As an action, a ball of snow or icicle forms in your free hand. You can throw the snowball or icicle or stab a creature with the icicle.
If you stab a creature with the icicle, make a melee spell attack. If you throw the snowball or hurl the icicle, make a ranged spell attack against a creature within 5 meters.
On a hit, the target takes 1d8 bludgeoning or piercing damage (bludgeoning if it is a snowball, piercing if it is an icicle).
If you miss by 4 or less, the target takes half as much damage.
At higher levels
This spell’s damage increases by 1d8 when you reach 9th level (2d8) and 17th level (3d8).