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Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Obsidian inventory icon
Obsidian placed graphic
Type OreCrafting material
Use time 14 (Very Fast)
Rarity Rarity Level: 0
Internal Item ID: 173
Internal Tile ID: 56

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]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Hellstone Bar.png Obsidian.pngObsidian (1) Hellforge.png Hellforge
Hellstone.pngHellstone (3)
Obsidian Skull.png Obsidian.pngObsidian (20) Furnace.png Any Furnace
Obsidian Brick.png
Obsidian Brick (2) Desktop versionConsole version
Obsidian.pngObsidian (1)
Stone Block.pngStone Block (2)
Obsidian Brick.png Obsidian.pngObsidian (2)
Obsidian Skin Potion.png Obsidian.pngObsidian
Bottle (crafting station).png
Alchemy Table.png
Bottled Water.pngBottled Water
Obsidian Outlaw Hat.png Silk.pngSilk (10) Loom.png Loom
Obsidian.pngObsidian (20)
Obsidian Longcoat.png Silk.pngSilk (10)
Obsidian.pngObsidian (20)
Obsidian Pants.png Silk.pngSilk (10)
Obsidian.pngObsidian (20)
Obsidian Chest.png
Obsidian Chest Desktop versionConsole versionOld-gen console versionMobile version
Obsidian.pngObsidian (6) Work Bench.png Work Bench
Hellstone.pngHellstone (2)
Iron Bar.png Lead Bar.pngIron Bar or Lead Bar (2)

Desktop version and Console version only[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Demon Torch.png Obsidian.pngObsidian (1) By Hand
Torch.pngTorch (3)

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 put in contact a large pocket of water with a large pocket of Lava, by digging a small conduit in the water pocket leading to the bottom of the lava pocket. Then, one can safely collect obsidian in a way lava falling on water will produce an obsidian block at the exact spot of the block that has just been collected.

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 versionDesktop version
  • Desktop 1.2: Stack limit was increased from 250 to 999.
Console versionConsole version
Mobile versionMobile version
3DS version3DS version
Obsidian.png Ore • Obsidian Brick.png Brick • Obsidian Brick Wall.png Brick Wall (Obsidian Brick Wall (natural).png Natural)

Obsidian Skull.png Skull • Obsidian Horseshoe.png Horseshoe • Obsidian Shield.png Shield • Obsidian Water Walking Boots.png Water Walking Boots

Obsidian Skin Potion.png Skin Potion • Obsidian Longcoat.png ArmorDesktop versionConsole version • Reflective Obsidian Dye.png Reflective Dye Desktop versionConsole version

Obsidian Platform.png Platform • Obsidian Chair.png Chair • Obsidian Table.png Table • Obsidian Work Bench.png Work Bench • Obsidian Bed.png Bed • Obsidian Chest.png Chest

Obsidian Bookcase.png Bookcase • Obsidian Clock.png Clock • Obsidian Piano.png Piano • Obsidian Door.png Door • Obsidian Bathtub.png Bathtub

Obsidian Chandelier.png Chandelier • Obsidian Candelabra.png Candelabra • Obsidian Candle.png Candle • Obsidian Lamp.png Lamp • Obsidian Lantern.png Lantern
Consumables: Healing Potion.png Potions ( Inferno Potion.png Buff Potions) • Shuriken.png Thrown Weapons

High Velocity Bullet.png Ammunition • Jungle Grass Seeds.png Seeds • Fallen Star.png Materials ( Feather.png Drops • Copper Ore.png Ores • Iron Bar.png Bars) • Silver Coin.png Other
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