During the 15 Days of Christmas in 2013, this item, along with other Christmas-themed equipment, were given the Hybrid style of combat, and stats that scaled with the player's levels. This was so players could use these items in combat to assist in hunting for festive crackers during the event.
When players tried to operate the amulet near places with ice upon the ground, a message would appear: You feel that this isn't the place to have a familiar or pet out. They might slip.
Previously, if a player attempted to cast High or Low Level Alchemy on the item, a message would appear, which reads: You cannot cast alchemy upon your follower! Currently, attempting to do so instead gives the message: This has been enchanted, so it cannot melt.
After the event, if players attempted to operate the amulet, they would get the message: (Snow Imp's Name) has gone back to the Land of Snow and can no longer answer your calls. This has since been changed to say You cannot summon (Imp's Name) outside of the Land of Snow. If the player is in the Land of Snow featured in Myths of the White Lands, while on snow they can summon their imp from the event if they are wearing the ice amulet.
In the 2009 Christmas event, when you first operate your Ice Amulet in the Land of Snow, you receive the message: "You attempt to summon (Imp's name), but he doesn't respond. Perhaps he is already close at hand."
In the 2009 Christmas event, players can only summon the Snow Imp in the Land of Snow. This is because, according to the Snow Imp, the wardrobe that teleported players to the Land of Snow is imp-proof.
During the 2010 Christmas event's Heimland Games, players could not summon their imp even though they were in the right place to do so, as they were apparently on Christmas holiday.
During the 2011 Christmas event, the amulet could be used in the Wizard's Tower basement to summon their imp.
The ice amulet counts as a pet, and cannot be taken to areas where pets are not allowed in the inventory, such as underwater. A duel also cannot be initiated if a player is carrying an ice amulet.