Orichalcum Bars are the replacement for Mythril Bars in 1.2. To unlock them, the player must destroy a Crimson Altar or a Demon Altar in Hard Mode, mine the new ore, and smelt it. They have (nearly) the same properties as Mythril bars do, but are bright pink/violet instead of pale green and can, like the other updated/new ores, be placed in the same semi-background layer as Wooden Beams; as such they can be placed in the same space a background wall is in and can be passed through, but cannot be placed in the same space as a block. Their sprite occupies a 1x1 space.


  • The word Orichalcum comes from the ancient Greek term oreikhalkos, which means mountain copper. It was described as being second only to gold in value, and probably referred to brass, amber or a gold/metal alloy.
  • Although its true color is unconfirmed, none of the possible theories about Orichalcum's appearance involve the aforementioned metal being pink.

Update info


  • Now requires more bars to craft each item.


  • Added to the game.
Original Metals Alternative Metals

Copper Ore Copper Ore

Copper Bar Copper Bar

Tin Ore Tin Ore

Tin Bar Tin Bar

Iron Ore Iron Ore

Iron bar1 Iron Bar

Lead Ore Lead Ore

Lead Bar Lead Bar

Silver Ore Silver Ore

Silver bar1 Silver Bar

Tungsten Ore Tungsten Ore

Tungsten Bar Tungsten Bar

Gold Ore Gold Ore

Gold Bar Gold Bar

Platinum Ore Platinum Ore

Platinum Bar2 Platinum Bar

Demonite ore1 Demonite Ore

Demonite bar Demonite Bar

Crimtane Ore Crimtane Ore

Crimtane Bar Crimtane Bar

Hard Mode Metals

Cobalt Ore Cobalt Ore

Cobalt Bar Cobalt Bar

Palladium Ore Palladium Ore

Palladium Bar Palladium Bar

Mythril Ore Mythril Ore

Mythril Bar Mythril Bar

Orichalcum Ore Orichalcum Ore

Orichalcum Bar Orichalcum Bar

Adamantite Ore Adamantite Ore

Adamantite Bar Adamantite Bar

Titanium Ore Titanium Ore

Titanium Bar Titanium Bar

Chlorophyte Ore Chlorophyte Ore

Chlorophyte Bar Chlorophyte Bar

Hallowed Bar Hallowed Bar

Shroomite Bar Shroomite Bar

Other Minerals & Materials

Meteorite ore Meteorite Ore

Meteorite bar Meteorite Bar

Hellstone1 Hellstone

Hellstone Bar Hellstone Bar

Ectoplasm Ectoplasm

Obsidian1 Obsidian