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Every base metal and alloy placed on the ground

Many items in the game are made of metal including tools, weapons, armor, and lanterns. There are eleven base metals, which can be found in raw ore form. Eight of the base metals have a current use, while three base metals have no current use. Base metals with melting points at or below 1300°C can be melted in a crucible and cast into ingots or used to create alloys when combined in specific ratios. Metals with melting temperatures higher than 1300°C require a bloomery to smelt and form ingots.

Base metals

Copper

Copper Ingot
Ingot-copper.png
Stackable 16
Smeltable
Smelt Point 1084°C
Smelt Duration 30 s
Smelt Ratio
Requires Container Yes
Items


Copper is found as native copper, and malachite chunks and nuggets.

Copper is very likely to be the first metal most players obtain. It can be found in small stone surface deposits that provide smeltable ore nuggets when broken, thus a hammer isn't needed. Copper nuggets can also be obtained by panning. A high temperature fuel such as charcoal is needed to smelt copper, which can be used to make every type of weapon, tool, and armor via the casting and smithing mechanics. Copper is also used as a component in all alloys, including: brass, tin bronze, black bronze, bismuth bronze, and molybdochalkos.

Gold

Gold Ingot
Ingot-gold.png
Stackable 16
Smeltable
Smelt Point 1063°C
Smelt Duration 30 s
Smelt Ratio
Requires Container Yes
Items


Gold is found only as native gold in quartz chunks which give native gold nuggets.

Gold is a rare metal that is used to make the alloy black bronze. Gold can be used to craft lanterns and armor. Gold nuggets can sometimes be obtained by panning.

Silver

Silver Ingot
Ingot-silver.png
Stackable 16
Smeltable
Smelt Point 961°C
Smelt Duration 30 s
Smelt Ratio
Requires Container Yes
Items


Silver is found as native silver in quartz, and native silver in galena chunks which both give native silver nuggets.

Silver is a rare metal that is used to make the alloy black bronze. Silver can be used to craft lanterns and armor. Silver nuggets can sometimes be obtained by panning.

Tin

Tin Ingot
Ingot-tin.png
Stackable 16
Smeltable
Smelt Point 232°C
Smelt Duration 30 s
Smelt Ratio
Requires Container Yes
Items


Tin is found only as cassiterite chunks and nuggets.

Tin is only used as a component of the alloy Tin Bronze.

Zinc

Zinc Ingot
Ingot-zinc.png
Stackable 16
Smeltable
Smelt Point 419°C
Smelt Duration 30 s
Smelt Ratio
Requires Container Yes
Items


Zinc is found only as sphalerite chunks and nuggets.

Zinc is used as a component of the alloys brass and bismuth bronze. The base metal has no current use. Zinc in the form of sphalerite nuggets can sometimes be obtained by panning.

Bismuth

Bismuth Ingot
Ingot-bismuth.png
Stackable 16
Smeltable
Smelt Point 271°C
Smelt Duration 30 s
Smelt Ratio
Requires Container Yes
Items


Bismuth is found only as bismuthinite chunks and nuggets.

Bismuth is used as a component of the alloy bismuth bronze. Bismuth itself can only be used to make lanterns.

Lead

Lead Ingot
Ingot-lead.png
Stackable 16
Smeltable
Smelt Point 327°C
Smelt Duration 30 s
Smelt Ratio
Requires Container Yes
Items


Lead is found only as galena chunks and nuggets.

Lead is only used as a component of the alloy molybdochalkos. The base metal is the only metal that can be worked when cold, but lead itself has no use as the only item created from its ingots are plates, which are not used to craft anything.

Iron

Iron Ingot
Ingot-iron.png
Stackable 16
Smeltable
Smelt Point 1482°C
Smelt Duration 30 s
Smelt Ratio
Requires Container Yes
Items


Iron is found as limonite, hematite, and magnetite chunks and nuggets or in Iron meteorite.

Iron is the best metal currently in the game. Unlike copper, it can't be found on the ground. It does appear in rocks and requires a tier 3 (Bronze) pickaxe to mine. A bronze anvil is also needed to work iron. Due to the high melting temperature, Iron can only be smelted in a bloomery. Iron is used to create the highest tier tools and armor.

Iron meteorite piece unlike nuggets turns directly into iron ingots after processed with the bloomery but mining meteoritic iron require a tier 4 pickaxe, rarely pieces can be found directly on ground.

Alloys

Alloys are created using the casting mechanic. For more information on alloys, see the casting page.

Metals with current use

Base Metal Melting point Used for
Copper 1084 °C Tier 2 Tools
Iron 1482 °C Tier 4 Tools
Gold 1063 °C Tier 3 Tools
Silver 961 °C Tier 3 Tools, Alloy
Lead 327 °C Alloy ingredient
Tin 232 °C Tier 3 Tools, Alloy
Zinc 419 °C Tier 3 Tools, Alloy
Bismuth 271 °C Tier 3 Tools, Alloy

Metals without current use

Image Name Melting point
Ingot-chromium.png Chromium 1907 °C
Ingot-platinum.png Platinum 1770 °C
Ingot-titanium.png Titanium 1668 °C


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