Undead Miner

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Undead Miner
Undead Miner.gifOld-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(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Immune toPoisoned
Coins2 SC50 CCPre-Hardmode: 6 SC25 CCHardmode: 5 SCPost-Plantera: 10 SC
  • Item (Quantity)Rate
  • SteakSteak(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • 5% (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
    2% (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
  • 5% (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • One of the following four items will always be dropped
  • 4%
  • 12% (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
    2.4% (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
  • 12% (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
    2.4% (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
  • BombBomb (1–3)
    72% (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
    91.2% (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
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(Old-gen console version)
Coins90 CC
"Vampire Miner" redirects here. For the Solar Eclipse enemy, see Vampire.

The Undead Miner and Vampire Miner(Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 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 open doors. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, they can only do so during Blood Moons or in Graveyards.

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 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 4 GC / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 8 GC.

It is one of the few entities that can be detected by the Lifeform Analyzer(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) or its upgrades.


  • (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 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.
  • (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 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 1/50 (2%) to 1/20 (5%).
    • Mining Shirt and Pants drop chances each increased from 3/125 (2.4%) to 3/25 (12%).
    • Bomb drop chance decreased from 114/125 (91.2%) to 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.