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Undead Miner
Undead Miner.png
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 BannerDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Immune toPoisoned
Coins250Pre-Hardmode: 625Hardmode: 5Post-Plantera: 10
Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DS3DS version
Exclusive Variant
Vampire Miner
Vampire Miner.png
Max Life90
BannerVampire Miner BannerVampire Miner BannerOld-gen console version
"Vampire Miner" redirects here. For the Solar Eclipse enemy, see Vampire.

Undead Miners (and Vampire Miners on Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DS3DS version) 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 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions 4 / Old-gen console version3DS version 8.

On the Desktop version Desktop version and Mobile version Mobile version, it is one of the few entities that can be detected by the Lifeform AnalyzerDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions or its upgrades.


  • Old-gen console version3DS version 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 version3DS version Vampire Miners do not wear the Mining Helmet and do not drop it, so keep this in mind when farming. 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 to 1/20.
    • Mining Shirt and Pants drop chances increased from 2.4% to 12%.
  • 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.