The staff of ice spikes can be used to cast spikes of ice that strike the target for 25 Frost Damage, an effect that emulates the destruction spell Ice Spike. Charge consumed by the staff's use is reduced by higher Destruction skill and Fortify Destruction enchantments.
- Can be obtained as rare loot all around Skyrim, though much more generally found at higher levels.
- Occasionally it can be bought from certain merchants.
- With the addition of the Dawnguard add-on, some Falmer may wield a version of this staff with a different appearance.
- One is located near Winterhold lying beside a deceased mage inside a small stone circle with various explosive runes nearby.
- Inner Sanctum DG
Since the weapon drains the opponent's Stamina, it can be used to decrease the number of times a foe can sprint or use power attacks. Its damage is more effective at lower levels, as when the Dragonborn reaches higher levels, they can use more powerful weapons or spells.