Ice Shards

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the elementalist skill. For the Bjora Marches object, see Ice Shard. For the Super Adventure Box object, see Ice Shard (Super Adventure Box).

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Ice Shards

Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngNo related skill available in slot 4No related skill available in slot 5
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0.75¾ Activation time  
Ice Shards

Fire three ice shards at your foe.

Damage.png Damage (3x): 441 (1.2)?
Damage.png Damage (3x): 177 (0.48)?
Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description


  • Attack speed is approximately 0.83 seconds per attack.[verification requested]
  • Shards make arcing curves when travelling, allowing them to occasionally bypass terrain that obstruct normal projectiles.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 25, 2024
  • Increased the power coefficient per hit from 0.24 to 0.4 in PvE only.
November 29, 2022
  • Reduced aftercast by 170 milliseconds.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.24 to 0.16.
April 19, 2016
  • The damage applied by this skill has been increased by 33%.
September 25, 2012
  • Fixed bugs with Flamestrike and Ice Shards so they can't be fired behind the player.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Ice Shards has been added to the game.


  • During development in 2010, this skill's description was: "Hold and release to hit your enemy with freezing shards of ice."
    • It used 18 Energy and had a recharge time of 8 Recharge time.