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Nether Reactor Core
Nether Reactor Core BE2.pngInitialized Nether Reactor Core BE2.pngFinished Nether Reactor Core BE2.png



Yes (64)


Blast resistance





Yes (unknown)





Catches fire from lava


The nether reactor core is a block that cannot be crafted. It can be obtained only by using an inventory editor plus add-ons or mods.



Nether reactor cores are currently unobtainable except through inventory editing or add-ons. It is not available through commands or Creative.


Mining a nether reactor core using a pickaxe enchanted with Silk Touch yields the same drop as an unenchanted pickaxe. They drop 3 Diamonds and 6 Iron Ingots.

Block Nether Reactor Core
Hardness ?
Breaking time[A]
Default ?
Wooden ?
Stone ?
Iron ?
Diamond ?
Netherite ?
Golden ?
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.


Nether reactor cores can be used for decoration.

Data valuesEdit


NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Nether Reactor Corenetherreactor247Block &
NameSavegame ID
Block entityNetherReactor


See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, nether reactor cores use the following data values:

DV Description
0 Nether Reactor Core
1 Initialized Nether Reactor Core
2 Finished Nether Reactor Core

Block statesEdit

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
[more information needed](the first one)[more information needed][more information needed] A freshly placed core.
[more information needed] The core when active
[more information needed] The core after deactivation.

Block dataEdit

  • Block entity data
    •  id: NetherReactor
    •  x: X coordinate of the block entity.
    •  y: Y coordinate of the block entity.
    •  z: Z coordinate of the block entity.
    •  HasFinished: True when the reactor has completed its activation phase, and has gone dark.
    •  IsInitialized: True when the reactor has been activated, and has turned red.
    •  Progress: Number of ticks the reactor has been active for. It finishes after 900 game ticks (45 seconds).


Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.5.0      Added nether reactor cores.
Nether reactor cores could be crafted with the following recipe:

Nether reactor cores could be used to create Nether reactors, which would transport the player into a tower made of netherrack known as the Nether Spire.
v0.12.1build 1Nether reactor cores no longer have a function due to the addition of the Nether.
Nether reactor cores now drop 6 iron ingots and 3 diamonds.
Nether reactor cores have been removed from creative inventory.
Nether reactor cores no longer make Nether reactors.
Nether reactor cores can no longer be crafted.
v0.15.0build 1      The default textures of nether reactor cores have been switched with the one in the plastic texture pack. This is possibly a bug.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0      Added nether reactor cores, which are unused.
Pi Edition
0.1      Added nether reactor cores, which are unused.
0.1.1  The active texture has changed.


Nether reactor cores are an unsupported block and as such issues relating to them may not be fixed.[1]


See alsoEdit