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

Water weakness icon.png Water

Damage 672
Runes 2Death4Water
Quest Desert Treasure
Ice Burst.gif
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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 rune.png2Death rune.png564
Combo runes
2Death rune.png4Mud rune.png3,936
2Death rune.png4Steam rune.png4,460
2Death rune.png4Mist rune.png5,116
2Death rune.pngStaff of water.png464
2Death rune.pngMud battlestaff.png464
2Death rune.pngSteam battlestaff.png464
2Death rune.pngElemental battlestaff.png464
2Death rune.pngMystical staff (75).png464
2Death rune.pngAvernic wand.pngTome of frost.png464
Audio options icon.png
Ice burst sound
Plays when player casts ice burst spell


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