The Groom

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The Groom
The Groom.pngOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeFighter AI
Max Life200/400440/600660
KB Resist50%/55%/60%
BannerThe Groom BannerThe Groom Banner
Coins10Pre-Hardmode: 25Hardmode: 20

The Groom is a Zombie variant that appears during a Blood Moon or very rarely at any time in a Graveyard biome. He acts the same as normal Zombies, slowly walking towards the player to deal contact damage, while attempting to navigate around obstacles and opening doors if they are in the way. He has greater health than most other Zombies, and is dressed in a tuxedo and top hat.

He does not have any variants, nor does he have an Armed variation in Expert Mode. The Bride is his marriage counterpart.


  • Due to the increased variation of enemy types that appear during Hardmode, The Groom will have a lesser chance of spawning.


Achievement Til Death....png
Til Death... • Kill the groom.
Defeat The Groom for the first time.


  • The Groom drops the Top Hat, while the other two pieces of the Tuxedo set are crafted using Silk and Black Thread.
  • Following a Discord message where Redigit jokingly answered a Discord user's question of "who are the angler's parents" with "they ded", a Reddit user declared "officially starting" a theory of the Groom and the Bride being the Angler's parents, to which Redigit, likewise jokingly, replied "This is now canon."[1]
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for The Groom: "Tall, handsome, and dead. This unlucky fellow did not survive his wedding and is ready to take it out on everyone."


  • Desktop 1.4.1: Drop chance of Bloody Tear increased from 11.11*1/9 (11.11%) to 20*1/5 (20%).