Icium is an ore found in the Frost Islands. It’s needed for a variety of equipment.
“Precious metal from the Frost Islands. Shines bright white when the light catches it.”
How to Get Icium
Icium can be mined from white or blue minining outcrops in Frost Islands. There’s a higher chance of finding them from white mining outcrops, so prioritize those if you can.
1: Southern tip of the highlands on the west side of Area 5, directly north of the main camp. From the main camp, slide north and then land on the highlands to the right. From there, continue forward (north) and then wiredash across the gap.
2: Near the center of the highlands on the north side of Area 3. From the previous node, climb up the nearby cliff and use the great wirebug to launch yourself west. After landing, drop down right and use the great wirebug below to travel north-north-west. Now head west, between the rock formations and you’ll soon find the mining outcrop.
3: At the very top of the mountain west from the previous node. From the previous node, carry on west towards the end of the highlands. Clamber up to the highest point, then wiredash across to the highlands on the other side. Keep going west, then go around the back of the mountain. Use a great wirebug here to reach the mountain peak.
4: On a ledge near the west side of the wall surrounding Sub-Camp 2. If you haven’t unlocked Sub-Camp 2, it’s on the highlands near the intersection of areas 8 and 10.
5: Do not bother visiting this node, except out of curiosity. It’s on a high up ledge at the northernmost part of Area 9. If you’re adamant, grab an extra wirebug in Area 9. Climb up the vine-covered walls, turn right and clamber up the ledge, then turn left and use wirebugs to surmount the cliff face.
Now for the tricky part. Look left and up. There’s a ledge above, but the wall is too slippery to climb. Manually wiredash upwards withand . Between wiredashes, press to hang in mid-air. Due to the distance, you’ll either need 3 wirebugs or mid-air roll with .
Managed to climb up? Good. Turn backwards and there’s a ledge ahead, with the fifth mining outcrop. Wait for your wirebugs to recover, then carefully wiredash across. If you’ve come this way, you might as well activate the nearby jewel lily here and grab Relic Record IX.
6 and 7: At the top of a shaft at the north side of Area 12, underground. Grab a 3rd wirebug near the south of Area 12. Near the north, you should see light shining from above. Look up and manually wiredash upwards withand . If you get enough height, you can start running up the side of the shaft. Keep running and you’ll emerge outside, where two outcrops can be found at both ends of a long ledge. Remember to press to pause and regain stamina.
8: Crawl through a small gap south of Area 12 or north-east of Area 11, underground. You’ll reach an enclosed space below Area 9. The last mining outcrop is on a ledge towards the east.
There’s a small chance of receiving Icium from certain Village 2-star and Hub 1-star quests.
|Village 2-star: Plump and Juicy||Icium x1||9%|
|Village 2-star: A Frosty Paradise||Icium x1||9%|
|Village 2-star: Out Cold||Icium x1||9%|
|Village 2-star: Hmm, Not So Tasty…||Icium x1||9%|
|Hub 1-star: Jumped in the Frost Islands||Icium x1||9%|
|Hub 1-star: No Cure for the Common Baggi||Icium x1||9%|
|Hub 1-star: Hot Topic Hooligans||Icium x1||9%|
What Equipment Can You Make With Icium?
Icium is needed to forge/upgrade a lot of weapons and armor. So it’s handy to have some around.
|Tetranadon Edge I||Great Sword||Icium x2|
|Chillblade I||Long Sword||Icium x5|
|Catspaw I||Sword and Shield||Icium x1|
|Gelid Mind I||Dual Blades||Icium x4|
|Sworn Rapiers I||Dual Blades||Icium x2|
|Valk Veil I||Charge Blade||Icium x4|
|Lagombaglaive I||Insect Glaive||Icium x1|
|Crystaline Flower I||Bow||Icium x5|
|Steel Sword||Great Sword||Icium x2|
|Guardian Sword I||Long Sword||Icium x2|
|Iron Katana II||Long Sword||Icium x2|
|Frost Edge I||Sword and Shield||Icium x2|
|Frost Edge II||Sword and Shield||Icium x2|
|Hunter’s Knife II||Sword and Shield||Icium x2|
|Hypnos Knife I||Sword and Shield||Icium x2|
|Secta Nulo White I||Sword and Shield||Icium x3|
|Dual Hatchets I||Dual Blades||Icium x3|
|Iron Lance II||Lance||Icium x2|
|Sharktooth Spear I||Lance||Icium x2|
|Baggi Gunlance I||Gunlance||Icium x1|
|Iron Gunlance II||Gunlance||Icium x3|
|Lagomberator I||Gunlance||Icium x1|
|Frozen Core I||Hammer||Icium x2|
|Frozen Core II||Hammer||Icium x1|
|Iron Devil||Hammer||Icium x2|
|Vicello Nulo II||Hunting Horn||Icium x2|
|Wind Horn||Hunting Horn||Icium x2|
|Amber Slash I||Switch Axe||Icium x2|
|Proto Iron Axe II||Switch Axe||Icium x2|
|Hyperguard II||Charge Blade||Icium x2|
|Surprise Axe I||Charge Blade||Icium x2|
|Iron Blade II||Insect Glaive||Icium x2|
|Hunter’s Rifle II||Light Bowgun||Icium x2|
|Shotgun (Viper) I||Light Bowgun||Icium x2|
|Iron Assault II||Heavy Bowgun||Icium x2|
|Arko Nulo White I||Bow||Icium x3|
|Iron Bow II||Bow||Icium x2|
|S. Studded Sash||Waist||Icium x1|
|Valk Helm||Head||Icium x2|
|Valk Greaves||Leg||Icium x2|
|Mosgharl Vizor||Head||Icium x2|
|Mosgharl Ribplate||Torso||Icium x1|
|Mosgharl Roots||Leg||Icium x2|
|Baggi Mail||Torso||Icium x1|
|Hunter’s Helm||Head||Icium x1|
|Jelly Vest||Torso||Icium x3|
|Jelly Coil||Waist||Icium x1|
|Lagombi Vambraces||Arm||Icium x1|
|Alloy Helm||Head||Icium x1|
|Alloy Mail||Torso||Icium x1|
|Alloy Greaves||Leg||Icium x1|
|Barioth Helm||Head||Icium x2|
|Goss Harag Greaves||Leg||Icium x2|
|Tetranadon Mail||Torso||Icium x2|
|Utsushi Mask (H)||Head||Icium x2|
|Channeler Hair-tie||Head||Icium x2|
|Utsushi Mask (V)||Head||Icium x2|
|Medium’s Hair-tie||Head||Icium x2|