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Ice Stallions are enemies in Dark Souls II: Crown of the Ivory King.

Location and spawning[]

Multiple Ice Stallions are found throughout the Frigid Outskirts. They only spawn during blizzards, at a distance from the player and when the player is not in the beginning area, ruined buildings or on the bridge leading to the boss arena. In the first area, only one will appear during each blizzard. From the second building to the boss area, two may spawn.


  • Charge: The Ice Stallion rushes forward with its head down and knocks down the player if it hits.
  • Backward Charge: The Ice Stallion jumps behind player and then charges from behind.
  • Electric Strike: The Ice Stallion attacks with its horns imbued with lightning.
  • Backward Electric Strike: The Ice Stallion attacks anyone attacking it from behind with its horns imbued with lightning.
  • Knock Down: The Ice Stallion knocks the player down with its front legs.
  • Backward Stomp: The Ice Stallion attacks anyone attacking it from behind with its back legs.
  • Electric Stomp: The Ice Stallion stomps the ground with its front legs and creates an electric field.
  • Flying: The Ice Stallion starts flying around the player. While airborne, it creates two electric spheres. A few moments after the Ice Stallion has landed, the electric spheres will start seeking targets.
  • Electric Charge: The Ice Stallion leaps backward and then it creates an electric charge, which then fires at the target it's aiming at.


Ice Stallions are difficult enemies, especially for melee characters. They will have more health and poise if you use summons. If you don't use summons, equip the Stone Ring, two hand a Great Hammer and smash them to the ground with the strong attack. Killing them quickly before the next blizzard is important.

Their first attack is charging at the player. Block with a shield with high stability or roll away. Equip the Baneful Bird Ring to reduce stamina cost when blocking.

Ice Stallions are weak against Dark and Fire, resistant against Lightning.

Killing too many of them (about 30) will stop them from spawning.


Item Old Radiant Lifegem
Old Radiant Lifegem
Bone Fist
Bone Fist
Petrified Dragon Bone
Petrified Dragon Bone
Drop Rate ??? ???
(Co-op only)


  • If existing Ice Stallions have not been killed by the time the next blizzard starts, then anothers will still spawn. Dealing with multiple Ice Stallions alone is extremely difficult. They have a long range of aggro and will chase their target when they spot them.
  • If the player dwindles too much in the area or kills too many of them, then they will start appearing in pairs every time, either until the area has been completed or until enough of them have been killed and don't spawn anymore (about 20-30).
  • Ruined buildings scattered along the Frigid Outskirts and the crater near the boss room are safe zones and Ice Stallions won't spawn as long as the player is near one.