If there’s something more precious than Diamonds in Minecraft, it’s Netherite.
It doesn’t matter whether you have Ancient Debris, Ingots, or Scraps – if it’s Netherite, it’s good.
Netherite is a very rare material in Minecraft that you can primarily use to upgrade your Diamond tools to their Netherite variants – the best possible tools you can have.
Being a material with such exceptional uses, as expected, Netherite can be quite hard to collect efficiently – even more so than Diamonds at times!
Additionally, it can only be obtained in the Nether as it does not spawn in other dimensions – so put on your lava-resistant boots and get ready to venture into the treacherous Nether!
Netherite does not naturally spawn, you’ll first have to mine Ancient Debris blocks, which can then be converted to Netherite.
These blocks are usually found deep underground in the Nether.
You should note that Ancient Debris/Netherite do not have any spawn restrictions or advantages depending upon biomes.
As such, all biomes in the Nether have an equal chance of containing them.
To help you search for the fabled Netherite, we’ve compiled the five best methods for getting your hands on the precious stuff below!
5. Looting Bastion Remnants for Netherite
Searching for Chests in Bastion Remnants, found within all biomes of the Nether except Basalt Deltas, is one of the easiest methods of obtaining Netherite.
Ancient Debris and Netherite Ingots can be found within Generic, Treasure, and Hoglin Stable Chests within these structures.
Although their drop rates aren’t guaranteed, these are still very useful in obtaining Netherite.
Bastion Remnants are castle-like structures you can come across while exploring the Nether. They generate in 4 different variants, each featuring a unique set of loot.
These structures contain hostile mobs such as Piglins, Hoglins, and Hoglin Brutes, so you’ll have to be prepared before you search for Netherite here.
You’ll find a room called the Hoglin Stable within the Bastion Remnants.
These rooms contain the Hoglin Stable Chest, which has a 5.7% and 9.1% chance of containing Ancient Debris and Netherite Scraps, respectively.
There’s also a Treasure Room in the structure which contains multiple Treasure and Generic Chests.
The Treasure Chests have a 12.7% chance of having Ancient Debris and a 24.4% chance of containing Netherite Scraps.
On the other hand, Generic Chests have a 13.5% and 4.5% chance of containing Ancient Debris and Netherite Scraps, respectively.
You can also find Diamond tools in these, so that’s a bonus!
4. Branch & Strip Mining in the Nether
Both Branch and Strip mining have been around for a very long time.
Both are very effective techniques for finding all types of ores in their respective areas and were previously used particularly in finding Diamonds.
Regardless, both techniques are equally applicable and effective in the case of finding Netherite.
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Branch Mining for Netherite
To Branch Mine, make a long tunnel in the area you’re exploring. At the end of this tunnel, branch off to the sides and proceed to make smaller tunnels.
If you make these tunnels two blocks apart from one another, you’ll be able to view all blocks in the area and search for Netherite without spending extra time mining every block.
This will help you save time and effort – making your search for Netherite/Ancient Debris easier and allowing you to explore a larger part of the ground.
Strip Mining for Netherite
This will be less useful than Branch Mining, but it’s still a viable option.
It also requires you to put in less effort so you can keep doing it for an extended period of time.
Strip mining refers to stripping an area of all its blocks to get as many resources as possible.
In the case of Netherite, you should go down to Y level 15 and strip mine in any direction.
This means you should just start mining blocks in a straight line in a 2×2 or 4×4 area.
We’d recommend going for the 4×4 as it’ll increase your chances of finding Ancient Debris/Netherite with slightly more effort on your end.
3. TNT Mining in the Nether
Using blocks of TNT to mine your way through the Nether is the fastest technique for finding Netherite in Minecraft 1.19.
Blocks of Ancient Debris, which make up Netherite, are non-flammable.
This quality ensures that these blocks remain intact while all surrounding ones get blown up by the TNT – allowing you to effectively mine the Netherite.
Mining with TNT is nothing new, and it has always been exceptionally useful whenever you’re trying to find resources – regardless of the ore you’re looking for.
Since we’ve already established that Y level 15 is the optimal area for finding blocks of Ancient Debris, you should move over to this level and use up as much TNT as possible.
Be careful not to blow yourself up or go too overboard since TNT can be expensive to craft.
Furthermore, Ancient Debris can’t be blown up with TNT, so, with this method, all surrounding blocks will be removed – leaving behind only the blocks of the Ancient Debris.
This is particularly useful as you can scavenge a specific area without switching back and forth between different tools.
Once you’ve found a decent number of blocks, you can switch to your Pickaxe and mine all of them in one go to eventually get a ton of Netherite – that’s pretty convenient!
Some also recommend using End Crystals to cause explosions in the search for Netherite – but this is highly inefficient and not recommended.
2. Mining Netherite with Chunk Borders
Chunk Border mining is the fastest non-explosive method of obtaining Ancient Debris and Netherite in Minecraft 1.19.
This involves using the Chunk Borders debug command to view block positions.
You can then mine between their middle layers to quickly find blocks of Ancient Debris.
To use this technique effectively, head down to Y level 15 in the Nether. Once you’re there, you’ll have to activate the Chunk Borders command to make them visible.
You can do this by holding down the F3 key and then hitting the “G” key on your keyboard.
Once you do this, you’ll see a visible outline of the blocks around you, as shown in the picture above.
If you can’t see this right away, mine a few blocks, and it’ll show up. Now, go ahead and start mining blocks between the middle of this outline that’s been created.
Repeat this process till you’re satisfied with the quantity of Ancient Debris you find.
This method is especially useful because Netherite tends to generate around these Border Chunks.
Thus, you can utilize this command to increase your chances of finding the resource while mining!
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1. Bed Mining in the Nether
This method is somewhat similar to the TNT mining one; however – it is much more cost-efficient.
If you’re unaware, if you put down a Bed in the Nether and try to sleep, it immediately explodes, causing you to take massive damage.
Although this is mostly used to play silly pranks on unwary players, you can effectively use this technique to quickly get tons of Netherite.
The procedure is the same as TNT mining, but with this one, you’ll be substituting the TNT with Beds.
This is especially useful since Beds are incredibly easy to craft and much less resource-intensive than TNT blocks.
To use the Bed mining technique in the Nether, find a suitable area to explore on the Y level 15.
Once found, take as many Beds with you as you can and place these in appropriate positions wherever you’re trying to mine.
Now, move a few blocks away and make a cover by mining two blocks underneath yourself and placing one non-flammable block so you’re standing on it.
This will protect you from the explosion and also save you from burning.
Keep in mind that you can’t move too far away from the Bed as you’ll have to right-click it for it to explode.
The resulting explosion from this technique is similar to the one from a TNT block, and thus, you should take all necessary precautions to ensure that you don’t get caught in the blast.
If done correctly, your surrounding blocks will be destroyed, and you’ll come out unscathed – for the most part!
With this method, you can scavenge Netherite exceptionally fast while remaining economical.
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The following table summarizes the requirements and mining methods of all the mentioned techniques. (All mining is to be done on Y Level 15)
|Looting Bastion Remnants||Looting Chests||N/A|
|Strip & Branch Mining||Pickaxe (Diamond Recommended)||Traditional|
|TNT Mining in the Nether||TNT & Pickaxe||Explosion|
|Chunk Borders||Pickaxe (Diamond Recommended)||Traditional|
|Bed Mining||Beds & Pickaxe||Explosion|
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