Iron Ingot

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Iron Ingot
Iron Ingot.png
Type

Raw materials

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.

Obtaining[edit]

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Block of Iron

9
Iron Nugget

Smelting[edit]

Smelting iron ore is the most common way to obtain iron ingots.

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Iron Ore +
Any fuel


Natural generation[edit]

Iron ingots can be found in 18.5% of dungeon chests, 18.5% of woodland mansion chests, and 99.4% of buried treasure chests, all in stacks of 1–4; in 23.3% of stronghold altar chests, 97.4% of shipwreck treasure chests, 34.3% of stronghold storeroom chests, 45.1% of village blacksmith chests, 18.0% of desert temple chests, 43.3% of jungle temple chests, 19.0% of nether fortress chests, and 31.6% of chest minecarts in abandoned mineshafts, all in stacks of 1–5; and in 38.4% of End city chests in stacks of 4–8. In 1.14[upcoming] they can be found in 54.2% of village armorer chests and 30.5% of pillager outpost chests in stacks of 1–3, and in 45.1% of village weaponsmith chests and 37.4% of jungle temple chests in stacks of 1–5.

In Bedrock Edition, they can be found in 57.2% of buried treasure chests in stacks of 3–5, and in 22.6% of stronghold altar chests, 28.5% of stronghold storeroom chests, and 37.3% of jungle temple chests, all in stacks of 1–5.

Iron golems[edit]

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]

Zombies have a 0.8% chance of dropping 1 iron ingot, 1.2% with Looting I, 1.5% with Looting II, and 1.8% with Looting III.

Usage[edit]

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Activator Rail Iron Ingot +
Stick +
Redstone Torch
Anvil Block of Iron +
Iron Ingot

Blast Furnace Iron Ingot +
Furnace +
Smooth Stone

[Java Edition only]
Block of Iron Iron Ingot

Bucket Iron Ingot

Cauldron Iron Ingot

Compass Iron Ingot +
Redstone Dust

Crossbow Stick +
Iron Ingot +
String +
Tripwire Hook

Detector Rail Iron Ingot +
Stone Pressure Plate +
Redstone Dust
Flint and Steel Iron Ingot +
Flint


Heavy Weighted Pressure Plate Iron Ingot

Hopper Iron Ingot +
Chest

Iron Trapdoor Iron Ingot

Iron Axe Iron Ingot +
Stick

Iron Bars Iron Ingot
Iron Boots Iron Ingot

Iron Chestplate Iron Ingot

Iron Door Iron Ingot
Iron Helmet Iron Ingot

Iron Hoe Iron Ingot +
Stick

Iron Leggings Iron Ingot

Iron Nugget Iron Ingot
Iron Pickaxe Iron Ingot +
Stick

Iron Shovel Iron Ingot +
Stick

Iron Sword Iron Ingot +
Stick

Minecart Iron Ingot

Piston Any Planks +
Cobblestone +
Iron Ingot +
Redstone Dust

Rail Iron Ingot +
Stick
Shears Iron Ingot

Shield Any Planks +
Iron Ingot

Tripwire Hook Iron Ingot +
Stick +
Any Planks

Trading[edit]

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

Repairing[edit]

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.

Beacons[edit]

Iron ingots can be used to select powers from a beacon. The player must select one of the available powers, and then insert an ingot in the item slot.

An iron ingot can be substituted for an emerald, a gold ingot, or a diamond.

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Acquire HardwareSmelt an iron ingotPick up an iron ingot from a furnace output.YesYesYesYes15GSilver

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-plain-raw.pngAcquire HardwareSmelt an iron ingotGetting an UpgradeGet an iron ingot in your inventory.minecraft:story/smelt_iron

History[edit]

Java Edition Indev
0.31 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.
0.31 (January 30, 2010) Iron ingots are now used to craft arrows.
February 6, 2010 Iron ingots can now be used to craft iron hoes.
February 18, 2010 Iron ingots are now used to craft iron helmets, chestplates, leggings and boots.
Java Edition Infdev
June 15, 2010 Iron ingots are now used to craft buckets.
June 18, 2010 Iron ingots are now used to craft rails and minecarts.
June 25, 2010, 2 Iron ingots can be found in dungeon chests.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.1 Iron ingots are now used to craft iron doors.
v1.0.14 Iron ingots are now no longer used to craft arrows.
v1.1.0 Iron ingots are now used to craft compasses.
Java Edition 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 Pre-release Iron ingots are found in the new stronghold storeroom and mineshaft chests.
?Iron ingots are now used to craft iron bars.
Java Edition
1.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2 Iron ingots are now used to craft cauldrons.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3 Iron ingots are now found in the new stronghold altar chests.
1.1 12w01a Iron ingots are now found in village blacksmith chests.
1.2.1 12w06a Zombies will now rarely drop iron ingots, making it a renewable resource.
12w08a Iron golems will now drop 3-5 iron ingots.
1.3.1 12w21a Added desert temples, with a hidden chest room and loot containing iron ingots.
Blacksmith villagers will now buy 8–9 iron ingots for 1 emerald.
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 beacons.
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.
1.6.1 13w18a Now found in nether fortress chests.
1.8 14w02a Trading for iron ingots has now been changed: armorer, weapon smith and tool smith villagers will now buy 7–9 iron ingots for 1 emerald.
14w07a Iron ingots are now used to craft iron trapdoors.
1.9 15w31a Iron ingots are now found in end city ship chests.
15w33c Iron ingots are now used to craft shields.
15w44a The average yield from dungeon and desert temple chests has now been substantially decreased.
The average yield from mineshaft and nether fortress chests has now been slightly decreased.
1.11 16w39a Iron ingots are now found in the new woodland mansion chests.
1.11.1 16w50a Iron ingots are now used to craft iron nuggets.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 265.
18w10a Iron ingots will now generate in buried treasure chests.
18w11a Iron ingots can now be found in the chests of shipwrecks.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.14 18w43a Iron ingots can now be used to craft crossbows.
18w47a Iron ingots can now be found inside of loot chests on top of Pillager outposts.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.3.2 Iron ingots have now been 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.
0.9.0 build 1 Iron ingots can now be found in village blacksmith chests, stronghold altar chests and dungeon chests.
Zombies will now rarely drop iron ingots.
0.12.1 build 1 Iron ingots are now no longer used to craft nether reactor cores and are instead dropped by it.
Iron ingots are now used to craft anvils.
Iron ingots are now found in nether fortress chests.
Added iron golems, which will drop iron ingots.
Iron ingots can now be used to repair iron tools, armor and weapons in anvils.
Added zombie villagers, which will rarely drop iron ingots.
0.13.0 build 1 Iron ingots are now used to craft tripwire hooks, detector rails, iron trapdoors and heavy weighted pressure plates.
Added desert temples, which have hidden chest rooms and loot containing iron ingots.
0.14.0 build 1 Iron ingots are now used to craft hoppers and cauldrons.
Iron ingots can now be found in minecart chests generated in abandoned mineshafts.
0.15.0 build 1 Iron ingots are now used to craft pistons.
Added jungle temples, which have hidden chest rooms and main treasure rooms that have loot containing iron ingots.
Added husks, which will rarely drop iron ingots.
0.16.0 build 4 Iron ingots can now be used to active beacons.
Pocket Edition
1.0 build 1 Iron ingots can now be found in end city ship chests.
Iron ingots can now be found in stronghold storeroom chests.
1.0.4 build 1 Added trading – armorer, weapon smith and tool smith villagers will now buy 7–9 iron ingots for 1 emerald.
1.1 build 1 Iron ingots can now be crafted using iron nuggets.
Iron ingots can now be used to craft iron nuggets.
Iron ingots can now be found in woodland mansion chests.
Bedrock Edition
1.4 beta 1.2.14.2 Iron ingots will now generate in buried treasure chests.
Iron ingots can now be found in shipwreck treasure chest.
1.8 beta 1.8.0.10 Iron ingots can now be used to craft crossbows.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Added iron ingots.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Added Iron Ingots.

Issues[edit]

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Trivia[edit]

  • The iron ingot is the most versatile item in the game, being used in 30 crafting recipes. The second most versatile item is planks with 29 recipes.