Absolute Zero

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Absolute Zero
  • Absolute Zero.png
Stack digit 1.png
Damage105 Melee
Knockback4 (Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time19 Average
Velocity6 effective
TooltipShoots dark ice crystals
The blade creates frost explosions on direct hits
Ancient blade imbued with the Archmage of Ice's magic
Inflicts DebuffFrostbiteFrostbite
100% chance

Debuff duration5 seconds (Contact)
3 seconds (Projectiles)
Debuff tooltipIt's either really hot or really cold. Either way it REALLY hurts
Inflicts DebuffGlacial StateGlacial State
100% chance

Debuff duration1 second (Contact)
0.5 second (Projectiles)
Debuff tooltipCannot move
RarityRarity Level: 8
Buy / Sell 60 Gold Coin.png /  12 Gold Coin.png
Research1 required
Projectile created
Dark Ice Crystal
Dark Ice Crystal

The Absolute Zero is a Hardmode broadsword that autoswings, and is sold by the Archmage NPC for 60 Gold Coin after the defeating all three minibosses in the Frost Moon event. When swung, it fires a dark ice projectile which explodes upon impact with any enemy or surface, potentially hitting twice. Uniquely, its projectiles deal 50% less damage if they critically hit. Striking an enemy directly also creates large frost explosions. Both the blade and its projectiles always inflict the Frostbite and Glacial State debuffs on enemies.

Its best modifier is Legendary.


  • Absolute zero is the scientific term for 0 Kelvin, the asymptotic lowest possible temperature for anything to reach.
  • The projectiles fired by Absolute Zero are visually identical to the projectiles fired by the Archmage; however, the Absolute Zero's ice crystals explode and deal additional damage on hit.


These history sections are still a work-in-progress, and may not yet contain changes relevant to the current version of the Calamity Mod.
    • Now inflicts Frostbite instead of Frostburn.
    • Decreased buy price from 80 Gold Coin to 60 Gold Coin.
    • Decreased sell price from 16 Gold Coin to 12 Gold Coin.
    • Decreased Frostburn duration from contact from 10 seconds to 5, and from dark ice crystals from 8 seconds to 3.
    • Decreased Glacial State duration from dark ice crystals from 1 second to 0.5.
    • No longer considered an ice weapon.
    • Projectile now deals 50% less damage if it critically hits.
    • Projectile now inflicts Glacial State for 1 second instead of 1.5. The weapon itself now inflicts Glacial State for 1.5 seconds instead of 5.
    • Resprited.
    • Now sold after defeating the Frost Moon.
    • Increased buy price from 36 Gold Coin to 80 Gold Coin and it now uses the Rarity Level: 8 rarity instead of Rarity Level: 5.
    • Buffed damage from 42 to 120.
    • Swing now functions in PvP.
    • Fixed explosion not benefitting from increased all-class damage.
  • Projectiles are now briefly invisible upon spawning.
  • Dark ice's explosion now pierces infinitely and grants enemies 10 local immunity frames.
    • Nerfed damage from 51 to 42.
    • Projectile now deals 100% base damage instead of 33.33%.
  • Ice projectile now inflicts Glacial State for 1.5 seconds instead of 4.