From Vintage Story Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Other languages:
English • ‎русский

Coke is a fuel source that can be produced by refining coal.

Stackable 64
Temperature 1350°C
Duration 40 s

Fuel Source

Coke is not a naturally occurring fuel source, but instead it can be manufactured by burning coal in an airtight environment.
Both coke and charcoal are accepted carbon sources for the Steel Making process, thus coke provides an alternative fuel source, but is otherwise not better or worse than charcoal.

Coke Making

To produce coke, the player needs a specific coke oven that can be build using either fire clay bricks or refractory bricks of any tier. Note that none of the blocks will take damage in the process, regardless of their heat resistance. Depending on how much fire clay or other materials the player has, it might be more efficient to build out of fire clay bricks or out of refractory bricks.
Furthermore, the oven needs to be closed by a coke oven door, which is a smaller iron door.

Brown coal (lignite) or black coal (bituminous) can be used in the oven to make coke. While both take the same amount of time to process, a full stack of brown coal will only yield 8 coke, while an equal amount of black coal will yield 12 coke.
To start the process, simply layer coal in the oven, ignite with a torch and close the coke oven door. Smoke will start rising from the middle block of the structure, similar to the smoke created above a charcoal pit. Note that it might take a few seconds until the smoke starts showing up. Close the door, as the coal will not transform if the door is left open.

Oven Structure

The oven structure needs to be exactly 3x3x3 blocks in size, with the block in the very centre left open. An opening to one side should be left for the coke oven door.
It is possible for two coke ovens (or more) to share a wall.

Shopping List

To build a coke oven structure, the player needs the following items :

  • One coke oven door = 4 iron ingots, although it is recommended to craft it from 2 plate instead for ease of smithing.
  • If using fire clay bricks: 832 fire clay which is exactly 13 stacks, as well as 26 mortar.
  • If using refractory bricks: 412 fire clay, which is about six and a half stacks, as well as 26 mortar. Additionally, 26 of each used powdered material are necessary, for details on the crafting of refractory bricks, see Steel Making.

Video Tutorials

How to build a coke oven & produce coke

Vanilla Game Content
Terrain Blocks

Rawclay blue.pngClay Grid Gravel Granite.pngGravel Peat.pngPeat Grid Rock granite.pngRock Grid Granite sand.pngSand Grid Barren low fertility soil.pngSoil

Construction Blocks

Claybricks-blue.pngCeramic Blocks Glass-plain.pngGlass Planks-oak.pngPlanks Grid Diagonal logs plaster.pngPlaster Grid Cob.pngSoil Blocks Grid Polished Granite.pngStone Blocks Grid Stone path.pngPath

Functional Blocks

Grid Barrel.pngBarrel Grid Woodbucket.pngWooden Bucket Bed-wood-head-north.pngBed Chest-east.pngContainers Firepit lit.pngFirepit Forge.pngForge Grid Loot Vessel.pngCracked Vessels Grid Ore blasting bomb.pngOre blasting bomb Grid Large trough.pngTrough

Decorative Blocks

Grid Painting.pngPainting Mediumcarpet-turqoise-ns.pngCarpets Bookshelves-ns.pngBookshelves Flowerpot-earthern-empty.pngFlowerpots Agedwallpaperplanks-green-east.pngWallpapers Salvation.pngTapestry

Metal Working

Grid Copper anvil.pngAnvil Bloomery.pngBloomery Grid Crucible burned.pngCrucible Forge.pngForge Grid Tin bronze helve hammer.pngHelve_hammer Ingot Mold Burned.pngMolds Grid Copper Ingot.pngMetal Gem-emerald-rough.pngGemstone

Tools & Weapons

Grid Copper axe.pngAxe Bow-simple.pngBow Grid Copper Chisel.pngChisel Grid copper cleaver.pngCleaver Grid Wooden club.pngClub Grid Copper hammer.pngHammer Hoe-copper.pngHoe Knife-copper.pngKnife Pickaxe-copper.pngPickaxe Grid Copper prospecting pick.pngProspecting Pick Grid Copper saw.pngSaw Scythe-copper.pngScythe Grid Copper shears.pngShears Grid Crude Square Shield.pngShield Shovel-copper.pngShovel Grid Copper spear.pngSpear Sword-copper.pngSword


Armor-body-brigandine-iron.pngArmor Clothes-upperbody-lackey-shirt.pngClothes Grid Backpack.pngBags

Craftable Resources

Grid Oak board.pngBoards Charcoal.pngCharcoal Coke.pngCoke Grid Firewood.pngFirewood Grid Copper Ingot.pngIngots Grid Raw hide.pngLeather Flaxtwine.pngFlax


Berrybush red currant ripe.pngBerries Grid mushroom bolete.pngMushrooms Grid Cattail tops.pngCooper's Reed (Cattail) Flower-californiapoppy.pngFlowers Tallgrass-tall.pngGrass Tallfern.pngOther Plants Sapling-oak.pngTrees Sapling-oak.pngFruit Trees Flax.pngWild Foods


Bear-male-polar.pngBear BeeMob.pngBees Creature-bell-normal.pngBell Bighorn.pngBighorn sheep Rooster.pngChicken Normal Drifter.pngDrifter Creature-fox-male.pngFox Hare-male-lightbrown.pngHare Hyena.pngHyena Locust.pngLocust Raccoon.pngRaccoon Pig.pngWild Pig Wolf.pngWolf


Pig.pngAnimal Husbandry Grid Empty skep.pngBeekeeping Grid Crucible burned.pngCasting Grid Blue clay.pngClay Forming Sword-copper.pngCombat Hoe-copper.pngFarming Bread-spelt.pngCooking Bone.pngHealth Flax.pngSatiety Grid Flint arrow head.pngKnapping Grid Angled Gears.pngMechanical Power Pickaxe-copper.pngMining Grid Copper anvil.pngSmithing Creature-humanoid-trader-treasurehunter.pngTrading Gear-temporal.pngTemporal Stability Grid Copper hammer.pngSteel Making


Grid Lore Book.pngCrafting Recipes Charcoal.pngFuel Grid Raw hide.pngLeather Working Torch.pngLight sources Grid Copper Chunk.pngOre Deposits Grid Ruins.pngRuins Grid Lore Scroll.pngStarter Guide Berrybush blueberry ripe.pngWorld Generation