Steel ingots is a mid to late game crafting resource. At the beginning players won’t be able to even get it, but as soon you get to mid or late game, you’ll need to start using it on a regular basis. So, how do you get steel ingots in Icarus?
Making Steel Ingots In Icarus
Firstly, you’ll need to make sure that you have a stone pickaxe, a concrete furnace, and Mortar and Pestle. This can be unlocked in the skill tree.
The main precursor to steel ingots in Icarus is Steel Bloom. Steel Bloom can be acquired at Mortar and Pestle, by crafting four silica and twelve stones. But before that, you’ll need to get six iron ore or three iron ingots and one coal.
The main place you can get iron and coal is the caves. Just go to the caves and start mining using the stone pickaxe. When you’ve created the steel bloom, you can take it to the concrete furnace and create steel ingots.
You can also get steel ingots by smelting steel blooms but in an Electric Furnace. However, the electric furnace is quite a late game item, which won’t be accessible to most.
You can craft it with x40 steel ingots, x4 glass, x60 electronics, x80 concrete mix, and x8 steel screws.
Main reason for switching to steel is the progression curve requires it. Meaning, you’ll need to eventually switch fully to steel because there will be more weapon, tool, or gear options available.
Once you get to late game though, steel ingot production will become a lot easier and you will have a much bigger abundance of it.