Nether Star

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Nether Star
Nether Star.png


Raw materials






Yes (64)

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 399 hex: 18F bin: 110001111



The nether star is an item drop from the wither that is used solely to craft beacons.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Withers[edit | edit source]

The nether star can only be obtained by defeating the wither, which is a boss mob. One nether star will be dropped each time, and is not affected by the Looting enchantment.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Nether stars have the same animated glint that enchanted items and potions have.

The dropped nether star cannot be destroyed by explosions. However, it can still be destroyed by fire, lava, and cacti.

It is used to craft a Beacon.

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Beacon Glass +
Nether Star +

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Icon Achievement In-game description Prerequisites[until 1.12] Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
PC[until 1.12] Xbox PS Pocket Wii U
The Beginning. Kill the Wither The Beginning? Be within a 100.9×100.9×203.5 cuboid centered on the Wither when it drops the nether star. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 40G Silver

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.4.2 12w34a Second Nether star.png Nether star texture added.
12w36a Nether star implemented into the game, as the drop of wither.
12w37a 12w37a nether star.png Texture changed so that it no longer has a dark outline.
Console Edition
TU19 CU7 1.12 Patch 1 Added nether stars.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.16.0 build 4 Added nether stars.

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