An upgrade to Diamond has finally been added to Minecraft. The Netherite material now exists and is the absolute strongest material in Minecraft by far. Do not even think about attempting end-game content until you have enchanted yourself a nice set of Netherite Armor. Netherite is both stronger and more durable than Diamond.
Did you know that some materials can survive a dip in Lava? That’s right, losing all of your most expensive equipment in Minecraft is a worry of the past. Netherite materials cannot burn, melt in lava and cannot be exploded by any means.
These materials are the most expensive available in Minecraft.
Obtain 4 Gold Ingots and Netherite Scraps from the Nether. Combine them to create a Netherite Ingot.
You actually do not need Sticks to craft Netherite Tools. You upgrade existing Diamond gear by combining it with Netherite Ingots. Look below to see this process in action. You must of course use a Smithing Table for this process.
Finally, open your Smithing Table and upgrade a Diamond Pickaxe into Netherite.
Q. How do I build armor? Is it the same process as Diamond Armor?
Close, but no cigar! You have to actually upgrade the armor at a Smithing Table, just like you did with your tools.
Finally, a worthwhile upgrade has been added to Minecraft. Enchantments are great, but they can’t save a diamond sword from being lost forever in Lava. If you plan on adventuring to the nether frequently, please keep an eye out for Ancient Debris to make these trips easier.