Diamonds were the rarest and strongest minerals in Minecraft before 1.16. However, in the Nether update, Mojang introduces a new rare mineral called Ancient Debris which can only be found in the Minecraft Nether. It can later be processed into Netherite gears, the highest gear tier in the game. In this article, we are going to showcase how to get Netherite gears in Minecraft.

1. How strong are Netherite gears?

Netherite can be forged into all pieces of armor, weapons like swords or axes, and tools like pickaxe, hoe and shovel. Netherite items are more powerful and durable than diamond, can float in lava, and cannot burn. All of the blocks are also unbreakable by explosions. A Netherite chest plate provides 10% knockback resistance.

Furthermore, netherite gears have 30% more durability than diamond gears. They are also more efficient and damaging. Netherite can still be destroyed by the Wither, however.

Netherite gears
List of all Netherite gears in Minecraft

2. How to get Netherite Gear fast in Minecraft

As netherite is the most powerful material in the game, creating gears with it is not really a straightforward process. Furthermore, it also requires gears of the lower tier (diamond) as well. Below is a step by step guide to acquiring Netherite gear in Minecraft:

Find Ancient Debris

The main source for netherite in the Minecraft world is ancient debris. It is a rare blast-resistant block found in the Nether that can be smelted into Netherite Scraps. They can be looted from chests in Bastion Remnants or mined at y-level 15-21. You will need a diamond pickaxe to mine this ore successfully.

How To Find Ancient Debris
How to find ancient debris in Minecraft

Smelt Ancient Debris to get Netherite Scraps

You can get up to 4 netherite scraps by smelting ancient debris in a furnace or blast furnace with fuel. They can also be found as loot inside a Bastion Remnant. All three tiers of Netherite (debris, scrap and ingots) can be found in this structure.

Craft Netherite Ingots

Players need to combine 4 netherite scraps and 4 gold ingots to create a netherite ingot. This is the main material to create netherite gears and items.

Upgrade a diamond item into its netherite version

Player can combine the diamond item with a netherite ingot on a smithing table to upgrade an item to its netherite version. These upgraded items keep their custom names and enchantments. Furthermore, they also gain more durability compared to their diamond counterparts.

Netherite Ingots Ancient Debris Minecraft
There are a lot of steps to upgrade your gears to netherite tier.

3. How to farm ancient debris fast in Minecraft

While looting buildings is a fast way to get one or two pieces of gear upgraded, players need to be much more creative to farm ancient debris in Minecraft. Below is a step by step guide:

  • Craft as many TNT and beds as you can then dig down to y level 15.
  • Upon reaching the spot, begin mining a few blocks directly in front of your head into a wall.
  • Place a bed or TNT into it, trigger them then back away. Once the explosion has gone off, head through into the area and look for any Ancient Debris.
  • Rinse and repeat this process. Try to avoid lava.

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