Nether Wart

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Nether Wart
Nether Wart Age 0 JE2 BE3.pngNether Wart Age 1 JE2 BE3.pngNether Wart Age 2 JE2 BE3.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Any tool

Blast resistance

0

Hardness

0

Luminant

No

Transparent

Yes

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Nether wart is a fungus found in the Nether.

Obtaining[edit]

Breaking[edit]

Nether wart can be mined instantly with any tool. A mature nether wart crop yields 2 to 4 nether wart. This is increased by one for each level of Fortune. All other stages drop 1 nether wart, regardless of whether Fortune is used.

Natural generation[edit]

Nether wart sometimes generates in nether fortresses in soul sand gardens near stairwells. Nether wart can also generate in bastion remnant treasure rooms and housing courtyards.

Location Description Image
Nether Fortress Nether wart can be found growing near stairwells in small soul sand gardens.
Nether wart growing in a nether fortress.
Bastion Remnant Nether wart can be found growing in the central courtyard of each of the sections of piglin housing units and treasure rooms.
Nether wart growing in a bastion remnant.


Chest loot[edit]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Nether Wart Nether fortress Chest 3–7 19%
Bedrock Edition
Nether Wart Nether fortress Chest 3–7 19%

Usage[edit]

Brewing ingredient[edit]

Nether wart's primary purpose is to brew the awkward potion, the base for all potions, but optional for Weakness.

Name Ingredients Brewing recipe
Awkward Potion Nether Wart +
Water Bottle



Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Nether Wart Block Nether Wart

Red Nether Bricks Nether Wart +
Nether Brick

Trading[edit]

Master-level cleric villagers buy 22 nether warts for an emerald as part of their trades.

Farming[edit]

When planted on soul sand, nether wart grows through four stages, though the middle two stages have almost the same appearance (the difference is that the hitbox of stage 3 is three pixels taller). In Java Edition, the exact age can be seen using the debug screen, and the ages range from 0 to 3. Each random tick, nether wart has a 10% chance of growing one stage. At default random tick speed, each nether wart grows approximately every 13653 game ticks (11.3775 minutes) on average. 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 cannot be planted on soul soil. It can grow in any dimension.

Nether wart is ready to harvest when it reaches its fourth stage (age:3). Breaking a fully grown nether wart drops 2 to 4 nether wart, while an immature one drops a single nether wart. Using a tool enchanted with fortune increases the maximum number of nether wart dropped by 1 per level, for a maximum of 7 for a tool enchanted with Fortune III.

Composting[edit]

Placing a Nether Wart into a composter has a 30% chance of raising the compost level by 1.

Sounds[edit]

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Sound parameters
VolumePitchAttenuation
distance
StreamPreload
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.netherwart.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break0.8? ? ?????
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.netherwart.fallNone[sound 1]? ? ? ?????
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.netherwart.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.7? ? ?????
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.netherwart.placesubtitles.block.generic.place0.8? ? ?????
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.netherwart.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps? ? ? ?????
  1. a b MC-177082

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Nether Wartnether_wart block.minecraft.nether_wart

Bedrock Edition:

Nether WartNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Blocknether_wart 115tile.nether_wart.name
Itemnether_wart 372item.nether_wart.name

Block data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, nether wart uses the following data values:

Icon Value
0
1–2
3

Block states[edit]

Name Default value Allowed values Description
age0 0
1
2
3 Fully grown.

Advancements[edit]

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

Advancement-plain-raw.png

A Seedy Place
Plant a seed and watch it growHusbandryPlant one of these 5 crops. Other crops and plants, if any, can be planted, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/plant_seed

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseNether Wart (item) JE1.png Added nether wart.
Nether Wart Age 0 JE1 BE2.png Nether Wart Age 1 JE1 BE2.png Nether Wart Age 2 JE1 BE2.png Added nether wart crops.
Nether Wart (block item) JE1.png The block form of nether wart crops, when in the inventory, shows the newly planted texture.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Nether wart can now be brewed in a water bottle to create an awkward potion.
1.3.112w27aNether wart can now grow outside of the Nether.
1.3Nether Wart (item) JE2 BE1.png The textures of nether wart have been changed.
1.4.212w36aNether wart can now be used to breed chickens.
1.6.113w18aNether wart is now found in the new chests in nether fortresses.
1.7.213w37aThe item form of block ID 115 (nether wart) has now been removed from the game. It can no longer exist in inventories, only as a block in the world.
1.814w34dNether wart can no longer be used to breed chickens.
1.915w43aThe average yield of nether wart from nether fortress chests has now been slightly decreased.
1.1016w20aNether wart can now be used to craft the new red nether brick blocks and nether wart blocks.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 115, and the item's 372.
1.1418w43aNether Wart Age 0 JE2 BE3.png Nether Wart Age 1 JE2 BE3.png Nether Wart Age 2 JE2 BE3.png The textures of nether wart crops have now been changed.
19w03aPlacement and breaking sounds have now been added to nether wart.
1.1620w15aNether wart can now be composted.
20w16aNether wart now generates as part of bastion remnants.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.12.1build 1Nether Wart (item) JE2 BE1.png Added nether wart.
Nether Wart Age 0 BE1.png Nether Wart Age 1 BE1.png Nether Wart Age 2 BE1.png Added nether wart as crops, shaped like an "x" rather than a "#".
?Nether Wart Age 0 JE1 BE2.png Nether Wart Age 1 JE1 BE2.png Nether Wart Age 2 JE1 BE2.png The textures of nether wart crops have now been changed, so that the crop renders like other crops.
Pocket Edition
1.1.3alpha 1.1.3.0Nether wart can now be used to craft red nether bricks and nether wart blocks.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Nether Wart Age 0 JE2 BE3.png Nether Wart Age 1 JE2 BE3.png Nether Wart Age 2 JE2 BE3.png The textures of nether wart crops have now been changed.
Placement and breaking sounds have now been added to nether wart.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.4Nether wart can now be sold to cleric villagers.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.57Nether wart now generates as part of bastion remnants.
The placement and breaking sounds for nether wart have been changed to match Java Edition.
Nether wart can now be composted.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU11.0Patch 11.0.1Nether Wart (item) JE2 BE1.png Added nether wart.
Nether Wart Age 0 JE1 BE2.png Nether Wart Age 1 JE1 BE2.png Nether Wart Age 2 JE1 BE2.png Added nether wart crops.
TU9Nether wart now spawns randomly wherever soul sand is generated in the Nether.
Nether fortresses have now been changed to make nether wart rooms more likely.
Nether wart can now grow outside of the Nether.
1.90Nether Wart Age 0 JE2 BE3.png Nether Wart Age 1 JE2 BE3.png Nether Wart Age 2 JE2 BE3.png The textures of nether wart crops have now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Nether Wart (item) JE2 BE1.png Added nether wart.
Nether Wart Age 0 JE1 BE2.png Nether Wart Age 1 JE1 BE2.png Nether Wart Age 2 JE1 BE2.png Added nether wart crops.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Nether Wart" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • Disregarding color, nether wart bears a strong resemblance to warted puffball, a type of fungus.
  • Nether wart's stage changes cannot be detected by a BUD, except the Observer block.
  • Unlike other crimson "plants", Nether Wart doesn't have a warped equivalent. This is also the case with Nether Sprouts, which lack a crimson equivalent.

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