Ice Burst
Ice Burst
Release date 18 April 2005 (Update)
Members Yes
Level 70
Spellbook Ancient
Type Combat

Water weakness icon Water

Damage 672
Runes 2Death rune4Water rune
Quest Desert Treasure
Ice Burst
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Ice Burst requires a Magic level of 70 to cast and can freeze your targets, immobilising them for 10 seconds, or 4.8 seconds for players. 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 death runes and four water runes to cast. The base damage of this spell is 672, and it scales up to 768 at 80 Magic.

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 slightly less.[1]

Ice Burst is often used to bind players in PvP minigames such as Castle Wars and Stealing Creation. It can also be used effectively in Pest Control due to the many pests congregated together.

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


4Water rune2Death rune564
Combo runes
2Death rune4Mud rune3,936
2Death rune4Steam rune4,460
2Death rune4Mist rune5,116
2Death runeStaff of water464
2Death runeMud battlestaff464
2Death runeSteam battlestaff464
2Death runeElemental battlestaff464
2Death runeMystical staff (75)464
2Death runeAvernic wandTome of frost464
Audio options icon
Ice burst sound
Plays when player casts ice burst spell


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