Snow biome

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This article is about the snow-themed biome. For the block, see Snow Block. For the weather event, see Rain.

The Snow biome is a biome that takes on an arctic theme, being primarily composed of Snow and Ice Blocks, and displaying a constant snowfall effect. Trees within Snow biomes have a snowy cover on them, and yield Boreal Wood instead of ordinary Wood. During rain, a Snow biome will undergo a blizzard instead, where snowfall increases, causing decreased visibility, and unique enemies to be able to spawn. Some NPCs will sell different items when situated in a Snow biome, including the Merchant, Painter, and Clothier.

On the Mobile version Mobile version and 3DS version 3DS version, normal sized worlds only have a 1/3 chance of containing a Snow biome.

At Cavern depths, each Snow biome becomes an Underground Snow Biome.

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Snow biome
Characters Unique Drops For Sale

During the day:

Ice Slime.pngIce Slime

During the night:

Zombie Eskimo.pngZombie Eskimo

During a Blood Moon:

Corrupt Penguin.pngCorrupt Penguin(Corruption only)
Vicious Penguin.pngVicious PenguinDesktop VersionConsole Version(Crimson only)

During Hardmode at night:

Ice Elemental.pngIce Elemental

During Hardmode Blizzards:

Ice Golem.pngIce Golem



From Zombie Eskimos:

Eskimo armor.pngEskimo armor

From Ice Golems:

Ice Feather.pngIce Feather
Frost Core.pngFrost CoreDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Frost Staff.pngFrost Staff

From Ice Elementals:

Frost Staff.pngFrost Staff
Ice Sickle.pngIce Sickle

From any enemy in Hardmode:

Amarok.pngAmarokDesktop VersionConsole Version(1/300 chance)
Frozen Key.pngFrozen Key(from any enemy, 1/2500 chance) Desktop VersionConsole Version
Frozen Key Mold.pngFrozen Key MoldOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version(from any enemy, 1/2500 chance)

From terrain:

Snow Block.pngSnow Block
Ice Block.pngIce Block
Purple Ice Block.pngPurple Ice Block(Corruption)
Red Ice Block.pngRed Ice Block(Crimson)
Pink Ice Block.pngPink Ice Block(Hallow)

From vegetation:

Boreal Wood.pngBoreal WoodDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Shiverthorn.pngShiverthornDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Shiverthorn Seeds.pngShiverthorn SeedsDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version

From fishing:

Atlantic Cod.pngAtlantic Cod
Frost Minnow.pngFrost Minnow

From Merchant:


From Clothier:


From Painter:

Cold Waters in the White Land.pngCold Waters in
the White Land

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Player-created Snow biomes are possible by placing at least 300 Snow Blocks and/or Ice Blocks in an area.
  • Water does not turn into ice blocks in a Snow biome. Ice blocks are generated only on world creation.
  • 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.
  • From surface to underground, the snow biome will always generate in a shape similar to a trapezoid.
  • The Snow biome will always be located on the opposite side of the world as the Jungle. However, unlike the Jungle, it can be located very close to (or at) spawn.

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