Bronze

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Tin bronze
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Stackable 16
Smeltable
Smelt Point 950°C
Smelt Duration 30 s
Smelt Ratio
Requires Container Yes
Items
Bismuth bronze ingot
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Stackable 16
Smeltable
Smelt Point 850°C
Smelt Duration 30 s
Smelt Ratio
Requires Container Yes
Items
Black bronze ingot
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Stackable 16
Smeltable
Smelt Point 1020°C
Smelt Duration 30 s
Smelt Ratio
Requires Container Yes
Items

Bronze is a Tier 3 metal alloy. Bronze is needed to progress past the Copper Age into the Iron Age. Bronze alloys must be created via smelting, and may be cast or smithed into useful tools and equipment.

Obtaining

As an alloy, bronze is not naturally occurring and must be created by the player. Bronze tools may be sometimes sold by different traders, depending on the type of tool. Different metal ore nuggets must be mixed inside a crucible in the right ratios to produce usable molten bronze, which can then be cast directly into tool molds or in an ingot mold to form ingots.

Bronze types

Copper is a primary component of all bronze alloys. It may be alloyed with zinc, tin, silver or gold to create different types of bronze. Tin bronze and black bronze require high-temperature fuel like charcoal or coal to create, while bismuth bronze can also be created by burning peat, due to its lower smelting temperature.

Bronze types
Bronze type Smelting temperature Copper % Other metal % Other metal %
Tin bronze 950 °C Copper 88-92% Tin 8-12% -
Black bronze 1020 °C Copper 68-84% Silver 8-16% Gold 8-16%
Bismuth bronze 850 °C Copper 50-70% Zinc 20-30% Bismuth 10-20%

Usage

Bronze, similarly to copper, can be cast directly into tool molds or smithed as ingots on an anvil. Bronze tools are generally more durable than their copper counterparts, with more hit points. They also deal more damage and mine through appropriate blocks more quickly than copper or stone tools.

Different types of bronze produce items with different stats. Broadly speaking, the best bronze items are made of black bronze, followed by tin bronze and bismuth bronze. Better bronze types do more damage, mine faster, and provide more damage protection when made into weapons, tools or armor.

Tin bronze has higher mining speed, attack power and damage reduction than bismuth bronze items. However, bismuth bronze items have higher durability than tin bronze items.

Progression

Bronze anvils can be used to create iron anvils. Therefore, in order to progress into the Iron Age, players must make a bronze anvil at minimum.


Ores, metals and minerals
Guides Ore Deposits Metals
Metals Copper Iron Meteoric iron Gold Silver Lead Tin Zinc Bismuth Titanium (Ilmenite)
Alloys Bronze (Tin bronze, bismuth bronze, black bronze) • Steel Brass Solder (Lead solder, Silver solder) • Molybdochalkos
Minerals Alum Borax Cinnabar Coal Halite (Salt) Lapis lazuli Quartz Saltpeter Sulfur Sylvite (Potash)
Tools Pickaxe Hammer Prospecting Pick Forge Quern Anvil Bloomery Helve hammer Pulverizer
Other Gemstones
Related mechanics Panning Mining Casting Smithing Steel making