DF2014:Bismuth bronze

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Bismuth bronze
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Fire-safe Not magma-safe

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.

Bismuth bronze has exactly the same weapon and armor properties as regular bronze.

[edit] Uses

Just like regular bronze, it can be used to make weapons and armour, along with all furniture and other objects. Bismuth bronze is 20% more valuable than bronze and three times more valuable than its component parts.

[edit] Obtaining

Bismuth bronze is made with the following recipe:

Because of these proportions, bismuth bronze is produced in lots of four bars at a time. While the ores must be smelted normally, only one additional fuel is needed to produce those four bars of bismuth bronze from the four bars noted above at a regular smelter. At a magma smelter, fuel isn't an issue, although the additional time and labor of smelting each ore into bars should still be considered.

Bismuth bronze also provides more weapons-grade metal per tin bar than regular bronze, which may be a consideration if cassiterite is rare on your map.

[edit] Trivia

In real life, bismuth bronze is often used in applications where ordinary bronze would corrode. Unlike in Dwarf Fortress, real bismuth bronze typically does not contain more than 1-3% bismuth by weight, though in some cases, up to 6% bismuth may be used.

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