How to Get Steel in Dwarf Fortress


Dwarf Fortress is a cool project where you need to take control of a small expedition of dwarves and help these people to build a huge fortress. In order to succeed, you will have to use many various materials and metals are some of the most important ones. Steel is one of the metals available in this game and it can be used to craft different items. However, it seems that some players don’t understand how to create it. So, this guide will tell you how to get steel in Dwarf Fortress.

What Is Steel in Dwarf Fortress?

Dwarf Fortress allows you to craft different items and for this purpose, you can use various materials. Steel is the best common metal in this game and it can be used to make lots of good weapons and armor. However, this metal is complicated and some players don’t understand how to produce it. So, today we are going to tell you how to make steel in Dwarf Fortress.

Related: How to Build Magma Forge in Dwarf Fortress

How to Make Steel in Dwarf Fortress

In order to create steel in Dwarf Fortress, you will need to use a smelter. It can be a standard smelter or a magma smelter. Here you can read our guide on how to build a magma smelter. This structure is extremely useful and it allows you to waste fewer resources.

If you want to make steel you will need to combine certain ingredients and use your smelter to create steel bars. Here is the list of all items you need to use to make two bars of steel:

  • x1 Iron Bar
  • x1 Pig Iron Bar
  • x1 Flux Stone
  • x1 Fuel (as a source of Carbon)
  • x1 Fuel to heat your smelter (magma smelter can work without it)

As you can see, the recipe is complicated and it requires you to use bars of Iron and Pig Iron. However, the result is worth it and we highly recommend you use this material to craft some weapons. Good luck with your further journey in Dwarf Fortress!

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