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Snow biome

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See also: Underground Snow

Snow Biomes are snowy areas where Snow Blocks and Ice Blocks are generated in place of grass, dirt and stone. Trees within Snow Biomes have a snowy cover on them. Instead of rain, the Snow Biome has blizzards. Even when it's clear in other biomes, there is still a light snow as Snow Blocks cause a light snow effect.

Dome shaped hills are commonly found in snow biomes, each one containing a cave that is similar in generation to crimson chasms and pyramids.

Underneath the Snow Biome you will find the Underground Snow.

[edit] Contents

Snow biome
Enemies Unique drops For Sale

Ice Slime.png Ice Slime
Zombie Eskimo.png Zombie Eskimo (at night)

In Hardmode:
Ice Golem.png Ice Golem (during a blizzard)
Ice Elemental.png Ice Elemental (at night)
Wolf.png Wolf (at night)

Addition during a Blood Moon:

Corrupt Penguin.png Corrupt Penguin

Critters:

Penguin.png Penguin


From Zombie Eskimos:

Eskimo armor.png Eskimo armor

From Ice Golems:

From Ice Elementals:

From Wolves:

In Hardmode:

From the terrain:


From the Merchant:

From the Clothier:

From the Painter:


[edit] Notes

  • Water does not turn into ice blocks in a Snow biome. Ice blocks are generated automatically.
  • It is possible for the initial spawn point to be in a snow biome.
  • Acorns can be used on snow blocks to plant snowy trees.
  • Snowmen will not spawn in this area by default.
  • Snow biomes are somewhat immune to surface Hallow and Corruption/Crimson spread since snow blocks cannot be transformed. However Ice Blocks are affected and will be transformed into Pink Ice Blocks (Hallow), Purple Ice Blocks (Corruption) and Red Ice Blocks (Crimson), which mostly affects the Underground Snow.
  • Grass will not grow on dirt blocks in a Snow biome.
  • In versions prior to 1.2, Snow biomes were only generated in worlds created between the 15th and 31st of December, and in roughly 33% of worlds at any other time of the year. Snow biomes were also less elaborate, without specific theme music or mobs.
  • Some NPCs will sell different items when situated in a snow biome, such as the Merchant and the Clothier.
  • The Snow Biome and Rain Biome can overlap each other causing monsters native to both biomes to spawn in the same area.
  • As of version 1.2, an event called Blizzard may occur in this biome, causing greatly increased snowfall and new monsters to spawn.
  • In Hardmode, all enemies in snow biomes have a chance of dropping a Frozen Key Mold.
  • In the console version, the snow biome has a very little chance of being generated<except during 15th and 31st of December>
  • It is possible to make your own Snow Biome by placing Snow Blocks and/or Ice Blocks along the surface of where you want it to be. enemies will spawn including penguin, it can have blizzards, and there can be Underground Snow if the snow is deep enough. This also works in hardmode.
  • Most of the time, the Snow Biome is facing towards the dungeon.

[edit] History

  • 1.2: Has a new background, event (Blizzard), theme music and mobs. Underground Snow added as the underground counterpart. Snowy trees now drop acorns. Can now be corrupted/hallowed. Also added ice.
  • 1.1.1: Introduced.


Environments
 
Forests • Deserts • Ocean • Jungle • Snow • The Corruption • Pc only.pngThe Crimson • The Hallow • Pc only.pngRain • Pc only.pngMushroom Biome
Underground • Cavern • The Underworld • Underground Jungle • Pc only.pngUnderground Snow • Underground Corruption • Pc only.pngUnderground Crimson • Underground Hallow
Dungeon • Meteorite • Floating Island • Pc only.pngGiant Tree • Pc only.pngSpider Nest • Pc only.pngPyramid • Pc only.pngBee Hive • Pc only.pngLihzahrd Temple