Undead Miner

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Undead Miner
Undead Miner.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 Life70/140154308/210231462
KB Resist50%/55%/60%
BannerUndead Miner BannerUndead Miner Banner
Immune toPoisoned
Coins250Pre-Hardmode: 625Hardmode: 5Post-Plantera: 10
Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DSNintendo 3DS version
Exclusive Variant
Vampire Miner
Vampire Miner.pngOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Max Life90
BannerVampire Miner BannerVampire Miner Banner
"Vampire Miner" redirects here. For the Solar Eclipse enemy, see Vampire.

The Undead Miner and Vampire Miner are enemies that appear in the Cavern layer and follow the Fighter AI. Undead Miners wear a Mining Helmet, which provides a small amount of light around them. This light makes them much easier to find and can sometimes reveal sealed caves, much like blooming Blinkroot. Undead Miners can break down doors.

Killing them is the only way to obtain the Bone Pickaxe, Mining Shirt, and the Mining Pants. The Mining Helmet can be obtained from Undead Miners, but can also be bought from the Merchant for 4 / 8.

It is one of the few entities that can be detected by the Lifeform Analyzer or its upgrades.


  • The Vampire Miner does not take extra damage from the Stake Launcher, unlike the Vampire from the Solar Eclipse, even though they are both vampires.
  • Vampire Miners do not wear the Mining Helmet and do not drop it. However, they still give off light like the Undead Miner.


  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Undead Miner: "There's evidence of spelunkers having explored the caverns in the past... as well as evidence of them having died doing so."


  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Bone Pickaxe drop chance increased from 2*1/50 (2%) to 5*1/20 (5%).
    • Mining Shirt and Pants drop chances each increased from 2.4*3/125 (2.4%) to 12*3/25 (12%).
    • Bomb drop chance decreased from 91.2*114/125 (91.2%) to 72*18/25 (72%).
  • Desktop
    • Undead Miners now have a chance to drop Mining Helmets.
    • Can now drop its own respective banner.
  • Desktop 1.0.4:
    • Name changed from Dead Miner to Undead Miner.
    • Health increased from 60 to 70, defense increased from 8 to 9, damage increased from 20 to 22.