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Nether Star
Nether Star.png

Type

Raw materials

Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 399 hex: 18F bin: 110001111

Name

nether_star

The nether star is an item drop from the wither that is used solely to craft beacons.

Obtaining[edit]

Withers[edit]

The nether star can only be obtained by defeating the wither, which is a boss mob. One nether star will be dropped each time, and is not affected by the Looting enchantment.

Usage[edit]

Nether stars have the same animated glint that enchanted items and potions have.

The dropped nether star cannot be destroyed by explosions. However, it can still be destroyed by fire, lava, and cacti.

It is used to craft a beacon.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Beacon Glass +
Nether Star +
Obsidian











Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo

The Beginning. Kill the Wither Be within a 100.9×100.9×203.5 cuboid centered on the Wither when it drops the nether star. Yes Yes Yes Yes 40G Silver

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-plain-raw.png
Withering Heights Summon the Wither Spooky Scary Skeleton Be within a 100.9×100.9×103.5 cuboid centered on the Wither when it is spawned. minecraft:nether/summon_wither

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Official release
1.4.2 12w34a
Nether star texture added.
12w36a Nether star implemented into the game, as the drop of wither.
12w37a
Texture changed so that it no longer has a dark outline.
1.4.6 12w49a Dropped nether stars can no longer be destroyed by explosions.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.16.0 build 4
Added nether stars.
Legacy Console Edition
TU19 CU7 1.12 Patch 1
Added nether stars.

Issues[edit]

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