Overview[edit | edit source]

Ice Melee is one of the powersets. It is a Tanker secondary power set in City of Heroes. (It was briefly a Brute primary power set in the City of Villains Beta but proved to counteract Fury.)

Ice Melee allows the player to use Cold-based attacks, and even conjure up frozen melee weapons. Ice Melee powers are known for their ability to slow an opponent.

Power Tables[edit | edit source]

Tanker[edit | edit source]

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

Power Level Effect
IcyOnslaught FrozenFist.png Frozen Fists 1 Melee, Minor Damage (Cold, Smash), Foe: -Recharge -Speed
IcyOnslaught IceSword.png Ice Sword 2 Melee, Moderate Damage (Cold, Lethal), Foe: -Recharge -Speed
IcyOnslaught Frost.png Frost 4 Cone, Moderate Damage over time (Cold) Foe: -Recharge -Speed
IcyOnslaught Taunt.png Taunt 10 Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect), Foe +Taunt
IcyOnslaught FollowUp.png Build Up 16 Self: +Accuarcy +Damage
IcyOnslaught IcePatch.png Ice Patch 20 Location (Point Blank Area of Effect), Foe: +Knockdown
IcyOnslaught FreezingTouch.png Freezing Touch 28 Melee, Minor Damage (Cold) Foe: +Hold
IcyOnslaught GreaterIceSword.png Greater Ice Sword 35 Melee, High Damage (Cold, Lethal) Foe: -Recharge -Speed
IcyOnslaught FrozenAura.png Frozen Aura 38 Point Blank Area of Effect, Moderate Damage (Cold), Foe: Sleep

Powers[edit | edit source]

The following are powers in the Ice Melee powerset.

IcyOnslaught FollowUp.png Build Up[edit | edit source]

Greatly increases the amount of damage you deal for a few seconds, as well as slightly increasing your accuracy.


Recharge Long
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 16 (Tanker)
Effects Self: +Damage +Accuracy
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit Buffs.png Enhance ToHit Buff
Set Categories IO ToHit Buffs.png To Hit Buffs

IcyOnslaught FreezingTouch.png Freezing Touch[edit | edit source]

This freezing touch will encase a single foe in a block of ice. This will deal minor damage as well as freezing him in his tracks, leaving him cold and helpless.

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 28 (Tanker)
Effects Melee, Minor DoT (Cold), Foe: +Hold
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Hold Duration.png Enhance Hold Duration
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Hold.png Holds
IO Damage.png Melee Damage
IO Taunt.png Taunt

IcyOnslaught Frost.png Frost[edit | edit source]

You create a short cone of frost in front of you, that can frostbite a foe (dealing damage over time), and slows their attack speeds as they uncontrollably shiver.

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 10 (Tanker)
Effects Cone, Moderate DoT (Cold) Foe: -Recharge
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
TO Training Slow powers.png Enhance Slow
Set Categories IO Snare.png Slow Movement
IO Taunt.png Taunt
IO Damage.png Targeted AoE Damage

IcyOnslaught FrozenAura.png Frozen Aura[edit | edit source]

Your mastery of cold enables you to dramatically lower the temperature immediately around you. Foes near you when you perform a Frozen Aura will be stopped in their tracks in a fragile casing of ice. Any interaction with foes frozen by this will break them free. Frozen Aura deals moderate damage.

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 38 (Tanker)
Effects PBAoE, Moderate Damage (Cold), Foe: Sleep
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Sleep Duration.png Enhance Sleep Duration
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
Set Categories IO Sleep.png Sleep
IO Taunt.png Taunt
IO Damage.png PBAoE Damage

IcyOnslaught FrozenFist.png Frozen Fists[edit | edit source]

Frozen Fists encrusts your hands in ice giving them the ability to quickly inflict minor damage on villains. The foe's attack speed is slowed, due to the chill caused by the cold blows.

Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 1 (Tanker)
Effects Melee, Minor (Smashing, Cold) Foe: -Recharge
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
Set Categories IO Snare.png Slow Movement
IO Taunt.png Taunt
IO Damage.png Melee Damage

IcyOnslaught GreaterIceSword.png Greater Ice Sword[edit | edit source]

The perfection of the Ice Sword, your mastery of it has allowed you to create an enhanced blade of solid ice that deals above average damage. Being hit by this Ice Sword will cause a villain to slow his rates of attack, due to the intense chill.

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 35 (Tanker)
Effects Melee, High (Lethal, Cold) Foe: -Recharge
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Slow powers.png Enhance Slow
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Snare.png Slow Movement
IO Taunt.png Taunt
IO Damage.png Melee Damage

IcyOnslaught IcePatch.png Ice Patch[edit | edit source]

You emanate a patch of ice around you, which causes foes that step onto it to slip and fall down. This effect lasts until the ice melts.

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 20 (Tanker)
Effects PBAoE, Foe: +Knockdown
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories None

IcyOnslaught IceSword.png Ice Sword[edit | edit source]

Create a blade of solid ice that deals above average damage. Being hit by this Ice Sword will cause a villain to slow his rates of attack, due to the intense chill.

Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 2 (Tanker)
Effects Melee, Moderate (Lethal, Cold) Foe: -Recharge
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories IO Snare.png Slow Movement
IO Taunt.png Taunt
IO Damage.png Melee Damage

IcyOnslaught Taunt.png Taunt[edit | edit source]

Taunts a foe and all foes around him to attack you.

Tanker: Useful for pulling villains off an ally who finds himself in over his head. Taunted foes tend to ignore other enemies and focus on you for quite a while, so use this power cautiously. An accuracy check is not required to taunt your foes.

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon tanker.png 4 (Tanker)
Effects Ranged (Targeted AoE), Foe: +Taunt
Enhancements TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories IO Taunt.png Taunt

External Links[edit | edit source]

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.