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Minecraft: Netherite Guide, Everything You Need to Know

Wondering what netherite in Minecraft is? Well strap in, I’m about to tell you everything you could possibly need to know about netherite!

So you’ve just made it to the Nether. You may be wondering…what’s all this stuff? Well, my friend, that stuff is netherite. Netherite is a rare material from the Nether, used primarily to upgrade diamond gear. Netherite items are more powerful and durable than diamond, can float in lava, and cannot burn. All of the blocks are also unbreakable with explosion levels of even 7/8, the highest in the game.

So what can you do with netherite in Minecraft?

Blocks and Items:

  • Ancient Debris
    • Obtained by mining netherite
    • Blast resistant
    • Can be moved with pistons
  • Netherite Scrap
    • Obtained by smelting ancient debris in a furnace or blast furnace with fuel
  • Netherite Ingot
    • Created by combining 4 netherite scraps and 4 gold ingots, used for crafting and smithing
  • Block of Netherite
    • Used for decoration, beacon bases, and compact netherite storage
    • Blast resistant
    • Can be moved with pistons

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Tools and Weapons:

  • Netherite Sword
    • Attack Damage: 8
    • Attack Speed: 1.6*
    • Damage/second (DPS): 12.8*
    • Durability: 2031*
    • Lifetime damage inflicted: 16,248
  • Netherite Pickaxe
    • Attack Damage: 6
    • DPS: 7.2
  • Netherite Axe
    • Durability: 2031
  • Netherite Shovel
    • Durability: 2031
  • Netherite Hoe
    • Attack Damage: 1
    • Attack Speed: 4*
    • DPS: 4

*Numbers based on Java Edition of Minecraft

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  • Netherite Helmet
    • Defense Points: 3
  • Netherite Chestplate
    • Defense Points: 8
  • Netherite Leggings
    • Defense Points: 6
  • Netherite Boots
    • Defense Points: 3

The items listed above can be obtained only through upgrading with a smithing table and are made with one netherite ingot combined with the diamond form of that item. Upgrading also preserves existing enchantments and custom names.

There you have it…everything you could possibly need to know about netherite in Minecraft! What are you going to craft first?

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