How to Make Netherite Armor in Minecraft

It is no hidden secret that Netherite is one of the most sought-after elements in Minecraft and it is also the most powerful form of protection. Using it for armor is a major objective for many players. But it is, in no way, easy to obtain. More so after the Minecraft 1.20 update. To help you avoid any confusion, we discuss how to make Netherite armor in Minecraft in this tutorial.

Editor’s Note: updated on June 13, 2024 to improve readability

What is Netherite and How to Find It

Netherite is the most robust material that you can use to make the strongest armor, tools, and weapons in Minecraft. It is powerful enough that dropping it in the lava does no damage. However, unlike other ores, it doesn’t spawn as a mineable ore and can’t be used directly after mining.

Also, you have to visit the Nether dimension to get your hands on it. So, before you plan on making Netherite armor, you first need to get your hands on its ingots.

Items Required to Make Netherite Armor

You need the following items to make a complete set of Netherite armor:

If you don’t have a diamond armor set already, you can use our dedicated guide to find diamonds in Minecraft easily.

How to Make Netherite Armor in Minecraft

Once you have the required items, it’s easy to make a full set of Netherite armor in Minecraft. Here’s how:

  • First, place a Smithing Table. Right-click or use the secondary action key on it.
  • Then, place an Upgrade Smithing Template in the leftmost slot.
  • Next, place the piece of diamond armor you want to upgrade in the slot right of the template (middle slot).
  • Finally, place the Netherite ingot in the rightmost slot of the Smithing Table.
Netherite Ingot in Smithing Table

Your diamond armor piece will turn into Netherite armor. Doing so doesn’t cost any experience. You need to repeat the process 3 more times to upgrade your diamond armor set to Netherite armor.

Netherite Armor Set - How to Make Netherite Armor in Minecraft

Minecraft Enchantments for Netherite Armor

Once your Netherite armor is ready, you should upgrade it by using some of the best Minecraft enchantments. We suggest you go for the following enchantments:

  • Mending: This allows you to restore the durability of armor by collecting experience orbs.
  • Feather Falling: This boot enchantment reduces your speed of falling and is one of the best ways to avoid fall damage in Minecraft.
  • Protection or Blast Protection: While Netherite is stronger than other materials, it doesn’t make you invincible. So, protection-based enchantments can give you additional security.

Personalize Netherite Armor in Minecraft

Personalize Your Netherite Armor in Minecraft

Starting with the Minecraft 1.20 update, you also get the ability to personalize Netherite armor with 11 unique designs (armor trims) and 10 colors. If this interests you, we have dedicated guides in place to help you out:

With that, you now know the materials and the steps to make the most durable armor in Minecraft. So, what are you crafting first? Netherite armor or Netherite sword? Tell us in the comments.

Is Netherite armor better than diamond armor?

The Netherite armor is much better and more resilient than diamond armor. Moreover, it also has additional benefits including knockback reduction.

Can you swim in lava with netherite armor?

While Netherite armor will allow you to last longer in lava, it doesn’t make you immune from its damage. Though, interestingly, dropping Netherite items inside lava doesn’t destroy them, unlike other gear.

Which is the strongest armor in Minecraft?

Netherite armor is the strongest and best armor in Minecraft. But it is usually a late-game item that is hard to obtain.

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