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 3DS version DS 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. The Underground Snow biome will revert to normal Caverns shortly above the Underworld.

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Characters
Unique Drops
From any enemy in Hardmode:
From vegetation:
For Sale

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  • Player-created Snow biomes are possible by placing more than 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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