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Iceskimo
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The Iceskimo
Vital statistics
Starting Weapon Fishing Spear
Element Ice
Non-Elemental
Splash Attack Ice Shards
Magic Projectile Snowball
Air Projectile Snowball
Elemental Infusion Ice Encasement
Magic Jump Snow Jump
Unlock Method Beat Icy Arena Solo
Campaign statistics
Gender Unknown
Race Human
Health 350
Insane Health 3500
Location Full Moon
Snow World
Ice Castle
Wizard Castle Interior


Iceskimo is an enemy and also one of the 31 Playable Characters in the game, Castle Crashers. His magical attacks are Ice and Non-Elemental. His starting weapon is the Fishing Spear.

Iceskimo's specialties include ultimate elemental combo locking, crowd control, easy set up juggling, and fire and forget crowd control.

Background & Involvement

Iceskimos first appear after the player(s) has/have traversed deep into Full Moon after killing multiple Stove Faces in the level, slowly replacing them. Many Iceskimos are seen heavily fortified in their snow piles and icicle towers in Snow World, where they spam snowballs, which can be a minor annoyance. Right after, 3 Iceskimos are seen working with Frost King to prevent the player(s) from rescuing the Blue Princess in Ice Castle. Finally, a Iceskimo is resurrected by Necromancer in his room in Wizard Castle Interior to fight the player(s).

Iceskimo serves Frost King, as they try to fend off the player(s) from reaching their princess successfully in three levels.

Magic

Splash Attack

"Ice Shards"

Element: Ice

Max Hits: 1 per upgrade level (Max 7)

Damage/Hit: Base Magic Damage x0.5

Ice shards fall from the sky and land in front of you, then shatter. Each upgrade level adds an extra ice shard. At maximum level the shards have no gaps in their landing location and cover half of the screen. Each shard has the capability of freezing normal enemies, which makes it very useful to some players.

This spell will never damage enemies that are already frozen, but hitting an already-frozen enemy with it will give them protection from being damaged by "Ice Fist", as long as they remain frozen after that point.

Magic Projectile

"Snowball"

Element: Non-Elemental

Damage: Base Magic Damage

Throws a snowball as a magic projectile. Counts as a non-elemental (physical) attack, even though it seems like it should be Ice-based. While this behavior may appear to be inferior compared to Blue Knight's magic projectile, it potentially makes Iceskimo a better all around character, because his magic will be effective on every level (especially in Corn Boss, Snow World, Ice Castle and Wizard Castle Interior).

Also, if you jump and hit the Xbox360 Button Y/PS3 Triangle button, it will throw a snowball at the cost of a normal magic projectile. This is once again potentially better than Blue Knight's again, because the player can implement this into a juggle, however Blue Knight's air projectile makes him so effective at crowd control that Iceskimo can't compare to it. However, crowd control is the one thing the Blue Knight is good at, besides combo locking, but Iceskimo is second best at crowd control and he has the same "Elemental Infusion" combo (Xbox360 Button XXbox360 Button XXbox360 Button XXbox360 Button Y / PS3 SquarePS3 SquarePS3 SquarePS3 Triangle), making him equal in combo-locking, and he's effective for more than just those two things.

Elemental Infusion

"Ice Encasement"

Element: Ice

Damage: Base Magic Damage + Base Melee Damage (96 damage; 110 at max potential)

The Ice Encasement is considered the single best Xbox360 Button XXbox360 Button XXbox360 Button XXbox360 Button Y combo in the game, and for a good reason. This explanation gets into the technical details to teach you about some of the complex subliminal game mechanics that can potentially improve your overall skill.

When enemies are frozen, their hit counter will be reset. This means that even after unlocking the level 50 Xbox360 Button XXbox360 Button XXbox360 Button XXbox360 Button YXbox360 Button Y combo, using it's only a waste of time for Blue Knight and Iceskimo, because they don't need that second "Y" to knock the enemies over and reset the hit counter, because it's already reset by the Ice. Blue Knight and Iceskimo can therefore repeat this infinitely, and they're the only two characters that can do this. Everyone else needs to use the drill spin to reset the hit counter.

Since the combo can't be interrupted by anything except for straggling enemies and other players, that means that the damage is actually as high as the health of the enemy with the most health that can still be combo locked, which is the Beefy Brute, who has 4,500 HP on Insane Mode, meaning that the max damage is 4,500 when being used as an infinite.

If trolls, are used as an example, then the max damage is infinity, as trolls can't be beheaded, so the combo can continue forever, but with ANY other combo, the troll would die as soon as its HP hit zero.

One can conclude that the Ice XXXY is either infinitely better than all of the rest combined, or least 20.45x (4,500/220) better than the next best, which is Non-Elemental.

Magic Jump

"Snow Jump"

Element: Snow (Non-Elemental)

Damage: Base Magic Damage

Leaps up with a cloud of cold mist.

Like mentioned in the "Magic Projectile" section, this potentially makes Iceskimo a better all around character than Blue Knight.

Unlock Path

Start Character Unlocks Unlocks
Iceskimo Brute N/A

Gallery

Trivia

  • Iceskimo bears a resemblance to Thief because they both have hoods over their faces and unlock similar characters.
  • Some people associate Iceskimos with Thieves on account of their similar appearance, however they are completely different.
  • Iceskimo is a mixed character (half-elemental half-non-elemental).
  • Iceskimo is a S Rank character. (S-)
  • Iceskimo is one of the only three characters with details in the character selection screen, the others being Green Knight and Alien. His is snow.
  • Iceskimo's name is a pun on the word Eskimo and the word Ice.
  • Iceskimo's portrait background, player tag, and attack color is Blue (#1B8EBC).
  • Iceskimo, Conehead, Royal Guard, Gray Knight, Alien, and Blacksmith are Hybrid Magic characters.
  • On the Xbox 360, players can dress up their Avatar as the Iceskimo by purchasing both the head and tunic in the Avatar Store.

See also

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