Netherite Armor is a new type of armor released in Minecraft 1.16, the Nether update. To craft it, you’ll need Netherite Ingots (which can’t be mined). Instead, you’ll need to collect Netherite Scrap, which we’ve covered a guide on.
However the gist of it is that you need to find Ancient Debris in the Nether, mine it to get Scrap and smelt that into Netherite Ingots. It’s a slow process, due to how rare and low the spawn is. You can craft Netherite Helmets, Chestplate, Leggings and Boots.
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Crafting Netherite Armor
Netherite Armor is the first tier of armor released in Minecraft that isn’t made in the normal way with a Crafting Table. Instead, you need to use a smithing Table, which was added in Minecraft 1.14.
You can craft a Smithing Table using 4 Planks (any type of wood) and 2 Iron Ingots, shown in the layout above. Once you have the Smithing Table, place it down in your world and open it up.
Inside a Smithing Table, place in the item that you want to upgrade into Netherite. This must be made of Diamond, and placed into the left slot. Place a Netherite Ingot into the centre slot to retrieve your Netherite Armor. Do this for all available pieces, including any weapons that are also made of Diamond.
Steps for Crafting Netherite Armor:
- Craft a Smithing Table out of 4 Wooden Planks and 2 Iron Ingots.
- Open up the Smithing Table and place Diamond Armor inside, as well as a Netherite Ingot.
- Craft your Netherite Armor.