Ice demon

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The ice demon is one of the bosses encountered in the Chambers of Xeric.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The demon is initially standing in place protected by an ice storm, blocking the way deeper into the chambers. In order to dispel the ice storm, the braziers surrounding it must be lit, and kindling fuels them. There are plenty of trees outside the chamber it resides in to chop for tinder. Having a deposit chest built will greatly help for managing inventory space. Alternatively, players may drop some of their items and pick them up later, although it is recommended to only drop expendable items in the event the raid instance is closed (through a disconnection, for example).

Kindling is obtained through chopping trees in the corridor preceding ice demon. The amount of kindling received per swing is determined by the player's Woodcutting level, with every 12 levels granting the ability to receive another kindling: at level 1 Woodcutting, only one kindling can be received per swing, and at level 96 Woodcutting or higher, one to eight kindling can be received per swing.[2] The experience gained from chopping scales to the amount of kindling chopped.

Woodcutting  level Maximum kindling Experience gained
1 1 30
24 2 45
36 3 55
48 4 62.5
60 5 68.5
72 6 73.5
84 7 77.75
96 8 81.5

There are four braziers surrounding the demon. An icefiend occupies each brazier (one icefiend for each player in the team, capping at four icefiends). They do not move, but they will extinguish any lit fires near them. The more wood is burning, the faster the ice storm is dispelled.

Once the ice storm is dispelled, the icefiends will disappear and it will start attacking players. It has two attacks; a snow boulder and Ice Burst. The demon will take overhead prayers into account when fighting them; if the target is using Protect from Missiles, it will only use the snow boulder attack. If Protect from Magic is used instead, it will only use Ice Burst. Both attacks are AoE with a 3x3 radius, so one can avoid attacks completely by moving a few spaces away from their spot.

The demon has low health compared to other monster puzzles, but compensates for this with high Defence and a damage reduction effect.

Though the demon has damage reduction effects for both range and melee attack styles reducing damage to 33%, damage from fire spells and flames of Zamorak are both increased to 150%[3] and is fairly accurate due to its magic defence being calculated from its defence level rather than magic, unlike most monsters.[4] It is recommended to use dragon warhammer or Bandos godsword special attacks to lower the demon's defences, unless using them in the following room is more advantageous (for example, against Tekton). The twisted bow hits very accurately against the ice demon due to its high Magic level, but due to its damage reduction, fire spells are often faster damage output if the player can afford the inventory spaces to bring them.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
28 February 2019
(update)
  • Trees found within the ice demon room in Chambers of Xeric are now less likely to fall
  • Players will now receive more wood than before when successfully chopping trees within the room based on Woodcutting level
  • As saplings can now give more wood than before, the Woodcutting XP gained per item of kindling has been reduced slightly
  • The ice demon's defences are now lower than before and its magic defence is now calculated from its defence level rather than magic, making it weaker to spells overall, including its additional weakness to fire spells
31 January 2019
(update)
Adding wood to a lit brazier is now as effective as adding wood to an unlit brazier.
Date unknown
The kindlings are now extinguished more slowly and they defrost the ice demon more effectively.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. DISCLAIMER: The stats displayed on this page can vary based on the player with the highest combat level. The stats shown are scaled for a player with maxed combat stats.
  2. Jagex. Mod Bruno's Twitter account. 28 February 2019. (Archived from the original on 28 May 2020.) Mod Bruno: "Breakdown of how your Woodcutting level affects the amount of kindling and XP received."
  3. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 28 May 2019. (Archived from the original on 28 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "Increased to 150% for a fire spell, decreased to 33% otherwise."
  4. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 28 February 2019. (Archived from the original on 28 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "Most NPCs calculate magical defence from the Magic stat. Some, now including this one, calculate it from the Defence stat - and for this demon, the Defence stat is much lower. (Monster Examine?) So magic will be more accurate there. Fire spells have always done + damage to it."