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Helmet
Leather Cap JE4 BE2.pngChainmail Helmet JE3 BE2.pngIron Helmet JE2 BE2.pngDiamond Helmet JE2 BE2.pngGolden Helmet JE2 BE2.pngNetherite Helmet JE2 BE1.pngTurtle Shell.png
Rarity color

Common

Durability

Leather: 55
Chainmail: 165
Iron: 165
Golden: 77
Diamond: 363
Netherite: 407
Turtle Shell: 275

Renewable

Netherite: No
All others: Yes

Stackable

No

Helmets are a type of armor that covers the head of the player. There are seven types of helmets: leather cap, chainmail helmet, iron helmet, diamond helmet, gold helmet, netherite helmet, and turtle shell.

Obtaining[edit]

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Leather or
Gold Ingot or
Iron Ingot or
Diamond or
Scute

Damaged Matching Helmet


The durability of the two helmets is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.

Upgrading[edit]

Ingredients Smithing recipe
Diamond Helmet +
Netherite Ingot
Upgrade Gear


Repairing[edit]

Grinding[edit]

Ingredients Grinding recipe Description
2x Damaged Leather Cap or
2x Damaged Chainmail Helmet or
2x Damaged Iron Helmet or
2x Damaged Golden Helmet or
2x Damaged Diamond Helmet or
2x Damaged Netherite Helmet or
2x Damaged Turtle Shell
The durability of the two helmets are added together, plus an extra 5% durability.

Unit repair[edit]

Helmets can be repaired in an anvil by adding units of the armor material's repair material, with each repair material restoring 25% of the helmet's maximum durability, rounded down.

Mobs[edit]

If a zombie, husk, stray or skeleton is wearing armor, there is a 8.5% chance (9.5% with Looting I, 10.5% with Looting II and 11.5% with Looting III) for the mob to drop a helmet upon death. The dropped helmet is usually badly damaged, and may be enchanted with enchantment levels 5-19.

In Bedrock Edition, vindicators and pillagers spawned in raids have a 8.3525% chance (10.28% on hard) to drop iron helmets. The dropped helmets are usually badly damaged, and have a 50% chance of being enchanted with a random enchantment.

Natural generation[edit]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Leather Cap Village Tanner's chest 1 31.8%
Enchanted Leather Cap[note 1] Shipwreck Supply chest 1 22.4%
Iron Helmet Stronghold Altar chest 1 12.1%
Village Armorer's chest 1 31.8%
Weaponsmith's chest 1 25.6%
Enchanted Iron Helmet[note 2] End city Chest 1 13.3%
Golden Helmet Bastion remnant Generic chest 1 9.8%
Underwater ruins Small ruins chest 1 8.3%
Big ruins chest 1 4.3%
Enchanted Golden Helmet[note 1] Bastion remnant Bridge chest 1 11.2%
Ruined portal Chest 1 20.5%
Diamond Helmet Bastion remnant Treasure chest 1 15.8%
Enchanted Diamond Helmet[note 2] End city Chest 1 13.3%
Damaged Enchanted Diamond Helmet[note 1][note 4] Bastion remnant Treasure chest 1 18.7%
Bedrock Edition
Leather Cap Village Tanner's chest 1 31.8%
Enchanted Leather Cap[note 1] Shipwreck Supply chest 1 22.4%
Chainmail Helmet Buried treasure Chest 1 57.2%
Iron Helmet Stronghold Altar chest 1 11.8%
Village Armorer's chest 1 31.8%
Weaponsmith's chest 1 25.6%
Enchanted Iron Helmet[note 2] End city Chest 1 13.3%
Golden Helmet Bastion remnant Generic chest 1 16%
Underwater ruins Small ruins chest 1 8.3%
Big ruins chest 1 4.3%
Enchanted Golden Helmet[note 1] Bastion remnant Bridge chest 1 12.2%
Ruined portal Chest 1 20.5%
Damaged Diamond Helmet[note 3] Bastion remnant Treasure chest 1 8.6%
Enchanted Diamond Helmet[note 2] End city Chest 1 13.3%
Damaged Enchanted Diamond Helmet[note 1][note 3] Bastion remnant Treasure chest 1 10.2%
  1. a b c d e f All enchantments are equally probable, including treasure enchantments (except Soul Speed), and any level of the enchantment is equally probable.
  2. a b c d Enchantment probabilities are the same as a level-20 to level-39 enchantment would be on an enchantment table that had no cap at level 30, and that was able to apply treasure enchantments (except Soul Speed), and where the chance of multiple enchantments is not reduced.
  3. a b The item has between 20% and 65% of its total durability.
  4. The item has between 80% and 100% of its total durability.

Villagers[edit]

In Java Edition, novice-level armorer villagers have a 40% chance to sell an iron helmet for 4 emeralds. Journeyman-level armorers have a 40% chance to sell a chainmail helmet for 1 emerald. Master-level armorers always sell an enchanted diamond helmet for 11-27 emeralds. Apprentice-level leatherworker villagers have a 23 chance to sell a leather cap[note 1] for 5 emeralds. Master-level leatherworker villagers offer the same trade.

Armorer villagers may give the players with the Hero of the Village effect a chainmail helmet.

In Bedrock Edition, novice-level armorer villagers have a 25% chance to sell iron helmet for 5 emeralds, 13 chance to sell chainmail helmet at journeyman-level for an emerald, and 50% chance to sell enchanted diamond helmet for 8 emeralds at master-level. Apprentice-level leatherworker villagers have a 50% chance to sell leather cap for 5 emeralds as part of their trades, and 50% chance to sell an enchanted leather cap for 5 emeralds at the master level.

  1. The leather armor has a random color created by two dyes (possibly the same dye twice.)

Usage[edit]

Helmets can be placed in the top armor slot of a player's inventory for activation.

Defense points[edit]

Defense points are each signified by half of a shirt of mail in the armor bar above the health bar. Each defense point reduces any damage dealt to the player that is absorbed by armor by 4%, increasing additively with the number of defense points. Different materials and combinations of armor provide different levels of defense.

The following table shows the number of defense points added by helmets.

Material
Leather 1 (🛡)
Golden 2 (🛡)
Chainmail 2 (🛡)
Iron 2 (🛡)
Turtle Shell 2 (🛡)
Diamond 3 (🛡🛡)
Netherite 3 (🛡🛡)

Knockback Resistance[edit]

A netherite helmet provides knockback resistance.

Durability[edit]

The following table shows the amount of damage each piece of armor can absorb before being destroyed.

Any "hit" from a damage source that can be blocked by armor removes one point of durability from each piece of armor worn. Damage taken that armor doesn't protect (such as falling or drowning) does not damage the armor, even if it is enchanted to protect against that type of damage. The following chart displays how many hits helmets can endure.

Material
Leather 55
Golden 77
Chainmail 165
Iron
Turtle Shell 275
Diamond 363
Netherite 407

Repair[edit]

Helmets may be repaired by using them along with some of their crafting material (leather, gold ingots, iron ingots, diamonds or netherite) in an anvil. Chainmail helmets may be repaired in this way with iron ingots. They may also be repaired by crafting them together with another helmet of like material.

Enchantments[edit]

A helmet can receive the following enchantments. Note that while iron and chainmail have the same durability, chainmail has a higher enchantability than iron or diamond.

Enchantment Max Level Notes
Fire Protection IV [note 1][note 2]
Projectile Protection IV [note 1][note 2]
Blast Protection IV [note 1][note 2]
Protection IV [note 1][note 2]
Unbreaking III
Respiration III
Aqua Affinity I
Thorns III [note 2]
Mending I [note 3]
Curse of Binding I [note 3]
Curse of Vanishing I [note 3]
  1. a b c d Fire Protection, Blast Protection, Projectile Protection and Protection are mutually exclusive
  2. a b c d e Only from using an anvil and enchanted books.
  3. a b c Only from chest loot, fishing, or an anvil and enchanted books.

Status effects[edit]

Equipping a turtle shell provides the Water Breathing status effect. The time that this effect lasts does not begin to count down until the player dives underwater, then the 10 seconds are counted down. The effect immediately recharges after exposure to air.

Smelting usage[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Iron Nugget or
Gold Nugget
Iron Helmet or
Chainmail Helmet or
Golden Helmet +
Any fuel


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Piglins[edit]

Piglins are attracted to golden helmets and pick them up, examining them for 6 to 8 seconds. Piglins can wear other helmets but are not attracted to them. They prefer stronger helmets over weaker helmets, with one exception: They always prefer golden helmets, throwing out stronger helmets in favor of gold helmets. Enchanted helmets are preferred over unenchanted helmets.

Trivia[edit]

  • Unlike the other helmets, the netherite helmet covers most of the player's face, courtesy of a unique nose guard and large cheek plates.

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Leather Capleather_helmet item.minecraft.leather_helmet
Chainmail Helmetchainmail_helmet item.minecraft.chainmail_helmet
Iron Helmetiron_helmet item.minecraft.iron_helmet
Diamond Helmetdiamond_helmet item.minecraft.diamond_helmet
Golden Helmetgolden_helmet item.minecraft.golden_helmet
Netherite Helmetnetherite_helmet item.minecraft.netherite_helmet
Turtle Shellturtle_helmet item.minecraft.turtle_helmet

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Leather Capleather_helmet 298item.leather_helmet.name
Chainmail Helmetchainmail_helmet 302item.chainmail_helmet.name
Iron Helmetiron_helmet 306item.iron_helmet.name
Diamond Helmetdiamond_helmet 310item.diamond_helmet.name
Golden Helmetgolden_helmet 314item.golden_helmet.name
Netherite Helmetnetherite_helmet 748item.netherite_helmet.name
Turtle Shellturtle_helmet 469item.turtle_helmet.name

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Iron ManWear a full suit of Iron Armor.15GBronze
Tie Dye OutfitUse a cauldron to dye all 4 unique pieces of leather armor.15GBronze
Oooh, shiny!Distract a Piglin using gold.Give a piglin a gold item while it is aggressive toward the player.30GSilver
Cover me in debrisWear a full set of Netherite armor.50GGold

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID

Advancement-plain-raw.png

Suit Up
Protect yourself with a piece of iron armorAcquire HardwareHave any type of iron armor in your inventory.story/obtain_armor

Advancement-plain-raw.png

Cover Me With Diamonds
Diamond armor saves livesDiamonds!Have any type of diamond armor in your inventory.story/shiny_gear

Advancement-plain-raw.png

Oh Shiny
Distract Piglins with goldNetherGive a piglin one of these 22 gold-related items in the #piglin_loved entity tag while not wearing any golden armor. If this advancement is attempted while the player is wearing golden armor but piglin(s) are still aggressive toward them, the advancement does not trigger. Other gold-related items, if any, may be used, but are ignored for this advancement and by the piglin.nether/distract_piglin

Advancement-fancy-raw.png

Cover Me in Debris
Get a full suit of Netherite armorHidden in the DepthsHave a full set of netherite armor in your inventory.nether/netherite_armor

Advancement-fancy-raw.png

A Furious Cocktail
Have every potion effect applied at the same timeLocal BreweryHave all of these 13 potion effects applied to the player at the same time. Beacon effects also count for the purposes of this advancement. Other potion effects, if any, may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.nether/all_potions

Advancement-fancy-raw.png

How Did We Get Here?
Have every effect applied at the same timeA Furious CocktailHave all of these 26 effects applied to the player at the same time. Beacon effects also count for the purposes of this advancement. Other status effects, if any, may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.
Note: This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it.
nether/all_effects

History[edit]

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The specific instructions are: Add of armor models from February 12, 2010 ("Added armor models" / "Armor models are displayed on the player in the inventory").
Java Edition Classic
June 14, 2009Notch discussed how armor would work in Survival mode: "Two types of swords, two types of armor, two types of helmets. The basic versions require iron. The advanced versions require steel, which you make by combining iron and coal. Carrying swords, armor or helmets take up inventory slots, but otherwise have no penalty and work pretty much as you expect (prevent some damage, or cause more damage)".
August 13, 2009Notch tested with armor models. Only chestplates and helmets were available. They were merely aesthetic at the time and had no effect on gameplay.
0.24_SURVIVAL_TESTPlate Helmet.png Plate Chestplate.png Added plate armor.
Chainmail Helmet JE1.png Chainmail Chestplate JE1.png Added the model and the texture for chain armor.
Plate armor models have been tested with zombies and skeletons.
Java Edition Indev
0.3120091223-1Plate and chain armor models are no longer used.
20091231-2Studded Helmet (item) JE1.png Studded Chestplate (item) JE1.png Studded Leggings (item) JE1.png Studded Boots (item) JE1.png Studded armor can now be seen in the inventory.
February 9, 2010Notch revealed armor.png Notch revealed new models for armor, which included leggings and boots.
20100212-1Added armor models.
Indev 20100212 armor.png Armor models are now displayed on the player in the inventory.
20100218Leather Cap JE1.png Leather Tunic JE1.png Leather Pants JE1.png Leather Boots JE1.png
Leather Cap (item) JE1 BE1.png Leather Tunic (item) JE1 BE1.png Leather Pants (item) JE1 BE1.png Leather Boots (item) JE1 BE1.png Added the cloth set, which have been given the textures from one of Notch's previous games, Legend of the Chambered.
Chainmail Helmet JE2 BE1.png Chainmail Chestplate JE2 BE1.png Chainmail Leggings JE1 BE1.png Chainmail Boots JE1 BE1.png
Chainmail Helmet (item) JE1 BE1.png Chainmail Chestplate (item) JE1 BE1.png Chainmail Leggings (item) JE1 BE1.png Chainmail Boots (item) JE1 BE1.png Added the chain set.
Iron Helmet JE1 BE1.png Iron Chestplate JE1 BE1.png Iron Leggings JE1 BE1.png Iron Boots JE1 BE1.png
Iron Helmet (item) JE1 BE1.png Iron Chestplate (item) JE1 BE1.png Iron Leggings (item) JE1 BE1.png Iron Boots (item) JE1 BE1.png Added the iron set.
Golden Helmet JE1 BE1.png Golden Chestplate JE1 BE1.png Golden Leggings JE1 BE1.png Golden Boots JE1 BE1.png
Golden Helmet (item) JE1 BE1.png Golden Chestplate (item) JE1 BE1.png Golden Leggings (item) JE1 BE1.png Golden Boots (item) JE1 BE1.png Added the gold set.
Diamond Helmet JE1 BE1.png Diamond Chestplate JE1 BE1.png Diamond Leggings JE1 BE1.png Diamond Boots JE1 BE1.png
Diamond Helmet (item) JE1 BE1.png Diamond Chestplate (item) JE1 BE1.png Diamond Leggings (item) JE1 BE1.png Diamond Boots (item) JE1 BE1.png Added the diamond set.
Armor can now be crafted and worn.
Armor now functions. All helmets give 3 (🛡🛡), all chestplates give 8 (🛡🛡🛡🛡), all leggings give 6 (🛡🛡🛡), and all boots give 3 (🛡🛡). Armors have limited durability, with lower tier armors less durable than higher tier armors.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.8With the introduction of leather, "Cloth Armor" has been renamed to "Leather Armor".
Leather armor is now crafted with leather instead of cloth.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseThe armor protection behavior has been changed. Previous to this update, the total armor protection is based in this equation: (((total equipped armor damage reduction − 1) × (all equipped armor max damagetotal equipped armor damage)) ÷ (total equipped armor max damage + 1)).
October 3, 2011The first images of a player wearing enchanted armor are revealed.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Iron armor can now be found in the new stronghold altar chests.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4Armor can now be enchanted.
1.112w01aIron armor can now be found in the new blacksmith chests in villages.
1.2.112w06aZombies now drop iron helmets on rare occasions and zombie pigmen now drop golden helmets.
1.3.112w15a⇧ Shift+clicking can now be used to wear armor.
12w21aChain armor can now be obtained legitimately in survival mode through trading.
Blacksmith villagers now sell chain boots for 5–6 emeralds, chain leggings for 9–10 emeralds, chain chestplates for 11–14 emeralds and chain helmets for 5–6 emeralds.
Blacksmith villagers now sell diamond boots for 7 emeralds, diamond leggings for 11–13 emeralds, diamond chestplates for 16–18 emeralds and diamond helmets for 7 emeralds.
Blacksmith villagers now sell iron boots for 4–5 emeralds, iron leggings for 8–9 emeralds, iron chestplates for 10–13 emeralds and iron helmets for 4–5 emeralds.
Butchers now sell leather boots, caps and pants each for 2–3 emeralds, and leather tunics for 4 emeralds.
1.4.212w32aMob armor has been reintroduced. A partial or full set of any armor is now sometimes worn by zombies, skeletons and zombie pigmen, with the likelihood increasing with difficulty.
August 17, 2012Jeb and Dinnerbone tweeted pictures of dyeable leather armor.
12w34aLeather armor can now be dyed by crafting a leather armor piece with dyes. Dyes can be removed by using dyed leather armor on a cauldron with water.
Leather Cap JE2.png Leather Tunic JE2.png Leather Pants JE2.png Leather Boots JE2 BE1.png
Leather Cap (item) JE2.png Leather Tunic (item) JE2.png Leather Pants (item) JE2.png Leather Boots (item) JE2.png Default leather armor textures are now slightly darker and leather tunics now have buttons.
12w34bLeather Tunic JE3 BE1.png Leather tunics now have longer sleeves.
Diamond chestplates now have notches under the shoulders, which has changed the texture from Diamond Chestplate JE1 BE1.png to Diamond Chestplate JE2.png.
12w36aDyed leather armor are now more saturated and have a slight tint of tan in respect to the default armor color.
12w37aLeather Cap (item) JE3 BE2.png Leather Tunic (item) JE3 BE2.png Leather Pants (item) JE3 BE2.png Leather Boots (item) JE3 BE2.png[more information needed] Leather armor now have non-dyed parts. This has been implemented so that players can distinguish between other types of armor and similarly colored leather armor.
Leather caps now have a central, narrow protrusion, which has changed the texture from Leather Cap JE2.png to Leather Cap JE3 BE1.png.
Leather pants now have knee pads, which has changed the texture from Leather Pants JE2.png to Leather Pants JE3 BE1.png.
1.4.612w50aThe Thorns enchantment can now be enchanted on chestplates.
1.513w04aArmor in the player's hand can now be equipped by right-clicking.
Dispensers can now equip nearby players with armor.
1.6.113w18aGolden chestplates are now found in the new chests in nether fortresses.
1.7.213w36aLeather boots can now be obtained as one of the "junk" items by fishing.
1.814w02aTrades changed: armorer villagers now sell chain boots for 5–7 emeralds, chain leggings for 9–11 emeralds, chain chestplates for 11–15 emeralds and chain helmets for 5–7 emeralds.
Armorer villagers now sell enchanted diamond chestplates for 16–19 emeralds, and no longer sell other diamond armor.
Armorer villagers now sell iron chestplates for 10–14 emeralds and iron helmets for 4–6 emeralds, and no longer sell other iron armor.
Leatherworkers now sell leather pants for 2–4 emeralds and enchanted leather tunics for 7–12 emeralds, and no longer sell other leather armor.
14w05aArmor no longer turns red when mobs and players are hurt.
14w06aArmor is now visible on giants.
14w25aChain armor cannot be crafted anymore due to the item form of fire being removed.
1.915w31aEnchanted iron and diamond armor can now be found in end city ship chests.
Mobs now wear armor from the bottom to the top, rather than from the top to the bottom. This means that a mob with three armor pieces, for example, spawn with all armor except a helmet.
15w34bArmor durability now affects armor value.
15w36aArmor and armor enchantment calculations have been changed. For the original values, see here.
15w36dArmor durability affecting value has been removed.
Armor now has an attribute controlling the defense points.
15w43aThe average yield of gold chestplates in nether fortress chests has been decreased.
15w50aAdded equip sounds for all types of armor.
16w02aArmor and armor enchantment calculations have been changed again.
16w05aArmor calculations have been changed, once again.
1.1116w39aDiamond and chainmail chestplates are now found in the new woodland mansion chests.
1.11.116w50aGolden, chain and iron armor can now be smelted down into one of their respective nuggets.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, these items' numeral IDs were 298 through 317.
18w07aTurtle Shell.png Turtle Shell (item) JE1 BE1.png Added turtle shells.
18w09aLeather tunics and golden helmets now have a chance of generating in underwater ruins.
18w10aLeather tunics can now generate in buried treasure chests.
18w11aEnchanted leather caps, tunics, pants and boots can now generate in the chests of shipwrecks.
18w20aChain armor pieces have been renamed to "chainmail".
1.1418w43aLeather Cap JE4 BE2.png Leather Tunic JE4 BE2.png Leather Pants JE4 BE2.png Leather Boots JE3 BE2.png
Leather Cap (item) JE4 BE3.png Leather Tunic (item) JE4 BE3.png Leather Pants (item) JE4 BE3.png Leather Boots (item) JE4 BE3.png The textures of leather armor have been changed.
Chainmail Helmet JE3 BE2.png Chainmail Chestplate JE3 BE2.png Chainmail Leggings JE2 BE2.png Chainmail Boots JE2 BE2.png
Chainmail Helmet (item) JE2 BE2.png Chainmail Chestplate (item) JE2 BE2.png Chainmail Leggings (item) JE2 BE2.png Chainmail Boots (item) JE2 BE2.png The textures of chainmail armor have been changed.
Iron Helmet JE2 BE2.png Iron Chestplate JE2 BE2.png Iron Leggings JE2 BE2.png Iron Boots JE2 BE2.png
Iron Helmet (item) JE2 BE2.png Iron Chestplate (item) JE2 BE2.png Iron Leggings (item) JE2 BE2.png Iron Boots (item) JE2 BE2.png The textures of iron armor have been changed.
Golden Helmet JE2 BE2.png Golden Chestplate JE2 BE2.png Golden Leggings JE2 BE2.png Golden Boots JE2 BE2.png
Golden Helmet (item) JE2 BE2.png Golden Chestplate (item) JE2 BE2.png Golden Leggings (item) JE2 BE2.png Golden Boots (item) JE2 BE2.png The textures of gold armor have been changed.
Diamond Helmet JE2 BE2.png Diamond Chestplate JE3 BE2.png Diamond Leggings JE2 BE2.png Diamond Boots JE2 BE2.png
Diamond Helmet (item) JE2 BE2.png Diamond Chestplate (item) JE2 BE2.png Diamond Leggings (item) JE2 BE2.png Diamond Boots (item) JE2 BE2.png The textures of diamond armor have been changed.
19w08aGolden Helmet (item) JE3 BE3.png Golden Chestplate (item) JE3 BE3.png Golden Leggings (item) JE3 BE3.png Golden Boots (item) JE3 BE3.png The textures of gold armor items have been changed.
1.1620w06aNetherite Helmet JE1.png Netherite Chestplate JE1.png Netherite Leggings JE1.png Netherite Boots JE1.png
Netherite Helmet (item) JE1.png Netherite Chestplate (item) JE1.png Netherite Leggings (item) JE1.png Netherite Boots (item) JE1.png Added netherite armor.
20w07aLeather piglin helmet.png Chainmail piglin helmet.png Iron piglin helmet.png Golden piglin helmet.png Diamond piglin helmet.png Netherite piglin helmet JE1.png Added textures and models for all helmets when they are used by piglins.
Netherite armor is now obtained by combining one diamond armor piece and one netherite ingot in a smithing table.
Turtle Shell piglin MC-172110.png Turtle shells, when used by piglins and zombified piglins, result in a missing texture when being displayed.[1]
20w09aDiamond Helmet (item) JE3 BE3.png Diamond Chestplate (item) JE3 BE3.png Diamond Leggings (item) JE3 BE3.png Diamond Boots (item) JE3 BE3.png The textures of diamond helmets, chestplates, leggings and boots items have been changed.
20w10aNetherite Helmet JE2 BE1.png Netherite Chestplate JE2 BE1.png Netherite Leggings JE2.png Netherite Boots JE2 BE1.png
Netherite Helmet (item) JE2 BE1.png Netherite Chestplate (item) JE2 BE1.png Netherite Leggings (item) JE2 BE1.png Netherite Boots (item) JE2.png The texture of netherite armor have been changed.
Netherite piglin helmet.png The texture of netherite helmets for piglin has been changed.
Netherite armor can no longer be crafted.
Netherite armor is now obtained by combining one diamond armor piece and one netherite ingot in a smithing table.
20w16aAll parts of golden and netherite armor now generate randomly enchanted, and sometimes damaged, in bastion remnant and ruined portal chests.
20w17aDiamonds armor now generates in place of netherite armor in bastion remnant chests.
pre3The special helmet models and textures created for piglins have been removed except for leather armor.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.6.0Leather Cap JE3 BE1.png Leather Tunic JE3 BE1.png Leather Pants JE3 BE1.png Leather Boots JE2 BE1.png
Leather Cap (item) JE1 BE1.png Leather Tunic (item) JE1 BE1.png Leather Pants (item) JE1 BE1.png Leather Boots (item) JE1 BE1.png Added the leather set.
Chainmail Helmet JE2 BE1.png Chainmail Chestplate JE2 BE1.png Chainmail Leggings JE1 BE1.png Chainmail Boots JE1 BE1.png
Chainmail Helmet (item) JE1 BE1.png Chainmail Chestplate (item) JE1 BE1.png Chainmail Leggings (item) JE1 BE1.png Chainmail Boots (item) JE1 BE1.png Added the chain set.
Iron Helmet JE1 BE1.png Iron Chestplate JE1 BE1.png Iron Leggings JE1 BE1.png Iron Boots JE1 BE1.png
Iron Helmet (item) JE1 BE1.png Iron Chestplate (item) JE1 BE1.png Iron Leggings (item) JE1 BE1.png Iron Boots (item) JE1 BE1.png Added the iron set.
Golden Helmet JE1 BE1.png Golden Chestplate JE1 BE1.png Golden Leggings JE1 BE1.png Golden Boots JE1 BE1.png
Golden Helmet (item) JE1 BE1.png Golden Chestplate (item) JE1 BE1.png Golden Leggings (item) JE1 BE1.png Golden Boots (item) JE1 BE1.png Added the golden set.
Diamond Helmet JE1 BE1.png Diamond Chestplate JE1 BE1.png Diamond Leggings JE1 BE1.png Diamond Boots JE1 BE1.png
Diamond Helmet (item) JE1 BE1.png Diamond Chestplate (item) JE1 BE1.png Diamond Leggings (item) JE1 BE1.png Diamond Boots (item) JE1 BE1.png Added the diamond set.
v0.8.0?Leather Cap (item) JE3 BE2.png Leather Tunic (item) JE3 BE2.png Leather Pants (item) JE3 BE2.png Leather Boots (item) JE3 BE2.png The leather armor sprites have been changed to that of Java Edition, but its armor model remains that of older versions.
v0.9.0build 1Iron armor now naturally generates in village chests and a stronghold altar chest.
v0.11.0build 11Armor now protects against damage from mobs only.
0.12.1?Armor can now be worn by mobs.
Armor no longer turns red when mobs and players are hurt.
Golden chestplates can now be found in nether fortress chests.
Chainmail armor can now be obtained in survival mode from a mob wearing it.
Leather boots can now be obtained from fishing as a "junk" item.
v0.14.0build 1Leather armor can now be dyed and the model has been updated.
v0.15.0build 1Armor can now be obtained from strays and husks that naturally spawn with armor.
v0.15.10Capes no longer clip through armor.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Enchanted iron armor and enchanted diamond armor can now be found inside chests within end city.
1.0.4alpha 1.0.4.0Iron helmets, iron chestplates, enchanted diamond chestplates and chainmail armor are now sold by armorer smith villagers via trading.
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Golden, chain and iron armor can now be smelted down into one of their respective nuggets.
Diamond chestplates and chainmail chestplates can now be found inside woodland mansion chests.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Chainmail helmets, chestplates, leggings and boots now generate in buried treasure chests.
Enchanted leather armor can now be found inside shipwreck supply room chests.
beta 1.2.20.1Leather chestplates and golden helmets can now be found inside underwater ruins chests.
1.5.0beta 1.5.0.4Turtle Shell.png Turtle Shell (item) JE1 BE1.png Added turtle shells.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Iron armor now can be found in plains village weaponsmith chests.
Leather armor can now be found inside plains village tannery chests.
Leather Cap JE4 BE2.png Leather Tunic JE4 BE2.png Leather Pants JE4 BE2.png Leather Boots JE3 BE2.png
Leather Cap (item) JE4 BE3.png Leather Tunic (item) JE4 BE3.png Leather Pants (item) JE4 BE3.png Leather Boots (item) JE4 BE3.png The textures of leather armor have been changed.
Chainmail Helmet JE3 BE2.png Chainmail Chestplate JE3 BE2.png Chainmail Leggings JE2 BE2.png Chainmail Boots JE2 BE2.png
Chainmail Helmet (item) JE2 BE2.png Chainmail Chestplate (item) JE2 BE2.png Chainmail Leggings (item) JE2 BE2.png Chainmail Boots (item) JE2 BE2.png The textures of chainmail armor have been changed.
Iron Helmet JE2 BE2.png Iron Chestplate JE2 BE2.png Iron Leggings JE2 BE2.png Iron Boots JE2 BE2.png
Iron Helmet (item) JE2 BE2.png Iron Chestplate (item) JE2 BE2.png Iron Leggings (item) JE2 BE2.png Iron Boots (item) JE2 BE2.png The textures of iron armor have been changed.
Golden Helmet JE2 BE2.png Golden Chestplate JE2 BE2.png Golden Leggings JE2 BE2.png Golden Boots JE2 BE2.png
Golden Helmet (item) JE2 BE2.png Golden Chestplate (item) JE2 BE2.png Golden Leggings (item) JE2 BE2.png Golden Boots (item) JE2 BE2.png The textures of gold armor have been changed.
Diamond Helmet JE2 BE2.png Diamond Leggings JE2 BE2.png Diamond Boots JE2 BE2.png
Diamond Helmet (item) JE2 BE2.png Diamond Chestplate (item) JE2 BE2.png Diamond Leggings (item) JE2 BE2.png Diamond Boots (item) JE2 BE2.png The textures of diamond helmets, leggings and boots have been changed.
Diamond chestplates now have notches under the shoulders, which has changed the texture from Diamond Chestplate JE1 BE1.png to Diamond Chestplate JE3 BE2.png.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Iron armor now can be found in savanna, taiga, desert, snowy taiga and snowy tundra village weaponsmith chests.
Leather armor can now be found inside savanna, taiga, desert, snowy taiga and snowy tundra village tannery chests.
Iron helmets can now be found in village armorer chests.
beta 1.11.0.4Pillagers and vindicators that spawn in raids can now drop iron armor.
Leather leggings and pants are now sold by leather worker villagers.
Iron leggings, and boots, diamond helmets, leggings, and boots are now sold by armorer villagers.
beta 1.11.0.5Golden Helmet (item) JE3 BE3.png Golden Chestplate (item) JE3 BE3.png Golden Leggings (item) JE3 BE3.png Golden Boots (item) JE3 BE3.png The textures of gold armor items have been changed.
1.12.0beta 1.12.0.2Armor Stand with Leather Armor MCPE-44669.png Leather armor no longer show as being dyed properly when worn by armor stands.
1.13.0beta 1.13.0.1Leather armor now appears dyed properly when worn by armor stands.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.51Netherite Helmet JE2 BE1.png Netherite Chestplate JE2 BE1.png Netherite Leggings BE1.png Netherite Boots JE2 BE1.png
Netherite Helmet (item) JE2 BE1.png Netherite Chestplate (item) JE2 BE1.png Netherite Leggings (item) JE2 BE1.png Netherite Boots (item) BE1.png Added netherite armor.
Diamond Helmet (item) JE3 BE3.png Diamond Chestplate (item) JE3 BE3.png Diamond Leggings (item) JE3 BE3.png Diamond Boots (item) JE3 BE3.png The textures of diamond helmets, chestplates, leggings and boots items have been changed.
Armor can now be obtained from piglins that naturally spawn with golden armor.
beta 1.16.0.57All parts of golden and netherite armor now generate randomly enchanted, and sometimes damaged, in bastion remnant chests.
Netherite armor can no longer be crafted.
Netherite armor is now obtained by combining one diamond armor piece and one netherite ingot in a smithing table.
beta 1.16.0.63Diamonds armor now generates in place of netherite armor in bastion remnant chests.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 11.0.1Leather Cap JE3 BE1.png Leather Tunic JE3 BE1.png Leather Pants JE3 BE1.png Leather Boots JE2 BE1.png
Leather Cap (item) JE1 BE1.png Leather Tunic (item) JE1 BE1.png Leather Pants (item) JE1 BE1.png Leather Boots (item) JE1 BE1.png Added the leather set.
Iron Helmet JE1 BE1.png Iron Chestplate JE1 BE1.png Iron Leggings JE1 BE1.png Iron Boots JE1 BE1.png
Iron Helmet (item) JE1 BE1.png Iron Chestplate (item) JE1 BE1.png Iron Leggings (item) JE1 BE1.png Iron Boots (item) JE1 BE1.png Added the iron set.
Golden Helmet JE1 BE1.png Golden Chestplate JE1 BE1.png Golden Leggings JE1 BE1.png Golden Boots JE1 BE1.png
Golden Helmet (item) JE1 BE1.png Golden Chestplate (item) JE1 BE1.png Golden Leggings (item) JE1 BE1.png Golden Boots (item) JE1 BE1.png Added the golden set.
Diamond Helmet JE1 BE1.png Diamond Chestplate JE1 BE1.png Diamond Leggings JE1 BE1.png Diamond Boots JE1 BE1.png
Diamond Helmet (item) JE1 BE1.png Diamond Chestplate (item) JE1 BE1.png Diamond Leggings (item) JE1 BE1.png Diamond Boots (item) JE1 BE1.png Added the diamond set.
TU5Chainmail Helmet JE2 BE1.png Chainmail Chestplate JE2 BE1.png Chainmail Leggings JE1 BE1.png Chainmail Boots JE1 BE1.png
Chainmail Helmet (item) JE1 BE1.png Chainmail Chestplate (item) JE1 BE1.png Chainmail Leggings (item) JE1 BE1.png Chainmail Boots (item) JE1 BE1.png Added the chain set.
Added a quick equip for armor to the inventory interface.
TU121.03Leather Cap (item) JE3 BE2.png Leather Tunic (item) JE3 BE2.png Leather Pants (item) JE3 BE2.png Leather Boots (item) JE3 BE2.png The textures for leather armor items have been changed.
TU141.05Leather armor can now be dyed.
Item repair can now repair armor.
TU25CU131.16Armor now have the quick equip functionality.
TU53CU431.49Patch 231.0.3Golden, chain and iron armor can now be smelted down into one of their respective nuggets.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Leather Cap JE4 BE2.png Leather Tunic JE4 BE2.png Leather Pants JE4 BE2.png Leather Boots JE3 BE2.png
Leather Cap (item) JE4 BE3.png Leather Tunic (item) JE4 BE3.png Leather Pants (item) JE4 BE3.png Leather Boots (item) JE4 BE3.png The textures of leather armor have been changed.
Chainmail Helmet JE3 BE2.png Chainmail Chestplate JE3 BE2.png Chainmail Leggings JE2 BE2.png Chainmail Boots JE2 BE2.png
Chainmail Helmet (item) JE2 BE2.png Chainmail Chestplate (item) JE2 BE2.png Chainmail Leggings (item) JE2 BE2.png Chainmail Boots (item) JE2 BE2.png The textures of chainmail armor have been changed.
Iron Helmet JE2 BE2.png Iron Chestplate JE2 BE2.png Iron Leggings JE2 BE2.png Iron Boots JE2 BE2.png
Iron Helmet (item) JE2 BE2.png Iron Chestplate (item) JE2 BE2.png Iron Leggings (item) JE2 BE2.png Iron Boots (item) JE2 BE2.png The textures of iron armor have been changed.
Golden Helmet JE2 BE2.png Golden Chestplate JE2 BE2.png Golden Leggings JE2 BE2.png Golden Boots JE2 BE2.png
Golden Helmet (item) JE3 BE3.png Golden Chestplate (item) JE3 BE3.png Golden Leggings (item) JE3 BE3.png Golden Boots (item) JE3 BE3.png The textures of gold armor have been changed.
Diamond Helmet JE2 BE2.png Diamond Chestplate JE3 BE2.png Diamond Leggings JE2 BE2.png Diamond Boots JE2 BE2.png
Diamond Helmet (item) JE2 BE2.png Diamond Chestplate (item) JE2 BE2.png Diamond Leggings (item) JE2 BE2.png Diamond Boots (item) JE2 BE2.png The textures of diamond armor have been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Leather Cap JE3 BE1.png Leather Tunic JE3 BE1.png Leather Pants JE3 BE1.png Leather Boots JE2 BE1.png
Leather Cap (item) JE3 BE2.png Leather Tunic (item) JE3 BE2.png Leather Pants (item) JE3 BE2.png Leather Boots (item) JE3 BE2.png Added the leather set.
Chainmail Helmet JE2 BE1.png Chainmail Chestplate JE2 BE1.png Chainmail Leggings JE1 BE1.png Chainmail Boots JE1 BE1.png
Chainmail Helmet (item) JE1 BE1.png Chainmail Chestplate (item) JE1 BE1.png Chainmail Leggings (item) JE1 BE1.png Chainmail Boots (item) JE1 BE1.png Added the chain set.
Iron Helmet JE1 BE1.png Iron Chestplate JE1 BE1.png Iron Leggings JE1 BE1.png Iron Boots JE1 BE1.png
Iron Helmet (item) JE1 BE1.png Iron Chestplate (item) JE1 BE1.png Iron Leggings (item) JE1 BE1.png Iron Boots (item) JE1 BE1.png Added the iron set.
Golden Helmet JE1 BE1.png Golden Chestplate JE1 BE1.png Golden Leggings JE1 BE1.png Golden Boots JE1 BE1.png
Golden Helmet (item) JE1 BE1.png Golden Chestplate (item) JE1 BE1.png Golden Leggings (item) JE1 BE1.png Golden Boots (item) JE1 BE1.png Added the golden set.
Diamond Helmet JE1 BE1.png Diamond Chestplate JE1 BE1.png Diamond Leggings JE1 BE1.png Diamond Boots JE1 BE1.png
Diamond Helmet (item) JE1 BE1.png Diamond Chestplate (item) JE1 BE1.png Diamond Leggings (item) JE1 BE1.png Diamond Boots (item) JE1 BE1.png Added the diamond set.
Armor durability from Indev until late Beta
Material Helmet Chestplate Leggings Boots
Leather 33 48 45 39
Golden 66 96 90 78
Chainmail 66 96 90 78
Iron 132 192 180 156
Diamond 264 384 360 312


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