Snowman Cannon

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Snowman Cannon
  • Snowman Cannon item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Uses ammoRockets
Damage67 (Ranged)
Knockback4 (Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time15 (Very fast)
TooltipLaunches homing missiles
RarityRarity level: 8
Sell9 GC
Research1 required
Projectiles created
  • Snowman Rocket I
    Snowman Rocket I
  • Snowman Rocket II
    Snowman Rocket II
  • Snowman Rocket III
    Snowman Rocket III
  • Snowman Rocket IV
    Snowman Rocket IV
  • Cluster Rocket I
    Cluster Rocket I
  • Cluster Rocket II
    Cluster Rocket II
  • Wet Rocket
    Wet Rocket
  • Lava Rocket
    Lava Rocket
  • Honey Rocket
    Honey Rocket
  • Mini Nuke Rocket I
    Mini Nuke Rocket I
  • Mini Nuke Rocket II
    Mini Nuke Rocket II
  • Dry Rocket
    Dry Rocket
  • Internal Item ID: 1946
  • Internal Projectile ID: 338, 339, 340, 341, 803, 804, 805, 806, 807, 808, 809, 810
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Ice QueenIce Queen.pngIce Queen15.19–10.37%15.56–31.11%
Not to be confused with the Snowball Cannon, a ranged weapon found in Ice Chests, or the Snowball Launcher, a placeable weapon which rapidly fires Snowballs.
The Snowman Cannon firing Rocket IIIs.

The Snowman Cannon is a Hardmode, post-Plantera launcher that can be considered an upgraded version of the Rocket Launcher, firing unique snowman-shaped rockets that chase after the nearest enemy before exploding upon impact. The Snowman Cannon is dropped from the Ice Queen during the Frost Moon event with a 5.19%–10.37% (15.56%–31.11%) chance depending on the current wave.[1]

Its best modifier is Unreal.



  • The Snowman Cannon is the strongest explosive weapon that keeps the effects of special rockets (Liquid Rockets, Cluster Rockets, etc.), and the only one to do so without dealing self-damage. This makes it not only a versatile weapon but also the fastest way to create and remove liquids directly.
  • When used against large hordes of enemies, especially The Destroyer and other worms, the Snowman Cannon will deal massive amounts of damage, sometimes more than the Coin Gun with Platinum Coins.
  • If a rocket fails to hit an enemy, it will usually turn back and continue the chase, though the wide turning radius often prevents this from happening outside open spaces. This may lead to accidents that will destroy blocks.
  • If a rocket loses its current target, it will track the next closest enemy, otherwise, it will continue on its flight path.
  • In PvP, it can do immense amounts of damage if used with accessories boosting ranged damage and the Shroomite armor (with Helmet), dealing around 250 damage per shot only using Rocket III. However, rockets do not home on players, meaning that careful aim is required.


  • Despite its name and appearance, it is not an upgrade to the Snowball Cannon; therefore, it cannot use Snowballs as ammunition.
  • The Snowman Cannon fires snowman-themed missiles, hence its name.


  • Desktop 1.4.1: Fixed an issue where Snowman Cluster Fragments did not deal damage or break tiles.
  1. Detailed drop rates in each wave:
    See Frost Moon § Loot for more information.