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Rimehound.png Rimehound 2.png
EnvironmentSnow biome
Damage10 / 20 Expert Mode / 30 Master Mode (pre-Cryogen)
60 / 120 Expert Mode / 180 Master Mode (post-Cryogen)
Max Life50 / 100 Expert Mode / 150 Master Mode (pre-Cryogen)
1000 / 2000 Expert Mode / 3000 Master Mode (post-Cryogen)
Defense4 (pre-Cryogen)
10 (post-Cryogen)
KB Resist70% / 73% Expert Mode / 76% Master Mode
Inflicts debuffFrostburnFrostburn
100% chance

Debuff duration2 seconds
Debuff tooltipIt's either really hot or really cold. Either way it REALLY hurts
Immune toGlacial StateFrostburnFrostbite
BannerRimehound BannerRimehound Banner
Cold Bestiary Cold.pngResistant
Water Bestiary Water.png-
Sickness Bestiary Sickness.pngVulnerable
Electricity Bestiary Electricity.png-
Heat Bestiary Heat.pngVulnerable

The Rimehound is a rare Pre-Hardmode enemy that spawns in the Snow biome. It charges and rams into the player at high speeds, although it is slow at turning around. When damaged to 50% / 70% Revengeance Mode / 90% Death Mode health, it will curl up into a ball and roll towards the player with increased maneuverability. It also inflicts the Bleeding debuff on contact. It gets significantly stronger after Cryogen has been defeated, with boosts to its damage, maximum life, and defense.


  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Rimehound: "These hounds were bred and trained to survive in the tundra’s hostile conditions by Yharim’s forces, so that they may act as scouts. Most were simply abandoned by their masters out of either necessity or choice, and were resigned to roam forever without purpose."
  • Rime is frost formed on cold objects by the rapid freezing of water vapor in cloud or fog.
  • Internally, the gores for this enemy use its old name, Angry Dog, in their names.


These history sections are still a work-in-progress, and may not yet contain changes relevant to the current version of the Calamity Mod.
  • Now has 25% less health and 10% less damage in Master Mode.
  • Fixed its bestiary entry using the wrong apostrophe.
  • Increased chance for Essence of Eleum from 33.33% to 100%.
    • Now has gores.
    • Tripled its spawn rate.
  • Renamed from "Angry Dog" to "Rimehound".
  • Now vulnerable to heat debuffs but resistant to cold and sickness debuffs.
  • Now inflicts Frostburn for 2 seconds instead of Bleeding for 3 seconds.
  • Nerfed post-Cryogen damage from 84 / 168 Expert Mode to 60 / 120 Expert Mode.
  • Curls up at 90% health instead of 50% in Death Mode.
  • Now affected by the Warmth Potion.
  • Now has a 33% chance to drop an Essence of Eleum after defeating Cryogen.
    • Resprited.
    • Fixed death noises not playing.
  • Decreased minimum coin drop amount from 8 Silver Coin to 3 Silver Coin.
  • Increased Bleeding duration from 1.33 seconds to 3.
  • Now uses custom idle and hurt sounds.
  • Nerfed base health from 60 / 120 Expert Mode to 50 / 100 Expert Mode.
    • Now curls up below 50% health and gains a new movement pattern.
    • Reduced spawn rate.
  • Changed base health from 100 / 110 Expert Mode to 60 / 120 Expert Mode, post-Cryogen health from 1500 / 1650 Expert Mode to 1000 / 2000 Expert Mode, and damage from 12 / 13 Expert Mode to 10 / 20 Expert Mode.
  • Can no longer spawn if the player is in the Dungeon.
    • Nerfed health from 500 / 600 Expert Mode to 100 / 110 Expert Mode, damage from 25 / 35 Expert Mode to 12 / 13 Expert Mode, and defense from 6 to 4.
    • Now gains additional health, damage, and defense after defeating Cryogen.
    • Now inflicts Bleeding for 1.33 seconds instead of 2.67 / 5 Expert Mode.