How To Get The Icerind Hatchet In Elden Ring
Get ready for some frostbite.
Rounding up every weapon in Elden Ring is half the fun, even if you aren't planning to use most of them. Of course, it's even more fun to score a weapon you will use, especially when it can deal some solid damage to some of the game's overwhelmingly powerful enemies. If you're looking to focus on a frost build, wherein you build up the frost status effect on your foes to reduce their damage absorption and stamina, you may want to check out the Icerind Hatchet. Don't worry, either, as we'll let you know precisely where you can snag this one.
Icerind Hatchet explained
The Icerind Hatchet is an axe that requires 11 Strength and 16 Dexterity. It's a great option for those working towards a frost build, as it accumulates the status effect on enemies rather rapidly.
The axe's weapon skill is a hard-hitting AOE attack called Hoarfrost Stomp. Using it releases a trail of freezing mist in front of your character that builds up the frost status effect. Weaving it in with normal weapon swings will help you apply the effect very quickly. Though it was nerfed recently, it's still quite effective. The damage is secondary to the frostbite effect and stun you will cause.
The Icerind Hatchet item description reads:
A hatchet with a frost-coated blade. One of several gifts given by Castle Sol in the distant north. Known as "freezing fog," the blade is thought to be a dragon's scale. Inflicts a powerful frost effect.
Where to find the Icerind Hatchet
The Icerind Hatchet is located at the Temple Quarter in Liurnia of the Lakes, which makes it quite easy to round up relatively early in the game. Simply teleport to the closest Site of Grace you can find and head towards the area.
If you approach the Temple Quarter from the south, you'll find plenty of broken buildings to explore. Inside some of the rubble, you'll find a chest housing the Icerind Hatchet. Once you've grabbed it, you're all set to start stomping and freezing your foes in style.
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