Mithral, also known as mithril,[1][2] was a precious metal produced from ore found in mountain ranges in certain areas of Faerûn and in the Underdark.[citation needed]


Mithral was produced through a process similar to that of steel-smelting. Items cast from mithral weighed only half as much as similar items forged from steel.[4] Since pieces of armor made from this valuable metal were very light, they allowed the wearer to make better use of their natural agility and were less restrictive on spellcasting.[5]

Rumors and legendsEdit

Among some bardic circles it was said that mithral combined with steel could create adamantine, but according to dwarves, this was laughable.[4]



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