Iron Ingot

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Iron Ingot
Iron Ingot.png

Type

Raw materials

Durability

N/A

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 265 hex: 109 bin: 100001001

Name

iron_ingot

Iron ingots are versatile metal crafting ingredients. They are most commonly obtained by smelting iron ore.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Mining[edit | edit source]

Mining a nether reactor core in the Pocket Edition will drop 6 iron ingots.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Block of Iron












9

Smelting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Smelting recipe

Iron Ore +
Any fuel









Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Iron ingots can be found in 54.0% of dungeon chests in stacks of 1–4, and in 23.4% of stronghold altar chests, 22.0% of nether fortress chests, 44.5% of desert temple chests, 46.1% of village blacksmith chests, 45.2% of chest minecarts in abandoned mine shafts, 44.5% of jungle temple chests, and 35.6% of stronghold storeroom chests, all in stacks of 1–5. In 1.9,[upcoming] iron ingots can be found in 18.8% of dungeon chests in stacks of 1–4; in 23.4% of stronghold altar chests, 19.2% of nether fortress chests, 18.2% of desert temple chests, 46.1% of village blacksmith chests, 32.0% of chest minecarts in abandoned mine shafts, 44.5% of jungle temple chests, and 35.6% of stronghold storeroom chests, all in stacks of 1–5; and in 39.4% of End city chests in stacks of 4–8.

Iron golems[edit | edit source]

Iron golems drop 3-5 iron ingots upon death, regardless of the way they die. The looting enchantment does not increase the amount of iron ingots dropped.

Zombies[edit | edit source]

Zombies have a 8.5% chance of dropping 1 iron ingot, 9.5% with Looting I, 10.5% with Looting II, and 11.5% with Looting III.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Block of Iron

Iron Ingot












Iron Trapdoor

Iron Ingot












Iron Door

Iron Ingot

Weighted Pressure Plate (Heavy)

Iron Ingot












Cauldron

Iron Ingot












Piston

Cobblestone +
Redstone +
Any Wood Planks +
Iron Ingot



























Iron Sword

Iron Ingot +
Stick












Hopper

Iron Ingot +
Chest












Anvil

Iron Ingot +
Block of Iron












Shield
(1.9)

Any Wood Planks +
Iron Ingot










































Flint and Steel

Iron Ingot +
Flint













Activator Rail

Iron Ingot +
Stick +
Redstone Torch

Tripwire Hook

Iron Ingot +
Stick +
Any Wood Planks

Iron Helmet

Iron Ingot












Detector Rail

Iron Ingot +
Redstone +
Stone Pressure Plate

Iron Axe

Iron Ingot +
Stick












Iron Chestplate

Iron Ingot












Iron Hoe

Iron Ingot +
Stick












Iron Leggings

Iron Ingot












Shears

Iron Ingot












Minecart

Iron Ingot












Iron Boots

Iron Ingot












Iron Pickaxe

Iron Ingot +
Stick












Iron Shovel

Stick +
Iron Ingot












Compass

Iron Ingot +
Redstone












Bucket

Iron Ingot












Iron Bars

Iron Ingot

Rail

Iron Ingot +
Stick

Trading[edit | edit source]

Villager armorers, tool smiths, and weapon smiths buy 7-9 iron ingots for one emerald as their second tier trades.

Repairing[edit | edit source]

Chainmail helmets, chestplates, leggings, boots and iron helmets, chestplates, leggings, boots, swords, pickaxes, axes, hoes and shovels can be repaired with iron ingots in an anvil.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Icon Achievement In-game description Prerequisites Actual requirements (if different) Version restriction Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Achievement-plain.png
Acquire Hardware Smelt an iron ingot Hot Topic Pick up an iron ingot from a furnace output. None 15G Silver

History[edit | edit source]

Indev
0.31 January 29, 2010 Added iron ingots. Iron ingots can be used to craft iron blocks, flint and steel and iron swords, shovels, pickaxes and axes.
January 30, 2010 Iron ingots are now used to craft arrows.
February 6, 2010 Iron ingots are now used to craft iron hoes.
February 18, 2010 Iron ingots are now used to craft iron helmets, chestplates, leggings and boots.
Infdev
June 15, 2010 Iron ingots are now used to craft buckets.
Seecret Friday 1 Iron ingots are now used to craft rails and minecarts.
Alpha
1.0.1 Iron ingots are now used to craft iron doors.
1.0.14 Iron ingots are no longer used to craft arrows.
1.1.0 Iron ingots are now used to craft compasses.
Beta
1.5 Iron ingots are now used to craft detector rails.
1.7 Iron ingots are now used to craft pistons and shears.
1.8 Iron ingots are now used to craft iron bars.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre2
Iron ingots are now used to craft cauldrons.
1.2.1 12w06a Zombies now rarely drop iron ingots, making it a renewable resource.
12w08a Iron golems now drop 3-5 iron ingots.
1.3.1 12w21a Added desert temples, with a hidden chest room and loot containing iron ingots.
12w22a Added jungle temples, which contain loot chests with iron ingots.
Iron ingots are now used to craft tripwire hooks.
1.4.2 12w32a Iron ingots can be used to activate a beacon.
12w41a Iron ingots are now used to craft anvils.
1.5 13w01a Iron ingots are now used to craft heavy weighted pressure plates.
13w02a Iron ingots are now used to craft hoppers and activator rails.
1.8 14w07a Iron ingots are now used to craft iron trapdoors.
Upcoming
1.9 15w31a Now found in end city ship chests.
15w33c Iron ingots are now used to craft shields.
15w44a Substantially decreased the average yield from dungeon and desert temple chests. Slightly decreased yield from mineshaft and nether fortress chests.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.3.2 Iron ingots were added. They can be used to craft shears, blocks of iron and iron pickaxes, axes, swords and shovels.
0.4.0 Iron ingots are now used to craft flint and steel and iron hoes.
0.5.0 Iron ingots are now used to craft nether reactor cores.
0.6.0 Iron ingots are now used to craft iron armor.
0.7.0 Iron ingots are now used to craft buckets.
0.8.0 build 2 Iron ingots are now used to craft compasses, minecarts, iron bars and rails.
0.12.1 build 1 Iron ingots are no longer used to craft nether reactor cores and are instead dropped by it.
Iron ingots are now used to craft anvils.
0.13.0 build 1 Iron ingots are now used to craft tripwire hooks, detector rails, iron trapdoors and heavy weighted pressure plates.
Console Edition
TU1 CU1 1.0 Added iron ingots.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The iron ingot is the most versatile item in the game, being used in 27 crafting recipes (28 as of 1.9[upcoming]). The second most versatile item is wood planks with 23 recipes.