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Netherite in Minecraft: A Guide

Posted: Jul 26, 2020 in Discussion

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Minecraft’s newest update, the Nether Update brings forth many additions that revolve around the Nether. New biomes, mobs, structures, and even a new ore: Netherite! This will be a brief guide on how to obtain and use the ore for your benefit. We’ll go over each thing you can create, and the reasons you would pursue it over Diamond.

How to get Netherite

You’ll Netherite in Netherbe looking for the ‘Ancient Debris’ block. It spawns only in the Nether, and you’ll need a Diamond Pickaxe. Netherite spawns mostly in the Y-axis of 8-22, but it can spawn less so in 8-119. (Note: Ancient Debris is explosion-proof, so TNT mining is viable!)

Once you mine the block, it’ll drop ‘Netherite Scrap’ which you’ll need four of. After that, you’ll need four gold. Once you’ve gotten those, this is the crafting recipe for a Netherite Ingot:

Crafting Netherite Armor and Tools

To obtain anynetherite sword Netherite tool or armor piece, you’ll need a Diamond variant of the item, and one Netherite Ingot. Then, you need to use the Smithing Table. Any item or armor piece will only require one Netherite Ingot to be upgraded into a Netherite item. This will not remove your enchantments.

That’s it. You just place the diamond tool/armor into the first slot, then the Netherite Ingot into the second slot and out comes a Netherite item! Oddly enough, this is currently the Smithing Table’s only use.

What’s the point?

You might have thought to yourself “I already have full Diamond Prot IV, why would I need that minuscule upgrade. To that, I would say you really don’t. This is a very difficult ore to obtain and it’s meant for those players that want true endgame gear.
With that being said, Netherite Tools and Armor have some benefits. Here’s the list:
-Slightly faster mining speed
-Increased durability
-Weapons do more damage
-Higher enchantment value (determines the quality of enchantments)
-They float in lava (pretty nifty!)
-Higher knockback prevention than Diamond Armor


For the netherite mememajority of you all, this new armor won’t mean much. In fact, it isn’t even that special. But for the minority out there that love to seek out every special discovery, for the crowd that loves to explore and obtain all that there is to obtain this will be a great addition to Minecraft. Although this will not severely shift the meta of the game, it will make it more interesting for a time. It also looks cool, and that’s always a huge plus! With that said, I’ll see you all next time!