Cobalt Ore

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Cobalt Ore
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Cobalt Ore inventory icon
Cobalt Ore placed graphic
Type OreCrafting material
Use time 14 (Very Fast)
Rarity Rarity Level: 3
Sell Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 364
Internal Tile ID: 107


Cobalt Ore is the lowest tier of Hardmode Ore, and can spawn on the first breaking of an Altar. More will spawn on the 4th, 7th, 10th, etc destroyed Altars, albeit in decreasing amounts. Mining Cobalt Ore requires at least a Molten Pickaxe or Reaver Shark. It is immune to all types of explosions.

Palladium Ore may generate in place of Cobalt Ore. It is slightly more valuable, and the tools and weapons it crafts have slightly better stats.

A player finding some Cobalt Ore

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Cobalt Bar.png Cobalt Ore.pngCobalt Ore (3) Furnace.png Any Furnace
Cobalt Brick.png Cobalt Ore.pngCobalt Ore (1)
Stone Block.pngStone Block (1)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • On a small map Cobalt ore spawns below a depth of 710 feet (355 tiles). [370 feet or 185 tiles - pc].
  • On a medium map Cobalt ore spawns below a depth of 1,100 feet (550 tiles).
  • On a large map Cobalt ore spawns below a depth of 1,270 feet (635 tiles).
  • Requires a Molten Pickaxe to mine.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Actual Cobalt is a poisonous, magnetic metal (though it is actually a key part of vitamin B12, which is necessary for living beings and has extremely low toxicity). It is named after the Kobold, at that time thought of as a mischievous spirit. Pure cobalt is an element found on the periodic table just after iron, and is actually silver-like in color, however it is never found pure in nature. Its primary historic use was as a pigment used especially in glass or porcelain, as it turns a rich "cobalt blue" when in the compound form of Smaltite, made of cobalt, iron, and nickel combined with Arsenic. This made cobalt, along with lapis lazuli, one of the few mineral blue pigments, and therefore was an extremely valuable commodity.
  • Several Cobalt items in the game are Japanese-themed, namely the Cobalt Naginata, Cobalt Armor and the Cobalt Sword which resembles a katana.
  • Cobalt's inventory sprite is copied by Adamantite Ore, except rotated and blue.

See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Desktop VersionDesktop version

Cobalt Ore.png Ore • Cobalt Bar.png Bar • Cobalt Brick.png Brick • Cobalt Brick Wall.png Brick Wall

Cobalt Pickaxe.png Pickaxe • Cobalt Drill.png Drill • Cobalt Waraxe.png Waraxe • Cobalt Chainsaw.png Chainsaw

Cobalt Sword.png Sword • Cobalt Naginata.png Naginata • Cobalt Repeater.png Repeater

Cobalt Breastplate.png Armor (Ancient Cobalt Breastplate.png Ancient) • Cobalt Shield.png Shield
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
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