Demonite Ore

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Demonite Ore
  • Demonite Ore item sprite
  • Demonite Ore placed
Auto-use
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
  • Pickaxe icon.png 55%
Type
PlaceableYes (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
Tooltip'Pulsing with dark energy'
Rarity01*Rarity level: 1
Sell10
Research100 required

Demonite Ore is a pre-Hardmode ore. It is the Corruption counterpart to the Crimson's Crimtane Ore, and will not appear naturally in Crimson worlds. It can be found very rarely in small veins underground in worlds that contain Corruption, however the only usable quantities come from bosses, namely Eater of Worlds, and from the Eye of Cthulhu in worlds naturally containing Corruption. Demonite Ore emits a faint blue glow when placed, similar to Crimtane Ore.

The pickaxe power required to mine Demonite Ore changes with location. When below 0ft in elevation, a Gold Pickaxe or better is needed, otherwise any pickaxe can be used.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Demonite BarDemonite Bar (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
  • Demonite OreDemonite Ore (3)
FurnaceFurnace
Demonite BarDemonite Bar (Old-gen console version3DS version)
  • Demonite OreDemonite Ore (4)
Demonite BrickDemonite Brick (5)
total: 3 row(s)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Demonite Ore does not spread the Corruption whatsoever.
  • Unlike its Crimson counterpart, Demonite Ore can be found in increased amounts within Corruption cave systems.
  • Demonite Ore and its counterpart Crimtane Ore can be mined extremely early-game with Bombs, though because they are both very rare this is not a very viable method to gather any appreciable amount.
  • Very rarely, Demonite Ore can spawn extremely close to the surface.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Console Version Selling the bar rather than the ore yields an extra 8 per bar, as an ore sells for 8 and the bar sells for 32. The bar is the most profitable way to sell Demonite.
  • Desktop and Mobile versions As of 1.4, Demonite Ores have increased value and Demonite Bars have decreased value, such that one makes the same amount of money selling via the ores or the bars. Hence, it is more efficient to sell the ores.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The placed block texture of Demonite Ore seems to represent scales.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • Changed item texture from Demonite Ore (pre-1.3.0.1).png to Demonite Ore.png.
    • Changed block texture from Demonite Ore (placed) (pre-1.3.0.1).png to Demonite Ore (placed).png.
    • Now requires 3 Demonite instead of 4 Demonite to craft a bar.
  • Desktop 1.1: Now gives off purple light on top of the sparkle effect.
  • Desktop 1.0.5:
    • Now has a sparkle effect.
    • Can now be found underground, in small veins.