The Ice Pick is a weapon often found useful for Melee characters. It's appeal is that it inflicts higher damage on targets that have high levels of VIT DEF and DEF (Increasing VIT DEF, as with Angelus will increase the damage from an Ice Pick). The more DEF and VIT DEF the target has, the more damage the ice pick will do. Previous to the Ice Pick's implementation to the game, the only way to damage targets with high DEF was to use Critical attacks (Crit), VVVS Forged Weapons, or the Monk skill, Occult Impaction.
In pre renewal, IP increase the damage in % according to the total def of target (decrease to targets with low def and increase to targets with high def). In renewal, with the changes in def stats (influence of stats in soft def, and changes of def add for equips), IP changed your damage formula, works only with hard def (equip def) and add damage like ATK bonus (+ATK).
Pre renewal formula: [ATK * ( (Soft DEF + Hard DEF) /100)]
Renewal formula: [ATK + ((Hard DEF) /2)]
where [ ] denotes flooring
Obtaining the Ice Pick
The Ice Pick is obtained by completion of the God Items Quest by an Assassin or Assassin Cross type character of Base Level 70 or higher. Ice Picks can also be obtained from the following MVPs. The numbers in parenthesis notate the rate at which an Ice Pick will drop from the MVP.
- (0.06%, Unslotted) (0.02% Slotted)