Crimtane Ore

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Crimtane Ore
  • Crimtane Ore item spriteold Crimtane Ore item sprite
  • Crimtane Ore placed
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
  • Pickaxe icon.png 55%
Placeable (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 1
Research100 required
Dropped by Dropped by Dropped by
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Brain of CthulhuBrain of Cthulhu.pngBrain of Cthulhu40–90100%
Eye of CthulhuEye of Cthulhu.pngEye of Cthulhu30-90100%
Treasure BagDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
(Brain of Cthulhu)
Treasure Bag (Brain of Cthulhu)Treasure Bag
(Brain of Cthulhu)
Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Treasure BagDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
(Eye of Cthulhu)
Treasure Bag (Eye of Cthulhu)Treasure Bag
(Eye of Cthulhu)
Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions

Crimtane Ore is a pre-Hardmode ore. It is The Crimson counterpart to The Corruption's Demonite Ore, and will not appear naturally in Corruption worlds. It can be found very rarely in small veins Underground in worlds that contain Crimson, however larger quantities can be obtained from the Brain of Cthulhu boss, and from the Eye of Cthulhu (only in worlds containing Crimson). Crimtane Ore emits a faint red glow when placed, similar to Demonite Ore.

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

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Crimtane BarCrimtane Bar (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
  • Crimtane OreCrimtane Ore (3)
Crimtane BarCrimtane Bar (Old-gen console version3DS version)
  • Crimtane OreCrimtane Ore (4)
Crimtane BrickCrimtane Brick (5) (Desktop versionMobile version)
Crimtane BrickCrimtane Brick (Console versionOld-gen console version3DS version)
total: 4 row(s)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Crimtane Ore does not spread the Crimson. This rule applies both to the pre-Hardmode and Hardmode stages.
  • While Demonite Ore can be found in large groups in Corrupt chasms, Crimtane Ore does not have a boosted rate in Crimson chasms.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Achievement Ooo! Shiny!.png
Ooo! Shiny! • “Mine your first nugget of ore with a pickaxe.”
Mine your first ore. Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Crimtane Ore, and its counterpart Demonite Ore, can be mined extremely early-game with Bombs, though because they are both very rare this is not a very viable method to gather any appreciable amount.
  • If one is looking to make money, selling the Crimtane Ore dropped by the Eye of Cthulhu and Brain of Cthulhu will lead to considerable amounts of gold. This method works at any point in the game, and actually gets faster the more the player progresses.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.1:
    • Changed item texture from Crimtane Ore (old).png to Crimtane Ore.png.
    • Changed block texture from Crimtane Ore (placed) (pre-1.3.1).png to Crimtane Ore (placed).png.
  • Desktop
    • Crafting recipe changed to 3 Crimtane ore instead of 4 Crimtane ore.
    • Now used in the Crimtane Brick recipe.
  • Desktop 1.2.1: No Longer requires a Deathbringer Pickaxe or over to mine.