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Terraria Frost Moon Event Guide: How to Start, All Enemies, & Loot

Posted on by justin
It’s exciting to open Holiday presents. But you might want to think twice about opening packages in the Frost Moon event in Terraria. Otherwise, a horrific Christmas tree, a flying female frost figure, and a robot Santa Claus (among many other enemies) will come your way.

Terraria Frost Moon Event: An Overview

Terraria Frost Moon Event Introduced in version 1.2.2, the Frost Moon Event in Terraria is one of the many events or invasions players can trigger in the game. Participating in this instance will spawn Holiday-themed enemies that will attack in waves. During the event, players must go through 20 waves of increasingly difficult enemies. The event begins with a few enemies, eventually progressing until the screen fills with various opponents. Note: The enemies from this event will despawn if players fail to finish it by dawn. However, enemies won’t despawn if players die while it’s still night. Logging out and re-entering the world will , however, end the event and make enemies despawn.
How to Start the Frost Moon Event in Terraria
Triggering the event requires players to use the Naughty Present item. Plus, it has to be nighttime. Plus, Plantera must already be defeated. If a player uses that item in the day, the game won’t use it, and the event won’t trigger.
Waves and Point System
To progress through the event, players must defeat enemies and rack up points. Each wave has a maximum point requirement to advance through the instance. Each enemy gives the following point values:
  • Zombie Elf: 1 point
  • Gingerbread Man: 2 points
  • Elf Archer: 3 points
  • Nutcracker: 4 points
  • Flocko: 5 points
  • Elf Copter: 8 points
  • Krampus: 10 points
  • Yeti: 18 points
  • Present Mimic: 20 points
  • Everscream: 50 points
  • Santa-NK1: 100 points
  • Ice Queen: 150 points
Next, here are the enemies that players will encounter for each wave of the Frost Moon event:
Wave Points Needed Enemies
1 0 Zombie Elf and Gingerbread Man
2 25 Zombie Elf and Elf Archer
3 40 Zombie Elf, Elf Archer, Gingerbread Man, and Nutcracker
4 50 Everscream, Zombie Elf, Elf Archer, and Gingerbread Man
5 80 Everscream, Zombie Elf, Elf Archer, and Nutcracker
6 100 Everscream, Elf Archer, Nutcracker, and Elf Copter
7 160 Santa-NK1, Gingerbread Man, Elf Archer, and Zombie Elf
8 180 Santa-NK1, Elf Copter, Elf Archer, Nutcracker, and Krampus
9 200 Santa-NK1, Everscream, Nutcracker, Elf Copter, and Gingerbread Man
10 250 Santa-NK1, Everscream, Krampus, Zombie Elf, and Elf Copter
11 300 Ice Queen, Flocko, Zombie Elf, and Gingerbread Man
12 375 Ice Queen, Everscream, Gingerbread Man, Yeti, and Zombie Elf
13 450 Ice Queen, Santa-NK1, Elf Copter, Gingerbread Man, and Flocko
14 525 Ice Queen, Santa-NK1, Everscream, Yeti, and Krampus
15 675 Ice Queen, Santa-NK1, Everscream, Yeti, and Elf Copter
16 850 Ice Queen, Santa-NK1, Everscream, Yeti, and Flocko
17 1025 Ice Queen, Santa-NK1, Everscream, Yeti, Krampus, and Elf Copter
18 1325 Ice Queen, Santa-NK1, Everscream, Yeti, Nutcracker, and Krampus
19 1550 Ice Queen, Santa-NK1, Everscream, and Yeti
20 2000 Ice Queen, Santa-NK1, and Everscream
Enemies and Loot Table
Prepare yourself for a plethora of enemies to defeat in the Frost Moon invasion. However, defeating these Holiday-themed opponents will give you tons of coins and other unique rewards. The following are the enemies you’ll encounter in this event, and the loot they drop:
  • Present Mimic: Present (usable item), Present (furniture), and Hearts
  • Gingerbread Man: Hearts
  • Zombie Elf: Elf Hat, Elf Shirt, Elf Pants, and Heart
  • Everscream: Christmas Tree Sword, Christmas Hook, Razorpine, Festive Wings, and Everscream Trophy
  • Santa-NK1: Elf Melter, Chain Gun, and Santa-NK1 Trophy
  • Ice Queen: Blizzard Staff, Snowman Cannon, North Pole, Baby Grinch’s Mischief Whistle, Reindeer Bells, and Ice Queen Trophy
As for the other enemies, such as the Zombie Elves and Elf Archers, they don’t drop any unique items. Instead, these opponents drop coins when killed, making the Frost Moon event a lucrative instance for a player that wants to earn extra in-game cash and who can take the challenge.

Tips and Tricks to Complete the Frost Moon Event

Terraria Frost Moon Tips and Tricks Need help clearing the Frost Moon event in Terraria? Here are some tips and tricks to help you complete this invasion:
  • Prepare an arena with Campfires, Heart Lanterns, and other health- and mana-regeneration-boosting items
  • Build houses with no doors for the Dryad and Nurse NPCs, so they can give buffs and heals with minimal risk of dying
  • Keep track of the bosses’ locations on the minimap
  • Use consumable items that give buffs before triggering the event
  • Summon minions or sentries to help with the crowd control of this fight, especially if you’re a solo player
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