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Adamantite Ore
  • Adamantite Ore item spriteold Adamantite Ore item sprite
  • Adamantite Ore placed
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
  • Pickaxe icon.png 150%
Placeable✔️ (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 3
Research100 required
Obtained from Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Azure CrateAzure CrateAzure Crate30–491.19*1/84 (1.19%)
Boreal CrateBoreal CrateBoreal Crate30–491.19*1/84 (1.19%)
Bramble CrateBramble CrateBramble Crate30–491.19*1/84 (1.19%)
Defiled CrateDefiled CrateDefiled Crate30–491.19*1/84 (1.19%)
Divine CrateDivine CrateDivine Crate30–491.19*1/84 (1.19%)
Hellstone CrateHellstone CrateHellstone Crate30–491.19*1/84 (1.19%)
Hematic CrateHematic CrateHematic Crate30–491.19*1/84 (1.19%)
Mirage CrateMirage CrateMirage Crate30–491.19*1/84 (1.19%)
(Second Form)
Ocram (Phase 2).gifOcram
(Second Form)
Seaside CrateSeaside CrateSeaside Crate30–491.19*1/84 (1.19%)
Stockade CrateStockade CrateStockade Crate30–491.19*1/84 (1.19%)
Titanium CrateTitanium CrateTitanium Crate30–442.5*1/40 (2.5%)

Adamantite Ore is one of the two top-tier ores that can spawn from every third destroyed Altar in Hardmode (the other possible ore being Titanium). In worlds where it spawns, it is the rarest and most valuable of the three Altar-spawned ores.

A Mythril/Orichalcum Drill, Mythril/Orichalcum Pickaxe, or better is required in order to mine Adamantite. An Adamantite Forge, crafted from 30 Adamantite Ore and one Hellforge, is required in order to craft Adamantite Bars. Adamantite Ore, as well as Adamantite Bars, can also be obtained by opening crates, eliminating the need for a higher-tier pickaxe. Adamantite Ore is also dropped by Ocram.

Crafting all Adamantite items requires 174 Adamantite Bars, plus thirty raw ore for an Adamantite Forge, for a total of 696 / 900 Adamantite Ore.


Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Adamantite BarAdamantite Bar (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo Switch version)
  • Adamantite OreAdamantite Ore (4)
Adamantite ForgeAdamantite Forge
Titanium ForgeTitanium Forge
Adamantite BarAdamantite Bar (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS versiontModLoader version)
  • Adamantite OreAdamantite Ore (5)
Adamantite BeamAdamantite BeamFurnaceFurnace
Adamantite ForgeAdamantite ForgeMythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
total: 4 row(s)


  • Adamantite Ore veins can be exceptionally difficult to spot in Crimson biomes, unless the Crimson is removed or a Spelunker Potion is used.
  • Ocram will drop some Adamantite ore. Note that Adamantite Bars are required to craft his summon item.
  • On a small map Adamantite starts spawning around a depth of 1,400 feet (700 tiles), 100 feet (50 tiles) above the depth at which lava begins appearing.
  • On a medium map Adamantite starts spawning around a depth of 2,130 feet (1,065 tiles), 170 feet (85 tiles) above the depth at which lava begins appearing.
  • On a large map Adamantite starts spawning around a depth of 2,930 feet (1,465 tiles), 420 feet (210 tiles) above the depth at which lava settles in the Underworld.


Achievement Extra Shiny!.png
Extra Shiny! • Mine a powerful ore that has been newly blessed upon your world.
Mine your first Hardmode ore.


  • Adamantite is a common sight on the ceiling of the Underworld, especially after having smashed many altars. Looking near large pools of lava can help, as lava produces enough light to see many Adamantite deposits.
  • It is beneficial to use Spelunker Potions and look for Adamantite near the bottom of the world.


  • Adamantite gets its name from "adamant" which has historically been used to describe exceptionally hard materials such as diamond. Adamant and variations have been used to describe materials with incredible durability in fantasy and mythology, including "adamantine" in Greek mythology and "adamantium" in Marvel Comics.
    • The word "adamant" is also used for people with firm, unshakeable convictions.
  • Adamantite is one of three fictional ores added to the world from smashing altars in Hardmode, the others being Mythril and Orichalcum. Palladium, Cobalt and Titanium are all real-life metals, but their real colors diverge from how they are depicted in-game.
  • The Adamantite Ore's inventory sprite is exactly the same as the one for Cobalt Ore, but rotated and colored pinkish-red.


  • Desktop 1.4.1: Now requires only 4 ore to make an Adamantite Bar, rather than 5.
  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PlayStation 4)
    • Sprite updated to match Desktop
    • No longer dropped by Ocram due to its removal.
  • Mobile
    • Sprite updated to match Desktop
    • No longer dropped by Ocram due to its removal.