These enemies are dangerous due to their Iceattacks, something players are not used to outside of VS Mode. They have a high range, but it does low damage. However, they can leave characters open to faster enemies, such as the White Roundhead Snake. During the boss stage, they'll prove to be absolutely horrible. This enemy is the very first which uses attacks of the Ice type. Because of that, the Ice Charm finally has a purpose outside of VS Mode, and is effective to resist the cold effects to an extent. Fortunately, it is not resistant to Ice or Freeze, so a Magician's Ice Meteor 4 or Big Icicle 4 can hold them at bay until melee characters can deal with them. Poison and Thunder type weapons make suitable alternates to this enemy.