Ice Needles

Ioshua casts Ice Needles

Ice Needles is a recurring Symbology spell in the Star Ocean series. It's the elementar water-elemental symbol, which throws spikes of ice towards an enemy.


Tome of Ice Needles

Upon the many tomes, books, texts, and other documents in the Runological Library of Castle Aquaria in Aquios is the Tome of Ice Needles which explains to the reader about the symbol required to cast the Ice Needles symbology magic.


Ice Needles is invoked using the water rune. It starts by producing icicles by temporarily decreasing runological force around the invoker. It then creates a path between the invoker and the target wherein the runological force is higher than the surrounding environment, and launches the icicles along that path.


Star Ocean: Fantastic Space Odyssey/First Departure

Ice Needles
Name MP Cost Level Learned
Ioshua Jerand 2 Default

Star Ocean: The Second Story/Second Evolution

Ice Needles Description
Character MP Cost Level/Item Learned Second Story Second Evolution
Leon Gehste 2 Default NA A shower of sharp icicles falls, hitting a single enemy.

Star Ocean: Till the End of Time

"Showers the enemy with a rain of deadly ice needles."
—Symbol Description.

Anyone can learn Ice Needles by equipping the Common Attack Symbols skill and costs 10 MP to envoke. Sophia, Nel, and Adray learn it through leveling. The spell also has a chance of inflicting the Frozen status ailment, albeit the chance is smaller than for Deep Freeze. The number of icicles thrown increases with the spell's skill level.

Star Ocean: The Last Hope

Ice Needles
Character Max Level Damage MP Cost CP Cost Acquired Description
Faize Sheifa Beleth 10 INT x312%-532% 5-14 2 Level 12 Ice-elemental attack symbol; Launches six needles of ice at the enemy and increases to nine at level 10.
Myuria Tionysus Level 1

Battle Trophies

Star Ocean: The Last Hope

Faize Sheifa Beleth

Number Name
028 Freeze an enemy with Ice Needles


  • Ice Needles in the first two Star Oceans was known as Ice Needle. The plural localized name is applied in First Departure and Second Evolution, creating an error as these versions of the spell still produce only a single large icicle.

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