Ore boxes are items that store metal ores. Initially, they can store up to 100 of each ore. This capacity is increased by 20 for certain ores at certain Mining levels (as displayed in the table below), and is increased by another 20 after completing the Everything Is Oresome achievement allowing up to 140 of each ore to be stored. Note that while the achievement only requires a mining level of 90 (for light animica and dark animica) a mining level of 95 is required to store 140 of these ores (see the table below).
The ore boxes can be made at an anvil.
Mechanics[edit | edit source]
The ore box's left-click option, "fill", fills the box with all ores in the player's inventory. Ores (including noted ores) can also be individually used on the box to fill it with all ore of that type. A mouse-over tooltip is displayed showing the contents of the ore box sorted from the lowest to the highest tier.
The ore box can be added to the action bar to allow filling it without interrupting mining.
The "Deposit-All" option in the metal bank empties the ore box as well as having an "empty" option that works in the bank interface. Placing an ore box into the bank also empties the box, placing all the ores stored within it into the bank.
Ore boxes share storage between them, so there is no use in owning multiple boxes. Having multiple in backpack at the same time prevents using the boxes.
Dying in the Wilderness with an ore box of any tier, if unprotected, will result in the box and all ores contained within dropping on the ground for the killer. If the player protects their ore box, any ores contained within the ore box will be dropped on the ground for the killer; however, the ore box will be kept.