There are many valuable resources in Stardew Valley, and one of them is the Iridium Bar. If you haven’t heard of it, here’s a guide that’ll teach you everything you need to know about it!
After dealing with dangerous monsters from the Skull Cavern, you may have got an Iridium Bar. These bars aren’t just ordinary items that you’ll get anywhere. Interestingly, you can sell it for a great price and even craft useful items.
In this guide, you’ll learn where you can get it and how you can efficiently use it on your farm in Stardew Valley!
What’s an Iridium Bar?
You can get an Iridium Bar by smelting five pieces of Iridium Ore with one coal in a furnace. You’ll also get it by defeating the following mobs from the Skull Cavern:
- Shadow Shamans (0.2%)
- Shadow Brutes (0.2%)
- Iridium Bats (0.8%)
- Purple Slimes (0.9%)
If you don’t want to battle against these monsters, you can visit the Treasure Rooms since you’ll sometimes find two to three items.
Moreover, it’s also possible to acquire it from your Slime Hutch if your slimes produce the purple ones.
Another method to get it is by purchasing it in the Traveling Cart for 3,000g to 5,000g, which can be too expensive. But some villagers like Clint are generous. You’ll receive one bar from him as a gift during the Feast of the Winter Star.
Vending Iridium Bars give you 1000g, but with the Blacksmith Profession, its price goes to 1,500g since it adds 50% more to its sell price. You can also trade 10 bars with the Desert Trader from the Calico Desert and get the Warp Totem: Desert recipe.
However, before trading or selling it, you might want to make your farming duties easier by upgrading your tools.
Enhancing your tools makes farming more manageable and fun. You won’t need to hoe areas one-by-one. Instead, you can power it up in just a few seconds and finish the task. To get this benefit, you’ll need Clint’s service, which costs 25,000g and 5 Iridium Bars each.
You may also upgrade the trash can, which only requires 12,500g and the same amount of bars. They may sound a bit pricey, but here are the advantages of improving them:
|Hoe||The maximum area of effect increased by 6×3 tiles.|
|Pickaxe||Break rocks in Skull Cavern with one hit.|
|Axe||● Break fully grown trees in two hits. |
● Destroy small tree stumps with one click.
● Eliminate trees in Stages 4 and below with one blow.
|Watering Can||● Volume increased by 100 charges.|
● It can water an area of 6×3 tiles in one go.
|Trash Can||Retrieves the monetary value of your discarded items by 60%|
If you’re already satisfied with your tools, you can make items that’ll help you in farming, mining and marriage, and more.
Here’s the list of accessories and equipment that you can make with Iridium Bars (IB):
|Iridium Sprinkler||1 IB|
1 Gold Bar
1 Battery Pack
|Farming Level 9||1000g|
|Iridium Band||5 IB|
50 Void Essence
50 Solar Essence
|Combat Level 9||1000g|
5 Gold Bar
1 Battery Pack
|Mining Level 9||Not Sellable|
|Slime Incubator||2 IB|
|Combat Level 8||Not Sellable|
|Wedding Ring||5 Iridium Bars|
1 Prismatic Shard
|Traveling Cart (500g)||1000g|
|Deluxe Fertilizer||1 IB|
|Mr. Qi (20 Qi Gems)||70g|
1 Radioactive Bar
|Mr. Qi (50 Qi Gems)||Not Sellable|
Get impressive buildings from these NPCs!
To maximize the space of your farmland, you can add more infrastructure using Iridium Bars. The list below shows everything you’ll need to build each building:
|Slime Hutch||A place to raise and breed 20 Slimes.||1 IB |
10 Refined Quartz
|Earth Obelisk||Transports you to the Mountains||10 IB|
10 Earth Crystals
|Water Obelisk||Teleports you to the Beach||5 IB|
|Desert Obelisk||Brings you to the Desert||20 IB|
10 Cactus Fruits
|Island Obelisk||Sends you to Ginger Island||10 IB|
10 Dragon Tooth
If Clint, Krobus, Maru, and Willy receive an Iridium Bar as a gift, they’ll appreciate it. But most NPCs would dislike it, especially Sam because he hates it.
You can make an Iridium Breastplate with it and even use it as a purple dye for dyeable shirts and pots.
Bundles and Quests
You can use it to complete the Remixed Dye Bundle from the Bulletin Board. While you can also use it to finish the following quests:
- Staff Power Quest on the 5th of Winter (Year 2).
- Reward: 5,000g and 1 Friendship Heart with the Wizard.
- Fish Pond Quest to increase the capacity of the pond from seven to ten.
- Repair Willy’s anchor with 5 Iridium Bars.