|Fires a shard of ice. Due to its strong impact and cutting edges, a significant portion of its damage bypasses cold resistance.|
Throw Icicle is a level 4 Conjurations/Ice Magic spell which hurls an icy shard at a single enemy up to 6 tiles away. It deals an impressive 3d20 damage at max spell power, making it fairly useful even in later portions of the game. Because it deals 40% cold damage and 60% physical, it gives ice elementalists a means of taking down undead foes and ice beasts.
Because Throw Icicle fires a projectile, it can pass through clouds of flame without negating them, allowing you to hit enemies that are behind flame clouds. Thus, it works well with Conjure Flame (though it's rather odd for an Ice Elementalist to have both spells).
The monster version of Throw Icicle is similar to the player version.
The following enemies cast Throw Icicle:
- e Dowan (enraged) (3d11 damage)
- q Draconian knight (3d25 damage)
- @ Frances (3d23 damage)
- 8 Ice statue (3d16 damage)
- m Ilsuiw (3d25 damage)
- m Merfolk aquamancer (3d23 damage)
- b Shard shrike (3d30 damage)
The following enemies may be able to cast Throw Icicle, depending on their spell set:
In an early version of Crawl, Throw Icicle was known as Ice Bolt. The name was changed to avoid confusion with the other Bolt spells.