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See also: Obsidian Crate

Obsidian is a unique pre-Hardmode ore which is created when Water and Lava collide, at which point it forms placed blocks of Obsidian which can be mined and collected. Though Obsidian is considered an ore and is gathered similarly, it has no bar form of its own (although it is used to craft Hellstone Bars). Mining Obsidian requires a pickaxe with at least 65% pickaxe power (the Nightmare Pickaxe and its counterpart, the Deathbringer Pickaxe, are the weakest pickaxes able to do so). If the player lacks a viable pickaxe, Explosives can also be used.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
ObsidianObsidian (Desktop versionMobile version)Work BenchWork Bench and Ecto MistDesktop and Mobile versions
total: 1 row(s)

Used in[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Demon TorchDemon Torch (3) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)By Hand
AbeeminationAbeemination (3DS version)Demon AltarDemon Altar
Crimson AltarCrimson Altar
Obsidian BrickObsidian Brick (2) (Console version)FurnaceFurnace
Obsidian BrickObsidian Brick (2) (Desktop versionMobile version)
Obsidian BrickObsidian Brick (Old-gen console version3DS version)
  • ObsidianObsidian (2)
Obsidian SkullObsidian Skull
  • ObsidianObsidian (20)
Hellstone BarHellstone BarHellforgeHellforge
Obsidian LongcoatObsidian Longcoat (Desktop version)
Obsidian Outlaw HatObsidian Outlaw Hat (Desktop version)
Obsidian PantsObsidian Pants (Desktop version)
Obsidian LongcoatObsidian Longcoat (Console versionMobile version)
  • SilkSilk (10)
  • ObsidianObsidian (20)
Obsidian Outlaw HatObsidian Outlaw Hat (Console versionMobile version)
  • SilkSilk (10)
  • ObsidianObsidian (20)
Obsidian PantsObsidian Pants (Console versionMobile version)
  • SilkSilk (10)
  • ObsidianObsidian (20)
Obsidian Skin PotionObsidian Skin PotionPlaced BottlePlaced Bottle
Alchemy TableAlchemy TableDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Obsidian ToiletObsidian ToiletDesktop and Mobile versionsSawmillSawmill
Obsidian ChestObsidian ChestDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versionsWork BenchWork Bench
Obsidian SinkObsidian Sink (Desktop versionMobile version)
Obsidian WallObsidian Wall (4) (Desktop versionMobile version)
  • ObsidianObsidian
Work BenchWork Bench and Ecto MistDesktop and Mobile versions
total: 21 row(s)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Obsidian is not destroyed by Lava, despite being of White Rarity.
  • Obsidian is fairly rare naturally and will usually require player intervention to spawn.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • A good way to rapidly acquire obsidian with little effort is to find or create a large pool of water on top of a similar-sized pool of lava, mine through the obsidian layer to create a tunnel straight down into the deep end of the lava, then mine a channel through the wall of the tunnel. Water will fill the channel and come into contact with the lava from below, causing more obsidian to be generated at the block that was just mined. This will keep generating obsidian until either the water drains completely or the lava drains to the level of the channel.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Obsidian in real life is cooled volcanic glass. It is a very brittle substance that chips easily.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2: Stack limit was increased from 250 to 999.