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"Netherite block" redirects here. For the ore, see Ancient Debris. For the scrap item, see Netherite Scrap. For the refined item, see Netherite Ingot.

A block of netherite is a precious metal block made from nine netherite ingots. Unlike most items, it is resistant to fire and lava.



Blocks of netherite can be mined only with a diamond or netherite pickaxe. If a netherite block is mined with anything else, it drops nothing.

Block Block of Netherite
Hardness 50
Breaking time[A]
Default 250
Wooden 125
Stone 62.5
Iron 41.7
Diamond 9.4
Netherite 8.35
Golden 20.85
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Netherite Ingot


Blocks of netherite can be used to store netherite ingots in a compact fashion.

A single block of netherite is enough to upgrade a full set of diamond armor and five diamond weapons or tools.

Blocks of netherite have a blast resistance of 1,200, the same as obsidian, crying obsidian, ancient debris, respawn anchor, and enchanting tables. Unlike obsidian, blocks of netherite (and ancient debris) can be moved with pistons, which makes it useful in redstone builds. Furthermore, blocks of netherite have a hardness of 50, the same hardness as obsidian, crying obsidian, and respawn anchors. This makes it the hardest block to be able to be pushed by a piston. However, these blocks can be destroyed by explosions while being pushed or pulled by pistons.‌[Java Edition only][1] They can also be destroyed by explosions when in item form.[2]

It can be destroyed by a wither's blue skulls and on contact with a wither.


Blocks of netherite can be used to power a beacon. The beacon can be powered by a 3×3 square of netherite blocks underneath it, and can also optionally include a 5×5, 7×7 and 9×9 layer in the shape of a pyramid under the original layer to increase the effects from the beacon. The layers do not have to be entirely netherite blocks, as any combination of iron blocks, gold blocks, diamond blocks, emerald blocks, or netherite blocks can power a beacon.

Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Netherite Ingot Block of Netherite


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.netherite_block.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break0.950.8/0.7216
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.netherite_block.placesubtitles.block.generic.place0.950.8/0.7216
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.netherite_block.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
None[sound 1]Entity-DependentFalling on the block with fall damageblock.netherite_block.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
FootstepsEntity-DependentWalking on the blockblock.netherite_block.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.netherite1.00.8-1.0
BlocksWhen the block is placeddig.netherite1.00.8-1.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.netherite0.30.5
PlayersFalling on the block with fall damagefall.netherite0.41.0
PlayersWalking on the blockstep.netherite0.211.0
PlayersJumping from the blockjump.netherite0.141.0
PlayersFalling on the block without fall damageland.netherite0.161.0

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsTranslation key
Block of Netheritenetherite_blockBlock & Itembeacon_base_blocks

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Block of Netheritenetherite_block525Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.netherite_block.name
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. Available with /give command.
  3. The block's direct item form has the same id as the block.


Java Edition
1.1620w06aBlock of Netherite JE1 BE1 Added blocks of netherite.
20w07aBlocks of netherite can now be used as part of a beacon base.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta of Netherite JE1 BE1 Added blocks of netherite.
beta of netherite can now be used as part of a beacon base.


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  • A single block of netherite is made from 9 netherite ingots, each composes of 4 netherite scraps and 4 gold ingots. Therefore, a block of netherite is made of 36 pieces of ancient debris and 36 gold ingots.
    • To construct a beacon pyramid consisting entirely of blocks of netherite, a total of 5904 pieces of ancient debris are needed, which is 92 14 stacks, capable of filling almost three and a half shulker boxes.


Official Artwork[]


  1. MC-123217
  2. MC-212764 — resolved as "Works As Intended".