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How to make Netherite armor, tools and weapons

How to make Netherite armor, tools and weapons
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One of the main goals for most gamers while playing in survival mode is to craft the best armour, weapons, and tools - and of course, you are going to need the best Minecraft enchantments to make it happen. Most players got used to the fact that diamond armour is the best armour in Minecraft. But since the 1.16 update, everything has changed.

Nowadays, the best items are made of Netherite. Therefore, most players are focused on getting them. Here is how to make Netherite armour, tools, and weapons.


How to get Netherite

Before crafting Netherite armour and tools, it would be best to find out how to get Netherite. Unfortunately, finding it in the wilds or while mining in the cave is impossible.

The foremost thing you should know is that you should head to the Nether world to get Netherite. Therefore, you should first construct a 4x5 obsidian rectangle to build a Nether portal. And you should collect Ancient Debris when you are in the Nether. It is one of the rarest ores in the Nether world, so you should spend a lot of time getting it.

Like with obtaining diamonds, you should head to the bottom levels of the Nether to get Ancient Debris. If you play using the Bedrock version of Minecraft, the preferable locations are from Y 8 to 18. And if you use the Java version of Minecraft, head to the Y level from 12 to 17. The fact is that these areas have the highest chances of spawning Ancient Debris. Therefore, the best option is to search there.

And if you do not know how to find out your coordinates, you can do it by pressing F3 on the Java version of the game and by turning on the “show coordinates” option on the Bedrock version. It will not take more than one minute on both versions.


It is impossible to prepare armour and tools from Ancient Debris. You should craft Netherite Ingot to obtain items, and the first thing you should do is to smelt Ancient Debris into Netherite Scrap. You will get only 1 scrap by smelting 1 Ancient Debris. And you should have at least 4 scraps to make 1 ingot.

When you have them, you will also need 4 Gold Ingots. A lot of gold can be found in the Nether world. So, getting 4 ingots will not be a significant problem for you. Just follow the recipe below to craft a Netherite Ingot.

Creating Netherite ingot in Minecraft


When you finally have a Netherite Ingot, it's time to find out how to make items using it. And the first thing you should do is craft the Smithing Table.

The fact is that Netherite armour, tools, and weapons are like an updated version of diamond armour, tools, and weapons. Therefore, crafting them using a workbench like other items is impossible. Conversely, you should make the classic diamond items and then update them using Netherite Ingot. You can see how it works in the screenshot below.

How to upgrade item to Netherite

If you play the 1.16 version of Minecraft, you can craft Netherite items without the Smithing Table. Just put the diamond item and 1 Netherite Ingot into a workbench, and you will get a Netherite item. Moreover, this recipe is shapeless. There is no difference in how you put the diamond item and the ingot.

Also, it would help if you considered durability while crafting Netherite armour or tools in Minecraft. The fact is that you will get the Netherite item of equal durability while upgrading. Therefore, it would be best to use 100% durable items and not care about repairing them in the future.


Once you know everything about Netherite, it would be best to understand what will result from your efforts. Of course, Netherite armour, tools, and weapons are undoubtedly the best in Minecraft. But you should put a lot of time into getting them. So, check the table below to find out if your efforts are worth the result.



Netherite Sword
  • 1.6 Attack Speed
  • 8 Attack Damage
Netherite Pickaxe
  • 1.2 Attack Speed
  • 6 Attack Damage
Netherite Axe
  • 1 Attack Speed
  • 10 Attack Damage
Netherite Shovel
  • 1.6 Attack Speed
  • 6.5 Attack Damage
Netherite Hoe
  • 4 Attack Speed
  • 1 Attack Damage
Netherite Helmet 407 Durability
Netherite Chestplate 592 Durability
Netherite Leggings 555 Durability
Netherite Boots 481 Durability

As you can see, most Netherite items have only slightly increased stats. Therefore, whether to make them or not is up to you. The axe is the only item on this list that will give you a significant improvement.

In conclusion, making Netherite items is probably one of the most challenging things in Minecraft. You should travel to the Nether world, get one of the rarest ores in the game, and craft Diamond items to get them. And Netherite items only slightly improve your stats. Additionally, here is all you need to know about Smite in Minecraft