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{{monster
 
{{monster
 
|name=ice statue
 
|name=ice statue
 
|glyph={{LightBlue|8}}
 
|glyph={{LightBlue|8}}
 
|tile=[[File:Ice statue.png]]
 
|tile=[[File:Ice statue.png]]
|flags={{Spellcaster flag}}<br>{{Stationary flag}}<br>{{Speaks flag}}
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|flags={{Artificial flag}}<br>{{Speaks flag}}<br>{{Stationary flag}}
|resistances={{Poison resistance}}, {{Cold resistance}}
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|resistances={{Cold resistance 3}}, {{Electricity resistance 2}}, <br>{{Poison resistance}}, {{Negative energy resistance 3}}, <br>{{Torment resistance}}, {{Rot resistance 3}}, <br>{{Drown resistance}}, {{Water resistance}}
 
|vulnerabilities={{Fire vulnerability}}
 
|vulnerabilities={{Fire vulnerability}}
 
|max_chunks=0
 
|max_chunks=0
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|xp=685
 
|xp=685
 
|holiness={{Nonliving}}
 
|holiness={{Nonliving}}
|magic_resistance=0
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|magic_resistance=Immune
|hp_range=70 to 70
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|hp_range=70
 
|avg_hp=70
 
|avg_hp=70
 
|armour_class=12
 
|armour_class=12
 
|evasion=1
 
|evasion=1
|habitat=land
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|habitat=Land
|speed=16
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|speed= 16
 
|size={{Large}}
 
|size={{Large}}
 
|item_use={{Uses nothing}}
 
|item_use={{Uses nothing}}
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|fixed_hp=70
 
|fixed_hp=70
 
|intelligence={{High intelligence}}
 
|intelligence={{High intelligence}}
|genus=clay golem
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|genus=statue
 
|species=ice statue
 
|species=ice statue
 
}}
 
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{{Flavour|An imposing statue carved in glistening ice. Freezing vapours swirl about it.}}
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{{Flavour|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.}}
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==Useful Info==
 
==Useful Info==
'''Ice statues''' are stationary guardians which use assorted [[ice magic]] to kill you from a distance and summon [[ice beast]]s while you're in their [[LOS]]. Unlike most [[statue]]s, ice statues are immune to [[wands of disintegration]]. Instead, use fire or [[LRD]] to make short work of them. They are commonly found in the [[Ice Cave]].
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'''Ice statues''' are stationary guardians which use assorted [[Ice Magic]] to kill you from a distance and summon [[ice beast]]s while you're in their [[LOS]]. Unlike normal [[statue]]s, ice statues are immune to [[wands of digging]] . 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: [[Summon Ice Beast]], [[Freezing Cloud]], and [[Bolt of Cold]]
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==Spells==
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|slot1=[[Bolt of Cold]] (3d16)
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|flags1={{Magical slot flag}}
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|slot2=[[Throw Icicle]] (3d16)
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|flags2={{Magical slot flag}}
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|slot3=[[Freezing Cloud]] (2d17)
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|flags3={{Magical slot flag}}
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|slot4=[[Summon Ice Beast]]
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|flags4={{Magical slot flag}}
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==Tips & Tricks==
 
==Tips & Tricks==
*If you intend to charge in and smash them in melee, drop your [[potion]]s first or bring [[Conservation]].
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*Obviously, [[Cold#Cold_Resistance|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:
 
*[[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]]/[[wand of fire]] kills them even faster.
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**Statues are stationary, so you can hit them with [[Sticky Flame]], [[blink]] away, and repeat the process when they stop melting. [[Bolt 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.
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**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 [[Conjure Flame]] (it impedes [[Ice beast]]s and fizzles ice spells) and blast them from cover.
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**Another strategy is to make a wall of [[Conjure Flame|Conjured Flames]] (it impedes [[ice beast]]s and blocks ice spells) and blast them from cover.
 
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*Those with [[Iron Shot]] and similar can make good use of it here, as ice statues have abysmal EV.
==External Links==
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*Characters without ranged options should pile on the cold resistance, then charge the statue. Depending on your equipment and abilities, further buffing oneself or [[Scroll of blinking|blinking]] into melee range may also be recommended.
[http://r1gm.free.fr/Crawl/crawlSS_052_statues.txt E. Grasland's excellent spoiler on statues]
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*Finally, these statues can't [[see invisible]]. Attacking them while [[invisible]] greatly reduces the odds of them casting anything at you.

Latest revision as of 23:11, 11 May 2019

Version 0.23: This article may not be up to date for the latest stable release of Crawl.
ice statue 8Ice statue.png
HP 70
HD 8
XP 685
Speed 16
AC 12
EV 1
MR Immune



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 digging . 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 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 Iron Shot and similar 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.