For the Dawn of Sorrow and Harmony of Despair weapon called "Ice Brand", see Ice Brand.
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Rahab's Frost (called Icebrand in the North American localization of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and in Encore of the Night, but not to be confused with the Ice Brand sword) is an ice sword made from the fangs of the sea dragon Rahab. It is generally less powerful than the similar Ice Brand, and is in the same tier as Agni's Flame (Firebrand) and Vjaya (Thunderbrand).

The description of the Icebrand sword in Symphony of the Night states that it is instead the Ice sword of Mîm. Mîm is a dwarf in Tolkien lore.

Game specific information

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Icebrand is one of a series of swords with similar properties, three with names containing the suffix "-brand"; these typically have around +25 ATK, an elemental ability, and a 5 MP quarter-circle "elemental burst" command move which grants an ATK bonus. The main members of this series are Thunderbrand (Thunder element), Icebrand (Ice element), Firebrand (Fire element) and the Holy Sword (Holy element, with +26 ATK and a weaker command move). Outliers in this group are Mormegil, a Dark element sword with no elemental burst, and Gurthang, a blood-healing sword with no element, no MP cost for its command move, and an additional double damage boost during Dark Metamorphosis.

Icebrand is one of the three "-brand" swords which can be purchased from the Master Librarian once $10,000 have been accumulated. Its base strength is in between the vanilla Luminus and Sword of Hador swords. It's identical in every way to the Thunderbrand and Firebrand except that it deals Ice damage and is the only weapon in the entire game which does so. The only major enemies weak to ice in the game are Cerberus and the Fire Warg, making it rather situational. Its special attack is an ice burst that is nearly twice as powerful as a normal swing.

Icebrand can be obtained as a drop item from a Fishhead (which makes a little more sense when considering the Japanese name), which can only be found in the Underground Caverns. It can also be found in the Catacombs, in the room above and to the left of the one the Discus Lord guards.

Icebrand is roughly equal to Thunderbrand, an effective mid-game sword with an element which is occasionally useful but not as common an enemy weakness as fire or holy.

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

This sword also appears in Aria of Sorrow, this time translated more faithfully as "Rahab's Sword". It doesn't have the powerful "ice burst" ability it had in Symphony of the Night, but now every swing sheds ice crystals around the blade. It can be found in early parts of the Underground Reservoir, in the area to the left of the first area which contains the tough Man-Eaters (Soma can just keep walking past this monster without sustaining any damage or having to confront it). These creatures will also drop Rahab's Swords, but it's rather pointless since you can just find it near them anyways.

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

In Portrait of Ruin, Rahab's Frost is much like the Ice Brand from Dawn of Sorrow. The "ice burst" attack is the weapon's critical art, and it acts similarly.

Item Data

Item Data: Rahab's Frost
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Icebrand Icon.png Icebrand (Ice Sword of Rahab) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Ice sword of Mim Sword
Attrib: Cut, Ice
ATT +25
Buy: $10,000 (later) Find: Catacombs
Drop: Fishhead
Effect: ↓↘→ + [Attack] Ice blast (ATK 40 for 5 MP)
Rahab's Sword Icon.png Rahab's Sword (Ice Sword of Rahab) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Enchanted sword of ice. Weapon
Attrib: Sword, Water
ATK +52
Sell: $4,900 
Find: Underground Reservoir
Rare Drop: Man Eater
Rahab's Frost PoR Icon.png Rahab's Frost - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
An icy blade made from the fang of the water-dragon Rahab. Weapon (Sword)
Attrib: Slash, Ice
ATK +40
Sell: $5,500 
Drop: Razor Bat
Icebrand - Encore of the Night [edit]
Ice sword of Mim Main Hand (Sword)
Attrib: Water Affinity +3
#hands: 1
ATK +23
Buy: 80 Gold  Special: Veins of Ice set bonus with Ice Mail for Water Affinity +5 and DEF +4
Icebrand Icon.png Rahab's Frost - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Icy blade made from the fang of the water-dragon Rahab. Sword
Attrib: Ice
#hands: 1
ATK +7
Sell: $2,000 
Rarity: **
Drop: Sea Demon



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