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Overview[]

Ice Armor is a Tanker primary powerset and a Scrapper, Brute, Stalker and Sentinel secondary powerset in City of Heroes.

You can dramatically reduce your core body temperature to form various armors of ice around yourself. You can protect yourself from many different damage types, and you gain exceptional resistance to cold based attacks. However, this set offers little protection to fire base powers and no protection against psionics.

Power Tables[]

Tanker[]

The Ice Armor powerset is available as a primary powerset for Tankers. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:

Power Level Effect
IceArmor IceArmor.png Frozen Armor 1 Toggle Self +Defense(Smash/Lethal) +Resistance(Cold, Fire, Defense Debuff)
IceArmor Hoarfrost.png Hoarfrost 1 Click Self Heal +Max Health +Resistance(Toxic)
IceArmor ChillingEmbrace.png Chilling Embrace 2 Toggle Point Blank Area of Effect Foe -Recharge -Damage -Speed +Taunt
IceArmor WetIce.png Wet Ice 6 Toggle Self +Resistance (Cold, Disorient, Hold, Sleep, Slow, Knockback, Defense Debuff) +Defense(All but Psi)
IceArmor Permafrost.png Permafrost 8 Auto Self +Resistance(Cold, Fire, Slow)
IceArmor Icicles.png Icicles 12 Toggle Point Blank Area of Effect Foe Damage(Lethal) +Taunt
IceArmor GlacialArmor.png Glacial Armor 18 Toggle Self +Defense(Energy, Negative Energy) +Resistance(Cold, Defense Debuff) +Perception
IceArmor EnergyAbsorption.png Energy Absorption 26 Click Self +Endurance +Resistance(Slow) +Minimal Defense (All but Psi) Foe -End +Taunt
IceArmor Hybernate.png Hibernate 32 Toggle Self: Invulnerable +Regeneration +Recovery

Scrapper[]

The Ice Armor powerset is available as a secondary powerset for Scrappers. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:

Power Level Effect
IceArmor IceArmor.png Frozen Armor 1 Toggle Self +Defense(Smash/Lethal) +Resistance(Cold, Fire, Defense Debuff)
IceArmor Hoarfrost.png Hoarfrost 2 Click Self Heal +Max Health +Resistance(Toxic)
IceArmor ChillingEmbrace.png Chilling Embrace 4 Toggle Point Blank Area of Effect Foe -Recharge -Damage -Speed +Taunt
IceArmor WetIce.png Wet Ice 10 Toggle Self +Resistance (Cold, Disorient, Hold, Sleep, Slow, Knockback, Defense Debuff) +Defense(All but Psi)
IceArmor GlacialArmor.png Glacial Armor 16 Toggle Self: +Defense(Energy, Negative), +Resistance(Cold, Defense Debuff), +Perception
IceArmor EnergyAbsorption.png Energy Absorption 20 Click: PBAoE, Self: +Endurance, +Resistance(Slow), +Minimal Defense(All but Psionics), Foe: -End +Taunt
IceArmor Permafrost.png Permafrost 28 Auto: Self +Resistance(Cold, Fire, Slow)
IceArmor Icicles.png Icicles 35 PBAoE Minor(DoT) (Lethal), +Taunt
IceArmor Hybernate.png Icy Bastion 38 Self: +Res(All DMG, but Psionics), +Res(Knockback, Repel, Disorient, Hold, Immobilize, Sleep), +Regen, +Recovery

Brute[]

The Ice Armor powerset is available as a secondary powerset for Brutes. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:

Power Level Effect
IceArmor IceArmor.png Frozen Armor 1 Toggle Self +Defense(Smash/Lethal) +Resistance(Cold, Fire, Defense Debuff)
IceArmor Hoarfrost.png Hoarfrost 2 Click Self Heal +Max Health +Resistance(Toxic)
IceArmor ChillingEmbrace.png Chilling Embrace 4 Toggle Point Blank Area of Effect Foe -Recharge -Damage -Speed +Taunt
IceArmor WetIce.png Wet Ice 10 Toggle Self +Resistance (Cold, Disorient, Hold, Sleep, Slow, Knockback, Defense Debuff) +Defense(All but Psi)
IceArmor GlacialArmor.png Glacial Armor 16 Toggle Self: +Defense(Energy, Negative), +Resistance(Cold, Defense Debuff), +Perception
IceArmor EnergyAbsorption.png Energy Absorption 20 Click: PBAoE, Self: +Endurance, +Resistance(Slow), +Minimal Defense(All but Psionics), Foe: -End +Taunt
IceArmor Permafrost.png Permafrost 28 Auto: Self +Resistance(Cold, Fire, Slow)
IceArmor Icicles.png Icicles 35 PBAoE Minor(DoT) (Lethal), +Taunt
IceArmor Hybernate.png Hibernate 38 Toggle: Self +Regeneration, +Recovery, Invulnerable; Self Hold

Stalker[]

The Ice Armor powerset is available as a secondary powerset for Stalkers. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:

Power Level Effect
IceArmor Hide.png Hide 1 Toggle Self: Stealth, +Defense(Melee, Ranged, AoE)
IceArmor IceArmor.png Frozen Armor 2 Self: +Def(Smash, Lethal), +Res(Cold, Fire, Defense Debuff)
IceArmor Hoarfrost.png Hoarfrost 4 Self Heal, +Max HP, Res(Toxic)
IceArmor WetIce.png Wet Ice 10 Toggle Self +Resistance (Cold, Disorient, Hold, Sleep, Slow, Knockback, Defense Debuff) +Defense(All but Psi)
IceArmor ChillingEmbrace.png Chilling Embrace 16 Toggle: PBAoE, Foe -Recharge, -Speed, -Damage
IceArmor Permafrost.png Permafrost 20 Auto: Self +Res(Cold, Fire, Slow)
IceArmor GlacialArmor.png Glacial Armor 28 Toggle Self +Defense(Energy, Negative Energy) +Resistance(Cold, Defense Debuff) +Perception
IceArmor EnergyAbsorption.png Energy Absorption 35 Click Self +Endurance +Resistance(Slow) +Minimal Defense (All but Psi) Foe -End +Taunt
IceArmor Hybernate.png Icy Bastion 38 Self +Res(All DMG but Psionics), +Res(Knockback, Repel, Disorient, Hold, Immobilize, Sleep), +Regen, +Recovery

Sentinel[]

The Ice Armor powerset is available as a secondary powerset for Sentinels. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:

Power Level Effect
IceArmor IceArmor.png Frozen Armor 1 Self: +Def(Smash, Lethal), +Res(Cold, Fire, Defense Debuff)
IceArmor Hoarfrost.png Hoarfrost 2 Self Heal, +Max HP, Res(Toxic)
IceArmor WetIce.png Wet Ice 4 Toggle Self +Resistance (Cold, Disorient, Hold, Sleep, Slow, Knockback, Defense Debuff) +Defense(All but Psi)
Frigid shield.png Frigid Shield 10 Toggle: +Absorb over time, Resistance(Slow)
IceArmor EnergyAbsorption.png Moisture Absorption 16 Ranged, Self +End, +Defense(All but Psionics), Res(Slow), Foe -End
IceArmor GlacialArmor.png Glacial Armor 20 Toggle Self +Defense(Energy, Negative Energy) +Resistance(Cold, Defense Debuff) +Perception
IceArmor Permafrost.png Permafrost 28 Auto: Self +Res(Cold, Fire, Slow)
Frost protection.png Frost Protection 35 Auto: +HP, Res(Slow)
IceArmor Hybernate.png Icy Bastion 38 Self +Res(All DMG but Psionics), +Res(Knockback, Repel, Disorient, Hold, Immobilize, Sleep), +Regen, +Recovery

Powers[]

IceArmor ChillingEmbrace.png Chilling Embrace[]

While active, you dramatically lower the temperature around yourself, Slowing the attack rate of all nearby foes, as well as their movement speed.

Recharge Very Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 2 (Tanker)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 4 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute.png 4 (Brute)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 16 (Stalker)
Effects Toggle: PBAoE, +Taunt
Foe -Recharge, -Speed, -Damage
Enhancements TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Slow powers.png Enhance Slow
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness(Tanker/Brute Only)
Set Categories IO Snare.png Slow Movement

IceArmor EnergyAbsorption.png Energy Absorption[]

Activating this power draws moisture directly from the bodies of all nearby foes, draining their Endurance. Each foe you draw moisture from adds to your Endurance and Defense in the form of frozen armor. If there are no foes within range, you will not gain any bonus.

Recharge Long
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 26 (Tanker)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 20 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute.png 20 (Brute)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 35 (Stalker)
Effects Click: PBAoE Self +Endurance +Resistance(Slow)
Self +Minimal Defense(All but Psionics)
Foe -Endurance +Taunt
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Modification.png Enhance Endurance Modification
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness(Tanker/Brute Only)
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Defense Buff.png Enhance Defense Buffs
Set Categories IO Defense Buff.png Defense
IO Endurance Modification.png Endurance Modification
IO Taunt.png Taunt(Tanker/Brute Only)

Frigid shield.png Frigid Shield[]

While active, you dramatically lower the temperature around yourself. The air around your body becomes so cold that attacks deflect off of it, granting you absorption.

Recharge Very Fast
Minimum Level Sentinel logo.png 10 (Sentinel)
Effects Toggle: +Absorb over time, Resistance(Slow)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Heal.png Enhance Heal
Set Categories IO Healing.png Healing

Frost protection.png Frost Protection[]

The lower temperature of your body makes you sturdier to damage increasing your maximum HP. You also become resistant to slow debuffs.

Recharge Long
Minimum Level Sentinel logo.png 35 (Sentinel)
Effects Auto: +HP, Resistance(Slow)
Enhancements TO Training Heal.png Enhance Heal
Set Categories IO Healing.png Healing

IceArmor IceArmor.png Frozen Armor[]

While this power is active, you coat yourself in rock hard Frozen Armor. The hardness of Frozen Armor makes Smashing and Lethal attacks less likely to land. Cold attacks will also deal less damage.

Recharge Very Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 1 (Tanker)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 1 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute.png 1 (Brute)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 2 (Stalker)
Sentinel logo.png 1 (Sentinel)
Effects Toggle: Self +Defense(Smash, Lethal)
+Resistance (Cold, Fire, Defense Debuff)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Defense Buff.png Enhance Defense Buffs
Set Categories IO Defense Buff.png Defense

IceArmor GlacialArmor.png Glacial Armor[]

When you activate this power you cover yourself in Glacial Ice. The crystalline matrix of the armor has refracting properties that make Energy and Negative Energy attacks less likely to land. Also, Cold attacks deal less damage.

Recharge Very Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 18 (Tanker)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 16 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute.png 16 (Brute)
Sentinel logo.png 20 (Sentinel)
Effects Toggle: Self +Defense(Energy, Negative)
+Resistance(Cold, Defense Debuff)
+Perception
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Defense Buff.png Enhance Defense Buffs
Set Categories IO Defense Buff.png Defense

IceArmor Hybernate.png Hibernate[]

When you activate this power, you encase yourself in a block of solid ice, making yourself invulnerable, though you are frozen solid and cannot act. While Hibernating within this block of ice, you heal damage at an incredible rate. You also have endurance recovery while in Hibernation. This power lasts for 30 seconds. Your other toggles will remain active while in Hibernation but you cannot affect anyone during this time. You also cannot activate any powers until you come out of Hibernation.

Recharge Long
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 32 (Tanker)
V archetypeicon brute.png 38 (Brute)
Effects Toggle: Self Invulnerable, +Regeneration, +Recovery, Self Hold
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Modification.png Enhance Endurance Modification
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Heal.png Enhance Heal
Set Categories IO Endurance Modification.png Endurance Modification
IO Healing.png Healing

IceArmor Hide.png Hide[]

Hide makes you almost impossible to detect. When properly 'Hidden', a Stalker can pull off critical hits with his attacks, and even land a massive 'Assassins Strike' with an Assassins power. When you attack or are damaged while using this power, you will be discovered. Even if discovered, you are hard to see and retain some bonus to defense. Unlike most stealth powers, Hide can be used at the same time as other concealment powers, giving you even greater stealth capability. No Endurance cost.

Minimum Level V archetypeicon stalker.png 1 (Stalker)
Effects Toggle: Self Stealth, Defense(Melee, Ranged, AoE)
Enhancements TO Training Defense Buff.png Enhance Defense Buff
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories IO Defense Buff.png Defense

IceArmor Hoarfrost.png Hoarfrost[]

Activating this power covers you in a thick layer of Hoarfrost. The frost can absorb the impact from enemy attacks, effectively increasing your maximum Hit Points for a short time.

Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 1 (Tanker)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 2 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute.png 2 (Brute)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 4 (Stalker)
Sentinel logo.png 2 (Sentinel)
Effects Click: Self Heal, +Max Health, +Resistance(Toxic)
Enhancements TO Training Damage Resistance.png Enhance Damage Resistance
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Heal.png Enhance Heal
Set Categories IO Resist Damage.png Resist Damage
IO Healing.png Healing

IceArmor Icicles.png Icicles[]

While active, you form sharp icicles on your body that continuously cut all foes that attempt to enter melee range.

Damage Minor Damage over Time(Lethal)
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 12 (Tanker)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 35 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute.png 35 (Brute)
Effects Toggle: PBAoE, Minor DoT (Lethal), +Taunt
Enhancements TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness(Tanker/Brute Only)
Set Categories IO Damage.png PBAoE Damage

IceArmor Hybernate.png Icy Bastion[]

You channel an intense cold through yourself. Doing so will significantly boost your resistance to all types of damage (except Psionics), your resistance to status effects, and your regeneration and recovery rates for a very brief period.

Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 38 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 38 (Stalker)
Effects Self: +Resistance(All Damage but Psionics)
+Resistance(Knockback, Repel, Disorient, Hold, Immobilize, Sleep)
+Regen, +Recovery
Enhancements TO Training Damage Resistance.png Enhance Damage Resistance
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Heal.png Enhance Heal
TO Training Endurance Modification.png Enhance Endurance Modification
Set Categories IO Resist Damage.png Resist Damage
IO Healing.png Healing
IO Endurance Modification.png Endurance Modification

IceArmor EnergyAbsorption.png Moisture Absorption[]

Activating this power draws moisture directly from the bodies of your target, draining its Endurance. The moisture adds to your own Endurance as well as Defense to all attacks except psionics.

Recharge Long
Minimum Level Sentinel logo.png 16 (Sentinel)
Effects Ranged, Self +End, +Defense(All but Psionics), Res(Slow)
Foe -End
Enhancements TO Training Defense Buff.png Enhance Defense Buff
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Endurance Modification.png Enhance Endurance Modification
Set Categories IO Defense Buff.png Defense
IO Endurance Modification.png Endurance Modification

IceArmor Permafrost.png Permafrost[]

Your body temperature permanently lowers to 33 degrees Fahrenheit. Permafrost gives you strong resistance to cold damage, and some resistance to fire damage as well. You also gain an inherent resistance to slow effects. This power is always on and does not cost endurance.

Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 8 (Tanker)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 28 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute.png 28 (Brute)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 20 (Stalker)
Sentinel logo.png 28 (Sentinel)
Effects Auto: Self +Resistance(Cold, Fire, Slow)
Enhancements TO Training Damage Resistance.png Enhance Damage Resistance
Set Categories IO Resist Damage.png Resist Damage

IceArmor WetIce.png Wet Ice[]

When you activate this power, you cover yourself in a thick coating of slick, melting ice. This makes you slippery, leaving you nearly immune to Disorient, Immobilization, Hold, Sleep, Slow and Knockback effects. This power also adds a slight increase in your defense to all attacks except Psionics. Wet Ice also reduces Cold damage and grants you resistance to Defense DeBuffs.

Recharge Very Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 6 (Tanker)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 10 (Scrapper)
Effects Toggle: Self +Resistance(Cold, Disorient, Immobilize, Hold)
+Resistance(Sleep, Slow, Knockback, Defense Debuff)
+Minimal Defense (All but Psionics)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories None

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