Demonite Ore

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Demonite Ore
  • Demonite Ore item spriteold Demonite Ore item sprite
  • Demonite Ore placed
Auto-use
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
  • Pickaxe icon.png 55%
Type
Placeable✔️ (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
Tooltip'Pulsing with dark energy'
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell10
Research100 required
Obtained from Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
EntityQty.Rate
Eater of WorldsEater of WorldsEater of Worlds20–395 / 20–310 100%
Eater of Worlds
(Eater of Worlds Body)
Eater of Worlds Body.pngEater of Worlds
(Eater of Worlds Body)
2–550%
Eater of Worlds
(Eater of Worlds Head)
Eater of Worlds Head.pngEater of Worlds
(Eater of Worlds Head)
2–550%
Eater of Worlds
(Eater of Worlds Tail)
Eater of Worlds Tail.pngEater of Worlds
(Eater of Worlds Tail)
2–550%
Eye of CthulhuEye of Cthulhu (Phase 1).gifEye of Cthulhu30-90100%
Treasure Bag
(Eater of Worlds)
Treasure Bag (Eater of Worlds)Treasure Bag
(Eater of Worlds)
30–59100%
Treasure Bag
(Eye of Cthulhu)
Treasure Bag (Eye of Cthulhu)Treasure Bag
(Eye of Cthulhu)
30-90100%

Demonite Ore is a pre-Hardmode ore. It is the Corruption counterpart to the Crimson's Crimtane Ore, and will not appear naturally in Crimson worlds. It can be found very rarely in small veins underground in worlds that contain Corruption, however the only usable quantities come from bosses, namely Eater of Worlds, and from the Eye of Cthulhu in worlds naturally containing Corruption. Demonite Ore emits a faint blue glow when placed, similar to Crimtane Ore's faint red glow.

The pickaxe power required to mine Demonite Ore changes with location. When below 0ft in elevation, a Gold Pickaxe or better is needed, otherwise any pickaxe can be used.

Crafting

Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Deer ThingDeer ThingDemon AltarDemon Altar
or
Crimson AltarCrimson Altar
Demonite BarDemonite Bar (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionLegacy tModLoader version)FurnaceFurnace
Demonite BarDemonite Bar (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version)
Demonite BrickDemonite Brick (5)
total: 4 row(s)

Notes

  • Demonite Ore does not spread the Corruption whatsoever.
  • Unlike its Crimson counterpart, Demonite Ore can be found in increased amounts within Corruption cave systems.
  • Demonite Ore and its counterpart Crimtane Ore can be mined extremely early-game with Bombs, with this being highly effective with the vein increases of 1.4, easily netting you a very good sword, bow, axe, yoyo, and fishing rod earlygame.
  • Very rarely, Demonite Ore can spawn extremely close to the surface.

Achievements

Achievement Ooo! Shiny!.png
Ooo! Shiny! • Mine your first nugget of ore with a pickaxe.
Mine your first ore.

Tips

  • Selling the bar rather than the ore yields an extra 8 per bar, as an ore sells for 8 and the bar sells for 32. The bar is the most profitable way to sell Demonite.
  • As of 1.4, Demonite Ores have increased value and Demonite Bars have decreased value, such that one makes the same amount of money selling via the ores or the bars. Hence, it is more efficient to sell the ores.

Trivia

  • The placed block texture of Demonite Ore seems to represent scales.

History

  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • Changed item texture from Demonite Ore (old).png to Demonite Ore.png.
    • Changed block texture from Demonite Ore (placed) (old).png to Demonite Ore (placed).png.
    • Now requires 3 Demonite instead of 4 Demonite to craft a bar.
  • Desktop 1.1: Now gives off purple light on top of the sparkle effect.
  • Desktop 1.0.5:
    • Now has a sparkle effect.
    • Can now be found underground, in small veins.