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Snow Block
  • Snow Block item spriteold Snow Block item sprite
  • Snow Block placed
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Placeable✔️ (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Research100 required
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Mister StabbyMister StabbyMister Stabby5-10100%
Snow BallaSnow BallaSnow Balla5-10100%
Snowman GangstaSnowman Gangsta.pngSnowman Gangsta5-10100%
"Snow" redirects here. For the snow-themed biome, see Snow biome. For the weather event that makes snow in certain conditions, see Rain.

Snow blocks emit subtle fluffy particles when walked or landed on.

Snow Blocks are found naturally-placed in the Snow Biome. Snow Blocks placed in the Surface layer, either naturally or by a player, will cause a snowfall effect. This is purely visual, and has no functional effects. Snow Blocks cannot be Hallowed or Corrupted. Snow in any form cannot be melted into water, nor produced from water or ice.

Snow blocks are also dropped by the Hardmode Frost Legion enemies, and its Snow Balla throws Snowballs that create further Snow blocks when impacting.


Snowfall amount is determined by the number of Snow Blocks that are near your character.

  • Being near even one placed Snow Block has a rare chance to cause a periodic snowflake.
  • Continuous light snowfall occurs at 26 placed snow blocks (two snowflakes/second, average).
  • Heavy snowfall is achieved with 201 placed snow blocks (20 snowflakes/second, average).
  • Absolute maximum snowfall is achieved with 401 placed Snow Blocks (60 snowflakes/second).

The same applies to Snow Bricks, which also cause snowfall. Snow Brick Walls do not cause snowfall on their own.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Snow BlockSnow Block (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo Switch version)Work BenchWork Bench and Ecto Mist
total: 1 row(s)

Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
SnowballSnowball (15) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo Switch versiontModLoader version)
  • Snow BlockSnow Block
By Hand
SnowballSnowball (10) (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version)
  • Snow BlockSnow Block
Frozen Banana DaiquiriFrozen Banana DaiquiriCooking PotCooking Pot
Snowfall BlockSnowfall BlockCrystal BallCrystal Ball
Snow BrickSnow Brick
  • Snow BlockSnow Block (2)
Work BenchWork Bench
Snow WallSnow Wall (4) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo Switch version)
  • Snow BlockSnow Block
Work BenchWork Bench and Ecto Mist
total: 6 row(s)


Snow half-blocks on a background wall (left) become thin, looking like "paper" or "melted snow" when placed above a Table.

  • Snow Blocks Hammered into half-blocks have an alternate appearance when placed on a background walls, resembling "paper" or "melted snow," especially when placed directly over a Table or Work Bench.


  • Desktop 1.3.1: Outline of placed form changed from black to a dark cyan.