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|name=ice statue
 
|glyph={{LightBlue|8}}
 
|tile=[[File:Ice statue.png]]
 
|flags={{Artificial flag}}<br>{{Speaks flag}}<br>{{Stationary flag}}
 
|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}}
 
|max_chunks=0
 
|meat={{No corpse}}
 
|xp=685
 
|holiness={{Nonliving}}
 
|magic_resistance=Immune
 
|hp_range=70
 
|avg_hp=70
 
|armour_class=12
 
|evasion=1
 
|habitat=Land
 
|speed= 16
 
|size={{Large}}
 
|item_use={{Uses nothing}}
 
|attack1=
 
|attack2=
 
|attack3=
 
|attack4=
 
|hit_dice=8
 
|base_hp=0
 
|extra_hp=0
 
|fixed_hp=70
 
|intelligence={{High intelligence}}
 
|genus=statue
 
|species=ice statue
 
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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 normal [[statue]]s, 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]].
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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 [[Ice Cave]]s, and occasionally accompany [[Antaeus]] in the depths of [[Cocytus]].
  
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==Spells==
 
{{Spellcaster4
 
|number=
 
|slot1=[[Bolt of Cold]] (3d16)
 
|flags1={{Magical slot flag}}
 
|slot2=[[Throw Icicle]] (3d16)
 
|flags2={{Magical slot flag}}
 
|slot3=[[Freezing Cloud]] (2d17)
 
|flags3={{Magical slot flag}}
 
|slot4=[[Summon Ice Beast]]
 
|flags4={{Magical slot flag}}
 
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==Tips & Tricks==
 
==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.
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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]] or a [[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. [[Starburst]] 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.
 
**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|Conjured Flames]] (it impedes [[ice beast]]s and blocks ice spells) and blast them from cover.
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**Making a wall of [[Conjure Flame|Conjured Flames]] works in theory to impede [[ice beast]]s and block ice spells. In practice, actually making a wall and maintaining it takes enough time and effort that you're probably better off just blasting the statue.
*Those with a [[rod of inaccuracy]] can make good use of it here, as ice statues have abysmal EV.
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*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 [[Scroll of blinking|blinking]] into melee range may also be recommended. BTW those statues don't see invisible.
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*Characters without ranged options should pile on the cold resistance, then charge the statue from the closest available cover. Depending on your equipment and abilities, further buffing oneself or [[Scroll of blinking|blinking]] into melee range may also be recommended.
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*Ice statues can't [[see invisible]]. Attacking them while [[invisible]] allows you to [[stab]] them and greatly reduces the odds of them casting anything at you.

Latest revision as of 23:24, 11 September 2020

Version 0.25: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
ice statue 8Ice statue.png
HP 47-96
HD 8
XP 448
Speed 10 (stationary)
AC 12
EV 1
MR Immune



Type of Meat None
Resistances rC+++
rElec
rPois+++
rDrown
rRot++
rN+++
rTorm
Vulnerabilities Fire
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Non-living
Size Large
Type statue, ice statue
Flags Unbreathing
Speaks
Stationary
Artificial
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 Ice Caves, and occasionally accompany Antaeus in the depths of Cocytus.

Spells

Spell set I
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. Starburst 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.
    • Making a wall of Conjured Flames works in theory to impede ice beasts and block ice spells. In practice, actually making a wall and maintaining it takes enough time and effort that you're probably better off just blasting the statue.
  • 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 from the closest available cover. Depending on your equipment and abilities, further buffing oneself or blinking into melee range may also be recommended.
  • Ice statues can't see invisible. Attacking them while invisible allows you to stab them and greatly reduces the odds of them casting anything at you.