Metals are an extremely versatile crafting ingredient, used to craft weapons, armor and tools. Their large variety and versatility indicates their importance. Metalwork is a fine craft, perfected by certain races such as the Dark Dwarves and the Highborn. Several characters in the series such as Leaf and Extreme have mastered metalwork.
Alloyed Metals are especially useful and versatile. For example, Bronze, Rose Gold, and Black Bronze (also known as hepatizon) are all superior to Iron; Dark Iron, Blacksteel, and Bismuth Bronze are about on par with Obsidian; Endersteel, Redsteel, and Bluesteel are all superior to Diamond.
Legendary Materials are the very best materials. Stronger than any alloy, only someone of godlike power could desire better. Additionally, they are mined straight from the ground, as opposed to being forged.
Base Metals are the metals used to craft alloys in a crucible (3x3). They vary in rarity, from common (e.g. iron) to very rare (e.g. Platinum & Bismuth).
There are also some metals that cannot be crafted into alloys. These are sorted into the creatively named category of "Other Metals."
Nonmetals are materials that can be crafted into weapons/armor but aren't metallic. They are often less powerful and/or durable than metals. However, they frequently have special traits that compensate for their loss in power.
A list of base metals, other metals, and nonmetals can be found at the bottom of the page.
Legendary Materials Edit
|Orical||Known by many to be extremely powerful, this is what the divine blade Bossender is made of.|
|Adamant||Known by many to be extremely powerful, this is what the divine blade Critbringer is made of.|
|Mythril||Golden in colour, this metal gives extreme armor bonuses, even when crafted into a tool or weapon. Mythril is nearly unbreakable.|
|Voidcrystal||Weapons crafted from Voidcrystal have an extremely high attack speed. This material is likely found in The Void.|
|Earth Esper||When using a pickaxe of this type, mined ores double in quantity.|
Tier 5 metals Edit
|Felsteel||Steel + Redsteel
+ Gunmetal (Red Brass) + Black Bronze (Hepatizon)
|Weapons crafted from this material suffer a 50% damage reduction in daylight but have their damage boosted by 50% at night. Furthermore, Felsteel is virtually unbreakable and godly during a blood moon.||Dark Gray|
|Black Felsteel||Blacksteel + Redsteel + Gunmetal (Red Brass) + Black Bronze (Hepatizon)||Weapons crafted from this material suffer a 50% damage reduction in daylight but have their damage boosted by 50% at night.
Furthermore, Felsteel is virtually unbreakable and godly during a blood moon.
|Feysteel||Dark Iron + Cold Iron
+ Sterling Silver
|Weapons crafted from this material deal 45% more damage to undead mobs and spirits, similar to the Smite enchantment.||Blue-Gray|
|Moonsilver||Silver + Platinum
|Moonsilver items must be crafted during a full moon. Weapons crafted with Moonsilver deal 50% more damage in a full moon.
Moonsilver can also multiply critical hit damage anywhere from 3 to 10 times, although 5x and higher are rather rare.
Tier 4 metals Edit
|Redsteel||Black Steel + Rose Gold + Brass + Steel||Axes are stronger than their sword counterparts when made from this metal.||Red|
|Bluesteel||Black Steel + Bismuth Bronze + Sterling Silver + Steel||Effectively the same as Redsteel (but with a blue colour)||Blue|
|Endersteel||Black Steel + Bismuth Bronze + Bismuth + Steel + Sterling Silver||Endersteel is typically made into armor and grants strong armor bonuses when done so.||Blue-Green|
Tier 3 metals Edit
|Blacksteel||Steel + Nickel + Bronze||This metal is on par with obsidian and is black in colour.||Black|
|Black Bronze (Hepatizon)||Bronze + Silver + Gold||Produces a light purple sheen surrounding it; is on par with obsidian||Black|
|Bismuth Bronze||Zinc + Copper + Bismuth||None||Green|
|Gunmetal (Red Brass)||Copper + Zinc + Tin||This metal is especially useful for firearms and has a high durability.||Rust Red|
|Rose Gold||Copper + Gold||Same as gold, but more durable.||Rose Red|
|Flowing Water Steel||Iron & Steel are combined in a crucible, then forged into ingots||This metal is on par with diamond and is exactly like its Terrarian counterpart, Damascus Steel. Items crafted from this material have a wavy texture.||Light Gray|
|Void Iron||Dark Iron + Sterling Silver + Pewter are combined in a crucible below Bedrock||???||Presumably Black or purple|
Tier 2 Metals Edit
|Dark Iron||Iron + Nickel + Cobalt||Dark Iron can naturally generate inside meteorites. Weapons crafted from this material deal 25% extra damage to undead mobs and spirits, similar to the Smite enchantment.||Black/Dark Gray|
|Cold Iron||Iron ore must be crushed with a hammer, leaving cold iron nuggets. It then must be crafted into ingots without using heat.||Weapons crafted from this material deal 20% extra damage to undead mobs and spirits, similar to the Smite enchantment.||Gray|
|Brass||Copper + Zinc||Similar to gold, but with (far) more durability||Gold|
|Bronze||Copper + Tin||None||Bronze|
|Pewter||Silver + Lead||None||Brownish-Gray|
|Sterling Silver||Copper + Silver||Has minor healing properties; can ward off an infection||Silver|
|Steel||Iron + Coal||Much stronger and more durable than Iron||Gray|
|Electrum||Silver + Gold||None||Gold|
|Magnegold||Iron + Gold||Magnegold is a magnetic, lighter, stronger, and more durable version of gold with similar properties.||Yellow/Gold|
|Spellforged Steel||Iron + Coal + Magic||This material is a durable alloy resistant to fire and magic. It does not grant any particular resistance buff to its wielder, but it is resistant to effects that would target the item directly (such as the Heat Metal spell).||Blue-Gray|
Base Metals Edit
Please note that all data with a question mark (?) next to it is not confirmed and is likely invalid data.
Other Metals Edit
- Aetherian Gold
- Undergold (black Gold found in the Underworld)
- Noob's Gold (Pyrite) Note: Pyrite is not a metal
|Frost Opal||Very Rare||Weapons made from this deal 2 Ice damage in addition to their normal damage.|
|Nightwing Leather||Extremely Rare||???|
|Red Wyrm Scales||Extremely Rare||???|
|Azmarinthe (Void Jewel)||Very Rare||When added to the hilt of a weapon, it adds the Icerend II enchantment until removed.|
|Inlaid Topaz||???||Items made from this material are easier to enchant with Fire and Light-based enchantments.|
|Dragon Coral||???||Weapons made from this material deal double damage their usual damage towards dragons.|
|Moonfire Wood||???||Items made from this wood are immune to fire. Armor made from this wood reduces damage from fire and Fire-based attacks.|
|Netherite||Uncommon||Items made from this will not be destroyed when dropped in lava and will instead float on it. This material is slightly superior to diamond.|
|Emerald||Rare||Though it can be made into items, emerald is most commonly used as the main currency throughout Ardenvell. Emerald costs are typically represented with a ♦ symbol. For example, 300♦ means that something is worth or costs 300 emeralds.|
|Aetherwood||???||Mentioned in 8BW book 6; possibly used to craft armor or weapons|
|Obsidian||Uncommon||Items (especially armor) made from this material are extremely blast resistant. Obsidian swords are on par with Iron ones.|
|Prismarine||Uncommon||Stats of items made from this material are improved underwater.|
|Prismarine Crystal||Rare||Similar to Prismarine, just with more drastic underwater improvements|
|Dark Prismarine||Uncommon||See Prismarine|
|Moonsilk||???||Unknown, possibly increases the power of spells|
|Bedrock||???||Bedrock has 5 times the durability of diamond, and swords crafted from it deal more damage; items made from this are presumably blast resistant.|
|Lunar Crystal||???||Unknown, possibly provides a buff relating to the moon|
|Ruby||???||A ruby rod has been seen in a shop in Owl's Reach, but its purpose is unknown. Several members of the Lost Legion also have Ruby weapons.|
|Sapphire||???||Breeze possesses a Sapphire Katana, but it is unknown if the sapphire gives it any special abilities.|
|Amethyst||???||Amethyst Horse Armor has been seen in a shop in Owl's Reach, but its special abilities (if any) are unknown.|
|Void Tesseract||???||Increases the number (and strength) of enchantments that can be put on an item.|
|Aether Topaz||???||Increases the number (and strength) of enchantments that can be put on an item.|
|Ethereal Topaz||???||Increases the number (and strength) of enchantments that can be put on an item.|
|Fire Lattice||???||Increases the number (and strength) of enchantments that can be put on an item.|
|Glowmoss||???||Currently assumed to only drop from the Nethersoul in the Tomb of the Forgotten King. The blacksmith in 8-Bit Warrior 5 (Quest Mode) mentions that it is a crafting ingredient, but its uses are otherwise unknown.|
|Dragon Scales||Legendary||When crafted into armor, the resulting item is both light and extremely strong.|
|Dragon Bone||Legendary||This material can be crafted into extremely strong and durable armor and weapons.|
|Dragon Horn||Legendary||This material can be used to craft weapons and armor. While very strong, Dragon Horns are still slightly inferior to Dragon Bone.|
|Dragon Teeth||Legendary||This material can be used to craft weapons and armor. While very strong, Dragon Teeth are still slightly inferior to Dragon Bone.|
|Dragon Leather||Legendary||Similar to Dragon Scales, but slightly inferior|
|Kaiju Hide||Legendary||Used in some of the strongest leather armor recipes|
|Dark Jade||Very Rare||Grants a 50% armor bonus when crafted into armor|
|Malachite||Rare||It is possible to extract raw copper from this material, similar properties to Jade.|