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.


Nether wart can be mined with or without any tool.

Natural generation[edit]

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 19.0% of nether fortress chests in stacks of 3–7.


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.


Feeding chickens[edit]

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

Brewing ingredient[edit]

Nether wart’s primary purpose is to brew the awkward potion, the base for all potions except 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

Data values[edit]

Block data[edit]

See also: Data values

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

Icon Value




Block states[edit]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

Fully grown


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 seeds. Crops and plants without seeds are ignored for the advancement.minecraft:husbandry/plant_seed



This page would benefit from the addition of an image.
Please remove this notice once you've added a suitable image to the article. The specific instructions are: Nether wart rendered with the X model as in old Pocket Edition versions
Java Edition
1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease Added nether wart.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3 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 The item form of block ID 115 (nether wart) was removed from the game. It can no longer exist in inventories, only as a block in the world.
1.8 14w34d Nether wart no longer can be used to breed chickens.
1.9 15w43a Nether wart's average yield from nether fortress chests has been slightly decreased.
1.10 16w20a Nether wart can now be used to craft the new red nether brick blocks and nether wart blocks.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 115, and the item's 372.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.12.1 build 1 Added nether wart, shaped like an "x" rather than a "#".
?Changed nether wart, so that it renders like other crops.
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.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
Added Nether Warts.


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


  • Disregarding color, nether wart bears a strong resemblance to warted puffball, a type of fungi.
  • Nether wart makes "stone" sounds when destroyed.
  • Nether wart's stage changes cannot be detected by a BUD, except the Observer block.
  • It is known as "nether stalk" in the code.