Nether Bricks

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Nether Bricks
Nether Bricks.png
Red Nether Bricks.png




Blast resistance




No‌[Java Edition only]


Yes (64)





Data values
Nether Brick Block
dec: 112 hex: 70 bin: 1110000
Red Nether Brick
dec: 215 hex: D7 bin: 11010111

See § Data values

Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png Nether brick blocks came to Minecraft in version 1.0.0 - the first official release of the game. They generate naturally in only one place - the walls and pillars of nether fortresses, where they provide protection for those inside from ghast fireballs and other dangers. Unfortunately, there's usually more danger inside the fortresses than out, as they act as spawning grounds for blazes, wither skeletons and other terrors.
Duncan Geere[1]

Nether bricks[n 1] are blocks used to form nether fortresses in the Nether.

Red nether bricks[n 2] are decorative variants that do not naturally generate.


Nether bricks can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing.

Block Nether Bricks
Red Nether Bricks
Hardness 2
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 10
Wooden 1.5
Stone 0.75
Iron 0.5
Diamond 0.4
Golden 0.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Natural generation[edit]

Nether bricks form the walls and supporting pillars of all nether fortresses.


Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Nether Bricks Nether Brick

Red Nether Bricks Nether Wart +
Nether Brick


Nether bricks are non-flammable and immune to ghast fireballs, making it a suitable shelter material for the Nether. When walking on it, it makes the same step sound as stone.

If a nether bricks block is inside the whole bounding box of a nether fortress (not just inside the individual parts), nether fortress mobs (such as blazes and wither skeletons) can spawn on it if other normal conditions are met.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Nether Brick Fence Nether Bricks [until JE 1.14]
Nether Brick Fence
Nether Bricks +
Nether Brick
Nether Brick Slab Nether Bricks
Nether Brick Stairs Nether Bricks
Nether Brick Wall or
Red Nether Brick Wall
(1.14‌[Java and Bedrock editions only])
Nether Bricks or
Red Nether Bricks
Red Nether Brick Slab
Red Nether Bricks
Red Nether Brick Stairs
(1.14‌[Java and Bedrock editions only])
Red Nether Bricks

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Block Name ID
Nether Bricks nether_bricks
Red Nether Bricks red_nether_bricks

Bedrock Edition:

Block Name ID Numeric ID
Nether Brick Block nether_brick 112
Red Nether Brick red_nether_brick 215



Java Edition
1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease Nether Bricks.pngNether Brick Stairs.pngNether Brick Fence.png Added nether brick, which can be crafted into nether brick stairs and fences.
1.3.1 12w22a Inventory sprites for blocks have now been flipped from left to right, changing to .
1.4.6 ?Nether brick is now used to craft nether brick slabs.
1.5 13w01a Added crafting recipe, using nether brick items.
1.10 May 6, 2016Jens Bergensten tweets an image of two new nether blocks.
16w20a Red Nether Bricks.png Added red nether brick.
1.13 17w47a The IDs have now been changed from (red_)nether_brick to (red_)nether_bricks.
Renamed to (red) nether bricks.
Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 112 and 215.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.14 18w43a Red Nether Bricks TextureUpdate Revision 1.png Changed the texture of red nether bricks.
18w47a Nether brick TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of nether bricks.
18w50a Red Nether Bricks TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of red nether bricks again.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.6.0 Nether Bricks.png Added nether brick, which can be crafted into nether brick stairs.
0.12.1 build 1 Nether brick is now used to craft nether brick slabs and fences.
0.14.2 Nether Bricks BE.png Nether brick will now have a brighter texture.
Pocket Edition
1.1.3 alpha Red Nether Bricks.png Added red nether bricks.
Bedrock Edition
1.9 beta Nether bricks and red nether bricks are now used to craft stairs, slabs and walls.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU11.0Patch 1Nether Bricks.png Added nether bricks.
TU9Added crafting recipe, using nether brick items.
TU43CU331.36Patch 13Red Nether Bricks.png Added red nether bricks.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Nether Bricks.png Added nether bricks.
1.9.19 Red Nether Bricks.png Added red nether bricks.


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  1. Known as nether bricks in Java Edition, nether brick in Legacy Console Edition, and nether brick block in Bedrock and New Nintendo 3DS editions.
  2. Known as red nether bricks in Java Edition and red nether brick in Bedrock, Legacy Console, and New Nintendo 3DS editions.


  1. "Block of the Week: Nether Brick" –, February 9, 2018