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Minecraft Netherite armor - how to get a full set made of Netherite

Minecraft Netherite armor
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Knowing how to make a set of Minecraft Netherite armor can make you a force to be reckoned with as you navigate Minecraft's hostile biomes, as it's some of the best armor in the game and practically unrivalled in its ability to protect you against mobs and enemies. Tougher than Diamond and able to stand lava since its addition as part of the Minecraft Nether update, we'll show you how to craft a full set of Minecraft Netherite armour below.

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How to get Netherite armor in Minecraft

how to get Minecraft Netherite armor

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Once you've got four Minecraft Netherite ingots, you can make a start on crafting Netherite armor. The first thing you need to do is craft a full set of Diamond armor, because rather than crafting Netherite armor from scratch, it essentially acts like an upgrade mechanic.

To turn your Diamond armor into Netherite armor, you need to get your hands on a Smithing Table. You can craft one by placing two iron ingots over a 2x2 square of wooden planks or they can also spawn in villages.

When you've got one, just grab a Netherite Ingot and combine the two. You'll receive Netherite armor in return, with all enchantments carried across. You'll still need to utilise an anvil in order to fix any missing durability though.

Netherite armor has +1 Armor Toughness and +1 Knockback Resistance compared to Diamond armor, along with a considerably higher durability. One of the biggest bonuses to everything Netherite is that it floats in lava too! So if you die in the Nether or in a sneaky lava pool in a cave, your Netherite equipment will be safe, as long as you get back before it despawns. It'll take a while to acquire a full set of Netherite armor but when you do, you'll be sorted for a long time.

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