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Minecraft: How to Get Netherite Armor & Tools

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Minecraft: How to Get Netherite Armor & Tools

With the release of the Nether update to Minecraft this week, players can now find Netherite in the world. This is the new, best material you can make any armor, tools and weapons out of in the game, but as its name suggests, it can only be obtained by searching in the Nether. In this guide, we’ll talk you through how to get Netherite armor and tools in Minecraft.

How to Get Netherite Armor in Minecraft

Step 1: Getting Ancient Debris from the Nether

The first thing you’re going to need to do is actually get some Netherite Scrap. To do this, go to the Nether in your world and try and find Ancient Debris. This material is pale brown in color and has a swirly pattern on the top.

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Ancient Debris in the Nether | Image Credit: u/RRhinoG

The best place to farm Ancient Debris is between Y levels 8 to 17, but it will start appearing as early as Y30 in Bedrock.

Once you find some Ancient Debris, you’ll need to use a Diamond or Netherite Pickaxe to mine it. If you don’t, you won’t get anything from mining it.

Step 2: Smelting Ancient Debris Into Netherite Scrap

Once you’ve got your Ancient Debris, safely make your way out of the Nether and return to the semi-safety of the normal world. Take your Ancient Debris to a Furnace and smelt it by placing it into the top box and place some fuel like Coal below it.

Once the Ancient Debris has been in the furnace long enough and the bar has progress bar has completely filled, you should find you get 1 Netherite Scrap per Ancient Debris.

Step 3: Crafting Netherite Ingots

Now that we’ve got the scrap, time to turn all of it into some hefty Netherite Ingots. To do this, you’re going to combine four Gold Ingots with four Netherite Scrap on a Crafting Table.

Combining four gold and four Netherite Scrap will create one Netherite Ingot.

Step 4: Crafting the Netherite Armor, Tool or Weapon in Minecraft

With the Netherite Ingot now in your possession, all you need to do is go to your Smithing Table. Crafting Netherite gear isn’t the same as crafting gear from different materials. Netherite gear is crafted by ‘upgrading’ your Diamond gear with a single Netherite ingot. Doing so will turn that armor piece, tool, or weapon into a Netherite piece of gear.

All you do is place the Diamond armor, weapon, or tool in your Smithing Table and then the Netherite Ingot in the other. You should now see your new Netherite gear waiting to be obtained in the far right-hand box.

It’s worth pointing out that you’ll only ever need one Netherite Ingot to upgrade each Diamond armor piece, weapon or tool that you own. You won’t need multiple ingots in order to get a Netherite Chestplate, for example.

That’s everything you need to know on how to make Netherite gear. For more tips, tricks, and guides on Minecraft, be sure to check out more of our coverage below.

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