Iron is a basic resource in every version of Deadlock and the most common natural type of metal to mine. It is a raw material used to create buildings and units. Iron can be mined in surface mines, mantle drills and sub space magnets. With Metallurgy, it is possible to process iron into steel, which is a metal alloy.
Iron has a metal value of 1. Iron is the most basic metal in Deadlock, causing it to be the reference for the metal value unit.