Different materials have different burn times and temperatures. Different processes also require different temperatures and duration. Cooking requires a temperature of 200°C, while firing a clay mold requires a temperature of 700°C. Melting ores, metals, or glass requires much higher temperatures.
All logs and planks burn at 800°C, which is a temperature high enough for cooking and firing pottery items made of blue clay. Wood does not burn hot enough to use in metal working.
|Wood Type||Duration (s)|
|Wood Plank Blocks||20|
|Wood Slab/Stairs Blocks||10|
High Temperature Fuels
These fuels generate temperatures high enough to be used to fire pottery items made by clay forming, smelting ores for casting, and in smithing. Be sure to check the temperature required for your process and choose your fuel accordingly.
Calculating Fuel Cost
Warm up times are difficult to calculate but once warmed up the amount of fuel needed to complete a process is roughly: 30 * [Number of ore] / [duration of fuel]. The fuel needs to have a max temperature equal or greater to the ore of course.
For a stack of charcoal, you can roughly melt about 83 ore.
Most items made of wood and cattails (baskets, chests, other furniture) will also burn in a firepit. In an emergency, you might not have the fuel you need. Before you burn your household goods, you might also use these flammable items.
|Dry grass, Cattail tops||600||4|
|Flowers, saplings, and other plants||600||10|
|Vintage Story: Vanilla Game Content|
|Terrain blocks||Soil Clay Peat Rock Gravel Sand|
|Construction Blocks||Soil Blocks Ceramic Blocks Planks Stone Blocks Plaster Glass|
|Functional Blocks||Firepit Loot Vessels Containers Bed Barrel Quern Forge Ore blasting bomb|
|Metal Working Blocks and Items||Anvil Bloomery Crucible Molds Forge Metal|
|Tools & Weapons||Axe Bow Chisel Club Hammer Hoe Knife Pickaxe Prospecting Pick Saw Scythe Shears Shovel Spear Sword|
|Craftable Resources||Boards Firewood Charcoal Ingots Leather Linen|
|Plants||Trees Berry Bushes Cooper's Reed (Cattail) Flowers Wild Foods Grass Other Plants|
|Mobs||Bees Bighorn sheep Chicken Wild Pig Fox Hare Hyena Wolf Drifter Locust|
|Starter Guide Crafting Recipes Ruins Combat Light sources Fuel Farming Cooking BeekeepingAnimal Husbandry Knapping Clay Forming Leather Working Ore Deposits Mining Casting Smithing|