Nether Wart

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Nether Wart
Nether Wart.gif





Blast resistance



Any tool




Yes (64)



Data values
dec: 115 hex: 73 bin: 1110011
dec: 372 hex: 174 bin: 101110100


Nether wart is a plant grown in the Nether.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Nether wart can be mined with or without any tool.

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Nether wart generates naturally in nether fortresses as a plant, in patches near stairwells.

It is also randomly found in soul sand patches around the landscape of the Nether.[Legacy Console Edition only]

Nether wart can be found in 19.2% of nether fortress chests in stacks of 3–7.

Farming[edit | edit source]

When planted on soul sand, nether wart will grow through four stages, though the middle two stages have the same appearance. The duration of each stage is random, with no upper or lower limit, but the average duration is about 3 minutes and 30 seconds. The growth rate is not affected by light or any other environmental factors. Bone meal cannot be used on the nether wart. Nether wart can only be planted on soul sand. It will grow in any dimension. Nether wart is ready to harvest when it reaches its fourth stage (third visible stage). Breaking a fully grown nether wart yields 2 to 4 nether wart, while an immature one yields only a single nether wart. Using a tool enchanted with fortune increases the maximum number of nether wart dropped by 1 per level.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Feeding chickens[edit | edit source]

Nether wart can be used to feed chickens.[Legacy Console Edition only]

Brewing ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Brewing recipe
Awkward Potion Nether Wart +
Water Bottle

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Nether Wart Block Nether Wart

Red Nether Brick Nether Wart +
Nether Brick (item)

Data values[edit | edit source]

ID[edit | edit source]

Nether Wart ID Name Numerical ID
Block nether_wart 115
Item nether_wart 372

Block data[edit | edit source]

See also: Data values

Nether wart only has three visually different stages. 3 is fully grown.

Icon Value




Block state[edit | edit source]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

Fully grown

Advancements[edit | edit source]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
A Seedy PlacePlant a seed and watch it growHusbandryPlant one of these 5 plants. Other plants are ignored for the advancement.minecraft:husbandry/plant_seed

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre1 Added nether wart.
Beta 1.9-pre3 Nether wart can now be brewed in a water bottle to create an awkward potion.
1.3.1 12w27a Nether wart can now grow outside of the Nether.
1.4.2 12w36a Nether wart can now be used to breed chickens.
1.6.1 13w18a Nether wart is now found in the new chests in nether fortresses.
1.7.2 13w37a Block ID 115 (nether wart) was removed from the /give command.
1.8 14w34d Nether wart no longer can be used to breed chickens.
1.9 15w43a Slightly decreased average yield from nether fortress chests.
1.10 16w20a Nether wart can now be used to craft the new red nether brick blocks and nether wart blocks.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.12.1 build 1 Added nether wart, shaped like an "x" rather than a "#".
Pocket Edition
1.1.3 build 1 Nether wart can now be used to craft the new red nether brick blocks and nether wart blocks.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU11.0Patch 1Added nether wart.
TU9Made nether wart spawn randomly wherever soul sand is generated in the Nether.
Changed nether fortresses to make nether wart rooms more likely.
Nether wart will now grow outside of the Nether.

Issues[edit | edit source]

Issues relating to “Nether Wart” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Nether wart makes "stone" sounds when destroyed.
  • Nether wart's stage changes cannot be detected by a BUD.
  • It is known as "nether stalk" in the code.
  • It is the only crop that cannot be destroyed by jumping on it.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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