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Netherite is a material from the Nether, used primarily to upgrade diamond gear. Netherite items are more powerful and durable than diamond, and in dropped-item form are resistant to burning by fire and lava. Netherite blocks are also unbreakable by the strongest explosions from normal gameplay, with the exception of blue wither skulls.

Blocks and items[]

Many blocks and items make netherite, are made with netherite, are used to upgrade gear to netherite, or are directly stated to be netherite. They are:

Joke feature[]

In snapshot 20w14∞, the swaggiest stairs ever were temporarily added as an April Fool's joke. It was the stair variant of the netherite block.


Netherite gear is made by upgrading diamond gear using a smithing table. These are:


Java Edition
1.1620w06aAdded netherite tools, armor, blocks, ingots, etc.
20w07aNetherite hoes can be obtained through bartering.
20w10aNetherite gear are now created through a smithing table.
20w16aAncient debris and netherite Ingots generate in the new bastion remnant chests.
20w20aNetherite hoes can no longer be obtained through bartering.
1.18.222w03aNetherite armor knockback resistance is no longer random.
23w04aAdded the netherite upgrade smithing template, which is now required to upgrade gear to netherite.
23w05aIncreased the chance of finding the netherite upgrade smithing template in bastion remnant chests from 3.2% to 10%.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta netherite tools, armor, blocks, ingots, etc.
beta ingots can now be used to power beacons.
Netherite ingots can now be used to craft lodestones.
Netherite ingots can now be found in bastion remnant chests.
1.16.100beta hoes can no longer be obtained through bartering.



  1. MC-176618 — resolved as "Works As Intended".
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