Lore:Metals

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Adamantite[edit]

Adamantite

Adamantite is sometimes used in Altmeri equipment.

Found in: ESO

Adamantium[edit]

Adamantium ore

Adamantium (also called Adamantine) is a rare, lustrous silvery metal used for making valuable armor and weapons. The ore is very heavy and can be used in alchemy. Adamantium armor can appear as either a high quality heavy weight armor or medium weight armor. It is above the quality of Mithril or Orichalcum, but is inferior to Stalhrim and Ebony. The armor has a high potential for enchantment. Adamantium weapons can harm magical creatures that resist normal weapons.

For alchemy information, see the Alchemy lore entry.

Found in: Tribunal

Antimony[edit]

Antimony

Antimony is sometimes used in jewelry.

Found in: ESO

Argentum[edit]

Argentum

Argentum is sometimes used in equipment.

Found in: ESO

Brass[edit]

Brass ingots

Brass is sometimes used for tempering iron equipment and in jewelry. It was also widely used in the creations of Sotha Sil, such as the Clockwork City, factotums, and fabricants.

For alchemy information, see the Alchemy lore entry.

Found in: Daggerfall, ESO, Blades

Bronze[edit]

Bronze ingot

Bronze was sometimes used in equipment. However, those uses fell out of popularity in favor of using it to construct statues and decorations.

Found in: ESO, Blades

Calcinium[edit]

Calcinium ore

Calcinium is sometimes used in equipment.

Found in: ESO

Cassiterite[edit]

Cassiterite

Cassiterite is sometimes used in Ancient Orc equipment. It can be found in Wrothgar in the form of a sand.

Found in: ESO

Chromium[edit]

Chromium platings

Chromium is sometimes used in jewelry platings.

Found in: ESO

Cobalt[edit]

Cobalt

Cobalt is sometimes used in jewelry.

Found in: ESO

Copper[edit]

A seam of copper

Copper is sometimes used in jewelry and construction.

For alchemy information, see the Alchemy lore entry.

Found in: Daggerfall, ESO, Blades

Corundum[edit]

Corundum ore

Corundum is sometimes used in Nord equipment. When used as an alloy with iron, it can create a grade of steel dependent on the proportions of the alloy.

Found in: Skyrim, ESO

Dibellium[edit]

Dibellium

Dibellium is sometimes used in jewelry.

Found in: ESO

Dwarven Metal[edit]

An ingot of Dwarven Metal

Dwarven Metal refers to heavy, exotic metals used primarily by the Dwemer. It is usually copper in color, although it can also be yellow, grey, or green. The Dwemer used the metal extensively, from architecture to cutlery, most notably for Dwemer Animunculi. To the other races of Tamriel, it is primarily of interest for use in smithing weapons and armor.

Dwarven weapons are prized for their ability to resist corrosion and retain their edge, while Dwarven armor has distinctive impact-absorbing qualities. For this reason, Dwemer artifacts are highly prized by adventurers and collectors. The metal itself is rare and precious, scraps of which are prized both by collectors of antiquities and students of metals and enchantments. Only the most skilled blacksmiths have the ability to emulate ornate Dwarven craftsmanship, although the metal is often incorporated into cultural designs. True Dwarven metal was made using an unknown process that many metallurgists have tried to replicate unsuccessfully. The only way to obtain the metal is to melt down existing Dwemer items made from the substance.

Found in: Skyrim, ESO, Blades

Electrum[edit]

Electrum seam

Electrum is sometimes used in jewelry.

Found in: ESO

Galatite[edit]

Galatite ore

Galatite is sometimes used in equipment.

Found in: ESO

Gold[edit]

Gold ore

Gold is a valuable metal predominantly minted into coins by the Empire to be used as currency by the whole of Tamriel. It is also sometimes used in jewelry.

For alchemy information, see the Alchemy lore entry.

Iridium[edit]

Iridium platings

Iridium is sometimes used in jewelry platings.

Found in: ESO

Iron[edit]

An ingot of Iron

Iron is the most commonly used metal in Tamriel. It is dark grey in color, and has a wide range of uses in blacksmithing. Its abundance makes the metal ideal for creating mundane items like nails or containers. Weapons and armor made from iron are easy to produce, but vastly inferior to equipment made from most other metals. Iron can be converted to steel, either through refinement of high-quality ore or through the creation of an alloy when combined with corundum. It can also be used in alchemy to produce a slowfall effect or magically transmuted into silver.

For alchemy information, see the Alchemy lore entry.

Lead[edit]

Lead

For alchemy information, see the Alchemy lore entry.

Found in: Daggerfall

Liquid Silver[edit]

A vial of Liquid Silver

Liquid Silver is a rare, heavy, viscous metal often thought to have healing or life-prolonging properties. It is also believed to have a severely adverse effect on werewolves and so crossbow bolts infused with liquid silver are highly prized by groups such as the Fighters Guild.[1]

Found in: ESO

Lodestone[edit]

Lodestone

For alchemy information, see the Alchemy lore entry.

Found in: Daggerfall, ESO

Madness Ore[edit]

Madness Ore

Madness Ore (often shortened to madness) is a flexible, dark black or brown metal marbled with glowing gold veins, which can be found in the Shivering Isles. Deposits occur naturally in ancient ruins left behind by previous Greymarches, where the spirits of ancient souls and the tattered minds of dead heroes become trapped in the ore. Madness ore smithing is an ancient art of the mortal inhabitants of the realm. The master smith of Crucible has the ability to make heavy madness weapons and armor. Before the master dies, he will hide matrices throughout the realm and train an apprentice to continue the tradition. Grummites are known to occupy places such as abandoned subterranean halls where Madness Ore is commonly found, due to their strange attraction towards the material; indeed, they are known to collect shards of the ore.

Manganese[edit]

Manganese

Manganese is sometimes used in Orcish equipment.

Found in: ESO

Mercury[edit]

Mercury

For alchemy information, see the Alchemy lore entry.

Found in: Daggerfall

Meteoric Iron[edit]

A chandelier wrought from Meteoric Iron

Meteoric Iron is a variety of Aetherial Fragment. It is the most common fragment to fall to Nirn. All known samples of the metal are a rusty brown in color. It is prized by armorers and enchanters for its properties in the forging of enchanted weapons and armors. The Ayleids, known for harnessing Aetherial Fragments, incorporated the metal into their architecture. As such, it is a common sight in Ayleid ruins.

Mithril[edit]

Armor fashioned from Mithril

Mithril is an elusive and relatively scarce metallic material, known for being light and rather valuable, likely due to its rarity. It comes in two different colors, in place such as Cyrodiil it comes in a shiny silver color, while in the provinces of Hammerfell and High Rock, it is seen in navy-blue. When broken, it can easily be melded together when heated up, unlike chainmail. The only known veins of mithril can be found in the Dragon's Teeth Mountains, where the Kragen Clan harvested the material as one of their main resources, but whether it has been exhausted is unknown.

Molybdenum[edit]

Molybdenum

Molybdenum is sometimes used in Breton equipment.

Found in: ESO

Moonstone[edit]

Moonstone Ore

Moonstone is an ivory colored metal found in veins throughout Tamriel. They are generally used, sometimes in tandem with quicksilver to make elven armor, which was a closely-guarded secret for the longest time, to the Altmer of Summerset. But it is also the signature material used in Khajiiti-styled armor. Moonstone melts at a much higher heat than quicksilver, making it tricky to work with both of them together. Saltwater is required to quench the hot metal when making elven armor.

Found in: Skyrim, ESO, Blades

Nickel[edit]

Nickel

Nickel is sometimes used in Imperial equipment.

Found in: ESO

Orgnium[edit]

Pyandonean armor using Orgnium

Orgnium is a mysterious light metal used by the Maormer of Pyandonea. It is used extensively in their heavier weapons and armor, notable examples of which include cuirasses and shoulder armor.

Orichalcum[edit]

An ingot of Orichalcum

Orichalcum (also called orichalc) is a gray-green metal used to make weapons and armor. Orcs are famous for their use of this mineral to create orcish equipment. The orichalcum is melded with iron, at a low temperature to prevent the metal becoming brittle. Orcish armor is medium or heavy in weight and usually of superior orcish craftsmanship, although any sufficiently skilled smith can craft it. Orcish weapons were less common during the Third Era and of varying quality. Veins of the mineral are commonly found in Skyrim. Diagna, an avatar of the HoonDing, is called the Orichalc God of the Sideways Blade. He brought orichalc weapons to the Yokudans during the Merethic Era, which allowed them to win the war with the Lefthanded Elves.

Found in: Skyrim, ESO, Blades

Palladium[edit]

Palladium

Palladium was sometimes used in the equipment of ancient mer.

Found in: ESO

Pewter[edit]

Pewter seam

Pewter is sometimes used in jewelry.

Found in: ESO

Platinum[edit]

Platinum seam

Platinum is sometimes used in jewelry.

For alchemy information, see the Alchemy lore entry.

Found in: Daggerfall, ESO

Quicksilver[edit]

Quicksilver ore and ingots

Quicksilver is sometimes used in equipment. It can be used in conjunction with Moonstone for some Altmeri styles. It can also be used with Ebony and Steel for some Nordic styles.

Found in: Skyrim, ESO, Blades

Rubedite[edit]

Rubedite ore

Rubedite is sometimes used in equipment.

Found in: ESO

Silver[edit]

Silver seam

Silver is sometimes used in jewelry and equipment.

For alchemy information, see the Alchemy lore entry.

Steel[edit]

Steel ingot

Steel is sometimes used in equipment. It can be refined from High Iron, or created as an alloy between iron and corundum.

Found in: Skyrim, ESO, Blades

Terne[edit]

Terne platings

Terne is sometimes used in jewelry platings.

Found in: ESO

Tin[edit]

Tin

For alchemy information, see the Alchemy lore entry.

Found in: Daggerfall

Titanium[edit]

Titanium

Titanium is sometimes used in jewelry.

Found in: ESO

Voidstone[edit]

Voidstone ore

Voidstone is sometimes used in equipment.

Found in: ESO

Zinc[edit]

Zinc

Zinc is sometimes used in jewelry.

Found in: ESO

Zircon[edit]

Zircon platings

Zircon is sometimes used in jewelry platings.

Found in: ESO

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liquid Silver