|“||Nether brick blocks came to Minecraft in version 1.0.0 - the first official release of the game. They generate naturally in only one place - the walls and pillars of nether fortresses, where they provide protection for those inside from ghast fireballs and other dangers. Unfortunately, there's usually more danger inside the fortresses than out, as they act as spawning grounds for blazes, wither skeletons and other terrors.||„|
Red nether bricks are decorative variants that do not naturally generate.
Nether bricks can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing.
Red Nether Brick
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
Nether brick forms the walls and supporting pillars of all nether fortresses.
|Nether Brick||Nether Brick (item)|
|Red Nether Brick||Nether Wart +
Nether Brick (item)
If a nether brick block is inside the whole bounding box of a nether fortress (not just inside the individual parts), nether fortress mobs (such as blazes and wither skeletons) can spawn on it if other normal conditions are met.
|Nether Brick Fence||Nether Brick|
|Nether Brick Slab||Nether Brick|
|Nether Brick Stairs||Nether Brick|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease||Added nether brick, which can be crafted into nether brick stairs and fences.|
|1.4.6||Nether brick is now used to craft nether brick slabs.|
|1.5||13w01a||Added crafting recipe, using nether brick items.|
|1.10||May 6, 2016||Jens Bergensten tweets an image of two new nether blocks.|
|16w20a||Added red nether brick.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.13||17w47a||Renamed to (red) nether bricks.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.6.0||Added nether brick, which can be crafted into nether brick stairs.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Nether brick is now used to craft nether brick slabs and fences.|
|0.14.2||Nether brick now has a brighter texture.|
|1.1.3||build 1||Added red nether bricks.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU7||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added nether bricks.|
|TU9||Added crafting recipe, using nether brick items.|
|TU43||CU33||1.36||Patch 13||Added red nether bricks.|
Issues relating to "Nether Brick" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
First picture of nether bricks, released by Jeb.
- "Block of the Week: Nether Brick" – Minecraft.net, February 9, 2018