In the vast world of Minecraft, few materials spark as much interest as Netherite. Known for its exceptional strength and resilience, Netherite stands as the pinnacle of crafting materials. This guide delves deep into everything you need to know about Netherite, from its discovery to its use in crafting some of the most powerful items in the game.

The Quest for Netherite: Finding Ancient Debris

The journey to acquiring Netherite begins with the search for Ancient Debris, a rare ore found in the Nether. Here's how to start your quest:

  • Prepare for the Nether: Equip yourself with good armor, weapons, and plenty of food.
  • Locating Ancient Debris: Ancient Debris typically spawns in the lower levels of the Nether, particularly between Y-levels 8 to 22.
  • Mining Safely: Be cautious of lava and other Nether hazards while mining.

Smelting Ancient Debris into Netherite Scrap

Once you've gathered Ancient Debris, the next step is smelting it in a furnace or blast furnace. Each piece of Ancient Debris smelted yields one Netherite Scrap.

Crafting Netherite Ingots

Netherite Ingots are the key ingredient in all Netherite tools and armor. Crafting them involves a specific recipe:

  • Materials Needed: Four Netherite Scraps and four Gold Ingots.
  • The Crafting Recipe: Combine the scraps and gold ingots in a crafting table to create a Netherite Ingot.

Upgrading Gear to Netherite

Netherite isn't used to craft tools and armor from scratch; instead, it's used to upgrade existing diamond gear. Here's how:

  • Smithing Table: Place your diamond item in the first slot of a Smithing Table.
  • Apply Netherite Ingot: Put a Netherite Ingot in the second slot to upgrade the item to its Netherite version.

Benefits of Netherite

  • Durability: Netherite items have significantly higher durability than diamond.
  • Damage Resistance: Netherite gear provides better damage resistance and toughness.
  • Lava Resistance: Netherite items float in lava, making them less likely to be lost.

Tips for Efficient Netherite Gathering

  • Blast Mining: Use TNT or beds for efficient mining of Ancient Debris.
  • Exploring Bastion Remnants: These structures occasionally contain Netherite scraps.
  • Enchantments: Use enchantments like Fortune on your pickaxe for increased mining yields.


Netherite's allure lies in its blend of rarity and power, making it a highly sought-after material in Minecraft. Whether you're a seasoned player or a curious newcomer, the quest for Netherite offers a thrilling and rewarding experience. Embrace the adventure, and soon, you'll find yourself equipped with some of the most formidable gear Minecraft has to offer.

Play our epic server, called Netherite using the following;

For Java Edition:
For any other platform you can use the same IP as Java Edition but enter port 19132.