Frozen Zombie

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The Frozen Zombie (on Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, and Mobile version Mobile) or Zombie Eskimo (on Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DSNintendo 3DS version) is a Zombie variant that only appears on the Surface Snow biome at night. It acts the same as normal Zombies, slowly walking towards the player to deal contact damage, while attempting to navigate around obstacles and only being able to open doors during a Blood Moon. It is differentiated from other Zombies in that it is dressed in a light blue snow suit, which it can drop as armor pieces in the form of the Snow Hood, Snow Coat, and Snow Pants (on Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, and Mobile version Mobile), or Eskimo Hood, Eskimo Coat, and Eskimo Pants (on Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DSNintendo 3DS version).

Like normal Zombies, it has an armed variation in Expert Mode, which can perform a "slashing" attack when close to the player to deal extra damage with increased range.


Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
2 values: Pre-Hardmode › Hardmode
3 values: Pre-Hardmode › Hardmode › Post-Plantera
NPC ID Type Health Damage Defense KB Resist Coins
161 Frozen Zombie.png Frozen Zombie 50/100220/150330 16/3256/4884 8/816 55%/60%/64% 80Pre-Hardmode: 2Hardmode: 320
431 Armed Frozen Zombie.png Armed Frozen Zombie(Expert Mode exclusive) 100220/150330 3256/4884 816 60%/64% Pre-Hardmode: 2Hardmode: 320


  • Prior to 1.4, this enemy was (and on the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version still is) called Zombie Eskimo instead of Frozen Zombie.
    • Eskimo is an out-group term that refers to the both the Inuit and Yupik peoples, as well as various other nations native to the circumpolar region. The term has many disputed meanings, but in modern day is commonly seen as derogatory or inaccurate, and as such usage in media has dropped. However, it remains unconfirmed if this shift in public opinion was the reason for the name change.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Frozen Zombie: "Zombies found in snow biomes are often found bundled up in winter clothing. It doesn't help them any, they are still dead cold!"


  • Desktop 1.4.4:
    • Increased the drop chance of each Snow armor piece from 0.67*1/150 (0.67%) to 3.33*1/30 (3.33%).
    • Can now drop the Spiffo Plush.
  • Desktop
    • Name now displayed as "Zombie Eskimo" instead of just "Zombie".
    • Armed variant introduced in Expert Mode.