Iron Ore

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Iron Ore
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Iron Ore inventory icon
Iron Ore placed graphic
Statistics
Type OreCrafting material
Use time 14 (Very Fast)
Rarity Rarity Level: 0
Sell 1 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 11
Internal Tile ID: 6

Iron Ore is an early game ore, which spawns on the surface as well as in the Underground and Cavern biomes. Its primary use is to make Iron Bars, which can be used to make the Iron tier of equipment, as well as Buckets, Chains, and many other items. The equivalent of Iron Ore is Lead Ore, which will sometimes replace Iron in a world.

As Iron bars are needed to create an Iron Anvil, Iron Ore must usually be obtained before any weapons or armor can be created out of metal bars. This can be avoided by purchasing an Iron Anvil from the Merchant, but this is generally inefficient, as it is not difficult to find 15 Iron Ore early on in the game.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Iron Bar.png Iron Ore.pngIron Ore (3) Furnace.png Any Furnace
Ironskin Potion.png Iron Ore.pngIron Ore
Bottle (crafting station).png Placed
Bottle
 
or
Alchemy Table.png Alchemy
Table
 Desktop only.png
Bottled Water.pngBottled Water
Daybloom.pngDaybloom

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Iron Ore and Lead Ore are the only ores that don't have corresponding bricks.
  • Real iron is very malleable and susceptible to corrosion, generally making it infeasible for crafting tools. The use of iron in Terraria more closely resembles real-life steel.

See Also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.0.1: Sprite updated.
  • 1.2: Iron will now sometimes not generate with a world, being replaced with Lead Ore.
  • 1.2.3: Increased stack limit from 99 to 999.
  • 1.0.5: Now has a sparkle effect.
  • Pre-Release: Introduced.
Iron
 
Iron Ore.png Ore • Iron Bar.png Bar • Iron Anvil.png Anvil

Iron Pickaxe.png Pickaxe • Iron Axe.png Axe • Iron Hammer.png Hammer • Reinforced Fishing Pole.png Fishing Pole • Iron Shortsword.png Shortsword • Iron Broadsword.png Broadsword • Iron Bow.png Bow • Iron Chainmail.png Armor
Consumables: Healing Potion.png Potions ( Inferno Potion.png Buff Potions) • Shuriken.png Thrown 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