Ice Barrage

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Ice Barrage requires a Magic level of 94 to cast and can freeze your targets, immobilising them for 9.6 seconds. It has a 100% chance of freezing targets when cast as an auto-attack. If this spell is used with an ability, it only has a 10% chance of freezing, or a 20% chance if the caster has Dark Form active, the effect will attempt to trigger and display the freezing animation but will not freeze the target or consume runes if the target is stun immune. It requires two blood runes and five water runes to cast. The base damage of this spell is 883.

When cast as an auto-attack, this spell will strike a 3x3 square area surrounding the target, hitting other players and monsters in this space. Damage to secondary targets is 35% less.[1]

Ice Barrage is widely used in team minigames as it can freeze multiple players at once, preventing them from tasks like scoring in Castle Wars or reaching an avatar in Soul Wars.

As with all Ancient Magicks spells, the quest Desert Treasure must be completed in order to cast this spell.

Cost[edit | edit source]

5Water rune.png2Blood rune.png1,200
Combo runes
2Blood rune.png5Mud rune.png5,615
2Blood rune.png5Steam rune.png5,515
2Blood rune.png5Mist rune.png6,040
2Blood rune.pngStaff of water.png1,100
2Blood rune.pngMud battlestaff.png1,100
2Blood rune.pngSteam battlestaff.png1,100
2Blood rune.pngElemental battlestaff.png1,100
2Blood rune.pngMystical staff (75).png1,100
2Blood rune.pngAvernic wand.pngTome of frost.png1,100
Audio options icon.png
Ice barrage sound
Plays when players cast the ice barrage spell

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 21 January 2019 (Update):
    • An issue causing AoE spells, such as the burst and barrage ancient magicks, to not award adrenaline correctly has been fixed.
  • patch 17 August 2011 (Update):
    • The ice barrage spell sound has been altered, and will now play the sound every time the spell is cast.
  • patch 26 July 2011 (Update):
    • Casting this spell no longer attempts to cast it on the caster.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Solus Dellagar casts Ice Barrage on Temple Knights during the Wanted! quest.
  • Solus Dellagar is shown to have used a special version of Ice Barrage where it covered a 5x5 radius (while killing all of the knights in the process), though it seems to have punishing effects as he was completely drained of power after using it.
  • In the past, there used to be a common method of anti-pking called "anti barraging", where a group of players (5+) would stand on one square and all cast Vengeance (or one member would cast Vengeance Group). Then they would wait for a player to cast ice barrage on them. Because vengeance reflects 75% of the damage back onto the attacker, each person hit by the spell would reflect 75% of the damage taken back onto the caster, potentially inflicting massive amounts of damage.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Nic. "Triskelion Treasures." 11 June 2013. RuneScape News.