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“The Beam is Supreme!”
    —Prism Break's official catchphrase

Prism Break is a crystal rock golem Skylander in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. His Series 3 counterpart is named Hyper Beam Prism Break.

Character Development

Prism Break is a character Nat Loh initially designed. His first two abilities and their interactions remain relatively intact although they started out with Prism Break punching the ground and having crystals cascade out to form his Crystal Shard with the laser beams on his secondary. These were eventually flipped around and simplified. Designer Jesse Moore would go on completing the design of Prism Break including stunning visual effects used in the Crystal Eruption ability and the complicated laser refraction math.[1]



Prism Break used to be a frightening rock golem who didn't like to be bothered. After being buried underground for 100 years in a cave-in, he gains a change of heart when a Mabu mining expedition freed him, and Prism Break dedicated himself in protecting the Mabu tribe and Skylands. While not as cranky as before, he still prefers his own company and keeps to himself until needed, although he's quick to use his precious gem-powered abilities to protect Skylands from attack.[2]


Prism Break was once a fearsome Rock Golem who didn’t like to be disturbed. Then, an accidental cave-in left him buried underground. One hundred years later, a mining expedition digging for valuable jewels discovered him by chance with a well-placed blow from a pick axe – something Prism Break doesn’t talk about. After 100 years of solitude, he found that the pressure of the earth had transformed him emotionally as well as physically, turning his crude rocky arms into incredible gems with powerful energy. Grateful for being free of his earthly prison, Prism Break decided to put his new abilities to good use and dedicated himself to protecting Skylands.



Prism Break was a fearsome Rock Golem who inhabited dark, dangerous places deep underground. But embedded in the rocky walls of Prism Break's home was a dragon's hoard of gems, jewels and sparkly stones that no miner could resist. Few returned unscathed. Those that could still speak told of trashed tools and mangled machinery - not to mention the blood-curtling cries and ghastly growls that rang out from the dark depths. A nice place for a relaxing breaking this was not. Eventually there were no miners left who would brave these perilous passageways. Finally able to rest without interruption, Prism Break retired to his favorite cavern and sank into a silent slumber. He slept through some important events - including the roof collapsing over him.

Over 100 years later, Prism Break was rudely roused by a new generation of Mabu miners. One of them had pick-axed him in a place he rather not mention. But instead of munching the Mabu and using the pickaxes for toothpicks, Prism Break found himself transformed. His arms had turned from rocks into powerful gems that fired pure bolts of energy. Feeling much improved, he decided to be a force for good instead of grumpiness. So he joined the Skylanders.[3]

Spyro versus The Mega Monsters

Prism Break was one of the Skylanders called upon by Master Eon to help repair the damage done to the Eternal Archives after Kaos launched an attack.

Stump Smash Crosses the Bone Dragon

Prism Break was one of the assembled Skylanders who attempted to fight against the rampaging Bone Dragon in the Giggling Forest, but was turned to stone. He was returned to normal when the Dragon agreed to un-freeze the petrified present characters.


Prism Break has the ability to shoot beams of energy at his enemies using his gem-like limbs, and also summon crystals to erupt from the ground under his opponents to finish them off, or use them to refract his energy beams.


These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: 290 (max. 580)
  • Speed: 35 (max. 83)
  • Armor: 18 (max. 48+40)
  • Critical Hit: 30 (max. 80)
  • Elemental Power: 25 (max. 75)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 75
  • Defense: 90
  • Agility: 10
  • Luck: 45

These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: (max. Expression error: Missing operand for +.)
  • Speed: (max. 48)
  • Armor: (max. 30+40)
  • Critical Hit: (max. 50)
  • Elemental Power: (max. 50)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 95
  • Defense: 100
  • Agility: 20
  • Luck: 70

These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: (max. Expression error: Missing operand for +.)
  • Speed: (max. 48)
  • Armor: (max. 30+40)
  • Critical Hit: (max. 50)
  • Elemental Power: (max. 50)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 95
  • Defense: 100
  • Agility: 10
  • Luck: 75

These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: 290 (max. 580)
  • Speed: 35 (max. 83)
  • Armor: 18 (max. 48+40)
  • Critical Hit: 6 (max. 56)
  • Elemental Power: 25 (max. 75)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 105
  • Defense: 120
  • Agility: 25
  • Luck: 80


Basic Abilities
Prism Break can destroy purple tzo crystals and rock formations with his attacks.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Crystal Eye Castle

Wow Pow Ability

Requires Series 2 Prism Break
View S3 >
Requires Hyper Beam Prism Break
< View S2
Energy Beam Summon Crystal Shard
Shard Soul Prison
Pulse Power
Crystal Comrade
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Primary Ability
Fire and sustain a powerful beam of energy.
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Secondary Ability
Summon crystal shards to smash enemies and refract Energy Beams.
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Price: 4000
Crystal Gems form at defeated enemies.
View Wow Pow
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Price: 5000
While holding Attack 1, press Attack 2 to send a powerful pulse down the beam.
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Price: 5000
Press Attack 1 to shoot Crystal Shards and gem shrapnel explode out, damaging enemies and looking cool.
View Soul Gem
Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone/Power Pods.
Super Crystal Shard Crystal Eruption Emerald Energy Beam Chained Refractions
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Price: 500
Summoned Crystal Shards do increased damage.
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Price: 700
Summon a damaging ring of crystals around Prism Break.
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Price: 900
Energy Beam attack does extra damage.
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Price: 1200
Split Energy Beams split again if they pass through a Crystal Shard.
View Prismancer
This upgrade path lets Prism Break further develop his defensive Crystal abilities.
Massive Crystal Eruption Triple Crystal Shard Crystalline Armor
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Price: 1700
Crystal Eruption does increased damage and covers a larger area.
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Price: 2200
Summon three Crystal Shards at once.
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Price: 3000
Makes it harder for enemies to hit Prism Break.
+40 armor.
View Crystaleer
This upgrade path lets Prism Break further develop his Energy Beam attacks.
Golden Diamond Energy Beam Triple Refracted Beam Focused Energy
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Price: 1700
Energy Beam attack does even more increased damage.
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Price: 2200
Energy Beam splits into 3 beams when refracted through a Crystal Shard.
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Price: 3000
Energy Beam attack has increased range.

Imprism Geomancy - Special Ability

Subdue an enemy.

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Create a Glowing Geode.

Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Gemcutter (Primary Attack): Fire a beam of laser energy.
  • Gemcrafting (Secondary Attack): Raise a gem column from the ground, damaging nearby enemies. Shoot Prism Break's Gemcutter into the column and the refracted beams will seek out enemies.


  • Beambreak (requires level: 4): Press (X) to summon a gem column, then fire Prism Break's Gemcutter (Y) into the column. The refracted beams will now target enemies more quickly.
  • Gem Crash (requires level: 7): Sprint (A) into summoned gem columns (X) to make them explode, damaging nearby enemies. Prism Break will be charged with the gem's power for a few seconds, increasing his speed and Gemcutter (Y) damage.
  • Multifaceted (requires level: 10): Hold (X) and then release to summon a larger gem column that stuns nearby enemies when it emerges.

Mystic Seeker Scroll

Gain a 20% Speed bonus while in the Radiant Isles. The scroll for this upgrade can be found in Frostsedge.


Basic Quests

  • Monster Masher: Defeat 1000 enemies.
  • Chow Hound: Eat 50 pieces of food.
  • Arena Artist: Complete an arena without taking any damage.
  • Battle Champ: Win 10 PvP matches.
  • Heroic Challenger: Complete a heroic challenge without taking any damage.

Elemental Quests

  • Elementalist: Cause 7500 elemental bonus damage.
  • Stonesmith: Defeat 25 enemies with pushblocks.
  • Wrecker: Destroy 25 walls.

Unique Quest

  • Bifurcation Sensation: Defeat 100 enemies with double refraction.

Basic Quests

  • Bad Guy Basher: Defeat 1000 enemies.
  • Fruit Frontiersman: Eat 15 fruit.
  • Flawless Challenger: Complete a non-Story Mode level at full health.
  • True Gladiator: Win 10 PVP matches.
  • Totally Maxed Out: Reach level 20 and purchase all Upgrades for this Skylander.

Elemental Quests

  • Elementalist: Deal 7500 elemental bonus damage.
  • Savior of the Land: Free the Terrasquid in the Twisty Tunnels without switching Skylanders.
  • Unearther: Use shovels to dig a total of 25 holes.

Unique Quest

  • Bifurcation Sensation: Defeat 100 enemies with the Crystal Eruption.


Battle Cries

  • "The Beam is Supreme!"
  • "Looking strong!"
  • "Mmm... Rock Solid!"
  • "Tough break!"
  • "A shining victory!"
  • "I feel right at home!"

Character Trailers

See also


Prism Break/Gallery


  • Prism Break's Series 2 figure has green crystals on his arms, but his Series 1 figure has sapphire colored crystals.
    • His Series 2 figure has also been seen with blue shaded crystals, though it's most likely a manufacturing error.
  • Prism Break, Crusher, and Flashwing are the only Skylanders who can break Tzo Crystals.
    • However, Whirlwind can do this, but only in the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC Versions of Spyro's Adventure.
  • His name is a pun on the term "Prison Break".
  • As a LightCore, his crystals light up.
  • In Giants, he holds his arms a bit further apart when he pops up on-screen than in Spyro's Adventure.
  • Prism Break, Stump Smash, EruptorDrill Sergeant, and Countdown are the only bipedal Skylanders without hands.
  • Series 2 Prism Break has the Crystal Eruption and Crystalline Armor upgrades from his Crystaleer upgrade path.
  • He has an exclusive flocked variant known as Employee Prism Break, who was given to employees at Activision.
  • In Trap Team, Prism Break's Shard Soul Prisons are now red or purple depending on which upgrade path he takes.
  • Enemies will get distracted by his crystals on the field, allowing the player to take advantage of their trajectory.
  • For reasons unknown, Prism Break's voice actor, Peter Lurie has been uncredited in Skylanders: SuperChargers.
  • Hyper Beam Prism Break's artwork can be seen in the Season 1 intro of the Skylanders Academy TV series within The Book of Skylanders.
  • In Skylanders: Giants, Prism Break received an updated design compared to the Wii version of Spyro's Adventure, where he received more detailed rocky appearance. On the Wii version of Giants however, he was left unchanged.


  1. Senior character Gameplay designer
  2. Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection, page 37
  3. Skylanders Sticker Book, page 15

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