"These quick-witted lizard-like monsters can be found all over Hyrule. The balls of ice they spit make them particularly troublesome, but exposure to fire will kill them instantly. Their homes are mainly on snowy mountains."
Hyrule Compendium

Ice-Breath Lizalfos (or Icy Lizalfos) are enemies from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. They are an ice based Lizalfos variant that generally inhabit cold climates and snowy mountains of Hyrule such as Gerudo Highlands, Hebra Mountains, and Mount Lanayru. As their name implies, they spew icy breath that takes the form of balls of ice that they spit from their mouth, which will freeze Link solid unless he is wearing the "Snowquill" Armor set with the "Unfreezeable" set bonus. Additionally, they can hide and dig through snow, allowing them to conceal themselves in order to spring out and attack. They can also camouflage themselves as well. In addition to their ice breath, they can attack with their tails and tongues. As they are adapted to cold environments, they are extremely vulnerable to fire and will die instantly if hit with fire elemental weapons, a lit torch, Fire Arrows, or Bomb Arrows (as the gunpowder based explosion of Bomb Arrows creates fire). Due to their similar coloration, it is somewhat easy to confuse Ice-Breath Lizalfos with the stronger Silver Lizalfos, though it is possible to tell them apart as Silver Lizalfos have purple markings like all "Silver" enemy variants and do not die instantly when hit with fire based weaponry or arrows.

Ice-Breath Lizalfos drop Lizalfos Horns, Lizalfos Talons, and Icy Lizalfos Tails.

Like other Lizalfos, they tend to wield "Lizal" series weapons, though occasionally wield "Boko" and "Moblin" series as well. The ones that inhabit Hebra Mountains and Mount Lanayru also sometimes wield "Knight" series weapons as well. One of Ice-Breath Lizalfos on top of the platform that covers the Goflam's Secret Hot Spring wields a Giant Boomerang. Link can find another Ice-Breath Lizalfos wielding one on the platform next to it.

Like their relatives, Ice-Breath Lizalfos have a carnivorous diet that consists primarily of meat and fish, however they will also feed on insects that inhabit cold areas such as Cold Darner and Winterwing Butterfly.


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