As of version 1.16, Diamonds are no longer the hardest material in Minecraft. They are now replaced by Netherites, which hold the title of the hardest material in the whole Minecraft. And, of course, the gears that are made from Netherites are top tiers as well.
But how can you obtain the Netherites? Being top-tier materials, they are even harder to find than diamonds. Not only that, they are only acquired through crafting and require two very rare materials. That makes crafting Netherites one of the most cumbersome activities in Minecraft.
Even so, if you are searching for a way to craft some Netherite Ingots and upgrade your tools to the highest tier, then this guide will teach you how to do that in a step-by-step guide.
What is Netherite Ingot?
Netherite Ingot is a special item that can be obtained only by combining two materials together, Netherite Scraps and Gold Ingots. Netherite Scraps are another special materials that are only obtained by crafting ancient debris, which are exceptionally rare in Minecraft.
The reason these Netherite Ingots are so special is that they are even harder than the diamonds and are unaffected by both fire and lava. They are usually used to upgrade diamond gears and armors, which increases both the durability and strength of these items.
Netherite tools are the hardest and most durable items in Minecraft that will make your exploration easier and more efficient.
These are the required materials and equipment to craft Netherite Ingots.
- 4x Netherite Scrap
- 4x Gold Ingots
- Crafting Table
- Furnace and fuel
How to Make Netherite Ingot?
To craft Netherite Ingots, you’ll first need to collect raw materials for its materials (i.e., Netherite Scrap and Gold Ingots).
As both Netherite Scrap and Gold Ingots can’t be acquired directly, you’ll first need to gather them in raw form and then extract them by melting the raw materials in a furnace. Here is a step-by-step process on how you can craft Netherite Ingots in Minecraft.
Crafting Netherite Scrap and Gold Ingots
Netherite Scraps and Gold Ingots are the building blocks that make up Netherite Ingots. But they, too, aren’t acquired directly from the world. Nether rite Scraps are obtained by crafting Ancient Debris, while Gold ingots are obtained by smelting either raw Gold, Gold ore, or Nether Gold Ores.
Another thing to keep in mind is that Ancient Debris can only be found in the Nether, so we have to travel to the Nether to retrieve them. As we are traveling to the Nether anyway, we may as well collect Nether Gold Ores while we’re at it.
To craft Netherite Scraps and Gold Ingots:
- You’ll need a Diamond pickaxe for this process. As Diamonds and Netherites are the only substance that can be used to break the Netherite, any other tools won’t do the trick.
- Now, head into the Nether and search for four pieces of Ancient Debris. The Ancient Debris doesn’t spawn on the surface, so you may need to blast your surroundings to search for one. They are also very rare to find.
- Also, search for the Nether Gold Ores and mine them as well. They are a little easier to find and can be found on the same level as Ancient Debris, so it shouldn’t take long to collect them.
- After you’ve collected both Ancient Debris and Nether Gold Ores, the next step is to craft them so that you can obtain Netherite Scraps and Gold Ingots, respectively.
- To do that, head to your furnace and melt the acquired Ancient Debris to craft Netherite Scraps.
- After that, use your furnace to melt the Nether Gold Ores and obtain Gold Ingots as well.
Crafting Netherite Ingot
Now that you’ve acquired all the required materials, the final step is to actually craft the Netherite Ingot. You can easily craft the required number of Netherite Ingots by following the steps described below:
- Add four pieces of Netherite Scraps and four pieces of Gold Ingots to your inventory.
- After that, access your crafting table and put the required items in the crafting grid.
- You can then collect the crafted Nether Ingot and place it in your inventory.
That’s it! Now, you’ve successfully crafted your first Netherite Ingot. You can make as many pieces of them as you like once you’ve collected enough materials.
(Note: If you have a block of Netherite, you can also break them in a crafting table to obtain the Netherite Ingots. One block of Netherite can be broken down into nine pieces of Netherite Ingots.)