The Nether is one of the most dangerous areas in Minecraft. It is filled with all types of exclusive mobs that can't be found in the Overworld such as blazes, wither skeletons, ghasts, piglin brutes... and more.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the 5 useful items to carry when exploring the Nether in Minecraft 1.19.

1. One piece of Golden Armor

A piglin is a neutral mob found in the Nether. They become hostile unless the player is equipped with at least one piece of golden armor.

Piglins in Minecraft are obsessed with gold

Getting less aggro when exploring the place is ideal, as players can always take out the armor and attack the piglins at any time. As piglins sometimes spawn wearing golden armor, players don't need to craft any and can just loot from them.

2. Fishing Rod

A fishing rod is needed in order to create warped fungus on a stick. This allows players to control the strider mob in the nether.

Minecraft Strider Riding Guide
Players need fishing rods to ride a strider.

To do this, the player simply holds the item in one hand and any nearby striders within view are attracted toward the player. Afterward, players can saddle and mount them. To make striders move, just hold out the carrot/warped fungus on a stick toward a direction.

Right-clicking with the item makes the strider go faster, but reduces the item's durability by 1 for every speed boost. If the item's durability reaches 0, it turns into a fishing rod.

3. Flint and Steel

Flint and steel is a tool used to light fires. It is needed to ignite a new nether portal.

Nether Portal
You should always have the ability to build a Nether portal to get back to the Overworld.

Always bring along a flint and steel because even if you don't intend to build a new nether portal, a ghast fireball can easily break a portal block inside the portal frame, leaving you stranded.

4. Ender Pearls

An ender pearl is an item dropped by Enderman that can be used to teleport. This ability is always useful and can let you get out of sticky situations.

Ender Pearl also has certain other benefits, such as locating strongholds and creating Eyes of Enders, which are both useful in order to get to the End and beat Minecraft.

Ender Pearl Minecraft 2
Ender Pearl in Minecraft

5. Enchanted gear

As the Nether is filled with lava, bringing some fire protection gears or potion is a must. For armor, a combination of both Protection and Fire Protection is helpful.

Enchanted Netherite Sword
Having a top tier sword allows you to beat the Nether fairly easily.

Boots enchantments are useful here. Frost Walker allows you to walk normally across magma blocks without taking damage, which can sometimes make traveling in the Nether easier. Feather Falling can save your life by allowing you to drop down onto low terrain more safely. Soul Speed allows you to traverse soul sand valleys at higher speeds.

Other gear enchantments like weapons or tools are obviously useful and do not really need to be mentioned.

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