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Maggot Zombie
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AI TypeFighter AI
Max Life45/90198296/135297444
KB Resist50%/55%/60%
BannerZombie BannerZombie Banner
Coins60Pre-Hardmode: 150Hardmode: 240Post-Plantera: 360

Maggot Zombies are a Zombie variant that spawn in the Graveyard mini-Biome, created when six or more Tombstones are present. When Maggot Zombies are killed, they will spawn up to three Maggots. These zombies have a more dreadful and rotten appearance than other Zombies, and the sprite also shows that they may be missing an eye.


  • Despite spawning Maggots on death and being relatively different from other Zombies, there is no Maggot Zombie Banner; instead, the ordinary Zombie Banner offers a buff against the Maggot Zombie.


  • The Maggots spawned upon death and the name in general could be a reference on how flies and maggots feast on rotten objects.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Maggot Zombie: "Wanders aimlessly to infest the living with undeath, unaware of its own maggoty infestation."