Crimtane Ore

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Crimtane Ore
Crimtane Ore.png
Type Ore – Crafting material
Max stack 999 (Console only.png: 99)
Rarity Rarity Level: 1
Use time 9
Sell 9 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 204

Crimtane Ore is a pre-hardmode ore that was added in the 1.2 update. It has a luminescent blood red color and can be easily spotted underground due to its glowing effect. It can be found underground, most prominently in the Crimson Biome's Chasms.

Crimtane is extremely rare to find, so it is not recommended that the player go mining for it. Defeating the Brain of Cthulhu, which can be summoned repeatedly by breaking Crimson Hearts or by crafting Bloody Spines, is the easiest way to farm this ore. Crimtane is also dropped by the Eye of Cthulhu in worlds which contain the Crimson biome instead of the Corruption.

Crimtane can be crafted into bars which are then used in the creation of Crimson Armor and its coinciding tool kit. Unlike Demonite Ore, its Corruption counterpart, Crimtane cannot be crafted into bricks.

Like Demonite Ore, the pickaxe power required to mine Crimtane changes with location. Below ground level a Gold Pickaxe or better is needed, while above ground level any pickaxe will do.

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Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Crimtane Bar.png Crimtane Bar Crimtane Ore.png Crimtane Ore (4) Furnace.png Furnace


  • Crimtane Ore does not spread the Crimson during Hardmode.
  • Console only.png In the Console Version, Crimtane Ore still only stacks to 99 while all other ores stack to 999.
  • Crimtane Ore is even more profitable than demonite ore, selling at 9 silver a piece whereas Demonite Ore is 8 silver.
  • Crimtane Ore can, like Demonite ore, be used as "emergency lighting" due to its faint glow. This is convenient for when you have no Torches or similar left. The glow emitted is not valid lighting for NPC housing.
  • Unlike Demonite Ore (its Corruption counterpart), Crimtane Ore does not possess a brick variant.


  • 1.2.3: Increased stack limit from 99 to 999.
  • 1.2.1: No Longer requires a Deathbringer Pickaxe or over to mine.
  • 1.2: Introduced.
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