As new player of Terraria, I'm lost with all the ores that are in game.

So, what are the tiers of the ores?

I don't know for example if gold is better than iron (for example in Minecraft iron is much better than gold)


As of 1.2, every world gets either one or the other generated:

Standard Ores can be found almost everywhere underground:

Demonite and Crimtane are rarely generated, so that's why The Eater of Worlds and the The Brain of Ctulhu drops them in large quantities.

Hardmode Ores are generated by destroying Demon Altars with a Pwnhammer. You can obtain this hammer by killing the Wall of Flesh, activating Hardmode.

And these ores are always generated:

Additionally, Hallowed Bars drop from certain hardmode bosses.

Summary: Chlorophyte > Hallowed > Titanium > Adamantite > Orichalcum > Mythrill > Palladium > Cobalt > Hellstone > Demonite/Crimtane > Meteorite > Platinum > Gold > Tungsten > Silver > Lead > Iron > Tin > Copper


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  • You are forgetting chlorophite and hallowed ore in your list, both are higher tier then any other mentioned ore. With chlorophyte being the highest of the two. – Arperum Oct 28 '13 at 11:02
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    Only problem is that he is asking for ores. And "Hallow Ore" doesn't exist, only Hallow Bars. – VascovdEng Oct 28 '13 at 11:22
  • Thanks! Now I have it more clear, to do mi pickaxe and armors ;) – Shudy Oct 28 '13 at 11:46
  • @VascovdEng Couple errors in your post: meteorite appears whenever a meteorite "falls", this can happen starting from breaking the first shadow orb forward. The hardmode ores are generated when you break altars with a Pwnhammer after killing the wall of flesh, not before breaking. – Arperum Oct 28 '13 at 12:11
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    since Hallowed Bars are mentioned even though don't have ores, why not mention Shroomite Bars also? so maybe update the answer? – ken Apr 25 '15 at 1:13

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