Snow Block

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Snow Block
  • Snow Block item spriteold Snow Block item sprite
  • Snow Block placed
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Placeable✔️ (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Research100 required
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Mister StabbyMister Stabby.gifMister Stabby5-10100%
Snow BallaSnow Balla.gifSnow Balla5–10100%
Snowman GangstaSnowman Gangsta.gifSnowman Gangsta5–10100%
"Snow" redirects here. For the snow-themed biome, see Snow biome. For the weather event that makes snow in certain conditions, see Rain.
Snow blocks emit subtle fluffy particles when walked or landed on.

Snow Blocks are found naturally-placed in the Snow Biome. Snow Blocks placed in the Surface layer, either naturally or by a player, will cause a snowfall effect. This is purely visual, and has no functional effects. Snow Blocks cannot be infected by the Hallow or evil biomes. Snow in any form cannot be melted into water, nor produced from water or Ice Blocks.

Snow blocks are also dropped by the Hardmode Frost Legion enemies, and its Snow Balla throws Snowballs that create further Snow blocks when impacting.


Snowfall amount is determined by the number of Snow Blocks that are near your character.

  • Being near even one placed Snow Block has a rare chance to cause a periodic snowflake.
  • Continuous light snowfall occurs at 26 placed snow blocks (two snowflakes/second, average).
  • Heavy snowfall is achieved with 201 placed snow blocks (20 snowflakes/second, average).
  • Absolute maximum snowfall is achieved with 401 placed Snow Blocks (60 snowflakes/second).

The same applies to Snow Bricks, which also cause snowfall. Snow Brick Walls do not cause snowfall on their own.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Snow BlockSnow BlockShimmerShimmer Transmutation(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version only:
Snow BlockSnow Block
Work BenchWork Bench

Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version only:
By Hand
Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version only:
Frozen Banana DaiquiriFrozen Banana Daiquiri(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Cooking PotCooking Pot
Snowfall BlockSnowfall Block(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Crystal BallCrystal Ball
Snow BrickSnow BrickWork BenchWork Bench
Snow WallSnow Wall4Work BenchWork Bench and Ecto Mist(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)


Snow half-blocks on a background wall (left) become thin, looking like "paper" or "melted snow" when placed above a Table.
  • Snow Blocks Hammered into half-blocks have an alternate appearance when placed on a background walls, resembling "paper" or "melted snow," especially when placed directly over a Table or Work Bench.


  • Desktop 1.3.1: Outline of placed form changed from black to a dark cyan.