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Obsidian

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Obsidian
  • Obsidian item sprite
  • Obsidian placed
Auto-use
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
  • Pickaxe icon.png 65%
Type
PlaceableYes (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
Rarity0*Rarity level: 0
Research100 required

Obsidian is a unique pre-Hardmode ore which is created when Water and Lava collide, at which point it forms placed blocks of Obsidian which can be mined and collected. Though Obsidian is considered an ore and is gathered similarly, it has no bar form of its own (although it is used to craft Hellstone Bars). Mining Obsidian requires a pickaxe with at least 65% pickaxe power (the Nightmare Pickaxe and its counterpart, the Deathbringer Pickaxe, are the weakest pickaxes able to do so). If the player lacks a viable pickaxe, Explosives can also be used.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
ObsidianObsidian
(Desktop version)
Work BenchWork Bench and Ecto MistDesktop Version
total: 1 row(s)

Used in[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Obsidian is not destroyed by Lava, despite being of White Rarity.
  • Obsidian is fairly rare naturally and will usually require player intervention to spawn.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • A good way to rapidly acquire obsidian with little effort is to find or create a large pool of water on top of a similar-sized pool of lava, mine through the obsidian layer to create a tunnel straight down into the deep end of the lava, then mine a channel through the wall of the tunnel. Water will fill the channel and come into contact with the lava from below, causing more obsidian to be generated at the block that was just mined. This will keep generating obsidian until either the water drains completely or the lava drains to the level of the channel.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Obsidian in real life is cooled volcanic glass. It is a very brittle substance that chips easily.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2: Stack limit was increased from 250 to 999.