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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]

As of Pocket Edition 0.12.1,[upcoming] mining a Nether Reactor core 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, in 23.4% of stronghold altar chests, 22.0% of nether fortress chests, 46.1% of village blacksmith chests, 45.2% of chest minecarts in abandoned mine shafts, 44.5% of desert and jungle temple chests, 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 if the tool was enchanted with looting.

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.

In the Pocket Edition, zombies will not drop any iron ingots, making iron ingots non-renewable in Pocket Edition.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description

Rail

Iron Ingot +
Stick

Block of Iron

Iron Ingot












Minecart

Iron Ingot












Iron Hoe

Iron Ingot +
Stick












Iron Boots

Iron Ingot












Iron Trapdoor

Iron Ingot












Iron Leggings

Iron Ingot












Compass

Iron Ingot +
Redstone












Flint and Steel

Iron Ingot +
Flint













Activator Rail

Iron Ingot +
Stick +
Redstone Torch

Iron Axe

Iron Ingot +
Stick












Iron Helmet

Iron Ingot












Iron Door

Iron Ingot

Iron Bars

Iron Ingot

Shears

Iron Ingot












Iron Shovel

Stick +
Iron Ingot












Weighted Pressure Plate (Heavy)

Iron Ingot












Nether Reactor Core

Iron Ingot +
Diamond












Pocket Edition only.

Detector Rail

Iron Ingot +
Redstone +
Stone Pressure Plate

Cauldron

Iron Ingot












Piston

Cobblestone +
Redstone +
Any Wood Planks +
Iron Ingot



























Iron Sword

Iron Ingot +
Stick












Iron Chestplate

Iron Ingot












Bucket

Iron Ingot












Iron Pickaxe

Iron Ingot +
Stick












Tripwire Hook

Iron Ingot +
Stick +
Any Wood Planks

Hopper

Iron Ingot +
Chest












Anvil

Iron Ingot +
Block of Iron












Any Shield
(1.9)

Any Wood Planks +
Any Wool +
Iron Ingot























































































Trading[edit | edit source]

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

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. All except PE 15G Silver

History[edit | edit source]

Indev
0.31 January 29, 2010 Added iron ingots.
Official release
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.
1.4.2 12w32a Iron ingots can be used to activate a beacon.
12w41a Iron ingots are used to craft an anvil.
1.5 13w01a Weighted Pressure Plates can be crafted using gold ingots or iron ingots.
1.8 14w07a Added iron trapdoors, which can be crafted using iron ingots.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.3.2 Iron ingots were added.
Console Edition
TU1 Added iron ingots.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Iron Ingots are the most versatile item in the game, being used in 27 crafting recipes (28 as of 15w33c). The second most versatile item is Wood Planks with 23 recipes. Technically, if the Nether Reactor Core is counted, Iron Ingots are used in 28 (29 in 15w33c) recipes, but the Nether Reactor Core is exclusive to the Pocket Edition, and some crafting recipes that use them are not in the Pocket Edition (such as Iron Doors).