How to Make Copper Bars in Stardew Valley

Copper Bar Stardew Valley

 “A bar of pure Copper.”

If you have gotten your hands on some Copper Ore by now and are wondering what all of it is used for, look no further because you just found the answer.

That’s right, Copper Ore is needed for smelting, which can later turn the resource into a Copper Bar that can be used later on.

While the process of mining Copper Ore and converting it into Copper Bars may seem like a tedious thing to do, it will all be worth it in the end.

Where to Get Copper Bars?

Copper Bars are mainly obtained by smelting, which can be done at your farm but there are still other ways for you to get this resource.

There are certain enemies known as Shadow Shamans and Shadow Brutes that you can find within the mines, which have a chance to drop Copper Bars when defeated.

How to Make Copper Bars?

To make Copper Bars, you will first need to get your hands on a bunch of Copper Ore, which later is needed along with Coal to be smelted.

You will need to have at least one Furnace at your farm to start converting 5 Copper Ore into a single Copper Bar.

Each time you smelt Copper Ore into a Copper Bar, you will need 1 Charcoal and if you want to make a lot simultaneously, more Furnaces will be important.

Let see below the process making Copper Bars in detail:

1) Crafting a Furnace to Make Copper Bars

Making Copper Bars by crafting a furnace

Whether you buy your Copper Ore and find it yourself, you’ll need to make a Furnace to smelt the copper into usable bars.

Copper bars have a lot of craftable recipes associated with them and are needed to upgrade your tools to copper tools, which increases their efficiency.

Smelting Copper ore in Furnace takes 30 in-game minutes and requires you to put 5 Copper Ores accompanied by 1 coal into the Furnace.

2) Defeating Shadow Brute

Killing Shadow Brute to get Copper Bar

When you are exploring inside the mines, you will encounter a monster that has a chance to drop a Copper Bar.

The creature that can drop a 4% chance of Copper Bar is the Shadow Brutes, which are found in multiple numbers.

You can easily defeat the Shadow Brutes if you have a good weapon, and you can see them in the dark part of the mines which is on floors 31-39.

Other Ways To Get Copper Bar

  • Defeating Shadow Brutes
  • Defeating Shadow Shamans

Copper Bar Uses

Copper Bars are mainly used to upgrade your tools to their Copper Variant, which allows you to break rocks that you find deeper within the Mines.

These are also required to craft certain items that will allow you to improve your farm as well as provide you with ways to craft new resources later in the game.

Tool Upgrades Using Copper Bars

The following are the tool upgrades that can be done at the Blacksmith once you have enough Copper Bars:

  • Copper Hoe
  • Copper Pickaxe
  • Copper Axe
  • Copper Watering Can
  • Copper Trash Can

Craftable Items using Copper Bars

The following are some of the items that require Copper Bars for being crafted:

  • Charcoal Kiln
  • Cheese Press
  • Crab Pot with Tapper Profession
  • Keg
  • Mayonnaise Machine
  • Sprinkler
  • Sturdy Ring
  • Tapper
  • Transmuting (Iron Bar)
  • Trap Bobber

Copper Bar Sell Price

If you have a lot of spare Copper bars, you can always sell them to Clint or via the Shipping Bin to get extra Gold.

The Copper Bar price at the Blacksmith is 60g but if you have the Blacksmith Profession, this will increase to 90g, providing you with more profit.

Copper Bar ID in Stardew Valley

If you need a boost when playing Stardew Valley, the Spawn Items command or Copper Bar ID in Stardew Valley is [334].


Copper Bar is easy to make as the Copper Bar recipe requires 5 Copper Ore and 1 Coal, which can both be obtained by mining.

The Copper Bar is important for beginners in Stardew Valley because this is where you start crafting what you will need on your farm.

After the process of making this resource, there is no way to switch Copper Bar back to Copper Ore and you will have to obtain more instead.

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