The Nether is one of the most dangerous places in Minecraft, filled with lava lakes and dangerous creatures. Players can gather a lot of valuable blocks with unique uses here, for both decoration and practical uses.

In this article, we are going to showcase the 5 best blocks to get from the Nether in Minecraft.

1. Ancient Debris

Ancient debris is a rare ore found in the Nether, and is the main source for Netherite. The block is immune to normal explosions due to its high blast resistance. Furthermore, it floats on lava in item form and cannot be burned by fire.

Netherite Armor
Players need to get ancient debris to craft Netherite armor, the strongest gear in the game.

This is probably the main reason players get to the Nether. To create tools of the highest level, players need Netherite, and this block is the only source for that. A diamond pickaxe or above is required to mine this.

2. Soul Sand

Soul sand is one of the more "magical" blocks in Minecraft. It can be found naturally only in the Nether, especially in the Soul Sand Valley. Soul sand usually slows down the movement of mobs and players walking on it. It is also used for crafting items that emit soul fire, growing nether wart, and for constructing a Wither.

Minecraft Wither Mob Boss
The most powerful boss in Minecraft can be artificially created using soul sand.

The slowing feature can turn the block into a decent trap for mobs. Furthermore, it can also be used as an elevator underwater, as the block generates a bubble column that brings players to the surface.

3. Glowstone

Glowstone is a light-emitting block that occurs in branching structures, found hanging from ceilings and overhangs in the Nether. Players can only acquire this block by using Silk touch tools - otherwise, the block would break and drop glowstone dust.

Glowstone is a great material that can be used for a lot of things.

Both Glowstone and its dust are useful. While the former can be used to craft redstone lanterns and respawn anchors, the latter can be used to create firework stars, spectral arrows... and strengthen the effects of potions.

4. Crying Obsidian

Crying Obsidian is a glowing variant of obsidian that produces purple particles when placed. It can be used to craft a respawn anchor and construct buildings with special effects.

How To Farm Obsidian
Crying Obsidian can often be found in the Nether, which is the main component for Spawn anchor.

Its blast resistance distinguishes Crying Obsidian from other light-emitting blocks, which are usually pretty fragile. Similar to normal obsidian, crying obsidian has a blast resistance of 1,200 - it cannot be destroyed by the ender dragon.

5. Blackstone

Blackstone is a dark-colored block that can be found only in the Nether. Overall, this is an excellent building block, which functions similar to cobblestone or cobbled deepslate. Players can find blackstone in bastion remnants and basalt deltas.

Polished Blackstone
Blackstone is an excellent building block if you want to have a good looking building.

It can also be used to craft polished blackstone.

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