Today we return to season 2 of Diablo 4. More precisely on a subject that sends shivers down our spine: the Frost Beast boss. If you are an experienced player, you know that each boss has its own particularities and combat style. The Ice Beast is no exception to this rule. How to defeat this Mr. Freeze from hell? This is what I invite you to read in this short Diablo 4 guide.
How to meet the Ice Beast?
The nightmare dungeons of Diablo 4 there are 537 on the map, that’s sometimes the impression we get. But the one that houses the Ice Beast is particularly unique. For what ? Because you don’t access it the way you usually do. This time, the dungeon door remains closed if you don’t have the correct key. You need a dungeon key. But how to get it?
You will first have to go visit the occultist and ask him to create this famous key. Once in your possession, it will allow you to activate the dungeon. An important detail to note, this dungeon is level 31 and is classified as a nightmare dungeon. Translation ? You have a limited number of lives. So, once inside, be careful where you step!
The combat phase: dodging the ice
You are now in the dungeon, ready to face the Ice Beast. But how to combat it effectively? This is where things get tricky. The first phase of the fight is crucial, and you will have to approach it carefully. See those lines of ice on the ground? Your mission, if you accept it, will be to avoid them at all costs. If you put the boots there, you will be thrown to the side and suffer significant HP losses.
These areas of ice are sometimes difficult to distinguish, open your eyes wide and adjust the contrast of your screen if necessary.
Tips for fighting
The fight against the Ice Beast is not only a matter of strategy or patterns, it is also a question of equipment. Here are some tips for optimizing your character before combat.
First, bet on the mobility. Being agile and quick will make it easier for you to avoid icy areas. Movement and teleport skills are mandatory, as in all boss fights, hello Uber Lilith. Second, don’t forget your frost protections, a major asset for this fight.
The rewards: specific drops and distilled fear
Now that you know how to fight the Ice Beast, let’s talk rewards. Like any self-respecting boss, our Ice Beast gives interesting and powerful drops. But be careful, these are usually linked to that specific boss. You will have understood, if you want these drops, you will have to defeat our dear icy boss.
Diablo 4 Ice Beast Unique Drops
Here are all the possible drops on the Ice Beast boss, listed by SlashingCreeps :
- Staff of Lam Esen – Electric discharge pierces enemies
- Esu’s Heirloom – movement speed grants critical chance
- Gloves of the Illuminator – Fireball bounces forward and explodes with each bounce
- The Oculus Wand – your dodge becomes Teleport but the teleport location is random
- Fields of Crimson Sword – Rupture makes a pool of blood
- Boots of 100,000 Steps – cast Earth Shock and gain fury after having the Arsenal bonuses
- Ancients’ Oath Ax – targets hit by Iron Fist take more damage
- Battle Trance Amulet – increased Frenzy stack and max stack attack speed
- Hellhamer Two-Handed Hammer – Uprising burns enemies
- Condemnation Dagger – combo point damage
- Word of Hakan Amulet – Rain of Arrows always imbued
- Hurricane Arc (Windforce) – 10% chance to do double damage and knockback
- Eaglehorn Bow – Penetrating Shot has a chance to bounce off the wall
- Insatiable Fury – permanent bear form
- Hunter’s Zenith Ring – bonus to wolf in bear form then bear in wolf form
- Waxing Gibbous Ax – camouflage after shredding kill and 100% critical chance
- Storm’s Companion Leggings – your wolves are imbued with lightning
- Two-Handed Weapon Bloodless Scream – your dark skills apply cold
- Howl from Below Gloves – sends a running skeleton to explode instead of ghoulish explosion
- Thanaturge’s Pendant Amulet (Deathspeaker’s Pendant) – perform a mini nova on your minions
- Ring of Mendeln – explosion of physical damage around your minions
- Frostburn Gloves – chance to freeze your opponents
- Mother’s Embrace Ring – resource boost on main skill by hitting multiple targets
- Fists of Fate Gloves – damage chance between 1 and 300%
- Tassets of the Dawning Sky Leggings – gain max elemental resistance when receiving the damage type
Ultimately, if you manage to defeat the Nightmare Dungeon level 30 and above, you will be able to recover some distilled fear. This valuable resource will allow you to create an occultist’s nightmare emblem.
The Ice Beast is a unique boss that requires specific preparation. With a dungeon key in hand, a clear strategy for avoiding icy areas, and the right equipment, you can defeat this monster. Good luck, looters!