Nether wart is a fundamental brewing ingredient.
Nether wart can be found in 19.0% of fortress chests in stacks of 3–7.
When planted on soul sand, nether wart will become a crop which will grow through four stages. 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.
Nether wart's primary purpose is to brew the Awkward Potion, the base required for brewing nearly all other potions, aside from the Potion of Weakness which can also be brewed directly from a water bottle.
|Awkward Potion||Nether Wart +
|Nether Wart Block||Nether Wart|
|Red Nether Bricks||Nether Wart +
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Internal ID|
|A Seedy Place||Plant a seed and watch it grow||Husbandry||Plant one of these 5 seeds. Crops and plants without seeds are ignored for the advancement.|
|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.|
|1.4.2||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.|
|1.8||14w34d||Nether wart can no longer 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 item's numeral ID was 372.|
|1.14||19w03a||Added placement and breaking sounds to nether wart.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.12.1||build 1||Added nether wart.|
|1.1.3||alpha 220.127.116.11||Nether wart can now be used to craft the brand-new red nether brick blocks and nether wart blocks.|
|1.10.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Added placement and breaking sounds to nether wart.|
|1.11.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Nether wart can now be sold to cleric villagers.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU7||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added nether wart.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added nether wart.|