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The lodestone is a utility block announced and added in snapshot 20w13a for the 1.16 Nether Update . It allows for proper usage of compasses whilst in the Nether and the End. It can be crafted using Chiseled Stone Bricks and one Netherite Ingot.  It can also be found within the chests of Bastion Remnant Bridges .


Crafting

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Lodestone
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Chiseled Stone Bricks
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Chiseled Stone Bricks
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Chiseled Stone Bricks
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Chiseled Stone Bricks
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Netherite Ingot
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Chiseled Stone Bricks
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Chiseled Stone Bricks
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Chiseled Stone Bricks
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Chiseled Stone Bricks


Usage

By using the Use Item/Place Block button with a compass on the lodestone, the compass will continuously point towards the lodestone.  This allows for players to navigate through the Nether or the End with the compass, since it gives the player a set direction to follow.  The compass will gain the purple enchantment effect, as if it was enchanted using an enchantment table or anvil .


If a lodestone compass is removed from the dimension where the lodestone is placed, or if the lodestone is broken, the compass will point aimlessly, similar to how a regular compass unattached to a lodestone acts within the Nether or the End.  A compass attached to a lodestone cannot be reverted back to a normal compass, by breaking the lodestone or otherwise.


If a compass already connected to a lodestone is reused on a different lodestone, that compass will change to point towards the newer lodestone.


Mining

A Lodestone requires a pickaxe to harvest; otherwise, it will drop nothing.

Tool
Hardness 3.5
Breaking time[note 1]
Default
17.5
Wood
2.65
Stone
1.35
Iron
0.9
Diamond
0.7
Netherite
0.6
Gold
0.45
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Trivia

  • If you break it whilst the compass is linked, the pointer will behave exactly like it does in the Nether or the End.
  • The lodestone can be used regardless of dimension.
  • The lodestone is not immune to lava, even though it's made with netherite.
  • If used in a dimension other then the one in which the connected Lodestone is placed, a lodestone compass will go haywire, like a normal compass in any dimension other then the Overworld.

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