Crushed Ice is a recurring skill in the Dragon Quest series. It coats the user's staff or spear in ice and launches 3-4 strikes on random targets.
This ability is learned with 76 skill points allocated into Staff skill. Each strike is 30% of the character's normal blows, stacking for a potential maximum of 120% damage for 5 MP.
Crushed Ice can be learned by Priests, Martial Artists, Minstrels, Fortune Tellers, and Death Masters by allocating 76 points into the Staff skill. It launches four strikes on a single enemy that deal 55% damage per hit for a potential total of 220% damage, costing 5 MP to use. Each hit also has a 25% chance of reducing the target's ice resistance.
- In the Offline version of the game, it can be learned by the Hero and Mjoll through the Staves section of their character builder for 7 skill points.
Serena and Jade learn the ability through the Spears section of their character builder, unlocking it for 16 and 18 points respectively. Jade is able to learn it after her skill panel expands in the second act, while Serena will only be able to learn it in the third act of the game. Instead of random targets it now focuses on one target like in X, pulverizing the foe four times at 90% strength for a total of 360% damage. The bone-chilling skill's tremendous improvement comes at a steep cost, requiring 16 MP to perform.
- After learning Crushed Ice, Serena is able to help Veronica perform the Pep power Sliceberg when she is pepped up, as long as her sister has already learned Kacrack. Jade is able to perform the Pep power Chillblaze when she is pepped up if the Hero has mastered the Flame Slash skill.