Iron Ore

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Iron Ore
  • Iron Ore item spriteold 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)
Rarity00*Rarity level: 0
Sell1
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 and Mobile versionsAzure CrateAzure CrateDesktop and Mobile versions30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Boreal CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsBoreal CrateBoreal CrateDesktop and Mobile versions30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Bramble CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsBramble CrateBramble CrateDesktop and Mobile versions30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Corrupt CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsCorrupt CrateCorrupt CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Crimson CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsCrimson CrateCrimson CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Defiled CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsDefiled CrateDefiled CrateDesktop and Mobile versions30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Divine CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsDivine CrateDivine CrateDesktop and Mobile versions30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Dungeon CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsDungeon CrateDungeon CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Frozen CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsFrozen CrateFrozen CrateDesktop and Mobile versions30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Hallowed CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsHallowed CrateHallowed CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Hellstone CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsHellstone CrateHellstone CrateDesktop and Mobile versions30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Hematic CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsHematic CrateHematic CrateDesktop and Mobile versions30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Iron CrateIron CrateIron Crate18–292.78*1/36 (2.78%)
Jungle CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsJungle CrateJungle CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Mirage CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsMirage CrateMirage CrateDesktop and Mobile versions30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Mythril CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsMythril CrateMythril CrateDesktop and Mobile versions18–291.39*1/72 (1.39%)
Oasis CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsOasis CrateOasis CrateDesktop and Mobile versions30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Obsidian CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsObsidian CrateObsidian CrateDesktop and Mobile versions30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Ocean CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsOcean CrateOcean CrateDesktop and Mobile versions30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Pearlwood CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsPearlwood CratePearlwood CrateDesktop and Mobile versions6–231.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Seaside CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsSeaside CrateSeaside CrateDesktop and Mobile versions30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Sky CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsSky CrateSky CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions30–491.79*1/56 (1.79%)
Stockade CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsStockade CrateStockade CrateDesktop and Mobile versions30–490.89*1/112 (0.89%)
Wooden CrateWooden CrateWooden 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 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 (old).png to Iron Ore.png.
    • Changed block texture from Iron Ore (placed) (pre-1.3.0.1).png to Iron Ore (placed).png.