The Nether is Minecraft's second dimension, a hellish landscape filled with lava and dangerous monsters. The difficulty jumps quite a bit between it and the Overworld. Players might think the region is all rocks and lava, however, it actually has a number of biomes with different properties.

Nether Biomes In Minecraft 1.18
Nether Biomes In Minecraft 1.18

In this article, we are going to showcase a guide to all Nether biomes in Minecraft 1.18.

1. Nether Wastes

This is the most common biome you can find in the Nether. In fact, prior to the 1.16 update, this is the only biome in the dimension. Overall, the Nether Wastes is a pretty barren biome, with only netherrack and lava seas. Players can find blobs of glowstone, nether quartz, nether gold ore, and blackstone scattered all over. Gravel and soul sand are along coastlines while Ancient Debris is hidden underground.

Nether Wastes
Nether Wastes in Minecraft

This biome is home to most nether mobs, from ghasts to piglins and even endermen. Players can also find nether fortresses and bastion remnants here.

Zombified Piglin0-1 Rotten Flesh
0-1 Gold Nugget
2.5% chance for Gold Ingot
8.5% chance for current Weapon
Magma Cube0-1 Magma Cream
Enderman0-1 Ender Pearls
Piglin8.5% chance for current Weapon
Ghast0-1 Ghast Tears
0-2 Gunpowder

2. Soul Sand Valley

Soul sand valley is considered the desert's counterpart in the Nether. Color is probably the most striking difference, with Soul Sand Valley having blue flames instead of red. This is the unique feature of the Soul Sand block, which players can craft into blue campfire and torches.

Soul Sand Valley
Soul Sand Valley in Minecraft

Soul sand also slows all creatures walking on it unless they have boots enchanted with Soul Speed. Players can find fossils made out of bone blocks in this valley, alongside structures such as caverns, fortresses and even bastions.

Skeleton0-2 Bones
0-2 Arrows
Naturally Spawned Equipment
Ghast0-1 Ghast Tears
0-2 Gunpowder
Enderman0-1 Ender Pearls

3. Crimson Forest

Crimson Forest is one of the two forest biomes you can find in the Nether, with huge crimson fungi that can be used in place of wood. The forest floor is covered with crimson nylium, a special variant of netherrack with a layer of red grass on top.

This is one of the special blocks that can be used to grow huge mushrooms. By applying bone meal, players can turn a normal mushroom into a huge mushroom at any light level.

Crimson Forest
Crimson Forest in Minecraft

Similar to the previous biomes, you can find nether fortresses and bastion remnants can also spawn here.

Zombified Piglin0-1 Rotten Flesh
0-1 Gold Nugget
2.5% chance for Gold Ingot
8.5% chance for current Weapon
Piglin8.5% chance for current Weapon
Hoglin2-4 Raw Porkchops
0-1 Leather

4. Warped Forest

The Warped Forest is pretty much a palette swap of the Crimson Forest in the Nether. It is mostly identical to the Crimson Forest, with huge mushrooms of cyan color. Only Endermen can spawn here, making the biome fairly safe for exploring if you have a pumpkin helmet.

Warped Forest
Warped Forest in Minecraft

This is the only biome in the game devoid of music. Hoglins are afraid of warped fungi, which can be helpful for navigating around the Nether.

5. Basalt Deltas

This is the last and most dangerous biome in the Nether. Basalt Deltas is a volcano-like place, filled with lava and ash particles. They are the best place to find a nether fortress, as bastion remnants do not spawn here.

Basalt Deltas
Basalt Deltas in Minecraft

While only ghasts and magma cubes spawn here, this biome is still pretty dangerous because of its deadly terrains. The block layout is chaotic, filled with lava pools, sharp cliffs, and flat areas where ghasts spawn.

Ghast0-1 Magma Cream
Magma cube0-1 Ghast Tears
0-2 Gunpowder

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