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Freeze Rays are a type of Weapon in Spelunky 2.

Obtaining

Freeze Rays can be obtained via various means:

Shops Drops Miscellaneous
Weapon Shops Yeti King (1/10 chance) Crates (1/200 chance)
Dice Houses Presents (1/25 chance)
Tun's Curio Shops Randomly buried in terrain
Caveman Shops (rare)
Ghist Shops

Functionality

When used, Freeze Rays fires a blue projectile in front of the user.

This projectile freezes any entity it hits, but has a short range, only traveling 5 tiles before dissipating. Regardless of HP, frozen entities are instantly killed if attacked or is thrown/dropped against a tile at a great enough speed. After enough time elapses, the frozen entity unfreezes. Shooting a frozen entity with the Freeze Ray resets the unfreeze timer, keeping them frozen for longer.

Freeze Ray projectiles also delete lava, with a chance of leaving a rock behind. This can be used to clear otherwise blocked paths or retrieve submerged items. Magmars can be frozen and subsequently defeated with a Freeze Ray as well.

Freezing a swollen Fire Frog or UFO will prevent an explosion if they are shattered before unfreezing. The same is not true for Mechs, however, as they explode upon shattering.

After being fired, there is a delay of 49 frames (24 frames with a Powerpack equipped) before the Freeze Ray can be fired again.

Firing also recoils the user back by approximately a tile's length. Unlike other weapons, Freeze Ray recoil does not push the user off of Ropes, ladders, or any other climbable surface. Riding a Mount or wearing a Powerpack greatly decreases recoil.

Notes

  • Freezing a Shopkeeper only angers them if they are killed or thaw out. Any items that they were selling can be freely collected while they are frozen, however.
    • If the Spelunker exits the level before the Shopkeeper unfreezes, they do not anger. Because of this, it is sometimes possible to freeze a Shopkeeper, steal all of their items, and leave before they unfreeze. This is most easily done in Co-op, with one Spelunker constantly freezing the Shopkeeper and another exiting the level.
  • Much like with other weapons with high recoil such as the Shotgun, Freeze Rays can be used to jump one tile higher by firing and jumping in rapid succession.
  • The blue projectile Spelunker Ghosts fire after charging their breath for long enough acts identically to a Freeze Ray's projectile.

Version History

Disclaimer: All content from Version 1.25 and onwards are currently unavailable on PS4.
In Europe, Africa, Middle East & Oceania, all content after Version 1.20.4d are also unavailable on PS4. This is due to multiple reasons, although content will be available in the future.

1.22.6 (Switch)

  • Holding jump while stomping a frozen monster now makes the player jump slightly higher

Other games

Appearances in other Spelunky games:

Spelunky 2 Items
Equipment PasteSpectaclesClimbing GlovesPitcher's MittSpring ShoesSpike ShoesCompassAlien CompassParachuteUdjat EyeKapalaAnkhTablet of DestinySkeleton KeyFour-Leaf Clover
Crowns HedjetCrownEggplant CrownThe True Crown
Backwear CapeVlad's CapeJetpackTelepackHoverpackPowerpack
Power-ups BombsRopesRoyal JellyCooked TurkeyElixir
Usable Items WebgunShotgunFreeze RayClone GunCrossbowCameraTeleporterMattockBoomerangMacheteExcaliburBroken SwordPlasma CannonScepterHou Yi's BowWooden ShieldMetal Shield
Miscellaneous Arrow of LightIdolThe Tusk IdolCurse PotUshabtiEggplant
Traps Bear TrapLandmine
No Journal Entry CratePresentChestKeyGold KeyLocked ChestArrowsTorchPunish BallDiePot of GoldTreasurePlayer BagGiant FoodScrap
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