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Minecraft Netherite tools: All the items and weapons you can craft with Netherite

Minecraft Netherite tools
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A good set of Minecraft Netherite tools are all you need thanks to the Minecraft Nether update. These things are harder than diamond, won't be lost if you drop them in lava, and basically look cool. You'll have to put some work in though if you want to craft a set of Netherite tools. Don't worry though as we're about to give you run down of exactly what you need to do in Minecraft to get some Minecraft Netherite tools of your very own.

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How to craft Minecraft Netherite tools

Minecraft craft Netherite tools

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So you've managed to get yourself some Netherite in Minecraft. Question is, how do you turn those Netherite ingots into useable tools?

Firstly, you need to ensure you have the Netherite tool you desire, but in Diamond form. Want a Netherite Sword? Make a Diamond Sword first. Simple.

To upgrade it to Netherite, you need to get your hands on a Smithing Table. This is a block that has been in the game for over a year, but until now has had no functionality except to provide a job for a Villager. Now however, Smithing Tables are crucial to create Netherite equipment.

You can craft a Smithing Table with two Iron Ingots at the top of a 3x3 crafting grid, with four wooden planks below them, taking up a 2x3 space in total. Alternatively, you can take them from villages.

To turn your Diamond equipment into Netherite, you need to have one single Netherite Ingot. Use the Smithing Table, put your Diamond tool on the left-most square, and the ingot on the next. This will create a Netherite tool, which is stronger, faster, and more durable than anything Diamond. What's interesting is that in the pre-release of the Nether Update, creating a Netherite tool would repair all durability but not carry over enchantments, but now it works in the opposite way. Enchantments will carry over, but you'll need to repair it with an anvil to fix the durability.

This is the first time Minecraft has introduced an upgrade system rather than having to craft an entirely new item.  Perhaps the most interesting thing about Netherite is that it floats when in lava, which means that you can't accidentally throw it away or lose it when you die to the fiery pits of hell. As long as you pick it up within the five minute timeframe, you'll be able to rescue all your Netherite items.

Other Netherite uses

Alongside tools and armor, Netherite can also be used for two other things. The first is to power beacons. Simply insert a Netherite ingot in the same way you would any other power source and it will work. The issue here is that since Netherite ingots are such a pain to obtain, this isn't an effective use when you can use a stack of Iron ingots instead.

Of course, you can also combine nine Netherite ingots together to make a Netherite block. This is solely a decorative item to show off the fact you have more Netherite than you need, to flex your wealth on any visitors you may have.

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