You can collect many crafting materials in Conan Exiles. Depending on your region, you will always have a fairly reliable source of agricultural weapons and armor. Obviously, when you enter the frozen tundra of the Exile, the ice becomes more prominent.
Black ice is one of the most powerful materials from the northern area of Conan Exiles. If you want to live in the mountains or just look for really strong armor, our guide will help you!
To mine black ice, go to the Frozen Slopes and the Temple of Frost. There are black ice crystals scattered between the two landmarks. You can mine them to get the shards you are looking for. There are also many ice nodes inside the Frost Temple. This is a dangerous but more profitable area. If you want to make weapons from ice, you need to go to the Frost Temple.
There is a prerequisite for Black Ice to use it effectively: you must enter the Frost Temple and learn Frost Smithing. This can be learned by touching a Lorestone located behind Hrungnir, of the Frost Throne. This will teach you Frost Smithing, but be prepared: you have to pass the Hrungnir of the Frost first, and he will be unhappy to see you.
Once you learn Frost Smithing, you can enter Forge of Ymir and start crafting with it. Black ice is used in many brewing recipes. To make black ice weapons, non-ammunition weapons require 20 substances. You can also use Black Ice, Star Metal Bars, Alchemical Bases, and Perfected Medium Padding to make Pride of Aesir set.
In addition to weapons and armor, you can also use ice to forge hardened steel bars and star metal bars. You can also build some beautiful decorations for your base. Especially good if you want to keep warm from the cold!