Iron Ore

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Iron Ore
  • Iron Ore inventory sprite
  • Iron Ore placed graphic
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
TypeOreCrafting material
Use time14 Very Fast
RarityRarity Level: 0
SellSilver Coin

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. Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version3DS version Iron Ore also has a small chance to appear as a bonus drop from Slimes.

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]

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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.

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History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.0.1: Item and placed sprites updated. The previous placed sprite was Iron Ore (placed) (old).png
Iron and Lead
 
Iron: Iron Ore.pngOre • Iron Bar.pngBar • Iron Fence.png Fence • Iron Anvil.png Anvil • Iron Door.png Door • Iron Pickaxe.pngPickaxe • Iron Axe.pngAxe • Iron Hammer.pngHammer

Iron Shortsword.pngShortsword • Iron Broadsword.pngBroadsword • Iron Bow.pngBow • Iron armor.pngArmor (Ancient Iron Helmet.pngAncient Helmet)

Lead: Lead Ore.pngOre • Lead Bar.pngBar • Lead Fence.png Fence • Lead Anvil.png Anvil • Lead Door.png Door • Lead Pickaxe.pngPickaxe • Lead Axe.pngAxe • Lead Hammer.pngHammer

Lead Shortsword.pngShortsword • Lead Broadsword.pngBroadsword • Lead Bow.pngBow • Lead armor.pngArmor

Chain.pngChain • Iron Crate.pngCrate • Minecart Track.pngMinecart Track • Outlet Pump.png Pump • Sawmill.pngSawmill

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