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"When processed, ore becomes durasteel, which is used to make buildings and defenses strong."
Qui-Gon Jinn

Durasteel was an incredibly strong and versatile metal alloy, created from carvanium, lommite, carbon, meleenium, neutronium, and zersium. It was capable of withstanding blistering heat, frigid cold, and monumental physical stress, even when very thin. It has been calculated to be approximately 300,000 times stronger than steel. Because of these properties, durasteel was used for almost everything, from smelting pots for other less hearty metals, to spacecraft hulls. Despite that, however, it could still oxidize. Durasteel containers were commonly seen throughout the galaxy.

Darth Vader's armor was mostly made of durasteel.

Contents

Durasteel grades

Durasteel was produced in various grades of heat treatment and alloy composition for different construction purposes. Some of these were:

Behind the scenes

The word durasteel is a portmanteau of durable (coming from Latin dura meaning "hard") and steel, to emphasize the strength of this material.

Appearances

  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: Commencement
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  • Darth Bane: Path of Destruction
  • Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Mark of the Crown
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Defenders of the Dead
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Uncertain Path
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Captive Temple
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Day of Reckoning
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Fight for Truth
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Shattered Peace
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Deadly Hunter
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Evil Experiment
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Dangerous Rescue
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Ties That Bind
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Death of Hope
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Call to Vengeance
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Only Witness
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Threat Within
  • Jedi Apprentice Special Edition: Deceptions
  • Jedi Apprentice Special Edition: The Followers
  • Jedi Chef
  • Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
  • Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter
  • Single Cell
  • Jedi Quest: Path to Truth
  • Jedi Quest: The Way of the Apprentice
  • Jedi Quest: The Dangerous Games
  • Jedi Quest: The Master of Disguise
  • Jedi Quest: The School of Fear
  • Jedi Quest: The Shadow Trap
  • Jedi Quest: The Moment of Truth
  • Jedi Quest: The Changing of the Guard
  • Jedi Quest: The False Peace
  • Jedi Quest: The Final Showdown
  • Star Wars: Republic Commando
  • Boba Fett: Crossfire
  • Storm Fleet Warnings
  • Shatterpoint
  • Odds
  • The Cestus Deception
  • Republic Commando: Triple Zero
  • Republic Commando: True Colors
  • MedStar I: Battle Surgeons
  • MedStar II: Jedi Healer
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars Volume 2: Crash Course
  • Secrets of the Jedi (Mentioned only)
  • Jedi Trial
  • Boba Fett: A New Threat
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith novel
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith junior novel
  • Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel
  • Imperial Commando: 501st
  • Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight
  • The Last of the Jedi: The Desperate Mission'
  • The Last of the Jedi: Death on Naboo
  • The Last of the Jedi: A Tangled Web
  • The Last of the Jedi: Secret Weapon
  • The Last of the Jedi: Against the Empire
  • In His Image
  • A Two-Edged Sword
  • The Force Unleashed novel
  • Rebel Dawn (Mentioned only)
  • Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire / audio
  • Death Star
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope novel (First appearance)
  • Rebel Force: Target
  •  Jedi's Honor
  • Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption (Mentioned only)
  • Fair Prey
  • Galaxy of Fear: The Nightmare Machine
  • Combat Moon
  • Star Wars Galaxies
  • Star Wars: Yoda Stories (Non-canonical appearance)
  • Shadows of the Empire novel
  • Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand
  • A Credit for Your Thoughts
  • Fists of Ion (Mentioned only)
  • Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor
  • X-wing: Rogue Squadron
  • X-wing: The Bacta War
  • X-wing: Wraith Squadron
  • A Forest Apart
  • X-wing: Isard's Revenge
  • I, Jedi
  • Children of the Jedi
  • Darksaber
  • Before the Storm
  • Young Jedi Knights: Crisis at Crystal Reef
  • Emissary of the Void (Mentioned only)
  • Recovery
  • Edge of Victory II: Rebirth
  • Star by Star
  • The Apprentice
  • Destiny's Way
  • Force Heretic II: Refugee
  • Betrayal (Mentioned only)
  • Bloodlines (Mentioned only)
  • The Unifying Force
  • Tempest
  • Fury
  • Invincible
  • Outcast
  • Abyss
  • Millennium Falcon
  • Star Wars Legacy 1: Broken, Part 1 (Mentioned only)
  • Shadows of Coruscant in Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook

Sources

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