Obsidian

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Obsidian
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Obsidian inventory icon
Obsidian placed graphic
Statistics
Type OreCrafting material
Use time 14 (Very Fast)
Rarity Rarity Level: 0
Internal Item ID: 173
Internal Tile ID: 56

Obsidian is a unique pre-Hardmode ore which is created when Water and Lava collide, at which point it forms placed blocks of Obsidian which can be mined and collected. Though Obsidian is considered an ore and is gathered similarly, it has no bar form of its own (although it is used to craft Hellstone Bars). Mining Obsidian requires a pickaxe with at least 65% pickaxe power (the Nightmare Pickaxe and its counterpart, the Deathbringer Pickaxe are the weakest pickaxes able to do so). If the player lacks a viable pickaxe, Explosives can also be used.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

All versions[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Hellstone Bar.png Obsidian.pngObsidian (1) Hellforge.png Hellforge
Hellstone.pngHellstone (3)
Obsidian Skull.png Obsidian.pngObsidian (20)
Obsidian Skin Potion.png Obsidian.pngObsidian
Bottle (crafting station).png Placed
Bottle
 
or
Alchemy Table.png Alchemy
Table
 Desktop only.png
Waterleaf.pngWaterleaf
Fireblossom.pngFireblossom
Bottled Water.pngBottled Water

Desktop Version[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Demon Torch.png Obsidian.pngObsidian (1) By Hand
Torch.pngTorch (3)
Obsidian Brick.png Obsidian.pngObsidian (1) Furnace.png Any Furnace
Stone Block.pngStone Block (2)
Obsidian Chest.png Obsidian.pngObsidian (6) Work Bench.png Work Bench
Hellstone.pngHellstone (2)
Iron Bar.png Lead Bar.pngIron Bar or Lead Bar (2)
Obsidian Outlaw Hat.png Silk.pngSilk (10) Loom.png Loom
Obsidian.pngObsidian (20)
Obsidian Longcoat.png Silk.pngSilk (10)
Obsidian.pngObsidian (20)
Obsidian Pants.png Silk.pngSilk (10)
Obsidian.pngObsidian (20)

Mobile and Console Version[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Obsidian Brick.png Obsidian.pngObsidian (2) Furnace.png Any Furnace
Obsidian Farming in a natural lava pocket
Easily collect obsidian from a natural pocket of lava. Auto-swing an appropriate pickaxe on the shown block to mine obsidian without having to move the cursor. The dirt block allows the player to stay in the air pocket.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Obsidian is not destroyed by Lava, despite being of White Rarity.
  • Obsidian is fairly rare naturally and will usually require player intervention to spawn.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • A good way to rapidly acquire obsidian with little effort is to put in contact a large pocket of water with a large pocket of Lava, by digging a small conduit in the water pocket leading to the bottom of the lava pocket. Then, one can safely collect obsidian in a way lava falling on water will produce an obsidian block at the exact spot of the block that has just been collected.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Obsidian in real life is cooled volcanic glass. It is a very brittle substance that chips easily.

History[edit | edit source]

Obsidian
 
Obsidian.png Ore • Obsidian Brick.png Brick • Obsidian Brick Wall.png Brick Wall

Obsidian Skull.png Skull • Obsidian Horseshoe.png Horseshoe • Obsidian Shield.png Shield • Obsidian Water Walking Boots.png Water Walking Boots • Obsidian Skin Potion.png Obsidian Skin Potion • Obsidian Longcoat.png Armor Desktop only.png

Obsidian Platform.png Platform • Obsidian Chair.png Chair • Obsidian Table.png Table • Obsidian Work Bench.png Work Bench • Obsidian Bed.png Bed • Obsidian Chest.png Chest • Obsidian Bookcase.png Bookcase • Obsidian Clock.png Clock • Obsidian Piano.png Piano • Obsidian Door.png Door • Obsidian Bathtub.png Bathtub

Obsidian Chandelier.png Chandelier • Obsidian Candelabra.png Candelabra • Obsidian Candle.png Candle • Obsidian Lamp.png Lamp • Obsidian Lantern.png Lantern
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