Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

Icy Spear is an Expert-level Destruction spell in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Icy Spear can be considered an upgraded version of Ice Spike as it behaves similarly but with higher damage.


When cast, Icy Spear causes 60 points of frost damage to a target's Health, and 60 points of damage to a target's Stamina. Like Ice Spike, Icy Spear launches a single projectile, which must be charged between casts.


When dual cast with the Impact and Augmented Frost perks, or a Destruction potion, it will always stagger an opponent, regardless of the creature's size or type.

Spell tome[]

Destruction Skill Book


  • Weight: 1 WeightIcon.png
  • Value: 725 Gold
  • See Spell Tome for a complete table of spell tomes, their descriptions, and their values.




  • Icy Spears which hit enemies will continue to exist after they die until you leave the area. This makes the corpses easy to spot from a distance for looting.
  • Icy Spears appear to be larger than Ice Spikes.
  • Icy Spears appear to spin in-flight, as evidenced by its swirling frost trail.