Hello there! We are conducting a survey to better understand the user experience in making a first edit. If you have ever made an edit on Gamepedia, please fill out the survey. Thank you!


From Minecraft Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search




Blast resistance




No‌[JE & 3DS only]


Yes (64)


(burns indefinitely when manually ignited, top side only)


Smelted: 0.1



Data value

dec: 87 hex: 57 bin: 1010111

Namespaced ID


Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png

Netherrack was added to the Java edition of Minecraft in Alpha version 1.2.0, the Halloween Update, alongside pumpkins, clocks, fishing and the Nether. Spoiler alert: the Nether is where netherrack gets its name from (though it was originally called “bloodstone”, eww), and it’s also where you’ll find more netherrack than any one person could ever need.

Duncan Geere[1]

Netherrack is a rock-like block found in the Nether.


Netherrack can only be mined with a pickaxe.

Block Netherrack
Hardness 0.4
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 2
Wooden 0.35
Stone 0.2
Iron 0.1
Diamond 0.1
Golden 0.05
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.

Natural generation[edit]

Netherrack makes up most of the Nether's terrain.

Netherrack generates as part of nether portals spawned floating.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Netherrack regenerates when the player resets the Nether.‌[Legacy Console Edition only]


Endermen can pick up netherrack, and will drop the block they are holding if killed.


When netherrack's top is lit on fire, the fire will burn indefinitely.

Smelting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Nether Brick Netherrack +
Any fuel



Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0previewNetherrack Revision 1.png Added netherrack, originally called "bloodstone", and referred to by Notch at one point as "netherstone"[2]
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5Netherrack Revision 2.png Netherrack's texture has now been slightly changed.
1.3.112w22aInventory sprites for blocks have now been flipped from left to right, changing to Netherrack Revision 2.png
1.513w01aNetherrack can now be smelted into a nether brick item, which are used to craft nether bricks, just like clay can become normal bricks.
13w02aNetherrack will now use the hellrock.png texture in texture packs.
1.814w27bThe netherrack's texture will now randomly rotate depending on position.
1.1016w20aEndermen can now pick up netherrack.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 87.
1.1418w43aNetherrack TextureUpdate Revision 1.png Changed the texture of netherrack.
18w47aNetherrack TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of netherrack again.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.6.0Netherrack Revision 2.png Added netherrack, which will now generate as the main block of the Nether reactor instead of obsidian.
0.7.1Netherrack is now flammable.
0.12.1build 1The Nether reactor has now been removed and replaced with the actual Nether, and this is now the way to get netherrack.
0.15.0build 1Endermen can now pick up netherrack.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of netherrack.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Netherrack Revision 2.png Added netherrack.
TU43CU331.36Patch 13Endermen can now pick up netherrack.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Netherrack TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of netherrack.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Netherrack Revision 2.png Added netherrack.


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

See also[edit]