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For a list of iron-related objects in Minecraft, see Iron (Disambiguation).

Iron ingots are ingots obtained by smelting iron ore, or by finding them in underground dungeons, woodland mansions, minecart with chests, strongholds, villages, buried treasure chests, jungle temples, desert temples, and shipwrecks.


Obtaining

Iron ingots can be primarily obtained by smelting iron ore in a furnace or blast furnace. However, they can also be found in temples, dungeons, and stronghold chests. Rarely, zombies and husks will drop items made of iron, due to them wearing iron armor or holding an iron tool, or just the iron ingot itself. Iron golems drop 3 to 5 iron ingots when they die.

Natural generation

Chest type Chance of finding Stack size
Village armorer 54.2% 1-3
Pillager outpost 30.5% 1-3
Stronghold altar 23.3% 1-5
Stronghold altar [BE only] 22.6% 1-5
Village toolsmith 41.2% 1-5
Shipwreck treasure 97.4% 1-5
Stronghold storeroom 34.3% 1-5
Stronghold storeroom [BE only] 28.5% 1-5
Village weaponsmith 45.1% 1-5
Nether fortress 19.0% 1-5
Jungle temple 37.4% 1-5
Jungle temple [BE only] 37.3% 1-5
Desert temple 18.0% 1-5
Chest minecarts in Mineshafts 31.6% 1-5
End city 38.4% 4-8
Dungeon 18.5% 1-4
Woodland mansion 18.5% 1-4
Buried treasure 99.4% 1-4
Buried treasure [BE only] 57.2% 3-5

Crafting

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Minecart
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Iron Door
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Block of Iron
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Iron Bars
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Bucket
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Iron Chestplate
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Helmet
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Iron Leggings
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Boots
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Shears
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Sword
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Iron Pickaxe
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Stick
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Stick
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Iron Shovel
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Iron Axe
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Hoe
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Pressure Plates
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Stick
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Rail
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Redstone
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Activator Rail
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Cauldron
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Redstone Torch
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Flint and Steel

(Shapeless recipe)
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Compass
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Redstone
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Flint
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Piston
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Hopper
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Wood Planks
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Iron Ingot
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Cobblestone
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Cobblestone
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Chest
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Cobblestone
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Redstone
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Cobblestone
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Iron Ingot
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Anvil
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Shield
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Block of Iron
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Wood Planks
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Iron Ingot
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Wood Planks
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Wood Planks
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Iron Nugget
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(Shapeless recipe)
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Wood Planks
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Block of Iron
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Trivia

  • Iron is one of the most useful items in-game, as it creates tools that are capable of mining all ores and anything but obsidian (which can only be mined with a diamond pickaxe) and bedrock. It also creates the third strongest armor, with diamond armor being the second strongest, and netherite armor being the strongest. This makes it perhaps one of the most-used materials in Minecraft.
  • Iron is used in the most amount of crafting recipes which are about 29 total.
    • Iron is also incredibly versatile. It fills all 3 categories where it is efficient in building, attacking, and mining.
  • Because it's a rare drop by zombies, iron ingots are considered a renewable resource.
  • Weaponsmith, armorer, and toolsmith villagers will buy iron ingots in exchange for emeralds.
  • Like emeralds, gold ingots, and diamonds, iron ingots can be used to select powers in a beacon.
  • As of 1.15, iron golems can be healed using iron ingots, healing a quarter of their health per ingot.
  • The iron ingot is a recolored gold ingot.

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