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Inventory slot background Nitre
Dropped by Stalagmite RockNitre (Pickaxe, PickSlashAxe), Earthquake
Stacks up to 40
DebugSpawn "nitre"

Is rock, but different.


Nitre is a mineral resource obtained by mining smooth Boulders and Stalagmites, which will drop at least one (along with other minerals) upon being mined. It also occasionally falls during underground Earthquakes. It is used to craft Gunpowder.

In the Reign of Giants DLC, it can be used to fuel Endothermic Fire.

Icon Tools UsageEdit

Inventory slot backgroundRotten EggInventory slot background CharcoalInventory slot backgroundNitreAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundGunpowder
Inventory slot backgroundNitreInventory slot backgroundNitreInventory slot background Cut GrassInventory slot background Cut GrassInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetScience MachineInventory slot backgroundEndothermic FireReign of Giants icon
Inventory slot backgroundVolt Goat HornInventory slot background Electrical DoodadInventory slot background Electrical DoodadInventory slot backgroundNitreInventory slot backgroundNitreAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundMorning StarReign of Giants icon

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • Nitre was added in the A Little Rain Must Fall update.
  • Nitre was changed to be dropped by the small, smooth boulder in The End of the Beginning update.
  • Nitre, aka Saltpeter (Potassium Nitrate), is a common ingredient in creating gunpowder in the real world. It is also an ingredient in fertilizer, although it cannot be used as fertilizer in game.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Nitre

  • Gunpowder

    6 messages
    • FINALLY i found the freaking use of this crap. I always hated nitre for some reason anybody else?
    • Yeah, early in the game it just takes up inventory space and is crazy annoying, though in RoG it can be vital to staying alive, because...

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