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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 − an ore found in the Nether, and the item obtained by mining it. It is most frequently found at y level 15, is blast resistant, and can be moved with pistons. Like most netherite-related items, a diamond/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 fuels, 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 (netherite stairs) – a joke version of stairs for the netherite block, only available in snapshot 20w14∞.

Tools, weapons, and armor[edit]

The items listed above can be obtained only through upgrading via 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.



  • Although lodestone is made with a netherite ingot, it burns in lava, unlike netherite.[1]
  • 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.
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  1. MC-176618 resolved as "Works as Intended"