Steel ore box

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The steel ore box is an ore box that can store 100, 120, or 140 each of every tier of ore ranging from copper to coal and silver. The initial capacity of 100 is increased to 120 as the player's Mining level increases. The capacity increase varies per ore based on the level required to mine it, as shown on the table below. After completing the Everything Is Oresome achievement the maximum capacity for each ore is increased by a further 20, up to a maximum of 140.

Stored ore Initial capacity Increased capacity Mining level for capacity
increase to take effect
Maximal capacity with
Everything Is Oresome completed
Copper ore.png: Inventory image of Copper oreCopper ore 100 120 7 140
Tin ore.png: Inventory image of Tin oreTin ore 100 120 7 140
Iron ore.png: Inventory image of Iron oreIron ore 100 120 18 140
Coal.png: Inventory image of CoalCoal 100 120 29 140
Silver ore.png: Inventory image of Silver oreSilver ore[1] 100 N/A N/A N/A
  1. ^ Silver ore requires completion of Family Crest to be stored in the ore box and metal bank.

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, and clicking it there allows filling of the box without interrupting mining.

The ore box cannot be emptied into a player's inventory. Once filled it can only be emptied into a bank, deposit box or metal bank. 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. With deposit boxes, the ore box must be used on it to deposit the contents without banking the ore box, as the empty option does not exist in the deposit box interface, but this does allow the player to return to mining. Simply placing an ore box into the bank also empties the box, placing all the ores stored within it into the bank. If there isn't enough space in the bank, the ore(s) will stay in the box while banked.

Ore boxes share storage between them, so there is no use in owning multiple boxes. The player cannot fill the ore box while carrying more than one of them in their inventory. Attempting to fill the ore box whilst carrying several of them simply results in the player character exclaiming "I can't hold all these ore boxes!", with no ore being added to the box.

A temporary boost in Mining level can increase the capacity temporarily.

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.

If the inventory is filled by mining while carrying the ore box, the game displays a message that the player could fill the box, even if the material mined cannot be stored there (such as when the box is already full).

Creation[edit | edit source]

Steel ore box.png Steel ore box
Smithing-Make-X GE icon.png
150 XP-2,062
Smithing Smithing level20
You can only have one in-progress item in your inventory at once
You must use a normal Anvil or Forge
P2P icon.png Members onlyNo
Iron ore box.pngIron ore box12,3992,399
Steel bar.pngSteel bar29291,858
Total price4,257

Disassembly[edit | edit source]