The Zombie Eskimo is a type of zombie added in the 1.2 update. It commonly spawns at night in Snow Biomes and can be killed to obtain the Eskimo Armor set, which is a rare drop. At night time, Zombie Eskimos will attempt, just like any other common Zombie, to break down any Wooden Door separating them from the player. Because Zombie Eskimos have more health and deal more damage than the regular Zombie, new players will have a slightly increased amount of difficulty fighting them, especially if the Eskimo Zombies are in a group. 
Screen Shot 2014-01-07 at 8.27.07 PM

Zombie Eskimo in a Snow Biome

Eskimo Clothing - Terraria 1

Eskimo Clothing - Terraria 1.2 Guide New Social Set!-3


  • When it becomes day, Zombie Eskimos will walk off the screen and de-spawn if there is nothing blocking their path. Following them will prevent them from de-spawning. During this time, they will not be hostile unless they are touched.
  • Zombie Eskimos don't target NPCs and will only focus on players. If, however, a Zombie Eskimo walks into an NPC, they will take damage and can be killed.

Update Info


  • Added to the game.