Orichalcum Ore

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Orichalcum Ore
  • Orichalcum Ore item spriteold Orichalcum Ore item sprite
  • Orichalcum Ore placed
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Statistics
  • Pickaxe icon.png 110%
Type
PlaceableYes (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
Rarity03*Rarity level: 3
Sell13
Research100 required

Orichalcum Ore is a magenta-colored Hardmode ore which can replace Mythril Ore in a given world. It requires a pickaxe power of 110% to mine (Cobalt/Palladium Pickaxe or better, or any drill). Like most Hardmode ores, Orichalcum Ore is generated upon destruction of a Demon/Crimson Altar with a Pwnhammer or any better hammer.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Bubblegum BlockBubblegum BlockFurnaceFurnace
Orichalcum BarOrichalcum Bar
  • Orichalcum OreOrichalcum Ore (4)
total: 2 row(s)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • On a small map, Orichalcum spawns below a depth of 1,000 feet (500 tiles).
  • On a medium map, Orichalcum spawns below a depth of 1,400 feet (700 tiles).
  • On a large map, Orichalcum spawns below a depth of 2,000 feet (1,000 tiles).

Achievements[edit | edit source]

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Extra Shiny! • “Mine a powerful ore that has been newly blessed upon your world.”
Mine your first Hardmode ore. Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The advantage Orichalcum has over Mythril is its unique color. Mythril Ore does not stand out as much and bears resemblance to other ores and blocks.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In real life, orichalcum is a legendary metal described by the Athenian philosopher Plato in his work Critias to have been mined in the lost city of Atlantis. It is suspected to have been a sort of alloy involving copper.
  • While the in-game color is magenta, orichalcum is speculated to be a more reddish hue.

History[edit | edit source]