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Orichalcum Ore

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Orichalcum Ore
  • Orichalcum Ore item sprite
  • Orichalcum Ore placed
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Statistics
  • Pickaxe icon.png 110%
TypeOreCrafting material
PlaceableYes 1 wide × 1 high
Use time15 Very Fast
RarityRarity level: 3
Sell1300*13 Silver Coin.png
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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]

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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).

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Selling the ore rather than the bar yields 8 Silver Coin more per 4 Orichalcum Ore.
  • 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.
    • It likely was made this color to avoid confusion with Palladium Ore.

History[edit | edit source]