The Great Ice Cliff is an animus touched wall that shoots large icicle spears at any dragon who is not an IceWing if they attempt to cross over the wall into the Ice Kingdom. It was an animus gift from an unknown and unnamed IceWing, and is named the Gift of Defense. It was mentioned by Winter in Winter Turning when he and Hailstorm flew over it. One of Blaze's soldiers was said to attempt to cross over it, and was found dead shortly after. The only way for a dragon that's not an IceWing to get over is to use the Gift of Diplomacy, but the IceWings only have 3 bracelets that hold the gift of diplomacy. This may be so that groups of other dragons coming over to the Ice Kingdom have to be small.
In Darkstalker (Legends), Prince Arctic took Whiteout towards IceWing territory to offer her talons in marriage in exchange for her life. It is likely that the Cliff will also let IceWing hybrids pass over it safely as well because of the little thought Arctic gave about taking Whiteout back to the Ice Kingdom. It is also likely that the Cliff lets IceWing hybrids pass because Clearsight once had a vision of Whiteout in an ice palace, supporting this reason.
- One of Blaze's soldiers decided to explore the Ice Kingdom, but as soon as she flew over the Great Ice Cliff, she was impaled by an ice spear, resulting in her death. Her snow-blanketed body was found alongside the Cliff.
- It was created before Foeslayer came to the Ice Kingdom, because Arctic was the last Animus, and she took him on his "Gifting Day", so therefore the animus who created the wall would have already done their "Gifting Day", and be already finished enchanting their object and she said she had trouble getting over it to enter the Ice Kingdom.
|Queens|| Present: Queen Glacier|
Historical: Queen Diamond
|Jade Mountain||Winter • Icicle • Alba • Changbai • Ermine|
|Other Dragons||Cirrus • Fjord • Hvitur • Lynx • Snowflake|
|Hybrids||Darkstalker • Whiteout • Eclipse • Shadowhunter • Typhoon|
|Kingdom||Great Ice Cliff • Moon Globe Tree • Queen Glacier's Palace • The Diamond Caves|
|Society||Circle Rankings • Diamond Trial|