Ice statue

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ice statue 8Ice statue.png
HP 70
HD 8
XP 685
Speed 16
AC 12
EV 1
MR Immune



Max Chunks 0
Type of Meat None
Resistances rC+++, rElec++,
rPois+, rN+++,
rTorm, rRot+++,
rDrown, rWater
Vulnerabilities Fire
Habitat Land
Intelligence High
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Non-living
Size Large
Type statue, ice statue
Flags Artificial
Speaks
Stationary
An imposing idol of some nameless arctic god, carved in glistening deep blue ice. Freezing vapours swirl about it, and a chill pervades the air.

Useful Info

Ice statues are stationary guardians which use assorted Ice Magic to kill you from a distance and summon ice beasts while you're in their LOS. Unlike normal statues, ice statues are immune to wands of disintegration. Instead, use fire or Lee's Rapid Deconstruction to make short work of them. They are commonly found in the Ice Cave, and occasionally accompany Antaeus in the depths of Cocytus.

Spells

Spell set
Slot1 Bolt of Cold (3d16) Magical flag
Slot2 Throw Icicle (3d16) Magical flag
Slot3 Freezing Cloud (2d17) Magical flag
Slot4 Summon Ice Beast Magical flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Obviously, cold resistance helps a lot here, as you'll be taking heavy damage from the statue's spells and its summoned ice beasts without it.
  • Fire Magic suggestions:
    • Statues are stationary, so you can hit them with Sticky Flame, blink away, and repeat the process when they stop melting. Bolt of Fire or a wand of fire kills them even faster.
    • If you have Fireball, you don't even need to be in their LOS to hit them: stay around a corner and target an adjacent square.
    • Another strategy is to make a wall of Conjured Flames (it impedes ice beasts and blocks ice spells) and blast them from cover.
  • Those with a rod of inaccuracy can make good use of it here, as ice statues have abysmal EV.
  • Characters without ranged options should pile on the cold resistance, then charge the statue. Depending on your equipment and abilities, further buffing oneself or blinking into melee range may also be recommended.
  • Finally, these statues can't see invisible. Attacking them while invisible greatly reduces the odds of them casting anything at you.