Ice Bow

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Ice Bow
  • Ice Bow item spriteold Ice Bow item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Uses ammoArrows
Damage39 / 46 (Ranged)
Knockback4.5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time14 (Very fast) /
21 (Fast)
Velocity20 (not affected by ammo)
TooltipShoots frost arrows
RarityRarity level: 5
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Frost Arrow
    Frost Arrow
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Ice MimicIce Mimic.pngIce Mimic131.67%
The Ice Bow firing Frost Arrows.

The Ice Bow is a Hardmode bow that has a 31.67*19/60 (31.67%) chance to be dropped by Ice Mimics in the Ice biome. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, it is capable of autofire.

All arrows fired by this bow are converted to special Frost ArrowFrost Arrows which travel faster with less of an arc as a result and lose any special properties, but retain increased damage when used with stronger arrows. However, unlike the craftable Frostburn Arrows, they do not inflict the Frostburn debuff.

Its best modifier is Unreal.


  • In don't dig up and Get fixed boi seeds, the Ice Bow receives the following changes:
    • Switched place with Snowball Cannon. As a result, it is found in Frozen Chests, or dropped by Ice Mimics during pre-Hardmode, instead of dropped by Ice Mimics during Hardmode.
    • Damage decreased from 39 to 8.
    • Use time increased from 14 to 17.
    • Value decreased from 25 to 10.


  • Like other bows that fire special arrows, the Ice Bow is especially effective to use with the Endless Quiver.


  • The Ice Bow is very similar in function to the Marrow, as they are both Early Hardmode weapons obtainable underground, both shoot a unique high-velocity projectile, and before 1.4 had a very similar stat distribution.


  • Desktop
    • Damage decreased from 46 to 39.
    • Use time decreased from 21 to 16.
    • Now autofires.
  • Desktop 1.2.3: Slightly increased damage and slightly decreased use time.