For the Year 3 sniper rifle, see Ice Breaker (Year 3).

Please replace these components if use causes fatal damage: HEAT SINK. MAGAZINE. OPERATOR
― In-game description

Ice Breaker is an exotic sniper rifle. It can be purchased from Xûr for 17 Strange Coins. It can also be earned from an engram, as a random completion award, and from the Vault of Glass and Crota's End raids.

Sources[edit | edit source]

Ice Breaker can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Crota's End source icon.png Crota's End
This item can drop during the Crota's End Raid.
Unknown source icon.png Unknown
This item can drop in situationally dependent ways.
Vault of Glass source icon.png Vault of Glass
This item can drop in the Vault of Glass Raid.
Xur, Agent of the Nine source icon.png Xur, Agent of the Nine
Xûr, Agent of the Nine, sometimes sells this item in the Tower.
Prison of Elders source icon.png Prison of Elders
This item can drop as a Prison of Elders reward.
Nightfall source icon.jpg Nightfall
This item can drop from Nightfall activities.
Strike source icon.png Strike
This item can drop as a Strike reward. Exotic items can only drop from the most challenging Strike playlist.
Crucible source icon.png Crucible
This item can drop as a Crucible match reward.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • No Backpack: Cannot be reloaded. Regenerates ammo over time.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Ice Breaker can be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0[edit | edit source]

Solar Damage perk icon.png Solar Damage
This weapon causes Solar Damage.
No Backpack icon.png No Backpack
Cannot be reloaded. Regenerates ammo over time.
Ascend icon.png Ascend
Increases the Attack value of this weapon to the highest available in Year 1.

Column 1[edit | edit source]

Accurized Ballistics icon.png Accurized Ballistics
More range and Impact.

Increased recoil.

Field Choke icon.png Field Choke
More range and Impact.

Increased recoil.

Linear Compensator icon.png Linear Compensator
More predictable recoil.

Slight boosts to range and Impact. More recoil.

Column 2[edit | edit source]

Mulligan icon.png Mulligan
Missing a shot has a chance to return ammo directly to the magazine.

Column 3[edit | edit source]

Upgrade Damage icon.png Upgrade Damage
Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.

Column 4[edit | edit source]

Quickdraw icon.png Quickdraw
This weapon can be drawn unbelievably fast.
Lightweight icon.png Lightweight
When held, this weapon grants +2 character Agility.
Snapshot icon.png Snapshot
Aiming this weapon is incredibly fast.

Column 5[edit | edit source]

Ice Breaker icon.png Ice Breaker
Ice Breaker's victims spontaneously combust, dealing damage to others nearby.

Column 6[edit | edit source]

Upgrade Damage icon.png Upgrade Damage
Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.

Column 7[edit | edit source]

Upgrade Damage icon.png Upgrade Damage
Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.
Upgrade Damage icon.png Upgrade Damage
Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.
Upgrade Damage icon.png Upgrade Damage
Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The "No Backpack" effect causes this weapon to have no reserve ammunition. Instead the weapon automatically generates one bullet directly to the magazine every 7 seconds until it reaches the 6-round cap.[1] When the weapon is first equipped, it will have full ammunition and once a shot is fired, it will begin ammo regeneration.
  • Ice Breaker can regenerate ammo for other special weapons by equipping Ice Breaker, allowing it to regenerate some ammo, and then equipping a different special weapon. However, with Destiny's April Update of 2016, Ice Breaker's ammo regeneration can not be exploited in PVP due to special reserves being depleted on weapon change.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. (16-Jan-2015) Ice Breaker Ammunition Regeneration Reference (Wikia) Retrieved 16-Jan-2015.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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