reduced, down to a minimum of just 0.1 second. The extra resistance gained slowly decays.

In the table below, mobs with this trait are bolded.

Freezing EffectEdit

Mobs have varying resistance to the Ice Staff's freezing effect and may require several charges in order to be frozen.

1 Blast:

2 Blasts:

3 Blasts:

4 Blasts:

5 Blasts:

8 Blasts:

12 Blasts:


Ice Staff TrapEdit

Ice staf
Occasionally, an Ice Staff can be found surrounded by sleeping Blue Hounds: this is a Set Piece trap. When the Staff is taken, the player will lose 33 Sanity, it will rain, and all the Hounds will wake up and attack - otherwise, the player can walk among them safely. The Blue Hounds can be killed one by one while asleep before picking up the staff, and the others will not wake up. The Ice Staff will have a random amount of durability.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • The Ice Staff was added in the A Winter's Tale update.
  • This item used to be a part of the Gemology tab before it was removed.
  • Glommer in the Reign of Giants DLC is the only mob that is not encased in ice when frozen.

Mosquito BugsEdit

  • If a mob is hit by an ice staff while playing its "death" animation, it will instantly switch to its "hit" animation before fading out normally.

Blueprint GalleryEdit


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