Wall of Ice

6th level Evocation
Casting Time
1 Action
120 Feet
Concentration, up to 10 minutes
Materials Required
A small piece of quartz

Spell Description

You create a wall of ice on a solid surface within range. You can form it into a hemispherical dome or a sphere with a radius of up to 10 feet, or you can shape a flat surface made up of ten 10-foot-square panels. Each panel must be contiguous with another panel. In any form, the wall is 1 foot thick and lasts for the duration.

If the wall cuts through a creature’s space when it appears, the creature within its area is pushed to one side of the wall and must make a Dexterity saving throw. On a failed save, the creature takes 10d6 cold damage, or half as much damage on a successful save.

The wall is an object that can be damaged and thus breached. It has AC 12 and 30 hit points per 10-foot section, and it is vulnerable to fire damage. Reducing a 10-foot section of wall to 0 hit points destroys it and leaves behind a sheet of frigid air in the space the wall occupied. A creature moving through the sheet of frigid air for the first time on a turn must make a Constitution saving throw. That creature takes 5d6 cold damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 7th level or higher, the damage the wall deals when it appears increases by 2d6, and the damage from passing through the sheet of frigid air increases by 1d6, for each slot level above 6th.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
Damage Dice 10d6 + 5d6 12d6 + 6d6 14d6 + 7d6 16d6 + 8d6
Min Damage 15 18 21 24
Average Damage 52.5 63 73.5 84
Max Damage 90 108 126 144
Lvl Dice Min Avg Max
6th 10d6 + 5d6 15 52.5 90
7th 12d6 + 6d6 18 63 108
8th 14d6 + 7d6 21 73.5 126
9th 16d6 + 8d6 24 84 144

Is Wall of Ice Good?

Overall Rating: Blue. This means that wall of ice is a great spell and you should strongly consider this spell for your character.

Overall Notes: A stellar battlefield control option that combines the utility of wall of stone with the damage of wall of fire. Definitely a worthwhile pickup.