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I have the crimson (NOT corruption), killed the WoF, but i only get Demon Altars. They have the graphics of Crimson Altars, but when i mouse over them it says: Demon Altar. I've destroyed a bunch of these crimson looking Demon Altars and all i get is Palladium / Adamantite / Orichalum. Why wont the titanium spawn?

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    ok, so i need to keep breaking altars and hope it will eventually pop some titanium. thx Commented Dec 13, 2013 at 16:14
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    I believe that any single world will only get one of the ores from each tier. Breaking more altars will continue to give you Adamantite instead of Titanium.
    – ken.ganong
    Commented Dec 13, 2013 at 16:16

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The tool-tip for Crimson Altars is Demon Altar. This is a bug in the game. Both Demon Altars and Crimson Altars can spawn the alternative ores. The one you get is random and not linked to the crimson/corruption of the world. Your world gets one ore from each tier by random.

Hardmode Tier 1 | Cobalt      OR  Palladium
Hardmode Tier 2 | Mythril     OR  Orichalcum
Hardmode Tier 3 | Adamantite  OR  Titanium
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  • Note you have to create a new world and see if destroying altars there will spawn different ores. Commented Dec 13, 2013 at 16:28
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    If you quit without saving after breaking the 1st, 2nd or 3rd altar, you can re-roll whether the old or new ore type spawns.
    – kotekzot
    Commented Dec 13, 2013 at 17:29
  • @kotekzot: Interesting, if true. Commented Dec 14, 2013 at 0:33
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The reason you wont get Titanium is that it is a 50/50 chance to get cobalt/pallidium, orichalum or mythril, and adamantite or titanium, you got adamantite, but getting demon alters instead of crimson doesn't matter, its just a bug.

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