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Iron Ore

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Iron Ore
  • Iron Ore item sprite
  • Iron Ore placed
Auto-use
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Statistics
Type
PlaceableYes (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Sell100*1
Research100 required
Sounds

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, Console, and Mobile Versions Iron Ore 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. 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]

  • 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.

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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.