Although usable as a bladed club, the Ice Scepter's most significant function is its ability to freeze opponents solid by thrusting its head into them. Although primarily wielded by Sub-Zero, the weapon can be picked up and used by any character, granting them Sub-Zero's ability to freeze.
- The Ice Scepter was the second weapon used by Sub-Zero in Mortal Kombat 4. In the first versions of the game, Sub-Zero used the same Long Sword weapon used by Scorpion, before being replaced by the Ice Scepter in revision 2.
- The Ice Scepter returns in Mortal Kombat Mobile as an equipment item called Kuai Liang's Scepter. It is obtained by playing through the Lin Kuei Tower and is one of the two pieces of equipment needed for a Diamond Sub-Zero card to be able to perform a Brutality.