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Gold is the primary currency of Noita. In its natural form, gold is a powdery material, most common in the Mines and Coal Pits, but it can occasionally come from Powder Pouches and Treasure Chests. Gold can be melted into Molten Gold if it comes into contact with Liquid Fire or Lava.

Gold Nuggets are solid chunks of gold that are dropped from most Enemies. Gold nuggets behave like most other rigid-body objects, and will sink into most Powders where they might become unreachable to you without digging. Gold nuggets will occasionally give off a small sparkle that can help you find them behind other materials.


Gold is a heavy powder which resists explosions and conducts electricity. Upon contact with you, it is automatically collected, yielding 1 gold per pixel of powder absorbed. Acid will dissolve powdered gold, although gold nuggets are generally unaffected. Both gold powder and gold nuggets will be destroyed by Concentrated Mana, which vapourises all metals it comes into contact with into Steam.

Molten Gold is a hot liquid, which will ignite any entities that come in contact with it. It can be cooled and solidified with some Water or any [cold] materials.


Pockets of gold dust are mainly found in the Mines and more commonly in the Coal Pits. Spells such as Digging Bolt, Digging Blast, and Chainsaw will not destroy gold and are effective for collecting it. Other spells such Triplicate Bolt, Energy Orb, or Magic Bolt can destroy terrain without destroying gold and can work if you don't have any other options. Explosive spells also work, but are typically limited use without the Unlimited Spells perk.

The Luminous Drill and Black Hole spells will destroy gold, so you should be careful if trying to use those spells to mine it. Gold nuggets can also be damaged by these spells, and will disappear if damaged too much.


Reaction Rate Reagents Products
30 [fire_strong] + Gold [fire_strong] + Molten Gold
80 Gold + Lava Molten Gold + Lava
25 Concentrated Mana + Gold Concentrated Mana + Steam
25 Concentrated Mana + Gold (Nugget) Concentrated Mana + Steam
25 Concentrated Mana + Gold (Blood) Concentrated Mana + Steam
100 Draught of Midas + [alchemy] Draught of Midas + Gold
90 Gas of Midas + [alchemy] Gold + Gold
50 Gold + Chaotic Polymorphine Silver + Smoke
50 Molten Gold + [cold] Gold + [cold]
50 Molten Gold + [water] Gold + Steam
50 Molten Gold + [frozen] Gold + [frozen]
100 Diminution + Molten Gold Diminution + Molten Silver
45 Flummoxium + Gold Levitatium + Levitatium
50 [acid] + Gold [acid] + Flammable Gas
100 Diminution + Gold Diminution + Silver
20 Pus + Gold Pus + Smoke
50 [acid] + Molten Gold [acid] + Flammable Gas
100 Diminution + Molten Gold Diminution + Silver
20 Pus + Molten Gold Pus + Smoke

Reality Shifting

Attempting to Fungal Reality Shift another material into Gold via a held Powder Pouch has a 99.9% chance of failing, producing instead one of the following materials at random:

Materialpouch brass.png Brass Materialpouch silver.png Silver Materialpotion radioactive liquid.png Toxic Sludge
Materialpotion pea soup.png Pea Soup Flammable Gas Materialpouch poo.png Excrement
Materialpouch mammi.png Mämmi Materialpouch rotten meat radioactive.png Toxic Meat Materialpotion vomit.png Vomit


Mountains of Gold powder.

Gold Nuggets

Upon death, most Enemies will drop at least one gold nugget. When contact is made, the entire nugget is collected as a single unit, rather than just a single pixel. Nuggets will disappear after not being collected for a certain amount of time, unless you have the Gold is Forever perk. They blink white when getting close to vanishing, and flash faster until they are gone.

Gold nuggets come in six different values:

Nugget Value
Small Gold Nugget 10 Gold nugget.png
Medium Gold Nugget 50 Gold nugget.png
Large Gold Nugget 200 Gold nugget.png
Huge Gold Nugget 1,000 Gold nugget.png
Golden Idol 10,000 Gold nugget.png
Large Golden Idol 200,000 Gold nugget.png
Golden Statue 2,147,483,135 Gold nugget.png (variable, up to this value)

There are a few enemies that do not drop any gold at all, for example most Worm enemies as well as any enemies spawned from hives.

Gold Drop limit

Enemies can only drop gold nuggets up to a limit for performance reasons. The rules for gold drops are:

  • Amount equals target's max hp divided by 2.5
  • First 50 gold drops as small gold nuggets 10 Gold nugget.png
  • If after that there's still 2,200,000 Gold nugget.png or more gold to drop, drop 10x Large Golden Idols and remaining amount as a single Golden Statue.
  • If the Golden Statue's value would be over 2,147,483,135 Gold nugget.png then set it to exactly that and prevent the 10x Large Golden Idols from dropping.

Accidental Kills

Killed enemies will drop double the amount of gold nuggets in certain situations:

  • Killed by a physics object, for example: falling debris, a thrown tablet, or a kicked or otherwise propelled rigid-body object.
  • Killed by a naturally-occurring explosive prop, like a crate or propane canister.
  • Killed by damage or status effects inflicted by a material, for example: Fire, Acid, Toxic Sludge, Lava, Poison, Freezing Vapour, and any electrified liquids or metals.

In addition, certain spells can also cause accidental or trick kills. For example:

Blood Money

Blood money is a special, ruby-red form of gold nuggets, which heal you a little when picked up. Certain perks, like Trick Blood Money and No Wand Tinkering, cause enemies to drop blood money on death.

The amount of health restored by picking up a given nugget depends on its size:

Nugget HP Restored
10 Gold nugget.png
2Icon hp template heart.png
50 Gold nugget.png
5Icon hp template heart.png
200 Gold nugget.png
7.5Icon hp template heart.png
1,000 Gold nugget.png
7.5Icon hp template heart.png
10,000 Gold nugget.png
7.5Icon hp template heart.png
200,000 Gold nugget.png
20Icon hp template heart.png
Golden Statue Gold nugget.png
1250Icon hp template heart.png


Item goldnuggets.png Item goldnuggets2.gif

Item bloodmoneys.png Item bloodmoneys2.gif


It is not possible for you to possess more than 2.15 billion Gold nugget.png. Beyond this amount the display shows the symbol for infinity Gold nugget.png, but it is not actually treated as an infinite amount of gold. Instead, once you reach close enough to the maximum gold value, you are granted an infinitely refilling/resetting wallet with the maximum gold value, meaning that, while you can spend an infinite amount of gold over time without having to manually acquire more, you cannot afford individual purchases above 2.15 billion Gold nugget.png. Perhaps the most important consequence of this is that there is always a point where Perk Rerolling becomes unaffordable.

See Also


  • Apr 8 2024: New material gas of midas can create more gold.
  • Dec 19 2019:
    • Added new denominations for Gold Nuggets instead of only having one small nugget.
    • Enemies are no longer limited in how much gold they can drop.
    • The amount of gold dropped by enemies is now 33.33% less, from 15*(hp/25) to 10*(hp/25).