Ice biome

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See also: Snow biome

The Ice biome, also known as the Underground Tundra or Underground Snow biome, is a biome that is the underground version of the Snow biome, starting at the Cavern layer and stopping at the lava layer. On the Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, the Ice biome starts at the Underground layer. It is composed mainly of Snow Blocks and Ice Blocks. Thin Ice can be found generated over water and breaks when a character falls over 4 tiles onto it (unless using the Ice Skates or another accessory crafted from them). The Ice biome is the only place where Frozen Chests ((Old-gen console and 3DS versions) Ice Chests) can be found naturally.

In Hardmode, the Corruption, Crimson, and Hallow can spread through it, generating Purple, Red, and Pink Ice Blocks respectively. They are unable to spread through Snow Blocks.

On the Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, normal-sized worlds only have a 1/3 chance of containing a snow biome, and their respective underground. Furthermore, Armored Vikings, Snow Flinx, Icy Mermen, Ice Tortoises and Ice Mimics will spawn much more rarely than on the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, and Mobile version Mobile version.


Unique Treasures
Unique Drops
  • Ice CreamIce Cream(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • MilkshakeMilkshake(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • CompassCompass(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)
From Ice Bats:
  • Bat BatBat Bat(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • Depth MeterDepth Meter(Only on (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions))
  • Cyan HuskCyan Husk(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)
From Pigrons:
From any enemy in Hardmode:
  • Frozen KeyFrozen Key(1/2500 chance, Only on (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions))
  • Frozen Key MoldFrozen Key Mold(Old-gen console and 3DS versions)(1/2500 chance)
From fishing:
From Fishing in overlapped Crimson/Corruption/Hallow:
  • Scaly TruffleScaly Truffle(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)


  • Most enemies in the Ice biome as well as in the Snow biome inflict the Chilled debuff, and more rarely the Frozen debuff.
  • An artificial snow biome can not be made using slush blocks.



This content is transcluded from Biome backgrounds § Ice biome (Underground).

Ice biome (Cavern)