Demonite Ore

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Demonite Ore
Demonite Ore.png
Type Ore – Crafting material
Max stack 999
Rarity Rarity Level: 1
Use time 14
Tooltip 'Pulsing with dark energy'
Sell 8 Silver Coin

Demonite Ore is an ore that can be refined into Demonite Bars. It can be mined with a Gold Pickaxe (or better) or bombs. It is found underground rarely in tiny veins, but can be found more frequently in the chasms beneath The Corruption. Even more rarely, Demonite Ore can be found a few feet below ground level. Large quantities of Demonite Ore are dropped by the Eater of Worlds. Defeating it is the recommended method to obtain Demonite equipment, as one will rarely get enough bars to craft anything by mining natural Demonite. As with other ores, it can be placed by the player. If desired, Demonite Ore can be sold for 8 silver coins a piece.

Demonite Ore should not be confused with Ebonstone Blocks, as they look very similar. The ore can be identified by the particles and an eerie glow it gives off, which can be seen through solid walls. Below ground level, a Gold Pickaxe or better is required to mine demonite ore. Above ground level it can be mined by any pickaxe.

It is also dropped by the Eye of Cthulhu (Only in a world with Corruption instead of Crimson, otherwise it will drop the better Crimtane Ore).

Once the player obtains better armor and equipment, defeating these two bosses not only becomes much easier, but they also become a good source of money, as the large quantities of Demonite Ore can be sold for a very high price.


Used in[edit]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Demonite Bar.png Demonite Bar Demonite Ore.png Demonite Ore (4) Furnace.png Furnace
Demonite Brick.png Demonite Brick (5) Ebonstone Block.png Ebonstone Block (5)
Demonite Ore.png Demonite Ore


  • Demonite Ore has the same glow as the old variant of Cobalt armor.
  • Although it is most likely to appear in The Corruption, it can also appear anywhere else in the world in much smaller veins.
  • Most veins contain around 5-10 ores, or sometimes less, but as many as 28 may be found in one vein.
  • Demonite Ore does not spread the Corruption during Hardmode. It has not been tested pre-Hardmode, although it probably does not.



  • 1.2.3: Increased stack limit from 99 to 999.
  • 1.2:
  • 1.1:
    • Now gives off purple light on top of the sparkle effect.
  • 1.0.5:
    • Now has a sparkle effect.
    • Can now be found underground, in small veins.
  • Pre-Release: Introduced.
Demonite Ore.png Ore • Demonite Bar.png Bar • Demonite Brick.png Brick • Demonite Brick Wall.png Brick Wall • Nightmare Pickaxe.png Nightmare Pickaxe • War Axe of the Night.png War Axe of the Night • The Breaker.png The Breaker • Fisher of Souls.png Fisher of Souls

Light's Bane.png Light's Bane • Demon Bow.png Demon Bow • Ball O' Hurt.png Ball O' Hurt • Shadow Scalemail.png Armor (Ancient Shadow Scalemail.png Ancient)
Consumables: Healing Potion.png Potions ( Inferno Potion.png Buff Potions) • Shuriken.png Consumable Weapons

High Velocity Bullet.png Ammunition • Jungle Grass Seeds.png Seeds • Fallen Star.png Materials ( Feather.png Drops • Copper Ore.png Ores • Iron Bar.png Bars) • Silver Coin.png Other