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Netherite is a rare material from the Nether, used primarily to upgrade diamond gear. Netherite items are more powerful and durable than diamond, can float in lava, and cannot burn.

Blocks and items[edit]

  • Ancient Debris − a rare block found in the Nether, and the item obtained by mining it. It is most frequently found at y-level 15 [1] and it is blast resistant. It also can be moved with pistons. Like most netherite-related items, a diamond or netherite pickaxe is needed to mine it.
  • Netherite Scrap − an item obtained by smelting ancient debris in a furnace or blast furnace with fuel.
  • Netherite Ingot − an item created by combining 4 netherite scraps and 4 gold ingots, used for crafting and smithing.
  • Block of Netherite − a block used for decoration, beacon bases, and compact netherite storage. It is blast resistant and can be moved with pistons.
  • Lodestone – a block used in tandem with a compass. When a compass is used on a lodestone, the needle points toward that lodestone.
  • Swaggiest stairs ever – a joke version of stairs for the netherite block, available only in snapshot 20w14∞.

Tools, weapons, and armor[edit]

The items listed above can be obtained only through upgrading with a smithing table and are made with one netherite ingot combined with that item in the diamond form. Upgrading also preserves existing enchantments and custom names.



Java Edition
1.1620w06aAdded Netherite tools, armor, blocks, ingots, etc.
20w07aNetherite hoes can be obtained through bartering
20w10aNetherite armor and tools are now created through a smithing table
20w13aLodestones, made from netherite ingots, are now in the game.
20w16aAncient debris and Netherite Ingots generate in the new bastion remnant chests.
20w20aNetherite hoes can no longer be obtained through bartering


  • Although lodestone is made with a netherite ingot, it is not fire resistant, unlike netherite.[2]
  • Netherite items may still be destroyed by cacti or explosions.
  • With the exception of a newly dropped nether star, they are the only items that can withstand fire and lava.
    • Netherite Armor also does not take durability damage when in lava.