Adamantine

From 1d4chan
Jump to: navigation, search
Big Gay Purple d4.png This article is a skub. You can help 1d4chan by expanding it

Adamantium, also known by similar names such as Adamantine, adminium, adamantite, etc., is a fictitious metal or alloy common in media that's generally held to be stronger and lighter than titanium steel (titanium is far from being the strongest metal, and saying it is will trigger every engineer and chemist who hears you), if not outright completely indestructible.

In D&D[edit]

Adamantine is one of several magical metals that have appeared in Dungeons & Dragons and, alongside Mithril, is one of the most iconic. Characterized by its jet-black coloration, adamantine is known for being super-durable; weapons made of the stuff can cut or smash through just about anything, whilst armor & shields made from it are virtually unbreakable.

The metal takes its name from a legendary ultra-durable metal in Greco-Roman mythology.

In W40K[edit]

Adamantium is the Khaine of materials in 40K, in that it is literally only ever mentioned or discussed in terms of how a given weapon can effortlessly cut or smash through it. The Worf of metals.