Summon Ice Beast

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Summon ice beast.png Summon Ice Beast
Level 4
School1 Ice
School2 Summoning
Source(s) Book of Beasts
Book of Callings
Book of Frost
Casting noise 3
Spell noise 0
Power Cap 100
Summons Limit 3
Calls forth a beast of ice to serve the caster.

Summon Ice Beast is a level 4 Ice/Summoning spell which summons an ice beast to attack your foes.


Single ice beast is summoned. Higher spell power increases the strength of the ice beast, and may result in longer duration.

The hit dice of the summoned ice beast is 3 + <power> / 13, randomly rounded.[1]

Duration class ranges from 2 (around 18 turns) to 4 (around 36 turns). The formula is 2 + (1d<power> - 1) / 4 (capped at 4).[2]


Ice Beasts are effective for the early and mid game because they deal decent cold damage and have a long duration. They can traverse deep water easily, thus they're great in watery environments like the Shoals or the Swamp.

Monster Version

Monster version of the spell creates standard ice beasts without altered hit dice. The summon also has slightly longer duration of around 81 turns.

The following enemies cast Summon Ice Beast:

The following enemies may be able to cast Summon Ice Beast, depending on their spell set:


In 0.9, the spell level reduced from 5 to 4.