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Iron Ore

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Iron Ore
  • Iron Ore item sprite
  • Iron Ore placed
Auto-use
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
Type
PlaceableYes (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
Rarity0*Rarity level: 0
Sell100*1
Research100 required
Dropped by Dropped by
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
EntityQty.Rate
Azure CrateDesktop versionAzure Crate Azure CrateDesktop version30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Boreal CrateDesktop versionBoreal Crate Boreal CrateDesktop version30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Bramble CrateDesktop versionBramble Crate Bramble CrateDesktop version30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Corrupt CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsCorrupt Crate Corrupt CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Crimson CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsCrimson Crate Crimson CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Defiled CrateDesktop versionDefiled Crate Defiled CrateDesktop version30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Divine CrateDesktop versionDivine Crate Divine CrateDesktop version30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Dungeon CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsDungeon Crate Dungeon CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Frozen CrateDesktop versionFrozen Crate Frozen CrateDesktop version30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Hallowed CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsHallowed Crate Hallowed CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Hellstone CrateDesktop versionHellstone Crate Hellstone CrateDesktop version30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Hematic CrateDesktop versionHematic Crate Hematic CrateDesktop version30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Iron CrateIron Crate Iron Crate18–292.78*1/36 (2.78%)
Jungle CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsJungle Crate Jungle CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Mirage CrateDesktop versionMirage Crate Mirage CrateDesktop version30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Mythril CrateDesktop versionMythril Crate Mythril CrateDesktop version18–291.39*1/72 (1.39%)
Oasis CrateDesktop versionOasis Crate Oasis CrateDesktop version30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Obsidian CrateDesktop versionObsidian Crate Obsidian CrateDesktop version30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Ocean CrateDesktop versionOcean Crate Ocean CrateDesktop version30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Pearlwood CrateDesktop versionPearlwood Crate Pearlwood CrateDesktop version6–231.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Seaside CrateDesktop versionSeaside Crate Seaside CrateDesktop version30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Sky CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsSky Crate Sky CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Stockade CrateDesktop versionStockade Crate Stockade CrateDesktop version30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Wooden CrateWooden Crate Wooden Crate6–233.57*1/28 (3.57%)

Iron Ore is an early-game ore that generates upon world creation on the surface, as well as in the Underground and Cavern layers. Its primary use is in crafting Iron Bars, which can then be used to craft the Iron tier of tools, weapons, and armor, as well as Buckets, Chains, and several other items. The equivalent of Iron Ore is Lead Ore, which will sometimes replace Iron in a world. Desktop versionConsole VersionMobile version3DS version Iron Ore has a small chance to appear as a bonus drop from slimes. Furthermore, it can be obtained from all types of crates.

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. While this can be circumvented by purchasing an Iron Anvil from the Merchant, that 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]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version Iron Ore and Lead Ore are the only ores that do not have corresponding chandeliers.
  • 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.
  • Its placed sprites look similar to the placed sprites for the Mythril Ore.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • Changed item texture from Iron Ore (pre-1.3.0.1).png to Iron Ore.png.
    • Changed block texture from Iron Ore (placed) (pre-1.3.0.1).png to Iron Ore (placed).png.