Wizard101 Best Level 130 Ice Gear

 

Last updated 6/2/2019 (Added Fantastic Fairytale Bundle Hat)

What’s the best gear for a max level Ice Wizard (currently level 130)?  We’ve seen this question many times, so we’ve provided our recommendations below, in a format to help you compare options.

We’ll take a moment to review our criteria first, since the “best” gear depends on your role and objectives.

  1. Our Criteria
  2. Recommendations by Gear Type
    1. Hats
    2. Robes
    3. Boots
    4. Wands
    5. Athames
    6. Amulets
    7. Rings
    8. Decks
    9. Mounts
  3. Sample Builds

Looking for the best gear for other schools?  Check out our guides for the best max gear for Balance, Death, Fire, Life, Myth, and Storm (links to be added as guides are published).

Are you not level 130 yet? Swordroll has a great guide on the best level 120 ice gear.

Our Criteria

We consider the gear listed below the best for a max level Ice Wizard if you are:

  • Questing by yourself (solo)
  • Questing in a group & playing the role of a hitter, or
  • Playing PvP in an offensive or traditional role

If you are questing in a group and playing a support role (i.e., buffing the wizard that is going to hit and/or healing) or if you are playing a very defensive PvP strategy, we assume you are more interested in global resist and outgoing healing.  We suggest that you check out Cody’s guide on gear with the best outgoing healing, as it includes several high-resist gear options as well.

There are three types of recommendations, depending on your focus:

1. Damage Focus

Typically used against opponents with high block, such as bosses.

  • Primary objective is to maximize damage
  • Secondary objectives are power pips, accuracy and pierce

2. Critical Focus

Typically used against opponents with low block, such as mobs.  Some PvP builds focus on high critical as well.

  • Primary objective is critical
  • Secondary objectives are damage, power pips and accuracy

3. Balanced

Typically used in PvP or against bosses that hit hard (e.g., Storm Titan anyone?):

  • Primary objective is to provide decent damage and several helpful stats, including universal resist, power pips, accuracy, pierce and important jewel sockets
  • Many balanced items contain some critical, although it’s typically not a “critical” objective (pun intended)

 

Best Ice Hats

For balanced hats, we prioritize universal resist.

Recommended Ice Hats

Reminder: Other Ice hats of interest are listed in the next tab.

Recommended Damage (and good Critical)

Icy Paradox Conical

Drop from Astral Forest and Storm Titan Chest

Recommended Damage (and good Critical)

Alphoi Defender Helm

Crafted: Recipe from Romar in Nimbus Citadel

Recommended Critical (and good Damage)

Monarch’s Diadem

Fantastic Fairytale Bundle

Recommended Balanced

Krokopatra Blizzard Fez

Drop from Krokopatra Exalted Duel

Recommended Balanced

Hood of the Cold Hearted

Drop from Darkmoor Graveyard

Alternative Critical

Trader’s Wintery Mantle

Crafted: Recipe from Kazidan the KeenEye in Sardonyx

Highest Damage

Hood of The Arund Vale (Level 130)

Winterland Pack

Other Ice Hats of Interest

 

Prior Recommendation (for comparison)

Cabalist Hood of Vengeance

Drop from Secret Tunnel and other bosses in Empyrea

Highest Pierce

Thunderous Karanahn Veil (Level 100)

Pharaoh’s Hoard Pack

Balanced Pierce

Valiant Jouster’s Helm (Level 120)

Grand Tourney Gauntlet

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Best Ice Robes

For balanced robes, we prioritize universal resist.

Recommended Ice Robes

Reminder: Other Ice robes of interest are listed in the next tab.

Recommended Damage, Critical & Balanced (damage & critical focus)

Frosty Light Brigade Armor

Drop from Corporal Tenni’syn

Recommended Damage, Critical & Balanced (accuracy focus)

Armor of the Cold Hearted

Drop from Darkmoor Graveyard

Alternative Damage, Critical & Balanced

Bonesmasher Robe of Cold

Drop from Rattlebones Exalted Duel

Alternative Damage & Balanced

Darkwraith’s Shroud of Penance (Level 100)

Nightmare Pack

Highest Critical

Charred Nirini Robe (Level 100+)

Pharaoh’s Hoard Pack

Highest Damage (and good Pierce)

Royal Fusilier’s Dress Coat (Level 130+)

Yuletide Pack

Other Ice Robes of Interest

 

Alternative Damage & Critical

Glorious Avenger’s Armor (Level 100)

Phoenix Hoard Pack

High Damage

Tunic of Upper Zigzag

Drop from House of Scales

Highest Pierce

  • 10% Power Pip
  • 10% Universal Pierce
  • 25% Stun Block
  • 45 Myth Critical
  • 24% Death Damage

Nightfall Torment Guise (Level 120)

Harrowing Nightmare Pack

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Best Ice Boots

For balanced boots, we prioritize universal resist.

Recommended Ice Boots

Reminder: Other Ice boots of interest are listed in the next tab.

Recommended Damage & Critical

Icy Paradox Boots

Drop from Astral Forest and Storm Titan Chest

Recommended Damage & Critical

Alpholi Defender Boots

Crafted: Recipe from Romar in Nimbus Citadel

Alternative Damage 

Dwarven Boots

Crown Shop

Recommended Balanced (no power pip)

Silent Knight’s Snowboots (Level 130+)

Winter Wonder Pack

Alternative Balanced (no critical)

  • 971 Health
  • 8% Power Pip Chance
  • 12% Universal Resist
  • 28% Ice Damage
  • 31% Myth Damage
  • 3% Shadow Pip Chance

Leisure Dome Dancing Shoes (Level 130+)

Alphoi Hoard Pack

Alternative Balanced (less health)

Ancient Purrzian Givehs (Level 120+)

Ghulture’s Hoard Pack

Alternative Balanced (no accuracy or power pip)

Nimbari Centurion Greaves (Level 130+)

Nimbari Hoard Pack

Alternative Balanced (less damage)

Lydia’s Frozen Footwraps (Level 130+)

Professor’s Hoard Pack

Alternative Balanced (more resist)

Abyssal Warrior’s Boots (Level 130+)

Fantastic Voyage Bundle

Highest Critical

Dragontooth Boots (Level 100+)

Nightmare Pack

Other Ice Boots of Interest

 

Prior Recommendation (for comparison)

Cabalist Stompers of Vengeance

Drop from Secret Tunnel and other bosses in Empyrea

Highest Pierce

Headbanger’s Spiked Boots (Level 100+)

Drop from Patt Minotaur

Balanced Pierce

Marvelous Avenging Boots (Level 100+)

Phoenix Hoard Pack

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Best Ice Wands

For balanced wands, we prioritize pierce and critical.

Recommended Ice Wands

Reminder: Other Ice wands of interest are listed in the next tab.

Recommended Damage

Crimson Pandamonium Jian

Pandamonium Hoard Pack

Alternative Damage

Tarrak’s Focused Frostome

Crafted: Recipe from Ignus Ferric

Alternative Damage

Icy Paradox Defenders

Drop from Storm Titan

Recommended Critical

Polarian Explorer’s Pickaxe (Level 120+)

Polarian Explorer’s Bundle

Recommended Balanced Offense

Witch Hunter’s Arbalest (Level 120+)

Witch Hunter’s Bundle

Recommended Balanced with Block

Fortune Teller’s Eternal Gaze (Level 120+)

Terror’s Hoard Pack

Alternative Balanced with Block

  • 118 Universal Critical
  • 115 Universal Block
  • 11% Ice Damage
  • 11% Myth Damage
  • 4% Universal Pierce

Road Legend Skull (Level 120+)

Road Warrior’s Hoard Pack

Alternative Balanced with Block

Aquilan Secutor Lance (Level 110+)

Immortal’s Lore Pack

Highest Pierce

Sherlock’s Eyeglass (Level 130+)

Great Detective Bundle

Other Ice Wands of Interest

 

Alternative Damage (with Critical)

All Souls Cranium Wand (Level 120+)

Gloomthorn Nightmare Pack

Alternative Critical and Pierce

Shard Warrior’s Hammer (Level 120+)

Jewel Crafter’s Bundle

Alternative Critical

Tormentor’s Bonerattler (Level 100+)

Harrowing Nightmare Pack

Highest Block

Teeth of the Lords of Night (Level 100+)

Shaman’s Lore Pack

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Best Ice Athames

For balanced athames, we prioritize power pips and two circle slots (typically for pierce or critical jewels).

Recommended Ice Athames

Reminder: Other Ice athames of interest are listed in the next tab.

Recommended Damage and Balanced

Wolf’s Lancet of Shivers

Drop from Yevgeny Nightcreeper

Recommended Damage and Balanced

Shadow Spider’s Sting

Drop from Morganthe

Recommended Critical (PvP Only)

Duelist’s Fatal Razor (Level 100)

Sold by Brandon Mistborn

Other Ice Athames of Interest

 

Alternative Balanced (with one less Circle Jewel slot)

Blade of the Felled Titan

Drop from Cronus

Recommended Pierce

Hopper’s Claw of Verglas

Crafted: Recipe from Wozina the EdgeCutter

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Best Ice Amulets

For balanced amulets, we prioritize pierce, universal resist, critical and helpful item cards.

Recommended Ice Amulets

Reminder: Other Ice amulets of interest are listed in the next tab.

Recommended Balanced

Gem of the Grand Prophecy

Drop from Morganthe

Recommended Critical and Pierce

Amulet of Neverwhere

Drop from Shane von Shane in Upper Halls

Recommended Resist

Orlov’s Icesheet Charm

Drop by Rasputin

Recommended Damage

  • 115 Health
  • 2% Ice Damage
  • 1 Balefrost and 1 Frost Giant Item Card

Torc of the Ravenous Teeth

Drop from Chest behind Skeleton Key Door in Lower Zigazag

Recommended Damage

Necklace of Upper Zigazag

Drop from Bellosh and Moh’Lharz

Other Ice Amulets of Interest

 

Alternative Balanced

Amulet of Divine Influence

Drop by Hades the Unseen

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Best Ice Rings

For balanced rings, we prioritize power pips and a ciricle jewel slot (typically for pierce or critical jewels).

Recommended Ice Rings

Reminder: Other Ice rings of interest are listed in the next tab.

Recommended Damage and Balanced

Band of the Chilling Light

Drop from Aphrodite II

Recommended Critical

Icy Paradox Ring

Drop in Spiritual Forest

Recommended Pierce (PvP only)

Duelist Daredevil Ring (Level 100)

Sold by Brandon Mistborn

Highest Damage and Critical (PvP only)

Duelist Daredevil Ring (Level 130)

Sold by Brandon Mistborn

Other Ice Rings of Interest

 

Alternative Balanced

Alpha and Omega Ring

Drop by Gladiator Dimachaerus

Prior Critical Recommendation (for comparison)

Prince’s Glacial Band

Drop by Verboten Mimic

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Best Ice Decks

For balanced decks, we prioritize a triangle socket, critical, and max copies.

Recommended Ice Decks

Reminder: Other Ice decks of interest are listed in the next tab.

Recommended Critical

Icy Paradox Deck

Drop in Astral Forest

Recommended Balanced (Size & Copies)

  • 73 Health
  • 38 Ice Critical
  • 46 Global Block
  • Triangle Socket
  • Size: 64 / 40
  • Max Copies: 5 / 8
  • Starting Pip

Luphilim’s Piercing Pack

Drop from Omen Stribog

Alternative Balanced (Copies)

Rasputin’s Cards of Numbing

Drop from Rasputin

Highest Copies

Terror of Carpathes Cards with Triangle Socket

Crafted: Recipe Sold by Harker

Highest Critical (PvP only)

Duelist’s Devil-May-Care Deck (Level 130)

Sold by Brandon Mistborn

Other Ice Decks of Interest

 

Highest Damage

Bumbler’s Sleetfall Pack

Drop by Bosses in Khrysalis

Alternative Critical

Freezing Zanadu Deck

Drop by Bosses in Empyrea Part 2

Highest Pip Conversion

Chill Kalamar Deck

Drop by Bosses in Empyrea Part 2

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Best Ice Mounts

Recommended Ice Mounts

Reminder: Other Ice mounts of interest are listed in the next tab.

Recommended Damage

Ice Ghulture

Ghulture’s Hoard Pack

Highest Pierce

Vulpine Avenger

Avalon Outlaw’s Bundle

Highest Pierce

Clockwork Courser

Cuckoo Clock Gauntlet

Other Ice Mounts of Interest

 

Alternative Damage

Balance Ghulture

Ghulture’s Hoard Pack

Alternative Damage

Battle Havox

Battlemage Keep Bundle

Alternative Damage

Battle Narwhal

Polarian Explorer’s Bundle

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Sample Builds

Highest Damage

170% Ice Damage:

  • Hat: Hood of The Arund Vale (11% Ice Damage, 15% Universal Damage)
  • Robe: Royal Fusilier’s Dress Coat (Level 100; 26% Universal Damage)
  • Boots: Icy Paradox Boots (30% Ice Damage)
  • Wand: Crimson Pandamonium Jian (20% Universal Damage)
  • Athame: Shadow Spider’s Sting (17% Ice Damage)
  • Amulet: Necklace of Upper Zigazag (2% Ice Damage)
  • Ring: Band of the Chilling Light (12% Universal Damage)
  • Deck: Bumbler’s Sleetfall Pack (1% Ice Damage)
  • Mount: Ice Ghulture (3% Ice Damage)
  • Pet (max stats): With Ice-Dealer, Ice-Giver, Ice-Boon, Pain-Giver, Pain Bringer, Mighty Jewel (22% Ice Damage; 11% Universal Damage)

100% Critical and Max Damage

844 Ice Critical (100%) and 123% Ice Damage:

  • Hat: Icy Paradox Conical (134 Ice Critical; 25% Ice Damage)
  • Robe: Glorious Avenger’s Armor (80 Universal Critical; 23% Universal Damage)
  • Boots: Icy Paradox Boots (112 Ice Critical; 30% Ice Damage)
  • Wand: Polarian Explorer’s Pickaxe (Level 120; 180 Universal Critical)
  • Athame: Shadow Spider’s Sting with 2 Sparkling Ice Critical Jewels (36 Ice Critical; 17% Ice Damage)
  • Amulet: Amulet of Neverwhere (35 Universal Critical)
  • Ring: Icy Paradox Ring with 1 Sparkling Ice Critical Jewel (107 Ice Critical; 9% Ice Damage)
  • Deck: Icy Paradox Deck (49 Ice Critical)
  • Mount: Ice Ghulture (3% Ice Damage)
  • Pet (max stats): With Ice-Dealer, Ice-Giver, Ice Assailant, Ice Striker, Critical Striker, Critical Hitter (57 Ice Critical; 54 Universal Critical; 16% Ice Damage)

Balanced for PvP

Note: This is just a sample PvP build.  We understand that you may use different gear and welcome your comments below about the differences and why.  The intent of this article was to show you options so you can decided for yourself!

Stats before Pet: 99% Ice Damage, 49% Universal Resist, 33% Ice Pierce

  • Hat: Krokopatra Blizzard Fez (12% Ice Damage; 15% Universal Resist, 2% Universal Pierce)
  • Robe: Bonemasher Robe of Cold (15% Ice Damage; 17% Universal Resist)
  • Boots: Silent Knight Snowboots (26% Ice Damage; 13% Universal Resist)
  • Wand: Tarrak’s Focused Frostome (17% Ice Damage; 3% Ice Pierce)
  • Athame: Wolf’s Lancet of Shivers with 2 Polished Ice Piercing Jewels (16% Universal Damage; 12% Ice Pierce)
  • Amulet: Amulet of Neverwhere (4% Universal Resist; 4% Universal Pierce)
  • Ring: Duelist Daredevil Ring with 1 Polished Ice Piercing Jewel (11% Universal Damage; 6% Universal Pierce; 6% Ice Pierce)
  • Deck: Any with a Triangle Socket (e.g., Paradox for stats or Omen for max copies)
  • Mount: Ice Ghulture (3% Ice Damage)

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Any alternative perspectives?  Let us know in the comments!

Do you have screen shots for any of the gear we are missing?  Please email finalbastion@gmail.com.  Thank you!

 

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Patrick

Patrick enjoys sharing insights about optimizing various activities in Wizard101 and Pirate101. He helps out with technology and often covers new dungeon/boss strategies and speed runs after story updates.

10 COMMENTS

  • Hi guys! 🙂 I’ve been messing around with the sample build for max damage and critical and I noticed that swapping the Icy Paradox Conical for the Monarch’s Diadem produces the same stats, but allows for use of the Tormentor’s Bonerattler instead of the Polarian Pickaxe (the Bonerattler is more readily available, at least at the time, than the Pickaxe). Thanks much again for your excellent guides! 🙂

  • How come Bonesmasher Robe of Cold is an alternative, it’s better than Armor of the Cold Hearted

  • I love it 🙂 I can’t wait to see the ones like Death and Fire, I need those to document them for personal use for me and my friends.

  • I feel like the Nimbari Hoard Pack boots would be a better option for ice wizards because it comes with more resist and lots of damage.

    • Agree with you that they are good. Seems like there are good options (Nimbari, Purrizan, also the Silent Knight’s Snowboots are good as well).

  • I feel like a really good option for a balanced wand, that isn’t listed here, is the lvl 130 snowdrifter’s staff. It only gives universal stats and has 5% pierce, 12% damage, 62 critical, 180 pip conversion and it can may-cast moon frostbite (which is aoe).

    Sincerely, a lvl 130 try hard thaimaturge.

    • Thank you for the input! We personally thought that the Witch Hunter’s Arbalest was a more viable option given the slightly higher critical, pierce, and pip conversion. It’s nice to meet a fellow try hard Thaumaturge though and I hope you have a wonderful day.

  • can’t wait to see balance/death

  • Thanks for your feedback. Agree with you that the Lydia boots and With Hunter’s Albalest can be good choices as well and see why you would use them. I added a comment that the PvP build is an example. If several people mention that they use those items we may update the sample build in the future.

  • I personally do not agree with the recommended PvP gear. I dont know why so many people prefer the ghulture pack boots over the lydia boots. It is not possible to achieve both 100 pip and 25 accuracy with the ghulture boots, only one or the other. The setup I would recommend is-
    Krokopatra hat
    Bonesmasher robe
    Lydia boots
    Either a triple ward pet, or a pet with double resist and some damage
    Witch hunters arbalest
    Darkmoor athame
    Shane amulet
    Duelist ring
    Omen deck/darkmoor crafted deck
    This setup, with the right jewels, gives
    ~8,100 hp at 125, ~8,300 hp at 130
    86 damage
    63 resist, 69 to ice
    26 accuracy
    almost 500 critical
    block is <100, but block isnt important anymore
    36 pierce, 38 with pierce mount
    perfect pip chance.
    Keep in mind that those stats are without damage or ward talents on a pet. A triple ward pet with 10 dealer would give 96 damage with 79 ward resist. A triple damage double resist pet with max stat and mighty jewel would make the stats 111 damage and 65 resist.
    This setup is much more balanced than a setup using the ghulture boots and the crafted wand. Just my two cents.

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