|Catches fire from lava||
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These features have appeared in development versions, but the full update containing these features has not been released yet.
Ancient debris is a rare ore found in the bottom layers of the Nether, and is the main source of netherite scrap. It floats on lava in item form and it cannot be burned by any other forms of fire. It also has an extremely high blast resistance, meaning it cannot be blown up under normal circumstances.
Ancient debris generates in the Nether in the form of mineral veins. Up to two veins may generate per chunk: one vein of 1–3 ancient debris attempts to generate with a periodic normal distribution (similarly to lapis lazuli ore) from levels 8 to 22, and an additional vein of 1–2 ancient debris attempts to generate randomly from levels 8 to 119. There is an average of 1.7 ancient debris blocks per chunk, with a maximum of 5. Ancient debris never generates naturally exposed to air and can only replace netherrack, basalt, and blackstone.
Ancient debris drops as an item if mined by a diamond pickaxe or better. If mined by any other tool, it doesn't drop anything.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
|Java Edition 1.16[upcoming]|
|Ancient Debris||Bastion remnant||Generic chest||1||2.2%|
|Hoglin stable chest||1||2.9%|
|Bedrock Edition 1.16.0[upcoming]|
|Ancient Debris||Bastion remnant||Generic chest||1||2%|
|Hoglin stable chest||1||2.9%|
Ancient Debris can be smelted by using a furnace or blast furnace, If a player takes out the Netherite Scrap they are rewarded with 2 experience orbs
|Netherite Scrap||Ancient Debris +
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation distance|
|Block broken||Blocks||Breaking the block||1.0||?||16|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||?||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||Mining the block||0.25||?||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||Placing the block||1.0||?||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||?||16|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Translation key|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Namespaced ID|
|Hidden in the Depths||Obtain Ancient Debris||Nether||Have ancient debris in your inventory.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.16||20w06a||Added ancient debris.|
|20w16a||Ancient debris now generates in bastion remnants chests.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.16.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Added ancient debris.|
|beta 126.96.36.199||Ancient debris now generates in bastion remnants chests.|
|beta 188.8.131.52||Smelting ancient debris now gives experience.|
- Despite ancient debris' rarity, emerald ore is actually rarer due to its vein size, specific biomes, and chance per chunk.
- The texture of the ancient debris is supposed to look like pressed metal plates.
- Ancient debris yields the most experience of any item when smelted.