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Category Zombie
Type Hostile%Hostile NPCs
Zombie Type Normal
Loot Container
Location Blood Moon hordes and Cities


HP (Normal) 1000
HP (Feral) N/A
HP (Radiated) N/A
HP (Legendary) N/A
Entity Damage 20
Block Damage
Crit Ratio


The Demolisher Zombie (zombieDemolition) is a highly armored military zombie that appears in late-game Blood Moon hordes as well as rarely in the downtown areas of Cities that are located in Snowy Forest, Desert, or Wasteland. They do not spawn in cities in the Forest. They spawn more frequently in Wasteland cities compared to the other biomes.

They are easy to spot due to the great size and the green light of the explosive charge strapped onto their chest. Their specialties are the ability to stomp spikes and to explode, doing massive amounts of damage to both blocks and entities.

The damage dealt by the zombie itself is a standard 20 damage to entities, but a massive 500 damage to blocks. If the Demolisher explodes, the explosion deals up to 800 damage to entities and 5000 to blocks, though, depending on the distance. Every block within a 5-block-radius and every entity within a 6-block-radius is affected by the explosion.

If the Demolisher is hit directly in the explosive charge, the light will change from green to red, and emit X beeps until detonation. The Demolisher is able to be killed without exploding, if hit anywhere else except the explosive charge. The charge will NOT explode if it is hit after the Demolisher is dead, or if the Demolisher is killed after it is hit, but before it explodes.

In addition, it has a very high armor rating of 60, meaning any physical damage it takes is reduced by 60%. Therefore, it is recommended to use armor-piercing (AP) ammunition, effectively reducing his armor rating to 30 (without the addition of perks and skill books). Hollow-point ammunition on the other hand will do 10 damage to the Demolisher.

As of alpha 19, demolishers buttons can NOT be set off by blade traps when set to head level.

Video Tutorials[]

Cover of the Demolition Zombie (aka Demolisher).


  • The Demolisher does not have a Feral or Irradiated version (as of Alpha 19.3).
  • The Demolisher will begin to appear after reaching a gamestage of 153.


Older version of the Demolisher