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Cobalt Ore is a hardmode ore that has a 50% chance of being spawned in a world after destroying one Demon Altar or Crimson Altar. At least a Molten Pickaxe is required to mine Cobalt Ore.

Notes

  • The stronger alternate to cobalt is Palladium.
  • More Cobalt Ore will spawn for every third altar broken after the first.
  • Cobalt Ore, like all hardmode ores, cannot be broken by explosives.
  • This ore cannot be obtained legitimately prior to killing the Wall of Flesh.
  • Cobalt Ore is a weaker alternative to Palladium.

Trivia

  • Cobalt-based blue pigments have been used since ancient times for jewelry and paints, and to impart a distinctive blue tint to glass, but the color was later thought by alchemists to be due to the known metal bismuth. Miners had long used the name kobold ore (German for goblin ore) for some of the blue-pigment producing minerals; they were named because they were poor in known metals and gave poisonous arsenic-containing fumes upon smelting. In 1735, such ores were found to be reducible to a new metal (the first discovered since ancient times), and this was ultimately named for the kobold.

Update Info

v1.2.3

  • Now stacks to 999.

v1.1

  • Added to the game.

Gallery

Minerals
Original Metals Alternative Metals

Copper Ore.png Copper Ore

Copper Bar.png Copper Bar

Tin Ore.png Tin Ore

Tin Bar.png Tin Bar

Iron Ore.png Iron Ore

Iron bar1.png Iron Bar

Lead Ore.png Lead Ore

Lead Bar.png Lead Bar

Silver Ore.png Silver Ore

Silver bar1.png Silver Bar

Tungsten Ore.png Tungsten Ore

Tungsten Bar.png Tungsten Bar

Gold Ore.png Gold Ore

Gold Bar.png Gold Bar

Platinum Ore.png Platinum Ore

Platinum Bar2.png Platinum Bar

Demonite ore1.png Demonite Ore

Demonite bar.png Demonite Bar

Crimtane Ore.png Crimtane Ore

Crimtane Bar.png Crimtane Bar

Hard Mode Metals

Cobalt Ore.png Cobalt Ore

Cobalt Bar.png Cobalt Bar

Palladium Ore.png Palladium Ore

Palladium Bar.png Palladium Bar

Mythril Ore.png Mythril Ore

Mythril Bar.png Mythril Bar

Orichalcum Ore.png Orichalcum Ore

Orichalcum Bar.png Orichalcum Bar

Adamantite Ore.png Adamantite Ore

Adamantite Bar.png Adamantite Bar

Titanium Ore.png Titanium Ore

Titanium Bar.png Titanium Bar

Chlorophyte Ore.png Chlorophyte Ore

Chlorophyte Bar.png Chlorophyte Bar

Hallowed Bar.png Hallowed Bar

Shroomite Bar.png Shroomite Bar

Other Minerals & Materials

Meteorite ore.png Meteorite Ore

Meteorite bar.png Meteorite Bar

Hellstone1.png Hellstone

Hellstone Bar.png Hellstone Bar

Ectoplasm.png Ectoplasm

Obsidian1.png Obsidian

Items Requiring Cobalt
Armor Cobalt Hat · Cobalt Helmet · Cobalt Mask · Cobalt Breastplate · Cobalt Leggings
Tools Cobalt Drill · Cobalt Chainsaw · Cobalt Pickaxe · Cobalt Waraxe
Weapons Cobalt Repeater · Cobalt Sword · Cobalt Naginata
Other Cobalt Bar · Cobalt Brick
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