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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 craft Minecraft Netherite armor should be top of your list if you live in Minecraft. Added as part of the Minecraft Nether update it's a material that's  stronger than Diamond, and doesn't get destroyed in lava! Making Nertherite armor in Minecraft is basically essentially if you're playing on a hard difficulty in Minecraft. With that in mind here's how to make Minecraft Netherite armor.

You can read all about Minecraft Netherite tools in a separate guide too!

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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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